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A COVID Outbreak At The U.S. Embassy In Kabul Has Sickened 114 People And Killed 1

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| Military hospital ICU resources are at full capacity and the embassy has been forced to "create temporary, on-compound COVID-19 wards," according to a note sent to embassy staff.

Zambia's First President Kenneth Kaunda Dies At Age 97

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Zambia's first president and champion of African independence Kenneth Kaunda has died at the age of 97, the country's president Edgar Lungu announced on Facebook Thursday evening.

The Justice Department Overturns Rules That Limited Asylum For Survivors Of Violence

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In a victory for survivors of domestic and gang violence, the Department of Justice on Wednesday vacated the controversial Trump-era decisions.

Royal Caribbean's Launch Of Its New Megaship Just Got Sidelined By COVID Cases

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The Odyssey of the Seas had been slated to carry passengers for the first time on July 3. Instead, all 1,400 crew members are being quarantined.

Biden Wants To End For-Profit Immigrant Detention. His Administration Isn't So Sure

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Since the campaign trail, President Biden has said he wants to close privately run immigrant detention centers. But immigrant advocates say his administration isn't following through on his promises.

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MacKenzie Scott Is Giving Away Another $2.7 Billion To 286 Organizations

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Scott said she is "attempting to give away a fortune that was enabled by systems in need of change." She has given away more $8 billion of her fortune so far.

The U.S. Has Hit 600,000 COVID Deaths, More Than Any Other Country

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The latest toll from Johns Hopkins University comes nearly four months after the nation crossed the half-million mark for deaths from the coronavirus pandemic.

Israel Has Become The 1st Country To Ban The Sale Of Most Fur Clothing

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Israel has become the first country to outlaw the controversial clothing material that opponents say leads to the slaughter of millions of animals each year.

Family Of Alton Sterling Has Accepted $4.5 Million For His Killing By Police

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Sterling's 2016 shooting by a Baton Rouge police officer was captured on video and sparked protests in the city's Black community. Neither officer involved in the shooting was charged criminally.