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  • Why is Trump so restrained about the Biden sexual assault allegation?
    The Guardian

    Why is Trump so restrained about the Biden sexual assault allegation?

    Sometimes Donald Trump portrays his election rival, Joe Biden, as a sleepy geriatric who should be in a care home because “he doesn't know he's alive”. At others, the president speaks of Biden as a wily manipulator who conspired with the deep state and China. But in this scattergun approach, the US president has been uncharacteristically reluctant to use what, in normal times, would seem standard political ammunition: an allegation of sexual assault.

  • Hong Kong leader says security law will not hurt freedom amid global alarm
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    Hong Kong leader says security law will not hurt freedom amid global alarm

    Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday Beijing's proposed national security law for the city, which has raised alarm in the global financial centre and abroad, would not trample on its cherished rights and freedoms. Business leaders, international trade chambers and diplomats have said pushing through the legislation could mark a turning point for China's freest city, having an impact on a broad spectrum of its activities and intensify social unrest. Lam spoke as online forums called for a general strike and protests on Wednesday against a national anthem law that is due for its second reading in the city's Legislative Council, stoking renewed concern over what many see as Beijing's encroachment over the city.

  • North Dakota Governor Chokes Up as He Calls on State Residents to Avoid 'Mask Shaming'
    Time

    North Dakota Governor Chokes Up as He Calls on State Residents to Avoid 'Mask Shaming'

    The governor of North Dakota seemed on the verge of tears Friday, as he urged residents to be “empathetic” towards those who decide to wear face masks, noting that some people are far greater risk from COVID-19. Speaking at a press conference in the state's capital, Gov. Doug Burgum, a Republican, choked up as he asked residents to “dial up your empathy and your understanding” when they see someone wearing a face mask. “If someone is wearing a mask, they're not doing it to represent what political party they're in or what candidates they support,” said Burgum.

  • Baby gorilla injured at Seattle Zoo
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    Baby gorilla injured at Seattle Zoo

    A baby gorilla was badly injured at a Seattle zoo on Saturday when he was caught in a skirmish between his family group members, zookeepers said.

  • COVID-19: non-medical cloth masks can limit the transmission of the virus
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    COVID-19: non-medical cloth masks can limit the transmission of the virus

    Canadian researchers have published a study based on an evidence-based, risk-based approach. All over the world, governmental authorities and institutions are increasingly recommending the use of "non-medical" cloth masks to limit the risk of spreading COVID-19. In a recent publication, researchers from McMaster University and St. Joseph's Hospital in Ontario explain that there is currently sufficient knowledge to justify this policy.

  • Netanyahu becomes the first Israeli prime minister to stand trial over corruption and fraud cases
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    Netanyahu becomes the first Israeli prime minister to stand trial over corruption and fraud cases

    Amir Levy/Getty Images The trial against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began in Jerusalem on Sunday, marking the first time in Israel's history that a sitting prime minister has ever faced trial. Last year, Netanyahu was indicted on bribery, fraud, and breach of trust charges as part of three separate corruption cases. The trial against Netanyahu was delayed by two months because of Israel's coronavirus outbreak.

  • Weather improves for historic SpaceX astronaut launch
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    Weather improves for historic SpaceX astronaut launch

    Working through dismal weather, SpaceX engineers pressed ahead Monday with preparations to launch two astronauts aboard a Crew Dragon spacecraft Wednesday, the first piloted flight to orbit from U.S. soil in nearly nine years. SpaceX and NASA held a launch readiness review to verify the Falcon 9 booster and spacecraft are ready for flight while NASA and its international partners went over preparations to welcome two new crew members to the lab complex. Keeping tabs on the weather, Crew Dragon commander Douglas Hurley and joint operations commander Robert Behnken plan to don their pressure suits and head for launch pad 39A around 1:15 p.m. ET Wednesday.

  • Putin makes Kremlin appearance as virus restrictions ease
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    Putin makes Kremlin appearance as virus restrictions ease

    President Vladimir Putin made a rare recent appearance in the Kremlin on Monday as Russia prepares to ease lockdown restrictions imposed over the coronavirus pandemic. The 67-year-old has worked remotely over the past few weeks from his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, chairing meetings with officials by video conference. But on Monday, Putin held talks with the general director of Russian Railways, Oleg Belozerov, at the Kremlin, his office said.

  • UN probe: Both Koreas violate armistice in gunfire exchange
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    UN probe: Both Koreas violate armistice in gunfire exchange

    A U.N. investigation into a recent exchange of gunfire between the two Koreas has determined that both countries violated the armistice that ended the 1950-53 Korean War, the American-led U.N. Command said Tuesday. The May 3 gunfire exchange was the first shooting inside the Korean Demilitarized Zone in about 2½ years. The DMZ, which was established as a buffer at the end of the Korean War, is a de facto border separating North and South Korea.

  • Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina
    Politico

    Trump threatens to pull Republican convention out of North Carolina

    President Donald Trump on Monday morning threatened to move August's Republican National Convention out of North Carolina unless there are guarantees the state will let everyone attend. I love the Great State of North Carolina, so much so that I insisted on having the Republican National Convention in Charlotte at the end of August. Unfortunately, Democrat Governor, @RoyCooperNC is still in Shutdown mood & unable to guarantee that by August we will be allowed ...

  • Brazil police raid Rio governor's residences amid COVID-19 probe
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    Brazil police raid Rio governor's residences amid COVID-19 probe

    Brazilian federal police on Tuesday raided the residences of Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel as part of a COVID-19 corruption probe, targeting one of President Jair Bolsonaro's political foes as the pandemic sweeps the nation. Two sources and a statement from the federal police said the search warrants were part of an investigation into alleged corruption involving the use of public money destined to fight the coronavirus pandemic in Rio de Janeiro state. No arrest warrants were issued, a source said.

  • Joe Biden forced to make his fundraisers fully virtual – bar the price tag
    The Guardian

    Joe Biden forced to make his fundraisers fully virtual – bar the price tag

    The coronavirus pandemic may have driven Joe Biden into his basement and forced his campaign online, but one crucial factor is still the same: his run for the White House still needs to raise giant amounts of money. A fundraising invite for a 14 May event for the New Hampshire Republican congressional candidate Matt Mowers featuring the former New Jersey governor Chris Christie starts at $250 for the “individual” level and goes all the way to $1,000 for the chair level.

  • Kitten born with two faces dies days after internet fame
    The Independent

    Kitten born with two faces dies days after internet fame

    Born with a birth defect known as diprosopus, or cranial duplication, Biscuits had four eyes, two noses and two mouths. He could eat and meow from both faces and Mr King said he was a “lively” kitten. But felines with the defect do not have a long life expectancy, and the family acknowledged that Biscuits had beaten “the longest of odds” by living as long as he did.

  • India coronavirus: Chaos at airports as domestic flights resume
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    India coronavirus: Chaos at airports as domestic flights resume

    Long queues and chaos greeted passengers at Indian airports as flights resumed two months after they were halted to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Maharashtra state, which has India's highest number of Covid-19 cases, said it would only allow 50 flights a day, leading to several cancellations. Several fliers also took to Twitter to complain that Air India, the national carrier, had not informed them of cancellations, and had mixed up departure schedules.

  • Virgin Orbit successfully dropped a rocket from a jumbo jet and ignited it, but its launch failed due to an 'anomaly'
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    Virgin Orbit successfully dropped a rocket from a jumbo jet and ignited it, but its launch failed due to an 'anomaly'

    Virgin Orbit's first rocket launch failed due to an unexplained problem after it had a "clean release" from the Cosmic Girl jumbo jet. SpaceX CEO Elon Musk shared support with the company on Twitter, writing that the Falcon 1 took four attempts before orbiting around the Earth. After postponing its long-awaited rocket launch by a day, Virgin Orbit's LauncherOne rocket had a successful release from a jumbo jet.

  • SpaceX and NASA Are Set for a Historic Crewed Launch This Week. Here's How to Watch
    Time

    SpaceX and NASA Are Set for a Historic Crewed Launch This Week. Here's How to Watch

    It's been a long time since the country that once flew nine crewed missions to the moon has been able to launch even a single human being to space aboard its own rockets from its own soil. Ever since the final flight of the space shuttle in July 2011, the U.S. has been dependent on buying rides aboard Russia's Soyuz spacecraft—at a current $80 million a seat—if it wants to get as far as low-Earth orbit. All of that is set to change at 4:33 PM EDT on Wednesday May 27, when astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are scheduled to take off aboard a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft atop a Falcon 9 rocket, bound for the International Space Station (ISS).

  • Corruption prosecutions nearly double in China over last year
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    Corruption prosecutions nearly double in China over last year

    The number of prosecutions related to corruption in China nearly doubled last year, according to a report by Beijing's top prosecutor, as President Xi Jinping ramped up his crackdown on graft. According to the annual report from the Supreme People's Procuratorate submitted to the national parliament, 18,585 people were prosecuted for crimes related to corruption in 2019, a 90 percent year-on-year increase. Sixteen cases involved former provincial or ministerial-level Communist Party cadres, including former Yunnan party chief Qin Guangrong, who was accused of taking bribes.

  • Oklahoma woman missing since April following Facebook post that indicated she believed she had coronavirus
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    Oklahoma woman missing since April following Facebook post that indicated she believed she had coronavirus

    Nearly two months have passed since 53-year-old Talina Galloway vanished from her home in Wagoner, Oklahoma, leaving behind her purse and vehicle. “We're really worried about her,” Talina's niece, Chantel Jones, told Dateline. Chantel told Dateline she spent most of her summers living with her Aunt Talina in Indiana.

  • Staunch Trump ally to end tumultuous tenure as U.S. envoy in Germany
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    Staunch Trump ally to end tumultuous tenure as U.S. envoy in Germany

    U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, is to resign from his post after two years that have seen transatlantic relations strained in a way they haven't been for decades. Grenell, who has also served as acting U.S. Director of National Intelligence since February, implicitly confirmed his pending return to the U.S. in a series of tweets thanking people for their well wishes. The 53-year-old will formally resign his diplomatic post in the next few weeks, according to the German Press Agency.

  • Germany wants to end travel warning for 31 European countries: report
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    Germany wants to end travel warning for 31 European countries: report

    The German government wants to end a travel warning for tourist trips to 31 European countries from June 15 if the coronavirus situation allows, magazine Focus on Tuesday cited dpa news agency as reporting. It said a paper on European tourism that may be agreed by the cabinet on Wednesday showed the government wanted to allow travel to the 26 other European Union nations and Britain as well as the four non-EU countries in the Schengen passport-free zone - Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. On May 18, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said Germany was hoping to ease a travel warning on all tourist trips abroad that is in place until June 15.

  • Trump administration promises 100 million coronavirus testing swabs by the end of 2020
    The Week

    Trump administration promises 100 million coronavirus testing swabs by the end of 2020

    The Trump administration sent Congress a national coronavirus testing strategy in time to meet a Sunday deadline, The Washington Post reports, citing a copy of the 80-page "COVID-19 Strategic Testing Plan" it obtained. The report delivered to Congress promises that the federal government will buy 100 million swabs by the end of 2020 and distribute them to states to help them expand testing. The document did not outline federal testing goals for each state; instead it listed testing targets states reported to federal officials for May. Public health officials say broader testing to determine who has been infected with the novel coronavirus and who might have immunity are key to curbing the spread of the outbreak and allowing the economy to fully reopen.

  • Boris Johnson the 'people’s politician' risks squandering his common touch in standing by Dominic Cummings
    The Telegraph

    Boris Johnson the 'people’s politician' risks squandering his common touch in standing by Dominic Cummings

    Say what you like about Boris Johnson, he is not what you would call a “misfit” or a “weirdo”. Unlike his non-conformist chief adviser Dominic Cummings, who once touted for such 'oddballs' to join No 10, the Prime Minister is as conventional as any of the 20 Old Etonians who have ended up in Downing Street. A little eccentric, perhaps, with his love of the Iliad and aversion to Mason Pearson products, but as his old Balliol philosophy don Jonathan Barnes put it: “Definitely a good egg.”

  • Reckless Mount Hood Climbers Put Rescue Crews at Risk During Pandemic
    The Daily Beast

    Reckless Mount Hood Climbers Put Rescue Crews at Risk During Pandemic

    Rescue crews had to save three people on Mount Hood this weekend, endangering their own health in the process. Portland Mountain Rescue said the first mission began late Friday night after a climber summited but got lost in whiteout conditions on the way back, with no water and a dying cellphone. “They were swept all the way down the route onto the Reid Glacier and miraculously survived with limited injuries,” PMR wrote on Facebook.

  • A second immigrant has died from COVID-19 while in ICE custody
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    A second immigrant has died from COVID-19 while in ICE custody

    Santiago Baten-Oxlag, an immigrant in custody of the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agency, died of complications from COVID-19 on Sunday. The 34-year-old from Guatemala died in a hospital in Columbus, Georgia, that he had been transferred to from ICE's Stewart Detention Center, in Lumpkin, Georgia. An immigrant in custody of the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency died of COVID-19 complications on Sunday, marking the second death related to the novel coronavirus among people in ICE detainment.

  • 'The big show': US poised to return to human spaceflight with historic launch
    The Guardian

    'The big show': US poised to return to human spaceflight with historic launch

    In a historic moment a decade in the making, the skies above Florida will light up on Wednesday when the launch of a rocket born from a groundbreaking public-private partnership returns the United States to the business of human spaceflight. Not since the retirement of Nasa's space shuttle fleet in 2011 has the US possessed the capability to send its own astronauts into orbit, and the success of this week's mission, formally known as SpaceX Demo-2, is likely to shape the direction of the space agency's near-Earth ambitions for a generation. At 4.33pm, a Dragon crew capsule attached to a Falcon 9 rocket is set to take flight from the Kennedy Space Center at Cape Canaveral, bound for the international space station (ISS).