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Sunday July 5th, 2020 morning edition

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"I've been trying not to say anything, but it is getting out of control," she wrote on the Facebook page for Mootown Creamery, a homemade ice cream shop in Berea, Ohio.

Stop swearing at them and making a scene.

The young girls she’s referring to are the teenage employees at Mootown Creamery, which include her own daughters, who have been called “paranoid,” “anti-American” and other expletives by customers upset at the state’s requirement that employers and employees wear face coverings.

The store also asks that customers wear masks, but they are not mandated by the government.

"Do you know how hard it is to work a summer rush in a face mask?

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Bill Gates blames social media platforms for COVID-19 spread in U.S.

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Microsoft founder Bill Gates blamed social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter for the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 during the pandemic.

The "crazy ideas" include misinformation convincing people to not wear masks, and conspiracy theories about vaccines to combat the disease.

(Cover image: Microsoft founder Bill Gates speaks during the Bloomberg New Economy Forum in Beijing, China, November 21, 2019. »

Nigel Farage reported to police for visiting pub after US Trump rally trip

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Nigel Farage has been reported to police after apparently visiting a pub less than a fortnight after a trip to a Donald Trump rally in the United States.

Anyone returning from overseas is required supposed to self-isolate for 14 days under current quarantine laws, with few exceptions.

On Friday, ministers announced the restrictions would be lifted for some countries, but only from 10 July. »

A rare case of brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida

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(CNN) A case of a rare, brain-destroying amoeba has been confirmed in Florida.

The Florida Department of Health on Friday announced the confirmed case of Naegleria fowleri -- a microscopic single-celled amoeba that can infect and destroy the brain.

Since 1962, there have only been 37 reported cases of the amoeba in Florida. »