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EU reopens borders to 14 nations but not to U.S. tourists

June 30, 2020, 5:35pm Nation & World

BRUSSELS — The European Union will reopen its borders to travelers from 14 countries, and possibly China soon, the bloc announced Tuesday, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Read story

Changes in military recruiting may endure after pandemic

June 30, 2020, 4:30pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — With his Army recruiting office shuttered due to the coronavirus, Staff Sgt. Anthony Holt has had to be creative to meet his enlistment goals. Using social media is one way. Signing up the grocery delivery guy is another. Read story

Supreme Court’s abortion ruling raises stakes for election

June 30, 2020, 4:30pm Nation & World

NEW YORK — Supporters of abortion rights are elated, foes of abortion dismayed and angry, but they agree on one consequence of the Supreme Court’s first major abortion ruling since President Donald Trump took office: The upcoming election is crucial to their cause. Read story

Fauci: U.S. ‘going in wrong direction’ in coronavirus outbreak

June 30, 2020, 12:45pm Nation & World

The U.S. is “going in the wrong direction” with the coronavirus surging badly enough that Dr. Anthony Fauci told senators Tuesday some regions are putting the entire country at risk — just as schools and colleges are wrestling with how to safely reopen. Read story

Sunbelt states rush to line up hospital beds, not barstools

June 30, 2020, 11:50am Health

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida and other states across the Sunbelt are thinning out the deck chairs, turning over the barstools and rushing to line up more hospital beds as they head into the height of the summer season amid a startling surge in confirmed cases of the coronavirus. Read story

Officers investigated over photos related to Elijah McClain

June 30, 2020, 11:42am Nation & World

AURORA, Colo. — Multiple suburban Denver police officers have been placed on paid administrative leave amid an investigation into photos of them related to the case of a Black man who died last summer after he was stopped and restrained, police said Monday. Read story

Analysis: Virus surge forces Arizona gov’s hand on masks

June 30, 2020, 9:02am Nation & World

PHOENIX — After telling Arizonans that many public places were again being closed amid a surge of coronavirus cases, Gov. Doug Ducey ended a somewhat contentious news conference by imploring people to wear face masks. Read story

Hong Kong security law criticized abroad, defended by China

June 30, 2020, 8:52am Nation & World

China’s enactment of a national security law for Hong Kong on Tuesday drew statements of deep concern and regret from abroad and a firm defense at home. Read story

Fugitive takes off in semi, is killed after 3-hour standoff

June 30, 2020, 8:49am Nation & World

HAZLETON, Pa. — A fugitive who was riding in a tractor-trailer that had been pulled over on a Pennsylvania interstate led authorities on a brief chase and held them at bay with gunfire for three hours until they finally shot and killed him, officials said. Read story

Former Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks seeks bail

June 30, 2020, 8:49am Nation & World

ATLANTA — A judge on Tuesday ruled that the former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks can be free on bond while his case is pending. Read story