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McConnell vows Senate vote on Trump's pick to fill Supreme Court seat after Ginsburg's death
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The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg just over six weeks before the election cast an immediate spotlight on the high court vacancy, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell quickly vowing to bring to a vote whoever President Donald Trump nominates.


Taiwan scrambles fighters as Chinese jets again fly near island
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Taiwan's air force scrambled jets for a second consecutive day on Saturday as multiple Chinese aircraft approached the island and crossed the sensitive midline of the Taiwan Strait, with the island's government urging Beijing to "pull back from the edge."


Amid Hurricane Sally recovery, 3 more storms form
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Hundreds of thousands of people were still without power Friday along the Alabama coast and the Florida Panhandle in the aftermath of Hurricane Sally as officials assessed millions of dollars in damage that included a broken bridge in Pensacola and ships thrown onto dry land.


U.S. bans WeChat, TikTok, citing national security reasons
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The U.S. Commerce Department has issued an order that will bar people in the United States from downloading Chinese-owned messaging app WeChat and video-sharing app TikTok, starting Sunday.


California firefighter dies battling blaze as rain brings relief from West Coast wildfires
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A California firefighter was reported on Friday to have been killed in a blaze that started at a gender reveal party, as rainy weather brought some relief to a region that has suffered a historically devastating fire season.


A huge wetland is burning in Brazil, and the fires are far bigger than California's
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The world's largest tropical wetland is not supposed to burn. And yet, Brazil's Pantanal is on fire. Some 25,000 square kilometres have already been destroyed, and experts say it's going to get worse.


White House announces $13B for Puerto Rico for recovery from 2017's Hurricane Maria
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The U.S. emergency agency is sending almost $13 billion US to Puerto Rico, directed at the territory's energy and education systems, to help it recover from 2017's devastating Hurricane Maria, the White House said on Friday.


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President Of Guatemala Tests Positive For COVID-19
Alejandro Giammettei says he is showing typical symptoms of high fever and body aches, "resting and isolating myself from all public activity."
Lithuania Seeks U.S. Support For More Robust International Policy Toward Belarus
Lithuania's foreign minister visited Washington, D.C., this week, trying to marshal U.S. support for a diplomatic push for a peaceful transition of power in protest-torn Belarus.
Scientists Discover 120,000-Year-Old Human Footprints In Saudi Arabia
Scientists discovered 120,000-year-old human footprints in Saudi Arabia along with those of horses and elephants — hinting the region was once more hospitable to people moving out of Africa.
The U.S. To Limit Access To TikTok And WeChat On Sunday
The U.S. Commerce Department says people in the U.S. won't be able to download or update the popular video-sharing app TikTok or the messaging app WeChat, starting Sunday.
Smoke From Wildfires Reaches East Coast And Europe. What Are Its Effects?
NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Emily Fischer, a professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, about the health effects of the smoke from the fires in Oregon and California.
U.S. To Bar Downloads Of TikTok, WeChat
As of Sunday, no mobile app store in the U.S. will be allowed to distribute or maintain the popular Chinese-owned apps, the Commerce Department says.
Wanted in Israel: More Shofar Blowers For Socially Distanced Jewish New Year
The shofar is a hallmark of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. The pandemic means there will be more and smaller prayer gatherings this year, so some cities have offered free shofar-blowing courses.
Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.
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There's no such thing as safety when you're a Putin critic in Russia
Alexey Navalny is out of a coma and off a ventilator, just weeks after his near-fatal poisoning. Now the Kremlin critic is planning his return home to Russia, where his list of enemies is as long as it is powerful.
Rare Mediterranean hurricane batters Greek islands
The storm, otherwise known as a "medicane," had sustained winds of 100 kph (62 mph) just before landfall.
Saudi Arabia announces UN aid funding to stricken Yemen after CNN report
Saudi Arabia has signed a series of deals to provide more than $200 million in funding to United Nations aid agencies operating in Yemen, just days after a CNN investigation highlighted a crisis in aid funding for the war-stricken
No, the pandemic didn't solve climate change
• Latest on Covid-19: Global cases have passed 30M
The pandemic hurt Richard Branson's business empire. He's looking for new deals anyway
The coronavirus pandemic has battered Richard Branson's business empire. Now, the billionaire is going on the offensive.
A side-by-side comparison of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X
This holiday season will see a showdown between new consoles from two of the biggest names in gaming: Sony and Microsoft.
Nintendo is discontinuing the 3DS
The Nintendo 3DS is discontinued.
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: US Supreme Court judge dies of cancer, aged 87
The justice, an iconic champion of women's rights, dies at 87 after suffering from pancreatic cancer.
Covid-19: Lockdown in parts of Madrid amid virus spike
New restrictions in the Spanish capital come as Europe braces itself for a second wave of infections.
Thailand protests: Thousands gather for mass anti-government rally
Demonstrators are calling for the prime minister's resignation and reform of the monarchy.
Syria war: US deploys reinforcements to Syria after Russia clashes
A US official says the move sends a "signal to Russia" to avoid "provocative actions" in Syria.
Johnson considers new measures as UK cases surge
Options being looked at in England include a ban on households mixing, and early pub closures.
Brazil's Pantanal fires: Animals 'dying of hunger and thirst'
The forest fires have had a devastating impact on the wildlife of the world's largest wetland.
More Afghan interpreters eligible to settle in UK after rule change
A rule change means about 100 more of those who served with British forces will be able to live in the UK.
Coronavirus: US health chiefs reverse advice on Covid-19 testing
The CDC caused controversy in August by saying that anyone without symptoms should not be tested.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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President Of Guatemala Tests Positive For COVID-19
Alejandro Giammettei says he is showing typical symptoms of high fever and body aches, "resting and isolating myself from all public activity."
Lithuania Seeks U.S. Support For More Robust International Policy Toward Belarus
Lithuania's foreign minister visited Washington, D.C., this week, trying to marshal U.S. support for a diplomatic push for a peaceful transition of power in protest-torn Belarus.
Scientists Discover 120,000-Year-Old Human Footprints In Saudi Arabia
Scientists discovered 120,000-year-old human footprints in Saudi Arabia along with those of horses and elephants — hinting the region was once more hospitable to people moving out of Africa.
The U.S. To Limit Access To TikTok And WeChat On Sunday
The U.S. Commerce Department says people in the U.S. won't be able to download or update the popular video-sharing app TikTok or the messaging app WeChat, starting Sunday.
Smoke From Wildfires Reaches East Coast And Europe. What Are Its Effects?
NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Emily Fischer, a professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, about the health effects of the smoke from the fires in Oregon and California.
U.S. To Bar Downloads Of TikTok, WeChat
As of Sunday, no mobile app store in the U.S. will be allowed to distribute or maintain the popular Chinese-owned apps, the Commerce Department says.
Wanted in Israel: More Shofar Blowers For Socially Distanced Jewish New Year
The shofar is a hallmark of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. The pandemic means there will be more and smaller prayer gatherings this year, so some cities have offered free shofar-blowing courses.
Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.
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Tell us: Why was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg important to you?

Ruth Bader Ginsberg gained fame for her feminist ideals and her civil rights record. Share your feelings about her, and we may publish your thoughts.


Street life slowly returns to Mexico, even as the coronavirus toll climbs

The official death toll in Mexico quietly surpassed 70,000 this month, a figure topped only in the United States, Brazil and India.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg tributes from Obama, Clinton: 'There will never be another like her'

Hillary Clinton, Janet Mock, Mindy Kaling and Viola Davis are among those honoring Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday.


McConnell vows to fill Ginsburg's seat, thrusting court to center of 2020 presidential race

Democrats insist President Trump hold off on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Republicans offer no commitment.


Ruth Bader Ginsburg, liberal giant of the Supreme Court, dies

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the Supreme Court and the first to become a pop culture icon.


Trump and Biden battling for Minnesota, a longtime Democratic bastion now in play

President Trump and Joe Biden both campaigned in Minnesota on Friday, a longtime Democratic bastion that's now a battleground state.


Damage from wildfires' toxic air lingers long after the smoke clears

As smoky skies blanket the West, researchers look a the lasting health impacts by studying a Montana town previously smothered by wildfire smoke.


Column One: In the ring, they were gods. Now the coronavirus is forcing lucha libre stars to sell street food

'We thought we were eternal,' said the lucha libre star known as Olímpico. 'We never knew something like this could happen.'


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European countries impose new coronavirus restrictions as infections tick upwards
Several countries across Europe have announced new coronavirus restrictions in some of their largest cities after recent surges in infections. 

'Dublin is in a very dangerous place': New restrictions as cases treble in two weeks
Tighter restrictions have come into force in Dublin in response to growing concern over the spread of coronavirus.

US Supreme Court judge and women's rights champion Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies
US Supreme Court judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at 87 due to complications from pancreatic cancer.

'COVID-19 only takes white people': Researchers battle disease myths in South Africa
As the coronavirus clings on, reasserting itself in countries like the UK and US, the hopes and fears of politicians, scientists and the rest of humanity centre on a relatively small number of vaccines currently in development.  

'We can overcome': New film highlights impact of COVID-19 on efforts to tackle global issues
The UN Secretary General has told Sky News that goals set five years ago to help tackle global problems such as poverty, inequality and climate change have been "dramatically derailed" by the COVID-19 crisis - as a new film highlighting the biggest issues facing the world today is released.

'Choices have been made to abandon Yemen people', says UN official
The "distressing" situation in Yemen is a result of choices made by "powerful countries and powerful people", according to a UN official.

Yemen famine looms as hundreds of thousands face starvation
Yemen is in a "desperate situation" as it stands on the brink of famine and hundreds of thousands of people face starvation, the UN secretary general has warned.

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Famous birthdays for Sept. 19: Joan Lunden, Jeremy Irons
TV personality Joan Lunden turns 70 and actor Jeremy Irons turns 72, among the famous birthdays for Sept. 19.

People with addiction disorders at greater risk for COVID-19, study says
People with addiction disorders are at greater risk for COVID-19 and more likely to become seriously ill if infected, a new study finds.

On This Day, Sept. 19: Washington Post publishes Unabomber manifesto
On Sept. 19, 1995, The Washington Post published a manifesto by Theodore Kaczynski, the so-called Unabomber, who carried out 16 bombings.

Pain during sex, urination common, underreported part of menopause
Hot flashes and night sweats are well-known side effects of menopause, but it can also lead lead to vaginal dryness, painful sex and painful urination -- common symptoms of genitourinary syndrome of menopause.

Los Angeles Rams WR Robert Woods signs 4-year, $65M extension
The Los Angeles Rams and wide receiver Robert Woods reached an agreement on a multiyear extension that will keep him under contract with the franchise through the 2025 season.

Houston-Baylor, FAU-Georgia Southern games postponed due to COVID-19
The Houston-Baylor and Florida Atlantic-Georgia Southern football games scheduled for Saturday have been postponed because of the coronavirus.

Patrick Reed takes 1-shot lead at U.S. Open; Tiger Woods misses cut
Patrick Reed surged to the lead in a challenging second round at the 2020 U.S. Open in Mamaroneck, N.Y.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died Friday of cancer, the Supreme Court announced. She was 87.

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McConnell Faces Risks in Advancing a Trump Supreme Court Replacement for Ginsburg
GOP Senators already face tough races six weeks before election day, but the Majority Leader is pushing ahead to a vote.
Some in GOP See a Political Opening for Trump in the Death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Hours after the death of the powerful liberal Justice, Republican Senators and donors endorsed replacing her before the next inauguration.
‘I Think Our Goal Is Worthy for Everyone in Thailand.’ Meet the Lawyer Trying to Reform the Thai Monarchy
“I want my daughter to grow up in a society where she can enjoy her freedom," says 36-year-old Arnon Nampa
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Died. She Leaves Behind a Vital Legacy for Women — and Men
Pioneering Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has died at the age of 87
How Attorney General Bill Barr Controls the End of John Durham’s Investigation
John Durham has said almost nothing about his 15-month probe into the FBI’s investigation of the Trump 2016 campaign. Not so Durham’s boss, Attorney General William Barr, who has called “Crossfire Hurricane&#8221
Everything You Need to Know About Nurse Ratched Before Watching the New Netflix Show
The iconic villain from 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' gets a new origin story starring Sarah Paulson

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