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Army Corps of Engineers Denies Permit To Controversial Alaska Gold Mine

Fishermen and tribes have been fighting the mine proposal for a decade, fearing it would harm the wild sockeye salmon at the heart of the area's economy and culture. → Read More

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Scotland Becomes 1st Country To Make Period Products Free

"A proud day for Scotland and a signal to the world that free universal access to period products can be achieved," said Monica Lennon, who championed the bill in the Scottish Parliament. → Read More

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Parents Of Man Killed In U.K. Crash Lose Their Challenge To U.S. Diplomatic Immunity

Harry Dunn's family argued the U.K. government had wrongly granted Anne Sacoolas diplomatic immunity. Sacoolas, the wife of a U.S. diplomat, is charged in his death but fled to the U.S. → Read More

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Court Considers Whether Woman Who Joined ISIS As A Teen Is Allowed To Return To U.K.

Shamima Begum, now 21, left London with two other schoolgirls in 2015 to join the terrorist organization and is now in a detention camp in Syria. The U.K. revoked her citizenship last year. → Read More

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Danish Agriculture Minister Resigns Amid Criticism For Ordering Mink Cull

The cull was ordered after a mutated version of the coronavirus was found to have spread among the country's mink herd. It later emerged the government did not have legislation in place for the order. → Read More

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As U.S. Reaches 250,000 Deaths From COVID-19, A Long Winter Is Coming

Medical advances have reduced the infection fatality rate in the U.S. But experts warn that indoor gatherings, cold temperatures and pandemic fatigue augur dark months ahead. → Read More

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Coronavirus Found In Minks In Greece

The strain found in the minks is the same one found in humans, an agriculture official said, and a breeder at one farm also tested positive. Some 2,500 minks have reportedly been culled already. → Read More

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After COVID-19 Diagnosis, Nearly 1 In 5 Are Diagnosed With Mental Disorder

Those recovering from the coronavirus were more likely than other groups of patients to be diagnosed with a mental disorder within three months, according to a new study. → Read More

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Utah Gov. Announces Statewide Mask Mandate, Citing Steep Spike In COVID-19 Cases

Gov. Gary Herbert has declared a new state of emergency, limiting social gatherings and putting K-12 extracurricular activities on hold for the next two weeks. → Read More

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Key Trump Contacts Ben Carson And David Bossie Test Positive For Coronavirus

The news comes after White House chief of staff Mark Meadows also tested positive. Bossie had been coordinating events as part of the Trump campaign's legal fight to contest the election. → Read More

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As Presidency Hinges On A Handful Of States, Some Have Made A Popular Vote Pact

What would a national popular vote mean? Instead of watching days of livestreams of swing state poll workers, the result would have been settled on Tuesday night. → Read More

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Across America, Newspaper Front Pages Reflect A History Still Being Written

What does an editor do when the newspaper is going to print and the presidential winner is still undetermined? You reflect the nation's anxiety. → Read More

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Slovakia's Weekend Project: Test The Whole Country For Coronavirus

Amid a steep spike in cases, more than 3.6 million Slovaks were tested for the virus — about two-thirds of the country. The prime minister hopes the testing can ward off a more severe lockdown. → Read More

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Slovakia's Weekend Project: Test The Whole Country For Coronavirus

Amid a steep spike in cases, more than 3.6 million Slovaks were tested for the virus — about two-thirds of the country. The prime minister hopes the testing can ward off a more severe lockdown. → Read More

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Nevada Judge Blocks Republican Lawsuit That Sought To Halt Mail-In Ballot Count

The Nevada Republican Party and Trump campaign alleged they could not observe the counting process closely enough. The judge ruled they failed to provide evidence that votes were improperly counted. → Read More

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Louisville Police Officer Files Lawsuit Against Boyfriend Of Breonna Taylor

Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly says Kenneth Walker committed battery, assault, and intentional emotional distress. Walker filed a civil lawsuit against the city and the police department last month. → Read More

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Long Island 'Superspreader Events' Threaten To Undo Its Success At Controlling Virus

"Between this wedding and this birthday party, there are 56 positive COVID-19 cases and nearly 300 under quarantine," said Suffolk County Executive Steven Bellone. → Read More

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Judge Orders Richmond's Robert E. Lee Statue Can Be Removed

Gov. Ralph Northam ordered the statue removed in June. The statue, which stands 60 feet high, is the only Confederate statue still standing on the city's Monument Avenue. → Read More

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1st 'Murder Hornet' Nest In U.S. Is Found In Washington State

State entomologists found the nest in a tree near the Canadian border. They were led there by an Asian giant hornet to which they had attached a radio tracker. The state plans to eradicate the nest. → Read More

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Man Arrested In N.C. Had Plan To Kill Joe Biden, Feds Say

Alexander Hillel Treisman, 19, was indicted on child pornography charges. Federal agents presented evidence suggesting he was obsessed with mass shootings — and drove within 4 miles of Biden's home. → Read More