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Uganda’s President Fends Off Opposition In Contested Election

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine faced longtime President Yoweri Museveni in yesterday’s election, official results are expected on Saturday. Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/01/15/957208572/ugandas-president-fends-off-opposition-in-contested-election Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Strict Security Measures In Place Across The Nation Ahead Of Inauguration Day

The FBI is monitoring “concerning online chatter” about events surrounding Inauguration Day, heightening security concerns ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s swearing in. (Image credit: BRENDAN…

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When It Comes To COVID-19, Iran Is Dealt A Double Whammy

As the world rushes to vaccinate against the coronavirus pandemic, Iran is one of the worst hit countries in the Middle East. And because of…

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Israel To Start Vaccinating Palestinian Prisoners Next Week

Israel will start vaccinating Palestinian prisoners on Monday or Tuesday, Health Minister Yuli Edelstein tells NPR. Thirty prisoners tested positive for the coronavirus in one…

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COVID-19 Origin Study: WHO Team Arrives In Wuhan To Investigate

Their arrival comes more than a week after an unexpected delay prevented the scientists from entering China. (Image credit: Nicolas Asfouri/AFP via Getty Images) Source:…

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Uganda Election Pits President Museveni Against Novice Politician

Ugandans voters on Thursday are deciding between a man who has been in power for more than three decades and a singer turned politician who…

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France Has 1 Of The Highest Rates Of Vaccine Skepticism

France has been slowed in its vaccine rollout by the large number of people who say they are opposed to vaccinations. But the rapid spread…

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Pompeo Shakes Up Long-Standing Rules For U.S.-Taiwan Relations

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has tossed out decades-old rules that helped the U.S. navigate unofficial relations with Taiwan. NPR discusses whether the Biden administration…

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Uganda’s Young People View Upcoming Presidential Election As A Chance For Change

Uganda’s youth are turning out in force ahead of Thursday’s presidential election, challenging longtime leader Yoweri Museveni. Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/01/13/956506243/ugandas-young-people-view-upcoming-presidential-election-as-a-chance-for-change Droolin’ Dog sniffed out this story…

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After Poisoning, Russian Opposition Leader Navalny Vows To Return To Russia

Alexei Navalny said he has purchased a Sunday plane ticket to return to Moscow. He has spent months in Germany recovering from nerve agent poisoning….

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Biden Nominates Samantha Power To Run U.S. Agency For International Development

Power is “a world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity,” President-elect Joe Biden said of the former U.N. ambassador. The post will be elevated to…

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‘Aftershocks’ Tells Of A Reckoning With The Self — And With Memory

Writer Nadia Owusu has lived many lives. Her nonlinear memoir, centered on the idea of physical and metaphorical earthquakes, is about all of the parts…

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North Korea’s Kim Talks Of New Weapons, But Leaves Door Open For Biden

Kim Jong Un calls for beefing up his country’s nuclear and military capabilities, but appears to be leaving open the possibility for negotiation with the…

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India Prepares For Massive Vaccine Drive, But Some Fear It’s Moving Too Quickly

Scientists, public health experts and opposition politicians have raised questions about one of the two vaccines the country of 1.4 billion people has authorized for…

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Province In China On Lockdown After Biggest Coronavirus Spike In Months

Hebei province, with a population of 11 million people, has reported more than 600 new coronavirus cases, since early January. (Image credit: VCG/VCG via Getty…

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CDC Requires COVID-19 Test From Air Passengers Entering the U.S.

Starting Jan. 26, airlines will only allow people to board if they provide documentation that they tested negative in the preceding three days or have…

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Uganda’s Ruler Museveni Defends Violent Crackdown In Bid For 6th Term

President Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, spoke to NPR ahead of Thursday’s election. His main challenger, Bobi Wine, said Tuesday the military had killed…

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‘Trump Has Created A Huge Chasm’ In U.S. Society: Capitol Siege Viewed From Berlin

The violent insurrection attempt at the U.S. Capitol stunned many in Germany, especially those who grew up in the American sector of then-West Berlin. (Image…

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Israeli Human Rights Group Says The Country Pursues Nondemocratic ‘Apartheid Regime’

The highly charged reference to South Africa’s former policy of white rule has long been a Palestinian critique of Israel’s treatment of its Arab citizens…

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Malaysia’s Coronavirus Lockdown Is Not A Coup, Prime Minister Says

In his declaration, Malaysia’s king suspends the national parliament and state legislatures, delaying the country’s general election. (Image credit: Vincent Thian/AP) Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/01/12/955947625/malaysias-coronavirus-lockdown-is-not-a-coup-prime-minister-says Droolin’ Dog…

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Indonesian Navy Divers Recover ‘Black Box’ From Wreckage Of Jetliner

Divers recovered the device from Java Sea after Sunday’s crash of the Sriwijaya Air flight. (Image credit: Eric Ireng/AP) Source: https://www.npr.org/2021/01/12/955952280/indonesian-navy-divers-recover-black-box-from-wreckage-of-jetliner Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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