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‘How the hell are we going to do this?’ The panic over reopening schools

A classroom sits empty in Kentfield, Calif. Some education leaders fear CDC guidelines are being disregarded, casting doubt anew on how the new school year will even be able to launch. | Justin Sullivan/Getty Images */ ]]> Pediatricians [...]

Myanmar Jade Mine Collapse Kills Over 100

MANDALAY, Myanmar — At least 113 miners were killed on Thursday and scores remained missing in northern Myanmar after a huge pile of muddy waste at a jade mine collapsed into an open pit, triggering a deadly wave, an official said. The [...]

Senate Republicans shrug off Trump’s veto threat over renaming Confederate bases

Sen. Mike Rounds. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo */ ]]> Senate Republicans were unfazed Wednesday by President Donald Trump’s threat to veto the annual defense policy bill over his opposition to the renaming of U.S. military installations [...]

Hong Kong Security Law Sends a Chill Over the City

HONG KONG — A museum that commemorates the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre is rushing to digitize its archives, afraid its artifacts could be seized. Booksellers are nervously eyeing customers, worried they could be government spies. [...]

Shout or stay silent? Trump team splits over coronavirus surge

*/ ]]> The Trump White House has a new internal battle: how much to talk publicly about a pandemic that’s crippling huge swaths of America. President Donald Trump’s top aides are divided over the merits of resuming national news [...]

Mitt Romney 2012 campaign veterans backing Joe Biden over Donald Trump

Veterans of Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign are eyeing an alliance with Joseph R. Biden, looking to make a splash in announcing they have turned their backs on the GOP this year and will support the presumptive Democratic nominee [...]

Slovenia minister resigns over procurement equipment probe

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) – Slovenia’s interior minister on Tuesday stepped down in protest of an investigation against the economy minister in the procurement of medical equipment during the coronavirus outbreak. Ales Hojs said that [...]

China’s New National Security Law Looms Over Hong Kong

Chinese lawmakers meeting from Sunday could approve a national security law as early as this week, drastically curbing political protest and dissent in Hong Kong and adding to China’s tensions with Western powers. The National People’s [...]

Afghan Deaths Pile Up in Uncertainty Over U.S. Deal With Taliban

KABUL, Afghanistan — Two employees of Afghanistan’s human rights commission were killed in Kabul on Saturday as a bomb attached to their vehicle exploded, the latest in a rising number of targeted killings in the Afghan capital. From [...]

Advertisers struggle for power over Facebook as boycotts surge

A growing number of big-name companies are signing onto an ad boycott against Facebook. | Richard Drew/AP Photo */ ]]> Corporate advertisers are pulling their marketing dollars from Facebook and challenging the idea that they need [...]