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After an outbreak in Beijing in June, China abandoned its previous strategy of confining millions of people to their homes.As infection rates rise, Europe embraces a ‘lockdown lite’ strategy|kdunn6|September 24, 2020|Fortune
Today, Rollins has largely abandoned his pursuit of the bonus payments from Medicaid.He Wanted to Fix Rural America’s Broken Nursing Homes. Now, Taxpayers May Be on the Hook for $76 Million.|by Max Blau for Georgia Health News|September 22, 2020|ProPublica
A lifetime after Stewart turned in her stepfather and was abandoned to his abuses, four words cut across the years.Her Stepfather Admitted to Sexually Abusing Her. That Wasn’t Enough to Keep Her Safe.|by Nadia Sussman|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
Well 20 in the Midway-Sunset field was drilled in 1927 and abandoned by Chevron in the 1980s.Oil Companies Are Profiting From Illegal Spills. And California Lets Them.|by Janet Wilson, The Desert Sun, and Lylla Younes, ProPublica|September 18, 2020|ProPublica
Shell’s experience in 2015, when it abandoned plans to drill offshore in the Arctic under heavy pressure, indicate what other companies can expect.The Trump administration opened the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil companies—but none may bite|By Scott L. Montgomery/The Conversation|August 26, 2020|Popular Science
Will he go for the schoolteacher and abandon the family, leaving behind his smashing dinner suits?
After the captain made the call to abandon ship, 150 people were able to escape on lifeboats lowered by electronic arms.‘We’re Going to Die’: Survivors Recount Greek Ferry Fire Horror|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one, of course, was “repressing” Klaus or preventing him from “expressing his views,” something he does with abandon.Vaclav Klaus, Libertarian Hero, Has His Wings Clipped by Cato Institute|James Kirchick|December 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The show started filming in Israel over the summer, but was forced to abandon the location as political tensions escalated.
Two years into an Arctic expedition, they were forced to abandon ship a thousand miles north of Siberia.
The pocket in the hills in which they lay was surely a safe and comfortable place, and one need be in no hurry to abandon it.The Great Sioux Trail|Joseph Altsheler
But he kept on as he began, and by a common impulse the boys made up their minds to abandon the whole affair to him.A Boy's Town|W. D. Howells
His story was, that he persuaded the Indians to abandon the British; that in the end we would ruin them, &c.
It is to the first-born, whether a boy or a girl, that the inheritance is transmitted, and he or she is forbidden to abandon it.The Truth About Woman|C. Gasquoine Hartley
The words fire, energy, abandon, found in him unprecedented meanings.Complete Prose Works|Walt Whitman