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South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Family Leadership Summit, Friday, July 16, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa.

Noem’s border visit comes with political opportunities

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks during the Family Leadership Summit, Friday, July 16, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa.

July 26, 2021, 9:15am Nation & World

PIERRE, S.D. — Photo ops with the troops. Political points on an issue sure to loom large in 2024 presidential debates. Another chance to tout a tough-on-illegal immigration stance that comes rarely for a governor whose state is closer to Canada than Mexico. Read story

3 dead in Wisconsin quarry likely knew killer, officials say

July 26, 2021, 9:14am Nation & World

LA CROSSE, Wis. — Three men found slain in a western Wisconsin quarry likely knew the person or people who killed them, according to investigators. Read story

In this image taken from a video footage run by China's CCTV via AP Video, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, front left, and her delegation meet Chinese counterpart in Tianjin, China Monday, July 26, 2021. China blamed the U.S. for what it called a "stalemate" in bilateral relations as high-level face-to-face talks began Monday.

U.S., China hold high-level talks, highlighting differences

In this image taken from a video footage run by China's CCTV via AP Video, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, front left, and her delegation meet Chinese counterpart in Tianjin, China Monday, July 26, 2021. China blamed the U.S. for what it called a "stalemate" in bilateral relations as high-level face-to-face talks began Monday.

July 26, 2021, 9:13am Nation & World

TIANJIN, China — High-level face-to-face talks between U.S. and Chinese diplomats on Monday highlighted sharp differences between the sides, although the tone appeared somewhat less contentious than at their last meeting. Read story

FILE - This May 4 2021 file photo shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, speaks during a news conference at West Miami Middle School in Miami.  Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this July 2021, just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities. (Matias J.

States scale back virus reporting just as cases surge

FILE - This May 4 2021 file photo shows Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, center, speaks during a news conference at West Miami Middle School in Miami.  Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this July 2021, just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities. (Matias J.

July 26, 2021, 9:12am Health

OMAHA, Neb. — Several states scaled back their reporting of COVID-19 statistics this month just as cases across the country started to skyrocket, depriving the public of real-time information on outbreaks, cases, hospitalizations and deaths in their communities. Read story

FILE - In this Sunday, March 21, 2021 filer, a nun stands in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Vatican prosecutors have alleged a jaw-dropping series of scandals in launching the biggest criminal trial in the Vatican's modern history, which opens Tuesday in a modified courtroom in the Vatican Museums. The once-powerful cardinal and nine other people are accused of bleeding the Holy See of tens of millions of dollars in donations through bad investments, deals with shady money managers and apparent favors to friends and family.

Vatican trial opens into financial scandal rocking papacy

FILE - In this Sunday, March 21, 2021 filer, a nun stands in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. Vatican prosecutors have alleged a jaw-dropping series of scandals in launching the biggest criminal trial in the Vatican's modern history, which opens Tuesday in a modified courtroom in the Vatican Museums. The once-powerful cardinal and nine other people are accused of bleeding the Holy See of tens of millions of dollars in donations through bad investments, deals with shady money managers and apparent favors to friends and family.

July 26, 2021, 9:06am Churches & Religion

VATICAN CITY — A cardinal who allegedly induced an underling to lie to prosecutors. Brokers and lawyers who pulled a fast one over the Vatican No. 2 to get him to approve a disastrous real estate deal. A self-styled intelligence analyst who bought Prada and Louis Vuitton items with the… Read story

Anil Sharma shows a photograph of his son Saurav who is being treated for COVID-19 at a private hospital in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 1, 2021. Life is tentatively returning to normal in India as coronavirus cases fall. But millions are embroiled in a nightmare of huge piles of medical bills. Most Indians don't have health insurance and costs for COVID-19 treatment have them drowning in debt.

Pandemic leaves Indians mired in massive medical debts

Anil Sharma shows a photograph of his son Saurav who is being treated for COVID-19 at a private hospital in New Delhi, India, Thursday, July 1, 2021. Life is tentatively returning to normal in India as coronavirus cases fall. But millions are embroiled in a nightmare of huge piles of medical bills. Most Indians don't have health insurance and costs for COVID-19 treatment have them drowning in debt.

July 26, 2021, 8:05am Nation & World

NEW DELHI (AP) — As coronavirus cases ravaged India this spring, Anil Sharma visited his 24-year-old son Saurav at a private hospital in northwest New Delhi every day for more than two months. In May, as India's new COVID-19 cases broke global records to reach 400,000 a day, Saurav was… Read story

In this July 9, 2021 photo, Michelle Bolling poses for a photograph outside of her home in Philadelphia. Bolling's son is one of the increasing numbers of nonfatal gun violence victims. Homicide rates in many American cities have continued to rise although not as precipitously as the double-digit jumps seen in 2020 and still below the violence of the mid-90s.

316 people are shot every day in America. Here are 5 stories

In this July 9, 2021 photo, Michelle Bolling poses for a photograph outside of her home in Philadelphia. Bolling's son is one of the increasing numbers of nonfatal gun violence victims. Homicide rates in many American cities have continued to rise although not as precipitously as the double-digit jumps seen in 2020 and still below the violence of the mid-90s.

July 26, 2021, 6:00am Nation & World

They panic if a balloon pops. They hold dying family members. They push their wounded bodies to heal and scroll longingly through photos and videos of their lost loved ones. Behind the statistics and the political blame game over rising gun violence are the victims. Read story

A Cook County jail detainee uses a touch screen to cast his votes at a polling place in the facility set up for early voting on October 17, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.

Many in jail can vote, but exercising that right isn’t easy

A Cook County jail detainee uses a touch screen to cast his votes at a polling place in the facility set up for early voting on October 17, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois.

July 25, 2021, 5:32pm Nation & World

COOK COUNTY, Ill. — The chapel and law library at the Cook County Jail look like any other polling places around the country, with a couple notable exceptions: the monochrome uniforms of the voters and the alert officers keeping an eye on them. Read story

FILE - In this May 12, 2021 file photo, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks to the media at the Capitol in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday, July 25 she intends to name Kinzinger to a congressional committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, pledging that the panel will "find the truth" even as the GOP threatens to boycott the effort.

Pelosi appoints 2nd GOP critic of Trump to Jan. 6 committee

FILE - In this May 12, 2021 file photo, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., speaks to the media at the Capitol in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday, July 25 she intends to name Kinzinger to a congressional committee investigating the violent Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, pledging that the panel will "find the truth" even as the GOP threatens to boycott the effort.

July 25, 2021, 2:27pm Latest News

WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday named a second Republican critic of Donald Trump, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, to a special committee investigating the Capitol riot and pledged that the Democratic-majority panel will “get to the truth.” Kinzinger said he “humbly accepted” the appointment even as his party's leadership… Read story

The Glass Palace stands shaded by trees in the Retiro park in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Madrid's tree-lined Paseo del Prado boulevard and the adjoining Retiro park have been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee backed the candidacy that highlighted the green area's introduction of nature into Spain's capital.

Madrid’s Retiro park, Prado avenue join World Heritage list

The Glass Palace stands shaded by trees in the Retiro park in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, July 22, 2021. Madrid's tree-lined Paseo del Prado boulevard and the adjoining Retiro park have been added to UNESCO's World Heritage list. The UNESCO World Heritage Committee backed the candidacy that highlighted the green area's introduction of nature into Spain's capital.

July 25, 2021, 1:11pm Nation & World

MADRID — Madrid’s tree-lined Paseo del Prado boulevard and the adjoining Retiro park have been added to UNESCO’s World Heritage list. Read story