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The Latest: Mask mandate set for 7 more Mississippi counties

The Latest: Mask mandate set for 7 more Mississippi counties

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves is expanding a mask mandate to seven additional counties to try to control the spread of the coronavirus as cases increase rapidly in some areas.
Scientists remove 98 'murder hornets' in Washington state

Scientists remove 98 'murder hornets' in Washington state

SPOKANE, Wash. — Workers from the state Department of Agriculture managed to destroy the first nest of so-called murder hornets discovered in the U.S. without suffering any stings or other injuries, the agency said Monday.

Turkey: Suspected Kurdish militants dead after police chase

ANKARA, Turkey — A suspected Kurdish militant killed himself by detonating explosives following a police chase Monday near Turkey’s border with Syria, and a second suspect was slain by security forces, officials said.

Detroit Schools released from 11 years of state oversight

DETROIT — A commission on Monday released the 47,000-student Detroit Public Schools from more than a decade of state financial oversight, restoring full control of the district's finances to the city's elected school board.
Angry women block traffic across Poland over abortion ban

Angry women block traffic across Poland over abortion ban

WARSAW, Poland — Women’s rights activists and many thousands of supporters held a fifth day of protests across Poland on Monday, defying pandemic restrictions to express their fury at a top court decision that tightens the predominantly Catholic nati
Surgery successful for GOP US Senate candidate Jason Lewis

Surgery successful for GOP US Senate candidate Jason Lewis

MINNEAPOLIS — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota underwent successful emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia on Monday, just eight days before Election Day, his campaign announced.
Remembering his friends, Springsteen pens ‘Letter to You’

Remembering his friends, Springsteen pens ‘Letter to You’

NEW YORK — Last year as Bruce Springsteen reflected on the death of his friend and teenage bandmate George Theiss, who died in 2018, he grabbed his guitar and pen and began writing a song about being the sole living member of his first band.
Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias

Prince Harry says ignorance no excuse for unconscious bias

LONDON — Britain’s Prince Harry says it took him many years and the experience of living with his wife, the former Meghan Markle, to understand how his privileged upbringing shielded him from the reality of unconscious bias.

Airstrike in northwestern Syria kills over 50 rebel fighters

BEIRUT — An airstrike on a rebel training camp in northwestern Syria on Monday killed more than 50 Turkish-backed fighters and wounded nearly as many, in one of the heaviest blows to the opposition's strongest groups, a spokesman and a war monitor sa
Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

With eight days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent day