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Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

Posted yesterday in National

Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party's presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump.

 

 

Women say they will fight sexism, 'ugly' attacks on Harris

Posted yesterday in National

In the weeks before Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris his running mate, women's groups were readying a campaign of their own: shutting down sexist coverage and disinformation about a vice presidential nominee they say is headed for months of false smears and "brutal" attacks from internet haters.

 

 

What do the kids say? K-12 students sound off on school

Posted yesterday in National

Parents have weighed in on reopening schools. Teachers have weighed in. Public health experts, too, along with cities, states and President Donald Trump.

 

 

Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

Posted yesterday in National

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to make them.

 

 

March on Washington reconfigured to comply with virus rules

Posted yesterday in National

Amid widespread protests and unrest over the police killings of Black Americans, a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington is being reconfigured to comply with coronavirus protocols in the District of Columbia.

 

 

TVA board to review CEO pay amid Trump complaint

Posted yesterday in National

A federal utility's board plans to review its CEO pay amid ongoing criticism from President Donald Trump, the board's chairman said Monday.

 

 

States strain to carry out Trump order on unemployment aid

Posted yesterday in National

Governors and state labor department officials were scrambling Monday to determine whether they could implement President Donald Trump's executive order to partially extend unemployment assistance payments to millions of Americans struggling to find work in the pandemic-scarred economy.

 

 

'Poor People's Campaign' eyes low-income voters in 13 states

Posted yesterday in National

A coalition of activists, unions, and religious leaders inspired by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s last organizing effort said Tuesday new data suggest low-income voters in key states could swing some U.S. Senate races.

 

 

Inaction by Congress leaves states to pay for election costs

Posted yesterday in National

Congress' failure so far to pass another round of coronavirus aid leaves state and local officials on their own to deal with the soaring costs of holding a presidential election amid a deadly pandemic.

 

 

White House turns on Fauci as Trump minimizes virus spike

Posted yesterday in National

With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving before he faces voters in November.

 

 

Health tips from Dr. Oz and Dr. Roizen for 8-11-20

Posted 8/11/2020 in National

 

 

Shooting near White House interrupts Trump's briefing on TV

Posted 8/11/2020 in National

A uniformed Secret Service officer shot and wounded a man during a confrontation near the White House that led to President Donald Trump being abruptly escorted out of a briefing room during a televised news conference Monday, authorities said.

 

 

In virus talks, Pelosi holds firm while Mnuchin wants a deal

Posted 8/11/2020 in National

Speaker Nancy Pelosi is not about to blink.

 

 

Mississippi-born pro wrestling star James 'Kamala' Harris dies at 70

Posted 8/11/2020 in National

James Harris, a Mississippi-born sharecropper who gained international fame as "Kamala the Ugandan Giant," a massive professional wrestler who buried opponents with his trademark "splash," has died.

 

 

States on hook for billions under Trump's unemployment plan

Posted 8/10/2020 in National

Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on.

 

 

5.1-magnitude quake hits North Carolina, causes minor damage

Posted 8/10/2020 in National

The most powerful earthquake to hit North Carolina in more than 100 years shook much of the state early Sunday, rattling homes, businesses and residents.

 

 

Rice looking good in Louisiana and Mississippi

Posted 8/10/2020 in National

Agriculture experts in Louisiana and Mississippi say the rice crop is looking good.

 

 

Postal Service emerges as flash point heading into election

Posted 8/10/2020 in National

Mail piling up. Constant attacks from the president. Cuts to overtime as record numbers of ballots are expected to pass through post offices this fall.

 

 

Why choice of running mate matters more than usual this year

Posted 8/10/2020 in National

For all the secrecy and speculation that typically surrounds the search for a vice presidential candidate, the decision rarely sways an election. But ahead of Joe Biden's imminent announcement, this year could be different.

 

 

55 years after riots, Watts neighborhood still bears scars

Posted 8/10/2020 in National

There were no fires this time in Watts. There was no looting, no shooting and no National Guard troops patrolling.

 

 

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