WORLD VIEW: Hong Kong Newspaper Forced to Close, TuTu’s Pro Gay Rights Not Popular in S.A., Bias, Extremism in US, More

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Dec 29, 2021

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Good morning. Here is today’s selection of top stories from The Associated Press at this hour to begin the U.S. day.

The Associated Press

The Rundown

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HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong’s pro-democracy Stand News online media outlet says it is ceasing operations following a police raid and arrests of current and former editors and board…Read More

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol has agreed to defer its request for hundreds of pages of records from the Trump administ…Read More

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Desmond Tutu is being remembered for his passionate advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ people as well as his fight for racial justice. But the South African archbishop’s campaign against…Read More

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In February, with the images of the violent insurrection in Washington still fresh in the minds of Americans, newly confirmed Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin took the unprecedented…Read More

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The big waves are returning to Walt Disney World. The theme park resort said Tuesday that it will reopen its Typhoon Lagoon water park after an almost two-yea…Read More

OTHER TOP STORIES

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials’ decision to shorten the recommended COVID-19 isolation and quarantine period from 10 days to five is drawing criticism from some med…Read More

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 14-year-old was shopping for Christmas clothes last week with her mother when the pair heard screams and hid in a dressing room, where the girl was fata…Read More

BEIJING (AP) — China is calling on the United States to protect a Chinese space station and its three-member crew after Beijing complained that satellites launched by Elon M…Read More

CHESAPEAKE, Va. (AP) — A mama black bear and three cubs clambered up a tree and napped in the middle of a Virginia neighborhood before voluntarily ambling on hours later, wi…Read More

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