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Take a moment to read this article in Science magazine about COVID19, aerosol transmission and masks. It’s not a study. It’s published as a “perspective”, more a review of the current science and an argument about the implications of the data. The upshot is a strong argument for universal mask wearing as long as COVID19 remain prevalent in the population and we have no vaccines or effective treatments. The more specific assertions are these. First, the authors argue that the accepted science ...
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Attorney general taps prosecutor to look into episodes of 'unmasking' by Obama administration officials

Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said John Bash, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Texas, will look into the issue.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Chinese parliament approves controversial Hong Kong security law

Move paves way for anti-sedition laws, which human rights advocates say will threaten city’s freedoms, as US opposition buildsChina’s legislature has approved a decision to force a controversial national security law on Hong Kong, in an extraordinary and unprecedented move aimed at bringing the semi-autonomous territory further under Beijing’s control.On Thursday, China’s National People’s Congress passed a decision that paves the way for sweeping anti-sedition laws to be directly enacted in Hon...
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Chinese parliament to vote on Hong Kong security law as US condemnation builds

Move would pave the way for anti-sedition laws, which human rights advocates say will threaten the city’s freedomsChina’s legislature was set to approve plans to force a controversial national security law on Hong Kong, as the US prepared to retaliate against Beijing for stripping the territory of its promised freedoms.On Thursday, China’s National People’s Congress was preparing to vote on a draft decision that would pave the way for anti-sedition laws to be directly enacted in Hong Kong, bypas...
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Coronavirus live news: South Korea may return to restrictions after cases spike as US deaths pass 100,000

61 Tory MPs defy UK PM over Dominic Cummings lockdown breach; European commission proposes €750bn coronavirus recovery fund; Kenya records highest one-day case rise. Follow the latest updatesSouth Korea could face return to coronavirus restrictions after spike in new casesUS passes 100,000 coronavirus deaths as states relax lockdown measuresTory anger at Dominic Cummings grows as 61 MPs defy Boris JohnsonAustralia coronavirus – liveCoronavirus latest: at a glance 4.56am BST South Korea has r...
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Coronavirus Epidemics Began Later Than Believed, Study Concludes

In Washington State and Italy, the first confirmed cases were not linked to the outbreaks that followed, the analysis found. The epidemics were seeded later.
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South Korea could face return to coronavirus restrictions after spike in new cases

Some schools hold back from reopening amid biggest rise in cases in 53 days, with authorities struggling to identify transmission routesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSouth Korea has reported its biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases in 53 days, triggering warnings it may have to revert to stricter social distancing measures after appearing to have brought the outbreak under control.The Korean Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC) reported 79 new in...
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Don Lemon: Imagine how it feels to hear friends say nothing

After the death of George Floyd sparked outrage across the country, CNN's Don Lemon speaks frankly to Chris Cuomo about the realities for people of color living in America.
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Lemon to Cuomo: Imagine it were me on the ground, and your friends did nothing

After the death of George Floyd sparked outrage across the country, CNN's Don Lemon speaks frankly to Chris Cuomo about the realities for people of color living in America.
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Don Lemon: Imagine how inaction impacts your friends of color

After the death of George Floyd sparked outrage across the country, CNN's Don Lemon speaks frankly to Chris Cuomo about the realities for people of color living in America.
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Nigeria: Keeping Your Business Afloat During Challenging Times - Andersen Tax LP

Challenges in various forms are usual in the life of a company or a business. These challenges, depending on its extent, may be significant enough to lead to the downturn of such business and even, its eventual closure.
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United States: What If Your Automaker-Manufactured Ventilator Is A Lemon? - Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP

This is not to suggest that there is anything wrong with the ventilators currently being manufactured by nontraditional manufacturers of ventilators for the purpose of combatting the COVID-19...
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Zion Williamson files for protective order from demand he admit receiving illegal benefits at Duke

The $100 million legal battle around Zion Williamson's representation remains ugly.
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Canada: The New Abnormal: Business Valuations In Post-COVID Family Law - Clark Wilson LLP

Today marks the beginning of British Columbia's Phase 2 following the COVID-19 shutdown. While some businesses have thrived through online forums, many are opening...
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Malta: Port Notice 8/20 – Sulphur Content In Marine Fuels - Fenech & Fenech Advocates

The Ports and Yachting Directorate issued Port Notice Number 08/20 of 2020 entitled ‘Sulphur Content in Marine Fuels' whereby attention was drawn to the provisions of the Quality of Fuels Regulations.
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Mexico: COVID-19 – Suspension Of Deadlines And Terms In The Energy Sector - Mayer Brown

As part of the measures carried out by the Mexican federal government to contain the pandemic created by COVID-19, the main regulatory entities of the energy sector in the country have declared the suspension of deadlines ...
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United States: Provisional Patent Applications Are Crucial Amid COVID-19 - Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP

Over the past several months, we have seen many companies react quickly and take action to stop the spread of COVID-19 — distilleries are producing hand sanitizer,...
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Rep. Sam Johnson of Texas Dies at 89

Mr. Johnson was a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades representing a Dallas-area district in Congress.
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Attorney general launches new 'unmasking' investigation around 2016 election

Attorney General William Barr has tasked a US attorney with reviewing instances of "unmasking" done around the 2016 election, adding the weight of a senior federal prosecutor behind an issue that President Donald Trump has seized on in recent weeks to underpin unfounded allegations about his predecessor.
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United States: Employers Get Bit: Flurry Of Class Action Lawsuits Allege Deficiencies In COBRA Election Notices - Groom Law Group

Recently, plaintiffs' firms have filed a flurry of class action lawsuits against employers, alleging violations of COBRA's election notice requirements and seeking statutory and other penalties.
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United States: Employer Rights Go Up In Smoke: NYC Largely Bans Marijuana Testing Of Prospective Employees - Holland & Knight

New York City recently amended its New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL) to ban drug testing applicants for marijuana.
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Protestors Over George Floyd’s Death Block Los Angeles Freeway

Crowds of people protesting the death of George Floyd gathered in downtown Los Angeles and blocked the 101 Freeway Wednesday night. Floyd, an African American man from Minneapolis, died Monday while in police custody. A video of the arrest went viral as it showed a police officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck for several minutes. Floyd […]
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United States: Agricultural Producers Deemed Eligible For SBA Disaster Loan Program - Holland & Knight

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) reopened its Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program to farmers and agricultural producers on May 4, 2020.
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United States: Hot Topics In Aviation - Holland & Knight

Holland & Knight on the Rise (HKOTR) provides business development, networking and leadership opportunities for the rising stars in the firm.
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Michigan Moves Up In National Recruiting Rankings

Michigan has moved up in the national recruiting rankings. The Wolverines raced past USC and now sit at No. 4 in the 2021 Rivals team recruiting rankings after landing a commitment from four-star Suffield (Conn.
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Mike Tyson teams with Henry Cejudo, Rashad Evans and Vitor Belfort in wrestling brawl

After presenting a new championship title on All Elite Wrestling’s “Double or Nothing” pay-per-view on Saturday, Tyson was back at it Wednesday night on AEW's “Dynamite” and found himself in the middle of a melee with Chris Jericho.
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India: Highlights Of The Advisory On Extension Of Timelines Under RERA - IndusLaw

On May 13, 2020, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs issued an advisory to the state governments to invoke the Force Majeure clause under the provisions of the Real Estate...
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India: Covid-19 And IBC: Unfolding The Loopholes In The Recent Amendments - Khurana and Khurana

In the past four months Covid-19 is the primary reason for economic instability and uncertainty for business and companies globally, Indian companies are no exception
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Pentagon moves to provide additional military aid to Ukraine, citing progress on reforms

The Pentagon has notified Congress that Ukraine's government has made the necessary progress on key institutional reforms, thereby justifying an additional $125 million in new military assistance, including patrol boats armed with remote-controlled 30mm autocannons, according to a US defense official and a congressional aide.
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India: Masakali 2.0 And Many More…: Copyright Infringement In Indian Film Industry Continues - Khurana and Khurana

The current trend of recreating songs and movies in Indian film industry has brought up a flood of incidents of copyright infringements in India
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