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FILE - In this Monday, June 29, 2020, file photo, Bigard Ogbonna, right, checks a customer's temperature before they enter a store at the Garden State Plaza mall in Paramus, N.J., as New Jersey's indoor shopping malls reopened from their COVID-19 pause. U.S. employers likely rehired several million more workers in June, thereby reducing a Depression-level unemployment rate, but the most up-to-date data suggests that a resurgent coronavirus will limit further gains. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
US unemployment falls to 11%, but new shutdowns are underwayThe U.S. government says unemployment fell to 11.1% in June as the economy added a solid 4.8 million jobs
The Associated Press16 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019 file photo Luz Bertila Zazueta, 75, of Tijuana, right, hugs farewell to a Peruvian woman and her four children whose numbers were called to claim asylum at a border crossing in San Diego. Zazueta persuaded a neighbor to let the family live in his empty house for free during their six-month wait in Tijuana. A federal judge on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 knocked down a cornerstone border policy of the Trump administration that denies asylum to people who travel through another country to reach the Mexican border without first seeking protection in that country. Judge Timothy Kelly says authorities violated federal rule-making procedures by not seeking public feedback before putting the policy into effect in July 2019.  (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat,File)
Judge deals setback to key Trump policy limiting asylumA federal judge has knocked down a cornerstone border policy of the Trump administration that denies asylum to people who travel through another country to reach the Mexico border without first seeking protection in that country
The Associated Press18 hours ago
Janet Johnson of Pawcatuck, Ct., center, and her husband, Norman, left, and family friend Kimberly Obremski La Tourette of Lee, N.H., head to a news conference on Wednesday, July 1, 2020 after the sentencing hearing for James Curtis Clanton in the death of Helene Pruszynski, Janet Johnson's sister, four decades ago, in Castle Rock, Colo.Clanton has been sentenced to life in prison. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Man sentenced to life in 1980 killing of Colorado internA Florida trucker has been sentenced to life in prison for killing a college student working as a Denver radio station intern 40 years ago
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - this April 5, 2020 file photo, shows An envelope containing a 2020 census letter mailed to a U.S. resident in Detroit. A federal judge on Thursday, May 21, 2020, agreed to impose financial sanctions against the Trump administration for failing to produce hundreds of documents during litigation over whether a citizenship question could be added to the 2020 census. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
Census door knockers starting in 6 states later this monthHomes in six states across the U.S. can expect to get knocks on their doors from census takers in two weeks
The Associated Press19 hours ago
This image taken March 14, 2020, shows a nearly empty display shelf for ammunition at the Sportsmen's Warehouse in Meridian, Idaho. A sign at the store alerted customers that the store was limiting the number of firearms and ammunition that people could buy in a given day. (AP Photo/Lisa Marie Pane)
Background checks, a metric for gun sales, hit all-time highHistoric numbers of background checks to purchase or possess a firearm have been conducted in June
The Associated Press19 hours ago
FILE - In this June 17, 2020, pool file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaks in Lansing, Mich. A federal appeals court late Wednesday, June 24, 2020, halted a lower judge's ruling and kept closed gyms and fitness centers that Whitmer ordered shut months ago to curb the coronavirus. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool, File)
Michigan governor closes indoor bars, allows to-go cocktailsMichigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer is closing indoor seating in bars in parts of the state, including a city with a bar that has been linked to a rising number of infections
The Associated Press20 hours ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, June 9, 2020, file aerial photo, investigators search for human remains at Chad Daybell's residence in the 200 block of 1900 east, in Salem, Idaho. Court documents say authorities used cellphone information from the now-deceased uncle of two missing Idaho children to find the youths' bodies on Daybell's rural property. Daybell and the children's mother, Lori Vallow Daybell, are in custody. (John Roark/The Idaho Post-Register via AP, File)
Man charged with conspiring to hide kids' bodies in his yardProsecutors accused a man of conspiring with his new wife to keep the bodies of her children hidden on his rural Idaho property
The Associated Press21 hours ago
A protester in favor of the monument speaks to authorities and is removed from the area as work crews remove the statue of confederate general Stonewall Jackson, Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in Richmond, Va. Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney has ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues in the city, saying he was using his emergency powers to speed up the healing process for the former capital of the Confederacy amid weeks of protests over police brutality and racial injustice. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Stonewall Jackson removed from Richmond's Monument AvenueA massive statue of Gen. Stonewall Jackson has been removed from Richmond, Virginia's famed Monument Avenue
The Associated Press21 hours ago
Honor guard members from the Mississippi National Guard practice folding the former Mississippi flag before a ceremony to retire the banner on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, inside the state Capitol in Jackson. The ceremony happened a day after Republican Gov. Tate Reeves signed a law that removed the flag's official status as a state symbol. The 126-year-old banner was the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem. (AP Photo/Emily Wagster Pettus)
Old times not forgotten: Mississippi furls rebel-themed flagMississippi has formally retired the last state flag in the U.S. with the Confederate battle emblem
The Associated Press21 hours ago
FILE - In this June 18, 2020, file photo, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) students gather in front of the Supreme Court in Washington. Immigration judges say they are being muzzled by the Trump administration and the union that represents them is suing the U.S. Department of Justice. The lawsuit filed Wednesday, July 1, 2020, is the latest confrontation between the judges and the Justice Department, which oversees U.S. immigration courts. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
Immigration judges in lawsuit say US government muzzles themImmigration judges say they are being muzzled by the Trump administration and the union that represents them is suing the U.S. Department of Justice
The Associated Press22 hours ago
Demonstrators shut down Interstate 225 during a rally and march over the death of 23-year-old Elijah McClain, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Aurora, Colo. McClain died in late August 2019 after he was stopped while walking to his apartment by three Aurora Police Department officers. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Police chief defends pepper spray at Elijah McClain vigilA police chief in suburban Denver has defended officers who used pepper spray and batons on demonstrators during a vigil for a Black man who died after police put him in a chokehold last year
The Associated Press22 hours ago
FILE - In this June 19, 2020, file photo, George Floyd's name is written on the windshield as John Coy wears a shirt that reads Black Lives Matter and stands through his sunroof with his fist in the air at 16th Street Northwest renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza near the White House in Washington. Thousands of Black activists from across the U.S. will hold the 2020 Black National Convention on Aug. 28, 2020, via livestream to produce a new political agenda that builds on the protests that followed George Floyd’s death. Organizers of the gathering shared their plans with The Associated Press on Wednesday, July 1, ahead of an official announcement. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Movement for Black Lives plans virtual national conventionThousands of Black activists from across the U.S. will hold a virtual convention at the end of the summer to produce a new political agenda that builds on the protests that followed George Floyd’s death
The Associated Press22 hours ago
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