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June 29

Air Force sergeant indicted in federal guard killing

A federal grand jury indicted an Air Force sergeant for murder and attempted murder after he allegedly killed a federal security guard in Northern California and wounded his partner amid protests against police brutality, a judge said Monday.
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June 29
Rep. John Faulkner, D-Holly Springs, right, congratulates Sen. Briggs Hopson, R-Vicksburg, after the Senate voted to change the Mississippi state flag

Winds of change: Mississippi rebel-themed flag fading away

The Mississippi flag is fading from public display in many places, even before the governor signs a bill that will retire the last state banner in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem.
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June 29
Armed homeowners standing in front their house along Portland Place confront protesters marching to St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson's house Sunday, June

Couple draw guns at crowd heading to St. Louis mayor's home

A white couple who stood outside their St. Louis mansion and pointed guns at protesters support the Black Lives Matter movement and don't want to become heroes to those who oppose the cause, their attorney said Monday.
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June 29

Venezuela's Maduro orders EU envoy to leave after sanctions

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro on Monday ordered the European Union's ambassador to leave the country, hours after the bloc that's pushing for a democratic transition hit several officials loyal to the socialist leader with sanctions.
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June 29

Google removes misleading ads related to voting, elections

Google said Monday it has removed misleading and fraudulent ads targeting Americans looking for information about how to vote in November's presidential election.Some of the…
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June 29

Domino's expands delivery options, home buying moves online

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Monday related to the national and…
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June 29

Face shields, gloves, wipes: Texas votes as virus rages

As coronavirus cases skyrocket in Texas, Regina Greenwell showed up to vote Monday bent on minimizing the risks.
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June 29
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters outside the White House on June 23, 2020. Reddit, one of the largest social networking and message board we

Social media platforms face a reckoning over hate speech

For years, social media platforms have fueled political polarization and hosted an explosion of hate speech. Now, with four months until the U.S. presidential election…
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June 29

AP FACT CHECK: Actually, 20% of US lives in a virus hot spot

It's been a frequent Trump administration talking point on the recent spike in COVID-19 infections: Don't worry, only a small sliver of U.S. counties is at greater risk.
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June 29
In this Oct. 3, 2019 photo, supporters of President Donald Trump wait outside in a town square in The Villages, Fla., before an appearance by the pres

'White power' flare-up in retirement haven reveals tensions

There has always been a low-boil tension in The Villages retirement community between the Republican majority and the much smaller cohort of Democrats, but a veneer of good manners in "Florida's Friendliest Hometown" mostly prevailed on golf courses and at bridge tables.
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June 29
In this March 2020 photo provided by Gilead Sciences, a vial of the investigational drug remdesivir is visually inspected at a Gilead manufacturing si

Gilead's $2,340 price for coronavirus drug draws criticism

The maker of a drug shown to shorten recovery time for severely ill COVID-19 patients says it will charge $2,340 for a typical treatment course…
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June 29

John Wayne's name on California airport faces new scrutiny

In the latest move to change U.S. place names tied to racist groups and ideas, leaders of Orange County's Democratic Party are pushing to drop…
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June 29

Kansas City mayor called racist slur after requiring masks

Kansas City's Black mayor said Monday that he was called a racist slur and told he should "swing from a tree" after he announced mandatory face masks in the Missouri city.
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June 29

Fed's program for loaning to Main Street off to slow start

Michael Haith, owner and CEO of a Denver-based restaurant chain called Teriyaki Madness, is in an unusual position for people like him: He's making money through food delivery and pickup and wants to borrow funds so he can expand.
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June 29

Court says president can fire Consumer board head 'at will'

In a ruling underscoring the power of the president, the Supreme Court on Monday made it easier for the president to fire the head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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June 29

Dems push campaign-season health care bill through House

Democrats pushed a package expanding "Obamacare" coverage through the House on Monday, a measure that's doomed to advance no further but spotlights how the coronavirus pandemic and President Donald Trump's efforts to obliterate that law have fortified health care's potency as a 2020 campaign issue.
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June 29
In this video grab issued Sunday, June 28, 2020, by BET, Alicia Keys, standing atop names of Black lives lost, performs during the BET Awards.

A how-to: BET pulls off artistic, virtual, political success

You'd think trying to produce the 2020 BET Awards during the coronavirus pandemic would be filled with restrictions, but instead, show producers took another approach: We're not limited to a single stage, so sky's the limit and let your creative minds run free.
National
June 29

Administration skips hearing on violence against protesters

The head of the U.S. Park Police refused to appear Monday to answer lawmakers' questions on violence against demonstrators and journalists outside the White House, saying he couldn't as long as the federal force remains on highest alert for protests and attacks against monuments.
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June 29

Senate Democratic primary heads to finish line in Kentucky

One of Kentucky's most unpredictable political races in years is headed toward the wire Tuesday, but it's taking a full week after the June 23 primary to sort out a possible photo finish in the Democratic U.S. Senate contest.
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June 29

Powell says US economy facing heightened uncertainty

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the outlook for the U.S. economy is "extraordinarily uncertain" and the success of the recovery effort will depend in large part on the country's ability to contain the spread of the coronavirus.