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Des Moines Public Schools custodian Cynthia Adams cleans a desk in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. The cost of bringing students back to classrooms is proving a major stumbling block to safely reopening schools across the U.S. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Cost of ensuring school safety complicates reopening plansThe cost of bringing students back to classrooms is proving a major stumbling block to safely reopening schools across the U.S. In the debate raging from the White House to local school boards about bringing students back, health concerns are getting most of the attention
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People wearing face masks walk past a semaphore system that signals how crowded the beach is at any moment, in Oeiras, outside Lisbon, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. The system uses radar to count people entering the gates to the fenced beach to help beachgoers keep social distancing due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
Portugal heat wave heightens risk of wildfiresPortugal is experiencing a heat wave with temperatures way above average, sweltering nights and a heightened risk of wildfires
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FILE - In this Dec. 13, 2019, file photo, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine speaks about his plans for the coming year during an interview at the Governor's Residence in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio's Republican governor was hailed as prophetic for his decisive steps to shut down schools and stop the state's presidential primary election early during the coronavirus outbreak. Since then, he's found navigating a path out of the state's pandemic shutdown to be a bumpy one. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
New pressure on Ohio governor, once hailed for virus actionOhio’s Republican governor won wide praise for his quick response early during the coronavirus outbreak
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FILE - In this July 9, 2020, file photo Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City. Stitt announced Wednesday, July 15, 2020, that he's tested positive for the coronavirus and that he is isolating at home. The first-term Republican governor has backed one of the country's most aggressive reopening plans, has resisted any statewide mandate on masks and rarely wears one himself. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
Oklahoma's governor says he has tested positive for COVID-19Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt says he has tested positive for the coronavirus and is isolating at home
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020 file photo,  medical staff member prepares a syringe, at the Chris Hani Baragwanath hospital in Soweto, Johannesburg. Politicians and public health leaders have publicly committed to equitably sharing any coronavirus vaccine that works, but the top global initiative to make it happen may allow rich countries to reinforce their own stockpiles while making fewer doses available for poor ones.  (AP Photo/Siphiwe Sibeko, File)
More than 150 countries sign up for global vaccine planMore than 70 rich countries have signed up to a global coronavirus vaccine initiative intended to ensure that any effective shots are fairly distributed globally _ but which may also allow them to buy more vaccines for their own stockpiles
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Police officers detain protesters during a rally against the removal of opposition candidates from the presidential elections in Minsk, Belarus, Tuesday July 14, 2020.  Election authorities in Belarus on Tuesday barred two main rivals of authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko from running in this summer's presidential election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Police in Belarus detained over 250 people during protestsPolice in Belarus say officers detained more than 250 people, after mass protests against barring two candidates from the Aug. 9 presidential election erupted in the country
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People watch as smoke rises from a technical building of the Kampa Museum in Prague, Czech Republic, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. It was immediately not clear if any of the art pieces were damaged. Kampa Museum is known for its valuable collections of paintings by Frantisek Kupka, a pioneer of modern abstract painting. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Fire hits Museum Kampa in Prague, smoke reaches exhibitionsPrague officials say a fire broke out at a modern art museum in the heart of the Czech capital
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France's Prime Minister Jean Castex leaves after the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Wednesday, July 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
French prime minister defends police amid brutality concernsFrance’s new prime minister is firmly defending the police despite growing concerns about police brutality
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The sun sets beyond downtown Kansas City, Mo., Saturday, June 27, 2020. Thousands of census takers are about to begin the most labor-intensive part of America’s once-a-decade headcount. The first visits will be focused on six locations — West Virginia, Idaho, Maine, Kansas City, New Orleans and the Oklahoma City area. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Census takers to visit homes that have not respondedThousands of census takers are about to begin the most labor-intensive part of America’s once-a-decade headcount
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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