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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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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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