• Latinos, Sanders's secret weapon in Nevada, could make him unstoppable on Super Tuesday
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    Yahoo News

    Latinos, Sanders's secret weapon in Nevada, could make him unstoppable on Super Tuesday

    If anyone is responsible for the huge Latino outreach effort that has helped propel Sanders to the front of the Democratic pack, it's Rocha. The innovative program is a dramatic contrast to 2016, when Clinton had highly specialized minority outreach operations and Sanders struggled to woo voters of color. This time around the Sanders campaign really has invested, and you see them everywhere,” says an operative who worked on Latino outreach for the Clinton campaign in 2016 and then worked with a 2020 candidate who left the race.

  • A California man drove his Jeep off the roof of a six-level parking garage and crashed into a McDonald's, police say
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    USA TODAY

    A California man drove his Jeep off the roof of a six-level parking garage and crashed into a McDonald's, police say

    Police in California are investigating after a man drove his Jeep off the roof of a six-level parking garage and into a McDonald's across the street. Police responded just after midnight Sunday and found a newer-model Jeep against a building, the Santa Monica Police Department said in a press release. The Santa Monica Fire Department reported it received information that the Jeep had been driven off the top of a parking garage.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • Islamic Jihad launches new round of rockets towards Israel
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    AFP

    Islamic Jihad launches new round of rockets towards Israel

    Islamic Jihad fired a further volley of rockets and mortars from Gaza towards Israel Monday, following a flare-up between the group and the Jewish state that triggered school, road and train closures in southern Israel. Israel's army said in a statement that 20 "projectiles" had been fired from the Palestinian enclave on Monday, 18 of them intercepted by its air defence systems. On Sunday, in response to Israel's killing of a militant along the border, Islamic Jihad launched more than 20 rockets from Gaza into Israel.

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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.

  • 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.

  • Entrance polls show Sanders winning nearly every demographic in Nevada
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    The Week

    Entrance polls show Sanders winning nearly every demographic in Nevada

    What do union households, non-union households, men, women, and just about every other demographic in Nevada have in common? Not only did Sanders have a sizable lead when it came to early caucus results on Saturday, but these polls indicated his message has proved universal. According to entrance polls taken Saturday for The Washington Post and other news outlets, former Vice President Joe Biden is leading the Democratic field in attracting black caucusgoers and those age 65 and older, by nine and eight percentage points, respectively.

  • 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.

  • Federal judge rejects Roger Stone's request for her recusal
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    Federal judge rejects Roger Stone's request for her recusal

    A federal judge denied former Trump adviser Roger Stone's request that she recuse herself from a potential new trial, saying in an order Sunday that there was no factual or legal basis for Stone's claims. The judge, Amy Berman Jackson, of U.S. District Court in Washington, sentenced Stone to three years and four months in prison last week for obstructing a congressional investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. In court papers filed Friday, Stone's lawyers claimed that Jackson couldn't impartially evaluate his request for a new trial over allegations of juror misconduct.

  • Police: Couple forced boys off road, angered by Trump flags
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    Associated Press

    Police: Couple forced boys off road, angered by Trump flags

    A northwestern Indiana couple allegedly used a car to force two teenage boys off a road, angered that the twin brothers were riding bicycles adorned with flags supporting President Donald Trump, before ripping one of the sibling's flag from his bike, police said Friday. Hobart police said Snapchat videos helped officers secure charges against Kyren Gregory Perry-Jones, 23, and Cailyn Marie Smith, 18, in connection with a July 22 incident. Police Capt. James Gonzales said the Hobart couple are accused of driving in their car, running the 14-year-old boys off of the road, and making threats toward them.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Iraqi lawmakers schedule confidence vote amid US calls for protection
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    AFP

    Iraqi lawmakers schedule confidence vote amid US calls for protection

    Iraqi lawmakers on Monday scheduled a confidence vote for the government of prime minister-designate Mohammad Allawi later this week, as the US called for the premier to protect its troops. Allawi, who was named as a consensus candidate by Iraq's divided political parties on February 1, had called for a Monday vote, following months of protests demanding a complete government overhaul. His request was backed by his predecessor Adel Abdel Mahdi, deputy parliament speaker Hassan Karim al-Kaabi, and Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr who threatened to organise mass rallies outside parliament unless lawmakers back Allawi's government in a confidence vote this week.

  • Trump administration backs off sending coronavirus patients to Alabama -governor
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    Reuters

    Trump administration backs off sending coronavirus patients to Alabama -governor

    The Trump administration has backed off plans to quarantine patients from the Diamond Princess cruise ship stricken with coronavirus at a federal facility in Alabama, the state's governor and a U.S. senator said on Sunday. The news came as worry grew over the spread outside China of the sometimes fatal virus, with a spike in the number of cases found in South Korea, Iran and Italy. Experts were baffled over outbreaks with no clear link to China.

  • How China Is Humiliating Pakistan
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    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.

  • Democrats Have Already Conceded to Bernie
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    National Review

    Democrats Have Already Conceded to Bernie

    After the results this Saturday, Bernie Sanders is the runaway front-runner for the Democratic nomination. The men and women running to be the Democratic nominee for president were asked a hypothetical question about whether they would support nominating the candidate who goes into the Democratic convention in the lead while still being short of locking up the nomination by the party's rules. Only Bernie Sanders said yes, everyone else said no, they'd wait to see what happens in further votes.

  • Climate change could be a 'catastrophic' national security threat, report warns
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    USA TODAY

    Climate change could be a 'catastrophic' national security threat, report warns

    Climate change could turn into a "catastrophic" threat to national and global security in the coming decades, warns a new report released Monday. "Even at scenarios of low warming, each region of the world will face severe risks to national and global security in the next three decades," the report states. The report, titled “A Security Threat Assessment of Global Climate Change: How Likely Warming Scenarios Indicate a Catastrophic Security Future" was released Monday by the Center for Climate and Security, a non-partisan security policy institute.

  • Probe into abuse at America's oldest deaf school finds 'appalling truths'
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    NBC News

    Probe into abuse at America's oldest deaf school finds 'appalling truths'

    An investigation into inappropriate conduct at America's oldest school for deaf people corroborated multiple allegations of sexual and physical abuse that stretched decades, school officials said. In a report, officials at the American School for the Deaf, in West Hartford, Connecticut, said Friday that the allegations involved former dorm supervisors, a maintenance worker, a dean and the school's longtime executive director. "The results of this investigation reveal startling and appalling truths," Executive Director Jeffrey S. Bravin and Catherine Burns, president of the board of directors, said in the report.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Countdown Begins to Possible End of U.S. War in Afghanistan
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    The New York Times

    Countdown Begins to Possible End of U.S. War in Afghanistan

    The United States and the Taliban started the clock early Saturday on a plan to end America's longest war after more than 18 years, beginning with what they hope will be seven days of greatly reduced violence in Afghanistan. If the weeklong, partial truce holds, the two sides have agreed, they will meet on Feb. 29 to sign an agreement laying out a timetable for the U.S. to withdraw its troops. The pact is also meant to clear the way for peace talks involving the Taliban and the government in Kabul, and U.S. officials point to the reduction in hostilities as the first link in a fragile chain of events that could deliver peace in Afghanistan after more than four decades of conflict.