Monday, July 13, 2020 10:48 PM ET

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U.S. News -- United States rejects Beijing's claims to South China Sea -- U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Monday that the United States rejects most of Beijing's maritime claims in the South China Sea.

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U.S. News -- California orders indoor businesses to close, limits on churches, gyms in some counties -- California ordered statewide closures of dine-in restaurants and all bars among other businesses while calling for gyms and salons to be shut down in some counties amid rising coronvirus cases.

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Science News -- Ridgecrest temblors increase chance of San Andreas earthquake -- The Ridgecrest temblors that hit California last year could make a San Andreas earthquake more likely, a new study found.

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U.S. News -- Jeffrey Epstein friend Ghislaine Maxwell an 'extreme flight risk,' prosecutors tell judge -- Federal prosecutors advised a New York judge to deny a $5 million personal bond proposed by lawyers of Ghislaine Maxwell, saying the friend of late financier Jeffrey Epstein poses an extreme flight risk.

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U.S. News -- States sue to block deportation of international university students -- Attorneys general in 18 states sued the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Monday over a threat to deport international university students enrolled in online-only classes this fall.

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U.S. News -- Miami mayor: COVID-19 cases 'out of control'; no new deaths in N.Y. -- Florida reported its second-highest daily total of new COVID-19 cases on Monday, continuing a trend, as New York reported the first day of no coronavirus deaths since March.

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U.S. News -- Judge asks to see Trump's order commuting Roger Stone's sentence -- A federal judge on Monday asked for clarity on President Donald Trump's order that commuted the criminal sentence of Republican political operative Roger Stone.

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Defense News -- Pentagon appoints Kratsios to top technology office -- White House Chief Technology Officer Michael J.K. Kratsios will be the acting head of Pentagon research and engineering, the Defense Secretary said on Monday.

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Entertainment News -- Body found at California lake identified as 'Glee' star Naya Rivera -- Authorities in Southern California announced they were confident that a body recovered from Lake Piru was actress Naya Rivera, who went missing last week and was presumed drowned.

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U.S. News -- RTW Retailwinds, owner of New York & Co., files for bankruptcy -- RTW Retailwinds, whose portfolio includes New York & Co. and other brands, announced Monday it has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New Jersey.

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U.S. News -- Judge again halts federal execution of Daniel Lewis Lee -- A judge has blocked the scheduled execution Monday of Daniel Lewis Lee, again putting off what had been set to be the first federal execution in nearly 20 years.

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U.S. News -- Poll: Most in U.S. wear mask in public 'always' or 'very often' -- Nearly three-quarters of Americans say they always wear a face mask when in public or do so "very often," a new Gallup poll showed Monday.

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U.S. News -- Atlanta police release photos of second suspect in 8-year-old's slaying -- Atlanta police on Sunday released photos of a second man wanted for questioning in a shooting that killed an 8-year-old girl in the city earlier this month.

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NFL -- Washington NFL team to retire Redskins name -- The Washington Redskins announced Monday they will retire their controversial nickname and Native American branding.

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U.S. News -- 21 people injured in 3-alarm fire on board USS Bonhomme Richard -- At least 21 people including more than a dozen sailors were injured after a three-alarm fire broke out with an explosion on the USS Bonhomme Richard, the Navy said on Sunday.

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U.S. News -- FDA fast tracks possible COVID-19 vaccines from Pfizer, BioNTech -- U.S. pharma giant Pfizer and BioNTech announced Monday that they have received "fast track" designation from U.S. health officials for two COVID-19 vaccine candidates.

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China retaliates with sanctions for U.S. politicians over Xinjiang

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North Korea blames United States for U.S.-China tensions

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Sea vegetables could become tasty new nutrition source

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Polish leader Andrzej Duda wins re-election in closest race since 1989

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Iran blames 'human error' for Ukrainian jetliner shootdown

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