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Sunday September 6th, 2020 night edition

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Sudan’s transitional government agreed to separate religion from the state, ending 30 years of Islamic rule in the North African nation.

Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu, a leader of the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North rebel group, signed a declaration in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Thursday adopting the principle.

The larger of two factions in the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North, which has fought Sudanese troops in the nation’s border states, has refused to sign any agreement that doesn’t ensure a secular system.

Sudan is emerging from international isolation that began soon after Bashir seized power in 1989 and implemented a hard-line interpretation of Islamic law that sought to make the country the “vanguard of the Islamic world.”

Al-Qaeda and Carlos the Jackal settled there; the U.S. designated Sudan a terror sponsor in 1993, later imposing sanctions until 2017. »

A Florida Teen Allegedly Shut Down School With a DDoS Attack

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Apple and Google have rejiggered their role in contact tracing, taking the burden off of public health authorities to make their own apps.

Authorities have arrested a 16-year-old they say launched a rudimentary distributed denial-of-service attack against Miami-Dade County schools.

Despite using Low Orbit Ion Cannon, a dated DDoS tool that most systems should have little trouble handling, the Florida teen was able to disrupt remote learning in the district for several days. »

3 deaths, 147 coronavirus cases now tied to Maine wedding

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At the end of August, 53 cases were tied to the wedding.

On Friday, 147 people who attended the wedding or got the virus second-hand as a result of someone who attended the wedding tested positive for coronavirus, Maine CDC spokesman Robert Long told NBC News.

And Maplecrest Rehabilitation and Living Center in Madison has 19 cases tied to the wedding. »

US coronavirus deaths projected to more than double to 410,000 by year's end

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"Cumulative deaths expected by January 1 are 410,000; this is 225,000 deaths from now until the end of the year," the institute said.

The model's outlook for the world was even more dire, with deaths projected to triple to 2.8 million by January 1, 2021.

The US, which has the world's third largest population, leads the planet with more than 186,000 COVID-19 deaths and 6.1 million coronavirus infections. »