Australia’s Most Populous States Close Their Border After Coronavirus Cases Spike
The decision taken by the governments of New South Wales and Victoria marks a dramatic escalation of efforts to contain COVID-19 and could hinder the nation’s economic recovery
Composer Ennio Morricone, Who Created Theme for The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Dies at 91
He produced more than 400 original scores for feature films, including for The Untouchables, The Hateful Eight and The Battle of Algiers
Iran Confirms Centrifuge Facility Was Damaged in Fire at Nuclear Site
(TEHRAN, Iran) — Iran on Sunday confirmed that a damaged building at the underground Natanz nuclear site was a new centrifuge assembly center, the official IRNA news agency reported. Iranian officials had previously sought to downplay the fire, which erupted early on Thursday, calling it only an “incident” that affected an “industrial shed.” However, a…
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Frederick Douglass Statue Torn Down and Vandalized in Rochester, N.Y.
In Rochester on July 5, 1852, Douglass gave the speech “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July,” in which he called the celebration of liberty a sham in a nation that enslaves and oppresses its Black citizens
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Tokyo’s First Female Governor Wins Re-Election by Landslide in Vote Clouded by Coronavirus
Yuriko Koike said shortly after declaring victory that “the most urgent problem now is dealing with the virus”
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French Anti-Racism Groups Denounce Paris Street Names and Statues Honoring Colonizers
French President Emmanuel Macron has insisted that authorities will not remove any controversial monuments
Former Minneapolis Police Officer Charged in George Floyd’s Killing Posts $750,000 Bond
Tou Thao is the third former officer in Floyd's killing to be released on bond, with only Derek Chauvin still in custody
Russian Man Shot Dead in Austria, Police Investigate Possible Political Motive
Local media reports say the victim was a critic of the authoritarian leader of Russia's Chechnya region
FDA Head Declines to Defend or Deny Trump Claim That 99% of COVID-19 Cases Are ‘Totally Harmless’
The President's claim contradicts the existing data
Facebook Groups Created to Criticize Stay-at-Home Orders Pivot to Attack Black Lives Matter Protests
These groups, which now boast a collective audience of more than 1 million members, are still thriving
Bill Cosby Cites Systemic Racism as He Seeks Appeal in Sexual Assault Conviction
Cosby was convicted of sexual assault in 2018 and is serving up to 10 years in prison
Kansas Newspaper Cartoon Equates Face Mask Mandate With the Holocaust
The publisher, who is a county GOP chairman, says he plans to release the cartoon in their next edition Tuesday
France Returns Remains of 19th Century Algerian Anti-Colonial Fighters
The fighters’ skulls were taken to Paris as war trophies and held in a museum for decades until their repatriation
Two Dead and 8 Injured After Early Morning Shooting at South Carolina Club
Authorities are looking for at least two suspects
Top GOP Officials Possibly Exposed to Coronavirus by Trump Jr.’s Girlfriend After Fundraising Event
Kimberly Guilfoyle was diagnosed with the coronavirus on July 3
Trump Vows to Preserve ‘American Way of Life’ From Enemies Within During Partisan Independence Day Speech
He did not mention the dead from the pandemic
As Statues Come Down Nationwide, Trump Seeks to Establish a ‘Garden’ of U.S. Heroes
Trump conveyed in a speech Friday night at Mount Rushmore and expanded on in an executive order
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U.S. Holiday Weekend Adds to Coronavirus Worries as Case Counts Grow
The U.S. set another daily record Friday with 52,300 newly reported infections
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Atlanta Braves Star Freddie Freeman and 3 Other Teammates Test Positive for Coronavirus
The tests come less than three weeks before the start of the pandemic-delayed season
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Noose Found in Off-Campus Johns Hopkins University Building in Baltimore
The school described the incident as a "possible hate crime"
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1 Killed, 3 Wounded in Shooting at Mississippi Sports Bar
The suspect left the bar and was not in custody
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Pubs, Restaurants and Museums Open as England Eases Coronavirus Lockdown
Many think the easing comes too soon given still-high levels of coronavirus infections and deaths
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Protesters Return to St. Louis Area Where Couple Drew Guns in Widely Spread Pictures
The McCloskeys are personal injury attorneys who suddenly became famous last Sunday
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Two Injured and One in Critical Condition After Car Drove Into Crowd of Peaceful Protesters in Seattle
The driver sped around a series of vehicles set up by the protesters to protect themselves
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North Korea Says It Has No Plans for Talks With U.S.
North Korea on criticized what it describes as “hostile” polices toward Pyongyang
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8-Year-Old Killed, 3 Injured in Alabama Mall Shooting
Police did not give a motive and did not say if they had identified suspects
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President Trump Pushes Racial Division, Flouts Coronavirus Rules at Mt. Rushmore Speech
The speech and fireworks at Mount Rushmore came against the backdrop of a pandemic that has killed over 125,000 Americans
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