Brain-Eating Amoeba Found in a Texas City’s Water Supply

A 6-year-old boy died in Lake Jackson, Texas, after being infected by an organism that enters the nose and travels to the brain.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #lake-jackson-texas, #naegleria-fowleri, #texas, #texas-commission-on-environmental-quality, #water

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US-Richter stoppt TikTok-Verbot

US-Nutzer können TikTok weiter herunterladen, aktualisieren und verwenden. Donalds Trumps Verbot greift vorerst nicht.

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Brad Parscale, Ex-Campaign Manager for Trump, Is Hospitalized in Florida

The Fort Lauderdale police said that Mr. Parscale’s wife called the authorities to their home because he was armed and threatening to hurt himself.

#fort-lauderdale-fla, #parscale-brad-1976, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j

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Bayerische Regionen auf Liste: Atommüll-Endlagersuche: Salzstock Gorleben aus dem Rennen

#news

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Yankees’ Regular Season Ends With a Loss and Two Individual Titles

Luke Voit claimed the American League home run title, D.J. LeMahieu won the batting title, and the Yankees learned they were headed to Cleveland for their first-round postseason series.

#american-league, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #baseball, #bieber-shane-1995, #cleveland-indians, #cole-gerrit, #lemahieu-david-john-dj-1988, #new-york-yankees, #playoff-games, #voit-luke-1991

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Komplett-Aus droht dennoch: Gericht setzt Download-Stopp für Tiktok in den USA aus

#news

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Philippines payment processing startup PayMongo lands $12 million Series A led by Stripe

Stripe has led a $12 million Series A round in Manila-based online payment platform PayMongo, the startup announced today.

PayMongo, which offers an online payments API for businesses in the Philippines, was the first Filipino-owned financial tech startup to take part in Y Combinator’s accelerator program. Y Combinator and Global Founders Capital, another previous investor, both returned for the Series A, which also included participation from new backer BedRock Capital.

PayMongo partners with financial institutions, and its products include a payments API that can be integrated into websites and apps, allowing them to accept payments from bank cards and digital wallets like GrabPay and GCash. For social commerce sellers and other people who sell mostly through messaging apps, the startup offers PayMongo Links, which buyers can click on to send money. PayMongo’s platform also includes features like a fraud and risk detection system.

In a statement, Stripe’s APAC business lead Noah Pepper said it invested in PayMongo because “we’ve been impressed with the PayMongo team and the speed at which they’ve made digital payments more accessible to so many businesses across the Philippines.”

The startup launched in June 2019 with $2.7 million in seed funding, which the founders said was one of the largest seed rounds ever raised by a Philippines-based fintech startup. PayMongo has now raised a total of almost $15 million in funding.

Co-founder and chief executive Francis Plaza said PayMongo has processed a total of almost $20 million in payments since launching, and grown at an average of 60% since the start of the year, with a surge after lockdowns began in March.

He added that the company originally planned to start raising its Series A in in the first half of next year, but the growth in demand for its services during COVID-19 prompted it to start the round earlier so it could hire for its product, design and engineering teams and speed up the release of new features. These will include more online payment options; features for invoicing and marketplaces; support for business models like subscriptions; and faster payout cycles.

PayMongo also plans to add more partnerships with financial service providers, improve its fraud and risk detection systems and secure more licenses from the central bank so it can start working on other types of financial products.

The startup is among fintech companies in Southeast Asia that have seen accelerated growth as the COVID-19 pandemic prompted many businesses to digitize more of their operations. Plaza said that overall digital transactions in the Philippines grew 42% between January and April because of the country’s lockdowns.

PayMongo is currently the only payments company in the Philippines with an onboarding process that was developed to be completely online, he added, which makes it attractive to merchants who are accepting online payments for the first time. “We have a more efficient review of compliance requirements for the expeditious approval of applications so that our merchants can use our platform right away and we make sure we have a fast payout to our merchants,” said Plaza.

If the momentum continues even as lockdowns are lifted in different cities, that means the Philippine’s central bank is on track to reach its goal of increasing the volume of e-payment transactions to 20% of total transactions in the country this year. The government began setting policies in 2015 to encourage more online payments, in a bid to bolster economic growth and financial inclusion, since smartphone penetration in the Philippines is high, but many people don’t have a traditional bank account, which often charge high fees.

Though lockdown restrictions in the Philippines have eased, Plaza said PayMongo is still seeing strong traction. “We believe the digital shift by Filipino businesses will continue, largely because both merchants and customers continue to practice safety measures such as staying at home and choosing online shopping despite the more lenient quarantine levels. Online will be the new normal for commerce.”

#asia, #financial-tech, #fintech, #fundings-exits, #online-payments, #paymongo, #philippines, #southeast-asia, #startups, #tc

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TikTok Wins Reprieve From U.S. Ban

A federal judge’s preliminary injunction means the app stores can continue offering the video app for downloads for now.

#beijing-bytedance-technology-co-ltd, #china, #commerce-department, #decisions-and-verdicts, #executive-orders-and-memorandums, #instant-messaging, #mobile-applications, #politics-and-government, #social-media, #tiktok-bytedance, #trump-donald-j

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Trump administration’s TikTok ban has been delayed

A U.S. federal court has said a ban on TikTok will not go into effect on Monday as scheduled.

The move to delay the anticipated ban will allow Americans to continue using the app while the court considers the ban’s legality and whether the app poses a risk to national security as the Trump administration claims.

For weeks since President Donald Trump signed two executive orders in early August, the government has threatened to shut down the viral video sharing app over fears that its parent company ByteDance, headquartered in Beijing, could be forced to turn over user data to the Chinese government. TikTok, which has 100 million users in the United States alone, has long rejected the claims.

TikTok first filed a lawsuit against the administration on September 18, and on Thursday this week filed a last minute injunction in an effort to stop the ban going into effect Sunday night. On Friday, the government asked the court to reject the injunction in a sealed motion, which the government later refiled as a public motion with some redactions. A public hearing on the injunction was set for Sunday morning. The case is being heard in DC District Court presided by judge Carl J. Nichols.

In its ruling on Sunday, the court gave just its decision, with the formal opinion handed over privately to just the two opposing parties. Due to sensitive material included in the government’s motion, the parties have until Monday to ask for any redactions before the final opinion will be published.

The decision is just the latest episode in the continuing saga of the sprawling fight over the future of the fastest-growing social app in America. A deal reached between ByteDance and the U.S. government last weekend was believed to have resolved the standoff between the two parties, but the deal has frayed over disputed details between buyer Oracle and ByteDance.

The administration first launched an action against TikTok on August 6, with President Trump arguing in an executive order that the app posed an unreasonable national security risk for American citizens. That order mirrored a similar one published the same day that put restrictions on the popular Mandarin-language messenger app WeChat, which is owned by China-based Tencent.

Last weekend, a federal magistrate judge in San Francisco put in place an injunction on the Commerce Department’s ban on WeChat, pending further court deliberations. TikTok, whose arguments mirror those in the WeChat lawsuit, was hoping for a similar outcome in its own legal proceedings.

One difference between the two lawsuits is the plaintiffs. In WeChat’s case, a group of WeChat users filed a lawsuit arguing that a ban would hurt their expression of speech. TikTok is representing itself in its own fight with the government.

The court case is TikTok Inc. et al v. Trump et al (1:2020-cv-02658).

#bytedance, #department-of-commerce, #donald-trump, #government, #oracle, #security, #tiktok, #trump-administration

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Pandemie-Maßnahmen: Markus Söder fordert Corona-Ampeln für alle Bundesländer

Bayerns Ministerpräsident mahnt ein “verbindliches Regelwerk” für den Winter an. Der CSU-Politiker will so mehr Klarheit in der Pandemie-Bekämpfung erreichen.

#deutschland

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NFL Week 3: Recap, Top Performers and Highlights

Fourth quarter leads were far from safe in a week where Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Tennessee, Seattle and Chicago — yes, the Bears — improved to 3-0.

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Trump Wants to Discredit the Election. This Nerd Could Stop Him.

Fox News, the president’s favored network, will face enormous pressure to call the election for Mr. Trump. The outcome rests on a little-known 65-year-old wonk who will declare the winner.

#ailes-roger-e, #fox-news-channel, #murdoch-rupert, #news-and-news-media, #presidential-election-of-2016, #trump-donald-j

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A significant national lead for Biden.

#polls-and-public-opinion, #presidential-election-of-2020

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Trump: «Fake News»: «New York Times»: US-Präsident zahlte jahrelang kaum Steuern

#news

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Supreme Court: Joe Biden wirft Donald Trump vor, Obamacare kippen zu wollen

Der US-Präsident will noch vor der Wahl Amy Coney Barrett zur Verfassungsrichterin machen. Die Konservative war bereits zuvor gegen die Gesundheitsreform vorgegangen.

#ausland

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Joe Montana and Wife Confront Intruder Who Tried to Kidnap Their Grandchild

A woman entered the Malibu, Calif., home of the former N.F.L. star on Saturday afternoon and took the child from a playpen, officials said.

#football, #jennifer-montana, #kidnapping-and-hostages, #los-angeles-calif, #montana-joe, #san-francisco-49ers, #sodsai-dalzell

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LeBron James and Anthony Davis Fulfill Lakers’ Finals Promise

“When I first got here, he told me that he wants to give me my first ring,” Davis said. “And I told him that I want to get him back to the finals.”

#basketball, #davis-anthony-1993, #denver-nuggets, #florida, #james-lebron, #los-angeles-lakers, #malone-michael-1971, #playoff-games

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Why Voting in This U.S. Election Will Not Be Equal

The first episode of of our four-part series, Stressed Election, focuses on voter suppression in Georgia, where a growing Black and Latino population is on the precipice of exercising its political voice, if they get the chance to vote.

#abrams-stacey-y, #adegbile-debo, #american-civil-liberties-union, #democratic-party, #elections, #georgia, #ginsburg-ruth-bader, #kemp-brian-p, #presidential-election-of-2020, #republican-party, #scalia-antonin, #supreme-court-us, #voting-and-voters, #voting-rights-act-1965

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In Praise of PBS, a True Democratic Institution

Next month will mark 50 years of television that aims to educate and unite.

#burns-ken, #news-and-news-media, #public-broadcasting, #television

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Social Media Needs an Election Declaration of Conscience

The platforms must not tolerate voter disinformation.

#absentee-voting, #clinton-hillary-rodham, #computers-and-the-internet, #crowdtangle-inc, #democratic-party, #facebook-inc, #google-inc, #instagram-inc, #news-and-news-media, #obama-barack, #romney-mitt, #rumors-and-misinformation, #sandberg-sheryl-k, #social-media, #trump-donald-j, #youtube-com, #zuckerberg-mark-e

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Storm Sweep Lynx to Advance to W.N.B.A. Finals

Breanna Stewart scored a career-playoff-high 31 points and Sue Bird had 16 points and 9 assists. The finals begin on Friday.

#basketball, #bird-sue, #collier-napheesa-1996, #dangerfield-crystal-1998, #hamby-dearica-1993, #mccoughtry-angel, #minnesota-lynx, #seattle-storm, #sims-odyssey-1992, #stewart-breanna-1994, #thomas-alyssa-1992, #wilson-aja-1996

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We Don’t Need Debates

Trump will just make a scene and lie. What’s in it for voters?

#absentee-voting, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #debates-political, #lying, #presidential-election-of-2020, #trump-donald-j, #united-states, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voting-and-voters

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Corona weltweit: Demonstranten in Madrid fordern Rücktritt von Regionalpräsidentin

Bewohner der spanischen Hauptstadt protestieren gegen Corona-Auflagen, die vor allem Ärmere treffen. Der Papst spricht der Reisebranche Mut zu. Corona-News aus aller Welt

#ausland

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Man Spent Donations to Black Lives Matter on Himself, Prosecutors Say

“There is no cause, no tragedy, and no event that fraudsters won’t seek to exploit,” prosecutors said in accusing a man of diverting funds from a group he ran that took in more than $450,000.

#atlanta-ga, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-lives-matter-of-greater-atlanta, #frauds-and-swindling, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #page-sir-maejor, #philanthropy, #toledo-ohio

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Ransomware Attacks Take On New Urgency Ahead of Vote

Attacks against small towns, big cities and the contractors who run their voting systems have federal officials fearing that hackers will try to sow chaos around the election.

#cyberattacks-and-hackers, #cyberwarfare-and-defense, #emsisoft-ltd, #extortion-and-blackmail, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #presidential-election-of-2016, #presidential-election-of-2020, #rumors-and-misinformation, #russian-interference-in-2016-us-elections-and-ties-to-trump-associates, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-international-relations, #united-states-politics-and-government, #voter-fraud-election-fraud

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Political Groups Begin Dueling Over Barrett in a Costly Clash

The battle may near $40 million in spending and will help define the end of the presidential race, even if Democrats are unlikely to be able to stop the Supreme Court confirmation.

#barrett-amy-coney, #campaign-finance, #conservatism-us-politics, #political-advertising, #presidential-election-of-2020, #supreme-court-us, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Patriots Turn to Burkhead and the Run After Newton Falters Early

New England struggled to get its passing offense going against the Raiders but got timely dashes from running backs Rex Burkhead and Sony Michel.

#belichick-bill, #carr-derek, #football, #las-vegas-raiders, #mcdaniels-josh, #new-england-patriots, #newton-cameron-j, #rex-burkhead

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Wet, Windy First Day at French Open Pushes Players to Win Ugly

Coco Gauff and Simona Halep won their first-round matches. Victoria Azarenka did, too, but not before a rain delay. “I’m going to get frozen,” she said.

#azarenka-victoria, #french-open-tennis, #gauff-cori-2004, #halep-simona, #konta-johanna-1991, #murray-andy-1987, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #sinner-jannik-2001, #tennis, #wawrinka-stanislas, #williams-venus

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Trump’s Taxes: 18 Revelations from a Trove of Records

Times reporters have obtained decades of tax information the president has hidden from public view. Here are some of the key findings.

#conflicts-of-interest, #income-tax, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #presidential-election-of-2020, #the-apprentice-tv-program, #trump-organization, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Was geschah am …: Kalenderblatt 2020: 28. September

#news

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Why New Mexico’s 1680 Pueblo Revolt Is Echoing in 2020 Protests

Indigenous groups in the Southwest are imbuing their activism this year with commemorations of the 340-year-old Pueblo Revolt, one of Spain’s bloodiest defeats in its colonial empire.

#albuquerque-nm, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #floyd-george-d-2020, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #native-americans, #new-mexico, #race-and-ethnicity

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Für radioaktiven Atommüll: Gorleben laut Medienbericht bei Endlagersuche aus dem Rennen

#news

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An Editor’s Note on the Trump Tax Investigation

The New York Times has examined decades of President Trump’s financial records, assembling the most comprehensive picture yet of his business dealings.

#federal-taxes-us, #first-amendment-us-constitution, #freedom-of-the-press, #new-york-times, #trump-tax-returns, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Strategietreffen für 2021: Merkel stimmt CDU-Regierungsmitglieder auf Superwahljahr ein

#news

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CS:GO-Turnier: Furia besiegt 100 Thieves im NA-Finale der ESL Pro League

#news

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California Driver Charged After Striking Two Protesters, Police Say

The woman was charged with attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon on Saturday, the authorities said.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #caravan-for-justice, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #hit-and-run-drivers, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #orange-county-calif, #tatiana-turner, #yorba-linda-calif

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Fleet Foxes: Im Land der singenden Toten

Die US-Folkrockband Fleet Foxes veröffentlicht ein neues Album. Auf “Shore” huldigt sie verstorbenen Helden. Oder dem, was nach vier Jahren Donald Trump noch übrig ist.

#musik

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With Wilpons Set to Cede Control, the Mets End an Era of What-Ifs

After his entanglement in the Madoff Ponzi scheme, the longtime Mets owner Fred Wilpon vowed to fight to keep his team. He did, but the scandal altered the course of his reign.

#baseball, #brooklyn-dodgers, #doubleday-nelson-jr, #katz-saul-b, #major-league-baseball, #new-york-mets, #phillips-steve, #playoff-games, #valentine-bobby, #wilpon-fred, #wilpon-jeff

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Big Business’s Undisclosed Climate Crisis Plans

Companies know the U.S. economy’s large exposure to climate threats. Regulators can make them show their cards.

#global-warming, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #united-states-economy

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Kommunalwahlen Nordrhein-Westfalen: Doch nicht so kraftvoll

Die zweite Runde der Kommunalwahlen in NRW zeigt: Die SPD ist am Leben, die Grünen schaffen Historisches. Armin Laschets CDU hingegen hatten viele mehr zugetraut.

#deutschland

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Tennis-Grand-Slam-Turnier: Zverev bei French Open mühelos in Runde zwei

#news

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SPD hält Dortmund: Grüne rücken erstmals an die Spitze großer NRW-Städte

#news

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“Tatort” Schwarzwald: Damit muss ‘ne Gesellschaft umgehen können

Der Schwarzwald-“Tatort” stellt ausnahmsweise keinen Mord, sondern eine Vergewaltigung ins Zentrum seiner Ermittlungen. Gelöst wird der Fall leider sehr konventionell.

#film

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The Rise of Child Labor in the Coronavirus Pandemic

With schools closed and families desperate for income, millions of children are being forced into work that is often dangerous, arduous and illegal.

#bihar-india, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #child-labor, #children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #far-east-south-and-southeast-asia-and-pacific-areas, #india, #labor-and-jobs, #shutdowns-institutional, #united-nations

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Two of-the-Moment Monologues and a Multitude of Karens

One-woman plays by Tracy Thorne and Eliza Bent explore the problems of white power and privilege — and how people who say the right things aren’t helping.

#ahmadinejad-tara, #all-for-one-theater, #bent-eliza, #cotz-nicholas, #jack-was-kind-play, #karen-i-said-play, #theater, #thorne-tracy-actor

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Shepard Smith, Fox News Apostate, Is Starting Over at CNBC

In a new show on a new network, the anchor wants a ‘no pundits’ approach: ‘We’re not interested in helping you know how to think.’

#carlson-tucker, #cnbc, #fox-news-channel, #mississippi, #news-and-news-media, #ratings-audience-measurement, #shark-tank-tv-program, #shell-jeff, #smith-shepard, #television

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A New Test for SAT Takers: Covid-19

The coronavirus presents a daunting new test for SAT takers, including our reporter, whose Princeton Review guides haven’t been cracked in years.

#act-examination, #act-inc, #admissions-standards, #college-board, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #sat-college-admission-test, #shutdowns-institutional, #sleepy-hollow-ny, #sleepy-hollow-high-school, #university-of-california

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Wolfgang Clement: Ungeduldig für die Vernunft

Wolfgang Clement wollte viel, und ihm ist viel zu verdanken. Er wurde zum Feindbild – doch er war einer der letzten Repräsentanten einer erfolgreichen Volkspartei SPD.

#deutschland

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TechStage | Bestenliste Sportuhren: Top-10 der Multisportuhren

TechStage stellt die zehn besten Sportuhren für Trainings und Bewegung im Alltag vor. Mit dabei sind Garmin, Polar, Fitbit, Honor, Suunto und Huawei.

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Kommunalwahlen in NRW: SPD gewinnt in Dortmund, CDU nimmt ihr Düsseldorf ab

Die CDU stellt wieder einen Oberbürgermeister in einer Landeshauptstadt, die SPD kann ihre Herzkammer Dortmund halten. Henriette Reker gewinnt in Köln.

#deutschland

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