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Lujan Grisham builds profile as Biden looks to make VP pick

Morgan Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 10:14pm

Michelle Lujan Grisham has not received the attention of many higher-profile candidates under consideration to be Joe Biden's running mate. But she has a resume that few of them can match.

Hiroshima court recognizes atomic bomb 'black rain' victims

Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 6:42pm

A Japanese court on Wednesday for the first time recognized people exposed to radioactive “black rain" that fell after the 1945 U.S. atomic attack on Hiroshima as atomic bomb survivors, ordering the city and the prefecture to provide the same government medical benefits as given to other survivors.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg undergoes medical procedure at hospital

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 6:27pm

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has undergone a nonsurgical medical procedure in New York City and expects to be released from a hospital there by the end of the week, the Supreme Court said Wednesday night.

Administration wants West Wing remodel money in virus bill

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 1:53pm

The Trump administration wants $377 million in the next coronavirus relief bill for a long-delayed modernization of the West Wing, but the timetable for construction is yet to be determined.

US officials: Russia behind spread of a virus disinformation effort

Eric Tucker and Daria Litvinova, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 11:36am

U.S. officials say Russian intelligence officers are spreading disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic through English-language websites, trying to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain before the presidential election in November.

For TV heads and viewers, conventions are largely a mystery

David Bauder, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 11:33am

Weeks before political conventions, television networks would typically be confirming hotel reservations, booking experts and pounding the last nails in temporary studios for their top anchors.

House orders broad mask mandates after Gohmert gets virus

Alan Fram and Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 10:10am

Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Capitol officials issued broad new mask requirements Wednesday after a Republican member of Congress tested positive for the coronavirus. The member, Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, often shunned wearing masks and was known to vote without one.

US names new Arctic envoy in push to expand reach in region

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 9:19am

The Trump administration on Wednesday named a special envoy for the Arctic, filling a post that had been vacant for more than three years as the administration seeks a greater role in the region and tries to blunt growing Russian and Chinese influence there.

US to bring 6,400 troops home from Germany, move 5,600 more

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 7:02am

Spurred on by President Donald Trump's demand to pull troops out of Germany, the U.S. will bring about 6,400 forces home and shift about 5,600 to other countries in Europe, American defense leaders said Wednesday, detailing a Pentagon plan that will cost billions of dollars and take years to complete.

As crime surges on his watch, Trump warns of Biden's America

Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 10:15pm

appeal to the fears of Americans and then associate those fears with the Democratic Party, specifically Joe Biden.”

Biden's notes: ‘Do not hold grudges’ against Kamala Harris

Bill Barrow and Andrew Harnik, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 5:55pm

Joe Biden was uncharacteristically tight-lipped on Tuesday about the final stretch of his search for a vice president. But the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee seemed prepared to talk about at least one leading contender: California Sen. Kamala Harris.

US officials: Russia behind spread of virus disinformation

Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 3:07pm

Russian intelligence services are using a trio of English-language websites to spread disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic, seeking to exploit a crisis that America is struggling to contain ahead of the presidential election in November, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

Trump administration to review DACA and reject new applications

Priscilla Alvarez and Geneva Sands, CNN  |  Posted Jul 28th - 12:46pm

The Trump administration will not accept new applications for the Obama-era program that shields from deportation certain undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children and will limit renewals to one year instead of two while it reviews the program, the Department of Homeland Security said Tuesday.

US, Australia team up to criticize China in Asia-Pacific

Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 12:32pm

The United States and Australia are teaming up in their criticism of China, taking the country to task for aggressive behavior throughout the Asia-Pacific and not acting quickly to contain the coronavirus.

Trump administration won't accept new DACA applications

Sophia Tareen and Elliot Spagat, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 12:09pm

The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will reject new applications and shorten renewal periods for an Obama-era program that shields young people from deportation, taking a defiant stance after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to let it be scrapped completely.

Serbia cracks down on rights groups, government critics

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 12:04pm

Serbia's finance ministry has launched a probe into possible money laundering and financing of terrorism against dozens of rights groups, independent journalists and opposition politicians who have criticized alleged government corruption and anti-democratic policies.

McConnell: No room for new FBI building in virus aid bill

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 11:41am

The Senate's top Republican said Tuesday that he opposes a push by President Donald Trump to include nearly $1.8 billion in a new coronavirus aid package to rebuild the FBI headquarters on its current site in downtown Washington.

US to withdraw troops from Germany, sending 6,400 home and 5,400 to other countries, under shakeup sought by Trump

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 29th - 7:00am

US to withdraw troops from Germany, sending 6,400 home and 5,400 to other countries, under shakeup sought by Trump.

US government officials tell AP that Russia is using 3 English-language websites to spread coronavirus disinformation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 28th - 3:01pm

US government officials tell AP that Russia is using 3 English-language websites to spread coronavirus disinformation.