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  • Amid protests, Trump talks of war — and reelection

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Embracing the language of confrontation and war, President Donald Trump on Monday declared himself the “president of law and order” and signaled he would stake his reelection on convincing voters his forceful approach, including deploying U.S. troops to U.S. cities, was warranted in a time of national tumult and racial unrest. Trump […]
  • Trump threatens military force against protesters nationwide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Wielding extraordinary federal authority, President Donald Trump threatened the nation’s governors on Monday that he would deploy the military to states if they did not stamp out violent protests over police brutality that have roiled the nation over the past week. His announcement came as police under federal command forced back peaceful […]
  • Congress confronts dual crises of protests, virus outbreak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress convened Monday with protests outside its door and across the nation, the Capitol already struck by the COVID-19 outbreak now confronting a deepening crisis over the treatment of black people in the United States. The civil unrest over the death of George Floyd at the hands of police combined with the […]
  • Unrest demonstrates Biden’s challenge in breaking through

    Over the weekend, President Donald Trump was largely in public view while Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was out of wide public view.
  • Unrest overshadows peaceful US protests for another night

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across America again Sunday, with peaceful demonstrations against police killings of black people overshadowed by unrest that ravaged cities from Philadelphia to Los Angeles and flared near the White House. City and state officials deployed thousands of National Guard soldiers, enacted strict curfews […]
  • Bills seek to limit puberty blockers, other treatment for transgender youth

    In what advocates call an unprecedented attack on transgender people, bills proposed aim to restrict medical treatment to transgender youth.
  • Protesters converge on White House for second straight day

    Police fired pepper spray at demonstrators near the White House and the D.C. National Guard was called in during a second straight night of protests.
  • ‘Back in the game’: SpaceX ship blasts off with 2 astronauts

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A rocket ship built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from Earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel and putting the United States back in the business of launching astronauts into orbit from home soil for the first time in nearly […]
  • Biden speaks of racial ‘open wound,’ contrasting with Trump

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden lamented the “open wound” of the nation’s systemic racism on Friday as he responded to the police killing of a black man in Minnesota. He drew an implicit contrast with President Donald Trump, who has suggested authorities could respond with violence to the protests that followed George Floyd’s death. “The […]
  • Virus protection adds new wrinkle to Southwest heat relief

    PHOENIX (AP) — Trying to stay safe during a global pandemic is hard enough, but people in Southwest desert cities like Phoenix and Las Vegas where temperatures can soar into the triple digits are also trying to protect themselves from the brutal heat. A 48,000-square-foot (4,459-square-meters) hall of the Phoenix Convention Center was being transformed […]

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