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The Palestinian Authority says it has given the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to American forensic experts. The move takes a step toward resolving a standoff with Israel over the investigation into her death. Abu Akleh, a veteran correspondent who was well known throughout the Arab world, was fatally shot while covering an Israeli military raid on May 11 in the occupied West Bank. The Palestinians, along with colleagues who were with her, say she was killed by Israeli fire. Israel says its troops were in a battle with Palestinian gunmen, and it's unclear who fired the fatal shot. It says the bullet must be inspected to understand what happened.

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Yellow tape marks bullet holes on a tree and a portrait and flowers create a makeshift memorial on o May 19, 2022, at the site where Palestinian-American Al-Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was shot and killed in the West Bank city of Jenin. The Palestinian Authority on Saturday, July 2, 2022, said it has given the bullet that killed Al Jazeera journalist Shireen Abu Akleh to American forensic experts, taking a step toward resolving a standoff with Israel over the investigation into her death. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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A year after migrants started crossing into the European Union from Belarus to Poland, Polish authorities will announce that the construction of a new steel wall along its border with Belarus has been finished. Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will mark the completion of the wall with a visit to the border area on Thursday. The purpose of the wall is to keep out migrants fleeing conflict and poverty in the Middle East and Africa. On Friday, Polish authorities will also lift a state of emergency along the border that has made it impossible for journalists and human rights workers witness the human rights crisis in an area where at the very least 20 migrants have died.

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Fox News Channel is airing the Jan. 6 committee hearings when they occur during daytime hours, and ratings show that a striking number of their viewers are tuning it out. Nielsen figures show the extent to which Fox viewers leave the network when the hearings come on, then return when Fox's regular programming resumes. Fox generally has more viewers than MSNBC and CNN combined during a typical day, but the viewing patterns are flipped during the hearings. Nielsen says CNN and MSNBC's viewer figures go up during the hearings, which have also been shown on broadcast networks ABC, CBS and NBC.

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Twenty-five years after Britain handed Hong Kong over to mainland China, the city is in limbo. Beijing has been expanding its influence and control over this vibrant, bustling global business hub, curbing freedoms it promised to respect for at least 50 years after taking sovereignty over the former British colony. Freedom of the press has come under attack and pro-democracy newspapers openly critical of the government have been forced to close. Hong Kong residents still enjoy greater autonomy and more civil liberties than other Chinese, but many protests are now banned. As one expert puts it, Hong Kong's in a “middle ground," without leverage to determine its future, while Beijing is “learning as it goes."

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The Nielsen company says the NBA Finals series between two stories franchises reached 24% more viewers than the 2021 Finals. Nearly 14 million people watched the Golden State Warriors clinch its fourth championship since 2015 with a Game 6 victory over the Boston Celtics, the franchise with the most NBA titles overall. The series as a whole averaged 12.3 million viewers, beating the 9.91 million who watched 2021's Milwaukee-Phoenix series. The first game of hockey's Stanley Cup Finals between Colorado and Tampa Bay was seen by 4.2 million people. All of these sports events were seen on ABC, leading the network to an easy win in the weekly ratings.

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Filipino journalist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Maria Ressa says in a speech in Hawaii Tuesday that the Philippine government is affirming a previous order to shut down her news site. Rappler has gained notoriety for its reporting of President Rodrigo Duterte’s bloody crackdown on illegal drugs. Ressa is the first ever Filipino and first working journalist in more than 80 years to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She was a featured speaker at the East-West Center’s International Media Conference. Ressa learned of the order from Rappler’s attorneys. She says they plan to appeal.