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After nearly $1 billion was promised by wealthy French families to swiftly restore the Notre Dame Cathedral that went up in flames last Monday, Yellow Vest protesters convened for the 23rd consecutive week, setting the streets ablaze, denouncing the hypocrisy of the elite and disappointment with the government for letting the country's working-class to struggle, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Details: Nearly 9,000 people rallied, using the week's tragedy as a platform and gathering for what began as a peaceful protest, but became violent as the activists smashed windows, set cars on fire and clashed with officers, reports Al-Jazeera. Parisian authorities used water cannons, stun grenades and tear gas, detaining 137 people by early afternoon and spot-checking more than 14,000 people. 

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Mitt Romney says he'll support moving forward with Supreme Court pick

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) announced Tuesday that he would support moving forward with a Senate vote on President Trump's selection to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Why it matters: Barring any big surprises, Democrats have virtually no shot at stopping the confirmation process for the president’s nominee before November’s election.

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In UN address, Trump says China "unleashed this plague onto the world"

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President Trump used a virtual address to the UN General Assembly on Tuesday to defend his response to the coronavirus and call on other countries to “hold accountable the nation which unleashed this plague onto the world: China.”

Setting the scene: Trump ticked through four years of major decisions and accomplishments in what could be his last address to the UN. But first, he launched into a fierce attack on China as Beijing’s representative looked on in the assembly hall.

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Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 a.m. ET: 31,361,979 — Total deaths: 965,642— Total recoveries: 21,528,674Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10 a.m. ET: 6,859,117 — Total deaths: 199,911 — Total recoveries: 2,615,949 — Total tests: 95,841,281Map.
  3. Health: The CDC's crumbling reputation — America turns against coronavirus vaccine.
  4. Politics: Elected officials are failing us on much-needed stimulus.
  5. Business: Two-thirds of business leaders think pandemic will lead to permanent changes — Wall Street fears stimulus is doomed.
  6. Sports: NFL fines maskless coaches.

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