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Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

Cuomo clears New York schools statewide to open, carefully

ALBANY, N.Y. — New York schools can bring children back to classrooms for the start of the school year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday, citing success in battling the coronavirus in the state that once was the U.S. heart of the pandemic.
Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

Ford, Bush presidential adviser Brent Scowcroft dies at 95

WASHINGTON — Brent Scowcroft, who played a prominent role in American foreign policy as national security adviser to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W.

German nudist chases down boar who snatched his laptop

BERLIN — A German nudist had the last laugh after giving chase to a wild boar that had run off with a bag containing his laptop.
China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges

China sentences fourth Canadian to death on drug charges

BEIJING — China has sentenced a fourth Canadian citizen to death on drug charges in less than two years following a sharp downturn in ties over the arrest of an executive of Chinese tech giant Huawei.
Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

Trump bans dealings with Chinese owners of TikTok, WeChat

NEW YORK — President Donald Trump has ordered a sweeping but vague ban on dealings with the Chinese owners of popular social media apps TikTok and WeChat on security grounds, a move China's government criticized as “political manipulation.
India surpasses 2 million cases as health volunteers strike

India surpasses 2 million cases as health volunteers strike

NEW DELHI — As India hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic on Friday, crossing 2 million confirmed cases and more than 41,000 deaths, community health volunteers went on strike complaining they were ill-equipped to respond to the wav

Adin Steinsaltz, groundbreaking Talmud translator, dies

JERUSALEM — Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, a prolific Jewish scholar who spent 45 years compiling a monumental and ground-breaking translation of the Talmud, has died. He was 83.
Africa passes 1M confirmed virus cases; true number far more

Africa passes 1M confirmed virus cases; true number far more

JOHANNESBURG — Africa’s confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1 million, but global health experts say the true toll is likely several times higher, reflecting the gaping lack of testing for the continent’s 1.3 billion people.
DeWine tests negative after positive test before Trump visit

DeWine tests negative after positive test before Trump visit

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday after testing positive earlier in the day before he was to meet with President Donald Trump, according to a statement from his office.
Hagerty rides Trump support to Senate GOP win in Tennessee

Hagerty rides Trump support to Senate GOP win in Tennessee

NASHVILLE — Former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty rode the endorsement of President Donald Trump to victory Thursday in a contested Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee.