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Report: Satellite Images Reveal Suspected Detention Sites In China's Xinjiang Region

A new report by an Australian research group has identified and mapped more than 380 suspected detention facilities in China's western Xinjiang region.


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Facebook, Twitter Remove More Russian-Backed Fake Accounts Ahead Of Election

Facebook and Twitter said on Thursday they had removed several hundred fake accounts linked to Russian military intelligence and other Kremlin-backed actors involved in previous efforts to interfere in U.S. politics, including the 2016 presidential election.


Alexei Navalny's Accounts Reportedly Frozen While In Berlin Hospital After Poisoning

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is still recovering from nerve agent poisoning widely seen as the work of Kremlin agents, has had his bank accounts frozen and his apartment "seized" in a civil case, according to his spokesperson.

Navalny was released from Berlin's Charité hospital on Wednesday after undergoing more than a month of treatment. He had his assets seized on Aug. 27 as he lie in a coma, said the opposition leader's spokeswoman, Kira Yarmysh.

The seizure came in connection with a long-running libel case filed.


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Feds, In Unusual Statement, Announce They're Investigating Discarded Ballots

Updated at 8:10 p.m. ET

The FBI and the U.S. attorney for the Middle District of Pennsylvania said Thursday that they are investigating "potential issues" with nine military ballots in one county. They believe the ballots were opened improperly — though they have not yet filed any charges or taken official action.


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Jobless New Yorkers Can Work At Polls And Still Keep Benefits, Gov. Cuomo Says

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to encourage unemployed New Yorkers to work at polls during the Nov. 3 election and has signed an executive order that relieves people who receive unemployment benefits from having to report part-time income they get from an election board.


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Police Declare 'Riot' In Portland, Ore. After Breonna Taylor Decision

Demonstrations in downtown Portland, Ore., turned violent as skirmishes broke out between protesters and law enforcement officials in the wake of a Kentucky grand jury decision not to directly charge police for the killing of Breonna Taylor. Police arrested 13 people in Portland.


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Cuomo Says N.Y. Health Officials Will Review Any U.S.-Approved COVID-19 Vaccine

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he doesn't trust the Trump administration to deliver a safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine because the approval process has become so politicized that its integrity can't be taken for granted.

At a news conference Thursday, Cuomo said state health officials will screen any federally approved vaccines.


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As Pro-Trump Caravans Hit Roads Across U.S., Organizers Are Upbeat Despite Tensions

In the age of social distancing, car and truck caravans of MAGA flag-waving supporters of President Trump have hit the road from New York to California.

"We stretched for a very long distance; I mean miles back," said Shawn Farash, who organized a caravan of hundreds of motorcycles, cars and trucks that drove through the streets of Long Island last weekend.


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United Airlines Says It Will Offer Travelers Coronavirus Tests At The Airport

In another effort aimed at getting travelers back on planes, United Airlines will begin offering on-the-spot coronavirus testing to some passengers at the airport before they board their flight.


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Family Ordeal Catapults A Young Filipina To The U.S. — And The Pandemic Front Lines

If there is such a thing as a model citizen, Quimberly "Kym" Villamer might qualify.

She's a dynamo in a five-foot-one-inch frame.

"Excited," she says, to vote in her first U.S. presidential election, Villamer is part of the huge diaspora from the Philippines who have moved abroad for a chance at a more prosperous life.


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