• Missing 6-month-old boy found dead in cemetery after mom's arrest
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    NBC News

    Missing 6-month-old boy found dead in cemetery after mom's arrest

    Authorities found the body of a 6-month-old boy in a North Carolina cemetery hours after his mother was arrested and an Amber Alert was issued on his disappearance, the Matthews Police Department said on Saturday. The discovery of the infant's body began Friday night with a police search for his mother, Tamara Brown, "who is possibly suffering from a mental health disability" and who was reported missing, said police in Matthews, a town about 12 miles southeast of Charlotte. The mother was then found and arrested in connection to "a separate incident," Matthews Police said in a statement.

  • Sanders sends Democratic establishment into panic mode
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    Politico

    Sanders sends Democratic establishment into panic mode

    I've never had a day with so many people texting, emailing, calling me with so much doom and gloom,” said Matt Bennett of the center-left group Third Way after Sanders' win in Nevada. Bennett said moderates firmly believe a Sanders primary win would seal Donald Trump's reelection. It's this incredible sense that we're hurtling to the abyss.

  • 10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in Germany
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    Associated Press

    10,000 mourn victims of racist shooting rampage in Germany

    Around 10,000 protesters marched through the central German town of Hanau on Sunday to mourn the nine people who were killed by an immigrant-hating gunman four days ago. These days and hours are the blackest and darkest our town has ever experienced during peace times,” Hanau mayor Claus Kaminsky told the somber crowds, according to the German news agency dpa. But, he said, those who want to pull apart society won't succeed, “because we are more and we will prevent that.

  • Wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 in Georgia kills 6 people, including Virginia parents and their 3 children
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    USA TODAY

    Wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 in Georgia kills 6 people, including Virginia parents and their 3 children

    Six people were killed early Sunday in Georgia after police say a wrong-way driver crashed head-on into a car with five people, including three children. The crash happened just after 2 a.m. on Interstate 95 near an exit ramp in Liberty County, according to the Georgia State Police. A 77-year-old man, driving alone in a Lexus SUV, crashed head-on into another SUV while driving south in a northbound lane, GSP said in an emailed statement to USA TODAY.

  • Here Comes 1984: China's Regime Is An Existential Threat to the World
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    The National Interest

    Here Comes 1984: China's Regime Is An Existential Threat to the World

    The Chinese communist government increasingly poses an existential threat not just to its own 1.4 billion citizens but to the world at large. China is currently in a dangerously chaotic state. And why not, when a premodern authoritarian society leaps wildly into the brave new world of high-tech science in a single generation? Predictably, the Chinese Communist Party has not developed the social, political, or cultural infrastructure to ensure that its sophisticated industrial and biological research does not go rogue and become destructive to itself and to the billions of people who are on the importing end of Chinese products and protocols.

  • Italy quarantines towns, cancels Venice's Carnival amid surprise coronavirus outbreak
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    The Week

    Italy quarantines towns, cancels Venice's Carnival amid surprise coronavirus outbreak

    Italy jumped from three reported cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus last week to four deaths at least 190 people testing positive in the northern part of the country by Monday. In response, Italy quarantined a dozen towns and sent masked police officers to guard checkpoints, canceled soccer matches and closed schools, scrapped the final day of Milan Fashion Week, and called off Venice's Carnivale, its famed annual pre-Lenten masked bacchanalia. At the same time, Italian authorities pleaded for calm, noting that the virus has a lower mortality rate than the flu and that all four people who died were elderly.

  • Coronavirus Spread by a Second Coming ‘Cult’ Has Put South Korea on ‘Maximum Alert’
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    The Daily Beast

    Coronavirus Spread by a Second Coming ‘Cult’ Has Put South Korea on ‘Maximum Alert’

    This article was updated on February 23, 2020, at 11:55 p.m. local time in South Korea. SEOUL—A South Korean church whose founder says, rather mysteriously, that he represents the second coming of Christ on Earth and has unique insights into God's revelations is getting much of the blame for a major surge in the spread of the deadly coronavirus here. Fear of the disease now known as COVID-19 actually had been on the decline in South Korea until a fresh outbreak was traced to a 61-year-old woman who belonged to the Shincheonji Church in Daegu, a city of 2.4 million about 170 miles southeast of Seoul.

  • Malaysia in turmoil as Anwar denounces bid to bring down govt
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    AFP

    Malaysia in turmoil as Anwar denounces bid to bring down govt

    Malaysian politics was in turmoil Monday after leader-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim denounced a "betrayal" by coalition partners he said were trying to bring down the government, two years after it stormed to victory. Anwar's "Pact of Hope" alliance was thrown into crisis after his rivals within the coalition and opposition politicians met at the weekend reportedly to try to form a new government. Speculation is mounting that Anwar, who had been the presumptive successor to Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed, and his lawmakers would be left out of any new coalition, ending his hopes of becoming premier any time soon.

  • US accuses Russia of huge coronavirus disinformation campaign
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    The Independent

    US accuses Russia of huge coronavirus disinformation campaign

    US officials say thousands of social media accounts linked to Russia are part of a coordinated effort to spread disinformation about the new coronavirus. The campaign allegedly aims to damage the US's image and spread unfounded conspiracy theories that it is behind the outbreak which has infected nearly 78,000 globally and killed over 2,500 people. US State Department officials told AFP fake accounts were created and used on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram so the campaign could reach as many people as possible in multiple languages.

  • 10 Amazing Facts About Polar Bears
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    Popular Mechanics

    10 Amazing Facts About Polar Bears

    A few things you might not have known about the largest bear in the world. From Popular Mechanics

  • Biden's South Carolina advantage shrinks
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    NBC News

    Biden's South Carolina advantage shrinks

    For months, the state's African-American population has been seen as a kind of firewall for former Vice President Joe Biden - a group of voters who would support him even if he had a tough first few contests. The data show that Biden fares best among all the Democrats with the number of African-American voters who are "comfortable with" or "enthusiastic" about him, but the gap is not as wide as one might think. Almost 70 percent of African-American voters say they are comfortable/enthusiastic about Biden, while only 28 percent say they are uncomfortable or have reservations.

  • Man drives Jeep off 6-story roof of Los Angeles-area garage
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    Associated Press

    Man drives Jeep off 6-story roof of Los Angeles-area garage

    A man drove his Jeep off the the sixth floor of a Los Angeles-area parking garage early Sunday and was taken to a hospital in critical condition, authorities said. When officers arrived shortly after midnight, they found the destroyed vehicle up against a McDonald's restaurant across the street from the garage in Santa Monica, police said. Firefighters extricated him from the wreckage and took him to a local trauma center, where he was listed in critical condition, the Santa Monica Fire Department said.

  • California woman, boyfriend accused of killing 3 roommates over rent argument
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    USA TODAY

    California woman, boyfriend accused of killing 3 roommates over rent argument

    Police have arrested a 20-year-old woman and her boyfriend, both of whom are accused of killing her roommates over a possible rent dispute in a Southern California home. The couple, Jordan Guzman and her boyfriend Anthony McCloud, 18, was found and taken into custody Thursday after police alerted authorities in Las Vegas toa missing car belonging to one of the victims, 18-year-old Trinity Clyde. The three victims — Clyde, Wendy Lopez-Araiza, 46 and her daughter, Genesis Lopez-Araiza, 21 — were found dead Wednesday in their home in Hemet, about 76 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

  • China said it would relax its lockdown of Wuhan's 11 million residents, only to immediately reintroduce it
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    Business Insider

    China said it would relax its lockdown of Wuhan's 11 million residents, only to immediately reintroduce it

    Wuhan announced on Monday that some people who are deemed healthy will be allowed to leave the city, whose transport links have been severed since January 23. China's decision to lock down Wuhan and nearby cities is the largest quarantine in human history, with the World Health Organization calling it an unprecedented step that's it's not sure will work. The Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, relaxed the unprecedented quarantine restrictions on its 11 million citizens on Monday, only to almost immediately reverse that decision and reimpose the lockdown of the city.

  • New York's governor compares the 'virus of hate' to the coronavirus after bomb threats were emailed to 19 Jewish community centers in one morning
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    INSIDER

    New York's governor compares the 'virus of hate' to the coronavirus after bomb threats were emailed to 19 Jewish community centers in one morning

    Mike Groll/Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo A bomb threat was emailed to 19 Jewish Community Center locations in the US, including several in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference in Albany on Sunday. The threat was emailed to JCC email accounts at about 11:30 a.m. Sunday, the director of New York State's Director of Emergency Management said.

  • South Korea Signals Unprecedented Steps to Contain Outbreak
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    Bloomberg

    South Korea Signals Unprecedented Steps to Contain Outbreak

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in raised the country's infectious-disease alert level to the highest and signaled the potential for unprecedented steps to contain a coronavirus outbreak that has killed six and infected hundreds. The government ordered that schools delay resuming lessons after a holiday break as more than 600 people were confirmed to have been infected, a 20-fold surge in reported cases over five days. More than half are linked to members of Shincheonji Church of Jesus, an opaque religious sect, while almost an entire hospital psychiatric ward of over 110 patients and staff tested positive for the virus.

  • Pope appears to disapprove of Trump's Mideast peace plan
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    Yahoo News Video

    Pope appears to disapprove of Trump's Mideast peace plan

    Pope Francis on Sunday warned against "inequitable solutions" to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, saying they would only spark new crises, in an apparent reference to President Trump's Middle East peace proposal.

  • Grave of slain Iraq commander, a new anti-US magnet
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    AFP

    Grave of slain Iraq commander, a new anti-US magnet

    Clad in black, they joined wailing women and men beating their chests in grief at Wadi al-Salam (valley of peace), an ever expanding cemetery. All eyes were on the grave of Iraqi paramilitary commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. Killed alongside top Iranian general Qasem Soleimani in a US drone strike in Baghdad on January 3, Muhandis is now revered as a martyred icon of anti-American resistance.

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    Reuters

    Seven wounded in shooting at flea market in Houston

    A gunman opened fire at a flea market in Houston on Sunday, wounding seven people in an area known for its Hispanic community, with a suspect being taken into custody at the scene. "No one is critically wounded," Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said, adding that the victims were being taken to hospitals and that some injuries may have been a result of a bullet ricochet. "We believe at this point those are all minor, superficial type of wounds", Gonzalez said.

  • Trump’s National Security Adviser Conveniently Forgets His Boss’ Ties to Russia
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    The Daily Beast

    Trump’s National Security Adviser Conveniently Forgets His Boss’ Ties to Russia

    President Trump's national security adviser has expressed bewilderment at the idea of Russia wanting to boost Trump in the 2020 election—apparently forgetting entirely about the Kremlin's effort to sway the vote in 2016 and the president's penchant for echoing Russian propaganda. Instead, he dredged up a decades-old trip that Bernie Sanders took to Moscow. “Well, there are these reports that they want Bernie Sanders to get elected president,” Robert O'Brien told ABC News' This Week, according to a transcript.

  • Pacific NW winds shut interstate, fell tree that crushes man
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    Associated Press

    Pacific NW winds shut interstate, fell tree that crushes man

    High winds wreaked havoc on the Pacific Northwest on Sunday, closing a stretch of an interstate freeway in Oregon and toppling a large tree that crushed a man sleeping in an apartment complex in Washington state. The man was critically injured in Renton, Washington, after a tree fell on a six-unit apartment building during a morning of high winds and heavy rain. Elsewhere, Interstate 84 was closed in both directions between Pendleton and La Grande in northeast Oregon, about 200 miles (320 kilometers) east of Portland, because of a downer power line.

  • Two arrested as search for missing 15-month-old girl continues
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    NBC News

    Two arrested as search for missing 15-month-old girl continues

    A man and a woman have been arrested in connection to the disappearance of a 15-month-old girl from Tennessee who was last seen in December but only reported missing this week, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Friday night. Authorities said William McCloud and Angela Boswell were arrested in Wilkes County, North Carolina, about two hours southeast of Sullivan County, Tennessee, where missing toddler Evelyn Mae Boswell lived. The arrested pair were in a gray BMW that authorities said earlier they were searching for in connection to Evelyn's disappearance, NBC affiliate WCYB in Bristol, Virginia, reported.

  • China canceled the central event of its political calendar because of the coronavirus, a stark symbol of how it has lost control of the outbreak
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    Business Insider

    China canceled the central event of its political calendar because of the coronavirus, a stark symbol of how it has lost control of the outbreak

    China cancelled the central event of its political calendar after it became impossible to hold a mass gathering because of the deadly coronavirus outbreak ravaging the country. The annual meeting of the National People's Congress in Beijing was due to start on March, but will now be delayed to an unspecified time. New arrivals to Beijing are currently placed in a 14-day quarantine, making the logistics of a large-scale event almost impossible.

  • Ira Hayes raised the flag on Iwo Jima. 75 years later, he still inspires this Indian community.
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    USA TODAY

    Ira Hayes raised the flag on Iwo Jima. 75 years later, he still inspires this Indian community.

    Growing up on the Gila River Indian Community south of Phoenix, Brian Alphus Jr. is familiar with the story of Ira Hayes. Hayes went on to worldwide fame, captured in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of six U.S. Marines raising an American flag over Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II. He was the one at the far left reaching for the flagpole. "Ira was an idol to the community, a hero and a role model," said Alphus, who added that he didn't have "a father role model" in his life and veterans like Hayes help fill the gap.

  • How China Is Humiliating Pakistan
    World
    The National Interest

    How China Is Humiliating Pakistan

    Inside Pakistan, India is an obsession. Communal violence surrounding the 1947 partition of India claimed up to two million lives. India and Pakistan subsequently fought three wars: In 1965, when India retaliated for Pakistani efforts to infiltrate forces into Jammu and Kashmir, in 1971 against the backdrop of the Bangladeshi War of Independence, and again in 1999, when Indian forces pushed back against a Pakistani offensive in Kargil, along the line-of-control.