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Christian Science Monitor - US News

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.

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'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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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."

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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First Look -- Half of Oklahoma ruled reservation land by Supreme Court -- Half of Oklahoma is Native American reservation land, the Supreme Court decided in a ruling Thursday. Tribe members living in the territory will be subject to federal – instead of state – criminal law, and will be exempt from certain state obligations.

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First Look -- Supreme Court: Trump tax records open for DA, not Congress – yet -- Rejecting arguments that the president is immune from investigation, the U.S. Supreme Court granted the Manhattan district attorney access to President Trump's tax returns, but blocked Congress from accessing his financial records.

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First Look -- Pentagon leaders to testify on use of military during unrest -- Top Pentagon leaders will appear before Congress on Thursday to discuss a host of controversies, including intelligence reports of Russian bounties and the use of the military to quell civil unrest last month.

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