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BC-VIRUS OUTBREAK-GLOBAL

Florida site of GOP convention orders wearing of masks

The Florida city where President Trump is scheduled to accept the Republican nomination for his re-election bid voted Monday to require masks in public and indoor spaces. The U.S. is seeing about 40,000 new confirmed cases per day, and states such as Texas and Florida are backtracking, clamping down on bars, restaurants and beaches.

SUPREME COURT-CONSERVATIVES

Abortion foes vent disappointment after Supreme Court ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — Abortion opponents are disappointed by the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision to strike down a Louisiana law that would have curbed abortion access. The ruling on Monday delivered a defeat to anti-abortion activists but President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign quickly invoked it as part of a new appeal to voters — signaling its power to motivate religious conservatives who are a key part of his base ahead of November’s election. Vice President Mike Pence summed up that argument, tweeting that “one thing is clear: We need more Conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court.” 

UNITED STATES-RUSSIA

White House: Trump not briefed on ‘unverified’ bounties

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump wasn’t briefed on U.S. intelligence assessments that Russia secretly offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing American troops in Afghanistan. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnancy says that’s because the assessments had not been “verified.” She says Trump still has not been briefed on the intelligence. On Monday, however, eight Republican lawmakers attended a briefing at the White House about the explosive allegations, and Democrats have been invited to a briefing Tuesday. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says “this is as serious as it gets.”

VIRUS OUTBREAK-MEDIA

Survey finds confusion among public about pandemic news

NEW YORK (AP) — For a story that has dominated the news for four months, a survey out Monday illustrates the difficulty that many Americans

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