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China Reimposes Some Travel Restrictions Amid Fresh Outbreak

China Reimposes Some Travel Restrictions Amid Fresh Outbreak

Beijing, China (AP) — Chinese authorities are reimposing some travel restrictions in the capital as they work to contain a new coronavirus outbreak and prevent it spreading more widely in a country that previously appeared to have largely contained the virus. As reopenings continued from Europe to Latin America, the resurgence in China highlighted expert…

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Justices rule LGBT people protected from job discrimination

Justices rule LGBT people protected from job discrimination

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has ruled that a landmark civil rights law protects gay, lesbian and transgender people from discrimination in employment. It’s a resounding victory for LGBT rights from a conservative court. The court decided by a 6-3 vote Monday that a key provision of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 that…

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Poll: Black Americans most likely to know a COVID-19 victim

Poll: Black Americans most likely to know a COVID-19 victim

DETROIT (AP) — African Americans are disproportionately likely to say a family member or close friend has died of COVID-19 or respiratory illness since March. Eleven percent of African Americans say they were close with someone who has died compared with 5% of Americans overall and 4% of white Americans. That’s according to an analysis…

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Asia Today: Beijing Reinstates Virus Controls as Cases Rise

Asia Today: Beijing Reinstates Virus Controls as Cases Rise

Beijing, China (AP) — Beijing has reinstated measures to control the spread of the coronavirus amid a growing outbreak. Many of Beijing’s new cases have been traced to a wholesale market that supplies much of the capital’s meat and vegetables. The recent daily numbers have been China’s highest daily totals in two months. Beijing has…

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Stocks bounce higher on Wall Street a day after big rout

Stocks bounce higher on Wall Street a day after big rout

(AP) Stocks are rising broadly on Wall Street, recouping some of their losses a day after the market had its biggest rout since mid-March. The S&P 500 was up 1.2% in midday trading Friday, but is still on track for a weekly loss following three weeks of solid gains. Small-company stocks and bond yields rose,…

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