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North Korean Former Gymnast Fled To South Korea By Jumping Fence

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The unnamed man defected to the South on Nov. 3, avoiding capture for 14 hours. He is seeking asylum in South Korea.

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France Loosens COVID-19 Restrictions, But Bars, Restaurants Will Remain Shut

Wednesday, November 25, 2020

French President Emmanuel Macron announced the easing of a lockdown put in place as the country experienced a surge of new cases that swept through Europe.

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U.S., Russian Navies Involved In Brief Confrontation At Sea

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Russia says it "chased off" a U.S. Navy ship in contested territory in the Sea of Japan, according to the Defense Ministry in Moscow.

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England Cuts Quarantine Time For Travelers With Negative COVID-19 Test

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Starting next month, some travelers going to England could cut their 14-day mandatory quarantine down to five days if a COVID-19 test comes up negative.

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David Dinkins, New York City's 1st Black Mayor, Dies At 93

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Dinkins, who defeated incumbent Ed Koch in the Democratic mayoral primary, went on to lead the city in the 1990s during a time of economic and racial strife.

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Angela Merkel Raises Concern Over Coronavirus Vaccine Plan For Poorer Countries

Monday, November 23, 2020

At a virtual meeting of the G20, the German chancellor said she was worried about vaccine availability.

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AstraZeneca Trial Promises 'Highly Effective' COVID-19 Vaccine

Monday, November 23, 2020

The pharmaceutical company made the announcement on Monday, saying that one dosing regimen showed the vaccine was 90% effective in preventing infection.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Co-Creator Dies At 37

Monday, November 23, 2020

Patrick Quinn, who helped turn the Ice Bucket Challenge into a global phenomenon in 2014, died after a seven-year fight with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

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Biden To Nominate Antony Blinken For Secretary Of State

Monday, November 23, 2020

Blinken served as deputy secretary of state and deputy national security adviser under President Barack Obama. The announcement came along with a number of other national security picks.

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Australian State Cuts COVID Lockdown Short, Saying Man Lied To Contact Tracers

Friday, November 20, 2020

In South Australia, officials earlier this week imposed a strict coronavirus measures, but their decision was based in part on one man who misled health officials.

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Top House Democrats Demand Biden Transition Briefing From GSA Chief

Friday, November 20, 2020

Democrats want answers from Emily Murphy, administrator of the General Services Administration, as to why she has delayed ascertaining President-elect Joe Biden's election win.

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Australian Special Forces Unlawfully Killed 39 In Afghanistan, New Report Says

Thursday, November 19, 2020

The findings indicate that Australia's special forces soldiers unlawfully killed 39 Afghans nationals or noncombatants during operations from 2009 to 2013.

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California Is 2nd State To Surpass 1 Million Coronavirus Cases

Friday, November 13, 2020

California has now joined Texas in becoming a state with more than 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

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Jeffrey Epstein's Former Prosecutors Used 'Poor Judgment' In Deal, DOJ Says

Thursday, November 12, 2020

Prosecutors including then-U.S. Attorney Alexander Acosta did nothing illegal in a 2008 deal under which Epstein avoided federal charges related to sex with underage girls, the department says.

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Appeals Court Rules Harvard Doesn't Discriminate Against Asian American Applicants

Thursday, November 12, 2020

The panel of judges upheld a federal district court's decision from last year, teeing up a possible case in front of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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LA County Coroner Investigates Andres Guardado's Sheriff's Deputy-Involved Death

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

The June killing of Guardado, 18, will be the first independent investigation by the coroner's office in more than 30 years.

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Emily Harrington Is 1st Woman To Free-Climb El Capitan's Golden Gate Route In 1 Day

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

She made her way into the record books last week after becoming the first woman to climb the Golden Gate route of El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in a little over 21 hours.

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Wisconsin Man Charged With Providing Rifle Used In Kenosha Protest Shootings

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Dominick David Black was charged with illegally providing the gun that prosecutors say Kyle Rittenhouse used to shoot three men, killing two, during a protest this summer in Kenosha, Wis.

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Police Chief Resigns In Arkansas After 'Death To All Marxist Democrats' Messages

Monday, November 09, 2020

Marshall, Ark., Police Chief Lang Holland resigned after social media posts attributed to him called for the death of left-leaning Democrats in the wake of the presidential election.

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Flies For Dinner: Purina To Offer Bug Based Dog and Cat Food

Friday, November 06, 2020

Nestlé, one of the largest food groups in the world, announced this week plans to introduce insect-based dog and cat food in Switzerland. U.S. options to come next year.

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