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The chaplains on the coronavirus frontlines

From FaceTiming worried families to helping doctors and nurses with “combat fatigue”, spiritual care workers in hospitals have been thrust onto the pandemic’s frontlines. Rocky Walker has come closer to death as a hospital chaplain in the coronavirus pandemic than he did as a soldier in the 1991 Gulf War. “It was very scary, very […]

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Trump got ‘written briefing on Russia bounties’

The White House is under pressure to explain how much the administration knew about allegations Russia offered the Taliban bounties to kill US troops. Officials have insisted that President Donald Trump was not “personally” informed of the alleged plot in Afghanistan in 2019. But reports say the president received a written briefing earlier this year. […]

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China forcing birth control on Uighur women to curb Muslim population, major report finds

The Chinese government is forcing Uighur women and members of other minorities to take birth control as part of a campaign to curb its Muslim population, according to a major investigation. A report issued by the Associated Press said government statistics, state documents and interviews with 30 ex-detainees and a former detention camp instructor indicated […]

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Burundi blocks social media on election day

Burundi has blocked social media platforms on election day as voters choose a leader to replace long-serving president Pierre Nkurunziza. The BBC has confirmed that Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter are not accessible. Only those using Virtual Private Networks (VPN), which mask a user’s identity, can access the social media sites. The authorities have not responded […]

Politics

House to vote Friday on more coronavirus aid, despite GOP skeptics – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House is pressing ahead Friday with votes on another massive rescue bill that would pump almost $1 trillion to state and local governments, renew $1,200 cash payments for individuals, and extend a $600 weekly supplemental federal unemployment benefit. The first four coronavirus response bills were bipartisan measures that passed by sweeping […]