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Reuters NowPosted China's parliament passed national security legislation for Hong Kong on Tuesday, setting the stage for the most radical changes to the former British colony's way of life since it returned to Chinese rule almost exactly 23 years ago.

El Paso records second-largest single-day COVID-19 spike

by: Andra Litton Posted: Jun 20, 2020 / 08:17 AM MDT / Updated: Jun 20, 2020 / 12:11 PM MDT EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — City of El Paso Public Health officials reported 162 additional COVID-19 cases on Saturday. The tally is the second-largest single-day report, and the largest not associated with a cluster (June…

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