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Protesters again took to the streets in defiance of military leaders in Myanmar

Top of The World. A general strike in Myanmar on Monday saw businesses, factories and other workplaces shuttered across the country despite the military junta’s warnings against such a move. And, Iran may be backing away from its threat to sharply curtail access to international inspectors from its nuclear program. Also, just one year after the first confirmed COVID-19 fatality in the US, the country is on the verge of crossing a grim milestone: 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19.

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Freezing temps wreak havoc on utilities in US and Mexico

Top of The World: The record-breaking winter temperatures, part of a pattern of extreme weather caused by climate change, have left people from Minnesota to Mississippi to northern Mexico with rolling blackouts. And, Peruvian prosecutors are investigating the use of “courtesy doses” of China’s Sinopharm. Also, Wednesday marked the 10th anniversary of the Libya uprising that led to the overthrow and killing of longtime ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

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House prosecutors set to wrap their impeachment case against Trump

Top of The World: As the impeachment managers look to wrap-up their case on Thursday in the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, Senators were shown never-before-seen security camera footage that illustrated how close the rioters came to lawmakers. And, New Zealand Indigenous lawmaker Rawiri Waititi, co-leader of Maori Party, has won his battle against wearing a tie in the New Zealand Parliament. Loujain al-Hathloul, one of Saudi Arabia’s most prominent women’s rights activists, has been released from jail.

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