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Tuesday, 01 September 2020

VIDEO: When a Black Lives Matter protest comes to a small Ohio town, confrontation yields, at least in part, conversation.

On This Day in American History
On Sept. 1, 1972, Bobby Fischer becomes the first American to win the World Chess Championship when he defeats Russian Boris Spassky in Reykjavik, Iceland. It was called the “Match of the Century” and was the most high-profile chess match ever played. The 29-year-old Brooklynite, known for his difficult personality, won $156,250 in prize money. In 1975, he refused to defend his title, resulting in a new champion, Anatoly Karpov, by default.

Nine weeks from the national U.S. election, President Donald Trump and his Democratic challenger, former Vice President Joe Biden, sparred Monday over blame for street violence in several American cities.

Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya told VOA that the country’s political crisis is “absolutely an internal affair.” She appeared to reject any idea of imminent Western intervention or help. VOA has the interview.

VIDEO: Thousands of public pools throughout the U.S. are still closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. That is one reason why business is booming for the creators of an app that allows people to rent out their private pools for a few hours. The app is called “Swimply,” and its founder says business has soared 2,500% since June.

The Greeks and Turks are again locked in a quarrel about the territorial status of Mediterranean oil and gas reserves. Neighboring powers in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East are being drawn in as the risks of open conflict between the two NATO allies rises.

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