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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that he has tested positive for the coronavirus on Friday morning. Johnson, a top ally of President Trump, is in self-isolation at the prime minister's residence at 10 Downing Street in London. Elizabeth Palmer reports on the new developments.
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House votes to ban goods made by forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region
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Hong Kong democracy activists found guilty over June 4 assembly
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Trump freezes 2024 Republican primary before it even begins
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States in US deploy National Guard amid Covid-19 spike
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L.A. police union offers $20,000 reward for information in fatal Wilmington shooting
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