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3 Cities Designated As 'Anarchist' Filing Lawsuit Against Trump Administration

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| After months of street protests, President Trump described New York City, Portland and Seattle as lawless places and threatened to withhold federal aid. City officials say the law is on their side.

Trump And Biden On Global Issues: From Reproductive Rights To Refugees

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Here are the positions of the two candidates on issues ranging from the Mexico City policy (involving abortion services) to refugees to membership in the World Health Organization.

Judge Drops A Murder Charge Against Former Officer Who Kneeled On George Floyd's Neck

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Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, who was captured on cell phone video kneeling on Floyd's neck for several minutes, still faces a higher charge of second-degree murder.

2nd Court Blocks Trump's Push To Alter Census Ahead Of Supreme Court Review

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A federal court in California says it is unconstitutional for President Trump to try to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the census numbers that determine each state's share of seats in Congress.

For-Profit Nursing Homes' Pleas For Government Money Brings Scrutiny

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For-profit nursing homes say the coronavirus has left them almost broke and needing financial help from the government. But critics say their business model is the problem.

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Purdue Pharma Reaches $8B Opioid Deal With Justice Department Over OxyContin Sales

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Critics say the settlement doesn't hold company executives or members of the Sackler family accountable for their aggressive marketing of OxyContin, which helped fuel the nation's opioid epidemic.

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U. Of Michigan Students Under Stay-In-Place Order, But Football Can Still Kick Off

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The public health order does not apply to varsity sports such as the football team, which plays University of Minnesota on the road Saturday. The two-week order was prompted by surging virus cases.

Facing Economic Devastation, Hawaii Attempts To Revive Tourism

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The tourist economy in Hawaii has been decimated by the pandemic, with 1 in 6 people there unemployed. Now, the state hopes new traveler testing protocols will help bring visitors back to its beaches.

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The Town Of Asbestos, Quebec, Chooses A New, Less Hazardous Name

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The former mining town has watched its name transform from an asset in the late 1800s to a liability in recent decades. Residents voted to change the name to Val-des-Sources, or valley of the springs.