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The scaled-down Democratic National Convention will no longer be held at the Fiserv Forum, but instead include events at the convention center in downtown Milwaukee.
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 18:28

Organizers say "programming would include both live broadcasts and curated content from Milwaukee and other satellite cities, locations and landmarks across the country."

An Internet shutdown that began a year ago in parts of Myanmar is keeping some villages completely unaware of the global pandemic. The restrictions apply to multiple townships in the Rakhine and Chin states, site of an ongoing conflict between the country's military and the insurgent Arakan army.
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 16:25

Human Rights Watch says the restrictions, put in place last year on Rakhine and Chin states, are leaving some unaware of the pandemic. The restrictions are said to affect more than 1 million people.

Gregory McMichael and his son, Travis McMichael, have been charged with murder in the February shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery. A video apparently shows them pursuing him in a truck as he jogged in their neighborhood.
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 15:47

Gregory and Travis McMichael, a father and son, along with William "Roddie" Bryan, face nine counts, including malice murder, felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment.

Employees work in a call center run by Uttar Pradesh state police in Lucknow, India, in April.
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 14:45

Last year, Indians received 72% of H-1B visas. Thousands who'd planned to come to the U.S. this year must scrap or delay their plans. But some suggest the freeze may work to India's advantage.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city has already lost roughly $9 billion in revenue due to COVID-19 and predicts the toll could rise much higher.
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 13:56

Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that without aid from Albany and Washington, as well as concessions from labor groups, every department would face unprecedented job cuts

Bayer says a settlement worth more than $10 billion will resolve most of the roughly 125,000 claims the company currently faces over its Roundup product. Here, a farmer sprays the glyphosate herbicide in northwestern France in September.
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 13:34

Roundup's active ingredient is glyphosate, which thousands of plaintiffs blame for causing them to develop cancer.

Lachlan Morton, pictured in 2014, is the latest person to set a record "Everesting" on a bicycle.
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 13:29

More and more bicyclists are breaking records of "Everesting": climbing the height equal to Mount Everest by riding a single hill, up and down, over and over again.

A man kneels and raises his fist in the air during a march and protest to mark the Juneteenth holiday at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial June 19, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 13:07

Journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones says 250 years of slavery and 100 years of legalized segregation robbed Black Americans of the ability to accumulate wealth; cash payments would help repair the damage.

Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:52

If you miss your mom and dad — or they miss their grandkids — how safe is a summer trip? Older people are more likely to get seriously ill from the coronavirus, so consider these tips to reduce risk.

Passengers have their temperature checked before entering a railway station in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya on June 22.
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:40

As the country's coronavirus cases surge, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is pushing for law reform to resume a surveillance program that the Supreme Court halted earlier this month.

A view of runners taking part in the 2019 New York City Marathon.
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:36

The race, which is the world's largest marathon, has attracted more than 50,000 runners and thousands of volunteers. Spectators line the route, which goes through all five boroughs of the city.

Surrounded by some members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, President Trump speaks at a press conference on COVID-19 in March in the Rose Garden. Of the 27 task force members, two are women, standing to Trump's left: Dr. Deborah Birx and Seema Verma (holding the sheath of papers).
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:30

The pandemic is reportedly taking a greater toll on women. Yet women are underrepresented in expert groups that decide how to control the coronavirus and where funds should go.

In this photo provided by Cawthorn campaign staffer Patrick Sebastian, Madison Cawthorn speaks to supporters in Hendersonville, N.C.
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 12:07

In an upset, Madison Cawthorn defeats President Trump's pick in a GOP primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat vacated by Trump's chief of staff.

A woman passes a lifeguard this week on the beach in Lloret de Mar, Spain. The European Union is considering which countries should be allowed to send tourists to its member nations as travel restrictions begin to ease in the pandemic.
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 11:49

Chief among the criteria for easing restrictions on foreign travelers: The epidemiological situation in their home countries "should be as good as or better than in the EU," a spokesperson tells NPR.

Former middle school principal Jamaal Bowman, a progressive Democrat, is well ahead of longtime Rep. Eliot Engel in their primary.
Wed, 06/24/2020 - 11:13

Voters in states including Kentucky and New York went to the polls for primaries Tuesday. Black Democrats appeared to have done well, including one likely upending a 30-year House committee chairman.

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