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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y.,

Virus Relief Bill Remains Up in Air as Negotiations Resume

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday ...
Leshan Terry speaks with his son Leshan Terry, Jr.

Portland Protest Peaceful After Federal Presence Reduced

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — More than a thousand people showed up in downtown Portland early Saturday ...
People covering a second-floor window

Hurricane Isaias Hits Bahamas; Virus-Battered Florida Braces

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hurricane Isaias snapped trees and knocked out power as it ...
a home burns as the Camp Fire rages

‘Rebuilding Paradise’ Looks at Emotional Toll of Deadly Fire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Almost two years since a wildfire swept through his mountain town and ...
a few young endangered whooping cranes

Judge Orders Man to Pay $85K in Deaths of 2 Whooping Cranes

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — A man who admitted that he and a juvenile shot and killed ...
Andrea Larson poses at her home

Rent’s Due, Again: Monthly Anxieties Deepen as Aid Falls Off

Another month passes. The coronavirus pandemic marches on. And Americans struggling amid the economic fallout once ...
AP Illustration/Peter Hamlin;

Can the Coronavirus Spread Through the Air?

A Republican proposal to slash the $600 weekly benefit boost for those left jobless because of ...
The Amazon DTW1 fulfillment center

Amid the Pandemic, Big Tech Reports Mixed Earnings

A Republican proposal to slash the $600 weekly benefit boost for those left jobless because of ...
Colorado State Patrol

Police Launch Morning Sweep of Homeless Camp Near Capitol

A Republican proposal to slash the $600 weekly benefit boost for those left jobless because of ...
motorists take part in a caravan protest

GOP’s Jobless Benefit Plan Could Mean Delays, States Warn

A Republican proposal to slash the $600 weekly benefit boost for those left jobless because of ...
Kianna Ruff, left, and Eric Hancock, right, two activists who met in seminary

Faith in Protest as Young People Find Fervor on the Street

"I can't breathe!'" the crowd chanted, invoking the dying words spoken by George Floyd as a ...
Passengers wearing face masks

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccine is Put to its Biggest Test

The biggest test yet of an experimental COVID-19 vaccine got underway Monday with the first of ...
People participating in a "Back the Blue" rally

Eyes Turn to Senate After House Passes Police Reform Bill

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Critics of a wide-ranging police accountability proposal that passed the House of ...
people walk on the Stanford University campus

Gov’t: New Foreign Students Can’t Enter US If Courses Online

A week after revoking sweeping new restrictions on international students, federal immigration officials on Friday announced ...
the exterior of the Showboat hotel

New Jersey Gives Parents More Options to Keep Kids Home

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State officials provided more details Friday on the reopening of schools this ...
Motorists take part in a caravan protest

Extra Unemployment Aid Expires as Virus Threatens New States

LOS ANGELES (AP) — As public health officials warned Friday that the coronavirus posed new risks ...
President Donald Trump

White House Drops Payroll Tax Cut After GOP Allies Object

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday reluctantly dropped his bid to cut Social Security ...
a camera with facial recognition capabilities

NY Lawmakers Vote to Pause Facial Recognition in Schools

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has designated the waters of two remote beaches ...
Chicago police and activists crowd

Trump’s Show of Federal Force Sparking Alarm in Cities

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is using the Department of Homeland Security in unprecedented ways ...
a woman has blood drawn for COVID-19 antibody testing

Virus Antibodies Fade Fast but Not Necessarily Protection

New research suggests that antibodies the immune system makes to fight the new coronavirus may only ...
A sign for the Otay Mesa Detention Center

How the Coronavirus Spread Through One Immigration Facility

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Gregory Arnold walked into the warden's office April 1 as the novel ...
science teachers Ann Darby, left, and Rosa Herrera check-in students

Millions of Kids Told Full Return to School in Fall Unlikely

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Millions more children in the U.S. learned Friday that they're unlikely ...
people use the legal border crossing into the United States

Asylum Rules Test Trump’s Legal Skills to Make New Policy

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Critics of the Trump administration's most sweeping set of rules to restrict ...
a protester walks in Philadelphia near smoke

Philadelphia Protesters Sue City Over Tear Gas, Use of Force

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Three civil rights lawsuits filed in Philadelphia on Tuesday accuse the city of ...
Poster promoting the nonprofit report show of 7/14/2020

Nonprofit Report: Providing Services to Children and Families During COVID

Host Mark Oppenheim interviews guests: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Valley President & CEO Marcia ...
Ivanka Trump, right, applauds as President Donald Trump

White House-Backed Campaign Pushes Alternate Career Paths

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump on Tuesday unveiled a White House-backed national ad campaign ...
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis

Florida Reports Largest, Single-Day Increase in COVID Cases

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase ...
Jasmin Pierre poses for a photo with her smartphone app

Pandemic, Racism Compound Worries About Black Suicide Rate

CHICAGO (AP) — Jasmin Pierre was 18 when she tried to end her life, overdosing on ...
A bottle of hand sanitizer sits on a cart

Virus Spread, Not Politics Should Guide Schools, Doctors Say

As the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public ...
Diane Coleman speaks with homeless individuals outside of Interfaith Emergency Services

Ocala Homeless Fined, Jailed: Nowhere to Sleep Legally

OCALA, Fla. (AP) — Diane Coleman drives past run-down motels, mom-and-pop cafes and car repair shops ...
a sign sits in front of the Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa

Worker Advocates File Meat Plants Discrimination Complaint

Several worker advocacy organizations have filed a civil rights complaint with the U.S. Department of Agriculture ...
US Wholesale Prices Fell 0.2% in June as Food Costs Plunged

US Wholesale Prices Fell 0.2% in June as Food Costs Plunged

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices fell 0.2% in June as food costs dropped sharply, offsetting ...
Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield

CDC Head Sticking to School-Opening Guides Trump Criticized

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials won't revise their coronavirus guidelines for reopening schools despite criticism ...
empty United Airlines ticket machines are shown at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla

Layoffs Stuck at High Level as 1.3 Million Seek Jobless Aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a historically ...
Tom Alexander holds a cross as he prays prior to rulings outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill

Court OK’s Limiting Free Birth Control on Religious Grounds

WASHINGTON (AP) — More employers who cite religious or moral grounds can decline to offer cost-free ...
Indians participate in a health awareness run to mark World AIDS Day in Hyderabad, India

AIDS Report: Kids are Lagging and COVID-19 is Harming Care

New numbers on the global AIDS epidemic show some big successes, such as fewer deaths and ...
Tricia Nora, right, a pediatric nurse practitioner, reads a book to Emilyanne Wade

Amazon Homeless Shelter Boosts Unique Program for Sick Kids

SEATTLE (AP) — After becoming homeless, Connie Wade realized she'd be missing something critical to care ...
Olivia Chan's father helps her with a new mask she received during a graduation ceremony for her Pre-K class

Debates Turn Emotional as Schools Decide How and If to Open

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — School districts across America are in the midst of making wrenching decisions ...
Jennifer Gottschalk, environmental health supervisor of the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department

Hollowed Out Public Health System Faces More Cuts Amid Virus

The U.S. public health system has been starved for decades and lacks the resources to confront ...
Marielena Hincapie and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: National Immigration Law Center – Marielena Hincapie

Marielena Hincapie, Executive Director of the National Immigration Law Center, discusses how the nation's only legal ...