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Walmart has reversed course, announcing it is returning ammunition and firearms to their displays in its U.S. stores.

By Associated Press October 30, 2020
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More than a million tons a year of America's plastic trash isn't ending up where it should.

By SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press October 30, 2020
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President Donald Trump dangled a promise to get a weary, fearful nation "back to normal" on Friday as he looked to campaign past the political damage of the devastating pandemic.

By ZEKE MILLER, ALEXANDRA JAFFE and KEVIN FREKING Associated Press October 30, 2020
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Even as a long-feared second wave of coronavirus infections strains hospitals, officials in many hard-hit states are resisting taking stronger action to stop the spread, with public fatigue and political calculations running up against pleas from health experts.

By ADAM GELLER and DAVID PITT Associated Press October 30, 2020
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Pope Francis is halting his public general audiences and will limit participation at Christmas and other upcoming Masses amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Italy and the Vatican, officials said Thursday.

By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press October 29, 2020
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Pope Francis' decision to forgo wearing a mask has been noticed, with some concern, by the commission of Vatican experts he appointed to help chart the Catholic Church's path through the coronavirus pandemic and the aftermath.

By NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press October 28, 2020
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Hurricane Zeta was speeding toward storm-weary Louisiana with top winds of 100 mph, strengthening to a Category 2 hurricane as it approached the coast Wednesday afternoon.

By KEVIN McGILL, STACEY PLAISANCE and REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press October 28, 2020
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A tense Philadelphia braced for more demonstrations Wednesday over the police killing of a Black man following two nights of protests that set off clashes with police and break-ins of stores on the other side of the city.

By CLAUDIA LAUER Associated Press October 28, 2020
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With next week's election looming, the CEOs of Twitter, Facebook and Google received a hectoring from Republicans at a Senate hearing Wednesday for alleged anti-conservative bias in the companies' social media platforms — and were warned of coming restrictions from Congress.

By MARCY GORDON Associated Press October 28, 2020
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Dropping candy down a chute for little costumed Baby Sharks, Mulans and Black Panthers.

By DAN SEWELL Associated Press October 27, 2020
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Crews tried to beat back two out-of-control wildfires in Southern California on Tuesday that have kept tens of thousands of people out of their homes even as another round of dangerous fire weather raises the risk for flames erupting across the state.

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ Associated Press October 27, 2020
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The small, brick post office in Mission, South Dakota, sees steady business most days as people wait outside to allow one family at a time to check for mail at one of just four such depots scattered across the Rosebud Indian Reservation.

By STEPHEN GROVES and PIA DESHPANDE Associated Press October 27, 2020
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Amy Coney Barrett was confirmed to the Supreme Court late Monday by a deeply divided Senate, Republicans overpowering Democrats to install President Donald Trump's nominee days before the election and secure a likely conservative court majority for years to come.

By LISA MASCARO Associated Press October 26, 2020
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The stock market had its worst day in a month as virus cases surge and help for the economy from Washington remains nowhere in sight. The S&P 500 fell 1.9% Monday, deepening its losses from last week. Stocks of companies that need the virus to abate and the economy to return to normal had some of the biggest losses.

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press October 26, 2020
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Overpowering Democratic opposition, Senate Republicans are set to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, approving President Donald Trump's nominee a week before Election Day and securing likely conservative court dominance for years to come.

By LISA MASCARO Associated Press October 26, 2020
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Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in nearly every state, despite assurances from President Donald Trump over the weekend that "we're rounding the turn, we're doing great."

By LISA MARIE PANE and MIKE STOBBE Associated Press October 26, 2020
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On the heels of his Oct. 19 visits to Prescott and Tucson, President Donald Trump is now planning to make campaign stops in Goodyear and Bullhead City on Wednesday. This will be his seventh visit to battleground state of Arizona this year

By AP and staff report October 26, 2020
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Senate Republicans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to advance Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett toward final confirmation despite Democratic objections, just over a week before the presidential election.

By LISA MASCARO AP Congressional Correspondent October 25, 2020
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President Donald Trump's and Democratic rival Joe Biden's campaigns are assembling armies of powerful lawyers for the possibility that the race for the White House is decided not at the ballot box but in court.

By ALANNA DURKIN RICHER and ERIC TUCKER Associated Press October 23, 2020
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The United States is approaching a record for the number of new daily coronavirus cases in the latest ominous sign about the disease's grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to Idaho reel under the surge.

By REBECCA BOONE and DAVID CRARY Associated Press October 23, 2020
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President Donald Trump announced Friday that Sudan will start to normalize ties with Israel, making it the third Arab state to do so as part of U.S.-brokered deals in the run-up to Election Day.

By DEB RIECHMANN and MATTHEW LEE Associated Press October 23, 2020
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President Donald Trump took on the country's most influential news program in unprecedented fashion, posting unedited video of interviews that he and Vice President Mike Pence gave to “60 Minutes” before its broadcast this weekend.

By Associated Press October 22, 2020
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A Minnesota judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck, saying there was not enough probable cause for that count to proceed to trial. The more serious second-degree murder charge against Derek Chauvin remains.

By AMY FORLITI, Associated Press October 22, 2020
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James Altman is a Roman Catholic priest in Wisconsin, little known outside his parish until a few weeks ago. Robert Jeffress is the high-profile pastor of a Baptist megachurch in Dallas. They have a message in common for members of their faiths: Voting for Democrats who support abortion rights is an evil potentially deserving of eternal damnation.

By DAVID CRARY Associated Press October 21, 2020
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In a presidential election year that has thrown the country's divisions into stark relief, Americans can agree on this: Misinformation about government and politics is a major problem.

By DAVID KLEPPER Associated Press October 21, 2020

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