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China's ceremonial legislature endorses national security law for Hong Kong that has strained relations with US, Britain

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Chinese lawmakers endorse Hong Kong national security law

8 minutes ago   |   ABC News   |   4 articles

China's ceremonial legislature has endorsed a national security law for Hong Kong that has strained relations with the United States and Britain
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Israeli cyber chief: Major attack on water systems thwarted

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Israel's national cyber chief has officially acknowledged the country thwarted a major cyber attack last month against its water systems, an assault widely attributed to...
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Lebanon crisis brings mixed legacy for central bank governor

1 hour ago   |   ABC News

He was touted as the guardian of Lebanon's monetary stability as he steered the tiny country's finances through post-war recovery and various bouts of unrest for nearly three...
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Hard-line former Tehran mayor named Iran parliament speaker

2 hours ago   |   ABC News

Iran's parliament has voted to elect a hard-line former mayor of Tehran as the legislative body's new speaker
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Asian shares mixed after Wall Street rally; Hong Kong lower

2 hours ago   |   Boston Herald   |   3 articles

By ELAINE KURTENBACH BANGKOK - Asian stocks were mixed after an upbeat open on Thursday, as investors pinned their hopes on an economic rebound from the coronavirus...
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Minneapolis mayor: Arrest, charge officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck before death

4 hours ago   |   Boston Herald

By Liz Navratil and Libor Jany MINNEAPOLIS - Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey on Wednesday called for an arrest and charges against the now-fired Minneapolis police officer who...
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Vanishing Jobs for the Young Could Create a ‘Lock-Down Generation'

4 hours ago   |   Time

GENEVA - Bashar Ali Naim used to work in a perfume and accessories store in Baghdad, earning $480 per week on average. About three months ago, the coronavirus outbreak swept...
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U.S. to Penalize Work at Iranian Facilities in Latest Blow to Nuclear Accord

5 hours ago   |   NY Times

International workers will no longer be able to keep a watchful eye on the nuclear programs, risking a layer of security that had sought to ensure Iran could not secretly...
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Mexican drug lord pleads poverty in bid to escape arrest

7 hours ago   |   ABC News

A Mexican drug lord who is on the FBI's most wanted list for the murder of a federal agent over three decades ago, says in a legal appeal that he has no money, is too old to...
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3-year-old boy honored for quick-thinking that saved neighbor trapped in basement

The police department's lifesaving award is usually given to an officer for heroic actions in the line of duty, but Wednesday, it was given to a 3-year-old boy. Read more ...

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

Historic SpaceX astronaut launch scrubbed

SpaceX and NASA have scrubbed Wednesday's attempt at launching astronauts from American soil for the first time since 2011. Read more ...

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Poll shows half of Americans would get a COVID-19 vaccine

Only about half of Americans say they would get a COVID-19 vaccine if the scientists working to create one succeed, a new poll finds. Read more ...

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

LeBron James joins chorus of athletes speaking out about killing of George Floyd

NBA superstar LeBron James has joined the chorus of notable high-profile athletes who have voiced their outrage over the death of George Floyd. Read more ...

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

Passenger walks away from almost $139K after being questioned at Boston airport

The man originally claimed it was just $1,500, state police said. Read more ...

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to make a movie on a space station

NASA chief "all in" for Tom Cruise to make a movie on a space station

NASA is rolling out the International Space Station's red carpet for Tom Cruise to make a movie in orbit. Read more ...

China's parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

China's parliament adopts plan to impose security law on Hong Kong

The Chinese parliament on Thursday passed a national security bill that ramps up security in Hong Kong. Anti-Beijing protests in the autonomous city were reignited by the... Read more ...

Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

Protesters rally in support of George Floyd in Sacramento

Dozens of people protested in Sacramento Wednesday night against the death of a black man in Minneapolis police custody. Read more ...

Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

Disney proposes mid-July reopening of theme parks

Walt Disney World officials proposed a plan on Wednesday that would allow it to begin reopening theme parks on July 11. Read more ...

Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting, Texas court says

Virus fear alone not enough for mail balloting, Texas court says

Texas officials fighting to block widespread mail-in voting during the pandemic claimed victory after the state's highest court ruled Wednesday that a lack of immunity to the... Read more ...