Trump vs. the Women Who Lead Michigan: A Battle With 2020 Implications

LANSING, Mich. — Beyond being the women leading Michigan’s state government, Gretchen Whitmer, Dana Nessel and Jocelyn Benson have a lot in common. All three are Democratic lawyers and part of Generation X, with long lists of accomplishments. Ms. Whitmer was the first woman to lead the Democratic caucus in the State Senate. Ms. Nessel […]

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State Dept. warns Americans in China of risk of detention, interrogation: report

The State Department is warning Americans to use “increased caution” in China over what it says is an increased risk of “prolonged interrogations and extended detention” amid increased tensions between Beijing and Washington. The security alert, sent to citizens in China and obtained by Reuters, warns that “U.S. citizens may be detained without access to […]

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Steph Curry on watching the NBA’s restart from outside the Orlando bubble | SportsCenter

Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry joins SportsCenter and talks about his golf performance in Round 1 at the Workday Charity Open, if he could become a professional golfer if he dedicated himself to it and what it’s been like watching the NBA restart from outside the league’s bubble in Orlando, Florida. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ […]

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[FULL GAME] Golden State Warriors vs. Cleveland Cavaliers | 2017 NBA Finals Game 5 | NBA on ESPN

In his first season with the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant scores 39 points in Game 5 of the 2017 NBA Finals to clinch his first NBA championship as the Warriors get revenge on LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: […]

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West Virginia schools target Sept. 8 for reopening after coronavirus closings, governor says

West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice announced Friday that the state will tentatively reopen schools for in-person learning in September after the coronavirus closings. Justice, this week, said his office and state education leaders are working together to bring students back into the classroom by September 8 in all 55 counties across West Virginia. CONNECTICUT ON TRACK […]

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‘It Would Be Like Losing a Little Bit of Me’: TikTok Users Respond to Potential U.S. Ban

Since Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told Fox News on Monday that the United States was considering banning TikTok over national security concerns, a sentiment echoed by President Donald Trump in an interview on Tuesday, TikTok users have been scrambling. Some have engaged in open revolt, retaliating by posting negative reviews of President Trump’s 2020 […]

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Utah Governor Declares State of Emergency After Protests Over Police Shooting

Gov. Gary Herbert of Utah declared a state of emergency Thursday in response to protests in Salt Lake City that erupted after the authorities said the fatal police shooting of a 22-year-old man in May was justified. The Salt Lake County district attorney, Sim Gill, announced on Thursday that there would be no criminal charges […]

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Connecticut on track to reopen schools in the fall amid coronavirus pandemic, governor says

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday that the state remains on track to reopen schools this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, but said his administration is still several weeks away from having a full grasp on how many students will physically return to classrooms in the September. “I know there’s been some hot rhetoric coming out […]

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Pompeo slams UN report on deadly US drone strike on Iranian

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has criticized an independent U.N. human rights expert’s report saying a U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in January amounted to a violation of international law By JAMEY KEATEN Associated Press July 10, 2020, 2:54 PM 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article […]

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4 children die when semi slams into car on Indiana highway

State police say four young siblings were killed when a semitrailer slammed into their car that had slowed down for an Interstate 70 construction zone in eastern Indiana By The Associated Press July 10, 2020, 2:11 PM 2 min read CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind. — Four young siblings were killed when a semitrailer slammed into their […]

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Pompeo hits ‘spurious’ UN report that claims Soleimani’s killing was unlawful

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday pushed back against a U.N. report that claimed the U.S. strike that killed Islamic Republic Guard Corps Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani breached international law — with Pompeo describing the conclusions as “spurious.” The report was submitted to the U.N. Human Rights Council by Agnes Callamard, the U.N. special […]

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California first state to sue Trump administration over new international student visa rules

California became the first state to sue the Trump administration over a new visa rule that says international students must leave the United States if all their classes are online, the state’s Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Thursday. The suit, which is supported by California State University (CSU) and California Community Colleges officials, claims it […]

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Hiring Outlook Remains Dim, With ‘Scarring in the Economy’

The number of new state unemployment claims dipped last week, but job losses continue to batter the economy as rising coronavirus cases pushed some regions of the country to reverse course and reimpose shutdown orders on businesses. More than 1.3 million workers, seasonally adjusted, filed new claims for regular unemployment benefits last week, the government […]

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Supreme Court rules criminal cases from historical tribal land cannot be handled by Oklahoma state prosecutors

The Supreme Court ruled Thursday in a 5-4 decision that when Oklahoma became a state in 1906, Creek tribal lands within its borders never lost their reservation status, and therefore under the Major Crimes Act criminal cases stemming from that area can only be handled in federal courts, not state ones. The case was brought by […]

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Virus causes uncertainty for state lotteries

The coronavirus pandemic has been a rollercoaster for state lotteries across the country, with some getting a boost from the economic downturn and others scrambling to make up for revenue shortfalls. Since March, Texas, Arkansas and Montana and several other states have seen an increase in sales, in part, driven by housebound residents putting cash […]

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Mississippi adding ‘In God We Trust’ to new state flag may prompt Satanic Temple lawsuit

The Satanic Temple reportedly plans to sue Mississippi if the state adds the words “In God We Trust” to its new flag. The group wrote in a letter to Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch that if the state “is going to place a religious phrase on its flag, it should include reference to Satan,” The Hill reported. […]

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Texas Republican’s in-person Houston convention canceled over coronavirus

A day after the state surpassed 10,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in a single day, Houston officials on Wednesday canceled the Texas Republican Party’s in-person convention, saying the spread of the coronavirus made it impossible to hold the event as scheduled. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city’s lawyers exercised provisions in the contract […]

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US will act to deny Chinese access to American data

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that the U.S. will take steps to make sure the Chinese government cannot access Americans’ private information through social media accounts and telecommunication services. Pompeo said earlier this week the U.S. was looking at banning Chinese social media apps like TikTok, but then said Wednesday that the U.S. is […]

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What Will Trump’s Rally in New Hampshire Be Like? It’s Anyone’s Guess

Three days before President Trump’s latest rally, in a state that Hillary Clinton narrowly won in 2016, the only thing that seems clear is that the president’s team has no idea what to expect. Mr. Trump’s campaign is planning an event at an airport hangar in Portsmouth, N.H. But the state’s governor, Chris Sununu, a […]

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New Jersey governor says state will require people to wear masks outdoors

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that the state will require resident to wear facial coverings in outdoor settings where they can’t socially distance, extending a mandate which originally required face coverings indoors. Murphy admitted an outdoor face mask requirement would be “hard to enforce” at places like the Jersey Shore boardwalk, but was […]

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Whitmer warns Michigan may ‘dial back’ reopening as coronavirus cases jump

Democratic Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is warning that her state may “dial back” its coronavirus reopening if the contagion’s resurgence continues. “I want to reengage this economy more than anyone, but I’m not going to do it if it is too risky to do so,” she told CNN’s “New Day” Tuesday morning. “I’m not going […]

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State Department Bars Chinese Officials Who Restrict Access to Tibet

WASHINGTON — The State Department said on Tuesday that it was barring Chinese authorities from the United States who were found to have restricted journalists, tourists, diplomats or other American officials from entering autonomous regions in Tibet. The new visa restrictions are the latest set of sanctions that the Trump administration has imposed against China’s […]

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Movie theaters sue New Jersey over ‘unconstitutional’ virus closures

The nation’s biggest movie theaters have sued the state of New Jersey, claiming that keeping cinemas closed because of the coronavirus is “unconstitutional” as churches, indoor malls and other retailers are allowed to reopen. AMC, Regal and Cinemark are among a group of theater chains that filed a lawsuit against the Garden State and Gov. […]

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They Voted Third Party in 2016, but Now They’ve Settled on Biden

In Florida in 2016, J.C. Planas, a former Republican state representative, was uncomfortable with Hillary Clinton but detested Donald Trump, so he wrote in former Gov. Jeb Bush for president. In New Hampshire that year, Peter J. Spaulding, a longtime Republican official, supported the Libertarian ticket. And in Arizona, Lorena Burns, 56, also voted third […]

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Killing of Security Analyst Seen as Message to Iraqi Government

BAGHDAD — The assassination of an outspoken Iraqi researcher who had antagonized the Islamic State as well as Iraq’s Shiite militias was seen Tuesday as a message to the Iraqi government, but it was unclear who killed him. The researcher, Hisham al-Hashimi, 47, was a prominent figure and a favorite of television news channels, which […]

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