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Russia Rebuffs Trump’s Arms-Control Proposal

  • Russia’s top arms-control negotiator has rejected the Trump administration’s core requirements for a new nuclear arms-control treaty, dealing a blow to the White House’s hopes of concluding an election-year framework agreement with Moscow.
  • He also warned that Moscow is prepared to respond if the U.S. allows the New START treaty, a nuclear arms-reduction agreement that entered into force in 2011, to lapse and moves to expand its nuclear arsenal.
  • The Trump administration has built its negotiating strategy on the premise that Moscow is eager to avoid an intensification of the arms race with the U.S., which has a larger military budget than Russia and has begun to upgrade its nuclear forces at a cost of more than $1 trillion.

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This stargazing road trip offers world-class night sky views

  • Named a dark sky park in spring 2019, Great Sand Dunes—with its color-changing hills and bountiful stars—attracts nighttime crowds.
  • Come nightfall, count stars back at the Ziggurat, at the entrance to the 78,000-acre Baca National Wildlife Refuge, or from the BLM campsites near the Willow Lake Trailhead.
  • For less intrepid explorers, the park has regular dark sky events, though it’s simple enough to set up at the South Rim campground and walk over to the amphitheater, spread out your blanket, and lean back.
  • Stargazing is the attraction at the South Rim Campground at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, an International Dark Sky Park since 2015.
  • In the warmer months, head east to Paonia State Park and pitch a tent near the banks of the Paonia Reservoir for views of the sky above the Ragged Mountains.

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Kwita Izina: naming Rwanda’s next generation of gorillas

  • Inspired by the Rwandan tradition of holding a naming ceremony for babies after their birth, Kwita Izina – or ‘to give a name’ in the national language, Kinyarwanda – is an event like no other on Earth, yet steeped in cultural meaning and ancient custom.
  • One of the world’s most respected forums for conservation and sustainable tourism, Kwita Izina includes a conference, workshops and the highlight – a naming ceremony for the gorillas born in the country’s Volcanoes National Park over the past year or so.
  • The mountain gorillas born each year in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park are named at the annual Kwita Izina ceremony.
  • By introducing each baby to the world at Kwita Izina and attributing them a unique title, statistics are brought to life: the gorillas are not only being recognized as new additions to their families, but also welcomed as precious gifts by the people of Rwanda, and the international community.

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Trump Rolls the Dice in a Big Debate Gamble

  • Donald Trump is a gambler, and not just because he once owned casinos.
  • He ran one of the biggest gambles of his life in Tuesday night’s presidential debate, and whether it pays off now is very uncertain.
  • The president’s ultra-aggressive performance in the first presidential debate—aggressive to the point where moderator Chris Wallace three times had to ask him to simply let challenger Joe Biden answer a question—can’t have been an accident.
  • It was an effort by a candidate behind in the polls to shake up the race by driving...

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In 2020 Election, Florida Felon Voting Limits Could Sway State Outcome

  • As the election nears in hotly contested Florida, restrictions affecting felon voting rights could block thousands from casting ballots, potentially altering the state’s outcome in the presidential race, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
  • Two years ago, a referendum gave an estimated 1.4 million people who completed sentencing terms including prison, parole and probation the right to vote.
  • But last year, the GOP-led legislature passed a new law saying before they could cast a ballot, those people with felony records...

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In 2020 Election, Florida Felon Voting Limits Could Sway State Outcome

  • As the election nears in hotly contested Florida, restrictions affecting felon voting rights could block thousands from casting ballots, potentially altering the state’s outcome in the presidential race, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis.
  • Two years ago, a referendum gave an estimated 1.4 million people who completed sentencing terms including prison, parole and probation the right to vote.
  • But last year, the GOP-led legislature passed a new law saying before they could cast a ballot, those people with felony records...

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Stock Futures Retreat on Political Risks, Rising Infections

  • U.S. stock futures retreated Wednesday after an acrimonious presidential debate underscored the risks around the election, and investors fretted about a second wave of coronavirus infections hobbling the economic recovery.
  • Futures tied to the S&P; 500 dropped 0.8%, suggesting that the broad market gauge remains on track to end September with its first monthly drop since March.
  • Contracts tied to the Nasdaq-100 fell 1%.
  • President...

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Kuwait to Face Pressure to Forge Ties With Israel After Emir’s Death

  • For decades, Kuwait has charted a neutral course in many of the Middle East’s intractable conflicts.
  • But the death of its longtime ruler leaves his successor with a dilemma: whether or not to normalize ties with Israel without statehood for the Palestinians.
  • Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, who died Tuesday, was a veteran diplomat who remained a steadfast supporter of the Palestinians even as Arab backing for their vision of an independent state waned.
  • The recent U.S.-brokered normalization of ties between Israel and...

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Kuwait to Face Pressure to Forge Ties With Israel After Emir’s Death

  • For decades, Kuwait has charted a neutral course in many of the Middle East’s intractable conflicts.
  • But the death of its longtime ruler leaves his successor with a dilemma: whether or not to normalize ties with Israel without statehood for the Palestinians.
  • Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, who died Tuesday, was a veteran diplomat who remained a steadfast supporter of the Palestinians even as Arab backing for their vision of an independent state waned.
  • The recent U.S.-brokered normalization of ties between Israel and...

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How ‘The Talk’ is Evolving Inside Black Families Amid Protests

  • Keisha Jones was in a grocery store parking lot last month when her phone buzzed with news of another Black man shot by police.
  • She opened a video on her Facebook feed and tilted the phone away from her daughter, Aniiah, shielding the 13-year-old girl from images of police in Kenosha, Wis., shooting Jacob Blake in the back.
  • Then Ms. Jones took a deep breath and handed her daughter the phone.

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