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Des Moines says no to governor's demand for classroom return

September 20, 2020

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into next summer, and the district could be hit with... more »»

Walmart, Amazon among donors to QAnon-promoting lawmaker

September 20, 2020

Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to the reelection campaign of a Tennessee state lawmaker who had used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory,... more »»

Virus measures targeted by protesters despite case spikes

September 19, 2020

LONDON (AP) — Demonstrators took the streets of London, Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions, decrying how the measures have affected daily life even with... more »»

Pandemic retools diplomacy as world leaders gather virtually

September 19, 2020

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — With COVID-19 still careening across the planet, the annual gathering of its leaders in New York will be replaced this year by a global patchwork of prerecorded speeches,... more »»

Minneapolis to name stretch of street for George Floyd

September 19, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A stretch of a Minneapolis street that includes the place where George Floyd was killed will soon be named in his honor. more »»

Wanted: Bilingual poll workers who reflect U.S. diversity

September 19, 2020

PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but this year it's added a new initiative: Recruitin... more »»

Walmart, Amazon among donors to QAnon-promoting lawmaker

September 19, 2020

Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to the reelection campaign of a Tennessee state lawmaker who had used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory,... more »»

Court weighs allowing courtroom cameras in George Floyd case

September 19, 2020

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death will generate massive public interest when it begins in March, but as it stands, most peopl... more »»

First Native American racer blazes trail at Tour de France

September 19, 2020

LE PECQ, France (AP) — A late draft to the Tour de France, Neilson Powless didn’t have time to scramble together a turtle necklace, the spirit animal of his Native American tribe, or paint one of... more »»

After wildfire smoke clears, protests resume in Portland

September 19, 2020

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters returned to the streets of Portland, Oregon, following a dayslong pause largely due to poor air quality from wildfires on the West Coast. more »»

Beta spurs hurricane watch for Texas, expected to strengthen

September 19, 2020

MIAMI (AP) — An exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season was churning along Saturday morning as the Texas coast prepared for a tropical storm that's forecast to strengthen into a hurricane... more »»

Manager ordered census layoffs despite judge's ruling

September 19, 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Two weeks after a federal judge prohibited the U.S. more »»

More migrant women say they didn’t OK surgery in detention

September 19, 2020

HOUSTON (AP) — Sitting across from her lawyer at an immigration detention center in rural Georgia, Mileidy Cardentey Fernandez unbuttoned her jail jumpsuit to show the scars on her abdomen. more »»

NYC mayor 'very confident' in new school reopening timeline

September 19, 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio is confident that New York City will meet a revised timeline to bring public school students back to classrooms within the next two weeks, following closures... more »»

 
 

 

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