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Australia demands apology after Chinese official tweets ‘falsified image’ of soldier threatening child

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded the Chinese government delete a "repugnant" and "falsified image" on Twitter that appears to show an Australian soldier threatening to slit a child's throat. Th...

An NYPD official is under investigation after a report connects him to racist posts on police message board

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A high-ranking official with the New York Police Department has been temporarily relieved of his command and placed on modified duty after a City Council investigation found evidence suggesting he was behind a multi...

Georgia official claims 1,000 people — out of at least 2.2 million — voted twice in primaries

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Washington DC Georgia's top election official claimed Tuesday that 1,000 people voted twice in the state's summer primaries -- a miniscule number out of millions of ballots cast -- and called for criminal prosecution...

Justice official accused Trump of using DOJ to push election fraud claims in draft resignation letter

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House investigators have interviewed a former Justice Department official who drafted -- but never sent -- a resignation letter over what he said were former President Donald Trump's "direct instructions" to use the...

World is ‘moving further away’ from end of COVID-19 pandemic: WHO official

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Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, epidemiologist and WHO COVID-19 technical lead, noted an 11.5% increase in global cases over the last week, with a 1% increase in deaths. Europe saw a 21% uptick in infections last week, while...

Senior diplomatic security official removed from Afghanistan role after declaring ‘death of America’ when Trump lost election

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Washington The top State Department diplomatic security official in Afghanistan was removed from his role for declaring the "death of America" and making racist comments about Kamala Harris in a post on his Facebook ...

Tennessee governor says ‘parents, not kids’ focus of vaccine outreach after firing of top health official

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The Tennessee Democratic Party has called for Dr. Michelle Fiscus to be reinstated, and for the governor "to recommit the Tennessee Department of Health to carrying out its mission to protect, promote and improve the...

Boko Haram kills at least seven in Christmas Eve attack in Nigeria, local official says

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Abuja, Nigeria At least seven people were killed in a Boko Haram attack on the majority-Christian village of Pemi in Nigeria's Borno state on Christmas Eve, a local official said. "Boko Haram attacked Pemi village, ...

Top White House official retweets post calling inflation, supply chain issues ‘high class problems’

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Jason Furman, Harvard’s Aetna professor of the practice of economic policy, said the country would not be faced with these issues if the unemployment rate was still 10%, an apparent reference to Federal Reserve Chair...

State Department defends Cuba policy official after Rubio blames her for admin’s ‘weak’ response

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In a video posted to Twitter on Wednesday, Rubio called on President Biden to take charge by leading the international community in pressuring the Cuban government to ease its crackdown on protesters. The senator cal...

US Capitol Police official in charge of intel on January 6 returns to that role

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The US Capitol Police official who was in charge of intelligence operations on January 6 before briefly becoming acting chief has returned to her previous role despite criticism over security breakdowns during the i...

Second-highest-ranking official at USAID ousted

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Washington The second-highest-ranking official at the US Agency for International Development was ousted Friday, two sources familiar with the situation told CNN. Bonnie Glick, the deputy administrator of the agency,...

Jake Paul, Tyron Woodley trade barbs after fight made official

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The fight will take place on August 28 and will be shown on Showtime. Paul is going into the fight undefeated in boxing and Woodley has not made his debut as a boxer but is 19-7 in MMA and a former UFC welterweight c...

Top Trump administration official met with Assad regime over imprisoned Americans

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A top Trump administration official met with the Assad regime in Damascus this fall in an effort to secure the release of American prisoners believed to be held by the Syrian dictator, two administration officials c...

Three students killed in Nigeria after kidnapping at Greenfield University — local official

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Abuja, Nigeria Three students kidnapped by armed bandits from Greenfield University in northern Nigeria on Tuesday have been killed, a local official said in a statement on Friday. "The armed bandits who kidnapped st...

In Mississippi, more White people now have gotten Covid-19 than African Americans. Attitudes about masks might help explain why, official says

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For the longest time in this pandemic, coronavirus had infected and killed more African Americans in Mississippi than White people, which experts explained in part by pointing to racial health disparities in one of ...

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