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Florida Says it Will Give More Scrutiny to COVID-19 Deaths

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida plans to more closely scrutinize deaths attributed to the coronavirus, as ...
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Oakland Approves Rules to Restrict Homeless Encampments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — City officials in Oakland approved a contentious new policy that will prohibit ...
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Santa Claus Won’t be Coming to Macy’s This Year

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New ...
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Next Up in Hunt for COVID-19 Vaccine: Testing Shots in Kids

The global hunt for a COVID-19 vaccine for kids is only just beginning — a lagging ...
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Francis Becomes 1st Pope to Endorse Same-Sex Civil Unions

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis became the first pontiff to endorse same-sex civil unions in comments ...
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Older Workers Face Higher Unemployment Amid Virus Pandemic

For the first time in nearly 50 years, older workers face higher unemployment than midcareer workers, ...
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AP Finds Most Arrested in Protests Aren’t Leftist Radicals

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump portrays the hundreds of people arrested nationwide in protests against ...
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Rethinking the Holidays: Traditions, Change Are on the Table

Nina Bryant will cook a feast for Thanksgiving this year, as always ...
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World Struggles as Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Pass 40 Million

LONDON (AP) — The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the planet has surpassed 40 million, ...
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Trump Administration Denies California Relief for 6 Fires

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration this week rejected California's request for disaster relief ...
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Tennessee Gov: Hold Teachers, Schools Harmless on Tests

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee is calling for the temporary suspension of negative consequences ...
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Feds Unveil Plan to Get Coronavirus Shots to Nursing Homes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials on Friday unveiled a plan to get approved coronavirus vaccines ...
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FDA Extends Pregnancy Warning for Common Pain Relievers

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A historically black university in Alabama has renamed a dormitory that honored ...
Tarana Burke, founder and leader of the #MeToo movement, marches with others

On #MeToo Anniversary, Leaders Say Focus is On Inequality

DETROIT (AP) — When #MeToo movement founder Tarana Burke thinks about the group's future as the ...
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Activists in New Mexico, Arizona Mark Indigenous Peoples Day

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Protesters used a rope and chain to topple a monument in ...
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DC Charters Offer Innovations in Pandemic-Era Education

WASHINGTON (AP) — Returning to school in the nation's capital during the pandemic has proven to ...
Banking executive Bob Marshall

Stocks are Soaring, and Most Black People are Missing Out

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans who own stocks are pulling further away from those who don't, ...
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‘The Military’s #MeToo Moment:’ Fort Hood Victims Speak Out

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Maria Valentine says she was just months into her training at Fort ...
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WFP Fights Hunger in Food-Deprived Places, Crises, War Zones

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The World Food Program won the Nobel Peace Prize on ...
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‘Speak Up!’ — ‘Sesame Street’ Tackles Racism in TV Special

NEW YORK (AP) — "Sesame Street" has always pressed for inclusion. Now in the wake of ...
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INSIGHT: WDSE Promo on Duluth Nonprofits

In this collaboration with WDSE in Duluth, host Mark Oppenheim interviews nonprofit leaders from  Northeastern Minnesota ...
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Germany Welcomes China Climate Goals, Wants More EU Action

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed China's plan to be carbon-neutral by 2060, ...
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US Says it Will Block Palm Oil From Large Malaysian Producer

The United States will detain shipments of palm oil and its products from a major producer ...
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Virus, Strife Prompt ‘Resiliency’ Funds in Black Communities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The modest cash grant Iguehi James received from the Oakland African American ...
Dayja Hogg

Black Appalachians Find Hope in National Reckoning on Race

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Dayjha Hogg has known racism her entire life, but until recently she ...
Courtney Normand, director of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated political group Safe & Healthy Youth Washington

Sex Ed Mandate Sparks Bitter Washington State Ballot Fight

SEATTLE (AP) — Democrats in the Washington state Legislature thought they had passed a routine sex ...
fifth-grader Marcques Haley

Little Rock Teachers Won’t Show Up for In-Person Classes

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers won't show up for in-person classes due to ...
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On Guns, Abortion, High Court Could Become More Conservative

WASHINGTON (AP) — If Congress confirms President Donald Trump's nominee to succeed Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ...
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US Colleges Struggle to Salvage Semester Amid Outbreaks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Colleges across the country are struggling to salvage the fall semester amid ...
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Virus Cases Rise in US Heartland, Home to Anti-Mask Feelings

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — It began with devastation in the New York City area, followed by ...
Jennifer Braun and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: Alliance for Children’s Rights – Jennifer Braun

Jennifer Braun, President & CEO of Alliance for Children's Rights, discusses providing protection, guidance, and a ...
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US Parents Delaying Preschool and Kindergarten Amid Pandemic

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Claire Reagan was feeling overwhelmed as her oldest child's first day of ...
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Officials Plead for Calm Amid Anger Over Breonna Taylor Case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities pleaded for calm while activists vowed to fight on Thursday in ...
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Infection Rates Soar in College Towns as Students Return

MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — Just two weeks after students started returning to Ball State University last ...
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What Are the Rules on Masks in Schools?

What are the rules on masks in schools? ...
Emmett Louis Till

Senators Seek Highest Civilian Honor for Till and His Mother

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress should give the nation's highest civilian honor posthumously to Emmett Till and ...
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‘Nothing Left in the Bucket’: Wildfire Resources Run Thin

Justin Silvera came off the fire lines in Northern California after a grueling 36 straight days ...
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City to Pay $12M to Breonna Taylor’s Mom, Reform Police

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The city of Louisville will pay $12 million to the family of ...
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A Family Struggle as Pandemic Worsens Food Insecurity

NEW YORK (AP) — At the peak of the coronavirus pandemic this spring, Sharawn Vinson often ...
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Virus America, Six Months in: Disarray, Dismay, Disconnect

For years, Erin Whitehead has been a committed fan of the crisis-fueled medical drama "Grey's Anatomy." ...