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The hostile takeover battle between Broadcom and Qualcomm keeps getting nastier, with the latter now accusing the former of lying about a U.S. national security review into the proposed tie-up:

Broadcom’s claims that the [Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S.] inquiry was a surprise to them has no basis in fact. Broadcom has been interacting with CFIUS for weeks and made two written submissions to CFIUS.
— Qualcomm statement

But, but but... Broadcom didn't exactly say it was surprised by the inquiry. It said it was unaware that the inquiry had been at Qualcomm's behest — something not directly addressed in Qualcomm's rebuttal.

Bottom line: Qualcomm says it will delay Tuesday's planned shareholder meeting by "at least 30 days." That means Broadcom's plan to stack Qualcomm's board with sympathetic directors is in limbo.

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Michael Cohen taken back into federal custody

Michael Cohen arrives at his Park Avenue apartment on May 21 in New York City. Photo: Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump's disgraced former personal lawyer Michael Cohen is heading back to prison after refusing the conditions of his home confinement, according to two people familiar with the situation.

Details: A New York Post report earlier this month placed Cohen out at a restaurant in New York with his wife, while one of the sources said that more broadly he refused to wear an ankle bracelet.

U.S. sanctions Chinese officials over Uighur human rights abuses

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The Treasury Department announced Thursday that the U.S. has sanctioned four Chinese Communist Party officials and the Xinjiang Public Security Bureau for human rights abuses against Uighur Muslims and other ethnic minorities in Xinjiang.

Why it matters: The sanctions designations, pursuant to the Global Magnitsky Act passed by Congress in 2016, mark a significant escalation in the Trump administration's response to the Chinese government's detainment of over 1 million Uighurs in internment camps.

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 2 p.m. ET: 12,118,667 — Total deaths: 551,271 — Total recoveries — 6,649,930Map.
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  3. Public health: Cases rise in 33 statesFlorida reports highest single-day coronavirus death toll since pandemic began.
  4. Science: World Health Organization acknowledges airborne transmission of coronavirus.
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