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A photo taken in July shows what's left of the Jeffrey asbestos mine in Asbestos, Quebec. The town has voted to change its name to Val-des-Sources. Eric Thomas/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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A police marksman and his dog observes convicted killer Peter Madsen threatening police with detonating a bomb while attempting to break out of jail Tuesday in Albertslund, Denmark. Nils Meilvang/Ritzau Scanpix/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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The study is still awaiting final regulatory approval. If given the green light, a study in which human volunteers will be infected with the coronavirus will begin in January at a biosecure unit at London's Royal Free Hospital. Kirsty O'Connor/PA Images via Getty Images hide caption

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The U.S.-Canada border at Pittsburg, N.H., in 2017. The U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico will stay closed to nonessential travel through Nov. 21. Don Emmert/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Bolivian presidential candidate Luis Arce (center) and running mate David Choquehuanca (second right) celebrate during a news conference Monday in La Paz, Bolivia. Juan Karita/AP hide caption

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Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers of the Justice Department's National Security Division, pictured on Oct. 7, has announced new charges against Russians allegedly connected to the Russian military intelligence agency GRU. Jim Watson/Pool/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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DOJ Unveils More Sweeping Cyber-Charges Against Russian Intelligence Officers

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Demonstrators wearing face masks gather Sunday in Marseille, France, to pay tribute to teacher Samuel Paty, who was beheaded after he showed his class cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad. Denis Thaust/SOPA Images/Getty Images hide caption

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Richard Wang, who calls MLB games for Fox Sports Taiwan in Mandarin Chinese, had never called a baseball game in English. This spring, as the pandemic shut down baseball in the U.S., he was tapped to introduce Taiwan's professional baseball league to a global audience. Sam Yeh/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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For Fans Hungry For Baseball, Taiwanese Announcer Made Right Call In Unusual Season

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Ranjana Dwivedi (in purple sari) is a health worker in her village in India. Coronavirus education is a top priority. Center: Iceland's chief of health, Dr. Alma D. Möller, leads the pandemic response. Right: Sheeba Shafaq, a doctor who left Afghanistan because of threats to her life, is now a supervisor at a COVID-19 testing unit in California and pursuing a U.S. medical license. Rishikesh Dwivedi; Sigga Ella for NPR; Jade Sacker for NPR hide caption

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More than 40 million coronavirus infections have now been reported worldwide. Here, a staff member at a school in Moscow uses an infrared thermometer on Monday to screen students. Sergei Fadeichev/TASS via Getty Images hide caption

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A worker at Thinova Magnet Co. Ltd. puts rare earth magnets into a press at a factory in Zhejiang province. Emily Feng/NPR hide caption

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China's Economy Bounces Back As Pandemic Is Brought Under Control

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A demonstrator carries an "I am Samuel" sign as people gather Sunday in Place de la République in Paris to pay tribute to slain history teacher Samuel Paty. Similar rallies took place in other French cities as the country reels from the attack. Bertrand Guay/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, right, is congratulated by her partner Clarke Gayford following her victory speech to Labour Party members at an event in Auckland, New Zealand on Saturday. Mark Baker/AP hide caption

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Authorities in France say they've detained nine people in connection with the decapitation of a history teacher in a Paris suburb on Friday. The teacher had shown caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad to his class, authorities said. Michel Euler/AP hide caption

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When it's cold outside, is it safe to bring a socially distanced gathering into your house if the windows are open for a short bit and then shut so indoor temperatures don't plummet? We answer this question below. Tessa Bunney/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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