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China Promises To Share Findings From Its Returned Lunar Probe

Friday, December 18, 2020

The successful completion of the Chang'e-5 mission makes China only the third country to have returned soil and rock samples from the surface of the moon.

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French President Macron Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Thursday, December 17, 2020

The Élysée Palace said President Emmanuel Macron will quarantine for seven days following his positive test results.

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U.S. Surpasses 3,600 Daily Coronavirus Deaths, Breaks Prior Hospitalization Record

Thursday, December 17, 2020

Data also show more than 230,000 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday and that 113,090 Americans were hospitalized with the virus — a number that's been on the rise.

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New Zealand Will Give Free Coronavirus Vaccines To Residents, Neighboring Nations

Thursday, December 17, 2020

If the vaccines are proven to be safe and effective, the immunization campaign is expected to begin with border officers and other essential workers at the beginning of 2021.

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Russian Agents Trailed Opposition Leader Navalny Before Poisoning, Report Finds

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

An investigation by Bellingcat, an Internet research organization, and other media outlets, revealed that for years, Russian agents secretly followed Alexei Navalny.

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Ex-Houston Police Officer Charged In Attack Over Bogus Election Fraud Plot

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Former police captain Mark Anthony Aguirre was paid $266,400 by the right-wing Liberty Center for God and Country to investigate an alleged ballot fraud scheme in Harris County, Texas.

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Japan's 'Twitter Killer' Sentenced To Death In Killing Of 9

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Takahiro Shiraishi murdered and dismembered eight women and one man in his apartment near Tokyo. He used Twitter to lure most of his victims, promising he could help them kill themselves.

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Amazon, TikTok, Facebook, Others Ordered To Explain What They Do With User Data

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

The Federal Trade Commission gave nine social media and tech companies 45 days to hand over details on how they collect user data. It is the latest move by government actors to regulate Big Tech.

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Cleveland Baseball Team Will Drop Controversial Name To 'Unify Our Community'

Monday, December 14, 2020

The franchise is the second major sports team to abandon a longtime name widely seen as racist or culturally offensive. The NFL's Washington Football Team was the first to do so.

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Russia Suspected In Major Cyberattack On U.S. Government Departments

Monday, December 14, 2020

Hackers invaded computer systems at the departments of Treasury, Commerce and Homeland Security as far back as the spring, according to the government and media reports.

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Joe Biden, Kamala Harris Named 'Time' Person Of The Year

Friday, December 11, 2020

The two made the cut after topping Time's shortlist that included President Trump, the movement for racial justice, Dr. Anthony Fauci and medical workers on the front line of COVID-19.

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U.S. Executes Brandon Bernard After Supreme Court Denies Stay

Friday, December 11, 2020

Bernard, convicted for his role in a 1999 kidnapping and killing, is the ninth federal inmate to be executed this year and the first in 130 years to be put to death during a lame-duck presidency.

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Johns Hopkins, Long Believed An Abolitionist, Actually Owned Slaves, University Says

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Researchers found census records showing the entrepreneur and philanthropist owned slaves as late as 1850, contrary to the long-held belief that his family freed all slaves when he was a boy.

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Giuliani Leaves Hospital After COVID-19 Treatment

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Leading up to his hospitalization, the president's personal attorney had been traveling the country on behalf of President Trump's failed legal attempts to overturn the 2020 election results.

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Justice Department Sues Alabama Over Prison Conditions

Thursday, December 10, 2020

The federal lawsuit is an effort to get the state to improve prison conditions after negotiations with officials failed to result in voluntary change.

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U.K. Regulators Tell People With Severe Allergies Not To Get Vaccine

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

Two National Health Service workers with long histories of severe allergies received the Pfizer, BioNTech coronavirus vaccine Tuesday. Both are now recovering after bad reactions to the dose.

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Chinese Vaccine 86% Effective, UAE Health Ministry Says

Wednesday, December 09, 2020

The Sinopharm vaccine, developed by a Chinese pharmaceutical company, has already been approved for emergency use in a few countries.

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U.K. Begins Nationwide Coronavirus Immunization, Largest In Nation's History

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

A 90-year-old woman from Coventry received the first vaccine shot as part of the United Kingdom's nationwide immunization campaign launched Tuesday.

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New Zealand Finds Intelligence Lapses Leading To Last Year's Mosque Attacks

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

A Royal Commission report criticizes the country's lax gun laws, lackluster counterterrorism efforts, "fragile" intelligence agencies and ineffective leadership leading up to the attack.

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Navajo Nation Extends Lockdown Due To "Dire" Surge Of Coronavirus

Monday, December 07, 2020

Navajo Nation President Jonathan Nez warned the current surge hitting the community is far more severe than in April and May.

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