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Lockdowns in Germany; Trump considering moving US troops from Germany to Poland; The Democratic Republic of Congo declares Ebola outbreak over

Germany’s populous Guetersloh and Warendorf regions became the first in the country to return to strict restrictions against the coronavirus, angering many residents. Also, the Democratic Republic of Congo said today that the Ebola outbreak in the east of the country is over. And, Sergei Khrushchev, the son of Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev, died on June 18 at his home in Rhode Island at the age of 84.

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Trump administration proposes more hurdles for asylum-seekers; Amazon halts police use of facial recognition technology

The Trump administration is proposing an overhaul of the asylum system that would make it much harder for applicants to win protection in the US. And, Amazon said Wednesday it plans to halt sales of its facial recognition software to police for a year. Also, on Wednesday, Brazil's most populous state, São Paulo, reported a record number of COVID-19 deaths for the second day running.

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Mattis, Obama speak out; The anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown; Arctic oil spill

Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis broke his silence Wednesday, denouncing President Donald Trump’s call for a military response to the civil unrest. And, Thursday marks the 31st anniversary of China's bloody Tiananmen Square democracy crackdown. Also, in another echo of 1989, a huge fuel leak into a river within the Arctic Circle has lead Russian President Vladimir Putin to call for a state of emergency.

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