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'He says the quiet part out loud': Borger reacts to GOP election official's remark - CNN Video – (CNN)
CNN's Gloria Borger discusses a recent comment from Mississippi Secretary of State Michael Watson about registering college students to vote.

Alibaba: Chinese regulator slaps huge fine on tech giant – (BBC News)
The e-commerce company Alibaba Group is fined $2.75bn for violating anti-monopoly rules.

10 Myanmar police killed in attack by ethnic armies: Reports – (Al Jazeera English)
Fighters from an alliance of rebel groups reportedly attack a police station in new escalation after the military coup.

Trump looms large over GOP donor retreat in Florida | TheHill – (The Hill)
Former President Trump is set to speak to major Republican Party donors this weekend amid an internal party debate around the sway he holds over the party's financing.

The Latest: Pope praises Prince Philip's devotion to family – (Associated Press)
Events and reaction from around the world to mark the death of Prince Philip at age 99:VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has offered Queen Elizabeth II “heartfelt condolences” for the loss of her...

Fresh COVID lockdowns worldwide as vaccine efforts stumble – (Al Jazeera English)
New coronavirus measures are taken across the world as the number of cases increases despite vaccination efforts.

EXPLAINER: What is behind the latest unrest in N Ireland? – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — Young people have hurled bricks, fireworks and gasoline bombs at police and set hijacked cars and a bus on fire during a week of violence on the streets of Northern Ireland. Police...

Stalled at first jab: Vaccine shortages hit poor countries – (Associated Press)
LONDON (AP) — As many as 60 countries, including some of the world’s poorest, might be stalled at the first shots of their coronavirus vaccinations because nearly all deliveries through the global...

Supreme Court again blocks California Covid restriction on religious activities – (CNN)
The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote on Friday blocked another state Covid-19 restriction on religious services, with another late-night order, over protests from California officials that the limits affecting some Bible study sessions did not impinge on religious…

High court halts Calif. virus rules limiting home worship – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is telling California that it can’t enforce coronavirus-related restrictions that have limited home-based religious worship including Bible studies and prayer...

Gaetz faces House ethics probe; federal investigation widens – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Ethics Committee announced an investigation into Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz as federal prosecutors probing sex trafficking allegations against him are also scrutinizing...

Thousands flee Caribbean volcano – (BBC News)
La Soufrière on St Vincent island spews ash 6km into the air as thousands are evacuated.

Biden budget seeks more for schools, health care and housing – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden released a $1.5 trillion wish list for his first federal budget, asking for substantial gains for Democratic priorities including education, health care,...

Senate filibuster's racist past fuels arguments for its end – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Once obscure, the Senate filibuster is coming under fresh scrutiny not only because of the enormous power it gives a single senator to halt President Joe Biden’s agenda, but as a...

Trump addresses GOP as power to shape national debate wanes – (Associated Press)
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Donald Trump insists he's enjoying his life off Twitter. The press releases his aides fire off on an increasingly frequent basis are more “elegant,” he says....

Texas GOP rolls out series of bills to restrict voting - CNN Video – (CNN)
Already home to some of the most restrictive voting laws in the US, Texas is joining other states in introducing legislature that could make it harder to vote. CNN's Dianne Gallagher reports.

Coronavirus: WHO chief criticises 'shocking' global vaccine divide – (BBC News)
Supply deals between wealthy nations risk worsening vaccine inequality, the health body says.

Analysis: Matt Gaetz shows Donald Trump's defiant style is here to stay – (CNN)
In a fiery defense of his reputation Friday night, embattled Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz showed how former President Donald Trump's brash, defiant politics now serve as the template for survival for the most unwelcome figures in a Republican Party that's out of p…

St. Vincent awaits new volcanic explosions as help arrives – (Associated Press)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Cots, tents, and respirator masks poured into the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent as officials expected to start distributing them on Saturday, a day after a...

NI riots: Police appeal for calm during more disorder in Belfast – (BBC News)
Petrol bombs and bricks have been thrown at police during another night of violence in Northern Ireland.



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