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US launches airstrikes targeting Iran-backed militias

Top of The World: The US has conducted airstrikes targeting Iran-backed militia groups near the border between Iraq and Syria. And, Canada recorded its highest temperature ever on Sunday as the village of Lytton in British Columbia. Also, the UNHCR called for a dismantling of systemic racism in a report on Monday.

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EU imposes sanctions on Belarus over Protasevich arrest

Top of The World: The EU has agreed to impose sanctions on Belarus, in response to the forced diversion of a commercial flight to detain activist and opposition journalist Roman Protasevich. And, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is in the Middle East following a deadly 11-day war between Israel and Hamas and vowed to aid Gaza. Also, Tuesday marks one year since the death of George Floyd, a Black man who was killed by a white police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Chauvin guilty verdict results in cheers and relief

Top of The World: Derek Chauvin’s case took three weeks of testimony but less than a day of jury deliberations to find him guilty on all charges. And, the European Super League has had a super meltdown as Atlético Madrid, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Juventus all dropped out Wednesday. Also, the UN special rapporteur for Myanmar has warned of a “humanitarian catastrophe” in the South Asian country.

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