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Retiring GOP Sen. Lamar Alexander praised for bipartisan efforts as he bids farewell


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China Praised By Germany For Transparency in Combating Virus

China Praised By Germany For Transparency in Combating Virus(Bloomberg) — China is doing a better job and the world community is more prepared in dealing with the new coronavirus than they were during the 2002 to 2003 SARS episode, Germany’s health minister said in an interview.“There’s a big difference to SARS. We have a much more transparent China,” Jens Spahn told Bloomberg TV on Friday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos. “The action of China is much more effective in the first days already.”The World Health Organization on Thursday stopped short of calling the new SARS-like virus from central China a global health emergency.Chinese official have imposed travel restrictions on millions of people as Singapore reported a case of the new virus.Read More:WHO Says Coronavirus Remains Local Chinese Emergency for NowSingapore Reports Virus Case as China Limits Some TravelWuhan Virus Lockdown Casts Cloud Over Industry & Tech HubMapping the Outbreak of China’s CoronavirusGlobal health authorities are also better prepared today, said Spahn.“We learned a lot because of SARS. The WTO has reformed, developed permanent institutions of exchange,” the 39-year-old former under-secretary of finance said. “We know what do. That’s an important signal for people back home too.”G20 health ministers have been rehearsing for emergencies since SARS and Ebola, he added.“Our national health systems in Europe and in the U.S., by the way in many western countries — we are able to deal with this. As soon as somebody is found with this infection, he’ll be put in an isolated station,” said Spahn.The virus is believed to have emerged last month in a seafood and wildlife market in Wuhan, spreading from infected animals to humans.To contact the reporters on this story: Arne Delfs in Berlin at adelfs@bloomberg.net;Francine Lacqua in Davos, Switzerland at flacqua@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Ben Sills at bsills@bloomberg.net, Raymond Colitt, Andrew BlackmanFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.



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Jane Lynch criticized Elizabeth Warren for stoking 'class warfare' and praised 'guileless' Pete Buttigieg

Jane Lynch criticized Elizabeth Warren for stoking 'class warfare' and praised 'guileless' Pete Buttigieg"Billionaires in wine caves have as much right to say who gets to be president as waitresses in diners," the 59-year-old actress wrote on Twitter.



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Joe Biden reportedly praised pharmaceutical companies at a private party despite publicly railing against high drug prices

Joe Biden reportedly praised pharmaceutical companies at a private party despite publicly railing against high drug pricesBiden told donors in private that there were "great drug companies out there — except a couple of opioid outfits," according to Bloomberg.



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Authorities praised for handling of protests in Portland

Authorities praised for handling of protests in PortlandAfter previous political rallies that ended in violence, police in Portland, Oregon, earned praise Monday from outside observers for using a natural barrier — the city’s Willamette River — to keep dueling protesters apart during a weekend far-right rally and large counter-demonstration that included a subset of masked and black-clad anti-fascists. As the city returned to normal, Mayor Ted Wheeler called Saturday’s dueling demonstrations a win for residents. Oregon’s top federal prosecutor called the handling of the event a “definitive counterpoint” for those who on both sides who have criticized police after past protests for favoring one side or the other.



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The father of one of the Canadian teen murder suspects praised his son and his childhood friend for evading police days before learning their bodies had been found

The father of one of the Canadian teen murder suspects praised his son and his childhood friend for evading police days before learning their bodies had been foundAlan Schmegelsky spoke to Australia's "60 Minutes" his son, Bryer, and his friend, Kam McLeod, after bodies believed to be of the teens were found.



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Survivor of El Paso shooting praised for distracting gunman by throwing bottles

Survivor of El Paso shooting praised for distracting gunman by throwing bottlesA survivor of last week's deadly mass shooting in El Paso is being hailed forhis heroism after he attempted to distract the gunman by throwing bottles athim



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Julian Castro Is ‘Hypercritical’ Of Trump Immigration Policies He Once Praised Under Obama

Julian Castro Is ‘Hypercritical’ Of Trump Immigration Policies He Once Praised Under ObamaDemocratic presidential candidate Julian Castro, a fervent opponent of the Trump administration’s immigration agenda, was called out for his past praise of former President Barack Obama’s immigration enforcement policies.“I want to ask you about immigration which you have made a part of your campaign focus,” said “Face the Nation” host Margaret Brennan Sunday. “When you were mayor of San Antonio, you testified before Congress and you called for increased border security measures and you praised the Obama administration’s actions.”Brennan then played a clip of Castro speaking before a congressional hearing in February 2013. In the clip, then-San Antonio Mayor Castro is seen lauding the Obama administration’s success at removing “dangerous individuals” after beefing up security along the U.S.-Mexico border.“In Texas, we know firsthand that this administration has put more boots on the ground along the border than at any other time in our history which has led to unprecedented success in removing dangerous individuals with criminal records,” he said during a 2013 House Judiciary committee hearing.“Why did you praise that policy then but when the Trump administration adopt similar language and policies you’re hypercritical of them?” Brennan asked.Castro, who went on to serve as secretary of Housing and Urban Development under the Obama administration, maintained that his position has not changed, and that he’s always been in favor of removing criminal illegal aliens from the U.S.“I talked about people who committed serious crimes, dangerous criminals. I haven’t changed at all. If there are people who have committed serious felonies in the United States who are immigrants or who come to the border … they should be deported,” he said in response.



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'Sherlock' star Cumberbatch praised for tackling muggers

'Sherlock' star Cumberbatch praised for tackling muggersLONDON (AP) — The food-delivery firm Deliveroo thanked Benedict Cumberbatch on Saturday after a newspaper reported that the "Sherlock" star had fought off muggers who were attacking one of its cyclists.



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U.S. teen praised for prom cheongsam after online dressing down

U.S. teen praised for prom cheongsam after online dressing downA U.S. high school student accused of cultural appropriation for her Chinese-style prom dress is receiving support online from some of the very people her critics say she offended. Photos posted on Twitter by 18-year-old Utah resident Keziah Daum showing off her traditional cheongsam, or qipao, quickly went viral. Many accused Daum, who is not Chinese, of disrespecting Chinese culture and trivialising it with her wardrobe.



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