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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2015, file photo, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Vice President Joe Biden, stand for the U.S. national anthem during an arrival ceremony in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcomeDonald Trump’s election four years ago reframed how many nations interacted with the United States
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Itamar Glazer, right, Israeli volunteer Sharon Yaron, left, and 85-year-old Holocaust survivor Sara Weinsten, visit in Yavne, Israel, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. For thousands of older Israelis like Weinsten, being housebound alone during Israel's second nationwide lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic is difficult and depressing. But each week ahead of the Jewish Sabbath, which starts on Friday at sundown, a home-baked cake is delivered by one of thousands of volunteers bringing pastries to home-bound older Israelis. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
With cakes, solitary Sabbaths sweetened for older IsraelisFor thousands of older Israelis like Sara Weinsten, being housebound alone during Israel's second nationwide lockdown is difficult and depressing
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FILE - In this April 22, 2020, file photo, mourners pray as the remains of Traffic Section Commander Mohammed Chowdhury are brought out of the funeral home during his funeral in New York. Chowdhury died on April 19, 2020, from complications related to the coronavirus.  Whether it's framed as American exceptionalism, American interventionism, American global standing, or a lack of it, how the world's foremost superpower moves forward following the presidential election will have a sizeable impact in various geopolitical pressure points and in the time of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
Many thorny global situations hinge on US election outcomeDonald Trump’s election four years ago reframed how many nations interacted with the United States
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A woman wears a face mask for protection against COVID-19 infection while crossing a street in Bucharest, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. Local authorities imposed the use of face masks in all public spaces, indoors and outdoors, closed schools, restaurants, theatres and cinemas after the rate of COVID-19 infections went above 3 cases per 1000 inhabitants in the Romanian capital Bucharest. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
The Latest: Cases in Czech Rep soar to 12K amid new measuresCoronavirus infections in the Czech Republic have hit new record levels as the number of confirmed cases in one day soared to almost 12,000
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Ma Seo-bin, center, a high school senior at an elite, speaks in between her father Ma Moon Young, left, and mother Choi Hae-jeong during an interview at their home in Siheung, South Korea, on Sept. 19, 2020. “I felt I was trapped at the same place and I got lots of psychological stress,” said daughter Ma. When South Korea began its delayed school year with remote learning in April, that spelled trouble for low-income students who rely on public education, get easily distracted and cannot afford private schools or tutors used by many in this education-obsessed country. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
Pandemic widens learning gap in education-obsessed S. KoreaStudents in South Korea like elsewhere are taking online classes off and on, studying from home during the coronavirus pandemic
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FILE - In this April 9, 2019, file photo, pedestrians walk on the campus at Stanford University in Stanford, Calif. The Education Department released a report Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, amid its effort to enforce a 1986 law requiring U.S. universities to disclose gifts and contracts from foreign sources. The department’s findings are primarily based on investigations it has opened at 12 schools, including Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Georgetown universities. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
Feds say US colleges 'massively' underreport foreign fundingA scathing report from the Trump administration concludes that top U_S_ universities have “massively underreported” funding they accept from China, Russia and other nations described as “foreign adversaries.”
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This photo provided by the Norton Telegram shows the Andbe Home, a privately owned nursing home facility in Norton, Kan., on Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. A coronavirus outbreak has killed 10 residents in the nursing home. The health department in Norton County reported Monday night that all of the remaining 52 residents and an unspecified number of employees had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. (Dana M. Paxton/Norton Telegram via AP)
Leaders in US, Europe divided on response to surging virusVirus cases are surging across Europe and many U.S. states but responses by leaders are miles apart
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Pope Francis and Bartolomew I, Patriarch of Constantinopolis, attend a inter-religious ceremony for peace in the Basilica of Santa Maria in Aracoeli, in Rome Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Masked pope, faith leaders pray for peace and pandemic's endA masked Pope Francis has welcomed religious leaders to a socially-distanced interfaith peace prayer
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Angry Father May Have Texted Teacher's KillerFrance has ordered a mosque outside Paris to close for six months after it appeared to support action against a teacher who was later slain outside his school . The mosque shared videos on Facebook last week that included the address of the school where Samuel Paty taught, the BBC reports....
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Saudi Crown Prince Sued in US Court Over 2018 MurderJamal Khashoggi's fiancee has sued Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in US federal court over the death of the Saudi journalist. Hatice Cengiz, along with the human rights organization founded by Khashoggi, allege in the suit that Khashoggi's torture, death, and dismemberment came at the "directive of Defendant Mohammed bin...
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Trump Secured 45 Ventilators From Russia. All Were TrashedThe Federal Emergency Management Agency received 45 Russian ventilators on April 1, shortly after President Trump asked Russian President Vladimir Putin for help dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. As BuzzFeed reports, "they were part of a lopsided aid deal between the countries that would ultimately see Russia delivering a little...
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Reports: Germany issues warrants for Panama Papers lawyersGerman media outlets are reporting the two founders of a Panama-based law firm at the center of a tax haven scandal exposed by the so-called Panama Papers are being sought on international arrest warrants issued by Germany
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