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Trump’s taxes show money from foreign sources; Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict flares; India passes 6 million cases

As president, Donald Trump received more money from foreign sources than previously known. And, a long-simmering conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over a disputed separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh flared up on Sunday after both sides fired rockets and artillery. Also, India confirmed its own ongoing struggles to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, which reached 6 million infections.

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Harris veep pick welcomed by diasporas; Scottish passenger train derails; New Zealand reimposes lockdown measures

Joe Biden’s selection of Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 presidential contest is drawing attention from a wide range of groups. And, a passenger train derailed during storms on Wednesday in the Aberdeenshire area of Scotland. Also, in New Zealand, government officials are looking into the possibility that freight could be the source of the first COVID-19 infections in over three months.

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Environment

Building green with less green

Jeff Young visits an energy-efficient, solar powered house in Maine. Its owner uses technology he calls "state of the shelf," rather than state of the art. The goal is a green house that's as economically affordable as it is environmentally sustainable.

Global Politics

Senate hearing on Iraq

The World's Jason Margolis reports on today's hearing on Iraq before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as the committee heard a bleak assessment of the security situation in Iraq.