“Less” in the news

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less common
less likely
more or less
much less
no less

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Malay Mail
· Kenyan protesters set fire to police station after killing  
In March, in the first 10 days of a curfew to curb the coronavirus, at least six people were killed, according to rights group Human Rights Watch.
The Japan Times
· Arrested under new law, Hong Kong protesters get swabbed for DNA  
At least six possessed pro-democracy and independence pamphlets and poster bills that have been distributed during past demonstrations without triggering arrests, according to lawyers representing the protesters.
Washington Post
· Death toll from flooding in Japan rises to 50, dozen missing  
TOKYO — Japan’s disaster management agency says the death toll from recent flooding has risen to 50 and at least a dozen others are still missing.
The Age
· Snap Shot: Pagan's Paddock full of horses with names to remember  
It turns out Pagan received more than one phone call in the lead-up to the race from former players he coached, wondering less about the horse's chances than who the horse was named after.
Washington Post
· Venture Firms Say We Didn’t Seek Bailouts Despite What Data Show  
In at least one case, Andreessen Horowitz’s, the loan in question -- for between $350,000 and $1 million -- went to a portfolio company for which Andreessen is the beneficial owner, according to a spokeswoman for the bank that handled the loan application.
Washington Post
· Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass  
At least four Major League Soccer teams tapped the PPP program, according to the data: D.C. United and Inter Miami were approved for loans in the $1 million to $2 million range, while Orlando City and the Seattle Sounders each applied for between $2 million and $5 million.
· Tesla’s Valuation Increases by $40B+ in Biggest Day Ever  
With another $60 added in after-hours trading, TSLA's market cap has risen by more than $40 billion in less than one day to a total valuation just above $265B.
· Sports prepare for return, but virus doubts persist  
Dallas FC were later withdrawn from the MLS is Back tournament altogether, less than 48 hours before it kicks off on Wednesday.
The New York Times
· Frat House Request  
Or at least something like it.
The Japan Times
· New rules: International students must leave U.S. if classes go online  
Under the updated rules, international students must take at least some of their classes in person.