The Desert Town That’s Home to U.S. Drones and People Smugglers

(Bloomberg) -- Moctar raised his right hand above his head and from an almost impossible height poured hot tea into a glass as he recounted his latest trip to Libya transporting migrants seeking to make the hazardous Mediterranean crossing to Europe.The 72-hour journey across the border from Niger to Libya was perilous, with the list of potential dangers including attacks by bandits and Islamist militants to the more mundane of crashing into sand dunes or simply running out of gas. Luckily he re...
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Coronavirus updates: Italy locks down much of the country's north; US death toll hits 19

The new travel restrictions will apply to about a quarter of the Italian population and will be in force at least until April 3.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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College basketball's winners and losers: San Diego State and Baylor stumble, Duke rises

San Diego State is among Saturday's losers after essentially seeing its chances of a No. 1 seed evaporate with the MWC final loss to Utah State.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Coronavirus: Northern Italy quarantines 16 million people

Milan and Venice are among the cities in the lock-down zone as Italy tries to contain the coronavirus.
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Big 12 tournament bracket set after 4-way tie for 3rd place

Oklahoma's big comeback in the Big 12's final regular season game made the Sooners the No. seed for the conference tournament. Kansas (28-3, 17-1 Big 12), the No.
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Cirelli, Sergachev help Lightning beat Bruins 5-3

The Tampa Bay Lightning took the lead with two short-handed goals on the same power play and then held off the Boston Bruins. Anthony Cirelli and Mikhail Sergachev scored short-handed goals just 1:02 apart in the first period and the Lightning beat the Bruins 5-3 on Saturday night. Cedric Paquette and Alex Killorn also scored for the Lightning, who took a 3-0 lead.
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Love scores 27 points, Cavaliers surprise Nuggets again

Kevin Love scored 27 points, hitting the go-ahead basket with four minutes remaining, and the short-handed Cleveland Cavaliers surprised the Denver Nuggets for the second time this season, 104-102 on Saturday night. Collin Sexton scored 25 points and Matthew Dellavedova had a career-high 14 assists to help Cleveland end a four-game losing streak. The Cavaliers, playing without center Andre Drummond and rookies Darius Garland and Kevin Porter Jr., went on 10-0 run after trailing 93(equals)92.
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Balance puts Ohio State women final, top Michigan 66-60

Madison Green scored 13 points, Dorka Juhasz had a double-double and sixth-seeded Ohio State held off seventh-seeded Michigan 66-60 Saturday night to advance to the championship game of the Big Ten Conference tournament. Aaliyah Patty and Jacy Sheldon, who had a steal and layup in with 5.3 seconds to go, both scored 11 points. Juhasz and Brextin Miller had 10 each with Juhasz grabbing 11 rebounds.
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Critically Ill Passenger On Cruise Ship Off San Francisco Evacuated For Medical Care

It wasn't immediately clear if the passenger was suffering from coronavirus symptoms.
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Jose Contreras on White Sox: 'This team is ready to win the World Series'

On an ordinary spring training morning at Camelback Ranch, White Sox players are milling around the clubhouse preparing for a pregame workout. Standing quietly off to the side is a former World Series champion pitcher. Jose Contreras observes the faces walking by, hears the words, and sees a familiar look in every players' eyes.
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Warriors takeaways: What we learned in strong 118-114 win over 76ers

Even in a season of transition, the Warriors' grit has won them games they were seemingly overmatched. The trend continued on Saturday night as they beat the Philadelphia 76ers 118-114 at Chase Center. The win was aided by clutch performances down the stretch, including 18 points from 10-day contract recipient Mychal Mulder, who hit two 3-pointers in the fourth quarter.
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UFC 248 Post-Fight: Sean O’Malley talks victory after being gone for 2 years

Hear what Sean O'Malley had to say after his comeback victory against José Alberto Quiñónez at UFC 248 in Las Vegas at his post-fight scrum.
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Journeyman Helenius stuns previously unbeaten Kownacki

Finland's Robert Helenius stunned heavily favored Adam Kownacki with a powerful barrage in the fourth round Saturday night, stopping the previously undefeated heavyweight in a WBA eliminator at the Barclays Center. The 35-year-old veteran was holding his own but hardly in control when he hurt Kownacki just after the Pole had slipped to the canvas. Whether Kownacki, who now lives in Brooklyn, somehow hurt himself on the slip was difficult to tell, but he never was the same - thanks greatly t...
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Pat Maroon details altercation with Bruins' Zdeno Chara that sparked line brawl

With the level of physicality the Boston Bruins and Tampa Bay Lightning showed in the second period of Saturday night's game at TD Garden, it was only a matter of time before some sort of brawl erupted. LIVE stream the Celtics all season and get the latest news and analysis on all of your teams from NBC Sports Boston by downloading the My Teams App. After a chaotic Bruins power play that ultimately resulted in a goal -- it was originally called no-goal on the ice but replay overturned it --...
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Giroux, Hart help Flyers extend winning streak to 9 games

The NHL's longest current winning streak rolls on. Thanks to their 3-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night, the Philadelphia Flyers were able to extend their streak to nine consecutive games. They win also allows them to keep pace with the Washington Capitals in the Metropolitan Division (where they remain tied for first place) and improves them to 16-3-1 over their past 20 games.
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Sport Australia defies Senate on questions over sports rorts grants

Exclusive: senior officials claim no ‘specific recollection’ of a hastily convened teleconference to discuss colour-coded spreadsheetsSport Australia defied a Senate committee request to respond to questions about its role in the Morrison government’s controversial sports grants program, while senior officials involved in the administration of the grants claim to have no “specific recollection” of a hastily convened teleconference to discuss the government’s colour-coded spreadsheets.Sport Austr...
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Key Source of COVID-19 Testing & Infection Data

This seems to be I’ve seen with detailed and frequently updated data on the rate of COVID-19 testing and infections broken down by states within the United States. This is . This is the . In each case you have total tests, positives, negatives and pending. In a better world, the CDC or some other government agency would be publishing this information. But that’s not happening. A few more points about why this is a reliable source. Everything is moving quickly. I’m not involved with this...
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Italy Locks Down 16 Million People To Contain Coronavirus

ROME–The Italian government has approved an unprecedented decree that will block all unnecessary movement of nearly 16 million people to try to stop the rampant spread of the novel coronavirus. The decree applies to more than a dozen provinces in extended red zones in the north of the country. Anyone defying the order will be subject to criminal charges.This draconian measure comes after Italian civil protection authorities reported an increase in cases from 4,636 to 5,883 across the entire coun...
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Sheldon HS Boys Basketball Team Forfeits Semifinal After EGUSD Announces Week-Long Closure Amid Coronavirus Case

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Protestors gathered at Cosumnes River College after the #1 seed Sheldon High School boys’ basketball team was forced to forfeit Saturday’s CIF Open Division Regional semifinal game against #4 seed Dublin High School. The Sheldon Huskies, of the Elk Grove Unified School District, were on their way to another championship when the district forced them to forfeit amid growing concerns over the coronavirus. READ: Elk Grove Unified Cancels Classes Through March 13 After Fami...
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Japan's 7-Eleven worker infected with coronavirus, another case likely caused meningitis

A worker at Japan's 7-Eleven convenience store chain in Yamanashi prefecture, west of Tokyo, has contracted the new coronavirus, the company said on Sunday. Another coronavirus case found in Yamanashi was in serious condition, the local government said on Saturday. The man in his 20s was found positive for the coronavirus on March 7 and is unconscious with a fever, pneumonia and meningitis, Yamanashi prefecture and public broadcaster NHK said.
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Pac-12 Tournament: Oregon advances to third straight title game with win over Arizona

LAS VEGAS, Nevada - For the third straight season in a row, the Oregon Ducks are headed back to the Pac-12 Tournament title game. Led by the G.O.A.T. who became the Pac-12 Tournament All-Time leading scorer with 221+ points Sabrina Ionescu, the Ducks had a balanced offensive attack and won the battle on the boards. FINAL SCORE: Arizona 70, Oregon 88 Here are three quick takeaways from the game 1.
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Ubisoft will try to save Ghost Recon Breakpoint with huge overhaul, new modes

The Ghost Experience will add two modes to try to salvage the tactical shooter
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Joakim Noah has a chance to be the best of the 'Doc Rivers All-Stars'

Last season he showed that he still has a bit left in the tank: Rivers has taken a strong liking to the play of center Ivica Zubac, who is the lone "traditional" center on the Clippers' roster. He recently spoke to the media about Zubac knowing how to utilize size well. Rivers likely decided that he did not like the lack of traditional centers on the Clippers roster with the possibility of postseason matchups against Nikola Jokic or Rudy Gobert looming.
Tags: News, Los Angeles Clippers, Clippers, Joakim Noah, Rudy Gobert, Nikola Jokic, Ivica Zubac, Zubac, Doc Rivers All Stars

Mansfield toddler death: Woman, 25, charged with neglect

The 20-month-old was taken to hospital after officers went to a property in Mansfield.
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Bottcher beats Dunstone in 1-2 Page playoff at Brier; Gushue advances too

KINGSTON, Ont. — Team Alberta is forcing teams to be aggressive at the Tim Hortons Brier with its remarkably steady play and consistent shotmaking.Skip Brendan Bottcher has anchored the powerhouse Edmonton side that's showing it deserves a third straight crack at the national men's curling championship.Alberta booked its ticket for another final by topping Saskatchewan's Matt Dunstone 9-4 in the 1-2 Page playoff game Saturday afternoon at a packed Leon's Centre."I can just te...
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Sacramento Diocese Limits Communion, Rafrains From Exchanging Sign Of Peace To Mitigate Spread Of Coronavirus

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — The Roman Catholic Diocese of Sacramento said they will be limiting communion and refraining from exchanging the sign of peace as a precaution to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. The diocese sent out a news release this week detailing steps to they will take to fight against the spread of COVID-19. The news release lists the steps as follows: The Communion cup is suspended temporarily. Receive the Body of Christ in the hand (although receiving on the tongue is permit...
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They plan to march for gender equality. In Pakistan, that has caused outrage

On March 8, a series of rallies to mark International Women's Day are scheduled to take place in major cities across Pakistan.
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Australia to sign petrol and oil deal with US to boost emergency stockpile

Energy minister Angus Taylor to sign agreement in Washington despite car and truck drivers criticising the moveThe federal government will sign a new agreement with the United States to boost Australia’s emergency fuel stockpiles.The energy minister, Angus Taylor, will sign a deal in Washington to secure access to the US petrol and crude oil supply. Continue reading...
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Bryans win their final Davis Cup match to put US in finals

Bob and Mike Bryan won the final Davis Cup match of their brilliant career to advance the United States into the final, beating Uzbekistan's Sanjar Fayziev and Denis Istomin 6-3, 6-4 on Saturday. The victory gave the United States an insurmountable 3-0 lead. The Bryan twins plan to retire after the U.S. Open and don't intend to play in the Davis Cup Finals.
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