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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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Coronavirus cases surpass 5 million; New laws expected to crack down on Hong Kong; Cyclone Amphan kills dozens

After the worst day for infections on record, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide passed the 5 million. And as China prepares for its annual National People’s Congress on Friday, new laws cracking down on Hong Kong’s independence are expected to be proposed today. Also, the coronavirus has wreaked havoc on the performing arts, and some people in London are wondering if it’s curtains for the city’s West End theater district.

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Trump to halt immigration to the US; Oil prices drop to sub-zero territory for the first time; China works to undermine Hong Kong's democracy movement

US President Donald Trump announced he will issue an order severely limiting immigration to the US, citing the novel coronavirus. And in China, the government is using the crisis to undercut Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement. Also, oil prices fell sharply Monday, highlighting plummeting demand and structural problems in the industry. Plus, in the UK, millions of pints of beer could go down the drain. In NYC, bodega workers are serving front line communities.

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