An Associated Press analysis of federal data has found that the U.S. Roman Catholic Church and affiliated groups received federal aid worth at least $1.4 billion under the federal Paycheck Protection Program
Republicans are trying to convince voters that the rare looting and violence that marred largely peaceful social justice protests foretell a wave of mayhem to come if Democrats are elected in November
Republicans Pick Jacksonville, Florida, as Alternative Convention Site The Republican National Committee (RNC) announced the location of the site on Thursday. RNC's Ronna McDaniel, via statement The convention was originally to be hosted in Charlotte, North Carolina, but plans changed due to coronavirus restrictions. Convention business will still resume in Charlotte due to contractual obligations between the RNC and the city. Trump will accept the party nomination the week of August 24 at the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena.
Donald Trump Says RNC Will Not Take Place in North Carolina On Tuesday, Trump announced that Charlotte, North Carolina, would no longer be hosting the 2020 Republican National Convention (RNC). The president said Republicans have been “forced to seek another state” due to North Carolina’s continued precautions against COVID-19. Donald Trump, via statement Trump then chastised Governor Roy Cooper for costing the state “hundreds of millions of dollars.” Donald Trump, via statement Trump’s outrage is in response to Cooper’s statement that there is no “guarantee” the full-scale convention would be able to go ahead in North Carolina. Cooper sited uncertainty over “the status of COVID-19” in August, saying he was not willing to “risk the health and safety” of his citizens. Governor Roy Cooper, via NBC News
Two largely rural Northern California counties that two months ago defied Gov. Gavin Newsom's stay-at-home order to more quickly reopen businesses are on the verge of mandatory closings
Authorities have concluded that a 24-year-old Black man found hanging from a tree in a Southern California park killed himself, after the family contended he wouldn't have taken his own life