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Swastika found etched into State Department elevator

A swastika was found on Monday etched into the wall of a State Department elevator near the office of its special envoy to monitor and combat anti-semitism, according to a person familiar with the discovery and a picture obtained by Axios. Why it matters: The defacement raises troubling questions about...
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New Chinese ambassador Qin Gang heads to Washington, sources say

BEIJING, July 27 (Reuters) - China's yet-to-be-announced new ambassador to the United States Qin Gang headed to Washington on Tuesday, according to people familiar with the matter, amid worsening relations between the world's two largest economies. Qin left a day after rare high-level talks in the northern Chinese city of...
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Ecuadorian court revokes citizenship for Julian Assange

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador has revoked the citizenship of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who is currently in a British prison. Ecuador’s justice system formally notified the Australian of the nullity of his naturalization in a letter that came in response to a claim filed by the South American country’s Foreign Ministry.
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Cal State universities mandate COVID-19 vaccination for students, faculty

The California State University system announced Tuesday it will require students, faculty and staff on-campus this fall to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Why it matters: The school system is the nation's largest four-year public university system, with about 485,550 students on 23 campuses. Tuesday's decision came without the Food and Drug Administration's full approval of the vaccine.
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How Tesla was like most other companies in Q2

Tesla's quarterly results echoed what many other companies have been communicating in recent weeks. Why it matters: The electric vehicle company has been one of the hottest growth stories of the last few years, with its stock decoupling from the rest of the market as it made shareholders and its CEO Elon Musk billions of dollars wealthier.
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California to mandate COVID vaccines or testing for state workers

California will require all state workers to get vaccinated or tested regularly for the coronavirus, the state announced Monday. Why it matters: The move comes shortly after New York City announced a similar mandate for municipal workers. States, local officials and businesses across the U.S. are all considering vaccine or testing requirements as the highly transmissible Delta variant continues to spread.
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Cuban Embassy in Paris Attacked With Petrol Bombs, France Beefs up Security

PARIS (Reuters) -Cuba's embassy in Paris said on Tuesday it had been attacked overnight with petrol bombs that caused some damage but no injuries to its staff, in an incident that prompted French authorities to beef up security around the building. Three petrol bombs were thrown by two unnamed individuals,...
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DOJ drops charges against visiting Chinese researchers, including one at UC Davis

The U.S. Department of Justice late last week filed motions to dismiss allegations against several Chinese nationals — including a former University of California, Davis, researcher, Tang Juan — all accused of concealing their ties to the Chinese military on visa applications so they could work in the United States, The Reporter has learned.