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On the campaign trail in the USA, June 2020
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On the campaign trail in the USA, June 2020

This is the second edition of a monthly series chronicling the 2020 United States presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month's biggest stories.

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Belarussian opposition presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya holds major rally in Minsk
Belarussian opposition presidential candidate Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya holds major rally in Minsk

On Thursday, Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, an opposition candidate for the Belarusian presidential election to be held on August 9, held a rally in Minsk, Belarus. The rally was visited by several tens of thousands of people, and was reportedly one of the biggest political events in Belarus in a decade.

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Astronomer Anthony Boccaletti discusses observation of birth of potential exoplanet with Wikinews
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Astronomer Anthony Boccaletti discusses observation of birth of potential exoplanet with Wikinews

In March, a study conducted by astronomer Anthony Boccaletti and other researchers reported potential signs of formation of an exoplanet around the star AB Aurigae.

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Neanderthals 'knew what they were doing': Archæologist Dr Naomi Martisius discusses her findings about Neanderthals' behaviour with Wikinews
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Neanderthals 'knew what they were doing': Archæologist Dr Naomi Martisius discusses her findings about Neanderthals' behaviour with Wikinews

In May, a study conducted by archæologist Dr. Naomi Martisius and other researchers concluded Neanderthals living in Europe tens of thousands of years ago were more sophisticated than previously thought.

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Open source game developer Perttu Ahola talks about Minetest with Wikinews
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Open source game developer Perttu Ahola talks about Minetest with Wikinews

Recently, Finnish open-source video game developer Perttu Ahola discussed Minetest, his "longest ever project", with Wikinews. Started in October 2010, Minetest was an attempt by Ahola to create a sandbox game similar to Minecraft.

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