Full story - October 19, 2020
A man in a dark suit talks with men wearing military uniforms outside near tan tanks.
A nonpartisan group called Count Every Hero says that calling the election on election night may disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of military voters overseas who vote by mail. 
Full story - October 19, 2020
A large crowd of demonstrators are with one person holding a sign that read, "Pour La Liberte D'Espression," or "For the freedom of speech" in English.
Police raided the homes of dozens of suspected Islamist extremists on Monday in France following the brutal murder of a history teacher near Paris. And, In a remarkable turn of events, former leader Evo Morales’ handpicked successor, Luis Arce, appears set to return the socialist movement back to power. Also, on Sunday the UN arms embargo on Iran barring the country from purchasing foreign weapons expired under its nuclear deal with world powers.
Full episode - October 16, 2020
A woman is shown wearing a visor and face mask while walking past a poster with guidance on stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
There's a fringe proposal to counter the pandemic gaining some traction: Just let the virus spread and let a population build up "natural herd immunity." But this week, leading public health experts from around the globe pushed back, warning that the idea is extremely dangerous. And, former defense minister of Mexico, retired Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, has been arrested in Los Angeles in connection with drug-related corruption. Plus, New Zealanders head to the polls.
Full story - October 16, 2020
People enjoy beers and food at an outdoor restaurant where waitstaff wear yellow shirts.
As herd immunity gains new ground as a possible public health strategy, a growing chorus of public health experts is speaking out against it as an extremely dangerous idea.
Full story - October 16, 2020
Russia's President Vladimir Putin is greeted by US President Donald Trump at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan, June 28, 2019.
Moscow meddled in the 2016 election, but hasn’t entirely done well with the Trump administration. Yet a Biden presidency could be much worse for the Kremlin.
Full story - October 16, 2020
Schoolchildren joke around and play at the Olympic Primary School in Kibera, Kenya, on Oct. 12, 2020.
In July, Nairobi announced that schools across the country would stay closed for the rest of the year due to the coronavirus pandemic. This week's last-minute reopening is a pleasant surprise for many teachers, parents and students.
Full story - October 16, 2020
UK and England flags fly above a souvenir stand opposite Britain's Parliament in London, Oct. 16, 2020.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said the UK should prepare for Brexit to take place in 10 weeks, even in the absence of a trade deal with the European Union. Voters in New Zealand head to the polls Saturday to decide whether Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern should serve a second term. And, Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos, the former Mexican defense minister, was arrested Thursday by US authorities — acting on the orders of the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Full episode - October 15, 2020
A man and a woman are shown sitting back to back in a bus and looking through a glass window.
France will impose a nightly curfew starting on Saturday on almost 20 million of the country's 67 million people, in an attempt to curb a resurgence of the coronavirus. And, Norway's foreign minister said that Russia hacked into their country's parliamentary email system in August. Also, as Nov. 3 approaches, calls by President Donald Trump to declare a winner on election night have raised fears among the biggest, oldest group of mail-in voters: members of the military.
Full story - October 15, 2020
Johnson & Johnson company offices are shown in Irvine, Calif., Oct. 14, 2020.
Vaccine developers say temporary halts show that the tests are being done properly, and that a difficult timeline comes with the territory. But the skeptical public might view it differently.
Full story - October 15, 2020
An elder wearing sunglasses and a white coat points off into the Arctic distance while standing by another man wearing sunglasses.
Digital tools like SIKU facilitate real-time monitoring and data gathering to give Arctic communities more capacity to track trends in sea ice and wildlife — and plan for the future.  

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