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North Korea looks to hold 'Mass Games' this year despite coronavirus fears: tour companies

Reuters2020-02-18 08:55:42

North Korea looks to hold 'Mass Games' this year despite coronavirus fears: tour companies Author: Josh Smith
Despite North Korea's ban on foreign tourism over coronavirus fears, the isolated nation has announced plans to stage its "Mass Games", featuring thousands of dancers, gymnasts and singers, as soon as August, tour companies said on Tuesday. ...Read full article

Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy, Harvey Weinstein trial goes to jury, Nevada debate deadline: 5 things to know Tuesday

USA Today2020-02-18 08:49:10+00:00

Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy, Harvey Weinstein trial goes to jury, Nevada debate deadline: 5 things to know Tuesday Author:
The Boy Scouts files for bankruptcy, Mars briefly disappears in a rare celestial event, Harvey Weinstein trial set to go to jury and more news you need to know Tuesday. ...Read full article

Turkey ramps up Gulen crackdown with nearly 700 arrests

Reuters2020-02-18 08:30:15

Turkey ramps up Gulen crackdown with nearly 700 arrests Author: Reuters Editorial
Turkish prosecutors on Tuesday ordered the arrest of nearly 700 people, including military and justice ministry personnel, state media said, intensifying moves against a network accused of orchestrating a 2016 coup attempt. ...Read full article

An American evacuated from Japan on a US charter flight says she didn't know people on the plane had tested positive for coronavirus until it landed

CNN2020-02-18 08:28:04

An American evacuated from Japan on a US charter flight says she didn't know people on the plane had tested positive for coronavirus until it landed Author: Ben Tinker and Hollie Silverman, CNN
Fourteen passengers from the Diamond Princess had tested positive for coronavirus before they boarded evacuation flights, the US departments of State and Health and Human Services said while the flights were en route to the Texas and California. ...Read full article

Federal judges reportedly call emergency meeting in wake of Stone case intervention

The Washington Post2020-02-18 08:16:58

Federal judges reportedly call emergency meeting in wake of Stone case intervention Author:
The extraordinary move by the head of the Federal Judges Association follows President Trump's tweets about the Roger Stone case and Judge Amy Berman Jackson. ...Read full article

Backstory - 'This is a special time': Reporting from the edge of China's virus lockdown

Reuters2020-02-18 08:14:49

Backstory - 'This is a special time': Reporting from the edge of China's virus lockdown Author: Martin Pollard
It was a late afternoon on a blue-sky day in Jiujiang, a city that borders Hubei, the central Chinese province worst hit by the coronavirus. ...Read full article

China 'war on terror' uproots Uighur families, leaked data shows

Al Jazeera English2020-02-18 08:13:00

China 'war on terror' uproots Uighur families, leaked data shows Author: Al Jazeera
Newly revealed database exposes methods the Chinese government employed to crack down on Muslim minorities in Xinjiang. ...Read full article

China to grant tariff exemptions on 696 U.S. goods to support purchases

Reuters2020-02-18 08:07:25

China to grant tariff exemptions on 696 U.S. goods to support purchases Author: Stella Qiu
China will grant exemptions on retaliatory duties imposed against 696 U.S. goods, the most substantial tariff relief to be offered so far, as Beijing seeks to fulfill commitments made in its interim trade deal with the United States. ...Read full article

Exclusive: Tesla in talks to use CATL's cobalt-free batteries in China-made cars - sources

Reuters2020-02-18 08:06:04

Exclusive: Tesla in talks to use CATL's cobalt-free batteries in China-made cars - sources Author: Zhang Yan
Tesla is in advanced stages of talks to use batteries from CATL <300750.SZ> that contain no cobalt - one of the most expensive metals in electric vehicle (EV) batteries - in cars made at its China plant, people familiar with the matter said. ...Read full article

Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter; global economic impact spreads

Reuters2020-02-18 07:55:29

Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter; global economic impact spreads Author: Ryan Woo
The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday while South Korea announced an economic emergency and Singapore Airlines slashed flights. ...Read full article

Amazon's Bezos pledges $10 billion to climate change fight

Reuters2020-02-18 07:53:04

Amazon's Bezos pledges $10 billion to climate change fight Author: Reuters Editorial
Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will commit $10 billion to fund scientists, activists, nonprofits and other groups fighting to protect the environment and counter the effects of climate change, he said on Monday. ...Read full article

See award-winning journalist's warning about deadly virus - CNN Video

CNN2020-02-18 07:52:52.1682605

See award-winning journalist's warning about deadly virus - CNN Video Author:
At least 24 Americans are among the 135 people infected with coronavirus aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Yokohama, Japan, Princess Cruises said, explaining it is using numbers from Japan's Health Ministry. CNN's Will Ripley has more. Watch "Full Ci… ...Read full article

New French health minister: 'Credible risk' of coronavirus pandemic

Reuters2020-02-18 07:46:54

New French health minister: 'Credible risk' of coronavirus pandemic Author: Reuters Editorial
New French health minister Olivier Veran said on Tuesday there is a "credible risk" the coronavirus outbreak could turn unto a pandemic. ...Read full article

US Boy Scouts seeks bankruptcy over abuse claims

BBC News2020-02-18 07:12:36

US Boy Scouts seeks bankruptcy over abuse claims Author: BBC News
The organisation says the move will allow it to build a compensation fund for sex abuse victims. ...Read full article

Hamlin and Newman contrast risk and reward at Daytona 500

Associated Press2020-02-18 07:12:03

Hamlin and Newman contrast risk and reward at Daytona 500 Author: JENNA FRYER
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — In a single thrilling lap around NASCAR's most storied track, Denny Hamlin and Ryan Newman displayed the risks and rewards of the dangerous sport they both... ...Read full article

China's closed: Palestinian traders fear losing a good deal

Associated Press2020-02-18 06:37:57

China's closed: Palestinian traders fear losing a good deal Author: JOSEPH KRAUSS and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH
HEBRON, West Bank (AP) — The West Bank city of Hebron is separated from the epicenter of China's virus outbreak by more than 4,000 miles and a ring of Israeli checkpoints. But even here the... ...Read full article

Maryland man dies at Rocks State Park after falling from Queen Seat formation, police say

Fox News2020-02-18 06:23:12.7740312

Maryland man dies at Rocks State Park after falling from Queen Seat formation, police say Author: Fox News
A 22-year-old man fell to his death at the Rocks State Park in Hartford County, Maryland. on Monday, police said. ...Read full article

Billie Eilish on Bond and online bullying

BBC News2020-02-18 06:10:20

Billie Eilish on Bond and online bullying Author: BBC News
In an exclusive interview with the BBC, the singer speaks ahead of her performance at the Brit Awards. ...Read full article

Warning signs of Nevada caucus chaos

Fox News2020-02-18 06:08:14.3980594

Warning signs of Nevada caucus chaos Author: Fox News
Dina Titus, Nevada congresswoman, addresses concerns about Nevada's voting process and what the state has learned from the bungled Iowa caucuses ...Read full article

Outnumbered: Trump's 'hot button' immigration issue is a fight he wants

Fox News2020-02-18 06:08:05.41044

Outnumbered: Trump's 'hot button' immigration issue is a fight he wants Author: Fox News
Outnumbered debates the Trump administrations plan to deploy tactical border patrol agents in 10 sanctuary cities ...Read full article

What’s next for businessman Andrew Yang?

Fox News2020-02-18 06:08:03.3424554

What’s next for businessman Andrew Yang? Author: Fox News
What’s next for businessman Andrew Yang after dropping out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination? ...Read full article

Boy Scouts files Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the face of thousands of child abuse allegations

USA Today2020-02-18 06:05:06+00:00

Boy Scouts files Chapter 11 bankruptcy in the face of thousands of child abuse allegations Author:
Boy Scouts of America is facing hundreds, if not thousands, of sexual abuse cases thanks to changes in the statute of limitations. ...Read full article

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits

CNN2020-02-18 05:56:49

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits Author: Laura Ly, CNN
The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, according to a court document filed in Delaware bankruptcy court early Tuesday. ...Read full article

Aging Shiite cleric a powerhouse in Iraq. What comes after?

Associated Press2020-02-18 05:45:25

Aging Shiite cleric a powerhouse in Iraq. What comes after? Author: QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA and MARIAM FAM
NAJAF, Iraq (AP) — When Iraq’s top Shiite cleric underwent surgery for a fractured bone last month, it sent shivers around the country and beyond. “May God heal Iraq,” read a photo of Grand... ...Read full article

Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits

Associated Press2020-02-18 05:45:01

Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex-abuse lawsuits Author: DAVID CRARY
Barraged by hundreds of sex-abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday in hopes of working out a potentially mammoth victim compensation plan that will allow... ...Read full article

Justice Department storm intensifies with new attacks on Barr's credibility

CNN2020-02-18 05:38:52

Justice Department storm intensifies with new attacks on Barr's credibility Author: Analysis by Stephen Collinson, CNN
A credibility crisis rocking President Donald Trump's Justice Department significantly deepened over the long holiday weekend amid rising calls for Attorney General Bill Barr to quit over claims he has politicized of highly sensitive cases. ...Read full article

Mike Bloomberg Claimed Young Men of Color 'Don't Know How to Behave'

Breitbart News2020-02-18 05:34:45

Mike Bloomberg Claimed Young Men of Color 'Don't Know How to Behave' Author: Haris Alic
Mike Bloomberg claimed that an "enormous cohort" of young black and Latino males "don't know how to behave in the workplace." ...Read full article

Joe Gibbs apologizes for team's Daytona celebration: 'We really didn't know' how serious Ryan Newman crash was

USA Today2020-02-18 05:27:29+00:00

Joe Gibbs apologizes for team's Daytona celebration: 'We really didn't know' how serious Ryan Newman crash was Author:
Joe Gibbs apologized for team celebrating Denny Hamlin's Daytona 500 victory, saying they were unaware of the seriousness of Ryan Newman's late crash. ...Read full article

Bloomberg: Elite Immigrants Can Save Americans from a High-Tech Economy

Breitbart News2020-02-18 05:27:19

Bloomberg: Elite Immigrants Can Save Americans from a High-Tech Economy Author: Neil Munro
Immigrants are needed to rescue Americans who cannot keep pace with the high-tech economy, Mike Bloomberg said in 2016. ...Read full article

Pelosi's GOP challenger describes being threatened by alleged 'Antifa bully'

Fox News2020-02-18 05:23:06.7284096

Pelosi's GOP challenger describes being threatened by alleged 'Antifa bully' Author: Fox News
John Dennis, the chairman of the San Francisco Republican Party challenging House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., for her congressional seat, joined "The Ingraham Angle" Monday to talk about a confrontation with a liberal protester who he alleged was an "Anti… ...Read full article

Karen Pence adds campaigning for Trump to busy to-do list

Associated Press2020-02-18 05:18:33

Karen Pence adds campaigning for Trump to busy to-do list Author: DARLENE SUPERVILLE
WASHINGTON (AP) — Karen Pence has no shortage of projects.The wife of Vice President Mike Pence promotes the healing power of art therapy and help for military spouses. She's into honeybees... ...Read full article

"Whitey" Bulger juror says she regrets murder conviction

Associated Press2020-02-18 05:04:24

Author: by MICHAEL REZENDES
EASTHAM, Mass. (AP) — The notorious crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger terrorized Boston from the 1970s into the 1990s with a campaign of murder, extortion, and drug trafficking, then spent 16 years... ...Read full article

Dershowitz: 'Obama personally asked the FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of George Soros'

Fox News2020-02-18 04:37:58.1643883

Dershowitz: 'Obama personally asked the FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of George Soros' Author: Fox News
Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said Sunday he has proof that former President Barack Obama "personally asked" the FBI to investigate someone "on behalf of George Soros," the liberal billionaire megadonor. ...Read full article

Banking giant HSBC sees annual profit slump by 33%

BBC News2020-02-18 04:29:03

Banking giant HSBC sees annual profit slump by 33% Author: BBC News
The earnings have been posted on the same day as interim chief Noel Quinn unveils a new shake-up. ...Read full article

Woman survives five days lost in Australian forest

BBC News2020-02-18 04:26:53

Woman survives five days lost in Australian forest Author: BBC News
University student Yang Chen, took shelter in caves and drank fresh water from creeks. ...Read full article

Apple warns sales to fall short of target due to coronavirus impact

Reuters2020-02-18 04:14:26

Apple warns sales to fall short of target due to coronavirus impact Author: Neha Malara
Apple Inc warned on Monday it was unlikely to meet its March quarter sales guidance set just three weeks ago as the world's most valuable technology firm became one of the biggest corporate casualties of China's coronavirus epidemic. ...Read full article

Ryan Newman in serious condition after violent crash in last lap of Daytona 500

USA Today2020-02-18 04:03:59+00:00

Ryan Newman in serious condition after violent crash in last lap of Daytona 500 Author:
Ryan Newman was involved in a horrific crash just as Denny Hamlin won the Daytona 500 Monday at Daytona International Speedway. ...Read full article

China releases largest study on Covid-19 outbreak

BBC News2020-02-18 04:02:58

China releases largest study on Covid-19 outbreak Author: BBC News
The research finds that more than 80% of cases are mild and the sick and elderly are most at risk. ...Read full article

Watch -- Biden: DACA Illegals 'Are More American than Most Americans'

Breitbart News2020-02-18 03:16:14

Watch -- Biden: DACA Illegals 'Are More American than Most Americans' Author: John Binder
Joe Biden said illegal aliens who are shielded from deportation by Obama's DACA program are "more American than most Americans are." ...Read full article

Democrats fear Republican sabotage in key Senate race

Politico2020-02-18 03:08:24.4619875

Democrats fear Republican sabotage in key Senate race Author:
A mysterious super PAC with GOP ties is attempting to boost little-known Erica Smith over DSCC-endorsed Cal Cunningham in the North Carolina primary. ...Read full article

Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan

Associated Press2020-02-18 02:44:15

Virus claims life of hospital director in hard-hit Wuhan Author: YANAN WANG
BEIJING (AP) — As a mysterious new virus enveloped central China's Wuhan early this year, Liu Zhiming mobilized all the resources of his hospital in the city's Wuchang district to deal with the... ...Read full article

Coronavirus triggers boom in private jet inquiries

BBC News2020-02-18 02:11:36

Coronavirus triggers boom in private jet inquiries Author: BBC News
Private jet firms have seen a huge rise in people hoping to hire planes but they can't meet demand. ...Read full article

Coronavirus news and live updates: Countries plan evacuations from Diamond Princess in Japan - CNN

CNN2020-02-18 01:57:54

Coronavirus news and live updates: Countries plan evacuations from Diamond Princess in Japan - CNN Author: By Helen Regan and Adam Renton, CNN
 ...Read full article

Bolton says his account of Trump foreign policy risks being ‘suppressed’ by the White House

The Washington Post2020-02-18 01:56:29

Bolton says his account of Trump foreign policy risks being ‘suppressed’ by the White House Author:
In his first public remarks since the impeachment, the former national security adviser answered most questions by pointing to his upcoming book. ...Read full article

Bolton decries White House 'censorship' in rare public remarks on his book | TheHill

The Hill2020-02-18 01:53:47

Bolton decries White House 'censorship' in rare public remarks on his book | TheHill Author: Justine Coleman
Former national security adviser John Bolton decried potential Wh... ...Read full article

The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde reacts to Trump honoring Rush Limbaugh, says her dad would've been 'delighted'

Fox News2020-02-18 01:53:02.9220427

The Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde reacts to Trump honoring Rush Limbaugh, says her dad would've been 'delighted' Author: Fox News
Chrissie Hynde, the lead singer of the rock band The Pretenders, gave a surprising message to President Trump on Monday, saying her father “would have been so delighted” to hear that the president honored the controversial conservative radio host Rush Limbaug… ...Read full article

Watch -- Biden: 'Nobody Will Be Deported' Until They Commit a Felony

Breitbart News2020-02-18 01:47:16

Watch -- Biden: 'Nobody Will Be Deported' Until They Commit a Felony Author: John Binder
Joe Biden says "nobody will be deported" from the United States until they commit a felony under his proposed national immigration plan. ...Read full article

‘A complete disaster’: Fears grow over potential Nevada caucus malfunction

Politico2020-02-18 01:38:12.4889701

‘A complete disaster’: Fears grow over potential Nevada caucus malfunction Author:
Volunteers complain of poor training for a vote-reporting system that was adopted on the fly. ...Read full article

Apple warns of 'iPhone supply shortages' because of coronavirus

CNN2020-02-18 01:35:34

Apple warns of 'iPhone supply shortages' because of coronavirus Author: Seth Fiegerman, CNN Business
Apple warned investors on Monday that the ongoing coronavirus outbreak is hurting its business more than previously expected by limiting how many devices it can make and sell in China. ...Read full article

Congress looks to strengthen hand in State Department following impeachment | TheHill

The Hill2020-02-18 01:22:14

Congress looks to strengthen hand in State Department following impeachment | TheHill Author: Laura Kelly
High-profile dismissals of U.S. diplomats who participated in the House impeachment inquiry are r... ...Read full article

Denny Hamlin wins third Daytona 500 after string of crashes

Fox News2020-02-18 01:08:09.4832319

Denny Hamlin wins third Daytona 500 after string of crashes Author: Fox News
Denny Hamlin emerged victorious at the Daytona 500 on Monday night, winning the iconic NASCAR race for a third time shortly after a series of dramatic crashes on the track. ...Read full article

President's Day scrape: Trump, Obama spar over who gets credit for robust U.S. economy

USA Today2020-02-18 00:37:33+00:00

President's Day scrape: Trump, Obama spar over who gets credit for robust U.S. economy Author:
Mocking an earlier tweet from Barack Obama as a "con job," Donald Trump blasted his predecessor for "now trying to take credit for the economic boom." ...Read full article

Buttigieg: Legal Immigration Not Letting Enough People in the U.S.

Breitbart News2020-02-18 00:23:35

Buttigieg: Legal Immigration Not Letting Enough People in the U.S. Author: Charlie Spiering
Pete Buttigieg complained on Monday that America's legal immigration system was not allowing enough immigrants into the United States. ...Read full article

Man who refused to evacuate quarantined ship responds to criticism - CNN Video

CNN2020-02-18 00:23:25.5749153

Man who refused to evacuate quarantined ship responds to criticism - CNN Video Author:
Matthew Smith of Sacramento, California, and his wife decided to stay aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship. Fourteen Americans evacuated from the ship on US-chartered flights have tested positive for novel coronavirus, the US departments of State and Healt… ...Read full article

Bernie Sanders Ad Touts Him As 'First Jewish President'

Breitbart News2020-02-18 00:10:14

Bernie Sanders Ad Touts Him As 'First Jewish President' Author: Joel B. Pollak
Bernie Sanders's ad touts him as the potential "first Jewish president," overlooking anti-Israel policies and antisemites in his campaign. ...Read full article

Trump rejects Obama taking credit for strong economy | TheHill

The Hill2020-02-18 00:09:04

Trump rejects Obama taking credit for strong economy | TheHill Author: Justine Coleman
President Trump on Monday accused former President Obama&nbs... ...Read full article

Democratic candidates are doing Trump’s job for him

The Washington Post2020-02-17 23:42:43

Democratic candidates are doing Trump’s job for him Author:
Dial back the hissing and spitting, people. ...Read full article

How Trump’s failure to learn from history is making your whiskey a lot more expensive

The Washington Post2020-02-17 23:39:39

How Trump’s failure to learn from history is making your whiskey a lot more expensive Author:
It’s another way in which the president’s supposedly narrowly focused tariffs have trickled down. ...Read full article

Democratic presidential rivals turn on Mike Bloomberg

Fox News2020-02-17 23:22:56.2806575

Democratic presidential rivals turn on Mike Bloomberg Author: Fox News
Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg's past comments, policies spark outrage; reaction and analysis on 'The Five.' ...Read full article

Here's how long coronaviruses may linger on contaminated surfaces, according to science

CNN2020-02-17 23:17:29

Here's how long coronaviruses may linger on contaminated surfaces, according to science Author: Jacqueline Howard, CNN
It remains unknown exactly how long the novel coronavirus can linger on contaminated surfaces and objects with the potential of infecting people, but some researchers are finding clues by studying the elusive behaviors of other coronaviruses. ...Read full article

Apple warns coronavirus will hurt iPhones supplies

BBC News2020-02-17 22:47:23

Apple warns coronavirus will hurt iPhones supplies Author: BBC News
The tech giant says it is "experiencing a slower return to normal conditions" in China than expected. ...Read full article

On The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare | TheHill

The Hill2020-02-17 22:36:36

On The Trail: Democrats plan to hammer Trump on Social Security, Medicare | TheHill Author: Reid Wilson
Democrats are dusting off a well-worn playbook as they prepare to launch their campaign against... ...Read full article

Mike Pence Responds to Mike Bloomberg: 'So God Made a Farmer'

Breitbart News2020-02-17 22:36:07

Mike Pence Responds to Mike Bloomberg: 'So God Made a Farmer' Author: Kyle Morris
Pence has responded to Bloomberg after old footage showed the billionaire making the claim that farming requires little knowledge and skill. ...Read full article

Biden: 'White Supremacists Are Very Enthusiastic About Trump'

Breitbart News2020-02-17 22:27:27

Biden: 'White Supremacists Are Very Enthusiastic About Trump' Author: Pam Key
Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden said Monday on MSNBC's "Deadline" white supremacists were "very enthusiastic" about President Donald Trump. | Clips ...Read full article

Pete Buttigieg's next test: Winning over minority voters

Associated Press2020-02-17 22:15:21

Author: THOMAS BEAUMONT
So far, Pete Buttigieg has made it look easy.The once little-known former mayor of a midsize Midwestern city vaulted over a former vice president and several U.S. senators in the Iowa... ...Read full article

Darrell Waltrip praises President Trump's appearance at the Daytona 500

Fox News2020-02-17 21:53:02.3014563

Darrell Waltrip praises President Trump's appearance at the Daytona 500 Author: Fox News
NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip joins Dagen McDowell on 'Outnumbered Overtime.' ...Read full article

Country music radio has ignored female artists for years. And we have the data to prove it.

MSNBC2020-02-17 21:31:04

Country music radio has ignored female artists for years. And we have the data to prove it. Author: MSNBC
Country music radio has ignored female artists for years. And we have the data to prove it. ...Read full article

Barack Obama Tries to Steal Credit for Booming Trump Economy on Presidents Day

Breitbart News2020-02-17 21:29:13

Barack Obama Tries to Steal Credit for Booming Trump Economy on Presidents Day Author: Charlie Spiering
Former President Barack Obama on Monday suggested he was responsible for the booming economy under President Donald Trump. ...Read full article

CEOs Keep 1 Million Indian Graduates in U.S. Jobs, Legally

Breitbart News2020-02-17 21:26:00

CEOs Keep 1 Million Indian Graduates in U.S. Jobs, Legally Author: Neil Munro
Employers have quietly converted an imported army of 451,000 Indian temporary workers into permanent U.S.-based workers. ...Read full article

I loosened my hijab at a chess championship. Now I’m afraid to return to Iran.

The Washington Post2020-02-17 21:22:58

I loosened my hijab at a chess championship. Now I’m afraid to return to Iran. Author:
U.S. support means little when I’m not allowed asylum. ...Read full article

Lawmakers push back at Trump's Pentagon funding grab for wall | TheHill

The Hill2020-02-17 21:00:53

Lawmakers push back at Trump's Pentagon funding grab for wall | TheHill Author: Ellen Mitchell
Lawmakers are calling out the Trump administration over its latest plan to shift billions of doll... ...Read full article

Why did US break Diamond Princess coronavirus quarantine? 'Something went awry'

USA Today2020-02-17 20:37:03+00:00

Why did US break Diamond Princess coronavirus quarantine? 'Something went awry' Author:
Anthony Fauci shed light on the decision to evacuate passengers from the Diamond Princess, 14 of whom have tested positive for the virus. ...Read full article

Moderate Democrats outnumber liberals at Iowa, New Hampshire polls

The Washington Times2020-02-17 20:17:57

Moderate Democrats outnumber liberals at Iowa, New Hampshire polls Author: Alex Swoyer
Despite the strong showing by avowed socialist Sen. Bernard Sanders in the first two nominating contests in the Democratic presidential race, the party's moderate wing turned out in larger numbers than liberal voters in Iowa and New Hampshire. ...Read full article

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change

The Washington Post2020-02-17 20:16:33

Jeff Bezos commits $10 billion to fight climate change Author:
The Amazon founder and chief executive has been criticized for his company’s large carbon footprint. ...Read full article

The census is coming. The government is not ready.

The Washington Post2020-02-17 19:40:40

The census is coming. The government is not ready. Author:
A watchdog raises concerns about the all-important decennial population count. ...Read full article

How Republicans have failed Vindman

The Washington Post2020-02-17 19:35:20

How Republicans have failed Vindman Author:
A pattern of presidential misbehavior has become a crisis in the rule of law. ...Read full article

States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash | TheHill

The Hill2020-02-17 19:15:15

States, cities rethink tax incentives after Amazon HQ2 backlash | TheHill Author: Reid Wilson
State and local governments are reconsidering their efforts to use tax incentives to attract majo... ...Read full article

Jeff Bezos pledges $10bn to fight climate change

BBC News2020-02-17 19:14:35

Jeff Bezos pledges $10bn to fight climate change Author: BBC News
The Amazon boss and world's richest man gives 8% of his fortune to fight the planet's "biggest threat". ...Read full article

Bernie breaks out of the pack

Politico2020-02-17 19:08:31.0543338

Bernie breaks out of the pack Author: LAURA BARRÓN-LÓPEZ
In Nevada, rival campaigns privately concede the race is for second or third place. ...Read full article

Religious Freedom Restoration Act helps immigrant-rights activists triumph over Trump

The Washington Times2020-02-17 19:03:17

Religious Freedom Restoration Act helps immigrant-rights activists triumph over Trump Author: Stephen Dinan
Immigrant-rights activists are on a winning streak against the Trump administration in the deserts of Arizona -- and they have a 1990s-era religious freedom law to thank for it. ...Read full article

Pelosi warns Democrats 'must be unified' to ensure Trump isn't reelected

CNN2020-02-17 18:59:58

Pelosi warns Democrats 'must be unified' to ensure Trump isn't reelected Author: Clare Foran, CNN
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi warned fellow Democrats in an exclusive CNN interview that the party "must be unified" to defeat President Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential race, while noting that any of the candidates running to face him "would be a better pr… ...Read full article

Taliban says Afghanistan peace deal signing in February possible

The Washington Times2020-02-17 18:53:04

Taliban says Afghanistan peace deal signing in February possible Author: Guy Taylor
Taliban leaders confirmed for the first time Monday that a major peace deal with the Trump administration could be signed by the end of the month, although doubts swirled around the claim amid reports of ongoing attacks by the militant group in Afghanistan. ...Read full article

Pelosi warns allies against using Huawei | TheHill

The Hill2020-02-17 18:49:16

Pelosi warns allies against using Huawei | TheHill Author: Zack Budryk
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Monday warned that NATO allies should not allo... ...Read full article

'Breaking point': Babies dying in freezing cold amid Idlib push

Al Jazeera English2020-02-17 18:46:00

'Breaking point': Babies dying in freezing cold amid Idlib push Author: Linah Alsaafin
Displaced Syrians fleeing gov't offensive forced to sleep outside in sub-zero temperatures as camps are full, UN says. ...Read full article

To learn how to practice humane technology, look to the Amish

The Washington Post2020-02-17 18:44:33

To learn how to practice humane technology, look to the Amish Author:
After a church member asks to use a new technology, families discuss the idea and vote to accept or reject it. ...Read full article

Stitching together fragments of a child’s life

BBC News2020-02-17 18:37:19

Stitching together fragments of a child’s life Author: BBC News
When teenager Jaxon Elliott-Sprysa died, his mother arranged for something deeply personal to be made. ...Read full article

Tech for Nevada caucuses under scrutiny after Iowa debacle | TheHill

The Hill2020-02-17 18:30:10

Tech for Nevada caucuses under scrutiny after Iowa debacle | TheHill Author: Maggie Miller
Experts and officials are raising concerns over the Nevada State Democratic Party plans to use a... ...Read full article

Donald Trump's California visit generates GOP buzz in enemy territory

The Washington Times2020-02-17 18:19:41

Donald Trump's California visit generates GOP buzz in enemy territory Author: Dave Boyer
President Trump is set to travel Tuesday to the belly of the Democratic beast -- California, the prime target of his clashes on sanctuaries for illegal immigrants, a powerful foe of his auto-mileage proposal, a flashpoint in his battle over federal funding fo… ...Read full article

Amie Harwick, Drew Carey's ex-fiancee, is murdered; 'The Price Is Right' on hiatus

The Washington Times2020-02-17 17:24:15

Amie Harwick, Drew Carey's ex-fiancee, is murdered; 'The Price Is Right' on hiatus Author: Victor Morton
"The Price Is Right" has stopped taping new episodes after host Drew Carey's former fiancee was killed and murder charges filed. Amie Harwick was killed over the weekend at her home by being forced off a third-story balcony, according to the New York Daily Ne… ...Read full article

Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes | TheHill

The Hill2020-02-17 16:00:09

Where the 2020 Democrats stand on taxes | TheHill Author: Naomi Jagoda
2020 Democratic candidates have offered various tax proposals they hope will appeal to voters. ...Read full article

2020 Democratic presidential candidates' follow anti-Trump playbook

The Washington Times2020-02-17 15:23:55

2020 Democratic presidential candidates' follow anti-Trump playbook Author: J.T. Young
Democrats are proving the proverb: "The nail sticking up gets hammered down." As the 2020 contenders continue seizing and losing momentum, it raises the question why none can hold it. Rather than any seizing the race, the race has seized them. ...Read full article

Parents, stop worrying about your kids' anxiety. They need some stress to learn to cope with it.

MSNBC2020-02-17 15:21:00

Parents, stop worrying about your kids' anxiety. They need some stress to learn to cope with it. Author: MSNBC
Children need to learn to cope with bad feelings and stressful situations to grow into healthy adults. Removing anxiety from their lives hurts that process. ...Read full article

Tom Steyer to 70% of voters who say economy is strong: 'A different story ... has to be told'

The Washington Times2020-02-17 15:12:23

Tom Steyer to 70% of voters who say economy is strong: 'A different story ... has to be told' Author: Douglas Ernst
Presidential hopeful Tom Steyer has a message for 70% of Americans who say the economy is rolling along under President Trump: "There is a different story ... that has to be told." ...Read full article

Thousands celebrate Japan's 'naked festival'

BBC News2020-02-17 15:06:49

Thousands celebrate Japan's 'naked festival' Author: BBC News
Japanese men brave the cold in loin cloths for a festival marking the start of spring. ...Read full article

Pakistan: Several killed in suicide attack at religious rally

Al Jazeera English2020-02-17 14:33:00

Pakistan: Several killed in suicide attack at religious rally Author: Asad Hashim
Explosion takes place near rally organised by the Ahle Sunnat Wal Jammat party in the centre of Quetta. ...Read full article

Hundreds still flooded from homes in Mississippi capital

Associated Press2020-02-17 13:32:52

Hundreds still flooded from homes in Mississippi capital Author: ROGELIO V. SOLIS and MELINDA DESLATTE
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The swollen Pearl River appeared to have crested Monday in Mississippi’s capital, but authorities warned the hundreds of evacuees in the Jackson area not to rush back home... ...Read full article

Mike Bloomberg promises to 'make Presidents Day great again'

The Washington Times2020-02-17 13:29:00

Mike Bloomberg promises to 'make Presidents Day great again' Author: Alex Swoyer
Democratic presidential candidate Michael R. Bloomberg weaponized Presidents Day on Monday to take a swipe at President Trump, whom he is hoping to replace in November. ...Read full article

Joe Biden jabs Hillary Clinton, says black vote 'taken for granted' in 2016

The Washington Times2020-02-17 11:16:04

Joe Biden jabs Hillary Clinton, says black vote 'taken for granted' in 2016 Author: Douglas Ernst
Former Vice President and 2020 White House hopeful Joseph R. Biden on Sunday told Democrats that he won't be taking black votes "for granted" like they were in 2016. ...Read full article

Candidates in Obama's orbit fail to capitalize on personal ties | TheHill

The Hill2020-02-17 11:00:11

Candidates in Obama's orbit fail to capitalize on personal ties | TheHill Author: Amie Parnes
Former President Obama may be the most popular Democrat, but the candidates in his orbit have all... ...Read full article

Pete Buttigieg chides Amy Klobuchar for not knowing Mexican president's name

The Washington Times2020-02-17 10:46:27

Pete Buttigieg chides Amy Klobuchar for not knowing Mexican president's name Author: Jessica Chasmar
Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg gave a dig at rival Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday after she couldn't name the president of Mexico. ...Read full article

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