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 2021-06-16 21:52 

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Florida gov heeds call from Texas, Arizona for border help...

On Wednesday, the Republican governor said he would send law enforcement to Texas and Arizona, whose Republican governors have appealed to other states for help....

 2021-06-16 21:48 

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US ends strict Trump-era asylum rules for violence victims...

The U.S. government has put an end to two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday that immigration judges should no longer follow the rules th...

 2021-06-16 21:39 

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Florida gov heeds call from Texas, Arizona for border help...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is castigating the Biden administration for creating "a disaster and an emergency" at the nation's border with Mexico. On Wednesday, the Republican governor said he would send law enforc...

 2021-06-16 21:36 

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Ohio House expels former Republican speaker in historic vote...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has voted to expel former GOP Speaker Larry Householder following his indictment in an alleged $60 million federal bribery scheme. The bipartisan vote Wednesday was only the second time in state history the Legis...

 2021-06-16 21:30 

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CDC: More than 92,000 drug overdose deaths recorded in 2020, preliminary data shows...

According to the agency's estimated provisional numbers -- there were upwards of 92,000 overdose deaths in the 12-month period ending November 2020....

 2021-06-16 20:08 

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Sen. Manchin proposes changes to Democrats' voting bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin is opening the door to supporting a voting rights bill. The West Virginia Democrat is offering up an extensive list of proposed changes to the legislation ahead of a showdown vote in the Senate later this month. Th...

 2021-06-16 20:00 

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Trump to visit US-Mexico border later this month...

Former President Donald Trump says he will be visiting part of the southern border later this month....

 2021-06-16 19:55 

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Two men convicted of helping create ransomware attacks...

Two men from Estonia have been convicted of federal cybercrime charges involving ransomware and other attacks on computer systems around the globe. Oleg Koshkin was convicted Tuesday by a federal jury in Hartford of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and...

 2021-06-16 19:54 

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North Carolina police officer shoots, kills man after chase...

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in a North Carolina town says a man has died after being shot by a police officer trying to serve a warrant. The Gaston Gazette reports Gaston County Police Chief Joe Ramey said Wednesday that Bessemer City pol...

 2021-06-16 18:13 

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Anti-death penalty group protests South Carolina executions...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Death penalty opponents in South Carolina are renewing calls for the state to toss out its capital punishment statute as two execution dates loom this month. The new group, South Carolinians for Alternatives to the Death Penalt...

 2021-06-16 18:04 

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Groups to Canada: Prosecute alleged Guatemalan war criminal...

MONTREAL (AP) — Activist groups are urging Canada to prosecute a man they say was involved in the massacre of more than 200 people in Guatemala in 1982. The Canadian government already has been attempting to strip former Guatemalan soldier Jorge Vin...

 2021-06-16 18:04 

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Congress designating Pulse massacre site a national memorial...

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has taken a formal step toward sending a bill to President Joe Biden that designates the site of the deadliest attack on the LGBTQ community in American history as a national memorial. The measure creates...

 2021-06-16 17:12 

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Michigan Republicans pass bills to add voter ID requirements...

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republicans who control the Michigan Senate have passed legislation to mandate a photo ID to vote in person and add identity requirements for people who want to vote by mail. The bills are among Republican-sponsored measures to...

 2021-06-16 17:10 

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Hours after 4 killed in Chicago, 5 more hurt in shooting...

CHICAGO (AP) — Police say five people standing outside on Chicago's West Side were shot in a violent end to a day that began with a mass shooting on the city's South Side that left four people dead. Police say four men and one woman were sho...

 2021-06-16 17:08 

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Schumer, White House back repeal of Iraq War authorization...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer are endorsing efforts to terminate the 2002 authorization of military force against Iraq. Supporters say repealing the authorization is necessary to constrain presidential wa...

 2021-06-16 16:57 

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'You stabbed me,' boy tells father at double-murder trial...

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A double-murder defendant in Florida is acting as his own lawyer in his death penalty trial. Ronnie Oneal III began by shouting at jurors that he did not attack his girlfriend and disabled daughter. Oneal claimed that the governme...

 2021-06-16 16:10 

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Ivory Coast's ex-president to return 10 years after arrest...

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — Former President Laurent Gbagbo is returning home to Ivory Coast for the first time in nearly a decade. The move comes after his acquittal on war crimes charges was upheld at the International Criminal Court earlier this ...

 2021-06-16 16:08 

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Latinas left workforce at highest rate, see slow recovery...

PHOENIX (AP) — A new report finds that Latinas have left the workforce at rates higher than any other demographic and also have had some of the highest unemployment rates throughout the pandemic. That could spell trouble not just for a post-pandemic...

 2021-06-16 15:27 

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Ukraine uncovers ring behind $500 million hacking operation...

MOSCOW (AP) — Ukrainian police say they have uncovered a ring of computer hackers responsible for cyberattacks that targeted the United States and South Korea and caused half a billion dollars in damage. A police statement on Wednesday said the hack...

 2021-06-16 15:18 

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Southern Baptists vote to debate sex abuse investigation...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting have decided to consider an investigation of the denomination's handling of sexual abuse cases. More than two-thirds of them voted Wednesday to debate a pr...

 2021-06-16 14:20 

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EU urges members to stay united as ties worsen with Russia...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top diplomat is warning that the bloc's testy relations with Russia will probably get worse and that EU member countries must not let Moscow divide them. EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell says ties wi...

 2021-06-16 13:23 

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Japan looks to ease virus emergency ahead of Olympics...

TOKYO (AP) — Japan is expected to ease a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and most other areas this weekend, with new daily cases falling just as the country begins making final preparations for the Olympics starting in just over a month. Jap...

 2021-06-16 13:08 

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Let the recovery begin: EU chief OKs some virus plans...

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European Union authorities are moving a step closer to deploying the bloc's massive pandemic recovery fund. The president of the 27-nation bloc's executive commission has started a tour of EU capitals to announce the ...

 2021-06-16 13:03 

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South Africa marks anniversary of Soweto student protests...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's high rate of unemployment has cast a pall over Youth Day, the holiday honoring the 45th anniversary of the Soweto student protests which played a key role in ending apartheid, the previous regime of racist, min...

 2021-06-16 12:39 

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Putin hopes for 'productive' meeting with Biden...

The two are expected to address everything from cybercrime to Russia's alleged interference in U.S. elections during their meeting....

 2021-06-16 12:14 

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IRS presents tool to help low-income families register for monthly Child Tax Credit payments...

On Tuesday, the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service presented an online Non-filer Sign-up tool designed to help eligible families who don't normally file tax returns register for the monthly Advance Child Tax Credit payments, schedule...

 2021-06-16 11:39 

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France ditches masks outdoors; will end nightly virus curfew...

PARIS (AP) — France is lifting mandatory mask-wearing outdoors and will halt an eight-month nightly coronavirus curfew on June 20. The announcement Wednesday by French Prime Minister Jean Castex comes as France is now registering about 3,900 daily v...

 2021-06-16 11:27 

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Biden and Putin shake hands at opening of daylong summit amid tensions over human rights, Ukraine and ransomware....

GENEVA (AP) — Biden and Putin shake hands at opening of daylong summit amid tensions over human rights, Ukraine and ransomware....

 2021-06-16 10:41 

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AP Interview: Adviser says New Zealand used virus luck well...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A scientist who has played a key role in New Zealand's lauded coronavirus response says the nation used it's luck well to stamp out the disease and is now eyeing other countries to determine when it can reopen ...

 2021-06-16 10:00 

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Loan relief granted to former for-profit college students...

The U.S. Education Department says it's erasing student debt for thousands of borrowers who attended a for-profit college chain that made exaggerated claims about its graduates' success in finding jobs. The Biden administration is approving 18,000...

 2021-06-16 09:34 

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White House: Markets showing little worry about inflation...

The White House believes it has an ally in the bond markets to make the case that inflation isn't an economic threat. Republican lawmakers have interpreted a jump in consumer and producer prices as a sign that inflation is spiking at levels that will ...

 2021-06-16 09:04 

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Quake shakes part of east Indonesia, people warned off beach...

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A strong, shallow undersea earthquake has shaken parts of eastern Indonesia, cracking some walls and sending panicked coastal residents in Maluku province to higher ground. Officials say there is no threat of a large tsunam...

 2021-06-16 08:41 

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Man charged after reporter hounded at anti-lockdown protest...

LONDON (AP) — Police have charged a 57-year-old man with abusive behavior after a journalist was harassed and chased by anti-lockdown protesters in London. Martin Hockridge was arrested after footage shared on social media showed demonstrators shout...

 2021-06-16 07:47 

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China says nuclear fuel rods damaged, no radiation leak...

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government says a nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked. The statement was the first official confirmation of the incident that prompted concern over the faci...

 2021-06-16 07:37 

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What They Want: Divergent goals for Biden, Putin at summit...

GENEVA (AP) — What will happen in Geneva when President Joe Biden meets Russia's Vladimir Putin for the first time since taking office isn't yet clear. Both sides acknowledge that the relationship between the two nations is at an all-time lo...

 2021-06-16 07:35 

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Face to face: Biden, Putin ready for long-anticipated summit...

GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russia's Vladimir Putin are set to meet for their highly anticipated summit in the Swiss city of Geneva. It's a moment of high-stakes diplomacy that comes as both leaders agree that U.S.-Russian relation...

 2021-06-16 06:55 

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AP Interview: Advisor says New Zealand used virus luck well...

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A scientist who has played a key role in New Zealand's lauded coronavirus response says the nation used it's luck well to stamp out the disease and is now eyeing other countries to determine when it can reopen ...

 2021-06-16 06:36 

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China says nuclear fuel rods damaged, no radiation leak...

BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese government says a nuclear power plant near Hong Kong had five broken fuel rods in a reactor but no radioactivity leaked. The statement was the first official confirmation of the incident that prompted concern over the faci...

 2021-06-16 05:09 

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Keeping those most vulnerable safe from record heat...

This record heat can be very dangerous. According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, in 2020 they recorded more than 300 heat-caused deaths. Those numbers up more than double since 2010....

 2021-06-16 05:04 

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California's virus reopening met with cheers and caution...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California's reopening after 15 months of coronavirus restrictions has been met with exuberance but also caution. The state on Tuesday ended its color-coded restriction system and allowed restaurants, gyms and other businesses...

 2021-06-16 04:25 

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US and Mexico seek ways to do more on irregular immigration...

Mayorkas said Tuesday at the conclusion of two days of high-level meetings, "We have challenged one another with respect to what more can each of us do to address the level of irregular migration that has persisted for several months."...

 2021-06-16 04:06 

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What They Want: Divergent goals for Biden, Putin at summit...

GENEVA (AP) — What will happen in Geneva when President Joe Biden meets Russia's Vladimir Putin for the first time since taking office isn't yet clear. Both sides acknowledge that the relationship between the two nations is at an all-time lo...

 2021-06-16 04:03 

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Face to face: Biden, Putin ready for long-anticipated summit...

GENEVA (AP) — President Joe Biden and Russia's Vladimir Putin are set to meet for their highly anticipated summit in the Swiss capital of Geneva. It's a moment of high-stakes diplomacy that comes as both leaders agree that U.S.-Russian relat...

 2021-06-16 04:00 

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US and Mexico seek ways to do more on irregular immigration...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In consecutive visits this month, Vice President Kamala Harris and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have conveyed to the most important U.S. partner that the Biden administration is taking a more nuanced approach to ...

 2021-06-16 03:56 

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Australia's highest court upholds foreign interference law...

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's highest court has rejected a challenge to foreign interference laws in a case that involved a U.S. conservative political organization and free speech arguments. China has condemned the laws introduced in 2...

 2021-06-16 02:53 

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Iowa man, 20, charged in shooting deaths of parents, sister...

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Police say a 20-year-old Iowa man shot and killed his parents and his younger sister at the family's Cedar Rapids home, and has been taken into custody. Officers who responded to the home after receiving a call at 8:23 ...

 2021-06-16 02:17 

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US and Mexico seek ways to do more on irregular immigration...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — In consecutive visits this month, Vice President Kamala Harris and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas have conveyed to the most important U.S. partner that the Biden administration is taking a more nuanced approach to ...

 2021-06-16 02:08 

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Ethiopia envoy: Eritrean troops in Tigray will 'leave soon'...

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Ethiopia's U.N. ambassador says Eritrean troops who have been fighting with his country's forces in a war against the Tigray region's fugitive leaders "will definitely leave soon." That would be welcomed by ...

 2021-06-16 01:37 

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Plan for disaster before it strikes...

The monsoon officially kicks off this week! While most of Arizona is in severe drought, the monsoon can also bring destruction....

 2021-06-16 01:35 

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Car bomb explodes inside Colombia military base; 36 injured...

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Military officials in Colombia say a car bomb exploded inside a base in the Colombian border town of Cucuta leaving 36 people injured, including three in critical condition. Defense Minister Diego Molano described the blast a...

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