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US general skeptical that bounties led to troops’ deaths

US general skeptical that bounties led to troops’ deaths

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. general for the Middle East says the intelligence suggesting that Russia may have paid Taliban militants to kill American troops in Afghanistan was worrisome, but he is not convinced that any bounties resulted in U.S. military deaths. Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of U.S. Central command said in a…

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NHL, Players Announce Labor Deal, Plan to Resume Play August 1

NHL, Players Announce Labor Deal, Plan to Resume Play August 1

New York, NY (AP) The National Hockey League and NHL Players’ Association have reached a tentative agreement to return to play this season and extend their collective bargaining agreement by four years. Training camps would open July 13 and games would resume Aug. 1 if approved by the league’s board of governors and players’ executive…

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Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air

Scientists urge WHO to acknowledge virus can spread in air

LONDON (AP) — More than 200 scientists have called for the World Health Organization and others to acknowledge that the coronavirus can spread in the air. That change could alter some of the current measures being taken to stop the pandemic. In a letter published this week, scientists wrote that studies have shown “beyond any…

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1 Ad, 3 Accents: How Democrats Aim to Win Latino Votes

1 Ad, 3 Accents: How Democrats Aim to Win Latino Votes

Washington D.C. (AP) — To win Florida and other pivotal swing states in November, Joe Biden is not only hoping to run up the score against President Donald Trump with Latino voters, but also push the community’s turnout to levels far higher than when Hillary Clinton was defeated in 2016. A key to doing that…

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AP Source: NFL to Play Black Anthem Before National Anthem

AP Source: NFL to Play Black Anthem Before National Anthem

New York, NY (AP) “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will be performed live or played before “The Star-Spangled Banner” prior to each NFL game during Week 1 and the league is  considering putting names of victims of police brutality on helmet decals or jersey patches, a person familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press.…

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