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Jiayang Fan On 'How My Mother And I Became Chinese Propaganda'


NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Jiayang Fan, staff writer for The New Yorker, about her piece, "Motherland," which is featured in a recent issue of the magazine. [...]

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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration's U.S. WeChat Ban


A judge in San Francisco said Trump's order targeting the popular Chinese-owned app has a "modest" basis in national security and represents a free speech violation for U.S. users of the app. [...]

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Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak


A map of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people. [...]

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Photographer Uses Instant Images To Make Sense Of Life In Isolation


When Argentina went into strict lockdown in March, Celeste Alonso was isolated in her home in Buenos Aires. She has been asserting what control she can over daily life, one Polaroid at a time. [...]

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France Encourages Use Of Transparent Masks To Help Those With Hearing Loss


Some 10% of the population is hard of hearing. The government is helping companies cover costs of making see-through masks. "It's a protection, but it's also a communication tool," says an official. [...]

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A Look At Updates In 'Hotel Rwanda' Hero Paul Rusesabagina's Arrest


NPR's Scott Simon speaks to journalist Anjan Sundaram about the charges brought by the Rwandan government against the man whose heroism inspired the movie "Hotel Rwanda," Paul Rusesabagina. [...]

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President Of Guatemala Tests Positive For COVID-19


Alejandro Giammettei says he is showing typical symptoms of high fever and body aches, "resting and isolating myself from all public activity." [...]

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Lithuania Seeks U.S. Support For More Robust International Policy Toward Belarus


Lithuania's foreign minister visited Washington, D.C., this week, trying to marshal U.S. support for a diplomatic push for a peaceful transition of power in protest-torn Belarus. [...]

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Scientists Discover 120,000-Year-Old Human Footprints In Saudi Arabia


Scientists discovered 120,000-year-old human footprints in Saudi Arabia along with those of horses and elephants — hinting the region was once more hospitable to people moving out of Africa. [...]

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The U.S. To Limit Access To TikTok And WeChat On Sunday


The U.S. Commerce Department says people in the U.S. won't be able to download or update the popular video-sharing app TikTok or the messaging app WeChat, starting Sunday. [...]

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Smoke From Wildfires Reaches East Coast And Europe. What Are Its Effects?


NPR's Sacha Pfeiffer talks with Emily Fischer, a professor of atmospheric science at Colorado State University, about the health effects of the smoke from the fires in Oregon and California. [...]

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U.S. To Bar Downloads Of TikTok, WeChat


As of Sunday, no mobile app store in the U.S. will be allowed to distribute or maintain the popular Chinese-owned apps, the Commerce Department says. [...]

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Wanted in Israel: More Shofar Blowers For Socially Distanced Jewish New Year


The shofar is a hallmark of Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. The pandemic means there will be more and smaller prayer gatherings this year, so some cities have offered free shofar-blowing courses. [...]

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News Brief: Trump's 'Patriotic' Curriculum, Voter Misinformation, German Gas Pipeline


President Trump announced a commission to promote "patriotic" education. Latino voters in Florida face election misinformation. And, Germany tries to save the development of a gas pipeline. [...]

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Germany Reportedly Offered U.S. $1 Billion To Save Russian Pipeline


Germany reportedly offered to build $1 billion worth of infrastructure to import American gas if the U.S. lifts sanctions on a controversial pipeline that would carry Russian gas to Germany. [...]

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