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California lays out pandemic rules for church reopenings

California lays out pandemic rules for church reopenings

SUMMARY: On Monday, the state released a framework that will permit counties to allow in-person worship services.

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Dominic Cummings coronavirus row: Government to try to move on

Dominic Cummings coronavirus row: Government to try to move on

SUMMARY: Dominic Cummings said he believed he had acted "reasonably" and legally when he drove 260 miles from home in March.

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Authorities: Bear attacks mountain biker in southern Montana

Authorities: Bear attacks mountain biker in southern Montana

SUMMARY: BILLINGS, Montana — A mountain biker was attacked by a grizzly bear Monday near the southern Montana community of Big Sky, according to authorities.

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Atlanta is home to 2 potential contenders for Biden's VP

Atlanta is home to 2 potential contenders for Biden's VP

SUMMARY: ATLANTA — Neither public rivals nor personal friends, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Stacey Abrams spent years climbing parallel ladders at Atlanta City Hall and the Georgia Capitol.

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Congress weighs choice: 'Go big' on virus aid or hit 'pause'

Congress weighs choice: 'Go big' on virus aid or hit 'pause'

SUMMARY: WASHINGTON — Congress is at a crossroads in the coronavirus crisis, wrestling over whether to "go big," as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants for the next relief bill, or hit "pause," as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists.

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Shunned by his party, Iowa's Steve King fights for his seat

Shunned by his party, Iowa's Steve King fights for his seat

SUMMARY: DES MOINES, Iowa — Rep. Steve King is fighting for his political life — but not because he's compared immigrants crossing the border illegally to cattle.

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Worker shortage concerns loom in immigrant-heavy meatpacking

Worker shortage concerns loom in immigrant-heavy meatpacking

SUMMARY: Lacking English skills, the brothers took jobs at Smithfield Foods' Sioux Falls pork plant, grueling and increasingly risky work as the coronavirus sickened thousands of meatpacking workers nationwide.

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Rep. Ilhan Omar says she believes Tara Reade's sex assault claims against former Vice President Joe Biden

Rep. Ilhan Omar says she believes Tara Reade's sex assault claims against former Vice President Joe Biden

SUMMARY: "I do believe Reade," Omar told the newspaper in an interview that ran Sunday, the same day she won the DFL endorsement.

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Coronavirus: PM banks on easing lockdown to deflect from Cummings controversy

Coronavirus: PM banks on easing lockdown to deflect from Cummings controversy

SUMMARY: Dominic Cummings is facing fresh questions about his explanation in response to allegations that he broke lockdown rules while suffering from coronavirus.

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Fact check: Trump has spent far more time at golf clubs than Obama had at same point

Fact check: Trump has spent far more time at golf clubs than Obama had at same point

SUMMARY: : Trump has spent much more time playing golf than Obama did through this point of the term -- after repeatedly attacking Obama's golfing and claiming he would not play if he got elected himself.

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Pandemic takes toll on Trump properties while President golfs at one

Pandemic takes toll on Trump properties while President golfs at one

SUMMARY: The coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders have hit all corners of the economy, including the Trump Organization.

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Dominic Cummings: Has the master of messaging misread the public?

Dominic Cummings: Has the master of messaging misread the public?

SUMMARY: Dominic Cummings began his highly unusual press conference by saying that it had been many years since he'd said anything on television.

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Biden leaves home to lay Memorial Day wreath

Biden leaves home to lay Memorial Day wreath

SUMMARY: Washington (CNN) Joe Biden left his home for the first time in months on Monday, sporting a face mask to lay a wreath at the Delaware Memorial Bridge Veteran's Memorial Park.

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Two dead in separate bank holiday accidents on Cornish coast

Two dead in separate bank holiday accidents on Cornish coast

SUMMARY: Two people have died in separate incidents along the Cornish coastline on bank holiday Monday.

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Hundreds of animals in Welsh zoo may have to be killed due to lack of funds amid coronavirus pandemic, owners say

Hundreds of animals in Welsh zoo may have to be killed due to lack of funds amid coronavirus pandemic, owners say

SUMMARY: A Welsh zoo has said it may be forced to kill hundreds of animals it says are at risk of starvation due to a lack of funds.

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They didn't die in combat, but they lived heroic lives. Remembering the military heroes who died by suicide

They didn't die in combat, but they lived heroic lives. Remembering the military heroes who died by suicide

SUMMARY: This story involves discussion about military suicide that some readers may find upsetting.

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HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media

HuffPost is now a part of Verizon Media

SUMMARY: HuffPost is part of Verizon Media.

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North Carolina's Democratic governor is the target of Trump's convention push

North Carolina's Democratic governor is the target of Trump's convention push

SUMMARY: Raised in Nash County -- which is near Raleigh -- the would-be governor received both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina

Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina

SUMMARY: Washington (CNN) President Donald Trump began a solemn Memorial Day railing against North Carolina Gov.

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Defiant Dominic Cummings ‘does not regret’ lockdown trip to Durham amid public and Tory anger

Defiant Dominic Cummings ‘does not regret’ lockdown trip to Durham amid public and Tory anger

SUMMARY: Download the new Independent Premium app Sharing the full story, not just the headlinesLast night a number of cabinet ministers lined up to publicly support Mr Cummings, for the second time in three days.

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