How the Spread of Coronavirus Could Affect Your Travel Plans

The coronavirus has now spread well beyond Asia, hitting the Middle East, Europe and other parts of the globe. As new cases continue to erupt in different countries, what should American consumer...
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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.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Italy locks down 'hot spot' towns as fears of coronavirus pandemic sweep across Europe

"Hot spot" cities and towns across northern Italy were in lockdown as authorities battled to contain a fast-spreading outbreak of the new coronavirus.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Turmoil in Malaysia as PM Mahathir resigns

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad resigned Monday in a shock move as his alliance that came to power less than two years ago unravelled, but he was reappointed as interim leader by the king. It came after months of rising tensions in his "Pact of Hope" coalition, which toppled a corruption-mired government in 2018, and as some manoeuvre to block the ascent of leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim. The political drama began on Sunday when Anwar's rivals from the ruling coalition and oppositio...
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Coast-to-coast storm to slow travel for millions

More rain is expected in flooded areas of the South, and Chicago could get its biggest snowstorm of the season.
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A Small-Town Cop’s Fight to Stop Angry Men With Guns From Killing Women

At 27, Valerie Martinez had never known a life without fear. Her earliest memories were of hiding from her father in the tiny space between her daybed and the wall when he came home drunk and volatile. He once kicked Martinez’s sister so hard that she vomited, then threw her into the empty bathtub with a thud. He insulted their mother, an undocumented Mexican immigrant, with racist slurs and dared the children to contact the police when he beat her. “Call them,” he taunted. “They’ll take her awa...
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Study: Marijuana Use Is Rising Sharply Among Seniors Over 65

(CNN) — The sweet scent of baking cookies wafting from grandma’s house may be mixed with a more pungent aroma these days. The smell of marijuana. The numbers of American seniors over age 65 who now smoke marijuana or use edibles increased two-fold between 2015 and 2018, according to research published Monday in JAMA. California septuagenarian Carol Collins is one of them. About two years ago she began eating a marijuana “gummy” each night before bed to help with sleep. “I am an absolute chronic ...
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The 5 best Amazon deals you can get this Monday

This Monday, you can snag low prices on robot vacuums, Lodge cast iron skillets, Roku streaming sticks, and more at Amazon.        
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China sentences Swedish bookseller to 10 years in prison

A court in eastern China has sentenced a seller of books that took a skeptical look at the ruling Communist Party to 10 years in prison for “illegally providing intelligence overseas," in a further sign of Beijing’s hard line toward its critics. The Ningbo Intermediate People's Court announced Tuesday that it has sentenced Gui Minhai, a naturalized Swedish citizen. Gui admitted to his crime, agreed with the sentence and will not appeal, the court said.
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Take a look at photos of Haiti's capital where the police and army clashed, killing a soldier and canceling the Carnival celebrations

Police and army officers had a dramatic gun battle on Sunday, as police protested their work conditions. Here's what it was like on the ground.
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Trump Allies’ Battle Over Senate Seat Prompts Republican Jitters

(Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump so far hasn’t been able to head off a drawn-out Republican brawl for a U.S. Senate seat in Georgia that pits two candidates he’s praised against each other and triggered jitters within the party about potentially losing the seat in November.The conflict’s been brewing since Georgia’s GOP Governor Brian Kemp chose businesswoman Kelly Loeffler in December to temporarily fill an open Senate seat, despite lobbying from the president to pick four-term GOP Represe...
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'Say Amen, Somebody' Restoration Unveils The Wonder Of The Gospel Pioneers

Almost 40 years since its cinematic release, a restoration brings this documentary featuring Thomas A. Dorsey and Mother Willie Mae Ford Smith back to life.(Image credit: Courtesy Milestone Films)
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Designer Philipp Plein defends Kobe Bryant tribute at Milan Fashion Week after critics call it 'distasteful'

Designer Philipp Plein defended his Milan Fashion Week show, after a tribute to Kobe Bryant rubbed some the wrong way.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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A Daily Beast reporter was doxxed after publishing a story about Bernie Sanders' campaign staffer's harassing tweets

As Sen. Sanders cements his position as the 2020 frontrunner, focus has turned to the online behavior of his supporters. He disavowed them on Monday.
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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."
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Verdict Reached In Harvey Weinstein Criminal Case

A New York jury has convicted former movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of rape and committing a criminal sexual act. Weinstein was found not guilty of the most serious charges of predatory sexual assualt.
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Eleven-year-old girl with AR-15 rifle enters US statehouse to support concealed gun legislation

An 11-year-old girl has openly carried an AR-15 rifle into a gun legislation hearing in Idaho’s capital.Bailey Nielsen – escorted by her grandfather – visited a House panel at the Idaho Statehouse to support legislation allowing visitors to the state who can legally posses firearms to carry concealed handguns in urban areas.
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Coronavirus infects U.S. soldier in South Korea as pandemic fears fuel market selloff

SHANGHAI/SEOUL (Reuters) - China and South Korea reported 500 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, including the first U.S. soldier to be infected, as the United States warned of an inevitable pandemic and an outbreak in northern Italy spread to several European countries. Worsening outbreaks in Iran and Italy, along with China and South Korea, are raising the risk of a pandemic and drove Asian shares down on Wednesday, following falls on Wall Street.
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COVID-19: How One U.S. City Is Handling Home Quarantines

In Seattle, public health workers are trying to help some of the highest-risk people in isolation by getting their groceries.
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Trump says he was 'never a fan' of Harvey Weinstein, says Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton 'loved him'

President Donald Trump said he was "never a fan" of Harvey Weinstein, telling reporters in India that Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton "loved him."         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Gif or Jif: How do you pronounce it? The definitive answer

In the gif pronunciation debate, Jif brand's teaming up with Giphy for National Peanut Butter Lover's Day with a definitive answer. You may not agree.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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South Carolina's black voters are a powerful bloc. And some just want Trump gone.

Black voters will cast up to two-thirds of the ballots in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary on Feb. 29.
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Virus delivers blow to Hong Kong protests but rage remains

The new coronavirus has handed Beijing an unexpected gift -- an end to Hong Kong's pro-democracy rallies. For the Chinese government -- and its unelected proxy leaders in Hong Kong -- the end of the financial hub's huge rallies that engulfed the city for seven months straight has been a rare spot of good fortune in an otherwise grim start to the year. Protests were winding down when the virus first began to emerge in central China as activists reeled from exhaustion and a huge increase in arre...
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With California nearing drought, reservoir near San Jose ordered to be drained. Here's why

Federal regulators have mandated that a water reservoir in Silicon Valley be drained because its dam may fail in an earthquake; local officials balk.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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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.
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Millions await snow and bitter cold as storm moves from the Midwest to the Northeast

After a snowy Tuesday in the Plains, a winter storm will dump snow in a 1,200-mile stretch from Missouri to Maine from Wednesday into Thursday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Peshawar’s Zoroastrian cemetery vulnerable to land grab

THE boundary walls of the historic Parsi graveyard located in Peshawar Cantonment are under threat of encroachment as it has become a safe haven for drug addicts and junkyard for the people residing around it. Article by Sher Alam Shinwari | A local resident claiming anonymity told this scribe that some individuals, apparently the gunmen of land grabbers, late in the night walked up to the graveyard and began removing bricks of its boundary walls and made off along the uprooted bricks. “Accord...
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Harmano Air Flex Pro wireless foldable neckband earphones launched for Rs. 2795

Harmano, makers of audio devices have expanded their wireless product range with the launch of the Air Flex Pro. It features unique design that can be arbitrarily folded, Bluetooth 5.0, IPX6 water resistance and more. The Air Flex Pro has 9.2mm graphene diaphragm drivers that Harmano claims will perform with extended treble and powerful bass. The earphones have truly wireless capabilities via its Bluetooth 5.0 connection that ensures strong solid connections and a working distance of 10m ...
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After Nevada Caucuses, Bernie Sanders Emerges As Democratic Front-Runner

With a decisive and sweeping victory in the Nevada caucuses, Bernie Sanders is now the front-runner for the Democratic nomination. The other candidates are now vying to be the Sanders alternative.
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Trump says the stock market is 'starting to look very good' after the Dow plunged over 1,000 points amid coronavirus fears

The comments come as the Trump administration prepares to request an emergency funding package from Congress to combat the coronavirus.
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