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Greece: Migrant children head to Portugal after appeal to EU

ATHENS, Greece (AP) - Greek authorities say 25 unaccompanied migrant children are traveling from Athens to Portugal, where they will be given shelter as part of a relocation program worked out among several European Union countries.


p>Nearly 75,000 migrants and refugees, about a third of them children, traveled from Turkey …

Oddsmakers agree Kanye West's White House bid could benefit Trump, siphon votes from Biden

After hip-hop performer and entrepreneur Kanye West declared his plans to run for president on July Fourth, many observers connected the dots and concluded that Mr. West revealed his intent in order to help President Trump rather than compete with him.


p>Social media erupted with many comments suggesting that Mr. …

White House says schools should reopen to benefit students' 'holistic health'

The Trump administration is encouraging schools to reopen this fall to respect the “holistic health and learning needs” of students despite a rise of COVID-19 cases in numerous states, senior administration officials said Tuesday.


p>While emphasizing that reopening schools is a decision for states and local communities, one administration official …

Movement for Black Lives seeks sweeping legislative changes

DETROIT (AP) - Proposed federal legislation that would radically transform the nation’s criminal justice system through such changes as eliminating agencies like the Drug Enforcement Administration and the use of surveillance technology is set to be unveiled Tuesday by the Movement for Black Lives.


p>Dubbed the BREATHE Act, the legislation …

Roger Stone asks court to delay prison sentence over coronavirus fears

Attorneys for Roger Stone, a longtime associate of President Trump, late Monday asked a federal appeals court to delay his 40-month prison sentence citing concerns about the coronavirus in the Georgia facility where he is scheduled to report later this month.


p>Stone’s legal team asked the U.S. Court of Appeals …

Kevin McCarthy lays out priorities for schools, child care in next coronavirus bill

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Tuesday called for child care and schools to be top priorities as the country continues to try and reopen during the coronavirus crisis.


p>In an op-ed in USA Today, the California Republican highlighted staggering numbers of day cares and schools that were …

Democrat Jaime Harrison raises close to $14 million in second quarter for S.C. Senate bid

Democrat Jaime Harrison raised nearly $14 million in the second quarter in his bid to unseat GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham in South Carolina, nearly doubling his personal haul from the first three months of the year even amid the coronavirus outbreak.


p>”We outraised Lindsey last quarter — we will probably …

Puerto Rico braces for political upheaval involving governor

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico on Tuesday braced for potential political upheaval after the U.S. territory’s governor denied allegations of obstruction of justice while the main opposition party demanded she be investigated and hinted at a possible impeachment process.


p>In a brief statement issued late Monday, Gov. …