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Chief Justice Roberts injured head in fall last month, was hospitalized: report

[unable to retrieve full-text content]U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts spent a night in a hospital last month after injuring his forehead in a fall at a Maryland country club, according to a report.

Amy Kennedy wins primary to take on Rep. Jeff Van Drew, who defected to GOP

Amy Kennedy, the wife of ex-Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy and daughter-in-law of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, has won the Democratic primary in New Jersey's second congressional district, setting up a November showdown with G...

Ambassador Craft hits China, Russia for backing Syrian regime’s ‘campaign of brutality’

Russia and China vetoed a United Nations Security Council draft resolution to extend cross-border humanitarian aid from Turkey into Syria for another year, despite warnings that Syrian citizens rely on the aid.“It has never been clearer that Russia and...

Abbott’s approval is down, as coronavirus cases go up

In recent polling by The Texas Politics Project, Gov. Greg Abbott’s job approval rating has dropped, as the number of COVID-19 cases rises in the state.The poll features numerous questio...

Eddie Lucio’s shady ties with the private prison industry

A recently resurfaced transcript shows State Sen. Eddie Lucio Jr. admitting to making money from the prison industry. Lucio, a Democrat who has represented Brownsville for nearly 30 years has fr...

Mulvaney warns Trump will face ‘headwinds’ if election turns into ‘referendum’ on himself

Former acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has a blunt assessment of President Trump's chances in November’s presidential election, saying the president should hope it doesn't turn into "a referendum" on himself.“If the president can go bac...

Democrats intensify efforts to flip Texas House with new funding initiative

The Texas House Democratic Campaign Committee announced Tuesday they would be launching a new initiative to fund competitive races to flip the Texas House.The initiative will rely on the fun...

De Blasio plans to reopen NYC child care centers as early as next week after coronavirus closings

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that he plans to reopen 3,000 child care centers in the city as early as next week.During a press briefing on Tuesday, de Blasio said that the city’s Board of Health would reconsider plans to open up chil...

New York, Connecticut, New Jersey add 3 more states to mandatory quarantine restriction list

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy on Tuesday announced that individuals traveling to their states from Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma will be required to quarantine for 14 days -- aft...

California Assembly delays return to work as 5 workers test positive for coronavirus

A coronavirus outbreak in the California Legislature has indefinitely delayed the state Assembly's return to work from a scheduled summer recess, highlighting the rapid spread of the virus in a state that has imposed new restrictions on bars and restau...
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J&K: At least one civilian killed as Pak violates ceasefire in Poonch

At least one civilian killed, and another injured as Pakistan violated ceasefire in Balakote & Mendhar sectors of Poonch district at about 2:00 AM on Wednesday.  Pakistan initiated unprovoked ceasefire violation by firing with Small Arms &amp...
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Victoria coronavirus cases surge as lockdown looms: Live updates

Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera's continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I'm Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur.The Australian state of Victoria has confirmed 134 new cases of coronavirus in the past 24 hours, as its borders were closed and it ...

US to restrict visas for some China officials over Tibet

The administration of United States President Donald Trump fired a new shot in its diplomatic war with China on Tuesday by imposing travel bans on Chinese officials it says are restricting foreigners' access to Tibet.While waging concurrent battles ove...

FBI chief slams Chinese cyberattacks on U.S., calls it ‘one of the largest transfers of wealth in human history’

FBI Director Christopher Wray arrives for the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing titled Threats to the Homeland, in Hart Building on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty ImagesWASHINGTON —...

US announces visa restrictions for Chinese govt officials over access to Tibet

United States Secretary of State  Mike Pompeo on Tuesday announced visa restrictions on People's Republic of China (PRC) and  Chinese Communist Party officials under he Reciprocal Access to Tibet Act, 2018. Today I am announcing visa restric...