• Sanders and Bloomberg exchange blows as Democratic race heats up
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    Sanders and Bloomberg exchange blows as Democratic race heats up

    The gloves continue to come off in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, with Bernie Sanders accusing billionaire Mike Bloomberg of buying the election and attacking the former New York City mayor's record on race, and Bloomberg taking a swipe at the Vermont senator and his fervent supporters. On Sunday, Sanders launched his latest offensive against Bloomberg at a Democratic Party dinner in Las Vegas, where he denounced “stop and frisk” policing that disproportionately targeted African-Americans during Bloomberg's tenure as mayor. Bloomberg, who has apologized for his past support of the NYPD's stop-and-frisk tactics, responded in a tweet that included a video clip featuring alleged Sanders supporters — their names are blurred out — attacking other candidates' fans on social media.

  • 14 Americans test positive for coronavirus after evacuation from quarantined cruise ship
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    14 Americans test positive for coronavirus after evacuation from quarantined cruise ship

    Fourteen Americans who were among the hundreds evacuated from a quarantined cruise ship off Yokohama, Japan, on Sunday have tested positive for the novel coronavirus that has claimed nearly 1,800 lives in a growing outbreak in China. More than 300 U.S. citizens and their immediate family members who had been passengers on the Diamond Princess cruise ship were taken off the vessel and repatriated back to the United States on two chartered flights that landed at the Travis Air Force Base in California and the Lackland Air Force Base in Texas early Monday. In a statement, a Department of State spokesperson said Monday that the American evacuees were all deemed asymptomatic and fit to fly before being processed for evacuation.

  • Wisconsin mother, two daughters found dead after Amber Alert issued; boyfriend arrested
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    Wisconsin mother, two daughters found dead after Amber Alert issued; boyfriend arrested

    A mother and two daughters who were the subjects of an Amber Alert were found dead Sunday afternoon, the victims of an apparent homicide, police said. Amarah J. Banks, 26; Zaniya R. Ivery, 5; and Camaria Banks, 4, were found in a garage, Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said at a news conference. One count of felony aggravated battery was filed against him Saturday in Milwaukee County, according to online court records.

  • Fast-food companies in China step up ‘contactless’ pickup, delivery as coronavirus rages
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    Fast-food companies in China step up ‘contactless’ pickup, delivery as coronavirus rages

    With the coronavirus outbreak in China continuing to spread, McDonald's Corp, Starbucks Corp and other fast-food companies are ramping up "contactless" pickup and delivery services to keep their workers and customers safe, the companies said. McDonald's has implemented contactless pickup and delivery of Big Macs, fries and other menu items across the China as the outbreak has unfolded. Customers order remotely – on mobile phones or by computers in store – and employees seal the meals in bags and put them in a special spot for pickup without human contact, McDonald's says on its website.

  • 'Red flag' gun-control proposal is a recipe for decreased safety and less freedom
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    USA TODAY Opinion

    'Red flag' gun-control proposal is a recipe for decreased safety and less freedom

    The last thing these women want is an out-of-state billionaire telling them what to do. But that's exactly what New York billionaire and former mayor Michael Bloomberg is trying to do. Bloomberg's group Everytown for Gun Safety is buying $250,000 in television ads in Iowa to pressure lawmakers into adopting a “red flag” measure — a dangerous gun control scheme that would leave law-abiding Iowans defenseless.

  • Inside the Family's Manhattan Apartment
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    Inside the Family's Manhattan Apartment

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  • Egypt’s top prosecutor denies activist was tortured
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    Egypt’s top prosecutor denies activist was tortured

    Egypt's chief prosecutor on Sunday denied allegations that the police tortured a human rights activist and vocal critic of President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi. Police detained Patrick George Zaki, 28, an Egyptian student at the University of Bologna in Italy, after he arrived in Cairo earlier this month on what was supposed to be a brief visit home. Zaki told his lawyers he'd been tortured with electric shocks, beaten and blindfolded during interrogations about his activism, according to the Egyptian Initiative for Personal Rights.

  • Hitler's Submarines Almost Launched A Missile Attack On America
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    Hitler's Submarines Almost Launched A Missile Attack On America

    Key point: Most Allied commanders were skeptical that there was a genuine threat to the continental United States—save for certain leaders of the U.S. Navy. In the closing weeks of World War II in Europe, American intelligence determined that a detachment of German submarines had been dispatched to launch a cruise missile attack on the East Coast of the United States. The U.S. Navy deployed forty-six ships and dozens of aircraft to annihilate the incoming submarine wolf pack.

  • Costa Rican police find six tonnes of cocaine in biggest ever haul
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    Costa Rican police find six tonnes of cocaine in biggest ever haul

    Police in Costa Rica have found almost 6 tonnes of cocaine in a shipping container, leading to the country's biggest ever drug seizure. The drugs, which weighed 5,800kg, were discovered on Friday evening in Limón in a container of flowers due to be sent to Rotterdam, Holland, according to the Costan Rican national newspaper La Nación. In a press conference on Saturday afternoon, interior minister Michael Soto Rojas confirmed it was the largest ever drug seizure in Costa Rica.

  • Buttigieg: I won't 'take lectures on family values' from Rush Limbaugh
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    Buttigieg: I won't 'take lectures on family values' from Rush Limbaugh

    Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg had a simple response on Sunday when asked about conservative talk show host Rush Limbaugh's questioning whether Americans are ready to back a gay candidate for president. "I'm proud of my husband," he said.

  • Joe Biden blasts Bernie Sanders over health care, gun control, and his supporters' online behavior
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    The Week

    Joe Biden blasts Bernie Sanders over health care, gun control, and his supporters' online behavior

    Former Vice President Joe Biden zeroed in this weekend on one of his top competitors, who many consider to have eclipsed him as the Democratic presidential frontrunner. In an interview set to air on NBC's Meet the Press on Sunday, Biden waded into a controversy surrounding Sanders supporters who have been accused of threatening members of Nevada's Culinary Workers Union for not backing Sanders' Medicare-for-all proposal. Biden said Sanders isn't necessarily directly responsible for such behavior, but he's not sure he's done enough to put a stop to it, either.

  • Passenger Confirmed to Have Coronavirus After Leaving Cruise Ship That Docked in Cambodia
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    Time

    Passenger Confirmed to Have Coronavirus After Leaving Cruise Ship That Docked in Cambodia

    A passenger on a cruise ship that was denied entry from several countries amid concerns about the spread of a deadly coronavirus was confirmed to be infected with the novel coronavirus after she and her husband disembarked when the ship was allowed to dock in Cambodia. The 83-year-old American woman, who had been on board the Holland America Line ship the Westerdam, was stopped at the Kuala Lumpur airport in Malaysia after going through thermal temperature scanners, and later tested positive for the coronavirus, officially named called COVID-19, according to the Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister Wan Azizah Wan Ismail. Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and the U.S. territory of Guam had all denied the ship's entry, on concerns over the outbreak, despite repeated statements from cruise officials that there were no known cases of the virus on board, before Cambodia agreed to allow the ship to dock.

  • DNC announces debate qualification threshold for South Carolina
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    DNC announces debate qualification threshold for South Carolina

    To qualify for an upcoming presidential debate in South Carolina, candidates will need to have won at least one delegate in earlier primary contests or cross a polling threshold of 10 percent nationally or 12 percent in the Palmetto State, the Democratic National Committee announced Saturday. The rules are barely changed from the qualification threshold the party set for next week's debate in Las Vegas, hosted by NBC News and MSNBC, which could be former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's first appearance on the stage if he qualifies in time. The party's debates are now coming quickly as the pace of contests picks up, following the Iowa Caucuses and New Hampshire primary earlier this month.

  • Trump blames border wall falling over on 'big winds'
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    Trump blames border wall falling over on 'big winds'

    President Trump has blamed reports about a section of his border wall falling over on the “Fake News,” claiming in a tweet the part of the wall fell due to “big winds” and had since been fixed “forever.

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    Reuters

    Gunmen kill 24 in attack on Burkina Faso church

    Gunmen killed twenty-four people, including a pastor, in an attack on a church during Sunday mass in northwestern Burkina Faso, four security sources told Reuters on Monday. It was not immediately clear who was responsible for the attack, which comes as jihadist groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State seek to gain control over once peaceful rural Burkina Faso, fuelling ethnic and religious conflict. The violence threatens to upend traditionally peaceful relations between Burkina Faso's majority Muslim community and its Christians, who represent up to a quarter of the population.

  • 'Ice volcanoes' are erupting on a Lake Michigan beach. Here's what they look like.
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    'Ice volcanoes' are erupting on a Lake Michigan beach. Here's what they look like.

    An ice volcano is a cone-shaped mound of ice formed over a terrestrial lake by the eruption of water and slush through an ice shelf. "Ice volcanoes occur in locations in which waves hit accumulated ice on the shoreline with some force," said Cort Spholten, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service of Grand Rapids. "We were cold enough to form ice on the shore of Lake Michigan and water had broken the surface of that ice," Spholten said.

  • Remember When Iran Took Out Saddam Hussein's Navy In One Day—With American-Made Jets?
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    The National Interest

    Remember When Iran Took Out Saddam Hussein's Navy In One Day—With American-Made Jets?

    Key Point: In Operation Morvarid (“Pearl”) not only did they hope to take the Iraqi radars out of the picture but also Baghdad's vital oil infrastructure. On September 22, 1980 Saddam Hussein launched Iraq into a full-scale invasion of Iran—hoping to capitalize on Iran's instability due to the Iranian Revolution. Khorramshahr and Abadan, two major Iranian port cities just across and downstream the Shatt-al-Arab river from the major Iraqi oil-exporting port of Basra, were priority targets.

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    Bloomberg

    Sudan’s Ousted Leader Quizzed in Probe Into Islamist Financing

    Bashir, who was sentenced to two years in a rehabilitation facility in December for illicit possession of foreign currencies, appeared in front of the General Prosecutor on Sunday, according to a statement. It's the latest legal development for the 76-year-old former president, who was overthrown by the army in April after mass protests and is wanted by the International Criminal Court on accusations of war crimes in the western region of Darfur. Sudan's transitional government last week indicated he may face the ICC on those charges as part of a deal with rebels, though it wasn't immediately clear if he would be surrendered to the Hague or stand trial in another way.

  • Judge sets Tuesday phone hearing in Roger Stone case
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    Judge sets Tuesday phone hearing in Roger Stone case

    The judge handling the criminal case that set off a white-hot, national political controversy last week — the prosecution of President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone — has ordered both sides to take part in a telephone hearing Tuesday to discuss the status of the case. U.S. District Court Judge Amy Berman Jackson issued the unusual Sunday order after the entire four-person prosecution team withdrew from the case following Attorney General Bill Barr's intervention to rescind their recommendation of a seven-to-nine year sentence for Stone. The move set off a furor inside and outside the Justice Department, with Barr facing accusations he was politicizing the department by seeking to favor Trump's friends.

  • Biden says he'd 'disown' anyone who made online attacks like Bernie Sanders' supporters
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    Biden says he'd 'disown' anyone who made online attacks like Bernie Sanders' supporters

    Associated Press/John Locher Former Vice President Joe Biden told NBC's "Meet The Press" he'd "disown" anyone who behaved online like Bernie Sanders' supporters. Sanders recently came under fire after some of his purported supporters bombarded leaders of the Culinary Workers Union with abusive and sexist messages after the union criticized "Medicare for All." Sanders himself has denounced the attacks and suggested they were not truly coming from his own supporters.

  • A woman's side-by-side images show the reality behind the 'perfect' Instagram photo
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    A woman's side-by-side images show the reality behind the 'perfect' Instagram photo

    A 23-year-old woman named Sara Puhto has been posting "Instagram versus Reality" photos since 2016. Sara Puhto has been posting "Instagram versus Reality" photos since 2016. "It made me feel insecure and bad about my body because I was comparing my body to theirs," Puhto said of people she saw on social media.

  • Man who left puppy to drown in cage sentenced to 1 year for animal cruelty
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    Man who left puppy to drown in cage sentenced to 1 year for animal cruelty

    A New Jersey man who tried to leave an 8-month-old puppy to drown in a cage was sentenced to a year in state prison Friday. Aaron Davis, 36, was convicted of fourth-degree animal cruelty in December after leaving the pit bull in a cage along the rising tide of Sandy Hook Bay in July 2018, according to the Monmouth County Prosecutor. Luckily, a passerby noticed the crate in the early morning hours and climbed down a rocky barrier to save the puppy, who was later named River.

  • Ocasio-Cortez faces 13 challengers – but can anyone unseat her?
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    The Guardian

    Ocasio-Cortez faces 13 challengers – but can anyone unseat her?

    We don't see a lot of young people accomplish a lot because they're afraid – and she's not afraid. We knew who she was when we sent her, that she'd make a noise, and making a noise was why we sent her Abdul Abbas That's not how all see it. The first-term congresswoman is facing eight Republican and five Democratic candidates aiming to unseat her.

  • Leaked data shows China's Uighurs detained due to religion
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    Leaked data shows China's Uighurs detained due to religion

    When a Chinese government mass detention campaign engulfed Memtimin Emer's native Xinjiang region three years ago, the elderly Uighur imam was swept up and locked away, along with three of his sons. The database profiles the internment of 311 individuals with relatives abroad in Karakax County, and lists information on more than 2,000 of their relatives, neighbors and friends. Taken as a whole, the database offers the fullest view yet into how Chinese officials decided who to put into and let out of detention camps, as part of a crackdown that has locked away more than a million ethnic minorities, most of them Muslims.

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    Reuters

    Quake hits near Iranian island, no casualties

    A magnitude 5.8 earthquake hit near southern Iran's Qeshm island in the Gulf on Sunday, the official IRNA news agency reported, but a local official said there were no reports of casualties and only minor damage. "So far, there has been no loss of life reported," the governor of Qeshm, Alireza Nasri, told IRNA. The United States Geological Survey gave the magnitude of the quake as 5.5.