Headlines for June 30, 2021

Israeli Forces Begin Demolitions in East Jerusalem's Silwan, Attack ProtestersU.S. Military May Be Near End of Afghan Withdrawal as Top General Warns of Possible Civil WarRussia Tests Missiles in Crimea After Start of Ukraine-NATO's Black Sea Military DrillIsrael's Foreign Minister Inaugurates Embassy in UAEFormer South African President Jacob Zuma Sentenced to Prison for Contempt of CourtCOVID Surge Brings Indonesia to "Edge of Catastrophe"; Virus Lowered Brazil's Life ExpectancyVaccinated Angelenos Urged to Keep Masking Amid Delta Variant Spread; 800 Line 3 Workers Got COVIDPfizer & Moderna Vaccines Could Offer Years of Protection; SCOTUS Allows Eviction Moratorium to StandNYC Board of Elections Posts, Then Retracts, Updated Tally in Mayor's Race…

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Headlines for June 29, 2021

Pacific Northwest's Stifling Heat Breaks All-Time Records for Second Straight DayMoscow Storms Break Russia's Record-Setting June Heat WaveDozens of Youth Climate Activists Arrested at White House Demanding Action on Climate Crisis"An Overt Political Blockade": Minnesota Police Barricade Line 3 Pipeline Protest CampEthiopia Declares Ceasefire After Separatists Claim Tigray's Capital City  Iranian-Backed Militia Strikes Back After Biden Orders Bombings in Iraq and SyriaFederal Judge Throws Out Antitrust Lawsuits Seeking to Break Up Facebook Trump Reportedly Asked to Send Coronavirus-Infected Americans to Guantánamo BayDeath Toll Reaches 11 in Florida Condo Collapse, with 150 Still Missing Juul Reaches $40 Million Settlement with North Carolina over Teen Nicotine AddictionSCOTUS Won't Hear Challenge to Ruling Declaring…

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Headlines for June 28, 2021

Iraq Condemns Violation of Sovereignty After U.S. Launches Airstrikes in Iraq and SyriaJudge Sentences Ex-Cop Derek Chauvin to 22.5 Years in Prison for Murdering George FloydWHO Urges Vaccinated People to Keep Taking COVID Precautions as Delta Variant Spreads Across GlobeBangladesh, Australia, South Africa Among Nations Ordering New Restrictions Amid Surge in CasesBiden Says U.S. Will Continue to Support Afghan Gov't After Withdrawal as Taliban Takes New Territory9 Dead, 150+ Missing in Miami Condo Collapse as 2018 Report Shows Building Was VulnerableVP Kamala Harris Visits El Paso on U.S.-Mexico BorderThousands of Cook County Workers Strike for Better Pay and Affordable HealthcareJustice Department Sues Georgia over Voter Suppression LawManhattan District…

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Headlines for June 25, 2021

Biden and Senators Reach Compromise Infrastructure Bill That Excludes Climate and Jobs ProgramsBiden Administration Backs Permits for Enbridge Line 3 Tar Sands PipelineClimate Crisis Driving Record-High Temperatures in Pacific NorthwestFederal Fire Agency Warns Historic Drought Is Increasing Demand for Firefighters"Half-Measures and Broken Promises": European Parliament Commits to Climate Neutrality by 2050Climate Crisis Pushes 1 Million People in Madagascar to "Edge of Starvation"751 Unmarked Graves Found at Former Residential School for Indigenous Children in SaskatchewanU.S. Bans Solar Panel Parts Produced in Xinjiang by Forced LaborAt Least Four Dead, Dozens Missing After Miami-Area Apartment Building CollapsesPelosi Announces Select Committee to Investigate U.S. Capitol InsurrectionMichigan Senate Report Discredits Trump and GOP…

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Headlines for June 24, 2021

White House to Crack Down on Illegal Gun Dealers and Increase Police FundingRevs. Jesse Jackson and William Barber Arrested at Nonviolent Protest Against Senate FilibusterCDC Links COVID-19 Vaccines to Rare Cases of Myocarditis But Says Benefits Far Outweigh RisksSupreme Court Rules Cheerleader's Profane Social Media Post Was Protected SpeechSCOTUS Cuts Off Union Organizers' Access to Farm Workers in Major Defeat for Organized LaborICE Force-Fed Immigrant Prisoners Who Went on Hunger Strike Against Poor ConditionsU.N. General Assembly Votes Overwhelmingly to Condemn U.S. Embargo on Cuba for 29th TimeBritain Disputes Russia's Claim of Naval Confrontation in Waters Near Russian-Annexed CrimeaBrazil Environment Minister Steps Down; Police Attack Indigenous Activists in BrasíliaFirst…

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Headlines for June 23, 2021

Republicans Block Major Voting Rights Bill as Democrats Vow to Continue FightAir Raid in Tigray Kills Dozens, Adding to Conflict-Fueled DevastationJapan Restarts First Nuclear Reactor in Over 3 Years Amid Widespread OppositionRights Groups Sound Alarm as Nicaragua's Gov't Escalates Crackdown on OppositionShooting in Mexican Border Town Kills at Least 15 People in CrossfireAt Least 3 Arab Israeli Journalists Have Come Under Attack in Past MonthU.S. Gov't Seizes PressTV.com and Other Websites Linked to IranHong Kong Newspaper Apple Daily Shuts Down Days After Police Raid Newsroom, Arrest EditorsCatalan Separatist Leaders Released After Spanish Pardon200+ Groups Call for Permanent End to U.S. Global Gag RuleNYT: Saudi Men Involved in Jamal…

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Headlines for June 22, 2021

South African President Blasts Big Pharma for Refusing to Share COVID-19 Vaccine TechnologyCuba Says Abdala Vaccine Shows 92% Efficacy Against COVID-19Coronavirus Surges in Indonesia; Colombia Death Toll Passes 100,000White House Falls Behind Goal of Donating 80 Million Vaccine Doses by End of JuneDeaths Soared by 32% in U.S. Nursing Homes, Where 4 in 10 Had COVID-19 in 2020Senate GOP to Filibuster Restoration of Voting Rights ProtectionsBelarus Hit with New Sanctions as U.N. Rights Chief Decries Torture and Other AbusesZapatistas Arrive in Spain, Marking 500 Years Since Cortés's Conquest of MexicoU.S. Bishops Seek to Deny Communion to Joe Biden over His Support for Reproductive RightsCalifornia to Pay Off All…

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Headlines for June 21, 2021

More Transmissible Delta Variant Becoming Dominant, Threatening COVID RecoveryCuba's Soberana 02 Vaccine Offers Hope as COVID Surges in Latin America, Brazil Tops 500,000 DeathsJapan, Uganda Impose New Measures Amid Mounting COVID CasesHard-Line Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi Wins Iranian Presidency as Nuclear Deal Talks ContinueAfghan President Ashraf Ghani to Meet with Biden Amid Surging Violence and Taliban AdvanceMSF Warns Access Urgently Needed to Bring Aid to Syria's Idlib RegionAuthorities Uncover Likely Remains of Missing Indigenous Activist 3 Weeks After DisappearanceEthiopia Holds Twice-Delayed Elections Amid Conflict and Hunger CrisisU.N. Resolution Condemns Coup in Burma, Stops Short of Calling for Arms Embargo As Crisis DeepensOver 82 Million People Were Forcibly Displaced…

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“Here I Am”: Meet a Descendent of One of 272 Enslaved People Sold on June 19, 1838, by Georgetown U.

We look at another significant June 19 in the history of slavery in the United States: June 19, 1838, when Jesuit priests who ran what is now Georgetown University sold 272 enslaved people to pay off the school’s debts. In 2016, Georgetown University announced it would give preferential admissions treatment to descendants of the Africans it enslaved and sold. “Ours, as Americans, is an uninterrupted line of inheritance that many of us refuse to believe that we are descendants of,” says Mélisande Short-Colomb, who is one of the first two Georgetown University students to benefit from legacy admission for direct descendants and serves on the Board of Advisors…

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Headlines for June 18, 2021

Biden Signs Bill Making Juneteenth a Federal Holiday Commemorating End of SlaverySenate GOP to Filibuster Voting Rights Legislation, Reject Sen. Manchin Compromise BillHouse Votes to Repeal War Powers Granted to President Ahead of U.S.-Led Invasion of IraqBrazilian Senate Inquiry Reveals Bolsonaro Ignored Pfizer's Offers to Supply COVID-19 VaccinesBritish Lockdown to Continue Until July 19 as Delta Coronavirus Variant Drives Surge of CasesIsrael Bombs Gaza Strip in Second Breach of Ceasefire That Capped Deadly May AssaultPalestinians Mourn West Bank Teenagers Killed While Protesting Illegal Israeli SettlementsIranians Begin Voting in Presidential ElectionNorth Korea's Kim Jong-un Acknowledges Food Crisis Due to Sanctions, COVID-19 and Crop FailuresBolivian Ex-Defense Minister Plotted to Use…

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