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Science  10 Jul 2020:
Vol. 369, Issue 6500, pp. 122-123
DOI: 10.1126/science.369.6500.122

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In science news around the world, scientific institutions and groups react to police killings of Black people and increased recognition of racism by changing the names of journals, prizes, and programs that honor researchers who held racist views. Hundreds of thousands of foreign students attending U.S. universities, many of them studying science, worry about a proposed government policy that would force them to leave the country if all their fall courses are offered exclusively online. One company's plan to launch a new constellation of up to 42,000 communications satellites is worrying astronomers, who fear it will spoil the view for ground-based survey telescopes. The lockdowns to slow the COVID-19 pandemic are disrupting the production and supply of antiretroviral treatments for HIV, threatening years of declines in infections and deaths from AIDS. U.S. firearm purchases and interpersonal gun violence have increased significantly during the coronavirus pandemic, a study finds.

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