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Russia Registers Coronavirus Vaccine Despite International Skepticism, Putin’s Daughter Inoculated 

(MOSCOW) — Russia on Tuesday became the first country to officially register a coronavirus vaccine and declare it ready for use, despite international skepticism. President Vladimir Putin said that one of his daughters has already been inoculated. Putin emphasized that the vaccine underwent the necessary tests and has proven efficient, offering a lasting imm […]

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6 French Aid Workers and 2 Guides Killed by Gunmen at Giraffe Park in Niger 

The park is in the Tillaberi region, where jihadists linked to Islamic State killed four U.S. soldiers and five Nigeriens in 2017

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Polish LGBT Protesters March Against Arrest of Trans Activist and Rising Homophobia 

President Andrzej Duda, who was sworn in for a second term Thursday, won re-election on a strong anti-LGBT platform

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Trump Signs Executive Order, Saying It Will Extend Unemployment Benefits and Defer Payroll Tax 

The payroll tax deferment would not aid unemployed workers, who do not pay the tax when they are jobless

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Around the World Elections Are Being Delayed Because of the Pandemic. Here’s Where Experts Say Hong Kong Went Wrong 

Local authorities cited the pandemic as the reason for postponing polls for a year—without consulting their own medical experts

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North Korea Is Expanding Its Nuclear Arsenal and Ballistic Missile Capability Despite Sanctions, U.N. Report Says 

The independent panel quoted several unidentified countries as saying North Korea has “probably” developed miniaturized nuclear weapons that can fit into its ballistic missiles

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1 Billion Children Have Had School Disrupted Because of Coronavirus, U.N. Chief Says 

The pandemic has led to the largest disruption of education in history, with schools closed in more than 160 countries in mid-July

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These Are the 10 ‘Most Urgent’ Cases of Threats to Press Freedom Around the World in August 2020 

On Monday, One Free Press Coalition launched its 18th list of the most urgent cases of journalists under attack for pursing the truth

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President Trump Says He Will Act to Ban TikTok in the U.S. as Soon as Saturday 

Trump said he could use emergency economic powers or an executive order to enforce the action, insisting, “I have that authority”

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‘Do Not Hold Grudges.’ Joe Biden’s Notes Reveal Talking Points About Kamala Harris 

Biden’s talking points suggest that he wants to defuse any tensions around his relationship with California Sen. Kamala Harris

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15 People Injured In Shooting Outside Chicago Funeral Home  

At least 15 people were injured in a shooting outside a Chicago funeral home on Tuesday, police say, as mourners attended a memorial event for a man who was fatally shot last week. The victims include at least 10 women ranging in age from 21 to 65, two of whom are in serious condition, the…

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Iran Executes Man Convicted of Giving Information About Soleimani to U.S. 

Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani was killed in an American drone strike in Baghdad in January

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Why John Lewis Kept Telling the Story of Civil Rights, Even Though It Hurt 

Read a previously unpublished excerpt from John Lewis’ 2017 conversation with TIME

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Reverend C.T. Vivian, Civil Rights Icon Who Helped Organize the Freedom Rides, Dies at 95 

Vivian helped organize the Freedom Rides to integrate buses in the South and trained activists in non-violent protest

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After Cruise Ships and Nursing Homes, Will Universities Be the Next COVID-19 Tinderboxes? 

The fall semester has yet to begin, but student athletes training for the season can already be found on college campuses across the U.S. And so can COVID-19. Since the start of July there have been at least two outbreaks among student athletes, coaches, and staff—with 37 infected at the University of North Carolina (UNC)…

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