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    Your Monday Briefing

    Hong Kong protests, Afghan cease-fire, Jacinda Ardern: Here’s what you need to know.

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    Despite Coronavirus, Hong Kong Protesters Rally Against China

    Marchers defied social distancing rules and a water cannon to demonstrate against Beijing’s plan for new...

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    Polio and Measles Could Surge After Disruption of Vaccine Programs

    A new study of 129 countries found that the interruption of inoculation efforts could put 80...

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    Democracy Fades in Malaysia as Old Order Returns to Power

    Malaysia’s new government looks much like its scandal-stained old government. And under cover of the coronavirus,...

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    What Happens to Hong Kong Now?

    What could China’s move to strengthen control over Hong Kong with new security laws yield? And...

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    Lockdown Delays Cost at Least 36,000 Lives, Data Show

    Even small differences in timing would have prevented the worst exponential growth, which by April had...

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    Trump to Withdraw U.S. From ‘Open Skies’ Treaty

    President Trump’s decision, the third major retreat from arms control agreements, will be viewed as evidence...

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    Coronavirus in China: New Outbreak Brings Wuhan-Style Lockdown

    Infections in the northeast have led officials to sequester hundreds of thousands at home. “China doesn’t...

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    China Pushes for New Hong Kong Security Law

    Such rules would allow Beijing to take aim at the protests that have roiled the semiautonomous...

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    A Sudden Coronavirus Surge Brought Out Singapore’s Dark Side

    The pandemic seemed to pass over the city-state. Then the government was blindsided by an outbreak...

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    Toronto Fox Family Transfixes City Under Lockdown

    Canada’s largest city was politely abiding by a strict coronavirus lockdown. But when a family of...

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    Nigerian Coronavirus Outbreak Highlights Emerging Threat in Africa

    China has quarantined thousands of people after a resurgence of cases in the Northeast. The leaders...

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    Wandering a Grand Hotel Emptied by Coronavirus, and Checking 1,400 Taps

    A luxury hotel in Barcelona plans to welcome guests again once Spain’s lockdown ends. Until then,...

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    ‘I Can’t Turn My Brain Off’: PTSD and Burnout Threaten Medical Workers

    Before Covid-19, health care workers were already vulnerable to depression and suicide. Mental health experts now...

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    Why Are Women-Led Nations Doing Better With Covid-19?

    A new leadership style offers promise for a new era of global threats.

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    Two Projects Are Filming Again. Here’s How They’re Doing It.

    In Iceland, a Netflix series relied on testing and color-coded armbands. In Australia, the entire cast...

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    Amazon’s Showdown in France Tests Its Ability to Sidestep Labor

    The pandemic has intensified the push-pull between labor and the retail giant, which is required by...

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    Born Into Carnage, 18 Afghan Babies Face an Uncertain Fate

    A day after gunmen stormed a maternity ward and slaughtered new mothers at random, the authorities...

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    How Pandemics End

    An infectious outbreak can conclude in more ways than one, historians say. But for whom does...

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    As States Rush to Reopen, Scientists Fear a Coronavirus Comeback

    Officials are under pressure to restart the economy, but many states are moving too quickly, researchers...

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    Surviving Covid-19 May Not Feel Like Recovery for Some

    Debilitating symptoms can last long after a person’s body has gotten rid of the coronavirus, a...

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    U.S. to Accuse China of Trying to Hack Vaccine Data, as Virus Redirects Cyberattacks

    Iran and other nations are also looking to steal data and exploit the pandemic with attacks...

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    Taiwan’s Weapon Against Coronavirus: An Epidemiologist as Vice President

    Chen Chien-jen has embraced a rare dual role, using his political authority as vice president to...

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    Hidden Toll: Mexico Ignores Wave of Coronavirus Deaths in Capital

    More than three times as many people may have died from Covid-19 in Mexico City than...

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    Travel From New York City Seeded Wave of U.S. Outbreaks

    The coronavirus outbreak in New York City became the primary source of infections around the United...

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    When Will Companies Let Workers Back Into the Office

    Google, Facebook, Amazon, Capital One and others are extending work-from-home policies to September and sometimes far...

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    An Incursion Into Venezuela, Straight Out of Hollywood

    The operation to overthrow the president failed miserably, and eight rebels were killed. But a former...

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    Irish Return an Old Favor, Helping Native Americans Battling the Virus

    In 1847 the Choctaw people sent $170 to help during the potato famine. Irish donors are...

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    ABS-CBN, a Leading Broadcaster in the Philippines and Target of Duterte's Ire, Signs Off

    ABS-CBN has closely documented President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs that has left thousands of...

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    Too Cold for an Oil Cut? Russia’s Move Reveals a Long-Running Bluff

    Moscow long rejected OPEC’s pleas to reduce output, citing its frosty climate as an excuse. Now,...