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Two Killed, One Wounded During Third Night Of Protests In Kenosha Over Jacob Blake Shooting

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Third Night Of Protests In Kenosha Over Jacob Blake Shooting

Protests were meant to be peaceful, and they started as such in the city of Kenosha in the U.S. State of Wisconsin, against police shooting of an unarmed black man.  Then things changed with the heavy police and National Guards presence.

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Two protesters were killed and another wounded in a third night of protests in the city after a police officer shot unarmed black man Jacob Blake seven times in the back, leaving him paralyzed from the waist down.

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The third protester who suffered gunshot wounds has been taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Wisconsin governor, Tony Evers, has declared a state of emergency and promised to deploy additional national guard troops in a bid to restore order in Kenosha.

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29-year-old Blake, a father of six, was struck from behind at point-blank range in a hail of bullets on Sunday as he walked to his car.

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Belarus President Closes Western Borders, Puts Army On High Alert

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Belarus President Closes Western Borders, Puts Army On High Alert

Protesters in Belarus are still angry in their sixth week of mass protests demanding the resignation of president Alexander Lukashenko.

The president has announced, in retaliation, he is putting troops on high alert and closing the country’s borders with Poland and Lithuania.  He also said the Belarusian border with Ukraine would be strengthened.

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Lukashenko insists the six weeks of protests are driven by the west. He faces increasing criticism from the united states and the European Union.

Demonstrations began after the disputed august presidential election official results gave the authoritarian leader a sixth term in office–results opponents say were manipulated.

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Bolivian Interim President Anez Withdraws From Election Race

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Bolivian Interim President Anez Withdraws From Election Race

Bolivia’s interim president Jeanine Anez has withdrawn from next month’s presidential election, saying she’s withdrawing in the interest of the party.

Anez, a former conservative senator, took office during the power vacuum that followed former president Morales’s departure after allegations of irregularities in last year’s election.  Those allegations fueled violent protests, and army pressure forced the country’s first indigenous president into exile in Mexico.

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Anez says if she does not step down, Morales would possibly return to power.

She declined to name the candidate for whom she will vote.

Next month’s election is the delayed rerun of last year’s ballot.  Anez’s candidacy had sparked controversy after she initially ruled herself out and pledged to guide the country to transparent new elections.

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By pulling out of the race, analysts say Anez could increase chances that the election will be pushed to a second round by consolidating the anti-Arce vote.

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To avoid a second round, the election winner requires at least 40 percent of valid votes in the first round and a 10-point advantage over the closest competitor.

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