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WASHINGTON - John Robert Lewis, a champion of civil rights for African Americans and longtime U.S. lawmaker, has died. He was 80. The veteran congressman died Friday after a yearlong battle with advanced stage pancreatic cancer.   

John Lewis rose to fame as a leader of the modern-day American civil rights movement of the 1950’s and 60’s. At age 23, he worked closely with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and was the last surviving keynote speaker from the August 1963 March on Washington where King gave his famous “I Have a Dream” speech. During the historic gathering, Lewis reminded America of the power of the civil rights movement. 

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FILE - U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat, listens during a news conference Sept. 25, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

PORTLAND, ORE. - Federal agents in green camouflage uniforms have been taking into custody people in the streets of Portland, not close to federal property that they were sent to protect, in what the ACLU on Friday said "should concern everyone in the United States." 

"Usually when we see people in unmarked cars forcibly grab someone off the street we call it kidnapping," said Jann Carson, interim executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon."The actions of the militarized federal officers are flat-out unconstitutional and will not go unanswered." 

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Police stand as protesters gather during a demonstration, July 16, 2020 in Portland, Ore. Federal officers deployed tear gas and fired less-lethal rounds into a crowd of protesters late Thursday.

 

WASHINGTON - On one side are parents saying, let kids be kids. They object to masks and social distancing in classrooms this fall — arguing both could hurt their children's well-being — and want schools to reopen full time.  

On the other side are parents and teachers who call for safeguards that would have been unimaginable before the coronavirus pandemic: part-time school, face coverings for all or a fully online curriculum.

The impassioned tug-of-wars have put educators in the middle of an increasingly politicized debate on how best to reopen schools this fall, a daunting challenge as infections spike in the U.S.

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FILE - A teacher cleans a classroom in Indianapolis, June 22, 2020. Schools are making plans for students to return to classes, but with questions remaining about how instruction will happen.

LOS ANGELES - Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in "Jerry Maguire" to Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Twins," died Sunday, husband John Travolta said. She was 57. 

Travolta said in an Instagram post that his wife of 28 years died after a two-year battle with breast cancer.  

"It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer," Travolta said. "She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many." 

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FILE - Kelly Preston and John Travolta attend the premiere of "Gotti" at the SVA Theatre in New York, June 14, 2018. 

U.S. President Donald Trump says he will soon sign an executive order on immigration that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants who arrived in the United States illegally when they were children.

In an interview with Spanish-language television network Telemundo, Trump said “DACA is going to be just fine,” referring to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program under which young migrants have been allowed to stay in the United States temporarily.

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President Donald Trump waves from the top of the steps of Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland, July 10, 2020.

Federal health officials will issue new guidelines for reopening U.S. schools after President Donald Trump criticized the current recommendations as tough, expensive and impractical.

The coronavirus pandemic forced nearly all public and private schools in the United States to lock their doors, and Trump is threatening to cut federal funding to schools that stay shut. 

“We want to reopen the schools. Everybody wants it. The moms want it, the dads want it, the kids want it. It’s time to do it,” Trump said in a meeting with health and education officials. 

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FILE - Marcus Barner cleans a classroom at McClelland Elementary School, June 22, 2020, in Indianapolis, Ind.

A group of American families and communities are in mourning Monday following shooting incidents over the Fourth of July weekend that resulted in the deaths of six children – the youngest just 6 years old.

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The victims, from left to right: Davon McNeal, Natalia Wallace, Royta Giles Jr. and Secoriea Turner. (Handouts)

President Donald Trump kicked off a “Salute for America” Saturday night on the grounds of the White House with a speech that revisited the language and themes of the one he delivered a night earlier at Mount Rushmore.

In his speech, the president vowed to "safeguard our values" from enemies within, including leftists, looters, and agitators.

He went on to say the United States would "never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues, erase our history."

The president also suggested a coronavirus vaccine could come "long before the end of the year."

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US President Donald Trump and wife Melania hold Independence Day celebrations at the White House on July 4, 2020.

Speaking after the legendary U.S. Navy Blue Angels roared overhead, President Trump ushered in the July 4th weekend Friday night at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota with a full-throated condemnation of "far-left fascism" and a defense of "Judeo-Christian principles."

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President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, stand during a flyover at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Friday, July 3, 2020, near Keystone, S.D.  (AP)

WHITE HOUSE - President Donald Trump Friday heads to Mount Rushmore, where he will headline U.S. Independence Day celebrations featuring fireworks for the first time in more than a decade at the national park in South Dakota.

“It's going to be a fireworks display like few people have seen. It's going to be very exciting,” Trump said during a White House event Thursday.

Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a giant sculpture featuring the faces of four American presidents – George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, carved into a granite mountainside.

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A woman walks at the Mount Rushmore National Memorial as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in South Dakota.

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