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NFL And Players Union Agree To Daily Coronavirus Testing For First Two Weeks of Camp

 The NFL and its players’ union have reached an agreement on a coronavirus testing protocol for the first two weeks of training camp. The league and the NFL Players Association will require daily testing for the opening two weeks of training camp, and after that two week period, the NFL will move its testing to every other day — if the positive test rate is below 5%. If the positive test rate is higher than 5% after two weeks, the league will continue with daily COVID-19 testing until that number lowers. If the positivity rate reaches 5% or higher at any time, the NFL will go back to daily testing until it lowers again. ...Read more

X-Men, MacGyver Star Lucas Till Shares That Abuse From Showrunner Peter Leknov Made Him “Suicidal”

MacGyver star Lucas Till says the series’ former showrunner Peter Lenkov created a hostile work environment, which drove him to become “suicidal” during the first season of the CBS drama. In a new Vanity Fair piece, Till detailed Lenkov’s alleged toxic behavior that reportedly led to his ousting from CBS’ MacGyver, Hawaii Five-0, and Magnum P.I. earlier this month. Till claimed Lenkov drove him to his “breaking point” through bullying and verbal abuse that included body-shaming. Till told the outlet, “I’ve never worked this hard in my life, and I am fine with hard work. But the way Peter treats people is just unacceptable. I was suicidal that first year on the show because of the way he made me feel. But the way he’s treated the people around me — that’s just my breaking point.” ...Read more

FDA Approves Faster Quest Pool Testing For COVID-19 As Cases Continue To Surge

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved pool testing to detect the novel coronaviruspotentially allowing more Americans to be tested using fewer resources. Quest Diagnostics has been granted an emergency use authorization (EUA) allowing its test to be used with a batch of specimens at a time — up to four different swabs. If the overall sample comes back positive, then the individuals in the pool are retested in order to determine who has COVID-19. ...Read more

Golf Legend Jack Nicklaus Reveals He And His Wife Had Coronavirus In March

Gold legend Jack Nicklaus revealed Sunday during CBS’ telecast of the final round of the Memorial Tournament that he and his wife tested positive for the coronavirus in March. Nicklaus said he had minor symptoms, while his wife experienced none. He told CBS’ Jim Nantz they were quarantined at their home in North Palm Beach, Fla., from March 13 until about April 20. Nicklaus and his wife, Barbara, turned 80 earlier this year. ...Read more

Kanye West Kicks Off 2020 Presidential Campaign In Charleston, South Carolina

Kanye West held his first campaign event in South Carolina on Sunday night. West teased the event on social media, expressing his hope to acquire signatures to get on the ballot in the state. “Hi guys please sign up to put me on the ballot in South Carolina at any of these locations,” West wrote, sharing a list of locations. “You can also sign up at the website kanye2020.country.”  ...Read more

Heat Advisory for Lexington This Weekend

With temperatures expected to be in the mid-90s, and the heat index well over 95 degrees this weekend, Lexington will open multiple cooling centers. This combination of heat and humidity will lead to an increased risk of heat-related stress and illness. The very young, elderly, those without air conditioning, and those participating in strenuous outdoor activities are the most susceptible. Also, car interiors can reach lethal temperatures in a matter of minutes. ...Read more