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  • 1/81   News Photos Slideshows
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    News Photos Slideshows - Hot Trends - Click on the image to view in augmented reality or in stereo 3D

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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
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    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
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    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
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    '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
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    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?
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    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?
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    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?
    SPORTS TOPIC 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.

    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
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    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
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    “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
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    “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
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    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
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    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   Google Patents Sticky Car Hood to Trap Pedestrians in a Collision

    The patent calls for a giant sticker to be placed on the front end of a vehicle, with a special coating over the layer that is only broken when something collides with the vehicle, exposing the adhesive and helping the colliding object to remain on the vehicle.  The idea is to prevent a pedestrian from being thrown after the impact and potentially sustaining even more injuries.

    The patent calls for a giant sticker to be placed on the front end of a vehicle, with a special coating over the layer that is only broken when something collides with the vehicle, exposing the adhesive and helping the colliding object to remain on the vehicle. The idea is to prevent a pedestrian from being thrown after the impact and potentially sustaining even more injuries.


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  • 22/81   Relax, Your Instagram Feed Likely Won't Change Tomorrow

    Relax, your Instagram feed likely isn't changing tomorrow.The great "Insta-freakout" of 2016 was unleashed this morning by a slew of celebrities, bloggers and social media aficionados after they alerted followers to turn on post notifications for future access to their photos, videos and messages. ...

    Relax, your Instagram feed likely isn't changing tomorrow.The great "Insta-freakout" of 2016 was unleashed this morning by a slew of celebrities, bloggers and social media aficionados after they alerted followers to turn on post notifications for future access to their photos, videos and messages. ...


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  • 23/81   'Hack the Pentagon' and get paid legally in new program

    Attention hackers: Time to re-watch “WarGames” and crack your knuckles, the Pentagon is about to pay you to break into some government systems.

    Attention hackers: Time to re-watch “WarGames” and crack your knuckles, the Pentagon is about to pay you to break into some government systems.


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  • 24/81   Elon Musk's Hyperloop Vision Could Be Ready for Passengers by 2018

    The Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of launching humans through pods inside a high-speed transportation system, could be ready for passengers by 2018, according to a company building a transportation track in California.  One company working to make Musk's vision a reality, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said it has filed for construction permits in Quay Valley, California, for a 5-mile track.  'We are announcing the filing of the first building permit to Kings County to the building of the first full-scale hyperloop, not a test track,' Bibop Gresta, the chief operating officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a CNBC/TradeShift event.

    The Hyperloop, Elon Musk's vision of launching humans through pods inside a high-speed transportation system, could be ready for passengers by 2018, according to a company building a transportation track in California. One company working to make Musk's vision a reality, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said it has filed for construction permits in Quay Valley, California, for a 5-mile track. 'We are announcing the filing of the first building permit to Kings County to the building of the first full-scale hyperloop, not a test track,' Bibop Gresta, the chief operating officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies, said today at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, during a CNBC/TradeShift event.


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  • 25/81   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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  • 26/81   Man Proposes by Text Message While Stranded at Chicago's O’Hare Airport

    An Arizona man waiting to fly home to propose to his girlfriend was forced to propose to her via text message after spending 50 hours stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.  Danny Roderique, of Phoenix, had the diamond engagement ring in his pocket but the delay got in the way of the proposal he’d planned.  “I’ve been stranded now in the airport for 50 hours,” Roderique told a reporter from ABC affiliate WLS-TV while still waiting at O’Hare on Monday.

    An Arizona man waiting to fly home to propose to his girlfriend was forced to propose to her via text message after spending 50 hours stranded at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport. Danny Roderique, of Phoenix, had the diamond engagement ring in his pocket but the delay got in the way of the proposal he’d planned. “I’ve been stranded now in the airport for 50 hours,” Roderique told a reporter from ABC affiliate WLS-TV while still waiting at O’Hare on Monday.


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  • 27/81   Twitter Warns Some Users Over Possible Government Hacking

    It's unclear how many people received a letter from Twitter.  In October, Facebook said it would begin issuing alerts to users who the social network believes are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers, according to a message posted by Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer.

    It's unclear how many people received a letter from Twitter. In October, Facebook said it would begin issuing alerts to users who the social network believes are being targeted by state-sponsored hackers, according to a message posted by Alex Stamos, Facebook's chief security officer.


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  • 28/81   Facebook Notifications Get Even More Personal

    Facebook notifications may now be your first stop in the morning to catch up on everything from friends' news to weather, sports scores and what to expect later in the day.  The social network announced this week it will be rolling out expanded, personalized notifications in the Facebook across iOS and Android devices for users in the United States.  The mobile update is bringing a set of new card-like notifications that will include information such as sports scores for teams you have liked, TV shows, weather information and friends' life events, among other updates.

    Facebook notifications may now be your first stop in the morning to catch up on everything from friends' news to weather, sports scores and what to expect later in the day. The social network announced this week it will be rolling out expanded, personalized notifications in the Facebook across iOS and Android devices for users in the United States. The mobile update is bringing a set of new card-like notifications that will include information such as sports scores for teams you have liked, TV shows, weather information and friends' life events, among other updates.


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  • 29/81   How to Tell Which Apps Are Draining Your iPhone Battery

    Some iOS 9 users have complained Facebook's app has been excessively eating away at their battery life, even when the background app refresh setting is disabled.  It's unclear what possible issue may be causing the battery drain.  Tapping the list will show how much of the battery drain was spent when the app was running in the background.

    Some iOS 9 users have complained Facebook's app has been excessively eating away at their battery life, even when the background app refresh setting is disabled. It's unclear what possible issue may be causing the battery drain. Tapping the list will show how much of the battery drain was spent when the app was running in the background.


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  • 30/81   Armed Robbery Suspect Tries Using Uber as Getaway Car, Police Say

    A 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore, police said.  The suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, was at a store in Parkville, Maryland, early Wednesday morning when he allegedly took a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine to the register, the Baltimore County Police Department said.  Cochran was seen getting into the back of a silver Lexus, and when officers pulled the car over, the driver said he was an Uber driver, police said.

    A 23-year-old man suspected of armed robbery tried to take an Uber car to help him get away after he held up a store outside Baltimore, police said. The suspect, Dashawn Terrell Cochran, was at a store in Parkville, Maryland, early Wednesday morning when he allegedly took a bottle of Tylenol cold medicine to the register, the Baltimore County Police Department said. Cochran was seen getting into the back of a silver Lexus, and when officers pulled the car over, the driver said he was an Uber driver, police said.


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  • 31/81   Drone Popularity Draws Concern From Pilots, Federal Officials

    Roughly 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association.  The Federal Aviation Administration plans to meet with Walmart, which has 19 different kinds of drones for sale on its website, to teach salespeople about what it should tell its customers about safe drone operation.  The Consumer Electronics Association projects the U.S. drone market to climb above $100 million in revenue this year, an increase of more than 50 percent from last year’s total.

    Roughly 700,000 drones are expected to be sold in the United States this year, according to the Consumer Electronics Association. The Federal Aviation Administration plans to meet with Walmart, which has 19 different kinds of drones for sale on its website, to teach salespeople about what it should tell its customers about safe drone operation. The Consumer Electronics Association projects the U.S. drone market to climb above $100 million in revenue this year, an increase of more than 50 percent from last year’s total.


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  • 32/81   Carly Fiorina: Why She Wants Everyone to Throw Out Their Flip Phones

    Carly Fiorina is putting flip phone users on notice: You’re going to have to upgrade under a President Fiorina.  “How many of you have a flip phone?” Fiorina recently asked a town hall in South Carolina.  It’s all part of a vision the Republican presidential candidate has to give citizens a direct line of communication – literally – to the president.

    Carly Fiorina is putting flip phone users on notice: You’re going to have to upgrade under a President Fiorina. “How many of you have a flip phone?” Fiorina recently asked a town hall in South Carolina. It’s all part of a vision the Republican presidential candidate has to give citizens a direct line of communication – literally – to the president.


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  • 33/81   How a 'Programming Error' Led to an Oregon Couple's $2 Million Cell Phone Bill

    A couple in Oregon say they spent 10 months trying to clear up a whopping $2 million phone bill, which they say has prevented them from buying the home of their dreams.  Ken Slusher and his girlfriend, of Damascus, Oregon, have a balance of $2,156,593.64 on a Verizon Wireless bill that was for a wireless account that they opened in November.  'Yeah, it's been very stressful to say the least,' Slusher told KPTV.com.

    A couple in Oregon say they spent 10 months trying to clear up a whopping $2 million phone bill, which they say has prevented them from buying the home of their dreams. Ken Slusher and his girlfriend, of Damascus, Oregon, have a balance of $2,156,593.64 on a Verizon Wireless bill that was for a wireless account that they opened in November. 'Yeah, it's been very stressful to say the least,' Slusher told KPTV.com.


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  • 34/81   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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  • 35/81   Global stocks on defensive as U.S.-China tensions spook investors
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    U.S. stock futures slipped and Asian shares came under pressure in early Monday trade as tit-for-tat consulate closures in China and the United States fanned worries about worsening diplomatic ties between the world's two largest economies.  Global shares lost steam late last week after Washington ordered China's consulate in Houston to close, prompting Beijing to react in kind by closing the U.S. consulate in Chengdu.  U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China last week, saying Washington and its allies must use 'more creative and assertive ways' to press the Chinese Communist Party to change its ways.

    U.S. stock futures slipped and Asian shares came under pressure in early Monday trade as tit-for-tat consulate closures in China and the United States fanned worries about worsening diplomatic ties between the world's two largest economies. Global shares lost steam late last week after Washington ordered China's consulate in Houston to close, prompting Beijing to react in kind by closing the U.S. consulate in Chengdu. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo took fresh aim at China last week, saying Washington and its allies must use 'more creative and assertive ways' to press the Chinese Communist Party to change its ways.


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  • 36/81   Moderna Gets Another $472M For Covid-19 Vaccine Candidate Study; Top Analyst Says Buy
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    Moderna (MRNA) said on Sunday that it has been awarded up to $472 million by the U.S.  Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to support late stage clinical development of its mRNA vaccine candidate (mRNA-1273) against COVID-19.The U.S. grant will be used to fund the drugmaker’s expanded Phase 3 study of mRNA-1273, which includes 30,000 participants in the U.S and is scheduled to start on July 27.  After having already received $483 million from BARDA earlier this year to support early clinical development of the investigational vaccine, the total value of the award is now about $955 million.“We thank BARDA for this continued commitment to mRNA-1273, our vaccine candidate against COVID-19.” said Moderna’s CEO Stéphane Bancel. “Encouraged by the Phase 1 data, we believe that our mRNA vaccine may aid in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and preventing future outbreaks."The primary endpoint of the randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 3 trial will be the prevention of symptomatic COVID-19 disease. Key secondary endpoints include the prevention of severe COVID-19 disease as defined by the need for hospitalization and prevention of infection by SARS-CoV-2.Moderna reiterated that the company remains on track to deliver about 500 million doses per year, and up to 1 billion doses per year, beginning in 2021. Initial funding of $1.3 billion for Moderna to begin producing mRNA-1273 was secured from investors in the company’s most recent public equity offering in May 2020.Shares in Moderna have surged 276% so far this year, and Wall Street analysts have a Strong Buy consensus on the stock’s outlook. The $91.87 average price target suggests an additional 25% upside potential lies ahead. (See MRNA stock analysis on TipRanks).In a bullish note, five-star analyst Hartaj Singh at Oppenheimer on Friday assigned a Buy rating on the stock with a $108 price target suggesting shares have room to gain another 48% over the coming year.“We do see a tricky period ahead for MRNA as logistics and discussions of commercialization (e.g., pricing) intensify,” Singh wrote in a note to investors on July 24. “We continue to see Moderna as well-positioned to navigate these waters, based on the company's impressive execution in the clinic, thoughtful commentary on the clinical/commercial landscape, and delivered results. Hence, we would buy MRNA.”Related News:  Pfizer, BioNTech Ink UK Supply Deal For 30M Covid-19 Vaccine Doses  Moderna Soars 16% As Covid-19 Vaccine Shows Strong Immune Response  GSK Buys 10% Stake In Germany’s CureVac To Develop mRNA Vaccines

    Moderna (MRNA) said on Sunday that it has been awarded up to $472 million by the U.S.  Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to support late stage clinical development of its mRNA vaccine candidate (mRNA-1273) against COVID-19.The U.S. grant will be used to fund the drugmaker’s expanded Phase 3 study of mRNA-1273, which includes 30,000 participants in the U.S and is scheduled to start on July 27. After having already received $483 million from BARDA earlier this year to support early clinical development of the investigational vaccine, the total value of the award is now about $955 million.“We thank BARDA for this continued commitment to mRNA-1273, our vaccine candidate against COVID-19.” said Moderna’s CEO Stéphane Bancel. “Encouraged by the Phase 1 data, we believe that our mRNA vaccine may aid in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and preventing future outbreaks."The primary endpoint of the randomized, placebo-controlled Phase 3 trial will be the prevention of symptomatic COVID-19 disease. Key secondary endpoints include the prevention of severe COVID-19 disease as defined by the need for hospitalization and prevention of infection by SARS-CoV-2.Moderna reiterated that the company remains on track to deliver about 500 million doses per year, and up to 1 billion doses per year, beginning in 2021. Initial funding of $1.3 billion for Moderna to begin producing mRNA-1273 was secured from investors in the company’s most recent public equity offering in May 2020.Shares in Moderna have surged 276% so far this year, and Wall Street analysts have a Strong Buy consensus on the stock’s outlook. The $91.87 average price target suggests an additional 25% upside potential lies ahead. (See MRNA stock analysis on TipRanks).In a bullish note, five-star analyst Hartaj Singh at Oppenheimer on Friday assigned a Buy rating on the stock with a $108 price target suggesting shares have room to gain another 48% over the coming year.“We do see a tricky period ahead for MRNA as logistics and discussions of commercialization (e.g., pricing) intensify,” Singh wrote in a note to investors on July 24. “We continue to see Moderna as well-positioned to navigate these waters, based on the company's impressive execution in the clinic, thoughtful commentary on the clinical/commercial landscape, and delivered results. Hence, we would buy MRNA.”Related News: Pfizer, BioNTech Ink UK Supply Deal For 30M Covid-19 Vaccine Doses Moderna Soars 16% As Covid-19 Vaccine Shows Strong Immune Response GSK Buys 10% Stake In Germany’s CureVac To Develop mRNA Vaccines


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  • 37/81   Oil Steady With U.S.-China Tension Offset by Signs Virus Easing
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    (Bloomberg) -- Oil was steady after a weekly gain as investors weighed worsening relations between Washington and Beijing and the prospect of more supply against a weakening dollar and signs the virus is easing in the U.S.Futures in New York traded near $41 a barrel after rising 1.7% last week. U.S.-China tensions simmered over the weekend, with Beijing slamming the “forced entry” to its Houston consulate by American personnel and vowing to respond “as necessary.” The breakdown in relations between the world’s two largest economies threatens to complicate the recovery from the coronavirus.There was some evidence, however, that the surge in the pandemic over the past few weeks in the U.S. could be starting to ease. Reported cases and fatalities fell in many of the hardest-hit states including Florida, California and Texas and the death toll dipped under 1,000 for the first time in four days.Crude has been trading in a tight range near $40 a barrel since early June after its rapid recovery from lows in April petered out as many countries struggled to bring the virus under control. A drop in the dollar has also supported prices this month, although investors are bracing for fresh supply from the OPEC+ alliance when it relaxes its output curbs from August.The Next Move in Oil Prices May Be Down, Not Up: Julian LeeWest Texas Intermediate for September delivery declined 0.1% to $41.25 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 8:35 a.m. in Singapore after closing up 0.5% on Friday. Brent for September settlement fell 0.2% to $43.25 following an 0.5% advance last week.There is also evidence North American crude production may be starting to recover. U.S. output rose for the first time since March in the week through July 17 after correcting for the impact of Tropical Storm Cristobal, which tore through the Gulf of Mexico in June, while Baker Hughes Co. data released Friday showed the first expansion in drilling in American fields in four months.Russian President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, has ordered his government to consider purchasing protection against slumps in crude prices, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The move is motivated in part by the desire to gain flexibility in talks with OPEC+ allies, the people 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 was steady after a weekly gain as investors weighed worsening relations between Washington and Beijing and the prospect of more supply against a weakening dollar and signs the virus is easing in the U.S.Futures in New York traded near $41 a barrel after rising 1.7% last week. U.S.-China tensions simmered over the weekend, with Beijing slamming the “forced entry” to its Houston consulate by American personnel and vowing to respond “as necessary.” The breakdown in relations between the world’s two largest economies threatens to complicate the recovery from the coronavirus.There was some evidence, however, that the surge in the pandemic over the past few weeks in the U.S. could be starting to ease. Reported cases and fatalities fell in many of the hardest-hit states including Florida, California and Texas and the death toll dipped under 1,000 for the first time in four days.Crude has been trading in a tight range near $40 a barrel since early June after its rapid recovery from lows in April petered out as many countries struggled to bring the virus under control. A drop in the dollar has also supported prices this month, although investors are bracing for fresh supply from the OPEC+ alliance when it relaxes its output curbs from August.The Next Move in Oil Prices May Be Down, Not Up: Julian LeeWest Texas Intermediate for September delivery declined 0.1% to $41.25 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange as of 8:35 a.m. in Singapore after closing up 0.5% on Friday. Brent for September settlement fell 0.2% to $43.25 following an 0.5% advance last week.There is also evidence North American crude production may be starting to recover. U.S. output rose for the first time since March in the week through July 17 after correcting for the impact of Tropical Storm Cristobal, which tore through the Gulf of Mexico in June, while Baker Hughes Co. data released Friday showed the first expansion in drilling in American fields in four months.Russian President Vladimir Putin, meanwhile, has ordered his government to consider purchasing protection against slumps in crude prices, according to people with knowledge of the matter. The move is motivated in part by the desire to gain flexibility in talks with OPEC+ allies, the people 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   Calculating The Intrinsic Value Of Senetas Corporation Limited (ASX:SEN)
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    Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Senetas Corporation Limited (ASX:SEN) by taking...

    Today we will run through one way of estimating the intrinsic value of Senetas Corporation Limited (ASX:SEN) by taking...


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  • 39/81   Dollar Extends Drop, Gold Futures Rise to Record: Markets Wrap
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    (Bloomberg) -- Stocks in Asia opened mixed and gold futures rose to a record high as investors weighed simmering Sino-American tensions against signs the virus spread in the U.S. may be slowing. The dollar extended its recent slide.Japanese fell, catching up to a two-day slide in global equities when Tokyo was closed for a holiday last week. Stocks in Seoul edged higher and were flat in Australia. S&P 500 contracts ticked up after the benchmark retreated Friday. Gold traded above $1,900 an ounce.Investors this week will be looking to the Federal Reserve’s meeting for clues on what comes next for policy amid expectations for more accommodation ahead. That comes as wrangling continues in Washington over a stimulus bill. On the virus front, cases fell in California, Arizona, Florida and New York.“The July FOMC meeting should kick off a period from August into mid-September in which markets should price in an increasingly dovish, forward-looking Fed policy via lower real rates,” Morgan Stanley strategists including Matthew Hornbach, wrote in a report. “This should benefit breakeven inflation rates, support risk assets, and weigh on the U.S. dollar.”Here are some key events coming up:Earnings include, Apple, Amazon.com, Alphabet, Chevron, Rio Tinto, L’Oreal, Caterpillar, Samsung, Barclays and Credit Suisse.The Federal Open Market Committee holds its policy meeting on Tuesday, with an announcement due on Wednesday.U.S. second-quarter GDP is expected on Thursday.China PMI data comes Friday.These are the main moves in markets:StocksFutures on the S&P 500 edged up 0.2% as of 9:19 a.m. in Tokyo. The gauge fell 0.6% on Friday.Japan’s Topix index lost 1%.South Korea’s Kospi added 0.8%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index lost less than 0.1%CurrenciesThe yen rose 0.1% to 106.03 per dollar.The offshore yuan held at 7.0195 per dollar.The euro bought $1.1647, down 0.1%.The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.3%.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries remained at 0.59%.Australia’s 10-year bond yield rose four basis points to 0.9%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude oil fell 0.3% to $41.16 a barrel.Gold was at $1,917.78 an ounce, up 0.8%.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) -- Stocks in Asia opened mixed and gold futures rose to a record high as investors weighed simmering Sino-American tensions against signs the virus spread in the U.S. may be slowing. The dollar extended its recent slide.Japanese fell, catching up to a two-day slide in global equities when Tokyo was closed for a holiday last week. Stocks in Seoul edged higher and were flat in Australia. S&P 500 contracts ticked up after the benchmark retreated Friday. Gold traded above $1,900 an ounce.Investors this week will be looking to the Federal Reserve’s meeting for clues on what comes next for policy amid expectations for more accommodation ahead. That comes as wrangling continues in Washington over a stimulus bill. On the virus front, cases fell in California, Arizona, Florida and New York.“The July FOMC meeting should kick off a period from August into mid-September in which markets should price in an increasingly dovish, forward-looking Fed policy via lower real rates,” Morgan Stanley strategists including Matthew Hornbach, wrote in a report. “This should benefit breakeven inflation rates, support risk assets, and weigh on the U.S. dollar.”Here are some key events coming up:Earnings include, Apple, Amazon.com, Alphabet, Chevron, Rio Tinto, L’Oreal, Caterpillar, Samsung, Barclays and Credit Suisse.The Federal Open Market Committee holds its policy meeting on Tuesday, with an announcement due on Wednesday.U.S. second-quarter GDP is expected on Thursday.China PMI data comes Friday.These are the main moves in markets:StocksFutures on the S&P 500 edged up 0.2% as of 9:19 a.m. in Tokyo. The gauge fell 0.6% on Friday.Japan’s Topix index lost 1%.South Korea’s Kospi added 0.8%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index lost less than 0.1%CurrenciesThe yen rose 0.1% to 106.03 per dollar.The offshore yuan held at 7.0195 per dollar.The euro bought $1.1647, down 0.1%.The Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index fell 0.3%.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries remained at 0.59%.Australia’s 10-year bond yield rose four basis points to 0.9%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude oil fell 0.3% to $41.16 a barrel.Gold was at $1,917.78 an ounce, up 0.8%.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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  • 40/81   Asia Profits Tank 73% as Earnings Season Kicks into High Gear
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    (Bloomberg) -- After a dreadful March quarter for Asian corporations, investors are bracing for another wave of reporting cards that will reflect the first full three-month period during the worst virus outbreak in living memory.More than 280 companies on the MSCI Asia Pacific Index are expected to report results next week, and the number will continue to climb in August. The members on the gauge that have reported second-quarter earnings so far saw an average decline of 73% on year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s after a 64% fall in the previous three-month period, which was the worst in data going back to 2011.The coronavirus pandemic and social distancing have fueled growth of companies that cater to homeworking and online entertainment, and accelerated the demise of brick-and-mortar stores. With better positioned firms taking market share from their competitors, investors see profits becoming more polarized in this reporting season.“The gap between winners and losers will widen,” said Olivier d’Assier, head of applied research for Asia Pacific at Qontigo. “Any company whose core business could be conducted online will show positive surprises, any company whose core business requires human interaction will disappoint.”The trend is apparent in those that have reported so far. Take Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.. The chip supplier to Apple Inc.’s iPhone this month raised its outlook for 2020 revenue and spending after posting second-quarter profit that beat the most bullish analyst’s estimate, thanks to demand from high-end computing and 5G smartphones. The stock surged to a record high close on Friday.Top Glove Corp., the world’s largest glove maker and Asia’s top gainer this year, last month posted its strongest ever quarterly earnings for the February-May period, driven by supernormal demand during the pandemic.In contrast, companies with traditional business models, such as retailers, airlines or shopping malls are suffering as demand disappeared. Companies including Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd warned of a $1.3 billion first-half loss. Meanwhile, Singapore landlord Capitaland Ltd. has forecast a profit slump.Thanks to the stimulus measures from policy makers across the region and the reopenings of some economies, Asia’s equity benchmark has risen more than 4% in its fourth-straight monthly gain since the pandemic rattled global financial markets. The regional gauge is set to beat the S&P 500 Index for a second month in a row. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.3% in early Monday trading. Similar to the U.S., the spotlight will be on Asia’s tech giants as winners of structural changes triggered by the outbreak, and expectations running are high. Chinese gaming behemoth Tencent Holdings Inc. is expected to report 36% growth in operating profit for the past quarter, while a 12% increase is forecast for its rival Alibaba Group Holding Inc., according to data compiled by Bloomberg.All eyes will also be on management comment on the business outlook, given the uncertainty in the length and impact of the pandemic.“Key variables to watch will be provisioning policies and views from banks regarding non-performing loans, as well as capacity utilization levels for goods producing firms to gauge whether and at which speed demand converges to normal levels, ”said Hartmut Issel, the head of APAC equities at UBS Global Wealth Management Chief Investment Office.(Adds MSCI Asia Pacific Index performance in 8th 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) -- After a dreadful March quarter for Asian corporations, investors are bracing for another wave of reporting cards that will reflect the first full three-month period during the worst virus outbreak in living memory.More than 280 companies on the MSCI Asia Pacific Index are expected to report results next week, and the number will continue to climb in August. The members on the gauge that have reported second-quarter earnings so far saw an average decline of 73% on year, according to data compiled by Bloomberg. That’s after a 64% fall in the previous three-month period, which was the worst in data going back to 2011.The coronavirus pandemic and social distancing have fueled growth of companies that cater to homeworking and online entertainment, and accelerated the demise of brick-and-mortar stores. With better positioned firms taking market share from their competitors, investors see profits becoming more polarized in this reporting season.“The gap between winners and losers will widen,” said Olivier d’Assier, head of applied research for Asia Pacific at Qontigo. “Any company whose core business could be conducted online will show positive surprises, any company whose core business requires human interaction will disappoint.”The trend is apparent in those that have reported so far. Take Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.. The chip supplier to Apple Inc.’s iPhone this month raised its outlook for 2020 revenue and spending after posting second-quarter profit that beat the most bullish analyst’s estimate, thanks to demand from high-end computing and 5G smartphones. The stock surged to a record high close on Friday.Top Glove Corp., the world’s largest glove maker and Asia’s top gainer this year, last month posted its strongest ever quarterly earnings for the February-May period, driven by supernormal demand during the pandemic.In contrast, companies with traditional business models, such as retailers, airlines or shopping malls are suffering as demand disappeared. Companies including Hong Kong’s flagship carrier Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd warned of a $1.3 billion first-half loss. Meanwhile, Singapore landlord Capitaland Ltd. has forecast a profit slump.Thanks to the stimulus measures from policy makers across the region and the reopenings of some economies, Asia’s equity benchmark has risen more than 4% in its fourth-straight monthly gain since the pandemic rattled global financial markets. The regional gauge is set to beat the S&P 500 Index for a second month in a row. The MSCI Asia Pacific Index fell 0.3% in early Monday trading. Similar to the U.S., the spotlight will be on Asia’s tech giants as winners of structural changes triggered by the outbreak, and expectations running are high. Chinese gaming behemoth Tencent Holdings Inc. is expected to report 36% growth in operating profit for the past quarter, while a 12% increase is forecast for its rival Alibaba Group Holding Inc., according to data compiled by Bloomberg.All eyes will also be on management comment on the business outlook, given the uncertainty in the length and impact of the pandemic.“Key variables to watch will be provisioning policies and views from banks regarding non-performing loans, as well as capacity utilization levels for goods producing firms to gauge whether and at which speed demand converges to normal levels, ”said Hartmut Issel, the head of APAC equities at UBS Global Wealth Management Chief Investment Office.(Adds MSCI Asia Pacific Index performance in 8th 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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  • 41/81   SAP will spin out its $8B spin-in Qualtrics acquisition
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    Less than two years after German software giant SAP snatched experience management platform Qualtrics for $8 billion days before the startup’s IPO debut, it has now decided to spin out the company in a brand new IPO.  In a press statement released Sunday, SAP said that Qualtrics had seen cloud growth “in excess of 40 percent” in a quote attributed to SAP  CEO Christian Klein.  The company will continue to be run by founder and former CEO Ryan Smith, who joined SAP with Qualtrics and led the organization within the German conglomerate.

    Less than two years after German software giant SAP snatched experience management platform Qualtrics for $8 billion days before the startup’s IPO debut, it has now decided to spin out the company in a brand new IPO. In a press statement released Sunday, SAP said that Qualtrics had seen cloud growth “in excess of 40 percent” in a quote attributed to SAP CEO Christian Klein. The company will continue to be run by founder and former CEO Ryan Smith, who joined SAP with Qualtrics and led the organization within the German conglomerate.


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  • 42/81   People in the US have been receiving packages of jewelry that actually contain mysterious seeds from China, report says
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    The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has asked recipients not to plant the seeds that might be an "invasive plant species."

    The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has asked recipients not to plant the seeds that might be an "invasive plant species."


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  • 43/81   Judge blocks Seattle law banning police use of pepper spray
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    A federal judge late Friday blocked Seattle’s new law prohibiting police from using pepper spray, blast balls and similar weapons that was passed following confrontations with protesters. The Seattle Times reports that U.S. District Judge James Robart at an emergency hearing granted a request from the federal government to block the new law, which the Seattle City Council passed unanimously last month. The U.S. Department of Justice, citing Seattle’s longstanding police consent decree, argued that banning the use of crowd control weapons could actually lead to more police use of force, leaving them only with more deadly weapons.

    A federal judge late Friday blocked Seattle’s new law prohibiting police from using pepper spray, blast balls and similar weapons that was passed following confrontations with protesters. The Seattle Times reports that U.S. District Judge James Robart at an emergency hearing granted a request from the federal government to block the new law, which the Seattle City Council passed unanimously last month. The U.S. Department of Justice, citing Seattle’s longstanding police consent decree, argued that banning the use of crowd control weapons could actually lead to more police use of force, leaving them only with more deadly weapons.


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  • 44/81   Refugee who volunteered at French cathedral confesses to setting blaze, lawyer says
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    A Rwandan refugee who volunteered as a warden at France's 15th-century Nantes cathedral has confessed to setting the blaze that gutted its interior a week ago, his lawyer said on Sunday. "With these confessions, there's a kind of relief: it's someone who is scared, who is somehow overwhelmed," his lawyer, Quentin Chabert, told a news conference on Sunday. The July 18 blaze engulfed the inside of the Gothic structure of the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, destroying its grand organ, stained-glass windows and a painting.

    A Rwandan refugee who volunteered as a warden at France's 15th-century Nantes cathedral has confessed to setting the blaze that gutted its interior a week ago, his lawyer said on Sunday. "With these confessions, there's a kind of relief: it's someone who is scared, who is somehow overwhelmed," his lawyer, Quentin Chabert, told a news conference on Sunday. The July 18 blaze engulfed the inside of the Gothic structure of the Cathedral of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, destroying its grand organ, stained-glass windows and a painting.


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  • 45/81   Op-Ed: Biden faces pressure to pick a Black woman as his running mate. Who should it be?
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    All the Black women on Joe Biden's shortlist of possible running mates have major strengths. Unfortunately, they each have liabilities, too.

    All the Black women on Joe Biden's shortlist of possible running mates have major strengths. Unfortunately, they each have liabilities, too.


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  • 46/81   Christopher David: "Our city has been turned into a war zone intentionally"
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    The Navy veteran who stood up to a beating by camouflage-wearing officers at a Portland Black Lives Matter demonstration says federal forces are violating their oath to the Constitution

    The Navy veteran who stood up to a beating by camouflage-wearing officers at a Portland Black Lives Matter demonstration says federal forces are violating their oath to the Constitution


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  • 47/81   James Carville still thinks Trump might pull out of race rather than risk losing by a landslide
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    Veteran Democratic strategist James Carville doubled down on his prediction on Friday that President Trump may yet abandon his run for reelection.

    Veteran Democratic strategist James Carville doubled down on his prediction on Friday that President Trump may yet abandon his run for reelection.


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  • 48/81   Malaysia arrests Bangladeshi migrant who criticised government on TV
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    The Bangladeshi man criticised the treatment of undocumented workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    The Bangladeshi man criticised the treatment of undocumented workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.


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  • 49/81   3 storm systems bearing down on United States, the Caribbean
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    While Hurricane Douglas is barreling toward Hawaii, tropical storms are taking aim at Texas and the Windward Islands.

    While Hurricane Douglas is barreling toward Hawaii, tropical storms are taking aim at Texas and the Windward Islands.


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  • 50/81   US officers force open rear door of Chinese consulate in Houston following closure order
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    Law enforcement officials were seen forcing open a door at the Chinese consulate in Houston shortly after the US-imposed deadline for its closure took effect.The group, who were accompanied by a State Department official, pried open a rear door and went inside without responding to questions from reporters.

    Law enforcement officials were seen forcing open a door at the Chinese consulate in Houston shortly after the US-imposed deadline for its closure took effect.The group, who were accompanied by a State Department official, pried open a rear door and went inside without responding to questions from reporters.


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  • 51/81   Police in Australia won their Supreme Court bid to stop a Black Lives Matter protest
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    The protest was blocked after police raised concerns that it would "breach public health orders" and lead to a spike in coronavirus infections.

    The protest was blocked after police raised concerns that it would "breach public health orders" and lead to a spike in coronavirus infections.


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  • 52/81   Scientists reveal first-ever photo of a solar system like ours
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    The incredibly rare family portrait highlights two baby exoplanets orbiting a very young, sun-like star.

    The incredibly rare family portrait highlights two baby exoplanets orbiting a very young, sun-like star.


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  • 53/81   What the heroin industry can teach us about solar power
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    Afghan poppy farmers have embraced solar power to irrigate their crops, leading to a heroin boom.

    Afghan poppy farmers have embraced solar power to irrigate their crops, leading to a heroin boom.


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  • 54/81   Nasa Mars rover: Meteorite to head home to Red Planet
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    The Perseverance robot will take Martian rock with it when it launches from Earth on Thursday.

    The Perseverance robot will take Martian rock with it when it launches from Earth on Thursday.


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  • 55/81   Genetic impact of African slave trade revealed in DNA study
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    The consequences of rape, maltreatment, disease and racism are revealed by the findings.

    The consequences of rape, maltreatment, disease and racism are revealed by the findings.


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  • 56/81   Nasa Mars rover: How Perseverance will hunt for signs of past life
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    If there was life on Mars, how will the US space agency's next robot rover recognise it?

    If there was life on Mars, how will the US space agency's next robot rover recognise it?


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  • 57/81   Earliest evidence for humans in the Americas
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    Humans settled in the Americas much earlier than previously thought, according to new finds from Mexico.

    Humans settled in the Americas much earlier than previously thought, according to new finds from Mexico.


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  • 58/81   Plastic pollution to weigh 1.3 billion tonnes by 2040
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    An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic is destined for the environment by 2040 unless global action is taken, scientists say.

    An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic is destined for the environment by 2040 unless global action is taken, scientists say.


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  • 59/81   Conservation: Reef sharks are in major decline worldwide
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    The crash in shark numbers, caused largely by over-fishing, could have dire consequences for corals.

    The crash in shark numbers, caused largely by over-fishing, could have dire consequences for corals.


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  • 60/81   China's Tianwen-1 Mars rover rockets away from Earth
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    The six-wheeled robot will arrive in orbit around the Red Planet in February.

    The six-wheeled robot will arrive in orbit around the Red Planet in February.


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  • 61/81   Spaceflight and Tethers Unlimited team up on deorbiting system for satellite carrier
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    Seattle-based Spaceflight Inc. says it'll use a notebook-sized deorbiting system developed by another Seattle-area company to deal with the disposal of its Sherpa-FX orbital transfer vehicle. The NanoSat Terminator Tape Deorbit System, built by Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited, is designed to take advantage of orbital drag on a 230-foot-long strip of conductive tape to hasten the fiery descent of a spacecraft through Earth's atmosphere. The system has been tested successfully on nanosatellites over the past year, and another experiment is planned for later this year. Tethers Unlimited's system provides an affordable path to reducing space debris, which is becoming a… Read More

    Seattle-based Spaceflight Inc. says it'll use a notebook-sized deorbiting system developed by another Seattle-area company to deal with the disposal of its Sherpa-FX orbital transfer vehicle. The NanoSat Terminator Tape Deorbit System, built by Bothell, Wash.-based Tethers Unlimited, is designed to take advantage of orbital drag on a 230-foot-long strip of conductive tape to hasten the fiery descent of a spacecraft through Earth's atmosphere. The system has been tested successfully on nanosatellites over the past year, and another experiment is planned for later this year. Tethers Unlimited's system provides an affordable path to reducing space debris, which is becoming a… Read More


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  • 62/81   Coronavirus in South Africa: Why the low fatality rate is misleading
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    As coronavirus infections surge, Andrew Harding notes meaningless statistics and a fear of hospitals.

    As coronavirus infections surge, Andrew Harding notes meaningless statistics and a fear of hospitals.


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  • 63/81   Trump aims barb at Reagan Foundation in fundraising coin kerfuffle
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    * Campaign and Republican party told to stop selling ‘iconic’ coins  * President ties predecessor to Washington Post, a familiar targetDonald Trump famously fell out with the Bush family and has regularly claimed to be the greatest Republican president since the first, Abraham Lincoln. He has largely avoided attacking another claimant to that title, Ronald Reagan. Until now.On Sunday, after the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation asked Trump and the Republican party to stop fundraising off the 40th president’s name, the 45th fired a characteristic volley in return.“So the Washington Post is running the Reagan Foundation,” Trump tweeted on Sunday afternoon, linking Reagan to a mortal media enemy, shortly after sallying out of his New Jersey golf club to throw red campaign hats to a group of supporters.In doing so, the president retweeted Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, who noted that “Frederick J Ryan Jr, who chairs the Reagan foundation board, is also publisher and chief executive of the Washington Post”.Sabato added: “Hmmm…”The source of the strife was a Post column published on Saturday. It said the Reagan foundation “has demanded that Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee (RNC) quit raising campaign money by using Ronald Reagan’s name and likeness.”The complaint concerned an email sent on 19 July. From “Donald J Trump” and titled “Ronald Reagan and yours truly”, it offered for donations of $45 or more a “limited edition” set of two “iconic” gold-coloured coins, one showing Reagan, one Trump.“The coins,” the Post reported, “were mounted with a 1987 photograph of Reagan and Trump shaking hands in a White House receiving line – the type of fleeting contact that presidents have with thousands of people a year.”The email was sent to a list that included reporters but it also said: “This offer is NOT available to the general public, so please, do NOT share this email with anyone.”The RNC had agreed to stop, the Post said, though it noted that on Saturday the coins remained available. The Post also noted its connection to Ryan Jr, who it said declined to comment.Reagan, who made Jimmy Carter a one-term president, is a modern Republican hero. Trump, staring at being a one-term president himself, less so.Like most Republican politicians, he has sought to tie himself to Reagan. In July 2019, for example, Trump shared a tweet which contained a fake Reagan quote pasted over the same picture used in the fundraising email.“For the life of me,” the fake quote read, “and I’ll never know how to explain it, when I met that young man, I felt like I was the one shaking hands with the president.”Trump’s retweet contained one word of his own: “Cute.”Relations between the Reagans and the Trumps have not been uniformly cordial. In April 2019, the former president’s daughter Patti Davis wrote a column for the Post entitled “Dear Republicans: Stop using my father, Ronald Reagan, to justify your silence on Trump.”“At this moment in America’s history,” she wrote, “when the democracy to which my father pledged himself and the constitution that he swore to uphold … are being degraded and chipped away at by a sneering, irreverent man who traffics in bullying and dishonesty, you stay silent.“You stay silent when President Trump speaks of immigrants as if they are trash, rips children from the arms of their parents and puts them in cages… You stayed silent when this president fawned over Kim Jong-un and took Vladimir Putin’s word … and now you do not act when Trump [shows] his utter contempt” for Congress.In his Sunday tweet, Trump also showed contempt for a member of the Republican establishment, former House speaker Paul Ryan.“RINO Paul Ryan is on the Board of Fox which has been terrible,” the president wrote, using an acronym for “Republican in name only”.“We will win anyway, even with the phony Fox News suppression polls (which have been seriously wrong for five years)!”Trump also lumped Fox News in with the Post, as part of “the Lamestream Media”.One hundred days out from the election, most mainstream polling, including from Fox News, puts the president behind Joe Biden nationally and in battleground states.

    * Campaign and Republican party told to stop selling ‘iconic’ coins * President ties predecessor to Washington Post, a familiar targetDonald Trump famously fell out with the Bush family and has regularly claimed to be the greatest Republican president since the first, Abraham Lincoln. He has largely avoided attacking another claimant to that title, Ronald Reagan. Until now.On Sunday, after the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation asked Trump and the Republican party to stop fundraising off the 40th president’s name, the 45th fired a characteristic volley in return.“So the Washington Post is running the Reagan Foundation,” Trump tweeted on Sunday afternoon, linking Reagan to a mortal media enemy, shortly after sallying out of his New Jersey golf club to throw red campaign hats to a group of supporters.In doing so, the president retweeted Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, who noted that “Frederick J Ryan Jr, who chairs the Reagan foundation board, is also publisher and chief executive of the Washington Post”.Sabato added: “Hmmm…”The source of the strife was a Post column published on Saturday. It said the Reagan foundation “has demanded that Donald Trump and the Republican National Committee (RNC) quit raising campaign money by using Ronald Reagan’s name and likeness.”The complaint concerned an email sent on 19 July. From “Donald J Trump” and titled “Ronald Reagan and yours truly”, it offered for donations of $45 or more a “limited edition” set of two “iconic” gold-coloured coins, one showing Reagan, one Trump.“The coins,” the Post reported, “were mounted with a 1987 photograph of Reagan and Trump shaking hands in a White House receiving line – the type of fleeting contact that presidents have with thousands of people a year.”The email was sent to a list that included reporters but it also said: “This offer is NOT available to the general public, so please, do NOT share this email with anyone.”The RNC had agreed to stop, the Post said, though it noted that on Saturday the coins remained available. The Post also noted its connection to Ryan Jr, who it said declined to comment.Reagan, who made Jimmy Carter a one-term president, is a modern Republican hero. Trump, staring at being a one-term president himself, less so.Like most Republican politicians, he has sought to tie himself to Reagan. In July 2019, for example, Trump shared a tweet which contained a fake Reagan quote pasted over the same picture used in the fundraising email.“For the life of me,” the fake quote read, “and I’ll never know how to explain it, when I met that young man, I felt like I was the one shaking hands with the president.”Trump’s retweet contained one word of his own: “Cute.”Relations between the Reagans and the Trumps have not been uniformly cordial. In April 2019, the former president’s daughter Patti Davis wrote a column for the Post entitled “Dear Republicans: Stop using my father, Ronald Reagan, to justify your silence on Trump.”“At this moment in America’s history,” she wrote, “when the democracy to which my father pledged himself and the constitution that he swore to uphold … are being degraded and chipped away at by a sneering, irreverent man who traffics in bullying and dishonesty, you stay silent.“You stay silent when President Trump speaks of immigrants as if they are trash, rips children from the arms of their parents and puts them in cages… You stayed silent when this president fawned over Kim Jong-un and took Vladimir Putin’s word … and now you do not act when Trump [shows] his utter contempt” for Congress.In his Sunday tweet, Trump also showed contempt for a member of the Republican establishment, former House speaker Paul Ryan.“RINO Paul Ryan is on the Board of Fox which has been terrible,” the president wrote, using an acronym for “Republican in name only”.“We will win anyway, even with the phony Fox News suppression polls (which have been seriously wrong for five years)!”Trump also lumped Fox News in with the Post, as part of “the Lamestream Media”.One hundred days out from the election, most mainstream polling, including from Fox News, puts the president behind Joe Biden nationally and in battleground states.


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  • 64/81   Influential German politician Hans-Jochen Vogel dies aged 94
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    Hans-Jochen Vogel, the former leader of Germany's centre-left Social Democrats who once tried to take on Helmut Kohl for the chancellorship, died at the age of 94 on Sunday.  Chancellor Angela Merkel led the tributes, praising Vogel on Twitter as 'one of the defining political figures' of postwar Germany whose achievements were 'an inspiration and an example' to many.  The SPD party issued a statement calling Vogel 'a great Social Democrat' who worked tirelessly for 'a just world and a unified Europe'.

    Hans-Jochen Vogel, the former leader of Germany's centre-left Social Democrats who once tried to take on Helmut Kohl for the chancellorship, died at the age of 94 on Sunday. Chancellor Angela Merkel led the tributes, praising Vogel on Twitter as 'one of the defining political figures' of postwar Germany whose achievements were 'an inspiration and an example' to many. The SPD party issued a statement calling Vogel 'a great Social Democrat' who worked tirelessly for 'a just world and a unified Europe'.


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  • 65/81   ProPublica posts NYPD records, bypassing judge's blockade
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    Days after a federal judge paused the public release of New York City police disciplinary records, a news website has published a database containing complaint information for thousands of officers.  ProPublica posted the database Sunday, explaining in a note to readers that it isn't obligated to comply with Judge Katherine Polk Failla's temporary restraining order because it is not a party to a union lawsuit challenging the release of such records.  Deputy Managing Editor Eric Umansky said ProPublica requested the information from the city’s police watchdog agency, the Civilian Complaint Review Board, soon after last month's repeal of state law that for decades had prevented the disclosure of disciplinary records.

    Days after a federal judge paused the public release of New York City police disciplinary records, a news website has published a database containing complaint information for thousands of officers. ProPublica posted the database Sunday, explaining in a note to readers that it isn't obligated to comply with Judge Katherine Polk Failla's temporary restraining order because it is not a party to a union lawsuit challenging the release of such records. Deputy Managing Editor Eric Umansky said ProPublica requested the information from the city’s police watchdog agency, the Civilian Complaint Review Board, soon after last month's repeal of state law that for decades had prevented the disclosure of disciplinary records.


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  • 66/81   Kim Jong Un Finally Admits Coronavirus is in North Korea
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    North Korea just announced its first case of COVID-19, casting blame most conveniently on a defector who had fled to South Korea and then re-defected back to the North, supposedly bringing the bug with him.That’s the spin that North Korea’s state media, KCNA, is putting on the case after a meeting of the politburo of the Workers’ Party, at which Kim Jong Un himself made a rare appearance Whether he was there in person or “virtually,” on screen, was not clear. But there was no doubt, from the the crisis atmosphere surrounding the meeting, of the severity of the pandemic that’s been afflicting the North for months—despite the regime's refusal to acknowledge what’s going on. Also implicit in the unusually detailed KCNA dispatch, published in Rodong Sinmun, the party paper, was the need to buttress Kim’s image as a strong leader capable of dealing with the crisis.Does Trump Know How Scary Things Are Getting in Korea?Kim, generally called simply “supreme leader,” was reported by KCNA to have revealed “a critical situation in which the vicious virus could be said to have entered the country.”The quotes on KCNA were not attributed directly to Kim, and it’s not certain if he personally made them or simply approved them. At the same time, he was reported to have taken what KCNA called “the preemptive measure of totally blocking Kaesong City,” just above the Demilitarized Zone about 40 miles north of Seoul. That’s where the defector may have crossed the line, possibly by swimming across the Imjin River as it flows from North to South.Never previously has the North so much as hinted at any COVID-19 cases, even while announcing a series of precautions beginning with the closure of its borders with China in January and severe restraints imposed on the movement of diplomats. The defector story, said Robert Collins, a long-time intelligence analyst for the U.S. command in Korea, “gives the Kim regime plausible excuse as to how virus infections started.” Collins, who has written numerous books and studies on North Korean issues, cited reports of areas “put under strict isolation” in North Korea—“about the only method the Kim regime has in containing any spread of the virus.”The politburo meeting, as reported by KCNA, acknowledged the crisis precipitated by a pandemic of epic proportions—the country faces economic and food instability exacerbated by the U.S. and U.N. sanctions that make it extremely difficult for the North to carry on normal trade and commerce despite help from China. Having previously denied that anyone had come down with the disease, the state media had to stress Kim’s presence as party chairman when announcing the coronavirus case—critical to spreading the bad word after months of official obfuscation and denial of the disease.The tone of the KCNA report suggests the need to reinforce Kim’s leadership at a time when confidence in his ability to control the pandemic is obviously in doubt. Often out of sight for weeks at a time since onset of the coronavirus in January, Kim has reappeared most recently on a visit to a chicken farm at which he called for increased production and, several days before, to a hospital under construction in Pyongyang. At the hospital, he reportedly berated managers and workers for going too slow, definitely a sign of the immediate need for a vast improvement of medical facilities, including many more beds. On both visits, it was not clear exactly when he had been there, but he did look healthy if overweight, at least to judge from the photos released by KCNA. Kim’s Sister Is on the WarpathKim’s reported appearance at the politburo was his most important in weeks—a chance to shore up confidence in the midst of a pandemic that appears beyond the ability of the North’s medical facilities to combat. Significantly, the North Korean state media was careful not to pin the blame on anyone living in the North but on a lone defector made to appear responsible for the entire outbreak.Kim himself did not mention the defector, but KCNA opened its report by declaring “an emergency event happened in Kaesong City where a runaway who went to the south three years ago, a person who is suspected to have been infected with the vicious virus, returned on July 19 after illegally crossing the demarcation line.”That’s the only mention of the defector until the last paragraph at which the politburo meeting “sternly took up the issue of the loose guard performance in the frontline area in the relevant area where the runway to the south occurred.” The politburo promised “severe punishment: for “the military unit responsible for the runaway case.” South Korea’s military leadership is equally concerned about how a defector could have made it back to the North. An official with the South’s joint chiefs of staff rated the probability of the report of the defector returning to North Korea as “high” and said the military was “looking into the detailed routes” of his crossing. He was believed to be a 24-year-old man under investigation for raping a female defector.Meanwhile, Kim has revealed “anxiety about his mortality,” said Lee Sung-yoon, professor at the Fletcher School of Tufts University, in his “rush to bolster his sister's credentials”—that is, the role of Kim Yo Jong, who has denounced defectors as “mongrels” and is believed largely responsible for the decision to blow up the North-South liaison office built at South Korean expense at Kaesong. “How convenient a narrative to blame a ‘mongrel’ for bringing the coronavirus into Paradise on Earth,” said Lee. “Now, Kim can claim that despite the threat of mass infection, he has acted swiftly and resolutely by locking down Kaesong City in order to contain the spread.”North Korea has seized on the case with an alacrity that betrayed the severe unease of the regime about its stability, even its ability to function, during the pandemic. It was as though they badly needed just such a case to transfer the blame to an outside influence—and affirm the role of the “supreme leader” at a time when he has been largely away from public view. Kim was reported to have said, again without quotes attributed directly to him, “that everyone needs to face up to the reality of emergency” and to have “appealed to all to overcome the present epidemic crisis by not losing the focus of thinking and action, practicing responsibility and devotion to be faithful and true to the leadership of the Party Central Committee, being rallied closer behind it so as to defend the welfare of the people and security of the country without fail.”Behind those ponderous words is the widespread suspicion that the pandemic may have had a more devastating impact on North Korea than on most other countries, certainly than on South Korea, which has acted firmly to bring it under control while publishing daily numbers of new cases. “COVID-19 definitely has a very negative impact on North Korea, regardless of how many people were dead or sick,” said Choi Jin-wook, former director of the Korea Institute for National Unification. They’ve “closed down the border with China for seven months”—meaning “no food, no daily manufactured goods.”No one doubts the North’s medical system is incapable of dealing effectively with the pandemic. “Their healthcare system was severely deteriorated during the arduous march of the mid-1990's famine,” said Robert Collins, referring to the period in which as many as two million North Koreans are believed to have died of starvation or disease. “Doctors have little to offer patients who must buy their medicine on the black market. Few can afford anything significant in that line.”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.

    North Korea just announced its first case of COVID-19, casting blame most conveniently on a defector who had fled to South Korea and then re-defected back to the North, supposedly bringing the bug with him.That’s the spin that North Korea’s state media, KCNA, is putting on the case after a meeting of the politburo of the Workers’ Party, at which Kim Jong Un himself made a rare appearance Whether he was there in person or “virtually,” on screen, was not clear. But there was no doubt, from the the crisis atmosphere surrounding the meeting, of the severity of the pandemic that’s been afflicting the North for months—despite the regime's refusal to acknowledge what’s going on. Also implicit in the unusually detailed KCNA dispatch, published in Rodong Sinmun, the party paper, was the need to buttress Kim’s image as a strong leader capable of dealing with the crisis.Does Trump Know How Scary Things Are Getting in Korea?Kim, generally called simply “supreme leader,” was reported by KCNA to have revealed “a critical situation in which the vicious virus could be said to have entered the country.”The quotes on KCNA were not attributed directly to Kim, and it’s not certain if he personally made them or simply approved them. At the same time, he was reported to have taken what KCNA called “the preemptive measure of totally blocking Kaesong City,” just above the Demilitarized Zone about 40 miles north of Seoul. That’s where the defector may have crossed the line, possibly by swimming across the Imjin River as it flows from North to South.Never previously has the North so much as hinted at any COVID-19 cases, even while announcing a series of precautions beginning with the closure of its borders with China in January and severe restraints imposed on the movement of diplomats. The defector story, said Robert Collins, a long-time intelligence analyst for the U.S. command in Korea, “gives the Kim regime plausible excuse as to how virus infections started.” Collins, who has written numerous books and studies on North Korean issues, cited reports of areas “put under strict isolation” in North Korea—“about the only method the Kim regime has in containing any spread of the virus.”The politburo meeting, as reported by KCNA, acknowledged the crisis precipitated by a pandemic of epic proportions—the country faces economic and food instability exacerbated by the U.S. and U.N. sanctions that make it extremely difficult for the North to carry on normal trade and commerce despite help from China. Having previously denied that anyone had come down with the disease, the state media had to stress Kim’s presence as party chairman when announcing the coronavirus case—critical to spreading the bad word after months of official obfuscation and denial of the disease.The tone of the KCNA report suggests the need to reinforce Kim’s leadership at a time when confidence in his ability to control the pandemic is obviously in doubt. Often out of sight for weeks at a time since onset of the coronavirus in January, Kim has reappeared most recently on a visit to a chicken farm at which he called for increased production and, several days before, to a hospital under construction in Pyongyang. At the hospital, he reportedly berated managers and workers for going too slow, definitely a sign of the immediate need for a vast improvement of medical facilities, including many more beds. On both visits, it was not clear exactly when he had been there, but he did look healthy if overweight, at least to judge from the photos released by KCNA. Kim’s Sister Is on the WarpathKim’s reported appearance at the politburo was his most important in weeks—a chance to shore up confidence in the midst of a pandemic that appears beyond the ability of the North’s medical facilities to combat. Significantly, the North Korean state media was careful not to pin the blame on anyone living in the North but on a lone defector made to appear responsible for the entire outbreak.Kim himself did not mention the defector, but KCNA opened its report by declaring “an emergency event happened in Kaesong City where a runaway who went to the south three years ago, a person who is suspected to have been infected with the vicious virus, returned on July 19 after illegally crossing the demarcation line.”That’s the only mention of the defector until the last paragraph at which the politburo meeting “sternly took up the issue of the loose guard performance in the frontline area in the relevant area where the runway to the south occurred.” The politburo promised “severe punishment: for “the military unit responsible for the runaway case.” South Korea’s military leadership is equally concerned about how a defector could have made it back to the North. An official with the South’s joint chiefs of staff rated the probability of the report of the defector returning to North Korea as “high” and said the military was “looking into the detailed routes” of his crossing. He was believed to be a 24-year-old man under investigation for raping a female defector.Meanwhile, Kim has revealed “anxiety about his mortality,” said Lee Sung-yoon, professor at the Fletcher School of Tufts University, in his “rush to bolster his sister's credentials”—that is, the role of Kim Yo Jong, who has denounced defectors as “mongrels” and is believed largely responsible for the decision to blow up the North-South liaison office built at South Korean expense at Kaesong. “How convenient a narrative to blame a ‘mongrel’ for bringing the coronavirus into Paradise on Earth,” said Lee. “Now, Kim can claim that despite the threat of mass infection, he has acted swiftly and resolutely by locking down Kaesong City in order to contain the spread.”North Korea has seized on the case with an alacrity that betrayed the severe unease of the regime about its stability, even its ability to function, during the pandemic. It was as though they badly needed just such a case to transfer the blame to an outside influence—and affirm the role of the “supreme leader” at a time when he has been largely away from public view. Kim was reported to have said, again without quotes attributed directly to him, “that everyone needs to face up to the reality of emergency” and to have “appealed to all to overcome the present epidemic crisis by not losing the focus of thinking and action, practicing responsibility and devotion to be faithful and true to the leadership of the Party Central Committee, being rallied closer behind it so as to defend the welfare of the people and security of the country without fail.”Behind those ponderous words is the widespread suspicion that the pandemic may have had a more devastating impact on North Korea than on most other countries, certainly than on South Korea, which has acted firmly to bring it under control while publishing daily numbers of new cases. “COVID-19 definitely has a very negative impact on North Korea, regardless of how many people were dead or sick,” said Choi Jin-wook, former director of the Korea Institute for National Unification. They’ve “closed down the border with China for seven months”—meaning “no food, no daily manufactured goods.”No one doubts the North’s medical system is incapable of dealing effectively with the pandemic. “Their healthcare system was severely deteriorated during the arduous march of the mid-1990's famine,” said Robert Collins, referring to the period in which as many as two million North Koreans are believed to have died of starvation or disease. “Doctors have little to offer patients who must buy their medicine on the black market. Few can afford anything significant in that line.”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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  • 67/81   Ted Cruz says more Chinese consulates in U.S. 'may well be closed'
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    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told CBS News' Margaret Brennan during an appearance on Sunday's edition of Face the Nation that more Chinese consulates in the U.S. "may well be closed" after the one in Houston shut down over allegations of spying and intellectual property theft.The senator, of course, can't unilaterally make that decision, but Washington's latest actions, including shuttering the Houston consulate and declaring Beijing's South China Sea claims to be unlawful, suggest that the White House and State Department are leaning more toward's Cruz traditionally hawkish view on China nowadays.On Sunday, Cruz, who was recently barred from entering China, said the big takeaway during the coronavirus pandemic in terms of foreign policy is indeed that "people are understanding the threat China poses" to the world, which he said he has argued for years.Cruz then went on to blame the Chinese government for covering up the origins of the coronavirus by silencing whistleblowers and subsequently allowing it to spread across the globe. > NEWS: @SenTedCruz suggests to @margbrennan more Chinese consulates in the U.S. may close after China's consulate in Houston, Texas shuttered this week. > > Adds, "The most significant foreign policy consequence of this pandemic is people are understanding the threat China poses." pic.twitter.com/YrjMbpSbkM> > -- Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) July 26, 2020More stories from theweek.com  5 scathing cartoons about Trump's use of federal force  Trump's old tricks aren't working  North Korea may be 'reaching out to the world for help' after finally announcing a suspected coronavirus case

    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told CBS News' Margaret Brennan during an appearance on Sunday's edition of Face the Nation that more Chinese consulates in the U.S. "may well be closed" after the one in Houston shut down over allegations of spying and intellectual property theft.The senator, of course, can't unilaterally make that decision, but Washington's latest actions, including shuttering the Houston consulate and declaring Beijing's South China Sea claims to be unlawful, suggest that the White House and State Department are leaning more toward's Cruz traditionally hawkish view on China nowadays.On Sunday, Cruz, who was recently barred from entering China, said the big takeaway during the coronavirus pandemic in terms of foreign policy is indeed that "people are understanding the threat China poses" to the world, which he said he has argued for years.Cruz then went on to blame the Chinese government for covering up the origins of the coronavirus by silencing whistleblowers and subsequently allowing it to spread across the globe. > NEWS: @SenTedCruz suggests to @margbrennan more Chinese consulates in the U.S. may close after China's consulate in Houston, Texas shuttered this week. > > Adds, "The most significant foreign policy consequence of this pandemic is people are understanding the threat China poses." pic.twitter.com/YrjMbpSbkM> > -- Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) July 26, 2020More stories from theweek.com 5 scathing cartoons about Trump's use of federal force Trump's old tricks aren't working North Korea may be 'reaching out to the world for help' after finally announcing a suspected coronavirus case


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  • 68/81   Watch John Lewis' casket travel over famed Selma bridge
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    The multi-day memorial procession for the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) continued Sunday as the civil rights icon's body crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the final time.> Rep. John Lewis' casket travels over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where he was beaten while marching for voting rights 55 years ago. pic.twitter.com/Gyk2lEN9dh> > -- NBC News (@NBCNews) July 26, 2020In 1965, when Lewis was just 25, he helped lead a march across the bridge -- which many people hope will be renamed in his honor -- for Black voting rights. The protesters met resistance from Alabama state troopers, and Lewis was among those beaten on the bridge during an incident that came to be known as Bloody Sunday. The march actually almost never happened since several leaders were concerned about the danger, but it was Lewis who insisted on going through with the demonstration. > One thing many people don't know is Bloody Sunday march in Selma almost didn't happen> > SNCC voted against it & MLK sent Andrew Young to stop it > > But John Lewis insisted on marching. "If the people want to march, I'm going to march with them" he said> > [p 20 Give Us the Ballot] pic.twitter.com/iSpitTa5ZU> > -- Ari Berman (@AriBerman) July 26, 2020More stories from theweek.com  5 scathing cartoons about Trump's use of federal force  Trump's old tricks aren't working  North Korea may be 'reaching out to the world for help' after finally announcing a suspected coronavirus case

    The multi-day memorial procession for the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) continued Sunday as the civil rights icon's body crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for the final time.> Rep. John Lewis' casket travels over the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, where he was beaten while marching for voting rights 55 years ago. pic.twitter.com/Gyk2lEN9dh> > -- NBC News (@NBCNews) July 26, 2020In 1965, when Lewis was just 25, he helped lead a march across the bridge -- which many people hope will be renamed in his honor -- for Black voting rights. The protesters met resistance from Alabama state troopers, and Lewis was among those beaten on the bridge during an incident that came to be known as Bloody Sunday. The march actually almost never happened since several leaders were concerned about the danger, but it was Lewis who insisted on going through with the demonstration. > One thing many people don't know is Bloody Sunday march in Selma almost didn't happen> > SNCC voted against it & MLK sent Andrew Young to stop it > > But John Lewis insisted on marching. "If the people want to march, I'm going to march with them" he said> > [p 20 Give Us the Ballot] pic.twitter.com/iSpitTa5ZU> > -- Ari Berman (@AriBerman) July 26, 2020More stories from theweek.com 5 scathing cartoons about Trump's use of federal force Trump's old tricks aren't working North Korea may be 'reaching out to the world for help' after finally announcing a suspected coronavirus case


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  • 69/81   Police and protesters clash in violent weekend across the US
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    Protests took a violent turn in several U.S. cities over the weekend with demonstrators squaring off against federal agents outside a courthouse in Portland, Oregon, forcing police in Seattle to retreat into a station house and setting fire to vehicles in California and Virginia.  A protest against police violence in Austin, Texas, turned deadly when police said a protester was shot and killed by a person who drove through a crowd of marchers.  The unrest Saturday and early Sunday stemmed from the weeks of protests over racial injustice and the police treatment of people of color that flared up after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

    Protests took a violent turn in several U.S. cities over the weekend with demonstrators squaring off against federal agents outside a courthouse in Portland, Oregon, forcing police in Seattle to retreat into a station house and setting fire to vehicles in California and Virginia. A protest against police violence in Austin, Texas, turned deadly when police said a protester was shot and killed by a person who drove through a crowd of marchers. The unrest Saturday and early Sunday stemmed from the weeks of protests over racial injustice and the police treatment of people of color that flared up after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.


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  • 70/81   North Korea Locks Down Town After First Suspected COVID-19 Case
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    KCNA said the person deserted North Korea three years ago for South Korea, but returned illegally last week.  Additionally, North Korea is interviewing people they've come into contact with requiring anyone who visited Kaesong to quarantine.  If confirmed, this would be North Korea's first reported case since the coronavirus pandemic began.

    KCNA said the person deserted North Korea three years ago for South Korea, but returned illegally last week. Additionally, North Korea is interviewing people they've come into contact with requiring anyone who visited Kaesong to quarantine. If confirmed, this would be North Korea's first reported case since the coronavirus pandemic began.


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  • 71/81   CDC's Atlanta-area antibody study 'freaked out' residents after community outreach failure
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    Back in April, experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traveled throughout Georgia's DeKalb and Fulton counties to conduct a coronavirus antibody project with the goal of tracking how the virus was spreading disproportionately among Black residents. It quickly backfired and sowed distrust among residents, Politico reports.The first issue was how quickly everything happened — the project got the green light from the CDC just a day before it began, and Sandra Elizabeth Ford, the director of the DeKalb County Board of Health, said her office barely got a heads up.The lack of notice led to the second flaw in the plan. The CDC had failed to do any community outreach before arriving, and many residents were reportedly upset when officials knocked on their doors. Ford's office reportedly tried to do some last minute damage control and convince community members the project was not a "police event" and had "no malicious intent," but to little avail. "People were asking me, 'What do I do if they come to my door and ask for my blood. Do I give it to them?'" said Nse Ufot, executive director of the New Georgia Project. "It freaked out a lot of seniors and a lot of African American leaders and community members."The CDC later apologized at a town hall. Dr. Joseph Bresee, associate director of global health affairs for the CDC's influenza division, said "we clearly fell short in doing the appropriate outreach to the community before this happened." Read more at Politico.More stories from theweek.com  5 scathing cartoons about Trump's use of federal force  Trump's old tricks aren't working  North Korea may be 'reaching out to the world for help' after finally announcing a suspected coronavirus case

    Back in April, experts from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention traveled throughout Georgia's DeKalb and Fulton counties to conduct a coronavirus antibody project with the goal of tracking how the virus was spreading disproportionately among Black residents. It quickly backfired and sowed distrust among residents, Politico reports.The first issue was how quickly everything happened — the project got the green light from the CDC just a day before it began, and Sandra Elizabeth Ford, the director of the DeKalb County Board of Health, said her office barely got a heads up.The lack of notice led to the second flaw in the plan. The CDC had failed to do any community outreach before arriving, and many residents were reportedly upset when officials knocked on their doors. Ford's office reportedly tried to do some last minute damage control and convince community members the project was not a "police event" and had "no malicious intent," but to little avail. "People were asking me, 'What do I do if they come to my door and ask for my blood. Do I give it to them?'" said Nse Ufot, executive director of the New Georgia Project. "It freaked out a lot of seniors and a lot of African American leaders and community members."The CDC later apologized at a town hall. Dr. Joseph Bresee, associate director of global health affairs for the CDC's influenza division, said "we clearly fell short in doing the appropriate outreach to the community before this happened." Read more at Politico.More stories from theweek.com 5 scathing cartoons about Trump's use of federal force Trump's old tricks aren't working North Korea may be 'reaching out to the world for help' after finally announcing a suspected coronavirus case


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  • 72/81   'We are living in fear': Florida health department workers write to DeSantis after several employees test positive
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    Employees at the central offices of the Florida Department of Health have written to Gov. Ron DeSantis to express concern that his administration has not done enough to keep them safe from the coronavirus. 

    Employees at the central offices of the Florida Department of Health have written to Gov. Ron DeSantis to express concern that his administration has not done enough to keep them safe from the coronavirus. 


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  • 73/81   Trump makes pitch for masks, but plays catch without one as Little Leaguers visit White House
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    Minutes after reiterating his call for all Americans to wear face masks, President Trump greeted more than a dozen youth baseball players without one.

    Minutes after reiterating his call for all Americans to wear face masks, President Trump greeted more than a dozen youth baseball players without one.


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  • 74/81   Trump scraps Florida convention plans due to coronavirus fears: 'The timing is not right'
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    President Trump announced he is cancelling the portion of the Republican National Convention that was set to take place in Jacksonville, Fla., next month.

    President Trump announced he is cancelling the portion of the Republican National Convention that was set to take place in Jacksonville, Fla., next month.


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  • 75/81   Open schools for younger kids, top pediatrician says
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    Younger children pose a smaller risk of catching and transmitting the coronavirus, a top pediatrician told Congress on Thursday.

    Younger children pose a smaller risk of catching and transmitting the coronavirus, a top pediatrician told Congress on Thursday.


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  • 76/81   The coronavirus curves are starting to flatten — again. But complacency now could prove deadly.
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    There’s no evidence from the rest of the world that relying on people to behave themselves can actually suppress the coronavirus to a manageable level, as opposed to merely slowing its spread. So far, only lockdowns have done that.

    There’s no evidence from the rest of the world that relying on people to behave themselves can actually suppress the coronavirus to a manageable level, as opposed to merely slowing its spread. So far, only lockdowns have done that.


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  • 77/81   Republican coronavirus relief bill includes no local aid, smaller unemployment benefits and $20 billion for farmers
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    The White House is pushing for the new coronavirus relief bill to include $20 billion in payments to farmers, which may complicate negotiations with Democrats, according to a draft plan obtained by Yahoo News.

    The White House is pushing for the new coronavirus relief bill to include $20 billion in payments to farmers, which may complicate negotiations with Democrats, according to a draft plan obtained by Yahoo News.


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  • 78/81   FEMA won't commit to face masks for schools
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    Even as the president pushes for schools to reopen in the fall, the director of FEMA said it would likely not supply schools with face masks.

    Even as the president pushes for schools to reopen in the fall, the director of FEMA said it would likely not supply schools with face masks.


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  • 79/81   A public health employee predicted Florida's coronavirus catastrophe — then she was fired: 'This is everything I was trying to warn people about'
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    In a complaint filed last Thursday, attorneys for Rebekah Jones, who designed a dashboard on coronavirus spread in the state, say she was fired for “refusing to publish misleading health data.”

    In a complaint filed last Thursday, attorneys for Rebekah Jones, who designed a dashboard on coronavirus spread in the state, say she was fired for “refusing to publish misleading health data.”


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  • 80/81   As post-COVID heart and brain problems linger, some coronavirus survivors find it's a long haul to recovery
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    A large online movement of COVID-19 survivors who are still sick are outraged at how casually many Americans are treating the coronavirus threat.

    A large online movement of COVID-19 survivors who are still sick are outraged at how casually many Americans are treating the coronavirus threat.


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  • 81/81   On coronavirus, Trump insists the U.S. has the world's 'No. 1 low mortality rate.' He's wrong — and it's the wrong way to measure success.
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    The problem with President Trump’s new strategy is that his prized data point is a mirage — an illusion that dissolves under closer inspection, revealing the opposite of the “success” it’s supposed to show.

    The problem with President Trump’s new strategy is that his prized data point is a mirage — an illusion that dissolves under closer inspection, revealing the opposite of the “success” it’s supposed to show.


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