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China's plans to 'improve' democracy in Hong Kong could spell the end of the city's opposition As members of China's political elite prepared for an annual summit in Beijing this week, state-run news agency Xinhua noted "there is no perfect democracy, only democracy that fits best." | 1 hour, 51 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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China subjects some travelers to anal swabs, angering foreign governments. Some experts have questioned the need for the tests, saying that nasal and throat swabs are still the most effective because the coronavirus is contracted through the respiratory tract.
New York Times | 2 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
World's oldest living person will carry the Olympic flame At 118 years old, the world's oldest living person is preparing to carry the Olympic torch this May in Japan. | 3 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Tiger Woods told police he didn't remember driving When Tiger Woods crashed his car in Southern California last week, he told sheriff's deputies that he had no recollection of driving or how the accident happened, according to a Los Angeles County affidavit for a search warrant of the vehicle's black box. | 6 hours ago | comment? | recommend
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Your Friday Briefing The female heroes of Myanmars protests.
New York Times | 6 hours, 4 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Latest historical figure to get the Barbie treatment One of the most influential women of the 20th century is being introduced as a role model to a new generation of girls. | 7 hours, 40 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
Andrew Cuomo sexual harassment allegations Charlotte Bennett, the second woman to go public with sexual harassment allegations against Democratic New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, says she thought the governor was trying to sleep with her and she was deeply uncomfortable with questions he asked. | 8 hours ago | comment? | recommend
The two political truths Joe Biden can't ignore Here's what we've learned about Washington and US policymaking since President Joe Biden took office, paraphrasing from CNN's political director David Chalian: | 8 hours, 41 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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Some Scientists Question W.H.O. Inquiry Into the Coronavirus Pandemics Origins Those who still suspect the outbreak in China may have been caused by a lab leak or accident are pressing for an independent investigation.
New York Times | 9 hours, 34 minutes ago | comment? | recommend
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New Zealand Faces Tsunami Threat After 8.1-Magnitude South Pacific Earthquake The temblor was one of three powerful earthquakes that were recorded within eight hours off New Zealand, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
New York Times | 9 hours, 46 minutes ago | comment? | recommend