The World Health Organization honors the late Henrietta Lacks for her contributions to scientific research

The World Health Organization on Wednesday honored the late Henrietta Lacks, whose cells have been used for innovative scientific research for decades, with an award in recognition of her contributions to the advancement of medical science.
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Trump brought up an unsubstantiated claim in the Steele dossier to the National Republican Senatorial Committee: 'I'm not into golden showers'

Former President Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, Texas, on July 11, 2021. AP Photo/LM Otero A former British spy included the unverified claim in a collection of memos now known as the Steele dossier. Trump has repeatedly denied claims of the existence of the tape, and the dossier's claim is unsubstantiated. "I'm not into golden showers," said the former president on Thursday. Former President Trump denied claims that he'd ever had...
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How a racist rant in 'The Great Gatsby' explains White identity politics today

White identity politics is arguably the most politically influential form of identity politics in America. In the latest "Reality Check with John Avlon: Extremist Beat," Avlon traces its evolution from slavery to a character in The Great Gatsby to Birtherism with CNN's Sara Sidner and Elle Reeve.
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Right-wing media accusing Biden of being 'the Grinch'

Right-wing media is seizing on the supply chain economic crisis as an opportunity to label President Biden as "the Grinch who stole Christmas," spreading fear of holiday gifts not being delivered on time due to supply issues. CNN's Brian Stelter has more.
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'We believe nature has a soul': CNN Hero's offer of rice inspired people in Bali to collect nearly 500 tons of plastic for recycling

Born and raised in Bali, Made Janur Yasa and his non-profit, Plastic Exchange, have helped feed thousands of families during the pandemic while tackling the plastic pollution crisis on the island.
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Virgin Galactic delays the launch of its commercial space tourism service

Virgin Galactic has revealed that it is delaying the launch of its commercial space tourism service until the end of 2022.
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Canada: The Challenges Of Regulating Cryptocurrency And Decentralized Finance - Cassels

As the world of cryptocurrency and decentralized finance (DeFi) rapidly develops, tensions and debates between financial regulators and the cryptocurrency community continue to gain relevance.
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Hong Kong: Key Findings Of Joint Inspection By Hong Kong Regulators On Using Premium Financing For Purchasing Long Term Insurance - Mayer Brown

Premium financing (PF) is a financing arrangement whereby a customer takes out a loan to pay the premium for an insurance policy.
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Australia Covid live news update: Morrison to discuss state borders ahead of Victoria opening to NSW; airlines add 6,000 weekly seats into Sydney

Scott Morrison to give press conference; NSW to end hotel quarantine, 6,000 weekly seats into Sydney to come online in next two days; Victoria to receive NSW travellers as state records 2,179 local cases and six deaths; NSW records 399 local cases and four deaths; nine-week ACT lockdown lifts – follow the latest news‘Out in the cold’: schools in NSW and Victoria are not ready to reopen, teachers warnVic restrictions; Vic hotspotsVaccine rollout and rates tracker; cases and data tracker5km and 10...
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Coronavirus: India to allow foreign tourists after 19 months

In the first instance, foreign tourists arriving on chartered flights will be allowed in from 15 October.
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United States: Can Congress Obtain Confidential Materials Provided To Federal Regulatory And Enforcement Agencies? (Podcast) - Mayer Brown

In this episode, Michael and Andrew explore whether Congress can obtain confidential materials provided to federal regulatory and enforcement agencies.
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McCabe, fired by Trump, gets pension back

Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, whom Donald Trump-era Attorney General Jeff Sessions fired hours before his retirement as the then-President's political furor toward him grew, has settled a lawsuit with the Justice Department, allowing him to officially retire, recoup hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal fees and his pension.
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United States: Can Congress Obtain Confidential Materials Provided To Federal Regulatory And Enforcement Agencies? (Video) - Mayer Brown

Quick Insights on Congressional Investigations is a series hosted by Mayer Brown partners Michael Levy and Andrew Olmem, who unpack the nuanced complexities underlying congressional investigations...
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United States: Business And Human Rights: Revised GRI Standards Integrate UN Guiding Principles On Business And Human Rights And Foreshadow Emerging Mandatory Human Rights And Environmental Due Diligence Legislation - Mayer Brown

With the most significant change since the GRI Standards launched in 2016, the revised Universal Standards set a new global benchmark for corporate transparency.
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Covid: False negative Covid test results confirmed at Newbury Showground

Some people who took tests in Berkshire earlier this month may have wrongly been given the all-clear.
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The Same Old Dolphins Show: Please Just Win (Jaguars Preview)

With Josh still recovering from a nasty cold, Aaron the Brain flies solo again to preview the Dolphins' trip to London to take on the Jacksonville Jaguars. Tua Tagovailoa will be back, but the Dolphins may be without Xavien Howard and DeVan
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Texas abortion ban still in effect after appeals court again sides with state

The U.S. Department of Justice sued Texas over the abortion ban in September and could appeal Thursday's decision to the U.S. Supreme Court.       [Author: Austin American-Statesman]
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UK: The Pensions Brief September 2021 - Mayer Brown

The Pensions Regulator (the Regulator) is consulting on its approach to the new powers introduced by the Pension Schemes Act 2021
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Awkward? A Personal Gift From Trump To Giuliani Just Sold At Auction

The inscribed copy of Trump's book sold for more than $54,000.
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DolphinsTalk Point After: Tua Is Back for Miami vs Jacksonville

Josh Coutureis back with another episode of the Point After podcast here on Podcast Network. On today's show, Josh talks about last week's loss to Tampa Bay, all of the missed extra points in the NFL l
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Are the Taiwanese worried about a Chinese invasion?

China has stepped up pressure on Taiwan in recent weeks, flying dozens of warplanes near the self-ruled island in a show of strength that has put the entire region on edge.
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China-Taiwan tensions raise fears of conflict. In Taipei, however, people don't seem worried

China has stepped up pressure on Taiwan in recent weeks, flying dozens of warplanes near the self-ruled island in a show of strength that has put the entire region on edge.
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Taiwan citizens speak out on rising China tensions

China has stepped up pressure on Taiwan in recent weeks, flying dozens of warplanes near the self-ruled island in a show of strength that has put the entire region on edge.
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Covid Australia: Sydney to welcome quarantine-free international travel

The Australian city could see international visitors as early as next month but the plan needs federal approval.
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United States: 2022 Proxy And Annual Report Season - Mayer Brown

Once again, it is time to prepare for the proxy and annual report season. There are many issues to take into consideration when crafting required regulatory disclosures in a manner...
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Worldwide: Milestone Agreement Reached By 136 Countries On Significant Changes To The Global Tax Landscape - Mayer Brown

On October 8, 2021, the OECD/G20 Inclusive Framework on Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (IF) announced that 136 countries have agreed on a two-pillar framework that would dramatically alter the taxation of multinational enterprises (MNEs).
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India: Cheque Issued Pursuant To Settlement Agreement Presumed To Be For Discharge Of Debt - Obhan & Associates

On October 8, 2021, in the case of M/s Gimpex Private Limited vs. Manoj Goel1, the Supreme Court of India has held that a cheque...
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Actress Lili Bernard files lawsuit against Bill Cosby alleging he drugged and raped her

Actress Lili Bernard filed a lawsuit against Bill Cosby on Thursday, alleging he drugged and raped her in Atlantic City in or around August 1990, according to court documents.
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‘Apartment’ and ‘Hometown’ Share Busan Festival’s New Currents Award

The Busan International Film Festival announced joint winners in both of its prestige sections, the New Currents competition for emerging Asian filmmakers and the Kim Jiseok showcase for works by the region’s more established directors. Korean-made “The Apartment With Two Women” and Chinese first feature “Farewell, My Hometown” shared the New Currents award. In the […]
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Former President Bill Clinton hospitalized for non-COVID-related infection

Spokesman Angel Ureña said Clinton was admitted to the University of California Irvine Medical Center on Tuesday evening.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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