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May 22
The Antelope Mine north of Douglas, Wyo.

Judge nixes bid to stop coal sales that Trump revived

A judge threw out a lawsuit on Friday from a coalition of states, environmental groups and American Indians which sought to revive an Obama-era moratorium against U.S. government coal sales on public lands in the West.
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May 22
In an undated photo from the White House Photo Office, Wilson Jerman, a longtime White House butler, in 2004. The 91-year-old died on May 17, 2020.

First families pay tribute to longtime White House butler

Tributes from former first families rolled in Thursday in response to the news that a man who was a fixture in the White House under 11 presidents had died at the age of 91 after contracting COVID-19.
National
May 22

California rushes to aid virus-stricken border region

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Friday that the state is building a "field medical station" with up to 125 beds to aid a farming region along the Mexican border that has witnessed a surge in coronavirus cases.
National
May 22

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:
National
May 22

Minnesota National Guard offers free testing at 6 armories

The Minnesota National Guard is offering free coronavirus testing at six armories across the state this holiday weekend.
National
May 22
Then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington in February 2017.

FBI director orders internal review of Flynn investigation

FBI Director Christopher Wray has ordered an internal review into possible misconduct in the investigation of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn, the bureau said Friday.
National
May 22

Universal Orlando to begin phased reopening June 5

Universal Orlando Resort will begin a phased reopening on June 5, nearly three months after closing down because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company announced Friday.
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May 22

2020 Minnesota State Fair canceled due to COVID-19 pandemic

Officials canceled the Minnesota State Fair on Friday after its leader said the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible for the show to go on.
National
May 22

Federal prison system to begin moving nearly 7K inmates

The federal Bureau of Prisons will begin moving about 6,800 inmates who have been waiting in local detention centers across the U.S. to federal prisons to avoid jail overcrowding in the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Friday.
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May 22
Douglas Wigdor said Friday in a statement he is no longer representing Tara Reade, just two weeks after he first began working with her.

Lawyer for Biden accuser Tara Reade drops her as a client

The attorney working with Tara Reade, the former Joe Biden Senate staffer who alleged he sexually assaulted her in the 1990s, said Friday he is no longer representing her, just two weeks after he first began working with her.
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May 22
Lynn Tanner, center, and her husband Ryan, bottom right, are served lunch at Busy Bee Cafe Thursday, May 21, 2020, in Ventura, Calif.

AP-NORC poll: Many in US won't return to gym or dining out

Much of the country remains unlikely to venture out to bars, restaurants, theaters or gyms anytime soon, despite state and local officials across the country increasingly allowing businesses to reopen, according to a new survey by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research.
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May 22
After calls for answers in the Louisville Metro Police Department shooting that killed Breonna Taylor, 26, who had been asleep in her apartment, the c

Prosecutor to drop charge against Breonna Taylor's boyfriend

A Kentucky prosecutor is moving to dismiss an attempted murder charge against the boyfriend of Breonna Taylor, who shot a police officer as they entered Taylor's home.
National
May 22

Perry's studio moves toward reopening while industry waits

Tyler Perry is planning to make his Atlanta-based mega studio one of the first domestic filming grounds to reopen during the coronavirus pandemic. But while Perry is looking to restart production in July, other studios in Georgia and beyond are anxiously waiting for Hollywood's green light.
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May 22
Phexxi, a contraceptive made by San Diego-based Evofem Bioscience.

US regulators approve new type of contraceptive gel

U.S. regulators on Friday approved a birth control gel that works in a new way to prevent pregnancy. Phexxi — pronounced FECK’-see — comes in…
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May 22

Naval Academy holds its first-ever virtual graduation event

In its first-ever virtual graduation and commissioning ceremony, the U.S. Naval Academy on Friday welcomed a new class of officers into the Navy and Marine Corps as the sea services steer through the coronavirus crisis.
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May 22
Vanessa Fabrega, of Austin, Texas, cheered as she and others watched the launch of space shuttle Atlantis from the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Comple

Will virus keep Florida spectators from astronaut launch?

In ordinary times, the beaches and roads along Florida's Space Coast would be packed with hundreds of thousands of spectators, eager to witness the first astronaut launch from Florida in nine years.
National
May 22
Lori Loughlin left federal court with her husband, clothing designer Mossimo Giannulli in Boston on Aug. 27, 2019.

Loughlin, Giannulli plead in college scam, but fate is hazy

"Full House" star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty Friday to paying half a million dollars to get their two…
National
May 22

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they…
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May 22

Group: Texas naval base shooter voiced support for clerics

The suspect killed during what the FBI is calling a "terrorism-related" attack at a Texas naval air base voiced support for hardline clerics, according to…
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May 22
President Donald Trump told reporters that he is taking hydroxychloroquine during a roundtable discussion at the White House in Washington, May 18, 20

Trump lashes out at scientists whose findings contradict him

"A Trump enemy statement," he said of one study.