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Men buy face masks to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 in Caloocan city, Philippines on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has decided to ease a mild coronavirus lockdown in the capital and four outlying provinces to further reopen the country's battered economy despite having the most reported infections in Southeast Asia. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)
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August 31, 2020 - 9:38 pm
MANILA, Philippines — Fitness gyms, barber shops and internet cafes were allowed to reopen partly in the Philippine capital Tuesday as the government further eased quarantine restrictions despite the country having the most coronavirus infections in Southeast Asia. President Rodrigo Duterte,...
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Volunteers paint murals on boarded-up businesses in Kenosha, Wis., on Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020, at an "Uptown Revival." The event was meant to gather donations for Kenosha residents and help businesses hurt by violent protests that sparked fires across the city following the police shooting of Jacob Blake. (AP Photo/ Russell Contreras)
August 31, 2020 - 3:59 pm
KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Some residents in Kenosha fear a planned visit by President Donald Trump after unrest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake may stir more emotions and cause more violence and destruction in the southeastern Wisconsin city after several days of peace. The city's mayor, and the...
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This video frame grab shows John Oliver from his "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" program on HBO, Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020. On Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020, Danbury, Conn., Mayor Mark Boughton announced a tongue-in-cheek move posted on his Facebook page to rename Danbury's local sewage treatment plant after Oliver following the comedian's expletive-filled rant about the city. Oliver has upped the stakes, on his program, Sunday, offering to donate $55,000 to charity if the city actually follows through on a joke to name its sewage treatment plant after him. (HBO via AP)
August 31, 2020 - 2:47 pm
Comedian John Oliver upped the stakes in a tongue-in-cheek spat with a Connecticut city, offering to donate $55,000 to charity if officials follow through on a joke to name its sewage treatment plant after him. Mayor Mark Boughton said last week that Danbury was going to rename the facility the...
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FILE - In this May 13, 2019, file photo, New York City police officer Daniel Pantaleo leaves his house in Staten Island, N.Y. Pantaleo was fired in the 2014 chokehold death of Eric Garner. The nation's largest police department is spelling out potential ramifications for officer misconduct, unveiling on Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, a draft of a discipline matrix that will guide punishment decisions similarly to how sentencing guidelines are used in criminal cases. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez, File)
August 31, 2020 - 1:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — When the New York Police Department fired an officer last year for putting Eric Garner in a deadly chokehold, the officer's union argued that there was little, if any, precedent within the department's internal disciplinary system for such a penalty. Now, the nation's largest police...
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Victoria State Premier Daniel Andrews addresses the media during a press conference in Melbourne, Australia, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020. Australia recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic as the government urged hot spot Victoria state to announce its plans to lift a lockdown on the country's second-largest city. (James Ross/AAP Image via AP)
August 31, 2020 - 7:39 am
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia recorded its deadliest day of the pandemic Monday as the government urged hot spot Victoria state to announce plans to lift a lockdown on the country's second-largest city. Victoria’s health department reported 41 deaths from COVID-19 and 73 new infections in...
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ADDS THE SHOOTING WAS FATAL - A man is treated after being shot Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, in Portland, Ore. It wasn’t clear if the fatal shooting late Saturday was linked to fights that broke out as a caravan of about 600 vehicles was confronted by counterdemonstrators in the city’s downtown. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)
August 30, 2020 - 10:03 pm
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The mayor of Portland, Oregon, and President Donald Trump engaged in a real-time argument Sunday as the president sent a flurry of critical tweets about Ted Wheeler as the mayor was holding a press conference about the fatal shooting of a right-wing supporter in his city the...
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Aurora Golden-Appleton adjusts her face mask as she chats with Rylin Green, both of Provo, as they sit outside Joe Vera's Mexican Restaurant in downtown Provo, Utah, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020. (Isaac Hale/The Daily Herald via AP)
August 30, 2020 - 5:58 pm
LOGAN, Utah — Utah State University plans to test nearly 300 students for COVID-19 after wastewater samples from four dormitories showed elevated levels of the coronavirus, school officials said Sunday. The 287 students who will be tested Sunday and Monday live in the Rich, Jones, Morgan and Davis...
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A health worker takes a nasal swab sample of a child to test for COVID-19 during a door to door test drive in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020. India has the third-highest coronavirus caseload after the United States and Brazil, and the fourth-highest death toll in the world. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
August 29, 2020 - 9:42 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea has reported 299 new cases of the coronavirus as officials placed limits on dining at restaurants and closed fitness centers and after-school academies in the greater capital area to slow the spread of the virus. The 17th consecutive day of triple-digit...
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Shane Braswell, who has participated in Black Lives Matter protests this summer, plays guitar in front of a mural covering the entrance to an Apple store, Aug. 27, 2020 in Portland, Ore. Braswell said President Donald Trump's portrayal of Portland as a violent city overcome by mobs of protesters is inaccurate and grossly exaggerated. "I hate when people say, 'Portland riots' or 'Seattle riots.' You see it as a riot because it is something that's going against your administration or your beliefs or your principles when the majority of the country is fed up and marching arm-in-arm," he said. (AP Photo/Gillian Flaccus)
August 28, 2020 - 11:01 pm
At almost every turn at the Republican National Convention, speakers from the president on down portrayed American cities like Portland, Oregon, New York and Chicago as lawless Democratic wastelands that have been overrun with violence, looting and destruction that is forcing residents to flee for...
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FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2020, file photo, students wear masks on campus at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. As more and more schools and businesses around the country get the OK to reopen, some college towns are moving in the opposite direction because of too much partying and too many COVID-19 infections among students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
August 28, 2020 - 7:06 pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — As waves of schools and businesses around the country are cleared to reopen, college towns are moving toward renewed shutdowns because of too many parties and too many COVID-19 infections among students. With more than 300 students at the University of Missouri testing positive...
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