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  • Man throws burning American flag onto police car, spits at cops during arrest

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    A man has been arrested after allegedly stealing an American flag from a memorial commemorating service members who have given their lives in defense of the United States, lighting it on fire and then throwing the burning flag onto a police car. The incident occurred on Sunday evening at approximately 7:10 p.m. when officers assigned to patrol Boston Common in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, were approached by several members of the public saying that they had seen a man lighting fire to the American flag and then throwing it onto the roof of a Boston Police prisoner transport wagon. Officers responded to the scene and arrested 40-year-old Daniel Lucey who confirmed to the authorities that he had lit the flag on fire and thrown it onto the police car as a form of protest.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 04:46:00 -0400
  • Woman calls police after man asks her to leash dog: 'There’s an African American man threatening my life'

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    A woman told New York police that a man was “threatening” her because he asked her to put her dog on a leash.The man started videoing after he appeared to have asked the woman to leash her dog, in line with Central Park rules.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 03:25:00 -0400
  • A pregnant doctor navigates COVID-19 fight in low income Los Angeles

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    After putting a coronavirus patient onto a ventilator to help him to breathe, Dr. Zafia Anklesaria noted to herself that her baby never kicked during emergency procedures. It was not until she was back in her office and had removed most of her protective equipment that he made his presence known. Anklesaria is seven months pregnant with her first child.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 03:10:06 -0400
  • Ahmaud Arbery shooting being investigated as federal hate crime, family’s lawyer says

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    A lawyer representing the family of Ahmaud Arbery has said that the US Department of Justice is investigating his killing as a possible hate crime.Lee Merritt said federal authorities are not only pursuing the hate crime line, but are also investigating two local county officials, George Barnhill and Jackie Johnson, who recused themselves from the case shortly after the killing in February, according to several news reports quoting him.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 02:59:34 -0400
  • Military helicopter crash-lands in Russia, kills 4 on board

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    Tue, 26 May 2020 02:53:32 -0400
  • A New York woman who called the police and falsely claimed that there was an 'African-American man threatening her life' said her actions were 'unacceptable'

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    According to NBC News, the woman has been put on administrative leave by her employer as a result of the incident.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 02:25:50 -0400
  • India's Glenmark to study potential COVID-19 drug combination

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    Tue, 26 May 2020 01:26:52 -0400
  • Viral video shows woman calling cops on black man in Central Park

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    "There's an African-American, he's recording me and threatening me and my dog," she claims. He'd asked her to leash her dog, as rules require. She later apologized.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 01:18:20 -0400
  • 'This could be the one that gets me,' says oilfield service veteran

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    Halliburton this month cut 22% of its headquarters staff while Schlumberger recently reshuffled its executive team and warned of "significant" expenses for job cuts this quarter. Oil major BP plans to cut half its senior managers in coming months. Since March, some 66,300 oilfield jobs, or 8.5% of the sector's workforce disappeared, according to an analysis by trade group Petroleum Equipment and Services Association.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 01:02:27 -0400
  • Latin America's largest airline LATAM files for U.S. bankruptcy protection

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    LATAM is the latest corporate victim of the coronavirus pandemic that has brought a virtual halt to air travel, joining Colombia's Avianca Holdings SA and Australia's Virgin Australia Holdings Ltd in bankruptcy protection as it seeks to restructure its debt. "We have implemented a series of difficult measures to mitigate the impact of this unprecedented industry disruption, but ultimately this path represents the best option," LATAM Chief Executive Officer Roberto Alvo said in a statement.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 00:59:50 -0400
  • U.S. drilling industry says offshore ban would crush jobs, government revenues

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    The report by the Washington-based National Ocean Industries Association comes as Biden and other Democrats hoping to unseat Republican President Donald Trump in November's election have vowed to shift the country away from planet-warming fossil fuels to help avert the worst impacts of climate change. "It's important for the public and policymakers to understand the ramifications, which are severe," NOIA President Erik Milito said in an interview about the study.

    Tue, 26 May 2020 00:04:18 -0400
  • 'On Their Shoulders': Juju Chang talks pursuing the American Dream and why representation matters

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    In celebration of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, "Good Morning America" presents "On Their Shoulders," a series featuring newsmakers, actors and musical artists who share tributes to those who paved the way for them. As an immigrant to the U.S. with her family at just four-years-old, Juju Chang said that becoming a co-anchor of ABC News’ “Nightline” is something that was beyond her "wildest dreams." Chang and her family left South Korea to pursue the "American dream."

    Mon, 25 May 2020 23:15:00 -0400
  • 5 foods that may help up you stay positive and get a 'mood boost'

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    Amid the coronavirus pandemic and isolation, our mental health is more fragile than ever. For Mental Health Awareness Month, "GMA" is sharing resources, tips and ways to protect your mental health. Run down, depressed, or trying to stay positive?

    Mon, 25 May 2020 23:07:00 -0400
  • Man injured during police-involved shooting in Fort Lauderdale

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    Mon, 25 May 2020 22:16:55 -0400
  • UConn student accused of murder last seen in Pennsylvania: Police

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    Police said the University of Connecticut senior who has been accused of killing two people was seen walking in the Poconos. Pennsylvania state police released a new surveillance photo that they say shows suspect Peter Manfredonia walking on train tracks near East Stroudsburg, Monroe County, on Sunday. Manfredonia, 23, fled Connecticut after he allegedly killed two people over the weekend, invaded a home, stole guns and two cars and abducted a person, according to police.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 21:30:00 -0400
  • Colorado mom's Mother's Day disappearance still a mystery

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    Authorities continue to search for a Colorado mother of two who disappeared after going for a bicycle ride on May 10.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 21:10:29 -0400
  • A woman was caught on video calling the police and claiming there was an 'African-American man threatening her life' after he reportedly told her to put her dog on a leash

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    NYPD officers were called to Central Park after two people got into an argument over a dog apparently being off-leash in a protected area.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 20:51:57 -0400
  • China reports seven new mainland COVID-19 cases vs 11 a day earlier

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    Mon, 25 May 2020 20:39:08 -0400
  • Attorneys: DOJ investigating Ahmaud Arbery killing as a possible hate crime

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    Attorneys for the family of Ahmaud Arbery said Monday that the Justice Department will investigate Arbery's shooting death as a potential hate crime.Arbery, a 25-year-old black man, was shot and killed on Feb. 23 while jogging through a neighborhood in Glynn County, Georgia. He was unarmed. On May 9, a white father and son — Gregory McMichael, 64, and Travis McMichael, 34 — were arrested and charged with murder and aggravated assault against Arbery.The shooting was captured on video, and the man who recorded the incident, William Bryan, 50, was arrested last week and charged with felony murder and criminal attempt to commit false imprisonment. Gregory McMichael told police he and his son followed Arbery because they suspected he was behind a string of burglaries, and claimed Travis McMichael shot Arbery twice after they fought over the son's shotgun.The Arbery family lawyers also said the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia will investigate why it took two months for Glynn County and the state of Georgia to make arrests in the case. Gregory McMichael is a retired investigator for Glynn County.More stories from theweek.com Brazil's Bolsonaro accepts little blame for his country's COVID-19 disaster, but he wears a face mask Trump denies wanting to move the Republican National Convention to his Doral resort, citing ballroom size Trump insults Marine veteran Rep. Conor Lamb, calls him an 'American fraud'

    Mon, 25 May 2020 20:25:00 -0400
  • Family of Connecticut man wanted as suspect in 2 killings urges him to surrender

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    Peter Manfredonia, 23, is being sought in connection with two deaths, one in Willington and one in Derby.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 20:20:00 -0400
  • Fujifilm COVID-19 drug research spills into June, dashing hopes of quick approval

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    Fujifilm Holdings Corp will continue research on Avigan into June, Japan's government said on Tuesday, effectively dashing hopes by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe that the drug would be approved as a COVID-19 treatment this month. Abe had said he hoped the drug would be approved in May if its efficacy and safety could be confirmed. "The company will continue research into next month or so, and if an application for approval is received from the company, it will be promptly reviewed," Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said at a regular briefing when asked about Avigan.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 19:25:40 -0400
  • FBI investigating Ahmaud Arbery shooting as possible hate crime, lawyer says

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    Attorney for family of black jogger shot by white men says federal authorities are looking into prosecutors and police in caseThe FBI is investigating the shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a black jogger, by two white men as a possible hate crime, the Arbery family’s attorney said Monday, claiming that federal authorities had launched a criminal inquiry into two district attorneys and the police department involved in the case.Lee Martin, who represents the family of Arbery, 25, whose 23 February killing in Brunswick, Georgia, was captured on a graphic video recording that sparked national outrage, said he met with officials from the Department of Justice last Thursday.Martin said they told him federal investigators were looking into potential “criminal and civil” violations by two officials who later recused themselves from the case. They are George Barnhill of the Waycross judicial district, who recommended no arrests, and Jackie Johnson of Glynn county, who has denied accusations she ordered police to make no arrests on the day the unarmed Arbery was shot.The Georgia chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has called on both Barnhill and Johnson to resign and face charges of obstruction of justice.Martin said the FBI was also looking into the actions of the Glynn county police department.The suspects Gregory McMichael, 64, and his son Travis, 34, were finally arrested by the Georgia bureau of investigation (GBI) and charged with Arbery’s murder on 8 May, three days after the video received national publicity, and 74 days after the shooting.The case took a further step forward last Thursday, when the GBI arrested the man who recorded the video, William Bryan Jr, and charged him with felony murder.“This is a vast conspiracy at this point,” Martin said in a four-and-a-half-minute video posted on Monday on TMZ. “They’re spreading the net here. They said the GBI doesn’t anticipate making any additional arrests, but the FBI very well may.”Martin has been highly critical of the pace of the investigation into the shooting. He said he was told a further part of the FBI probe was whether the actions of anybody involved in the case breached Arbery’s rights of equal protection under the US constitution and civil rights law.“All citizens are entitled to the same protection under the law,” he said. “This case makes it clear that all black citizens in south Georgia aren’t getting the same protection because if you shoot anybody in the street in broad daylight, just in general you expect at least an arrest. There were no arrests made.”Neither the Department of Justice nor the US attorney’s office for the southern district of Georgia responded to the Guardian’s request for comment on Monday, a federal holiday.But in an 11 May statement, a DOJ representative, Kerri Kupec, confirmed investigators were assessing evidence “to determine if federal hate crime charges are appropriate”.Gregory McMichael, a former law enforcement officer, told detectives he suspected Arbery of burglary, and that Arbery had attacked his son before being shot. Police initially treated the shooting as a case of self-defense and allowed the McMichaels to go free, despite the video of the shooting suggesting a different story.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 18:19:57 -0400
  • Broadway star Nick Cordero's COVID-19 recovery is 'back on an uphill climb,' says wife Amanda Kloots

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    Broadway star Nick Cordero is doing "slightly better" on Monday, but is "still very sick and battling a lot," according to his wife, fitness trainer Amanda Kloots. Cordero, 41, who has been hospitalized since March 31, has been recovering from COVID-19 in a Los Angeles hospital. "Nick suffered from some new lung infection in his lungs earlier this week, and since then, he's been slowly recovering, which is great," she told her Instagram followers over the weekend.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 18:12:00 -0400
  • NHC: 20% chance of cyclone for system extending across Florida

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    Mon, 25 May 2020 18:07:23 -0400
  • ‘Was it worth it?’ Reporter grabbed on TV, leading to Illinois man’s arrest, cops say

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    Mon, 25 May 2020 17:59:05 -0400
  • ‘Was it worth it?’ Reporter grabbed on TV, leading to Illinois man’s arrest, cops say

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    Mon, 25 May 2020 17:59:05 -0400
  • Feds looking at Ahmaud Arbery's death as a hate crime, attorneys say

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    U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia said his office is looking into why Glynn County and the state of Georgia took so long to make arrests, Arbery's family's attorneys said.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 17:43:25 -0400
  • Former US Rep. Allen West out of hospital after Texas crash

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    Former U.S. Rep. Allen West of Florida was released from a Texas hospital Monday after suffering a concussion, several fractured bones and cuts in a motorcycle crash, according to a a post on his Facebook page. West, who is running for chair of the Republican Party of Texas, was driving back from a rally in Austin focused on reopening the state amid the coronavirus pandemic when the accident occurred Saturday. Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Ryan Howard said in an email that troopers responded to a crash on Interstate 35 in West at about 5 p.m. Saturday.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 17:02:27 -0400
  • Novavax starts Phase 1 clinical trial of coronavirus vaccine candidate

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    Mon, 25 May 2020 17:02:25 -0400
  • Coronavirus updates: WHO warns of 'second peak' in COVID-19 infections

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    A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 345,000 people worldwide. Over 5.4 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 16:34:00 -0400
  • A Hollywood man barricaded himself in a home for two hours, cops say

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    Mon, 25 May 2020 16:31:31 -0400
  • California opens places of worship, in-store retail businesses: health officials

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    Mon, 25 May 2020 15:59:52 -0400
  • He was wanted on a warrant in one county. He went on Facebook Live in the next county

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    Either Belleview , Florida, resident Timothy Munford didn’t realize there was a warrant out for his arrest or he realized he had a warrant out, but didn’t realize being on Facebook Live could facilitate that arrest.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 15:55:31 -0400
  • Cops: Man asked to be shot after killing date met on Tinder

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    Mon, 25 May 2020 15:51:32 -0400
  • Tulsa police hunt for missing kids, 3 and 2; mother arrested

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    Police searching for two small Oklahoma children who have been missing for days on Monday knocked on doors and stopped drivers at an apartment complex in Tulsa, after sending dive teams into nearby ponds. Police said 3-year-old Miracle Crook and 2-year-old Tony Crook of Tulsa were last seen Friday with their mother, who does not have custody of them. The mother, 24-year-old Donisha Willis, was arrested Friday night and is being held on bond in the Tulsa County jail, according to jail records.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 15:50:05 -0400
  • Greek resort island serial rapist held on new rape charge

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    Mon, 25 May 2020 15:19:12 -0400
  • Paul Whelan: Russian prosecutors demand 18 years in jail for US marine accused of spying

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    A former US Marine accused of spying on Russia may face up to 18 years in a maximum security prison if prosecutors get their way.On Monday, Russian prosecutors asked that Paul Whelan, a former US Marine, be sentenced to 18 years in prison for spying.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 15:10:01 -0400
  • Utah man faces murder charge after allegedly stabbing Tinder date in his home

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    A Utah man will face a charge of first-degree murder after allegedly stabbing his Tinder date to death inside his own home.Ethan Hunsaker, 24, of Layton, Utah, called 911 just after 3am on Sunday morning, according to a Layton Police Department press release.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 15:00:44 -0400
  • Queen's Brian May reveals he suffered a 'small heart attack,' underwent stent procedure

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    Queen guitarist Brian May recently suffered "a small heart attack" and underwent an operation to have stents placed in three partially blocked coronary arteries. The 72-year-old Rock & Roll Hall of Famer revealed the news in a video message posted Sunday on his official website and social media accounts. May explained that he had the heart attack while struggling with another health issue: excruciating leg pain that he initially thought was from a ripped gluteus muscle.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 14:58:52 -0400
  • After Ahmaud Arbery killing, new push for Georgia hate crime law

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    Only a handful of states have no hate crime statutes on their books — Georgia is one of them, but that could soon change.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 14:55:38 -0400
  • Russian prosecutors seek 18-year sentence for ex-Marine Whelan

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    The trial of Paul Whelan, the former United States Marine held in Russia on spying charges, wrapped up in a Moscow court on Monday, with lawyers making their closing arguments and Russian prosecutors asking the court to sentence Whelan to 18 years in a Russian prison colony — close to the maximum possible sentence for espionage. Whelan, a security director for the American auto parts supplier BorgWarner, was arrested in his hotel room in late December 2018 by Russia’s FSB domestic intelligence service while he was visiting Moscow for a friend’s wedding. Whelan’s family and his lawyers have insisted that he is not a spy and have accused Russia of framing the 50-year-old in order to use him as a political bargaining chip.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 14:38:01 -0400
  • Dakota Johnson says grandma Tippi Hedren still has '13 or 14' big cats

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    "Fifty Shades of Grey" star Dakota Johnson has confirmed that her grandma, screen legend Tippi Hedren, still has a passion for big cats. In an interview with U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, Johnson said that "The Birds" star Hedren has "13 or 14 lions and tigers." Johnson, whose mother is Hedren's daughter Melanie Griffith, said that the collection used to be closer to 60.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 14:13:00 -0400
  • Ellen Pompeo and Kate Walsh reflect on 'Grey's Anatomy' scene 15 years later

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    Ellen Pompeo and Kate Walsh recently reflected on a moment in "Grey's Anatomy" history that fans are sure to remember. Walsh, who played Dr. Addison Montgomery on the hit ABC medical drama, shared a clip of the season one scene in which her character confronted Pompeo's character, Dr. Meredith Grey, on her relationship with Dr. Derek Shepherd. "Unreal that today marks 15 years ago to the day since this little lady walked on to your screen and checked ya for screwing her husband," Walsh tweeted on Friday alongside a clip of the scene featuring Pompeo, Patrick Dempsey and herself.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 14:04:00 -0400
  • Video shows mom pushing autistic son into Miami canal, in what cops say was a first attempt

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    Footage obtained by Univision shows Patricia Ripley shoving Alejandro into a West Kendall canal. Prosecutors say it was her first attempt to kill the child, who drowned after a second fall into the water an hour later.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 13:56:30 -0400
  • France again ranks No. 4 in COVID-19 deaths as Spain revises tally

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    France again ranked fourth in coronavirus deaths after the United States, Britain and Italy, as Spain revised its tally down by nearly 2,000 on Monday. The French health ministry reported on its website that the cumulative death toll rose by 65, or 0.2%, to 28,432. The ministry could not be reached for comment about the discrepancy, but both numbers put the French toll at about 1,600 higher than Spain's 26,834 and well below Italy's nearly 33,000.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 13:42:06 -0400
  • Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West celebrate 6 years of marriage

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    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West marked six years of marriage. To celebrate the occasion, the reality TV star shared photos of herself with her rapper husband, as well as images from their wedding in Italy.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 13:24:55 -0400
  • Dwyane Wade and daughter Zaya sport matching hairdos

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    Dwyane Wade and his daughter Zaya are twinning.The former NBA star recently dyed his hair red, channeling his daughter, who sports a pink hairdo.Zaya, who made her red carpet debut just before the nationwide shutdown began in March, seemingly dyed her hair while in quarantine, too."When they think they know you -- Switch it up!" Wade wrote on Instagram. ...

    Mon, 25 May 2020 13:06:00 -0400
  • Ruling party's candidate wins Burundi's presidential poll

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    Mon, 25 May 2020 13:02:13 -0400
  • AngloGold Ashanti reports more COVID-19 positive cases at Mponeng mine

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    The company said that mining at Mponeng, the world's deepest operating mine, will remain suspended to enable contact tracing, deep cleaning and sanitisation. AngloGold said it has undertaken and processed a total of 651 COVID-19 tests at the mine.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 12:38:32 -0400
  • Selena Gomez shares message to 2020 graduates from immigrant families

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    Selena Gomez sent well-wishes to students from immigrant families in the class of 2020. The singer, 27, praised the "immigrads" for their tremendous accomplishments in her congratulatory message during Define American's #Immigrad 2020 Virtual Commencement. "When my family came here from Mexico they set into motion my American story, as well as theirs," she continued.

    Mon, 25 May 2020 12:25:00 -0400
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