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President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn of the White House

Trump Talks Less About Virus, States Look Inward for Answers

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has taken an increasingly hands-off approach to the coronavirus crisis ...
A man shows bottles

In Bolivian City, People Buy Fake – And Toxic – Virus Cure

COCHABAMBA, Bolivia (AP) — Long lines form every morning in one of the Bolivian cities hardest ...
Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Pentagon Bans Confederate Flag in Way to Avoid Trump’s Wrath

WASHINGTON (AP) — After weeks of wrangling, the Pentagon is banning displays of the Confederate flag ...
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 ...
logs are stacked at a lumber mill

Brazil Asks Investment Firms to Adopt Protected Amazon Areas

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government on Thursday proposed that global asset-managers adopt protected areas ...
A Black Lives Matter billboard is seen next to a Confederate flag

BLM Billboard Erected Next to Confederate Flag

A Black Lives Matter sign now fills a billboard next to a big Confederate flag that ...
Protesters against the death penalty gather in Terre Haute, Ind

US Executes 2nd Man in a Week; Lawyers Said He Had Dementia

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The United States on Thursday carried out its second federal execution ...
Judge Stephen McIntosh explains updates to courtrooms

Courts Get Creative to Restart Jury Trials Amid Pandemic

It was New Mexico's first jury trial since the pandemic crippled the U.S. criminal justice system, ...
Onate High School is pictured in Las Cruces, New Mexico

New Mexico High School to Drop Spanish Conquistador Name

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico high school named after a Spanish conquistador will ...
A health worker takes a sample for a PCR test

Virus Cases Rise in U.S. States Amid New World Restrictions

MIAMI (AP) — Arizona, Texas and Florida together reported about 25,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday ...
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 ...
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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 ...
Philip Yenyo, left, executive director of the American Indians Movement for Ohio

Indians, Other Teams Pressured After Redskins Drop Nickname

CLEVELAND (AP) — The spotlight for change is shining on the Cleveland Indians ...
Honor guard members from the Mississippi National Guard practice folding the former Mississippi flag

Group Seeks Ideas for Mississippi Flag Without Rebel Emblem

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A state agency said Monday that the public can submit proposals for ...
a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)

More Than 200 Schools Back Lawsuit Over Foreign Student Rule

BOSTON (AP) — More than 200 universities are backing a legal challenge to the Trump administration's ...
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 grizzly bear roams an exhibit at the Woodland Park Zoo

Conservation Groups Upset by North Cascades Grizzly Decision

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The forested mountains in and around North Cascades National Park in north ...
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 ...
Peter Mindnich and Mark Oppenheim at KLCS studios

Preview: President at Braille Institute of America – Peter Mindnich

Peter Mindnich, President of the Braille Institute of America, discusses the importance of mobile and accessible ...
firefighters works at a forest fire in a burned national park at the Dutch-German border near Herkenbosch, Netherlands

UN: World Could Hit 1.5-Degree Warming Threshold by 2024

GENEVA (AP) — The world could see annual global temperatures pass a key threshold for the ...
a prototype of their "BFS" prefilled syringe

US Bets on Small, Untested Company to Deliver COVID Vaccine

When precious vats of COVID-19 vaccine are finally ready, jabbing the lifesaving solution into the arms ...
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 ...
Poster promoting the nonprofit report show of 7/09/2020

Nonprofit Report: The Universal Need for Human Services During COVID

Host Mark Oppenheim interviews guests: Bay Area Community Services Executive Director Jamie Almanza; Community Services of ...
Virus Outbreak Scramble for Tests

Where Do New Viruses Like the Coronavirus Come From?

Factors smaller than a cell and as large as the planet are at play when a ...
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 ...
Shania Dod, right, collects a sample at a United Memorial Medical Center

‘A Hot Mess’: Americans Face Testing Delays as Virus Surges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For two weeks, Rachael Jones has stayed home, going without a paycheck ...
sign along a highway to protests the route of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Deerfield, Va.

Opponents: Pipeline’s Defeat ‘A Testament to Perseverance’

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Richard Averitt and his wife have spent six years and more than ...
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 ...
President Donald Trump

Trump Says He Will Pressure States to Reopen Schools in Fall

President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort to reopen schools this fall, arguing that ...
medical personnel adjust their personal protective equipment

Protective Gear for Medical Workers Begins to Run Low Again

The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the ...
Saltillo High School seniors make their way to the football field as the sun begins to set for their graduation ceremony

Amid Pandemic, Fewer Students Seek Federal Aid for College

The number of high school seniors applying for U.S. federal college aid plunged in the weeks ...
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 ...
Stimulus Money Could Pose Dilemmas in Nursing Homes

Stimulus Money Could Pose Dilemmas in Nursing Homes

NEW YORK (AP) — Nursing home residents are among the Americans getting $1,200 checks as part ...
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 ...