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As Tropical Storm Beta neared the Texas coast Monday, the biggest unknown was how much rainfall it could produce in areas that have already seen their share of damaging weather during a busy hurricane season.

By JUAN A. LOZANO Associated Press September 21, 2020
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A daughter of Cuban exiles who has had a swift rise as a lawyer and judge is on President Donald Trump's short list to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.

By CURT ANDERSON and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON Associated Press September 21, 2020
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Stocks are closing lower on Wall Street Monday as markets tumble worldwide on worries about the pandemic's economic pain. The S&P 500 fell 1.2%, though a last-hour recovery helped it more than halve its loss from earlier in the day. European stocks slid earlier on the possibility of tougher restrictions to stem rising coronavirus counts.

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press September 21, 2020
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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death drew mourners to the steps of the Supreme Court, where they sang "Amazing Grace" in the dark. Fresh off a rally stage in Minnesota, President Donald Trump learned of the loss and praised Ginsburg as an "amazing" woman.

By CALVIN WOODWARD Associated Press September 20, 2020
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"Schitt's Creek," the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including "Frasier" and "Modern Family" failed to achieve.

By LYNN ELBER AP Television Writer September 20, 2020
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Julie Campbell had to rethink her new wallpaper business before she could sell her first sheet.

By JOYCE M. ROSENBERG, AP Business Writer September 19, 2020
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Wall Street capped another turbulent week of trading Friday, Sept. 18, with a broad slide in stocks that left the S&P 500 with its third-straight weekly loss.

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writers September 18, 2020
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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.

By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press September 18, 2020
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U.S. health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention essentially returned to its previous testing guidance, getting rid of language posted last month that said people didn't need to get tested if they didn't feel sick.

By MIKE STOBBE Associated Press September 18, 2020
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The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S. — a move that could effectively wreck the operation of both Chinese services for U.S. users.

By TALI ARBEL, MATT O'BRIEN and MATT OTT Associated Press September 18, 2020
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Two weeks after a federal judge prohibited the U.S. Census Bureau from winding down the 2020 census, a manager in Illinois instructed employees to get started with layoffs, according to an audio of the conversation obtained by The Associated Press.

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press September 18, 2020
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Graphic photos that surfaced online this week appear to show deep bruises on the face of a Black man who died following a police chase in Louisiana last year, raising new questions about whether his injuries were caused by the crash that ended the chase or an ensuing struggle with state troopers.

By JIM MUSTIAN Associated Press September 17, 2020
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FBI Director Chris Wray told lawmakers Thursday that antifa is an ideology, not an organization, delivering testimony that puts him at odds with President Donald Trump, who has said he would designate it a terror group.

By ERIC TUCKER and BEN FOX Associated Press September 17, 2020
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Rescuers on the Gulf Coast used boats and high-water vehicles Thursday to reach people cut off by floodwaters in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally, even as a second round of flooding took shape along rivers and creeks swollen by the storm's heavy rains.

By JAY REEVES, ANGIE WANG and BOBBY CAINA CALVAN Associated Press September 17, 2020
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Another slide in technology companies helped pull stocks lower on Wall Street Thursday, extending losses from the day before. The S&P 500 lost 0.8% after having been down 1.7% earlier.

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA Associated Press September 17, 2020
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The gulf between President Donald Trump and public health officials over wearing face masks keeps widening, undercutting medical experts who say consistent face covering is one of the best tools — short of a vaccine — to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and AAMER MADHANI Associated Press September 17, 2020
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A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them "a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service" before the November election.

By GENE JOHNSON Associated Press September 17, 2020
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As fires burn across the West and Northwest, Arizona continues to mobilize firefighters to help overwhelmed crews in California, Oregon, and Colorado.

By Staff and wire reports September 16, 2020
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A drug company says that partial results from a study testing an antibody drug give hints that it may help keep mild to moderately ill COVID-19 patients from needing to be hospitalized, a goal no current coronavirus medicine has been able to meet.

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Associated Press September 16, 2020
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The Federal Reserve expects to keep its benchmark interest rate pegged near zero at least through 2023 as it strives to accelerate economic growth and drive down the unemployment rate.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER Associated Press September 16, 2020
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Hurricane Sally lumbered ashore near the Florida-Alabama line Wednesday with 105 mph winds and rain measured in feet, not inches, swamping homes and trapping people in high water as it pushed inland for what could be a slow and disastrous drenching across the Deep South.

By JAY REEVES, ANGIE WANG and JEFF MARTIN Associated Press September 16, 2020
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President Donald Trump denied during a televised town hall Tuesday that he had played down the threat of the coronavirus earlier this year, although there is an audio recording of him stating he did just that.

By Associated Press September 15, 2020
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The city of Louisville will pay $12 million to the family of Breonna Taylor and reform police practices as part of a lawsuit settlement months after Taylor's slaying by police thrust the Black woman's name to the forefront of a national reckoning on race, Mayor Greg Fischer announced Tuesday.

By DYLAN LOVAN Associated Press September 15, 2020
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Israel on Tuesday signed historic diplomatic pacts with two Gulf Arab states at a White House ceremony that President Donald Trump declared will mark the "dawn of a new Middle East," casting himself as an international peacemaker at the height of his reelection campaign.

By DEB RIECHMANN, MATTHEW LEE and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press September 15, 2020
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief, a move that came as Democrats from swing districts signaled discontent with a standoff that could force them to face voters without delivering more aid.

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press September 15, 2020

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