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Here's the latest for Tuesday, June 30th: Republicans, Democrats want consequences for Russia over Afghanistan reports; Arizona closing many public places; California fire destroys multiple homes; Boeing 737 Max test flight.
 
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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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Biden Campaign Gets New Fonts

c/o the Biden campaign Former Vice President Joe Biden's campaign is introducing a new set of fonts, Decimal and Mercury, to be used "across campaign content like graphics, video, and more." The presumptive Democratic nominee has tapped Hoefler & Co., a legendary typeface company featured in a Netflix documentary and behind many of the country's most storied brands. Hoefler & Co. have done typefaces for the Obamas, Rolling Stone, Twitter, Tiffany & Co., the Guggenheim, Condé Nast and Nike.

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Kanye West has already missed voter registration deadlines for presidential bid

Kanye West‘s plans for a 2020 presidential run have been thrown into doubt after it was revealed that he’s already missed several key deadlines. The rapper..
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Rapper Kanye West announces presidential bid on Twitter

American rapper Kanye West, a vocal supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump, announced on Saturday that he would run for president in 2020 in an apparent..
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'Grim resolve': With Biden up big and the Senate in sight, Democrats still haunted by fear of letdown

Joe Biden has a larger lead over Donald Trump than Hillary Clinton did at this point in 2016. But Democrats have seen a lead slip away before.

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The Numbers Don't Lie? Who's Publishing Poll Results, And Why [Video]

The Numbers Don't Lie? Who's Publishing Poll Results, And Why

In the United States, if one political party is doing well, it tends to publish polls that say so. And according to CNN, the Democratic party is publishing an awful lot of polls these days. Democratic and liberal aligned groups have put out 17 House polls taken in April or later. However, Republican-aligned groups have put out zip, zilch, nada. Zero. That's a very bad ratio for Republicans. It hasn't always been that way, though.

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GOP Sen. Grassley: Congress may override Trump veto on removing Confederate names from military bases

Sen. Chuck Grassley, a staunch Trump ally, said Congress would "probably override" a Trump veto on removing Confederate names from military bases.

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Weekly $600 Benefit Ends July 31 Unless Congress Can Agree [Video]

Weekly $600 Benefit Ends July 31 Unless Congress Can Agree

Reuters Congress approved a $600 unemployment bonus on top of state payments as part of its coronavirus relief efforts in March. Those weekly payments are set to expire on July 31, and there's no consensus from lawmakers about extending them. Republicans, who oppose extending the bonus, have floated the idea of a "return to work" bonus instead of extending jobless benefits.

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Trump’s bluster doesn’t beat a virus, calm a restive nation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not long after noon on Feb. 6, President Donald Trump strode into the elegant East Room of the White House. The night before, his impeachment..
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A Trump-Backed Senate Candidate’s Hedge Fund Disaster

Tommy Tuberville, the football coach and leading Republican vying to take on Senator Doug Jones in Alabama, had a tumultuous foray into finance.
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Kansas Governor Criticizes G.O.P. Official’s Cartoon Comparing Mask Order to Holocaust

The cartoon, which shows Gov. Laura Kelly wearing a Star of David mask as people are loaded into a cattle car, was posted Friday on the Facebook page of a..
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Preserving Buddhist treasures in Afghanistan [Video]

Preserving Buddhist treasures in Afghanistan

Historians at the University of Chicago and teachers in Afghanistan are working to save artefacts looted or destroyed during four decades of war or under strict Taliban rule.

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Russia Denies Paying Bounties, but Some Say the U.S. Had It Coming

MOSCOW — Three years into a grinding war in eastern Ukraine, the Trump administration, in a sharp break with Obama-era policy, proposed providing the Ukrainian..
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Critics of US-Taliban deal say militants can’t be trusted

WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence that Afghan militants might have accepted Russian bounties for killing American troops did not scuttle the U.S.-Taliban..
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I Watched My War Story Become a Movie

I witnessed the making of “The Outpost,” a film about the day my unit fought off 300 Taliban fighters who tried to overrun our camp in Afghanistan.
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Arizona Arizona State in the southwestern United States

'Profound weakness': 35-year-old bodybuilder sick with COVID-19 talks about near-death experience

Charlie Aragon, 35, was a healthy weightlifter in Arizona when he got the new coronavirus. He spent two weeks on a ventilator and is still recovering.
 

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AZ protesters rally against virus restrictions [Video]

AZ protesters rally against virus restrictions

As coronavirus cases continued to soar in Arizona, dozens of people gathered at a rally on Saturday (July 4) to protest restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of the virus. Freddie Joyner has more.

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Onlookers scream after woman falls at Grand Canyon trying to take photos

A 59-year-old woman from Scottsdale, Arizona, went off the trail and fell 100 feet to her death at Mather Point in the Grand Canyon.
 

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Turnabout Is Fair Play? Mexico Refuses To Let Americans Enter From Sunny Arizona [Video]

Turnabout Is Fair Play? Mexico Refuses To Let Americans Enter From Sunny Arizona

The Mexican state of Sonora borders Arizona. The border usually sees brisk traffic, as Americans cross into Mexico for tourism, commerce, and medical visits. But now, CNN reports the Mexican government has set up additional checkpoints across the border over the holiday weekend. The checkpoints are to prevent unauthorized travel and conduct health checks on people crossing from the US.

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Boeing’s 737 Max is Being Readied for a Comeback. What Travelers Need to Know

The plane has been grounded since March 2019 after two deadly crashes, but could fly again by the end of the year. Answers to questions about the process.
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Boeing cleared for 737 Max test flights after grounding

Key test flights that could help revive the grounded Boeing 737 Max could begin as early as Monday after being given the green light by US regulators. The..
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Boeing resumes production of 737 Max planes

The American aerospace manufacturer Boeing has resumed the production of troubled 737 Max airplanes. Boeing said it would restart production "at a low rate as it implements more than a dozen initiatives focused on enhancing workplace safety and product quality", The Verge reported. The Boeing 737 Max has been grounded since March 2018 following two fatal crashes that killed a total of 346 passengers and crew members. Boeing continued to manufacture the airplane, but in December 2019, the company announced plans to halt production at its Renton, Washington manufacturing plant.

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California California State in the western United States

CA Governor stresses continued deadly impact of COVID-19 [Video]

CA Governor stresses continued deadly impact of COVID-19

California Governor Gavin Newsom on Monday gave an update on fatalities and new coronavirus cases in his state, as cases soared in California over the July Fourth weekend,

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Chicago will require visitors from 15 hot spots - like Florida and California - to quarantine

Like the New York City metro area, Chicago will require visitors from 15 states with high COVID-19 rates to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.

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California has 5 of the top 20 most gentrified US cities, topped by San Francisco-Oakland, study shows. Here's the list.

A new study ranked the 20 most gentrified U.S. cities during a five-year period ending in 2017, with San Francisco-Oakland at No. 1. Here's the list.
 

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