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July 20, 2021: Biden on Facebook, Oregon wildfires, Global hacking spree, Jeff Bezos, and Haiti

Reuters, 20 Jul 2021
Five stories to know for July 20: Biden on Facebook, Oregon wildfires, Global hacking spree, Jeff Bezos, and Haiti

1. U.S. President Joe Biden took a softer tone when talking about Facebook after saying last week that the social media company was "killing people" by allowing the spread of misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines.

2. Stoked by hot, dry winds, the largest of several dozen Western wildfires roared through more drought-parched brush and timber in southern Oregon after incinerating scores of homes, while firefighters gained additional ground against the blaze.

3. The United States and its allies accused China of a global cyberespionage campaign, mustering an unusually broad coalition of countries for an initiative angrily rejected by Beijing.

4. Jeff Bezos, the world's richest person, takes to space aboard his company Blue Origin's New Shepard launch vehicle for a suborbital flight as part of a history-making crew.

5. Claude Joseph, who has nominally led Haiti as acting prime minister since the July 7 assassination of President Jovenel Moise, will hand power to a challenger backed by the international community.

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