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US nears 100,000 pandemic deaths: Does Trump feel your pain?

  • eloquence: As diverse as they were in eloquence and empathy, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama each had his own way of piercing the noise of catastrophe and reaching people.
  • indelible: Impeachment placed one indelible mark on Trump's time in office.
  • smolder: Henry Cisneros, his housing secretary, told the University of Virginia's Miller Center that Clinton that day and Bush at smoldering Ground Zero six years later did what presidents are called to do.
  • oratory: Masterful oratory brought Obama to national prominence, and measured calm marked his demeanor as president.

GOP govs offer states as alternative RNC convention host

  • alternate: Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp sent an open plea to Trump on Tuesday to consider his state as an alternate site for the quadrennial convention, which is set to gather more than 2,500 delegates and thousands more guests, press and security officials.
  • hospitality: We have first class facilities, a skilled workforce and a reputation for hospitality second to none.
  • lightning: Georgia became a lightning rod for both criticism and praise when it was one of the first states in the nation to allow businesses including tattoo parlors and bowling alleys to reopen in late April.
  • parlor: Georgia became a lightning rod for both criticism and praise when it was one of the first states in the nation to allow businesses including tattoo parlors and bowling alleys to reopen in late April.
  • alley: Georgia became a lightning rod for both criticism and praise when it was one of the first states in the nation to allow businesses including tattoo parlors and bowling alleys to reopen in late April.

UN condemns use of IEDs against civilians in Libya

  • deplore: Tripoli (AFP)- The United Nations has deplored the " grotesque" use of improvised explosive devices against civilians in Libya's capital Tripoli, the scene of more than a year of deadly fighting.
  • grotesque: Tripoli (AFP)- The United Nations has deplored the " grotesque" use of improvised explosive devices against civilians in Libya's capital Tripoli, the scene of more than a year of deadly fighting.
  • grotesque: This grotesque transformation and deterioration of the conflict, ( which) has occurred while families were seeking the safety and comfort of their homes for the Eid holiday, demonstrates deliberate targeting of innocent civilians.

U.N. calls meeting to boost pandemic support for developing countries

  • forbearance: Of 77 eligible countries, only 22 have formally requested forbearance so far.
  • forbearance: It also backs an across-the-board debt standstill for all developing countries that request forbearance- not just the ones covered by the G20 debt suspension- and calls for proactive solutions by private-sector creditors to avoid the even higher cost of a " disorderly wave of defaults.
  • proactive: It also backs an across-the-board debt standstill for all developing countries that request forbearance- not just the ones covered by the G20 debt suspension- and calls for proactive solutions by private-sector creditors to avoid the even higher cost of a " disorderly wave of defaults.

Boris Johnson Leaves the Dirty Work to Everyone Else

  • eccentric: Before the crisis, Johnson ruled as a near-absolute monarch, often through his eccentric but effective adviser ( and key Brexit strategist) Dominic Cummings.
  • arrogant: In a tale familiar to English court politics down the centuries, the arrogant outsider resented by lesser talents has himself become a hindrance to the man he serves.
  • hindrance: In a tale familiar to English court politics down the centuries, the arrogant outsider resented by lesser talents has himself become a hindrance to the man he serves.
  • tangential: Johnson, a carefree libertarian by instinct, at first ignored the peril, expecting others to take responsibility for a threat that seemed more tangential than finalizing a post-Brexit trade deal with the European Union.
  • contagion: While the contagion was still spreading, the U.K. permitted free entry from China, Italy, Iran and other countries with high infection rates.

In Lockdown Scandal, Johnson Reaps What He Sowed

  • embolden: Trying to sway voters with brazen falsehoods, they were clearly emboldened when a large part of the British media consented to be mouthpieces, if not cheerleaders.
  • demagogue: Demagogues have historically offered this vision of a glorious dawn that ends a long, hard night in order to obscure their crimes and blunders.
  • glorious: Demagogues have historically offered this vision of a glorious dawn that ends a long, hard night in order to obscure their crimes and blunders.
  • livelihood: In these leveling circumstances, when death and destruction of livelihoods are proximate and pervasive threats, any display of privilege or claim to omnipotence was always likely to be met with rage.
  • pervasive: In these leveling circumstances, when death and destruction of livelihoods are proximate and pervasive threats, any display of privilege or claim to omnipotence was always likely to be met with rage.

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

  • incendiary: Some longtime supporters are turning away, not because of his incendiary remarks but because they think he can no longer do the job.
  • relish: The punishment sidelined King from defending President Donald Trump during the impeachment hearings, a spotlight King would have relished.
  • tack: It's a tack Iowa Republicans say is working, in part because it doesn't shame Iowans who have long defended King.

Death and denial in Brazil’s Amazon capital

  • ambulance: As ambulances zip through Manaus with sirens blaring and backhoes dig rows of new graves, the muggy air in this city by the majestic Amazon River feels thicker than usual with such pervasive denial.
  • siren: As ambulances zip through Manaus with sirens blaring and backhoes dig rows of new graves, the muggy air in this city by the majestic Amazon River feels thicker than usual with such pervasive denial.
  • dig: As ambulances zip through Manaus with sirens blaring and backhoes dig rows of new graves, the muggy air in this city by the majestic Amazon River feels thicker than usual with such pervasive denial.
  • clandestine: Coffins arriving by riverboat did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of young people at clandestine dance parties.
  • sickness: The new sickness made its way to Manaus in March, in the middle of the rainy season.

Can New York avoid a coronavirus exodus?

  • tenant: Its 1m-square-foot shopping mall was shuttered and its anchor tenant, Neiman Marcus, would soon declare bankruptcy.
  • teem: The Vessel public art sculpture — likened by one reviewer to a giant doner kebab, and usually teeming with tourists— was empty but for a security guard patrolling its base.
  • tableau: The tableau is a reminder of how drastically the virus has transformed New York, which has potentially suffered more deaths than any other city in the world, in just a matter of weeks.
  • trepidation: As New Yorkers inch towards a reopening, probably next month, according to Mayor Bill de Blasio, they are contemplating with trepidation how their city will emerge from the pandemic — and what sort of future it will find on the other side.
  • exodus: The modern history of New York City is one of periodic disasters shadowed by the fear of exodus — to other cities that are cheaper, safer, more convenient.

Coronavirus: Call for clear face masks to be 'the norm'

  • deaf: You might as well be speaking in French," says Fizz Izagaren, a paediatric doctor in the UK who has been profoundly deaf since the age of two.
  • deaf: The basic aim of these transparent masks is to allow deaf and hearing impaired people to read the lips of someone speaking to them ," Kelly told the BBC.
  • deaf: Fizz Izagaren, a paediatric registrar at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey in the UK who is also deaf, says standard masks prevent her from taking patients ' histories verbally.
  • deaf: An intensive care nurse working in London, who is profoundly deaf, told the BBC she had one experience where a patient, who also had hearing loss, was not able to understand her or her colleagues when they were explaining a procedure.
  • deaf: I 'm worried the public are going to get more and more frustrated and there will be more discrimination towards the deaf communit y.

IVI Standardizes on Veeva Vault QualityDocs to Improve Operational Efficiency

  • compliant: Veeva allows our organisation to improve compliance and ensure all SOP and company documents are stored in one validated system that is compliant with the FDA's 21 CFR part 11 regulation," said Tobin Guarnacci, head of quality management GxP at IVI. " We now have a single source of truth that helps us and our partners be audit-ready.
  • excellence: Committed to innovation, product excellence, and customer success, Veeva serves more than 850 customers, ranging from the world's largest pharmaceutical companies to emerging biotechs.
  • disclaim: Subsequent events may cause these expectations to change, and Veeva disclaims any obligation to update the forward-looking statements in the future.

Caribbean tourism reels from coronavirus

  • fringe: Seagulls are the only ones using the pool at a resort fringing one of Antigua's most popular beaches.
  • excursion: Zero tourists means zero income," local excursion operator Glen Hector tells the BBC.
  • woo: Tourism bosses hope the island's oft-touted " 365 beaches " will help facilitate social distancing and woo cautious holidaymakers back.

Biden: Black voters considering Trump 'ain't black'

  • apathy: The Trump campaign will be happy, however, if they can chip away even a sliver of Mr Biden's support, particularly in key electoral states like Wisconsin and Michigan, where black voter apathy hurt Democrats in 2016.
  • endeavour: Mr Biden endeavoured to make amends on a call later to black business leaders.
  • cavalier: I should not have been so cavalier," he said.
  • condescend: That is the most arrogant, condescending comment I 've heard in a very long time," he told on Fox News.

DA: Son confesses to fatally stabbing dad during Zoom call

  • arraign: Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, was arraigned via video and ordered jailed without bail after pleading not guilty to a murder charge in the attack Thursday that left 72-year-old Dwight Powers nearly decapitated as horrified call participants scrambled to dial 911.
  • decapitate: Thomas Scully-Powers, 32, was arraigned via video and ordered jailed without bail after pleading not guilty to a murder charge in the attack Thursday that left 72-year-old Dwight Powers nearly decapitated as horrified call participants scrambled to dial 911.
  • autopsy: An autopsy showed that Powers had multiple stab wounds to his back, neck and torso, and police found multiple knives at the scene.
  • stab: An autopsy showed that Powers had multiple stab wounds to his back, neck and torso, and police found multiple knives at the scene.

Hong Kong: Pompeo condemns China’s law as ‘death knell’ for freedoms

  • knell: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has condemned China's plan to impose a new security law in Hong Kong, calling it a " death knell" for the city's freedoms.
  • secession: China is seeking to pass a law that would ban " treason, secession, sedition and subversion" in Hong Kong.
  • sedition: China is seeking to pass a law that would ban " treason, secession, sedition and subversion" in Hong Kong.
  • subversion: China is seeking to pass a law that would ban " treason, secession, sedition and subversion" in Hong Kong.
  • reconsider: The United States strongly urges Beijing to reconsider its disastrous proposal, abide by its international obligations, and respect Hong Kong's high degree of autonomy, democratic institutions, and civil liberties," Mr Pompeo said in a statement on Friday.

Biden says he was too 'cavalier' about black Trump backers

  • cavalier: Biden says he was too 'cavalier' about black Trump backers.
  • condescension: I was struck by the condescension and the arrogance in his comments," Scott said in a conference call arranged by the Trump campaign.
  • arrogance: I was struck by the condescension and the arrogance in his comments," Scott said in a conference call arranged by the Trump campaign.
  • incendiary: Trump himself has a history of incendiary rhetoric related to race.

In Mexico City, experts find bones of dozens of mammoths

  • surfeit: For the momement, however, Mexican archaeologists are facing a surfeit of mammoths, almost too many to ever excavate.
  • shallow: The institute began digging in three large but shallow areas in October, when work started to convert an old military airbase into a civilian airport.
  • dig: The airport project is scheduled for completion in 2022, at which the dig will end.
  • shallow: The shallow lake apparently produced generous quantities of grasses and reeds, which attracted mammoths who often ate 150 klograms ( 330 pounds) of the stuff every day.
  • flat: And, he said, ancient human could possibly have used the mud pools and flats around the lake shore as a sort of natural trap.

China's new law: Why Hong Kong is worried

  • contravene: What's more, Professor Chan says the proposed law will contravene Article 23.
  • annex: If there were sanctions associated with any national laws to be included in the annex, Professor Chan says it should go through Hong Kong's parliament because the judicial systems are so different.
  • annex: If there were sanctions associated with any national laws to be included in the annex, Professor Chan also says it should go through Hong Kong's parliament because the judicial systems are so different.

China's Hong Kong Crackdown Could Put Trump in an Unwelcome Spot

  • deferential: Trump has repeatedly muddied that message with his deferential tone toward Xi.
  • canary: In many ways, Hong Kong is the canary in the coal mine for Asia.
  • adamant: This time his conservative allies are more adamant than ever that Trump must not look the other way.

Rwanda genocide suspect Bizimana dead: UN tribunal

  • conclusive: He is believed to have died around August 2000," based on the conclusive identification of Bizimana's remains in a grave site in Pointe Noire, the Republic of the Congo," the Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals ( MICT) said in a statement.
  • exhaustive: In its statement on Friday, the MICT said the " confirmation of death" was the result of an exhaustive probe by the prosecutor's office " combining advanced technology with extensive field operations, and involved exceptional cooperation with partner authorities in Rwanda, the Republic of the Congo, the Netherlands and the United States.
  • comparative: Subsequent investigations and comparative DNA analysis by the Office over the last several months ruled out that the remains were those of any other person," it said.

Palestinians say they were not informed of UAE-Israel flight

  • warm: The flight Tuesday came amid recent signs of warming ties between Israel and Arab countries that have long boycotted it over its occupation of land the Palestinians want for a future state.
  • boycott: The flight Tuesday came amid recent signs of warming ties between Israel and Arab countries that have long boycotted it over its occupation of land the Palestinians want for a future state.
  • enmity: The UAE and Israel have no diplomatic relations but are widely believed to have forged back-channel security ties over their shared enmity toward Iran.
  • abide: Abbas said the Palestinians would no longer abide by agreements with Israel dating back to the Oslo accords in the early 1990s.
  • degrade: Gaza's health care system has been severely degraded by an Israeli and Egyptian blockade imposed on the territory after Hamas seized power from rival Palestinian forces in 2007.

Biden accuser's life marred by abuse and financial hardship

  • deceitful: Along the way, some people who dealt with her found her duplicitous and deceitful, while others found her a heroic survivor.
  • audition: The school declined to confirm whether Reade was selected for an audition.
  • entangle: She was helped by sympathetic strangers drawn to her story of escaping abuse, but often failed to meet financial obligations and was perpetually in debt and frequently entangled in legal battles.
  • corporal: Neighbors called Santa Cruz police to her home, and her live-in boyfriend, Edward Walker, was charged with corporal injury and battery against Reade and her daughter.

Lives Lost: At veterans' home, towering legacies of the dead

  • disappearing: Each of their stories was different, but common strains repeat: Of humility and generosity; of finding joy in the unpretentious; of a sharp mind disappearing into fog or a hale body betrayed by age.
  • pervade: Memorial Day dawns for the first time without them here, and a new emptiness pervades the little Cape Cods and prim colonials they once shared.
  • prim: Memorial Day dawns for the first time without them here, and a new emptiness pervades the little Cape Cods and prim colonials they once shared.
  • adore: Alfred Healy, 91, loved corny jokes and adored his family.
  • devour: He devoured history and was quick with facts on U.S. presidents.

Jamal Khashoggi: Saudi journalist's family 'forgives' his killers

  • secretive: In December 2019, a court sentenced five unnamed men to death for their role in his killing after a secretive trial in Riyadh.
  • antithesis: A United Nations special rapporteur, Agnes Callamard, labelled the Saudi trial the " antithesis of justice" and urged an independent investigation.
  • commute: Death sentences can be commuted in light of a pardon by the victim's family under Islamic law, but it is not clear whether that will apply in this case.
  • liable: Details of his gruesome killing shocked the world, and a subsequent UN report said there was credible evidence that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other high-level Saudi officials were individually liable.

NPC: China to present HK 'sedition' law at parliament

  • sedition: China's National People's Congress will on Friday debate the law, aimed at banning sedition and subversion.
  • subversion: China's National People's Congress will on Friday debate the law, aimed at banning sedition and subversion.
  • incendiary: The BBC's China correspondent, Robin Brant, says that what makes the situation so incendiary is that Beijing can simply bypass Hong Kong's elected legislators and impose the changes.
  • preferential: The US is currently considering whether to extend Hong Kong's preferential trading and investment privileges.
  • outrageous: Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten: " UK should tell China this is outrageous".

North Korean regime finally admits Kim Jong-un cannot magically bend time and space

  • deify: Chukjibeop is one of the myths that has been used by the North to deify its leaders.
  • mystification: It appears to stress patriotism and love for the people rather than mystification of the leaders," the official told Yonhap news agency.
  • mystification: Since Mr Kim failed to reach an agreement in a second summit with US President Donald Trump in Hanoi last year, he has focused on showing more of his " human" side, urging the North Korean people to stay away from the mystification of their leader.

Coronavirus: The Bolivian orchestra stranded in a German castle

  • snare: The sound of panpipes, flutes and snare drums fills the rehearsal space of the Orquesta Experimental de Instrumentos Nativos.
  • aristocracy: Instead they are holed up in the buildings and grounds of the sprawling estate of Rheinsberg Palace, a moated castle which has been home to generations of German royalty and aristocracy, an hour and a half's drive northwest of Berlin.
  • recollect: I remember joking that this was bad luck and perhaps our concerts would be cancelled," recollects Carlos," but never did I think it would actually happen.