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'Tired of burying our children': 4 toddlers shot in Chicago amid surge in gun violence

  • eulogy: West Side Pastor Ira Acree was expected to deliver Jones ' eulogy Friday.
  • stray: Late that night, an 8-year-old girl was sitting on a couch in West Englewood when a stray bullet came through the window and grazed her head.
  • parallel: Those numbers parallel the violence rates that Chicago saw in 2016, when the city saw an historic rise in murders.

Amid COVID-19, Trump administration keeps immigration courts open, putting judges, lawyers and immig...

  • reluctant: She said the government is reluctant to discuss national standards for reopening courtrooms.
  • reprisal: In some cases, immigration court hearings are a matter of life and death as some people face reprisals back home from governments, violent ex-spouses or organized crime.
  • precaution: The statement said the agency is taking safety precautions such as using telephonic hearings whenever possible.
  • suspension: The statement also said that a blanket suspension of all hearings could help keep immigrants stuck in detention because they couldn't ask a judge for release.
  • telephone: Immigrant sick from coronavirus forced to do telephone court hearing before being sent to hospital, lawyer says.

'We're not going anywhere': Seattle's Chop zone dismantled but cause lives on

  • arrest: Related: Seattle: at least 23 arrested as officers clear police-free protest zone.
  • protest: Related: Seattle: at least 23 arrested as officers clear police-free protest zone.
  • stress: Protesters have repeatedly stressed that the shootings and violence was not directly connected with Chop, and may have happened anyway.
  • arrest: Officers reported on Twitter that they arrested 31 people during the sweep.
  • violence: Protesters have repeatedly stressed that the shootings and violence was not directly connected with Chop, and may have happened anyway.

Venezuela gold: UK High Court rules against Nicolás Maduro

  • government: The ruling comes after the government launched legal action against the bank to try to force it to release the gold.
  • launch: The ruling comes after the government launched legal action against the bank to try to force it to release the gold.
  • legal: The ruling comes after the government launched legal action against the bank to try to force it to release the gold.
  • release: The ruling comes after the government launched legal action against the bank to try to force it to release the gold.
  • severe: It is a severe blow to Mr Maduro's cash-strapped administration.

Amazon fires at 13-year high for June

  • satellite: In June, the country's National Institute for Space Research (I NPE) recorded 2,248 fires using satellite imagery, as opposed to 1,880 fires in June 2019.
  • caption: Image copyright AFP Image caption Fires raged across the Amazon in 2019- as pictured- causing an outcry across the world.
  • outcry: Image copyright AFP Image caption Fires raged across the Amazon in 2019- as pictured- causing an outcry across the world.
  • blaze: With such an increase at the start of the dry season, there are concerns that this year's fires could surpass 2019's disastrous blazes.
  • stretch: They believe arson is likely to be even less monitored while authorities are stretched.

The fashion labels whose clothes are made by prisoners

  • agile: The agile hands of men who once made a living as pickpockets and robbers have been given another task in Peru's largest prison.
  • cacophony: Buzzing sewing machines add to the cacophony of sound at San Pedro de Lurigancho men's prison in central Lima, the capital of Peru.
  • lifeless: The company takes its name from Michelangelo's sculpture of Mary holding a lifeless Jesus after he being taken down from the cross.
  • clothes: The fashion labels whose clothes are made by prisoners- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Sara Johari Image caption The prisoners taking part in the scheme at San Pedro de Lurigancho prison earn money they can send to their families.

Sir Everton Weekes: West Indies legend dies aged 95

  • knighthood: The Barbadian, who made his Test debut against England in 1948, retired in 1958 and received a knighthood in 1995.
  • hero: A legend, our hero," said Cricket West Indies ( CWI).
  • mourn: "Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon.
  • icon: "Our hearts are heavy as we mourn the loss of an icon.
  • consecutive: Weekes ' run of consecutive Test centuries came to an end when he was run out for 90 closing in on a sixth.

McConnell splits with Trump on defence bill veto and bases named for Confederate generals

  • figurehead: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has split with Donald Trump over the president's threat to veto the annual defence spending bill if it includes a provision to rename military bases named for Confederate figureheads.
  • paraphernalia: The Senate Armed Services Committee unanimously agreed this week to add a provision to the bill to " remove all names, symbols, displays, monuments, and paraphernalia that honour or commemorate the Confederate States of America... or any person who served voluntarily with the Confederate States of America from all assets of the Department of Defence" within three years of enactment.
  • paraphernalia: Several GOP senators have filed an amendment to remove the language forcing the Defence Department to purge itself of Confederate paraphernalia and nomenclature, but the measure is unlikely to make its way to the Senate floor for a vote.

'It is historic': Women of color dominate Joe Biden's list for vice president

  • resonance: It has taken on greater resonance as the country grapples with police violence and race relations following the killings of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Breonna Taylor in Louisville, Ky., and other Black Americans.
  • implausible: Less remarked upon is that not all that long ago such a statement would have seemed implausible.
  • nowadays: Nowadays, there are just four women of color in the Senate, all of them Democrats.
  • savor: In the meantime, people like Moseley Braun, who is herself hoping the pick is a woman of color, are savoring this moment.

Coronavirus: Colombian mayor shops son to police for breaking lockdown

  • grass: The municipal authorities have adopted the mayor's approach and launched a campaign with the motto: " If I see you at a party, drinking, outside your home, visiting or receiving visits or playing football, I will grass on you and you will go to the police.
  • mayor: Coronavirus: Colombian mayor shops son to police for breaking lockdown- BBC News.
  • mayor: Coronavirus: Colombian mayor shops son to police for breaking lockdown.
  • mayor: The mayor of a town in Colombia has been praised after he turned his own son in to the police for breaking a curfew imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
  • praise: The mayor of a town in Colombia has been praised after he turned his own son in to the police for breaking a curfew imposed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Prosecutor launches investigation after white couple seen pointing guns at St. Louis protesters

  • tenet: The McCloskeys ' attorney, Albert Watkins, told USA TODAY that he doesn't believe Gardner" is possessed of the legal wherewithal to understand some of these fundamental tenets.
  • abject: He said their actions on Sunday were " born of abject fear of imminent harm," but were not related to race, noting that the protesters they were fearful of were white.
  • commotion: The pair said they went to investigate a loud commotion coming from the street and saw a group of people break an iron gate marked with " No Trespassing " and" Private Street" signs, according to police..
  • disobedient: Just like in many disobedient protests, even in the 60s, you break laws, make people feel uncomfortable," Aldridge said.

Mexico missing students: Suspect detained in 2014 case

  • duress: A judge dismissed the charges brought against him over the disappearance of the missing students arguing that his confession had been extracted under duress.
  • detain: Mexico missing students: Suspect detained in 2014 case- BBC News.
  • caption: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The relatives of the missing students say they have no trust in the original investigation.
  • original: Image copyright Reuters Image caption The relatives of the missing students say they have no trust in the original investigation.
  • announce: Prosecutors have announced the arrest of a suspect in the case of 43 trainee teachers who disappeared in the Mexican state of Guerrero in September 2014.

Trump is going full steam ahead with his Jacksonville GOP convention speech, but the city is a COVID...

  • catalyze: The Republican National Committee and the GOP mayor of Jacksonville both expressed confidence they could pull off the August convention without a hitch, despite the fact the COVID-19 outbreak in the Sunshine State appears to be spiraling out of control, which has catalyzed strong local opposition to the convention taking place in the Florida city.
  • insure: We are currently working/planning with all event stakeholders to insure a safe and successful event.
  • pertain: The Trump campaign deferred to the RNC on all matters pertaining to the convention.
  • enrage: This shocked and enraged the president, The New York Times reported, and his campaign has said that protesters blocked people from attending the rally, without specifying how many were turned away.

Pakistan grounds 262 airline pilots with 'dubious' credentials

  • disregard: The action was prompted by the preliminary report on an airliner crash in Karachi last month, which found that the pilots had failed to follow standard procedures and disregarded alarms.
  • allay: Khan said the purge was aimed at making the Pakistani airline industry credible, that will also allay the global concerns, adding: " I think this will help us in satisfying the international organisations that we have corrected the wrongdoings.
  • overhaul: Successive governments have tried to overhaul the loss-making carrier that has a fleet of 31 aircraft and 434 pilots, but with little sign of success.
  • termination: The minister said 28 of the pilots had already been found to have obtained academic degrees illegitimately and would now face criminal charges and termination.

A selective retreat from trade with China makes sense for the United States

  • selective: A selective retreat from trade with China makes sense for the United States.
  • comparative: Economists have long agreed that free international trade can benefit countries when it is based on the principle of comparative advantage.
  • ingredient: For example, if relations with China were to deteriorate further, then China could hold back shipping on, for instance, vital pharmaceutical ingredients.
  • allude: The fact that trade can be weaponized was alluded to by the economist Adam Smith, who observed in 1776 that national security can trump free trade concerns.
  • merger: Such a retreat will have to involve, among other controls, setting procurement rules so that health care providers buy U.S. products, reducing and ideally eliminating the dependence on China-only supply chains, and monitoring cross-border mergers and acquisitions.

Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams, BLM co-founder and other Black leaders on what Juneteenth 2020 means

  • reckoning: The death of George Floyd, a Black man who was asphyxiated when a white Minneapolis police officer held his knee to Floyd's neck for more than 8 minutes, has led to a national reckoning on police brutality and the long-lasting effects of slavery in the United States.
  • clamor: Around the globe, people clamor for an end to the racist, violent, inherently biased systems that wound or steal our lives.
  • decry: We decry the practices of those who profit from Black misery, root out their international blight and build new systems that finally allow all people to thrive.
  • blight: We decry the practices of those who profit from Black misery, root out their international blight and build new systems that finally allow all people to thrive.
  • advertiser: Stacy Spikes visits the Los Angeles USA TODAY bureau in 2019 to tout his latest new venture: Pre Show, a startup intended to connect consumers to advertisers so they can earn a chance to see movies in theaters for free.

Column: Trump's Tulsa rally is shaping up to be a coronavirus petri dish inside a wrecking ball

  • lightning: The weather in Tulsa is expected to be muggy and nearly 90 degrees, with a high chance of thunder and lightning.
  • swear: Meanwhile, the campaign has required ticketholders to swear they won't sue if they do get sick.
  • teem: This rally is really shaping up to be a teeming petri dish inside a wrecking ball inside a juggernaut.
  • taunt: Black community leaders in Tulsa have warned that an appearance by Trump, whose racism is part of his allure, is a taunt.

Brazil corruption: Police arrest ex-aide to Jair Bolsonaro's son Flávio

  • embarrass: The case could be embarrassing for the far-right president, who came to office in January 2019 after running on an anti-corruption campaign and promising to be tough on crime.
  • franchise: They allege that part of the salaries was diverted, with the proceeds being laundered through a chocolate shop franchise and two flats.
  • flat: They allege that part of the salaries was diverted, with the proceeds being laundered through a chocolate shop franchise and two flats.
  • whereabouts: The president, his son and Mr Wassef had denied in several occasions having any knowledge of Mr Queiroz's whereabouts.
  • defamatory: A number of Bolsonaro allies including business leaders, bloggers and lawmakers are being investigated in a case that involves an alleged scheme to spread defamatory fake news and threats against Supreme Court members.

Rich countries are scrambling to reserve coronavirus vaccine doses, which probably means poorer coun...

  • inoculate: This means poorer countries may be left waiting months extra to get enough doses to inoculate their citizens.
  • forward: Rights groups and campaigners at the UN and the International Red Cross have warned that such forward planning by these countries could leave poorer countries behind.
  • quandary: The question of who gets the vaccine, when they get it, and how much they get has become an ethical quandary.

Kim’s Sister Is on the Warpath

  • instill: U.S. President Donald Trump has shown himself more interested in squeezing Seoul for money to pay for keeping American troops in South Korea than in standing up to increasingly aggressive North Korean efforts at instilling fear in the South.
  • regiment: Units of the regiment level and necessary firepower sub-units with defense mission will be deployed in the Mount Kumgang tourist area and the Kaesong Industrial Zone," it said.
  • repartee: The bitter repartee was surprising to some observers in part because Moon has attempted to respond with bland pleas for building on attempts at reconciliation and dialogue.

Heavy fog may have disoriented pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: NTSB

  • fog: Heavy fog may have disoriented pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash: NTSB.
  • fog: LOS ANGELES (Reuters)- The pilot of a helicopter that crashed outside Los Angeles in January, killing basketball great Kobe Bryant, his daughter and all seven others on board, likely became disoriented in the fog, federal investigators said on Wednesday.
  • fog: An NTSB board member told reporters in the days after the crash that clouds and fog causing limited visibility in the foothills north of Los Angeles would likely be a key focus of the investigation.

Whereabouts of New Orleans Slave Owner Bust Unknown

  • plank: A video shows the group using ropes and a plank to carry the paint-splattered bust of John McDonogh out of the river Sunday afternoon and load it onto a pick-up truck.
  • chisel: It was thrown into the river a day earlier by demonstrators after they used a chisel, rope and a skateboard to knock it down from its pedestal in Duncan Plaza.
  • pedestal: It was thrown into the river a day earlier by demonstrators after they used a chisel, rope and a skateboard to knock it down from its pedestal in Duncan Plaza.

India, China want peace but blame each other after deadly border clash

  • savagely: NEW DELHI/BEIJING (Reuters)- India and China said they wanted peace but blamed each other on Wednesday after soldiers of the two sides savagely fought each other with nail-studded clubs and stones on their Himalayan border, killing at least 20 Indian troops.
  • humiliate: The rival armies have been eyeball-to-eyeball at their border for decades, but it was the worst clash since 1967, five years after China humiliated India in that war.
  • barren: Hundreds of Indian and Chinese troops have been facing each other since early May at three or four locations on the disputed border in the uninhabited, barren mountains of Ladakh.
  • intrude: India says Chinese troops have intruded into its side of the Line of Actual Control or the de facto border.
  • succumb: Many of the other Indian soldiers who died had succumbed to their wounds, having been unable to survive the night in freezing temperatures.

India-China clash: An extraordinary escalation 'with rocks and clubs'

  • variable: Now public pressure becomes a variable," Dr Narang, a security studies professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, told me.
  • junction: Road construction by the Chinese triggered a 73-day standoff in 2017 at a junction of India, China and Bhutan.
  • strident: Mr Menon, who served as India's ambassador to China, believes that China is resorting to strident nationalism, due to " domestic and economic stresses" at home.
  • disengage: On Tuesday evening, India said the troops had disengaged from the clash site.
  • antagonism: Now we may be entering a new period of heightened mistrust and antagonism washing away much of the bonhomie on display the Wuhan summit in 2018," says Mr Joshi.

'Kroger Karen' is going viral for using a stroller to block a Black woman from leaving a gro...

  • irate: Shaneeka Montgomery-Strickland was attempting to exit a Kroger parking lot when an " irate" white customer, she says, stood behind her vehicle and refused to let her leave.
  • bumper: The mother of three live-streamed the incident on Facebook, showing viewers how the white woman had positioned herself and a young child behind the bumper of the car.
  • bumper: This is ridiculous," she said in the video, panning over to the white woman standing next to the rear bumper of her vehicle.
  • hush: You can't just, like hush, hush about everything and keep on letting people get away with nonsense," she told FOX 2 Detroit.
  • hush: You can't just, like hush, hush about everything and keep on letting people get away with nonsense," she told FOX 2 Detroit.

Mexico's coronavirus death surge puts testing regime under the microscope

  • microscope: Mexico's coronavirus death surge puts testing regime under the microscope.
  • exhaustive: Arguing that exhaustive mapping was unrealistic, Lopez-Gatell has focused on conserving medical facilities for the most needy, and encouraging the public to self-isolate.
  • tack: Mexico City has also changed tack to track cases and isolate asymptomatic carriers, local health minister Oliva Lopez told a news conference last week.

Indian and Chinese troops in deadly border clash

  • nationality: China's defence ministry confirmed the incident had resulted in casualties but did not give the nationality of the victims or any other details.
  • squabble: India and China have long squabbled about their border but recent weeks have seen an escalation.
  • juncture: We are at an extremely worrisome juncture in the relationship," former Indian ambassador to China and foreign secretary Nirupama Menon Rao told AFP.

Assad faces crisis in Syria as US launches sanctions amid growing protests against his rule

  • extrajudicial: Caesar, whose identity is protected for his safety, is a former military police photographer who smuggled out of Syria tens of thousands of photographs which documented systematic torture and extrajudicial killings carried out by the government inside its prison.
  • punitive: His testimony before the US Congress in 2014 spurred lawmakers- unable to hold Assad and his government to account in a court of law- to set about trying to bring about punitive measures on the leader and his inner circle.
  • tycoon: Rami Makhlouf, Syria's top tycoon, has begun publicly airing his grievances, revealing a power struggle within the ruling family as it tries to cement its power after nine years of war- AFP.
  • reminiscent: Assad himself seems to have been rattled by scenes from the protest, which are reminiscent of the first uprising against his leadership which triggered the Syrian civil war in 2011.

Fired Florida scientist builds coronavirus site showing far more cases than state reports

  • curator: More: Public remarks prompted Florida virus data curator's firing.
  • positive: She warned against combining the results because antibody tests are more prone to false positives.
  • incomprehensible: It can be found by downloading data non-programmers would find incomprehensible.

Army Close to Awarding New Contract for Robotic Mule to Carry Gear for Grunts

  • kilowatt: They also generated one kilowatt of power when moving and three kilowatts when stationary, so soldiers could recharge batteries and other equipment.
  • kilowatt: They also generated one kilowatt of power when moving and three kilowatts when stationary, so soldiers could recharge batteries and other equipment.
  • stationary: They also generated one kilowatt of power when moving and three kilowatts when stationary, so soldiers could recharge batteries and other equipment.

Discovering Colombia's rare flora and fauna

  • flora: With its mountains, jungles and rainforests, this large South American nation boasts some of the world's most colourful flora and fauna.
  • amputate: The farmer had to carry him on his back to the nearest road and they just got him to a hospital in time to save his leg from having to be amputated.
  • torpor: At night it goes into a resting torpor to replenish its high levels of energy.
  • replenish: At night it goes into a resting torpor to replenish its high levels of energy.
  • infest: The trees that produce it grow up to 12m tall and their trunks are often infested with ants.