Trump says coronavirus risk in U.S. is low; CDC confirms first case of unknown origin

Trump says coronavirus risk in U.S. is low; CDC confirms first case of unknown origin

President Donald Trump told Americans on Wednesday that the risk from coronavirus remained "very low," and placed Vice President Mike Pence in charge of the U.S. response to the looming global health crisis. This report produced by Chris Dignam.
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First charges under national security law

First charges under national security law

A Hong Kong man who carried a sign saying "Liberate Hong Kong, revolution of our times" as he drove a motorcycle into police during a protest this week has become the first person charged with inciting separatism and terrorism under a new security la
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Explained: The India-China spat, TikTok derailed

Explained: The India-China spat, TikTok derailed

A historic conflict between India and China has derailed a $1 billion India expansion plan of TikTok’s owner ByteDance. Megan Revell explains what you need to know about the spat between the nuclear-armed neighbors.
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Hong Kong activists discus parliament-in-exile

Hong Kong activists discus parliament-in-exile

Hong Kong pro-democracy activists are discussing a plan to create an unofficial parliament-in-exile to keep the flame of freedom alive and send a message to China that freedom cannot be crushed, campaigner Simon Cheng told Reuters on Thursday (July 2
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Kim Jong Un praises North Korea's COVID response

Kim Jong Un praises North Korea's COVID response

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has praised his country's handling of the coronavirus pandemic, describing it as a "shining success".
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Redskins sponsor FedEx asks for team name change

Redskins sponsor FedEx asks for team name change

Key sponsor FedEx has asked the Washington Redskins to change their name, adding to renewed calls for the NFL franchise to be rebranded.
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Where Ghislaine Maxwell hid out in style

Where Ghislaine Maxwell hid out in style

Ghislaine Maxwell was hiding out in style: her luxury timber-framed home perched on 156 acres of New Hampshire pine and oak forests boasts dramatic views of Mount Sunapee's foothills, but is secluded enough to have kept her out of eyeshot of the tight-knit locals.
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U.S. Senate passes bill over China's Hong Kong law

U.S. Senate passes bill over China's Hong Kong law

The U.S. Senate unanimously approved legislation on Thursday to penalize banks doing business with Chinese officials who implement Beijing’s draconian new national security law on Hong Kong, sending it to the White House for President Donald Trump’s
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"Very little risk" pets can infect owners with COVID

"Very little risk" pets can infect owners with COVID

There is 'very little risk' that pets can infect their owners with COVID-19, the chief scientist of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday (July 2).
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Florida tops 10,000 virus cases in a day

Florida tops 10,000 virus cases in a day

[NFA] Florida, among the states hardest hit by the June surge, reported more than 10,000 new coronavirus infections on Thursday, its largest spike so far, while Texas Governor Greg Abbott on Thursday decreed that face masks must be worn in all counti
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Supreme Court to hear case on redacted Mueller report

Supreme Court to hear case on redacted Mueller report

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear a bid by President Donald Trump's administration to avoid disclosing to the House Judiciary Committee grand jury materials related to former Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report documenting Russian
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Botswana investigating deaths of hundreds of elephants

Botswana investigating deaths of hundreds of elephants

Hundreds of elephants have been found dead in Botswana but their deaths remain unexplained.
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Florida hits record 10,000 COVID-19 cases in a day

Florida hits record 10,000 COVID-19 cases in a day

[NFA] Florida shattered records on Thursday when it reported over 10,000 new coronavirus cases, the biggest one-day increase in the state since the pandemic started, according to a Reuters tally. Jillian Kitchener has more.
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Putin thanks Russians for support in vote

Putin thanks Russians for support in vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin thanked the Russian people for their support in adopting changes to the Russian Constitution that will let him run for two more terms in office.
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British musicians demand help for live music industry

British musicians demand help for live music industry

Paul McCartney, Ed Sheeran and The Rolling Stones were among some 1,500 musicians who called on Thursday (July 2) for the British government to help the live music business survive the novel coronavirus outbreak.
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Court weighs bid to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque

Court weighs bid to turn Hagia Sophia into mosque

A Turkish court on Thursday heard a case aimed at converting the Hagia Sophia museum in Istanbul back into a mosque and will announce its verdict within 15 days, a lawyer said, on an issue which has drawn international expressions of concern.
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More than 100 killed in Myanmar mine collapse

More than 100 killed in Myanmar mine collapse

A landslide at a jade mine in northern Myanmar killed at least 113 people, with more feared dead, authorities said on Thursday, after a heap of mining waste collapsed into a lake, triggering a wave of mud and water that buried many workers.
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Meghan felt 'unprotected' by UK royal family while pregnant

Meghan felt 'unprotected' by UK royal family while pregnant

Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, felt "unprotected" by the British royal family while she was pregnant with her son Archie, according to London High Court documents filed as part of her legal action against a newspaper.
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U.S. House passes China sanctions bill

U.S. House passes China sanctions bill

[NFA] The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday (July 1) passed a bill with unanimous consent taking aim at China's new national security law for Hong Kong.
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Kissing off menu for Dutch sex workers

Kissing off menu for Dutch sex workers

Dutch sex workers welcomed customers back on Wednesday as the Netherlands further eased coronavirus measures, but they were advised to avoid heavy breathing and kissing to help reduce the risk of transmitting COVID-19.
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Australia considering safe haven offer for Hong Kongers

Australia considering safe haven offer for Hong Kongers

Australia is considering safe haven proposals for Hong Kong residents, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, after China imposed a new national security law on the financial hub.
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Fires in Brazil's Amazon jump 20% in June

Fires in Brazil's Amazon jump 20% in June

The number of fires in Brazil's Amazon rainforest rose 20% in June to a 13-year-high for the month, government data showed on Wednesday, as researchers worry that it could signal a repeat of last year's surge in forest fires.
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Hard-hit U.S. states re-impose lockdown measures

Hard-hit U.S. states re-impose lockdown measures

[NFA] Ahead of the 4th of July holiday weekend, the governors of hard-hit states California, Arizona, and Florida urged residents to avoid large gatherings, as they re-imposed some lockdown measures on Wednesday. Gavino Garay has the story.
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Trump not verbally briefed on Russia bounty matter: WH

Trump not verbally briefed on Russia bounty matter: WH

[NFA] White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien on Wednesday said that President Donald Trump was not verbally briefed on a reported Russian effort to pay the Taliban to kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan because the intelligence was not co
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Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong protests

Hundreds arrested in Hong Kong protests

More than 300 people were arrested on Wednesday after thousands took to the streets protesting a day after a new national security law was passed in Hong Kong.
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