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Audra McDonald turns 40: a look back

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World News - China appoints tough-talking party official to oversee security law - July 3 (UPI) -- Chinese government officials confirmed Friday that they have appointed hardline party official Zheng Yanxiong to lead its new security agency and implement a far-reaching national security law.

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World News -- Duterte signs antiterrorism bill despite criticism from human rights activists -- Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte signed an antiterrorism bill Friday that critics say could allow greater suppression of criticism of the government and human rights abuses.

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World News -- 20 Sikh pilgrims dead, 5 injured after train hits bus in Pakistan -- At least 20 people were killed and five people were hurt in Pakistan Friday after a bus carrying Sikh pilgrims collided with a train.

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World News -- Turkish fireworks factory explosion: At least 4 dead, dozens injured -- At least four people were killed and more than 90 injured Friday in an explosion at a Turkish fireworks factory, and the hunt continued for dozens of people feared to be trapped in rubble, authorities said.

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U.S. News -- U.S. seeks seizure of 4 Iranian tankers shipping gas to Venezuela -- As the United States continues to increase pressure on two adversarial nations, a U.S. judge issued a warrant for the seizure of more than 1 million barrels of gasoline being shipped by four Iranian tankers to Venezuela.

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World News -- On This Day: Sarah Palin announces resignation -- On July 3, 2009, Sarah Palin announced she was resigning as governor of Alaska with 17 months to go in her term.

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U.S. News -- UPI News Quiz: COVID-19 drugs, Cam Newton, PPE, 'The Crown' -- COVID-19 drugs, Cam Newton, PPE, 'The Crown' -- how well did you follow the headlines this week? Test your knowledge with the UPI News Quiz for July 3, 2020.

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U.S. News -- Senate passes bill to punish China over Hong Kong national security law -- The Republican-controlled Senate on Thursday unanimously passed bipartisan legislation to punish China for imposing a new sweeping national security law on Hong Kong, sending the bill to President Donald Trump's desk.

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World News -- Russians vote to allow Putin to rule until 2036 -- Russians overwhelmingly voted to pass constitutional amendments that could allow President Vladimir Putin to remain in power until 2036, according to preliminary results released Thursday.

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U.S. News -- CBP officers seize 13-tons of human hair products imported from China -- U.S. Customs and Border Patrol seized a 13-ton shipment of products made from human hair under potential prison labor from China's Xinjiang region.

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World News -- British court denies Venezuelan President Maduro access to gold -- A British court denied the Venezuelan Central Bank access to $1.8 billion worth of gold in the Bank of England, stating that Britain does not recognize Nicolas Maduro as the country's leader.

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World News -- 'Serous differences' stall trade talks between Britain, EU -- Post-Brexit trade talks between Britain and the European Union broke down on Thursday after what one negotiator said was a lack of engagement and respect.

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World News -- Experts investigate incident at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility -- Experts are investigating an incident at Iran's Natanz nuclear complex, Atomic Energy Organization of Iran spokesman Behrouz Kamalvandi said Thursday.

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World News -- Chinese boats sail near Japan-claimed islands for 80th consecutive day -- Chinese Coast Guard boats have been navigating waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea as tensions rise between Beijing and Tokyo over the Senkaku or Diaoyutai Islands.

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World News -- Korean convenience stores tap technology to fight COVID-19 -- South Korean convenience stores, including 7-Eleven, are going contact-less and tapping into solar power to meet the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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World News -- Japanese firm to pay damages for harassment of ethnic Korean employee -- A Japanese real estate company has been ordered to pay about $10,000 in damages for harassing an ethnic Korean employee.

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World News -- China, North Korea, Russia test out new freight rail line -- A freight rail line connecting North Korea, China and Russia has begun trial runs, according to a Chinese state-owned enterprise.

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Woman charged with tampering in death of Vanessa Guillen on Fort Hood base

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Wife and husband charged after pulling gun in Michigan Chipotle parking lot

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Trump, first lady head to Mount Rushmore for fireworks display

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Ohio priest indicted on federal child pornography, exploitation charges

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U.S. confirmed COVID-19 cases climb to record highs as 4th of July weekend begins

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