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Hong Kong Protesters Adapt Signs, Slogans to Skirt New Law

Hong Kong Protesters Adapt Signs, Slogans to Skirt New Law

Hong Kong (AP) — Supporters of Hong Kong’s protest movement are adapting their methods since China imposed a feared national security law on the city. To make their voices heard without violating the law, protesters are amending their slogans and protest songs, and even holding up blank pieces of paper to express opposition to the…

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Asia Today: Outbreak in Northwest China Spreads to 2nd City

Asia Today: Outbreak in Northwest China Spreads to 2nd City

Beijing, China (AP) — China’s latest coronavirus outbreak has spread to a second city in the northwestern region of Xinjiang. One of the 17 new cases was in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar, while the others were in the regional capital. Urumqi is where all other cases have been reported since the outbreak…

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Justice Ginsburg says cancer has returned, but won’t retire

Justice Ginsburg says cancer has returned, but won’t retire

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she is receiving chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer, but has no plans to retire from the Supreme Court. The 87-year-old Ginsburg said her treatment so far has succeeded in reducing lesions on her liver and that she will continue chemotherapy sessions every two weeks “to keep…

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Days Grow Long at Nursing Homes as Virus Lockdowns Drag On

Days Grow Long at Nursing Homes as Virus Lockdowns Drag On

Warner Robins, GA (AP) — As normalcy returns to many segments of the U.S. that were locked down as the coronavirus spread, most nursing homes remain frozen in the same position since March. Though some states are inching toward normalcy for residents of those facilities, most are still barring visitors and severely curtailing activities inside.…

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More than 1M Americans seek help as companies cut more jobs

More than 1M Americans seek help as companies cut more jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — More than a million Americans sought unemployment benefits last week. That’s the word from a Labor Department report that indicates companies are cutting more jobs as the coronavirus surges through the Sunbelt and some of the nation’s most populous states. Layoffs in Florida, Georgia and California rose by tens of thousands. The…

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