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President Trump, pictured June 5, signs a bill extending the time period for businesses to use funds from the Paycheck Protection Program. On Saturday he signed a bill extending the deadline to apply for the program. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Trump Signs Small Business Loan Program Extension

The Paycheck Protection Program, enacted to help small businesses dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, had expired Tuesday. With Trump's signature Saturday, the new deadline to apply is Aug. 8.

The President's Daily Briefing is the top-secret intelligence report the CIA presents to the president every weekday. The book shown here is for a briefing delivered to President George W. Bush in 2002. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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Experts Say Intel Should Have Reached Trump On Russian Bounty Program

The president says no one told him about a suspected Russian bounty program. Reports say the information was available in a detailed intelligence file called the President's Daily Briefing.

Experts Say Intel Should Have Reached Trump On Russian Bounty Program

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Youth from across Philadelphia gathered in front of City Hall June 9 to protest police brutality and voice their concerns and vision for the future. According to recent research cited by the CDC, nearly half of all Americans between 18 and 29 report symptoms of anxiety or depression. Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19

It's not that young adults aren't worried about the pandemic, psychologists say, but they are at far greater risk of dying by suicide. Finding ways beyond screens to foster social bonds is crucial.

Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19

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Trump Flouts Virus Rules, Warns Of 'New Far-Left Fascism' At Mount Rushmore Event

In a speech on the eve of the Fourth of July, the president denounced protesters who call for the removal of Confederate statues and announced he would establish a National Garden Of American Heroes.

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Black Patriotism: When Love Of Country Means Holding It Accountable

For many African Americans, patriotism is complicated because the promises of America aren't fulfilled equally. The Fourth of July brings a challenge: reconciling national pride with systemic racism.

Black Patriotism: When Love Of Country Means Holding It Accountable

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A face mask covers the mouth and nose of one of the iconic lion statues in front of the New York Public Library Main Branch on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, in New York, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ted Shaffrey/AP hide caption

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Widespread Use Of Face Masks Could Save Tens Of Thousands Of Lives, Models Project

Models developed by mathematical epidemiologists project that tens of thousands of lives across the U.S. can be saved by more people wearing face masks.

Widespread Use Of Face Masks Could Save Tens Of Thousands Of Lives, Models Project

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Medical personnel prepare to test hundreds of people for the coronavirus. They lined up in vehicles last week in a Phoenix neighborhood. Matt York/AP hide caption

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Drill Down To County Level And The U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak Looks Even Worse

Local data reveal a deeper picture of where the current hot spots are in the United States — and where new ones could surface.

Drill Down To County Level And The U.S. COVID-19 Outbreak Looks Even Worse

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Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James has started a voting rights organization, and is urging NBA teams to offer their large venues as polling sites during the pandemic. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images hide caption

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Need A Polling Place With Social Distancing? 3 NBA Teams Offer Venues

The offers come as many NBA players have upped their involvement in social causes. Superstar LeBron James has a new group aimed at protecting Black citizens' voting rights.

Jamaal Bowman ran against veteran Rep. Eliot Engel in the Democratic primary for New York's 16th Congressional District. John Minchillo/AP hide caption

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Progressives Surge In Congressional Democratic Primaries

Activists say the pandemic and racial justice protests have contributed to a climate that is more favorable to progressive candidates and ideas.

Progressives Surge In Congressional Democratic Primaries

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Chris Mosier, the first transgender person to qualify for an Olympic trial, joined protesters in Boise, Idaho to push back against legislation targeting transgender residents. James Dawson/Boise State Public Radio hide caption

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New Idaho Laws Target Transgender Residents

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Transgender people in Idaho say two new state laws are aimed at making their lives much harder. One involves changing the sex listed on birth certificates. The other affects trans athletes.

New Idaho Laws Target Transgender Residents

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Hatice Cengiz, who was engaged to slain Saudi journalist Jamal Kashoggi, leaves a court in Istanbul on Friday. Two former aides to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and 18 other Saudi nationals are on trial in absentia over the 2018 killing of the Washington Post columnist. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Khashoggi Murder Trial Begins In Turkey

Saudi Arabian journalist Jamal Khashoggi, a leading critic of the kingdom's crown prince, was killed in Istanbul in 2018. Twenty Saudis are standing trial in absentia in Khashoggi's death.

The words "Care, not cages" are viewed from the Griffith Observatory in L.A. The activist Patrisse Cullors had them flown over the city's Men's Central Jail. "What we are challenging the county to do right now is to actually invest into our communities through an alternatives to incarceration fund," says Cullors. Chris Mastro, In Plain Sight hide caption

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With Fleets Of Planes, Artists Take To Skies Nationwide To Protest Mass Detention

This Independence Day, more than 80 artists will fly pro-immigrant messages over detention facilities and courts, former internment camps, the U.S.-Mexico border and Ellis Island.

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Outplaying Segregation, Negro National League Hits 100-Year Milestone

NPR's Scott Simon reflects on the 100th anniversary of Negro National League as a response to segregation in major league baseball.

Opinion: Outplaying Segregation, Negro National League Hits 100-Year Milestone

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D.L. Hughley: 'Everybody Knows' Independence Day Didn't Free Us All

In his new book, Surrender, White People!, Hughley suggests Americans consider whether national holidays speak to the entire nation — along with other bitingly funny ideas for addressing injustice.

D. L. Hughley: 'Everybody Knows' Independence Day Didn't Free Us All

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50 Years Ago, Casey Kasem Began Counting Down The Hits On American Top 40

Casey Kasem started counting down the top 40 hits 50 years ago this weekend. The radio program American Top 40 would become an enduring cultural document of the country's listening habits.

50 Years Ago, Casey Kasem Began Counting Down The Hits On American Top 40

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