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A boy in a wetsuit takes advantage of the ban on recreational boats and jumps into one of the normally crowded canals on a warm spring day in the city center of Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, April 5, 2020. The Dutch appeared to heed government directives to stay clear of forests beaches and parks to avoid large crowds and the risk of spreading the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
April 16, 2020 - 10:31 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Amsterdam, in the midst of an unprecedented tourism slump caused by restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus, announced Thursday that it is planning to ban people from renting out homes to visitors in three historic downtown neighborhoods. The move, which is set...
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In this March 16, 2020 photo, people walk outside the Supreme Court in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 09, 2020 - 7:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A partisan fight over voting in Wisconsin was the first issue linked to the coronavirus to make it to the Supreme Court. Efforts to limit abortion during the pandemic could eventually land in the justices' hands. Disputes over guns and religious freedom also are popping up around...
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Voters masked against coronavirus line up at Riverside High School for Wisconsin's primary election Tuesday April 7, 2020, in Milwaukee. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
April 08, 2020 - 5:13 pm
MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — After going to sleep angry and afraid to vote, Xavier Thomas woke up on election day in Wisconsin thinking about how hard black people had to fight for the right to cast a ballot. He didn't want to be deterred despite the coronavirus pandemic and the government's failure to...
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish men wears a face mask as children burn leavened items in final preparation for the Passover holiday in the Orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim in Jerusalem, Wednesday, April 8, 2020. Jerusalem authorities have said they will gather the bread and burn it in a big bonfire in one location to avoid large gatherings. But, some in the Mea Shearim neighborhood shunned the orders. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
April 08, 2020 - 8:14 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Each year, Patricia Sheetrit and her family gather with in-laws for the first night of Passover, bringing together some 20 people for the holiday’s main event, the festive meal known as the Seder. But like most Israelis, Sheetrit and her husband will be stuck at home this year —...
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President Donald Trump answers a question from PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor during a coronavirus task force briefing in the Rose Garden of the White House, Sunday, March 29, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
March 30, 2020 - 5:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: ___ Days to next set of primaries: ? Days to general election: 218 ___ THE NARRATIVE The coronavirus pandemic has effectively put presidential politics on hold as elected officials...
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FILE - This Sept. 6, 2012 file photo shows singer Glen Campbell performing during his Goodbye Tour in Little Rock, Ark. Campbell's song “Wichita Lineman," written by Jimmy Webb, is among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston, File)
March 25, 2020 - 1:24 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Dre's classic debut rap album “The Chronic," Selena's sophomore release “Ven Conmigo" and the worldwide disco hit “Y.M.C.A." by the Village People are among 25 recordings being inducted to the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that Tina...
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FILE - In this April 16, 2012, file photo, Wellesley College students reach out to the runners passing by during the Boston Marathon in Wellesley, Mass. The 124th Boston Marathon is scheduled for Monday, April 20, 2020. Boston Marathon organizers say they're postponing the prestigious race until Sept. 14 because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
March 13, 2020 - 1:32 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Marathon on Friday was postponed for five months due to the coronavirus pandemic, sacrificing the customary Patriots Day start in the hopes of preserving the uninterrupted 124-year tradition of the world's most prestigious long-distance run. In delaying the marathon from...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. The Recording Academy says it has fired Deborah Dugan, its former president who called into question the integrity of the Grammy Awards nominations process. The academy said Monday the decision was reached after “two exhaustive, costly independent investigations” about Dugan and her allegations. It said the reviews found “consistent management deficiencies and failures,” though no specifics were offered. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
March 02, 2020 - 5:14 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Recording Academy on Monday fired Deborah Dugan, its former president who called into question the integrity of the Grammy Awards nominations process and said she was sexually harassed by a top lawyer for the organization, which she called a boys' club that coddled and...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, file photo, Recording Academy President/CEO Deborah Dugan participates in the 62nd Grammy Awards nominations news conference at Studio 43 at CBS Broadcast Center in New York. The Recording Academy says it has fired Deborah Dugan, its former president who called into question the integrity of the Grammy Awards nominations process. The academy said Monday the decision was reached after “two exhaustive, costly independent investigations” about Dugan and her allegations. It said the reviews found “consistent management deficiencies and failures,” though no specifics were offered. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
March 02, 2020 - 4:13 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Recording Academy on Monday fired Deborah Dugan, its former president who called into question the integrity of the Grammy Awards nominations process and said she was sexually harassed by a top lawyer for the organization, which she called a boys' club that coddled and...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden acknowledges applause from parishioners as he departs after attending services at the Royal Missionary Baptist Church in North Charleston, S.C. His campaign hired a South Carolina faith outreach director in August 2019 and announced the endorsement of 100 local faith leaders in December. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
February 28, 2020 - 3:07 pm
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Before delivering his Sunday sermon this week, Rev. Joseph Darby took a moment to address the elephant in the room: the upcoming South Carolina Democratic primary. Just because a candidate “ran strong in two of the whitest states in America, that doesn’t mean they’re going...
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