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Feds to decide if 2 Mississippi turtles need protectionThe federal government says it will decide whether protection is needed for a map turtle found only in Mississippi and a related species found in Mississippi and Louisiana
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TikTok to leave Hong Kong as security law raises worriesTikTok says it will stop operations in Hong Kong after the city enacted a sweeping national security law last week
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FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2016, file photo, investor Ray Washburne waits for an elevator in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. 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 that was released Monday, July 6, 2020. Irving, Texas-based M Crowd Restaurant Group, which owns 27 Texas restaurants including the Mi Cocina chain, was approved for between $5 million and $10 million. Washburne, one of the company’s founders, was vice chairman of the Trump Victory Committee in 2016 and donated $100,000 to the PAC last August. The company did not respond to a request for comment. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loansAs 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
The Associated Press1 hour ago
This image from a Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services web page to obtain COVID-19 nursing home data. When the Trump administration required nursing homes to report data on COVID-19 cases, it promised to make user-friendly results available online for consumers searching for a particular facility. The result has been a far cry from that. (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services via AP)
Medicare nursing home COVID site leaves users 'in the dark'The Trump administration is requiring nursing homes to report their COVID-19 cases and deaths
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FILE - In this June 1, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump holds a Bible as he visits outside St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House in Washington. Trump began June with his Bible-clutching photo op outside the church after authorities used chemicals and batons to scatter peaceful demonstrators, and the month never got less jarring or divisive. Now, some Republicans are expressing concern about the month's impact on their party's ability to hold the Senate. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
GOP worries Trump's divisive June imperils Senate controlPresident Donald Trump began June with his Bible-clutching photo op outside a church after authorities used chemicals and batons to scatter peaceful demonstrators, and the month never got less jarring or divisive
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Pastor Paula White prays over President Donald Trump during an "Evangelicals for Trump Coalition Launch" at King Jesus International Ministry, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020, in Miami. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
Virus loans helped entities tied to Trump evangelical alliesChurches connected to President Donald Trump and other organizations linked to current or former Trump evangelical advisers received at least $17.3 million in loans from a federal rescue package designed to aid small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews walks to a press conference in Melbourne, Monday, July 6, 2020. As Australia is emerging from pandemic restrictions, the Victoria state capital Melbourne is buckling down with more extreme and divisive measures that are causing anger and igniting arguments over who is to blame as the disease spreads again at an alarming rate. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Australia's 2nd largest city foils nation's pandemic successAustralia has been among the world’s most successful countries in containing its coronavirus outbreak, with one exception
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Students wearing face masks to protect against the new coronavirus walk through a temperature check area before the first day of China's national college entrance examinations, known as the gaokao, in Beijing, Tuesday, July 7, 2020. China's college entrance exams began in Beijing on Tuesday after being delayed by a month due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Asia Today: China's university exam begins after virus delayAlmost 11 million students began taking China’s university entrance exam after a delay as the country worked to bring down coronavirus infections
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Rickey Smiley's daughter injured after being shot in TexasAtlanta-based radio host and comedian Rickey Smiley says his daughter was hospitalized after being shot in Houston while on her way to Whataburger to get something to eat
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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