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Trump suggests inviting Russia to the G-7; A global spotlight on US amid ongoing protests

US President Donald Trump held a phone call with President Vladimir Putin Monday and discussed his idea that Russia should be invited to attend the next G-7 summit. And, Trump is expected to visit the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, DC, on Tuesday. The plans mark the second religion-theme appearance for Trump as the world watches protests across the US over the death of George Floyd. Also, the US and Saudi Arabia are holding a virtual pledging conference to raise money for aid operations in war-torn Yemen, which risks being overwhelmed by the coronavirus.

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The risks of reopening too early; Afghanistan suffers attack on maternity hospital; Researchers in Senegal are developing coronavirus home test kit

Germany considers pulling its "emergency brake" as coronavirus cases climb after some lockdown measures were lifted. Chancellor Angela Merkel is one of several women in leadership who have been relatively successful at handling the crisis. And, in Senegal, researchers are working to design a kit that can test for the coronavirus at home. It could help solve the problem of under testing on the continent. Also, Amsterdam's recovery plan focuses on "doughnut economics," while in Sweden, one restaurant is taking solo dining to the middle of a meadow.

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Germany has 'emergency brake' in case of virus surge, US shelves CDC guidelines; Iraq approves new government, prime minister

As Germany eases coronavirus restrictions, Merkel announced an "emergency brake" mechanism in case of a new surge. In Iraq, a new prime minister has taken office. Hunger among immigrants and refugees is another crisis facing the US. And as federal funds lag, Irish people step up to help Native American tribes. And, one stay-at-home trio has the tunes to get you through isolation. Finally, Andy Serkis offers an outlet for quarantine with a marathon reading of LOTR: "See, my precious, if we has it, then we can escape."

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Denmark reopens schools as experts advise caution globally; IMF warns of second Great Depression; Racing to develop a drug to fight COVID-19

Denmark is sending its youngest residents back to school, as other countries contemplate how to reopen their economies. Also, the IMF warns that the global economy could lose $9 trillion in output over two years. And, learn about the history of the "miracle drug" chloroquine. Plus, MoMA security guards are ready to guide you through the museum's modern art collection.

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Global Politics

U.S. candidates seek out voters abroad

The Democratic and Republican parties are also working overseas to target American voters, and Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Christine Marques, International Chair of Democrats Abroad and Cynthia Dillon, Executive Director of Republicans Abroad.

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Why are Germans so excited about Barack Obama?

Today in Berlin, Barack Obama meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Walter Steinmeier. He's also holding the only major public event of his trip at the Victory Tower (with room for an audience of tens of thousands). Why are German citizens and top officials making time for a presidential candidate?

Arts, Culture & Media

Powerful Women Roundtable

In honor of Forbes' list of the World's 100 Most Powerful Women, The Takeaway put together a roundtable to discuss what it means to be a powerful woman and who should be topping the list. Our guests: Anna Deavere Smith, Faye Wattleton, and Carol Jenkins.

Conflict & Justice

Japan's nuclear crisis and Europe

The World's Clark Boyd reports that Japan's troubles with its quake-damaged nuclear reactors are prompting European leaders to reassess the safety of their own reactors, and Europe's reliance on nuclear energy in the future.