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(5TYNK) Wednesday, July 15, 2020

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1. The Trump administration decided to reverse a directive that said foreign college students must transfer or leave the country if they were attending a college that offered only online classes this fall. The administration faced eight lawsuits and hundreds of colleges that opposed the rule. (Seattle Times)

2. The U.S. tops 3.4 million coronavirus cases with over 136,000 deaths. The Maine CDC reported 8 new cases and no new deaths on Tuesday, keeping the death toll at 114. Maine has 390 active cases, which is the lowest number since May 12. (WMTW)

3. Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon easily won the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. Gideon will challenge incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Susan Collins in November. The race will help determine the balance of power in the Senate. Voters overwhelmingly approved the broadband and transportation bonds. (WMTW)

4. Today is the deadline to file taxes, but you could be waiting a while for a refund. The IRS recently got back to processing paper tax returns and there’s a significant backlog. The IRS says it will pay interest on any refunds issued after April 15. (WGME)

5. Ford rolled out its first new Bronco in 24 years on Monday. The new Bronco is “reminiscent of the rugged, boxy original from the 1960s,” writes The Wall Street Journal. A two-door version will be available later this year for around $30,000, with a four-door model to follow next spring. (WSJ)

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