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Two Million Cases: COVID-19 May Finally Force North Korea to Open Up

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un is pulling out all the stops to combat a massive COVID-19 outbreak that could force the reclusive state to open up to external assistance.

After Pyongyang went public..

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How Downton Abbey: A New Era Fits In the Show’s Timeline 

The fabulously wealthy family at the center of Downtown Abbey is back in a new installment of the long-running story. Downton Abbey: A New Era, out May 18, is set in 1928 and finds the Crawley family ..

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Joe Biden Is Redeploying U.S. Troops to Somalia as a New President Takes Office. Here’s What to Know

Somalia’s former leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud was elected president on Sunday after receiving 214 votes from legislators in a poll open only to parliamentarians. But many hope the vote will end a poli..

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What to Know About the Defamation Trial Between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard As It Resumes

After a scheduled weeklong break, the high-profile defamation trial between actors Johnny Depp and Amber Heard resumed on May 16. The trial, which began on April 11 in Fairfax, Va., centers on a defam..

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How the ‘Great Replacement Theory’ Has Fueled Racist Violence

The man who opened fire in a Buffalo grocery store on Saturday, killing 10 people, appears to have been motivated by a white nationalist ideology known on dark corners of the web as the “great replace..

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The West Will Work With the Philippines’ Next President, Even If He Is a Dictator’s Son

The ascent of Philippine dictator’s son Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to power marks an important turning point for the Southeast Asian country as it tries to find a balance in its relationship with..

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Netflix’s Our Father Tells The True Story of a Fertility Doctor Who Used His Own Sperm on Patients

During the 1970s and ‘80s, a fertility specialist in Indiana named Dr. Donald Cline inseminated dozens of patients with his own sperm, without their knowledge or consent. The stories of some of these ..

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What We Know So Far About the Killing of Al Jazeera Journalist Shireen Abu Akleh

News broadcaster Al Jazeera accused Israel of “blatent murder” following the killing of one of its veteran journalists in the West Bank on Wednesday. Shireen Abu Akleh, a 51-year-old Palestinian-Ameri..

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Google Is Making It Easier to Remove Personal Info From Search

Google recently started allowing users to remove their personal information from search results, including their phone number, email, and home address. On Wednesday, the company announced at its annua..

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What We Know So Far About President Biden’s Plan to Forgive Student Loans

President Joe Biden campaigned on a plan to forgive at least some of the $1.6 trillion in federal student loan debt by over 44 million U.S borrowers. “Young people and other student debt holders bore ..