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Judge pauses Trump's plans to remove TikTok from app stores

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TikTok on Sunday won a significant victory against the Trump administration, when a federal judge ruled in favor of the tech company's request to delay a ban on the app.

Under the ruling, TikTok will remain available in U.S. mobile app stores and TikTok can continue to provide software updates. The company filed a lawsuit this month in ...Read more

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Suspect in custody after LAPD officer is attacked inside police station

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LOS ANGELES - A 29-year-old suspect was in custody Sunday after he allegedly took an officer's weapon, pistol-whipped him and fired shots inside a Los Angeles Police Department station, police said.

LAPD Chief Michel Moore said the officer had bumps and bruises and would recover from the injuries after the attack at the Harbor Division station ...Read more

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Washington judge hits postmaster with election mail injunction

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A federal judge in the nation's capital is the latest to order the Trump administration not to implement policy changes that could delay mail delivery for voters in the November elections.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan in Washington, D.C., issued a preliminary injunction in a case led by New York Attorney General Letitia James and joined ...Read more

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President Trump paid $750 in income taxes in 2016 and 2017, NYT says

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WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump paid just $750 in income taxes in both 2016 and 2017, reported losing millions of dollars from his golf courses and has hundreds of millions in debt that will come due in the next few years, according to a report in The New York Times.

Trump paid no income taxes in 10 of the 15 years before he was elected, ...Read more

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Police arrest more than 100 people in Ocean City during unauthorized 'H2oi' car rally

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BALTIMORE - Police arrested more than 100 people during an unauthorized motor rally in Ocean City this weekend. Videos filmed at the scene show angry encounters between officers and throngs of attendees.

Officers from neighboring jurisdictions came to assist Ocean City Police with crowd control at the rally, known by participants as H2oi. They ...Read more

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Battle lines quickly drawn in Georgia over Barrett's nomination

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ATLANTA - Top Georgia U.S. Senate candidates raced to draw battle lines over President Donald Trump's push to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court before Election Day, as Republicans quickly endorsed her appointment and Democrats blasted the rushed process.

Trump's nomination of Barrett, a favorite of many conservative advocacy ...Read more

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With court battle looming, Trump and Biden compete for Catholic voters

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HARTFORD, Conn. - Four years ago, Marge Hansen was deeply skeptical of Republican Donald Trump, dismissing the thrice-married businessman who once boasted about grabbing women "by the p---y" as sharply out-of-step with her own conservative Catholic values.

This year, she's firmly behind Trump - even though former Vice President Joe Biden, the ...Read more

Breonna Taylor's death shocked the nation. In Louisville, many Black people are far from surprised

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Before the shops downtown closed due to the coronavirus, then remained shuttered amid protests decrying police brutality, Tawana Bain's restaurant exuded an air of bustling electricity. The sounds of Louisville college football and basketball games boomed from big screen TVs, and customers gathered in large groups to catch up ...Read more

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Scorching temperatures, smoky skies predicted in Bay Area this week, National Weather Service says

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Bay Area residents are in for a tough week, with a high-pressure system threatening to keep temperatures in the sweltering range and hold wildfire smoke in the air overhead.

National Weather Service meteorologist Gerry Diaz said hot and dry conditions are expected for much of the area throughout the week, with peak ...Read more

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Macron to stand by Lebanese after 'betrayal' by politicians

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President Emmanuel Macron said France wouldn't abandon the Lebanese people after what he branded a "collective betrayal" by the country's politicians in failing to form a new government to carry out reforms.

Macron said Lebanon had lost a month during which it could have received international aid as the country faces a deep economic crisis and...Read more

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Democrats focus Pennsylvania campaign on existential threat to health law

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WASHINGTON - For almost four years, Sen. Bob Casey, D-Pa., had told anyone who will listen - sometimes smaller audiences than he would prefer - that he believes the Affordable Care Act faces existential threats. President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress, he warned, have attempted to repeal the decade-old health law and chipped away at ...Read more

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Health officials warn of 'alarming' COVID increase in New York City neighborhoods

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NEW YORK - Coronavirus continues to spread "at an alarming rate" in several New York City neighborhoods, the city health department said Sunday, a day before it is expected to decide whether to shut down private schools and nonessential businesses there.

The COVID infection rate in Gravesend/Homecrest is 6.75%, up from 6% last week; 5.34% in ...Read more

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Portland police investigating beating of man at Proud Boys rally

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A man livestreaming a Proud Boys rally in Portland, Oregon, was knocked to the ground and kicked in the face by a protester Saturday, and police have now launched an investigation.

"An investigation into this assault case is underway," Portland police said Saturday, linking to video of the attack.

It's unclear what led to the incident, but ...Read more

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Voicing 'no confidence' in Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC principals union calls for state takeover of school reopening

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NEW YORK - New York City's principals and supervisors union on Sunday approved a vote of "no confidence" in Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza over their "failure" to ensure safe reopening of schools.

The Council of School Supervisors and Administrators called for the state Department of Education to take over the ...Read more

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Fastest-growing US job failed to lift pay for Black women

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WASHINGTON - A job in home-based health care, America's quickest-growing industry, felt like a step up the ladder for Shawanna Ferguson when she left her fast-food job a decade ago. But in terms of pay and security, it didn't turn out to be much of an advance.

It's taken a public-health emergency to shine a spotlight on the precarious ...Read more

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China's carbon target moves big economies into radical climate consensus

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LONDON - After a week of far-reaching climate promises measured over decades, four of the world's six largest economies have now proposed ending dates for their carbon emissions.

President Xi Jinping's surprise announcement at the annual United Nations climate meeting this week committed China to reaching carbon neutrality by 2060. That brings ...Read more

Belarus protests continue as Macron says Lukashenko must go

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French President Emmanuel Macron said it's clear that Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has to step down, as protests over his disputed reelection continued for a seventh week.

Between 50,000 and 100,000 people joined a protest in Minsk on Sunday, according to Interfax and Minsk-based news website Nasha Niva. Police tried to prevent the ...Read more

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Biden says voters won't accept GOP 'abuse of power' in pushing Barrett's confirmation

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WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden declared Sunday that voters "are not going to stand for this abuse of power" if President Donald Trump's Senate Republican allies push through the election-season confirmation of conservative judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.

As Senate Republicans vowed to swiftly secure ...Read more

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Pelosi Says Democrats will make new aid 'proffer' to Mnuchin

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Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there's a chance she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin can still reach a deal on a coronavirus stimulus package, and that Democrats will unveil a new "proffer" shortly.

"I trust Secretary Mnuchin to represent something that can reach a solution, and I believe we come to an agreement," Pelosi said on CNN's "State of...Read more

Azeris, Armenians plunge into war with Russia, Turkey watching

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Azerbaijan and Armenian forces engaged in fierce clashes Sunday when a decadeslong conflict over disputed land erupted into renewed war involving tanks, artillery and aircraft.

Russia and international organizations including NATO, the European Union and the OSCE called on both sides to halt fighting over the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. ...Read more