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Georgia gov offers state as alternative GOP convention host

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

Georgia’s governor is offering his state and its “world-class facilities” as host of the Republican National Convention – a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor didn’t assure Trump that the August gathering can go forward despite coronavirus fears.

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Transgender bathroom ban heard by federal appeals court

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

A Virginia school board defended its transgender bathroom ban before a federal appeals court Tuesday, as a transgender man who was barred as a student from using the boys’ bathrooms at his high school argued that the policy discriminated against him and violated his constitutional rights.
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Widower: Delete Trump Tweets suggesting wife was murdered

UPDATED: Tue., May 26, 2020

The husband of a woman who died accidentally in an office of then-GOP Rep. Joe Scarborough two decades ago is demanding that Twitter remove President Donald Trump’s tweets suggesting Scarborough, now a fierce Trump critic, murdered her.
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Pandemic brings smaller, subdued Memorial Day observances

UPDATED: Mon., May 25, 2020

Americans settled for small processions and online tributes instead of parades Monday as they observed Memorial Day in the shadow of the pandemic, which forced communities to honor the nation’s military dead with modest, more subdued ceremonies that also remembered those lost to the coronavirus.
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California issues guidelines for church reopenings

UPDATED: Mon., May 25, 2020

Religious services in California will look much different under rules unveiled Monday that limit attendance to 100 people and recommend worshippers wear masks, limit singing and refrain from shaking hands or hugging.
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Trump threatens to move RNC without assurances from governor

President Donald Trump threatened Monday to pull the Republican National Convention out of North Carolina if the state’s Democratic governor doesn’t immediately sign off on allowing a full-capacity gathering in August despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Lock your cars! Vehicle theft spikes in COVID-19 pandemic

The coronavirus hasn’t been kind to car owners. With more people than ever staying home to lessen the spread of COVID-19, their sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs are parked unattended on the streets, making them easy targets for opportunistic thieves.
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Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from virus

One was a 94-year-old veteran of World War II who was the first of his 11 brothers to enlist in the military. One was a Vietnam veteran who lost his leg overseas and was always touched when people thanked him for his service. Another was drafted into the military at 18 and won a Purple Heart.

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