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Body found at site of search for missing Glee actress Naya Rivera

Los Angeles: A body has been found at the site where authorities were searching for missing Glee actress Naya Rivera, the Ventura, California, County Sheriff’s office said on Twitter. Authorities said last week that they had presumed Rivera had drowned after renting a boat on Lake Piru near Los Angeles …

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Choke point for US coronavirus response: the fax machine

As hard as the United States works to control coronavirus, it keeps running into problems caused by its fragmented health system, a jumble of old and new technology, and data standards that do not meet epidemiologists’ needs. Public health officials and private laboratories have managed to expand testing to more …

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Coronavirus crisis may get ‘worse and worse and worse’, WHO warns

Tedros, whose leadership has been heavily criticised by US President Donald Trump, said that of 230,000 new cases on Sunday, 80 per cent were from 10 nations, and 50 per cent from just two countries. The US and Brazil are the countries worst hit. “There will be no return to …

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Target and superquiz, Tuesday, July 14

Today’s Target: 18 words, good; 27 words, very good; 37 words, excellent. Yesterday’s Target: deck, desk, dick, dicks, dike, eked, ekes, kids, kist, kite, kited, seek, sick, skeet, skew, skewed, skid, skied, skit, stick, tick, ticked, week, wick, wicked, WICKEDEST, wicket, wicks

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Washington’s NFL team drops ‘Redskins’ name after 87 years

Native American advocates and experts have long criticised the name they call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.” Over a dozen Native leaders and organisations wrote to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week demanding an immediate end to Washington’s use of the name. Goodell, who has fielded questions on the topic for …

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‘Abysmal arrogance and privilege’: Balmain lawyer ordered to pay neighbour $300,000

“This is a petty neighbourhood squabble essentially caused by the arrogance and feeling of superiority of [Ms Hutley],” Justice Rothman said. He said Ms Hutley had “displayed an abysmal arrogance and sense of privilege”. “The once working-class suburb of Balmain has been wholly gentrified, to which this case testifies,” Justice …

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Rundown of China’s spy agencies will make uncomfortable reading for some

But there are other reasons, too. Penetrating the veil of the Chinese language is hard. The West has, lacked the interest to make the effort. Another reason – popular culture hasn’t created a Chinese James Bond. Yet. Finally, a deep-seated reason is that we haven’t wanted to know. Brady recalls …

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O’Neill hits out at Hansen and sets the record straight over 2003 World Cup bid

“We have been looking after the Aussies for years,” Hansen said. “Every time we have required something from them, particularly at a high level, sometimes they have gone missing. “Do we owe them something? No.” Despite a perception Australia did the wrong thing by New Zealand, an independent inquiry commissioned …

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Matildas, Olyroos receive $2.4 million funding boost for Tokyo 2021

The Matildas, meanwhile, will receive just over $2 million – half of which they banked before the pandemic. It also includes mental health and wellbeing resources for players. “It’s a fantastic effort for [the Olyroos] to qualify for the first time since 2008, and obviously we’re massively proud of our …

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