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Police search St. Louis mansion of couple who pointed guns at protesters, local reports say
Racial Injustice Missouri

Police in St. Louis, Mo., searched the mansion of the couple who brandished guns at protesters marching outside their home last month in widely seen videos, local media reported.


Book by Trump's niece claims he has psychological disorders. We asked psychologists
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A book by President Donald Trump's estranged niece claims he has psychological disorders. Trump's niece is a clinical psychologist. We asked colleagues of hers about the book: Is it ethical? Is it accurate?


Coronavirus: What's happening around the world on Saturday
Coronavirus

Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has called for COVID-19 drugs and an eventual vaccine to be made available to countries and people that need them most, not to the "highest bidder," saying relying on market forces would prolong the deadly pandemic.


5 dead, dozens arrested after shooting at South African church
South Africa church shooting

Five people are dead and more than 40 have been arrested after an early-morning hostage situation at a long-troubled church near Johannesburg, police in South Africa said Saturday.


How a Canadian woman pushed a popular South Asian matchmaking site to drop its skin-tone filter
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When Meghan Nagpal decided to take her chances at finding love by signing up for a popular matchmaking website, she never expected she would be asked to describe her skin tone — let alone the skin tone she would find desirable in a partner.


Virus-free U.K. pilot, symbol of Vietnam's pandemic success, to return home
Stephen Cameron

Vietnam's most seriously ill COVID-19 patient, a British pilot who at one point seemed close to death, left hospital on Saturday on his way home after a dramatic recovery that attracted national attention.


Ancient Hagia Sofia in Turkey to serve as mosque, Erdogan decrees after court ruling
TURKEY-MUSEUM/REACTIONS

A Turkish court said on Friday it annulled a 1934 government decree turning Istanbul's Hagia Sophia into a museum, ruling it was unlawful and paving the way for the building's conversion back into a mosque despite international warnings against such a move.


Hundreds try to storm Serbian parliament as protests against president intensify
HEALTH-CORONAVIRUS/SERBIA-PROTESTS

Demonstrators — who were defying a ban on mass gatherings amid a spike in virus infections — threw bottles, rocks and flares at the police guarding the domed parliament building in central Belgrade and removed the metal fences in front of it.


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As Kenya Keeps Schools Shut, Teen Pregnancies Are Rising
The country's schools are closed until January as the coronavirus surges. Meanwhile, officials say there's an increase in underage expecting mothers.
Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.
France's Macron Faces Backlash Over Appointment Of New Ministers
French President Emmanuel Macron is being criticized after adding a minister accused of rape and another known for his attacks on the #MeToo movement to his new government.
Nearly 6 Years After MH17 Was Shot Down, Dutch Prosecutors Say They Will Sue Russia
Russia has denied any involvement in the 2014 crash of the Malaysian jetliner that killed nearly 300 people. Investigators say it was hit by a Russian-supplied surface-to-air missile.
Lessons On Reopening Schools The U.S. Could Learn From Germany, Israel and Thailand
While the United States debates the reopening of schools, NPR correspondents discuss experiences of Germany, Israel and Thailand as they reopen classrooms during the pandemic.
Seoul Debates How To View Mayor's Death As Sexual Harassment Allegations Emerge
Seoul's mayor was found dead in a park Friday. A fierce debate has erupted in South Korean capital about how to view the mayor and his death after allegations of sexual harassment against him emerged.
What Will Sanrio's New Leadership Mean For Hello Kitty?
A new CEO is steering a company that's seen years of slumping revenues and whose home market of Japan has an aging population. But "don't count out Hello Kitty," says an author of a book about Sanrio.
Turkey Converts Istanbul's Iconic Hagia Sophia Back Into A Mosque
The Byzantine-era architectural marvel has been used as a museum since 1934 and is widely regarded as a symbol of peaceful religious coexistence. A court ruling Friday revoked its museum status.
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Five killed in siege at South African church
Five people were killed in a siege at a church in South Africa on Saturday, police said.
How the dramatic death of Seoul's mayor left a country divided
He was South Korea's second-most powerful official and a potential presidential contender. Now, the death of Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon has left the country divided.
French bus driver attacked over mask rules dies
A bus driver in France who was beaten up by passengers refusing to wear mandatory face masks died in hospital Friday, French Prime Minister Jean Castex and the victim's family have said.
Man accused of killing eight police officers dies in shootout while trying to flee custody
A man accused of killing eight police officers in India was shot dead Friday while allegedly trying to flee custody after his arrest, authorities said.
TikTok is a national security threat, US politicians say. Here's what experts think
The short-form video app TikTok has quickly become a key part of popular culture in the US, serving as a platform for viral memes as well as political satire and activism. Facebook, the dominant force in social media, has tried to
Walmart is about to give Amazon Prime a serious run for its money
Walmart is reportedly close to launching its own membership program that closely resembles Amazon Prime.
Starbucks will require customers to wear masks
Starbucks will start requiring customers to wear facial coverings or masks in all 9,000 of its company-owned American stores beginning July 15.
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South African church attack: Five dead after 'hostage situation'
The church, on the outskirts of Johannesburg, was attacked amid reports of fighting over leadership.
Hagia Sophia: World Council of Churches appeals to Turkey on mosque decision
The World Association of Churches says returning the Turkish landmark to a mosque is mistaken.
British IS prisoner 'killed in Syria'
A London man becomes the first British IS-supporter to die in Syrian Democratic Forces custody.
Roger Stone: Critics blast Trump for commuting ex-adviser's jail term
Democrats condemn the US president's decision to spare ex-adviser and friend Roger Stone from prison.
Nigeria: 11-year old dancer challenges ballet stereotypes
11-year-old Anthony Mmesoma Madu is challenging ballet stereotypes.
Russia far east protest over Khabarovsk governor's arrest
Thousands rally on the streets of Khabarovsk as a regional leader is accused of contract killings.
Jack Charlton: 1966 England World Cup winner dies aged 85
Jack Charlton, a World Cup winner with England in 1966 and former Republic of Ireland boss, dies aged 85.
Jada Pinkett Smith tells Will Smith of her 'relationship'
Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith were talking on her Facebook chat show Red Table Talk.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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As Kenya Keeps Schools Shut, Teen Pregnancies Are Rising
The country's schools are closed until January as the coronavirus surges. Meanwhile, officials say there's an increase in underage expecting mothers.
Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak
A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.
France's Macron Faces Backlash Over Appointment Of New Ministers
French President Emmanuel Macron is being criticized after adding a minister accused of rape and another known for his attacks on the #MeToo movement to his new government.
Nearly 6 Years After MH17 Was Shot Down, Dutch Prosecutors Say They Will Sue Russia
Russia has denied any involvement in the 2014 crash of the Malaysian jetliner that killed nearly 300 people. Investigators say it was hit by a Russian-supplied surface-to-air missile.
Lessons On Reopening Schools The U.S. Could Learn From Germany, Israel and Thailand
While the United States debates the reopening of schools, NPR correspondents discuss experiences of Germany, Israel and Thailand as they reopen classrooms during the pandemic.
Seoul Debates How To View Mayor's Death As Sexual Harassment Allegations Emerge
Seoul's mayor was found dead in a park Friday. A fierce debate has erupted in South Korean capital about how to view the mayor and his death after allegations of sexual harassment against him emerged.
What Will Sanrio's New Leadership Mean For Hello Kitty?
A new CEO is steering a company that's seen years of slumping revenues and whose home market of Japan has an aging population. But "don't count out Hello Kitty," says an author of a book about Sanrio.
Turkey Converts Istanbul's Iconic Hagia Sophia Back Into A Mosque
The Byzantine-era architectural marvel has been used as a museum since 1934 and is widely regarded as a symbol of peaceful religious coexistence. A court ruling Friday revoked its museum status.
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Column: In Peter Beinart's latest article, a liberal Jew declares the two-state solution dead

Once again, liberals are jolted by a rejection of the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.


The new Hong Kong: Disappearing books, illegal words and arrests over blank white paper

Less than two weeks under a new national security law enacted by Beijing, Hong Kong residents already feel a curtain of control falling over the city's realms of speech and thought.


Trump commutes prison sentence for Roger Stone

President Trump has commuted the prison sentence of Roger Stone, a longtime advisor and Republican operative who was convicted of lying to Congress and trying to interfere with a witness during the Russia investigation.


CDC data reveal another racial disparity for COVID-19 victims — age at death

COVID-19 claims the lives of Black and Latino Americans earlier than it does for whites. Nonwhite victims are typically a decade younger than whites, the CDC says.


Amazon email on TikTok highlights app's security concerns and U.S.-China tech standoff

TikTok, owned by Chinese company ByteDance, is under pressure from lawmakers, who see a potential national security threat.


Chief Justice Roberts, in full control, steers the Supreme Court to a surprising term

Chief Justice Roberts sends a message that the Supreme Court is independent and not an ally of one party.


A plasma shot could prevent coronavirus. But feds and makers won't act, scientists say

Scientists have devised a way to use the plasma of COVID-19 survivors for an upper arm injection that could inoculate people against the virus.


World Health Organization acknowledges that coronavirus can linger in the air

Under mounting pressure from scientists, the World Health Organization allowed that the coronavirus might float in the air and issued new guidelines recommending people avoid enclosed spaces with poor ventilation.


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Teams examine three wells in Portugal for evidence in Madeleine McCann investigation
Portuguese police and firefighters have explored three old, disused wells in their search for the body of missing Madeleine McCann.

Zimbabweans particularly vulnerable to COVID-19 in the UK, embassy warns
The Zimbabwean embassy in London has told Sky News that at least 37 citizens of the southern African country have died in Britain during the coronavirus pandemic.

Bus driver dies after attack by passengers who refused to wear face masks
A bus driver has died in France five days after he was attacked by passengers who refused to wear face masks, his family have said.

Bosnians mark 25 year anniversary since Srebrenica massacre
Bosnians have been marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre, the only crime in Europe since the Second World War that has been classified a genocide.

Police fire tear gas as protesters try to storm Belgrade parliament building
Police fired tear gas at hundreds of demonstrators who tried to storm Serbia's parliament on Friday, the fourth night of protests against the president's increasingly authoritarian rule.

'A free man': Trump commutes sentence of former adviser Roger Stone
Donald Trump has commuted the sentence of his former adviser Roger Stone - just days before he was due to report to prison to serve 40 months for crimes related to an investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 US election.

Madeleine McCann suspect twice slipped through investigators' net
The main suspect in the Madeleine McCann case twice slipped through the net of Portuguese investigators, court documents and witness testimony suggest.

'Groundbreaking': Sports Illustrated features first transgender model
Victoria's Secret star Valentina Sampaio has become Sports Illustrated's first transgender model.

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Armie Hammer, Elizabeth Chambers split up
"The Social Network" actor Armie Hammer has announced on Instagram that he and his wife, "Chopped Sweets" judge Elizabeth Chambers, have split up and plan to divorce.

Brooklyn Beckham, Nicola Peltz engaged
Photographer Brooklyn Beckham -- the eldest child of celebrity couple Victoria Beckham and David Beckham -- has announced he is engaged to actress Nicola Peltz.

Appeals court denies stay for Daniel Lewis Lee; execution still delayed by lower court
A federal appeals court has denied a stay of execution for death row inmate Daniel Lewis Lee, though the order has no bearing on a lower court's decision to temporarily block the lethal injection.

Disney's Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom reopen in Florida
Florida's Walt Disney World reopened its Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom theme parks to the general public Saturday.

Teenager dies after suspected shark attack in New South Wales
A teenage surfer died Saturday after a suspected shark attack in New South Wales, Australia, police said.

6 shot, 2 stabbed, in Rochester, N.Y.'s second weekend of violence
A second weekend of violence in Rochester, N.Y., has left eight people hospitalized with six shot and two stabbed.

U.S. sets another record for new daily cases of coronavirus
The United States set another single-day record of COVID-19 cases -- 63,900 -- according to a Johns Hopkins University global tracker.

Police confirm 5 deaths in hostage situation at South African church
Police confirmed Saturday five deaths in a hostage situation at a church in South Africa.

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After Months of Decline, U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Surge in the South and West
Experts predicted states that saw increases in cases and hospitalizations would see deaths rise
Amid Calls for Diversity, Biden Tops Trump on People of Color in Senior Campaign Staff
Twenty-five percent of Donald Trump's senior staff are nonwhite, compared to 36% of Joe Biden’s senior staff
Disney World Reopens as Coronavirus Infections Soar in Florida
A huge surge of Floridians have tested positive for the new coronavirus in recent weeks
Dozens of U.S. Marines in Japan’s Okinawa Infected in COVID-19 Outbreak
“We now have strong doubts that the US military has taken adequate disease prevention measures,” Okinawa's governor said
Sen. Mitt Romney Calls Trump’s Decision to Commute Roger Stone’s Sentence ‘Historic Corruption’
'An American president commutes the sentence of a person convicted by a jury of lying to shield that very President'
President Trump Commutes Longtime Friend Roger Stone’s Prison Sentence
The White House said Stone was a victim of the Russia 'hoax'
Green Card Lottery Winners Feel Cheated by Trump’s Visa Bans
President Trump has extended a ban on many green cards issued outside the U.S. to the end of the year
U.S. Catholic Church Received Billions in Taxpayer Funds From Paycheck Protection Program
Many millions went to dioceses that have paid settlements or sought bankruptcy protection because of clergy sexual abuse

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