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Gantz tells Israeli Army to step up preparations in West Bank ahead of possible annexation

June 2, 2020

Israel's Defense Minister Benny Gantz has told the army to step up preparations in parts of the West Bank, heightening the sense the government stands ready to make a possible dramatic announcement on annexation in the next few weeks.

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DraftKings stock soars on hopes for live sports returning soon

June 2, 2020

Investors who took a gamble on DraftKings stock when the company went public in April are sitting on a winning ticket. And the company might be one of the clearest examples of the market's bet on America — and the world's return to normalcy following the coronavirus pandemic.

After years of talking about diversity, the number of black leaders at US companies is still dismal

June 2, 2020

Despite growing awareness of the need for diversity at all levels of the workplace, numerous studies show the number of black professionals on boards and in c-suite roles range from not great to dismal.

Decatur Kids Club gardening lessons going virtual

June 2, 2020

“Right now, we have Facebook and Instagram, so I'm going to connect the two so when I post on Facebook it will post on Instagram at the same time,” said

Bell family relives son's death at hands of police with George Floyd's killing

June 1, 2020

It's been nearly 15 years since Sean Bell died, but his family is reminded of their pain as protests rage on.

Illinois man faces multiple federal charges stemming from violent acts in Minneapolis

June 1, 2020

Federal authorities have charged an Illinois man for civil disorder, carrying on a riot and possession of unregistered destructive devices associated with recent clashes between violent protesters and police in Minneapolis.

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Britain's Queen Elizabeth, 94, pictured horseback riding during lockdown

June 1, 2020

New photographs were released Sunday of British monarch Queen Elizabeth II riding on horseback in Windsor, west of London.

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New Zealand set to ease coronavirus restrictions

June 2, 2020

New Zealand's government could ease coronavirus restrictions as early as next week, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Tuesday.

Trump's protest response gives China a propaganda win

June 1, 2020

Protesters running amok. Innocent citizens under siege. Outside actors engaging in terrorist acts. Police struggling to maintain control and in desperate need of reinforcements.

For the first time in 30 years, Hong Kong will not hold a mass vigil commemorating the Tiananmen square massacre

June 1, 2020

An annual vigil commemorating the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre will not take place in Hong Kong this year, after police refused organizers permission to hold a mass gathering during the coronavirus pandemic.

India's rural healthcare workers push for more coronavirus pay

June 1, 2020

During the coronavirus crisis, Indian women are being asked to perform new tasks: survey residents on their travel histories and health symptoms, help with contact tracing and arrange testing.

He walked 1,250 miles in 10 days. India's lockdown left him no choice

May 31, 2020

Rajesh Chouhan had walked 620 miles (1,000 kilometers) in five days. His legs were swollen and his blisters had burst. A piece of Styrofoam trash he'd found on the roadside was soaking up the pus seeping from his feet.

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