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South Dakota governor, exposed to virus, joined Trump on jet

Stephen Groves, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 11:37am

Shortly after fireworks above Mount Rushmore disappeared into the night sky on Friday, South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem accompanied President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One despite having had close contact with Trump’s son’s girlfriend, who had tested positive for the coronavirus.

Supreme Court rules states can require electors to back states' presidential picks

Mark Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 8:14am

The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that states can require presidential electors to back their states’ popular vote winner in the Electoral College.

Russian journalist fined in case that drew broad outrage

Vladimir Isachenkov, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 4:42am

A Russian journalist on Monday was convicted on charges of condoning terrorism and ordered to pay a fine in a case that has been widely criticized as an attack on freedom of speech.

Hong Kong police granted sweeping powers under security law

Zen Soo, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 10:25pm

In implementing the national security law for Hong Kong, police will have sweeping authority that allows them to take actions including conducting searches without a warrant, restricting suspects from leaving the city, and intercepting communications.

Bucking China pressure, Taiwan, Somaliland establish ties

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 9:53pm

Taiwan has scored a rare diplomatic victory in establishing relations with the independent region of Somaliland.

Trump order to block international teachers may have ‘devastating effect’ on language programs

Marjorie Cortez, KSL  |  Posted Jul 5th - 7:11pm

Utah officials hope the Trump administration will reconsider its suspension of entry of foreign nationals under J visas and other visas until the end of the year.

Trump to hold outdoor campaign rally in Portsmouth, N.H.

Aamer Madhani and Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 3:00pm

President Donald Trump is set to hold an outdoor rally Saturday in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, according to the president’s campaign.

UK pays tribute to National Health Service on 72nd birthday

Pan Pylas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 10:53am

People across the U.K. joined in a round of applause on Sunday to mark the 72nd anniversary of the free-to-use National Health Service, one of the country's most cherished institutions.

Russian shot dead in Austria, police probe political motive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 7:40am

Police in Austria say they have detained a Russian man after one of his compatriots was shot dead near Vienna late Saturday in what Austrian media report is being considered a possible political assassination.

Democrats, Biden look to accelerate Southern political shift

Bill Barrow, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 6:02am

From Mississippi retiring its state flag to local governments removing Confederate statues from public spaces, a bipartisan push across the South is chipping away at reminders of the Civil War and Jim Crow segregation.

Anti-racism groups in Paris call out colonizer street names

Boubkar Benzebat and Christophe Schpoliansky, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 5:48am

Paris police blocked anti-racism groups from leading a “de-colonial tour” of Paris on Sunday to call attention to monuments and streets honoring historical figures tied to the slave trade or colonial-era abuses.

France-Turkey spat over Libya arms exposes NATO's limits

Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 5th - 12:45am

The festering dispute between France and Turkey over a naval standoff in the Mediterranean Sea has shone a glaring searchlight on NATO’s struggle to keep order among its ranks and exposed weaknesses in a military alliance that can only take action by consensus.

Rep. McAdams still favored in 4th Congressional District race

Lisa Riley Roche, KSL  |  Posted Jul 4th - 8:33pm

National analysts question whether GOP challenger Burgess Owens’ views are too extreme.

Kansas newspaper's post equates mask mandate with Holocaust

John Hanna, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 2:29pm

A weekly Kansas newspaper whose publisher is a county Republican Party chairman posted a cartoon on its Facebook page likening the Democratic governor's order requiring people to wear masks in public to the roundup and murder of millions of Jews during the Holocaust.

Sean Reyes bests GOP challenger in attorney general race

Lindsey Whitehurst, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 2:24pm

Republican Sean Reyes has won the primary in his bid for re-election as Utah attorney general.

Amid furor over monuments, Trump seeks `garden' of US heroes

Aamer Madhani, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 4th - 1:10pm

President Donald Trump has a vision for his second term, if he wins one, of establishing a “National Garden of American Heroes” that will pay tribute to some of the most prominent figures in U.S. history, a collection of “the greatest Americans to ever live.”

Pentagon draft policy would ban Confederate flag displays

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 3:00pm

A draft policy being circulated by Pentagon leaders would ban the display of the Confederate flag in Defense Department workplaces or public areas by service members and civilian personnel.

French President Emmanuel Macron shakes up government, ousts interior minister after protests against police brutality

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 11:14am

French President Emmanuel Macron shakes up government, ousts interior minister after protests against police brutality.

Supreme Court rules states can require presidential electors to back popular vote winner

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 6th - 8:11am

Supreme Court rules states can require presidential electors to back popular vote winner.