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Texas court holds jury trial in traffic crime case over Zoom

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020

DALLAS — The jurors appeared on screen from their living rooms, bedrooms and home offices. Juror 11 took notes as a sheriff’s deputy testified about giving a speeding ticket. Juror 18 occasionally looked away as a white cat scampered across her couch.
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Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020

Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump.
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Prosecutor won’t act on low-level Portland protest arrests

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020

PORTLAND – The newly elected district attorney in Portland said Tuesday that under a new policy, his office will not prosecute people who have been arrested since late May on nonviolent misdemeanor charges during protests in Oregon’s largest city.
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Powerful storm leaves 2 dead, heavy crop damage in Midwest

UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 11, 2020

IOWA CITY, Iowa – Hundreds of thousands across the Midwest remained without electricity on Tuesday after a powerful storm packing 100 mph winds battered the region a day earlier, causing widespread damage to millions of acres of crops and killing at least two people.