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85: Left-winger Fernando Haddad won 29 percent of the vote in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election last weekend. To win the runoff against far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro, who got 46 percent, analysts say Haddad needs to woo some 85 percent of the voters who voted for neither of the first-round winners. That's not going to be easy.

72: Much of the recent US-China trade tensions focus on the technology and manufacturing industries, but a surprising target of recent US tariffs is Chinese garlic exporters, who account for some 72 percent of American garlic imports. Imports from China have crushed the American garlic industry in recent years, despite a 377 percent duty that’s been in place – but easily circumvented – since 1994. Vampires have yet to weigh in, but American garlic farmers are all for the White House’s tough line with China.

9: More than 9 out of ten teenagers in Kenya, Mexico, China, Nigeria, and India are positive about their futures, according to a new IPSOS poll. Their optimism contrasts with bleaker outlooks in Europe, where just 65 percent of teens in Sweden, 70 percent in France, and fewer than 80 percent in Germany and the UK see brighter days ahead.

7: Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Imran Khan will formally ask the IMF for loans of up to $7 billion to stabilize his cash-strapped government. Earlier he’d pledged to cut Pakistan’s financial dependency on the West by seeking help from countries like China and Saudi Arabia. But getting IMF money may mean two tough conditions: first, disclosing info about billions in loans from China, and second, cutting spending for a population that voted him into office on promises to build an “Islamic welfare state.”

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Nicholas Thompson, editor-in-chief of WIRED, explains the feud between Trump and Twitter and weighs in on Elon Musk's ambitious space plans:

What is happening between Trump and Twitter?

A lot. Twitter decided it had to fact check the president because the president said something that wasn't entirely true, and perhaps was false, about voting. Twitter cares a lot about lies about voting. So, they fact check Trump. Trump got really mad, said he's going to get rid of some of the laws that protect Twitter from liability when people say bad things on their platform. That started war number one.

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Trump promised a statement about China. Today's announcement was not about China. Most significant was about the World Health Organization, which is a distraction for Trump because it's weaker. They're reliant on the US, have no ability to hit back. But announcing they're pulling all funding and pulling out of the World Health Organization, the international governmental organization tasked with responding to pandemics, in the middle of a pandemic, is one of the stupidest foreign policy decisions that President Trump could make.

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The world's worst health crisis in a hundred years might not seem like the best time for the World Health Organization's biggest financial supporter to threaten to pull the plug on its operations, but that's where we are. On Friday afternoon, President Trump announced that the US is withdrawing entirely from the Organization.

The move comes ten days after the White House sent a withering four-page letter to the organization's Director General which accused the organization of ignoring early warnings about the virus' spread and bowing to Chinese efforts to downplay its severity. The letter closed with a threat to withdraw within 30 days unless the WHO shaped up to better serve "American interests." In the end, the Administration had patience only for 10 days after all.

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