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Family of Palestinian slain by police sees probe dragging on Family of Palestinian slain by police sees probe dragging on

Family of Palestinian slain by police sees probe dragging on

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JERUSALEM — The family of a Palestinian man with autism who was fatally shot by Israeli police said on Thursday that it took a month for authorities to confirm the existence of security-camera footage of the shooting.The existence of the footage had been in question throughout an investigation that the family says has been painfully…

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27% unlikely to be vaccinated; Republicans, conservatives especially: POLL 27% unlikely to be vaccinated; Republicans, conservatives especially: POLL

27% unlikely to be vaccinated; Republicans, conservatives especially: POLL

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Unpersuaded by more than 100,000 pandemic deaths in the United States, 45% of strong conservatives, four in 10 Republicans and nearly as many evangelical Christians say they’d be unlikely to get vaccinated against the coronavirus, even for free. Overall, 27% of adults in an ABC News/Washington Post poll say they definitely (15%) or probably (12%)…

Myanmar’s election commission sets Nov. 8 date for polls Myanmar’s election commission sets Nov. 8 date for polls

Myanmar’s election commission sets Nov. 8 date for polls

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YANGON, Myanmar — Myanmar announced Wednesday it will hold elections on Nov. 8 for the national, regional and state parliaments.The state Union Election Commission announced the date in a statement on its Facebook page.The last general election in 2015 brought to power the National League for Democracy party of Aung San Suu Kyi after more…

CLARENCE THOMAS SET TO RETIRE? CLARENCE THOMAS SET TO RETIRE?

CLARENCE THOMAS SET TO RETIRE?

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Some recent polls have shown a weakening in support for Trump among evangelicals, who have long been among the president’s strongest supporters. But Roberts’s role in cases advancing both gay and abortion rights is now seen in the White House as an opening to shore up that part of Trump’s political base.Ralph Reed, the founder…

Reports: Germany revamping elite army unit over extremism Reports: Germany revamping elite army unit over extremism

Reports: Germany revamping elite army unit over extremism

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BERLIN — Germany’s defense minister reportedly plans to restructure the country’s special forces unit after numerous allegations of far-right extremism.Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer has called a news conference for Wednesday to talk about a “structural analysis” of the Kommando Spezialkraefte, or KSK, unit, following up on an analysis she ordered in May.Her office wouldn’t immediately…

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

China delayed releasing coronavirus info, frustrating WHO

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Throughout January, the World Health Organization publicly praised China for what it called a speedy response to the new coronavirus. It repeatedly thanked the Chinese government for sharing the genetic map of the virus “immediately,” and said its work and commitment to transparency were “very impressive, and beyond words.” But behind the scenes, it was…

Supreme Court rules a consumer regulator’s structure unconstitutional Supreme Court rules a consumer regulator’s structure unconstitutional

Supreme Court rules a consumer regulator’s structure unconstitutional

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The Supreme Court on Monday said the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Board violates the Constitution.Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote the majority opinion.At oral argument, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said the question before the court had an “academic quality” to it. Does it intrude on the president’s constitutional authority to direct the…

Denmark to review court cases because of possible DNA flaw Denmark to review court cases because of possible DNA flaw

Denmark to review court cases because of possible DNA flaw

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COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Some 3,450 criminal cases where a court ruling was chiefly based on DNA evidence will be reviewed, Denmark’s top prosecutor said Monday after a retest showed that a person convicted of burglarly likely was innocent.“We are protectively looking if to see if there are other, similar cases,” Director of Public Prosecutions Jan…

Polish president battles for reelection just days after White House visit Polish president battles for reelection just days after White House visit

Polish president battles for reelection just days after White House visit

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BERLIN — Poles went to vote on Sunday over whether their populist president gets a second five-year term, in a tighter than expected race that could put curbs on the ability of the ruling party to continue with its conservative agenda.President Andrzej Duda, the candidate of the governing right-wing Law and Justice party is battling…

Amid pandemic, scores of US Catholic schools face closure Amid pandemic, scores of US Catholic schools face closure

Amid pandemic, scores of US Catholic schools face closure

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Catholic schools have faced tough times for years, but the pace of closures is accelerating dramatically amid economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, sparking heartbreak and anger in scores of affected communities. “It’s not a pretty picture right now,” said Sister Dale McDonald, public policy director of the National Catholic Educational Association, which says about…

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

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India saw another record daily jump in coronavirus casesMay 28, 2020, 1:12 PM5 min read India saw another record daily jump in coronavirus cases while Russia reported a steady increase in its caseload even as it moved to swiftly ease restrictions in sync with the Kremlin’s ambitious political plans. The developments come as the United…

The Technology 202: Black tech leaders share reading recommendations for the industry The Technology 202: Black tech leaders share reading recommendations for the industry

The Technology 202: Black tech leaders share reading recommendations for the industry

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with Tonya Riley Recent protests against racism and police brutality are pressuring the tech industry to also look at its own record on diversity.  At this critical moment, I reached out to several black tech leaders and asked them what books they would recommend to The Technology 202 newsletter readers. Their picks range from fiction…

Thai police say they have busted major money-laundering ring Thai police say they have busted major money-laundering ring

Thai police say they have busted major money-laundering ring

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BANGKOK — Police in Thailand say they have broken up a money-laundering ring that transferred a total of 10 billion baht ($323 million), much of it linked to drug trafficking.A Chinese businessman arrested in Bangkok, Qaing Ma, is believed to be a key figure in the operation, police Maj. Gen. Veerachon Boontawee said Thursday.The suspect…

Reporters Without Borders condemns arrest of Egyptian editor Reporters Without Borders condemns arrest of Egyptian editor

Reporters Without Borders condemns arrest of Egyptian editor

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CAIRO — A leading media watchdog group condemned on Thursday the arrest this week of the editor of one of Egypt’s few remaining independent news outlets, and urged authorities to immediately release her and drop all charges.Nora Younis, editor of the al-Manassa news website, was arrested Wednesday after security forces raided her office in Cairo.…

The Cybersecurity 202: Democratic election officials punch back on Trump mail voting claims The Cybersecurity 202: Democratic election officials punch back on Trump mail voting claims

The Cybersecurity 202: Democratic election officials punch back on Trump mail voting claims

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with Tonya Riley Democratic election officials are punching back at President Trump’s unfounded claims that voting by mail leads to widespread fraud.  In a new digital ad, Democratic secretaries of state describe the president’s assault on mail voting as an effort to suppress minority votes and link it to a long history of racist voting…

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