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California reimposes COVID-19 restrictions as cases soar in most populous U.S. state
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California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday extended the closure of bars and indoor dining statewide and has ordered gyms, churches and hair salons closed in most places as coronavirus cases keep rising in the nation's most populated state.


White House undercuts Fauci as Trump downplays severity of COVID-19 pandemic
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With U.S. virus cases spiking and the death toll mounting, the White House is working to undercut its most trusted coronavirus expert, playing down the danger as U.S. President Donald Trump pushes to get the economy moving before facing voters in November.


Activist Nathan Law arrives in Britain after fleeing Hong Kong
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Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Nathan Law said he has arrived in London after fleeing the former British colony where China has imposed a new security law.


Taliban launch deadly attack in Afghanistan for 2nd consecutive day
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Taliban insurgents launched a complex attack on an intelligence compound in northern Afghanistan on Monday that began with a suicide bombing and killed at least 11 intelligence agency personnel, officials said.


Kelly Preston, actor and wife of John Travolta, dead at 57
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Kelly Preston, who played dramatic and comic foil to actors ranging from Tom Cruise in Jerry Maguire to Arnold Schwarzenegger in Twins, died Sunday after a two-year battle with breast cancer, her husband, John Travolta, said. She was 57.


4 charged in Los Angeles killing of rapper Pop Smoke
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The 20-year-old New York rapper, whose legal name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was killed Feb. 19 at a home in the Hollywood Hills. A 911 call from a friend of someone in the house reported armed intruders inside the home, police previously said.


Washington NFL team officially drops name after decades of criticism
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The Washington NFL franchise announced Monday it would drop the "Redskins" name and Indian head logo after completing a thorough review, bowing to decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans.


Johnny Depp tells libel trial Amber Heard hit him with wild 'haymaker' punch
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Johnny Depp accused Amber Heard of hitting him with a wild, swinging "haymaker" punch during an altercation near the end of their volatile marriage, as the star wrapped up testimony in his libel suit against a British tabloid newspaper that accused him of domestic abuse.


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Schools, Businesses, Cities Push Back On Rule Blocking Some International Students
The Trump administration says it will ban international students in the fall if their education is online-only. Colleges and businesses say that decision could devastate the economy.
U.S. Rejects Beijing's Maritime Claims In South China Sea
China claims sovereignty over the vast majority of the economically important body of water, and in recent years, it has built artificial islands to bolster those claims.
At U.K. Care Home, Residents Brilliantly Recreate Iconic Album Covers On Twitter
Robert Speker wanted to keep spirits up while visitors and outside entertainment were banned due to COVID-19. His ingenious idea: cast the residents as rock stars.
U.N. Report Says Pandemic Could Push Up To 132 Million People Into Hunger
The U.N. says it's too early to determine the full impact of coronavirus lockdowns and other measures. But it says the virus could cause between 83 million and 132 million people to go hungry.
Sudan Introduces Wide-Reaching Reforms To Move Away From Strict Islamist Rule
Sudan has upended decades of strict Islamist governance by spiking apostasy laws and making female genital mutilation illegal. In addition, it will allow non-Muslims to drink alcohol.
How Wildfires Have Triggered A Spike In Domestic Violence In Australia
Domestic violence often spikes after major disasters. It is an increasingly pressing issue as climate change drives more storms and fires, and people worldwide are trapped at home due to the pandemic.
Uighur Family Spends More Than A Year Imprisoned In Own Home In China
Many people have spent a few months in isolation this year due to the pandemic. But for one Uighur family in China, isolation is the norm. They've been prisoners in their own home for the last year.
Seoul Holds Funeral For Mayor As Accuser Details Years Of Alleged Sexual Harassment
A former secretary of Park's says she endured four years of sexual harassment. The mayor was found dead on Friday in a park, and the allegations have left the country divided about his legacy.
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Portuguese search wells in case of missing Madeleine McCann
Portuguese authorities have conducted searches in three wells, according to witnesses, near where British toddler Madeleine McCann disappeared 13 years ago.
How Cuba has managed to flatten the curve
More than 121,000 people have died from coronavirus in the Caribbean and South America, but as CNN's Patrick Oppmann reports, the island nation of Cuba has managed to flatten the curve.
Alibaba founder cashes out billions in shares
Alibaba founder Jack Ma has sold billions of dollars worth of his shares in the Chinese ecommerce company over the past year as its stock has skyrocketed by about 50%. Ma, one of China's richest people, cut his stake from 6.2% to
Daughter of Nelson and Winnie Mandela dies
Zindzi Mandela, South Africa's Ambassador to Denmark and daughter of anti-apartheid icons Nelson and Winnie Mandela, has died at the age of 59, the South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation said Monday.
Brazilian native leader fights off coronavirus to take on the President
Crisanto Rudzö Tseremeywá was in hospital on a ventilator when his mother died from the coronavirus. The leader of some of Brazil's indigenous people says he felt her presence.
Could the United Kingdom become an emerging market?
Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic are reshaping the UK economy. Could it end up looking more like Turkey, Mexico and Argentina than France, Germany and the United States?
Hong Kong used to be a 'safe harbor' for tech companies. Not anymore
For decades, Silicon Valley giants shut out of China by the country's massive censorship apparatus have continued to operate in Hong Kong thanks to the city's unique political status that guaranteed it a free internet.
HSBC may have to choose between East and West
HSBC has carved out a lucrative role in global banking over the past 155 years by straddling the line between East and West. Now, a political firestorm over the bank's hometown of Hong Kong could force the bank to choose sides.
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Coronavirus: Nations heading in wrong direction with Covid-19, says WHO
Mixed messages from leaders are undermining public trust in the virus response, warns the WHO chief.
South China Sea dispute: China's pursuit of resources 'unlawful', says US
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says China is treating the disputed waters as its "maritime empire".
Naya Rivera: Police identify body as missing Glee star
The actress went missing on Wednesday after going boating with her son at a lake in California.
Coronavirus: California reimposes sweeping restrictions amid virus spike
The governor has rolled back reopening plans across the state as virus cases soar.
Rouaa’s story: From Syrian refugee to UK schoolgirl
The BBC's Caroline Hawley follows Syrian refugee Rouaa to her new home, four years after first meeting her in Lebanon.
Coronavirus: White House targets US disease chief Dr Anthony Fauci
A memo leaked over the weekend said several officials were "concerned" by Dr Fauci's past comments.
Ryanair flight diverted after 'bomb note' found in toilet
The Ryanair flight was switched to Stansted Airport where police are carrying out checks.
Gough Whitlam: Queen not told in advance of Australia PM's sacking, letters show
Her representative dismissed Gough Whitlam without telling her first, newly released letters show.
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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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Schools, Businesses, Cities Push Back On Rule Blocking Some International Students
The Trump administration says it will ban international students in the fall if their education is online-only. Colleges and businesses say that decision could devastate the economy.
U.S. Rejects Beijing's Maritime Claims In South China Sea
China claims sovereignty over the vast majority of the economically important body of water, and in recent years, it has built artificial islands to bolster those claims.
At U.K. Care Home, Residents Brilliantly Recreate Iconic Album Covers On Twitter
Robert Speker wanted to keep spirits up while visitors and outside entertainment were banned due to COVID-19. His ingenious idea: cast the residents as rock stars.
U.N. Report Says Pandemic Could Push Up To 132 Million People Into Hunger
The U.N. says it's too early to determine the full impact of coronavirus lockdowns and other measures. But it says the virus could cause between 83 million and 132 million people to go hungry.
Sudan Introduces Wide-Reaching Reforms To Move Away From Strict Islamist Rule
Sudan has upended decades of strict Islamist governance by spiking apostasy laws and making female genital mutilation illegal. In addition, it will allow non-Muslims to drink alcohol.
How Wildfires Have Triggered A Spike In Domestic Violence In Australia
Domestic violence often spikes after major disasters. It is an increasingly pressing issue as climate change drives more storms and fires, and people worldwide are trapped at home due to the pandemic.
Uighur Family Spends More Than A Year Imprisoned In Own Home In China
Many people have spent a few months in isolation this year due to the pandemic. But for one Uighur family in China, isolation is the norm. They've been prisoners in their own home for the last year.
Seoul Holds Funeral For Mayor As Accuser Details Years Of Alleged Sexual Harassment
A former secretary of Park's says she endured four years of sexual harassment. The mayor was found dead on Friday in a park, and the allegations have left the country divided about his legacy.
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Ask a Reporter: Molly Hennessy-Fiske on covering George Floyd protests and COVID-19

Join us at 1 p.m. July 15 with reporter Molly Hennessy-Fiske to talk about her reporting from the George Floyd protests in Minneapolis and COVID-19 hospital units.


The 1918 flu hammered this Arizona mining town. Now a new scourge looms

This southeastern Arizona town, once a tourist haven, is struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.


Mexico City was once the realm of the mammoth

The giant pachyderms once roamed the Valley of Mexico.


Robert Mueller defends Russia probe — and points out Roger Stone remains a felon

A day after President Trump commuted the prison sentence of his longtime confidante Roger Stone, former special counsel Robert Mueller III broke his silence to sharply defend the prosecution and his investigation into ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.


Column: In Peter Beinart's latest article, a liberal Jew declares the two-state solution dead

Once again, liberals are jolted by a rejection of the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.


The new Hong Kong: Disappearing books, illegal words and arrests over blank white paper

Less than two weeks under a new national security law enacted by Beijing, Hong Kong residents already feel a curtain of control falling over the city's realms of speech and thought.


Trump commutes prison sentence for Roger Stone

President Trump has commuted the prison sentence of Roger Stone, a longtime advisor and Republican operative who was convicted of lying to Congress and trying to interfere with a witness during the Russia investigation.


CDC data reveal another racial disparity for COVID-19 victims — age at death

COVID-19 claims the lives of Black and Latino Americans earlier than it does for whites. Nonwhite victims are typically a decade younger than whites, the CDC says.


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'Some victims may never recover': Long-term effects of COVID-19 could be far worse than first thought
The long-term effects of COVID-19, even on people who suffered a mild infection, could be far worse than was originally anticipated, according to researchers and doctors in northern Italy.

'My blood is boiling' - Anger after US tourists flout Ireland quarantine
Ireland may bring in tougher measures to ensure people stick to quarantine rules after reports of US travellers hitting the tourist trail hours after landing.

Second wave fear after 21 COVID-19 cases linked to hotel used by truckers
Twenty-one new COVID-19 infections in Australia's most populous state have been linked to a Sydney hotel used by lorry drivers travelling the country, adding to fears of a second wave of the virus.

New Zealand mosque gunman sacks lawyers ahead of sentencing
The gunman who killed dozens of worshippers at two New Zealand mosques last year has sacked his lawyers and will represent himself when he is sentenced next month.

Spurs player's brother 'shot dead in France'
The brother of Tottenham Hotspur player Serge Aurier has died - with French media reporting that he was shot dead in Toulouse.

Number of migrants crossing English Channel hits new daily high
At least 180 migrants successfully travelled across the English Channel to the UK on Sunday - a new single day record for crossings.

John Travolta's wife Kelly Preston dies aged 57
John Travolta says his wife Kelly Preston has died from breast cancer.

Will Mars ever be habitable? Humans are sending three spacecraft as rare window opens to find out
Starting this week, humanity is sending a wave of unmanned spacecraft to Mars to see if it was ever habitable and find out if it could be again.

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Kings' Richaun Holmes placed in quarantine after leaving NBA bubble for food
Sacramento Kings center Richaun Holmes is back in quarantine after leaving the NBA's bubble in Orlando, Fla., for a food delivery.

Dozens injured as Navy ship USS Bonhomme Richard continues to burn in San Diego
Dozens were injured as Navy and local firefighters continued to battle the blaze on the docked amphibious assault ship the USS Bonhomme Richard in a San Diego harbor Monday.

NFL reveals Oakley Mouth Shield to protect players from coronavirus
The NFL and Oakley created a new mouth shield designed to protect players from potential exposure to the coronavirus during play this season.

Judge lifts restraining order on Mary Trump's tell-all book
A New York Supreme Court judge on Monday lifted a restraining order on presidential niece Mary Trump that would have prohibited her from publicizing her new book about her uncle U.S. President Donald Trump.

Congress questions private ICE detention center CEOs about pandemic response
Four CEOs of private-sector immigrant detention companies defended their response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic in front of a congressional subcommittee Monday.

Seahawks' Greg Olsen to join Fox Sports as NFL analyst after retirement
Seattle Seahawks veteran tight end Greg Olsen is signing a deal with Fox Sports and will join the network after he retires from the NFL.

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of Nelson Mandela, dies at 59
Zindzi Mandela, the daughter of Nelson Mandela and South Africa's Ambassador to Denmark, died at the age of 59 on Monday.

University of Texas to rename football field for Earl Campbell, Ricky Williams
A month after football players at Texas requested numerous changes be made on campus, the school has responded with a sweeping plan to "redefine campus symbolism," including the renaming of its football field.

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The Best New Songs of July 2020, from Anitta to Black Thought
Plus more from Kane Brown, Jacob Collier and even the Dalai Lama
Pro-Police Agitators and Black Lives Matter Protesters Clash in Brooklyn
The pro-police rallies came weeks after the New York City Council cut the NYPD's budget by $1 billion. The cuts came in light of national calls to defund police departments in response to the killing of George Floyd and other unar
Trump Administration Floats Summit With Britain, China, France and Russia for U.N. Anniversary Amid Pandemic
Pompeo spoke to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov about the possibility of an event “in the near future”
WHO Chief Slams ‘Mixed Messages’ From Leaders on Coronavirus
He warned spiraling outbreaks mean there would be no return to normal “for the foreseeable future”
California Governor Again Shuts Down Bars and Indoor Dining Statewide in Effort to Stem Latest COVID-19 Surge
After Gov. Newsom passed order for 19 counties on July 1, he extended it statewide on Monday
Judge Orders More Details Behind President Trump’s Clemency for Roger Stone
The U.S. district judge asked for clarity about the scope of the clemency
New Jersey Woman Survives Mile-Long Ride Through Storm Drain After Escaping Flooding Car
The woman was taken to the hospital for treatment following her harrowing ordeal
Federal Judge: Women Can Get Abortion Pill Without In-Person Doctor Visit During Pandemic
(SILVER SPRING, Md.) — A federal judge agreed Monday to suspend a rule that requires women during the COVID-19 pandemic to visit a hospital, clinic or medical office to obtain an abortion pill. U.S. District Judge Theodore C

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