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NYC Mayor de Blasio pushes back on Trump’s insistence at reopening churches, calls the move ‘dangerous’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said it would be "dangerous" to reopen churches and places of worship during the coronavirus pandemic, de...

House Republicans sue Pelosi in bid to stop proxy voting amid coronavirus concerns

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.House Republicans filed a lawsuit Tuesday against Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., to block a system of proxy voting put in place during the coronavirus pan...

Nancy Pelosi to attend Texas Democratic Convention

Texas Democrats announced Tuesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will be attending the state party’s virtual convention next month as a special guest.The week-long convention is scheduled t...

Trump, Pence float moving Republican National Convention to Texas

In a series of tweets Monday morning, President Trump threatened to move the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina.Trump attacked North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, a Democrat, f...

Ratcliffe sworn in as director of national intelligence

John Ratcliffe was sworn in Tuesday morning as the next director of national intelligence, taking the reins from Richard Grenell, who served in an acting capacity at the post for the last three months.Grenell swore in Ratcliffe at his new office.G...

Trump charges voting by mail will result in ‘rigged election’

President Trump is taking aim again at the push by states to expand voting by mail due to health concerns over in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic, arguing that it will spur voter fraud and result in a “rigged election.”“There is...

Dems reportedly warning preelection economic surge could boost Trump

As President Trump and the rest of the country grapple with an economic downturn and sky-high unemployment rates amid the coronavirus crisis, some Democrats reportedly worry that an explosive economic recovery in the fall could revi...

Texas Republican running for Congress compares open borders to sexual assault

In a now-deleted Facebook post, Congressional candidate Jamie Berryhill compared open borders to sexual assault.“A nation without borders is like a woman raped and defiled, her precious valu...

Amanda Edwards snags multiple newspaper endorsements

On Sunday, former Houston City Council member and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Amanda Edwards received an endorsement from the Beaumont Enterprise. Days earlier, Edwards received endorsement...

Gun safety group to invest $8 million in ousting Texas Republicans

Fresh from a victory in Virginia where Republicans lost the statehouse for the first time in decades, Everytown for Gun Safety is planning on investing at least $8 million in Texas to flip the s...
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Backlash grows over use of tear gas against protesters prior to Trump’s walk to DC church

Democratic leaders on Monday criticized the use of tear gas against protesters in Washington D.C.'s Lafayette Square before President Trump walked through the area to visit St. John's Church, which had caught on fire during last nig...

Police fire tear gas at peaceful DC protesters as Trump speaks

The United States was gripped by a weekend of protests over the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died last week in police custody in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and police brutality nationwide.  Lawyers representing Floyd's family...

UN needs $2.4bn to stem Yemen coronavirus ‘tragedy’: Live updates

Hello and welcome to Al Jazeera's continuing coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. I'm Kate Mayberry in Kuala Lumpur. Millions of people are at risk from a "tragedy" fuelled by the coronavirus in Yemen, an international UN-backed pledging confer...

‘Be smart, sensible, and calm down’: Waqar Younis urges Gautam Gambhir, Shahid Afridi to end feud

Former Pakistan cricketer Waqar Younis has expressed his thoughts on how Gautam Gambhir and Shahid Afridi must calm down and behave sensibly on social media. Waqar also suggested that the two former athletes must meet somewhere and sort...