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Wednesday, 01 July 2020

China’s legislature has passed a controversial national security law for Hong Kong that is causing widespread jitters. Passage of the law has prompted several activist groups to immediately close, while individuals are deleting social media posts fearing possible jail time.

On This Day in American History
On July 1, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg begins. The massive Civil War engagement lasted three days and resulted in a major defeat for the Confederacy by Union forces. The battle was the bloodiest in U.S. history with an estimated 46,000 to 51,000 casualties combined. Considered a turning point in the Civil War, the battle resulted in an end to Confederate General Robert E. Lee’s invasion of the North and the South’s ultimate surrender in 1865.

The White House is blaming intelligence officials who leaked information about an alleged Russian bounty program in Afghanistan for potentially blowing almost any chance of coming to a consensus on whether the threat was real.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in says he hopes U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will hold another summit before the U.S. presidential election in November. 

As anger boils over among Ethiopia’s Oromo population after the killing of a revered singer, analysts and activists say swift action and transparency by the government are necessary to avoid further bloodshed.

Amid continuing concern among members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force he leads, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence emphasized the positives in the current state of the outbreak ahead of his trip Wednesday to Arizona, which is experiencing a spike in infections. 

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