With a little over 100 days left until Election Day, a majority of Americans disapprove of President Donald Trump’s handling of race relations, the novel coronavirus and reopening the economy as hospitals across the country see a surge of patients infected with Covid-19.
by NATHAN SOLIS
The conservative-majority Wisconsin Supreme Court jettisoned three of the Democratic governor’s budget vetoes on Friday, delivering a second blow to the governor’s executive authority in as many days.
by JOE KELLY
Four decades ago, a young man wrote an opinion piece critical of school desegregation and instant voter registration for his college newspaper. That op-ed resurfaced Friday, and Virginians discovered the author is now a Richmond judge who in recent weeks blocked the removal of Confederate monuments during the nationwide re-examination of symbols still tied to the institution of slavery.
by BRAD KUTNER
After the entire court system of Oregon moved its public records online with software from a private vendor, the county government in Portland hired the same company, Tyler Technologies, to upgrade its criminal case management system. But that initiative hit a $1 million snag that stalled the project and has now sparked a federal lawsuit.
by KARINA BROWN
In a mirror image drama of a shake-up that occurred three weeks earlier, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the sudden replacement of a powerful federal prosecutor in New York with an associate of Attorney General Bill Barr.
by ADAM KLASFELD
A 12-person federal jury found a trail of digital bread crumbs led to Russian national Yevgeniy Nikulin as the hacker responsible for three data breaches in 2012 at LinkedIn, Dropbox, and Formspring and the theft of more than 100 million user credentials.
by MARIA DINZEO
A security guard killed by Los Angeles County officers last month was shot five times in the back according to the LA County Coroner’s autopsy report released Friday.
by NATHAN SOLIS
In a runoff election that veered into personal attacks in the closing weeks, Democratic voters on Tuesday will decide between a retired Air Force pilot and a longtime state senator, both of whom think they’re the right candidate to defeat Republican Senator John Cornyn in November.
by ERIK DE LA GARZA
Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, whose law license was recently suspended for a month over groping accusations, lost the Republican Party’s nomination for his job Friday as delegates narrowly chose a former congressman instead.
by DAVID WELLS
President Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of Roger Stone, erasing the 40-month sentence he received in February after being convicted of lying to Congress and witness tampering.
by TIM RYAN
by ROX LAIRD
by BIANCA BRUNO
The president received a briefing on Caribbean counternarcotics operations, making only brief mention of the pandemic, and will later attend a private campaign fundraiser in the crucial battleground state.
by ALEX PICKETT
by CAMERON LANGFORD
by ALEXANDRA JONES
California moved to release of 8,000 prisoners as criticism mounts over the state’s handling of the Covid-19 outbreak in its prison system.
by MATTHEW RENDA
Once a city with ample opportunity for upward mobility, Houston’s welcome mat is fraying with home prices rising beyond the reach of the working class. And the American Dream is slipping fastest from the hands of Black Houstonians.
by CAMERON LANGFORD
Farmers are facing a tough decision in the face of climate change: Deal with low yields from the crops they depend on, or plant drought-resistant strains that leave them prone to income instability.
by DUSTIN MANDUFFIE
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday formally reconverted Istanbul’s 6th century iconic Hagia Sophia into a mosque and declared it open to Muslim worship, hours after a high court annulled a 1934 decision that made it a museum.
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