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FILE - In this June 17, 2020, file photo, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike gestures while speaking during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at her office of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building in Tokyo, ahead of a two-week campaigning for the Tokyo gubernatorial election. Koike is poised to be reelected in Sunday, July 5, 2020 polls, buoyed by public support for her coronavirus handling despite a recent rise in infections that has raised concerns of a resurgence of the disease. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
July 05, 2020 - 7:33 am
TOKYO (AP) — Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike has won a second term to head the Japanese capital, buoyed to Sunday's election victory by public support for her coronavirus handling despite a recent rise in infections that has raised concerns of a resurgence of the disease. In her victory speech, Koike...
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This photo provided by Russell Contreras shows U.S. Marine Pfc. Ciprian Contreras, of Houston, in a World War II-era photo before being injured three times in the Pacific theater. In an essay, Associated Press writer Russell Contreras says the July Fourth holiday as a Mexican American has always troubled him because of his family's history in the U.S. But remembering his Uncle Ciprian Contreras' heroics as a U.S. Marine at Iwo Jima in 1945, makes him look at America's Independence Day differently. (Courtesy of Russell Contreras via AP)
July 04, 2020 - 1:34 pm
RIO RANCHO, N.M, (AP) — The July Fourth holiday hurts me every year. Waving flags seems out of place, and wearing anything stars and stripes makes me feel like Apollo Creed in "Rocky." Lee Greenwood’s song “God Bless The U.S.A." doesn’t invoke patriotism inside of me, and I never take advantage of...
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This combination photo shows the cover of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel "The Nickel Boys," left, and a portrait of author Colson Whitehead. Whitehead became the first fiction writer to win Pulitzer Prizes for back to back novels. “The Nickel Boys,” his followup to “Underground Railroad,” won the Pulitzer in April and comes out in paperback this week. He also managed to finish a crime novel, with the working title “Harlem Shuffle,” that he began more than a year ago. (Doubleday, left, and Madeline Whitehead/Doubleday via AP)
June 30, 2020 - 8:48 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Even sheltering in place, Colson Whitehead has had an eventful year. Whitehead became the first fiction writer to win Pulitzers for back to back novels, “Underground Railroad” and “The Nickel Boys,” which won the Pulitzer in May and comes out in paperback this week. He also managed...
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FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, City of Tupelo Community Outreach Coordinator Marcus Gary takes down the Mississippi state flag that flew over the City Hall of Tupelo one last time Monday, June 29, 2020. Mississippi is retiring the last state flag in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem. (Thomas Wells/The Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal via AP, File)
June 30, 2020 - 12:37 am
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Long a symbol of pride to some and hatred to others, the Confederate battle flag is losing its place of official prominence 155 years after rebellious Southern states lost a war to perpetuate slavery. Mississippi's Republican-controlled Legislature voted Sunday to remove the...
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FILE - In this file photo dated April 17, 2020, showing nearly empty streets in Leicester to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. The English city of Leicester is reported Sunday June 28, 2020, to be suffering from a spike in coronavirus cases, leading to speculation that the city could be subject to Britain's first local COVID-19 lockdown later this week. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
June 28, 2020 - 9:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government is considering a lockdown for the central English city of Leicester amid a spike of COVID-19 cases — the first time that a single U.K. area would face such an extreme measure during the pandemic. The Sunday Times first reported that a lockdown could come within...
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In this June 9, 2020, photo, two employees, work the box office and concessions, in masks, for a showing of The Goonies at the historic Hollywood Theater in Pittsburgh, in its fifth day in operation since COVID-19 forced most indoor theaters across the nation to close mid-March. (AP Photo/Lindsey Bahr)
June 25, 2020 - 7:27 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Thursday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ OUT & ABOUT: Restaurants, professional sports...
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People wearing face masks to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus walk through a shopping and office complex in Beijing, Wednesday, June 24, 2020. New virus cases have declined in China and in the capital Beijing, where a two-week spike appears to be firmly waning. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
June 24, 2020 - 11:57 pm
The latest on the effects of the novel coronavirus outbreak around the world: HERE’S WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE VIRUS OUTBREAK: — International aid group says data in some countries show sharp discrepancy between coronavirus cases in men and women. — US virus cases surge to highest level in 2...
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In this photo taken on Saturday June 20, 2020 and provided by the Croatian Tennis Association, Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic, right, greets Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic at a tournament in Zadar, Croatia. Top-ranked tennis player Novak Djokovic announced Tuesday, June 23 he and his wife have COVID-19 after he played in a series of exhibition matches he organized in Serbia and Croatia with zero social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Mario Cuzic, Croatian Tennis Association via AP)
June 24, 2020 - 9:10 am
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia on Wednesday announced border restrictions for the citizens of several other Balkan countries after a spike in cases of the coronavirus and an outbreak at an exhibition tennis tournament organized by top-ranked Novak Djokovic. Officials said people coming from Serbia...
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In this May 19, 2018 photo, Gregory Katz, acting London bureau chief for The Associated Press, stands in front of St. George's Chapel in Windsor near London, while covering the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Katz, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist who recently led the AP's coverage of Brexit and the election of Boris Johnson as prime minister, died Monday, June 22, 2020. He had been ill in recent months and had contracted COVID-19. He was 67. (AP Photo)
June 24, 2020 - 6:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Gregory Katz, an acclaimed correspondent for The Associated Press in London who recently led the news cooperative's coverage of Brexit and the election of Boris Johnson as prime minister, died Tuesday. He had been ill in recent months and had contracted COVID-19. He was 67. His...
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Police use a water cannon during a demonstration targeting the government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis, in Malieveld, the Hague, Netherlands, Sunday, June 21, 2020. Dutch police charged hundreds of what they called soccer fans with horses and a water cannon in the center of The Hague Sunday and warned people to stay away from the city center. (AP Photo/Michael Corder)
June 21, 2020 - 2:37 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dutch police arrested scores of protesters and used a water cannon Sunday after violence erupted around a demonstration in The Hague against measures put in place by the government to rein in the spread of the coronavirus. A peaceful protest turned violent when dozens...
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