February 20, 2020

The Presidential Daily Brief

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  • Stage Fright

    Bloomberg Battered in Sin City Debate

    Can’t buy him love. Billionaire presidential contender Michael Bloomberg was on the receiving end of fiery attacks during yesterday’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas. Sen. Elizabeth Warren appeared most eager to prove her mettle, pressing the former New York mayor over his policy of stop-and-frisk policing and his alleged disrespect…

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  • European Tragedy

    Nine Killed in Germany Shootings

    Federal authorities say they’ve taken over an investigation into an overnight rampage at two hookah bars in the German city of Hanau that left at least nine people dead and four injured. The suspected shooter reportedly killed himself at home, where police said they also found the body of his…

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  • No End

    Coronavirus Stirs Fears Around Asia

    While experts say the outbreak is beginning to stabilize in China, it’s sparking concern elsewhere in Asia — such as in Singapore and South Korea, where 84 and 82 people, respectively, have been infected. Meanwhile, two passengers from the cruise ship docked in Japan that had been under a two-week quarantine…

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  • Loose Change

    UBS Taps New CEO in Latest Banking Shuffle

    Switzerland’s largest bank has selected ING chief Ralph Hamers to replace Sergio Ermotti at its top spot. It’s the second shift in leadership at a top European bank this month, after former Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane Thiam resigned nearly two weeks ago amid a spying scandal. Ermotti had been expected…

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  • In Short

    Also Important…

    Trump associate Roger Stone will be sentenced today for obstructing Congress to help shield the president. Australia has been shaken by a former rugby player’s alleged killing of his estranged wife and three children. And NASCAR racer Ryan Newman has left the hospital after surviving a serious crash in last…

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