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November 19, 2020 - 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In response to rising COVID-19 infection numbers, the Smithsonian Institution is indefinitely shutting down operations at all its facilities, effective Monday and affecting seven museums, plus the National Zoo. The Smithsonian said in a statement that its “top priority is to...
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FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2019, file photo armed soldiers stand guard in the motorcade for President Donald Trump speaks during a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit to the troops at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. Although the Islamic State extremist group is battered and scattered, it cannot be fully defeated until the world finds a way to reconcile and resettle the thousands of people displaced by years of war in Iraq and Syria, the general overseeing American military operations in the Mideast said Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
November 19, 2020 - 12:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Although the Islamic State extremist group is battered and scattered, it cannot be fully defeated until the world finds a way to reconcile and resettle the thousands of people displaced by years of war in Iraq and Syria, the general overseeing American military operations in the...
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Crew -1 NASA astronauts from left to right pilot Victor Glover, mission specialist Shannon Walker, Crew Dragon commander Michael Hopkins, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) astronaut and mission specialist Soichi Noguchi and flight engineer Kate Rubins hold a news conference from aboard the International Space Station on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020. (NASA via AP)
November 19, 2020 - 10:42 am
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The most experienced astronaut on SpaceX’s newly launched crew said Thursday that riding a Dragon capsule to orbit is like being inside the actual mythical beast, and a lot more fun than NASA's shuttles or Russian flights. As for the crew's space rookie, he pulled more G...
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Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
November 19, 2020 - 8:17 am
As President Donald Trump continues to push falsehoods about the election, his legal team has so far failed to gain any traction in court without evidence of widespread fraud, which experts widely agree doesn’t exist. Despite that, Trump and his Republican allies are pressing forward with several...
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People line up to vote at a shopping center on the first day of in-person early voting on October 17, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Early voting for the general election in the battleground state continues through October 30.
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Mitch Kelly
November 19, 2020 - 7:06 am
Clark County is warning residents to ignore calls from an unknown group that they say gives “inaccurate information” about whether their votes were counted and, in some cases, ask for sensitive personal information.
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Players of the Guatemalan national soccer team sing their national anthem wearing face masks to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, before a friendly soccer match against Honduras in Guatemala City, Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
November 19, 2020 - 6:00 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The German hockey league will resume play next month for the first time since March. The 2020-21 season will begin on Dec. 17 with the 14 clubs split into a pair of seven-team regional groups and playing fewer...
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Artist rendering of the Gateway Arch in downtown Las Vegas
City of Las Vegas
Mitch Kelly
November 19, 2020 - 5:17 am
Wednesday night, the city of Las Vegas illuminated its new, 80-foot-tall Gateway Arches spanning Las Vegas Boulevard between St. Louis and Bob Stupak avenues at the base of The STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2020, file photo a Chinese flag hangs near an automated parcel handling line at a warehouse for an online retailer in Beijing. President Donald Trump has identified China as the country’s biggest foe and the Justice Department mirrored that emphasis over the last four years with a drumbeat of cases against defendants ranging from hackers accused of targeting intellectual property to professors charged with grant fraud. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, File)
November 18, 2020 - 9:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has identified China as the country's biggest foe and the Justice Department mirrored that emphasis over the last four years with a drumbeat of cases against defendants ranging from hackers accused of targeting intellectual property to professors charged...
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A supporter of President Donald Trump holds a flag during a news conference Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Associated Press
November 18, 2020 - 6:03 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Getting nowhere in the courts, President Donald Trump's scattershot effort to overturn President-elect Joe Biden’s victory is shifting toward obscure election boards that certify the vote as Trump and his allies seek to upend the electoral process, sow chaos and perpetuate...
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Tory Lanez performs at HOT 97 Summer Jam 2019 in East Rutherford, N.J. on June 2, 2019, left, and Megan Thee Stallion attends the 5th annual Diamond Ball benefit gala in New York on Sept. 12, 2019. Megan Thee Stallion penned an op-ed on the failure to protect Black women on the morning that rapper Lanez had his first court hearing for felony charges that he shot her. She writes in the New York Times Tuesday that she was shocked to become a victim of violence from a man on July 12. She said she at first kept quiet about being shot because she feared backlash, and that fear has been justified. Lanez, appearing by phone at his court hearing, did not enter a plea to two felony counts, and his lawyer declined comment. (Photos by Scott Roth, left, Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
November 18, 2020 - 3:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper Tory Lanez pleaded not guilty through his attorney Wednesday to felony assault charges in the July shooting of hip-hop star Megan Thee Stallion. Lawyer Shawn Chapman Holley entered the plea in a downtown Los Angeles courtroom to counts of assault with a semiautomatic...
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