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Science  05 Jun 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6495, pp. 1036-1037
DOI: 10.1126/science.368.6495.1036

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In science news around the world, public health specialists worry crowds of protesters, many not wearing masks, who have demonstrated in U.S. cities against the killing of a black man by Minneapolis police may quicken the spread of COVID-19. U.S. deaths from the disease surpass 100,000, the world's highest toll. The Trump administration issues a series of orders: President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to withdraw the United States from the World Health Organization, saying it mishandled the COVID-19 pandemic. He bars Chinese graduate students with ties to institutions in China that do military research from receiving a visa to study in the United States, to block what his administration sees as China's theft of U.S.-funded academic research. And Trump's administration ratchets up its pressure campaign against Iran, blocking foreign organizations from helping Iran reconfigure a nuclear reactor to eliminate a proliferation risk. Meanwhile, the Democratic Republic of the Congo reports new cases of Ebola in Équateur province, just as the country was close to declaring the end of an outbreak in a different province.

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