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Tuesday, July 14, 2020 12:27 AM ET

Christian Science Monitor - US News

Trump's Roger Stone commutation: Was it 'corrupt'? -- The move may ensure the Mueller probe's core question – was there communication between Russian agents and Trump team members – will remain unknown.

7 hours ago

'Confess these sins': white Evangelical churches reflect on racism -- Some white Evangelical leaders are acknowledging racism in their past. The challenge, Black leaders say, is in sustained action toward change.

7 hours ago

First Look -- Florida hits new virus record as calls for mask-wearing spread -- Florida set a national record Sunday for a state's largest single-day increase in positive coronavirus cases. President Trump wore a mask in public.

15 hours ago

First Look -- In 11th-hour commutation, Trump liberates Roger Stone -- President Trump commuted longtime friend Roger Stone's sentence just days before Mr. Stone was set to report to prison.

1 day ago

'Law School 101': How Supreme Court ended its term -- Supreme Court justices emphasized the importance of the rule of law and the fact that presidents are subject to it, in two big end of term cases.

3 days ago

Religious liberty's big week at the Supreme Court -- Supreme Court ruled in favor of religious liberty in three cases, prioritizing the rights of Christians over the rights of women and LGBTQ citizens.

3 days ago

First Look -- How Catholic Church got $1.4bn from Paycheck Protection loans -- A special exemption enabled the approval of at least $1.4 billion for groups affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church, including those suffering financial distress from having paid large financial settlements to victims of clergy sexual abuse.

3 days ago

First Look -- International students weigh risks: coronavirus or deportation -- Students from around the world studying in the U.S. are scrambling to come up with a plan after the federal government said they could not attend online-only classes.

3 days ago

First Look -- US-China tensions rise with new sanctions over minority abuses -- Three high-ranking Chinese officials have been barred from entering the U.S. for alleged human rights abuses of ethnic and religious minorities in China. Political pressure has grown amid heightened tensions between the countries over trade, the coronavirus, and Hong Kong.

3 days ago

First Look -- With '50 Percent Initiative,' NBC leads charge to diversify news -- NBC is one of the latest organizations to acknowledge a need for greater diversity among staff. NBC Universal News Group Chairman Cesar Conde announced a goal of having a 50% minority staff, saying "it's the right thing for any business that wants to grow."

3 days ago

First Look -- Monument watch: Trump order marks new role for Homeland Security -- During the Trump presidency, the DHS has been carrying out the administration's tough immigration agenda. Now, troops have been deployed to the Pacific Northwest to support the president's law-and-order campaign.

3 days ago

A police chief's message to community: Help us 'do a better job' -- Seattle Police Chief Carmen Best, the first Black woman to lead the department, reflects on the city's CHOP protest and activists' calls for change.

4 days ago

Kids are running and jumping. So are parents: Camp is back. -- Coronavirus has complicated the summer camp experience, but has not done away with it. How is it being adapted during the pandemic?

4 days ago

Focus -- 'We need to keep speaking out': Racial justice in rural America -- A groundswell of support for Black Lives Matter has swept across small towns, an eruption of activism not seen since the civil rights era.

4 days ago