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In this June 4, 2020 file photo Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam speaks during a news conference in Richmond, Va. Northam announced Tuesday, June 16, 2020 that he's making Juneteenth _ a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. _ an official holiday in a state that was once home to the capital of the Confederacy. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, file)
June 16, 2020 - 7:15 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam announced Tuesday that he's making Juneteenth — a day that commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S. — an official holiday in a state that was once home to the capital of the Confederacy. Juneteenth, which is also called Emancipation Day and...
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Visitors enjoy themselves at Yoyo Land, an indoor amusement center in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Daily life in the capital resumes to normal as the government continues to ease restrictions related to running business and activities that were imposed weeks ago to combat the spread of COVID-19. Thailand reported no local transmissions of the coronavirus in the past 3 weeks. (AP Photo/ Gemunu Amarasinghe)
June 16, 2020 - 11:23 am
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Tuesday related to the national and global response, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ TRAVEL: The pandemic has altered travel behavior in...
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This combination of cover images show, from left, Rough and Rowdy Ways," by Bob Dylan, "Homegrown," a release by Neil Young and "Bigger Love" by John Legend. (Columbia, from left,/Reprise/Columbia via AP)
June 15, 2020 - 2:30 pm
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES —“Miss Juneteenth”: In Channing Godfrey Peoples’ leisurely first feature, Turquise Jones (Nicole Beharie) is a single mother and former...
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FILE - In this June 16, 2019, file photo, Gary Woodland poses with the trophy after winning the U.S. Open Championship golf tournament in Pebble Beach, Calif. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the golf to watch on Father's Day this year will not be the U.S. Open as is usually the case. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 15, 2020 - 9:45 am
The golf to watch on Father's Day this year won't be the U.S. Open as is usually the case. There also will be no live baseball to watch this week from either the major leagues or the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. While the PGA Tour is playing again without spectators, and NASCAR ran its...
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President Donald Trump speaks during a roundtable discussion with African-American supporters in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Wednesday, June 10, 2020, in Washington. Seated alongside Trump are Pastor Darrell Scott and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
June 14, 2020 - 4:21 pm
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump didn't know the significance to black Americans of the date and location he chose for his first campaign rally since the coronavirus pandemic more than three months ago, key Republican supporters of the president in Congress said Sunday. Trump had...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, file photo, Republican gubernatorial candidate Denver Riggleman listens to a question during a news conference at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman lost a GOP convention Saturday, June 13, 2020, that was done via drive-thru because of the coronavirus pandemic. He was defeated by Bob Good, a former official in the athletics department at Liberty University. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
June 14, 2020 - 4:02 am
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — A freshman Virginia GOP congressman who angered social conservatives in his district when he officiated a gay wedding lost his party's nomination. U.S. Rep. Denver Riggleman lost a GOP convention Saturday that was done via drive-thru because of the coronavirus pandemic. He was...
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President Donald Trump arrives to speak at a roundtable discussion about "Transition to Greatness: Restoring, Rebuilding, and Renewing," at Gateway Church Dallas, Thursday, June 11, 2020, in Dallas.(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 12, 2020 - 11:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday that he is rescheduling his first campaign rally in months to a day later so it won't conflict with the Juneteenth observance of the end of slavery in the United States. Trump had scheduled the rally — his first since early March — for June 19 in...
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In this Sept. 22, 2019 file photo Nike logos adorn the gloves of Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams in Cleveland. Nike, the NFL and other businesses are giving their employees a paid day off on Juneteenth for the first time, the latest example of how American employers are responding to protests that have placed additional attention on racial injustice in the U.S. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote in a note Friday, June 12, 2020 that its offices would be closed June 19. (AP Photo/David Richard, file)
June 12, 2020 - 6:14 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Nike, the NFL and other businesses will give their employees a day off for Juneteenth for the first time this year, the latest example of how American employers are responding to protests that have placed additional attention on racial injustice in the U.S. Juneteenth commemorates...
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In this June 11, 2020 photo, Jody Hayden poses at the Grocer's Daughter chocolate shop which she owns with her husband in Empire, Mich, She said her family wears masks and keep their distance from others _ and will expect their customers to do the same when they open the doors to their shop, next Friday, June. 19. Even as states and metropolitan areas relax restrictions on social and economic life amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a new poll finds that most Americans aren't ready to abandon behaviors that protect themselves and the people around them. (AP Photo/John Flesher)
June 12, 2020 - 1:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans say they are wearing masks. They are still by and large avoiding restaurants. And the vast majority are still staying at least six feet from others when out and about. Even as states and metropolitan areas throughout the country relax restrictions on social and...
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Members of the Russian hydroflight team hold the Russian national flag during the Day of Russia celebration in St.Petersburg, Russia, Friday, June 12, 2020, with business tower Lakhta Centre, the headquarters of Russian gas monopoly Gazprom and Gazprom Arena soccer stadium in the background. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
June 12, 2020 - 9:13 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday showed up at a ceremony marking the national holiday — the first big public event he has attended since announcing a nationwide lockdown more than two months ago. Putin observed the hoisting of the national flag at a memorial park in...
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