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Supreme Court: Manhattan DA can obtain Trump financials, but not Congress

The Supreme Court, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The Supreme Court has upheld a prosecutor’s demand for President Donald Trump’s tax returns as part of a criminal investigation into hush-money payments to women who claim they had affairs with Trump

Layoffs stuck at high level as 1.3 million seek jobless aid

FILE - In this April 24, 2020 file photo, empty United Airlines ticket machines are shown at the Tampa International Airport in Tampa, Fla. United United Airlines will send layoff warnings to 36,000 employees - nearly half its U.S. staff - in the clearest signal yet of how deeply the virus outbreak is hurting the airline industry. United officials said Wednesday, July 8 that they still hope to limit the number of layoffs by offering early retirement, but they have to send notices this month to comply with a law requiring that workers get 60 days' notice ahead of mass job cuts. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, File)

More than 1.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a historically high pace that shows that many employers are still laying people off in the face of a resurgent coronavirus

Schools or bars? Opening classrooms may mean hard choices

Des Moines Public Schools custodian Tracy Harris cleans chairs in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. Getting children back to school safely could mean keeping high-risk spots like bars and gyms closed. That's the latest thinking from some public health experts. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Getting children back to school safely could mean keeping high-risk spots like bars and gyms closed

Pentagon leaders face grilling on use of military in unrest

FILE - In this March 4, 2020, file photo Defense Secretary Mark Esper, left, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, listen during a Senate Armed Services Committee on budget posture on Capitol Hill in Washington. Esper and Milley are going before Congress for the first time in months to face a long list of controversies, including their differences with President Donald Trump over the handling of protests near the White House last month during unrest triggered by the killing George Floyd in police hands. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

The Pentagon’s top leaders are going before Congress for the first time in months

Biden proposes $700 billion-plus ‘Buy American’ campaign

FILE - In this June 30, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at Alexis Dupont High School in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden is proposing sweeping new uses of the federal government’s regulatory and spending power to bolster U.S. manufacturing and technology firms

Supreme Court ruling on Trump's tax returns, financial records due Thursday

The Supreme Court will announce Thursday whether congressional committees and a New York prosecutor are entitled to see President Donald Trump's personal financial records, after the president has waged an intense legal battle to keep the material...

Trump forgoes insults of past, calls Mexico cherished friend

President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador arrive for an event in the Rose Garden at the White House, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump has in the past denigrated Mexican migrants and threatened the U.S. ally with crippling tariffs

'A hot mess': Americans face testing delays as virus surges

A National Guardsman directs traffic at a COVID-19 testing site outside Hard Rock Stadium, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. Florida is one of the nation's hot spots for coronavirus. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Four months, 3 million confirmed infections and over 130,000 deaths into the U.S. coronavirus outbreak, Americans confronted with an alarming resurgence of the scourge are facing long lines at testing sites and going a week or more without receiving...

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Hartford HealthCare to help Connecticut College deal with virus risks

The Connecticut College campus from the air on April 25, 2014, over New London. The college has partnered with Hartford HealthCare to expand health services for Conn students and prepare to reopen the campus this fall with extra precautions to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The expansion of the medical group's Campus Care program will bolster on-campus medical staffing and provide direct access to Hartford HealthCare's network.

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China's Inner Mongolia region reports bubonic plague case

While China appears to have reduced coronavirus cases to near zero, other infectious threats remain, with local health authorities announcing a suspected bubonic plague case in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region