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An anti-refugee protester in Melbourne, Australia in 2016. Photo: Asanka Brendon Ratnayake/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

An Australian senator who blames Muslim immigration for the fatal attack on 2 New Zealand mosques — an attack decried as Islamaphobia by Muslim world leaders — struck a teenager after being egged in the head on Saturday, the NYT reports.

Details: Sen. Fraser Anning hit the teenager twice after an egg was smashed on his head, as seen in Facebook video footage of the event. The shooter in the Christchurch attack identified himself via his manifesto as a 28-year-old white supremacist and Australian, per the Associated Press, and said he aimed "to avenge attacks in Europe perpetrated by Muslims."

Go deeper: Australia bans Milo Yiannopoulos after Christchurch attacks comments

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1 hour ago - Health

Why we need to know COVID's origins

The WHO's headquarters in Geneva. Photo: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP via Getty Images

Geopolitical tensions are foiling efforts to get to the bottom of how COVID-19 originated.

Why it matters: Insights into how COVID-19 began can help us prevent future pandemics — especially if it involved any kind of leak or accident at a virology lab.

Updated 4 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Senate pulls all-nighter on amendments to COVID relief package

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Democratic leaders struck an agreement with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) on emergency unemployment insurance late Friday, clearing the way for Senate action on President Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus package to resume after an hours-long delay.

The state of play: The Senate continued to work through votes on a marathon of amendments overnight into Saturday morning.