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Russians Are Voting On 206 Reforms. The Most Important One Will Extend Putin's Rule

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| "It is very important to him to have this popular endorsement, even if it is a farce, even if it is a travesty of popular will," analyst Masha Lipman says of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

NAACP Plans To Move Its Headquarters From Baltimore To Washington, D.C.


The NAACP's president called the move an "exceptional opportunity." He said it will allow the organization to "amplify the voices of the Black people as we fight for the crucial policy changes."

South Korea Holds Onto Patient Data From Prior Coronavirus, Worrying Privacy Groups


Privacy advocates warn the government has kept the information from 2015 MERS patients beyond a justified emergency period.


This Reverse Parade Will Allow July Fourth Revelry From A Social Distance


The pandemic pushed one community in suburban Cincinnati to get creative about its July Fourth festivities.

Arizona Issues New Shutdown Order As Coronavirus Cases Spike


Gov. Doug Ducey, citing thousands of new cases in the state, issued an order shutting down bars, theaters, gyms and water parks for at least 30 days.

With Big Summer Films Delayed, AMC Theatres Puts Off U.S. Reopening


The largest U.S. movie chain is resuming operations at approximately 450 U.S. locations on July 30, two weeks later than previously announced. It's matching delays by movie producers.

Famous New York Public Library Lions Mask Up To Set An Example


Patience and Fortitude, the marble lions outside of the New York Public Library at 42nd Street, don face masks as the city and the library system work to reopen while avoiding the coronavirus.

Senators Call For Investigation Of States' Nursing Home Policies During Pandemic


Republican Sens. Chuck Grassley and Greg Walden question some states' requirement that nursing homes accept COVID-19-positive patients from hospitals.

New Jersey Puts Indoor Dining On Pause Indefinitely Because Of Coronavirus


Gov. Phil Murphy is delaying the reopening initially set for Thursday. He cited COVID-19 spikes in other states as well as noncompliance at some outdoor restaurants in his state.