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Monday, 17 August 2020

U.S. Democrats are opening their national convention Monday, a four-day virtual affair with delegates and speakers scattered across the country. The party has one united mission: helping presumptive nomineee Vice President Joe Biden defeat President Donald Trump in the November election.

On This Day in American History
On Aug. 17, 1978, the Double Eagle II balloon completes the first transatlantic balloon flight after landing in France. Piloted by Ben Abruzzo, Maxie Anderson and Larry Newman, the flight from Maine took 137 hours and 6 minutes. It was the 14th known attempt to cross the Atlantic in a balloon. The gondola is displayed at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington, D.C.

Russia indicated it was ready to provide military assistance to embattled Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko, even as massive crowds protested an Aug. 9 election they claim was rigged.

The death toll from Sunday’s attack and subsequent hourslong siege at a beachfront hotel in Somalia has risen to at least 15. The al-Shabab militant group claimed responsibility for the attack.

VIDEO: One hundred years ago, U.S. women were granted the right to vote through the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. The amendment was introduced to Congress in 1878 and took more than 40 years to be passed and ratified by three-quarters of the states. 

New findings out Monday show an alarming spike in attacks against humanitarian workers last year, including in part of Africa’s Sahel region where some of the latest attacks against French and Nigerien nationals took place last week

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