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Politics Aug 14For Harris, memories of mother guide bid for vice president
Harris' mother gave her an early grounding in the civil rights movement and injected in her a duty not to complain but rather to act.
Nation Jun 03WATCH: Murder charge upgraded in Floyd case, 3 other cops charged
Prosecutors are charging a Minneapolis police officer accused of pressing his knee against George Floyd's neck with second-degree murder, and for the first time are leveling charges against three other officers.
Politics Jun 01WATCH: Trump says if governors don’t crack down on protests, he will ‘quickly solve the problem for them’
President Donald Trump threatened on Monday to deploy the United States military unless states quickly halted the violent protests that have convulsed cities from coast to coast, hours after George Floyd’s brother pleaded for peace, saying destruction is “not going…
Nation May 31U.S. cities assess protest damage, await another day of unrest
America’s cities boarded up windows, swept up glass and covered graffiti Sunday as the country's most significant night of protests in a half-century promised to spill into another day of unrest fueled by killings of black people at the hands…
Health Apr 23Nursing homes plead for more coronavirus tests
After two months and more than 10,000 deaths that have made the nation’s nursing homes some of the most terrifying places to be during the coronavirus crisis, most of them still don’t have access to enough tests.
Politics Apr 17WATCH: Trump pushes states to lift virus restrictions during briefing
A day after laying out a roadmap for gradually reviving economic activity, President Donald Trump urged his supporters to “LIBERATE” three states led by Democratic governors Friday. Watch his daily briefing here.
Health Apr 10Worldwide deaths from the coronavirus hit 100,000
The worldwide death toll from the coronavirus is closing in on 100,000 as Christians around the globe mark a Good Friday unlike any other — in front of computer screens instead of in church pews. Meawhile, some countries are tiptoeing…
World Mar 29Up to 200K deaths foreseen in U.S. as Spain, Italy demand help
As the U.S. tops the world in reported infections from the new coronavirus, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases predicts 100,000-200,000 deaths from the outbreak in the U.S.
World Mar 10Virus woes shift from China to Italy as borders slam shut
Starkly illustrating the global east-to-west spread of the new coronavirus, Italy began an extraordinary, sweeping nationwide travel ban on Tuesday while in China, the diminishing threat prompted the president to visit the epicenter and declare: ""We will certainly defeat this…
Health Mar 05WATCH: ‘This is not a drill,’ WHO chief warns of COVID-19
The global march of the new virus triggered a vigorous appeal Thursday from the World Health Organization for governments to pull out "all the stops" to slow the epidemic, as it drained color from India's spring festivities, closed Bethlehem's Nativity…