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  • Tricksy Catholic Church Lobbyists Got $1.4 Billion in Small-Business Aid
    Tricksy_catholic_church_lobbyists_got__1.4_billion_in_small-business_aid 2020-07-12 04:30:24 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used a special and unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with many millions going to dioceses that have paid huge settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy se...

  • 17 People Fatally Shot: Chicago’s Deadliest Weekend Since 2015
    17_people_fatally_shot-_chicago%e2%80%99s_deadliest_weekend_since_2015 2020-07-07 00:18:22 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — One of Chicago’s bloodiest holiday weekends in memory ended with 17 people fatally shot, including a 7-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, and 70 more wounded, despite a concerted effort to quell the violence with an additional 1,200 police officers on the streets. The violence...

  • Banana Republic: Trump Fires Prosecutor Investigating His own Inner Circle
    Banana_republic-_trump_fires_prosecutor_investigating_his_own_inner_circle 2020-06-23 22:21:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr on Saturday told the top federal prosecutor in Manhattan that President Donald Trump had removed him from the job, deepening tensions between the country’s chief law enforcement officer and a high-profile U.S. attorney who had been overseeing invest...

  • Trump Disgraces His Office: There Are Moments We Will Remember
    Trump_disgraces_his_office-_there_are_moments_we_will_remember_ 2020-06-17 19:32:31 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Charlottesville. Helsinki. The children in cages at the Mexican border. And now Lafayette Square. Only a few legacy-defining moments have clung to President Donald Trump, who often appears to emerge relatively unscathed from a seemingly endless stream of crises and controve...

  • Black Lives Matter - The Moment to Change the World Is Right Now
    Black_lives_matter_-_the_moment_to_change_the_world_is_right_now 2020-06-09 00:56:29 UTC
    LONDON (AP) — Just like coronavirus, racism pays no attention to borders. Across the world, people representing a broad spectrum of society have marched as one to protest racial injustice and police brutality at home and abroad. Despite the risks posed by possibly the biggest public healt...

  • John Lewis Visits Black Lives Matter Plaza with Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser
    John_lewis_visits_black_lives_matter_plaza_with_washington__dc__mayor_muriel_bowser 2020-07-31 19:18:58 UTC
    <p><a href="https://www.global-gathering.com/news/19277"></a></p><h2>&gt; <a href="/news/19293">Obama: John Lewis Is a Founding Father of a Better America</a></h2><h2>&gt; <a href="/news/19292">Civil Rights Pioneer John Lewis Will Lie In State At The U.S. Capitol</a></h2><h2>&gt; <a href="https:/...

  • Australian Surfer Attacked and Killed by a 10-Foot Great White Shark
    Australian_surfer_attacked_and_killed_by_a_10-foot_great_white_shark 2020-06-07 16:58:16 UTC
    SYDNEY (AP) — A 60-year-old surfer was attacked and killed by a 3-meter (10-foot) great white shark off the coast of northern New South Wales state on Sunday, officials said. The man received a bite to the back of his thigh and was brought to the shore by other surfers who had fought off the ...

  • WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR THE GOVERNMENT STIMULUS CHECK? HERE ARE THE ANSWERS:
    Who_is_eligible_for_the_government_stimulus_check__here_are_the_answers 2020-04-01 22:00:10 UTC
    The IRS and the Treasury Department say Americans will start receiving their economic impact checks in the next three weeks. The payments are part of the $2.2 trillion rescue package signed into law last week by President Donald Trump aimed at combating the economic ravages of the coronavirus...

  • Coronavirus Pandemic Could Kill As Many As 240,000 In U.S.
    Coronavirus_pandemic_could_kill_as_many_as_240_000_in_u.s. 2020-04-01 21:59:41 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. Publi...

  • Lacking Medical Supplies, US Hospitals Decide Who to Treat First
    Lacking_ventilators-_u.s._hospitals_wondering_who_to_treat_first 2020-03-30 17:47:56 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — A nurse with asthma, a grandfather with cancer and a homeless man with no known family are wracked with coronavirus-induced fevers. They are struggling to breathe, and a ventilator could save their lives. But who gets one when there aren’t enough to go around? Health care work...

  • Zimbabweans Tell of Hopelessness Ahead of Fight With Coronavirus
    Zimbabweans_tell_of_hopelessness_ahead_of_fight_with_coronavirus 2020-03-30 21:01:51 UTC
    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — “We are already ruined. What more harm can coronavirus do?” Irene Kampira asked as she sorted secondhand clothes at a bustling market in a poor suburb of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare. People in one of the world’s most devastated nations are choosing daily survival over m...

  • Coronavirus: Half-Million Infected Worldwide
    Half-million_coronavirus_infections_worldwide 2020-03-26 16:49:08 UTC
    The number of coronavirus infections closed in on a half-million worldwide Thursday, with both Italy and the U.S. on track to surpass China, and a record-shattering 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in a single week in a stark demonstration of the damage to the world’s bigge...

  • 3.3 Million Americans Filed for Unemployment Aid in A Single Week
    3.3_million_americans_filed_for_unemployment_aid_in_a_single_week 2020-03-27 00:45:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 3.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week — almost five times the previous record set in 1982 — amid a widespread economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus. The surge in weekly applications was a stunning reflection of the damage the viral out...

  • The Failure of Coronavirus Testing in America
    The_failure_of_coronavirus_testing_in_america_-_trump 2020-03-26 03:50:06 UTC
    <p><strong><span style="font-size: 14px;">&quot;Trace, test and treat&quot; has been the mantra of global health bodies in tackling the spread of Covid-19. But innumerable cases around the country show it is a model the United States has failed to recreate.</span></strong></p><p><img alt="The_fai...

  • Joe Biden Has Been Declared the Winner of Democratic Presidential Primary
    Pro-biden_pac_launches_new_ad_urging_presidential_run 2020-03-17 02:46:07 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; Joe Biden has been declared the winner of last week&rsquo;s Democratic presidential primary in Washington state, giving him victories in five out of six states that voted March 10.</p><p>After nearly a week of counting votes, the former vice president on Monday held ont...

  • Twitter Strikes Deal with Silver Lake, Elliott to keep Jack Dorsey as CEO
    Twitter_strikes_deal_with_silver_lake__elliott_to_keep_jack_dorsey_as_ceo 2020-03-10 20:02:41 UTC
    San Francisco — Twitter says it’s reached an investment deal with Silver Lake and Elliott Management that will keep Jack Dorsey as the social media company’s CEO. Twitter Inc. said Monday that Silver Lake will make a $1 billion investment in the company. That money, along with cash on hand, is...

  • Carlos Santana Cancels European Tour Due to Public Health Concerns
    Carlos_santana_cancels_european_tour_due_to_public_health_concerns 2020-03-10 17:55:03 UTC
    Carlos Santana is the latest musician to cancel concerts because of public health concerns and performance restrictions due to the growing coronavirus outbreak. The Grammy-winning star announced Tuesday that he has canceled the European tour dates of his Miraculous 2020 World Tour. Refunds wil...

  • Billionaire Can't Recall Why He Bought Pablo Picasso Paintings
    Billionaire_can't_recall_why_he_bought_pablo_picasso_paintings 2020-03-10 17:20:19 UTC
    MONACO (AP) — Billionaire art collector David Nahmad can’t fully recall why he bought “Nature Morte,” a charmingly simple oil on canvas that Pablo Picasso painted in 1921. Given that Nahmad owns about 300 of the Spanish genius’ works, his forgetfulness is perhaps understandable. With such a pr...

  • U.S. Federal Judge Sharply Questions the Credibility of Attorney General Bill Barr
    Us_federal_judge_sharply_questions_the_credibility_of_attorney_general_barr 2020-03-06 03:46:49 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; A federal judge on Thursday sharply rebuked Attorney General William Barr&rsquo;s handling of the special counsel&rsquo;s Russia report, saying Barr had made &ldquo;misleading public statements&rdquo; to spin the investigation&rsquo;s findings in favor of President Dona...

  • Iran Is Within Reach of Enriched Uranium Needed to Produce Nuclear Weapon
    Iran_is_within_reach_of_enriched_uranium_needed_to_produce_nuclear_weapon 2020-03-03 17:35:05 UTC
    <p>VIENNA (AP) &mdash; Iran has nearly tripled its stockpile of enriched uranium since November in violation of its deal with world powers and is refusing to answer questions about three possible undeclared nuclear sites, the U.N. atomic watchdog agency said Tuesday.</p><p>The International Atomi...

  • Iran reports 978 coronavirus cases, death toll jumps to 54
    Iran_reports_385_new_coronavirus_cases__death_toll_jumps_to_54 2020-03-01 13:15:28 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's health ministry raised on Sunday the nationwide death toll from the new coronavirus to 54 as the number of confirmed infected cases jumped overnight by more than half to 978 people. The ministry's spokesman Kianoush Jahanpour said new cases were confirmed in a number...

  • US Signs Peace Agreement with Taliban
    Us_signs_a_peace_agreement_with_taliban_ 2020-02-29 15:41:25 UTC
    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The United States signed a peace agreement with Taliban militants on Saturday aimed at bringing an end to 18 years of bloodshed in Afghanistan and allowing U.S. troops to return home from America’s longest war. Under the agreement, the U.S. would draw its forces down to 8,60...

  • Turkey, Russia talk tensions in Syria as migrants push west
    Turkey__russia_talk_tensions_in_syria_as_migrants_push_west 2020-02-28 21:38:48 UTC
    <p>REYHANLI, Turkey (AP) &mdash; The presidents of Turkey and Russia spoke by phone Friday to try to defuse tensions that rose significantly in Syria after 33 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike blamed on the Syrian government, and a new wave of refugees and migrants headed for the Greek l...

  • AP decides not to declare Iowa caucus winner after recount
    Ap_decides_not_to_declare_iowa_caucus_winner_after_recount 2020-02-28 04:33:43 UTC
    <p>WASHINGTON (AP) &mdash; The Iowa Democratic Party on Thursday released updated results of the Iowa caucuses after the completion of a recount requested by the campaigns of Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg.</p><p>In the new results, Buttigieg has 562.954 state delegate equivalents and Sanders ...

  • 75TH ANNIVERSARY - LIBERATION OF AUSCHWITZ
    75th_anniversary_-_liberation_of_auschwitz- 2020-01-28 18:44:45 UTC
    OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world. “We have wi...