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Connie Wade, left, poses for a photo with her daughter Emilyanne, 12, Wednesday, June 17, 2020, in their room at Mary's Place, a family homeless shelter located inside an Amazon corporate building on the tech giant's Seattle campus. The facility is home to the Popsicle Place shelter program, an initiative to address the needs of homeless children with life-threatening health conditions. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Amazon homeless shelter boosts unique program for sick kidsA family homeless shelter has opened inside a gleaming Amazon corporate building on the tech giant’s Seattle campus
The Associated Press2 hours ago
The 10 Best-Run, Worst-Run US CitiesRunning a city on a regular day is no small task; doing so during a pandemic, and with protests happening around the country against police brutality, imposes even more challenges. WalletHub took a look at 150 of the most populous cities in America, analyzing more than three dozen metrics—across...
Newser2 hours ago
3 Cops Fired Over Pics at Elijah McClain MemorialThree Colorado cops got fired Friday over photos of police posing at the memorial site of Elijah McClain—an unarmed black man who died after being stopped by officers in a Denver suburb, CBS Denver reports. One of the photos shows officers reenacting a chokehold like the one placed on...
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Danielle Savin, co-owner of a bar called Bob's Your Uncle, pours a drink, Tuesday, June 30, 2020, at the bar in Miami Beach, Fla. Savin owns two bars that were forced to shut down for months in both New York and Miami Beach. When the pandemic first hit and New York was the country's epicenter she feared for that business, but months later the two states have flip-flopped. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Across Sun Belt, hopes for economy give way to renewed fearsFor residents across America’s Sun Belt — business owners and workers, consumers and home buyers —  the past three months have delivered about the scariest ride in memory
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, air crew members walk past the international arrival exit at the Capital International Airport terminal 3 in Beijing. President Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic -- a “strong wall” that allowed only U.S. citizens inside, he boasted in May. But Trump’s wall was more like a sieve. Exempted were thousands of residents of the Chinese territories of Hong Kong and Macau. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
Trump's `strong wall' to block COVID-19 from China had holesPresident Donald Trump has repeatedly credited his February ban on travelers from mainland China as his signature move against the advance of the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press3 hours ago
Paula and Michael Smith pose for a photo with their 10-year-old grandson, Evan, in front of a giant carving of Confederate figures during a visit to Stone Mountain Park, Monday, June 29, 2020. “The mountain itself is absolutely breathtakingly beautiful and the carving is an engineering marvel,” said Paula Smith, a 70-year-old white woman who dismissed talk of removing or altering the carving as an attempt to “steal American history.” (AP Photo/Kate Brumback)
As monuments fall, Confederate carving has size on its sideAs statues of figures from America's slave-owning past come down across the nation, the largest Confederate monument ever crafted may outlast them all
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this June 7, 2020, file photo, visitors watch sunrise from the Lincoln Memorial steps in Washington, the morning after massive protests over the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusionHalfway through a very unsettling year, Americans are marking the 244th anniversary of their nation’s birth in a land of confusion
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this June 7, 2020, file photo, visitors watch sunrise from the Lincoln Memorial steps in Washington, the morning after massive protests over the death of George Floyd, who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
In troubled times: Independence Day in a land of confusionHalfway through a very unsettling year, Americans are marking the 244th anniversary of their nation's birth in a land of confusion
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - In this May 21, 2020 file photo, Sanford resident Kendra Tucker wipes away muck after finding a family photo for her aunt and uncle after their home was washed away in flood waters, in Sanford, Mich. Sanford village, with a population of 859, is pulling together after the devastation of two dam failures in May. Volunteers are still clearing muck and providing supplies to those whose homes were destroyed since there's no telling when major state and federal help will come. (Jake May/MLive.com/The Flint Journal via AP File)
Michigan village starts flood recovery, awaits fundsA small Michigan village is pulling together after two dam failures in May
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Trump at Rushmore: Protests, Few Masks, a Miffed Neil YoungOn the eve of the Fourth, President Trump gave a speech in South Dakota, at the foot of Mount Rushmore, and it wasn't a staid one. Fox News called it "fiery," the Guardian went with a similar take of "incendiary," while the New York Times deemed it a "divisive culture...
Newser4 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Dolores Huerta, the Mexican-American social activist who formed a farmworkers union with Cesar Chavez, stands for the Pledge of Allegiance in Spanish while visiting the New Mexico Statehouse in Santa Fe, N.M. In an essay, Associated Press writer Russell Contreras says the July Fourth holiday as a Mexican American has always troubled him because of his family's history in the U.S. But his photo of Huerta standing for the Pledge of Allegiance on his birthday is one of the things that makes him re-imagine the holiday. (AP Photo/Russell Contreras, File)
AMERICAN DIARY: July 4 hurts, until I remember my WWII uncleAssociated Press writer Russell Contreras has always had trouble with the July Fourth holiday due to his family's Mexican American past
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Speaker Philip Gunn, R-Clinton, left, Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann, right, and Mississippi Department of Archives and History Director Katherine Blount, center, carry the former Mississippi state flags to the Two Mississippi Museums during its retirement ceremony in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The flags had flown over the Capitol grounds during the day. The banner was the last state flag with the Confederate battle emblem on it. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Mississippi could drop Jim Crow-era statewide voting processMississippi just ditched its Confederate-themed state flag
The Associated Press5 hours ago
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