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Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire" to Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Twins," died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57.

By JAKE COYLE and LYNN ELBER Associated Press July 13, 2020
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The body of "Glee" star Naya Rivera was found Monday at a Southern California lake, authorities said. Ventura County Sheriff's officials confirmed at an afternoon news conference that the body that search crews found floating in the northeast corner of Lake Piru earlier in the day was the 33-year-old Rivera.

By Associated Press July 13, 2020
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising in the nation's most populated state.

By ADAM BEAM and KATHLEEN RONAYNE Associated Press July 13, 2020
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The resurgence of the coronavirus in the United States ignited fierce debate Monday about whether to reopen schools, as global health officials warned that the pandemic will intensify unless more countries adopt comprehensive plans to combat it.

By ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and ADAM GELLER Associated Press July 13, 2020
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A long-expected upturn in U.S. coronavirus deaths has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West, according to data on the pandemic.

By MIKE STOBBE and NICKY FORSTER, Associated Press July 11, 2020
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South Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have doubled in just two weeks to a quarter-million, and India on Saturday saw its biggest daily spike as its infections passed 800,000. The surging cases are raising sharp concerns about unequal treatment in the pandemic, as the wealthy hoard medical equipment and use private hospitals and the poor crowd into overwhelmed public facilities.

By CARA ANNA, Associated Press July 11, 2020
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In his push to get schools and colleges to reopen this fall, President Donald Trump is again taking aim at their finances, this time threatening their tax-exempt status.

By COLLIN BINKLEY, AP Education Writer July 11, 2020
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President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his longtime political confidant Roger Stone, intervening in extraordinary fashion in a criminal case that was central to the Russia investigation and that concerned the president's own conduct.

By JILL COLVIN and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press July 11, 2020
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Optimism returned to Wall Street on Friday, and stocks rallied to cap a shaky week dogged by worries that rising coronavirus counts may halt the economy’s recent upswing.

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writers July 10, 2020
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Crossroads Community Church Senior Pastor Jim Clark wants to keep his 1,500 parishioners safe during the coronavirus pandemic but he's drawing the line at a new California ban on singing or chanting at religious services.

By DON THOMPSON Associated Press July 10, 2020
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Beaches closed in Delaware and shore town streets flooded in New Jersey as the fast-moving Tropical Storm Fay churned up the East Coast on a path expected to soak the New York City region.

By KAREN MATTHEWS and MICHAEL HILL Associated Press July 10, 2020
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The Honduran woman was nine months' pregnant and exhausted with stomach pain when the Border Patrol found her in the Southern California mountains with her longtime partner and their 9-year-old son.

By ELLIOT SPAGAT Associated Press July 10, 2020
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When the president convened a roundtable this week on how to safely reopen schools with coronavirus cases rising, the seats surrounding him were filled with parents, teachers and top White House officials, including the first and second ladies.

By JILL COLVIN and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press July 10, 2020
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Most of Wall Street wilted Thursday on worries that the economy's recent improvements may be set to fade as coronavirus cases keep climbing.

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press July 9, 2020
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President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer and fixer, Michael Cohen, was returned to federal prison Thursday, weeks after his early release to serve the remainder of his sentence at home because of the coronavirus pandemic, the federal Bureau of Prisons said.

By JIM MUSTIAN and MICHAEL BALSAMO Associated Press July 9, 2020
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Rejecting President Donald Trump's complaints that he's being harassed, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday in favor of a New York prosecutor's demands for the billionaire president's tax records. But in good political news for Trump, his taxes and other financial records almost certainly will be kept out of the public eye at least until after the November election.

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press July 9, 2020
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The World Health Organization is acknowledging the possibility that COVID-19 might be spread in the air under certain conditions — after more than 200 scientists urged the agency to do so.

By Associated Press July 9, 2020
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For two weeks, Rachael Jones has stayed home, going without a paycheck while waiting and waiting for the results of a COVID-19 test from a pharmacy near Philadelphia. "I'm just so disappointed. I just don't know how -- with the resources and the people we have and the money we have -- we can't get this right," she said.

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and SOPHIA TULP Associated Press July 8, 2020
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Determined to reopen America's schools despite coronavirus worries, President Donald Trump threatened on Wednesday to hold back federal money if school districts don't bring their students back in the fall. He complained that his own public health officials' safety guidelines are impractical and too expensive.

By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press July 8, 2020
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Brooks Brothers, the 200-year-old company that dressed nearly every U.S. president, filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, the latest major clothing seller to be toppled by the coronavirus pandemic.

By JOSEPH PISANI and MATT OTT Associated Press July 8, 2020
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The Trump administration has formally notified the United Nations of its withdrawal from the World Health Organization, although the pullout won't take effect until next year, meaning it could be rescinded under a new administration or if circumstances change.

By MATTHEW LEE Assoicated Press July 7, 2020
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Joe Biden is promising to shift production of medical equipment and other key pandemic-fighting products "back to U.S. soil," creating jobs and bolstering a domestic supply chain he says has been exposed as inadequate and vulnerable by the coronavirus outbreak.

By WILL WEISSERT Associated Press July 7, 2020
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The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs.

By GEOFF MULVIHILL and CAMILLE FASSETT Associated Press July 7, 2020
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President Donald Trump on Tuesday launched an all-out effort to reopen schools this fall, arguing that some are keeping schools closed not because of the coronavirus pandemic, but for political reasons against the will of families.

By COLLIN BINKLEY Associated Press July 7, 2020
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Charlie Daniels, who went from being an in-demand session musician to a staple of Southern rock with his hit “Devil Went Down to Georgia,” has died at 83.

July 6, 2020

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