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China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong, Explained

China's National Security Law for Hong Kong, Explained

China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong, Explained China’s National Security Law for Hong Kong, Explained The sweeping new national security law that China imposed on Hong Kong, aimed at stamping out opposition to the ruling Communist Party in the former British colony, is as “devastating” as some critics feared, a human-rights activist said on Wednesday. Conceived in secrecy and …

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F.C.C. Designates Huawei and ZTE as National Security Threats

F.C.C. Designates Huawei and ZTE as National Security Threats

F.C.C. Designates Huawei and ZTE as National Security Threats F.C.C. Designates Huawei and ZTE as National Security Threats WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday designated the Chinese telecommunications firms Huawei and ZTE as national security threats, cutting them off from billions of dollars in federal broadband subsidies. The agency voted unanimously last year to bar telecommunications manufacturers it deemed …

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Universities and Tech Giants Back National Cloud Computing Project

Universities and Tech Giants Back National Cloud Computing Project

Universities and Tech Giants Back National Cloud Computing Project Universities and Tech Giants Back National Cloud Computing Project Leading universities and major technology companies agreed on Tuesday to back a new project intended to give academics and other scientists access to the computing resources now available mainly to a few tech giants. The initiative, the National Research Cloud, has received …

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Broadway League Pledges Change Amid National Uproar Over Racism

Broadway League Pledges Change Amid National Uproar Over Racism

Broadway League Pledges Change Amid National Uproar Over Racism Broadway League Pledges Change Amid National Uproar Over Racism The Broadway League, a trade association that is the closest thing to a governing body presiding over America’s biggest stages, has decided to undertake a sweeping audit of diversity in the industry in response to the unrest over racial injustice that is …

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China’s New National Security Law Looms Over Hong Kong

China’s New National Security Law Looms Over Hong Kong

China’s New National Security Law Looms Over Hong Kong China’s New National Security Law Looms Over Hong Kong Chinese lawmakers meeting from Sunday could approve a national security law as early as this week, drastically curbing political protest and dissent in Hong Kong and adding to China’s tensions with Western powers. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee — an arm …

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Juneteenth: Usher, Pharrell Williams and more advocate for date to become national holiday

Juneteenth: Usher, Pharrell Williams and more advocate for date to become national holiday

Juneteenth: Usher, Pharrell Williams and more advocate for date to become national holiday Juneteenth: Usher, Pharrell Williams and more advocate for date to become national holiday The Independent employs reporters around the world to bring you truly independent journalism. To support us, please consider a contribution. Usher and Pharrell Williams are among several public figures to have advocated in favour of …

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Hong Kong National Security Law Explainer

Hong Kong National Security Law Explainer

Hong Kong National Security Law Explainer Hong Kong National Security Law Explainer Chinese lawmakers have been meeting behind closed doors in Beijing this week to push forward a proposed national security law that could drastically curtail free political expression in Hong Kong and add to China’s tensions with the West. A session of the National People’s Congress Standing Committee — …

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Republican National Committee votes to keep 2016 platform that calls for ban on same-sex marriage

Republican National Committee votes to keep 2016 platform that calls for ban on same-sex marriage

Republican National Committee votes to keep 2016 platform that calls for ban on same-sex marriage Republican National Committee votes to keep 2016 platform that calls for ban on same-sex marriage The Republican National Committee (RNC) has voted for the party to keep its 2016 platform unchanged for November’s presidential election, despite it calling for a ban on same-sex marriage and …

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U.S. Soccer Reconsiders Its National Anthem Policy

U.S. Soccer Reconsiders Its National Anthem Policy

U.S. Soccer Reconsiders Its National Anthem Policy U.S. Soccer Reconsiders Its National Anthem Policy U.S. Soccer’s board of directors met Tuesday to discuss rescinding a policy that requires players and staff members to “stand respectfully” for the national anthem, joining FIFA, the N.F.L. and other sports organizations that are reconsidering their stance on the right of athletes to peacefully protest, …

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Elephants, Long Endangered by Thai Crowds, Reclaim a National Park

Elephants, Long Endangered by Thai Crowds, Reclaim a National Park

Elephants, Long Endangered by Thai Crowds, Reclaim a National Park Elephants, Long Endangered by Thai Crowds, Reclaim a National Park KHAO YAI, Thailand — For as long as the elephants could remember — and that is a long time — the path to the river snaked down the hillside through jungle so dense a troop of pachyderms could simply vanish. …

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