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Pennsylvania Officials Stand By Pandemic Response After Judge Rules Against Orders

| The governor and health secretary want residents to guard against the virus as a federal judge calls stay-at-home and business closure orders — since lifted — unconstitutional.

Bipartisan Senate Push To Extend Census Begins Weeks Before Count Is Set To End

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A bipartisan Senate bill could solve a scheduling conundrum that is putting the national count, along with the distribution of federal funding and political representation, in serious jeopardy.

S.D.'s Attorney General Fatally Strikes Man With Car, Says He Thought He Hit A Deer

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South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg struck and killed a 55-year-old man on a rural stretch of road Saturday night. State authorities are investigating.

Daniel Prude Death: Rochester, N.Y., Mayor Fires Police Chief, Seeks Federal Inquiries

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Mayor Lovely Warren fired the police chief, suspended two city officials and called for federal investigations into the city's handling of Daniel Prude's arrest in March and the events that followed.

Court Rules Government Can End Humanitarian Protections For Some 300,000 Immigrants

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Critics say ending Temporary Protected Status for El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua and Sudan will devastate families and communities, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

Amid Democratic Street Uprising, Belarusian Strongman Gets Support From Russia

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Alexander Lukashenko got a boost from a meeting with Vladimir Putin amid a disputed presidential election in Belarus and street protests, the biggest crisis of the Belarusian president's 26-year rule.

Wildfires Make Dangerous Air For Farmworkers: 'It's Like You Can't Breathe'

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As fires ravage California, farmworkers are dealing with dangerous air in incredible heat. Hernan Hernandez of the California Farmworker Foundation says there's "nowhere near" enough protective gear.

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At Least 25 Indian Lawmakers Test Positive For Coronavirus As Parliament Reopens

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Indian lawmakers were required to get tested for the coronavirus within 72 hours before entering parliament — which met on Monday for the first time since March.

In Florida, Schools Under Pressure To Get Rid Of Police Officers

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The demands by student activists face what could be an insurmountable obstacle: security fears in the aftermath of the Parkland shooting.

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