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Warren, Haaland to headline Nebraska Democratic fundraiser

Sep. 1, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts and Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico are set to headline the Nebraska Democratic Party's annual fundraiser this year, party leaders announced Tuesday. The Morrison Exon event is set for Sept. 27 and will be held online due to the coronavirus...

FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2015, file photo, Vice President Joe Biden administers the Senate oath to Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., as Coons' wife, Annie Coons, watches during a ceremonial re-enactment swearing-in, in the Old Senate Chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington. When Coons speaks to the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, Aug. 20, before Biden’s speech accepting the party’s presidential nomination, his remarks will focus on faith — attesting in highly personal fashion to his longtime friend’s belief in God. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

Biden friend Sen. Coons to elevate faith on convention stage

Aug. 20, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

Chris Coons is cut from the same cloth as Joe Biden in many ways: He occupies the same Senate seat from Delaware that Biden held for 36 years, is a Democrat known for seeking bipartisan collaboration where possible and is open about his faith’s influence on his life. When Coons speaks to the Democratic...

FILE - In this Sunday, April 5, 2020 file photo, a distance is measured as worshippers line up to take communion on Palm Sunday outside of Godspeak Calvary Chapel in Newbury Park, Calif. Churches in California and Minnesota, backed by a conservative legal group, have file lawsuits in August 2020 against the governors of their states challenging restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak that they contend are violations of religious liberty. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

More US churches sue to challenge COVID-19 restrictions

Aug. 13, 2020 8:14 PM EDT

Churches in California and Minnesota, backed by a conservative legal group, filed lawsuits this week against the governors of their states challenging restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus outbreak that they contend are violations of religious liberty. They’re the latest in a long series of legal...

People wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus pass on a crosswalk on a street in Tokyo, Tuesday, Aug, 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

The Latest: Japan governor touts gargling product for virus

Aug. 4, 2020 11:22 PM EDT

TOKYO — A governor in Japan is drawing skeptical criticism after he touted a gargling product as effective against the coronavirus, an assertion that, despite its dubiousness, emptied some store shelves of the medicine. Shares of Shionogi & Co. and Meiji Holdings Co., which make Isojin, soared in Tokyo...

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz talks with Catholic Charities Director of Community Services Ruth Hunstiger and Central Minnesota Council on Aging Executive Director Lori Vrolson Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020, during a stop at Central Minnesota Council on Aging offices in Sartell, Minn. The council recently received 7,500 reusable cloth facemasks for distribution to the elderly. (Dave Schwarz/The St. Cloud Times via AP)

Voters sue Walz to block face masks at Minnesota polls

Aug. 4, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of voters sued Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz and other officials on Tuesday to try to block a requirement that voters wear face masks at polling place to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Members of the Minnesota Voters Alliance, backed by Republican lawmakers, argue that Walz's...