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Mon, 08/03/2020 - 06:01

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in Louisiana.

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 06:01

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in North Dakota.

The health threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic is particularly intense for people with cancer. Medication weakens the immune system. Cancer treatments are often delayed.
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 05:13

For many cancer patients, daily life can feel full of risky choices involving work, family, friends and money. Nearly every option pits the risks of catching the coronavirus against other downsides.

Demetria McFarland, who is spearheading the move to relocate the Confederate statue, says growing up in Marshall, Texas, "We always knew what it stood for. It was just one of those taboo things."
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 04:03

More than 60 monuments that celebrate the Confederacy and its military men have come down in cities all across America. But more than 1,700 remain, according to the Southern Poverty Law Center.

California Congresswoman Karen Bass was catapulted onto the national stage leading Democrats on police reform. Now she is a contender to be Joe Biden's running mate.
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 04:00

California Rep. Karen Bass has been a key leader on issues of racial justice. Now some Democrats are boosting her to get the nod for Joe Biden's ticket.

Mon, 08/03/2020 - 04:00

With three months until Election Day, Trump's handling of COVID-19 and race relations have further hurt his reelection chances. States now leaning toward Democrat Joe Biden would be enough to win.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin (right) and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows leave the U.S. Capitol Thursday following a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
Mon, 08/03/2020 - 04:00

Democrats and Republicans met over the weekend, but still appeared far apart on a next relief measure.

A woman walks out of Lord & Taylor's flagship store in Manhattan in June 2018, before the location was closed and the building was sold in 2019.
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 20:10

The retailer was acquired in 2019 by online clothing-rental startup called Le Tote. It joins a cascade of bankruptcies by major apparel stores, triggered by the doldrums of the coronavirus pandemic.

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has consulted with President Trump about acquiring TikTok's U.S. assets.
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 19:55

In its first public acknowledgement of a deal that could be worth in the billions of dollars, Microsoft said it is continuing talks with TikTok about a potential takeover of the hugely popular app.

Waves crash along the Juno Beach Pier as Tropical Storm Isaias passes through the area Sunday in Juno Beach, Fla. The storm is now headed toward the Carolinas.
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 19:42

Isaias largely spared Florida over the weekend, but is expected to be a "strong tropical storm" when it reaches the coast of eastern South Carolina or southern North Carolina on Monday night.

This Nov. 13, 2013 file photo shows the main gate of Camp Pendleton Marine Base in Southern California. Eight service members are presumed dead after their amphibious vehicle sank Thursday.
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 17:07

The Marine Corps called off rescue operations for seven Marines and one Navy sailor who went missing when their amphibious vehicle sank during training off the coast of Southern California.

Imperial County, California, is rural but has been hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Deborah Birx warned that the U.S. epidemic is in a "new phase."
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 15:33

Dr. Deborah Birx said on Sunday that infections are widespread in both urban and rural areas. Adm. Brett Giroir said it is time to "move on" from hydroxychloroquine and focus on effective treatments.

A brush fire burns amid the Apple Fire in Banning, Calif. on Saturday.
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 14:30

Officials have ordered evacuations for nearly 8,000 people in southern California, as the state continues to grapple with a rapidly growing number of COVID-19 cases.

The SpaceX capsule sits aboard a recovery ship in the Gulf of Mexico.
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 14:26

NASA and SpaceX are welcoming home two astronauts who splashed down safely in the Gulf of Mexico after several months on the International Space Station.

Palm Beach County Fire Rescue check out the ocean as waves crash ashore from Tropical Storm Isaias as it passes through the area on August 2, 2020 in Juno Beach, Fla.
Sun, 08/02/2020 - 12:20

While the storm has weakened from hurricane status, it had sustained winds on Sunday of 65 mph and is expected to inundate much of the East Coast this week with heavy rains and strong winds.

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