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St. Louis gun-waving couple pleads guilty to misdemeanors

St. Louis gun-waving couple pleads guilty to misdemeanors

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis couple who gained notoriety for pointing guns at social justice demonstrators last year pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor charges and agreed to give up the weapons they used during the confrontation.
UK records over 10,000 virus cases for first time since Feb

UK records over 10,000 virus cases for first time since Feb

LONDON (AP) — The U.K.'s latest surge in coronavirus infections gathered pace Thursday with new confirmed cases rising above 10,000 for the first time in nearly four months as a result of the spread of the more contagious delta variant.

Zambia's first president Kenneth Kaunda dies at age 97

LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — Zambia's first president and champion of African independence Kenneth Kaunda has died at the age of 97, the country’s president Edgar Lungu announced on Facebook Thursday evening.

Fauci: US to spend $3.2B for antiviral pills for COVID-19

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is devoting $3.2 billion to advance development of antiviral pills for COVID-19, officials said Thursday. Dr.
High court sides with Catholic agency in foster care dispute

High court sides with Catholic agency in foster care dispute

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Thursday unanimously sided with a Catholic foster care agency that says its religious views prevent it from working with same-sex couples as foster parents.
China launches first three-man crew to new space station

China launches first three-man crew to new space station

JIUQUAN, China (AP) — China launched the first three-man crew to its new space station in its first crewed mission in five years Thursday.
'Practical work' summit for Biden, Putin: No punches or hugs

'Practical work' summit for Biden, Putin: No punches or hugs

GENEVA (AP) — U.S.

Justice Dept.: Missouri governor can't void federal gun laws

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is warning Missouri officials that the state can’t ignore federal law, after the governor signed a bill last week that bans police from enforcing federal gun rules.

Congress approves bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will soon have a new federal holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the nation. The House voted 415-14 Wednesday to make Juneteenth, or June 19th, the 12th federal holiday.

2 South Carolina executions halted until firing squad formed

COLUMBIA, S.C.