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China's top lawmakers take up draft Hong Kong security law

China's top lawmakers take up draft Hong Kong security law

BEIJING — China's top legislative body has taken up a draft national security law for Hong Kong that has been strongly criticized as undermining the semi-autonomous territory's legal and political institutions.
California orders people to wear masks in most indoor spaces

California orders people to wear masks in most indoor spaces

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California on Thursday started requiring people throughout the state to wear masks in most indoor settings and outdoors when distancing isn't possible as the coronavirus continues to spread.
Jean Kennedy Smith dies at 92; last surviving sibling of JFK

Jean Kennedy Smith dies at 92; last surviving sibling of JFK

Jean Kennedy Smith, who was the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy and who as a U.S. ambassador played a key role in the peace process in Northern Ireland, has died, relatives said Thursday. She was 92. Former U.S. Rep.

Raven-Symoné posts wedding photos, 'I love you' to new wife

LOS ANGELES — Raven-Symoné says she’s single no longer.
Billie Eilish gets 3-year restraining order for trespasser

Billie Eilish gets 3-year restraining order for trespasser

LOS ANGELES — A judge has extended to three years a restraining order taken out by Billie Eilish against a man who repeatedly appeared at her Los Angeles home.
Denying marriage claim, justices OK James Brown's dying wish

Denying marriage claim, justices OK James Brown's dying wish

COLUMBIA, S.C.
Court rejects Trump bid to end young immigrants' protections

Court rejects Trump bid to end young immigrants' protections

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to end legal protections for 650,000 young immigrants, the second stunning election-season rebuke from the court in a week after its ruling that it's illegal to fire
Lawsuit heard, movies, amusement parks get guidance

Lawsuit heard, movies, amusement parks get guidance

CONCORD, N.H. — A man should not be allowed to sue over a Nashua face-covering ordinance and the governor’s declaration of a state of emergency because he has not cited any specific harm, lawyers said Thursday.
Confederate monument at Ole Miss to be moved to cemetery

Confederate monument at Ole Miss to be moved to cemetery

JACKSON, Miss. — A Confederate monument that's been a divisive symbol at the University of Mississippi will be moved from a prominent spot on the Oxford campus to a secluded Civil War cemetery.
Hollywood says Black Lives Matter, but more diversity needed

Hollywood says Black Lives Matter, but more diversity needed

NEW YORK — As protests erupted across the country following the death of George Floyd, every major entertainment company in Hollywood issued statements of support for the black community.