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A federal judge ordered Roger Stone on Tuesday to show why the conditions of his release or a partial gag order should not be modified in the case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller alleging he lied about communications with the Trump campaign about hacked emails possessed by WikiLeaks.

Driving the news: Stone posted a photo to his Instagram account Tuesday showing the judge in the case, Amy Berman Jackson, with a crosshairs symbol near her head. He later deleted the post, calling it "a random photo from the Internet" and denying it was meant to threaten Jackson. He also filed a notice of apology with the court, apologizing for the "improper" post."

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TikTok to pull out of Hong Kong

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TikTok said Monday night that it would pull its social video platform out of the Google and Apple app stores in Hong Kong amid a restrictive new law that went into effect last week.

Why it matters: TikTok's move comes as many large tech companies say they are still evaluating how to respond to the Hong Kong law.

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Ethiopia's Nobel Peace laureate cracks down on ethnic violence

The image of a Nobel Peace laureate in military fatigues encapsulates the moment in which Ethiopia finds itself — on the verge of a transition to democracy, a descent into violence or, perhaps, a precarious combination of the two.

Driving the news: At least 166 people were killed after an iconic musician, Haacaaluu Hundeessaa, was murdered last Monday in Addis Ababa, the capital. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed responded to the violence by sending in troops and shutting off the internet. High-profile opposition leaders were arrested, along with some 2,300 others.

Updated 5 hours ago - Health

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms tests positive for coronavirus

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said on Monday that she has tested positive for the coronavirus after displaying no symptoms.

Why it matters: Bottoms, one of several Black women on the shortlist to be Joe Biden's running mate, has risen to national prominence in recent months as part of mass protests over racism and police brutality — driven in part by the killing of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta police.