May 24, 2017

Britain raises threat level to "critical"

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Britain raised the threat level to "critical" — it's the highest level, meaning more attacks may be imminent.

BBC: "[M]ilitary personnel are now being deployed to protect key sites. The Palace of Westminster has been closed to the public following police advice, and will not re-open until further notice ... [T]he Changing the Guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace has been cancelled on Wednesday to redeploy police officers."

"The man who carried out a suicide attack in Manchester was "likely" to have not acted alone ... Police arrested three men in south Manchester" today.

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Coronavirus death toll tops 2,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's NHC; Note: China refers to mainland China and the Diamond Princess is the cruise ship offshore Yokohama, Japan. Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

Some economists warn the stock market has been too "complacent" without factoring in the novel coronavirus as a valid risk, although the major averages were broadly lower midday Monday. Apple and Nvidia have issued earnings warnings and multiple conferences and sports events are being canceled or limited in size.

The big picture: COVID-19 has now killed at least 2,009 people and infected more than 75,000 others, mostly in mainland China. 328 American evacuees from the Diamond Princess are in quarantine at U.S. military bases after arriving from Japan, including 14 people who tested positive — making the total number of confirmed cases in the U.S. 29.

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Sanders requests recount of Iowa recanvass after results show shrunken margin

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Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a statement Tuesday night he will request a recount of the Iowa Democratic Party's recanvass results.

Where it stands: Both Buttigieg and Sanders requested partial recanvasses in Iowa last week after results were delayed and showed several errors following a software malfunction on caucus night.

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