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Russian Vote on Extending Putin’s Rule Until 2036 Nears End

Russian Vote on Extending Putin’s Rule Until 2036 Nears End

Moscow, Russia (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is wrapping up his main political project of the year. That’s the constitutional vote that would allow him to extend his rule until 2036. The nationwide balloting on the amendments that would reset the clock on Putin’s tenure and enable him to serve two more six-year terms…

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Fauci: US ‘going in wrong direction’ in coronavirus outbreak

Fauci: US ‘going in wrong direction’ in coronavirus outbreak

Washington (AP) Dr. Anthony Fauci says the U.S. is “going in the wrong direction” with coronavirus cases surging in some regions, and that’s putting the entire country at risk. With about 40,000 new cases being reported a day, Fauci said he wouldn’t be surprised if the daily count reaches 100,000 if things don’t improve. The…

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China Approves Contentious Hong Kong National Security Law

China Approves Contentious Hong Kong National Security Law

HONG KONG (AP) — China has approved a contentious law that would allow authorities to crack down on subversive and secessionist activity in Hong Kong. Tam Yiu-Chung, Hong Kong’s sole representative to the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, confirmed the law had been passed. The law has sparked fears that it would be…

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Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion clinic law

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has struck down a Louisiana law regulating abortion clinics, reasserting a commitment to abortion rights over fierce opposition from dissenting conservative justices in the first big abortion case of the Trump era. Chief Justice John Roberts joined with his four more liberal colleagues in ruling that the law requiring…

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Mississippi Surrenders Confederate Symbol From State Flag

Mississippi Surrenders Confederate Symbol From State Flag

Jackson, MS (AP) — Mississippi will retire the last state flag in the U.S. that includes the Confederate battle emblem. Spectators cheered in the state Capitol on Sunday after legislators passed a bill. It requires that a new flag be designed without the emblem that many condemn as racist. The change comes amid widespread protests…

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