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Police fired pepper spray at Hong Kong protesters on Thursday who were defying a ban to stage candlelit rallies in memory of China’s 1989 Tiananmen Square democracy crackdown while accusing Beijing of stifling their freedoms too.

The scuffles broke out in the working-class Mong Kok district when demonstrators tried to set up roadblocks with metal barriers and officers used spray to disperse them, according to Reuters witnesses.

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Society continues to grapple with one of the worst crises to ever strike mankind. Doctors, pundits, economists, historians and politicians are comparing this sweeping, worldwide virus to the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic. The highest unemployment rate projections in history alone point to the desperately grim state of society sure to come if time were to go on. The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7 percent in April—the highest since the Great Depression—with experts projecting the number to near 20 percent for May!

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As if the coronavirus was not enough, India grappled with scorching temperatures and the worst locust invasion in decades. This all came as authorities prepared for the end of a months-long lockdown despite recording thousands of new infections every day.

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U.S. President Donald Trump suggested he would consider using federal troops to end unrest that has erupted following the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in police custody last week.

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The term “mission trip” typically evokes Christians going to far-flung places around the globe. These journeys often involve building a school in Haiti, working in a medical clinic in Peru, or a choir tour through Ghana. Yet there is a new destination for such evangelizers: America’s college campuses.

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  • CRIME & PUNISHMENT

U.S. President Donald Trump was scheduled to meet with his top law enforcement officer behind closed doors on Monday as cities nationwide awoke from a smoldering weekend of violent protests over race and policing in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Anti-Semitic crimes in Germany last year reached their highest level since the country started keeping statistics, amid an overall strong increase in right-extremist criminality that is a cause for “great concern,” Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said Wednesday.

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  • WEATHER & ENVIRONMENT

Gul Muhammad was expecting a decent wheat harvest this year—until torrential rains and chance hailstorms in March destroyed the crops on his farm, leaving him with no income and no way to feed his family of 10.

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It is found at churches, motels, prisons, courthouses, battlefields, weddings and funerals. Its words have inspired writers from William Shakespeare to Walt Whitman, while its scientific principles about wind and water cycles are understood by meteorologists and oceanographers.

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  • MIDDLE EAST

The Iranian navy will maintain regular missions in the Gulf, the ISNA news agency reported on Wednesday, a day after the United States warned mariners there to stay away from U.S. warships.

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  • ECONOMY & PERSONAL FINANCE

Enormous doses of stimulus spending are offering relief from coronavirus damage but their lifelong legacy of debt could seed future crises by hobbling economic growth and worsening poverty, especially in developing countries.

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Japan’s economy slipped into recession for the first time in 4-1/2 years in the last quarter, putting the nation on course for its deepest postwar slump as the coronavirus crisis ravages businesses and consumers.

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  • ANALYSIS

Despite a century’s progress in science, 2020 is looking a lot like 1918.

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  • SOCIETY & LIFESTYLES

If you were asked to describe how a cashew grows—could you? You might assume it grew like a peanut, buried underground and surrounded by an inedible outer covering. Or perhaps you would associate it with a tree nut such as an almond, which grows on the end of hanging limbs.

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  • MARRIAGE & FAMILY

Summertime is almost here! School will be out in the next few months, vacation time is near. Many will travel, spend time with friends and family, and do home improvements or overdue renovations.

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  • ANALYSIS

We kick it. We stomp it. We sweep it out of our homes. We even use its name as an insult. Yet by doing so, we undervalue one of our most important resources.

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The 1930s are often described as the worst of times. Encyclopaedia Britannica calls the period “the harshest adversity faced by Americans since the Civil War.” Author Timothy Egan titled a book on the 1930s Dust Bowl The Worst Hard Time.

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  • AMERICAS

Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln and Roosevelt. These four men have been memorialized, lionized, mountainized in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

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  • SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

Noelle Martine, an Australian Indian-Catholic woman, discovered at age 18 that her face had been photoshopped onto pornographic images.

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  • SOCIETY & LIFESTYLES

On a chilly early spring day, an 894-foot long white ship, with red health crosses decaled on its stern, bow, sides and smokestack, was a welcome sight as it sailed into New York City harbor. The Navy hospital ship containing 1,000 beds and 12 operating rooms was deployed to provide relief for the city’s overwhelmed hospitals.

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  • SOCIETY & LIFESTYLES

For most Americans alive today, the idea of shared national sacrifice is a collective abstraction, a memory handed down from a grandparent or passed on through a book or movie.

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  • MEDIA

There is an ever-growing feeling toward the news these days. Call it what you may: burnout, numbness, strain, desensitization or outright apathy.

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  • HEALTH ISSUES

Healthy food can seem to be expensive or overly time-intensive to prepare. That is why, when the budget gets tight, we tend to take the easy way out and buy fast food or heavily processed snacks. These foods are more filling and provide the immediate gratification of “comfort food” ingredients—fat, sugar and sodium.

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