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Location American Headline News for 15 May 2020

Global coronavirus deaths passed 300,000 on Thursday as infections approached 4.5 million, according to a Reuters tally, with the United States responsible for more than a quarter of all fatalities.
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Attorneys for two white men accused of pursuing and killing a black man in Georgia said Thursday their clients have been vilified and cautioned against a rush to judgment in a case that has drawn... national attention.
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Dutch official advice toThose without sexual partner asked to consider arrangement during coronavirus crisis Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Single men and women in the Netherlands are being... advised to organise a seksbuddy (sex buddy) after criticism of rules dictating that home visitors maintain a 1.5-metre distance from their hosts during the coronavirus lockdown. In a typically open-minded intervention, official guidance from the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) has been amended to suggest those without a permanent sexual partner come to mutually satisfactory agreements with like-minded individuals.
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Susan Rice says she wouldSusan Rice is throwing her hat into the ring for Joe Biden's veep position. The former national security adviser for President Obama said she "certainly would say yes" if asked to be the presumptive... Democratic presidential nominee's running mate in the 2020 election. "I’m humbled and honored to be among the extremely accomplished women who...
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World Health OrganizationBurundi's top World Health Organization (WHO) official has been kicked out of the country ahead of the May 20 presidential election, after voicing concerns over crowded political rallies.
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Changing Subject Amid aAfter pressure from the president, Senator Lindsey Graham agreed to hold a hearing, but he rebuffed Mr. Trump's suggestion that his predecessor be called to testify.
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CDC offers brief checklists toWASHINGTON – With hundreds of millions of people still seeking advice on resuming their lives safely, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a scant six pages of recommendations... Thursday to guide schools, businesses, day-care facilities and others into the next phase of the coronavirus pandemic. The six checklists – which also address restaurants, […]
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Coronavirus governmentPresident Trump is set to name two coronavirus vaccine officials one day after an ousted chief warned of distribution problems and new CDC guidance was released.
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U.S. stocks dropped on Friday as signs of deteriorating trade relations between the United States and China added to economic worries due to the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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As lockdown eases,When Matt Gibbs first packed his bags to isolate himself in a cottage because of COVID-19 back in March, he mentally prepared to stay there alone for up to a year. The 24-year-old Toronto resident... didn’t want to take any chances because he has an immune disorder that puts him at higher risk of dying […]
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The $3 trillion legislation is unlikely to gain any traction in the Republican-controlled Senate.
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A Texas nurse named Amanda Stuart volunteered to work in New York City during the coronavirus pandemic. When her fellow nurses found out she had to cancel her wedding, they convinced her to get... married in Times Square, and they served as her bridesmaids.
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English tourism bosses wary ofPeople urged to think twice before travelling during coronavirus crisis Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Tourism chiefs were cautiously opening their doors to visitors at... some of England's beaches and national parks this weekend, but warned that people may be turned away if hotspots become too busy. Good weather is expected to draw many people to their favourite beauty spots over the weekend after the UK government allowed unlimited travel for outdoor exercise or sunbathing.
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You failed us, virus-submergedFrench nurses and doctors have faced off with President Emmanuel Macron at a leading Paris hospital, demanding higher pay and more investment in their once-renowned medical system
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Singapore recruitingSINGAPORE – Singapore is offering generous salaries for people to perform nasal swabs at places like quarantined migrant dormitories as the city-state ramps up its testing regime to bring down... one of the highest COVID-19 caseloads in Asia. The job advert posted by e2i, an employment initiative under the National Trades Union Congress, said applicants...
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Coronavirus US live: House toNancy Pelosi: bill is a 'starting point' for negotiations World looks on in horror as Trump flails over pandemic despite claims US leads way US coronavirus hotspots linked to meat processing plants... Trump campaign focuses fire on Biden as pandemic undermines strategy More US children ill from rare syndrome with possible link to coronavirus Coronavirus - latest global updates Get a fresh perspective on America - sign up to our First Thing newsletter 3.16pm BST Nearly six in 10 people who are working outside their homes despite the lockdowns said they were concerned that they could be exposed to coronavirus and infect the people they live with, according to a Washington Post-Ipsos poll. The survey of more than 8,000 US adults in late April and early May painted a broader picture of the...
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Authorities in Wuhan have tested over 3 million residents for the coronavirus in April and May and aim to test all of the rest, state media said, as the city at the epicentre of the original outbreak... faces the threat of a second wave of infections.
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"I was wrong," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told Fox News. Obama "did leave behind a plan. So, I clearly made a mistake in that regard."       
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More than 70 percent ofA majority of Americans agree that the U.S. doesn't currently have enough coronavirus tests available, a new poll has found. A few days after President Trump touted the amount of COVID-19 testing... being conducted in the United States and declared "we have prevailed," ABC News/Ipsos released a poll Friday in which 73 percent of respondents said there are not enough coronavirus tests available in the United States right now, compared to 26 percent who said there are. An overwhelming majority of Democrats, 90 percent, said there's not enough COVID-19 tests available, but 50 percent of Republicans also said the same. NEW: Large majority of Americans say country lags in testing availability: [email protected] @ABC News: -- Will Steakin (@wsteaks) May 15, 2020 Trump in a press conference...
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Foster care teen's death drawsThe death of a 16-year-old boy in Michigan highlights one of the many problems America's foster care system is facing amid the coronavirus pandemic.       
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Philippines storm displaces tens of thousands of people

Al Jazeera English - 15 May 2020 15:47
Tropical Storm Vongfong destroys homes and cuts power on the central island of Samar, with fears evacuations could increase COVID-19 spread.
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Kim Jong Un's boats createWith Kim Jong Un missing again for the past two weeks, new rumors are floating around about the North Korean leader's whereabouts, including that he is back at his Wonsan retreat based on satellite... photos of boats at the site, according to a report. In the past few weeks, several yachts had been seen outside...
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Trump will name Moncef SlaouiPresident Trump is expected to name Moncef Slaoui, a former pharmaceutical executive, to lead his push to develop a coronavirus vaccine.
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Germany in recession asFrance and Italy also slide into recession as lockdown measures cut consumer spending and investment Germany has fallen into recession following the sharpest economic slump since the 2008 financial... crisis, as the coronavirus pandemic causes severe damage for growth and jobs across the eurozone. Europe's largest economy shrank by 2.2% in the three months to the end of March, the country's second-largest decrease since reunification.
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Coronavirus in California:Friday: A look at how history has shaped American nursing. Also: Gov. Gavin Newsom unveiled his revised budget proposal.
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