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S. Korea forced to reimpose restrictions as COVID-19 cases increase after reopening in early...

South Korea was once considered the gold standard for its rapid response to COVID-19. By early May, it had started to see days with no new domestic cases. The government warned the virus could...
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Pioneering AIDS Activist Larry Kramer—Whose “Rage Helped Inspire a Movement”—Dead at 84

LGBTQ rights and public health advocates mourned an "incalculable" loss on Wednesday when influential AIDS activist and writer Larry Kramer died of pneumonia at the age of 84. Kramer came to fame in the 1980s...
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Trump Condemned for Ditching Treaty That Has ‘Helped Prevent Nuclear War for Nearly Three...

In a move that alarmed nuclear experts, anti-war activists, and policymakers around the world, the U.S. government notified international partners on Thursday that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the country from the Treaty on...
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During virtual commencement, beloved American president addresses HBCU graduates in powerful speech

As America’s favorite president, Barack Obama is a coveted speaker at any U.S. college commencement, but particularly at the nation’s 101 historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). If you’re not Black, it’s difficult to comprehend...
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Argentina grounds flights until September. US keeps going despite much-higher death rate per capita.

Yesterday Argentina banned all sales of airline tickets to, from, or within Argentina until September 1. Other South American countries have banned commercial flights, but Argentina’s ban extends furthest into the future. For more,...
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Coronavirus ‘Effectively Eliminated’ in New Zealand Following Comprehensive Approach of Jacinda Ardern’s Government

Five weeks after launching an aggressive nationwide lockdown to combat the coronavirus pandemic—coupled with one of the most robust economic relief packages of any country—New Zealand's government on Monday announced that the new coronavirus...
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Rumors fly that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has died after botched heart...

Media outlets in Japan and Taiwan are reporting that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has died. This has not been confirmed by the North Korean government or by sources in South Korea. Earlier in...
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Iran reveals ‘secret space program’ in a dramatic fashion, by launching military satellite

There may only be one news story at the focus of the world’s attention at the moment, but there are events happening around the planet that, in any other circumstance, would have raised some serious...
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Rumors and Fake #KimJongUnDead Hashtag Spark Concern Over Health, Whereabouts of North Korean Leader

Global speculation spiked further Saturday over the health condition and whereabouts of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after his lack of public appearances touched off a fake social media hashtag—an all-caps #KIMJONGUNDEAD—that proceeded...
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Nature Just Hit The Reset Button: Dolphins Come Out To Play In Venice

Thanks to the lack of people, tourism and boat traffic in and around Italy, wildlife that typically kept away appears to have returned.  As one Twitter uses says, “Here's an unexpected side effect of...

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