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Exit poll show Poland's Duda leading in presidential runoff

Exit poll show Poland's Duda leading in presidential runoff

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/55c8f5287cf2968d16a1beeb363d4808Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/55c8f5287cf2968d16a1beeb363d4808Click to copyRelated topicsWARSAW, Poland (AP) — A late exit poll in Poland’s presidential runoff Sunday showed the conservative, populist incumbent, Andrzej Duda, leading against the liberal, pro-Europe mayor of Warsaw, but with the race still too close to call.It appeared to be the closest election in Poland’s history, reflecting the deep divisions in this European Union nation. Although the country is struggling with the coronavirus pandemic and problems...

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Leaders, survivors mark 25 years since Srebrenica massacre

Leaders, survivors mark 25 years since Srebrenica massacre

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/3019da34cb940bfb1ff7a26ca702c092Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/3019da34cb940bfb1ff7a26ca702c092Click to copyRelated topicsSREBRENICA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Virtually joined by world leaders, the survivors of Bosnia’s 1995 Srebrenica massacre on Saturday remembered the victims of Europe’s only acknowledged genocide since World War II and warned of the perpetrators’ persistent refusal to fully acknowledge their responsibility. Speaking at a commemoration ceremony for the thousands of massacre victims, held in the memorial center and cemetery just...

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Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdown

Iran blames bad communication, alignment for jet shootdown

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/eef5eecc141d90fcfeb3a80e5c0990b2Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/eef5eecc141d90fcfeb3a80e5c0990b2Click to copyRelated topicsTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A misaligned missile battery, miscommunication between troops and their commanders and a decision to fire without authorization all led to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian jetliner in January, killing all 176 people on board, a new report says.The report released late Saturday by Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization comes months after the Jan. 8 crash near Tehran. Authorities had initially...

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It's Trump's call on what the GOP convention will look like

It's Trump's call on what the GOP convention will look like

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/a04bc3b7ff7708618748255baa0cd2ceClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/a04bc3b7ff7708618748255baa0cd2ceClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — After months of insisting that the Republican National Convention go off as scheduled despite the pandemic, President Donald Trump is slowly coming to accept that the late August event will not be the four-night infomercial for his reelection that he had anticipated.After a venue change, spiking coronavirus cases and a sharp recession, Trump aides and allies are increasingly questioning whether it’s worth the...

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Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

Virus spread, not politics should guide schools, doctors say

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/cc2afd89f4d2cc572aa08b172283916bClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/cc2afd89f4d2cc572aa08b172283916bClick to copyRelated topicsAs the Trump administration pushes full steam ahead to force schools to resume in-person education, public health experts warn that a one-size-fits-all reopening could drive infection and death rates even higher.They’re urging a more cautious approach, which many local governments and school districts are already pursuing.There are too many uncertainties and variables, they say, for Where is the virus spreading rapidly? Do students...

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Florida reports largest, single-day increase in Covid cases

Florida reports largest, single-day increase in Covid cases

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/798f9aab3bb2e5fbf733413a99476d7cClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/798f9aab3bb2e5fbf733413a99476d7cClick to copyRelated topicsST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida on Sunday reported the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any one state since the beginning of the pandemic.According to state Department of Health statistics, 15,299 people tested positive, for a total of 269,811 cases. California had the previous record of daily positive cases — 11,694, four days ago. New York had 11,571 on April 15.The numbers come at the end of a...

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Trump rips private Texas border wall built by his supporters

Trump rips private Texas border wall built by his supporters

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/a3f8fe11e88898cd4fa96ea50038e57dClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/a3f8fe11e88898cd4fa96ea50038e57dClick to copyRelated topicsHOUSTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday criticized a privately built border wall in South Texas that’s showing signs of erosion months after going up, saying it was “only done to make me look bad,” even though the wall was built after a months-long campaign by his supporters.The group that raised money online for the wall promoted itself as supporting Trump during a government shutdown that started in December 2018 because...

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Fire destroys much of 249-year-old church in California

Fire destroys much of 249-year-old church in California

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/4174e05ec7b8725b320638f57d6c400aClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/4174e05ec7b8725b320638f57d6c400aClick to copyRelated topicsSAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) — A fire early Saturday destroyed the rooftop and most of the interior of a Catholic church in California that was undergoing renovation to mark its upcoming 250th anniversary celebration.Fire alarms at the San Gabriel Mission rang around 4 a.m. When firefighters arrived, they saw smoke rising from the wooden rooftop in one corner of the historic structure, San Gabriel Fire Capt. Paul Negrete...

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Nevada Legislature pumps brakes after COVID-19 case reported

Nevada Legislature pumps brakes after COVID-19 case reported

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/cece6da5173befb007441e5d8a52cf26Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/cece6da5173befb007441e5d8a52cf26Click to copyRelated topicsCARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada lawmakers pumped the brakes on their emergency special session Saturday, a day after someone in the legislative building tested positive for COVID-19.After four days of interrogating finance officials, school districts and state agency leaders, both chambers decided to reconvene Monday morning to give individuals time to get tested and staff members time to answer a long list of questions that...

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2 officers, suspect killed in Texas border town shooting

2 officers, suspect killed in Texas border town shooting

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/c9a1a70ea5a5f9f88ab367b6955d1009Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/c9a1a70ea5a5f9f88ab367b6955d1009Click to copyRelated topicsMCALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two police officers were shot and killed Saturday by a suspect who later fatally shot himself in a South Texas border town after responding to a domestic disturbance call, authorities said.McAllen Police Chief Victor Rodriguez identified the slain officers as Edelmiro Garza, 45, and Ismael Chavez, 39. Garza was an officer with the police department for more than eight years while Chavez had over two years of...

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Puerto Rico questions Spain's legacy as statues tumble in US

Puerto Rico questions Spain's legacy as statues tumble in US

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/21139ea13a1957ce4ea6d0db5679b786Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/21139ea13a1957ce4ea6d0db5679b786Click to copyRelated topicsSAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Statues, street names, plazas and even the body of conquistador Juan Ponce de León himself: Spain left a nearly indelible legacy in Puerto Rico that attracts hordes of tourists every year, but some activists are trying to erase it as they join a U.S. movement to eradicate symbols of oppression. Dozens of activists marched through the historic part of Puerto Rico’s capital on Saturday, some wearing...

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Upward trend in COVID-19 cases continues in Kentucky

Upward trend in COVID-19 cases continues in Kentucky

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Storm clouds hang over Trump's attempted campaign reboot

Storm clouds hang over Trump's attempted campaign reboot

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/868cd3df14a011dd542eadc55e77e472Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/868cd3df14a011dd542eadc55e77e472Click to copyRelated topicsMIAMI (AP) — Friday was supposed to be the day President Donald Trump’s campaign reboot itself got a reboot. Instead, it hit another snag.Amid uncertainty over whether he can still draw big and enthusiastic crowds to his signature rallies in the coronavirus era, Trump postponed a planned Saturday rally in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, citing a tropical storm expected to hit a swath of the Eastern United States.“With Tropical Storm Fay...

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Russia's foreign minister mocks intel on bounties to Taliban

Russia's foreign minister mocks intel on bounties to Taliban

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/69f1779d560d4c6df2f4ca69d5236e48Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/69f1779d560d4c6df2f4ca69d5236e48Click to copyRelated topicsMOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top diplomat on Friday dismissed U.S. intelligence information alleging that Moscow offered bounties to the Taliban for killing American soldiers as a product of election year politics in Washington. U.S. intelligence officials said information about Russia’s alleged bounties on the heads of troops in Afghanistan was included in an intelligence brief for President Donald Trump in late February. The White...

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Visiting military hospital, Trump wears a mask in public for first time during pandemic

Visiting military hospital, Trump wears a mask in public for first time during pandemic

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Serbia police detain 71 after 4th night of virus protests

Serbia police detain 71 after 4th night of virus protests

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/83ab4e532c74c78d0d97998eef356397Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/83ab4e532c74c78d0d97998eef356397Click to copyRelated topicsBELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police detained 71 people after clashes during the fourth night of anti-government protests against the Serbian president that were initially sparked by his plans to reintroduce a coronavirus lockdown. Fourteen policemen were injured in the rioting Friday evening when hundreds of right-wing demonstrators tried to storm the parliament building in downtown Belgrade, police director Vladimir Rebic said...

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Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon

Mueller defends Russia probe, says Stone remains a felon

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/681f725727b1407e7017b479a70fabaeClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/681f725727b1407e7017b479a70fabaeClick to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — Former special counsel Robert Mueller sharply defended his investigation into ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign, writing in a newspaper opinion piece Saturday that the probe was of “paramount importance” and asserting that a Trump ally, Roger Stone, “remains a convicted felon, and rightly so” despite the president’s decision to commute his prison sentence.The op-ed in The Washington...

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Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

Trump wears mask in public for first time during pandemic

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/7651589ac439646e5cf873d021f1f4b6Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/7651589ac439646e5cf873d021f1f4b6Click to copyRelated topicsWASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against spreading or becoming infected by the novel coronavirus.Trump flew by helicopter to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in suburban Washington to meet wounded servicemembers and...

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Germany seizes server hosting pilfered US police files

Germany seizes server hosting pilfered US police files

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Washington justices void 1916 tribal rights ruling as racist

Washington justices void 1916 tribal rights ruling as racist

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/7696c9892e07b7a5508c41bb63e077dbClick to copyhttps://apnews.com/7696c9892e07b7a5508c41bb63e077dbClick to copyRelated topicsSEATTLE (AP) — Washington state’s Supreme Court on Friday vacated a 1916 ruling that allowed a prosecutor to bring criminal charges against a tribal fisherman as racist and unjust.The justices unanimously said they were compelled to void the decision, even though it was overruled in 1957, because “such past opinions can continue to perpetrate injustice by their very existence.” Justice Raquel Montoya-Lewis, the state’s first Native...

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Virus cases up sharply in Africa, India as inequality stings

Virus cases up sharply in Africa, India as inequality stings

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/9b85da63370c43d650d63fa181d65c80Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/9b85da63370c43d650d63fa181d65c80Click to copyRelated topicsJOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have doubled in just two weeks to a quarter-million, and on Saturday saw its biggest daily spike as its infections passed 800,000. The surging cases are raising sharp concerns about unequal treatment in the pandemic, as the wealthy hoard medical equipment and use private hospitals and the poor crowd into overwhelmed public facilities.Globally more than 12.5 million...

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Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

Coronavirus deaths take a long-expected turn for the worse

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/b5dc967808fb7964b531afa59b5a6f82Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/b5dc967808fb7964b531afa59b5a6f82Click to copyRelated topicsNEW YORK (AP) — A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic.The number of deaths per day from the virus had been falling for months, and even remained down as states like Florida and Texas saw explosions in cases and hospitalizations — and reported daily U.S. infections broke records several times in recent days.Scientists...

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Arkansas' attorney general removes name from office's TV ads

Arkansas' attorney general removes name from office's TV ads

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/b86cc57c427af149bc7341dda68aed69Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/b86cc57c427af149bc7341dda68aed69Click to copyRelated topicsLITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas’ attorney general has removed her name, image and voice from her office’s television ads to keep baseless claims of political rivals from impacting her duties, an official said. Amanda Priest, spokeswoman for Leslie Rutledge, declined to identify the attorney general’s political opponents. But she said Rutledge doesn’t consider them to be lawmakers, the reported.“The Attorney General is hopeful...

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Dozens of US Marines in Japan's Okinawa get coronavirus

Dozens of US Marines in Japan's Okinawa get coronavirus

AP NEWSADVERTISEMENThttps://apnews.com/5838e8c050a9312ab4077c42de840aa3Click to copyhttps://apnews.com/5838e8c050a9312ab4077c42de840aa3Click to copyRelated topicsTOKYO (AP) — Dozens of U.S. Marines at two bases on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa have been infected with the coronavirus in what is feared to be a massive outbreak, Okinawa’s governor said Saturday, demanding an adequate explanation from the U.S. military.Gov. Denny Tamaki said he could say only that a “few dozen” cases had been found recently because the U.S. military asked that the exact figure not be released. The...

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US appeals to proceed with 1st federal execution in 17 years

US appeals to proceed with 1st federal execution in 17 years

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