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ACLU sues over U.S. border policy of expelling migrant children
August 15, 2020
In July, U.S. border officials made 2,506 arrests of unaccompanied children. Only 168 were allowed to stay and seek refuge.
FDA says these sanitizers won't protect you against COVID-19
August 15, 2020
Some disinfecting products don't contain enough active ingredients to kill the coronavirus, regulators say.
U.N. votes not to extend arms embargo against Iran
August 14, 2020
U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo slammed the vote in a statement, calling it "inexcusable."
Portugal’s sensational ceramic tiles
August 14, 2020
Correspondent Martha Teichner travels throughout Portugal to tell the story of the country’s rich tradition of covering buildings with colorful ceramic tiles, called Azulejos.
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Trump Sets Deadline for TikTok Sale
August 15, 2020
President Trump set a 90-day deadline for TikTok’s Chinese owner to divest itself of the video-sharing app’s U.S. operations.
Trump Sets Deadline for TikTok Sale
August 15, 2020
President Trump set a 90-day deadline for TikTok’s Chinese owner to divest itself of the video-sharing app’s U.S. operations.
How Israel and the U.A.E. Formed a Diplomatic Relationship
August 14, 2020

Israel and the United Arab Emirates agreed to establish formal diplomatic ties in a dramatic U.S.-backed shift that signaled Tel Aviv’s warming ties with Gulf Arab states. The breakthrough gives each country and the U.S. a chance to reshape the region. Photo: Sean Gallup/Getty Images; Michael Reynolds/Pool/Getty Images and Emirates News Agency via AP

High-Stakes Arctic Race Heats Up for U.S., Russia and China
August 14, 2020

Warmer temperatures are melting Arctic ice and raising tensions as the U.S. looks to expand its presence in newly open waters. The problem: Russia and China also have growing trade, energy and military ambitions there. Photo composite: Ksenia Shaikhutdinova

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California surpasses 600,000 coronavirus cases, most in US - Live
August 15, 2020
Despite record cases, California governor says he is encouraged by a drop in hospitalization and ICU admission rates.
'Audacity to choose a Black woman': Kamala Harris - her own words
August 15, 2020
Senator Kamala Harris gives her first interview since Joe Biden named her as his presidential running mate.
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Drones & jets: Israel launches strikes on Gaza Strip for 4th straight night (VIDEO)
August 15, 2020
Preview The Israeli military has pummeled the Gaza Strip for a fourth consecutive night. The air raids are said to come in response to explosive and incendiary balloon attacks by Palestinian militants.
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Putin proposes online summit of Iran nuclear deal nations to avoid clash over UN arms embargo
August 14, 2020
Preview Russian President Vladimir Putin has proposed to hold an online summit featuring Iran, Germany and five UN Security Council permanent members. The meeting would focus on how to avoid conflict over the UN arms embargo on Tehran.
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Spain bans OUTDOOR smoking and shuts nightclubs & discos as Covid-19 cases spike
August 14, 2020
Preview Madrid has rolled out a new set of anti-coronavirus measures, shutting down some public venues and banning smoking in the street without social distancing. It comes as some 3,000 new cases of Covid-19 are being reported daily.
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NEWS • Analysis
120 Children Remain in ICE Detention Despite Court Order For Them to Be Released Due to COVID-19 Concerns
August 14, 2020
At least 120 children are detained by ICE, despite a court order requiring the agency release them because of risks posed by COVID-19.
8 Years After Proving Racism Affected His Trial, North Carolina Inmate Taken Off Death Row
August 14, 2020
On Friday, the North Carolina Supreme Court reinstated the life sentence of Marcus Robinson, a 47-year-old Black man who proved before a judge in 2012 that racism had affected trial proceedings that resulted in his death sentence. Robinson had been re-sentenced to life without parole under North Carolina’s Racial Justice Act (RJA) but was later…
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Business this week
August 15, 2020
KAL’s cartoon
August 15, 2020
How America’s electoral college favours white voters
August 15, 2020
A ballot cast in New Hampshire is 100,000 times likelier to tip the result than one in Washington, DC
Politics this week
August 13, 2020
The dereliction of American diplomacy
August 13, 2020
Donald Trump dismisses it as the “Deep State Department”. Yet America needs it more than ever
Why cash has been piling up during the pandemic
August 13, 2020
Consumers are hoarding banknotes. And perhaps crooks are struggling to launder their ill-gotten gains
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