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Facing terror charges, ETA’s last boss apologizes for deaths

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 19, 2020

The last known chief of ETA, the now-extinct Basque separatist militant group, was back in court Monday in Paris to face terrorism charges that he deems “absurd” because of his role in ending a conflict that claimed hundreds of lives and terrorized Spain for half a century.
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Vaccine storage issues could leave 3B people without access

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 19, 2020

Despite enormous strides in equipping developing countries to maintain the vaccine “cold chain,” nearly 3 billion of the world’s 7.8 billion people live where temperature-controlled storage is insufficient for an immunization campaign to bring COVID-19 under control.
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FBI probing if Russia involved in Hunter Biden email story

UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 16, 2020

WASHINGTON – The FBI is investigating whether emails that were published by the New York Post related to Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, are connected to a possible Russian influence operation to spread disinformation, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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Louisiana Black man’s family views graphic video of in-custody death

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

BATON ROUGE, La. – Family members viewed long-secret body-camera video this week of a Black man who died in Louisiana State Police custody, their attorney calling it damning footage that shows troopers choking and beating the man, repeatedly jolting him with stun guns and dragging him face-down across the pavement.
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Europe, U.S. reel as virus infections surge at record pace

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

Fears rose Thursday that Europe is running out of time to control a resurgence of the coronavirus, as infections hit record daily highs in Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy and Poland. France slapped a 9 p.m. curfew on many of its biggest cities and Londoners faced new travel restrictions as governments imposed increasingly tough measures.
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Thailand declares emergency after unprecedented protest

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 15, 2020

Thailand's government declared a strict new state of emergency for the capital on Thursday, a day after a student-led protest against the country’s traditional establishment saw an extraordinary moment in which demonstrators heckled a royal motorcade.
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Armenia, Azerbaijan tensions rise amid claims of new attacks

UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 14, 2020

YEREVAN, Armenia – The conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan escalated Wednesday, as both sides exchanged accusations and claims of new attacks over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, where heavy fighting continues for a third week despite a Russia-brokered cease-fire deal.

New health insurance plans available Nov. 1 through Washington Healthplanfinder

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Fall means the onset of the cold and flu season.