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Location American Headline News for 17 May 2020

Tropical Storm Arthur formsTropical Storm Arthur formed last Saturday - the first named story of the Atlantic hurricane season.       
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Pole dancing and handWelcome to The Den, one of the first strip clubs in the country to open back up. The club on Friday night threw a "masks on, clothes off" party.       
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One killed, two injured in gunA gunman who killed a man and shot two women in an Illinois motel early Sunday was himself found dead after a six-hour gun battle with armed cops, according to officers. Officers had swarmed a Super 8... Motel in Rockford at 12:40 a.m. after reports of a volley of gunfire — finding one man shot...
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Trump's New COVID-19 CzarSen. Elizabeth Warren slams "huge conflict of interest," and demands Moncef Slaoui "divest immediately."
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10 firefighters injured in LosA fiery explosion in downtown Los Angeles left 10 firefighters injured Saturday evening. The LA Fire Department had rushed to 327 East Boyd St. around 6:30 p.m. after a report of a fire at a one-story... commercial building. Firefighters entered but saw nothing unusual -- until the blast rocked the building around them, according to...
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Pharma Bro Martin ShkreliAdding insult to injury, the judge called the infamous Pharma Bro "delusional" and "self-aggrandizing" in turning down his get-out-of-jail bid.
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Blood-thinning drugs can helpSpecialists at the Royal Brompton Hospital's severe respiratory failure service identified the clearest link yet between Covid-19 and clotting.
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She posed as a nurse duringThe 23-year-old Julia, "a woman of diamonds and furs, silken ankles, gem-studded fingers and aliases by the dozens," was posing as a "flu nurse," ripping off home-bound patients for cash and jewelry... as they suffered and even died, the Chicago Tribune reported in late 1918.
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The first named storm of hurricane season--Tropical Storm Arthur--formed off of Florida's east coast Saturday and is strengthening as it approaches North Carolina's outer banks.
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Woman left worse off byExtra money pushed her over benefit cap limits and triggered higher loan repayments Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage A single mother has launched a legal challenge to... overturn "perverse" benefit rules that have cancelled out the chancellor's £90-a-month coronavirus living costs boost for thousands of low-income families on universal credit and left her £123 a month worse off than she was before the crisis. The full-time carer for her four young children, who does not wish to be named, was told that the chancellor's pandemic funds would increase her income by £20 a week to help pay for the higher costs of food and energy during lockdown. However, the money pushed her over government benefit cap limits, wiping out the increase.
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Trump praises organizer of NYPresident Trump praised the organizer of a lockdown protest in Albany earlier this month, lauding it as a “Great Rally.” “Great Rally and fantastic job on @ffweekend this morning. It... is all happening! #MAGA,” Trump posted on Twitter Sunday morning. The president linked to a tweet from Cara Castronuova, who talked about the May 1...
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Every day, thousands of Mexicans crowd a massive food market that is a linchpin of the capital's food supply, though it sits at the heart of a major hotspot for the virus.
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Cafes in England could sellProposal is part of plans to reopen sectors of economy during coronavirus crisis Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Pubs and restaurants in England could be given permission... to sell food and drink from street stalls outside their premises in the coming weeks, as the government tries to reopen some sectors of the economy. The communities secretary, Robert Jenrick, is preparing to grant a "blanket permission", allowing food and drink outlets to sell from outdoor stalls, where they already have a licence to set out tables and chairs on the pavement.
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Nevada congressman admits toA married Nevada congressman has admitted having a longstanding affair with a former intern calling herself “Love Jones” — after she exposed him in an explosive series of podcasts.... Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Nev.) — who had previously been Nevada's first African-American State Senate Majority Leader — came forward after Gabriela Linder detailed the affair in...
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8,000 Quarantined in ChinaOfficials have also imposed new travel restrictions in northeastern China. Cuts and outsourcing have left France scrambling for medical gear needed to fight a pandemic.
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Australian workers can refuseAustralian workers can refuse to go to work if employers don’t implement social distancing measures in the workplace — which may include revamping features of the open office plan,... according to an employment lawyer. Erin Kidd, a lawyer at firm McCabe Curwood, said that employees are within their rights to work from home if offices...
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Senate should improve HouseSen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., appeared on ABC's "This Week."
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Tropical Storm Arthur FormsA tropical storm warning was issued for the North Carolina's Outer Banks, the National Hurricane Center said.
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China's ambassador to IsraelChina’s ambassador to Israel was found dead Sunday morning in his home north of Tel Aviv — just three months into the job, officials said. The 58-year-old ambassador, Du Wei, was... discovered unconscious inside his official residence in Herzliya, according to Israel's Foreign Ministry. No cause of death was provided, but the case was not...
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Three were listed as critical condition, and two of them were on ventilators
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China's ambassador to Israel was found dead in his residence on Sunday and initial indications were that he had died of natural causes, an Israeli official said.
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New York's $61bn budget deficit hinders COVID-19 battle

Al Jazeera English - 17 May 2020 15:20
Essential healthcare services in New York, the epicentre of the US outbreak, are being compromised.
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Carmakers press for EU and UKGreen campaigners say giving subsidies to all cars would be missed opportunity Carmakers are negotiating with the EU and UK for subsidies to help boost demand for new vehicles, but campaigners are... concerned that the stimulus could end up paying for pollution unless emissions restrictions are imposed. The carmakers argue that subsidies would help kickstart demand as lockdown measures ease and factories reopen, preventing tens of thousands of job losses amid a global slump in car orders.
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Afghan Rivals SignPresident Ashraf Ghani gave his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, the leading role in the peace process with the Taliban and a 50 percent share in the cabinet.
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Covid-19 cases in BrazilMexico and Peru struggle to contain outbreaks while deaths in Spain fall to two-month low Coronavirus - latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Confirmed Covid-19 cases in Brazil have... surpassed the total in Italy and are surging in Mexico and Peru as Latin America struggles to contain its fast-growing coronavirus outbreak. Spain announced that 87 people had died there in the past 24 hours to Sunday morning, the first time the figure fell below 100 in more than two months and a sign the virus is being contained in western Europe even as it continues to spread aggressively in Russia, India and parts of Africa.
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