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FILE - In this June 27, 2020, file photo, beach goers cross the Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach, Calif. California's mood has gone from optimistic to sour as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are on the rise heading into the July 4th weekend. Gov. Gavin Newsom has ordered bars and indoor restaurant dining closed in most of the state, many beaches are off limits, and he's imploring Californians to avoid holiday gatherings with family and friends. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
How California went from success story to virus hot spotCalifornia's mood has gone from optimistic to sour as coronavirus cases and hospitalizations rise heading into the July 4th weekend
The Associated Press29 minutes ago
The U.S. Supreme Court is seen Tuesday, June 30, 2020 in Washington. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Supreme Court agrees to hear Nazi art caseThe Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case involving the descendants of a group of Jewish art dealers from Germany who say their ancestors were forced to sell a collection of religious art to the Nazi government in 1935
The Associated Press56 minutes ago
Russia Investigation Material to Remain Secret Past ElectionHouse Democrats are unlikely to see secret material from Robert Mueller's Russia investigation before Election Day because of a move by the Supreme Court on Thursday. In what USA Today reports is a victory for the White House, the court said it would take up the case on whether Congress...
Newser2 hours ago
3 cities pilot South Africa-style truth, reconciliation pushBoston, Philadelphia and San Francisco are teaming up to help form a pilot effort patterned after South Africa’s post-apartheid truth and reconciliation commission to confront racism in the criminal justice system
The Associated Press2 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks during a news briefing at the White House, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Only verified intelligence? A look at presidents' briefingsThe White House says President Donald Trump was never briefed on intelligence that Russia had put a bounty on U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan because there wasn’t corroborating evidence
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this June 21, 2018 file photo, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, center, speaks accompanied by a group of U.S. mayors during a news conference outside the holding facility for immigrant children in Tornillo, Texas, near the Mexican border.  Expressing frustration that police officers, charged with enforcing  South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster’s stay-at-home order during the coronavirus outbreak, are not being told which businesses have been granted permission to stay open, Benjamin said, on Friday, April 10, 2020 he was pursuing an open-records request to obtain the information.    (AP Photo/Andres Leighton, File)
Buttigieg, SC capital city mayor teaming up on COVID effortFormer South Bend, Indiana, mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has teamed up with the mayor of South Carolina’s capital city to help municipalities stem the spread of the coronavirus
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Biden Sees Another Edge in 'Highly Unusual' Fundraising SeasonIn May, Joe Biden brought in $7 million more than President Trump in fundraising cash. In June, the former VP continued that streak, and then some. Per the Hill , Biden's team announced Wednesday it had, in conjunction with the DNC and its shared fundraising committees, brought in $10 million more...
Newser2 hours ago
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