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Democratic Convention: What to watch on Monday night

Democratic Convention: What to watch on Monday night

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | By BILL BARROW Associated PressATLANTA (AP) — The Democratic Party will convene, sort of, amid a pandemic that has upended the usual pomp-and-circumstance of presidential nominating conventions.Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez will be in Milwaukee, which he’d chosen as the 2020 convention host city. But presidential candidate Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, won’t be. Nor will the 57 state and territorial delegations, party activists and media hordes that would have filled a downtown...

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Pelosi calls House back into session over postal crisis

Pelosi calls House back into session over postal crisis

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Nancy Pelosi is calling the House back into session over the crisis at the U.S. Postal Service, setting up a political showdown amid growing concerns that the Trump White House is trying to undermine the agency ahead of the election.Pelosi is cutting short lawmakers’ summer recess with a vote expected Saturday on legislation that would prohibit changes at the agency as tensions mount. President Donald Trump’s new postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, has sparked nationwide outcry over delays,...

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Portland police declare riot, use smoke to clear crowd

Portland police declare riot, use smoke to clear crowd

Share this story:PORTLAND, ORE. -- A riot was declared in Oregon's biggest city as protesters demonstrated outside a law enforcement building early Sunday, continuing a nightly ritual in Portland. Officers used crowd control munitions to disperse the gathering outside the Penumbra Kelly building. Protesters had thrown "softball size" rocks, glass bottles and other objects at officers, police said on Twitter. The department also said security cameras had been spray painted and other vandalism occurred. Two police officers were treated at the hospital after being hit by rocks, authorities...

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Trump paints Democratic ticket as both radical and moderate

Trump paints Democratic ticket as both radical and moderate

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | By Jill Colvin, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire | Associated PressWASHINGTON — An overzealous prosecutor trying to hide her crime-fighting past — who is also weak on crime. The most radical pick for vice president ever — but too moderate to energize progressive Democrats.President Donald Trump’s campaign is struggling to define California Sen. Kamala Harris, the newly announced running mate for Democratic rival Joe Biden.And without a clear message, Trump has reverted to his usual playbook, resorting to sexist and...

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Portland rioters set fires, use mortar; 2 officers hurt - KTVZ

Portland rioters set fires, use mortar; 2 officers hurt - KTVZ

Top StoriesPORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Officials say protesters in Portland launched commercial grade fireworks at police in another night of rioting and even used a mortar in their attacks.Portland police say two officers were injured and 16 people were arrested.The demonstrators marched to a police union building Sunday night, blocked the road and set dumpster fires.Authorities declared that the protest a riot and forced several hundred people away from the building, which houses the union of the police officer's union.Protesters got inside the same building Saturday night and a fire started...

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FBI Raids Home of YouTube Star Jake Paul

FBI Raids Home of YouTube Star Jake Paul

AdvertisementFBI agents including a SWAT team served a search warrant at the home of YouTube star Jake Paul on Wednesday.The FBI executed the search warrant starting at 6 a.m. at the Calabasas, , mansion in connection with an ongoing investigation, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said in a statement.A judge has sealed the search warrant affidavit and Eimiller said she could not reveal the nature of the investigation or the person it was served on.Advertisement - story continues belowThe city of Calabasas said in a statement on its social media pages that Paul’s home was being raided by the ,...

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Warming takes down Canada’s last intact ice shelf

Warming takes down Canada’s last intact ice shelf

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | By Seth Borenstein | Associated PressMuch of Canada’s remaining intact ice shelf has broken apart into hulking iceberg islands thanks to a hot summer and global warming, scientists said.Canada’s 4,000-year-old Milne Ice Shelf on the northwestern edge of Ellesmere Island had been the country’s last intact ice shelf until the end of July when ice analyst Adrienne White of the Canadian Ice Service noticed that satellite photos showed that about 43% of it had broken off. She said it happened around July 30 or 31.Two...

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Milwaukee Police Preparing For Unknowns At Democratic National Convention

Milwaukee Police Preparing For Unknowns At Democratic National Convention

Wisconsin Public Radio, © Copyright 2020, Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System and Wisconsin Educational Communications Board. The Associated Press contributed to this report. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Wisconsin Public Radio and WPR.org welcome civil, on-topic comments and opinions that advance the discussion from all perspectives of an issue. Comments containing outside links (URLs) will only be posted after they’ve been approved by a moderator. WPR.org will delete comments that violate our guidelines....

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Roger Marshall wins Republican Senate primary in Kansas

Roger Marshall wins Republican Senate primary in Kansas

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Republicans on Tuesday nominated Rep. Roger Marshall for the Senate instead of polarizing conservative Kris Kobach, heeding the party establishment’s advice for keeping a normally safe seat out of play in what could be a difficult year for the GOP.Marshall prevailed in a crowded GOP primary field with the backing of major farm, business and anti-abortion groups but without an endorsement from President Donald Trump sought by Senate Majority Mitch McConnell and others for the two-term congressman for western and central Kansas. Marshall overcame Kobach’s reputation...

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DC health officials list North Dakota among high-risk states

DC health officials list North Dakota among high-risk states

Coronavirus Information CenterBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Health officials in Washington, D.C., have placed North Dakota on a list of high-risk coronavirus states. That means anyone from North Dakota on “nonessential travel” to the nation’s capital must self-quarantine for 14 days once they arrive.People on “essential” travel must self-monitor for 14 days, limit contact with others and quarantine if they experience COVID-19 symptoms.The Bismarck Tribune reports DC’s definition of “essential travel” includes government functions but does not include tourism.The designation comes as active cases of...

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Trump rescinds Obama-era fair housing rule

Trump rescinds Obama-era fair housing rule

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | By Makini Brice | ReutersWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said on Wednesday his administration was rescinding a regulation intended to combat discriminatory housing practices and segregation, in his latest bid to boost his support in the suburbs as he seeks re-election.The rule, the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing mandate, was established under Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration in 2015. It would have required communities that receive grants and housing aid to assess racial segregation in...

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Police: Hells Angel sparked Minneapolis riots after Floyd’s death

Police: Hells Angel sparked Minneapolis riots after Floyd’s death

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | Associated PressMINNEAPOLIS — Police say a man captured on surveillance video breaking windows at a south Minneapolis auto parts store in the days after George Floyd’s death is a Hell’s Angels member who was bent on stirring up social unrest.Dubbed “Umbrella Man” for an all-black getup that included hood, gas mask and black umbrella, police say the man’s actions soon led to an arson fire that was the first of several that transformed peaceful protests into chaos.“This was the first fire that set off a string of...

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Ex-wrestler running for Congress subject of 911 calls

Ex-wrestler running for Congress subject of 911 calls

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas police responded twice to 911 calls from Republican congressional candidate Dan Rodimer’s now-wife in 2018 alleging domestic violence and that Rodimer had stolen guns and jewelry belonging to her, according to police records.In neither case did police arrest or detain Rodimer. No charges were filed. In the initial incident July 20, 2018, police wrote “there was no crime, just a verbal argument and we did not want to embarrass them or make them any more upset.”The second incident occurred on Nov. 30 of the same year. Rodimer’s then-girlfriend, Sarah Duffy, called...

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Wealthy donors pour millions into fight over mail-in voting

Wealthy donors pour millions into fight over mail-in voting

WASHINGTON (AP) — Deep-pocketed and often anonymous donors are pouring over $100 million into an intensifying dispute about whether it should be easier to vote by mail, a fight that could determine President Donald Trump’s fate in the November election. In the battleground of Wisconsin, cash-strapped cities have received $6.3 million from an organization with ties to left-wing philanthropy to help expand vote by mail. Meanwhile, a well-funded conservative group best known for its focus on judicial appointments is spending heavily to fight cases related to mail-in balloting procedures in...

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Lawsuits filed against Trump over order on district drawing

Lawsuits filed against Trump over order on district drawing

NEW YORK (AP) — A coalition of states, counties and cities and another of civil and immigrants’ rights groups sued President Donald Trump on Friday over his executive order that would not include people in the U.S. illegally in how congressional districts are redrawn. In the lawsuits, filed in federal court in Manhattan, the memorandum Trump signed earlier this week was called discriminatory and unconstitutional. Advertisement New York Attorney General Letitia James, who is leading the coalition that includes another 21 states as well as more than a dozen other cities and counties, said in...

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Trump calls off Florida segment of GOP National Convention

Trump calls off Florida segment of GOP National Convention

The Associated PressPublished: July 23, 2020, 5:25 pmUpdated: July 23, 2020, 6:38 pmTags: , , Sign up for our NewslettersThe Associated PressPublished: July 23, 2020, 5:25 pmUpdated: July 23, 2020, 6:38 pmTags: , , WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's hopes to salvage a four-night celebration for his reelection campaign have been thwarted by spiking coronavirus cases across the Sun Belt, with the president announcing Thursday that he was calling off the public events of the Republican National Convention scheduled to be held in Florida.Trump had already moved the convention from North...

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Minneapolis teen reported for unlicensed hot dog stand gets help from Health Department

Minneapolis teen reported for unlicensed hot dog stand gets help from Health Department

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | |A 13-year-old Minneapolis entrepreneur, who was reported for operating his hot dog stand without a license, is still in business with the help of the city’s Health Department.Daniel Huff, the environmental health director for the department, told Minnesota Public Radio that officials decided to assist Jaequan Faulkner in enhancing his business, instead of shutting him down, after receiving the complaint.Huff said health inspectors pitched in for the $87 permit. The department was excited to help a young man with...

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Biden eyes GOP supporters while Trump focuses on his base - U.S. News

Biden eyes GOP supporters while Trump focuses on his base - U.S. News

Published at 16:10 Published at 16:10In the four months since Joe Biden effectively won the Democratic presidential nomination, he has focused on consolidating the party’s divergent and often warring factions. As the closing stretch of the campaign nears, that effort will expand to include Republicans disaffected with President Donald Trump.Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, a Republican and frequent Trump critic, has been approached and is expected to speak at the Democratic National Convention on Biden’s behalf next month, according to a person with direct knowledge of the plans who insisted...

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As virus surges, military deploys medics to California, Texas

As virus surges, military deploys medics to California, Texas

GET BREAKING NEWS IN YOUR BROWSER. CLICK HERE TO TURN ON NOTIFICATIONS.XBy | By Freida Frisaro and David Crary | Associated PressFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Teams of military medics were deployed in Texas and California to help hospitals deluged by coronavirus patients, as Miami area authorities began stepping up enforcement Friday of a mask requirement — echoing efforts in many parts of the world to contain surging infections.In California, military doctors, nurses and other health care specialists were being deployed to eight hospitals facing staffing shortages amid a record-breaking case...

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Mississippi legislator hospitalized with COVID-19

Mississippi legislator hospitalized with COVID-19

Sorry, this site is not accessible in your region.AdvertisementMississippi legislator hospitalized with COVID-19A Moss Point legislator has been hospitalized for COVID-19.State Rep. Manly Barton, 71, a Republican representing District 109, is among more than 40 at the state Capitol that have tested positive for coronavirus. Manly's colleague, State Rep. Becky Currie, of Brookhaven, said on Facebook that Barton is in the intensive care unit at a Mississippi hospital. "Please help me pray for him. He is the kindest man and I enjoy working with him so much," Currie said.State Health Officer...

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Anti-racism rally held after BLM mural painted over in Martinez

Anti-racism rally held after BLM mural painted over in Martinez

MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Anti-racism protesters took to the streets Sunday in Martinez, where two people were charged with hate crimes after allegedly defacing a city-sanctioned “Black Lives Matter” mural.The two were charged July 7, the same day that police in Martinez were called to investigate after someone painted “White Lives Matter” on a city street.Activists organized Sunday’s march after police found flyers threatening Black Lives Matter supporters in the name of a white-power group.“A lot of us are here today to say that we will not stand for hate in this city,” demonstrator Kirsten...

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