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Farhad Azima in his home in Kansas City, Missouri
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AP News Staff
May 26, 2020 - 9:29 am
Farhad Azima, who owns the Kansas City-based Aviation Leasing Group, is an Iranian-American aviation tycoon and gunrunner tied to the CIA and the Iran-Contra scandal.
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May 26, 2020 - 8:25 am
By IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News (ST. LOUIS) -- Hundreds of partygoers spent their Memorial Day weekend living it up in the waters of the Ozarks and now health officials are asking them to isolate for the next two weeks. The St. Louis County Department of Health issued an advisory Monday evening urging...
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FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2019, file photo, Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, speaks during a news conference in Des Moines, Iowa. King is on the outs with a significant bloc of his long-reliable conservative base, but not for almost two decades of incendiary utterances about abortion, immigrants and Islam. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
AP News Staff
May 26, 2020 - 8:11 am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rep. Steve King is fighting for his political life — but not because he's compared immigrants crossing the border illegally to cattle. His Republican opponents in next week's primary aren't raking him over the coals for making light of rape and incest. His chief rival's ads...
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May 26, 2020 - 7:11 am
By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Two storm systems, one in the Plains and the other in Florida, brought copious amounts of rain and severe storms on Monday. Just south of Port St. Lucie, 10.65 inches of rain fell in just one day and produced major flooding on streets and roads causing some to...
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May 26, 2020 - 6:39 am
By MATTHEW MOSK, OLIVIA RUBIN, ALLISON PECORIN and HALLEY FREGER, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- With over 37,600 deaths, nursing home fatalities now account for nearly 40% of deaths from the novel coronavirus in the U.S., according to an ABC News analysis of the latest public health data. In at least 18...
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May 26, 2020 - 6:33 am
By JON HAWORTH, ABC News (BOSTON) -- A man has been arrested after allegedly stealing an American flag from a memorial commemorating service members who have given their lives in defense of the United States, lighting it on fire and then throwing the burning flag onto a police car. The incident...
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May 26, 2020 - 6:30 am
By CATHERINE THORBECKE, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The New York City Commission on Human Rights is launching a massive effort to combat anti-Asian bias as reports of COVID-19-related discrimination skyrocket. "This type of discrimination and harassment is not something that happens out of nowhere in a...
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May 26, 2020 - 5:15 am
By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 346,000 people worldwide. Nearly 5.5 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for...
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May 25, 2020 - 4:53 pm
By: LAUREN EFFRON, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- One California city is grappling with COVID-19 outbreaks at nine of its industrial facilities, including one food processing plant that reported having at least 153 positive cases, according to health officials. The Los Angeles County Department of Public...
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May 25, 2020 - 2:59 pm
By: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (FRANKFORT, Ky.) -- Democratic and Republican leaders denounced gun rights supporters for hanging an effigy of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear from tree outside the state capitol building during a Memorial Day weekend demonstration. The symbolic lynching occurred on Sunday...
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