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  • Tricksy Catholic Church Lobbyists Got $1.4 Billion in Small-Business Aid
    Tricksy_catholic_church_lobbyists_got__1.4_billion_in_small-business_aid 2020-07-12 04:30:24 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy se...

  • U.S. Supreme Court Upheld NY Attorney’s Demand for Trump’s Tax Returns
    U.s._supreme_court_upheld_ny_attorney%e2%80%99s_demand_for_trump%e2%80%99s_tax_returns 2020-07-09 15:21:32 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the Manhattan district attorney’s demand for President Donald Trump’s tax returns, but kept a hold on Trump’s financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year. The outcome in the two cases is at least a short-term vict...

  • U.S. Coronavirus Efforts Are a Disorganized Mess
    U.s._coronavirus_efforts_are_a_disorganized_mess 2020-07-08 19:41:01 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For two weeks, Rachael Jones has stayed home, going without a paycheck while waiting and waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test from a pharmacy near Philadelphia. “I’m just so disappointed. I just don’t know how -- with the resources and the people we have and the money...

  • Trump's Decision to Leave WHO 'Leaves Americans Sick and Alone'
    Trump's_decision_to_leave_who_'leaves_americans_sick_and_alone' 2020-07-08 15:19:10 UTC
    The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization following Trump’s announcement at the World Health Assembly on 18 May. Although some senior legal experts have said the move would still require Congressional approval, others ha...

  • Trump's History of Corruption: He Paid Someone to Take His SAT
    Trump's_history_of_corruption-_he_paid_someone_to_take_his_sat 2020-07-07 21:29:23 UTC
    U.S. President Donald J. Trump cheated on his SAT, according to a coming book by his niece. Mary Trump wrote in her tell-all, "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man," set to be published next week, that Trump paid a proxy to take the SAT for him, accor...

  • Corruption in Washington: Federal Coronavirus Aid Was Awarded to Major Donors to Trump
    Corruption_in_washington-_federal_coronavirus_aid_was_awarded_to_major_donors_to_trump 2020-07-07 21:30:37 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump’s election efforts, according to an Associated Press analysis of federal data. Many were among the first to be approv...

  • 17 People Fatally Shot: Chicago’s Deadliest Weekend Since 2015
    17_people_fatally_shot-_chicago%e2%80%99s_deadliest_weekend_since_2015 2020-07-07 00:18:22 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — One of Chicago’s bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets. The violence...

  • Trump Attempts to Deport International Students If Their Classes Are Online
    Trump_attempts_to_deport_international_students_if_their_classes_are_online 2020-07-06 23:00:50 UTC
    <p>NEW YORK (Reuters) - Foreign students must leave the United States if their school&rsquo;s classes this fall will be taught completely online or transfer to another school with in-person instruction, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency announced on Monday.&nbsp;</p><p>It ...

  • Coronavirus Could Be Spread by Tiny Particles in the Air
    Coronavirus_could_be_spread_by_tiny_particles_in_the_air_ 2020-07-06 19:27:19 UTC
    GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is reviewing a report that suggested its advice on the novel coronavirus needs updating, after some scientists told the New York Times there was evidence the virus could be spread by tiny particles in the air. The WHO says the COVID-19 dis...

  • 41-Year-Old Nick Cordero, Broadway Actor, Dies After Battle With COVID-19
    41-year-old_nick_cordero__broadway_actor__dies_after_battle_with_covid-19 2020-07-06 02:52:05 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Award-nominated actor Nick Cordero, who specialized in playing tough guys on Broadway in such shows as “Waitress,” “A Bronx Tale” and “Bullets Over Broadway,” has died in Los Angeles after suffering severe medical complications after contracting the coronavirus. He was 41. ...

  • Facebook: White Nationalist Groups Attacks on 'Black Lives Matter'
    Facebook-_white_nationalist_groups_attacks_on_black_lives_matter 2020-07-06 02:22:28 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — A loose network of Facebook groups that took root across the country in April to organize protests over coronavirus stay-at-home orders has become a hub of misinformation and conspiracy theories that have pivoted to a variety of new targets. Their latest: Black Lives Matter and the...

  • Donald Trump Jr’s Partner Kimberly Guilfoyle tests positive for COVID-19
    Donald_trump_jr%e2%80%99s_partner_kimberly_guilfoyle_tests_positive_for_covid-19 2020-07-04 03:03:03 UTC
    South Dakota — Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr's girlfriend and a top fundraising official for the Trump campaign, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to reports. The reporter alleged that Kim Guilfoyle and the official both tested positive ahead of attending President Donald Trump...

  • Germany, Australia, Brazil: Google to Pay Media Groups for Content
    Germany__australia__brazil-_google_to_pay_media_groups_for_content 2020-07-03 03:03:29 UTC
    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Alphabet’s Google on Thursday took a step towards resolving its spat with publishers, saying it would pay some media groups in Australia, Brazil and Germany for high-quality content and expects to do more deals, but others were sceptical. The U.S. internet giant has for y...

  • U.S. Couple Arrested After Pointing Gun at Black Family
    U.s._couple_arrested_after_pointing_gun_at_black_family 2020-07-03 00:14:07 UTC
    DETROIT, Michigan (AP) — A white couple was arrested after at least one handgun was pulled on a Black woman and her daughters during a videotaped confrontation in a restaurant parking lot in Michigan, authorities said Thursday. Jillian Wuestenberg, 32, and Eric Wuestenberg, 42, were charged Th...

  • U.S. Intel Officials Warned White House of Russian Bounties in 2019
    U.s._intel_officials_warned_white_house_of_russian_bounties_in_2019-_sources 2020-06-30 18:44:14 UTC
    Top officials in the White House were aware in early 2019 of classified intelligence indicating Russia was secretly offering bounties to the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a full year earlier than has been previously reported, according to U.S. officials with direct knowledge of the intelli...

  • GOP: Trump May Drop Out of U.S. Presidential Race
    Gop-_trump_may_drop_out_of_us_presidential_race 2020-06-29 01:11:48 UTC
    GOP operatives are for the first time raising the possibility that Donald Trump could drop out of the race if his poll numbers don’t rebound, Fox News reports. One “major player” described Trump’s current psyche as “fragile.” Trump’s poll numbers in recent weeks have trended downward amid c...

  • Trump's 'Unqualified Federal Judge' Drops Criminal Case Against Flynn
    Trump's_'unqualified_federal_judge'_drops_criminal_case_against_flynn 2020-06-24 20:06:22 UTC
    WASHINGTON — A divided federal appeals court on Wednesday ordered the dismissal of the criminal case against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn, turning back efforts by a judge to scrutinize the Justice Department’s extraordinary decision to drop the prosecuti...

  • Twitter: Trump Violates Our Policy Against Abusive Behavior
    Twitter-_trump_violates_our_policy_against_abusive_behavior 2020-06-23 22:11:12 UTC
    (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Tuesday placed a warning notice on a tweet from U.S. President Donald Trump which threatened “serious force” against protesters in the U.S. capital, saying it violated the company’s policy against abusive behavior. “There will never be an ‘Autonomous Zone’ in Washin...

  • User's Data: Facebook Must Comply With an Order by Germany’s Antitrust Watchdog
    User's_data-_facebook_must_comply_with_an_order_by_germany%e2%80%99s_antitrust_watchdog 2020-06-23 19:51:33 UTC
    BERLIN, Germany (Reuters) - Facebook must comply with an order by Germany’s antitrust watchdog to curb data collection from users, a top German court ruled on Tuesday, in a setback for the U.S. social network company that could set a wider precedent. The Federal Court’s stay order, which suspe...

  • Barr Deserves Impeachment But It's a “Waste of Time”
    Barr_deserves_impeachment_but_it's_a_%e2%80%9cwaste_of_time%e2%80%9d 2020-06-23 19:53:14 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General William Barr deserves to be impeached over the firing of a federal prosecutor whose office had been investigating President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer but the effort would be a “waste of time,” a leading Democratic lawmaker said on Sunday. Jerro...

  • Banana Republic: Trump Fires Prosecutor Investigating His own Inner Circle
    Banana_republic-_trump_fires_prosecutor_investigating_his_own_inner_circle 2020-06-23 22:21:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr on Saturday told the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan that President Donald Trump had removed him from the job, deepening tensions between the country’s chief law enforcement officer and a high-profile U.S. attorney who had been overseeing invest...

  • Facebook Pulls Down Trump Ads Over Symbol Used By Nazis
    Facebook_pulls_down_trump_ads_over_symbol_used_by_nazis 2020-06-19 01:25:16 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Facebook has removed campaign ads by President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence that featured an upside-down red triangle, a symbol once used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, communists and others in concentration camps.</p><p>The company said in a s...

  • DACA: Supreme Court Rejects Trump’s Effort to End Legal Protections for 650,000 Young Immigrants
    Daca-_supreme_court_rejects_trump%e2%80%99s_effort_to_end_legal_protections_for_650_000_young_ 2020-06-18 14:33:50 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump&rsquo;s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, a stunning rebuke to the president in the midst of his reelection campaign.</p><p>For now, those immigrants retain their protection from d...

  • Trump Had Asked China for Help To Win Reelection
    Trump_had_asked_china_for_help_to_win_reelection 2020-06-17 20:42:36 UTC
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a series of bombshell allegations, U.S. President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Wednesday that Trump sought Chinese President Xi Jinping’s help to win re-election during a closed-door June 2019 meeting. Bolton, who Trump fired i...

  • Trump Disgraces His Office: There Are Moments We Will Remember
    Trump_disgraces_his_office-_there_are_moments_we_will_remember_ 2020-06-17 19:32:31 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Charlottesville. Helsinki. The children in cages at the Mexican border. And now Lafayette Square. Only a few legacy-defining moments have clung to President Donald Trump, who often appears to emerge relatively unscathed from a seemingly endless stream of crises and controve...