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April 06, 2020

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  • COVID-19

    America Faces 'Hardest, Saddest Week'

    Surgeon General Jerome Adams told Americans yesterday that “this is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment” as COVID-19 infections continued rising. In the U.K., the latest coronavirus hot spot, Queen Elizabeth II urged Britons to rally around the crisis, while Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who tested positive 10 days ago,…

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  • Undone Deal?

    Afghanistan's Peace Deal Is in Deeper Trouble

    The Taliban said hopes for a recently signed peace deal with the U.S. are dimmer than ever, accusing Washington and its Afghan allies of “flagrant violations.” That’s allegedly included drone strikes against civilians, an accusation the Pentagon called “baseless.” Claiming it’s restricted its own attacks recently, the militant group said…

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  • Problematic Poll

    Tensions Soar Over Wisconsin's Primaries

    Will they stay or will they vote? The fate of Tuesday’s statewide elections remains unclear amid a growing chorus from local officials to call off in-person voting. Over the weekend, the GOP-controlled state legislature stopped an attempt by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to let lawmakers vote on holding an all-mail…

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  • High Performance

    Global Markets Rally in Sign of Hope

    Stocks across Europe and Asia, in addition to U.S. futures, all ticked up Monday following glimmers of positivity that anti-coronavirus measures around the world are working. Australia’s S&P/ASX 200, Japan’s Nikkei 225 and South Korea’s Kospi all closed around 4 percent up. In the U.S., S&P 500 futures were mirroring…

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  • In Short

    Also Important…

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to declare the country’s first ever state of emergency. Former U.S. Inspector General Michael Atkinson, who was fired Friday, warned his colleagues against allowing official pressure to “silence your voices.” And authorities in Ukraine say they’ve extinguished a fire in the exclusion zone…

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