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U.S. Senate votes to confirm McConnell protege to influential appeals court

06/18/20 3:07 PM

The U.S. Senate on Thursday voted to confirm a federal judge who is a protege of Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell to an influential appeals court in Washington.

Facebook takes down Trump ads over 'organized hate' policy

06/18/20 3:06 PM

Facebook Inc said on Thursday it took down posts and ads run by the re-election campaign of U.S. President Donald Trump for violating its policy against organized hate.

Former White House aide Bolton says Trump not 'fit' to be president

06/18/20 2:47 PM

Former top White House aide John Bolton delivered a damning indictment of his former boss, saying Donald Trump's behavior in office and dealings with foreign leaders showed he was unfit to be president of the United States.

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'Pushing the frontiers': Long lines for COVID tests, stressed labs delay results as demand spikes

07/11/20 2:35 PM

COVID-19 test results are delayed a week or longer in hotspot communities, undercutting public health efforts to track, isolate and prevent spread.       

'Republicans are really fed up': GOP increasingly splits with Trump as his polls drag

07/11/20 12:57 PM

Weeks before Trump accepts his party's nomination, cracks are deepening among Republican lawmakers, who have sought to distance themselves from him.       

More groups call for complete ban on Native American mascots as momentum shifts

07/11/20 11:00 AM

"This is the closest I think Native peoples have come in nearly 30 years," Crystal Echo Hawk says of Washington's name change.       

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Report: Some NFL coaches want season delayed

06/18/20 2:42 PM

Some NFL coaches want the 2020 regular season delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic, ESPN's Ed Werder reported.

Golf: Poulter, Hubbard share early lead at RBC Heritage

06/18/20 2:37 PM

Britain's Ian Poulter capped an error-free opening round with a birdie-birdie finish to grab a share of the early lead with American Mark Hubbard at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina on Thursday.

Horse racing: Stradivarius takes third successive Ascot Gold Cup

06/18/20 2:33 PM

Stradivarius, ridden by Frankie Dettori, blew away the field to land a third successive Gold Cup at Royal Ascot on Thursday in a race run without spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic.