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Washington NFL Team Dropping 'Redskins' Name After 87 Years

By Stephen Whyno | Monday Jul 13, 2020
The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday that it will drop the "Redskins" name and Indian head logo immediately, bowing to decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.

Maine Speaker Drowns Out Rivals in Bid to Take on Collins

By David Sharp | Monday Jul 13, 2020
It's great to be identified early as the establishment-backed candidate and to benefit from millions of dollars in donations. It's not so great for the opponents.

Beckham Son Brooklyn is Engaged to Actress Nicola Peltz

Monday Jul 13, 2020
Brooklyn Beckham, son of retired soccer superstar David Beckham and fashion designer Victoria Beckham, and American actress Nicola Peltz have announced they're engaged.

Ready or Not: Election Costs Soar in Prep for Virus Voting

By Andrew Taylor and Christina A. Cassidy | Monday Jul 13, 2020
The demand for mail-in ballots is surging. Election workers need training. And polling booths might have to be outfitted with protective shields during the COVID-19 pandemic.

AP Fact Check: Trump Team's False Comfort on Schools, Virus

By Calvin Woodward, Hope Yen, and Christopher Rugaber | Monday Jul 13, 2020
President Donald Trump's administration is providing misguided assurances on the safety of kids in school during a coronavirus epidemic.

As Virus Rages in US, New York Guards Against Another Surge

By Jennifer Peltz, Michael R. Sisak, Marina Villeneuve | Monday Jul 13, 2020
As coronavirus rages out of control in other parts of the U.S., New York is offering an example after taming the nation's deadliest outbreak this spring — while also trying to prepare in case another surge comes.

Kelly Preston, Actor and Wife of John Travolta, Dies at 57

Monday Jul 13, 2020
Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire" to Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Twins," died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57.

Russian Constitution Change Ends Hopes for Same-Sex Marriage

Monday Jul 13, 2020
The possibility for Russian same-sex couples to one day marry vanished on July 1 when voters approved a package of constitutional amendments, one of them stipulating that marriage is only between a man and a woman.

Conservative Polish President Wins 2nd Term After Tight Race

By Vanessa Gera | Monday Jul 13, 2020
Polish President Andrzej Duda, a conservative who ran a campaign with homophobic and anti-Semitic overtones, narrowly won a second five-year term in a bitterly fought weekend election, defeating the liberal Warsaw mayor.

2020 Watch: How Many More Americans Will Die from COVID-19?

By Steve Peoples | Monday Jul 13, 2020
Presidential politics move fast. What we're watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign.

Activists Seek to Decriminalize 'Magic' Mushrooms in DC

By Ashraf Khalil | Monday Jul 13, 2020
Voters in the nation's capital might face a November ballot initiative that would decriminalize psilocybin "magic" mushrooms and other natural psychedelics like mescaline.

Look Out, Mars: Here We Come with A Fleet of Spacecraft

By Marcia Dunn | Monday Jul 13, 2020
Three countries — the United States, China and the United Arab Emirates — are sending unmanned spacecraft to the red planet in quick succession beginning this week.

Exit Poll: Duda Leads Poland's Tight Presidential Runoff

By Vanessa Gera and Monika Scislowska | Monday Jul 13, 2020
A late exit poll in Poland's presidential runoff Sunday showed the conservative, populist incumbent, Andrzej Duda, leading against the liberal, pro-Europe mayor of Warsaw.

Joe Biden Wins Democratic Primary in Puerto Rico

Monday Jul 13, 2020
Joe Biden won the Democratic presidential primary in Puerto Rico on Sunday.

Grandson of Elvis Presley Has Died at Age 27, Agent Says

Monday Jul 13, 2020
The son of Lisa Marie Presley has died. He was 27.

Coronavirus Surge in Eastern Europe Prompts New Restrictions

By Pablo Gorondi | Sunday Jul 12, 2020
Countries in Eastern Europe are facing rising waves of coronavirus infections, leading to riots in Serbia, mandatory face masks in Croatia and travel bans or quarantines imposed by Hungary.

Maryland Governor Says GOP Needs 'Bigger tent' After Trump

Sunday Jul 12, 2020
A Republican governor rumored to be eyeing a run for the White House in 2024 said Sunday that the GOP needs to be a "bigger tent party" after President Donald Trump leaves office.

Florida Reports Largest, Single-Day Increase in COVID Cases

By Tamara Lush and Terry Spencer | Sunday Jul 12, 2020
Florida shattered the national record Sunday for the largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases in any state since the beginning of the pandemic, adding more than 15,000 cases.

Poland's Momentous Presidential Runoff Too Close to Call

By Monika Scislowska | Sunday Jul 12, 2020
An exit poll in Poland's presidential runoff election shows a tight race that is too close to call between the conservative, populist incumbent and the liberal, pro-Europe mayor of Warsaw

F1 Star Hamilton Raises Right Fist in Fight Against Racism

By Jerome Pugmire | Sunday Jul 12, 2020
Standing on the podium to celebrate his latest win, Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton raised a clenched right fist and then delivered a message to his fellow drivers not to slow down in the fight against racism.

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