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In this May 4, 2020, photo, the Supreme Court in Washington. The Supreme Court's third day of hearing arguments by telephone is its first chance at a high-profile case, this one involving the Affordable Care Act. The justices are hearing a dispute Wednesday about Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Associated Press
May 06, 2020 - 7:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is hearing a dispute Wednesday over Trump administration rules that would allow more employers who cite a religious or moral objection to opt out of providing no-cost birth control to women. The dispute stems from the Obama health care law, under which most...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2013, file photo, National Rifle Association members listen to speakers during the NRA's annual Meetings and Exhibits at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. The Los Angeles City Council, Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 repealed a law requiring companies that want city contracts to disclose whether they have ties to the NRA. The 12-0 vote comes weeks after a judge blocked the city from enforcing the ordinance.(Johnny Hanson/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
AP News
May 03, 2020 - 11:15 am
The National Rifle Association has laid off dozens of employees, canceled its national convention and scuttled fundraising, membership and shooting events that normally would be key to rallying its base in an election year. The coronavirus pandemic has upended the gun-rights organization during...
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FILE - In this Wednesday April 8, 2020 file photo, a rabbi, background, finishes a prayer during a burial service as gravediggers prepare a plot for the next burial at a cemetery in the Staten Island borough of New York. According to data released in late April, the U.S. has seen at least 66,000 more deaths than usual so far this year, according to government data, and the new coronavirus accounts for much — but not all — of the increase. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
AP News
April 30, 2020 - 5:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. has seen at least 66,000 more deaths than usual so far this year, according to government data, and the new coronavirus accounts for much — but not all — of the increase. Usually the nation sees about 1 million deaths by the end of April, meaning the rise is in the...
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NYPD officers wake up sleeping passengers and direct them to the exits at the 207th Street A-train station, Thursday, April 30, 2020, in the Manhattan borough of New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
AP News
April 30, 2020 - 4:53 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's subway system will shut down each day from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. to increase cleaning of trains and stations during the coronavirus crisis, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday, two days after he called conditions in the subway “disgusting.” The closures, slated to start...
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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 1996, file photo, tourists cast their shadows on the ancient Anasazi ruins of Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico. Lawmakers from the country's largest American Indian reservation may have thrown a wrinkle into efforts aimed at establishing a permanent buffer around the national park as New Mexico's congressional delegation, environmentalists and other tribes try to keep oil and gas development from getting closer to the World Heritage site. Navajo Nation delegates voted Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, to support a buffer only half the size of the one proposed in legislation pending in Congress. (AP Photo/Eric Draper, File)
AP News
April 30, 2020 - 3:38 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal land managers plan to hold a series of virtual meetings on a contested plan that will guide for at least the next decade oil and gas development around a national park and other areas in northwestern New Mexico that are revered by Native American tribes. A World...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2020, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, in Washington. After two months of frantic response to the coronavirus pandemic, the White House is planning to shift President Trump’s public focus to the burgeoning efforts aimed at easing the economic devastation. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
Associated Press
April 28, 2020 - 4:41 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses should close break rooms. Restaurants should consider disposable menus and plates. Schools should have students eat lunch in their classrooms. These are some of the recommendations offered in new federal plans designed to help restaurants, schools, churches and...
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FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)
AP News
April 27, 2020 - 3:23 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ There won’t be any sun or sand for beach volleyball pros amid the coronavirus pandemic. The AVP tour has created a public service announcement to urge its fans to stay home to help fight the spread of the disease...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2018 file photo, soldiers allied to Yemen's internationally recognized government fly the South Yemen flag at the port of Aden in Aden, Yemen. A Saudi-led coalition mired in a yearslong war in Yemen on Monday urged Emirati-backed separatists to honor terms of a Riyadh peace deal and return control of Aden to the country's internationally recognized government. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
Associated Press
April 27, 2020 - 6:54 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A Saudi-led coalition mired in a yearslong war in Yemen on Monday urged Emirati-backed southern separatists to honor terms of a Riyadh peace deal and share control of the port city of Aden with the country's internationally recognized government. The statement by...
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In this photo taken on Friday, April 24, 2020, a volunteer wearing protective clothing and a face mask to protect from coronavirus, walks through the car park of Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif in Birmingham, England. The holy month of Ramadan is underway, and the Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif should be full of worshippers. But this year, the main arrivals are the dead. While the mosque in the central England city of Birmingham has been closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic, its parking lot has been transformed into a temporary morgue with room for 150 bodies. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Associated Press
April 27, 2020 - 2:45 am
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — The holy month of Ramadan is underway, and the Central Jamia Mosque Ghamkol Sharif in Birmingham should be full of worshippers. But this year, the main arrivals are the dead. While the mosque in the central England city has been closed in response to the coronavirus...
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This photo shows high school seniors who attended a virtual prom via Zoom on April 16 hosted by the Baton Rouge Youth Coalition. With the Class of 2020 missing out on so many traditions due to the coronavirus pandemic, many have gone online to participate in virtual proms. (Baton Rouge Youth Coalition via AP)
Associated Press
April 27, 2020 - 1:15 am
NEW YORK (AP) — In party dresses or come as you are, with colored lights flashing in their bedrooms and teachers-turned-DJs spinning, high schoolers have turned to virtual proms to salvage at least one slice of fun and tradition for the Class of 2020. And they’re getting help from familiar brands...
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