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Protestors block Fourth Avenue outside Seattle City Hall and listen to Monday's Seattle City Council budget committee voting, which included potential Seattle Police Department cuts, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Organizers said the protest puts pressure on defunding Seattle Police and reallocating funds into the Black community. (Erika Schultz/The Seattle Times via AP)
Seattle police chief to resign following department cutsSeattle's police chief says she will retire
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A demonstrator runs for cover from tear gas fired by police, during a protest against the postponement of the upcoming presidential election in El Alto, Bolivia, Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Citing the ongoing new coronavirus pandemic, the nation's highest electoral authority delayed presidential elections from Sept. 6 to Oct. 18, the third time the vote has been delayed. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Global coronavirus cases top 20 million, doubling in 45 daysThe confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the world has reached 20 million
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Demetria Hester, second from left,leaves the Multnomah County Justice Center on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, in Portland, Ore. Hester became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago. Authorities said Hester won't be charged following her arrest early Monday. Hester had been booked on suspicion of disorderly conduct and interfering with a police officer during the protest that began Sunday night. Hester’s arrest drew a sharp rebuke from national Black Lives Matter activists, who are increasingly focusing on demonstrations in Oregon’s largest city. (Brooke Herbert/The Oregonian via AP)
Portland protesters rally as arrest of activist draws ireThe arrest during protests in Portland, Oregon, of a Black woman who became a leading activist in the racial justice movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago has galvanized local and national Black Lives Matter groups
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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2016, file photo, poll watcher Jane Grimes Meneely, right, watches as voters sign in at the Martha O'Bryan Center community building in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)
Constraints gone, GOP ramps up effort to monitor votingThe Republican Party heads into its first presidential contest this November free from decades-old legal constraints on the use of volunteers to monitor the polls on Election Day
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File-Moments after announcing the possible extension of Ohio voting until June 2, Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose answers a reporter's question at a coronavirus news conference Saturday, March 14, 2020, at the Ohio Statehouse. Congress’ failure so far to pass another round of coronavirus aid leaves state and local officials on their own to deal with the soaring costs of holding a presidential election amid a deadly pandemic.  LaRose has said he would seek approval to pay postage for absentee ballot applications and returned ballots if he had more money. (Doral Chenoweth/The Columbus Dispatch via AP, File)
Inaction by Congress leaves states to pay for election costsCongress’ inability to reach a deal on another round of coronavirus aid means state and local officials could be on their own to deal with the soaring costs of holding a presidential election amid a pandemic
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FILE - In this Nov. 22, 2019 file photo, Michelle Fischbach visits a coffee shop in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Steve Karnowski),File
Voters will judge Omar's mix of progressivism and celebrity Rep. Ilhan Omar is about to learn whether voters in her Minneapolis-area congressional district support the confrontational progressivism and celebrity that she brings to the job
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FILE - In this May 5, 2019 photo, the Rev. Jerry Prevo gives a sermon before retiring as pastor of Anchorage Baptist Temple after more than 47 years of service. The board of private evangelical Liberty University in Virginia said Monday, Aug. 10, 2020, that it had chosen Prevo as interim leader, days after Jerry Falwell Jr. began a leave of absence after one of his posts on social media created an uproar. Prevo is currently chairman of Liberty's board of trustees. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News via AP, File)
Liberty University names acting leader with Falwell on leaveThe board of private evangelical Liberty University in Virginia has chosen an interim leader, days after Jerry Falwell Jr. began a leave of absence
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FILE- In this April 25, 2020 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy speaks during his daily press briefing at the War Memorial in Trenton, N.J. State and local government officials across the U.S. have been on edge for months about how to keep basic services running while covering rising costs related to the coronavirus outbreak as tax revenue plummeted. On Monday, Aug. 10, 2020 governors, lawmakers, mayors, teachers and others said they were going to keep pushing members of Congress to revive the talks and agree to another rescue package. (Chris Pedota/The Record via AP)
No federal relief leaves states, cities facing big deficitsThe breakdown in negotiations for a new coronavirus relief bill in Congress means help won't be coming anytime soon for budget-strapped state and local governments across the U.S. Governors, mayors and educators have been asking Congress to allocate hundreds of billions of dollars to help them deal with a sharp drop in tax revenue caused by the pandemic
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A Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol honor guard carefully folds the retired Mississippi state flag after it was raised over the Capitol grounds one final time in Jackson, Miss., Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The banner was the last state flag with the Confederate battle emblem on it. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Mississippi flag design process: Elvis has left the buildingA commission has whittled down a list of proposed designs for a new Mississippi flag from nearly 3,000 to 147
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Trump lawyers make final pitch to block tax record releaseLawyers for President Donald Trump are making a final pitch to block the release of his tax records for a prosecutor's criminal probe
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Diners wait for their waitress, center with face mask, to prepare their table at a restaurant in downtown Omaha, Neb., Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
Health officials are quitting or getting fired amid outbreakVilified, threatened with violence and in some cases burned out, dozens of state and local public health leaders around the country have resigned or have been fired amid the coronavirus outbreak
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The aftermath of an explosion in Baltimore on Monday, Aug. 10, 2020. Baltimore firefighters say an explosion has levelled several homes in the city. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
1 dead, 6 rescued after gas explosion levels Baltimore homesA natural gas explosion has leveled three row houses in Baltimore, killing a woman and trapping others
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