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Trump ends special status for Hong Kong; Sculpture of a Black protester erected in Bristol; Biden outlines climate plan

President Donald Trump announced an end to Hong Kong's special status under US law on Tuesday. Also, a sculpture of a Black protester with her fist raised was erected overnight in Bristol, England, in place of the toppled statue of the 17th century English slave trader Edward Colston. And, former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the US presidential race, outlined a $2 trillion climate plan.

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A global push for racial justice in the climate movement

For years, mainstream environmental movements around the globe have excluded people of color, who are disproportionately impacted by climate change. Today’s global Black Lives Matter protests have amplified calls for institutions of all kinds — including environmental groups — to challenge and dismantle chronic systemic racism.

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Hong Kong national security law to take effect; Iran sentences journalist to death; Koalas could be extinct by 2050 in New South Wales

A controversial national security law for Hong Kong is set to take effect, as pro-democracy advocates warn of eroding freedoms in the semi-autonomous region. New reports say US President Donald Trump was briefed in February about suspected Russian bounties on US soldiers, contradicting the president's claims. An Iranian journalist has been sentenced to death. An Australian inquiry shows koalas in NSW could become extinct by 2050.

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