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 In this combination of photos, President Joe Biden speaks on Aug. 10, 2023, in Salt Lake City, from left, former President Donald Trump speaks on July 8, 2023, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo, File)

How Joe Biden and Donald Trump are Taking Very Different Approaches to Preparing for Next Week’s Debate

The CNN debate will be full of firsts, with the potential to reshape the presidential race. Never before in the modern era have two presumptive nominees met on the debate stage so early in the general election season. Never before have two White House contenders faced off at such advanced ages, with widespread questions about their readiness.

U.S. Secret Service Director Kimberly Cheatle speaks during a Republican National Convention security news conference Friday, June 21, 2024, in Milwaukee. (AP Photo / Andy Manis)

GOP Convention Security in Milwaukee Will Allow Guns Within Outer Perimeter, Sets Parade Route for Demonstrators

The plan calls for two perimeters that extend for blocks around the arena. Vehicles will have to pass through checkpoints to travel between the two boundaries. Pedestrians will be allowed to move freely without being screened in that area but only convention goers will be allowed within the inner perimeter.

A man pours cold water onto his head to cool off on a sweltering hot day in the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon, July 16, 2023. (AP Photo / Hassan Ammar, File)

How Does Hot Weather Kill? It Confuses Your Brain, Shuts Down Your Organs and Overworks Your Heart.

As temperatures and humidity soar outside, what’s happening inside the human body can become a life-or-death battle decided by just a few degrees.

 Oliver Platt poses for a portrait in New York on Thursday, June 13, 2024, to promote his two series “The Bear” and “Chicago Med.” (Photo by Christopher Smith / Invision / AP)

How Oliver Platt Moonlights on ‘The Bear,’ While Still Clocking in at ‘Chicago Med’

Both “The Bear” and “Chicago Med” are set and shot in Chicago so Platt was able to work on them in the same day — by walking the 200 yards between his two trailers.

Visitors pay their respects, Thursday, July 7, 2022, at altars for the seven people killed in the Fourth of July mass shooting in Highland Park, Ill. (AP Photo / Nam Y. Huh, File)

Man Accused of Killing 7 at Highland Park July 4 Parade Might Change Not-Guilty Plea

Robert Crimo III was scheduled to face trial next February on a raft of charges, including murder and attempted murder, for the shooting in Highland Park nearly two years ago.

Chicago Bulls guard Alex Caruso gestures after making a 3-point shot during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, March 31, 2024, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo / Abbie Parr, file)

Thunder Trade Guard Josh Giddey to Bulls for Alex Caruso, AP Source Says

The Oklahoma City Thunder traded Josh Giddey to the Chicago Bulls in exchange for guard Alex Caruso, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday.

The head of a cicada sits on a table after West Virginia University mycology professor Matt Kasson cut the head and thorax from a live periodical cicada infected with the Massospora cicadina fungus during field processing at Morton Arboretum on Thursday, June 6, 2024, in Lisle, Ill. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Collecting Sex-Crazed Zombie Cicadas on Speed: Scientists Track a Bug-Controlling Super-Sized Fungus

With their bulging red eyes and their alien-like mating sound, periodical cicadas can seem scary and weird enough. But some of them really are sex-crazed zombies on speed, hijacked by a super-sized fungus.

This image provided by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Nov. 17, 2023, shows three recalled applesauce products - WanaBana apple cinnamon fruit puree pouches, Schnucks-brand cinnamon-flavored applesauce pouches and variety pack, and Weis-brand cinnamon applesauce pouches. (FDA via AP, File)

Dollar Tree Stores Left Lead-Tainted Applesauce Pouches on Store Shelves for Weeks After Recall, FDA Says

The FDA sent a warning letter to Dollar Tree this month and placed Negasmart, the Ecuadorian distributor of WanaBana apple cinnamon pouches, under import alerts following the October 2023 recall of the products found to be contaminated with “extremely high” levels of lead and chromium.

President Joe Biden speaks during an event marking the 12th anniversary of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program, in the East Room of the White House, Tuesday, June 18, 2024, in Washington. (AP Photo / Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden is Offering Some Migrants a Pathway to Citizenship. Here’s How the Plan Will Work

A new Biden administration policy announced Tuesday will give roughly half a million immigrants who are married to American citizens but lack legal status in the United States a pathway to citizenship for them and their children.

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Tobacco-Like Warning Label for Social Media Sought by US Surgeon General Who Asks Congress to Act

Social media use is prevalent among young people, with up to 95% of youth ages 13 to 17 saying that they use a social media platform, and more than a third saying that they use social media “almost constantly,” according to 2022 data from the Pew Research Center.

A jacket with patches from Levi's Pride collection is displayed at a Levi's Store in downtown Chicago, Monday, June 10, 2024. (Nam Y. Huh / AP Photo)

Stores Are More Subdued in Observing Pride Month. Some LGBTQ+ People See a Silver Lining in That

The more subdued atmosphere underscores the struggle of many retailers to cater to different groups of customers at a time of extreme cultural divisions. This year’s Pride Month is unfolding amid a sea of legislation and litigation over LGBTQ+ rights.

A man on a bike photographs the sunset at the Great Salt Lake Thursday June 13, 2024, near Salt Lake City. (AP Photo / Rick Bowmer)

Residents and Communities Preparing for Heat Wave That Will Envelop Midwest and Northeast This Week

Last year the U.S. had the most heat waves — abnormally hot weather lasting more than two days — since 1936. In the South and Southwest, last year was the worst on record, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

FILE - Adderall XR capsules are displayed on Friday, Feb. 24, 2023. (Jenny Kane / AP Photo, File)

CDC Warns Access to ADHD Medication May Be Disrupted Following Arrests of Telehealth Execs

There is an ongoing shortage of several prescription drugs used to treat ADHD, including Adderall. The CDC urged people to avoid using medication acquired from anyone other than a licensed clinician and pharmacy.

A bump stock is displayed in Harrisonburg, Va., on March 15, 2019. The Supreme Court has struck down a Trump-era ban on bump stocks, a gun accessory that allows semi-automatic weapons to fire rapidly like machine guns. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

Supreme Court Strikes Down Trump-Era Ban on Bump Stocks, Gun Accessories Used in 2017 Massacre

The high court found 6-3 the Trump administration did not follow federal law when it reversed course and banned bump stocks after a gunman in Las Vegas attacked a country music festival with assault rifles in 2017.

University of Illinois basketball standout Terrence Shannon Jr. testifies during his trial Thursday June 13, 2024, in Lawrence, Kan. (Chris Conde / The Lawrence Journal-World via AP)

Ex-Illinois Star Terrence Shannon Jr., Potential First-Round NBA Draft Pick, Found Not Guilty of Rape

Terrence Shannon Jr. was accused of committing sexual assault last September while visiting Kansas. He was charged with rape or an alternative count of sexual battery, which led to him being suspended for six games; a federal judge later reinstated him, ruling that his civil rights had been violated.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., speaks to reporters about a vote to protect rights for access to in vitro fertilization to achieve pregnancy, at the Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, June 12, 2024. (J. Scott Applewhite / AP Photo)

Senate Republicans Block Bill on Women’s Right to IVF as Democrats Make Push on Reproductive Care

Sen. Tammy Duckworth, a military veteran who has used the fertility treatment to have her two children, has championed the bill, called the Right to IVF Act. The bill would have also expanded access through insurance as well as for military members and veterans.

Boxes of the drug mifepristone sit on a shelf at the West Alabama Women's Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on March 16, 2022. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)

Unanimous Supreme Court Preserves Access to Widely Used Abortion Medication

The justices ruled that abortion opponents lacked the legal right to sue over the federal Food and Drug Administration’s approval of the medication, mifepristone, and the FDA's subsequent actions to ease access to it.

FanDuel, DraftKings and other online gambling apps are displayed on a phone in San Francisco, Sept. 26, 2022. Online sports gambling apps are facing tax hikes in some states this year. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)

States Bet on Boosting Taxes for Online Sports Betting Companies Like DraftKings, FanDuel

DraftKings, FanDuel and other betting apps are facing a bigger tax hit in Illinois following changes to tax policy this year. New Jersey, Massachusetts and other states have also tried to raise taxes on the industry or plan to.

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Dick Durbin, D-Ill., speaks during a hearing on combating the rise of illegal electronic cigarettes, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, June 12, 2024, in Washington. (Jose Luis Magana / AP Photo)

Senators Blast Health and Law Enforcement Officials Over Illegal E-Cigarettes Used by Teens

The FDA and DOJ have legally barred about a half-dozen vaping companies for selling products that can appeal to youngsters, but many more manufacturers continue launching new products, primarily disposable vapes that can’t be refilled and are thrown in the trash.

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Judge Faces Inquiry After Illinois Attorney Was Kicked Out of Court and Handcuffed to Chair

Cook County's top judge has asked state regulators to review allegations that an attorney was handcuffed to a chair after a judge kicked him out of her courtroom.

Amazon Prime Now bags are loaded for delivery outside a Whole Foods store on Feb. 8, 2018, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo / John Minchillo, File)

Thousands of Drivers in Illinois, 2 Other States File Arbitration Claims Against Amazon for Unpaid Wages and Other Losses

Two law firms spearheading the action said about 15,860 Amazon Flex drivers have submitted arbitration claims with the American Arbitration Association, where 453 similar cases are already being litigated.

Hunter Biden departs from federal court, Monday, June 10, 2024, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo / Matt Rourke)

Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s Son, Convicted of All 3 Felonies in Federal Gun Trial

Jurors found Hunter Biden guilty of lying to a federally licensed gun dealer, making a false claim on the application by saying he was not a drug user and illegally having the gun for 11 days.

 Chicago Sky’s Angel Reese heads to the locker room after being ejected from a WNBA basketball game against the New York Liberty during the second half Tuesday, June 4, 2024, in Chicago. (AP Photo / Charles Rex Arbogast)

Angel Reese, Caitlin Clark and Other Rookies Draw Near-Record Crowds, Record Ratings for Start of WNBA Season

The figures are the latest evidence of the surging popularity of the WNBA since it added prominent rookies including Indiana’s Caitlin Clark, Chicago’s Angel Reese and Los Angeles’ Cameron Brink, all of whom drew big audiences playing in college.

A sign for Eli Lilly & Co. sits outside their corporate headquarters in Indianapolis on April 26, 2017. (AP Photo / Darron Cummings, File)

Alzheimer’s Drug That Can Slow Disease Gets Backing From FDA Advisers

Food and Drug Administration advisers voted unanimously that the drug’s ability to slow the disease outweighs its risks, including side effects like brain swelling and bleeding that will have to be monitored.

Hamissi Mamba talks to customers at his restaurant, Baobab Fare, Friday, May 24, 2024, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

James Beard Finalists Include an East African Restaurant in Detroit and Seattle Pho Shops

The nominees cover a diverse range of cuisine and chef experience, a recent shift following turbulent, pandemic-era years for the James Beard Foundation. The most-anticipated categories include awards for outstanding restaurateur, chef and restaurant.

World War II veterans listen during a ceremony to mark the 80th anniversary of D-Day, Thursday, June 6, 2024, in Normandy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Dwindling Number of D-Day Veterans Mark Anniversary With Plea to Recall WWII Lessons in Today's Wars

As young soldiers, they waded ashore in Normandy through gunfire to battle the Nazis. On Thursday, a dwindling number of World War II veterans were joined by a new generation of leaders to honor the dead, the living and the fight for democracy in moving commemorations on and around those same beaches where they landed exactly 80 years ago on D-Day.