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Britain, Charting Its Own Course on Human Rights, Imposes New Sanctions

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LONDON — Britain, seeking to carve out a post-Brexit role as a human-rights defender, said on Monday it had blacklisted dozens of people from Russia, Saudi Arabia and Myanmar for abuses ranging from a carefully-plotted execution to jailhouse......
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Airborne Coronavirus: What You Should Do Now

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The coronavirus can stay aloft for hours in tiny droplets in stagnant air, infecting people as they inhale, mounting scientific evidence suggests. This risk is highest in crowded indoor spaces with poor ventilation, and may help explain super-spreading......
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Virus Revives Italy’s Age-Old Shadow Safety Net: The Pawnshop

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ROME — The economic repercussions of Italy’s lockdown to contain the coronavirus nearly wiped Anita Paris out. Her son, a car mechanic whom she depended on for financial support, couldn’t work. Her small pension didn’t suffice. The welfare......
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To Buy a Drink in This Border Town, Make Sure You’re in England

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LLANYMYNECH — In normal times, no one takes much notice of the invisible border between England and Wales that runs through Llanymynech, a village with a post office, a church and no fewer than three pubs. But the......
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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Federal Workers Head Back to Offices

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The federal work force in the U.S. is returning to the office under inconsistent reopening plans. As virus cases increase around the United States, some of the federal government’s 2.1 million employees are heading back to their offices......
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Commuting, and Confronting History, on a Remote Canadian Railway

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, with travel restrictions in place worldwide, we launched a new series — The World Through a Lens — in which photojournalists help transport you, virtually, to some of our planet’s most......
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China Detains Law Professor Who Took On Party, Friends Say

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here The police in Beijing on Monday detained Xu Zhangrun, a law professor and one of China’s most prominent and scathing critics of the Communist Party’s expanding control, his friends said. Professor Xu, 57, had long taught at Tsinghua......
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Phoenix Mayor Says FEMA Refused to Help With Testing

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here On Sunday, the former F.D.A. commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb said that “certainly more than 1 percent of people get serious illness” if they are infected. Speaking on the CBS program “Face the Nation,” he estimated that when all......
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Iran Admits Serious Damage to Natanz Nuclear Site, Setting Back Program

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A fire at Iran’s main nuclear fuel enrichment site caused significant damage, setting back the country’s nuclear program by months, the government acknowledged on Sunday, after initially saying the destruction was minor. A Middle Eastern intelligence official with......
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Melbourne Quarantine, Hong Kong, Donald Trump: Your Monday Briefing

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Romaine Dixon, model “I haven’t done any work since the quarantine started. I haven’t done any Zoom shoots. It’s a real blow to my social media profile. Because I have savings, I’ll be all right for some time.......
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239 Experts With One Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Many experts said the W.H.O. should embrace what some called a “precautionary principle” and others called “needs and values” — the idea that even without definitive evidence, the agency should assume the worst of the virus, apply common......
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Italy’s Outdoor Summer Movies See Threat From Ailing Film Industry

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ROME — Since the dawn of cinema, Italy’s torrid summers have made outdoor movie showings under the stars a favorite entertainment choice of the season. Even the first Venice Film Festival, in August 1932, was held on the......
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Tokyo’s First Female Governor Sails to Re-Election Even as Virus Cases Rise

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here TOKYO — In rewarding Tokyo’s first female governor, Yuriko Koike, with a second term on Sunday, voters endorsed her highly visible leadership as the sprawling metropolis has avoided the kind of spiraling death toll from the coronavirus seen......
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An Ancient Valley Lost to ‘Progress’

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here In his push for economic development, Turkey’s president has flooded the archaeological gem of Hasankeyf and displaced thousands of families. July 5, 2020 HASANKEYF, Turkey — There was something exceptional about Hasankeyf that made visitors fall in love......
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Hong Kong, Changed Overnight, Navigates Its New Reality

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here HONG KONG — A barge draped with enormous red banners celebrating China’s new security law was sailing across Hong Kong’s famed Victoria Harbor only hours after the legislation passed. The police now hoist a purple sign warning protesters......
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Boeing’s 737 Max is Being Readied for a Comeback. What Travelers Need to Know.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here This week, Boeing completed test flights of its troubled 737 Max airplane to demonstrate that it can fly safely with new flight control software. The Max was grounded in March 2019 after a pair of fatal crashes —......
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239 Experts With 1 Big Claim: The Coronavirus Is Airborne

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Many experts said the W.H.O. should embrace what some called a “precautionary principle” and others called “needs and values” — the idea that even without definitive evidence, the agency should assume the worst of the virus, apply common......

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