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Supreme Court upholds prostitution pledge for AIDS funding

June 29, 2020, 8:50am Politics

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has upheld a provision of federal law that requires foreign affiliates of U.S.-based health organizations to denounce prostitution as a condition of receiving taxpayer money to fight AIDS around the world. Read story

Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump that Interpol rejects

June 29, 2020, 8:31am Politics

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol for help in detaining President Donald Trump and dozens of others it believes carried out the U.S. drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly said Monday. Read story

State, federal officials take different paths trying to stop utilities from causing wildfires

June 28, 2020, 5:00pm Politics

SAN DIEGO — Nearly two years after one of the deadliest corporate crimes in California history — a utility-sparked wildfire that killed scores of people and destroyed the city of Paradise in rural Butte County — state and federal officials have staked out differing positions on how to prevent history from repeating itself. Read story

Trump tweets video with ‘white power’ chant, then deletes it

June 28, 2020, 1:56pm Latest News

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Sunday tweeted approvingly of a video showing one of his supporters chanting “white power," a racist slogan associated with white supremacists. He later deleted the tweet and the White House said the president had not heard “the one statement” on the video. Read story

Trump claims mail voting leads to cheating: A guide to facts and the fight over absentee ballots

June 28, 2020, 12:45pm Politics

President Donald Trump escalated his unsubstantiated attacks on mail voting Monday, claiming with no evidence that expanding the practice would lead to foreign governments printing counterfeit ballots and cause the “election disaster of our times.” Read story

Clark County legislators stop short of agreeing with call to defund police

June 28, 2020, 6:00am Clark County News

Clark County state legislators have stopped short of agreeing with protesters who call for defunding police departments, though most agreed that reform is needed in the wake of officer-involved deaths both locally and nationwide. Read story

NAACP, LULAC call for Clark County Council Chair Quiring to step down over remarks

June 27, 2020, 3:20pm Clark County News

NAACP Vancouver and the League of United Latin American Citizens called Saturday for the resignation of Clark County Council Chair Eileen Quiring following comments she made Wednesday that she doesn’t believe systemic racism exists in the county. Read story

LGBTQ Pride at 50: Focus shifts amid pandemic, racial unrest

June 27, 2020, 1:32pm Politics

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — LGBTQ Pride is turning 50 this year a little short on its signature fanfare, after the coronavirus pandemic drove it to the internet and after calls for racial equality sparked by the killing of George Floyd further overtook it. Read story

Appeals court rules Trump wrongly diverted funds

June 26, 2020, 5:08pm Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal appeals court on Friday ruled against the Trump administration in its transfer of $2.5 billion from military construction projects to build sections of the U.S. border wall with Mexico, ruling it illegally sidestepped Congress, which gets to decide how to use the funds. Read story

Trump zeroes in on base to overcome reelection obstacles

June 26, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is sharpening his focus on his most ardent base of supporters as concern grows inside his campaign that his standing in the battleground states that will decide the 2020 election is slipping. Read story