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FILE - Paster Bruce Schafer, top right, preaches from a scissor lift during the first of two drive-in Easter services held by Grace Life Church in a parking lot in Monroeville, Pa., Sunday, April 12, 2020. The principle of religious freedom is important to most Americans. But as President Donald Trump touts his support for it during his reelection bid, there are notable fault lines among people of different faiths and political ideologies over what it truly means. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

Religious freedom in America: popular and polarizing

Aug. 5, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The principle of religious freedom is important to most Americans. But as President Donald Trump touts his support for it during his reelection bid, there are notable fault lines among people of different faiths and political ideologies over what it truly means. About 8 in 10 Americans...

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a campaign event at the Colonial Early Education Program at the Colwyck Training Center, Tuesday, July 21, 2020 in New Castle, Del. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Democratic committee OKs platform with progressives' input

Jul. 27, 2020 7:19 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Reflecting presidential candidate Joe Biden’s careful positioning, a key Democratic Party committee on Monday approved a 2020 platform that presents a liberal outline for the country but rejects many policies pursued by the left’s most outspoken progressives. The document,...

Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker Mikhail Degtyarov is seen on a TV screen during a video conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Kerch, Crimea, Monday, July 20, 2020. Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday appointed lawmaker Mikhail Degtyarov acting governor of the Kharaborvsk region. His predecessor Sergei Furgal was arrested on Murder charges on July 9. Tens of thousands of people have been protesting Furgal's arrest ever since. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Putin appoints acting governor to region rocked by protests

Jul. 20, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's president on Monday appointed an acting governor to the Far Eastern Khabarovsk region, where tens of thousands have been protesting against the arrest of the popular incumbent on charges of involvement in multiple murders. Vladimir Putin signed a decree dismissing Sergei Furgal, who...

FILE - In this July 8, 2020, file photo the Supreme Court is shown in Washington. Liberal interest groups are intensifying pressure on Democrats to take aggressive measures to reshape the Supreme Court, arguing the party should include such measures in its policy platform at next month’s convention. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

Democrats pressed to include court reforms in 2020 platform

Jul. 14, 2020 5:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal interest groups are intensifying pressure on Democrats to take aggressive measures to reshape the Supreme Court, arguing the party should include such measures in its policy platform at next month’s convention. Twenty-two Democratic-aligned groups signed a letter sent this...

Incumbent President Andrzej Duda is hugged by his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda in Pultusk, Poland, Sunday, July 12, 2020. An exit poll in Poland's presidential runoff election shows a tight race that is too close to call between the conservative incumbent, Andrzej Duda, and the liberal Warsaw mayor, Rafal Trzaskowski.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Exit poll: Duda leads Poland's tight presidential runoff

Jul. 12, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A late exit poll in Poland’s presidential runoff Sunday showed the conservative, populist incumbent, Andrzej Duda, leading against the liberal, pro-Europe mayor of Warsaw, but with the race still too close to call. It appeared to be the closest election in Poland’s...

Two people walk down the steps outside the Supreme Court, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Thomas spoke, Roberts ruled in unusual Supreme Court term

Jul. 11, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas spoke and Chief Justice John Roberts ruled. The Supreme Court's most unusual term featured victories for immigrants, abortion rights, LGBTQ workers and religious freedoms. The usually quiet Thomas' baritone was heard by the whole world when the coronavirus outbreak...

Two people walk down the steps outside the Supreme Court, Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Thomas spoke, Roberts ruled in unusual Supreme Court term

Jul. 10, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Clarence Thomas spoke and Chief Justice John Roberts ruled. The Supreme Court's most unusual term featured victories for immigrants, abortion rights, LGBTQ workers and religious freedoms. The usually quiet Thomas' baritone was heard by the whole world when the coronavirus outbreak...

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2020, file photo, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers holds a news conference in Madison, Wis. The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday, July 10, 2020, overturned three of four partial budget vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, bucking decades of court precedent that upheld the governor's broad veto powers. However, the justices also upheld one of Evers' vetoes and declined to consider a challenge to a pair of partial vetoes issued by Republican Gov. Scott Walker in 2017, saying the 2019 lawsuit was filed too late.(Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP, File)

Wisconsin high court gives mixed ruling on partial vetoes

Jul. 10, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The conservative-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court on Friday overturned three of four partial budget vetoes issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, bucking 85 years of court precedent that upheld the governor’s broad veto powers. However, the justices also upheld one of...

The Supreme Court building is photographed early Thursday, July 9, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Trump looks for political edge in latest high court rulings

Jul. 10, 2020 6:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump won the White House on the promise of bringing a conservative shift to the Supreme Court. But this year and last, even with two justices Trump hand-picked, the court has shown it is no rubber stamp for him or his administration’s policies. That’s drawn...

Tom Alexander holds a cross as he prays prior to rulings outside the Supreme Court on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 8, 2020.  The Supreme Court is siding with two Catholic schools in a ruling that underscores that certain employees of religious schools, hospitals and social service centers can’t sue for employment discrimination.(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Court: Some employers can refuse to offer free birth control

Jul. 8, 2020 11:28 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled broadly Wednesday in favor of the religious rights of employers in two cases that could leave more than 70,000 women without free contraception and tens of thousands of people with no way to sue for job discrimination. In both cases the court ruled 7-2, with two...