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 2020-07-07 17:38 

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DeVos rejects part-time reopening for schools amid pandemic...

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Tuesday assailed plans by some local districts to offer in-person instruction only a few days a week and said schools must be "fully operational" even amid the......

 2020-07-07 17:35 

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Man charged in attack on child dancer captured on Facebook...

Authorities are looking for a Missouri man who is accused of punching a 12-year-old street performer in the head in an attack that was captured on Facebook Live and has been viewed hundreds of......

 2020-07-07 17:35 

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Minnesota reports 569 new cases, 3 deaths from virus...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota reported 569 new cases of the coronavirus on Tuesday, along with three deaths.The cases were identified from 5,936 tests, a positive rate of almost 10 percent.......

 2020-07-07 17:35 

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Vermont announces mandatory guidance for colleges to reopen...

Vermont announced Tuesday mandatory guidance and health protocols for colleges and universities to follow — including a health safety contract for staff and students to sign — as they reopen amid......

 2020-07-07 17:34 

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Mary Trump's book offers devastating portrayal of president...

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump's niece offered a devastating portrayal of him in a book that credits a "perfect storm of catastrophes" for exposing the president at his worst.Mary......

 2020-07-07 17:33 

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Eagles WR DeSean Jackson apologizes for anti-Semitic post...

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has apologized after backlash for sharing anti-Semitic posts on social media over the weekend."My post was definitely......

 2020-07-07 17:28 

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Shaheen details family's loans, Sununu won't mandate masks...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Companies connected to U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen received just under $3 million through the government's small business lending program aimed at saving jobs during the......

 2020-07-07 17:27 

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Column: Jimmie Johnson finds voice during last NASCAR season...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson stood alone on the track at Pocono Raceway, empty grandstands in front of him, a ghost town of a garage behind him. He was posing for photos to commemorate......

 2020-07-07 17:21 

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Video shows facility staff restraining Black teen who died...

Surveillance video released Tuesday shows at least seven men holding down a Black teenager who later died after being restrained for throwing a sandwich in the cafeteria of a youth facility in......

 2020-07-07 17:15 

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Trump increasingly turning to executive orders, more to come...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is setting a brisk pace lately in issuing executive orders and he's just getting started as he tries to position himself as a man of action on everything......

 2020-07-07 17:04 

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US nuclear lab investigates breach at plutonium facility...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Officials at one of the nation's premier nuclear labs are investigating the potential exposure of employees to plutonium.Los Alamos National Laboratory confirmed......

 2020-07-07 16:57 

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Serbia to reintroduce curfew after virus spike...

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia's president announced the reintroduction of a curfew after the Balkan country reported its highest single-day death toll from the coronavirus......

 2020-07-07 16:41 

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State bracing for high number of mosquito-borne virus cases...

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts officials on Tuesday said they're bracing for another summer with a high number of cases of eastern equine encephalitis, a rare but severe neurological illness......

 2020-07-07 16:34 

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Commission to review performance of Maine's nursing homes...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An independent commission is going to review the performance of Maine's nursing homes during the pandemic.A commission of 25 experts from across the country,......

 2020-07-07 16:32 

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Biden promises to up US production of key medical equipment...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden is promising to shift production of medical equipment and other key pandemic-fighting products "back to U.S. soil," creating jobs and bolstering a domestic supply chain......

 2020-07-07 16:30 

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Private prison firm drops efforts to keep Nashville contract...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A private prison company abruptly dropped efforts to keep running a jail in Nashville, saying it won't be used as a "punching bag" as city officials take steps to end the......

 2020-07-07 16:14 

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Data-mining firm Palantir files for stealth public offering...

The Silicon Valley data-mining firm Palantir Technologies confidentially filed to go public, setting up what could be the biggest stock offering from a technology company since Uber's debut last......

 2020-07-07 16:07 

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Wizards' Beal not playing rest of NBA season due to injury...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wizards leading scorer Bradley Beal won't take part in the restart of the NBA season because of a right rotator cuff injury.The team announced Beal's status Tuesday before......

 2020-07-07 16:02 

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Atlanta Mayor: No need for troops, despite governor's order...

ATLANTA (AP) — The mayor of Atlanta said Tuesday that she doesn't agree with the Georgia governor's order to mobilize the National Guard in her city as a surge in violence became a political......

 2020-07-07 16:01 

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Mexico president heads to Washington for meeting with Trump...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — For his first foreign trip as president, Mexico's Andrs Manuel Lpez Obrador travels to Washington Tuesday to meet with President Donald Trump, a leader who has repeatedly used......

 2020-07-07 15:54 

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Safe at home? Off-field behavior will be decisive for MLB...

MIAMI (AP) — Reliever Nick Vincent signed last week with the Miami Marlins and settled in for two days of quarantine in his hotel room while awaiting clearance to join workouts."That was a......

 2020-07-07 15:48 

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Maine businesses launch "Let's Be Kind" PSA about mask use...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Businesses in Maine have launched a public service announcement with the theme of "Let's Be Kind" in the wake of some squabbles with customers over mask use.The......

 2020-07-07 15:44 

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Marine Corps says shooting reported at California base...

TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps said Tuesday it was investigating reports of an active shooter at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms,......

 2020-07-07 15:43 

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Judge rejects Dakota Access request for emergency order...

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request for an emergency order to delay the process of shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline while attorneys appeal a ruling to shutter......

 2020-07-07 15:43 

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NY state penalizes Deutsche Bank $150M for Epstein dealings...

NEW YORK (AP) — Deutsche Bank has agreed to pay $150 million to settle claims that it broke compliance rules in its dealings with the late sex offender Jeffrey Epstein, New York state announced......

 2020-07-07 15:30 

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Brazil's President Bolsonaro tests positive for COVID-19...

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro says he has tested positive for COVID-19 after months of downplaying the virus' severity.Bolsonaro confirmed the test results while......

 2020-07-07 15:02 

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Health panel may open lung cancer screening to more smokers...

A U.S. health panel wants to widen the number of Americans offered yearly scans for lung cancer by opening the screening to less-heavy smokers.Lung cancer is the nation's top cancer killer,......

 2020-07-07 14:59 

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Review finds many who work during rehab aren't being paid...

Across the country, drug and alcohol recovery programs claiming to help the poor and the desperate are instead conscripting them into forms of indentured servitude, requiring them to work without......

 2020-07-07 14:56 

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Wisconsin won't name businesses with multiple COVID-10 cases...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Department of Health Services is retreating from its original plans to name businesses and other places where there have been at least two confirmed cases of the......

 2020-07-07 14:46 

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Hiring soared in May as mass layoffs eased...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market took a big step toward healing in May, though plenty of damage remains, as a record level of hiring followed record layoffs in March and April.The Labor......

 2020-07-07 14:44 

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VIRUS DIARY: Goodbye to NYC, and to its unforgettable sounds...

NEW YORK (AP) — The last few weeks I spent in New York City, the soundtrack of my days went like this: police helicopters circling, firecrackers startling, uniform chants for justice rising into......

 2020-07-07 14:43 

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Mississippi governor tests negative for COVID-19 after scare...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves has tested negative for the coronavirus, a day after announcing he was going into isolation after being in contact with a lawmaker who tested......

 2020-07-07 14:30 

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COVID-19 vaccine candidates secure funds; Lysol gets EPA nod...

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the national and global response, the work place and......

 2020-07-07 14:26 

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Iowa's Grassley to skip GOP convention due to virus concerns...

Sen. Chuck Grassley will not attend the Republican National Convention for the first time in his 40-year Senate career due to concerns about the coronavirus."I'm not going to go, and I'm......

 2020-07-07 13:52 

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Review: 'Conspiracy' tells of gold rush and Gilded Age greed...

"A Most Wicked Conspiracy: The Last Great Swindle of the Gilded Age," by Paul Starobin (Public Affairs)Rules, laws and honesty meant little to Alexander McKenzie, a Gilded Age political......

 2020-07-07 13:47 

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Movement for Black Lives seeks sweeping legislative changes...

DETROIT (AP) — Proposed federal legislation that would radically transform the nation's criminal justice system through such changes as eliminating agencies like the Drug Enforcement......

 2020-07-07 13:35 

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Venice Film Festival forges ahead with reduced lineup...

The show will go on for the Venice Film Festival in September, but with a few modifications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Organizers said Tuesday that they are pushing forward with plans......

 2020-07-07 13:10 

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16 players and officials from Bulgarian club test positive...

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Sixteen players and officials from Bulgarian soccer club Cherno More have tested positive for coronavirus, the country's health minister said Tuesday.The club from......

 2020-07-07 13:09 

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Commission to review performance of Maine's nursing homes...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An independent commission is going to review the performance of Maine's nursing homes during the pandemic.A commission of 25 experts from across the country,......

 2020-07-07 13:08 

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Confederate flag emblem removed in South Dakota community...

GETTYSBURG, S.D. (AP) — Officials have confirmed that a logo that included a Confederate flag has been removed from police department cars, buildings and patches in a small South Dakota community......

 2020-07-07 13:00 

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The MacDowell Colony artist retreat renames itself MacDowell...

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country's oldest retreats for artists — The MacDowell Colony — will drop "Colony" from its name and call itself "MacDowell.""This name change is at once a......

 2020-07-07 13:00 

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Doctors say experimental treatment may have rid man of HIV...

A Brazilian man infected with the AIDS virus has shown no sign of it for more than a year since he stopped HIV medicines after an intense experimental drug therapy aimed at purging hidden, dormant......

 2020-07-07 12:56 

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Dutch police arrest 6 men, uncover makeshift torture chamber...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested six men after discovering sea containers that had been converted into a makeshift prison and sound-proofed "torture chamber" complete with a......

 2020-07-07 12:48 

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Richmond removing statue of Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart...

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Work crews have begun taking down an enormous monument to Confederate Gen. J.E.B. Stuart, the third major Confederate statue to be cleared away in Richmond in less than a week......

 2020-07-07 12:24 

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Protective gear for medical workers begins to run low again...

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the......

 2020-07-07 12:19 

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Mississippi board votes 'no' on moving Confederate monument...

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Officials in a Mississippi county unanimously voted to keep a Confederate monument where it stands, saying moving the statue wouldn't fix racial tensions.In a 5-0 vote,......

 2020-07-07 12:01 

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Posthumous memoir by Sargent Shriver scheduled for January...

NEW YORK (AP) — The late Sargent Shriver, the Peace Corps' founding director and an architect of President Lyndon Johnson's "War on Poverty," left behind at least one unfinished project.......

 2020-07-07 11:31 

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Police fatally shoot gunman at VA hospital in Milwaukee...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A man armed with a shotgun was killed by police as he tried to enter a Milwaukee veterans hospital, according to Department of Veterans Affairs officials.The man was......

 2020-07-07 11:18 

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Former Kasabian frontman pleads guilty to assault...

LONDON (AP) — Former Kasabian frontman Tom Meighan was sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid work after pleading guilty Tuesday at Leicester Magistrates' Court to assaulting his former......

 2020-07-07 11:09 

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Tear gas, arrests as Kenyans protest police brutality...

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan police on Tuesday fired tear gas and detained scores of protesters demanding an end to police brutality.About 100 people took part in demonstrations across the......

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