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Missouri execution would be first since pandemic began

Walter Barton, 64, would be the first person executed in the U.S. since Nathaniel Woods was put to death in Alabama on March 5. Three states have put aside executions over the past 2½ months. Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson said Monday that he had not heard anything to make him reconsider the execution, which he said would “move forward as scheduled.”
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Nicaragua closes Costa Rica border to protest virus testing

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega blamed new coronavirus-related health monitoring measures taken by neighboring Costa Rica for his country's decision Monday to close their two border crossings. In a nationally televised address, Ortega said more than 1,000 trucks were stranded on Nicaraguan highways. The dispute boiled over after Costa Rica on May 8 began testing all truck drivers entering the country for COVID-19.
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Missouri carries out 1st US execution since pandemic began

A Missouri man was put to death by lethal injection Tuesday for fatally stabbing an 81-year-old woman nearly three decades ago, the first U.S. execution since the coronavirus pandemic took hold. Walter Barton, 64, had long maintained he was innocent of killing Gladys Kuehler, and his case was tied up for years due to appeals, mistrials and two overturned convictions. Concerns related to the coronavirus caused several states to postpone or cancel executions over the past 2 ½ months.
Tags: News, US, Walter Barton, Gladys Kuehler


Chinese embassy says Australian claims of 'vindication' on coronavirus investigation are 'a joke'

Trade tensions between the two countries heighten as China imposes barley tariffs, but Australian ministers insist ‘there is no trade war’The Chinese embassy in Canberra has declared it is “nothing but a joke” for Australia to claim vindication over the growing global support for an international review into the handling of the coronavirus outbreak.The comments come as trade tensions intensify over China’s decision to hit Australian barley imports with tariffs of more than 80% – a move that Aust...
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The wife of Arizona Diamondbacks' player Starling Marte has died from a heart attack

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Starling Marte announced that his wife, Noelia, died in a tweet Monday.
Tags: Cnn, Arizona Diamondbacks, Starling Marte, Noelia


Michael Thomas, DeVante Parker tussle on Instagram

It started innocuously, with the question of whether it's harder to catch a pass while covered by Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore or to break up a pass while guarding Saints receiver Michael Thomas. Then, Dolphins receiver DeVante Parke
Tags: News, Dolphins, Saints, Stephon Gilmore, Michael Thomas, Michael Thomas DeVante Parker


University of Kentucky Cheerleading Coaches Are Fired Amid Hazing Scandal

A three-month investigation also found alcohol use and public nudity by students on the team, the university said.
Tags: News, Kentucky, Sexual Harassment, Cheerleaders, University of Kentucky, Colleges and Universities, Coaches and Managers, Lexington (Ky, University of Kentucky Cheerleading Coaches


Travis McCready Performs America’s First Concert in Months

Fans who had to have their temperatures taken and wear masks for the Travis McCready show said it was worth it for the experience of hearing live music again.
Tags: Music, News, America, Arkansas, Asa, Hutchinson, Travis, McCready, Ark, Pop and Rock Music, Fort Smith (Ark, Coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Travis McCready, Coronavirus Reopenings, Temple Live (Fort Smith


Some Indian companies are bypassing the internet to connect to their cloud providers

Companies have been connecting directly to cloud providers around the world for some time, through a connection that is separate from the internet connection they subscribe to. But some companies have gone a step further, connecting directly to multiple cloud providers through a single link, essentially cutting off a major part of their internet use. […] ...
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Netflix Defends Depiction of Prosecutor Linda Fairstein in ‘When They See Us’ Lawsuit

Netflix has fired back at former New York prosecutor Linda Fairstein, defending its villainous depiction of her in “When They See Us.” Fairstein filed a defamation lawsuit against the Netflix and director Ava DuVernay in March, alleging that she was portrayed in “When They See Us” as a racist prosecutor hellbent on locking up innocent […]
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United States: Bank Account Closures An Added Worry For Travelers Stuck In U.S. - Ropes & Gray LLP

In a recent Bloomberg Law article, tax controversy associate Ellen Gilley comments on how foreign individuals stuck in the U.S. due to coronavirus-related travel restrictions are at risk of having their...
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Canada: A $750,000 Foot Long: Costs Awarded To CBC In Failed Subway Defamation Suit - Bennett Jones LLP

This is an important decision for food service businesses for several reasons.
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Trump threatens to permanently pull funding from WHO and 'reconsider' US membership

President Donald Trump late Monday threatened to permanently pull US funding from the World Health Organization if it does not "commit to major substantive improvements in the next 30 days."
Tags: US, Cnn, World Health Organization, Donald Trump, Trump




Did VE Day parties cause a spike in Covid-19 cases?

Six days after the VE Day anniversary there was a jump in new Covid cases at Bradford Royal Infirmary.
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Authorities announce forfeiture of ancient Gilgamesh tablet from Hobby Lobby's Museum of the Bible

The Gilgamesh Dream Tablet was featured at the Washington, D.C., museum. The crafts chain bought it in 2014 for $1.6 million.
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United States: Key Considerations For COVID-19 Emergency Triage Policies In Florida - Ropes & Gray LLP

Ropes & Gray offers immediate practical guidance on how to navigate the legal and ethical issues raised by the need to have a clear plan for allocating scarce resources as COVID-19 strains Florida hospitals in unprecedented ways.
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Canada: Décision De La Cour D'appel Dans L'affaire De La Pyrrhotite : La Responsabilité Des Professionnels (première Partie) - Miller Thomson LLP

Le 6 avril dernier, la Cour d'appel a rendu une série d'arrêts quant aux dossiers de la première vague de ce qui est connu sous le nom de l'affaire de la pyrrhotite
Tags: News, Canada, Décision De La Cour, Partie Miller Thomson LLP


India: Giant Leap To Woo Investors – MP, UP Announce Radical Labour Relaxations - Khaitan & Co

Amidst the prevailing COVID-19 crisis, states are now contemplating taking diverse measures to offset the economic impact and boost investment opportunities.
Tags: News, India, Radical Labour Relaxations Khaitan


United States: CFTC Requests Comment On Climate-Risk Initiatives - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

The CFTC requested comment on issues being addressed by the Climate-Related Market Risk Subcommittee of the Market Risk Advisory Committee (or "MRAC").
Tags: News, United States, Cftc, Cadwalader Wickersham, Taft LLP, Market Risk Advisory Committee


LeBron James: I would've worked perfectly with Michael Jordan

LeBron James discussed Michael Jordan after the conclusion of the 'The Last Dance' – a docuseries focused on the iconic Chicago Bulls team.
Tags: News, Sports, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Chicago Bulls


United States: Broker-Dealer Fined For OATS Reporting Failures - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

A broker-dealer settled FINRA charges of Order Audit Trail System ("OATS") reporting violations.
Tags: News, United States, FINRA, Taft LLP, OATS Reporting Failures Cadwalader Wickersham


India: Incremental Reforms To FDI Rules – Pricing Guidelines For Rights Issue - Khaitan & Co

This explanation has been deleted and a new rule, namely 7A, has been inserted.
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United States: FINRA Warns Firms Of Risks To Senior Investors Concerning Customer Trusts - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

FINRA warned firms to scrutinize broker requests "to be named a customer's beneficiary, executor or trustee or to hold a power of attorney for a customer."
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'The Voice' remote finale: From Thunderstorm Artis to Toneisha Harris, who will win it all?

Despite tech difficulties for Nick Jonas, "The Voice" put on an impressive finale with state-of-the-art production that created a seamless broadcast.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Nick Jonas, Usa Today, Voice, Toneisha Harris


Canada: IP Monitor: A Welcome And Timely Boost For Trade Secret Protection In Canada - Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Canada, the United States, and Mexico have each completed the domestic processes necessary to bring the United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement into effect. USMCA will come into force on July 1, 2020.
Tags: News, Mexico, Canada, United States, United States Mexico Canada, USMCA


Coronavirus live news: Trump threatens to quit WHO, claiming lack of independence from China

WHO chief promises independent review of global response; IMF chief says full economic recovery unlikely in 2021; Italy records lowest deaths since March. Follow the latest updatesWHO chief promises review of coronavirus responseTrump says he’s taking hydroxychloroquine despite FDA warningsGlobal report: Italy reopens cafes as Spain prepares for return of touristsAustralia coronavirus updates – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 4.18am BST The letter tweeted out by US President Donald Trump...
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United States: OFAC Urges Firms To Provide Notice Of Anticipated Delays In Regulatory Reporting - Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP

OFAC urged persons subject to U.S. sanctions, including financial institutions and other businesses, to notify OFAC of any anticipated delays in meeting certain regulatory reporting deadlines due to COVID-19.
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Canada: Be Careful How You Ask – Canadian Court Considers Demand Letters - Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

In the recent decision, Fluid Energy Group Ltd v Exaltexx Inc, 2020 FC 81, the Canadian Federal Court granted an interlocutory injunction prohibiting a plaintiff patent holder in a patent infringement action...
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