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Hong Kong, U.S. Election, Bangladesh Floods: Your Friday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering concerns about forced quarantines in China, President Trump’s suggestion to delay the election and what our critic learned in online theater training. , ImageAfter his release from prison, Wang Quanzhang was quarantined for weeks before being allowed to…

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The Autocrat Problem

Want to get The Morning by email? Here’s the sign-up. Good morning. Congress questions Big Tech. Teachers’ unions push back on school reopenings. And Europe struggles to contain autocracy. ImagePrime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary has used the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to further centralize authority.Credit…Pool photo by Francois Lenoir The…

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Senate Report: Opaque Art Market Helped Oligarchs Evade Sanctions

Companies linked to two Russian oligarchs exploited the opaqueness of the art world to buy high-value art, bypassing U.S. sanctions, according to a report by the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations that was published on Wednesday. American companies are barred from doing business with sanctioned individuals. But the report said the…

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Moderna Vaccine Test in Monkeys Shows Promise

Monkeys given the Moderna coronavirus vaccine and then deliberately infected were able to fight off the virus, quickly clearing it from their lungs, researchers reported on Tuesday. The findings do not guarantee that the vaccine will perform the same way in people, but the results are considered encouraging and a milestone in…

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Hajj, 1MDB, Van Gogh: Your Wednesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering the beginning of this year’s hajj, a guilty verdict in the first of five major 1MDB trials and a protest movement that has electrified a town in Russia’s Far East. ImageWorkers cleaned in front of the Kaaba at…

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Kyrgyzstan Rights Activist Azimzhan Askarov Dies at 69

MOSCOW (AP) — Azimzhan Askarov, a human rights advocate in Kyrgyzstan who was serving a life term on charges of involvement in ethnic violence that were widely criticized as trumped-up, has died in a prison clinic. He was 69. The U.N. Human Rights Committee and leading international human rights organizations had repeatedly…

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Life After Lockdown in Mexico City

Life appears to be returning to normal on the streets here, but doctors worry there could be another surge of coronavirus cases. Here’s a look at where Mexico has been hit the hardest.

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Migrant Workers, Hong Kong Wave, TikTok: Your Tuesday Briefing

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good morning. We’re covering a devastating time for hundreds of millions of migrant workers, designers getting creative with face masks and a vacation ritual canceled this year. ImageThe family of Monowara Begum in Bangladesh is struggling after her husband was no longer…

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iMovie Review: Is it Good for Editing YouTube Videos?

Did you know that around 5 billion videos are watched on YouTube every day? With over 2 billion global subscribers, YouTube provides a unique platform for businesses and individuals to promote products and services, interact with web users, and build a following. If you use YouTube, or you’re thinking about uploading video…

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Surfer SEO Review: How Does it Compare to Other SEO Tools?

If you’re looking to add another SEO tool to your arsenal, Surfer is a great option to consider whether you’re sick of overpriced software or simply haven’t found one that suits your website. But you don’t want to invest money into a tool you’ve never tried before. That’s why we put it…

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Milos Jakes, Czech Communist Leader, Is Dead at 97

Milos Jakes, a longtime Communist Party official in what was then Czechoslovakia, and the head of the party during the tumultuous two years that ended Communist domination and resulted in the election of the playwright Vaclav Havel as president in December 1989, has died. He was 97. The Associated Press, in a…

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