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  1. AUSTRALIA-POLITICS/

    Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday announced measures to assist Hong Kong citizens start a new life in Australia, including extending visas by five years, after Beijing imposed a new security law on the Asian financial hub.

  2. Virus Outbreak Florida

    Four months, three million confirmed infections and more than 130,000 deaths into the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., Americans confronted with a resurgence of COVID-19 are facing long lines at testing sites in the summer heat or are getting turned away. 

  3. George Floyd Death Investigation

    As George Floyd told Minneapolis police officers that he couldn't breathe more than 20 times in the moments before he died, the officer who pressed his knee against Floyd's neck dismissed his pleas, saying "it takes a heck of a lot of oxygen to talk," according to transcripts of body camera video recordings made public Wednesday.

  4. Virus Outbreak-Harvard Plans

    Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology sued the Trump administration on Wednesday, seeking to block a new rule that would bar foreign students from remaining in the U.S. if their universities move all courses online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

  5. Free speech letter

    Dozens of artists, writers and academics have signed an open letter decrying the weakening of public debate and warning that the free exchange of information and ideas is in jeopardy amid a rise in what they call 'illiberalism.'