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Live from NPR news on Korva Coleman Chicago officials say hundreds of people clashed with police overnight and ransack the city's downtown commercial District stores were broken into and items stolen Chicago. Mayor. Lori Lightfoot said this was not by protesters who were demonstrating against police brutality. She says this was an organized Act of criminality same stores that were hit last night where he previously not just fine the Looting but by closures related to covid-19 stores that were targeted for more than just large chain stores are all small businesses and restaurants representing our cities jobs and livelihoods police and people in the crowd traded gunfire a security guard at another civilian were critically wounded several police officers were injured in the clashes. The mayor says she is restricting access denied to downtown Chicago there more than 5 million people in the US who have been diagnosed with a

Virus that's more than any other nation and is NPR's Allison Aubrey reports deaths have been rising to Nationwide some places, but the case count is high compared to the 5 million USA versus Brazil has about 3 million India about 2 million with about a thousand deaths A Day in the US coronavirus is on track to be the third leading cause of death of this year behind cancer and heart disease some models suggest the death toll could reach 300,000 by the end of the year in the u.s. It could be lower depending on how well people adhere to recommendations such as social distancing and masking Allison Aubrey NPR news. Meanwhile for in 10 incoming College freshmen attend to stay home this fall because of the pandemic that's according to a new survey today from Member station WGBH Kirk carapezza reports. The numbers are even higher for students of color.

The national survey of 1800 students Pines 40% of incoming freshmen are likely or highly likely not to attend any college this fall in person and minority students are more likely than white students to be very worried about Contracting covid-19 on campus the trend extends the highly selective colleges last week Harvard announced that 20% a freshman. We're deferring enrollment some Community College leaders are hoping that 4-year University students who stay home. This fall will decide to take their courses instead simpsonscarborough the virginia-based. I read research firm that conducted the survey says that won't be known until the first day of classes for NPR news on portera Plaza in Boston on Wall Street stocks are mixed the Dow Jones Industrials are up about a hundred and sixty points at 27592 Atlantic is down more than 130 two points or more than 1% This is NPR.

A Hong Kong media Mogul and leading critic of China's Communist party has been arrested Jimmy Li is accused of colluding with foreign powers. Liza rest comes after Chyna passed a sweeping New National Security Law aimed at silencing dissent in Hong Kong and identify gunman killed six French aid workers in Tunisia Aryan guys who were visiting a wildlife park and Leisure NPR's Eleanor Beardsley reports French president macron vowed to fight the terror groups behind this the attack took Place Southeast of the capital in the m a and a giraffe reserve a densely forested and protected National Park is visited by hundreds of people every year. It's also in the same region where violent groups linked to Islamic State operate in 2017. They killed for US soldiers and 5 Nigerians. The recent victims were ambushed and shot while riding in a Land Cruiser. One of the aid workers managed to escape but the attackers caught her and slit her throat

It's already has some 5,000 soldiers based in Molly and Niche are fighting extremist groups Eleanor Beardsley NPR news Paris five-term authoritarian ruler of Belarus has declared victory in another presidential election preliminary results. Say that Alexander lukashenko received 80% of the vote violence broke out overnight in Belarus following the contentious election. Lukashenko jailed to opposition candidates Belarusian police have used tear gas and flash-bang grenades to clear streets in the capital Minsk.

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