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The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

The Latest: India reports biggest jump in virus cases again

SUMMARY: — India reports biggest jump in virus cases for 7th straight day.

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Housing plan including cash grants on the radar to kickstart construction

Housing plan including cash grants on the radar to kickstart construction

SUMMARY: The Morrison government is considering plans to boost the housing construction sector including large grants to buyers of new homes amid concerns a collapse in migrant numbers and slowdown in the property market will weigh on the nation's economic recovery from the coronavirus.

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Gold Coast Mayor backs Queensland Premier '100 per cent' over border closure

Gold Coast Mayor backs Queensland Premier '100 per cent' over border closure

SUMMARY: Gold Coast Mayor Tom Tate has thrown his support "100 per cent" behind Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, as political pressure mounts on the Queensland Government to ease border restrictions.

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$60 billion JobKeeper snafu drives calls for tax cuts, stimulus

$60 billion JobKeeper snafu drives calls for tax cuts, stimulus

SUMMARY: Former treasurer Wayne Swan wants the government to focus on shovel-ready projects and growing shoppers' confidence.

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California lays out pandemic rules for church reopenings

California lays out pandemic rules for church reopenings

SUMMARY: On Monday, the state released a framework that will permit counties to allow in-person worship services.

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Authorities: Bear attacks mountain biker in southern Montana

Authorities: Bear attacks mountain biker in southern Montana

SUMMARY: BILLINGS, Montana — A mountain biker was attacked by a grizzly bear Monday near the southern Montana community of Big Sky, according to authorities.

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Atlanta is home to 2 potential contenders for Biden's VP

Atlanta is home to 2 potential contenders for Biden's VP

SUMMARY: ATLANTA — Neither public rivals nor personal friends, Keisha Lance Bottoms and Stacey Abrams spent years climbing parallel ladders at Atlanta City Hall and the Georgia Capitol.

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U.S. drilling industry says offshore ban would crush jobs, government revenues

U.S. drilling industry says offshore ban would crush jobs, government revenues

SUMMARY: REUTERS/Jessica Resnick-Ault(Reuters) - A U.S. ban on new offshore drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, which presidential hopeful Joe Biden promised to enact if elected, would lead to hundreds of thousands of job losses and billions in lost government revenue over 20 years, an offshore drilling industry group said on Tuesday.

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Congress weighs choice: 'Go big' on virus aid or hit 'pause'

Congress weighs choice: 'Go big' on virus aid or hit 'pause'

SUMMARY: WASHINGTON — Congress is at a crossroads in the coronavirus crisis, wrestling over whether to "go big," as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants for the next relief bill, or hit "pause," as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell insists.

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Shunned by his party, Iowa's Steve King fights for his seat

Shunned by his party, Iowa's Steve King fights for his seat

SUMMARY: DES MOINES, Iowa — Rep. Steve King is fighting for his political life — but not because he's compared immigrants crossing the border illegally to cattle.

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Worker shortage concerns loom in immigrant-heavy meatpacking

Worker shortage concerns loom in immigrant-heavy meatpacking

SUMMARY: Lacking English skills, the brothers took jobs at Smithfield Foods' Sioux Falls pork plant, grueling and increasingly risky work as the coronavirus sickened thousands of meatpacking workers nationwide.

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Morrison government shelves union-busting legislation 'in good faith'

Morrison government shelves union-busting legislation 'in good faith'

SUMMARY: The government will shelve its union-busting Ensuring Integrity Bill as a sign of good faith ahead of a major, new effort to reform Australia's industrial relations system, Prime Minister Scott Morrison says.

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Consumers start to spend again on fashion, personal care as lockdowns ease

Consumers start to spend again on fashion, personal care as lockdowns ease

SUMMARY: Shoppers are heading back to the nation's malls, with data showing a lift in spending on clothes, beauty products and haircuts in response to the easing of coronavirus lockdowns across the country.

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The latest illustrations from artist Cathy Wilcox

The latest illustrations from artist Cathy Wilcox

SUMMARY: 1/30Nothing to see here.

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The latest illustrations from artist Andrew Weldon

The latest illustrations from artist Andrew Weldon

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The latest illustrations from artist Andrew Dyson

The latest illustrations from artist Andrew Dyson

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The latest illustrations from artist Matt Golding

The latest illustrations from artist Matt Golding

SUMMARY: 5/30The view from here.

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Best of cartoons, May 26, 2020

Best of cartoons, May 26, 2020

SUMMARY: Best of cartoons, May 26, 2020Advertisement PoliticsFederal Best of cartoons, May 26, 2020 10 Images The news of the day as interpreted by our talented artists, illustrators and cartoonists.

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Fact check: Trump has spent far more time at golf clubs than Obama had at same point

Fact check: Trump has spent far more time at golf clubs than Obama had at same point

SUMMARY: : Trump has spent much more time playing golf than Obama did through this point of the term -- after repeatedly attacking Obama's golfing and claiming he would not play if he got elected himself.

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Pandemic takes toll on Trump properties while President golfs at one

Pandemic takes toll on Trump properties while President golfs at one

SUMMARY: The coronavirus pandemic and stay-at-home orders have hit all corners of the economy, including the Trump Organization.

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