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Yahoo! News is a news website that originated as an internet-based news aggregator by Yahoo!. The site was created by a Yahoo! software engineer named Brad Clawsie in August 1996. Articles originally came from news services such as the Associated Press, Reuters, Fox News, Al Jazeera, ABC News, USA Today, CNN and BBC News. By 2011, Yahoo had expanded its focus to include original content, as part of its plans to become a major media organization.Source
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Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear hanged in effigy as Second Amendment supporters protest coronavirus restrictions

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear hanged in effigy as Second Amendment supporters protest coronavirus restrictions

What started out as a freedom-loving celebration of the Second Amendment ahead of Memorial Day turned into Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear  and protesters chanting outside the governor’s mansion.The Second Amendment rally, meant to inspire people “about what it really means to be FREE,” according to , attracted at least 100 people to the Kentucky State Capitol in Frankfort on Sunday.It began as a celebration of constitutional rights but turned into a protest of coronavirus restrictions and Beshear’s administration. Folks toted guns and waved American and “Don’t tread on me” flags. Taps honored...

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Twitter 'deeply sorry' about Trump tweets on death of Scarborough intern, but won't remove them

Twitter 'deeply sorry' about Trump tweets on death of Scarborough intern, but won't remove them

Twitter said Tuesday that the company is “deeply sorry” for the pain caused by President Trump’s tweets demanding an investigation of MSNBC host Joe Scarborough in the death of a young woman who died in 2001 in his office, but the social media company won’t remove them, despite an outraged plea from her husband.The woman, Lori Klausutis, 28, worked for Scarborough, at the time a Republican congressman representing a district in Florida, and was found dead in his district office after she apparently fell and hit her head on the side of a desk, resulting in a fatal blood clot. A medical...

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Ilhan Omar says she believes woman who claims Joe Biden sexually assaulted her

Ilhan Omar says she believes woman who claims Joe Biden sexually assaulted her

•Democrat "squad" member Ilhan Omar says she believes sexual assault allegations against but would vote for him anyway to defeat .In a Tweet defending her support of accuser , the Minnesota congresswoman said that "believing survivors is consistent with my values"."With that said, in this interview I did on 6 May, we talked about that and quotes aren't always in context. I will vote for him and help him defeat Trump," she said."This is the most important election cycle of our lifetimes and we aren't going to have a chance if we don't spend our energy in mobilising and building enthusiasm...

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French doctor defiant on hydroxychloroquine despite study

French doctor defiant on hydroxychloroquine despite study

Marseille (AFP) - A controversial French doctor on Monday insisted he stood by his belief that anti-viral drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine can help patients recover from the coronavirus, rejecting a study that indicated there was no benefit.Marseille-based doctor Professor Didier Raoult has earned huge prominence in France during the crisis for his controversial beliefs and was visited by President Emmanuel Macron in person as the head of state sounded out experts.Raoult has consistently argued that the drugs have a tangible benefit, a stance that has been loudly backed by President...

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German sentiment survey boosts stocks, Europe focuses on recovery fund

German sentiment survey boosts stocks, Europe focuses on recovery fund

By Yoruk Bahceli and Saikat ChatterjeeLONDON (Reuters) - Stocks gained modestly on Monday with many countries on holiday as German business morale rebounded strongly in May, offering a glimpse of optimism to battered investors of what lay beyond weeks of economic lockdowns.MSCI's gauge of world stocks gained 0.4%, nearing a 2-1/2 month high. The pan-European STOXX 600 index was up 1.2%.Lockdown measures introduced in mid-March have put the global economy on track for a recession this year. Only unprecedented stimulus by global central banks has held up world markets in recent weeks.With...

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Alibaba Drops After Projecting Slowing Growth in Uncertain Times

Alibaba Drops After Projecting Slowing Growth in Uncertain Times

(Bloomberg) -- Alibaba Group Holding Ltd. slid after projecting revenue growth will slow this year, reflecting post-Covid 19 economic uncertainty at home as well as the potential for U.S.-Chinese tensions to disrupt its business.Its stock slid as much as 4% in Hong Kong Monday, after a drop of almost 6% in New York before the weekend. The e-commerce giant forecast sales growth this year of at least 27.5% to more than 650 billion yuan ($91 billion), down from 35% previously and slightly below analysts’ estimates. While it posted a better-than-expected 22% rise in March quarter revenue of...

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Republicans sue California governor over vote-by-mail order

Republicans sue California governor over vote-by-mail order

•Republican groups are suing California Governor Gavin Newsom, claiming his  order to mail every registered voter in the state a ballot ahead of the November election is an "illegal power grab" that redesigns the election system.The lawsuit alleges Newsom's order is "less about protecting the health of Californians and more about protecting the electoral prospects of the Governor's political party."The Republican National Party, the National Republican Congressional Committee and the California Republican Party are listed as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, which was filed Sunday in the U.S....

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President Donald Trump on sports returning in 2020: 'It's going to happen fairly soon'

President Donald Trump on sports returning in 2020: 'It's going to happen fairly soon'

President Donald Trump believes professional sports will return soon. With most live sports on hiatus due to the , Trump believes both the NFL and Major League Baseball will be back in 2020.Trump made those comments during an interview on “Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson.” Trump was asked whether he would like to throw out a first pitch once sports return. Trump said he didn’t have much interest in a first pitch, but said he Sharyl: After 9/11, President Bush threw out a first pitch at Yankee Stadium. Would you like to do something symbolic like that?President Trump: Well, I've done it...

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China gets 'promising' early results from COVID-19 vaccine trial

China gets 'promising' early results from COVID-19 vaccine trial

A new study out of China suggests that it should be possible to develop a safe vaccine against COVID-19, though the effectiveness of a single shot remains unclear. In a paper in  Friday, Chinese researchers revealed that their candidate vaccine has so far been tested in 108 healthy adults ages 18 to 60 in Wuhan, China, where the pandemic began. One-third of the participants received a low dose, one-third a medium dose and one-third a high dose of the candidate vaccine, referred to as Ad5-nCoV. None of the participants reported serious reactions to the vaccine, though some did suffer pain at...

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Black activists warn Biden: Don't pick Klobuchar as VP

Black activists warn Biden: Don't pick Klobuchar as VP

•Sen. Amy Klobuchar performed abysmally among black voters in the Democratic primary. It’s haunting her now as Joe Biden decides on a running mate.The Minnesota Democrat has the governing experience and ideological profile to mesh well with Biden, and she’s regularly appeared as a surrogate and a fundraiser for him, raking in more than $1.5 million for a single event she headlined. The pair have a warm relationship, trading phone calls when her husband was hospitalized with Covid-19, and they didn’t tangle publicly during the primary.But more than a dozen black and Latino strategists and...

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California Will Get So Hot That Mountain Streams Could Kill

California Will Get So Hot That Mountain Streams Could Kill

(Bloomberg) -- It’s going to get so hot in California that people swimming in mountain streams could freeze to death.Much of California, parts of Nevada and Arizona, will be getting their first extreme heat of the year and by Tuesday temperatures will reach 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) in many places and stay there through Thursday. Car interiors will become death traps for children and pets left alone, outside work will be difficult, and the elderly will be at risk, the National Weather Service said.So much mountain snow will melt that streams will turn into icy torrents. Anyone...

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Joe Biden tells Charlamagne tha God 'you ain't black' if you vote for Trump over him

Joe Biden tells Charlamagne tha God 'you ain't black' if you vote for Trump over him

Former Vice President Joe Biden raised some eyebrows Friday during a heated interview with Charlamagne Tha God on The Breakfast Club. Charlamagne began by pressing Biden, telling him that "black people saved your political life in the primaries this year, and they have things they want from you, and one of them is a black woman running mate.""I guarantee you that there are multiple black women being considered. Multiple," Biden said, just as he was interrupted by someone off-frame telling him his interview time was up."You can't do that to black media," Charlamagne protested."I can do that...

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Lockdown gives Albanian beekeepers a 'golden year'

Lockdown gives Albanian beekeepers a 'golden year'

The bucolic bee farm is one of the biggest in Albania and the only operation in the Balkan state to export its honey abroad (AFP Photo/Gent SHKULLAKU)Korçë (Albania) (AFP) - With factories and farms silenced by the coronavirus shutdown, Albania's bees have been busier than ever, stirring excitement among farmers expecting an unparalleled honey harvest thanks to a respite from pollution and pesticides."It's a golden year for bees," says 68-year-old Gezim Skermo, dressed in a protective suit as he inspects his rows of wooden hives, lined up along the verdant base of Morava mountain in...

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Biggest Power Demand Plunge Since Great Depression Is Reshaping Markets

Biggest Power Demand Plunge Since Great Depression Is Reshaping Markets

(Bloomberg) -- The global plunge in electricity demand will drag on long after nations lift stay-at-home orders, leading to the biggest annual drop since the Great Depression and fundamentally reshaping power markets.As economies struggle to recover, worldwide electricity consumption will decline 5% in 2020, the most in more than eight decades, according to the International Energy Agency. In the U.S. last week, government analysts projected the nation’s biggest drop on record. And in Europe, analysts say a full recovery could take years.The prolonged slowdown will increase economic...

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New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows coronavirus conspiracy theories spreading on the right may hamper vaccine efforts

New Yahoo News/YouGov poll shows coronavirus conspiracy theories spreading on the right may hamper vaccine efforts

According to a new Yahoo News/YouGov poll, 44 percent of Republicans believe that Bill Gates is plotting to use a mass COVID-19 vaccination campaign as a pretext to implant microchips in billions of people and monitor their movements — a.The survey, which was conducted May 20 and 21, found that only 26 percent of Republicans correctly identify the story as false.In contrast, just 19 percent of Democrats believe the same spurious narrative about the Microsoft founder and public-health philanthropist. A majority of Democrats recognize that it’s not true.As states relax their lockdown...

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Biden apologizes for saying African Americans 'ain't black' if they back Trump reelection

Biden apologizes for saying African Americans 'ain't black' if they back Trump reelection

• apologized Friday for having told a popular radio host and African American voters in an interview that "you ain’t black" if they back President Donald Trump's reelection.At the end of an 18-minute with The Breakfast Club's Charlamagne tha God airing Friday morning, Biden responded to the host's desire for the candidate to answer more questions by saying,"You got more questions? I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain’t black."Hours later, Biden expressed regret for the remarks, calling them "really unfortunate" and saying he...

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In Virus Relief, Tech-Savvy Korea Beats Paperwork-Heavy Japan

In Virus Relief, Tech-Savvy Korea Beats Paperwork-Heavy Japan

(Bloomberg) -- Lee Jong-chul, a 57-year-old truck driver who lives just south of Seoul, says it took little more than a minute to access his 400,000 won ($330) cash handout from the South Korean government earlier this month.For 2.8 million Korean households it didn’t take any time at all: the money was automatically wired to their bank accounts without even an application.In nearby Japan, hundreds of Tokyo residents trying to process their claims for 100,000 yen ($930) handouts had to line up for hours outside a government office in Setagaya. Many of them were queuing because there was no...

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NY Gov. Cuomo reportedly ordered over 4,300 recovering COVID-19 patients to be sent to nursing homes

NY Gov. Cuomo reportedly ordered over 4,300 recovering COVID-19 patients to be sent to nursing homes

•Darren McGee/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo via APFacing mounting scrutiny over his decision to send recovering coronavirus patients to nursing homes across the Empire State, a new report has a number attached to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's controversial executive order: at least 4,300.That tally comes from the , not the state.Cuomo's executive order from March 25 was intended to ease the burden on hospitals dealing with the most critical COVID-19 patients.But by sending elderly New Yorkers recovering from COVID-19 to nursing homes, the virus spread among the most vulnerable and has...

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COVID-19 is accelerating automation in the workforce: WorkMarket Founder

COVID-19 is accelerating automation in the workforce: WorkMarket Founder

•As states reopen, more companies look to technology and AI to limit prevent the spread of coronavirus in the workplace. WorkMarket Founder Jeff Wald joins Yahoo Finance’s On The Move panel to address the future of jobs and changes in the workplace post-pandemic.

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Unemployed Puerto Ricans fume as claims pile up in pandemic

Unemployed Puerto Ricans fume as claims pile up in pandemic

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's government opened a drive-up service on Monday to handle applications from thousands of people seeing pandemic unemployment assistance after weeks of delays and confusion over the program aimed largely at self-employed people stung by COVID-19 restrictions.The U.S. territory's government said it has processed only about 3,000 of of 87,000 requests it has received since the online application platform launched on April 28, and officials have feuded with a technology provider about who is to blame for the delays.Among those who have tried to apply...

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Trump says Fox News isn't doing enough to help Republicans — himself included — win reelection

Trump says Fox News isn't doing enough to help Republicans — himself included — win reelection

•President Trump complained Thursday that his onetime favorite network, Fox News, isn’t doing enough to help him and other Republicans get reelected.In tweets posted as he flew to Michigan to tour a Ford factory that has been converted to manufacture medical ventilators, the president stepped up his attacks on Fox News, the conservative cable network owned by Rupert Murdoch.“Many will disagree, but @FoxNews is doing nothing to help Republicans, and me, get re-elected on November 3rd. Sure, there are some truly GREAT people on Fox, but you also have some real ‘garbage’ littered all over the...

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Bizarre paint battle between 4 men at Florida Home Depot

Bizarre paint battle between 4 men at Florida Home Depot

•This bizarre footage of four older men appears to fight over paint at Home Depot in Tampa, Florida, on Wednesday (May 20).The men spill paint all over themselves to fight, throwing the cans at each other.

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Biden's vice president shortlist emerges, as Demings says she's being vetted

Biden's vice president shortlist emerges, as Demings says she's being vetted

A growing number of contenders to be Joe Biden’s vice presidential nominee indicated Thursday that they’ve advanced to a round of intense vetting, suggesting that a shortlist for the slot is taking shape.Rep. Val Demings, D-Fla., has formally begun interviewing with the Biden campaign for the vice presidential nomination and that the vetting process is underway, a source with direct knowledge told NBC News Thursday.“We’re definitely on a list,” the source said.Demings, D-Fla., said Wednesday night she was on “the shortlist” to be Biden’s vice presidential nominee, saying that she’d accept...

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Options Market Signals a Dire Picture for Stocks

Options Market Signals a Dire Picture for Stocks

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- The unprecedented pace of the collapse in equities and ensuing rebound has left investors questioning where the intrinsic value of riskier assets really lies. While progress has been made in combatting the coronavirus pandemic and authorities have provided massive support for the economy and financial markets, one can’t look at the rally in the S&P 500 Index from its March nadir and deduce that only sunny days are ahead.Historical data comes in handy to draw an objective conclusion as to whether the surge in asset prices is sustainable or has instead been driven by...

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Egypt hospitals near 'critical threshold' in virus fight

Egypt hospitals near 'critical threshold' in virus fight

In this file photo from April 19, an Egyptian doctor checks a patient's lung X-ray at the infectious diseases unit of the Imbaba hospital in the capital Cairo (AFP Photo/Ahmed HASAN)Cairo (AFP) - Three months after Egypt reported its first novel coronavirus case, medical experts warn the strained healthcare system of the Arab world's most populous nation is nearing a "critical threshold".Hospitals have been hit by a flight of doctors abroad in recent years while the frontline staff left behind face shortages of medical supplies and protective gear that heightens the risk of infection.The...

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