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VIDEO: Press secretary talks ‘white power’ tweet

 

President Donald Trump didn’t hear a supporter use the words “white power” in a video he retweeted, White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Monday.

“He did not hear that particular phrase when he tweeted out the video,” she said in response to a reporter’s question.

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Motorbike mission: Activist delivers sunscreen to Ugandans with albinism

 

For street vendor Barbra Anyinge, who normally sells shoes in Lira, a town in northern Uganda, the pandemic has made one essential especially scarce: sunscreen.

While usually Anyinge’s difficulty in obtaining the recommended high-protection sunscreen is its up to $20 cost, the pandemic has made it even more challenging.

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From smoker to marathon woman: Brazil woman (Sara Velloso) completes six of the world’s biggest races

 

The Abbott World Marathon Majors comprises six of the world’s largest marathons, stretching from Berlin to Tokyo. It’s a feat for any runner, let alone one who once deemed herself a sedentary smoker.

Brazil native Sara Velloso, an avid smoker for 17 years, is now, at 52, an accomplished competitor in the six-marathon stretch.

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VIDEO: Fauci warns a coronavirus vaccine is not guaranteed

 

The nation could see thousands more cases of coronavirus, the country’s top infectious disease specialist said Tuesday.

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Locust swarm destroys crops in Kenya as millions face hunger

 

A swarm of desert locusts following a poor harvest season has added to fears about a lack of food for millions in Kenya, as the country grapples with the effects of COVID-19. 

The desert locusts—in the worst invasion in Kenya in 70 years, according to the United Nations—have destroyed huge swaths of crops and pasture in the region, said farmer Joyce Mutinda, but the extent of the damage cannot yet be determined since new swarms are spreading.

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WATCH: Stars gather for online festival to combat hunger in Amazon rainforest

 

More than a million Brazilians have been diagnosed with COVID-19, many of them indigenous people in the Amazon rainforest.

And to help them, a group of musicians and celebrities from around the world will come together for an online music festival.

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MEET AN ANIMAL: Mara the elephant found sanctuary after 50 years in circuses and zoos

 

Mara basks in the sun, both happy and exhausted, the memories of a COVID-19 quarantine and a thousand-mile journey fresh in her mind. She never forgets.

There are signs that the 3.6-ton elephant, thought to be 55, remembers her decades as a circus performer and years as a zoo curiosity. Now, after a border crossing from Argentina that was nearly scrubbed over coronavirus fears, she has the run of an animal sanctuary in Brazil’s midwestern Mato Grosso state.

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Munich’s annual Oktoberfest canceled for first time since World War II

 

MUNICH—Drinking alone may not be good for you, but in times of corona—the virus, not the beer—drinking with thousands of revelers in a packed tent at a beer festival wouldn’t be a great idea either.

That’s why Munich’s legendary beer bacchanalia, the Oktoberfest, has been canceled. The annual event, which typically draws more than 6 million visitors each year, was scheduled to take place Sept. 19 to Oct. 4.

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