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How this country of 97 million kept its coronavirus death toll at zero

How this country of 97 million kept its coronavirus death toll at zero

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)When the world looked to Asia for successful examples in handling the novel coronavirus outbreak, much attention and plaudits were paid to South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.But there's one overlooked success story -- Vietnam. The country of 97 million people has not reported a single coronavirus-related death and on Saturday had just , despite its long border with China and the millions of Chinese visitors it receives each year.This is all the more remarkable considering Vietnam is a low-middle...

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DOJ backs lawsuit against Michigan governor's stay-at-home measures

DOJ backs lawsuit against Michigan governor's stay-at-home measures

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The Justice Department said in a court statement Friday evening that it was supporting the seven businesses that had filed a lawsuit challenging Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's executive orders related to In a in the case, the department called the Democratic governor's coronavirus executive orders for her state, which has been hit hard by the pandemic, "arbitrary" and "irrational.""In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state and federal governments have a shared interest in promoting the...

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Acosta to press secretary: Are you saying Trump hasn't lied? - CNN Video

Acosta to press secretary: Are you saying Trump hasn't lied? - CNN Video

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.CNN's Jim Acosta asks the White House press secretary about President Trump's executive order targeting social media companies after Twitter fact-checked his tweets.See MoreCNN's Jim Acosta asks the White House press secretary about President Trump's executive order targeting social media companies after Twitter fact-checked his tweets.

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NC governor: Trump insisted on full convention with no face masks or social distancing

NC governor: Trump insisted on full convention with no face masks or social distancing

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump called Democratic North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper on Friday and insisted on a full Republican this summer with no face masks or social distancing, according to a spokesperson for the governor. "The Governor spoke to the President today. When the President insisted on a full convention arena with no face coverings and no social distancing the Governor expressed concerns and suggested a scaled back event with fewer attendees," said Sadie Weiner, a spokeswoman for the...

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Customs and Border Protection drone flew over Minneapolis to provide live video to law enforcement

Customs and Border Protection drone flew over Minneapolis to provide live video to law enforcement

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)As , a US Customs and Border Protection drone flew to Minneapolis on Friday to provide live video to law enforcement on the ground, according to a senior CBP spokesperson.The agency deployed the unmanned aircraft to help provide "situational awareness" for federal law enforcement partners in Minneapolis, according to the spokesperson. would not specify which agency had asked for the aircraft to be deployed.Civil rights and government oversight groups raised alarms after the aircraft was discovered...

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Trump denies knowing racist origin of phrase he tweeted - CNN Video

Trump denies knowing racist origin of phrase he tweeted - CNN Video

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.President Trump claims he did not know the of the phrase "when the looting starts the shooting starts," which he tweeted in response to the ongoing protests in Minneapolis over George Floyd's death. CNN's reports.See MorePresident Trump claims he did not know the of the phrase "when the looting starts the shooting starts," which he tweeted in response to the ongoing protests in Minneapolis over George Floyd's death. CNN's reports.

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MIT elects first black woman student body president in its 159-year history

MIT elects first black woman student body president in its 159-year history

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have elected a black woman as president of the Undergraduate Association for the first time in the school's history.Danielle Geathers and running mate Yu Jing Chen won the student government election earlier this month.Geathers just finished her sophomore year at MIT and is majoring in mechanical engineering. She served as the diversity officer last year."In terms of coming from that diversity space and being focused on promoting equity across...

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The Dalai Lama blames George Floyd's death on racism during virtual talk on compassion

The Dalai Lama blames George Floyd's death on racism during virtual talk on compassion

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The Dalai Lama has deplored the death of George Floyd in Minnesota and blamed discrimination and racism for it.The exiled Tibetan leader gave a virtual teaching about compassion to his followers during a webcast Friday morning from his home in India's Dharamsala."We see in the news channels, the media about discrimination on the basis of color or religion these days, and then there is killing due to that, and then there are some who even take it as a pride to be able to kill somebody."The Tibetan...

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Zuckerberg finally explains why Facebook is doing nothing about Trump's posts

Zuckerberg finally explains why Facebook is doing nothing about Trump's posts

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN Business)Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg explained Friday night why his company would take in which President Trump threatened "looting" in Minneapolis would lead to "shooting." That explanation came roughly 16 hours after Twitter did take action and despite Zuckerberg's having previously told Congress that posts inciting violence would not be tolerated on Facebook."I know many people are upset that we've left the President's posts up," Zuckerberg wrote in Trump's posts on Facebook, Instagram, and...

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Pangolins may have incubated the novel coronavirus, gene study shows

Pangolins may have incubated the novel coronavirus, gene study shows

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)A deep dive into the genetics of the novel coronavirus shows it seems to have spent some time infecting both bats and pangolins before it jumped into humans, researchers said Friday.But they said it's too soon to blame pangolins for the pandemic and say a third species of animal may have played host to the virus before it spilled over to people.What is clear is that the coronavirus has swapped genes repeatedly with similar strains infecting bats, pangolins and a possible third species, a team of...

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Zookeeper in critical condition after being mauled by lions

Zookeeper in critical condition after being mauled by lions

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Sydney (CNN)A zookeeper in Australia is in critical condition after being mauled by two lions while cleaning their enclosure on Friday, authorities said. The 35-year-old woman was bitten in the head and neck in what one paramedic called an "extremely vicious" attack at Shoalhaven Zoo, about 100 miles (162 kilometers) south of Sydney in New South Wales state, . Paramedics were called to the facility at about 10:30 a.m. local time, police said in a statement. They arrived to find the woman unconscious in...

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Trump's threat to pull GOP convention came as surprise to Republicans working on event

Trump's threat to pull GOP convention came as surprise to Republicans working on event

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Top Republicans had been working closely with North Carolina Gov. and other state Democratic officials as recently as Friday to plan the upcoming GOP national convention amid the coronavirus pandemic.Then President Donald Trump from Charlotte.Trump's tweet not only came as a surprise to Republican officials on Monday, but it also was completely at odds with the position that top convention officials expressed during the Friday meeting, CNN has learned.Marcia Kelly, the president and CEO of the...

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Democrats pull bill to reauthorize government surveillance powers after Trump threatens to veto it

Democrats pull bill to reauthorize government surveillance powers after Trump threatens to veto it

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)House Democrats scrapped a vote to reauthorize national security surveillance authorities that have been expired since March after Republicans revolted from the measure following tweets from President Donald Trump urging them to oppose it.House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Thursday morning that he was pulling the bill to renew three authorities under from the floor at the request of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a recognition the votes were not there to pass it.Instead, the House voted 284-122...

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For the first time, a third named storm could form before the start of hurricane season

For the first time, a third named storm could form before the start of hurricane season

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)A storm system in the Atlantic could become the third named tropical system of the year -- all before the official start of hurricane season. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is of becoming a subtropical depression over the next 48 hours. The system was several hundred miles east-southeast of Bermuda, the NHC said Friday morning."If this area of storms over the Atlantic can get better organized over the next 24 to 48 hours, it could be our third tropical system of the Atlantic hurricane...

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Minnesota governor Tim Walz apologizes for arrest of CNN team in Minneapolis - CNN Video

Minnesota governor Tim Walz apologizes for arrest of CNN team in Minneapolis - CNN Video

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.CNN president Jeff Zucker spoke with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz following the arrest of CNN's team in Minneapolis. Walz said he "deeply apologizes" for what happened and described the arrests as "unacceptable."See MoreCNN president Jeff Zucker spoke with Minnesota Governor Tim Walz following the arrest of CNN's team in Minneapolis. Walz said he "deeply apologizes" for what happened and described the arrests as "unacceptable."

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Hundreds of South Korea schools close again after reopening

Hundreds of South Korea schools close again after reopening

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Seoul (CNN)More than 500 schools closed again Friday to students after briefly reopening, as South Korea moves to stamp out a resurgence of the coronavirus in the capital, Seoul, and its surrounding metropolitan area. Parks, art galleries, museums and theaters operated by the government in the Seoul metropolitan area -- home to about half the country's population of nearly 52 million -- have also been closed to the public for the next two weeks.Government hosted events in the metropolitan area will be...

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A woman kept her grandmother's body hidden in a basement freezer for 16 years in social security scheme, police say

A woman kept her grandmother's body hidden in a basement freezer for 16 years in social security scheme, police say

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Last year, police in Pennsylvania found old human remains in a freezer. Now, an investigation has concluded that it was all part of a scam to collect social security checks.Pennsylvania State Police first found the remains in February 2019, in a house in Dillsburg, according to a . After investigating, they identified the deceased as Glenora Delahay, born May 3, 1906. Cynthia Black, Delahay's granddaughter, has now been arrested and charged with theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property,...

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Joe Biden says he spoke with George Floyd's family

Joe Biden says he spoke with George Floyd's family

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Washington (CNN)Former Vice President said Friday he spoke with the family of , the black man who died this week at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis."I was truly impressed with their courage and their grace during this unimaginably painful time," Biden told CNN's Don Lemon on "The Situation Room."The presumptive Democratic presidential nominee said he had spoken with Floyd's family about Saturday marking five years since his son Beau had died of brain cancer."I tried to give them some...

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US missed early chance to slow coronavirus, genetic study indicates

US missed early chance to slow coronavirus, genetic study indicates

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)The United States missed out on an early chance to catch imported cases of coronavirus earlier this year, genetics experts say in a new report.Their analysis of the virus imported by the first person known to have carried the infection to the US -- in Washington state back in January -- shows it probably was not the source of the later cases there.And that patient gave the federal government a perfect opportunity to stop further imports, evolutionary biologist Michael Worobey of the University of...

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Trump says he's spoken to George Floyd's family

Trump says he's spoken to George Floyd's family

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump said Friday that he's spoken to the family of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis earlier this week. "I want to express our nation's deepest condolences and most heartfelt sympathies to the family of George Floyd," Trump said during a roundtable event at the White House, later adding, "I spoke to members of the family -- terrific people." White House aides for Trump to address the violence during an earlier...

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Trump's new executive order is as phony as his Twitter feed

Trump's new executive order is as phony as his Twitter feed

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Paul Callan is a CNN legal analyst, a former New York homicide prosecutor and of counsel to the New York law firm of , focusing on wrongful conviction and civil rights cases. Follow him on Twitter . The opinions expressed in this commentary are his own. View on CNN. (CNN)On Thursday President Donald Trump attempted to change the political subject from the news of 100,000 Covid-19 US deaths and the devastation of the American economy. His method of attention misdirection was a televised pronouncement...

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CNN reporter Omar Jimenez released from police custody - CNN Video

CNN reporter Omar Jimenez released from police custody - CNN Video

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.CNN's Omar Jimenez is released from police custody after being arrested while covering protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Minnesota State Patrol arrested the team live on CNN air. See MoreCNN's Omar Jimenez is released from police custody after being arrested while covering protests over the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Minnesota State Patrol arrested the team live on CNN air.

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Live updates: George Floyd protests spread nationwide

Live updates: George Floyd protests spread nationwide

By Melissa Macaya, Mike Hayes, , , , , and , CNN 12:26 p.m. ET, May 29, 202098 PostsMinnesota's National Guard will continue to operate in the city for as long as necessary, General John Johnson, the Adjutant General of Minnesota's Army National Guard, said Friday.  The National Guard will provide support to state police and local law enforcement for as long as the governor deems necessary, Johnson said. The Guard conducted several missions throughout the night including escorting the Minneapolis Fire Department (MFD). The night before, rocks and other projectiles were thrown at responding...

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Germany to reintroduce military rabbis for the first time since 1930s

Germany to reintroduce military rabbis for the first time since 1930s

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. (CNN)Germany is reintroducing rabbis into its military for the first time since the Nazis banned them from the armed forces in the 1930s.The German Parliament rubber-stamped the law reestablishing the official position of military rabbi on Thursday in what was the first expansion of the law on military pastoral care since 1957.The Defense Minister said the move was a return to the tradition and a "contribution against growing anti-Semitism, " in society.Military rabbis were part of the German armed...

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China is embracing a new brand of wolf warrior diplomacy

China is embracing a new brand of wolf warrior diplomacy

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.Hong Kong (CNN)There is a new brand of diplomacy taking hold in Beijing and its chief architects have a suitably fierce nickname to match their aggressive style -- they are the wolf warriors.It's a phrase that is now used widely in Chinese state-run media as well as Western publications, and it was made clear last weekend that its proponents have the full support of the country's top diplomat.Speaking at a press conference in Beijing Sunday, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that China would now push back...

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