Religion and politics

Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., takes off his mask as he arrives for the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on "Examining Liability During the COVID-19 Pandemic" on Capitol Hill in Washington on Tuesday, May 12, 2020. (Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call/Pool via AP)
AP News
June 09, 2020 - 1:32 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham faced three little-known GOP challengers on Tuesday, his last step before an expected general election face-off with Democrat Jaime Harrison in what's on pace to become the most expensive race in South Carolina history. With Graham expected to easily...
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The casket of George Floyd arrives for a public memorial at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
June 09, 2020 - 2:33 am
TOP OF THE HOUR: — George Floyd to be buried Tuesday in Houston. — Protesters heartened by swift reform, but vow broader change. — Protesters in Portland walk onto Interstate, leading to temporary shutdown. — Violence gives way to street fair vibe outside White House. ___ HOUSTON — The black man...
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FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2016 file photo, Liberty University president Jerry Falwell Jr., poses during an interview in his offices at the school in Lynchburg, Va. Falwell Jr. apologized Monday, June 8, 2020 for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page decades ago, saying his effort to make a political point had been offensive. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
June 08, 2020 - 11:08 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. apologized Monday for a tweet that included a racist photo that appeared on Gov. Ralph Northam's medical school yearbook page decades ago. “After listening to African American LU leaders and alumni over the past week and hearing...
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Philonise Floyd, center is comforted by the Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and attorney Benjamin Crump, right at a news conference during a public visitation for his brother George Floyd at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, Monday, June 8, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
AP News
June 08, 2020 - 8:14 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The last chance for the public to say goodbye to George Floyd drew thousands of mourners Monday to a church in Houston where he grew up, as his death two weeks ago continues to stoke protests in America and beyond over racial injustice, and spurred France to abruptly halt the use of...
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FILE - In this June 3, 2020, file photo, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany speaks during a briefing at the White House in Washington. McEnany is the fourth press secretary in Trump's administration. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
June 08, 2020 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Kayleigh McEnany is standing with President Donald Trump. He summoned her, after all — to be his fourth White House press secretary and to his side last week at the steps of St. John’s Church after the military forcefully cleared away peaceful protesters. Everything around them...
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June 08, 2020 - 1:22 pm
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Monday ordered a lower court to toss out legal challenges to President Donald Trump's 3-year-old ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries, finding that a judge misinterpreted a Supreme Court ruling that found the ban has a "legitimate...
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A woman working at Medic Egypt for Medical Clothes company makes protective face masks to be used to help curb the spread of the coronavirus at a factory in Menoufiya, Egypt, Saturday, June 6, 2020. Egypt has officially ordered its people to wear face masks in public and private transportation, inside government business and offices as it is easing the partial lockdown imposed. Prime Minister Mustafa Madbouly has said violators would be fined as the country has seen a jump of daily reported infections in the past week. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
June 07, 2020 - 11:34 am
ROME — The Italian government’s point person on combating the COVID-19 pandemic says so far not enough Italians have downloaded an app to help health authorities trace contacts with persons testing positive for the virus. Domenico Arcuri said in an interview with Italian state TV on Sunday that 2...
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Protesters who were arrested by police for breaking a curfew during a solidarity rally calling for justice over the death of George Floyd, sit on a sidewalk as they wait to be taken away in a van on Thursday, June 4, 2020, in New York. Floyd, an African American man, died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed a knee into his neck for several minutes even after he stopped moving and pleading for air. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
June 05, 2020 - 12:01 am
The Latest on the May 25 death in Minneapolis of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer pressed a knee on his neck: TOP OF THE HOUR: — Protesters take to New York City streets after curfew, again. — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tells protesters they...
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FILE - In this March 19, 2020, file photo Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, talks with reporters following a Republican policy lunch on Capitol Hill in Washington. Murkowski acknowledged Thursday, June 4, that she’s “struggling” over whether she can support President Donald Trump given his handling of the virus and race crises shaking the United States. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
AP News
June 04, 2020 - 7:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s inability to unify the nation at a time of grave unrest is testing his uneasy alliance with mainstream Republicans, some emboldened by Gen. James Mattis’ plea for a leader who lives up to the U.S. ideals of a more perfect union. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski...
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Police begin to clear demonstrators gather as they protest the death of George Floyd, Monday, June 1, 2020, near the White House in Washington. Floyd died after being restrained by Minneapolis police officers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
June 04, 2020 - 6:15 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union sued the Trump administration Thursday, alleging officials violated the civil rights of protesters who were forcefully removed from a park near the White House by police using chemical agents before President Donald Trump walked to a nearby...
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