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Dramatic Diorama Raises Ethical Issues for Pittsburgh Museum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum decided a dramatic diorama that has been on display for ...
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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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Water Shortages in US West Likelier Than Previously Thought

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — There's a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs ...
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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 ...
Michele Watley, founder of Shirley's Kitchen Cabinet

States Face Pressure to Ban Race-Based Hairstyle Prejudice

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A growing number of states are facing pressure to ban race-based ...
Signs with Breonna Taylor

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." ...
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Officials Battle Online Misinformation Along with Wildfires

SEATTLE (AP) — Emergency responders in the Pacific Northwest are fighting misinformation along with raging wildfires ...
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Study: Kids Infected at Day Care Spread Coronavirus at Home

NEW YORK (AP) — Children who caught the coronavirus at day cares and a day camp ...
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US Marks 9/11 Anniversary at Tributes Shadowed by Virus

NEW YORK (AP) — Americans commemorated 9/11 on Friday as a new national crisis — the ...
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US Layoffs Remain Elevated as Job Market’s Gains Weaken

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits was unchanged last week at ...
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Think 2020’s Disasters Are Wild? Experts See Worse in Future

A record amount of California is burning, spurred by a nearly 20-year mega-drought. To the north, ...
Santa Fe Public School food workers

Free Lunches Continue for New Mexico Students

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Funding for summer meal programs for children in New Mexico will ...
A firefighter battles the Creek Fire

Firefighters Overtaken by Flames in California Mountains

SHAVER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — More than a dozen California firefighters trying to protect a fire ...
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Postal Chief Under Fire Over Alleged Campaign Law Violations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Postmaster General Louis DeJoy is facing increased scrutiny as House Democrats investigate allegations ...
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Rapper Genesis Be’s Long Battle Versus the Confederate Flag

NEW YORK (AP) — The path that brought rapper and activist Genesis Be to a New ...
Blue smoke from a gender revel

California Fire Sparked by Device to Reveal Baby’s Gender

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A couple's plan to reveal their baby's gender went up not in ...
Brooklyn Bridge after a rally

Summer of Protest: Chance for Change, but Obstacles Exposed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memorial Day brought the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis ...
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Judge Orders US to Stop Detaining Migrant Children in Hotels

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered the Trump administration on Friday to stop detaining immigrant ...
Gov. Gavin Newsom with criminal youths

California Aims to Phase Out State-Operated Youth Prisons

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After years of fruitless debate, California now is on the verge of ...
Jennifer Gregg and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: ONE Archives Foundation – Jennifer Gregg

Jennifer Gregg, Executive Director of the ONE Archives Foundation, discusses how educating youth on LGBTQ history ...
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Portland’s Grim Reality: 100 Days of Protests, Many Violent

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once hailed as one of the most livable U.S. cities, Portland, Oregon, ...
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany

White House Faces Skepticism Over Prospects for a Vaccine

Could the U.S. really see a coronavirus vaccine before Election Day? ...
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A New $300 Federal Jobless Benefit? Not Likely for Some

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — Down to a weekly unemployment check of $96, Fakisha Fenderson brushed aside ...
Rep. Melanie Wade Goodwin visits with her 11 day-old baby

Ex-NC Rep. Goodwin, Who Made History with Childbirth, Dies

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former North Carolina Rep. Melanie Wade Goodwin, who was the state's first ...
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Drilling, Mines, Other Projects Hastened by Trump Order

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is seeking to fast track environmental reviews of dozens ...
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NYC Delays Start of School Year to Do More Virus Safety Prep

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City postponed students' return to classrooms by more than a ...
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Meals on Heels: San Francisco Drag Queens Deliver Amid Virus

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — These divas deliver ...
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Feds Want Deal with North Dakota Over Pipeline Protest Costs

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers is recommending that the federal government negotiate ...
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2 Shootings, 2 Days: In Kenosha, a Microcosm of US Strife

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — A Black man, accosted by police on a domestic dispute call, is ...
Woman reacts to her damaged home after hurricane

In Aftermath of Hurricane Laura, Residents Worry About Help

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — In a matter of hours last week, Hurricane Laura tore through ...
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Virus Could End Snow Days; Flu Shot Mandate Prompts Protest

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — Some Vermont educators are wondering if remote learning could mean the end ...
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Fad or Future? Telehealth Expansion Eyed Beyond Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Telehealth is a bit of American ingenuity that seems to have paid off ...
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Fans Hope Marvel Comic Book Improves Native Representation

Past portrayals of Native American or Indigenous comic book superheroes would often follow the same checklist ...
San Quentin State Prison

California Devotes $30 Million to Aid Parolees in Pandemic

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California has launched a $30 million program to provide thousands of parolees ...
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In Mexico, Women Inmates Find Education Chance Amid Pandemic

ALMOLOYA DE JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Prison inmates in Mexico have suffered from coronavirus infections at ...
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Top Brazil Official Says No Halt to Amazon Protections

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's environment ministry said it will continue operations to curb deforestation and ...