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Here's the latest for Monday, June 29th: WH denies Trump briefed about US troop bounties; Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law; More Florida beaches to close as virus cases rise; Mississippi to lose Confederate emblem from flag.
 
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News video: June background checks hit historic number

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The FBI is reporting a historic number of gun background checks for the month of June. The spike in gun sales began with uncertainty caused by the coronavirus.

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Trump takes credit for convincing UK to ban China’s Huawei [Video]

Trump takes credit for convincing UK to ban China’s Huawei

Donald Trump has appeared to take credit for having “convinced many countries”, including the UK, not to use Huawei after Boris Johnson ordered a ban on the Chinese firm being involved in the country’s 5G network.

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China vows retaliation after Trump ends preferential status for HK

Shares President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to Hong Kong's special status under US law to punish China for what he called "oppressive actions"..
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Trump ends Hong Kong's preferential status

President Donald Trump on Tuesday ordered an end to Hong Kong's special status under U.S. law to punish China for what he called "oppressive actions" against the former British colony. Gloria Tso reports.

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Why US firms shouldn't 'freak out' yet over Hong Kong

As US President Donald Trump targets China over Hong Kong, companies advised to "wait and see".
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Pence urges Louisiana schools reopen amid surge

Vice President Mike Pence insisted Tuesday schools should reopen to in-person instruction for students, making the point in Louisiana as the state has reemerged..
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Pence in Louisiana amid new surge in virus cases

Vice President Mike Pence visited Louisiana on Tuesday, which has reemerged as one of the nation's hot spots for the coronavirus only months after signs pointed..
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Experts Say 'Patchwork Of Policies' Are Creating COVID-19 Hotspots [Video]

Experts Say 'Patchwork Of Policies' Are Creating COVID-19 Hotspots

Experts who run the US COVID Atlas say many current COVID-19 hotspots across the country are in areas along state borders. They say that's because different governments have taken different approaches to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus. This includes regions in Arkansas and Tennessee, as well as Louisiana and Mississippi, which are effectively separated by the Mississippi River.

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'Government needed a villain': Louisiana lawmaker equates coronavirus mask mandates to Holocaust

Louisiana GOP state Rep. Danny McCormick called coronavirus mask mandates an assault on liberty: "Now is the time to push back before it's too late.'
 

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As a Flag Comes Down, Looking for a ‘New Mississippi’

Much of Mississippi galvanized around the effort to remove the state flag. Residents now want to seize on the momentum created by the triumph.
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Mississippi virus numbers worsen

Mississippi's leading state health officials forgets to keep mask on while urging state residents to keep their masks on at news conference; Experts say things..
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Many Mississippi lawmakers opted not to wear masks at the Capitol. Now, 26 have COVID-19.

After flouting recommendations to wear a mask inside the Capitol in recent weeks, about one in six lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Campaign Urges NASA to Rename the John C. Stennis Space Center

The center, in Mississippi, is named for a former senator who opposed civil rights legislation and the Supreme Court ruling that desegregated the nation’s..
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Trump Says, ‘So Are White People,’ When Asked About Black Americans Killed by Police

The president rejected the fact that Black people suffer disproportionately from police brutality and made startling remarks about the Confederate flag and a..
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Asked About Black Americans Killed by Police, Trump Says, ‘So Are White People’

The president added to his long history of racially inflammatory comments with startling remarks about the Confederate flag, victims of police violence and a..
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Milley, Esper push review of Confederacy symbols [Video]

Milley, Esper push review of Confederacy symbols

The top U.S. general said on Thursday that the military had to take a "hard look" at symbols of the Confederacy, including the names of bases, and said he had recommended a commission to look at the issue. This report produced by Chris Dignam.

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John Wayne Airport: Will California terminal's name go the way of Confederate statues?

As statues of Confederate generals and other historically problematic figures are coming down, will airports with troublesome namesakes be next?

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Florida Florida State in the southeastern United States

Not Making A Living, But A Dying? COVID-19 Forces Hand Of Older Teachers [Video]

Not Making A Living, But A Dying? COVID-19 Forces Hand Of Older Teachers

Florida elementary school teacher David Galloway is 64, has type II diabetes, and is married to a breast cancer survivor. Last week, Florida announced that all schools would soon have to open five days a week, despite the state’s record-setting number of COVID-19 cases. Galloway is one of many aging or immunocompromised teachers who may quit or retire early if they have to return full-time to the classroom.

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Mayor says more 'urgency' needed from DeSantis [Video]

Mayor says more 'urgency' needed from DeSantis

The mayor of Miami Beach on Tuesday told Florida Governor Ron DeSantis that a 'greater sense of urgency' is needed from the governor and the president.

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Coronavirus Live: Updates From Around the Globe

Florida broke its record for most deaths in a single day, and Republicans are rethinking their convention there. People in England will be required to wear masks..
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Trevor Noah Criticizes Disney World Park-Goers | THR News [Video]

Trevor Noah Criticizes Disney World Park-Goers | THR News

Trevor Noah on Monday lit into those who visited Walt Disney World over the weekend during its reopening as the novel coronavirus remains rampant in the U.S., especially in Florida.

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