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With public camping a felony, Tennessee homeless seek refuge

- Associated Press

Miranda Atnip lost her home during the coronavirus pandemic after her boyfriend moved out and she fell behind on bills. Living in a car, the 34-year-old worries every day about getting money for food, finding somewhere to shower, and saving up enough money for an apartment where her three children can live with her again.

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Texas race tests abortion's resonance with Democratic voters

- Associated Press

The runoff has illustrated the uphill climb America's abortion rights movement faces this fall in mounting an all-out attack on opposing incumbents -- a challenge that is on display even here in a solidly Democratic region, to say nothing of the fight ahead in Republican-leaning districts.

Offices including secretary of state contested in Alabama

- Associated Press

The campaigns for U.S. Senate and governor have gotten the most attention leading up to Tuesday's primary in Alabama, but five other statewide races are on the ballot. With multiple candidates in some races, some nominations may not be decided until after runoff elections scheduled for June 21.

Taliban enforcing face-cover order for female TV anchors

- Associated Press

Afghanistan's Taliban rulers on Sunday began enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air. The move is part of a hard-line shift drawing condemnation from rights activists.

Australia PM Morrison defends record despite election loss

- Associated Press

Scott Morrison said his conservative government had left Australia in a robust condition, even as voters on Saturday punished him for his handling of issues including climate change and the pandemic that helped return the center-left opposition to power for the first time in almost a decade.