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Supreme Court: Montana Can't Exclude Religious Schools From Scholarship Program

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:24

The 5-4 decision, in which Chief Justice John Roberts joined the court's other conservatives, is a win for parents who wanted to use the state tax credit to help send children to religious schools.

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Carl Reiner, Actor, Director, Writer, Producer And Mensch, Dies At 98

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 10:20

Reiner belonged to a generation of Jewish comics who helped define 20th century American comedy. He created the Dick Van Dyke Show and collaborated often with his longtime friend, Mel Brooks.

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WATCH LIVE: Senate Hearing On Reopening Schools, Workplaces Amid Coronavirus

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 09:51

The Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will convene on Tuesday to address plans to reopen schools and workplaces amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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EU Sets New List Of Approved Travel Partners. The U.S. Isn't On It

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 09:51

The European Union will bar U.S. travelers when the bloc begins opening its external borders this week. It will admit foreigners from only 15 countries — including China and South Korea.

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Afghan Interpreter Who Saved U.S. Troops Gets American Citizenship

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 08:31

Janis Shinwari, an Afghan interpreter for the U.S. military, grabbed a rifle in the heat of battle and saved U.S. troops in 2008. Twelve years later, he became a U.S. citizen.

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This Reverse Parade Will Allow July Fourth Revelry From A Social Distance

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 08:16

The pandemic pushed one community in suburban Cincinnati to get creative about its July Fourth festivities.

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As Coronavirus Surges, How Much Testing Does Your State Need To Subdue The Virus?

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 05:05

A new NPR/Harvard analysis finds most states' testing efforts still fall far short of what's needed to beat back the pandemic. Find out how your state is doing.

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Essential Worker Shoulders $1,840 Debt For Trying To Get Tested For COVID-19

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 05:05

Carmen Quintero couldn't get tested for COVID-19, but ended up with a huge bill for trying to. She also was told to self-isolate and had no choice but to use vacation time to stay home from work.

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Tuesday's Primaries: 5 Races To Watch In Colorado, Utah And Oklahoma

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 05:01

The Colorado U.S. Senate Democratic primary is Tuesday's marquee contest. Also notable: Former Gov. Jon Huntsman is looking to make a comeback in Utah.

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As Palmdale Grapples With A Hanging Death, Locals Recall The Area's Racist History

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 05:00

Neo-Nazis and skinhead groups have been a constant threat, and for years L.A. County officials — in collusion with sheriff's deputies — have discriminated against Black people in Section 8 housing.

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FAA Begins Test Flights For Boeing's Troubled 737 Max

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 03:42

More than a year after the plane's grounding because of two deadly crashes, the FAA began a series of certification flights Monday, a big step toward allowing the 737 Max to fly passengers again.

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China Enacts Security Law, Asserting Control Over Hong Kong

Tue, 06/30/2020 - 03:13

Despite fierce international criticism and opposition in Hong Kong, Beijing's rubber-stamp legislature passed a law allowing the mainland to impose security measures in the former British colony.

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Federal Court In Wisconsin Upholds Voting Restrictions Favored By Republicans

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 23:25

An appeals court found in favor of limits on early voting and restored a requirement that residents must live in a district for 28 days, instead of 10 days, to be eligible to vote there.

Arizona Issues New Shutdown Order As Coronavirus Cases Spike

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 21:22

Gov. Doug Ducey, citing thousands of new cases in the state, issued an order shutting down bars, theaters, gyms and water parks for at least 30 days.

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With Big Summer Films Delayed, AMC Theatres Puts Off U.S. Reopening

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 21:17

The largest U.S. movie chain is resuming operations at approximately 450 U.S. locations on July 30, two weeks later than previously announced. It's matching delays by movie producers.

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WHO Chief On COVID-19 Pandemic: 'The Worst Is Yet To Come'

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 19:47

Speaking at a briefing in Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: "We all want this to be over. We all want to get on with our lives. But the hard reality is this is not even close to being over."

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Remdesivir Priced At More Than $3,100 For A Course Of Treatment

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 19:39

An experimental COVID-19 medicine that has been shown to shorten the time people with severe illness have to stay in the hospital finally has a price tag that's lower than some analysts expected.

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Senators Call For Investigation Of States' Nursing Home Policies During Pandemic

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 19:39

Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and Greg Walden question some states' requirement that nursing homes accept COVID-19-positive patients from hospitals.

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Famous New York Public Library Lions Mask Up To Set An Example

Mon, 06/29/2020 - 18:50

Patience and Fortitude, the marble lions outside of the New York Public Library at 42nd Street, don face masks as the city and the library system work to reopen while avoiding the coronavirus.

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