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China Has Rejected A WHO Plan For Further Investigation Into The Origins Of COVID-19

BEIJING — China cannot accept the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday. Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of the National Health Commission, said he was "rather taken aback" that the plan includes further investigation of the theory that the virus might have leaked from a Chinese lab. He dismissed the lab leak idea as a rumor that runs counter to common sense and science. "It is impossible for...

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Fill The Field 2021 To Connect The Community Through Yoga

3 Rivers Yoga Foundation will be hosting its second annual Fill the Field "Yoga-in" this coming Thursday, July 29th at Parkview Field.

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After Reaching Pandemic Lows, Indiana COVID-19 Cases Pick Back Up

After hitting pandemic lows for new COVID-19 cases, Indiana is seeing new spikes in infections. Wednesday was the second day in a row with more than 700 new cases reported – the highest since May 21.

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WBOI Presents: Community Data & Priorities

On July 9, WBOI’s Zach Bernard reported on United Way of Allen County announcing a series of new strategic priorities for the community . This week on our show, we are going to hear a panel discussion organized by Andy Downs that focuses on identifying community needs, how data was collected, and where we go from here.

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Courtesy/3 Rivers Yoga Foundation

3 Rivers Yoga Foundation will be hosting its second annual Fill the Field "Yoga-in" this coming Thursday, July 29th at Parkview Field.

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A Bloomington man has been charged with four crimes in relation to the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

Antony Vo, 28, is accused of knowingly entering or remaining in a restricted building or grounds without authority and disorderly conduct in a Capitol building.

Justin Hicks / IPB News

After hitting pandemic lows for new COVID-19 cases, Indiana is seeing new spikes in infections. Wednesday was the second day in a row with more than 700 new cases reported – the highest since May 21. 

BEIJING — China cannot accept the World Health Organization's plan for the second phase of a study into the origins of COVID-19, a senior Chinese health official said Thursday.

Zeng Yixin, the vice minister of the National Health Commission, said he was "rather taken aback" that the plan includes further investigation of the theory that the virus might have leaked from a Chinese lab.

He dismissed the lab leak idea as a rumor that runs counter to common sense and science.

An Ohio man federal prosecutors say is an "incel" was charged in federal court this week with attempting a hate crime for his plot to kill women.

Tres Genco, 21, was arrested Wednesday and is also facing charges related to illegally possessing a machine gun, according to the Justice Department.

Twice this June, the Supreme Court held that government experts should have less freedom from political influence.

The court decided that the president could exert more control over regulatory agencies, the government institutions that are as important as they sound boring.

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 A 43-year-old Elkhart man wrongfully convicted in a 2002 murder case has been officially exonerated after the state granted a motion from the Elkhart County Prosecuter to dismiss the charges on July 19.

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A new coalition plans to expand and improve foster care services in the state. It launched a pilot program in Lake County to increase equitable recruitment of foster parents and support for foster families.

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Smoke from wildfires out west and in Canada has triggered a statewide air quality action day for Wednesday and Thursday. The Indiana Department of Environmental Management expects high levels of particle pollution in all regions of Indiana.

Screenshot of the Indiana Department of Health

Most of northeast Indiana has fallen out of the state’s best category for COVID-19 spread, marking the continued spread of the coronavirus in Indiana as vaccine rates have slowed down.

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