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Sunday sees record number of COVID-19 cases worldwide

International | As refugees in Greece make masks for Americans
by Mindy Belz
Posted 7/13/20, 01:53 pm

GLOBAL: Led by increases in the United States, Brazil, India, and South Africa, the World Health Organization reported a record number of global coronavirus cases on Sunday, with the total rising by 230,370 in 24 hours.

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Trump and his generals

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by Mindy Belz
Posted 6/04/20, 04:11 pm

UNITED STATES: Controversy has only grown over the Trump administration’s violent clearing of protesters near the White House ahead of the President Donald Trump’s somber walk Monday evening to St. John’s Church to pose for a photo holding a Bible. On Tuesday, the president signed an executive order dramatically raising international religious freedom as a priority in U.S. foreign policy, but Monday’s events overshadowed it.

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India eases coronavirus restrictions

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 6/01/20, 11:59 am

More train services resumed and businesses reopened in India on Monday. Some areas began allowing interstate travel, and film production restarted in the coastal state of Maharashtra. The country is easing restrictions despite ranking seventh in the world in the number of confirmed coronavirus cases. Johns Hopkins reports that India has nearly 193,500 infections and more than 5,400 deaths and 93,300 recoveries as of Monday morning.

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