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Tenino, Washington has revived a Great Depression-era strategy to help shore up the local economy during the pandemic – printing its own currency. Other towns across the country are taking notice of the town's unusual methods.

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[l] at 7/9/20 10:23am
Rejecting arguments that the president is immune from investigation, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Manhattan district attorney access to President Trump's tax returns, but blocked Congress from accessing his financial records.

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[l] at 7/9/20 10:11am
Top Pentagon leaders will appear before Congress on Thursday to discuss a host of controversies, including intelligence reports of Russian bounties and the use of the military to quell civil unrest last month.

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[l] at 7/9/20 10:10am
A U.S. coalition of labor unions and racial justice organizers plan a mass walk-out on June 20, calling on corporations and government leaders to address systemic racism in the economy. "We cannot win economic justice without racial justice," said one union president.

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[l] at 7/9/20 9:52am
Australia is the latest nation to express concern about China’s new security law by ending its extradition treaty and extending visas for Hong Kongers. China called the move a “serious violation of international law” and threatened Australia with economic retaliation.

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[l] at 7/9/20 9:47am
The Trump administration barred foreign students in the U.S. from only taking online classes this fall. Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology filed a federal lawsuit to block the regulation, and others are working to keep their international community on campus.

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[l] at 7/8/20 2:34pm
Mexicans dislike Donald Trump, a poll shows, but they like what their president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, can bring home from Washington.

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[l] at 7/8/20 2:34pm
Mexicans dislike Donald Trump, a poll shows, but they like what their president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, can bring home from Washington.

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[l] at 7/8/20 1:55pm
The Monitor’s film critic shares his top picks for movies and documentaries that capture the drama and pulse racing that accompany sporting events.
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The Monitor’s film critic shares his top picks for movies and documentaries that capture the drama and pulse racing that accompany sporting events.
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[l] at 7/8/20 12:22pm
Mississippi has retired its state flag bearing a symbol of the Confederacy and a racist past. It can be a sign to all that fresh starts are possible.

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[l] at 7/8/20 12:22pm
Mississippi has retired its state flag bearing a symbol of the Confederacy and a racist past. It can be a sign to all that fresh starts are possible.

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[l] at 7/8/20 12:12pm
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to protect religious schools against employment discrimination lawsuits, citing the schools' constitutionally guaranteed religious independence.

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[l] at 7/8/20 12:11pm
In Iran, something is driving an increase in the number of suicides. The rise in despair is seen as an indictment of the political establishment.

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[l] at 7/8/20 12:07pm
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 in favor of allowing certain employers to opt out of providing no-cost contraceptive. The ruling is a victory for the Trump administration, but critics say it could leave tens of thousands of women without access to affordable birth control.

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[l] at 7/8/20 12:05pm
As hundreds of companies boycott Facebook, an audit highlighted recent civil rights setbacks – including the company's decision to exempt politicians from fact-checking, even when statements violated existing policies.

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[l] at 7/8/20 11:06am
Contact tracing is a known method of limiting outbreaks. But many states have too few contact tracers to handle the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

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[l] at 7/8/20 10:23am
President Donald Trump increased pressure on officials to reopen schools in the fall, saying it's what Americans want. The president of the National Education Association disagreed, saying educators want to be back in the classroom, but safely.

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[l] at 6/23/20 7:48am
Technology can help people who are struggling with addictions amid the isolation of pandemic lockdowns.

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[l] at 6/23/20 7:48am
Technology can help people who are struggling with addictions amid the isolation of pandemic lockdowns.

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