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Sir David Attenborough Reaches 1M Instagram Followers In Hours, Breaking World Record

Naturalist and broadcaster Sir David Attenborough, 94, broke the world record on Thursday for the fastest time to reach one million followers on Instagram, according to Guinness World Records.

Attenborough did it in four hour and 44 minutes.

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Paris Police Suspect Terrorism In Attack Near Former 'Charlie Hebdo' Offices

Police in France are investigating whether terrorism was the motive for an attack that seriously wounded two people near the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo's former Paris offices, where a dozen people were gunned down by Islamist extremists in 2015.

Authorities say they have arrested two people in connection with the assault, which reportedly involved a sharp object that one witness described as a hatchet.

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'I Have No Faith In The Legal System,' Breonna Taylor's Mother Says

The justice system failed Breonna Taylor, says Tamika Palmer, the mother of the emergency room technician whom police shot and killed in her own apartment in March. She says Kentucky's attorney general was not up to the job of achieving justice for Taylor.


Who Is Barbara Lagoa, A Top Contender For Trump's Supreme Court Pick?

Federal appeals court Judge Barbara Lagoa is high on President Trump's list of potential nominees for the Supreme Court seat left open by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.


Kim Jong Un Says He's Sorry That North Korean Troops Killed A South Korean Man

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he was sorry for the shooting death of a South Korean fisheries official Tuesday in waters near the two countries' maritime border — remarks that suggested a temporary halt to the downward spiral in relations between the two Koreas during a year marked by missile tests and harsh rhetoric from Pyongyang.


Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam And Wife Test Positive For Coronavirus

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and first lady Pamela Northam have tested positive for the coronavirus, the governor's office announced Friday. The couple underwent PCR tests Thursday, after a staff member of the governor's residence was diagnosed.

The governor does not have symptoms, but Pamela Northam "is currently experiencing mild symptoms," a statement from the governor's office says. The Northams will self-isolate for the next 10 days as their health is monitored. Northam will continue to work from the governor's mansion.

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Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak

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Since the new coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December, the infectious respiratory disease COVID-19 has spread rapidly within China and to neighboring countries and beyond.

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Why The Pandemic Could Change The Way We Record Deaths

It's hard to keep track of the dead.

And even the records we do have are not accurate.

As the world approaches the 1 million mark for COVID-19 fatalities, public health experts believe the actual toll – the recorded deaths plus the unrecorded deaths – is much higher.

But that's not just an issue with the novel coronavirus.

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Coronavirus Maps: How Severe Is Your State's Outbreak?

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More than 6.5 million people in the U.S. have been infected with the coronavirus and more than 200,000 have died. Tens of thousands of new cases are reported daily nationwide. In the graphics below, explore the trends in your state.


Civil Rights Groups Say If Facebook Won't Act On Election Misinformation, They Will

The civil rights groups behind this summer's Facebook advertiser boycott are joining other critics to pressure the social network to do more to counter hate speech, falsehoods about the election and efforts to delegitimize mail-in voting.