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In Minority Neighborhoods, Knocking On Doors To Stop The Spread Of The Coronavirus
Through a partnership between state and local government, volunteers and city workers in Richmond, Va., are passing out PPE in at-risk neighborhoods.
Turkish Court Ruling Clears Way For Hagia Sophia To Be Converted To A Mosque
Istanbul's 6th century landmark was originally a Byzantine church and later converted into a mosque. Since 1934, it has been a museum, widely regarded as a symbol of peaceful religious coexistence.
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Federal Executions Set To Resume After 17 Years With 3 Deaths Scheduled Soon
Authorities are preparing the federal death chamber in Terre Haute, Ind., for three executions next week. They'll be the first federal executions in a long time.
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Cited In Many Operations, Russia's GRU Is Suspected In Afghan Bounty Case
Russian military intelligence, the GRU, is linked to the invasion of Ukraine and interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Now it's suspected of a bounty program to kill U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
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After Pleas From Officials, Republicans Signal Openness To More Election Funding
Senate Republicans say they are open to sending states more money to make it easier to administer an election amid a pandemic after initial fears that no more federal money would be spent.
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Keisha Lance Bottoms, A Possible Biden VP Pick, Sees Profile Rise Amid Crises
The first-term Atlanta mayor has spoken out against the state of Georgia's Republican-led pandemic response and spoken forcefully to protesters in her city.
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Police Viewed Less Favorably, But Few Want To 'Defund' Them, Survey Finds
A poll conducted in mid-June found that most respondents thought police officers should be held legally accountable for misconduct. But few respondents favored cutting funding for law enforcement.
Bolivian President Tests Positive For Coronavirus
The announcement from the country's interim president, Jeanine Áñez, comes just days after Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro announced that he had contracted COVID-19.
Starbucks Says Customers Must Wear Masks At Its Cafes
Several states already require people to wear masks in public spaces like coffee shops to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but many still have no such requirement.
Supreme Court Rules That About Half Of Oklahoma Is Indian Land
"Today we are asked whether the land these treaties promised remains an Indian reservation ... Because Congress has not said other­wise, we hold the government to its word," wrote Justice Gorsuch.
Death Of Robert Fuller, Who Was Found Hanging From Tree, Ruled Suicide
Fuller's death on June 10 was initially ruled a suicide, but that conclusion outraged his family, who insisted that he would not take his own life.
An Enzyme That Increases With Exercise Can Improve Memory In Mice, And Maybe People
When scientists revved up the production of an enzyme called GPLD1 in older mice, it stimulated nerve growth in their brains and the animals navigated a maze better.
'Please Scream Inside Your Heart,' Japanese Amusement Park Tells Thrill-Seekers
Several park-goers have complained that the request for those on roller coasters to remain silent is unrealistic. "If a scream comes out, it comes out," one visitor said.
Defense Secretary Esper, In Careful Exchange, Denies Being Briefed On 'Bounties'
The defense secretary and the chairman of the joint chiefs responded to careful prompts from Republicans on Thursday aimed at defending the Trump administration on the Russian bounty allegations.
Cameo Celebrity App: Will Birthday Wishes From Snoop Dogg Mean A Big Investor Payday?
Cameo has become one of the fastest-growing tech startups by letting anyone pay for birthday wishes and other greetings recorded by celebrities and influencers. But will its Silicon Valley hype last?
U.S. Sanctions Chinese Officials, Including Politburo Member, For Xinjiang Abuses
The Trump administration's penalties are meant to punish China for its treatment of Uighurs and Muslim minorities in the region, and target a Politburo member for the first time.
Seoul's Mayor Found Dead After Massive Search
Mayor Park Won-soon's daughter told police he left a verbal message similar to a will, and later turned off his mobile phone. His body was found in a wooded park early Friday, police say.
You Won't See Trump's Taxes Before Election Day, But He Could Face Bigger Problems
The Supreme Court's decision Thursday means Trump's financial records will likely need to be turned over to New York grand jury could imperil his brand and fortune.
'Black Lives Matter' Gets Indians Talking About Skin Lightening And Colorism
The American call for racial justice has led to a heated debate over attitudes about skin tones — and caused some lightening creams, like "Fair & Lovely" from Unilever, to change their name.
Pop Smoke Killing: L.A. Police Make 5 Arrests
Three men and two juvenile males were arrested, the Los Angeles Police Department announced on Thursday.
Some People Agree To Disagree Over What's Safe During The Pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic requires people to weigh risks and make choices about their activities. But there can be problems when a choice conflicts with what the people around us decide to do.
Lack Of Unity Is A Bigger Threat Than Coronavirus, WHO Chief Says In Emotional Speech
"How is it difficult for humans to unite and fight a common enemy that is killing people indiscriminately?" WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus asks.
The Long, Perilous Route Thousands Of Indians Have Risked For A Shot At Life In U.S.
The journey from India can zigzag to Russia, the Mideast, the Caribbean and Central America. U.S. Border Patrol figures show more than 7,600 Indians were detained on the U.S.-Mexico border last year.
NYC Begins Painting Black Lives Matter Mural In Front Of Trump Tower
President Trump derided the mural plan last week, saying it would be "denigrating this luxury Avenue" and antagonize the city's police as "a symbol of hate."
Supreme Court Says Trump Not 'Immune' From Records Release, Pushes Back On Congress
The vote on the New York grand jury case was 7 to 2 with Chief Justice John Roberts writing the opinion for the majority. The second case was about congressional subpoenas.
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'STOP GETTING Tested!' Ohio Politician Tells Constituents
"This is what happens when people go crazy and get tested," Ohio state Rep. Nino Vitale wrote on social media.
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'Devastated': As Layoffs Keep Coming, Hopes Fade That Jobs Will Return Quickly
"What we're seeing now is that lots more people who are unemployed are going to be unemployed for a longer period of time," economist Nick Bunker says.
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'We Were Treated Worse Than Animals': Disaster Recovery Workers Confront COVID-19
Disaster recovery workers cleaning up after major flooding in Michigan tested positive for the coronavirus. The outbreak shined a light on working conditions in the fast-growing industry.
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Republican Groups Backing Biden Get Attention. Their Impact On Voters Is Less Clear
Pollsters and political scientists question how much of an impact — if any — these GOP critics might have on President Trump's fate in November.
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The Economy May Be Losing Its Impact On Presidential Elections
Conventional wisdom (and some logic) says that a bad economy will hurt President Trump in November. But growing polarization may be severing the tie between economic health and voters' choices.
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