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Obama Emerges As Central Figure In 2020 Presidential Race

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly eight years after he was last on the ballot, Barack Obama is emerging as a central figure in the 2020 presidential election. Democrats are eagerly embra...

Trump’s Push For Opening School Clashes With Fauci’s Caution

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called on governors across the nation to work to reopen schools that were closed because of the coronavirus, pointedly taking issue with Dr...

US Military Offers Condolences Over Iran Accident Killing 19

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. military offered condolences Thursday to Iran over a friendly fire incident in the Islamic Republic that saw an Iranian missile kill 19 ...

36 Million Have Sought Us Unemployment Aid Since Virus Hit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3 million laid-off workers applied for U.S. unemployment benefits last week as the viral outbreak led more companies to slash jobs even though most states ...

China Says US ‘Abused American People’s Trust’

BEIJING - China’s foreign ministry says U.S. authorities have failed to effectively fight the global coronavirus pandemic and “abused American people’s trust.” Ministry spokespe...

Trump, GOP Launch Broad Attack On Russia Probe Foundations

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Republicans are launching a broad election-year attack on the foundation of the Russia investigation, including declassifying intellige...

Wisconsin High Court Tosses Out Governor’s Stay-Home Order

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' coronavirus stay-at-home order Wednesday, ruling that his administration overstepped its authority whe...

Biden, Comey, Clapper Tried To ‘Unmask’ Flynn During Russia Probe, What Does ‘Unmasking’ Mean?

WASHINGTON (AP) — In 2016, Obama administration officials received intelligence reports that were concerning, but incomplete. Surveillance of Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. rev...

Republican Claims Victory In Special California House Vote

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Navy combat pilot claimed victory Wednesday in the fight for an open U.S. House seat north of Los Angeles, a win that would mark the first time in over ...

Netanyahu Tweets Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Letter From 32 Years Ago: ‘His Words Still Touch Me Today’

JERUSALEM (VINnews) — Prime Minister Netanyahu chose today to tweet two letters which were written 32 years ago. In one letter he thanked the Lubavitcher Rebbe for his "moral encou...

Edmunds: Best Used Cars For Under $15,000

NEW YORK (AP) - Vehicle sales hit a record low in April as most Americans stayed home and countless dealerships closed due to the coronavirus crisis. But as a number of businesses ...

Tombstones With Swastikas Are ‘Historic Resources’ And Will Not Be Changed, VA Says

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Veterans Administration will not replace three tombstones inscribed with swastikas in its military cemeteries, calling them “historic resources.” A group ...

113-Year-Old Spanish Woman Is Oldest Person In World To Survive Coronavirus

MADRID (VINnews) — A 113-year-old woman in Spain's northeastern province of Girona has recovered after contracting COVID-19. Local media reported Monday that Maria Branyas, the ...

AP Exclusive: CDC Guidance More Restrictive Than White House

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Advice from the top U.S. disease control experts on how to safely reopen businesses and institutions during the coronavirus pandemic was more detailed and ...

Paul Manafort Released From Prison Due To Virus Concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's onetime presidential campaign chairman who was convicted as part of the special counsel's Russia investigation, has been released fr...

US Wholesale Prices Drop Record 1.3% In April

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wholesale prices slid a record 1.3% in April, led by a 19% plunge in the cost for energy. The Labor Department said Wednesday that its producer price index, wh...

Powell Warns Of A Possible Sustained Recession From Pandemic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell is warning of the threat of a prolonged recession resulting from the viral outbreak and is urging Congress and the White House...

Basement-bound Biden Campaign Worries Some Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) - Joe Biden has no foreseeable plans to resume in-person campaigning amid a pandemic that is testing whether a national presidential election can be won by a candid...

Despite Virus, Pompeo In Israel To Talk West Bank Annexation

JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Wednesday with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Israel's plans to annex parts of the West Bank, as Israeli troo...

Facebook To Pay Moderators $52M For Psychological Damages

NEW YORK (AP) - Facebook has agreed to pay $52 million to its content moderators whose job has them viewing graphic and disturbing posts and videos on its platforms. In a 2018 l...

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