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A new poll on American attitudes toward a core conflict in the Middle East finds about half of Democrats want the U.S. to do more to support the Palestinians, showing that a growing rift among Democratic lawmakers is also reflected in the party’s base.

By ELLEN KNICKMEYER and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press June 23, 2021
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State Senate Republicans who investigated Michigan's 2020 presidential election for months concluded there was no widespread or systemic fraud and urged the state attorney general to consider probing people who have made basele

By DAVID EGGERT, Associated Press June 23, 2021
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Adding to the country's ongoing discussion of the extent of police powers, the Supreme Court on Wednesday put limits on when police officers pursuing a fleeing suspect can enter a home without a warrant.

By JESSICA GRESKO, Associated Press June 23, 2021
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The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a Pennsylvania public school wrongly suspended a student from cheerleading over a vulgar social media post she made after she didn't qualify for the varsity team.

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press June 23, 2021
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The Democrats’ expansive elections and voting bill headed for all but certain rejection late Tuesday in a key Senate test vote, providing a dramatic example of Republicans’ use of the filibuster to block legislation and forcing hard questions for Democrats over next steps.

By Associated Press June 22, 2021
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Rene Robert, a member of the Buffalo Sabres’ famed “French Connection Line,” died Tuesday at a Florida hospital less than a week after suffering a heart attack. He was 72.

June 22, 2021
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e high of more than 300,000 last year amid a surge of firearm sales, according to new records obtained by the group Everytown for Gun Safety.

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST, Associated Press June 22, 2021
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A 13-year-old Honduran girl who spent two months at the government's largest emergency shelter for migrant children said she was put on suicide watch and was eating only popsicles and juice because the food smelled so foul.

By AMY TAXIN, ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON and JULIE WATSON, Associated Press June 22, 2021
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COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have dipped below 300 a day for the first time since the early days of the disaster in March 2020, while the drive to put shots in arms approached another encouraging milestone Monday: 150 million Americans fully vaccinated.

By Associated Press June 21, 2021
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The declaration of Juneteenth as a federal holiday is putting the pressure on more U.S. companies to give their employees the day off, accelerating a movement that took off last year in response to the racial justice protests that swept the country.

By ALEXANDRA OLSON AP Business Writer June 18, 2021
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Stocks sank again on Wall Street Friday, knocking the S&P 500 to its worst weekly loss since February, as more steam comes out of banks and other stocks that soared earlier this year with expectations for the economy and inflation.

By DAMIAN J. TROISE and STAN CHOE June 18, 2021
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U.S. Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved the drafting of a "teaching document" that many of them hope will rebuke Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, for receiving Communion despite their support for abortion rights.

By DAVID CRARY Associated Press June 18, 2021
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A disorganized storm system carrying tropical storm-force winds churned through the Gulf of Mexico toward the Southern U.S. on Friday, lashing coastal communities with bands of rain, threatening Father's Day tourism business and forcing the postponement of Juneteenth celebrations in Mississippi and Alabama.

By KEVIN McGILL and JEFF MARTIN Associated Press June 18, 2021
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Congress and President Joe Biden acted with unusual swiftness this week in approving Juneteenth as a national holiday.

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press June 18, 2021
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Texas will now let people carry handguns without first getting a background check and training, becoming the latest and largest on a growing list of states to roll back permitting requirements for carrying guns in public.

By LINDSAY WHITEHURST and JIM VERTUNO AP June 17, 2021
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Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits, toppling records even before the official start of summer.

By ANITA SNOW Associated Press June 17, 2021
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President Joe Biden spent his first trip overseas highlighting a sharp break from his disruptive predecessor, selling that the United States was once more a reliable ally with a steady hand at the wheel.

June 17, 2021
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Shocked by an Associated Press investigation into the loss and theft of military guns, the Pentagon's top general signaled Thursday that he will consider a "systematic fix" to how the armed services keep account of their firearms.

By KRISTIN M. HALL, JAMES LAPORTA and JUSTIN PRITCHARD Associated Press June 17, 2021
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The United States is devoting $3.2 billion to speed development of antiviral pills to treat COVID-19 and other dangerous viruses that could turn into pandemics.

By ZEKE MILLER and MATTHEW PERRONE Associated Press June 17, 2021
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The Supreme Court dismissed a major challenge to the Obama era health care law on Thursday, turning aside an effort by Republican-led states to throw out the law that provides insurance coverage for millions of Americans.

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press June 17, 2021
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Three Chinese astronauts arrived Thursday at China's new space station at the start of a three-month mission, marking another milestone in the country's ambitious space program.

By SAM McNEIL Associated Press June 17, 2021
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The Southern Baptist Convention tamped down a push from the right at its largest meeting in decades on Tuesday, electing a new president who has worked to bridge racial divides in the church and defeating an effort to make an issue of critical race theory.

By TRAVIS LOLLER and PETER SMITH, Associated Press June 16, 2021
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Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to create a task force to oversee an independent investigation into the denomination's handling of sexual abuse.

By TRAVIS LOLLER and PETER SMITH Associated Press June 16, 2021
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The U.S. government on Wednesday ended two Trump administration policies that made it harder for immigrants fleeing violence to qualify for asylum, especially Central Americans.

By AMY TAXIN Associated Press June 16, 2021
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The Federal Reserve signaled Wednesday that it may act sooner than previously planned to start dialing back the low-interest-rate policies that have helped fuel a swift rebound from the pandemic recession but have also coincided with rising inflation.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Writer June 16, 2021

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