In today's Top of the World, Biden delivers his first State of the Union address; Turkey enters its first nationwide lockdown amid surging COVID-19 cases and deaths; and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny appears in court for first time after three-week hunger strike.
Law enforcement agencies across the US and in Minneapolis ramped up their forces in anticipation of the Derek Chauvin verdict. Advocates say that decision, in and of itself, shows that the US can’t solve its police brutality problems on its own, and needs international oversight.
Reports of suicide attempts within the refugee population are up, as are other symptoms related to depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Meanwhile, virtually all mental services on the island are at capacity.
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