Today's Headlines: Belarus Forces Down Plane to Seize Dissident; Europe Sees ‘State Hijacking’

Before Rage Flared, a Push to Make Israel's Mixed Towns More Jewish
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Belarus Forces Down Plane to Seize Dissident; Europe Sees 'State Hijacking'

Belarus Forces Down Plane to Seize Dissident; Europe Sees 'State Hijacking'

By Anton Troianovski and Ivan Nechepurenko

The dissident, Roman Protasevich, co-founded a Telegram channel that is a popular opposition outlet in Belarus. The plane was flying from Athens to Lithuania when it was forced down.

Before Rage Flared, a Push to Make Israel's Mixed Towns More Jewish

Before Rage Flared, a Push to Make Israel's Mixed Towns More Jewish

By Isabel Kershner

An eruption of Arab-Jewish violence inside Israeli cities has focused attention on a movement of religious nationalists seeking to strengthen the Jewish presence in areas with large Arab populations.

A Year After George Floyd: Pressure to Add Police Amid Rising Crime

A Year After George Floyd: Pressure to Add Police Amid Rising Crime

By Tim Arango

Los Angeles, like other cities across the nation, is facing a rise in gun violence. And the police budget is growing.

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These Sisters With Sickle Cell Had Devastating, and Preventable, Strokes

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These Sisters With Sickle Cell Had Devastating, and Preventable, Strokes

By Gina Kolata and Ilana Panich-Linsman

Kyra and Kami never got a simple test that could have protected them. Their story exemplifies the failure to care for people with the disease, most of whom are Black.

How Joe Biden Can Win a Nobel Peace Prize

Opinion | Thomas L. Friedman

How Joe Biden Can Win a Nobel Peace Prize

By Thomas L. Friedman

The latest Israel-Palestinian conflict could result in a peace deal — if the Americans are willing to broker it.

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At Least 14 People Killed After Cable Car Plummets in Italy

Video Video: At Least 14 People Killed After Cable Car Plummets in Italy

By Reuters and Storyful

A cable car plunged from a height of nearly 40 feet as it was traveling from the Lake Maggiore area to Mottarone mountain in northern Italy on Sunday.

Lava Recedes After Volcanic Eruption in Congo

Video Video: Lava Recedes After Volcanic Eruption in Congo

By The New York Times

People returned to areas in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday that were threatened by an eruption from Mount Nyiragongo. Thousands had been forced to evacuate nearby neighborhoods overnight.

Biden Expresses Deep Concern Over North Korea's Nuclear Program

Video Video: Biden Expresses Deep Concern Over North Korea's Nuclear Program

By The Associated Press

Standing next to the leader of South Korea at the White House on Friday, President Biden said he was "deeply concerned" about the nuclear threat from North Korea and said he wouldn't repeat the mistakes of past administrations.

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