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 2021-06-16 23:45 

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Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday...

The House passed a bill Wednesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday. The House voted 415-14 to make Juneteenth the 12th federal holiday....

 2021-06-16 23:43 

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Navajo Nation reports three new COVID-19 cases and one death...

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation on Wednesday reported three new COVID-19 cases and one death. Tribal health officials said the total number of virus-related deaths on the Navajo Nation now is 1,341 with the total number of reported cases...

 2021-06-16 23:39 

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Mistrial declared in case of University of Tennessee prof...

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has declared a mistrial in the case of a former University of Tennessee researcher charged with hiding his relationship with a Chinese university while receiving research grants from the federal government. WB...

 2021-06-16 23:34 

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Texas governor: State, crowdsourcing will fund border wall...

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has divulged some details on his emerging proposal to build more barriers along the U.S. border with Mexico in his ongoing political fight over immigration with the Democratic Biden administration. Abbott ...

 2021-06-16 23:32 

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Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation. The House passed a bill Wednesday that would make Juneteenth, or June 19th, a federal holiday. The House voted 415-14 to make Ju...

 2021-06-16 23:31 

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Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating end of slavery; Biden expected to sign...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday commemorating end of slavery; Biden expected to sign....

 2021-06-16 23:27 

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Coroner: Black man in SC jail likely died of cardiac event...

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A coroner says that a mentally ill Black man who died after an encounter with deputies in a South Carolina jail earlier this year likely died of a cardiac event. Charleston County Coroner Bobbi O'Neal told reporters Wedne...

 2021-06-16 23:25 

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Bipartisan infrastructure group swells to 20 senators...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan senators' group working on a $1 trillion infrastructure compromise has now doubled in size, expanding to 20 members. It's a key threshold — 10 Republicans and 10 Democrats — and provides momentum to...

 2021-06-16 23:24 

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Baker fined for refusing to make transgender transition cake...

DENVER (AP) — A Denver judge says a baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple violated Colorado's anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a birthday cake for a...

 2021-06-16 22:55 

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Heat wave grips US West amid fear of a new, hotter normal...

PHOENIX (AP) — An unusually early and long-lasting heat wave has brought more triple-digit temperatures to a large swath of the U.S. West. It's raising concerns that such extreme weather could become the new normal amid a decadeslong drought. Ph...

 2021-06-16 22:55 

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Police: Fatal Austin mass shooting arose from a teenage feud...

Police say a deadly weekend mass shooting in Austin's famed entertainment district arose from a feud between two groups of Central Texas teenagers. The arrest affidavit Austin police filed Wednesday in a Travis County district court quotes a male juve...

 2021-06-16 22:52 

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Biden, Putin discuss ambassadors, nuclear weapons and more...

Presidents Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin of Russia spent more than three hours discussing issues Wednesday at their summit in Geneva. Biden says they ticked through their respective lists so quickly and in such "excruciating detail" that they looke...

 2021-06-16 22:50 

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Interim trial data shows low effectiveness for CureVac shot...

BERLIN (AP) — German vaccine maker CureVac says interim data from late-stage testing of its coronavirus shot show a comparatively low effectiveness in protecting people against COVID-19. The results appear to be a significant setback for CureVac'...

 2021-06-16 22:48 

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Graphic bodycam footage released of two fatal officer-involved shootings by TPD...

Tucson Police Department released Wednesday body camera footage of two unrelated officer-involved shootings that left both suspects dead....

 2021-06-16 22:45 

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Senators would stop 'micropolitan' label for 144 US cities...

Some lawmakers are trying to stop 144 American cities from losing their designations as "metropolitan areas." The federal government wants to update the standard from at least 50,000 residents in a city's urban core to a minimum of 100,000 peo...

 2021-06-16 22:44 

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No apology: Tavis Smiley makes comeback bid after PBS firing...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three years after workplace misconduct allegations cost veteran TV and radio talk-show host Tavis Smiley his job and a national forum, he's ending his silence. Smiley is attempting to rebound with the purchase of a Los Angeles...

 2021-06-16 22:41 

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DOJ sues to block AON's $30B acquisition of Willis Towers...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration has sued to block the merger of two of the world's largest insurance brokers, asserting the deal could eliminate competition, raise prices and hamper innovation for U.S. businesses, employers and unions...

 2021-06-16 22:37 

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After tumultuous year, can Portland make a comeback?...

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Until a year ago, Portland, Oregon, was best known nationally for its ambrosial food scene, craft breweries and "Portlandia" hipsters. Now, monthslong protests following the killing of George Floyd, a surge in deadly gu...

 2021-06-16 21:52 

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Florida gov heeds call from Texas, Arizona for border help...

On Wednesday, the Republican governor said he would send law enforcement to Texas and Arizona, whose Republican governors have appealed to other states for help....

 2021-06-16 21:48 

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US ends strict Trump-era asylum rules for violence victims...

The U.S. government has put an end to two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday that immigration judges should no longer follow the rules th...

 2021-06-16 21:39 

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Florida gov heeds call from Texas, Arizona for border help...

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is castigating the Biden administration for creating "a disaster and an emergency" at the nation's border with Mexico. On Wednesday, the Republican governor said he would send law enforc...

 2021-06-16 21:36 

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Girl's sex-assault lawsuit reinstated by appeals court...

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit from a northern Virginia student who said her school failed to take appropriate action after she said she was sexually assaulted on a band trip. The student has since graduated....

 2021-06-16 21:36 

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Ohio House expels former Republican speaker in historic vote...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio House has voted to expel former GOP Speaker Larry Householder following his indictment in an alleged $60 million federal bribery scheme. The bipartisan vote Wednesday was only the second time in state history the Legis...

 2021-06-16 21:36 

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Senators press Interior Secretary Haaland on oil lease pause...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Both Republican and Democratic senators are pressing Interior Secretary Deb Haaland for answers after a federal court blocked the Biden administration's suspension of new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters. The ruli...

 2021-06-16 21:30 

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State court blocks 2 scheduled executions in South Carolina...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Supreme Court has blocked two executions that had been scheduled this month under the state's recently revised capital punishment law. The high court issued the order Wednesday to pause execution plans fo...

 2021-06-16 21:30 

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CDC: More than 92,000 drug overdose deaths recorded in 2020, preliminary data shows...

According to the agency's estimated provisional numbers -- there were upwards of 92,000 overdose deaths in the 12-month period ending November 2020....

 2021-06-16 20:51 

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Lawyer: US drops lawsuit, grand jury probe over Bolton book...

The Justice Department has abandoned its lawsuit against John Bolton, who was former President Donald Trump's onetime security adviser, over his book that officials argued disclosed classified information. That's according to court documents and B...

 2021-06-16 20:49 

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Appeals court refuses to reinstate N Carolina abortion ban...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled North Carolina's ban on most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy must remain unenforceable. A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a 2019 lower co...

 2021-06-16 20:47 

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Man arrested in Capitol riot asks to travel to car swap meet...

Richard Barnett's attorney, Joseph McBride of New York City, claims Barnett needs to travel to make a living....

 2021-06-16 20:47 

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Excessive Heat Warning issued June 16 at 2:47PM MDT until June 19 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Phoenix AZ...

Excessive Heat Warning: New River Mesa, Rio Verde/Salt River, Superior and 4 more areas until Jun 16 at 9:06 PM...

 2021-06-16 20:47 

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Excessive Heat Warning issued June 16 at 2:47PM MDT until June 19 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Phoenix AZ...

Excessive Heat Warning: Aguila Valley, Tonopah Desert, Gila Bend and 4 more areas until Jun 16 at 9:06 PM...

 2021-06-16 20:47 

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Excessive Heat Warning issued June 16 at 2:47PM MDT until June 18 at 9:00PM MDT by NWS Phoenix AZ...

Excessive Heat Warning: Mazatzal Mountains; Pinal/Superstition Mountains; Southeast Gila County until Jun 16 at 9:06 PM...

 2021-06-16 20:43 

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Newspaper carrier confronted by sheriff files $5M tort claim...

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Black newspaper carrier who was confronted by Pierce County Sheriff Ed Troyer has filed a legal claim seeking at least $5 million in damages. The Seattle Times reports attorneys representing Sedrick Altheimer submitted the tor...

 2021-06-16 20:08 

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Sen. Manchin proposes changes to Democrats' voting bill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Joe Manchin is opening the door to supporting a voting rights bill. The West Virginia Democrat is offering up an extensive list of proposed changes to the legislation ahead of a showdown vote in the Senate later this month. Th...

 2021-06-16 20:08 

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Alabama judge censured after cursing, threatening defendant...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A state ethics panel in Alabama has censured a municipal judge who cursed at and threatened a defendant. The Alabama Court of the Judiciary ruled on Wednesday that Leeds Municipal Judge Clifton Price violated judicial ethics ...

 2021-06-16 20:07 

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Former corrections officer gets 10 years for raping women...

MIAMI (AP) — A former South Florida corrections officer has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for raping women under his supervision. Miami-Dade County court records show 36-year-old Yulian Gonzalez pleaded guilty Wednesday to sexual battery as p...

 2021-06-16 20:04 

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Police: 1 killed, 5 wounded in Baltimore shooting...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's police commissioner says one person has been killed and five others have been wounded in a shooting in that city. Police Commissioner Michael Harrison said that the five wounded in the shooting Wednesday afternoon ra...

 2021-06-16 20:00 

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Trump to visit US-Mexico border later this month...

Former President Donald Trump says he will be visiting part of the southern border later this month....

 2021-06-16 19:55 

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Two men convicted of helping create ransomware attacks...

Two men from Estonia have been convicted of federal cybercrime charges involving ransomware and other attacks on computer systems around the globe. Oleg Koshkin was convicted Tuesday by a federal jury in Hartford of conspiracy to commit computer fraud and...

 2021-06-16 19:54 

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North Carolina police officer shoots, kills man after chase...

BESSEMER CITY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in a North Carolina town says a man has died after being shot by a police officer trying to serve a warrant. The Gaston Gazette reports Gaston County Police Chief Joe Ramey said Wednesday that Bessemer City pol...

 2021-06-16 19:54 

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Prosecutors mull whether to seek execution in girl's killing...

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors are expected to decide by next month whether to seek the death penalty against three men charged in the 2019 fatal shooting of a 14-year-old girl in North Las Vegas. Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Chief Deputy Dis...

 2021-06-16 19:10 

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The ESPYS returning to New York, Anthony Mackie to host...

NEW YORK (AP) — The ESPYS are returning to New York next month and actor Anthony Mackie will host the show that honors the year's top athletes and moments. The show will air July 10 live on ABC from The Rooftop at Pier 17 at the Seaport. Last ye...

 2021-06-16 19:09 

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Town, state jockey over renaming racialized waterway name...

TOWNSHEND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont town is divided about whether and what to rename a brook that has an outdated, racialized name. But a state agency may ultimately make the decision. The Brattleboro Reformer reports the Vermont Board of Libraries is m...

 2021-06-16 19:04 

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Biden admin extends protections to transgender students...

The U.S. Education Department on Wednesday expanded its interpretation of federal sex protections to include transgender and gay students. The move reverses Trump-era policy and stands against proposals in many states to bar transgender girls from school ...

 2021-06-16 18:56 

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AP FACT CHECK: Putin's errant claims on cyberattacks, Jan. 6...

Russian President Vladimir Putin contradicted the evidence Wednesday when he asserted Russians are not a leading source of cyberattacks on the United States and other countries. They are. Putin also accused the imprisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny ...

 2021-06-16 18:56 

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COVID-19 cases delay long-awaited Royal Caribbean cruise...

MIAMI (AP) — Royal Caribbean International is postponing for nearly a month one of the highly anticipated first sailings from the U.S. since the pandemic began because eight crew members tested positive for COVID-19. The company said all 1,400 emplo...

 2021-06-16 18:56 

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Silver Alert issued after 64-year-old abruptly leaves vehicle at home in Jerome...

According to Jerome Police Department, Caroline Denise Guth was last seen Sunday in the 800 block of Hampshire Avenue near Arizona Highway 89A unloading groceries at her home. JPD said she then left abruptly....

 2021-06-16 18:56 

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Report blames poor welds for Mexico City subway collapse...

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A preliminary report by experts into the collapse of a Mexico City elevated subway line that killed 26 people placed much of the blame on poor welds that joined steel support beams to a concrete layer supporting the track bed. The...

 2021-06-16 18:14 

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Winds led Arizona fire to spread, crews contain problem spot...

SUPERIOR, Ariz. (AP) — High winds from thunderstorms on Tuesday evening caused a wildfire in south-central Arizona to spread, but crews were able to contain the problem spot to prevent further growth. Crews working the Telegraph fire south of Superi...

 2021-06-16 18:13 

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Anti-death penalty group protests South Carolina executions...

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Death penalty opponents in South Carolina are renewing calls for the state to toss out its capital punishment statute as two execution dates loom this month. The new group, South Carolinians for Alternatives to the Death Penalt...

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