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Two women have been arrested for stabbing and pulling the hijabs off of two Muslim women in Paris.
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Warner Brothers bought the rights to make "Black," a comic book that features a Black man who survives after he's shot by police — and finds that he now has superpowers.
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A new report says it is now cheaper to generate electricity from solar than fossil fuels in most countries.

But the solar industry is not as green as it could be.
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Did you know that your vote can be manipulated by politicians drawing maps?

Redistricting happens after the U.S. Census every 10 years but when politicians get involved, it becomes gerrymandering.
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The only “minority” Republicans want to protect is the wealthy. @franifio explains how undermining democracy is how they’re doing it.
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Trans people are often discriminated against in Pakistan's salons. So this trans woman started her own salon business.
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In an interview, Breonna Taylor's boyfriend recalled the night she was shot and said the police didn't at any point identify themselves.
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This DACA recipient is getting her local community to vote in the upcoming election.
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These dogs were trained to detect COVID-19 from an individual's scent. Now, it is being tested on passengers in Finland's main airport.
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Black Americans are waging another struggle during #COVID19: the right to vote.
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An Iranian woman was arrested for showing her hair while riding a bike.

In Iran, women are required by law to wear a hijab in public once they reach their teens. Those who've protested the law have been given lengthy prison terms.
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Thousands of Indigenous people traveled to Colombia's capital to protest violence.⁣

Eighty-nine Indigenous leaders have been murdered so far in 2020.⁣
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114 people have died and over 20 are missing in Vietnam from the worst floods in decades.

Nearly 180,000 homes are flooded, and a third major storm will land this weekend. Climate change is the key driver of more frequent and dangerous weather, experts say.
114 people have died and over 20 are missing in Vietnam from the worst floods in decades.

Nearly 180,000 homes are flooded, and a third major storm will land this weekend. Climate change is the key driver of more frequent and dangerous weather, experts say.
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Iran is having a historic #MeToo moment.

Dozens of women are using social media to speak out on sexual harassment, accusing dozens of prominent men — now including acclaimed painter Aydin Aghdashloo.
Iran is having a historic #MeToo moment.

Dozens of women are using social media to speak out on sexual harassment, accusing dozens of prominent men — now including acclaimed painter Aydin Aghdashloo.
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Hundreds of people in Poland protested a ban on the most common reason for legal abortions in the country.

The top court's ruling makes abortions for fetal defects unconstitutional. Abortions are still legal in cases that endanger a mother's life or result from rape or incest.
Hundreds of people in Poland protested a ban on the most common reason for legal abortions in the country.

The top court's ruling makes abortions for fetal defects unconstitutional. Abortions are still legal in cases that endanger a mother's life or result from rape or incest.
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At least 19 women have alleged medical abuse – including hysterectomies and other procedures affecting fertility – at an ICE detention center in Georgia, according to a new @latimes report.

One woman woke up with bandages on her stomach: "What type of surgery did I have?"
At least 19 women have alleged medical abuse – including hysterectomies and other procedures affecting fertility – at an ICE detention center in Georgia, according to a new @latimes report.

One woman woke up with bandages on her stomach: "What type of surgery did I have?"
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South Africa’s president signed a law banning marriage officials from refusing to conduct same-sex marriages.

South Africa was the 5th country to legalize same-sex marriage and is the only country in Africa to do so, but anti-LGBTQ+ violence and discrimination is still common.
South Africa’s president signed a law banning marriage officials from refusing to conduct same-sex marriages.

South Africa was the 5th country to legalize same-sex marriage and is the only country in Africa to do so, but anti-LGBTQ+ violence and discrimination is still common.
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A white 17-year-old was sentenced to 4 years in juvenile detention for plotting to murder people at a Black church in Gainesville, GA.

She scouted the church, had “butcher knives” and wrote detailed plans for the racist attack. She also faces 10 yrs of probation and counseling.
A white 17-year-old was sentenced to 4 years in juvenile detention for plotting to murder people at a Black church in Gainesville, GA.

She scouted the church, had “butcher knives” and wrote detailed plans for the racist attack. She also faces 10 yrs of probation and counseling.
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Armed deputies will now be stationed at 5 voting sites in St. Petersburg, FL, the day after two armed men stood outside a site, claiming they were hired by the Trump campaign. The campaign denies it.

At the 1st debate, Trump said “go into the polls and watch very carefully.”
Armed deputies will now be stationed at 5 voting sites in St. Petersburg, FL, the day after two armed men stood outside a site, claiming they were hired by the Trump campaign. The campaign denies it.

At the 1st debate, Trump said “go into the polls and watch very carefully.”
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A 2nd grand juror in the #BreonnaTaylor case has spoken out against Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron.

They corroborated the 1st juror’s statement that Cameron never presented an option to charge police for homicide. Both contradict his claim the jury “agreed” officers were justified.
A 2nd grand juror in the #BreonnaTaylor case has spoken out against Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron.

They corroborated the 1st juror’s statement that Cameron never presented an option to charge police for homicide. Both contradict his claim the jury “agreed” officers were justified.
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2 gay penguins in the Netherlands allegedly stole a nest from a neighboring lesbian couple. They have reportedly stolen eggs before.

The zoo says they are are "carefully" guarding the nest, but sadly no chick is expected to hatch. (📷: @dpamersfoort)
2 gay penguins in the Netherlands allegedly stole a nest from a neighboring lesbian couple. They have reportedly stolen eggs before.

The zoo says they are are "carefully" guarding the nest, but sadly no chick is expected to hatch. (📷: @dpamersfoort)
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This statue in Beirut is made out of debris from the deadly explosion in August.

Artist Hayat Nazer made it to mark 1 year since anti-government protests started in Lebanon. The blast, which killed about 200 people, is widely blamed on state negligence.
This statue in Beirut is made out of debris from the deadly explosion in August.

Artist Hayat Nazer made it to mark 1 year since anti-government protests started in Lebanon. The blast, which killed about 200 people, is widely blamed on state negligence.
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5,000+ dead baby seals washed up on Namibia's coast.

Researchers say Cape fur seals sometimes abandon pups or abort fetuses when there are food shortages. But never at this scale: "We are sitting at the cusp of a catastrophe."

(📷: Ocean Cons. Namibia/Namibian Dolphin Proj.)
5,000+ dead baby seals washed up on Namibia's coast.

Researchers say Cape fur seals sometimes abandon pups or abort fetuses when there are food shortages. But never at this scale: "We are sitting at the cusp of a catastrophe."

(📷: Ocean Cons. Namibia/Namibian Dolphin Proj.)
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Illinois police killed a Black teen and injured his girlfriend while "investigating" their car over a traffic stop.

#MarcellisStinnette was 19.

Police say they shot when the car moved. Activists want bodycam video. Waukegan's mayor, who is Black, said: "It could have been me."
Illinois police killed a Black teen and injured his girlfriend while "investigating" their car over a traffic stop.

#MarcellisStinnette was 19.

Police say they shot when the car moved. Activists want bodycam video. Waukegan's mayor, who is Black, said: "It could have been me."
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At the debate, President Trump claimed children separated at the border were "well taken care of."

Children describe:
- sleeping on concrete
- no edible food
- no showers/soap
- guards kicking/yelling
- "ice box" cells

At least 545 have not been reunited with family since 2017.
At the debate, President Trump claimed children separated at the border were "well taken care of."

Children describe:
- sleeping on concrete
- no edible food
- no showers/soap
- guards kicking/yelling
- "ice box" cells

At least 545 have not been reunited with family since 2017.
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Nigerian protest group Feminist Coalition asked protesters to stay home after recent violence, saying young people "need to stay alive to pursue our dreams."

At least 56 have been killed, says @amnesty, many by security forces. Police also shot a man in the street on Wednesday.
Nigerian protest group Feminist Coalition asked protesters to stay home after recent violence, saying young people "need to stay alive to pursue our dreams."

At least 56 have been killed, says @amnesty, many by security forces. Police also shot a man in the street on Wednesday.
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This UK politician gave a passionate speech about decolonizing history teaching in schools.

"At the moment, history is taught to make one group of people feel inferior and another group of people feel superior. And this has to stop."
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After his dance in the rain captured the eyes of millions, this 11-year-old Nigerian boy has earned a scholarship to study ballet in the U.S.
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Mothers are marching alongside young people to protest police brutality in Nigeria. #EndSARS
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Celebrities and athletes are speaking out against the excessive use of police violence on protesters in Nigeria.

Protesters are calling for reforms after the disbanding of SARS, a police unit accused of killing and torture. #EndSARS