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USDA plans additional $14B for farmers reeling from virus

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Emergency tents, restrictions back as virus spikes in Madrid

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US bans WeChat, TikTok citing national security

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Asia mostly higher despite Wall Street slump, virus fears

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Judge tosses US lawsuit over fire at London’s Grenfell Tower

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Report: Much needs doing to shield nursing homes from virus

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Ford to build electric truck plant in Michigan, add 300 jobs

Ford says it will add 300 jobs at a new factory that’s being built to assemble batteries and manufacture an electric version of the F-150 pickup truckSeptember 17, 2020, 12:26...

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