“First” in the news

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became the first
first round
first season
first team
first time

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The Wall Street Journal
· Joe Kindred’s Recipe for Charred Squid With Ajo Blanco and Cilantro Pistou  
This recipe, Mr. Kindred’s first Slow Food Fast contribution, nails his signature mix of cozy and cosmopolitan.
· Elvis Presley documentary release date: When is Elvis: That's the Way It Is in cinemas?  
Now, a film which was first aired 50 years ago is being shown on the big screen once again for mega fans to enjoy.
· Nolan sisters’ fear: Anne’s confession of terror about cancer diagnosis  
She told the Daily Star on Sunday: “When I found out about Linda my first thought was about her.
· 'Made me want to cry' Sturgeon's desperate plea as Scotland hit by several COVID clusters  
During her daily coronavirus press conference Scotland's First Minister stated that some younger people are gathering with little to no social distancing in place.
The Age
· Dogs blow chances against Port to leave top-eight place in peril  
The Dogs dominated much of the first half against the ladder-leading Port Adelaide but were empty-handed when they got to the checkout, allowing the Power to swoop in and snag the remaining packet of biscuits.
Financial Express
· Rising real lending rate roiling RBI rate cuts, scuppering credit offtake and growth, says BofA report  
According to them, “loan flow is a whopping 106 per cent lower than last year, since the first lockdown was lifted in Mid-May” and both low credit demand and high real lending rates are constraining the recovery.
· Chinese internet users brand ByteDance CEO a ‘traitor’ as TikTok seeks US buyer  
Although the backlash will have a chilling effect on Chinese companies expanding to the US, and potentially other Western markets, there simply aren’t many internet companies going from China to the West in the first place.
Seeking Alpha
· Cambria Tail Risk ETF: Hard To Justify  
First, let's understand what TAIL is.
· Line of Duty season 6: Has star revealed Kate Fleming is H?  
This will mark Line of Duty's premiere on BBC One after the drama started off life on BBC Two when it first aired back in 2012.
Scientific American
· How to Evaluate COVID-19 News without Freaking Out  
The first thing to recognize [is that] because the science changes, the advice that you get from health professionals changes over time as well.