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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Tuesday, June 14, 2021

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Emails show Trump pressured Justice Dept. over 2020 election
WASHINGTON (AP) — During the last weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of widespread 2020 election fraud that even his former attorney general declared without evidence, newly released emails show.










































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Today's Top Political and Coronavirus News Compilation - Monday, June 14, 2021

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NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg speaks with U.S. President Joe Biden during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of a NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, June 14, 2021. (Stephanie Lecocq, Pool via AP)

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NATO leaders declare China a global security challenge
BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO leaders targeted China in a strongly worded warning Monday, declaring the nation poses a constant security challenge, is trying to undermine world order and is working on nuclear missile development at a worrisome pace.









































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North Korea's Kim Vows To Be Ready For Confrontation With The U.S.

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SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his government to be prepared for both dialogue and confrontation with the Biden administration — but more for confrontation, state media reported Friday. The move came just days after the United States and others urged the North to abandon its nuclear program and return to talks.

Kim's statement indicates he'll likely push to strength his nuclear arsenal and increase pressure on Washington to give up what North Korea considers a hostile U.S. policy, though he'll also prepare for talks to...
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Ethiopia election: A sham or democratic rebirth?

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Why the stakes are so high in the nation's first attempt at free and fair elections.
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Gaza fire balloons draw renewed Israel air strikes

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Arson attacks and retaliatory air strikes put further strain on a fragile ceasefire.
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Sandra Day O'Connor omission noted as North Carolina Board of Ed OKs controversial teaching documents

  • News source: Brie Stimson
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Former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, the first woman ever appointed to the nation's highest court, was unjustly omitted from a list of remarkable women in American history, critics of new grade-school teaching guidance in North Carolina claimed this week.

The North Carolina State Board of Education approved the controversial new "unpacking documents" for social studies teaching standards Thursday, reports said.

"I know we cannot think of every person in history, every event in history, every major theme in history, but I cannot...
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Ghislaine Maxwell wins $13.70 award from accuser for legal costs

  • News source: Mychael Schnell
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Ghislaine Maxwell, the British socialite and close confidant of Jeffrey Epstein who is accused of helping Epstein recruit and sexually abuse underage girls, won $13.70 on Wednesday, after a judge ordered one of her accusers to cover Maxwell's legal expenses.

A woman under the pseudonym “Jane Doe” filed a lawsuit last year accusing the socialite of acting like “an older sister” when Doe was 13 years old. She accused Maxwell of grooming her to be sexually abused by Epstein, and raped by him at age 17, Bloomberg reported.

Doe dropped the case last...
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Record number of displaced people despite Covid: UN refugee agency

  • News source: BBC News - World
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Some 82 million people have been forcibly displaced, more than 1% of the world's population.
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TikTok owner ByteDance sees its earnings double in 2020

  • News source: BBC News - World
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China's biggest technology companies have been coming under increasing scrutiny both at home and abroad.
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Black Americans Laud Juneteenth Holiday, Say More Work Ahead

  • News source: Darlene Superville and Kevin Freking
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Black Americans rejoiced Thursday after President Joe Biden made Juneteenth a federal holiday, but some said that, while they appreciated the recognition at a time of racial reckoning in America, more is needed to change policies that disadvantage too many of their brethren.

“It’s great, but it’s not enough,” said Gwen Grant, president and CEO of the Urban League of Kansas City. Grant said she was delighted by the quick vote this week by Congress to make Juneteenth a national holiday because “it's been a long time coming.”

But she added that “we...
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Family of woman decapitated by gate in Utah sues Park Service, claiming negligence

  • News source: Mychael Schnell
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The family of a Ugandan human rights activist filed a lawsuit against the National Park Service this month after she was decapitated by a gate at the Arches National Park last year.

Esther “Essie” Nakajjigo, a 25-year old newlywed, was visiting the Utah park with her husband last year to celebrate the one-year anniversary of their first date.

The couple was driving to get ice cream when a gate blew closed from wind and sliced through their car, striking Nakajjigo in the head and neck.

Nakajjigo’s family claimed in a lawsuit filed in Denver on June...
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Hawaii soldier pleads not guilty to murder in wife's death

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A Hawaii-based soldier is pleading not guilty in military court to first-degree premeditated murder in the January beating and stabbing death of his wife
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US Catholic Bishops Have Heated Debate Before End-Of-Week Vote On Communion

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In impassioned debate Thursday, U.S. Catholic bishops clashed over how to address concerns about Catholic politicians, including President Joe Biden, who continue to receive Communion despite supporting abortion rights.

Some bishops said a strong rebuke of Biden is needed because of his recent actions protecting and expanding abortion access. Others warned that such action would portray the bishops as a partisan force during a time of bitter political divisions across the country.

The issue is by far the most contentious agenda item at the national...
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Giant rhino fossils in China show new species was 'taller than giraffe'

  • News source: BBC News - World
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The Paraceratherium linxiaense was taller than a giraffe and weighed as much as four large African elephants.
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Iowa governor signs 'Back the Blue' bill that increases penalties for protest-related crimes

  • News source: Brie Stimson
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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the "Back the Blue" bill into law on Thursday, increasing penalties for protest-related crimes.

"We encourage First Amendment rights to protest peacefully, but if you break the law, you're going to be held accountable," the governor said, according to KCCI-TV in Des Moines.

Reynolds said those who riot, loot or attack officers "will be punished to the full extent of the law. The public peace is too important, and the safety of our officers too precious, to tolerate destructive behavior."

The law makes rioting a...
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California hydroelectric plant expected to shut down for the first time in 50 years

  • News source: Joseph Choi
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A crucial hydroelectric plant in California is expected to shut down for the first time in 50 years as water levels in the area continue to decrease.

Officials on Thursday said the ongoing drought in the Western U.S. as well as high temperatures have severely depleted the water levels at the Edward Hyatt Power Plant at Lake Oroville, Calif., CNN reported. The water levels are hovering around 700 feet above sea level.

The power plant was first opened in 1967.

If the level continues to drop at its current rate, the plant will have to shut down in...
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Kim says North Korea needs to be 'prepared' for 'confrontation' with US

  • News source: Lexi Lonas
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North Korean leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnNorth Korea's Kim warns of possible food shortage Overnight Defense: Austin and Milley talk budget, Afghanistan, sexual assault and more at wide-ranging Senate hearing North Korea calls U.S.-South Korea missile development hostile policy MORE told the country's government on Thursday it needed to be prepared for confrontation with the United States.

Kim “stressed the need to get prepared for both dialogue and confrontation, especially to get fully prepared for confrontation” with the U.S. during a ruling...
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