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American Headline News for 16 May 2020

Truck collision on IndianA government official says at least 23 migrant workers have been killed when a truck they were travelling in crashed into a stationary truck on a highway in northern India
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Kobe Bryant Autopsy Report IsThe pilot of the helicopter that crashed in January, killing Mr. Bryant and eight others, didn't have alcohol or drugs in his system. The victims all died from blunt trauma.
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CDC sending $10.25B to statesThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is doling out $10.25 billion to states and cities to ramp up coronavirus contact tracing efforts — with New York City getting $851.3 million, the... largest piece of the pie. The latest batch of funds comes while states move to reopen — even as the pandemic continues to...
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Latest on global search forThis week's coronavirus vaccine race news: Oxford's vaccine protects monkeys and the WHO now lists 110 possible COVID-19 vaccine candidates.       
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State Department watchdogThe Trump administration fired the State Department's watchdog, ousting a career investigator who had uncovered alleged political bias at the agency.       
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Judge Orders Los Angeles toThe order, which takes effect next Friday, will apply to about 6,500 people living under freeways and their ramps.
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Previously, the businesses could only serve customers at 25% capacity.
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Police raid in quarantined Brazil slum kills 10

Al Jazeera English - 16 May 2020 05:48
Clashes erupt after police seeking a local drug kingpin raid a cluster of poor neighbourhoods in Rio de Janeiro.
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2 people, 14 dogs killed inIdaho State Police say two people and more than a dozen dogs died when a box truck transporting animals for a rescue group crashed in eastern Idaho. They say the truck was the only vehicle involved in... the accident reported early Friday on Interstate 15 near Shelley. The driver and a passenger, both from Phoenix,...
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Secret Service Signs $179,000New figures for Bedminster highlight the taxpayers' growing tab for the president's frequent outings to his own clubs.
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Trump unveils Space ForceDonald Trump described what he called a "super duper missile" under development as he unveiled the official flag for the new Space Force.       
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Mexico official says nation is facing most 'difficult moment' as coronavirus infections hit a new daily record of 2,437.
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US sees biggest food price rises in 46 years

Al Jazeera English - 16 May 2020 16:01
Price hikes put more pressure on Americans struggling to make ends meet with more than 36 million people out of work.
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Coast Guard seeks new stewardThe U.S. Coast Guard announced this week it will begin the process to transfer control of Light Station Boston, commonly known as Boston Light, to another entity.
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Wuhan residents fear massResidents of the Chinese city of Wuhan are worried that mass COVID-19 testing efforts may spark another outbreak of the deadly virus. Though the city is largely past the worst of the illness, which... forced the sprawling metropolis into lockdown for more than two months, some residents are worried about the large crowds accumulating outside...
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Afghan Power-Sharing DealThe case against Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum is still open. But under the terms of an agreement to settle Afghanistan's disputed presidential election, he would become a marshal.
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France Arrests RwandanFélicien Kabuga, 84, had been on the run for 23 years, since he was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda on multiple charges of genocide.
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Families of Ahmaud Arbery andThe families of Ahmaud Arbery and Trayvon Martin are eager to meet. Lee Merritt, a lawyer for Arbery’s mother told TMZ last week he was trying to set up a meeting between the families of the two... African American men who were shot dead by white vigilantes. Arbery, 25, was killed while jogging on a...
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Emergency responders are resuming their search Saturday for an 18-year-old woman who was swept away by a current in the DuPage River Friday night in Winfield, officials said.
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Who is Judy Mikovits, theThis week, social media networks scrambled to take down the 26-minute “Plandemic Movie,” a viral conspiracy video spreading false claims about the coronavirus. Among the discredited, bogus and... inflammatory claims that were made by the discredited former research scientist Judy Mikovitz and her co-author, famed anti-vaxxer Kent Heckenlively, were that the coronavirus pandemic was created...
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Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund has bought minority stakes in major American companies including Boeing , Facebook and Citigroup , a regulatory filing showed, giving it a portfolio of nearly $10... billion in U.S.-listed stocks.
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Fariba Adelkhah is sentenced to five years in jail for conspiring against Iran's security and one year for propaganda.
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A Kentucky woman gave birth steps away from a hospital entrance assisted by her husband, who tied off the umbilical cord with a protective face mask.
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Investors are bracing for more turbulence in U.S. stocks, as some states prepare to reopen their economies and global trade tensions rise.
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A California state panel on Friday rejected a request from Elon Musk's SpaceX for $655,500 in state job and training funds, citing the chief executive's recent threats to move Tesla, the electric... carmaker that he also runs, out of the state.
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