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Sons of Confederate Veterans member-turned VA Secretary tells Congress he won’t remove headstones engraved with swastikas

Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Robert Wilkie has refused to remove three headstones engraved with swastikas at the graves of German prisoners of war in national cemeteries in…

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‘I have lost track of how many people I have found dead,’ EMT says. But we must reopen.

By Edward VanWagnerThe sight was something I never expected to see in my lifetime. Not that I didn’t believe that this could happen. I suppose,…

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Chinese media use protests to criticize US over Hong Kong

Beijing (AFP) – Chinese state media took aim at the US government over the weekend as many American cities were gripped by raging protests and…

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100-year-old Indonesian woman beats coronavirus

Surabaya (Indonesia) (AFP) – A 100-year-old Indonesian woman has recovered from coronavirus, making her the country’s oldest survivor of the deadly respiratory illness.Kamtim, who like…

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Taj Mahal damaged in deadly India thunderstorm

Agra (India) (AFP) – A deadly thunderstorm that rolled across parts of northern India damaged sections of the Taj Mahal complex, including the main gate…

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German engineer on China charter flight tests positive for coronavirus

Beijing (AFP) – A German engineer on the first flight carrying European workers back to China has tested positive for coronavirus as an asymptomatic carrier,…

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‘Rioting cops’ attacking protesters is a sign police departments are ‘rotten to the core’: columnist

In a brutally frank column for the Daily Beast, Kali Hollway writes that the response by police across the country to street protests over the…

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For Russia, SpaceX success is ‘wakeup call’

Moscow (AFP) – Russia has lost its long-held monopoly as the only country able to ferry astronauts to the International Space Station following the flawless…

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Spectre of oil giant Rosneft looms over Russian independent media

Moscow (AFP) – Russian oil giant Rosneft, run by a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, is wielding growing influence over Russia’s remaining independent media…

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Historian: Georgia’s current ‘citizen’s arrest’ law has its roots in a 1861 rule written by a confederate slaveholder

The video-recorded murder of Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man killed by two white vigilantes while jogging near Brunswick, Georgia, has focused attention on Georgia’s Civil…

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WATCH: Young Black couple Tasered and pulled from car by mob of Atlanta police for reportedly breaking curfew

In a video captured by CBS46, a young Black couple can be seen being pulled over by Atlanta law enforcement officers because they were reportedly…

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After years of pent-up anger, Philadelphia erupts

PHILADEPHIA — In the early afternoon, hours before the blue sky over City Hall was blotted by plumes of black smoke while Center City businesses…

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Infamous Russian hacker group Sandworm is now hijacking mail servers

A new report from the US National Security Agency reveals that a group of Russian hackers associated with that government’s military-intelligence agency, GRU, has been exploiting…

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Why white silence is deafening — and deadly

Once again, a video was released: George Floyd. For eight minutes, life was squeezed out of him. We saw him beg for water, for his breath,…

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Iran’s new parliament speaker says talks with US ‘futile’

Iran’s parliament speaker Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf said any negotiations with the United States would be “futile” as he delivered his first major speech to the conservative-dominated…

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World virus cases top 6 million as leaders disagree on pandemic response

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday, with Brazil registering another record surge in daily infections as divisions deepened on how to…

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Curfews and clashes as police brutality protests escalate

Curfews were imposed on major US cities as clashes over police brutality erupted across America with demonstrators ignoring warnings from President Donald Trump that his…

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‘Insanity outside the White House’: After Trump stokes tensions, fresh clashes between police and protesters

As protests against police violence and the killing of George Floyd continued in cities across the U.S. on Saturday, a massive crowd gathered outside President…

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Ocasio-Cortez blasts her NYC mayor for ‘making excuses’ for NYPD violence against protesters

The youngest woman ever elected to Congress ripped her city’s mayor on Saturday for “making excuses” for New York Police Department actions. In videos that…

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‘Light ’em up’: Police open fire on people filming them from their front porch

Video reportedly taken from the Wittier neighborhood of Minneapolis on Saturday shows authorities shooting projectiles upon people filming them from a front porch. On Friday,…

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‘They just fired on us’: Horrifying videos of cops ‘using journalists for target practice’ in Minneapolis

Journalists covering the protests in Minneapolis reported on being targeted by police on Saturday. Multiple reports — including live coverage on CNN — showed police…

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