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Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world’s 1st atomic attack

Survivors mark 75th anniversary of world’s 1st atomic attack

HIROSHIMA, Japan — Survivors of the world’s first atomic bombing gathered in diminished numbers near an iconic, blasted dome Thursday to mark the attack’s 75th anniversary, many of them urging the world, and their own government, to do more to ban nu
Bank of England says economy will take time to heal

Bank of England says economy will take time to heal

LONDON — The Bank of England predicted Thursday that the economic downturn in the U.K. economy might be less severe than it thought at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic - even as it warned it would take a longer time to heal the scars.
World responds to Lebanon's plight, France's Macron to visit

World responds to Lebanon's plight, France's Macron to visit

PARIS — As Lebanese rescuers counted the dead and combed rubble for signs of life a day after a huge explosion shattered swaths of Beirut, nations near and far pledged Wednesday that the country, already trapped in a deep economic crisis, would not b

Subject of 'Audrie & Daisy' documentary dies by suicide

LIBERTY, Mo. — An advocate for sexual abuse victims who became the subject of a Netflix documentary after alleging she was sexually assaulted at age 14 in Missouri has died by suicide, according to her mother and a co-worker.
Court reverses order to shut down Dakota Access pipeline

Court reverses order to shut down Dakota Access pipeline

BISMARCK, N.D. — A federal appeals court on Wednesday reversed a judge’s order that shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review. The U.S.

Minnesota man sells '57 pickup for $75 he paid 44 years ago

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota man sold the 1957 Chevy pickup he drove for 44 years for $75, the same price he paid decades ago. Bob Sportal of Prinsburg handed over the key last month to the grandson of the man he bought the truck from, KARE-TV reported.
Biden won't go to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination

Biden won't go to Milwaukee to accept Democratic nomination

Joe Biden will not travel to Milwaukee to accept the Democratic presidential nomination because of concerns over the coronavirus, party officials said Wednesday, signalling a move to a convention that essentially has become entirely virtual.
Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Shirley Ann Grau dies at 91

Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Shirley Ann Grau dies at 91

NEW ORLEANS — Shirley Ann Grau, a Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer whose stories and novels told of both the dark secrets and the beauty of the Deep South, has died. She was 91.
Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels

Facebook's Instagram is officially launching its answer to the hit short video app TikTok — Instagram Reels. The new Instagram feature will let users record and edit 15-second videos with audio, and will let users add visual effects.

Iowa governor signs order restoring felon voting rights

DES MOINES, Iowa — Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an executive order Wednesday granting convicted felons the right to vote after they complete their sentences, ending Iowa’s place as the only remaining state to broadly deny voting rights to felons.