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Mississippi set to remove Confederate emblem from its flag

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JACKSON, Miss. (Net) — Mississippi is on the verge of changing its state flag to erase a Confederate battle emblem that's broadly condemned as racist.
The flag's supporters resisted efforts to change it for decades, but rapid developments in recent weeks have changed dynamics on this issue in the tradition-bound state.
As protests against racial injustice recently spread across the U.S., including Mississippi, leaders from business, religion, education and sports have spoken forcefully...
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Opposition wins historic rerun of Malawi's presidential vote

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BLANTYRE, Malawi (Net) — The opposition has won Malawi's historic rerun of the presidential election, the first time a court-overturned vote in Africa has led to the defeat of an incumbent leader.
Lazarus Chakwera's victory late Saturday was a result of months of determined street protests in...
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U.S. COVID-19 cases top 2.5 mln, reopening rolled back in dozen states

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WASHINGTON, June 28 (Net) -- Washington State Governor Jay Inslee on Saturday announced the suspension of all applications from counties looking to move into Phase 4 of reopening with new COVID-19 cases rising across the state.
"We all want to get back to doing all the things we love in...
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Fewer than 100 COVID-19 patients in ICU in Italy

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ROME, June 28 (Net) -- The Italian Health Ministry said Saturday that 97 COVID-19 patients are in the ICU, of whom almost half, or 43 patients, are in the northern Lombardy region.
Eight people succumbed to the virus over the past 24 hours (compared to 30 victims on Friday), pushing the overall...
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China warns US over actions against 4 more media outlets

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BEIJING (Net) — China warned Tuesday it will take countermeasures after the U.S. added four more Chinese media outlets to a list of organizations that should be considered "foreign missions" in the United States because of their ties to the government and ruling Communist Party.
Foreign...
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