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More than 80pc of inmates test positive for coronavirus in US prison

A massive wave of coronavirus infections is blasting through the world's largest prison population in the United States even as officials begin opening up their economies, saying the disease has plateaued. One prison in Marion, Ohio has become the most intensely infected institution across the country, with more than 80 percent of its nearly 2,500 inmates, and 175 staff on top of that, testing positive for Covid-19. Coronavirus deaths are on the increase in jails and penitentiaries across th...
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Coronavirus: Boris Johnson tells of intensive care experience

Five things you need to know about the coronavirus outbreak this morning.
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North and South Korea troops exchange fire along border

North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the South’s military said, the first such incident since the rivals took unprecedented steps to lower front-line animosities. The Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said in a statement that North Korean troops fired several bullets at a South Korean guard post inside the border zone. Defense officials said it’s unlikely for North Korea to have any casualties either as the South Korean warning shots were fired at uninh...
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Stockton Police: Man, 34, Attempted To Stab Victim, 50, During Argument

STOCKTON (CBS13) – A man is in custody accused of attempting to stab another man during an argument, according to the Stockton Police Department. Police said Jose Martinez, 34, engaged in an argument with the 50-year-old victim, during which Martinez attempted and failed to stab the victim. The department said the altercation happened at around 10 a.m. in the 100 block of East Sonora Street. Police said Martinez fled the scene and was located and arrested a short while later. Martinez faces a ch...
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S Korea says troops exchange fire along N Korean border

North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the South’s military said, the first such incident since the rivals took unprecedented steps to lower front-line animosities in late 2018. The Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said in a statement that North Korean troops fired several bullets at a South Korean guard post inside the border zone. It’s unknown whether North Korea had any.
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In California, social distancing clashes with beach access rights

"People are just frustrated, and they want to be able to go to the beach," said an ecology professor at California State University Channel Islands.
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George W. Bush Message Urges ‘Unity’ As Trump Exploits Division Amid COVID-19

Former president appeals to the American spirit of "service and sacrifice."
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South Korea says Kim Jong Un did not have surgery, as two Koreas exchange gunfire

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not undergo surgery during his almost three week absence from public life, South Korean news outlet Yonhap said citing a senior government official, as the two Koreas exchanged gunfire around the border on Sunday. The South Korean official declined to provide reasons for believing that Kim did not undergo surgery, but said speculative reports that he may have had surgery, citing some differences in his leg movements, is not true, Yonhap reported. Earlier on ...
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North Korea's Kim did not have surgery, South says, as shots fired at DMZ

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un did not undergo surgery during almost three weeks of absence from public life, a South Korean official said on Sunday, as the two Koreas exchanged gunfire at the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating the two sides. The government official declined to provide reasons, but said speculative reports that Kim had had an operation, citing some differences in his leg movements, were untrue. Multiple gunshots were fired from North Korea towards a guard post in South Korea...
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Oil-hungry Asian nations pounce on low prices to build stockpiles

- What are strategic oil reserves and why do countries need them? Strategic reserves are stockpiles of oil and other fuels held by governments in secure storage facilities to cover unexpected disruptions to energy supplies. Major economies such as the US, China and Russia began to build up reserves after oil shocks in the 1970s, according to Ravi Krishnaswamy, regional senior vice president for energy and environment at consultancy Frost & Sullivan.
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‘Murder Hornets’ Have Now Entered The U.S. And They Could Decimate The Honeybee Population

A roughly two-inch long insect known as the "murder hornet" has made its way to the U.S. for the first time ever, researchers said.
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North and South Korean troops exchange fire along border

North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the South’s military said, the first such incident since the rivals took unprecedented steps to lower front-line animosities in late 2018. The Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said in a statement that North Korean troops fired several bullets at a South Korean guard post inside the border zone. Defense officials said it’s also unlikely that North Korea had any casualties, since the South Korean warning shots were fire...
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Australia fights virus clusters as parts of country ease restrictions

Australia's state of Victoria saw its highest increase in new coronavirus cases in weeks on Sunday and New South Wales state struggled with a cluster of infections at an aged care facility, as parts of the country began easing distancing rules. Thirteen new cases were recorded in Victoria on Sunday, health officials said, with six of the cases related to an infections cluster at a meat processing facility in Melbourne. "What I'm worried about is the unknown unknowns," Victoria's Health Ministe...
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Anti-Vaccination Activists Are Growing Force at Virus Protests

Public health experts fear that their messaging could further harm the country’s response to the pandemic.
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Australia: There is an app for that. But is there an aptitude for trust? - Marque Lawyers

The tracing technology may help defeat COVID-19 in Australia, but it creates a huge data mine of personal information.
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Warren Buffett's company Berkshire Hathaway sells US airline shares

The billionaire investor says he doesn't see any remaining upside in the airline industry.
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North and South Korea Exchange Gunfire Across Demilitarized Zone

The reports of gunfire came two days after the North’s leader, Kim Jong-un, reappeared in public after three weeks of absence and rumors about his health.
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South Korea Says Troops Exchanged Fire Along North Korean Border

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said it was believed that North Korea's firing was not intentional.
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South Korea Says Troops Exchange Fire Along North Korean Border

The fire exchange took place a day after North Korea reported its leader Kim Jong Un’s first public appearance in weeks.
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Cowboys confirm deal for ex-Bengals QB Dalton

Andy Dalton will team up with Dak Prescott in Dallas on a one-year deal.
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Australia: There is no place for the Gig economy - Marque Lawyers

The Commission effectively said that the Uber Eats driver was not a real contractor, but she wasn't an employee either.
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Korean flashpoint as South returns fire after North targets border post

North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the South's military said, blaming North Korean soldiers for targeting a guard post. Violent confrontations have occasionally occurred along the border, the world's most heavily fortified. While Sunday's incident is a reminder of persistent tensions, it didn't cause any known casualties on either side and is unlikely to escalate, observers say. The Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said in a statement t...
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South Korea responds to multiple gunshots from North Korea

North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the South's military said, blaming North Korean soldiers for targeting a guard post. The Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said in a statement that North Korean troops fired several bullets at a South Korean guard post inside the heavily fortified border. South Korea fired two rounds in response after issuing a warning broadcast, it said. South Korea suffered no casualties, the military said. It's unknown wheth...
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Donald Trump hails re-emergence of Kim Jong-un

Donald Trump has hailed the reported reappearance of Kim Jong-un following speculation that the North Korean dictator was seriously ill. "I, for one, am glad to see he is back, and well!" the US president tweeted after the North Korean dictator made his first public appearance in nearly three weeks. Speculation over the health of Kim, 36, was triggered by his lengthy absence even failing to appear at his late grandfather's birthday celebration on April 15. It was the first time he had ever m...
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Free agent QB Andy Dalton, Cowboys agree to one-year, $3M contract

If Dak Prescott gets hurt, Andy Dalton will assume the starter's role in Dallas.
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Could Cowboys rescind Dak Prescott’s franchise tag?

Presumably, Andy Dalton becomes the backup to Dak Prescott in Dallas. But with Prescott not yet accepting a franchise tender with a value in excess of $31 million, it's reasonable to ask the question posed in the headline of this item: Would the Cowboys rescind Dak's tender? Until Prescott accepts the one-year offer, the Cowboys [more]
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Warren Buffett tells investors to 'Bet on America,' buying stocks for long-term gain

Warren Buffett told investors Saturday that while the U.S. is dealing with an economic shut down that is in some ways unprecedented, it will prevail.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coronavirus lockdown: Business group calls for phased easing

Ministers must set out plan immediately and sustain public spending if needed, business group urges.
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Dez Bryant slams Cowboys' move to sign Andy Dalton: 'Pay Dak'

Dez Bryant wasn't happy with the Cowboys' move to sign Andy Dalton on Saturday night.
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Dalton comes home to Texas as Prescott's backup with Cowboys

Dalton and the Cowboys agreed Saturday to a one-year deal that guarantees the former Cincinnati starter $3 million and could be worth up to $7 million. The Cowboys reached a deal with Dalton two days after he was released by the Bengals. Dalton, born and raised in the Houston area, led TCU to an undefeated season that included a Rose Bowl victory over Wisconsin during the 2010 season before the Bengals drafted him in the second round.
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