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'I'm hungry': In-N-Out fans clog traffic, camp out for days as first Colorado locations open.

In-N-Out's burgers have attracted a cult following, but the chain only operates in six other states.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 4:02 am.

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Reigning NBA Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell signing two-year deal with Lakers.

Montrezl Harrell has agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers after spending the prior three seasons with the rival Clippers.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 3:34 am.

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Kings give G Fox $163 million max extension.

The Sacramento Kings have agreed to the first max contract of the 2020 NBA free-agent signing period, coming to terms with starting point guard and leading scorer De'Aaron Fox on a five-year, $163 million extension, multiple outlets reported Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 3:05 am.

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Wolves retain RFA Beasley on four-year deal.

Fresh off taking a talented shooting guard with the No. 1 overall pick in Wednesday's NBA Draft, the Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly retained restricted free agent shooting guard Malik Beasley on a four-year, $60 million agreement, according to multiple reports Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 3:00 am.

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F Harrell to leave Clippers for Lakers.

The Los Angeles Lakers quickly moved on from the reported loss of backup big man Dwight Howard, agreeing to a two-year contract with NBA Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell, ESPN.com reported Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 2:50 am.

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Families of detained Hong Kong dozen protest on island near Chinese prison.

Relatives and supporters of 12 Hongkongers, detained in China after trying to flee the city by speedboat, protested on Saturday on an island near the Chinese prison where they have been held virtually incommunicado for nearly three months.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 2:45 am.

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South Korea's COVID third wave may be largest if not curbed, says official.

South Korea grappled with a resurgence in COVID-19 cases on Saturday, as a senior official warned it could be the country's largest wave of infections if the spread is not quickly contained.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 2:40 am.

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Opinion: Still grieving her father and in midst of pandemic, Mikaela Shiffrin starts anew.

Mikaela Shiffrin has won 66 World Cup races, trailing only Ingemar Stenmark (86), Lindsey Vonn (82) and Marcel Hirscher (67) on the all-time list

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 2:36 am.

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CFP payout could drop 10-15% minus fans.

The College Football Playoff will go on amid the coronavirus pandemic, but COVID-19-related changes figure to damage the event's bottom line.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 2:25 am.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom issues 10 p.m. curfew starting Saturday.

Gov. Gavin Newsom instituted a 10 p.m. curfew for one month for counties in the strictest level of California's pandemic restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise.

Published by USA TODAY at November 21, 2020 1:04 am.

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Man Utd missing 'X-factor' at Old Trafford without fans, says Solskjaer.

Manchester United have had a poor home record in the Premier League this season and manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said the absence of a roaring crowd at Old Trafford due to the COVID-19 pandemic has not helped his side.

Published by Reuters at November 21, 2020 12:35 am.

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Australian Open crowds at 10% capacity would be a boon, says Djokovic.

World number one Novak Djokovic said he hopes fans will be allowed to turn up in numbers for the Australian Open in January even though spectators are still barred from most stadiums amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 10:25 pm.

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Philippines' Duterte ends overseas travel ban on healthcare workers, minister says.

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has approved ending a ban on deploying the nation's healthcare workers, his labour minister said on Saturday, clearing the way for thousands of nurses to take up jobs overseas.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 10:20 pm.

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Delta, WestJet scrap planned joint venture after U.S. demands.

Delta Air Lines and Canada's WestJet said late on Friday they had scrapped a proposed U.S.-Canada joint venture after the U.S. government demanded changes the airlines insisted were "unreasonable and unacceptable".

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 10:10 pm.

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Manchester United says systems hit by cyber attack.

Manchester United said on Friday the English football club was investigating a cyber attack on its systems and was working to minimize the ongoing IT disruption.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 9:45 pm.

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Explainer: Fed lending programs: What did they accomplish? How hard would it be to bring them back?

U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said he would pull funding from several of the emergency lending programs set up by the Federal Reserve this year.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 9:20 pm.

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G20 to discuss post-pandemic world, back debt relief.

Leaders of the 20 biggest world economies (G20) will debate this weekend how to deal with the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic that has caused a global recession and how to manage the recovery once the coronavirus is under control.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 9:10 pm.

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Shooting at Wisconsin mall leaves eight injured; police searching for suspect.

Wauwatosa police say seven adults and one teenager were injured during the shooting, which took place Friday afternoon.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 9:00 pm.

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Mainland China reports 16 new COVID-19 cases vs 17 a day earlier.

Mainland China reported 16 new COVID-19 cases on Nov. 20, down from 17 the previous day, with seven cases of local transmission and nine cases originating overseas, the country's health authority said on Saturday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 8:20 pm.

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Mexico adds 6,426 confirmed coronavirus cases, 719 deaths: health ministry.

Mexico's health ministry on Friday reported 6,426 new confirmed coronavirus infections in the country and 719 deaths, bringing the official totals to 1,025,969 cases and 100,823 dead.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 8:10 pm.

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As pandemic worsens, Wisconsin governor orders strict mask mandate.

Wisconsin's governor issued an emergency health order on Friday requiring face masks indoors except at home, a move aimed at slowing a surge in coronavirus infections that is pushing hospitals to the limits of their capacity.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:55 pm.

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Suspect at large after multiple people wounded in Wisconsin mall shooting.

A suspect was at large after multiple people were wounded in an "active shooter incident" at a suburban shopping mall in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:53 pm.

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Sunak targets infrastructure investment boom even as debt levels soar.

British finance minister Rishi Sunak will announce tens of billions of pounds of infrastructure investment next week, targeted at meeting the government's promise to address imbalances between different regions.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:30 pm.

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Hundreds of LSU students protest the university's mishandling of sexual misconduct complaints.

Protestors, many of them students, demanded change from LSU officials they see as slow to respond to reports of sexual misconduct and dating violence.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 7:30 pm.

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Canada grants interim authorization to Eli Lilly's COVID-19 antibody drug.

Canada has granted interim authorization to Eli Lilly's antibody drug for treating COVID-19 in patients who are not hospitalized, but are at risk of serious illness because of their age or other conditions, the drugmaker said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:20 pm.

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AstraZeneca starts new COVID-19 prevention trials of antibody cocktail.

AstraZeneca started late-stage trials on Saturday of an experimental long-acting monoclonal antibody combination drug it hopes could be used as a so-called prophylactic to prevent COVID-19 infection in at-risk people for up to 12 months.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:10 pm.

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Apple, GroupM, others ask for tough protection for data in Google lawsuit.

Apple Inc , advertising giant GroupM and others asked the judge hearing the Justice Department's lawsuit against Alphabet's Google on Friday to allow them to designate certain data used by the government as "highly confidential," to ensure that no-one from...

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 7:05 pm.

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Mysterious object falls from sky onto Navajo Nation: Was it from space? Or is there a more earthly explanation?

Navajo Nation police say there were no reports of injuries or property damage. The "satellite material" was released to Polar Field Services.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 7:04 pm.

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Djokovic backs domestic abuse policy in tennis.

Novak Djokovic said tennis authorities could adopt clearer policies on domestic abuse in light of allegations made against U.S. Open runner-up Alexander Zverev by his ex-girlfriend.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:50 pm.

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Apple to pay another $113 million to settle iPhone battery claims.

Apple will pay $113 million to settle the latest case alleging the company deliberately slowed older iPhones to help extend the life of batteries.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 6:39 pm.

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Exclusive: Mexico agreed with U.S. Attorney General Barr to arrest drug capo in deal for general - source.

Mexico has committed to the arrest of a high-level cartel leader under a deal with U.S. Attorney General William Barr to drop U.S. drug trafficking charges against a former Mexican defense minister, a senior Mexican source told Reuters.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:35 pm.

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British PM Johnson urges G20 to do more to combat COVID.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will urge other G20 leaders to take more ambitious action to defeat the coronavirus pandemic and to address climate change at a weekend virtual summit in Saudi Arabia.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:30 pm.

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Panic buying of toilet paper hits U.S. stores again with new pandemic restrictions.

Toilet paper aisles are emptying again as COVID-19 curfews and shutdowns in states from California to New York send pandemic-weary shoppers on a new scramble for essentials.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:20 pm.

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U.S. company Hershey grabs cocoa stocks from exchange, avoids African price premium.

U.S. chocolate maker Hershey Co has positioned itself to receive a sizeable amount of cheap cocoa from futures exchange ICE, a move that highlights difficulties African producers are having to sell beans at a recently-agreed premium, traders said.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:15 pm.

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Brazil passes 6 million coronavirus cases, health ministry says.

Brazil surpassed 6 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus on Friday, the country's Health Ministry said, becoming the third country in the world to pass that milestone after the United States and India.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:10 pm.

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Violence erupts in Brazil after Black man beaten to death at Carrefour store.

More than 1,000 demonstrators attacked a Carrefour Brasil supermarket in the southern Brazilian city of Porto Alegre on Friday after security guards beat to death a Black man at the store.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 6:00 pm.

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After improbable two-year comeback, Washington QB Alex Smith aims to inspire others to live in the moment.

Two years after a gruesome leg injury, Alex Smith is once again a starting QB in the NFL. He hopes his story can be a beacon to others.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 5:53 pm.

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U.S. CDC reports 251,715 deaths from coronavirus.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday reported 11,650,817 cases of the novel coronavirus, an increase of 185,095 cases from its previous count, and said that the number of deaths had risen by 2,045 to 251,715.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:50 pm.

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Fed's Powell says will return Treasury funds as programs set to lapse.

Fed chair Jerome Powell said Friday he would return unused emergency funds to the U.S. Treasury, as requested by Secretary Steven Mnuchin, as part a decision to let a series of credit programs expire at the end of the year.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:30 pm.

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Nurses like me face sexual harassment. COVID-19 masks, unfortunately, bring relief.

Nurses are sexualized by our culture and interactions with patients can often turn predatory. Masks have given me a reprieve gazes and comments.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 5:26 pm.

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Exclusive: Alpha Bank picks Davidson Kempner as preferred bidder for $12 billion Galaxy bad loans - sources.

Greece's Alpha Bank has selected U.S. investment fund Davidson Kempner as its preferred bidder to buy a $12 billion portfolio of nonperforming loans in what will be the country's largest ever sale of bad debt, sources told Reuters.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:20 pm.

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Swiss doctors urge COVID vulnerable to declare end-of-life wishes in advance.

Swiss doctors have urged those vulnerable to COVID-19 complications to record their wishes for end-of-life care in advance to help ease pressure on intensive care units, drawing criticism from an advocacy group.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:10 pm.

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California's new coronavirus curfew does not apply to Tesla workers -state health dept.

Workers at Tesla Inc's California vehicle factory are deemed essential and are not impacted by the state's latest restrictions to curb a new surge in coronavirus infections, the California health department said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 5:05 pm.

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Report: CDC airport COVID-19 screening program 'ineffective,' 'resource-intensive'

A total of 766,044 passengers were screened at 15 U.S. airports Jan. 17--Sept. 13. One COVID-19 case per 85,000 travelers screened was detected.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 5:03 pm.

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Can Clean Coal Compete With Natural Gas In China?

China is the world's largest consumer of coal and the largest emitter of greenhouse gasses. With that in mind, Beijing’s recent announcement that it intends to become carbon neutral by 2060 and is aiming for its CO2 emissions to peak before 2030, was welcome news. The growth of renewables is essential to decarbonize energy systems, but it is expected that natural gas will also play an important role due to the intermittency of green energy and natural gas’ low CO2 emissions compared to coal. While the outlook for natural gas in…

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Toronto and suburb to enter lockdown as COVID-19 cases continue to climb.

The city of Toronto and the suburb of Peel will enter lockdown on Monday, Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on Friday, with all indoor social gatherings banned, restaurants operating exclusively takeout and delivery, and retail stores open only for curbside pickup as COVID-...

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 4:30 pm.

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Explainer: Fed lending programs - What did they accomplish? How hard would it be to bring them back?

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said he would pull funding from several of the emergency lending programs set up by the Federal Reserve this year.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 4:20 pm.

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Blind man, 'born to run,' completes solo marathon with trial app to guide him.

A blind man completed a 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run in New York's Central Park without a guide dog or human help this week. His navigation aid? Artificial intelligence through headphones plugged into a smartphone.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 4:10 pm.

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Apple, AT&T ask for tough protection for data in Google lawsuit.

Apple Inc and AT&T; asked the judge hearing the Justice Department's lawsuit against Alphabet's Google on Friday to allow them to designate certain data in the complaint "highly confidential," to ensure that no-one from Google could see it.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 4:00 pm.

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Renewed Lockdowns Threaten More Refinery Closures In Europe.

More refineries in Europe are at risk of permanent closures, with fuel demand on the continent falling again as major economies re-imposed lockdowns to fight the spike in coronavirus cases. Gasoline demand in Europe is expected to be between 15 and 20 percent lower in November and December compared to the same months of 2019, Argus reported, citing market participants. The new lockdowns, partial lockdowns, and curfews in the biggest economies in Europe, including the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain, are dragging down…

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Djokovic sad for Zverev over off-court problems.

Novak Djokovic offered sympathy to Alexander Zverev over his problems away from the tennis court after the German was accused of domestic abuse by an ex-girlfriend.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 3:50 pm.

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New coronavirus cases in France stable, hospitalisations drop.

The number of new coronavirus infections in France rose by 22,882 to 2.11 million on Friday, slightly higher than the 21,140 reported on Thursday, while hospital numbers eased again.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 3:45 pm.

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Hungary could receive up to one million doses of Chinese coronavirus vaccine: foreign minister.

Hungary could receive up to one million doses of coronavirus vaccine from China in the coming months, Foreign Minister Peter Szijjarto told state news agency MTI on Friday after a phone call with his Chinese counterpart.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 3:40 pm.

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Childhood vaccine linked to less severe COVID-19, cigarette smoke raises risk.

The following is a roundup of some of the latest scientific studies on the novel coronavirus and efforts to find treatments and vaccines for COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 3:30 pm.

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Succinct Summation of Week’s Events 11.20.20.

Succinct Summations for the week ending November 20th, 2020 Positives: 1. Pfizer and Moderna vaccine progress teases a return to post-pandemic normal (mid-2021?). 2. Recounts and litigation options all but exhausted, this period of election uncertainty is close to its end. 3. Index of Leading Economic Indicators rose 0.7% 2nd month running. 4. Home mortgage…

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Canada expects six million COVID-19 vaccine doses early in 2021.

Canada expects to receive six million doses of COVID-19 vaccines by March 31, 2021 under existing purchase contracts, but their use depends on regulatory approval, a federal official said during a parliamentary committee meeting on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 3:25 pm.

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Pfizer eyes rapid COVID-19 vaccine roll-out in Latam after U.S. go-ahead.

U.S. drugmaker Pfizer Inc is hoping to rapidly roll out its experimental COVID-19 vaccine around Latin America soon after it gets emergency authorization in the United States, a senior executive said, which could be as early as next month.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 3:20 pm.

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Olde English pub in San Francisco area calls closing time after 57 years.

An Olde English pub that once hosted poets and intellectuals of San Francisco's free speech movement will shut down for good this month, with hopes of bringing the same spirit elsewhere after the pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 3:00 pm.

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Institut Pasteur to keep working on three COVID-19 vaccines.

France's Institut Pasteur will keep its three COVID-19 vaccine projects running despite recent reports of high efficacy rates in two experimental shots by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech, its science chief said.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 2:50 pm.

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COVID-19 vaccine could return US economy to near normal by end of 2021.

The U.S. Economic Outlook, released Thursday by University of Michigan economists, calls for real gross domestic product to rise by 4.2% in 2021.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 2:49 pm.

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Bharat Biotech offers Brazil potential COVID-19 vaccine.

India's Bharat Biotech this week offered Brazil a COVID-19 vaccine that is in late-stage clinical trials and a possible technology transfer partnership, a company executive said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 2:45 pm.

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Can shearing of Thwaites glacier slow or stop if humans control greenhouse gas emissions?

Here’s the take-home message from this month’s original video by independent videographer Peter Sinclair for Yale Climate Connections: Let’s hope Thwaites in Antarctica waits. Waits patiently, quietly, and long-term, perhaps even indefinitely. And here’s a moral of this Thwaites video, ...

Published by Yale Climate Connections at November 20, 2020 2:36 pm.

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Brazil coronavirus outbreak speeds up again as cases approach 6 million.

Brazil is expected to pass 6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Friday, as the world's third-worst coronavirus outbreak begins to surge again amid fears that a second wave is underway.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 2:30 pm.

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'Chicken of the Glades': Florida officials propose culling invasive python population by eating them.

Eating invasive Burmese pythons has been discouraged because of mercury levels, but a new study is underway.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 2:27 pm.

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China's Shanghai reports two local coronavirus cases.

China's financial hub of Shanghai said on Friday it had confirmed two coronavirus cases in a married couple in the city's Pudong district, its first locally transmitted COVID-19 infections in 11 days.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 2:20 pm.

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Oil rises about 1%, posts third week of gains on vaccine hopes.

Oil prices rose about 1% higher on Friday and posted a third consecutive weekly rise, buoyed by successful COVID-19 vaccine trials, while renewed lockdowns in several countries to limit the spread of the coronavirus capped gains.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 2:15 pm.

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U.S. economy faces looming test as coronavirus wildfire rages.

The uneasy balance between the wildfire-like spread of the coronavirus in the United States and an economy that remains largely open may be tested in coming weeks if face mask mandates and other lighter-touch measures fail to control the crisis.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 2:10 pm.

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WHO welcomes COVID-19 immunity study, gives hopes for vaccines.

A British study that found people who have had COVID-19 are unlikely to contract the disease again for at least six months is good news and also provides hope for vaccines, a World Health Organization (WHO) senior official said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 2:00 pm.

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I miss the audience: a French performer's life in COVID lockdown.

On the stage at the Hebertot theatre in Paris, Trinidad Garcia is re-enacting a scene from her one-woman show, "For you to keep loving yourself," to an audience of zero.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 2:00 pm.

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Credit, muni markets shrug off Treasury threat to end Fed programs.

The credit and municipal bond markets held fast on Friday morning after U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin defended his decision, first announced Thursday evening, to let several of the Federal Reserve's key pandemic lending programs end on Dec. 31.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:45 pm.

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Portugal approves extension of COVID-19 emergency, fresh measures under discussion.

Portugal's parliament on Friday approved a 15-day extension of a state of emergency from next week to allow continuation of coronavirus measures as the government considers fresh steps.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:40 pm.

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Fed's George sees recovery headwinds from energy sector.

The U.S. recovery from the coronavirus crisis could face some headwinds from the energy sector, Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank President Esther George said on Friday, as massive cuts in U.S. oil production this year reverberate through the economy.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:30 pm.

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Ahead of G20, U.N. chief warns 'developing world on precipice of financial ruin'

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Friday that "the developing world is on the precipice of financial ruin and escalating poverty, hunger and untold suffering" as the world struggles to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:25 pm.

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Is Santa Claus still coming to the mall for Christmas 2020? Here's how the tradition is changing during COVID-19.

A visit to the mall to sit on Santa Claus' lap may be yet another tradition knocked to the wayside or dramatically altered by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Britain asks regulator to assess Pfizer vaccine for suitability.

Britain has formally asked its medical regulator, the MHRA, to assess the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for its suitability, the first step in making the shot available outside of the United States.

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Bitcoin climbs to three-year peak, all-time high in focus.

Bitcoin rose to a nearly three-year high on Friday, as investors continued to scoop the virtual currency on expectations it could well exceed its all-time peak of just under $20,000.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 1:05 pm.

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Oil Demand Set To Rebound In 2021.

Oil prices are set to rebound in 2021 as optimism grows around a COVID vaccine and OPEC looks to extend its production cuts. For Global Energy Alert members there are now two new free reports available in your dashboard. The first of these reports is on how to interpret stock charts and the second outlines the three biggest mistakes made by traders today. Make sure you become a member to read these reports and many more.Friday, November 20th, 2020Oil prices pared recent gains as investors nervously watch the spread of Covid-19, which has tempered…

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Exclusive: Zurich Insurance nears $4 billion deal for MetLife unit - sources.

Switzerland's Zurich Insurance Group AG is in advanced talks to acquire MetLife Inc's U.S. property and casualty (P&C;) car and home insurance unit for close to $4 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 12:55 pm.

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Exclusive: German draft IT security law strives for consensus on telecoms vendor risks.

Germany would need to reach a consensus within government that a telecoms vendor poses a national security threat in order to exclude its equipment from national 5G networks, according to draft legislation reviewed by Reuters on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 12:50 pm.

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Palestinian girls compete in a rare Gaza boxing contest.

Trading jabs and punches, young Palestinian girls competed in a female boxing tournament on Friday in the Gaza Strip, where the sport is mostly popular with men.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 12:45 pm.

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Open enrollment for 2021 benefits is underway. Here's what you should know before the deadline.

Open enrollment for 2021 benefits will kick off in November, when companies ask workers to pick medical, dental plans and more.

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Aid agencies scramble to respond as Ethiopians flee to Sudan.

At the Um Rakuba settlement in Sudan, refugees queue for helpings of cornflour porridge and put up makeshift shelters under scrubland trees, their lives upended by fighting in Ethiopia's northern Tigray region.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 12:20 pm.

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Oil Rig Count Falls For The First Time In 2 Months.

Baker Hughes reported on Friday that the number of oil rigs in the United States fell by 5 to 231, ending eight weeks of increases to oil rigs in the U.S. The total number of active oil and gas rigs decreased for the week by 2, with oil rigs decreasing by 5 and gas rigs rising by 3. Total oil and gas rigs in the United States are now down by 493 compared to this time last year. The EIA’s estimate for oil production in the United States held fast in the week ending November 13—at 10.9 million barrels of oil per day in the most recent…

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The average older, affluent American has $920,400 in retirement savings. Here's how to get there yourself.

Want your savings balance to mimic that of the typical pre-retiree or senior? Here's your game plan.

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Wealthy countries block COVID-19 drugs rights waiver at WTO - sources.

Wealthy nations on Friday reiterated their opposition to a proposal to waive intellectual property rules for COVID-19 drugs, three trade sources said, despite pressure to make an exception to improve access to drugs for poorer countries.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 12:00 pm.

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Israel nears deal for AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine.

Israel has reached an understanding with AstraZeneca to receive about 10 million doses of its experimental COVID-19 vaccine, a joint statement from the Israeli government and the drugmaker said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 11:55 am.

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BP agrees London headquarters sale and leaseback with Lifestyle Intl.

BP has agreed to sell its London headquarters for 250 million pounds, a spokesman said on Friday, the latest in a string of disposals as the British energy company shifts to low-carbon energy.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 11:50 am.

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Breakingviews - Corona Capital: U.S. airlines.

Corona Capital is a column updated throughout the day by Breakingviews columnists around the world with short, sharp pandemic-related insights.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 11:35 am.

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Brexit casts long shadow over UK markets.

Britain and the European Union are trying to reach a trade deal to regulate their relationship after Dec. 31, an agreement that should lift some of the uncertainty clouding the UK outlook 4-1/2 years after Britons voted to leave the trading bloc.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 11:30 am.

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EU plans tight car CO2 limits under green finance rules.

Car manufacturers will need to meet tight emissions limits for their activities to be classed as a sustainable investment under proposed European Union rules, which the auto industry said could undermine investment in the sector's green transition.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 11:20 am.

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UK to unveil record £400 billion borrowing plan next week.

British finance minister Rishi Sunak will announce the heaviest public borrowing since World War Two when he spells out his spending plans next week after the biggest economic crash in over 300 years.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 11:15 am.

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Alvarez & Marsal withdraws from Lebanon central bank audit: finmin.

Restructuring consultancy Alvarez & Marsal has pulled out of a forensic audit of Lebanon's central bank because it did not receive information required to carry out the task, caretaker Finance Minister Ghazi Wazni told Reuters on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 11:10 am.

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Here are the 12 Bond-Market Metrics Mnuchin Listed as Reasons for Letting the Fed’s Bondholder-Bailout SPVs Expire on Dec 31.

Jawboning alone had whipped the markets into froth. So maybe enough is enough, and let taxpayers have their money back as planned?

Published by Wolf Street at November 20, 2020 11:08 am.

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Canada fears it could be 'really in trouble' as COVID cases set to soar.

New daily cases of COVID-19 in Canada could soar to 60,000 by the end of the year, up from less than 5,000 now, threatening to overwhelm an already creaking healthcare system, a top medical official said on Friday.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 11:05 am.

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The EV Revolution Is Threatening Long-Term Oil Demand Growth.

The growth in electric vehicle adoption, especially in emerging markets, could threaten long-term oil demand growth, Carbon Tracker has reported, citing these markets’ dependency on imports that could be relieved by a switch to electric vehicles. “Emerging market oil importers spend 2% of GDP on oil imports, have a high and rising dependency on imported oil, and suffer premature deaths of 285,000 people a year from pollution linked to transport,” the authors of the report wrote. They also argued emerging economies were having…

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InSight Crime’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simon Bolívar National Journalism Prize.

’s ‘Memo Fantasma’ Investigation Wins Simon Bolívar National Journalism Prize
The staff at was awarded the prestigious Simon Bolívar national journalism prize in Colombia for its two-year investigation into the drug trafficker known as “Memo Fantasma,” which was spearheaded by Co-director Jeremy McDermott.
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Published by InSight Crime at November 20, 2020 10:56 am.

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Pfizer is first to apply for U.S. emergency use for COVID-19 vaccine.

Pfizer Inc said it will apply to U.S. health regulators on Friday for emergency use authorization (EUA) of its COVID-19 vaccine, the first such application in a major step toward providing protection against the new coronavirus.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 10:55 am.

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Fed's Kaplan says U.S. economy needs more fiscal support.

Dallas Federal Reserve Bank President Robert Kaplan on Friday called again for more fiscal support for the U.S. economy, particularly for state and local governments struggling with budget holes, and for the millions of unemployed who are spending down savings from prior...

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 10:50 am.

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How long does it take to get a good credit score?

A good credit score is a popular goal, and you could reach it sooner than you think.

Published by USA TODAY at November 20, 2020 10:46 am.

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Canadian dollar adds to weekly gain as retail sales climb.

The Canadian dollar edged higher against its U.S. counterpart on Friday as domestic data showed a stronger-than-expected increase in September retail sales, with the currency adding to this week's advance.

Published by Reuters at November 20, 2020 10:30 am.

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