“Defiance” in the news

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The New York Times
· ‘Wow, Everything’s Gone:’ The Covid Class of 2020  
They were freshmen when another history-making president, this one through his defiance of conventions, took office.
The Age
· A lockdown lesson: Old footy was better  
This experience of watching old games on Fox Footy and/or YouTube – two old state-of-origin matches featuring Ablett's defiance of gravity, plus the 1989 grand final, a couple of Anzac Days and some '90s classics – has given me a new perspective and benchmark to compare to today's footy.
The New York Times
· In Hong Kong, Anxiety and Defiance Over Trump’s Move to Cut Ties  
HONG KONG — Hong Kong officials reacted with a mix of anxiety, resignation and defiance to President Trump’s announcement that the United States would end its special relationship with the city, reflecting the semiautonomous territory’s deep political divide over its relationship with mainland China.
The Guardian
· China threatens 'countermeasures' against UK over Hong Kong crisis  
Beijing has responded with defiance to international criticism of its Hong Kong national security law, threatening countermeasures against the UK and the US and describing Washington’s efforts to raise the issue at the UN security council as “pointless”.
The Guardian
· The 100 greatest UK No 1s: 100-6  
The strings soar, the lyrics project defiance in the face of a controlling ex-partner, who’s tried chancing his arm again: “I’m not that chained up little person still in love with you.” AP
The Age
· 'This is how they drive you mad': refugee turns anguish into art  
That smile has become a symbol of Kurdish defiance.
The New York Times
· Coronavirus Live Global Coverage  
And in the United States, the demonstrators who have gathered in Minneapolis this week to protest the death George Floyd, a black man who died while in police custody, have also been weighing acts of defiance against social distancing guidelines.
· Boris Johnson’s top adviser took a lockdown road trip. Now it’s a huge scandal.  
But what really supercharged the controversy was Cummings’s defiance when confronted with his wrongdoing, and later Johnson’s repeated defense of his top aide, even as critics from Johnson’s own party call on Cummings to resign.
The Independent
· Lady Gaga: Every song ranked, from Born This Way to Rain on Me  
A fun kiss-off to the haters that squeals with a lovely, punky defiance.
The New York Times
· Playing by the Rules: Dutch Leader Offers a Sober Contrast in a Brash Era  
Around that same time, a firestorm was erupting in Britain over trips made by Dominic Cummings, the top adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson who drove 260 miles to his parents’ house in apparent defiance of lockdown rules.