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Investigators continue probe of fire that heavily damaged historic San Gabriel Mission

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LOS ANGELES -- Investigators on Sunday were continuing to search for a cause of a fire that erupted at the San Gabriel Mission, destroying the roof and much of the interior of the 215-year-old church building.

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez planned to say Mass in the mission's chapel at 11 a.m., as the L.A. Archdiocese launched a ...Read more

Florida cop charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after pointing gun at unarmed Black man

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A Florida sergeant has been arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after he allegedly threatened to shoot an unarmed Black man who wouldn't identify himself.

Janak Amin of the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office pointed his gun at the unidentified man who had left DACCO Behavioral Health Center, a mental health ...Read more

Graham plans to invite Mueller to testify on Russian probe

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Sen. Lindsey Graham is preparing to invite former Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a Senate panel about the probe of Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to a spokesperson for the panel's Republican majority.

Graham of South Carolina, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tweeted earlier that he would grant...Read more

11 sailors injured in three-alarm fire aboard USS Bonhomme Richard at Naval Base San Diego

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SAN DIEGO -- A three-alarm fire onboard the amphibious assault ship Bonhomme Richard injured 11 sailors Sunday morning as multiple agencies responded to the blaze.

A spokesman for Navy Region Southwest said the location of the blaze and its extent are not known at this time.

Eleven sailors were sent to local hospitals with minor injuries, ...Read more

As infections soar, Trump finally dons a face mask. Will it help?

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WASHINGTON -- The messaging was unmistakable: Surgeon Gen. Jerome Adams, on a network news-talk show Sunday, wore a large white mask that left little showing but his eyes -- which were wide and impassioned as he pleaded with Americans to wear face coverings in public to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Adams is often photographed wearing a ...Read more

Poland's Duda wins re-election by tiny margin, exit poll shows

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President Andrzej Duda came out on top by a razor-thin margin in Poland's presidential runoff election, according to an exit poll.

If confirmed by official results, Sunday's runoff ballot will give Duda and nationalist governing allies, the Law & Justice Party, a mandate and more time to transform Poland from a nation hailed as a model of post-...Read more

Fauci doesn't weigh 'whole national interest,' virus task force member says

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One of President Trump's coronavirus task force members said Sunday that infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci doesn't necessarily "have the whole national interest in mind" in suggesting responses to the pandemic.

Fauci, who's also on the task force, "looks at it from a very narrow public health point of view," Admiral Brett Giroir, ...Read more

Ramaphosa castigates South Africans on virus, imposes curfew

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South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa read the riot act to those violating rules aimed at curbing the spread of the coronavirus and announced new measures, including reintroducing a ban on alcohol sales, to enforce them as the disease nears a peak.

Many South Africans are failing to wear face masks in crowded spaces, attending large gatherings...Read more

Video of Allentown police officer kneeling on man's neck: Woman who took it says she was shocked, and George Floyd's attorney weighs in

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- The woman who shot a video outside Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown that shows a police officer putting his knee on a man's head and neck during an arrest said the man was screaming "Mira, mira!" -- Spanish for 'Look, look!'"

"That means he knew what was going on and he was screaming for someone like me to see," said the ...Read more

Anonymity helped overcome stigma in Korean COVID-19 nightclub probe

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When a large coronavirus cluster was rumored to have begun among gay men partying in Seoul's most cosmopolitan nightlife district, city health officials opted for anonymity.

Anonymous testing was provided in clinics to counter the discrimination and stigma gay men in South Korea often experience -- which would have created a barrier authorities...Read more

Indonesia's virus cases exceed 75,000 as infections accelerate

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The number of coronavirus cases in Indonesia exceeded 75,000 as infections in the two largest hotspots continued to accelerate after the government eased physical-distancing curbs more than a month ago.

There were 1,681 new cases in the 24 hours to midday Sunday, bringing the total to 75,699, authorities said, adding that 71 people succumbed to...Read more

California coronavirus-related deaths top 7,000 as infection spread worsens

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SAN FRANCISCO -- The death toll from the coronavirus in California soared above 7,000 this weekend as the infection rate continued to worsen.

The rate at which coronavirus test results are coming back positive in California over the previous seven days has hit 7.97%. That's the highest number since April -- a continuing sign that the ...Read more

San Gabriel Mission, a symbol of faith, history and oppression, is badly damaged by fire

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LOS ANGELES -- Anita Chavez joined the hundreds of mourners at San Gabriel Mission Church on Saturday for what many considered a family wake without a body.

They came from across the region to survey the destruction after a fire that ripped through the church of the 249-year-old mission, one of California's most historic landmarks, sacred ...Read more

COVID-19 will peak in Florida later this month, AdventHealth CEO says on Face the Nation

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The peak of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Florida will be "sometime in front of us in July," AdventHealth's president and CEO said Sunday on CBS' Face the Nation.

Terry Shaw said that his projection is assuming that people practice social distancing and wear masks to slow the spread of the virus.

His remarks come as Florida on ...Read more

Navarro says more US action on TikTok, WeChat to be expected

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White House adviser Peter Navarro said he expects President Donald Trump to take "strong action" against Chinese-owned social media apps TikTok and WeChat for engaging in "information warfare" against the United States.

The Trump administration is "just getting started" with the two apps, and he wouldn't rule out the U.S. banning them, Navarro ...Read more

What we know about the Detroit police shooting of Hakim Littleton, protests

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DETROIT -- A crowd swelled along the line of police tape on Friday afternoon as rain fell near where a man was fatally shot by Detroit police.

"Say his name," the crowd yelled, before responding to their own demand: "Hakim Littleton."

Police Chief James Craig had already come to the scene to give the police account of what happened. He said ...Read more

Robert Fuller's death brings enormous public scrutiny on a brief life of struggle

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LOS ANGELES -- Since the early morning hours of June 10, when a passerby found the body of a young Black man hanging from a tree near Palmdale City Hall, the brief life of Robert Fuller has come under a microscope.

Local authorities deemed his death a suicide, linking it to isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. They walked back the ...Read more

US education chief DeVos downplays risk of opening schools

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The top U.S. education official downplayed the risk of reopening schools in the fall, a high priority of President Donald Trump, and repeated a threat to cut funding to schools that don't fully resume in-person learning as educators wrestle with the risk of coronavirus.

"There's nothing in the data that suggests that kids being in school is in ...Read more

After four days, search for Naya Rivera will continue Sunday: 'Our goal is to bring the family closure'

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LOS ANGELES -- Search teams on Saturday were unable to locate the body of "Glee" star Naya Rivera, who authorities believe drowned Wednesday afternoon while boating with her young son on Lake Piru in Ventura County.

The search will resume Sunday morning, according to a Twitter post Saturday evening by the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.

...Read more

Analysis: Trump's justices give him a boost but Supreme Court's balance holds

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump got much of what he wanted in the two U.S. Supreme Court justices he appointed. It just wasn't enough in a term that showed how hard it is to tip the court's balance.

Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh embellished their conservative credentials in their second term together, which ended Thursday with ...Read more