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Trump and Biden’s Final Debate: Your Friday Briefing

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here (Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the final U.S. presidential debate of 2020, the effects of Europe’s second coronavirus wave and the improbable rise of the #MeToo movement in Iran.......
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Copenhagen Mayor Resigns Amid #MeToo Wave in Denmark

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Sonja Marie Jensen, 26, a Social Democrat member of the City Council in Nyborg, a town in central Denmark, in 2017 became one of the first people in Danish politics to speak about having been sexually harassed, in......
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Pope’s Remarks on Same-Sex Unions Were Cut From a 2019 Vatican Interview

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ROME — Pope Francis was an hour into a sprawling interview with a Mexican journalist at his Vatican residence in 2019 when he was asked if he had changed since his time as archbishop of Argentina, when he......
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Forgotten on the presidential campaign: schools in crisis.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here For months now, the extraordinary challenges of schooling during the coronavirus pandemic have dominated life in communities large and small across the United States, yet the topic has not been at the forefront of the presidential campaign. Communities......
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Russia Poses Greater Election Threat Than Iran, Many U.S. Officials Say

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — While senior Trump administration officials said this week that Iran has been actively interfering in the presidential election, many intelligence officials said they remained far more concerned about Russia, which in recent days has hacked into......
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Grenell Pursued Talks Over Change of Power in Venezuela

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here WASHINGTON — Richard Grenell, a close Trump ally who has served numerous roles in the administration, quietly embarked on a pre-election mission last month that was at least partly intended to persuade President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela to......
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A Dozen Protesters in Nigeria Reported Killed by Security Forces

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here LAGOS, Nigeria — With music playing and food being passed around, a festive atmosphere hung over the protest encampment on Tuesday night, despite the anger over police brutality that in recent weeks had driven youthful demonstrations that were......
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Poland Court Ruling Effectively Bans Legal Abortions

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here A constitutional tribunal in Poland ruled on Thursday that abortions for fetal abnormalities violate the country’s Constitution, effectively imposing a near-total ban in a nation that already had some of the strictest abortion laws in Europe. The debate......
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Saad Hariri, Who Quit Amid Lebanon Crises, Could Again Lead the Country

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BEIRUT, Lebanon — Despite a public outcry for change, Lebanon’s president has tapped Saad Hariri, the embattled former prime minister who stepped down late last year amid antigovernment protests, to again try to form a government. Mr. Hariri,......
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Hurricane Epsilon Makes a ‘Wobbly’ Northwest Turn in the Atlantic

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Hurricane Epsilon, now with wind speeds that make it a strong Category 2 storm, continued to swirl toward Bermuda on Thursday morning as the National Hurricane Center said the storm had made a “wobbly” turn toward the northwest.......
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Europe Wonders if It Can Rely on U.S. Again, Whoever Wins

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BRUSSELS — Treated with contempt by President Trump, who considers them rivals and deadbeats instead of allies, many European leaders look forward to the possibility of a Biden presidency. But they are painfully aware that four years of......
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Thailand’s Leader Offers End to Crackdown on Pro-Democracy Protesters

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BANGKOK — In a conciliatory speech Wednesday, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha of Thailand acknowledged that the country cannot become “a better society through the use of water cannon” and said he intended to withdraw an emergency decree cracking......
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South Korea Tries to Quell Anxiety Over Flu Shots After 13 Unexplained Deaths

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Then, earlier this month, 615,000 doses of a flu vaccine​ shipped by another company were also recalled after some of them were found to contain white particles, which the government described as being a harmless protein. Almost 18,000......
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Seven countries, seven days: More than 100,000 cases each.

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here In France, which has added 174,273 cases in the past seven days, a curfew has been implemented in Paris and eight other regions. Still, more than 11,000 virus patients are hospitalized, and 2,000 are in intensive care, a......
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Pope Francis, in Shift for Church, Voices Support for Same-Sex Civil Unions

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here ROME — Pope Francis expressed support for same-sex civil unions in remarks revealed in a documentary film that premiered on Wednesday, a significant break from his predecessors that staked out new ground for the church in its recognition......
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France, Waging a Crackdown, Honors a Teacher and Depicts a Plot in Beheading

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Mr. Anzorov hung around the school Friday afternoon, enlisting students to help him identify Mr. Paty. He told the students he wanted to confront the teacher to “force an apology for having used the caricatures of the prophet,......

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