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TOP STORIES

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BACKSLIDING DEMOCRACY — History -- astatine slightest caller past -- is not connected the broadside of democracy. In conscionable the past fewer months, the increasing ranks of dictators person flexed their muscles, and state has been successful retreat. The database is grim: a draconian crackdown successful Nicaragua; a subject takeover successful Myanmar, with bloody repression that the United Nations says has near much than 850 radical dead; a tightening grip by Beijing connected Hong Kong. But successful a satellite wherever ideology is often swimming against the governmental tide, scholars besides spot immoderate bully news. It conscionable requires a longer presumption of history. By Tim Sullivan. SENT: 1.380 words, photos. There is an abridged mentation available.

UNITED STATES-CHINA — The Biden medication has upheld a Trump-era rejection of astir each important Chinese maritime claims successful the South China Sea. The medication besides warned China that immoderate onslaught connected the Philippines successful the flashpoint portion would gully a U.S. effect nether a communal defence treaty. The stern connection came successful a connection released precocious Sunday up of this week’s 5th day of an planetary tribunal’s ruling successful favour of the Philippines against China’s maritime claims astir the Spratly Islands and neighboring reefs and shoals. By AP Diplomatic Writer Matthew Lee SENT: 660 words, photos.

HAITI PRESDENT ASSASSINATED — The latest fishy detained successful Haiti amid the hunt for the masterminds and assassins successful the sidesplitting of President Jovenel Moïse is simply a Haitian successful his 60s surviving successful Florida who identifies himself arsenic a doc and has accused the leaders of his homeland of corruption. Police identified the antheral Sunday nighttime arsenic Christian Emmanuel Sanon and said Moïse’s alleged killers were protecting him arsenic the expected president of Haiti. By Danica Coto. SENT; 860 words, photos.

MIAMI BUILDING COLLAPSE-CUBAN EXILE — One of the astatine slightest 90 radical killed successful a condominium illness successful Florida was among hundreds of Cuban exiles who successful the 1960s signed up for a covert, CIA-funded cognition to overthrow Fidel Castro’s Soviet-backed dictatorship. Authorities past week identified the remains of 80-year-old Juan A. Mora, recovered from the rubble successful Surfside. Others killed included his wife, Ana, and their big son, Juan Mora Jr., who worked successful Chicago and had been staying with his parents. By Linda A. Johnson. SENT: 920 words, photos.

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VIRUS-OUTBREAK — Some successful wheelchairs, others connected canes, hundreds of South Africans waited precocious connected the ramps of an open-air Johannesburg parking store to get their COVID-19 vaccine shots. Despite the masks, societal distancing and blustery upwind of the Southern Hemisphere winter, a celebratory ambiance took hold. By Andrew Meldrum. SENT: 1,100 words, photos. With VIRUS OUTBREAK-THE-LATEST.

ELECTION-TRUMP LAWYERS — A national justice is considering whether to bid fiscal penalties and different sanctions against immoderate of erstwhile President Donald Trump’s lawyers. They had signed onto a suit past twelvemonth challenging Michigan’s predetermination results. The suit alleging fraud was voluntarily dropped aft a justice recovered thing but “speculation and conjecture” that votes for Trump someway were destroyed. By Ed White. SENT: 450 words, photos. Developing: Hearing starts astatine 8:30 EDT.

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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT

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INDONESIA TOURIST DEPORTATIONS — Indonesia has ordered 4 overseas tourists to permission the edifice land of Bali aft violating wellness protocols arsenic the state endures a devastating question of COVID-19 illnesses and deaths. SENT: 310 photos, words.

INDIA-LIGHTNING DEATH — Indian officials accidental lightning has killed astatine slightest 38 radical crossed 2 states implicit the past 24 hours. SENT: 200 words.

FILM-BOX OFFICE — “Black Widow” soars to pandemic container bureau record. SENT: 310 words, photos.

SUPER-MARIO-64-AUCTION — An unopened transcript of Nintendo’s Super Mario 64 has sold astatine auction for $1.56 million. SENT: 110 words.

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MORE ON THE VIRUS OUTBREAK

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VIRUS OUTBREAK-BIDEN -- Pfizer says it plans to conscionable with apical U.S. wellness officials to sermon the drugmaker’s petition for national authorization of a 3rd dose of its COVID-19 vaccine arsenic President Joe Biden’s main aesculapian advisor acknowledged that “it is wholly conceivable, possibly likely” that booster shots volition beryllium needed. By Hope Yen. SENT: 640 words, photos.

VIRUS OUTREAK-TAIWAN VACCINES — Two Taiwanese high-tech companies person announced a donation of 10 cardinal doses of anti-coronavirus vaccine made by Germany’s BioNTech to the island’s government, which faces governmental obstacles successful warring the pandemic. SENT: 380 words, photos.

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WASHINGTON & POLITICS

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BIDEN-THE WHISPER -- President Joe Biden speaks volumes erstwhile helium whispers. And his whispers during caller nationalist appearances are attracting attention, with critics and immoderate late-night TV comics saying they are “creepy” oregon “weird.” By Darlene Superville. SENT: 790 words, photos.

ELECTION 2021-HOUSE-OHIO -- A Democratic legislature superior successful northeast Ohio has emerged arsenic a trial for progressives. Many nationally peg the contention arsenic a proxy for the larger warfare wrong the party, pitting those backing progressive causes against much moderate, longtime powerbrokers who fearfulness pushing excessively acold to the left. By Will Weissert. SENT: 1,020 words, photos.

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INTERNATIONAL

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JORDAN-ROYAL TRIAL — A Jordanian authorities information tribunal is expected to denote a verdict successful the proceedings of 2 erstwhile officials accused of plotting with the half-brother of King Abdullah II to foment unrest successful the Western-allied kingdom. Bassem Awadallah, a U.S. national and erstwhile apical adjutant to the king, and Sharif Hassan bin Zaid, a subordinate of the royal family, were arrested successful April. SENT: 440 words.

MOLDOVA-ELECTION — A pro-reform enactment successful Moldova seeking person ties with the European Union appears to beryllium heading to a wide bulk successful aboriginal returns from Sunday’s drawback parliamentary elections. SENT: 570 words, photo.

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NATIONAL

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GEORGIA-INSURANCE COMMISSIONER-INDICTMENT — Georgia’s suspended security commissioner is acceptable to basal proceedings connected national charges related to an alleged embezzlement scheme. Jury enactment is acceptable to statesman Monday successful the proceedings of Jim Beck, which is expected to past astir 2 weeks. Beck was indicted successful May 2019. Prosecutors said helium defrauded his erstwhile leader of much than $2 million. SENT: 730 words, photos.

BIDEN-CRIME — President Joe Biden volition big metropolis leaders from astir the state to speech astir reducing crime. Joining the radical Monday is New York’s apt adjacent mayor, Democrat Eric Adams, presently the Brooklyn borough president. SENT: 430 words, photos.

WESTERN WILDFIRES — Firefighters moving successful searing vigor struggled to incorporate the largest wildfire successful California this twelvemonth portion authorities powerfulness operators urged radical to conserve vigor aft a immense wildfire successful neighboring Oregon disrupted the travel of energy from 3 large transmission lines. SENT: 570 words, photos, video.

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BUSINESS

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VOLVO TRUCK STRIKE — Volvo Trucks North America says it volition restart accumulation astatine a works successful southwestern Virginia contempt an ongoing onslaught and a deficiency of a labour woody betwixt the institution and a national representing astir 3,000 workers. The institution said successful a quality merchandise Sunday that it volition instrumentality presumption and conditions of a tentative statement that was endorsed by leaders of the United Auto Workers national connected July 1. SENT: 430 words, photo.

FINANCIAL MARKETS — Asian banal markets person risen aft Wall Street deed a precocious contempt jitters astir the dispersed of the coronavirus’s delta variant, arsenic investors looked up to U.S. net reports. Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Sydney advanced. On Friday, Wall Street’s benchmark S&P 500 scale ended up 0.4% for the week. SENT: 420 words, photos.

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SPORTS

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BKN--NBA FINALS — Deandre Ayton got disconnected to a speedy commencement past couldn’t bash thing but ticker arsenic the Phoenix Suns were incapable to instrumentality a stranglehold connected the NBA Finals. The 6-foot-11 center’s inability to debar foul occupation contributed to the Suns’ losing 120-100 Sunday nighttime successful Game 3 of the series. Devin Booker besides struggled and the Phoenix defender finished with conscionable 10 points. Ayton’s absence, however, showed conscionable however large his beingness connected the level is for the Suns. SENT: 850 words, photos.

EURO 2020-ENGLAND FANS — It took conscionable a fewer weeks to undo decades of pessimism for England fans, persuading millions that the squad could defy decades of disappointment and triumph a large planetary shot tourney for the archetypal clip since 1966. For overmuch of Sunday’s last against Italy it felt similar it might. But erstwhile Italy won a punishment shootout 3-2, aft a lucifer that ended 1-1 aft other time, fans sat with heads successful hands. SENT: 780 words, photos.

TEN-WIMBLEDON — Novak Djokovic tied Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal by claiming his 20th Grand Slam title, coming backmost to bushed Matteo Berrettini 6-7 (4), 6-4, 6-4, 6-3 successful the Wimbledon final. The No. 1 -ranked Djokovic earned a 3rd consecutive title astatine the All England Club and sixth overall. SENT: 580 words, photos.

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