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FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2019, file photo, U.S. Bureau of Land Management Acting Director William "Perry" Pendley speaks at a conference for journalists in Fort Collins, Colo. President Donald Trump intends to withdraw the nomination of Pendley to head the Bureau of Land Management, a senior administration official said Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, much to the relief of environmentalists who insisted the longtime advocate of selling federal lands should not be overseeing them. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
August 15, 2020 - 5:59 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to withdraw the nomination of William Perry Pendley to head the Bureau of Land Management, a senior administration official said Saturday — much to the relief of environmentalists who insisted the longtime advocate of selling federal lands should not be...
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FILE - In this Sept. 12, 2019, file photo Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., talks to the media in the spin room following the Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by ABC on the campus of Texas Southern University in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
August 15, 2020 - 3:35 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Hours before Kamala Harris took the stage for the first time as Joe Biden's vice presidential pick, she received a text message from a childhood classmate with photos from their school days. In one of the pictures, a racially diverse group of first-graders are gathered in...
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St. Louis Cardinals catcher Andrew Knizner, left, and relief pitcher John Gant fake a high five with Kolten Wong after the Cardinals 5-1 win over the Chicago White Sox in Game 1 of a double-header baseball game Saturday, Aug. 15, 2020, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 15, 2020 - 2:00 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — After weeks of uncertainty, John Mozeliak watched the St. Louis Cardinals drop off their rental cars and prepare for work. His cell phone was filled with encouraging baseball messages instead of questions of concern. For Mozeliak, the club's president of baseball operations, it was a...
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People queue in line to check-in for the cross channel ferry in Calais, France, Friday Aug.14, 2020. British holiday makers in France were mulling whether to return home early Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. government's decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on France amid a recent pick-up in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)
August 15, 2020 - 3:21 am
LONDON (AP) — Thousands of British tourists beat a hasty retreat from France, packing out planes, trains and ferries to return to the U.K. by the early hours of Saturday morning to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine at home. On Friday, many British travelers in the country opted to cut short their...
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FILE - In this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo, Chicago Bulls head coach Jim Boylen prepares for a team timeout during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, in New York. The Chicago Bulls fired coach Jim Boylen on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, as the new front office begins its remake of a team that missed the playoffs again. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 14, 2020 - 11:52 am
Months after the world was reminded of the best run in Chicago Bulls history, the franchise closed a chapter on one of its worst. The Chicago Bulls fired coach Jim Boylen on Friday as the new front office begins its remake of a team that missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five years — — a...
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People queue in line to check-in for a British Airways flight to Heathrow airport, Friday Aug.14, 2020 at Nice airport, southern France. British holidaymakers in France were mulling whether to return home early Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. government's decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on France amid a recent pick-up in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
August 14, 2020 - 11:03 am
PARIS (AP) — New flareups of COVID-19 are disrupting the peak summer vacation season across much of Europe, where authorities in some countries are reimposing restrictions on travelers, closing nightclubs again, banning fireworks displays and expanding mask orders even in chic resort areas. “...
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People queue in line to check-in for a British Airways flight to Heathrow airport, Friday Aug.14, 2020 at Nice airport, southern France. British holidaymakers in France were mulling whether to return home early Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. government's decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on France amid a recent pick-up in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
August 14, 2020 - 9:27 am
LONDON (AP) — Cars lined up at ports while trains and planes filled out fast as British tourists scurried to get out of France on Friday before a deadline that would require them to quarantine at home for two weeks. Families cut summer vacations short and other travelers made hasty plans to return...
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Co-curator Jo Loosemore looks up to the camera as she examines a recently created wampum belt made by members of the Wampanoag Native America people, after its unpacking and prior to it going on display in Southampton, England, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. On the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower voyage, commemorations are focusing on both the Pilgrim settlers and the Native people whose lives were transformed by their arrival. An exhibition in England focuses on one casualty of colonization: a wampum belt taken from the Wampanoag people to England in the 17th century, and then lost. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
August 14, 2020 - 3:34 am
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Four hundred years after English colonists landed on Plymouth Rock and upended the lives of her ancestors, Paula Peters is on a quest to recover a small part of what her people have lost. A year of trans-Atlantic commemorations marking the 400th anniversary of the...
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Neil Mehra, owner of the Hubbard & State Cigar Shop, near Chicago' Magnificent Mile, stands nears an empty humidor on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2019, holding a cell phone image of his shop after looters stole thousands of dollars worth of merchandise and cash. “When I got here and saw what they’d done, I almost cried,” said Mehra. “This is my life. I really don’t know if we’re going to survive this.” (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
August 13, 2020 - 11:59 am
CHICAGO (AP) — Neil Mehra’s cigar shop just off Chicago's Michigan Avenue wouldn't normally share much in common with big brand-name stores such as Tiffany’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, whose boutiques sit on the choicest spots on the city's most iconic street. But this week they share foreboding over...
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FILE - In this Thursday, July 2, 2020, file photo, cars drive under a sign greeting visitors near the entrance to Walt Disney World, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. A new television show about the residents and caretakers at Walt Disney World's Animal Kingdom is being produced by National Geographic and will start streaming in the fall of 2020 on the Disney+. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
August 12, 2020 - 8:01 pm
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World and the union for its actors and singers reached an agreement on Wednesday that will allow them to return to work, more than a month after they said they were locked out of the reopening of the theme park resort for publicly demanding coronavirus tests. Disney...
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