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Six U.S. states see record surges in COVID-19 cases, Florida becomes epicenter


   Six U.S. states suffered record spikes in new COVID-19 cases on Friday and Florida, an epicenter of the pandemic, saw infections rise sharply for the second day in a row as the Walt Disney Co. stuck to its plans to reopen its flagship theme park in Orlando.
   6:29pm EDT

U.S. loosens export curbs on gun silencers


   The United States on Friday rolled back a 2002 restriction on exporting silencers that suppress the loud noise from gunfire, in a victory for U.S. firearms manufacturers.
   6:27pm EDT

Among those under age 65, COVID-19 takes greater toll on nonwhite Americans: CDC


   Coronavirus deaths among Americans ages 65 and younger are more common among nonwhites than among whites, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported in a publication released on Friday.
   6:24pm EDT

Trump rally in New Hampshire postponed, White House cites tropical storm


   A campaign rally for President Donald Trump set for Saturday in New Hampshire has been postponed by a "week or two" because of a tropical storm off the East Coast, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Friday.
   6:23pm EDT

U.S. judge blocks federal execution over victims' family coronavirus fears


   A U.S. federal judge blocked the first execution of a federal prisoner in 17 years from being carried out on Monday after some of the victims' relatives sued, saying they feared that attending could expose them to COVID-19.
   6:15pm EDT

U.S. Attorney General Barr taps new Brooklyn-based acting U.S. Attorney


   U.S. Attorney General William Barr designated Seth DuCharme as the new acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York on Friday.
   6:06pm EDT

Despite 2020 crises and falling polls, Trump campaigns like it is 2016


   Faced with sliding poll numbers and multiple national crises, President Donald Trump has leaned into a familiar campaign strategy of divisive rhetoric and raucous rallies ahead of the November election. But a lot has changed in America since 2016.
   5:40pm EDT

'It just doesn't feel safe:' U.S. parents, teachers worry about reopening schools


   Brenda Del Hierro was not so thrilled with distance learning when her kids were sent home in March to when the novel coronavirus pandemic hit, yet the Los Angeles mom said she was not convinced it would be safe to send them back to the classroom this fall.
   5:36pm EDT

U.S. senators advocate for whistleblowers after fired intelligence officer complains


   U.S. Senators Marco Rubio and Mark Warner, heads of the Senate intelligence committee, voiced their support for whistleblowers on Friday after a former counterterrorism official fired by the Trump administration filed a complaint.
   5:06pm EDT

Tropical Storm Fay brings drenching rainfall to U.S. Northeast


   Freshly formed Tropical Storm Fay is expected to sweep across the heavily populated northeastern United States on Friday, bringing moderate to heavy rains and the potential for some flooding, the National Weather Service said.
   4:28pm EDT

Politics Video

   Trump says tropical storm reason why NH rally postponed 01:55

Trump says tropical storm reason why NH rally postponed

   [NFA] A campaign rally for President Trump set for Saturday in New Hampshire has been postponed by a "week or two" because of a tropical storm off the East Coast, White House spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany told reporters on Friday and Trump confirmed in a tweet. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
   Ousted U.S. prosecutor says Barr pressed him to resign 02:07

Ousted U.S. prosecutor says Barr pressed him to resign

   Milley, Esper push review of Confederacy symbols 01:59

Milley, Esper push review of Confederacy symbols

Politics News 


'Epic failure': U.S. election officials warn of November chaos due to budget crunch


   A Michigan town wants machines to speed up counting of absentee ballots. In Ohio, officials want to equip polling places so voters and poll workers feel safe from the coronavirus. Georgia officials, rattled by a chaotic election last month, want to send voters forms so they can request absentee ballots more easily.

Prosecutors may not get Trump tax records until after election, experts say


U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs Trump's immunity claim, lets prosecutor get financial records


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