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Beijing Launches Another Demolition Drive, This Time in Its Bucolic Suburbs

The people who would destroy the village came in the middle of the night last week. Hundreds of guards breached the wall surrounding the village and began banging on the doors of the 140 courtyard homes there, waking residents and handing [...]

2020 Census to offer bonuses, speed hiring to finish count this year

The Census Bureau announced Monday that it will hire more employees and offer bonuses to those who put in extra time in order to speed up the count and finish this year. “We will improve the speed of our count without sacrificing completeness,” [...]

Trump predicts this year will bring the ‘greatest election disaster in history’

President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House on Friday. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo */ ]]> President Donald Trump on Friday continued to deliver warnings of chaos surrounding [...]

‘This is health care moonshot time’: Pandemic pulls Biden, Dems further left

*/ ]]> The coronavirus pandemic and the economic devastation it’s unleashed are pushing Joe Biden and the Democratic Party further to the left on health care. But it may not be far enough for some progressives. Biden keeps inching [...]

New this week: ‘Stateless,’ ‘Palm Springs,’ The Dalai Lama

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES “The Old Guard”: The summer movie season may be non-existent this [...]

‘How the hell are we going to do this?’ The panic over reopening schools

A classroom sits empty in Kentfield, Calif. Some education leaders fear CDC guidelines are being disregarded, casting doubt anew on how the new school year will even be able to launch. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images */ ]]> Pediatricians [...]

‘We cannot flunk this moment’: Black Caucus looks to deliver

*/ ]]> This may be the most pivotal moment for the Congressional Black Caucus in its nearly 50 years of existence. The group has never been more influential in Washington, now playing an outsize role among House Democrats and the [...]

‘We ought to set aside this talk’: Pence’s take on systemic racism meets a new test

*/ ]]> As protests unfolded over the latest police killing of a middle-aged black man, an African American bishop asked Mike Pence a simple question: How can you personally reunite a racially splintered nation? Pence, a devout Christian [...]

Is This the Last Stand of the ‘Law and Order’ Republicans?

*/ ]]> On the seventh day of convulsive demonstrations sweeping across the United States in response to the killing of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, George W. Bush issued an [...]

It Really Is Different This Time

*/ ]]> ]]> America was jolted out of its pandemic stupor this week by a dramatic cycle of police violence, protests, looting and retaliation—one that quickly jumped from city to city and crashed, literally, against gates of [...]