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Dow plunges 880 points as coronavirus cases outside China jump
Dow plunges 880 points as coronavirus cases outside China jump

U.S. stocks tumbled Monday after a sharp rise in coronavirus cases outside China revived concerns about an economic fallout from the outbreak.

Climate change could be a
Climate change could be a 'catastrophic' national security threat, report warns

"Even at scenarios of low warming, each region of the world will face severe risks to national and global security in the next three decades."

Warren Buffett says
Warren Buffett says 'I'm a Democrat,' and would have 'no trouble' voting for Bloomberg
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  • 2020-02-24 15:08:04Z

Speaking on CNBC television, Buffett also said he agreed with some positions of Bernie Sanders, who is looking to cement his front-runner status in the U.S. Democratic presidential race. "I'm a Democrat, but I'm not a card-carrying Democrat," said Buffett, who said he has sometimes voted for Republicans, though he supported Democrat Hillary Clinton in her 2016 White House run.

U.S. Supreme Court turns away religious bias claim against Walgreens
U.S. Supreme Court turns away religious bias claim against Walgreens

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to Walgreens, turning away an appeal by a fired former Florida employee of the pharmacy chain who asked not to work on Saturdays for religious reasons as a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The justices declined to review a lower court ruling in Darrell Patterson's religious discrimination lawsuit that concluded that his demand to never work on Saturday, observed as the Sabbath by Seventh-day Adventists, placed an undue hardship on Walgreens. Patterson, who had trained customer service representatives at a Walgreens call center in Orlando, was fired in 2011 after failing to show up for work on a Saturday for an urgent training...

U.S. Supreme Court to hear religious fight over same-sex foster care
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  • 2020-02-24 14:41:57Z

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear a major religious rights dispute involving the city of Philadelphia's refusal to place children for foster care with a Catholic agency that bars same-sex couples from serving as foster parents. The justices will take up an appeal by Catholic Social

REFILE-Trump stumbles on Indian names, Hindi word in cricket stadium speech
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  • 2020-02-24 13:42:52Z

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday managed to mangle his pronunciation of several Indian names and a Hindi word on an otherwise successful first day of his state visit to India. Cheered by more than 100,000 people at the opening of the world's largest cricket stadium, Trump tried to praise his

Vanessa Bryant Reveals Sydney Leroux Honored Gianna with Tattoo of Their Shared Jersey Number
Vanessa Bryant Reveals Sydney Leroux Honored Gianna with Tattoo of Their Shared Jersey Number

Sydney Leroux Got Tattoo in Honor of Gianna Bryant

It looks like people with no real interest in Bloomberg are signing up to be grassroots campaigners because he pays $2,500 a month
It looks like people with no real interest in Bloomberg are signing up to be grassroots campaigners because he pays $2,500 a month

Mike Bloomberg's social media army, who can command payments of $2,500 a month, have variable levels of commitment.

Dueling Narratives Emerge From Muddied Account of Russia
Dueling Narratives Emerge From Muddied Account of Russia's 2020 Interference
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  • 2020-02-24 12:56:40Z

As accusations swirled Sunday about Russia's efforts to interfere with the 2020 election, President Donald Trump's national security adviser and former Vice President Joe Biden could not agree on what Moscow is, or is not, doing.Their disagreement came as intelligence officials disputed reports that emerged last week about a briefing of the House Intelligence Committee. The officials now maintain that the House members either misheard or misinterpreted a key part of the briefing and that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence did not mean to say that it believes the Russians are currently intervening in the election explicitly to help Trump.They do believe that Russia is...

Bernie Sanders says it
Bernie Sanders says it's 'unfair' to say everything Fidel Castro did was bad, condemns his 'authoritarian nature'
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  • 2020-02-24 12:41:00Z

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sat down with CNN's Anderson Cooper for a 60 Minutes interview that aired Sunday night, and he agreed "it is a bit shocking" he's the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination. When Cooper asked if Democratic voters are "really wanting a revolution," Sanders suggested they "go easy on the word rev- 'political revolution.'" Cooper noted that's the word Sanders uses, and Sanders said he doesn't want "people, you know, to overstate that." His Medicare-for-all plan, he said, is "not socialized medicine. This is keeping the same system intact, but getting rid of the private insurance companies."Cooper...

California woman, boyfriend accused of killing 3 roommates over rent argument
California woman, boyfriend accused of killing 3 roommates over rent argument

Guzman and McCloud are currently held in Nevada jail awaiting extradition on three counts of murder. Their bail is set at $2 million per person each.

Palestinians fire rockets at Israel; Netanyahu threatens war
Palestinians fire rockets at Israel; Netanyahu threatens war
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  • 2020-02-24 11:39:12Z

Gaza militants resumed their intense bombardment of southern Israel on Monday, with some rockets slipping through Israel's Iron Dome defense system and one landing in the yard of a kindergarten. There was no word of casualties, but the second day of violence threatened to unleash a new round of hostilities just a week before Israel heads to elections. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatened Gaza's Hamas rulers with a "war" if the new round of rocket fire continued, ramping up his rhetoric amid the final stretch of his campaign.

Islamic Jihad launches new round of rockets towards Israel
Islamic Jihad launches new round of rockets towards Israel

Islamic Jihad fired a further volley of rockets and mortars from Gaza towards Israel Monday, following a flare-up between the group and the Jewish state that triggered school, road and train closures in southern Israel. Israel's army said in a statement that 20 "projectiles" had been fired from the Palestinian enclave on Monday, 18 of them intercepted by its air defence systems. On Sunday, in response to Israel's killing of a militant along the border, Islamic Jihad launched more than 20 rockets from Gaza into Israel.

Democrats Have Already Conceded to Bernie
Democrats Have Already Conceded to Bernie

After the results this Saturday, Bernie Sanders is the runaway front-runner for the Democratic nomination. That much is acknowledged. But his opponents may be closer to acceptance than even they are willing to say.The men and women running to be the Democratic nominee for president were asked a hypothetical question about whether they would support nominating the candidate who goes into the Democratic convention in the lead while still being short of locking up the nomination by the party's rules. Only Bernie Sanders said yes, everyone else said no, they'd wait to see what happens in further votes.This was an important and telling question.It's an important question because the process of...

China said it would relax its lockdown of Wuhan
China said it would relax its lockdown of Wuhan's 11 million residents, only to immediately reintroduce it

Wuhan announced that some people could leave the locked-down city, only to reverse the announcement hours later as the coronavirus spreads.

Sanders would use wealth tax for universal child care, pre-K
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  • 2020-02-24 11:06:15Z

Bernie Sanders has joined fellow progressive Elizabeth Warren in proposing that a "wealth tax" can fiance government-funded child care from infancy through age 3 for every American family, then provide universal pre-kindergarten programs after that. Fresh off his win in Nevada, the Vermont senator called

Putin Sent Her Activist Boyfriend to Siberia. Now She Wants to Go, Too.
Putin Sent Her Activist Boyfriend to Siberia. Now She Wants to Go, Too.
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  • 2020-02-24 10:11:15Z

MOSCOW-Few people are familiar with Novaya Zemlya, a very obscure archipelago above the Arctic Circle that is controlled by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB), the successor to the infamous Soviet spy agency, the KGB. Even fewer people hope to travel to those thinly populated and thoroughly militarized islands, where the Russian army tests its Arctic missile systems, and where polar bears suffering the effects of climate change dig through garbage pits at impoverished settlements. Alexei Navalny on Standing Up to Putin and His Murderous MinionsIt sounds like hell frozen over, in fact-and it figures in what looks like a new tactic by President Vladimir Putin (a former KGB operative)...

Expelled Wall Street Journal reporters leave China after headline row
Expelled Wall Street Journal reporters leave China after headline row

Two Wall Street Journal reporters left China on Monday after being expelled over a controversial headline in an op-ed that angered Beijing. Three reporters were ordered out of the country last week over what Beijing deemed a racist headline that the journalists were not involved in writing -- marking one of the harshest moves against foreign media in years. The Journal opinion piece -- headlined "China is the Real Sick Man of Asia" -- was written by a US professor who criticised the Chinese government's initial response to the coronavirus outbreak.

Mike Pence
Mike Pence's 2024 Presidential Campaign Has Already Begun
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  • 2020-02-24 09:00:00Z

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump's bid for a second term in office is giving Vice President Mike Pence an early edge in the race that's already shaping up for the Republican nomination in 2024.Pence has lately been a mainstay at Trump's signature campaign rallies, seldom missing the opportunity to introduce the president while test-driving a few crowd-pleasing lines of his own. The vice president has his own political action committee and has been steadily expanding his travel as a surrogate for Trump, with a particular focus on Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.He's scheduled to embark on a bus tour through Michigan on Tuesday without the president, who's in India. It will...

Large parts of China relax coronavirus curbs, many places report zero new cases
Large parts of China relax coronavirus curbs, many places report zero new cases
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  • 2020-02-24 06:10:46Z

Urged to restore economic activity by President Xi Jinping, large parts of China relaxed curbs on transport and movement of people on Monday as reported new cases of the coronavirus outside the worst-hit province fell to the lowest in a month. Figures released by the national health authority on Monday showed 24 out of China's 31 provinces and regions - including Beijing, Shanghai and populous provinces such as Henan and Anhui - reported zero cases of new infections on Feb. 23, the best showing since it began publishing nationwide figures on Jan. 20. There were just 11 new cases in six other provincial-level jurisdictions, while in Hubei province, the epicenter of the epidemic, the...

Jussie Smollett to make 1st court appearance on new charges
Jussie Smollett to make 1st court appearance on new charges

Former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett is due to make an initial court appearance Monday on a new set of charges alleging that he lied to police about being targeted in a racist and homophobic attack in downtown Chicago early last year. Special Prosecutor Dan Webb, a former U.S. attorney who was appointed to examine the state's attorney's office's handling of the case, is expected to attend. Foxx's office is not involved in the new case against Smollett.

Sanders
Sanders' 2016 movement now has political machine to push it
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  • 2020-02-24 05:02:38Z

By the fall of 2018, when Democrats were promoting a slate of centrist candidates to topple Republicans in Congress, Bernie Sanders was seeing a very different picture. The Vermont senator and avowed democratic socialist was convinced his most fervent supporters were as energized as ever, ready to rally around the political insurgency flag he planted in 2016. Sanders, 78, the oldest candidate in the race, also saw his unwavering commitment to universal health care, combating climate change, canceling student debt, and tuition-free college continuing to excite young people, including Latinos who came to call him "Tio" (uncle) Bernie.

Trump set for his biggest rally crowd yet in whirlwind visit to India amid trade friction
Trump set for his biggest rally crowd yet in whirlwind visit to India amid trade friction

Trump is expected to be feted in a two-day diplomatic spectacle aimed at highlighting U.S.-Indian relations amid escalating trade frictions.

A California man drove his Jeep off the roof of a six-level parking garage and crashed into a McDonald
A California man drove his Jeep off the roof of a six-level parking garage and crashed into a McDonald's, police say

Police say a California man drove a Jeep off a parking garage and into a McDonald's. Two people dove out of the car before it crashed.

Trump administration backs off sending coronavirus patients to Alabama -governor
Trump administration backs off sending coronavirus patients to Alabama -governor
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  • 2020-02-24 01:34:27Z

The news came as worry grew over the spread outside China of the sometimes fatal virus, with a spike in the number of cases found in South Korea, Iran and Italy. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey tweeted that she had thanked Trump during a separate phone call.

South Korean cases jump, China counts 150 more virus deaths
South Korean cases jump, China counts 150 more virus deaths
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  • 2020-02-24 01:32:36Z

South Korea reported another large jump in new virus cases Monday a day after the the president called for "unprecedented, powerful" steps to combat the outbreak that is increasingly confounding attempts to stop the spread. The 161 new cases bring South Korea's total to 763 cases, and two more deaths

Bloomberg Killed the Best Chance at Justice for the 9/11 Attacks
Bloomberg Killed the Best Chance at Justice for the 9/11 Attacks

If it wasn't for Mike Bloomberg, the alleged perpetrators of the worst terrorist attack in American history would likely have been convicted of mass murder by now.According to all the evidence available both at the time and in the nine years since Bloomberg's intervention, a federal court almost certainly would have convicted the five co-defendants. A judge would have had to reckon with the torture the CIA inflicted on them, barring the prosecution from using tainted evidence-and showing, for the record, how torture jeopardized the case. Most importantly, there would have been closure, provided in open court and displaying the inheritance of centuries of jurisprudence, for the atrocity of...

Muhammad scores 22, No. 25 Ohio State tops No. 7 Maryland
Muhammad scores 22, No. 25 Ohio State tops No. 7 Maryland

Muhammad scored 22 points and No. 25 Ohio State beat No. 7 Maryland 79-72, snapping the Terrapins' nine-game winning streak. Ohio State (18-9, 8-8 Big Ten) defeated a Top-10 team for the fourth time this season. "He had big 3s, great confidence," Holtmann said of Muhammad, who went 4 of 8 from

Judge won
Judge won't bow out of Roger Stone case
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  • 2020-02-24 00:38:29Z

Amy Berman Jackson accuses the defense of abusing the court's docket with claims of bias.

Bernie
Bernie's Bros Say He Will Boost Turnout to Beat Trump

Bernie Sanders has a succinct and biting response to all the establishment Democrats who are freaking out over the prospect of a cranky socialist leading the party into battle this November. They are wrong, he says. Indeed, only he can be the savior of the party."The only way that you can beat Trump is by having an unprecedented campaign, an unprecedentedly large voter turnout," he says. Faiz Shakir, his campaign manager, claims that Sanders has such a great appeal to young people and alienated voters that they "will vote in percentages that they have never voted before."That's just swamp gas, counters James Carville, the now retired Louisiana political consultant who helped engineer Bill...

U.S. judge rejects Roger Stone
U.S. judge rejects Roger Stone's request she be kicked off his case
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  • 2020-02-24 00:35:58Z

A U.S. federal judge on Sunday denied a request by Roger Stone's lawyers that she be removed from the case in which she last week sentenced the long-time adviser to President Donald Trump to three years and four months in prison. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson had been accused of bias by Stone's attorneys in a filing on Friday that called for her recusal. Stone, 67, was convicted on Nov. 15 of lying to Congress, obstruction of justice and witness tampering.

Wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 in Georgia kills 6 people, including Virginia parents and their 3 children
Wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 in Georgia kills 6 people, including Virginia parents and their 3 children

Six people, including three children, were killed early Sunday in a head-on crash on Interstate 95, according to the Georgia State Patrol.

Nevada caucus results still up in the air as Buttigieg camp claims
Nevada caucus results still up in the air as Buttigieg camp claims 'irregularities'

A Nevada Democratic Party spokeswoman said that officials were "continuing to verify and to report results."

Sanders Brushes Off Questions on Costs, Age on '60 Minutes'

(Bloomberg) -- Bernie Sanders struggled to provide details on exactly how he would pay for his sweeping proposals to expand health care, child care and more, and also brushed off questions about his age in an interview broadcast by CBS' "60 Minutes" on Sunday.The Vermont senator heads to the South Carolina

U.S. Stock Futures Slide as Virus Concern Grows: Markets Wrap
U.S. Stock Futures Slide as Virus Concern Grows: Markets Wrap

(Bloomberg) -- U.S. equity futures sank with Asian shares and gold surged after the number of coronavirus cases outside of China increased and concern grew that global economic growth could take a more sustained hit.S&P 500 Index futures fell about 1.3%, with shares in Seoul and Sydney also lower. Australian bonds climbed with Treasury futures. Over the weekend, finance chiefs and central bankers from the world's largest economies said they see downside risks to the global economy persisting as supply chains get disrupted from the deadly virus. The Australian dollar retreated along with the offshore yuan. Crude oil tumbled more than 2%. Japan is shut for a holiday.Investor sentiment is...

Former 2020 Democratic candidate Williamson endorses Sanders
Former 2020 Democratic candidate Williamson endorses Sanders' presidential bid
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  • 2020-02-23 23:54:02Z

Marianne Williamson, who made an unsuccessful bid for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, has thrown her support behind former rival Bernie Sanders, appearing at a rally in Texas with the progressive senator. "Bernie Sanders has been taking a stand for a very long time," she told the Sanders rally in Austin. Sanders appears to be gaining momentum in the Democratic nominating contest after winning in both New Hampshire and Nevada.

'They like Bernie': Biden says Russia working to prevent him from getting nomination

Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that Russians have worked to block him from winning the Democratic nomination.

Watch This Motorcyclist Kick A Moving Tesla Model 3
Watch This Motorcyclist Kick A Moving Tesla Model 3

This seems to happen to Teslas all too often.

Hong Kong Sounds Warning; Italy Cancels Carnival: Virus Update
Hong Kong Sounds Warning; Italy Cancels Carnival: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The coronavirus continued its global human and economic destruction over the weekend, and the sense of caution in the financial markets showed no sign of letting up as Asian trading got underway.Hong Kong's finance chief warned the city is being threatened by a "Tsunami-like cataclysm,

Syrian capital rocked by explosions as Israel hits targets
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  • 2020-02-23 22:13:24Z

Israel struck multiple targets near the Syrian capital late Sunday, killing two members of a Palestinian militant faction and triggering anti-aircraft fire from the country's air defenses that shook Damascus. It was the latest attack by Israel on the war-ravaged country. A Syrian military statement

Daredevil
Daredevil 'Mad Mike' Hughes dies in crash of his homemade rocket in California
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  • 2020-02-23 22:07:45Z

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Mad Mike" Hughes, a self-styled explorer and daredevil bent on proving that the earth is flat was killed over the weekend when his homemade rocket crashed in the California desert over the weekend. "Michael 'Mad Mike' Hughes tragically passed away today during an attempt to launch his homemade rocket," the Science Channel, which was planning to feature him on an upcoming series called "Homemade Astronauts," said on Twitter. A videotape of the incident, in which the rocket appears to fail shortly after take-off in the Mojave Desert outside Barstow, California, was posted to Twitter by Justin Chapman, a freelance journalist who was filming the launch.

Not in my backyard: Alabama balks at plan to house coronavirus patients
Not in my backyard: Alabama balks at plan to house coronavirus patients

A federal plan to house cruise ship passengers who tested positive for the coronavirus at a facility in Alabama was met with a resounding no thanks.

Bishop shakeup: West Virginia Catholic diocese issues audit
Bishop shakeup: West Virginia Catholic diocese issues audit

The net assets of West Virginia's Roman Catholic Diocese dropped by $4.8 million during a fiscal year that coincided with the resignation of its bishop amid allegations of sexual and financial misconduct, an audit shows. Net assets totaled $352.3 million, down from $357 million a year earlier, according to the findings made public by current Bishop Mark E. Brennan. Brennan's predecessor, Bishop Michael Bransfield, resigned in September 2018 and has denied wrongdoing.

'Miracle' rescue: California couple in their 70s found alive after disappearing on Valentine's Day hike

Carol Kiparsky, 77, and her husband, Ian Irwin, 72, were located in a densely forested area about 30 miles north of San Francisco on Saturday.

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo compares the
N.Y. Gov. Cuomo compares the 'virus of hate' to the coronavirus after bomb threats were emailed to 19 Jewish community centers in one single morning

"People are worried about the Coronavirus, which we're watching in this state - there's also a virus of hate, and it's spreading," Cuomo said.

World is on the brink of a coronavirus pandemic, warn virologists, as four more cases emerge in Britain
World is on the brink of a coronavirus pandemic, warn virologists, as four more cases emerge in Britain

Four new cases of coronavirus were confirmed in the UK on Sunday, as experts warned of an impending pandemic with parts of Italy in lockdown after a massive rise in the number of new infections there. The new British patients had all been passengers on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship and were in quarantine in The Wirral when they fell ill, having returned from Japan on Saturday. It emerged on Sunday that the patients had been tested while in Japan, but the results were not received until Sunday morning, by which point they were back in the UK. They have now been transferred to specialist NHS infection centres. Of the four people who tested positive for coronavirus, two patients are...

Billionaire Tom Steyer qualifies for next debate as Biden blames him for South Carolina slide
Billionaire Tom Steyer qualifies for next debate as Biden blames him for South Carolina slide

Biden said Steyer had spent "a lot of money" in South Carolina and he assumed that was "part of the reason why those numbers are down."

Three Weinstein Accusers Could Send Producer to Prison for Life
Three Weinstein Accusers Could Send Producer to Prison for Life

(Bloomberg) -- As the jurors in Harvey Weinstein's sexual assault trial wrestle with a pair of charges that could send the fallen movie mogul to prison for life, the testimony of three women who don't even appear in his indictment could help seal his fate.They're known as Molineux witnesses in New York, where Weinstein is being tried, and they testified to their own encounters with him as prosecutors sought to persuade the jury that the two women he is charged with attacking never gave their consent to sex. Such witnesses testified in the retrial of Bill Cosby in Pennsylvania, which ended in his conviction.On Friday the jury sent a note to the judge referring to two counts of predatory...

Ira Hayes raised the flag on Iwo Jima. 75 years later, he still inspires this Indian community.
Ira Hayes raised the flag on Iwo Jima. 75 years later, he still inspires this Indian community.

75 years ago, Ira Hayes was one of the six Marines captured in the historic photograph raising the American flag on Iwo Jima.

Buttigieg questions 3rd place finish in Nevada, cites errors
Buttigieg questions 3rd place finish in Nevada, cites errors
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  • 2020-02-23 19:41:21Z

Pete Buttigieg's campaign has questioned his third-place finish in Nevada's caucuses and called for the state's Democratic party to release a more detailed breakdown of votes and address reports of more than 200 problems allocating votes in Saturday's caucuses. The campaign also said it received reports that volunteers running caucuses did not appear to follow rules that could have allowed candidates to pick up more support on a second round of voting.

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