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New Zealand Apologizes For 1970s Immigration Raids That Targeted Pacific Islanders

| Almost 50 years later, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has formally apologized for the early morning operation that came to be known as the Dawn Raids.

As COVID Concern Grows In Kansas, So Does Confusion Over Who Is In Charge

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Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat, has been hesitant to issue any statewide mandates without a ruling from the state Supreme Court on her powers. Counties aren't jumping at the opportunity either.

Defending BMX Olympic Gold Medalist Connor Fields Is Hospitalized After A Bad Crash

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Fields, who took gold in BMX racing at the 2016 Olympic Games, came down wrong from a jump and suffered a horrific crash. A Team USA doctor says Fields is stable and awaiting further evaluation.

Parents Are Asking TikTok For Access To The Videos Their Kids Are Watching

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More than 12,000 parents have signed a petition asking TikTok CEO Vanessa Pappas to introduce "mirror" accounts so parents can track how their kids are influenced on the platform.

A Tsunami Warning Has Been Issued For Parts Of Alaska After An 8.2 Quake

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The U.S. Geological Survey said the earthquake Wednesday evening was magnitude 8.2 and struck 56 miles east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, off the state's peninsula.

New York Will Require State Workers To Be Vaccinated Or Undergo Weekly Testing

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that state employees have until Labor Day to get vaccinated. New York, like other states, has seen a rising number of coronavirus cases linked to the Delta variant.

Chinese Billionaire Sun Dawu Is Sentenced To 18 Years For 'Provoking Trouble'

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The staunch advocate of social justice and rural development was found guilty of eight charges. His harsh prison sentence comes amid broader efforts by authorities to rein in powerful businessmen.

A Court In Ecuador Has Stripped Julian Assange Of His Citizenship

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Assange spent seven years in Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden to face allegations of rape and sexual assault. He's currently in a London prison for a separate legal matter.

NYC Will Require Vaccines Or Weekly Tests For Hundreds Of Thousands Of City Workers

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Mayor Bill de Blasio cited the risk of the Delta variant in announcing the new mandate, which will apply to roughly 340,000 city workers. Those who refuse will be put on leave without pay.