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Wuhan Coronavirus 101: What We Do — And Don't — Know About A Newly Identified Disease

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 04:00

The virus was identified in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December, and the number of confirmed cases is rapidly increasing. Here's what we do — and don't — know about coronavirus 2019-nCoV.

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U.S. Won't Hand Over Wife Of American Diplomat Wanted In Fatal U.K. Car Crash

Fri, 01/24/2020 - 02:32

The State Department says Anne Sacoolas has diplomatic immunity and will not be returned to face dangerous driving charges related to the Aug. 27 death of 19-year-old Harry Dunn.

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Psychologist Who Helped Create Interrogation Methods Says CIA May Have Gone Too Far

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 23:59

James Mitchell testified at a trial at Guantanamo that a man accused of helping finance the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was subjected to "excessive" abuse.

Psychologist Who Helped Create Interrogation Methods Says CIA May Have Gone Too Far

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 23:59

James Mitchell testified at a trial at Guantanamo that a man accused of helping finance the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was subjected to "excessive" abuse.

Fidget Spinners, Pacing, Note-Taking: Staying Awake In The Senate Chamber

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 21:50

Impeachment trial rules say senators are not to talk. They can't have their phones. And coffee is banned from the chamber. And so, some senators are grappling with something basic: staying awake.

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China Halts Transportation Out Of Wuhan To Contain Coronavirus. Could It Backfire?

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 20:22

Experts say China's move is unprecedented. Here's why they're opposed.

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Impeachment Trial Recap: Congress Has The Power, Democrats Argue

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 20:18

Rep. Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., laid out what he called the legal theory that supports the House's case against Trump. Democrats later argued Trump put himself before the nation.

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Actress Annabella Sciorra Testifies That Harvey Weinstein Raped Her

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 19:08

She is the first of six women expected to testify at his trial that Weinstein raped or sexually assaulted them. "I said, 'No, no,' but there was not much I could do at that point," Sciorra said.

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The End May Be Nearer: Doomsday Clock Moves Within 100 Seconds Of Midnight

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 18:44

The two-minute warning that had held over the past two years has now shrunk to 100 seconds before midnight on the Doomsday Clock set by the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists.

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'Like A Prisoner Being Let Free': Israel-Hamas Truce Lends Hope To Gaza's Jobless

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 17:08

Even before President Trump's peace deal comes to light, an informal arrangement between Israeli and Hamas leaders eased some restrictions on travel and trade out of Gaza.

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Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In Opioid Trial

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 16:29

His sentencing is the culmination of a months-long criminal trial that resulted in the first successful prosecution of pharmaceutical executives tied to the opioid epidemic.

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Pharmaceutical Executive John Kapoor Sentenced To 66 Months In Prison In Opioid Trial

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 16:29

His sentencing is the culmination of a months-long criminal trial that resulted in the first successful prosecution of pharmaceutical executives tied to the opioid epidemic.

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MAP: Confirmed Cases Of Wuhan Coronavirus

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 16:26

A look at the cities, provinces and countries where the deadly Wuhan coronavirus has spread.

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Tech Companies Take A Leading Role In Warning Of Foreign Cyber Threats

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 16:22

U.S. cybersecurity firms are making headlines with reports of online attacks by Russia and other foreign actors. Why are tech companies taking the lead, rather than the U.S. government?

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Don't Be Like Jeff Bezos. Here's How To Keep Your Phone Safe From Hackers

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:30

The world's richest man and high tech mastermind Jeff Bezos allegedly was hacked by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia. What do you need to know to protect your phone from perhaps less royal attacks?

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Jim Lehrer, Longtime PBS Anchor, Dies At 85

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 15:30

Lehrer chronicled such pivotal events as John F. Kennedy's assassination and the 1973 Senate Watergate Hearings. For years, he and lifelong friend Robert MacNeil co-anchored The MacNeil/Lehrer Report.

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Trump Administration Targets 'Birth Tourism' With New Visa Rule

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 14:50

Saying "birth tourism poses risks to national security," the State Department tells consular officials to deny a visa if they believe a potential visitor has the "primary purpose" of giving birth.

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Africa's Richest Woman Now Formally A Suspect In Angolan Corruption Probe

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 13:48

Prosecutors say Isabel dos Santos, billionaire daughter of Angola's ex-president, engaged in rampant financial misconduct — following the release of over 700,000 documents known as the Luanda Leaks.

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Can Airport Screening Help Stop The Spread Of Wuhan Coronavirus?

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 13:36

A new illness is spreading throughout China and other parts of the world, including one confirmed case in the U.S. As airports ramp up screening efforts, public health experts question if they help.

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Attorney General William Barr's Unwavering Support Of Trump, Explained

Thu, 01/23/2020 - 13:27

The New Yorker's David Rohde says Barr acts as Trump's political "sword and shield," which has made him the most feared, criticized and effective member of the president's cabinet.

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