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Jul 13, 2020

Roger Stone says Trump saved his life by commuting his prison sentence
Roger Stone said Monday that President Trump saved his life by commuting his prison sentence and sparing him any time behind bars during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 13, 2020

Tucker Carlson says his former head writer 'paid a heavy price' for racist Internet posts
Carlson acknowledged the posts were "wrong," but did not offer an apology on behalf of the show or the network, saying his longtime associate had "paid a very heavy price" in losing his job.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 13, 2020

Trump's attacks on mail-in voting could lead to nightmare scenario, election expert warns
Even before the pandemic made it likely that there will be a historic number of mail-in ballots in this fall's election, UC Irvine professor Richard Hasen worried that if it were close, President Trump might declare victory before all votes were counted. That concern is now much greater for Hasen.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 13, 2020

Trump again directs blame at Obama as coronavirus pandemic worsens in U.S
The president on Monday again sought to redirect blame over his response to the coronavirus pandemic to the previous administration.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 13, 2020

Trump again directs blame at Obama as coronavirus pandemic worsens in U.S.
The president on Monday again sought to redirect blame for his pandemic response to the previous administration.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 13, 2020

Is too much hope being put into a coronavirus vaccine?
It's a commonly accepted truth that the only way the coronavirus pandemic will come to an end is through the development of an effective vaccine. Is the idea that a vaccine may be right around the corner holding back efforts to contain the virus?

Yahoo Politics
Jul 13, 2020

In Alabama runoff, Trump-backed candidate's lack of campaign is 'the most bizarre thing'
Sessions responded to Trump Saturday. Tuberville, after receiving Trump's endorsement, has done little to actively campaign for the seat. "Tuberville has not even run a campaign," Curt Anderson, a Sessions campaign consultant, told Yahoo News. "He is just a vessel for Trump and Trump's ire at Sessions.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 13, 2020

Alabama primary tests Trump's influence among Republican voters
With the backing of President Trump, former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville faces off against former Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday in a primary runoff for the U.S. Senate in Alabama.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 13, 2020

ICE to launch 'Citizens Academy' to teach civilians about 'targeted arrests'
Operating with broad authority and minimal oversight, ICE's enforcement and removal operations have become increasingly aggressive under the Trump administration.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 13, 2020

School officials in frantic scramble to plan — and pay for — reopening
Weeks before the 2020-21 school year is due to start, plans vary wildly from district to district, with school superintendents across the country scrambling to figure out how to safely educate children during a pandemic and a looming financial crisis.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 13, 2020

Trump identifies another hoax: The coronavirus
"The most outrageous lies are the ones about Covid 19," wrote Woolery in the message promoted by Trump. It's worldwide and it's overwhelming.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 13, 2020

Trump says a President Biden would get 'no ratings'
President Trump, whose halting leadership in the face of the coronavirus pandemic Americans increasingly question, boasted Monday about his one undisputed success: his ability to command media attention.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 12, 2020

What do dueling crises reveal about American exceptionalism?
President Ronald Reagan defined America as a "shining city on a hill," a country that other nations would look to as a model of prosperity and freedom. In light of the coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning in the U.S., does that vision still hold true?

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence before three-year prison term was to begin
President Trump commuted the prison sentence for Republican operative Roger Stone, who was to begin serving a three-year jail term on Tuesday.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2020

The Lincoln Project's 'Never Trump' ads expertly troll a president who never fails to take the bait
The Lincoln Project, which was created by a group of anti-Trump Republican political operatives last December, believes there is a logic to being a metaphorical fly buzzing around the president's head. 

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Internal document reveals shortfall in coronavirus supplies — including body bags — in U.S. stockpile
More than three months after President Trump promised that "America will be fully prepared for any of the future outbreaks," the federal government still has shortfalls of personal protective equipment for health care workers, according to a document obtained by Yahoo News.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Author Christopher Buckley: 'Everything Trump touches dies'
The son of conservative icon William F. Buckley Jr., Christopher Buckley's new novel "Make Russia Great Again" is a rollicking satire of Donald Trump's White House.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Anthony Fauci is still talking. But is the president listening?
Improbably, Donald Trump and Dr. Anthony Fauci have managed to get along for months, brought together to fight the coronavirus.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Trump still struggling to articulate his agenda for a second term
The president has been asked three times in the last two weeks to name his top priority items for a second term — and he has struggled to name them.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Miami is a new coronavirus hot spot, internal CDC document says
With Florida adding coronavirus infections at the rate of about 10,000 per day, Miami has emerged as one of the most significant coronavirus hot spots in the U.S., according to an internal Trump administration document reviewed by Yahoo News.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Looking ahead to a COVID vaccine: Who will make it? Who will receive it? How much will it cost?
With lives and billions of dollars at stake several companies are rushing to produce a vaccine for COVID-19.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 10, 2020

Should face masks be mandatory nationwide?
Experts agree that widespread use of masks would help stem the spread of coronavirus. Would a national mask mandate help or would it cause even more controversy?

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Trump's terrible, no good, very bad stretch on the campaign trail
President Trump's re-election bid has had a rough few weeks, with challenges coming from both his stewardship of the presidency and past personal controversies that may be catching up with him. In June, the president's former national security adviser, John Bolton, released a tell all that accused the president of asking Chinese leader Xi Jinping for help with his re-election effort, among other things.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2020

'Still unclear' who ordered action against protesters at Lafayette Park, defense secretary says
Defense Secretary Mark Esper told Congress on Thursday he did not know who gave the widely denounced order to clear peaceful antiracism protesters from Lafayette Park, across the White House, early last month.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Biden promises to unify the country as he unveils plan to revitalize manufacturing
Joe Biden proposed a sweeping plan aimed at boosting U.S. manufacturing on Thursday, the first plank of an economic recovery agenda that his campaign is expected to roll out in the coming weeks. The Biden campaign is calling this economic plan the "Build Back Better Agenda." The campaign says Biden will soon introduce more plans to address caregiving and education, racial equity and clean energy.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2020

As COVID-19 lockdowns ease in some cities, violent crime returns to the streets
A surge of gun violence is plaguing several major U.S. cities, adding to the woes of a nation grappling with the coronavirus and civil unrest over the police killing of George Floyd.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Florida sheriff wins battle with DeSantis administration over coronavirus data
Just two days after a Florida sheriff announced the state had abruptly cut him off from data about local coronavirus cases, state health authorities have reversed course.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2020

SCOTUS rulings on Trump taxes and financial records: Explained
The Supreme Court on Thursday issued rulings in two cases involving President Trump's finances, upholding a Manhattan district attorney's demand for his tax returns but keeping a hold on financial records that Congress has been seeking for more than a year.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Universities scramble to protect students from deportation under new ICE policy requiring in-person classes
The Trump administration has thrown colleges and universities across the country into confusion this week with the unexpected announcement that international students will have to leave the U.S. if their school does not offer in-person classes during the upcoming semester. In a press release Monday afternoon, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that, under a forthcoming temporary rule, foreign students currently attending a school that plans to operate entirely online during the fall semester will either have to transfer to a different school offering in-person classes, leave the country voluntarily or face possible deportation. In addition, ICE said the State Department "will not issue visas to students enrolled in schools and/or programs that are fully online for the fall semester nor will U.S. Customs and Border Protection permit these students to enter the United States."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 09, 2020

Trump boasted of falling COVID-19 deaths as a sign of success. Now they're rising again.
As the coronavirus has made its alarming American comeback in recent weeks — with dozens of states across the South and West regularly reporting record numbers of new cases and propelling the nationwide total of new daily infections past 50,000 for the first time — President Trump and others have sought to downplay the disturbing data by reciting a simple refrain: Yes, but what about the deaths?  

Yahoo Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Reopening schools: Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
The debate over whether schools should reopen in the fall has reached a new level of urgency as start dates for schools across the country grow closer. Do the benefits of bringing kids back to campus outweigh the health risks?

Yahoo Politics
Jul 08, 2020

Facebook thrives off 'hate speech, disinformation and conspiracy theories,' says early investor Roger McNamee
"The First Amendment is there to allow people to say things that are awful," McNamee said on Yahoo's "Skullduggery" podcast. "That's not what we're talking about here."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 08, 2020

CDC says guidelines for reopening schools are 'not requirements' after Trump calls them 'impractical'
After President Trump on Tuesday lashed out at what he called "impractical" and "expensive" guidelines for reopening schools published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the agency's director stressed that they are just guidelines, "not requirements."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 08, 2020

CDC softens guidelines for reopening schools after Trump calls them 'impractical' and 'expensive'
After President Trump on Tuesday lashed out at what he called "impractical" and "expensive" guidelines for reopening schools published by the Centers for Disease Control, the agency's director stressed that they are just guidelines, "not requirements."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 08, 2020

As COVID cases spike in Florida, Trump now says he's 'flexible' on convention format in Jacksonville
With coronavirus cases exploding in Florida, the president now says he is "flexible" on plans to hold a large-scale, indoor Republican National Convention next month.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 07, 2020

White House pushes schools to open their doors on schedule
The Trump administration deployed some of its top officials — including both the president and vice president — to press school districts to reopen on their regular schedules for in-person instruction.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 07, 2020

New Yorkers remember loved ones lost to COVID-19: 'I wasn't able to be there when she needed me the most'
Once the pandemic's epicenter, New York City has finally found a way to flatten the curve, and yet it still leads the country in COVID-19 cases and deaths. Yahoo News honors the lives of those lost during this pandemic and remembers the sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, friends and family of those all around us. These are their stories.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Facebook on defense over ad boycott, but regulation remains the bigger threat
Facebook has long refused to be an "arbiter of truth," but under fire from left and right, the company is offering concessions to activists as it braces for new federal regulations.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 07, 2020

As COVID-19 makes a comeback, so will lockdowns
With more tests coming back positive now than ever before — and with infections currently rising in 39 states — lockdowns in some form may be the only way to regain control over the coronavirus.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Mary Trump's book chronicles how a dysfunctional family 'created the world's most dangerous man'
A controversial new tell-all memoir by the president's only niece describes how a dysfunctional family — and a psychologically abusive father — "damaged" his worldview.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 07, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine: The drug Trump can't quit
President Trump touted a new study this week that seemed to back up his belief that the antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine is an effective treatment for COVID-19.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 06, 2020

Is Kanye West running for president? Probably not.
On Saturday, just four months before the 2020 election, musician, provocateur and former ardent Donald Trump supporter Kanye West tweeted that he was launching his own bid to become president.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 06, 2020

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for COVID-19
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Monday that she had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 06, 2020

Video shows Black man pinned to tree in what he calls 'attempted lynching' at Indiana lake
Indiana authorities are investigating a report by a Black man who said he was pinned to a tree by a group of white men, an attack he likened to an "attempted lynching."

Yahoo Politics
Jul 06, 2020

Exonerated Central Park Five members speak out: ‘Not too many things have changed since 30 years ago'
In 1989, five Black and Hispanic teens were falsely accused of raping and nearly killing Trisha Meili, a white woman jogging in Central Park. Known collectively as the Central Park Five, Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise were convicted in two trials despite a lack of eyewitness testimony or DNA evidence and spent between six and 13 years in prison. Exonerated in 2002 after an investigation confirmed that a convicted murderer and rapist had committed the crime, the Central Park Five sued the city and state of New York, settling for millions.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 06, 2020

DeSantis cuts $28 million from disease treatment at Florida prisons as pandemic's toll worsens


Yahoo Politics
Jul 06, 2020

White House defends Trump's claim that 99 percent of COVID-19 cases are 'harmless' with chart showing 5 percent are fatal
Press secretary Kayleigh McEnany came to her press briefing on Monday prepared to defend President Trump's assertion that "99 percent" of U.S. coronavirus cases are "totally harmless" with two charts that inadvertently disproved his claim.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 06, 2020

Don't count on ever seeing Trump's 'Garden of American Heroes'
Call me cynical, but I have a feeling the National Garden of American Heroes announced by President Trump on Friday will never get off — or into — the ground, even if he doesn't put his son-in-law in charge of it. Establishing an official United States Hall of Fame will secure the reputations of Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin from the changing political winds, no less than the one in Cooperstown, N.Y., preserves for the ages the memories of Ted Williams and Roberto Clemente.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 06, 2020

Don't count on ever seeing Trump's ‘Garden of American Heroes'
Call me cynical, but I have a feeling the National Garden of American Heroes announced by President Trump on Friday will never get off - or into - the ground, even if he doesn't put his son-in-law in charge of it. Establishing an official United States Hall of Fame will secure the reputations of Betsy Ross and Benjamin Franklin from the changing political winds, no less than the one in Cooperstown preserves for the ages the memories of Ted Williams and Roberto Clemente.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 06, 2020

From Thomas Jefferson's own family, a call to take down his memorial
In a New York Times op-ed, Lucian K. Truscott IV argued that Monticello is enough of a tribute to the third president.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 06, 2020

COVID-19 warning for expectant mothers — especially Black and Hispanic women
The CDC updated its website to include expectant mothers, particularly Black and Hispanic women, among those who may be at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 05, 2020

FDA commissioner declines to defend Trump's latest coronavirus boasts
FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, a member of the White House coronavirus task force,said he wouldn't "get into who's right and who's wrong" when asked if he agreed with two widely disputed claims President Trump made a day earlier.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Rep. Swalwell: Trump 'makes us look like geniuses every day for impeaching him'
Rep. Eric Swalwell to the Yahoo News "Skullduggery" podcast: Recent disclosures that the White House failed to act on intelligence showing that Russian operatives were paying bounties to kill American soldiers fully vindicates impeachment.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Only 14 states are seeing coronavirus declines
As reopening plans either stall or move forward slowly, the vast majority of states have not been able to drive down their infection rates, according to an internal HHS map obtained by Yahoo News.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 02, 2020

New Yahoo News/YouGov July 4 poll: A staggering 62 percent of Americans no longer see America as Ronald Reagan's 'shining city on a hill'
This Fourth of July, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that no matter how polarized they might be politically, Americans finally seem to agree on one thing: America itself is getting worse.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 02, 2020

As coronavirus surges, Fox News shifts its message on masks
However haltingly and incompletely, the president's favorite news outlet has started to acknowledge that the coronavirus is a far graver threat than even Trump will acknowledge.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Who is Ghislaine Maxwell, Jeffrey Epstein's alleged accomplice in sex trafficking?
Maxwell is accused of grooming young girls to perform sex acts on Epstein and his network of high-profile friends.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 02, 2020

Trump again touts good news on COVID: It's going away by itself. (Someday. He hopes.)
As the United States crossed 50,000 new daily cases, the president repeated a line he's used for months: The virus will just disappear - eventually.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 02, 2020

After months of being silenced, CDC is easing back into public view
CDC officials hope that the agency's marginalization is coming to an end, but a pressing question remains: Can the agency reclaim its voice while avoiding political blowback from the White House?

Yahoo Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Arizona tells Pence it needs additional 500 health care workers as COVID-19 cases soar
Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey told Vice President Mike Pence on Wednesday that the state needed an additional 500 health care workers as the number of cases of COVID-19 continues to set records there.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Where do abortion rights stand after Supreme Court ruling?
The Supreme Court knocked down a Louisiana law that would have limited the number of abortion providers in the state. What does the decision mean for the future of Roe v. Wade?

Yahoo Politics
Jul 01, 2020

After a Black protester is killed in Omaha, witnesses claim a rushed investigation ignored signs of the shooter's allegedly racist past
More than 300 people have been arrested in Omaha amid protests against police brutality in the past month. Jake Gardner, who shot and killed James Scurlock, is not one of them.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 01, 2020

After James Scurlock is killed in Omaha, witnesses claim investigation ignored signs of shooter's allegedly racist past
More than 300 people have been arrested in Omaha amid protests against police brutality in the past month. Jake Gardner, who shot and killed James Scurlock, is not one of them.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Oklahoma becomes latest red state to approve Obamacare's Medicaid expansion at the ballot box
Oklahoma follows Utah, Nebraska, Idaho and Maine as states to approve the Obamacare health insurance expansion for low-income residents.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 01, 2020

Racial and economic inequality are supercharging the coronavirus surge in states like California
California was supposed to have the coronavirus under control. Eleven other California counties immediately followed suit, and on March 19 Gov. Gavin Newson expanded the rule to cover the entire state — three days before New York implemented a similar order. Mobility plummeted, and as cases and deaths soared elsewhere, the numbers in California remained surprisingly low, never rising to the level expected in America's most populous state.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 01, 2020

GOP candidates who embrace far-right QAnon conspiracy theory score primary wins
Lauren Boebert, who knocked off five-time incumbent Rep. Scott Tipton in Colorado Tuesday night, is the latest QAnon-friendly candidate to find success in a Republican primary.

Yahoo Politics
Jul 01, 2020

One Free Press Coalition's '10 Most Urgent' list, July 2020
Yahoo News is a member of the One Free Press Coalition and is publishing the group's latest "10 Most Urgent" list below to highlight the increasingly dangerous climate for journalism and free expression around the world in an effort to roll back repressive anti-press policies.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Trump defense on Russian bounty story falls flat, even with Republicans
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has defended the president over reports that Russia offered Taliban fighters a bounty on U.S. soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Federal government runs out of free face masks; TSA also 'susceptible' to shortages
An initiative to provide Americans with free face coverings has run out of supplies, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Federal government runs out of free face masks; TSA also faces shortage
An initiative to provide Americans with free face coverings has run out of supplies, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Top Trump aide says president is 'eager to return to the campaign trail' amid reports a planned rally was scrapped
Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh held a press conference call with reporters on Tuesday where he said the president is "eager to return to the campaign trail and to keep campaigning and keep connecting with Americans." 

Yahoo Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Top Trump aide says president is ‘eager to return to the campaign trail' amid reports a planned rally was scrapped
Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh held a press conference call with reporters on Tuesday where he said the president is "eager to return to the campaign trail and to keep campaigning and keep connecting with Americans." The phone call came just as CNN reported the Trump campaign cancelled plans to hold a rally in Alabama next weekend due to concerns about rising numbers of coronavirus infections. When asked about the CNN report later Tuesday afternoon, Murtaugh said "we don't comment about rally planning."

Yahoo Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Amid surge in coronavirus cases and mounting criticism, GOP leaders do about-face on masks
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to ravage large swaths of the U.S., leading Republicans and even some right-wing TV personalities have come out in favor of wearing masks to prevent the spread of the virus.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Biden says Trump has 'surrendered' in fight against coronavirus
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden said President Trump has "surrendered" in the fight against the coronavirus as new cases skyrocket in the U.S. Joe Biden speaks on June 30, 2020, in Wilmington, Delaware.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 30, 2020

CDC map: More than 30 states are open despite having 'zero' days of decreasing coronavirus cases
An internal map from the CDC shows that as many as 32 states are not seeing any decreases in coronavirus cases, and positive lab test results have jumped to nearly 8 percent nationwide.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Officials: Russian bounty reports follow years of Kremlin support to Taliban
As early as 2016, U.S. intelligence officials were receiving credible reports that the Russian government was funding the Taliban. Now those reports have taken on new relevance.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 30, 2020

Centrist Dem Amy McGrath beats Charles Booker in Kentucky primary to face McConnell
The former fighter pilot leveraged a massive fundraising advantage and absentee votes to survive a challenge from the progressive state senator.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 30, 2020

'We are not ready for the 2nd wave,' warn national security Democrats
Using their expertise in military or intelligence services to compensate for what they see as President Trump's deficient handling of the crisis, national security Democrats have enjoined their Republican counterparts to refocus on the pandemic. 

Yahoo Politics
Jun 30, 2020

As COVID spikes again in some states, bars are shuttered and faces covered
Local leaders are rolling back reopenings, issuing mandates for wearing masks and closing down some beaches in advance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 29, 2020

As coronavirus spreads to people under 40, it's making them sicker — and for longer — than once thought
Once assumed to be safe from the dangers of COVID-19, younger adults share their prolonged struggles with the disease.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 29, 2020

White House says 'dissenting opinions' on intelligence that Russia paid bounties to kill American troops
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany told reporters Monday that it was a matter of debate within the U.S. intelligence community that a Russian military intelligence unit paid bounties to militants in Afghanistan to attack American troops, and, as a result, President Trump and Vice President Pence were not briefed on the matter.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 29, 2020

What is voter fraud? Yahoo News explains
The issue of voter fraud has been studied at length. And those studies have routinely shown that while it's inaccurate to say that voter fraud doesn't exist, it's also wrong to say that it's in any way common. 

Yahoo Politics
Jun 29, 2020

White House calls Supreme Court decision on abortion 'unfortunate'
The Trump administration on Monday expressed dismay over the Supreme Court's ruling that struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 29, 2020

Supreme Court ruling on abortion may damage Trump's standing with conservatives
The Supreme Court on Monday found an abortion restriction in Louisiana to be unconstitutional in a ruling that could further damage President Trump's standing with conservatives.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 29, 2020

Trump on defensive over reports Russia paid bounties for killing U.S. troops
Multiple outlets have said the president received briefings about Taliban-aligned militants killing U.S. troops but Trump has denied it.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 28, 2020

As Texas coronavirus cases surge, Pence attends megachurch service
Vice President Mike Pence peeled off his White House-branded mask and smiled at a crowd of thousands Sunday morning. Yet he wasn't technically headlining a political rally — he was at church in a state that has seen a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 28, 2020

Trump shares video of man chanting ‘White Power' in protest clash
President Trump promoted a video Sunday that featured clashing protesters, one of whom chants, "White power." The video was apparently shot in the Villages, Fla.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 28, 2020

Trump shares video of man chanting, 'White power' in protest clash
President Trump promoted a video Sunday that featured clashing protesters, one of whom chants, "White power." The video was apparently shot in the Villages, Fla.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2020

Which statues deserve to fall?
Demonstrators in cities across the country have torn down statues honoring historical figures with controversial legacies. Which monuments should remain and which should fall?

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2020

Americans confront 'very scary' next phase of coronavirus pandemic as new infections spike across the South
Calling the recent surge in coronavirus cases in states like Florida, Texas and Arizona "very scary," Yahoo News Medical Contributor Dr. Kavita Patel said she fears the virus will continue to flare up in communities around the country throughout the summer.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2020

'I'm just different': The family of Elijah McClain, a 23-year-old Black man killed by Colorado cops almost a year ago, is still waiting for justice
Only now, nearly a year after his death, is the case of Elijah McClain finally receiving the national attention his family has been seeking.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 27, 2020

Global Goal: Unite for Our Future — The Summit
Tune in live on Saturday, June 27, 9 to 11 a.m. ET.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2020

Polls deliver more bad news for Trump
If the latest national and state polls are correct, President Trump's bid for a second term faces serious headwinds in the four months until the election.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2020

Citing 'irrational fears' of killer pandemic, Republicans fight face masks in Congress
The face mask culture war arrived in full force on Capitol Hill on Friday, when a bitter dispute erupted in a congressional hearing room on Friday, with Republicans refusing to wear face coverings and Democrats insisting that they do so. 

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2020

Pence hails 'remarkable progress' on COVID-19 as new cases surge in many states
Vice President Mike Pence hailed "remarkable progress" toward returning the nation to normalcy at the first public briefing of the coronavirus task force in nearly two months on Friday, a day the U.S. saw a new high for coronavirus cases recorded.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2020

New Yahoo News/YouGov coronavirus poll: Two-thirds of Americans say masks should be mandatory, siding with Biden over Trump
As coronavirus case counts soar, a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows that two-thirds of Americans now share Joe Biden's position on masks — even as Republicans, and President Trump, continue to oppose it.  

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2020

CDC maps show Florida's deepening coronavirus crisis, as state shatters daily case record
The Sunshine State reported nearly 9,000 new cases on Friday as its death toll ticked over 3,400.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2020

In face of pandemic, Trump pushes Obamacare repeal
If the health care program is overturned by the Supreme Court, millions of Americans could lose their insurance coverage.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 26, 2020

Spotlight on police reform raises questions about lineups and eyewitness testimony
Eyewitness identifications have contributed to over 70 percent of wrongful convictions overturned by DNA evidence in the U.S. But some simple reforms to eyewitness lineup procedures and more awareness of the limitations of cross-racial identification could help prevent wrongful convictions in the future.

Yahoo Politics
Jun 25, 2020

Beto O'Rourke thinks Texas is 'Biden's to lose'
Although his presidential bid failed to gain traction, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke came within a hair of becoming a senator from Texas in 2018 and performed better than any Democrat in a statewide race in nearly 30 years. 

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