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  • 2/81   Viola Davis’s message to white women: ‘Get to know me’
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    But Davis does see a path forward: empathy and becoming educated on one another’s experiences.

    But Davis does see a path forward: empathy and becoming educated on one another’s experiences.


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  • 3/81   Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys’s husband, says hip-hop industry lacks compassion
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    Iconic hip-hop producer and Alicia Keys’s husband, Swizz Beatz, isn’t afraid to tell his guy friends he loves them.

    Iconic hip-hop producer and Alicia Keys’s husband, Swizz Beatz, isn’t afraid to tell his guy friends he loves them.


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  • 4/81   Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison, Snooki Says
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    Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison

    Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison


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  • 5/81   'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record
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    'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com"Avengers: Endgame" tickets went on sale Tuesday and just like Thanos' famous snap, they were gone just like that. But way more than half.Fandango is reporting that "Endgame" has broken its pre-sale records, topping the previous holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."(MORE: New 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer features Captain Marvel, the battle to beat Thanos)Guess the force is strong with Earth's mightiest heroes. ...

    'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com"Avengers: Endgame" tickets went on sale Tuesday and just like Thanos' famous snap, they were gone just like that. But way more than half.Fandango is reporting that "Endgame" has broken its pre-sale records, topping the previous holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."(MORE: New 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer features Captain Marvel, the battle to beat Thanos)Guess the force is strong with Earth's mightiest heroes. ...


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  • 6/81   Selma Blair reveals she cried with relief at MS diagnosis after being 'not taken seriously' by doctors
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    The 46-year-old actress is now revealing the agony she went through before receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) last August.'Ever since my son was born, I was in an MS flare-up and didn't know, and I was giving it everything to seem normal,' Blair told Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Tuesday on 'Good Morning America.' 'And I was self-medicating when he wasn't with me.  Blair recalled that she would get so fatigued prior to her diagnosis that she would need to pull over to take a nap after dropping her son, now 7, off at his school one mile away from their home.  During her interview with 'GMA' at her Los Angeles home, Blair was in an 'exacerbation' of MS, or an attack that causes new symptoms or the worsening of existing symptoms.

    The 46-year-old actress is now revealing the agony she went through before receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) last August.'Ever since my son was born, I was in an MS flare-up and didn't know, and I was giving it everything to seem normal,' Blair told Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Tuesday on 'Good Morning America.' 'And I was self-medicating when he wasn't with me. Blair recalled that she would get so fatigued prior to her diagnosis that she would need to pull over to take a nap after dropping her son, now 7, off at his school one mile away from their home. During her interview with 'GMA' at her Los Angeles home, Blair was in an 'exacerbation' of MS, or an attack that causes new symptoms or the worsening of existing symptoms.


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  • 7/81   They won't be loved: Maroon 5 play it safe with dullest halftime show of all time
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    Maroon 5 could have silenced their many haters with a spectacular performance. But they didn’t do that.

    Maroon 5 could have silenced their many haters with a spectacular performance. But they didn’t do that.


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  • 8/81   Do star athletes make too much money?
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    With athletes in America's biggest sports leagues raking in salaries worth $300 million and more, is it time to reign in the big spending or do superstars deserve the big bucks they make?

    With athletes in America's biggest sports leagues raking in salaries worth $300 million and more, is it time to reign in the big spending or do superstars deserve the big bucks they make?


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  • 9/81   Live animal mascots: Cute or exploitative?
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    Animal rights activists have repeatedly called for college sports teams to stop using real animals as their mascots. Are these complaints fair or an overreaction?

    Animal rights activists have repeatedly called for college sports teams to stop using real animals as their mascots. Are these complaints fair or an overreaction?


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  • 10/81   Does U.S. women's soccer deserve equal pay?
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    Has the U.S. women's soccer team done enough to warrant salaries that match their male counterparts? The 360 gives you all the angles on heavily-debated topics in the news.

    Has the U.S. women's soccer team done enough to warrant salaries that match their male counterparts? The 360 gives you all the angles on heavily-debated topics in the news.


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  • 11/81   After fighting for 9/11 victims, Jon Stewart turns to Warrior Games
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    The former “Daily Show” host is serving as the host and emcee of this week’s 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, where about 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes are competing in 14 adaptive sports.

    The former “Daily Show” host is serving as the host and emcee of this week’s 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, where about 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes are competing in 14 adaptive sports.


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  • 12/81   Kevin Love talks anxiety, depression and the time he thought he was going to die mid-game
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    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. NBA All-Star Kevin Love’s mental health journey began in a moment of anxiety on the basketball court during a November 2017 game against the Atlanta Hawks.

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. NBA All-Star Kevin Love’s mental health journey began in a moment of anxiety on the basketball court during a November 2017 game against the Atlanta Hawks.


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  • 13/81   Is there a crisis with our boys? Expert says they need love, not discipline
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    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. You can watch the current week's full episode of “Dear Men” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Roku. So why are young men struggling? So I don’t never hold back my tears when I'm feeling an emotional overload,” he said.

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. You can watch the current week's full episode of “Dear Men” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Roku. So why are young men struggling? So I don’t never hold back my tears when I'm feeling an emotional overload,” he said.


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  • 14/81   Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I'm still coping with it
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    It has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.

    It has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.


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  • 15/81   Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I’m still coping with it
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    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” that she sometimes finds it difficult to hear the graphic details in the sexual assault stories of others, as she is still coping with her own traumatic experience.

    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” that she sometimes finds it difficult to hear the graphic details in the sexual assault stories of others, as she is still coping with her own traumatic experience.


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  • 16/81   For the love of the brain: One mother's fight for CTE awareness
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    Karen Kinzle Zegel spends her days working on the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation website, fielding questions and giving out information on a disease she barely knew existed five years ago – until it took the life of her son, for whom the foundation is named. Karen remembers, “We were a football family, his dad was a coach, I would cheer and yell and you know, do all the things the football mom does. At the time, she was unaware of CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head – and the role it was playing in Patrick’s life.

    Karen Kinzle Zegel spends her days working on the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation website, fielding questions and giving out information on a disease she barely knew existed five years ago – until it took the life of her son, for whom the foundation is named. Karen remembers, “We were a football family, his dad was a coach, I would cheer and yell and you know, do all the things the football mom does. At the time, she was unaware of CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head – and the role it was playing in Patrick’s life.


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  • 17/81   PHOTOS: Fluorescent turtle embryo wins forty-fifth annual Nikon Small World Competition

    The winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.

    The winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.


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  • 18/81   7 tax scams to watch out for this year

    In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.

    In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.


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  • 19/81   Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

    The daughter's name is Nicarri.

    The daughter's name is Nicarri.


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  • 20/81   What the CIA thinks of your anti-virus program

    PARIS (AP) — Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world's most popular anti-virus products.

    PARIS (AP) — Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world's most popular anti-virus products.


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  • 21/81   Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls

    Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”

    Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”


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  • 22/81   Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United States

    Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday.  As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit.  Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.

    Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday. As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit. Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.


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  • 23/81   Report: Another Amazon warehouse worker dies from COVID-19 bringing total to 8
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    An Amazon warehouse worker in Ohio died from COVID-19, bringing the total known deaths to eight employees, the company confirmed Thursday to NBC News.

    An Amazon warehouse worker in Ohio died from COVID-19, bringing the total known deaths to eight employees, the company confirmed Thursday to NBC News.


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  • 24/81   MSF doctors return to Guinea to fight virus
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    Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has reopened its Ebola-era hospital in Guinea, only four years since that epidemic ended, as coronavirus cases soar in the West African state.  Guinea's weak healthcare system is now straining under the pressure, with authorities having recorded some 3,000 coronavirus cases to date, and 30 fatalities.  The main hospital in the capital Conakry has already been overwhelmed, for example.

    Doctors Without Borders (MSF) has reopened its Ebola-era hospital in Guinea, only four years since that epidemic ended, as coronavirus cases soar in the West African state. Guinea's weak healthcare system is now straining under the pressure, with authorities having recorded some 3,000 coronavirus cases to date, and 30 fatalities. The main hospital in the capital Conakry has already been overwhelmed, for example.


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  • 25/81   Imagine Owning BaWang International (Group) Holding (HKG:1338) And Trying To Stomach The 89% Share Price Drop
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    Long term investing works well, but it doesn't always work for each individual stock. We don't wish catastrophic...

    Long term investing works well, but it doesn't always work for each individual stock. We don't wish catastrophic...


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  • 26/81   Crayola launches box of crayons with diverse skin tones
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    Crayola is launching a box of crayons with different skin tones for children to "accurately color themselves into the world."

    Crayola is launching a box of crayons with different skin tones for children to "accurately color themselves into the world."


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  • 27/81   A Rising Share Price Has Us Looking Closely At Zhongsheng Group Holdings Limited's (HKG:881) P/E Ratio
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    It's great to see Zhongsheng Group Holdings (HKG:881) shareholders have their patience rewarded with a 34% share price...

    It's great to see Zhongsheng Group Holdings (HKG:881) shareholders have their patience rewarded with a 34% share price...


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  • 28/81   Cheap chicken, beef came at a cost. How American meat plants bred coronavirus hot spots.
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    ‘We may be essential, but we’re also expendable’: Meatpackers face a choice between paying the bills and risking their lives

    ‘We may be essential, but we’re also expendable’: Meatpackers face a choice between paying the bills and risking their lives


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  • 29/81   Some Regal International Group (SGX:UV1) Shareholders Have Copped A 96% Share Price Wipe Out
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    Regal International Group Ltd. (SGX:UV1) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 27% in the last week...

    Regal International Group Ltd. (SGX:UV1) shareholders should be happy to see the share price up 27% in the last week...


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  • 30/81   16 Money-Smart Ways to Spend Your Coronavirus Quarantine Time
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    With some states slowly opening back up their economies while others extend shelter in place orders, you may have lots of free time on your hand even if you're working from home. Money-smart Kiplinger readers will see this unprecedented period of home detention as an opportunity to get ahead with their finances -- to beat the market, to build defenses against scammers, and to pad their bank accounts -- or take advantage of free fitness programs and more. Take a look at 16 projects you can undertake from home, including putting your stimulus check to good use.And for more information on day-to-day developments, sign up for A Step Ahead, our e-newsletter that gives you daily insight and guidance on how to navigate major disruptions and challenges to business, the economy, and financial markets. SEE ALSO: 10 Coronavirus Stimulus Measures That Could Help You in 2020

    With some states slowly opening back up their economies while others extend shelter in place orders, you may have lots of free time on your hand even if you're working from home. Money-smart Kiplinger readers will see this unprecedented period of home detention as an opportunity to get ahead with their finances -- to beat the market, to build defenses against scammers, and to pad their bank accounts -- or take advantage of free fitness programs and more. Take a look at 16 projects you can undertake from home, including putting your stimulus check to good use.And for more information on day-to-day developments, sign up for A Step Ahead, our e-newsletter that gives you daily insight and guidance on how to navigate major disruptions and challenges to business, the economy, and financial markets. SEE ALSO: 10 Coronavirus Stimulus Measures That Could Help You in 2020


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  • 31/81   Michigan Company Launches CompanyTRAK Enterprise Solution, a Contact Tracing, Social Distancing Solution, Helping Companies Bring Employees Back to a Safe Workplace
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    Sqwirrel LLC, a Michigan company, has developed patent-pending technology utilizing a combination of enterprise mobile apps, with Bluetooth tags and scanners to bring employees back to their workplace called "CompanyTRAK". The solution provides a safe way to get employees back to work, keep them mindful of social distancing and alert them to possible risks of exposure from symptomatic, positive tested and exposed employees. CompanyTRAK helps HR and internal health professionals manage exposure to COVID within their company and to isolate all exposed individuals.

    Sqwirrel LLC, a Michigan company, has developed patent-pending technology utilizing a combination of enterprise mobile apps, with Bluetooth tags and scanners to bring employees back to their workplace called "CompanyTRAK". The solution provides a safe way to get employees back to work, keep them mindful of social distancing and alert them to possible risks of exposure from symptomatic, positive tested and exposed employees. CompanyTRAK helps HR and internal health professionals manage exposure to COVID within their company and to isolate all exposed individuals.


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  • 32/81   Kangaroo Bond Market Awakened by Attractive Swap Levels
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    (Bloomberg) -- The ripple effects from the recent flood of central bank liquidity have kick-started the moribund kangaroo bond market, where overseas companies come to raise money in Australian dollars.Of the 13 deals this year, five came in the past two weeks with a flurry of supply from European and South Korean firms, while a Canadian issuer tapped an existing bond. Above-average premiums in cross-currency basis markets have made it advantageous to borrow in Australian dollars through a bond issuance and then swap the proceeds overseas.First Kangaroo Bond From Asian Issuer in 2020 Sees Strong DemandPremiums added to three-month rates in Aussie-euro 10-year basis -- which is how traders quote them -- have risen to 51 basis points from a low of 34 in late March. The equivalent for Aussie-Korean won 3-year basis is 107 basis points, which compares to a 2-year average of 96.In contrast, there have been no new American kangaroo bond issues so far this year, after 10 in 2019, with the premium for Aussie-U.S. dollar basis swaps back to levels seen in 2018.Kangaroo bond sales have been in a declining trend, with last year’s A$21.1 billion ($13.9 billion) issuance being the lowest in four years, according to calculations by Bloomberg. Sales have topped A$7 billion year-to-date.Lower Australian bond yields both on an absolute basis and relative to U.S. rates markets have sapped demand for kangaroo bonds, according to Martin Whetton, head of fixed income and FX strategy at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Sydney.Meanwhile, U.S. investment grade issuance is running 90% ahead of 2019, with some strategists calling for a record year of sales. Over in Europe, issuance is 30% ahead of last year.(Updates issuance progress in U.S. and Europe in last paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

    (Bloomberg) -- The ripple effects from the recent flood of central bank liquidity have kick-started the moribund kangaroo bond market, where overseas companies come to raise money in Australian dollars.Of the 13 deals this year, five came in the past two weeks with a flurry of supply from European and South Korean firms, while a Canadian issuer tapped an existing bond. Above-average premiums in cross-currency basis markets have made it advantageous to borrow in Australian dollars through a bond issuance and then swap the proceeds overseas.First Kangaroo Bond From Asian Issuer in 2020 Sees Strong DemandPremiums added to three-month rates in Aussie-euro 10-year basis -- which is how traders quote them -- have risen to 51 basis points from a low of 34 in late March. The equivalent for Aussie-Korean won 3-year basis is 107 basis points, which compares to a 2-year average of 96.In contrast, there have been no new American kangaroo bond issues so far this year, after 10 in 2019, with the premium for Aussie-U.S. dollar basis swaps back to levels seen in 2018.Kangaroo bond sales have been in a declining trend, with last year’s A$21.1 billion ($13.9 billion) issuance being the lowest in four years, according to calculations by Bloomberg. Sales have topped A$7 billion year-to-date.Lower Australian bond yields both on an absolute basis and relative to U.S. rates markets have sapped demand for kangaroo bonds, according to Martin Whetton, head of fixed income and FX strategy at Commonwealth Bank of Australia in Sydney.Meanwhile, U.S. investment grade issuance is running 90% ahead of 2019, with some strategists calling for a record year of sales. Over in Europe, issuance is 30% ahead of last year.(Updates issuance progress in U.S. and Europe in last paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • 33/81   Is There Now An Opportunity In China Resources Land Limited (HKG:1109)?
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    China Resources Land Limited (HKG:1109) received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the SEHK over...

    China Resources Land Limited (HKG:1109) received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the SEHK over...


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  • 34/81   When businesses shut down, truckers lost work, risked their health to keep America open
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    Even as American truckers risk their lives to deliver goods, their livelihood has been threatened by the coronavirus pandemic.

    Even as American truckers risk their lives to deliver goods, their livelihood has been threatened by the coronavirus pandemic.


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  • 35/81   Goodbaby International Holdings Limited’s (HKG:1086) Investment Returns Are Lagging Its Industry
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    Today we are going to look at Goodbaby International Holdings Limited (HKG:1086) to see whether it might be an...

    Today we are going to look at Goodbaby International Holdings Limited (HKG:1086) to see whether it might be an...


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  • 36/81   Coronavirus sparks a sanitary pad crisis in India
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    Schools normally provide students with pads in a country where millions of women go without.

    Schools normally provide students with pads in a country where millions of women go without.


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  • 37/81   Oil Set for Fourth Weekly Gain as Output Cuts Chip Away at Glut
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    (Bloomberg) -- Oil headed for a fourth week weekly gain as production cuts and a nascent recovery in demand kept chipping away at the supply glut.Futures in New York were steady near $34 a barrel on Friday and up around 15% for the week. U.S. drillers are in the process of curtailing 1.75 million barrels a day of existing production by early June, IHS Markit said. That’s on top of OPEC+’s agreement to curb almost 10 million barrels a day of output, which is being strictly adhered to after taking effect at the start of May.The cuts are eroding the stockpiles built up amid coronavirus lockdowns and the price war, with inventories at the U.S. storage hub at Cushing, Oklahoma, shrinking by the most on record last week. Meanwhile, demand in China, the world’s biggest crude importer, is almost back to pre-virus levels, while economic activity is starting to recover in parts of Europe and North America.Oil’s 80% surge this month has taken many in the market by surprise, especially given that the path back to a full economic recovery looks to be long and uncertain and the risk of a second wave of the virus can’t be discounted. It’s also raised the possibility that American shale producers will slowly start to turn on the taps again and that the strict compliance with the OPEC+ agreement might break down.West Texas Intermediate crude for July delivery declined 0.1% to $33.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 8:19 a.m. in Singapore. It closed up 1.3% Thursday in a sixth consecutive daily gain. Brent for July settlement advanced 0.1% to $36.09 on the ICE Futures Europe exchange and is up around 11% for the week.The oil industry will enter a structural phase of no production growth outside of OPEC starting next year, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said in a note based on an analysis of upstream projects. OPEC may be required to supply as much as an additional 7 million barrels a day through to 2025 from pre-virus levels, while U.S. shale will emerge from the current slump as a lower growth and more cash generative industry, the bank said.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

    (Bloomberg) -- Oil headed for a fourth week weekly gain as production cuts and a nascent recovery in demand kept chipping away at the supply glut.Futures in New York were steady near $34 a barrel on Friday and up around 15% for the week. U.S. drillers are in the process of curtailing 1.75 million barrels a day of existing production by early June, IHS Markit said. That’s on top of OPEC+’s agreement to curb almost 10 million barrels a day of output, which is being strictly adhered to after taking effect at the start of May.The cuts are eroding the stockpiles built up amid coronavirus lockdowns and the price war, with inventories at the U.S. storage hub at Cushing, Oklahoma, shrinking by the most on record last week. Meanwhile, demand in China, the world’s biggest crude importer, is almost back to pre-virus levels, while economic activity is starting to recover in parts of Europe and North America.Oil’s 80% surge this month has taken many in the market by surprise, especially given that the path back to a full economic recovery looks to be long and uncertain and the risk of a second wave of the virus can’t be discounted. It’s also raised the possibility that American shale producers will slowly start to turn on the taps again and that the strict compliance with the OPEC+ agreement might break down.West Texas Intermediate crude for July delivery declined 0.1% to $33.88 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 8:19 a.m. in Singapore. It closed up 1.3% Thursday in a sixth consecutive daily gain. Brent for July settlement advanced 0.1% to $36.09 on the ICE Futures Europe exchange and is up around 11% for the week.The oil industry will enter a structural phase of no production growth outside of OPEC starting next year, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said in a note based on an analysis of upstream projects. OPEC may be required to supply as much as an additional 7 million barrels a day through to 2025 from pre-virus levels, while U.S. shale will emerge from the current slump as a lower growth and more cash generative industry, the bank said.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • 38/81   Hong Kong Traders Brace for Renewed Turmoil on Security Law Risk
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    (Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong’s financial markets look set for turbulent trading after Beijing announced its intention to impose a national security law on the city, with potentially dramatic consequences.The news, which was first reported by local media after the stock market closed on Thursday, triggered an instant reaction: the Hong Kong dollar weakened the most in six weeks, while an exchange-traded fund that invests in the city’s stocks fell the most in almost two months in New York trading. Three- and 12-month forwards on the Hong Kong dollar rose in New York trading, indicating traders are betting on further weakness.Concern over the scope of the measures, which would target secession, sedition, foreign interference and terrorism, threaten to end the relative calm that’s endured in the city of 7.5 million since the coronavirus outbreak was reported in January. The uncertainty may also spur residents to park their money outside the city, a trend that was seen last year, as well as heighten tensions between the U.S. and China.Chinese lawmakers were preparing to soon pass security measures in the former British colony, local media including the South China Morning Post reported Thursday, citing unidentified people. The National People’s Congress later confirmed plans to pass a bill establishing “an enforcement mechanism for ensuring national security” for Hong Kong, without providing details.The law was expected to pass China’s rubber-stamp parliament -- delayed from March by the coronavirus outbreak -- before the end of its annual session May 28. NPC spokesman Zhang Yesui told a news briefing Thursday that more details would be made public Friday, when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is slated to deliver a speech to the body’s opening meeting.An exchange-traded fund tracking the MSCI Hong Kong Index fell as much as 4.3% Thursday in the U.S. The city’s pegged currency, which has been near the strongest it can trade versus the greenback since late March due to relatively tight liquidity, weakened to 7.7551 overnight. Hong Kong dollar forward points rose late Thursday, indicating traders are betting on tighter liquidity in the foreign-exchange market.U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. will “address very strongly” any Hong Kong crackdown. Two U.S. senators also proposed a bipartisan bill that would sanction enforcers of the proposed law.Hong Kong’s economy has struggled under the double blow of anti-government protests and the virus epidemic, with the latter prompting the shuttering of borders to non-residents. Gross domestic product contracted by a record 8.9% in the first quarter from a year ago, and the unemployment rate has risen to the highest since 2009. One in four retailers could disappear by December if sales don’t improve, according to an industry association.Social distancing laws still restrict gatherings to no more than eight people, making a return to the massive protests of 2019 hard to achieve for now. The current rules were recently extended to June 4, when tens of thousands typically gather to mark the military crushing of the 1989 protests in Beijing.Outflows may also pose a significant threat to the global financial center. The Bank of England said in a financial stability report last year that protests led to billions of dollars being pulled from investment funds in Hong Kong, an assessment disputed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

    (Bloomberg) -- Hong Kong’s financial markets look set for turbulent trading after Beijing announced its intention to impose a national security law on the city, with potentially dramatic consequences.The news, which was first reported by local media after the stock market closed on Thursday, triggered an instant reaction: the Hong Kong dollar weakened the most in six weeks, while an exchange-traded fund that invests in the city’s stocks fell the most in almost two months in New York trading. Three- and 12-month forwards on the Hong Kong dollar rose in New York trading, indicating traders are betting on further weakness.Concern over the scope of the measures, which would target secession, sedition, foreign interference and terrorism, threaten to end the relative calm that’s endured in the city of 7.5 million since the coronavirus outbreak was reported in January. The uncertainty may also spur residents to park their money outside the city, a trend that was seen last year, as well as heighten tensions between the U.S. and China.Chinese lawmakers were preparing to soon pass security measures in the former British colony, local media including the South China Morning Post reported Thursday, citing unidentified people. The National People’s Congress later confirmed plans to pass a bill establishing “an enforcement mechanism for ensuring national security” for Hong Kong, without providing details.The law was expected to pass China’s rubber-stamp parliament -- delayed from March by the coronavirus outbreak -- before the end of its annual session May 28. NPC spokesman Zhang Yesui told a news briefing Thursday that more details would be made public Friday, when Chinese Premier Li Keqiang is slated to deliver a speech to the body’s opening meeting.An exchange-traded fund tracking the MSCI Hong Kong Index fell as much as 4.3% Thursday in the U.S. The city’s pegged currency, which has been near the strongest it can trade versus the greenback since late March due to relatively tight liquidity, weakened to 7.7551 overnight. Hong Kong dollar forward points rose late Thursday, indicating traders are betting on tighter liquidity in the foreign-exchange market.U.S. President Donald Trump said Thursday that the U.S. will “address very strongly” any Hong Kong crackdown. Two U.S. senators also proposed a bipartisan bill that would sanction enforcers of the proposed law.Hong Kong’s economy has struggled under the double blow of anti-government protests and the virus epidemic, with the latter prompting the shuttering of borders to non-residents. Gross domestic product contracted by a record 8.9% in the first quarter from a year ago, and the unemployment rate has risen to the highest since 2009. One in four retailers could disappear by December if sales don’t improve, according to an industry association.Social distancing laws still restrict gatherings to no more than eight people, making a return to the massive protests of 2019 hard to achieve for now. The current rules were recently extended to June 4, when tens of thousands typically gather to mark the military crushing of the 1989 protests in Beijing.Outflows may also pose a significant threat to the global financial center. The Bank of England said in a financial stability report last year that protests led to billions of dollars being pulled from investment funds in Hong Kong, an assessment disputed by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority.For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • 39/81   U.S. Senate Republican leader threatens 'reexamining' U.S.-China relationship
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    U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday threatened to reexamine the U.S.-Chinese relationship if Beijing pursues a 'further crackdown' on Hong Kong, after China was set to impose new national security legislation on the former British colony.  'A further crackdown from Beijing will only intensify the Senate's interest in reexamining the U.S.-China relationship,' McConnell said in a statement.

    U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday threatened to reexamine the U.S.-Chinese relationship if Beijing pursues a 'further crackdown' on Hong Kong, after China was set to impose new national security legislation on the former British colony. 'A further crackdown from Beijing will only intensify the Senate's interest in reexamining the U.S.-China relationship,' McConnell said in a statement.


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  • 40/81   Is Feiyu Technology International (HKG:1022) Using Debt Sensibly?
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    David Iben put it well when he said, 'Volatility is not a risk we care about. What we care about is avoiding the...

    David Iben put it well when he said, 'Volatility is not a risk we care about. What we care about is avoiding the...


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  • 41/81   SHAREHOLDER ALERT: WeissLaw LLP Investigates GAIN Capital Holdings, Inc.
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    URGENT: STOCKHOLDER VOTE JUNE 5, 2020; GAIN ACQUISITION MAY BE UNFAIR TO STOCKHOLDERS

    URGENT: STOCKHOLDER VOTE JUNE 5, 2020; GAIN ACQUISITION MAY BE UNFAIR TO STOCKHOLDERS


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  • 42/81   QAnon follower wins Senate primary in Oregon
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    Jo Rae Perkins is a former county chairwoman for the party who prevailed in a four-candidate race and will face incumbent Democrat Jeff Merkley in November.

    Jo Rae Perkins is a former county chairwoman for the party who prevailed in a four-candidate race and will face incumbent Democrat Jeff Merkley in November.


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  • 43/81   White House says the Trump administration is 'keeping people safe' at airports despite a lack of coronavirus screening
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    Amid growing concerns over a lack of screening for the coronavirus at U.S. airports, WH press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday the Trump administration was taking the issue seriously.

    Amid growing concerns over a lack of screening for the coronavirus at U.S. airports, WH press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Wednesday the Trump administration was taking the issue seriously.


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  • 44/81   Terrorism Motive Suspected in Naval Base Shooting, Second Suspect at Large
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    Authorities believe a shooting that injured one person at a south Texas naval base on Thursday morning was terrorism-related.The suspect attempted to ram a security gate at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi with a vehicle at around 6:15 a.m., a U.S. defense official told CNN.Security guards deployed a barrier to stop the vehicle but the suspect then got out and started firing, the official said.The gunman was then “neutralized” by a security guard, the FBI said. One member of the naval security forces was injured but was in “good condition,” the U.S. Navy said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the injured person was also the person who took the shooter down.FBI Senior Supervisory Agent Leah Greeves said in a Thursday afternoon briefing that the agency believed the incident was motivated by terrorism, and they were looking for a second person of interest.The base sounded the alarm with a Facebook post early Thursday, writing that an apparent shooter had been sighted near the station’s north gate. The warning instructed anyone who was close to the gate to “get out and away to safety” as the rest of the base was ordered to go into its lockdown procedure.Shortly after the initial statement, the base confirmed in a separate Facebook post that the immediate danger appeared to be over.The statement read: “Naval Security Forces at NAS Corpus Christi responded to an active shooter at approximately 6:15 a.m. this morning. The shooter has been neutralized. All gates on the installation remain closed while first responders process the scene. NCIS and local law enforcement are on scene.”In a further update, the base wrote, “The active shooter is neutralized, however the scene is not clear. Remain in a lockdown status. For your safety, do not move around the base unless cleared to do so.”It’s the second terrorism-related attack on a U.S. naval base in less than six months.In December, a gunman killed three men and injured eight others at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. The shooter, Saudi Arabian aviation student Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, was participating in a training exchange program with the U.S. Navy. He was killed at the scene.Prior to the shooting, he’d reportedly hosted a dinner party with three other Saudi students and had watched videos of U.S. mass shootings.Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the December shooting. The FBI had confirmed just three days ago that it was the first terrorist attack on American territory that had been directed by a foreign actor since 9/11.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

    Authorities believe a shooting that injured one person at a south Texas naval base on Thursday morning was terrorism-related.The suspect attempted to ram a security gate at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi with a vehicle at around 6:15 a.m., a U.S. defense official told CNN.Security guards deployed a barrier to stop the vehicle but the suspect then got out and started firing, the official said.The gunman was then “neutralized” by a security guard, the FBI said. One member of the naval security forces was injured but was in “good condition,” the U.S. Navy said. It wasn’t immediately clear if the injured person was also the person who took the shooter down.FBI Senior Supervisory Agent Leah Greeves said in a Thursday afternoon briefing that the agency believed the incident was motivated by terrorism, and they were looking for a second person of interest.The base sounded the alarm with a Facebook post early Thursday, writing that an apparent shooter had been sighted near the station’s north gate. The warning instructed anyone who was close to the gate to “get out and away to safety” as the rest of the base was ordered to go into its lockdown procedure.Shortly after the initial statement, the base confirmed in a separate Facebook post that the immediate danger appeared to be over.The statement read: “Naval Security Forces at NAS Corpus Christi responded to an active shooter at approximately 6:15 a.m. this morning. The shooter has been neutralized. All gates on the installation remain closed while first responders process the scene. NCIS and local law enforcement are on scene.”In a further update, the base wrote, “The active shooter is neutralized, however the scene is not clear. Remain in a lockdown status. For your safety, do not move around the base unless cleared to do so.”It’s the second terrorism-related attack on a U.S. naval base in less than six months.In December, a gunman killed three men and injured eight others at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida. The shooter, Saudi Arabian aviation student Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, was participating in a training exchange program with the U.S. Navy. He was killed at the scene.Prior to the shooting, he’d reportedly hosted a dinner party with three other Saudi students and had watched videos of U.S. mass shootings.Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the December shooting. The FBI had confirmed just three days ago that it was the first terrorist attack on American territory that had been directed by a foreign actor since 9/11.Read more at The Daily Beast.Get our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.


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  • 45/81   Bolivia's health minister has been arrested on corruption charges for overspending millions on ventilators that don't even work right
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    Suspicions around Marcelo Navajas arose after doctors complained the ventilators weren't good enough for intensive care units.

    Suspicions around Marcelo Navajas arose after doctors complained the ventilators weren't good enough for intensive care units.


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  • 46/81   China does not seem to understand independence of Canada's judiciary: Trudeau
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    China does not appear to understand that Canada's judiciary is independent, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday, taking a rare public swipe at Beijing at a time when bilateral ties are poor.  China says Canada must free Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who is fighting extradition to the United States.

    China does not appear to understand that Canada's judiciary is independent, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Thursday, taking a rare public swipe at Beijing at a time when bilateral ties are poor. China says Canada must free Huawei Technologies Co Ltd Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who is fighting extradition to the United States.


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  • 47/81   Crump wants Ahmaud Arbery prosecutor to see young man as someone who ‘could have been her child’
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    Ahmaud Arbery family attorney Benjamin Crump is 'cautiously optimistic' that the newly appointed prosecutor, Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes, will ensure justice. “We want this black woman to think of Ahmaud as somebody who could have been her child,' Crump said.

    Ahmaud Arbery family attorney Benjamin Crump is 'cautiously optimistic' that the newly appointed prosecutor, Cobb County District Attorney Joyette Holmes, will ensure justice. “We want this black woman to think of Ahmaud as somebody who could have been her child,' Crump said.


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  • 48/81   Michael Flynn asks appeals court to intervene in his case and assign him to a different judge
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    Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn's attorneys argued that U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan has abused his discretion.

    Former Trump adviser Michael Flynn's attorneys argued that U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan has abused his discretion.


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  • 49/81   India-Nepal territorial dispute flares over road to Tibet
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    A long-running territorial dispute between India and Nepal has flared over a new Indian-built road to a revered Hindu pilgrimage site in Tibet that Nepal says passes through its territory.  India has issued a strongly worded statement in which it objected to a new map issued by the Nepalese government showing the disputed areas as part of Nepal.  “This unilateral act is not based on historical facts and evidence,” India said in the statement late Wednesday.

    A long-running territorial dispute between India and Nepal has flared over a new Indian-built road to a revered Hindu pilgrimage site in Tibet that Nepal says passes through its territory. India has issued a strongly worded statement in which it objected to a new map issued by the Nepalese government showing the disputed areas as part of Nepal. “This unilateral act is not based on historical facts and evidence,” India said in the statement late Wednesday.


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  • 50/81   Trump threatens to withhold aid to 2 states over expanded voting by mail
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    President Trump on Wednesday threatened to halt federal funding to Michigan and Nevada over the distribution of absentee ballots in those swing states amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has left more than 90,000 Americans dead.

    President Trump on Wednesday threatened to halt federal funding to Michigan and Nevada over the distribution of absentee ballots in those swing states amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak that has left more than 90,000 Americans dead.


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  • 51/81   Biden's vice president shortlist emerges, as Demings says she's being vetted
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    Biden has said he expects the vetting process to take five to eight weeks, which would point to an announcement occurring no sooner than July.

    Biden has said he expects the vetting process to take five to eight weeks, which would point to an announcement occurring no sooner than July.


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  • 52/81   For first time, scientists spot an alien planet as it is being formed
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    Astronomers have gazed into what appears to be a planetary maternity ward, observing for the first time within a huge disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a newly formed star a planet in the process of being born.  This large young planet is forming around a star called AB Aurigae that is about 2.4 times the mass of the sun and located in our Milky Way galaxy 520 light years from Earth, researchers said on Wednesday.  The scientists used the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile to spot a spiral structure within the swirling disk around AB Aurigae generated by the presence of a planet.

    Astronomers have gazed into what appears to be a planetary maternity ward, observing for the first time within a huge disk of dense gas and dust surrounding a newly formed star a planet in the process of being born. This large young planet is forming around a star called AB Aurigae that is about 2.4 times the mass of the sun and located in our Milky Way galaxy 520 light years from Earth, researchers said on Wednesday. The scientists used the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile to spot a spiral structure within the swirling disk around AB Aurigae generated by the presence of a planet.


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  • 53/81   Nasa SpaceX launch: Astronauts get to work ahead of historic flight
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    Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are a week away from their flight to the space station.

    Nasa's Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken are a week away from their flight to the space station.


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  • 54/81   Astronomers discover 12.5-billion-year-old disk galaxy
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    The gargantuan system, which formed just 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, challenges some of the accepted theories of how galaxies in the universe may have formed.

    The gargantuan system, which formed just 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, challenges some of the accepted theories of how galaxies in the universe may have formed.


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  • 55/81   Sir Richard Branson: Virgin Orbit hopes for rocket flight this weekend
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    UK businessman Sir Richard Branson is looking to Saturday to debut one of his new space systems.

    UK businessman Sir Richard Branson is looking to Saturday to debut one of his new space systems.


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  • 56/81   Dead Sea Scroll fragments thought to be blank reveal text
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    "With new techniques for revealing ancient texts now available, I felt we had to know if these letters could be exposed," the professor who made the discovery said in a release.

    "With new techniques for revealing ancient texts now available, I felt we had to know if these letters could be exposed," the professor who made the discovery said in a release.


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  • 57/81   Climate Change Is Making Hurricanes Stronger, Researchers Find
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    Hurricanes have become stronger worldwide during the past four decades, an analysis of observational data shows, supporting what theory and computer models have long suggested: Climate change is making these storms more intense and destructive.The analysis, of satellite images dating to 1979, shows that warming has increased the likelihood of a hurricane developing into a major one of Category 3 or higher, with sustained winds greater than 110 mph, by about 8% a decade."The trend is there and it is real," said James P. Kossin, a researcher with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and lead author of the study, published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "There's this remarkable building of this body of evidence that we're making these storms more deleterious."Kerry Emanuel, a hurricane expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was not involved in the study, said the findings were "much in line with what's expected.""When you see things going up all over the globe like that, the ducks are kind of in order," he said.But in the North Atlantic, where hurricane activity has increased in recent decades and storms have caused tens of billions of dollars of damage in the United States and the Caribbean, factors other than climate change may have played more of a role in the increase in intensity, Emanuel said.Physics suggests that as the world warms, hurricanes and other tropical cyclones should get stronger, because warmer water provides more of the energy that fuels these storms. And climate simulations have long showed an increase in stronger hurricanes as warming continues.But confirming that through observations has been problematic, because of the relatively small number of hurricanes every year and the difficulty of obtaining data on their wind speeds and other characteristics. Even in the United States, storms that do not potentially threaten populations are measured less than others."We're doing collectively a bad job of measuring tropical cyclones around the world," Emanuel said. "We've all believed we should see more intense hurricanes. But it's very very tricky to find it in the data."Kossin and his colleagues got around the limitations by using satellite images of storms worldwide and using computers to interpret them with a long-accepted pattern-matching algorithm, or set of instructions. They had done this before, in a study published in 2013, but that analysis only included imagery from 1982 to 2009 and the findings, while similar, were not statistically significant.In the new study the researchers extended the data set by 11 years, using imagery from 1979 to 2017."The first time through we found trends but they hadn't risen to the level of confidence that we would require," Kossin said. The findings of the new study are statistically significant."This is saying, OK now, the historical observations are also in agreement" with the theory and models, he added.The study looked at tropical storms worldwide because that provided a lot more data than looking at those in just one region. And every region has natural variability or other factors that can affect storm intensity and make it more difficult to tease out the effects of warming."When you look at the picture globally, it tends to wash away that regional variability," Kossin said. "The trend rises above the noise."The North Atlantic has seen increased hurricane activity in recent decades, by a measure that combines intensity with other characteristics like duration and frequency of storms. On Thursday, NOAA will issue its forecast of activity for this season, which officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Forecasts by other organizations have suggested that this year may be an active one.But the North Atlantic is one region where climate change may be overshadowed by other factors, Emanuel said."We do see clear signals and strong trends in the North Atlantic," he said. "The problem is we can't uniquely attribute that to greenhouse gases."Some scientists say that long-term natural variability in sea surface temperatures, on a time scale of decades, has played the major role in affecting North Atlantic storm activity. Others say that mandated reductions in sulfur emissions from fossil-fuel burning over the past few decades may be more important, by affecting ocean temperatures through a series of atmospheric connections.Whatever the main factors are, the study suggests that climate change will play a long-term role in increasing the strength of storms in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, Kossin said. Planning for how to mitigate the effect of major storms must take this into account."From a short time scale, these trends are not going to change the risk landscape," Kossin said. But over the long term, he said, "the risk landscape could change, and in a bad way, not in a good way."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company

    Hurricanes have become stronger worldwide during the past four decades, an analysis of observational data shows, supporting what theory and computer models have long suggested: Climate change is making these storms more intense and destructive.The analysis, of satellite images dating to 1979, shows that warming has increased the likelihood of a hurricane developing into a major one of Category 3 or higher, with sustained winds greater than 110 mph, by about 8% a decade."The trend is there and it is real," said James P. Kossin, a researcher with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and lead author of the study, published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "There's this remarkable building of this body of evidence that we're making these storms more deleterious."Kerry Emanuel, a hurricane expert at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who was not involved in the study, said the findings were "much in line with what's expected.""When you see things going up all over the globe like that, the ducks are kind of in order," he said.But in the North Atlantic, where hurricane activity has increased in recent decades and storms have caused tens of billions of dollars of damage in the United States and the Caribbean, factors other than climate change may have played more of a role in the increase in intensity, Emanuel said.Physics suggests that as the world warms, hurricanes and other tropical cyclones should get stronger, because warmer water provides more of the energy that fuels these storms. And climate simulations have long showed an increase in stronger hurricanes as warming continues.But confirming that through observations has been problematic, because of the relatively small number of hurricanes every year and the difficulty of obtaining data on their wind speeds and other characteristics. Even in the United States, storms that do not potentially threaten populations are measured less than others."We're doing collectively a bad job of measuring tropical cyclones around the world," Emanuel said. "We've all believed we should see more intense hurricanes. But it's very very tricky to find it in the data."Kossin and his colleagues got around the limitations by using satellite images of storms worldwide and using computers to interpret them with a long-accepted pattern-matching algorithm, or set of instructions. They had done this before, in a study published in 2013, but that analysis only included imagery from 1982 to 2009 and the findings, while similar, were not statistically significant.In the new study the researchers extended the data set by 11 years, using imagery from 1979 to 2017."The first time through we found trends but they hadn't risen to the level of confidence that we would require," Kossin said. The findings of the new study are statistically significant."This is saying, OK now, the historical observations are also in agreement" with the theory and models, he added.The study looked at tropical storms worldwide because that provided a lot more data than looking at those in just one region. And every region has natural variability or other factors that can affect storm intensity and make it more difficult to tease out the effects of warming."When you look at the picture globally, it tends to wash away that regional variability," Kossin said. "The trend rises above the noise."The North Atlantic has seen increased hurricane activity in recent decades, by a measure that combines intensity with other characteristics like duration and frequency of storms. On Thursday, NOAA will issue its forecast of activity for this season, which officially runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. Forecasts by other organizations have suggested that this year may be an active one.But the North Atlantic is one region where climate change may be overshadowed by other factors, Emanuel said."We do see clear signals and strong trends in the North Atlantic," he said. "The problem is we can't uniquely attribute that to greenhouse gases."Some scientists say that long-term natural variability in sea surface temperatures, on a time scale of decades, has played the major role in affecting North Atlantic storm activity. Others say that mandated reductions in sulfur emissions from fossil-fuel burning over the past few decades may be more important, by affecting ocean temperatures through a series of atmospheric connections.Whatever the main factors are, the study suggests that climate change will play a long-term role in increasing the strength of storms in the North Atlantic and elsewhere, Kossin said. Planning for how to mitigate the effect of major storms must take this into account."From a short time scale, these trends are not going to change the risk landscape," Kossin said. But over the long term, he said, "the risk landscape could change, and in a bad way, not in a good way."This article originally appeared in The New York Times.(C) 2020 The New York Times Company


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  • 58/81   Antarctic algal blooms: 'Green snow' mapped from space
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    UK scientists create the first wide-area maps of microscopic algae growing in coastal Antarctica.

    UK scientists create the first wide-area maps of microscopic algae growing in coastal Antarctica.


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  • 59/81   Pollution: Birds 'ingesting hundreds of bits of plastic a day'
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    Plastic pollutants in UK rivers are finding their way into wildlife and moving up the food chain.

    Plastic pollutants in UK rivers are finding their way into wildlife and moving up the food chain.


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  • 60/81   NOAA selects Univ. of Washington to host regional institute for climate and ocean research
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    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Washington to host a Pacific Northwest research institute focusing on climate, ocean and coastal challenges, supported by a five-year award worth up to $300 million. The Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Studies, or CICOES, will be a collaboration involving UW as well as the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and Oregon State University. It'll build on the 42-year history of UW's Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, under the continued directorship of UW marine biologist John Horne. CICOES is one of 17 NOAA-supported… Read More

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has selected the University of Washington to host a Pacific Northwest research institute focusing on climate, ocean and coastal challenges, supported by a five-year award worth up to $300 million. The Cooperative Institute for Climate, Ocean and Ecosystem Studies, or CICOES, will be a collaboration involving UW as well as the University of Alaska at Fairbanks and Oregon State University. It'll build on the 42-year history of UW's Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean, under the continued directorship of UW marine biologist John Horne. CICOES is one of 17 NOAA-supported… Read More


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  • 61/81   Nature: Bumblebees' 'clever trick' fools plants into flowering
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    Scientists discover a new behaviour among bumblebees that tricks plants into flowering early.

    Scientists discover a new behaviour among bumblebees that tricks plants into flowering early.


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  • 62/81   Africa's week in pictures: 15 - 21 May 2020
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    A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.

    A selection of the week's best photos from across the continent.


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  • 63/81   Trump to pull US out of third arms control deal
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    The Open Skies Treaty allows Russia and western nations to conduct observation flightsThe US has declared its intention to leave the Open Skies Treaty, which is intended to reduce the risk of war by allowing Russia and western nations to conduct observation flights over each other’s territory.Washington informed the other 33 parties to the treaty of its intention to deliver a formal six-month notice of withdrawal on Friday, accusing Russia of violations.“I think we have a very good relationship with Russia, but Russia didn’t adhere to the treaty, and so until they adhere to the treaty, we will pull out,” Donald Trump told reporters. He added: “There’s a very good chance we’ll make a new agreement or do something to put that agreement back together.”In a written statement, the secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the US could reconsider its withdrawal during the six month notice period “should Russia return to full compliance with the Treaty”. Moscow denies being in violation of the agreement.By starting the six-month notice period now, the administration ensures that - even if Donald Trump loses the election in November – the US will have left the treaty before a Biden administration takes office.“The timing of the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw is clearly tied to the political calendar,” said Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “By rushing this abrupt withdrawal, it is clear the Trump Administration is attempting to bind a future administration from participation in this longstanding and valuable treaty for our nation.”America’s European allies are keen to keep the treaty going. They have benefited from the more than 1,500 overflights carried out under the OST, allowing them to observe Russian military movements, and see it as a remaining element of international cohesion and transparency.“The writing has been on the wall for a long time,” a European diplomat said, adding it was “still disappointing”.The OST is the third arms control agreement Trump has left. He took the US out of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, and the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty in 2019. There are fears for the future of the last treaty limiting US and Russian strategic nuclear weapons, New Start, which is due to expire in February next year, and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which the US has signed (observing a voluntary moratorium on nuclear tests) but not ratified.It is unclear how Russia will respond to US withdrawal. They will now be able to fly over US bases in Europe but the US will no longer be allowed to overfly Russia.Under the 2020 defence spending act, the administration is supposed to explain to Congress how leaving OST serves US security interests and give assurances that Washington has consulted its partners, 120 days before serving formal notice of withdrawal.“Reckless deal wrecking and the collapse of US leadership continues,” Kingston Rief, director for disarmament and threat reduction policy at the Arms Control Association said.“The treaty benefits US and European security. Our allies value it and don’t want us to leave. It has been an important tool for responding to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. This is a propaganda coup for Moscow.”The US has complained about curbs that Moscow has imposed on overflights that have violated the accord. Russia limited the flight time of observation flights over the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad and set up an exclusion corridor along the border of the Russian-occupied regions of Georgia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.“Realize the Russians were cheating,” Tim Morrison, who was briefly the top arms control official in the Trump White House, said on Twitter. “They were misusing the treaty against the US – as senior military and civilian leaders warned. Withdrawing denies Putin a collection tool – this is not a win for him.”Russia’s foreign ministry rejected allegations of infringements as “groundless” on Thursday and said Moscow had an “alternate plan” in the event of US withdrawal, but did not provide details.None of the other parties believed that the Russian infringements were enough to jeopardise the treaty.US partners were informed of the decision on Thursday with calls from the national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, the defence secretary, Mark Esper and the Pentagon’s acting undersecretary for policy, James Anderson.“This is insane,” was the immediate tweeted reaction from Michael Hayden, a former CIA director.In a joint statement earlier this month, a group of 16 retired military commanders and defence ministers said: “Throughout its operation, the treaty has increased military transparency and predictability, helped build trust and confidence, and enhanced mutual understanding.”On Thursday, German foreign minister Heiko Maas called on the US to “reconsider”.“I deeply regret the announcement,” Maas said, adding that “we will work with our partners to urge the US to consider its decision”.He also said that Germany - along with France, Poland and Britain - had repeatedly explained to Washington that the difficulties on the Russian side in recent years “did not justify” pulling out.

    The Open Skies Treaty allows Russia and western nations to conduct observation flightsThe US has declared its intention to leave the Open Skies Treaty, which is intended to reduce the risk of war by allowing Russia and western nations to conduct observation flights over each other’s territory.Washington informed the other 33 parties to the treaty of its intention to deliver a formal six-month notice of withdrawal on Friday, accusing Russia of violations.“I think we have a very good relationship with Russia, but Russia didn’t adhere to the treaty, and so until they adhere to the treaty, we will pull out,” Donald Trump told reporters. He added: “There’s a very good chance we’ll make a new agreement or do something to put that agreement back together.”In a written statement, the secretary of state Mike Pompeo said the US could reconsider its withdrawal during the six month notice period “should Russia return to full compliance with the Treaty”. Moscow denies being in violation of the agreement.By starting the six-month notice period now, the administration ensures that - even if Donald Trump loses the election in November – the US will have left the treaty before a Biden administration takes office.“The timing of the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw is clearly tied to the political calendar,” said Bob Menendez, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. “By rushing this abrupt withdrawal, it is clear the Trump Administration is attempting to bind a future administration from participation in this longstanding and valuable treaty for our nation.”America’s European allies are keen to keep the treaty going. They have benefited from the more than 1,500 overflights carried out under the OST, allowing them to observe Russian military movements, and see it as a remaining element of international cohesion and transparency.“The writing has been on the wall for a long time,” a European diplomat said, adding it was “still disappointing”.The OST is the third arms control agreement Trump has left. He took the US out of the Iran nuclear deal in 2018, and the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty in 2019. There are fears for the future of the last treaty limiting US and Russian strategic nuclear weapons, New Start, which is due to expire in February next year, and the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, which the US has signed (observing a voluntary moratorium on nuclear tests) but not ratified.It is unclear how Russia will respond to US withdrawal. They will now be able to fly over US bases in Europe but the US will no longer be allowed to overfly Russia.Under the 2020 defence spending act, the administration is supposed to explain to Congress how leaving OST serves US security interests and give assurances that Washington has consulted its partners, 120 days before serving formal notice of withdrawal.“Reckless deal wrecking and the collapse of US leadership continues,” Kingston Rief, director for disarmament and threat reduction policy at the Arms Control Association said.“The treaty benefits US and European security. Our allies value it and don’t want us to leave. It has been an important tool for responding to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. This is a propaganda coup for Moscow.”The US has complained about curbs that Moscow has imposed on overflights that have violated the accord. Russia limited the flight time of observation flights over the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad and set up an exclusion corridor along the border of the Russian-occupied regions of Georgia, South Ossetia and Abkhazia.“Realize the Russians were cheating,” Tim Morrison, who was briefly the top arms control official in the Trump White House, said on Twitter. “They were misusing the treaty against the US – as senior military and civilian leaders warned. Withdrawing denies Putin a collection tool – this is not a win for him.”Russia’s foreign ministry rejected allegations of infringements as “groundless” on Thursday and said Moscow had an “alternate plan” in the event of US withdrawal, but did not provide details.None of the other parties believed that the Russian infringements were enough to jeopardise the treaty.US partners were informed of the decision on Thursday with calls from the national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, the defence secretary, Mark Esper and the Pentagon’s acting undersecretary for policy, James Anderson.“This is insane,” was the immediate tweeted reaction from Michael Hayden, a former CIA director.In a joint statement earlier this month, a group of 16 retired military commanders and defence ministers said: “Throughout its operation, the treaty has increased military transparency and predictability, helped build trust and confidence, and enhanced mutual understanding.”On Thursday, German foreign minister Heiko Maas called on the US to “reconsider”.“I deeply regret the announcement,” Maas said, adding that “we will work with our partners to urge the US to consider its decision”.He also said that Germany - along with France, Poland and Britain - had repeatedly explained to Washington that the difficulties on the Russian side in recent years “did not justify” pulling out.


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  • 64/81   Man who filmed Arbery shooting video charged in his slaying
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    The Georgia man whose cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting helped reignite the case was charged with murder Thursday, making him the third person arrested more than two months after the slaying. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 50-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. was arrested on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. Arbery was slain Feb. 23 when a white father and son armed themselves and pursued him after spotting the 25-year-old black man running in their neighborhood.

    The Georgia man whose cellphone video of Ahmaud Arbery’s fatal shooting helped reignite the case was charged with murder Thursday, making him the third person arrested more than two months after the slaying. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said 50-year-old William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. was arrested on charges of felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. Arbery was slain Feb. 23 when a white father and son armed themselves and pursued him after spotting the 25-year-old black man running in their neighborhood.


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  • 65/81   Judgment on key aspect of Huawei CFO's extradition trial in Canada due next Wednesday
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    Meng was arrested in December 2018 at Vancouver International Airport at the request of the United States on charges of bank fraud, and is accused of misleading HSBC  about a Huawei Technologies Co Ltd-owned [HWT.UL]company's dealings with Iran.  Meng, 48, has said she is innocent and is fighting extradition.

    Meng was arrested in December 2018 at Vancouver International Airport at the request of the United States on charges of bank fraud, and is accused of misleading HSBC about a Huawei Technologies Co Ltd-owned [HWT.UL]company's dealings with Iran. Meng, 48, has said she is innocent and is fighting extradition.


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  • 66/81   U.N. rejects U.S. claim it is using coronavirus to promote abortion
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    The United Nations rejected on Thursday an accusation by the United States that the world body was using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to promote access to abortion through its humanitarian response to the deadly global outbreak. The U.N. is seeking some $6.7 billion for its coronavirus response plan and has so far received $1 billion, of which $172.9 million was given by the United States. "Any suggestion that we are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to promote abortion is not correct," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

    The United Nations rejected on Thursday an accusation by the United States that the world body was using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to promote access to abortion through its humanitarian response to the deadly global outbreak. The U.N. is seeking some $6.7 billion for its coronavirus response plan and has so far received $1 billion, of which $172.9 million was given by the United States. "Any suggestion that we are using the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to promote abortion is not correct," U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.


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  • 67/81   Trump counting on Supreme Court to block probes, lawsuits
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    President Donald Trump won at least a temporary reprieve from the Supreme Court earlier this week in keeping secret grand jury materials from the Russia investigation away from Democratic lawmakers. The president and his administration are counting on the justices for more help to stymie other investigations and lawsuits.  It will soon be asked by the administration to kill a lawsuit  alleging that Trump is illegally profiting from his luxury hotel near the White House.

    President Donald Trump won at least a temporary reprieve from the Supreme Court earlier this week in keeping secret grand jury materials from the Russia investigation away from Democratic lawmakers. The president and his administration are counting on the justices for more help to stymie other investigations and lawsuits. It will soon be asked by the administration to kill a lawsuit alleging that Trump is illegally profiting from his luxury hotel near the White House.


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  • 68/81   US seeking industry cooperation on future medical supplies
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    U.S. officials are invoking a rarely used provision of American law that would shield companies from antitrust regulations to help the country from again running out of medical supplies in a pandemic.  The government began formal discussions Thursday with private industry officials and representatives on a cooperative five-year agreement to ensure future supplies of protective materials, medical equipment, medicine and vaccines.  The agreement would involve a provision of the Defense Production Act that has been used only twice before to enable competitive businesses and the government to discuss issues of price and supply without running afoul of antitrust regulations, said Joel Doolin, a senior official with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

    U.S. officials are invoking a rarely used provision of American law that would shield companies from antitrust regulations to help the country from again running out of medical supplies in a pandemic. The government began formal discussions Thursday with private industry officials and representatives on a cooperative five-year agreement to ensure future supplies of protective materials, medical equipment, medicine and vaccines. The agreement would involve a provision of the Defense Production Act that has been used only twice before to enable competitive businesses and the government to discuss issues of price and supply without running afoul of antitrust regulations, said Joel Doolin, a senior official with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.


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  • 69/81   AP-NORC poll: State and U.S. government virus approval dips
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    Views of how government at all levels is handling the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. have deteriorated somewhat over the past month, as a growing minority of Americans prefer that states lift restrictions on social and economic life.  At the same time, the new poll  from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows ratings of President Donald Trump’s overall performance remain remarkably steady, as they have for much of his presidency.  — Only about a third of Americans approve of how the federal government is handling the pandemic, while more — roughly half — now disapprove.

    Views of how government at all levels is handling the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. have deteriorated somewhat over the past month, as a growing minority of Americans prefer that states lift restrictions on social and economic life. At the same time, the new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows ratings of President Donald Trump’s overall performance remain remarkably steady, as they have for much of his presidency. — Only about a third of Americans approve of how the federal government is handling the pandemic, while more — roughly half — now disapprove.


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  • 70/81   Trump steps up anti-China rhetoric threatening 'very strong' response if Hong Kong law passes
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    Donald Trump warned China that the US would respond "very strongly" if Beijing imposed tighter control over Hong Kong, as tensions rise between the two countries amid fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. China's government announced that national security legislation for Hong Kong will be proposed at its annual ‘rubber stamp’ parliamentary sessions, which opened yesterday, in the latest sign from Beijing plans to crack down on pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous territory. "If it happens, we'll address that very strongly," Mr Trump said as he took questions from the White House on Thursday. Mr Trump has stepped up his attacks on China over the coronavirus pandemic in recent days, appearing to directly blame Chinese president Xi Jinping for a campaign of "disinformation" that helped spread Covid-19 around the world. In a rare shot at his Chinese counterpart, the US president tweeted on Wednesday night: "It all comes from the top. They could have easily stopped the plague, but they didn’t!” Mr Trump's comments came as a study suggested that around 36,000 fewer Americans would have died from the pandemic if the US had imposed social distancing measures just one week earlier than it did in mid-March.

    Donald Trump warned China that the US would respond "very strongly" if Beijing imposed tighter control over Hong Kong, as tensions rise between the two countries amid fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. China's government announced that national security legislation for Hong Kong will be proposed at its annual ‘rubber stamp’ parliamentary sessions, which opened yesterday, in the latest sign from Beijing plans to crack down on pro-democracy protests in the semi-autonomous territory. "If it happens, we'll address that very strongly," Mr Trump said as he took questions from the White House on Thursday. Mr Trump has stepped up his attacks on China over the coronavirus pandemic in recent days, appearing to directly blame Chinese president Xi Jinping for a campaign of "disinformation" that helped spread Covid-19 around the world. In a rare shot at his Chinese counterpart, the US president tweeted on Wednesday night: "It all comes from the top. They could have easily stopped the plague, but they didn’t!” Mr Trump's comments came as a study suggested that around 36,000 fewer Americans would have died from the pandemic if the US had imposed social distancing measures just one week earlier than it did in mid-March.


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  • 71/81   AP-NORC poll: Trump approval remains steady during pandemic
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    As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, Americans’ views of the federal and state government response to the crisis are starting to sour — yet President Donald Trump’s personal approval rating has remained steady.  A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that 41% of Americans approve of the president’s job performance, while 58% disapprove.  The survey highlights one of the remarkable features of Trump’s tenure as president: Despite a steady drumbeat of controversies, an impeachment trial and now a historic public health crisis, few Americans have changed their views of him.

    As the coronavirus pandemic stretches on, Americans’ views of the federal and state government response to the crisis are starting to sour — yet President Donald Trump’s personal approval rating has remained steady. A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that 41% of Americans approve of the president’s job performance, while 58% disapprove. The survey highlights one of the remarkable features of Trump’s tenure as president: Despite a steady drumbeat of controversies, an impeachment trial and now a historic public health crisis, few Americans have changed their views of him.


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  • 72/81   Trump says Fox News isn't doing enough to help Republicans — himself included — win reelection
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    President Trump made clear Thursday that he sees the primary role of Fox News as that of helping Republicans and himself stay in power.

    President Trump made clear Thursday that he sees the primary role of Fox News as that of helping Republicans and himself stay in power.


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  • 73/81   In wake of pandemic, the new normal in schools could widen the economic gap among students, educators fear
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    With the coronavirus expected to remain a threat through at least next spring and a reliance on “distance learning” likely to continue, the burden will fall most heavily on the neediest students, living in homes lacking computers, internet connectivity or adults at home during the school day.

    With the coronavirus expected to remain a threat through at least next spring and a reliance on “distance learning” likely to continue, the burden will fall most heavily on the neediest students, living in homes lacking computers, internet connectivity or adults at home during the school day.


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  • 74/81   When a coronavirus vaccine is ready, who gets it first?
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    Companies around the world are rushing to create a coronavirus vaccine in record time. But making enough doses and getting them to those who need it may prove to be the real challenge.

    Companies around the world are rushing to create a coronavirus vaccine in record time. But making enough doses and getting them to those who need it may prove to be the real challenge.


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  • 75/81   As more states reopen, Georgia defies predictions of coronavirus resurgence. What's the lesson for the rest of the country?
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    On April 24, Georgia became the first U.S. state to initiate the fraught process known as “reopening.” That hasn’t produced a surge of new cases … yet. The answer to whether other states should follow Georgia’s lead and reopen more fully is that it depends.

    On April 24, Georgia became the first U.S. state to initiate the fraught process known as “reopening.” That hasn’t produced a surge of new cases … yet. The answer to whether other states should follow Georgia’s lead and reopen more fully is that it depends.


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  • 76/81   Biden rips Trump for not wearing mask: 'I can't walk outside my house' without one
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    During a Yahoo News virtual town hall, the former vice president tore into President Trump’s refusal to wear a protective mask despite the recommendations of health experts and WH protocols for West Wing staffers.

    During a Yahoo News virtual town hall, the former vice president tore into President Trump’s refusal to wear a protective mask despite the recommendations of health experts and WH protocols for West Wing staffers.


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  • 77/81   Biden on meatpacking safety: 'No worker's life is worth me getting a cheaper hamburger'
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    The presumptive Democratic president nominee said during a Yahoo News Town Hall that workers were being sacrificed in order to increase profits.

    The presumptive Democratic president nominee said during a Yahoo News Town Hall that workers were being sacrificed in order to increase profits.


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  • 78/81   Biden says U.S. doesn't have a food shortage problem, 'we have a leadership problem'
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    Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that America has “a leadership problem,” about food and nutrition in the face of the pandemic that has crippled the food distribution network.

    Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday said that America has “a leadership problem,” about food and nutrition in the face of the pandemic that has crippled the food distribution network.


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    “There’s been more voting rights litigation this election cycle already than there was in all of 2016, by a lot,” said Marc Elias, a D.C.-based lawyer with a long history in the political trenches.

    “There’s been more voting rights litigation this election cycle already than there was in all of 2016, by a lot,” said Marc Elias, a D.C.-based lawyer with a long history in the political trenches.


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  • 80/81   What is hydroxychloroquine and does it prevent COVID-19?
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    President Trump said Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine. Although Trump has been touting the drug for months, it has not been proven to treat or prevent the virus.

    President Trump said Monday that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine. Although Trump has been touting the drug for months, it has not been proven to treat or prevent the virus.


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  • 81/81   Can ‘social bubbles’ offer relief from lockdown loneliness?
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    Several countries are considering plans to allow people to expand their social circles to a limited number of people to help offset the mental health toll of isolation. Would this plan work in the U.S. or would it lead to more outbreaks?

    Several countries are considering plans to allow people to expand their social circles to a limited number of people to help offset the mental health toll of isolation. Would this plan work in the U.S. or would it lead to more outbreaks?


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