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California Residents Under Strict Stay-At-Home Orders Through Christmas

Sunday, December 06, 2020

State officials announced on Saturday that they will bring back sweeping new restrictions as coronavirus cases continue to climb and ICU capacity dwindles.

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Houston Police Rescue 26 From Alleged Human Smuggling Operation

Friday, December 04, 2020

Officers discovered 25 men and one woman inside a boarded-up house in the Houston suburbs. Many said they were being held against their will and had been there for up to a week.

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Bangladesh Begins Moving Displaced Rohingya Muslims To Island

Friday, December 04, 2020

The remote island of Bhashan Char was first proposed as an option to move the Rohingya in 2015. The island is potentially unsafe for inhabitants given its cyclone- and flood-prone nature.

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Obama, Bush, Clinton Say They're Willing To Get Coronavirus Vaccine On Camera

Thursday, December 03, 2020

The former presidents' comments come as polls show many Americans would be hesitant to receive a vaccine once one becomes available.

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U.S. Hits 100,000 COVID-19 Hospitalizations, Breaks Daily Death Record

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Data from the COVID Tracking Project show 100,226 people were hospitalized Wednesday, while Johns Hopkins reports a new one-day death toll record.

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Former French President Valéry Giscard d'Estaing Dies, Age 94

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

The third president of the French Fifth Republic, Giscard d'Estaing expanded his nation's use of nuclear power and high-speed rail, but lost his bid for a second term.

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Trump Vows To Veto Defense Bill Unless Shield For Big Tech Is Scrapped

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

The president wants Congress to repeal Section 230 of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, a provision that provides legal protection for tech companies.

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U.K. Approves Pfizer Coronavirus Vaccine For Emergency Use

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

A British regulatory agency approved the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine Wednesday. It could be dispersed within days to the neediest people, government officials said.

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California Dive Boat Captain Charged In Fire That Killed 34

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

The Labor Day 2019 blaze aboard the Conception killed 33 passengers and one crew member. Prosecutors say the vessel's captain failed to follow safety rules.

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Assailants Attack City In Southern Brazil In Series Of Brazen Early Morning Heists

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Over the course of two hours, several heavily armed men laid siege to the coastal city of Criciúma, where they blew up ATMs and took hostages.

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Coronavirus Was In U.S. Weeks Earlier Than Previously Known, Study Says

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

The discovery, uncovered after analyzing blood donations from nine states, strengthens evidence that the coronavirus was quietly spreading around the world before health officials were aware.

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Diego Maradona Doctor Under Investigation In Soccer Legend's Death

Monday, November 30, 2020

Police in Argentina seized information tied to Maradona's treatment and medical history from his doctor, Leopoldo Luque, after questions over the former soccer player's death were raised.

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French Police Could Face Assault Charges In Beating That Sparked Protests

Monday, November 30, 2020

Preliminary charges were filed against four police officers in connection with the Nov. 21 beating of Michel Zecler in Paris that has prompted major protests throughout the country.

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Australian Professor Returns Home Following 2-Year Imprisonment In Iran

Friday, November 27, 2020

Kylie Moore Gilbert, an Australian professor, was arrested in Iran in 2018 and later received a 10-year prison sentence for espionage, charges which she vehemently denies.

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6 U.S. Citgo Executives Convicted And Sentenced in Venezuela

Friday, November 27, 2020

First arrested in Venezuela in November 2017, they were convicted Thanksgiving Day on corruption charges and immediately sentenced to more than eight years in prison.

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Germany Extends Strict Lockdown Measures With Eye Towards Reopening Ski Slopes

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Chancellor Angela Merkel extended limits on private gatherings, and will keep bars and restaurants closed through December, but she asked the EU to agree on a time to reopen the region's ski slopes.

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Supreme Court Says New York Can't Limit Attendance In Houses of Worship Due To COVID

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Justices said the Gov. Andrew Cuomo's executive order limiting attendance in places of worship violates the First Amendment.

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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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