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Germany Passes 1 Million Coronavirus Cases As Merkel Warns Of 'A Tough Winter'

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| With the daily number of new infections hovering around 20,000, Chancellor Angela Merkel told Germans this week that her government may move to extend restrictions into the new year.

Pandemic Renews Debate Over Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Workers

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Undocumented workers in some states must choose between driving illegally and risking exposure to the virus by sharing rides.

North Korea Executed Coronavirus Rule-Breaker, Says South Korean Intelligence

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South Korean lawmakers say intelligence officials briefed them on the North's tough pandemic rules, including a Pyongyang lockdown and an execution of an official caught breaking restrictions.

Movement To Limit Police Raids Looks Beyond 'No-Knock' Warrants

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The death of Breonna Taylor energized a nationwide movement to restrict "no-knock" police raids, but activists want tightened rules for other kinds of forced-entry search warrants.

6 U.S. Citgo Executives Convicted And Sentenced in Venezuela

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First arrested in Venezuela in November 2017, they were convicted Thanksgiving Day on corruption charges and immediately sentenced to more than eight years in prison.

Loujain Al-Hathloul: Saudi Arabia Transfers Activist's Trial To Terrorism Court

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The activist's sister tells NPR her parents "saw a very weak, tired, exhausted Loujain" at her court appearance: "They said that her body was shaking, that she could barely hold the papers."

Newly Elected DAs Vow To Continue Reforms, End Policies Deemed Unfair

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Reform-minded prosecutors who want to change the criminal justice system from the inside won big in November. It's momentum for a small, but growing movement.

Sudan's Former Prime Minister Sadiq Al-Mahdi Dies Of COVID-19

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The former premier's political party confirmed his death on Thursday. He was 84 and died in the United Arab Emirates, where he was receiving treatment.

Federal Court Rejects Challenge To Trump's Push To Alter A Key Census Count

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In a 2-1 vote, the court tossed out a lawsuit, one of several working through the courts, that challenged a memo on excluding unauthorized immigrants from numbers that reset the Electoral College map.