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FILE - In this June 27, 2019, file photo, then-Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., listens to questions after the Democratic primary debate hosted by NBC News at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Art in Miami. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)
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Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate on Tuesday, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump. 


President Donald Trump signs an executive order during a news conference at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J., Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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Trump allows some unemployment pay, defers payroll tax

Seizing the power of his podium and his pen, President Donald Trump on Saturday bypassed the nation’s lawmakers as he claimed the authority to defer payroll taxes and replace an expired unemployment benefit with a lower amount after negotiations with Congress on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed.


Boats are piled on each other at the Southport Marina following the effects of Hurricane Isaias in Southport, N.C., Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
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Five national stories of the week

Evictions begin as moratoriums end, the Southern California wildfire started by vehicle malfunction, 2020 census schedule cut causes worry over accuracy, weather caused by Tropical Storm Isaias hits I-95 and school spending is reshaped by virus concerns make up this week’s five national stories.


 In this March 5, 2014 file photo former US President Bill Clinton, right, with former Social Democratic Labour Party leader John Hume and Hume's wife Pat walk across the Peace Bridge, in Londonderry Northern Ireland. The family of politician John Hume, who won Nobel Peace Prize for work to end violence in Northern Ireland, says he has died. He was 83. The Catholic leader of the moderate Social Democratic and Labour Party , Hume was regarded by many as the principal architect behind the peace agreement. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison)
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Five international stories of the week

Outbreak on Norway cruise ship, Spain's new wave of infections, John Hume dies at 83, Afghan forces retake prison and Notre Dame Cathedral's organ getting 4-year-long cleaning all make up this week’s five international stories.


Federal officers deploy tear gas and crowd control munitions at demonstrators during a Black Lives Matter protest at the Mark O. Hatfield United States Courthouse Tuesday, July 28, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Five national stories of the week

Portland protest groups sue U.S. agents, General William Barr defends aggressive federal response to protests, Hawaii fights complacency, the virus exacts heavy toll in Queens neighborhood and cleanup from Hanna spurs fear as virus cases increase in Texas make up this week’s five national stories.


A tourist take photos in town of Sóller, in the Balearic Island of Mallorca, Spain, Monday, July 27, 2020. Britain has put Spain back on its unsafe list and announced Saturday that travelers arriving in the U.K. from Spain must now quarantine for 14 days. (AP Photo/Joan Mateu)
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5 international stories of the week

U.S. and China relations come to a new low, Europe faces setbacks after opening to tourists, Vietnam's new virus cases, a mock aircraft carrier increases tension between U.S. and Iran and Najib Razak faces the fate of his charges all make up this week’s five international stories.



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Pope Francis spreads incense at the start of Easter Sunday Mass, inside an empty St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, April 12, 2020. Pope Francis and Christians around the world marked a solitary Easter Sunday, forced to celebrate the most joyful day in the liturgical calendar amid the sorrowful reminders of the devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. Andreas Solaro/Pool via AP
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Pope Francis spreads incense at the start of Easter Sunday Mass, inside an empty St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Sunday, April 12, 2020. Pope Francis and Christians around the world marked a solitary Easter Sunday, forced to celebrate the most joyful day in the liturgical calendar amid the sorrowful reminders of the devastation wrought by the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. Andreas Solaro/Pool via AP

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