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ClickOnDetroit National Report -- Monday, May 6, 2019

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Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcome royal baby

Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, are the proud parents of a new baby boy.

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Around the country:

  • Houston: Houston police have issued an Amber Alert and are asking for the public's help finding a 4-year-old girl. Read more.
  • Mississippi: Police in Mississippi are looking for a gunman who approached a uniformed officer outside a Biloxi police station and shot him dead. Read more.
  • Illinois: Three men believed to have been trapped in a massive explosion at an Illinois industrial plant warned others to leave the building before the blast, officials believe. Read more.
  • Delaware: Police in Delaware arrested a man accused of posing as a ride-share driver to lure a woman into his car and sexually assault her at her knifepoint. Read more.

UN report: Humans accelerating extinction of species

People are putting nature in more trouble now than at any other time in human history, with extinction looming over 1 million species of plants and animals, scientists said Monday.

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Study shows higher risk of assault for trans teens

Transgender and gender-nonbinary US teens -- those whose sexual identity falls outside the traditional male and female -- are at greater risk of sexual assault at schools that deny them access to bathrooms or locker rooms that match their sexual identity, according to a new study.

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Dow falls as trade war jolts investors

The Dow plunged 450 points on Monday morning after President Donald Trump surprised investors by threatening to impose higher tariffs on China in a late Sunday tweet. Half an hour into trading, the Dow bounced back from its initial low, and was some 320 points lower.

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Trump threatens tariff increase on China

The threat to raise taxes on virtually all of China's exports to the United States — made in a tweet on Sunday — comes days before the two sides are scheduled to meet for a new round of trade talks in Washington.

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Owner of disqualified Kentucky Derby winner appeals

Maximum Security, the horse that made history by being disqualified from Saturday's Kentucky Derby for a rules infraction, will not run in the Preakness Stakes, the next leg of racing's Triple Crown, his owner said in an interview with NBC on Monday.

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