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  • 2/81   Viola Davis’s message to white women: ‘Get to know me’
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    But Davis does see a path forward: empathy and becoming educated on one another’s experiences.

    But Davis does see a path forward: empathy and becoming educated on one another’s experiences.


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  • 3/81   Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys’s husband, says hip-hop industry lacks compassion
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    Iconic hip-hop producer and Alicia Keys’s husband, Swizz Beatz, isn’t afraid to tell his guy friends he loves them.

    Iconic hip-hop producer and Alicia Keys’s husband, Swizz Beatz, isn’t afraid to tell his guy friends he loves them.


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  • 4/81   Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison, Snooki Says
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison

    Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Is 'Having the Time of His Life' in Prison


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  • 5/81   'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record
    PEOPLE TOPIC NEWS

    'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com"Avengers: Endgame" tickets went on sale Tuesday and just like Thanos' famous snap, they were gone just like that. But way more than half.Fandango is reporting that "Endgame" has broken its pre-sale records, topping the previous holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."(MORE: New 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer features Captain Marvel, the battle to beat Thanos)Guess the force is strong with Earth's mightiest heroes. ...

    'Avengers: Endgame' tops 'Star Wars,' breaks previous pre-sale record originally appeared on goodmorningamerica.com"Avengers: Endgame" tickets went on sale Tuesday and just like Thanos' famous snap, they were gone just like that. But way more than half.Fandango is reporting that "Endgame" has broken its pre-sale records, topping the previous holder, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens."(MORE: New 'Avengers: Endgame' trailer features Captain Marvel, the battle to beat Thanos)Guess the force is strong with Earth's mightiest heroes. ...


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  • 6/81   Selma Blair reveals she cried with relief at MS diagnosis after being 'not taken seriously' by doctors
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    The 46-year-old actress is now revealing the agony she went through before receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) last August.'Ever since my son was born, I was in an MS flare-up and didn't know, and I was giving it everything to seem normal,' Blair told Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Tuesday on 'Good Morning America.' 'And I was self-medicating when he wasn't with me.  Blair recalled that she would get so fatigued prior to her diagnosis that she would need to pull over to take a nap after dropping her son, now 7, off at his school one mile away from their home.  During her interview with 'GMA' at her Los Angeles home, Blair was in an 'exacerbation' of MS, or an attack that causes new symptoms or the worsening of existing symptoms.

    The 46-year-old actress is now revealing the agony she went through before receiving a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis (MS) last August.'Ever since my son was born, I was in an MS flare-up and didn't know, and I was giving it everything to seem normal,' Blair told Robin Roberts in an interview that aired Tuesday on 'Good Morning America.' 'And I was self-medicating when he wasn't with me. Blair recalled that she would get so fatigued prior to her diagnosis that she would need to pull over to take a nap after dropping her son, now 7, off at his school one mile away from their home. During her interview with 'GMA' at her Los Angeles home, Blair was in an 'exacerbation' of MS, or an attack that causes new symptoms or the worsening of existing symptoms.


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  • 7/81   They won't be loved: Maroon 5 play it safe with dullest halftime show of all time
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    Maroon 5 could have silenced their many haters with a spectacular performance. But they didn’t do that.

    Maroon 5 could have silenced their many haters with a spectacular performance. But they didn’t do that.


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  • 8/81   Do star athletes make too much money?
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    With athletes in America's biggest sports leagues raking in salaries worth $300 million and more, is it time to reign in the big spending or do superstars deserve the big bucks they make?

    With athletes in America's biggest sports leagues raking in salaries worth $300 million and more, is it time to reign in the big spending or do superstars deserve the big bucks they make?


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  • 9/81   Live animal mascots: Cute or exploitative?
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    Animal rights activists have repeatedly called for college sports teams to stop using real animals as their mascots. Are these complaints fair or an overreaction?

    Animal rights activists have repeatedly called for college sports teams to stop using real animals as their mascots. Are these complaints fair or an overreaction?


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  • 10/81   Does U.S. women's soccer deserve equal pay?
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    Has the U.S. women's soccer team done enough to warrant salaries that match their male counterparts? The 360 gives you all the angles on heavily-debated topics in the news.

    Has the U.S. women's soccer team done enough to warrant salaries that match their male counterparts? The 360 gives you all the angles on heavily-debated topics in the news.


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  • 11/81   After fighting for 9/11 victims, Jon Stewart turns to Warrior Games
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    The former “Daily Show” host is serving as the host and emcee of this week’s 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, where about 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes are competing in 14 adaptive sports.

    The former “Daily Show” host is serving as the host and emcee of this week’s 2019 Department of Defense Warrior Games in Tampa, where about 300 wounded, ill or injured active-duty and veteran military athletes are competing in 14 adaptive sports.


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  • 12/81   Kevin Love talks anxiety, depression and the time he thought he was going to die mid-game
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    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. NBA All-Star Kevin Love’s mental health journey began in a moment of anxiety on the basketball court during a November 2017 game against the Atlanta Hawks.

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. NBA All-Star Kevin Love’s mental health journey began in a moment of anxiety on the basketball court during a November 2017 game against the Atlanta Hawks.


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  • 13/81   Is there a crisis with our boys? Expert says they need love, not discipline
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    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. You can watch the current week's full episode of “Dear Men” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Roku. So why are young men struggling? So I don’t never hold back my tears when I'm feeling an emotional overload,” he said.

    “Dear Men” explores how men are navigating the evolution of manhood. You can watch the current week's full episode of “Dear Men” every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET on Roku. So why are young men struggling? So I don’t never hold back my tears when I'm feeling an emotional overload,” he said.


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  • 14/81   Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I'm still coping with it
    SPORTS TOPIC NEWS

    It has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.

    It has been a year since former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison for abusing more than 150 girls. But Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman is still coming to terms with the sexual abuse she experienced as a teenager.


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  • 15/81   Aly Raisman on Larry Nassar assault: Sometimes people forget I’m still coping with it
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    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” that she sometimes finds it difficult to hear the graphic details in the sexual assault stories of others, as she is still coping with her own traumatic experience.

    Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman tells the Yahoo News show “Through Her Eyes” that she sometimes finds it difficult to hear the graphic details in the sexual assault stories of others, as she is still coping with her own traumatic experience.


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  • 16/81   For the love of the brain: One mother's fight for CTE awareness
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    Karen Kinzle Zegel spends her days working on the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation website, fielding questions and giving out information on a disease she barely knew existed five years ago – until it took the life of her son, for whom the foundation is named.  Karen remembers, “We were a football family, his dad was a coach, I would cheer and yell and you know, do all the things the football mom does.  At the time, she was unaware of CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head – and the role it was playing in Patrick’s life.

    Karen Kinzle Zegel spends her days working on the Patrick Risha CTE Awareness Foundation website, fielding questions and giving out information on a disease she barely knew existed five years ago – until it took the life of her son, for whom the foundation is named. Karen remembers, “We were a football family, his dad was a coach, I would cheer and yell and you know, do all the things the football mom does. At the time, she was unaware of CTE – chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated blows to the head – and the role it was playing in Patrick’s life.


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  • 17/81   PHOTOS: Fluorescent turtle embryo wins forty-fifth annual Nikon Small World Competition

    The winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.

    The winners of the 45th annual competition showcase a spectacular blend of science and artistry under the microscope.


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  • 18/81   7 tax scams to watch out for this year

    In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.

    In case wringing your hands over the tax man weren’t enough, criminals are out there trying to swipe your hard-earned cash and personal information from right under your nose.


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  • 19/81   Mother Angry After School's Robocall Keeps Mispronouncing Daughter's Name As A Racial Slur

    The daughter's name is Nicarri.

    The daughter's name is Nicarri.


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  • 20/81   What the CIA thinks of your anti-virus program

    PARIS (AP) — Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world's most popular anti-virus products.

    PARIS (AP) — Peppering the 8,000 pages of purported Central Intelligence Agency hacking data released Tuesday by WikiLeaks are reviews of some of the world's most popular anti-virus products.


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  • 21/81   Avowed Apple Fan Jeb Bush Realizes His Apple Watch Can Take Phone Calls

    Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”

    Jeb Bush's love of Apple products has been widely documented, and the Republican presidential candidate continues to wear his Apple Watch on the campaign trail. Yesterday, in a meeting with The Des Moines Register editorial board documented by USA Today, Bush stumbled upon a feature he didn’t realize his smartwatch was capable of: taking phone calls. Somehow Bush managed to take a call without picking up his iPhone, and the sound of a person’s voice saying hello breaks through the meeting noise, to which Bush responds, “My watch can’t be talking.”


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  • 22/81   Social media welcomes Pope Francis to the United States

    Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday.  As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit.  Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.

    Pope Francis gets the social media treatment upon arriving in the U.S. Tuesday. As Pope Francis’s flight touched down in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday, Twitter unveiled a new batch of emojis created for the highly anticipated papal visit. Until his departure from the United States on Sunday, Twitter users chronicling the Catholic leader’s East Coast journey will be able to include a cartoon image of the Pope’s face in front of the American flag on all Pope-related tweets by using the hashtag #PopeinUS.


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  • 23/81   Survey: Only 18% of Americans Believe Their Tax Dollars Are Being Spent the Right Way
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    And more than half think they're paying too much in taxes.

    And more than half think they're paying too much in taxes.


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  • 24/81   DBS sees small impact from coronavirus, fourth-quarter profits top estimates
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    DBS Group Holdings , Southeast Asia's biggest lender, flagged a small hit on full-year revenue from the coronavirus outbreak after reporting a 14% rise in fourth-quarter profit, just above market estimates.  Singapore banks had previously forecast muted earnings growth for 2020 as interest rates soften and lending moderates after a robust performance in the past few years.  In a statement on Thursday, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta said the lender had been on track to meet its previous guidance before the outbreak of the coronavirus.

    DBS Group Holdings , Southeast Asia's biggest lender, flagged a small hit on full-year revenue from the coronavirus outbreak after reporting a 14% rise in fourth-quarter profit, just above market estimates. Singapore banks had previously forecast muted earnings growth for 2020 as interest rates soften and lending moderates after a robust performance in the past few years. In a statement on Thursday, DBS CEO Piyush Gupta said the lender had been on track to meet its previous guidance before the outbreak of the coronavirus.


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  • 25/81   Analysts cut China's gas demand estimates as virus outbreak weighs
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    Several analysts cut their gas demand forecasts for China, the world's top gas importer, as the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak is expected to depress industrial, commercial and transportation appetite over the next few months.  Estimates for the impact varied among five analysts who provided views for China's gas demand to Reuters.  Lower growth will likely affect imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) the most as they are typically more expensive than pipeline gas imports, analysts said.

    Several analysts cut their gas demand forecasts for China, the world's top gas importer, as the fast-spreading coronavirus outbreak is expected to depress industrial, commercial and transportation appetite over the next few months. Estimates for the impact varied among five analysts who provided views for China's gas demand to Reuters. Lower growth will likely affect imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) the most as they are typically more expensive than pipeline gas imports, analysts said.


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  • 26/81   GNC China Donates Whey Protein Powder Worth 1 Million Yuan to Frontline Medical Staff
    TECHNOLOGY TOPIC NEWS

    GNC China, a leading dietary supplement brand, donated whey protein powder worth 1 million yuan (approx. USD 143,000) via the Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Public Welfare Foundation to help healthcare professionals on the front lines in Hubei province who are fighting the pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

    GNC China, a leading dietary supplement brand, donated whey protein powder worth 1 million yuan (approx. USD 143,000) via the Harbin Pharmaceutical Group Public Welfare Foundation to help healthcare professionals on the front lines in Hubei province who are fighting the pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


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  • 27/81   Bezos buys Warner Estate in Beverly Hills for record $165 million: WSJ
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    The previous residential record was set late last year, when media executive Lachlan Murdoch paid roughly $150 million for Chartwell, a Bel Air estate used as the Clampett residence in the television show 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' the Journal reported.  A spokesperson for Amazon  did not immediately respond to a request for comment.  It is named for Jack Warner, the head of Warner Bros. Studio who built the mansion in 1937.

    The previous residential record was set late last year, when media executive Lachlan Murdoch paid roughly $150 million for Chartwell, a Bel Air estate used as the Clampett residence in the television show 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' the Journal reported. A spokesperson for Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment. It is named for Jack Warner, the head of Warner Bros. Studio who built the mansion in 1937.


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  • 28/81   ‘The tongue is a fire’: Southern Baptist church fractures over secrets and spiritual abuse
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    The Southern Baptist Convention is facing a crisis over sexual abuse. One Pennsylvania church fractured when a pastor’s criminal record was exposed.

    The Southern Baptist Convention is facing a crisis over sexual abuse. One Pennsylvania church fractured when a pastor’s criminal record was exposed.


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  • 29/81   Is Agile Group Holdings Limited (HKG:3383) Overpaying Its CEO?
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    Zhuo Lin Chen has been the CEO of Agile Group Holdings Limited (HKG:3383) since 2014. This report will, first, examine...

    Zhuo Lin Chen has been the CEO of Agile Group Holdings Limited (HKG:3383) since 2014. This report will, first, examine...


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  • 30/81   Attorney General William Barr will testify before members of Congress on March 31
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    The letter says Barr will be questioned about “the misuse of our criminal justice system for political purposes."

    The letter says Barr will be questioned about “the misuse of our criminal justice system for political purposes."


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  • 31/81   Overseas Chinese Town (Asia) Holdings Limited (HKG:3366) Insiders Increased Their Holdings
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    We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly...

    We've lost count of how many times insiders have accumulated shares in a company that goes on to improve markedly...


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  • 32/81   All Eyes on Exxon, Chevron After BP Vows Carbon Neutrality
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    (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc’s pledge to zero out all its carbon emissions by 2050 deepens the divide between major European and American oil producers on climate change, increasing the pressure for Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. to do more.The U.S. supermajors have only committed to reducing greenhouse gases from their own operations, which typically account for just 10% of fossil fuel pollution. BP on Wednesday followed Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Equinor ASA in pledging to offset emissions from the fuels they sell to customers, representing about 90% of the total.“If we do see capital flowing into BP, that may force the U.S. majors to rethink the speed at which they move on carbon reduction targets,” said Noah Barrett, a Denver-based energy analyst at Janus Henderson, which manages $356 billion. Still, he doesn’t see “Chevron or Exxon adopting a BP-like strategy in the near future” as they “have historically been less aggressive in their shift away from traditional oil and gas.”Concerns about global warming are increasingly reshaping investment policies, with BlackRock Inc. and State Street Corp. becoming the latest high-profile investors to demand companies improve environmental, social and governance metrics, or ESG.Exxon and Chevron, the West’s number one and three oil producers, say it’s not up to them to offset emissions from cars, factories and other polluters known in the industry as Scope 3. For Exxon, such emissions are the “result of choices consumers make.” Chevron says “well-designed policies and carbon pricing mechanisms” are needed.But BP’s announcement “could be a real tipping point where the norm becomes taking responsibility” for customer emissions, said Kathy Mulvey, a campaign director at the Union of Concerned Scientists. “For a company to continue to stick their heads in the sand and refuse to take responsibility for those harmful impacts is not a sustainable business model.”Exxon and Chevron do agree with the goals of the Paris Agreement, support a carbon tax and are committed to cleaning up emissions from their vast network of wells, refineries and pipelines. They joined the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative later than their European rivals but are still fully paid up members. They even lobbied against U.S President Donald Trump’s plan to roll back Obama-era emission standards.The fundamental difference with European peers, however, is that neither is reducing commitment to their oil and gas business by chasing the crowd into lower-margin renewables such as wind and solar. When asked about potentially following Shell into the power sector, Chevron CEO Mike Wirth was clear in an interview with Bloomberg News last year.“We don’t see distinctive differentiating capabilities that would say, ‘wow we can do this better,’” he said. “And it’s inherently lower return than the other things we could invest money in.”Chevron is investing in early-stage technologies that could help aid carbon capture and energy storage, but that’s a small fraction of its budget. The company helps customers clean up their energy usage by supplying gas for power generation that’s cleaner than coal, developing biofuels and adding renewable energy sources like wind and geothermal, it said in a statement.Exxon CEO Darren Woods says the real answer to climate change will come through technologies that haven’t yet been invented. The company said in a statement it has invested more than $10 billion over the past 20 years in researching and developing low emissions technologies.The oil giant is working on proprietary technologies that would reduce emissions in areas like aviation, heavy duty vehicles and industrial processes. “We can bring more value in the space where we don’t know what the solution is but we need one,” Woods said in an April interview. Exxon has pedigree in this field. It invented the lithium-ion battery in the 1970s.This approach will likely come under attack at this year’s round of shareholder meetings in May. Both companies are being asked by Dutch activist investor group Follow This to align their strategies with the Paris Agreement. Exxon is asking the Securities and Exchange Commission to exclude that proposal from a shareholder vote, arguing it “seeks to micromanage” the company.(Updates with campaigner’s comment in 6th paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Kevin Crowley in Houston at kcrowley1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Simon Casey at scasey4@bloomberg.net, Carlos Caminada, Dan ReichlFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

    (Bloomberg) -- BP Plc’s pledge to zero out all its carbon emissions by 2050 deepens the divide between major European and American oil producers on climate change, increasing the pressure for Exxon Mobil Corp. and Chevron Corp. to do more.The U.S. supermajors have only committed to reducing greenhouse gases from their own operations, which typically account for just 10% of fossil fuel pollution. BP on Wednesday followed Royal Dutch Shell Plc and Equinor ASA in pledging to offset emissions from the fuels they sell to customers, representing about 90% of the total.“If we do see capital flowing into BP, that may force the U.S. majors to rethink the speed at which they move on carbon reduction targets,” said Noah Barrett, a Denver-based energy analyst at Janus Henderson, which manages $356 billion. Still, he doesn’t see “Chevron or Exxon adopting a BP-like strategy in the near future” as they “have historically been less aggressive in their shift away from traditional oil and gas.”Concerns about global warming are increasingly reshaping investment policies, with BlackRock Inc. and State Street Corp. becoming the latest high-profile investors to demand companies improve environmental, social and governance metrics, or ESG.Exxon and Chevron, the West’s number one and three oil producers, say it’s not up to them to offset emissions from cars, factories and other polluters known in the industry as Scope 3. For Exxon, such emissions are the “result of choices consumers make.” Chevron says “well-designed policies and carbon pricing mechanisms” are needed.But BP’s announcement “could be a real tipping point where the norm becomes taking responsibility” for customer emissions, said Kathy Mulvey, a campaign director at the Union of Concerned Scientists. “For a company to continue to stick their heads in the sand and refuse to take responsibility for those harmful impacts is not a sustainable business model.”Exxon and Chevron do agree with the goals of the Paris Agreement, support a carbon tax and are committed to cleaning up emissions from their vast network of wells, refineries and pipelines. They joined the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative later than their European rivals but are still fully paid up members. They even lobbied against U.S President Donald Trump’s plan to roll back Obama-era emission standards.The fundamental difference with European peers, however, is that neither is reducing commitment to their oil and gas business by chasing the crowd into lower-margin renewables such as wind and solar. When asked about potentially following Shell into the power sector, Chevron CEO Mike Wirth was clear in an interview with Bloomberg News last year.“We don’t see distinctive differentiating capabilities that would say, ‘wow we can do this better,’” he said. “And it’s inherently lower return than the other things we could invest money in.”Chevron is investing in early-stage technologies that could help aid carbon capture and energy storage, but that’s a small fraction of its budget. The company helps customers clean up their energy usage by supplying gas for power generation that’s cleaner than coal, developing biofuels and adding renewable energy sources like wind and geothermal, it said in a statement.Exxon CEO Darren Woods says the real answer to climate change will come through technologies that haven’t yet been invented. The company said in a statement it has invested more than $10 billion over the past 20 years in researching and developing low emissions technologies.The oil giant is working on proprietary technologies that would reduce emissions in areas like aviation, heavy duty vehicles and industrial processes. “We can bring more value in the space where we don’t know what the solution is but we need one,” Woods said in an April interview. Exxon has pedigree in this field. It invented the lithium-ion battery in the 1970s.This approach will likely come under attack at this year’s round of shareholder meetings in May. Both companies are being asked by Dutch activist investor group Follow This to align their strategies with the Paris Agreement. Exxon is asking the Securities and Exchange Commission to exclude that proposal from a shareholder vote, arguing it “seeks to micromanage” the company.(Updates with campaigner’s comment in 6th paragraph.)To contact the reporter on this story: Kevin Crowley in Houston at kcrowley1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Simon Casey at scasey4@bloomberg.net, Carlos Caminada, Dan ReichlFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • 33/81   In California: The state's housing crunch is literally making people sick
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    Plus, Trump to visit SoCal, a new use for cow poop, and tips for where to take your Valentine this weekend

    Plus, Trump to visit SoCal, a new use for cow poop, and tips for where to take your Valentine this weekend


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  • 34/81   Zooming in on HKG:277's 1.2% Dividend Yield
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    Dividend paying stocks like Tern Properties Company Limited (HKG:277) tend to be popular with investors, and for good...

    Dividend paying stocks like Tern Properties Company Limited (HKG:277) tend to be popular with investors, and for good...


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  • 35/81   Coronavirus Spurs Best China Bond Rally Since 2015
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    (Bloomberg) -- Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.Some of the world’s major bond funds are rekindling their love for Chinese government debt, as an unexpected rally in recent weeks took the 10-year yield to the lowest level since late 2016.The asset management arms of The Pictet Group, UBS Group AG and BNP Paribas SA added China’s government and policy bank bonds on bets that the fatal outbreak of the coronavirus will take a toll on the country’s already-slowing economy. Its sovereign notes rallied the most in five years last week, as the impact of the disease raised hopes for more aggressive central bank easing.China New Cases, Deaths Soar After Data Revision: Virus UpdateChina’s economy is under renewed pressure from shutdowns and disruption brought by the outbreak, which has claimed more than 1,300 lives. Last week, the People’s Bank of China injected liquidity into the financial system and reduced interest rates on short-term funds, a move that effectively made it cheaper for traders to build leverage and buy bonds. The central bank’s deputy governor also signaled further cuts to the cost of its medium-term loans to lenders.“It’s clear that the bond market expects further easing,” said Arjun Vij, a portfolio manager at JPMorgan Asset Management. He is long government and policy bank bonds, and expects yields to drop 10 to 15 basis points from current levels. “Virus-related developments have precipitated a negative growth shock during what would otherwise be a consumption-heavy period.”A revival in foreigners’ demand for Chinese debt is good news for Beijing, which witnessed sub-0.5% growth in overseas funds’ holdings of onshore bonds the past two months despite its efforts to open up domestic markets. Global index compilers’ inclusions of Chinese notes into their gauges, and a steadier yuan -- thanks to the China-U.S. trade war truce -- are also boosting investor confidence in the securities.The yield on China’s 10-year sovereign notes plunged to 2.79% this week, before paring the decline to stand at 2.83% on Thursday. The rally comes after the virus shut down the majority of China’s economy even after a prolonged Lunar New Year holiday. That has prompted investment banks to cut their forecasts on the nation’s growth.In addition to the PBOC’s interest-rate cuts, China is also seeking to buoy growth by boosting fiscal spending in the near term. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Finance allowed regional authorities to issue an extra $122 billion of debt, before the government budget is scheduled to be approved in March.“We envisage China will come back and throw the kitchen sink at this,” said Hayden Briscoe, head of fixed income for Asia Pacific at UBS Asset Management, of Beijing’s virus response. He is buying government and policy bank notes and contends the 10-year sovereign yield “could go a lot lower from here, and 2.5% isn’t inconceivable.”But not everyone expects to see a drastic rally. BNP Paribas Management fund manager Jean-Charles Sambor, who accurately predicted a rebound in Chinese bonds late last year, said the 10-year yield could climb to 3.2% next month as uncertainty of the virus outbreak subsides.JPMorgan’s Vij says he’s shedding some of his positions in 10-year notes for three- and five-year ones following the recent rally. A global bond fund he co-manages at the firm jumped 9% over the past year, beating 91% of its peers, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.While future gains could be limited by stronger sales of muni bonds in China and a low chance of overly intense easing, “onshore China government and policy bank bonds still strike a chord with foreign investors,” said Cary Yeung, head of Greater China debt at Pictet Asset Management (HK) Ltd. He’s been adding such notes since January. “Amid the coronavirus-prompted market turmoil, we expect onshore yuan bonds to remain resilient.”(Updates third paragraph with latest number of people died from the virus, updates sixth paragraph of 10-year yield on Thursday.)\--With assistance from Gregor Stuart Hunter.To contact the reporters on this story: Tian Chen in Hong Kong at tchen259@bloomberg.net;Jing Zhao in Beijing at jzhao231@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sofia Horta e Costa at shortaecosta@bloomberg.net, David Watkins, Kevin KingsburyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

    (Bloomberg) -- Sign up for Next China, a weekly email on where the nation stands now and where it's going next.Some of the world’s major bond funds are rekindling their love for Chinese government debt, as an unexpected rally in recent weeks took the 10-year yield to the lowest level since late 2016.The asset management arms of The Pictet Group, UBS Group AG and BNP Paribas SA added China’s government and policy bank bonds on bets that the fatal outbreak of the coronavirus will take a toll on the country’s already-slowing economy. Its sovereign notes rallied the most in five years last week, as the impact of the disease raised hopes for more aggressive central bank easing.China New Cases, Deaths Soar After Data Revision: Virus UpdateChina’s economy is under renewed pressure from shutdowns and disruption brought by the outbreak, which has claimed more than 1,300 lives. Last week, the People’s Bank of China injected liquidity into the financial system and reduced interest rates on short-term funds, a move that effectively made it cheaper for traders to build leverage and buy bonds. The central bank’s deputy governor also signaled further cuts to the cost of its medium-term loans to lenders.“It’s clear that the bond market expects further easing,” said Arjun Vij, a portfolio manager at JPMorgan Asset Management. He is long government and policy bank bonds, and expects yields to drop 10 to 15 basis points from current levels. “Virus-related developments have precipitated a negative growth shock during what would otherwise be a consumption-heavy period.”A revival in foreigners’ demand for Chinese debt is good news for Beijing, which witnessed sub-0.5% growth in overseas funds’ holdings of onshore bonds the past two months despite its efforts to open up domestic markets. Global index compilers’ inclusions of Chinese notes into their gauges, and a steadier yuan -- thanks to the China-U.S. trade war truce -- are also boosting investor confidence in the securities.The yield on China’s 10-year sovereign notes plunged to 2.79% this week, before paring the decline to stand at 2.83% on Thursday. The rally comes after the virus shut down the majority of China’s economy even after a prolonged Lunar New Year holiday. That has prompted investment banks to cut their forecasts on the nation’s growth.In addition to the PBOC’s interest-rate cuts, China is also seeking to buoy growth by boosting fiscal spending in the near term. On Tuesday, the Ministry of Finance allowed regional authorities to issue an extra $122 billion of debt, before the government budget is scheduled to be approved in March.“We envisage China will come back and throw the kitchen sink at this,” said Hayden Briscoe, head of fixed income for Asia Pacific at UBS Asset Management, of Beijing’s virus response. He is buying government and policy bank notes and contends the 10-year sovereign yield “could go a lot lower from here, and 2.5% isn’t inconceivable.”But not everyone expects to see a drastic rally. BNP Paribas Management fund manager Jean-Charles Sambor, who accurately predicted a rebound in Chinese bonds late last year, said the 10-year yield could climb to 3.2% next month as uncertainty of the virus outbreak subsides.JPMorgan’s Vij says he’s shedding some of his positions in 10-year notes for three- and five-year ones following the recent rally. A global bond fund he co-manages at the firm jumped 9% over the past year, beating 91% of its peers, according to data compiled by Bloomberg.While future gains could be limited by stronger sales of muni bonds in China and a low chance of overly intense easing, “onshore China government and policy bank bonds still strike a chord with foreign investors,” said Cary Yeung, head of Greater China debt at Pictet Asset Management (HK) Ltd. He’s been adding such notes since January. “Amid the coronavirus-prompted market turmoil, we expect onshore yuan bonds to remain resilient.”(Updates third paragraph with latest number of people died from the virus, updates sixth paragraph of 10-year yield on Thursday.)\--With assistance from Gregor Stuart Hunter.To contact the reporters on this story: Tian Chen in Hong Kong at tchen259@bloomberg.net;Jing Zhao in Beijing at jzhao231@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Sofia Horta e Costa at shortaecosta@bloomberg.net, David Watkins, Kevin KingsburyFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • 36/81   'Priceless treasures': Stolen bonsai trees returned after social media plea, museum says
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    Pacific Bonsai Museum said without proper care, the two stolen trees would die. Then less than 72 hours after the trees vanished, they reappeared

    Pacific Bonsai Museum said without proper care, the two stolen trees would die. Then less than 72 hours after the trees vanished, they reappeared


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  • 37/81   Major teacher unions call for schools to stop 'psychologically distressing' active shooter drills
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    The two largest teacher unions in the nation on Tuesday called for an end to unannounced active shooter drills and life-like simulations for students.

    The two largest teacher unions in the nation on Tuesday called for an end to unannounced active shooter drills and life-like simulations for students.


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  • 38/81   Stocks Mixed as Traders Mull Virus Case Numbers: Markets Wrap
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    (Bloomberg) -- Stocks were mixed in Asian trading Thursday as investors mulled over the implications of a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Hubei, after it deployed a revised methodology.While the jump in the tally cut against the optimism seen Wednesday about the rate of infections slowing, some analysts were encouraged by what might be a more realistic picture coming from Chinese authorities. U.S. futures and Japanese equities fell, though Korean stocks climbed and Shanghai was flat at the open. The Hang Seng Index is on course to claw back all its losses since the end of the Lunar New Year holiday. The yen edged up, the yuan ticked down, and Treasuries rose. Investor sentiment has improved in recent sessions amid speculation the impact from the coronavirus outbreak on global growth would be short-lived. A gauge of global equities hit a record high yesterday.That was before Hubei, the province at the center of the epidemic, reported almost 15,000 new cases after it revised its data to include “clinically diagnosed” cases in its daily disclosure.“Just when markets were getting comfortable with the idea that the Covid-19 infection increase was trending lower, the sudden jump in the number of new cases in Hubei has jolted them out of this sence of complacency,” said Khoon Goh, head of Asia research at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd.By contrast, Andrew Collier, a managing director at Orient Capital Research in Hong Kong, said “we knew that there was a lot of bad testing going on, and that there was a lot of underreporting. So they’re actually starting to report actual figures, and that’s encouraging.”Here are some key events coming up:Earnings season continues with reports still due from the likes of Alibaba, Nissan, Credit Suisse, Airbus, Nestle and AIG.Thursday brings a gauge of underlying U.S. inflation, the core consumer price index. It is forecast to increase to 0.2% in January, a faster pace than in December.China and the U.S. on Friday are scheduled to lower tariffs on billions of dollars of respective imports as part of the trade deal signed last month.These are the main moves in markets:StocksFutures on the S&P 500 Index fell 0.3% as of 10:25 a.m. in Tokyo. The underlying gauge rose 0.7% on Wednesday.Japan’s Topix index dropped 0.6%.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.5%.The Shanghai Composite was little changed.South Korea’s Kospi index added 0.3%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 0.2%.CurrenciesThe yen was at 109.89 per dollar, up 0.2%.The offshore yuan slipped 0.1% to 6.9832 per dollar.The euro bought $1.0873 after slipping 0.4% in the prior session.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries fell about three basis points to 1.61%.Australia’s 10-year yield remained at 1.06%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude dipped 0.1% to $51.14 a barrel.Gold rose 0.3% to $1,571.02 an ounce.\--With assistance from Chester Yung and Cormac Mullen.To contact the reporters on this story: Adam Haigh in Sydney at ahaigh1@bloomberg.net;Livia Yap in Shanghai at lyap14@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Anstey at canstey@bloomberg.netFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

    (Bloomberg) -- Stocks were mixed in Asian trading Thursday as investors mulled over the implications of a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Hubei, after it deployed a revised methodology.While the jump in the tally cut against the optimism seen Wednesday about the rate of infections slowing, some analysts were encouraged by what might be a more realistic picture coming from Chinese authorities. U.S. futures and Japanese equities fell, though Korean stocks climbed and Shanghai was flat at the open. The Hang Seng Index is on course to claw back all its losses since the end of the Lunar New Year holiday. The yen edged up, the yuan ticked down, and Treasuries rose. Investor sentiment has improved in recent sessions amid speculation the impact from the coronavirus outbreak on global growth would be short-lived. A gauge of global equities hit a record high yesterday.That was before Hubei, the province at the center of the epidemic, reported almost 15,000 new cases after it revised its data to include “clinically diagnosed” cases in its daily disclosure.“Just when markets were getting comfortable with the idea that the Covid-19 infection increase was trending lower, the sudden jump in the number of new cases in Hubei has jolted them out of this sence of complacency,” said Khoon Goh, head of Asia research at Australia & New Zealand Banking Group Ltd.By contrast, Andrew Collier, a managing director at Orient Capital Research in Hong Kong, said “we knew that there was a lot of bad testing going on, and that there was a lot of underreporting. So they’re actually starting to report actual figures, and that’s encouraging.”Here are some key events coming up:Earnings season continues with reports still due from the likes of Alibaba, Nissan, Credit Suisse, Airbus, Nestle and AIG.Thursday brings a gauge of underlying U.S. inflation, the core consumer price index. It is forecast to increase to 0.2% in January, a faster pace than in December.China and the U.S. on Friday are scheduled to lower tariffs on billions of dollars of respective imports as part of the trade deal signed last month.These are the main moves in markets:StocksFutures on the S&P 500 Index fell 0.3% as of 10:25 a.m. in Tokyo. The underlying gauge rose 0.7% on Wednesday.Japan’s Topix index dropped 0.6%.Hong Kong’s Hang Seng added 0.5%.The Shanghai Composite was little changed.South Korea’s Kospi index added 0.3%.Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 Index rose 0.2%.CurrenciesThe yen was at 109.89 per dollar, up 0.2%.The offshore yuan slipped 0.1% to 6.9832 per dollar.The euro bought $1.0873 after slipping 0.4% in the prior session.BondsThe yield on 10-year Treasuries fell about three basis points to 1.61%.Australia’s 10-year yield remained at 1.06%.CommoditiesWest Texas Intermediate crude dipped 0.1% to $51.14 a barrel.Gold rose 0.3% to $1,571.02 an ounce.\--With assistance from Chester Yung and Cormac Mullen.To contact the reporters on this story: Adam Haigh in Sydney at ahaigh1@bloomberg.net;Livia Yap in Shanghai at lyap14@bloomberg.netTo contact the editor responsible for this story: Christopher Anstey at canstey@bloomberg.netFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • 39/81   Stanley Martin Homes to Acquire the Operations of Essex Homes
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    Stanley-Martin Communities, LLC announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire the homebuilding assets of Essex Homes in North Carolina and South Carolina. The transaction is expected to close by the end of February 2020.

    Stanley-Martin Communities, LLC announced today it has entered into an agreement to acquire the homebuilding assets of Essex Homes in North Carolina and South Carolina. The transaction is expected to close by the end of February 2020.


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  • 40/81   Here's What Deson Development International Holdings Limited's (HKG:262) P/E Is Telling Us
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    This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios...

    This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios...


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  • 41/81   Financing for social impact and climate businesses gets a billion dollar boost with new KKR fund
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    KKR, the multi-billion dollar, multi-strategy investment firm, has closed on over $1.3 billion for companies focused on social and environmental challenges.  KKR Global Impact says its fund will focus on identifying and investing in companies worldwide where preformance and social impact are intrinsically aligned.  Specifically, the fund will invest in companies in the lower middle market that contribute toward progress along the United Nations  Sustainable Development Goals.

    KKR, the multi-billion dollar, multi-strategy investment firm, has closed on over $1.3 billion for companies focused on social and environmental challenges. KKR Global Impact says its fund will focus on identifying and investing in companies worldwide where preformance and social impact are intrinsically aligned. Specifically, the fund will invest in companies in the lower middle market that contribute toward progress along the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.


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  • 42/81   'We're not some banana republic': National security adviser defends removal of Trump impeachment witness from White House job
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    National security adviser Robert O’Brien said Tuesday evening there had been “absolutely” no retaliation involved in Friday’s departure of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council, even as President Trump seemed to indicate that the military would “look into” whether to take disciplinary action against the Army officer.

    National security adviser Robert O’Brien said Tuesday evening there had been “absolutely” no retaliation involved in Friday’s departure of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman from the National Security Council, even as President Trump seemed to indicate that the military would “look into” whether to take disciplinary action against the Army officer.


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  • 43/81   Democratic candidates silent on police shootings of black men
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    African Americans, who make up 13 percent of the country’s population, were the victims of 31 percent of police shootings last year.

    African Americans, who make up 13 percent of the country’s population, were the victims of 31 percent of police shootings last year.


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  • 44/81   US military prepping for coronavirus pandemic
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    U.S. Northern Command is bracing for an outbreak of the new coronavirus on U.S. soil, if it should occur.

    U.S. Northern Command is bracing for an outbreak of the new coronavirus on U.S. soil, if it should occur.


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  • 45/81   As coronavirus spreads on cruise ships, what does it mean for cruisers and cruise lines? 'It's day-by-day'
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    Coronavirus has forced the cruise industry to take measures to keep the outbreak at bay. But how will it impact the industry and cruisers?

    Coronavirus has forced the cruise industry to take measures to keep the outbreak at bay. But how will it impact the industry and cruisers?


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  • 46/81   House intelligence committee GOP boycott hearing due to Schiff’s refusal to address FISA abuses
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    Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee boycotted a hearing on Wednesday, complaining that the committee’s Democratic chairman, Adam Schiff, has neglected proper oversight of the intelligence community by failing to hold a hearing on the Justice Department inspector general’s report detailing the FBI’s FISA abuses.

    Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee boycotted a hearing on Wednesday, complaining that the committee’s Democratic chairman, Adam Schiff, has neglected proper oversight of the intelligence community by failing to hold a hearing on the Justice Department inspector general’s report detailing the FBI’s FISA abuses.


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  • 47/81   Coronavirus outbreak 'just beginning' outside China, says expert
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    The coronavirus epidemic may be peaking in China where it was first detected in the central city of Wuhan but it is just beginning in the rest of the world and likely to spread, a global expert on infectious diseases said on Wednesday.  The Chinese government's senior medical adviser has said the disease is hitting a peak in China and may be over by April.  Dale Fisher, chair of the Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network that is coordinated by the World Health Organization, said that predicted 'time course' may well be true if the virus is allowed to run free in Wuhan.

    The coronavirus epidemic may be peaking in China where it was first detected in the central city of Wuhan but it is just beginning in the rest of the world and likely to spread, a global expert on infectious diseases said on Wednesday. The Chinese government's senior medical adviser has said the disease is hitting a peak in China and may be over by April. Dale Fisher, chair of the Global Outbreak Alert & Response Network that is coordinated by the World Health Organization, said that predicted 'time course' may well be true if the virus is allowed to run free in Wuhan.


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  • 48/81   Pete Buttigieg congratulates Sanders in New Hampshire speech — and then swipes at his 'revolution'
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    Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is avoiding talk of a "victory" this primary around.Buttigieg came in second place in New Hampshire's primary on Tuesday night, earning 24.4 percent of the vote to Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) 26 percent with 90 percent of precincts reporting. And while he didn't declare an early victory over Sanders like he did in Iowa, Buttigieg did use his Tuesday night speech to take a few shots at Sanders' campaign.Buttigieg kicked off his speech by recalling an essay he'd written in praise of Sanders when he was in high school, and congratulated Sanders on his "strong showing" that night. He also praised his fellow Democratic candidates, saying he'd make sure to support whoever won the party's nomination because "we are on the same team."> Pete Buttigieg: "I admired Senator Sanders when I was a high school, I respect him greatly to this day, and I congratulate him on his strong showing tonight." https://t.co/PT0ouFYIIE pic.twitter.com/UJO5E8LsZp> > — ABC News (@ABC) February 12, 2020But the Sanders praise didn't last for long. Buttigieg acknowledged that "some said" his campaign "shouldn't be here at all," perhaps a dig at how several Democrats attacked Buttigieg's lack of experience in Friday's debate. "We have been told by some that you must either be for revolution, or you are for the status quo," Buttigieg also added — a likely shot at how Sanders often calls his campaign a "revolution." But "most Americans don't see where they fit in that polarized vision," Buttigieg said, and declared that "the politics of 'my way or the highway' is a road to re-electing [President] Donald Trump." More stories from theweek.com  How the Army could end Vindman's career without an investigation  8 Republicans join Democrats in vote to limit Trump's military powers in Iran  Trump reportedly spent important policy meetings grilling Reince Priebus about badgers

    Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is avoiding talk of a "victory" this primary around.Buttigieg came in second place in New Hampshire's primary on Tuesday night, earning 24.4 percent of the vote to Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) 26 percent with 90 percent of precincts reporting. And while he didn't declare an early victory over Sanders like he did in Iowa, Buttigieg did use his Tuesday night speech to take a few shots at Sanders' campaign.Buttigieg kicked off his speech by recalling an essay he'd written in praise of Sanders when he was in high school, and congratulated Sanders on his "strong showing" that night. He also praised his fellow Democratic candidates, saying he'd make sure to support whoever won the party's nomination because "we are on the same team."> Pete Buttigieg: "I admired Senator Sanders when I was a high school, I respect him greatly to this day, and I congratulate him on his strong showing tonight." https://t.co/PT0ouFYIIE pic.twitter.com/UJO5E8LsZp> > — ABC News (@ABC) February 12, 2020But the Sanders praise didn't last for long. Buttigieg acknowledged that "some said" his campaign "shouldn't be here at all," perhaps a dig at how several Democrats attacked Buttigieg's lack of experience in Friday's debate. "We have been told by some that you must either be for revolution, or you are for the status quo," Buttigieg also added — a likely shot at how Sanders often calls his campaign a "revolution." But "most Americans don't see where they fit in that polarized vision," Buttigieg said, and declared that "the politics of 'my way or the highway' is a road to re-electing [President] Donald Trump." More stories from theweek.com How the Army could end Vindman's career without an investigation 8 Republicans join Democrats in vote to limit Trump's military powers in Iran Trump reportedly spent important policy meetings grilling Reince Priebus about badgers


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  • 49/81   Arkansas lawmaker calls for changes after police encounter
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    A black Arkansas lawmaker plans to introduce legislation next year aimed at changing police tactics after officers drew guns on her and another black politician who had called 911 to report that they were being harassed.  Democratic state Rep. Vivian Flowers, from Pine Bluff, said the planned legislation would address the use of police body-cameras; police increasingly collecting data; penalties for filing false police reports; and creating limits to police use of force.  At a news conference Monday, Flowers recalled the Feb. 3 incident outside of a Little Rock fundraiser for state House candidate Ryan Davis, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.

    A black Arkansas lawmaker plans to introduce legislation next year aimed at changing police tactics after officers drew guns on her and another black politician who had called 911 to report that they were being harassed. Democratic state Rep. Vivian Flowers, from Pine Bluff, said the planned legislation would address the use of police body-cameras; police increasingly collecting data; penalties for filing false police reports; and creating limits to police use of force. At a news conference Monday, Flowers recalled the Feb. 3 incident outside of a Little Rock fundraiser for state House candidate Ryan Davis, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.


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  • 50/81   How China Is Making the Coronavirus an Even Bigger Problem
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    The International Civil Aviation Organization appears more concerned with doing China’s bidding by prioritizing Beijing’s political priorities over a global health emergency.

    The International Civil Aviation Organization appears more concerned with doing China’s bidding by prioritizing Beijing’s political priorities over a global health emergency.


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  • 51/81   Trump Denies Meddling in Stone Case and Then Scolds Prosecutors
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    (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump denied meddling in his former associate Roger Stone’s criminal prosecution, saying that tweets he issued about the case don’t amount to political interference.Four federal prosecutors resigned from the Stone case on Tuesday after the Justice Department reversed a recommendation for a seven-to-nine-year prison sentence for Stone. He was convicted of lying to Congress and other charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.Trump remarked to reporters in a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno that the prosecutors “all hit the road pretty quickly” after the Justice Department signaled it would cut their recommended sentence.“It was a disgrace to our country,” he said of the initial sentencing recommendation. “Frankly, they ought to apologize to him.”“They ought to go back to school and learn,” he said later of the prosecutors.Trump didn’t answer directly when asked whether he is considering a pardon for Stone.“I don’t want to say that yet but I tell you what, people were hurt viciously and badly by these corrupt people,” he said. Trump said again that he “didn’t speak” to the Justice Department before it countermanded the prosecutors.“They saw the horribleness of a nine-year sentence,” he said. “You have murderers and drug addicts that don’t get nine years.”The Justice Department reversed the recommendation Tuesday after Trump complained about the prosecution in a tweet. The president complimented Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday “for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought.”Stone’s motion for a new trial was denied by the judge in his case in a ruling unsealed on Wednesday. Barr will testify to the House Judiciary Committee on March 31, the panel’s chairman Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, said in a letter to the attorney general. A Justice Department official confirmed Barr plans to appear.Separately, the White House confirmed that it had withdrawn the nomination of Jessie Liu, a former federal prosecutor, to be the top sanctions official at the Treasury Department. As the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Liu had overseen the Stone prosecution.The White House has not said why her nomination was withdrawn. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declined to explain the move at a Senate hearing on Wednesday but told reporters that Trump was not retaliating against her for the Stone case.(Updates with Liu withdrawal in last two paragraphs.)To contact the reporter on this story: Justin Sink in Washington at jsink1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alex Wayne at awayne3@bloomberg.net, Justin BlumFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.

    (Bloomberg) -- President Donald Trump denied meddling in his former associate Roger Stone’s criminal prosecution, saying that tweets he issued about the case don’t amount to political interference.Four federal prosecutors resigned from the Stone case on Tuesday after the Justice Department reversed a recommendation for a seven-to-nine-year prison sentence for Stone. He was convicted of lying to Congress and other charges stemming from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.Trump remarked to reporters in a meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno that the prosecutors “all hit the road pretty quickly” after the Justice Department signaled it would cut their recommended sentence.“It was a disgrace to our country,” he said of the initial sentencing recommendation. “Frankly, they ought to apologize to him.”“They ought to go back to school and learn,” he said later of the prosecutors.Trump didn’t answer directly when asked whether he is considering a pardon for Stone.“I don’t want to say that yet but I tell you what, people were hurt viciously and badly by these corrupt people,” he said. Trump said again that he “didn’t speak” to the Justice Department before it countermanded the prosecutors.“They saw the horribleness of a nine-year sentence,” he said. “You have murderers and drug addicts that don’t get nine years.”The Justice Department reversed the recommendation Tuesday after Trump complained about the prosecution in a tweet. The president complimented Attorney General William Barr on Wednesday “for taking charge of a case that was totally out of control and perhaps should not have even been brought.”Stone’s motion for a new trial was denied by the judge in his case in a ruling unsealed on Wednesday. Barr will testify to the House Judiciary Committee on March 31, the panel’s chairman Jerrold Nadler, a New York Democrat, said in a letter to the attorney general. A Justice Department official confirmed Barr plans to appear.Separately, the White House confirmed that it had withdrawn the nomination of Jessie Liu, a former federal prosecutor, to be the top sanctions official at the Treasury Department. As the U.S. attorney for the District of Columbia, Liu had overseen the Stone prosecution.The White House has not said why her nomination was withdrawn. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin declined to explain the move at a Senate hearing on Wednesday but told reporters that Trump was not retaliating against her for the Stone case.(Updates with Liu withdrawal in last two paragraphs.)To contact the reporter on this story: Justin Sink in Washington at jsink1@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Alex Wayne at awayne3@bloomberg.net, Justin BlumFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.


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  • 52/81   Want to be an astronaut? NASA will accept applications soon
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    Folks with astral ambitions will have a place to channel their energies in March when NASA opens the application process for its astronaut corps.

    Folks with astral ambitions will have a place to channel their energies in March when NASA opens the application process for its astronaut corps.


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  • 53/81   A new T. rex relative called the 'reaper of death' has been discovered in Canada
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    Not all tyrannosaurs were as big as the T. rex. A tinier T. rex cousin, called the "reaper of death," was recently found in Alberta.

    Not all tyrannosaurs were as big as the T. rex. A tinier T. rex cousin, called the "reaper of death," was recently found in Alberta.


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  • 54/81   Scientists detect an unexplainable radio signal from outer space that repeats every 16 days
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    For the first time, scientists have detected a radio signal from outer space that repeats at regular intervals.

    For the first time, scientists have detected a radio signal from outer space that repeats at regular intervals.


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  • 55/81   Betelgeuse Is Acting Really Weird Right Now. Could It Be Ready To Go Supernova?
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    A neighboring star is showing some unusual activity and that could mean it's about to blow.

    A neighboring star is showing some unusual activity and that could mean it's about to blow.


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  • 56/81   The Climate Crisis Is Threatening Bees. Here’s What's Helping To Save Them.
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    From supporting farmers to citizen science, communities are working to protect these vital pollinators.

    From supporting farmers to citizen science, communities are working to protect these vital pollinators.


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  • 57/81   The US has confirmed 14 coronavirus cases across 6 states. Here's what we know about all the US patients.
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    The US has confirmed 14 cases of the virus: eight in California, two in Illinois, and one each in Arizona, Massachusetts, Washington, and Wisconsin.

    The US has confirmed 14 cases of the virus: eight in California, two in Illinois, and one each in Arizona, Massachusetts, Washington, and Wisconsin.


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  • 58/81   China's Hubei province reports nearly 15,000 new coronavirus cases and 242 additional deaths in 1 day
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    The new numbers are the highest reported in a single day since the novel coronavirus outbreak began.

    The new numbers are the highest reported in a single day since the novel coronavirus outbreak began.


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  • 59/81   NASA is hiring astronauts to go to the moon and Mars. Here's what candidates need on their resumes.
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    You can apply to be in NASA's new class of astronauts. The missions could involve setting up a station on the moon and traveling to Mars.

    You can apply to be in NASA's new class of astronauts. The missions could involve setting up a station on the moon and traveling to Mars.


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  • 60/81   More than 500 healthcare workers in Wuhan have gotten the coronavirus. One study found that 29% of infections were in medical staff.
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    Medical workers fighting the new coronavirus, called COVID-19, face resource shortages and a high risk of infection.

    Medical workers fighting the new coronavirus, called COVID-19, face resource shortages and a high risk of infection.


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  • 61/81   A new study reveals early warning signs of the coronavirus. But it's taking a week for Wuhan patients with symptoms to be admitted to a hospital.
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    If patients aren't hospitalized or isolated during the first week of their symptoms, the virus could spread.

    If patients aren't hospitalized or isolated during the first week of their symptoms, the virus could spread.


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  • 62/81   Virus death toll surges as China changes way it counts cases
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    The number of deaths and new cases from China's coronavirus outbreak spiked dramatically on Thursday after authorities changed the way they count infections in a move that will likely fuel speculation that the severity of the outbreak has been under-reported.  The hard-hit central province of Hubei reported 242 deaths in just one day and 14,840 new patients -- by far its biggest one-day tally since the crisis erupted last month.  The jump raised the death toll to 1,355 and the total number of nationwide infections to nearly 60,000 -- just hours after President Xi Jinping touted 'positive results' from the government's drastic measures to contain the virus and a top Chinese expert predicted the epidemic would peak this month.

    The number of deaths and new cases from China's coronavirus outbreak spiked dramatically on Thursday after authorities changed the way they count infections in a move that will likely fuel speculation that the severity of the outbreak has been under-reported. The hard-hit central province of Hubei reported 242 deaths in just one day and 14,840 new patients -- by far its biggest one-day tally since the crisis erupted last month. The jump raised the death toll to 1,355 and the total number of nationwide infections to nearly 60,000 -- just hours after President Xi Jinping touted 'positive results' from the government's drastic measures to contain the virus and a top Chinese expert predicted the epidemic would peak this month.


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  • 63/81   Bipartisan group of senators to meet Ukrainian president this week
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    Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) announced on Wednesday they are heading to Kyiv for a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky."The U.S.-Ukraine relationship is as important now as ever," the senators said in a statement. "The future of Ukraine matters to the United States and we must make sure Ukraine knows that we view them as a strategic ally." The meeting is scheduled for Friday.Zelensky became a household name in the United States last year during President Trump's impeachment inquiry. During a July 25 phone call, Trump asked Zelensky to launch investigations into a political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. This conversation triggered the impeachment probe, which also focused on Trump's decision to freeze nearly $400 million in approved military aid to Ukraine. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in December, and acquitted by the Senate last week.This won't be Johnson and Murphy's first time interacting with Zelensky. On Sept. 5, the senators met with Zelensky in Kyiv, when the military aid was still frozen. On Sept. 10, Murphy said Ukrainian officials brought up the aid during every meeting, and they did not know why it was being held up.More stories from theweek.com  How the Army could end Vindman's career without an investigation  8 Republicans join Democrats in vote to limit Trump's military powers in Iran  Trump reportedly spent important policy meetings grilling Reince Priebus about badgers

    Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), and John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) announced on Wednesday they are heading to Kyiv for a meeting with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky."The U.S.-Ukraine relationship is as important now as ever," the senators said in a statement. "The future of Ukraine matters to the United States and we must make sure Ukraine knows that we view them as a strategic ally." The meeting is scheduled for Friday.Zelensky became a household name in the United States last year during President Trump's impeachment inquiry. During a July 25 phone call, Trump asked Zelensky to launch investigations into a political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden. This conversation triggered the impeachment probe, which also focused on Trump's decision to freeze nearly $400 million in approved military aid to Ukraine. Trump was impeached by the House of Representatives in December, and acquitted by the Senate last week.This won't be Johnson and Murphy's first time interacting with Zelensky. On Sept. 5, the senators met with Zelensky in Kyiv, when the military aid was still frozen. On Sept. 10, Murphy said Ukrainian officials brought up the aid during every meeting, and they did not know why it was being held up.More stories from theweek.com How the Army could end Vindman's career without an investigation 8 Republicans join Democrats in vote to limit Trump's military powers in Iran Trump reportedly spent important policy meetings grilling Reince Priebus about badgers


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  • 64/81   Iowa Democratic Party chairman resigns after caucus chaos
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    The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party announced his resignation Wednesday after a disastrous caucus process beset by technical glitches led to a dayslong delay in reporting the results, inconsistencies in the numbers and no clear winner. The embarrassing episode also threatened Iowa's cherished status as the first voting contest of the presidential primary season and led both front-runners to request a partial recanvass of the results. Price said his departure would occur as soon as the state party elects a replacement, and he called an emergency Saturday meeting to do so.

    The chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party announced his resignation Wednesday after a disastrous caucus process beset by technical glitches led to a dayslong delay in reporting the results, inconsistencies in the numbers and no clear winner. The embarrassing episode also threatened Iowa's cherished status as the first voting contest of the presidential primary season and led both front-runners to request a partial recanvass of the results. Price said his departure would occur as soon as the state party elects a replacement, and he called an emergency Saturday meeting to do so.


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  • 65/81   With impeachment over, critics see Trump 'retribution tour'
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    In the week since his acquittal on impeachment charges, a fully emboldened President Donald Trump is demonstrating his determination to assert an iron grip on government, pushing his Justice Department to ease up on a longtime friend while using the levers of presidential powers to exact payback on real and perceived foes.  Trump has told confidants in recent days that he felt both vindicated and strengthened by his acquittal in the Senate, believing Republicans have rallied around him in unprecedented fashion while voters were turned off by the political process, according to four White House officials and Republicans close to the West Wing who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations.  Since then, Trump and his aides have moved with haste to clear his administration of those he sees as insufficiently loyal, reaching all the way back to the time of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

    In the week since his acquittal on impeachment charges, a fully emboldened President Donald Trump is demonstrating his determination to assert an iron grip on government, pushing his Justice Department to ease up on a longtime friend while using the levers of presidential powers to exact payback on real and perceived foes. Trump has told confidants in recent days that he felt both vindicated and strengthened by his acquittal in the Senate, believing Republicans have rallied around him in unprecedented fashion while voters were turned off by the political process, according to four White House officials and Republicans close to the West Wing who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about private conversations. Since then, Trump and his aides have moved with haste to clear his administration of those he sees as insufficiently loyal, reaching all the way back to the time of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election.


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  • 66/81   Iowa Democratic Party chairman resigns following caucus debacle
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    Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price announced his resignation on Wednesday, more than a week after the disastrous Iowa caucuses.In a letter to the Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee, Price said serving as chair "has been one of the greatest honors of my life," but he believes "it's time for the Iowa Democratic Party to begin looking forward, and my presence in my current role makes that more difficult."The caucuses were held on Feb. 3, but the state party didn't release the results until Feb. 6, blaming the delay on a smartphone app used to submit numbers. Price said there is "no doubt that the process of reporting results did not work," and that was "simply unacceptable." Price apologized, adding that he is "deeply sorry for what happened and bear the responsibility for any failures on behalf of the Iowa Democratic Party."However, "the IDP is not the only party to blame for what happened last week," Price said. "We worked collaboratively with our partners, our vendors, and the [Democratic National Committee] in this process, and I am confident the review will be able to determine exactly what went wrong, what went right, and how we can avoid this from ever happening again."More stories from theweek.com  How the Army could end Vindman's career without an investigation  8 Republicans join Democrats in vote to limit Trump's military powers in Iran  Trump reportedly spent important policy meetings grilling Reince Priebus about badgers

    Iowa Democratic Party Chair Troy Price announced his resignation on Wednesday, more than a week after the disastrous Iowa caucuses.In a letter to the Iowa Democratic Party State Central Committee, Price said serving as chair "has been one of the greatest honors of my life," but he believes "it's time for the Iowa Democratic Party to begin looking forward, and my presence in my current role makes that more difficult."The caucuses were held on Feb. 3, but the state party didn't release the results until Feb. 6, blaming the delay on a smartphone app used to submit numbers. Price said there is "no doubt that the process of reporting results did not work," and that was "simply unacceptable." Price apologized, adding that he is "deeply sorry for what happened and bear the responsibility for any failures on behalf of the Iowa Democratic Party."However, "the IDP is not the only party to blame for what happened last week," Price said. "We worked collaboratively with our partners, our vendors, and the [Democratic National Committee] in this process, and I am confident the review will be able to determine exactly what went wrong, what went right, and how we can avoid this from ever happening again."More stories from theweek.com How the Army could end Vindman's career without an investigation 8 Republicans join Democrats in vote to limit Trump's military powers in Iran Trump reportedly spent important policy meetings grilling Reince Priebus about badgers


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  • 67/81   Some Democrats fear fallout from Sanders atop the ticket
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    Sen. Bernie Sanders' robust start in the race for the presidential nomination is triggering alarm among congressional Democrats, with many warning that a ticket headed by the self-declared socialist could be devastating to the party's chances of winning the Senate and holding the House in November.  In anxious huddles around the Capitol, apprehensive Democrats are sharing their worries that Sanders' socialist label and unyielding embrace of controversial proposals like 'Medicare for All' and the Green New Deal will repel voters in the affluent, moderate districts that flipped House control in 2018 and in closely divided states where Republican senators are vulnerable.  McAdams, who is supporting former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and whose Salt Lake City district will be among the toughest for Democrats to defend, said having a liberal like Sanders atop his party's ticket “would probably give me more opportunities to show my independence” from the party.

    Sen. Bernie Sanders' robust start in the race for the presidential nomination is triggering alarm among congressional Democrats, with many warning that a ticket headed by the self-declared socialist could be devastating to the party's chances of winning the Senate and holding the House in November. In anxious huddles around the Capitol, apprehensive Democrats are sharing their worries that Sanders' socialist label and unyielding embrace of controversial proposals like 'Medicare for All' and the Green New Deal will repel voters in the affluent, moderate districts that flipped House control in 2018 and in closely divided states where Republican senators are vulnerable. McAdams, who is supporting former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and whose Salt Lake City district will be among the toughest for Democrats to defend, said having a liberal like Sanders atop his party's ticket “would probably give me more opportunities to show my independence” from the party.


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  • 68/81   The Education Department says universities haven't disclosed more than $6.5 billion in foreign funding — and they're reportedly going after Harvard and Yale
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    Officials are seeking information about funding from Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Qatar, and Iran, claiming national security concerns.

    Officials are seeking information about funding from Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, Qatar, and Iran, claiming national security concerns.


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  • 69/81   After Iowa, NH, Democrats seek path through diverse states
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    Democratic presidential candidates plotted their paths Wednesday into state primaries now expanding to include voters of color, while the party's establishment braced for a long and increasingly uncertain nomination fight ahead.  Sen. Bernie Sanders' win in the New Hampshire primary set off a new round of strategizing among moderate party stalwarts searching for a way to knock the Vermont independent off course.  Former Vice President Joe Biden made a personal appeal to donors nervous about his dismal showing in the first two contests, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar hustled to take advantage of a burst of momentum and money.

    Democratic presidential candidates plotted their paths Wednesday into state primaries now expanding to include voters of color, while the party's establishment braced for a long and increasingly uncertain nomination fight ahead. Sen. Bernie Sanders' win in the New Hampshire primary set off a new round of strategizing among moderate party stalwarts searching for a way to knock the Vermont independent off course. Former Vice President Joe Biden made a personal appeal to donors nervous about his dismal showing in the first two contests, while Sen. Amy Klobuchar hustled to take advantage of a burst of momentum and money.


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  • 70/81   How the Army could end Vindman's career without an investigation
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    The Army is not investigating Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman for testifying during the House impeachment inquiry despite President Trump's wishes. But an anonymous retired senior Army officer told The Daily Beast that doesn't necessarily meant the coast is clear for the Purple Heart recipient.For starters, the Army could always change its mind and wind up launching an investigation into whether his testimony was appropriate. But there's also a chance his career may hit a wall. If Vindman is denied a promotion to colonel by the next Army promotions board, that means his service is up, per The Daily Beast. The retired officer said bias can easily "creep into" those discussions, and it could just take one person who has "an issue with his testimony to tank his promotion possibility."And even though his position is safe at the moment, no one in a position of leadership in the Army has spoken up on Vindman's behalf, either, which the officer finds troubling. "It smacks of craven careerism that has permeated the ranks of our senior corps officers," he told The Daily Beast. "It's definitely dishonorable when public accountability and public ethics are so in question that those people whose careers are built on alleged public ethics and accountability are not present." Read more at The Daily Beast.More stories from theweek.com  8 Republicans join Democrats in vote to limit Trump's military powers in Iran  Trump reportedly spent important policy meetings grilling Reince Priebus about badgers  Brokered convention gets close 2nd place in FiveThirtyEight's Democratic nomination forecast

    The Army is not investigating Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman for testifying during the House impeachment inquiry despite President Trump's wishes. But an anonymous retired senior Army officer told The Daily Beast that doesn't necessarily meant the coast is clear for the Purple Heart recipient.For starters, the Army could always change its mind and wind up launching an investigation into whether his testimony was appropriate. But there's also a chance his career may hit a wall. If Vindman is denied a promotion to colonel by the next Army promotions board, that means his service is up, per The Daily Beast. The retired officer said bias can easily "creep into" those discussions, and it could just take one person who has "an issue with his testimony to tank his promotion possibility."And even though his position is safe at the moment, no one in a position of leadership in the Army has spoken up on Vindman's behalf, either, which the officer finds troubling. "It smacks of craven careerism that has permeated the ranks of our senior corps officers," he told The Daily Beast. "It's definitely dishonorable when public accountability and public ethics are so in question that those people whose careers are built on alleged public ethics and accountability are not present." Read more at The Daily Beast.More stories from theweek.com 8 Republicans join Democrats in vote to limit Trump's military powers in Iran Trump reportedly spent important policy meetings grilling Reince Priebus about badgers Brokered convention gets close 2nd place in FiveThirtyEight's Democratic nomination forecast


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  • 71/81   Smollett case reopens arguments about race, class in Chicago
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    When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on two different streets in the same big city.  On one Chicago street was a wealthy, famous black man who claimed he was a victim of a racist, anti-gay attack.  A day after Smollett was charged for a second time  with staging the attack, the two cases reopened divisive arguments about the role of race and class in the justice system and what fairness looks like.

    When a grand jury revived the criminal case against Jussie Smollett, the indictment for many people called to mind two nights on two different streets in the same big city. On one Chicago street was a wealthy, famous black man who claimed he was a victim of a racist, anti-gay attack. A day after Smollett was charged for a second time with staging the attack, the two cases reopened divisive arguments about the role of race and class in the justice system and what fairness looks like.


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  • 72/81   The outbreaks of both the Wuhan coronavirus and SARS likely started in Chinese wet markets. Photos show what the markets look like.
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    The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak likely started in a Chinese wet market, where meat and poultry are sold alongside live animals.

    The Wuhan coronavirus outbreak likely started in a Chinese wet market, where meat and poultry are sold alongside live animals.


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  • 73/81   What You Need to Know About the Wuhan Coronavirus
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    There are 13 cases in the U.S. Eleven of those people had traveled to China. The State Department says travelers should not go to China. The World Health Organization has declared an internationa...

    There are 13 cases in the U.S. Eleven of those people had traveled to China. The State Department says travelers should not go to China. The World Health Organization has declared an internationa...


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  • 74/81   Chinese doctor punished for warning people about coronavirus now has the illness
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    Li Wenliang, a doctor from Wuhan, China, was one of the first to recognize the public health threat of coronavirus. He now has the disease himself.

    Li Wenliang, a doctor from Wuhan, China, was one of the first to recognize the public health threat of coronavirus. He now has the disease himself.


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  • 75/81   China put 46 million people on lockdown to contain the Wuhan coronavirus, and now the US is prepared to quarantine people, too. But quarantines throughout history have been riddled with mishaps.
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    Quarantines have been used to contain diseases for hundreds of years. The first formal system was established in Venice during the 14th Century.

    Quarantines have been used to contain diseases for hundreds of years. The first formal system was established in Venice during the 14th Century.


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  • 76/81   7th and 8th U.S. coronavirus cases confirmed in Massachusetts and California
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    The confirmed cases in California and Massachusetts conclude eight in the country so far.

    The confirmed cases in California and Massachusetts conclude eight in the country so far.


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  • 77/81   75,000 in Wuhan infected with coronavirus: study estimates
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    More than 75,000 people -- ten times the official tally of confirmed cases -- have been infected with the coronavirus in Wuhan, ground zero of a global health emergency, according to research published Friday. "We estimate that 75,815 individuals have been infected in Wuhan as of January 25, 2020," a team led by Gabriel Leung from the University of Hong Kong reported in The Lancet. As of January 31, the Chinese government said the number of confirmed cases had risen above 9,700 for all of China, including 213 deaths.

    More than 75,000 people -- ten times the official tally of confirmed cases -- have been infected with the coronavirus in Wuhan, ground zero of a global health emergency, according to research published Friday. "We estimate that 75,815 individuals have been infected in Wuhan as of January 25, 2020," a team led by Gabriel Leung from the University of Hong Kong reported in The Lancet. As of January 31, the Chinese government said the number of confirmed cases had risen above 9,700 for all of China, including 213 deaths.


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  • 78/81   Don't Forget These Vaccines When You Travel
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    If you're planning a winter trip to another country, you may be preoccupied with booking airfare and finding lodging, but certain destinations require an extra step of planning: travel vaccines. ...

    If you're planning a winter trip to another country, you may be preoccupied with booking airfare and finding lodging, but certain destinations require an extra step of planning: travel vaccines. ...


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  • 79/81   Trump turns 'very routine' physical into attack on media
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    President Trump lashed out at the media Tuesday over reporting about his sudden trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last weekend.

    President Trump lashed out at the media Tuesday over reporting about his sudden trip to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last weekend.


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  • 80/81   5 Turkey Cooking Tips Will Guarantee You Have the Perfect Bird This Holidays
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    There's no need to wing it at Thanksgiving this year.

    There's no need to wing it at Thanksgiving this year.


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  • 81/81   9 Easy Ways to Make Your Jack-o'-Lanterns Last Longer
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    A little bleach goes a long way.

    A little bleach goes a long way.


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