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A woman reacts as she marches holding an old Belarusian national flag in the center of Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Some thousands of people have flooded the cnetre of the Belarus capital, Minsk, in a show of anger over a brutal police crackdown this week on peaceful protesters that followed a disputed election. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
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August 14, 2020 - 2:03 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Tens of thousands of people flooded the heart of the Belarus capital of Minsk on Friday in a show of anger over a brutal police crackdown this week on peaceful protesters that followed a disputed election, and authorities sought to ease rising public fury by freeing at least 2...
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People queue in line to check-in for a British Airways flight to Heathrow airport, Friday Aug.14, 2020 at Nice airport, southern France. British holidaymakers in France were mulling whether to return home early Friday to avoid having to self-isolate for 14 days following the U.K. government's decision to reimpose quarantine restrictions on France amid a recent pick-up in coronavirus infections. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole)
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August 14, 2020 - 2:03 pm
PARIS (AP) — New flareups of COVID-19 are disrupting the peak summer vacation season across much of Europe, where authorities in some countries are reimposing restrictions on travelers, closing nightclubs again, banning fireworks displays and expanding mask orders even in chic resort areas. “...
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August 14, 2020 - 1:49 pm
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Jil Teichmann needed seven match points to reach the first hard-court semifinal of her career with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over CiCi Bellis at the Top Seed Open on Friday. Teichmann's next opponent will be either 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams or Shelby Rogers. The...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2020 file photo, Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Chad Wolf, speaks during a news conference in Washington. A congressional watchdog agency has found that the top two Trump administration officials in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security were improperly appointed to the posts under federal law. The Government Accountability Office says acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf and acting deputy Ken Cuccinelli are ineligible to run the agency under the Vacancy Reform Act. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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August 14, 2020 - 1:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The two most senior officials in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security were improperly appointed to the posts under federal law by the Trump administration, a nonpartisan congressional watchdog said Friday. The Government Accountability Office says acting DHS Secretary Chad...
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Miami-Dade County Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava gestures as she speaks during news conference before handing out Mom & Pop Small Business Grants, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, at the South Miami-Dade Government Center in Cutler Bay, Fla. A total of 34 local businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic received $2300 each. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
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August 14, 2020 - 1:47 pm
TORONTO -- The Canada-U.S. border will remain closed to non-essential travel for at least another month. The statement Friday by Public Safety Minister Bill Blair came a day after Mexico announced a similar measure for its border with the United States. The land border restrictions aimed at...
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The Ranch Fire burns over a residential area, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Azusa, Calif. Heat wave conditions were making difficult work for fire crews battling brush fires and wildfires across Southern California. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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August 14, 2020 - 1:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bone-dry vegetation fueled three wildfires near Los Angeles amid warnings Friday that the risk of new blazes erupting was high as temperatures spike and humidity levels drop during a statewide heat wave. A huge forest fire that prompted evacuations north of Los Angeles was just...
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Marco Andretti packs up his gear following practice for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway in Indianapolis, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
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August 14, 2020 - 1:22 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The horsepower boost sent speeds skyrocketing over 233 mph early on Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Andretti Autosport cars quickly jumped to the top of the board with Marco Andretti logging a lap of 233.491 miles per hour (375.77 kilometres per hour). It's the...
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August 14, 2020 - 1:08 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Las Vegas Raiders have taken edge rusher Maxx Crosby off the reserve/COVID-19 list. Crosby was placed on the list last week. The list was created for players who either test positive for COVID-19 or have been...
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This photo provided Friday Aug.14, 2020 by the French Defense Ministry shows the French Tonnerre helicopter carrier, center, escorted by Greek and French military vessels during a maritime exercise in the Eastern Mediterranean, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. Greece's prime minister warmly thanked France Thursday for boosting its military presence in the eastern Mediterranean, where Greek and Turkish warships are closely shadowing each other over a Turkish energy exploration bid in waters Athens claims as its own. (French Defense Ministry via AP)
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August 14, 2020 - 12:50 pm
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — European Union foreign ministers were holding urgent talks Friday on military tensions between Greece and Turkey as the neighboring countries' navies continued a game of brinkmanship over eastern Mediterranean drilling rights. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey...
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FILE - In this July 21, 2020 file photo, people walk by the New York Stock Exchange. Stocks are drifting in early Friday, Aug. 14, trading on Wall Street after a report showed that sales for U.S retailers strengthened again last month, but by less than economists expected. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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August 14, 2020 - 12:41 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is drifting on Friday after a report showed that sales for U.S retailers strengthened again last month, but by less than economists expected. The S&P 500 was virtually unchanged in afternoon trading after earlier flipping between small gains and losses. The market is...
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