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As of Aug. 11, Georgia has had a total of 222,588 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since reporting began in February. That is a jump of 27,153 over the total for Aug. 3. Deaths statewide increased by 509 to reach 4,351 in the past six months.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s import and export trade data for June 2020, released Aug. 5, provides important insight into the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on U.S. farm products. The first stay-at-home orders didn’t begin until mid-March but concerns about the virus began several weeks before, impacting businesses and consumer purchasing behavior almost the entire month of March. Now with four months of data available, the effect on international agricultural trade is coming into focus.

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The Big Ten and Pac-12 conferences each voted Tuesday to postpone college football and all other fall sports seasons as a result of the ongoing Covid-19 global pandemic, a development that may signal the beginning of the end for all sports at the collegiate level in 2020.

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August is here; days are becoming shorter. Morning fog and humidity are back. Hay-baling time is starting to be cut short as the humidity increases earlier rather than later in the evening. Earlier this past week we had a day that barely broke 70 degrees with a night-time temperature of 49 degrees. In a couple of months that will sound warm but compared to the week earlier it felt a bit chilly.

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Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his running mate, making the California senator the first Black and South Asian American woman to run on a major political party's presidential ticket.

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OPINION  I have introduced the Adopt GREET Act, legislation that would require the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to update its greenhouse-gas modeling for ethanol and biodiesel. Specifically the bill would require the EPA to adopt either the Argonne National Lab’s “Greenhouse Gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transportation” model – known as the GREET model – or the 2019 U.S. Department of Agriculture methodology within 90 days of enactment. For biodiesel the EPA would be required adopt the GREET model. The EPA would then be required to update its modeling every five years or report to Congress to affirm its modeling is current or otherwise explain why no updates were made.

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The Democratic National Convention Committee on Tuesday announced its speaker line-up for next week's convention, unveiling a list that includes both Barack and Michelle Obama, Jill Biden and a host of women Joe Biden has considered as his running mate.

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Growing up in the South, you have seen the large mop head flowers of the blue, purple and pink hydrangeas. These quintessential Southern plants bring color and joy to all gardens and landscapes. These plants are easy to use for fresh flowers on a kitchen table or to propagate from cuttings. That is why they are a favorite flower to have in just about any homeowner's yard.

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Apple has long been expected to debut a batch of 5G-enabled iPhones this fall. Now it appears all of the company's new phone releases this year may be able to connect to the next generation of super-fast wireless networks, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives.

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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and CUNY Chancellor Félix Matos Rodríguez talk to CNN's Christine Romans about their plans for the New York Jobs CEO Council, which seeks to create more job opportunities for minority workers.

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The stock market's huge run-up in recent months doesn't capture everyday Americans' pain. That's why the government and Big Business should act to help ease the burden on the least fortunate, said JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, in an interview with CNN Business.

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