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House approves $1.5T plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House approved a $1.5 trillion plan Wednesday to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, pouring hundreds of billions of dollars into projects to fix roads and bridges, upgrade transit systems, expand interstate railways and dredge harbors, ports and channels.
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Stonewall Jackson removed from Richmond’s Monument Avenue

UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney on Wednesday ordered the immediate removal of all Confederate statues in the city, saying he was using his emergency powers to speed up the healing process for the former capital of the Confederacy amid weeks of protests over police brutality and racial injustice.

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Health experts slam US deal for large supply of virus drug

UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Health experts on Wednesday slammed the U.S. decision to hog nearly the entire global supply of remdesivir, the only drug licensed so far to treat COVID-19, warning that type of selfish behavior sets a dangerous precedent for attempts to share scarce treatments amid the pandemic.
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Trump, top officials defend response to Russia bounty threat

UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

The Trump administration is stepping up the defense of its response to intelligence assessments that suggested Russia had offered bounties for killing U.S. troops in Afghanistan, with the president's national security adviser saying on Wednesday he had prepared a list of retaliatory options if the intelligence had been corroborated.
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UK extends immigration rights for 3M eligible Hong Kongers

UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Britain announced Wednesday that it was extending residency rights for up to 3 million Hong Kongers eligible for the British National Overseas passport, stressing that it would uphold its historic duty to the former British colony after Beijing imposed a sweeping new national security law in the city.
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Hong Kong police make first arrests under new security law

UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

Hong Kong police made their first arrests Wednesday under a contentious new national security law imposed by China’s central government, as thousands of people defied tear gas and pepper pellets to protest against it on the anniversary of the former British colony's handover to Chinese rule.
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Netanyahu ally confirms delays in West Bank annexation plan

UPDATED: Wed., July 1, 2020

A confidant of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed that the Israeli leader's plan to annex parts of the occupied West Bank would not start on Wednesday, the original target date, as the British prime minister made an extraordinary appeal to Israel to call off the plan.

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