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VIRUS-OUTBREAK-LEFT-TO-DIE — Spain’s more than 19,000 nursing home deaths put it ahead of any other country in Europe. And it’s led to soul-searching over its elder-care system, particularly public nursing homes operated by private firms that seek to turn profits quickly by cutting staff, expenses and some say care to the bone. Dozens of interviews with workers, relatives and residents painted a picture of what some have called a “fast-food” version of elder care. By Aritz Parra. SENT: 2,400 words, photos. An abridged version of 1,070 words is available.
VENEZUELA-AMERICAN MERCENARY — An investigation by The Associated Press shows that Jordan Goudreau, a former Green Beret who launched a failed plot this month to capture Venezuela President Nicolás Maduro, flew to a planning meeting in Colombia aboard a plane owned by Franklin Durán, a businessman with longtime ties to the socialist government. By Joshua Goodman. SENT: 1,740 words, photos.
VIRUS-OUTBREAK — As the death toll from the coronavirus rose above 100,000 in the United States, there were also record numbers getting sick in India and worrying signs of a resurgence in South Korea. The once-unthinkable milestone in the U.S. means that more Americans have died from the virus than were killed in the Vietnam and Korean wars combined. The virus has infected more than 5.6 million people worldwide and killed over 350,000. By Nick Perry. SENT: 900 words, photos. With VIRUS-OUTBREAK-THE-LATEST.
MINNEAPOLIS-POLICE-DEATH-PROTESTS — A man was shot to death as violent protests over the death of a black man in police custody rocked Minneapolis for a second straight night, with protesters looting stores near a police precinct and setting fires. By Doug Glass. SENT: 500 words, photos, videos. With MINNEAPOLIS POLICE-DEATH-LOS ANGELES PROTEST — Protesters stop L.A. freeway traffic, smash patrol car windows; MINNEAPOLIS POLICE-DEATH — Mayor: Officer who put knee on man’s neck should be charged; MINNEAPOLIS POLICE-DEATH-FLOYD — Victim in police encounter had started new life in Minnesota.
CHINA-CONGRESS — China’s ceremonial legislature endorses a national security law for Hong Kong that has strained relations with the United States and Britain. The Hong Kong security law will alter the territory’s mini-constitution, or Basic Law, to require its government to enforce measures to be decided later by Chinese leaders. SENT: 160 words, photos. UPCOMING: Developing, will be updated. With HONG KONG-CHINA — Lawmakers ejected in Hong Kong debate on Chinese anthem bill.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-TRUMP-POWERS — President Donald Trump has been claiming extraordinarily sweeping powers during the coronavirus crisis that constitutional and legal scholars say the president simply doesn’t have. By Jill Colvin. SENT: 980 words, photo. With TRUMP-TWITTER — Twitter fact-checks Trump; he threatens new regulations or shutdown.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-LATIN AMERICA-HUNGER — The U.N. World Food Program is warning that upward of at least 14 million people could go hungry in Latin America as the coronavirus pandemic rages on, shuttering people in their homes, drying up work and crippling the economy. By Christine Armario. SENT: 900 words, photos. Also see MORE ON THE VIRUS OUTBREAK below.
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SLAYINGS-SEARCH — A college student sought by police as a suspect in a crime spree including two slayings in Connecticut has been captured in Maryland, police say. Peter Manfredonia had been the subject of a six-day search involving several police agencies and the FBI. By Pat Eaton-Robb. SENT: 520 words, photos.
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VIRUS OUTBREAK-LIVES LOST-NUREMBERG GUARD — Emilio DiPalma, who fought on the front lines during World War II and served as a courtroom guard during the trial of top Nazi war criminals, has died from the coronavirus. SENT: 910 words, photos.
VIRUS-OUTBREAK-ONE-GOOD-THING-CROATIA-TOURISM — If it hadn’t been for Igor Loparic and his charity, many in the northern Croatian Istria region wouldn’t be able to cope with the crisis brought on by the new coronavirus. SENT: 630 words, photos.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-ASIA — South Korea reports its biggest jump in coronavirus cases in more than 50 days, a setback that could erase some of its hard-won gains. SENT: 850 words, photos.
VIRUS-OUTBREAK-PROTECTING CIVILIANS — The president of the International Committee of the Red Cross says it has recorded 208 COVID-19-related attacks against health workers and installations in 13 countries since March. SENT: 570 words.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-BRAZIL-INDIGENOUS — As the coronavirus spreads into indigenous lands in Brazil, killing at least 40 people so far by the government’s count, the first two COVID-19 deaths were registered this week in the Xingu area, one of the biggest reserves in the world. SENT: 580 words, photo.
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WHAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT
MUSIC-APPLE-MUSIC-AFRICA — Apple Music to launch its first radio show in Africa. SENT: 230 words, photo.
GOOGLE-PRIVACY LAWSUIT — Arizona sues Google over “deceptive” location tracking. SENT: 420 words.
CONGRESS-SURVEILLANCE — Trump, Republican leaders and top liberal Democrats join forces against House legislation that would extend surveillance authorities that the FBI sees as vital in fighting terrorism. SENT: 900 words, photo. With VIRUS OUTBREAK-CONGRESS —
ELECTION 2020-VOTING WORRIES — The public may not know the winner of the presidential race on Election Day because of a massive shift to voting by mail during the coronavirus pandemic. SENT: 990 words, photos.
TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-Q&A — Attorney General William Barr says he doesn’t expect a criminal inquiry into the origins of the Russia investigation to target former President Barack Obama or Joe Biden, but that doesn’t mean the inquiry doesn’t carry political consequences. SENT: 930 words, photo.
LEBANON-CENTRAL-BANK-GOVERNOR — Lebanon’s central bank governor is being called a “thief” by some anti-government protesters who see him as a member of a corrupt ruling elite whose mismanagement has driven the country to the edge of bankruptcy. SENT: 1,040 words, photos.
ISRAEL-CYBER ATTACK — Israel’s national cyber chief acknowledges the country had thwarted a major cyber attack last month against its water systems, an assault widely attributed to arch-enemy Iran, calling it a “synchronized and organized attack” aimed at disrupting key national infrastructure. SENT: 590 words. photo.
OBIT-SAM-JOHNSON — Former Texas Rep. Sam Johnson, a military pilot who spent years as a prisoner of war in Vietnam before serving more than two decades in Congress, dies at age 89. SENT: 1,080 words, photos.
FINANCIAL-MARKETS — Asian stocks were mixed after an upbeat open, as investors pinned their hopes on an economic rebound from the coronavirus crisis. By Business Writer Elaine Kurtenbach. SENT: 980 words, photos.
AUSTRALIA-NEWS-CORP — Australia’s largest newspaper publisher, News Corp., announces that most of its suburban and regional mastheads across the country will become digital-only next month due to the pandemic and digital platforms sharing their content. SENT: 500 words, photos.
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