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Vaccine Research Hack, RNC Scaled Back & Emoji Day- Friday, July 17th, 2020

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The news to know for Friday, July 17th, 2020!  We’re covering a new hacking allegation. This time, Russia may be trying to steal coronavirus-related research. Also, President Trump's big plans for the Republican National Convention got downsized. Plus, 988 will officially be the 911 of mental health, the NCAA lays out a new plan for fall sports, and the specific reason today is Emoji Day. Those stories and more in less than 10 minutes! Head to or see sources below to read more about any of the stories mentioned today. This episode is brought to you by and  Become a NewsWorthy INSIDER! Learn more at Vote for The NewsWorthy in the People's Choice Podcast Awards in the month of July! Thank you for your support! Go to, enter your email and choose 'The NewsWorthy' in two categories: 1- People's Choice 2- Politics & News      Sources: Russia Hacking Warning: AP, NY Times, NBC News, WSJ, Advisory FBI Investigating Twitter Hack: Reuters, WSJ, NBC News More U.S. Coronavirus Records: USA Today, CNN, Johns Hopkins Unpublished WH Hot Zone Recommendations: The Center for Public Integrity More Mask Mandates: NY Times, CNN, ABC News, AJC RNC Scaled Back: WaPo, Politico, AP DNC Plans Update: USA Today, The Hill, NY Times Jobless Claims Hold Steady: CNBC, WSJ, CNN, Axios, Bloomberg NCAA New Guidelines Released: NCAA, Axios, NY Times, ESPN FCC Approves 988 Emergency Hotline: USA Today, The Hill, CBS News, FCC Netflix Adds Another 10 Million Subscribers: The Verge, WaPo, (Vox last year) Netflix Gets new Co-CEO: CNN, The Verge, AP World Emoji Day: Official Website, Emojipedia, Business Insider, 9 to 5 Mac Feel Good Friday - Teen Creates Superheroes with Disabilities: TODAY, WeCant2WeCan

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