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  1. Trump assails foes, doesn't mention U.S. coronavirus deaths in Fourth of July event

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    On a day meant for unity and celebration, U.S. President Donald Trump vowed to "safeguard our values" from enemies within — leftists, looters, agitators, he said — in a Fourth of July speech packed with all the grievances and combativeness of his political rallies.

  2. Barcelona's iconic La Sagrada Familia basilica reopens to health workers after COVID-19 closure

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    Barcelona's iconic La Sagrada Familia basilica has reopened its doors for visits exclusively for health workers after nearly four months of being closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

  3. Record number of new COVID-19 cases worldwide as U.S. surge dampens Fourth of July celebrations

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    Florida and Texas reported record daily increases in confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday, the latest sign that the virus is surging in many parts of the United States, casting a pall over Fourth of July celebrations.

  4. 14 residents feared dead after heavy rain floods elderly care home in Japan

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    Heavy rain in southern Japan triggered flooding and mudslides on Saturday, leaving more than a dozen people presumed dead, about 10 missing and dozens stranded on rooftops waiting to be rescued, officials said.

  5. Pandemic stimulus could be a game changer for climate goals — if focus switches from fossil fuels, say some

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    The economic repercussions of the COVID-19 pandemic have forced governments around the world to resort to massive spending in order to calm the nerves of people and businesses alike. But will stimulus plans help move the world toward a cleaner, greener future or will they largely maintain the status quo?