Los Angeles mayor Eric Garcetti says large gatherings, such as sporting events, might not return until 2021

Large gatherings at public events, such as sports, could remain banned in Los Angeles until at least 2021 due to the novel coronavirus.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Los Angeles Rams' Brian Allen is first active NFL player to test positive for COVID-19

Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen is reportedly the first active NFL player to test positive for COVID-19.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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More on Excess Mortality and COVID19’s Hidden Toll

I’m returning to this topic of calculating the full death toll of the COVID19 Crisis. As I noted yesterday, samplings of data from New York, Spain and Italy suggest a pattern in which the true scale of mortality tied to the COVID19 Crisis is roughly twice that recorded in the COVID19 death tolls we see each day, and sometimes much higher. Here are a few more data points which add weight to this emerging pattern. First, the United Kingdom has released provisional data through the 14 week of t...
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Experts Warn Of Urgent Need For Coronavirus Mental Health Research

(CNN) — Mental health and brain research must be a higher priority in the response to the coronavirus pandemic, scientists have said, warning that the crisis could have a “profound” and “pervasive impact” on global mental health now and in the future. In a paper published Wednesday in the Lancet Psychiatry journal, researchers called for better monitoring of mental health as part of the global response to the pandemic. The outbreak has infected more than 2 million people and killed over 128,000 ...
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Protests draw thousands over state stay-at-home orders during coronavirus pandemic

Multiple states have seen protests as stay-a-home orders meant to curb the spread of the coronavirus continue.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Smithfield Foods in South Dakota is now largest coronavirus hot spot in US

518 Smithfield Foods employees have tested positive for COVID-19.         [Author: Sioux Falls Argus Leader]
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This small Louisiana parish has the highest death rate per capita for coronavirus in the country

St. John the Baptist Parish is a swampy, rural swath of Louisiana that straddles the Mississippi River. It's an unassuming place with one Walmart and a population of about 43,000.
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South Korea's ruling party wins election landslide amid coronavirus outbreak

Voters reward Moon Jae-in for response to pandemic with biggest majority since transition to democracy in 1987Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSouth Korea’s ruling party has won a landslide victory in national assembly elections, in what is being seen as an endorsement of President Moon Jae-in’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.Moon’s left-leaning Democratic party and its smaller affiliate won 180 seats in the 300-seat assembly – the biggest majority in the nationa...
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Elizabeth Warren Says She Would Be Joe Biden’s Vice President

Asked if she would accept a position as Biden’s running mate, Warren gave a one-word answer: “Yes.”
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Elizabeth Warren Says She Would Be Biden’s Vice President

Asked if she would accept a position as Biden’s running mate, Warren gave a one-word answer: “Yes.”
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Georges St-Pierre on why UFC stopped fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov: They didn’t want to risk it

“They had a lot to lose and if they invest into that fight and their investment goes out after, it’s not a good move."
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Congress: Trump threatens to invoke never-used authority

We want to hear about those you've lost | Tracking US cases | Podcast
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United States: Business Tax Provisions Of The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security Act (CARES Act) - Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP

On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the "CARES Act") was enacted into law. This e-alert summarizes some of the significant business tax provisions contained in the CARES Act.
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United States: Energy Companies Contemplating Repurchase Of Discounted Debt Should Carefully Analyze Corporate, Securities Law And Tax Considerations - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

In the economic turbulence caused by COVID-19 and the Russia-Saudi Arabia oil price dispute, many energy companies' debt is now trading well below par value.
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North Korean defector becomes first to win South Korea parliamentary seat

Thae Yong-ho, the highest ranking official to ever defect from North Korea, made history with his win.
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United States: Keeping A Close Eye On ESG Issues To Minimize Risk During The COVID-19 Pandemic - Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

The COVID-19 crisis poses new challenges for companies seeking to manage ESG risks during a period of significant business disruption.
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Nigeria: Policy & Regulatory Measures Against The Coronavirus Pandemic In Nigeria - Banwo & Ighodalo

The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to significantly impact people's health, businesses and the global economy.
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Bangladesh coast guard rescues 396 Rohingya from drifting boat; 32 dead

At least 32 ethnic Rohingya died on a ship that drifted for weeks after it failed to reach Malaysia, Bangladesh coast guard officials said on Thursday, following the rescue of 396 starving survivors. A human rights group said it believed more boats carrying Rohingya - a Muslim minority - were adrift at sea, with coronavirus lockdowns in Malaysia and Thailand making it harder for them to find refuge. "They were at sea for about two months and were starving," a Bangladesh coastguard official to...
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UK: Podcast: Culture & Compliance Chronicles: Behavioral Science – The Audit & Monitoring Perspective - Ropes & Gray LLP

Welcome, everyone, and thank you for joining us on Culture & Compliance Chronicles, a podcast series focused on the behavioral sciences approach to risk management.
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Tom Hardy to Read Bedtime Stories for BBC Children’s Channel CBeebies

If you’re having trouble falling asleep, Tom Hardy will help you doze off with a bedtime story. The actor will be reading nighttime tales on “Bedtime Stories,” the long-running series on the BBC Children’s channel CBeebies. The episodes will run from April 27 through May 1. Hardy made a previous appearance on the show back […]
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UK: Understanding The COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme – A Guide For Employers - Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP

The COVID-19 Job Retention Scheme (Scheme) is designed to assist employers to retain employees in the face of the considerable challenges presented by the global coronavirus crisis.
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Canada: COVID 19 Impact: Ontario Issues Emergency Order Prohibiting Price Gouging Of Necessary Goods - Cassels

On March 28, 2020, the Government of Ontario issued an emergency order prohibiting retailers and individuals from charging unfair prices for necessary goods that Ontarians need to protect themselves from COVID-19.
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China may have conducted low-level nuclear test, US report claims

State Department report points to activities at China’s Lop Nur test site last year, though it does not have proofThe US state department has claimed China may have secretly conducted a low-yield underground nuclear test, in an accusation likely to further inflame already poor relations between Washington and Beijing.A report on arms control compliance does not offer proof, but points to circumstantial evidence, of excavations and other stepped-up activity at China’s Lop Nur test site. Continue...
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European Union: EU Loosens State Aid Rules Amid COVID-19 Outbreak - Cooley LLP

Any measure by EU member states granting a selective financial advantage to one or more companies and capable to distort competition is considered state aid.
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United States: A Realistic Survival Option For Small Businesses – Relief Under The Small Business Reorganization Act - Dickinson Wright PLLC

No one can yet predict the overall effect the COVID-19 pandemic will have on the economy in the long run. However, the immediate impact on small businesses seems readily apparent.
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Fact check: Trump repeats false claim he has power over state coronavirus restrictions

• Pelosi: Trump's name appearing on stimulus checks 'shameful' • Testing is key: Business leaders back health experts • Mnuchin: Treasury secretary and Small Business Administration urge Congress to boost loan program funding
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Fact check: Trump repeats false claim he has power over state coronavirus restrictions, threatens to shut down Congress

President Donald Trump littered Wednesday's coronavirus briefing with another procession of false and misleading claims.
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Jimmy Butler: No clear leadership, expectations with 76ers

This reflects poorly on 76ers coach Brett Brown.
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United States: EPA's Limits On Advisory Committee Participation Are Subject To Judicial Review - Foley Hoag LLP

On Monday, the 1st Circuit Court of Appeals held that EPA's directive forbidding those who receive EPA grants from serving on EPA advisory committees is subject to judicial
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United States: Massachusetts Attorney General Tightens Debt Collection Regulations Amid Covid-19 - Foley Hoag LLP

Earlier today, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey announced emergency regulations temporarily restricting debt collection practices during the COVID-19 crisis.
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