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Saudi Arabia halts pilgrimages over virus; Iran says 22 dead

Saudi Arabia on Thursday banned foreign pilgrims from entering the kingdom to visit Islam's holiest sites over the new coronavirus, potentially disrupting the plans of millions of faithful ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan and as the annual hajj pilgrimage looms. The decision showed the growing worry across the Mideast about the virus as authorities reported over 240 confirmed cases in the region. Most were linked to Iran, where the death reached 22, the highest outside of China where...
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Takeaways from CNN's town halls in South Carolina

• Biden says Trump would be 'escorted out of White House' if he loses but won't concede • Klobuchar dishes on viral debate photo • One of the first things Klobuchar would do as president is fire this official
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Joe Biden shows his humanity during CNN town hall

• Opinion: For once, Michael Bloomberg had a good night • Klobuchar dishes on viral debate photo
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Trump picks Pence to lead coronavirus response, critics point out his handling of HIV outbreak

Critics have faulted Pence for what they call his slow and inadequate response to the a 2015 HIV outbreak in Indiana.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Fourth Diamond Princess passenger dies; MSC cruise ship allowed to dock in Mexico

MSC Cruises' Meraviglia was turned away from ports in Jamaica and the Cayman Islands; Alitalia passengers left Africa rather than enter quarantine.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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All Eyes on Malaysia’s King With Power Hanging in the Balance

(Bloomberg) -- Malaysia’s monarchy is taking center stage as the country awaits a resolution to a four-day power struggle pitting Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad against long-time rival Anwar Ibrahim.The king, known as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong, has spent the past two days speaking to lawmakers to determine who has the support of the majority after Mahathir’s resignation on Monday due to bickering in the coalition. The monarch could announce the name of Malaysia’s next prime minister as soon as ...
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Watch Elizabeth Warren tell a Sanders supporter that Bernie helped write the delegate rules he now opposes

At a CNN town hall in South Carolina on Wednesday night, a Bernie Sanders supporter asked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) about a moment in the Nevada Democratic debate where all the candidates but Sanders said if nobody has a majority of votes by the convention, the process should play out as written, potentially handing the nomination to somebody with fewer delegates. "Can you explain why the will of the voters should not matter if no candidate reaches a majority of delegates?" he asked. Warre...
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An owl injured during a California wildfire has returned to the wild

A great horned owl injured during a California wildfire flapped back into the wild Wednesday evening, thrilling the firefighters who rescued him.
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United States: Episode 301: Ratchet to Disaster - Steptoe & Johnson LLP

In our 301st episode of The Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker interviews Ben Buchanan, author of the new book, The Hacker and the State: Cyber Attacks and the New Normal of Geopolitics.
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Cyprus: Casual Electronic Communications At The Workplace Concerning Business Issues - Harris Kyriakides

Our Data Protection and Cyber Law team discusses a number of legal risks arising from communications at the workplace which do not adhere to proper data and communication policies.
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European Union: Changes To Marketing Alternative Investment Funds In The EU - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

The EU has adopted a package of measures which will implement some important changes to the way in which alternative investment fund managers ("AIFMs") market their funds cross-border in the EEA.
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Lori Loughlin’s Lawyers Say New Evidence Exonerates Full House Actor in College Bribery Case

(BOSTON) — Lawyers for “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, said Wednesday that new evidence shows the couple is innocent of charges that they bribed their daughters’ way into the University of Southern California. An attorney for the couple said in a legal filing that prosecutors provided the defense with notes written by the admitted ringleader of the college admissions cheating scheme that support the couple’s claim that they believed th...
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UK: MEES And Residential Property – Don't Be A Fool Come 1 April 2020 - Hogan Lovells

Come April Fool's Day 2020, landlords of residential property should be aware not just of customary pranks and hoaxes, but also of the implications of the Energy Efficiency
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United States: Don't Get Caught In The "Low-Hanging Fruit" HIPAA Harvest - Seyfarth Shaw LLP

The Director of HIPAA enforcement agency cautions that many covered entities are not meeting the basic HIPAA requirements and sees "low-hanging fruit" for enforcement activity.
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Dow futures sink 350 points as US officials warn of coronavirus spread

Dow futures dropped 350 points late Wednesday after US health authorities said they've discovered a case of novel coronavirus in the country without knowing its origin.
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MotorTrend app: Behind the scenes of Richard Childress' preseason team speech

We're three episodes into the "NASCAR All In: Battle for Daytona" docuseries, produced by MotorTrend Group in partnership with NASCAR, and fans who have downloaded the app and subscribed have been treated to behind-the-scenes access as three teams prep for the Daytona 500. MORE: Download the app to watch In Episode 3, now available, MotorTrend cameras […]
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More misery to come after Severn flood defences breached

Evacuation in Ironbridge, Shropshire, as Environment Agency warns of continued flooding until at least SundayAre you affected by the flooding? Tell us your storyResidents evacuated from properties in Ironbridge due to flooding are facing further misery with wet weather expected to cause disruption on Thursday after flood defences were breached along the banks of the River Severn, forcing householders and businesspeople to flee their properties.A yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been i...
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Singapore: A Budget Of Support And Recovery In Singapore - Withers LLP

The government's assistance to employers and employees in weathering economic headwinds in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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Saudi Arabia Suspends Pilgrimages to Mecca and Other Holy Sites in Effort to Stop Coronavirus

Saudi Arabia temporarily halted religious visits that include stops in Mecca and Medina, which draw millions of people a year as the Islamic world’s holiest cities, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus into the country. Tourism visa-holders from countries with reported coronavirus infections will also be denied entry, the Saudi embassy in Washington said in an emailed statement, without naming any countries. The steps are temporary and subject to continuous evaluation, according to the stat...
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Brazil: Nova lei regulamenta o uso compartilhado de imóveis - Negrao, Ferrari & Associados

Conquistar alguns palmos de "terra" açula a humanidade desde os primórdios, desencadeando guerras e deslocando os povos pelos continentes.
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United States: FinCEN Names First Digital Innovation Officer - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

FinCEN named Michael Mosier as the agency's first Digital Innovation Officer.
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Warren says she's ready to run until convention even if she's behind in delegates

Elizabeth Warren said Wednesday that she is ready for a convention floor battle this summer if none of the Democratic candidates reaches a delegate majority during the primaries.
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Labor asks PM if Bridget McKenzie's sports grants document was backdated – politics live

Anthony Albanese asks why the briefing is dated 4 April when approval was given on 11 April, the day the election was called. All the day’s events, live 4.29am GMT The prime minister is holding a press conference at 3.45pm in the PMO courtyard, the most serious of press conference locations. 4.28am GMT The Senate inquiry into the sports grants affair has been extended until 24 June. Continue reading...
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GAME RECAP: Timberwolves 129, Heat 126

D'Angelo Russell scores 27 points and 6 dimes on Wednesday as Minnesota beat Miami, 129-126.
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United States: CBOT Bans Trader For Prohibited Wash Trades - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The Business Conduct Committee ("BCC") of the Chicago Board of Trade ("CBOT") banned a trader violating rules prohibiting wash trades and committing other trade-related offenses.
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United States: SEC Updates SBSD Registration Materials, Includes Substituted Compliance Questionnaire - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The SEC updated its materials for security-based swap dealer registration, including a staff questionnaire for non-U.S. security-based swap dealers ("SBSDs") filing a substituted compliance application.
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Coronavirus latest updates: Trump says risk to US 'very low' as authorities warn of escalation

Losses on Asian stock markets mount as Saudi Arabia bans entry of religious pilgrims over virus fears. Follow live newsTrump puts VP Pence in charge of US responseStaff at Australian hospital racially abused over coronavirus panicMore new cases outside China than inside, says WHOCoronavirus map: how Covid-19 is spreading across the worldInquiry opens into hospitals at centre of Italy outbreak 4.24am GMT Via the AP, South Korea has followed China in expressing dismay at travel restrictions im...
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United States: FINRA Conducts Review Of Firm's "Zero Commissions" - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

In a targeted examination, FINRA is seeking information on the practices of firms that charge zero commission on client trades and "the impact that not charging commissions has or will have on the Firm's order routing."
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Ex-TCU QB Trevone Boykin gets three years in prison for beating girlfriend

Boykin, TCU's all-time leader in passing yards, reportedly broke his girlfriend's jaw in an incident captured by surveillance video.
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Trump says US is 'ready' for novel coronavirus outbreak as cases spread worldwide

The novel coronavirus outbreak appears to have entered a new stage, as cases continue to rise around the world, raising fears of a global pandemic, even as the situation stabilizes inside China.
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