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Orlando Magic's Nikola Vucevic (9) heads to the basket as Brooklyn Nets' Jarrett Allen (31) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, July 31, 2020, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis, Pool)
July 31, 2020 - 5:01 pm
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Evan Fournier scored 24 points, Nikola Vucevic had 22 and the Orlando Magic picked up where they left off before the NBA season was suspended, routing the Brooklyn Nets 128-118 on Friday in their first game of the restart. Playing as the designated road team not far...
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FILE - In this May 8, 2003, file photo, a Northern Spotted Owl flies after an elusive mouse jumping off the end of a stick in the Deschutes National Forest near Camp Sherman, Ore.. The Trump administration is moving to restrict what land and water can be declared as "habitat" for imperiled plants and animals, potentially excluding areas that species could use in the future as climate change upends ecosystems. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)
July 31, 2020 - 4:32 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is moving to restrict what land and water areas can be declared as “habitat” for imperiled plants and animals — potentially excluding locations that species could use in the future as climate change upends ecosystems. The proposal obtained in advance...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appears during a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing on the State Department's 2021 budget on Capitol Hill Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Washington. (Greg Nash/Pool via AP)
July 31, 2020 - 4:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration took new aim at China on Friday by imposing sanctions on a major paramilitary organization in the country’s western Xinjiang region and its commander for alleged human rights abuses against ethnic and religious minorities. The State and Treasury...
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This May 7, 2013 photo shows Bernell Trammell in Milwaukee. Trammell was killed outside his office on July 23, 2020. Trammell supported reelecting Trump, but also the Black Lives Matter movement, a Black Democratic candidate for mayor and other liberals. The chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party has called for a federal investigation to determine whether the killing was politically motivated.  (Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel via AP)
July 31, 2020 - 3:53 pm
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The shooting death in broad daylight of a Black man affectionately known in his Milwaukee neighborhood as “The Ras” appears to have mystified police while spurring prominent conservatives in Wisconsin to speculate that he was killed because of his support for President Donald...
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A speaker addresses the crowd during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Portland, Ore. After days of clashes with federal police, the crowd outside of the federal courthouse remained peaceful Thursday night. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
July 31, 2020 - 3:25 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Leaders in Portland, Oregon, caught their breath and moved forward with cautious optimism Friday after the first nightly protest in weeks ended without any major confrontations, violence or arrests. The dramatic change in tone outside a federal courthouse that's become ground...
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College students begin moving in for the fall semester at N.C. State University in Raleigh, N.C., Friday, July 31, 2020. The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren’t finding the typical mobs of students and parents. At N.C. State, the return of students was staggered over 10 days and students were greeted Friday by socially distant volunteers donning masks and face shields. . (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
July 31, 2020 - 2:47 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The first wave of college students returning to their dorms aren't finding the typical mobs of students and parents. What they found Friday were strict safety protocols and some heightened anxiety amid a global pandemic where virus infections are growing in dozens of states...
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Census Bureau Director Steven Dillingham holds up his mask with the words "2020 Census" as he testifies before a House Committee on Oversight and Reform hearing on the 2020 Census​ on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
July 31, 2020 - 12:21 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau sped up the timetable for crunching 2020 census numbers on Friday after an earlier request for an extension stalled in the Senate and as pressure mounts to turn in data used to determine congressional districts by year's end, when President Donald Trump...
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A Muslim man uses hand sanitizer at the Bradford Grand Mosque as Muslims gathered for Eid al-Adha prayers, in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, Friday July 31, 2020. Britain’s health secretary has defended a decision to reimpose restrictions on social life in a swath of northern England, saying it was important to keep ahead of the spread of COVID-19. The affected region has a large Muslim population, and the restrictions come prior to the Eid al-Adha holiday starting on Friday. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
July 31, 2020 - 6:43 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he is postponing some planned measures to ease the lockdown because the number of new coronavirus cases in the country is on the rise. Johnson says statistics show that the prevalence of COVID-19 in the community is likely rising for the first...
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Armed soldiers patrol a street in Harare, Friday, July, 31, 2020. Zimbabwe's capital, Harare, was deserted Friday, as security agents vigorously enforced the country's lockdown amidst planned protests.Police and soldiers manned checkpoints and ordered people seeking to get into the city for work and other chores to return home. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
July 31, 2020 - 4:27 am
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Streets were empty in Zimbabwe’s cities and towns on Friday as hundreds of military troops as well as police thwarted an anti-government protest and enforced a coronavirus lockdown. Organizers say demonstrators originally planned to protest alleged government corruption but...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2020, file photo the Houston Fire Department responds to reports of a fire inside the Chinese Consulate in Houston. In shutting each other’s consulates, the United States and China have done more than strike symbolic blows in their escalating feud. For China, the loss of its mission in Houston dims its view of America’s South and, according to U.S. officials, removes the nerve center of a Chinese spying network that spanned more than two dozen cities, collecting intelligence, trying to steal trade secrets and proprietary technology and research. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
July 30, 2020 - 11:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In shutting each other’s consulates, the United States and China have done more than strike symbolic blows in their escalating feud. They’ve also dimmed each other’s ability to observe — and to spy on — critical regions of their countries. For the United States, the loss of the...
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