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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech Thursday during the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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China Celebrates Its Communist Party's Centennial With Spectacle, Saber Rattling

In a fiery speech at Tiananmen Square, Communist Party Chairman Xi Jinping vowed to keep an iron grip on Hong Kong and to conquer Tiawan, and warned foreign forces against trying to bully China.

In this photo provided by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un speaks during a Politburo meeting of the ruling Workers' Party in Pyongyang, North Korea, on Tuesday. AP hide caption

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Flooding And Pandemic Restrictions Compound North Korea's Food Insecurity

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Francis Dairy examines the damage on the property near the home he shared with his wife, Brenda Dairy, in Gates, Ore. The home was destroyed by the Beachie Creek Fire in 2020. Krista Rossow for NPR hide caption

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As Western Wildfires Worsen, FEMA Is Denying Most People Who Ask For Help

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Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech Thursday during the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China at Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Wang Zhao/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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China Celebrates Its Communist Party's Centennial With Spectacle, Saber Rattling

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The airfield has a long runway which is believed to have been used to land China's space plane in 2020. Maxar Technologies hide caption

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Maxar Technologies

Satellite Photos Show China Expanding Its Mysterious Desert Airfield

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Bill Cosby (center) approaches members of the media gathered outside his home in Cheltenham, Pa., with his spokesperson Andrew Wyatt. On Wednesday, Pennsylvania's highest court overturned Cosby's sex assault conviction, and he was released from prison. Matt Slocum/AP hide caption

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Bill Cosby's Release Could Have A Silencing Effect On Victims, Advocates Say

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Maricopa County, Ariz., elections officials count ballots on Nov. 4 in Phoenix. Eight years after carving the heart out of a landmark voting rights law, the U.S. Supreme Court put new limits on efforts to combat racial discrimination in voting. Matt York/AP hide caption

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The Supreme Court Deals A New Blow To Voting Rights, Upholding Arizona Restrictions

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