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Obama takes aim at Trump in fiery eulogy for Civil Rights icon John Lewis

Jul 30 2020

ATLANTA In a fiery eulogy for longtime U.S. Representative John Lewis on Thursday, former President Barack Obama took a series of thinly veiled shots at the actions of his successor that he said tore at the legacy of the Black civil rights icon being laid to rest. | Video

California, Florida and Texas see record rise in COVID-19 deaths

Jul 29 2020

California, Florida and Texas, the three largest U.S. states, all set one-day records for fatalities from COVID-19 on Wednesday, a Reuters tally showed, and the Miami-area school district said students would not return to classrooms when the new academic year begins as deaths from the virus spiked nationwide. | Video

Georgia governor withdraws emergency request to stop Atlanta mask mandate

Jul 28 2020

ATLANTA Georgia Governor Brian Kemp on Tuesday withdrew his emergency request for a court to stop enforcement of Atlanta's requirement that faces masks be worn in all public places, while mediation over the state's legal effort to block the mandate proceeds.

Georgia's governor, Atlanta's mayor to square off in court on mask wearing

Jul 28 2020

ATLANTA A Georgia judge is scheduled on Tuesday to hear arguments in an emergency motion brought by Governor Brian Kemp to stop the city of Atlanta from enforcing a mandate that people wear masks in public to help slow the spread of coronavirus.

As U.S. coronavirus surges, Trump officials press back-to-school plan

Jul 24 2020

July 24 With just weeks to go before U.S. schools begin to open, federal health and education officials on Friday stressed the need for children to get back into the classroom despite fears about safety as coronavirus infections surge.

Georgia's governor and Atlanta's mayor ordered to mediate coronavirus mask fight

Jul 23 2020

ATLANTA A Georgia judge on Thursday ordered the governor and Atlanta's mayor to enter mediation over the governor's lawsuit aimed at stopping the city from enforcing its requirement that people wear masks in public during the coronavirus pandemic.

U.S. records 1,000 deaths in one day from COVID-19, California passes 400,000 cases

Jul 22 2020

ATLANTA The United States reported more than 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, marking the first time since June 10 the nation has surpassed that grim milestone, as California closed in on passing New York in total infections.

Second Georgia judge recuses herself before hearing on Atlanta's face mask mandate

Jul 21 2020

ATLANTA Two Georgia judges recused themselves Tuesday before a hearing on Governor Brian Kemp's lawsuit seeking to stop Atlanta's mayor from enforcing a requirement that people in the state's largest city wear masks in public.

Georgia judge to hear arguments over governor's bid to stop Atlanta mask mandate

Jul 21 2020

ATLANTA A Georgia judge is scheduled Tuesday to hear arguments in an emergency motion brought by Governor Brian Kemp to stop the city of Atlanta from enforcing a mandate that people wear masks in public to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

In U.S. South, governors clash with local leaders on masks, stay-at-home orders

Jul 21 2020

ATLANTA, July 21 The governors of Texas, Florida and Georgia, where COVID-19 is raging, pushed back hard on Tuesday against local leaders who want to impose tighter restrictions to control the runaway spread of the coronavirus in their areas.

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