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FILE - In this May 7, 2020 file photo, National Institutes of Health Director Dr. Francis Collins attends a Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on new coronavirus tests on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, the physician and geneticist was announced as the winner of the 2020 Templeton Prize, one of the world’s leading religion prizes for demonstrating how religious faith can motivate scientific research. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

Genetics expert Francis Collins wins major religion prize

May. 20, 2020 4:13 PM EDT

Physician and geneticist Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health since 2009, has been awarded one of the world’s leading religion prizes for demonstrating how religious faith can motivate scientific research. Collins, who led the acclaimed Human Genome Project to completion in 2003,...

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell, right, wears a mouth mask after addressing a video press conference at the conclusion of a video conference of EU foreign affairs ministers in Brussels, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. (Olivier Hoslet, Pool Photo via AP)

Jordan warns Israel of 'massive conflict' over annexation

May. 15, 2020 12:56 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Jordan's king warned Israel of a “massive conflict” if it proceeds with plans to annex large parts of the occupied West Bank, as European Union foreign ministers agreed on Friday to step up diplomatic efforts to try to head off such a move. Israel has vowed to annex Jewish...

In this April 16, 2020 photo, funeral workers in protective gear prepare the grave of a woman who is suspected to have died of COVID-19 disease, at the Nossa Senhora Aparecida cemetery, in Manaus, Amazonas state, Brazil. Gravediggers buried 60 people that day, about triple the pre-virus average, according to a cemetery official.  (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)

Lockdown politics increasingly pit economic, health concerns

Apr. 19, 2020 10:20 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The global health crisis is taking a nasty political turn with tensions worsening between governments locked down to keep the coronavirus at bay and people yearning to restart stalled economies and forestall fears of a depression. Protesters worrying about their livelihoods and bucking...

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Apr. 18, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows: ABC's “This Week" — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus task force coordinator; Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash. ___ NBC's “Meet the Press” — Vice President Mike Pence; Govs....