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UPDATE: At least 10 people were killed by an explosion in Beirut, security officials told . ▪️ The cause and total casualties are unknown ▪️ "Dozens" wounded, say officials ▪️ Witnesses report people hit by flying glass, debris ▪️ Explosion heard 150 miles away in Cyprus
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Is home fitness taking over the world? (w/)
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A massive explosion in Beirut's port area caused a "very high number of injuries," says Lebanon's health minister. What we know: ▪️ Shattered high-rise windows, collapsed balconies; Hamra shopfronts destroyed ▪️ Unconfirmed reports of a 2nd blast ▪️ Casualties are unknown
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BREAKING: A large explosion struck Beirut, Lebanon, shattering windows. The cause is unknown but security forces say it happened in a port warehouse area. Several people are reported wounded, casualties are unknown.
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60+ activists were arrested in Zimbabwe during a new clampdown against the opposition, say groups. They say the govt is using lockdown to ban protests and target journalists. Security forces allegedly vandalized homes and tortured a reporter's nephew to force him out of hiding.
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A Black Pennsylvania high school student says his school forced him to take off a mask or miss walking at graduation. He told officials said: "We can get you another mask." The school says he did not ask permission first and removed it for "decorum."
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Australia deployed the military to enforce stay-at-home orders in Melbourne, under strict lockdown after a rise in . 1 in 4 infected people have been caught breaking isolation. Police say people are defying mask/lockdown orders, claiming to be "sovereign citizens."
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The Indian government has put under curfew, a year after it lost its semi-autonomous status. Now a new residency law in the Muslim-majority state means locals may have to prove they have the right to live there.
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Chicago teachers drove by city hall demanding safety measures before schools reopen. 1 in 4 teachers are high-risk for , says a study. Schools have reopened in several states, some without masks. At least 2 in Indiana already re-closed after students tested positive.
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Aurora, CO police held a Black woman and four crying children (one just 6) at gunpoint, making them lie facedown on the ground. Police claim their car appeared stolen as license plates matched a stolen motorbike. They apologized to the children "who may have been traumatized."
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Leaked body cam video from the killing of shows police pulling a gun on him within seconds, as he pleads: "Please don't shoot me." Available for appointment viewing, it was published by UK's Daily Mail. His family's lawyer says it shows "he never posed any threat."
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India-administered Kashmir is under military curfew again, a year after India revoked its special status and imposed laws critics say will shift the Muslim-majority region's demographics. It's similar to 2019's curfew, with Internet still restricted and dozens already arrested.
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A widow confronted Peru's president over the country's deaths.
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“This is about America who refuses to acknowledge trans people and our humanity.” Transgender actors from Pose feel snubbed by the Emmys.
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Forest fires are destroying the world’s largest tropical wetlands. Fires in the Pantanal in South America have tripled in the last year due to drier conditions and illegal fires intentionally set for deforestation.
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As the NBA league restarted, players protested racial injustice by taking a knee during the national anthem. Games were halted in March as the coronavirus pandemic spread.
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77% of women end up back behind bars within nine years in the U.S. For filmmaker , this wasn't a statistic. It was his childhood. (w/)
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“You seem to have a difficult time understanding systemic racism.” Congresswomen Sheila Jackson Lee and Karen Bass pressed Attorney General Bill Barr on systemic racism in policing during Barr’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee.
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This mother and daughter launched the first magazine for Black girls in the UK, Cocoa Girl. They started the magazine after Serlina Boyd saw a lack of publications for people who look like her daughter.
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40 Confederate symbols have been removed, renamed or relocated across the U.S. since the police killing of , according to . But over 1,700 remain standing on public land.
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