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Q&A: US government not as prolific an executioner as statesPresident Donald Trump's administration wants to restart federal executions this month, 17 years after the last one
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Paper: Gun-Wielding Homeowners 'Almost Always in Conflict With Others'There's a new wrinkle in the case of the Missouri couple who stood outside their St. Louis mansion and pointed guns at Black Lives Matter protesters last month. KSDK reports a search warrant was executed Friday night by St. Louis police officers at the home of Mark and Patricia McCloskey,...
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Jasmin Pierre poses for a photo with her smartphone app, in New Orleans, Thursday, July 2, 2020. Pierre, who survived multiple suicide attempts, doesn't want people struggling alone. She created The Safe Place, a free Black-oriented mental health app that's seen more signups during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
Pandemic, racism compound worries about Black suicide rateBlack people are facing a combination of stressors experts worry could affect the suicide rate
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FILE - This Jan. 27, 2018, aerial file photo shows U.S. Marine Air Station Futenma in Ginowan, Okinawa, southern Japan. Okinawan officials said Saturday, July 11, 2020 that dozens of U.S. Marines have been confirmed to have infected with the coronavirus at two bases, Futenma and Camp Hansen, on the southern Japanese island in what is feared to be a massive outbreak, and demanded adequate explanation from the U.S. military officials. (Kyodo News via AP, File)
Dozens of US Marines in Japan's Okinawa get coronavirus Officials on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa say dozens of U.S. Marines have been infected with the coronavirus at two bases on the island in what is feared to be a massive outbreak
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COVID Surge Worries Experts: 'Early Wave of a Lot of Suffering'In mid-April, the daily COVID-19 death toll in the US began to subside, thanks to shutdowns that helped flatten the virus curve. Now, sobering news from the Washington Post : That daily mortality rate has spiked this week, with more than 800 deaths across the nation daily over the past four...
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Amid Spread of Misinformation, Whispers on FB's Next MoveFacebook has been struggling lately over a massive advertiser boycott , partly driven by the company's refusal to address political ads spreading misinformation on the platform. Now, people familiar with Facebook's thinking say the company is considering banning political ads in the days leading up to the November election, per Bloomberg...
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Pedestrians struggle to control their umbrellas due to inclement weather brought about by Tropical Storm Fay, Friday, July 10, 2020, in New York. Beaches closed in Delaware and rain lashed the New Jersey shore as fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay churned north on a path expected to soak the New York City region. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Fay becomes post-tropical cyclone over eastern New YorkA tropical storm that brought heavy rain to mid-Atlantic states and southern New England has been downgraded for a second time Saturday morning
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National Hurricane Center downgrades Fay to a tropical depressionNational Hurricane Center downgrades Fay to a tropical depression
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Signs direct motorists to the various theme parks at Walt Disney World, Thursday, July 2, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom will reopen on July 11. Disney World's other two parks, Epcot and Disney's Hollywood Studios, will welcome back guests four days later. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Disney World to reopen as coronavirus cases surge in Florida“The Most Magical Place on Earth” is reopening after nearly four months with new rules in place to help prevent the spread of COVID-19
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FILE - This March 12, 2019, file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California, in Los Angeles. A California couple has agreed to plead guilty to paying $250,000 to get their daughter into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, File)
California couple agrees to guilty pleas in college scamA California couple has agreed to plead guilty to paying $250,000 to get their daughter into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit
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A rider tries to stay atop a bull in Sioux Falls, S.D., Friday, July 10, 2020, at one of the first indoor professional sporting events since the coronavirus pandemic began. (AP Photo/Stephen Groves)
Professional Bull Riders welcome fans back into arenaAs bull riders attempted to hang on for eight seconds Friday night, they were encouraged by something they hadn’t heard in months _ the cheers of a crowd
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Prosecutor: Marshals acted lawfully in Black man's death The top prosecutor in Memphis, Tennessee, says members of a U.S. Marshals Service fugitive task force who fatally shot a 20-year-old Black man after he pointed a rifle at them will not be charged in his killing
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