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  • The pandemic isn't slowing down protests in NYC, Lebanon, and Hong Kong — here's how people are balancing protests with coronavirus safety

    Experts worry about the toll the coronavirus could take on protesters demonstrating in the wake of George Floyd's killing. The same is true in Lebanon and Hong Kong, where anti-government protests have been raging for much longer. We checked in with protesters in three cities to see how they're balancing daily protests and their own health during a pandemic. View more episodes of Business Insider Today on Facebook. As American cities enter their fourth week of protests over the police killing...

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  • Coronavirus live news: US buys nearly all global remdesivir stocks as Brazil deaths near 60,000

    Three asylum seekers at camp near US border test positive for coronavirus; UN asks for nearly $10bn in aid for Syria;Greece faces ‘huge difficulties’ when flights resume. Follow the latest updatesFauci says new US coronavirus cases could hit 100,000 a dayUS buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivirJacinda Ardern decries ‘dangerous’ calls to reopen New Zealand bordersWorld map: which countries have the most cases and deaths? 12.18am BST Hello and welcome to today’s live coverage of the...

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  • US officials discovered Russia's payments to the Taliban to target US troops, but Trump's White House didn't tell House Republicans in a briefing

    Tom Brenner/Reuters US officials reportedly intercepted electronic data exhibiting massive financial transfers from Russia's military intelligence agency (the GRU) to a Taliban-linked account.  The financial transfer data bolstered intelligence gathered from interrogations pointing to a Russian plot to pay Taliban-linked militants to kill US soldiers in Afghanistan.  House GOP lawmakers briefed on this intelligence at the White House on Monday were not told about the intercepted data on the...

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