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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

  • US accuses Russia of huge coronavirus disinformation campaign
    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.

  • Trump says Russia leak meant to hurt Sanders
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    Trump says Russia leak meant to hurt Sanders

    President Trump on Sunday called for an investigation into an apparent leak of classified intelligence on Russian interference in the 2020 presidential campaign and said it was meant to hurt Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

  • Two academics in their 70s who vanished from cottage are found alive
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    Two academics in their 70s who vanished from cottage are found alive

    Two academics in their 70s who disappeared from a Northern California rental cottage more than a week ago were found alive Saturday, authorities said. The Marin County Sheriff's Department said Carol Kiparsky, 77, and Ian Irwin, 72, were plucked by a helicopter crew from heavily wooded terrain above Tomales Bay. They were conscious and dehydrated when they were taken to a hospital in unknown condition, authorities said.

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

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

  • Ethiopian-Israeli lawmaker says seeking equality, Netanyahu's ouster
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    Ethiopian-Israeli lawmaker says seeking equality, Netanyahu's ouster

    The first Ethiopian-born Jewish woman elected to Israel's parliament, who said she is fighting for racial equality, has become a key player in the effort to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Pnina Tamano-Shata, a former television journalist first elected to the Knesset (parliament) in 2013, represents an Ethiopian-Israeli community that experts say could be pivotal in the country's March 2 vote. The election is Israel's third in less than a year and polls show another tight race between Netanyahu's right-wing Likud and the centrist Blue and White party, of which Tamano-Shata is a member.

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

  • Girl, 11, gave birth to baby allegedly fathered by brother
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    Girl, 11, gave birth to baby allegedly fathered by brother

    An 11-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by her brother gave birth at home, and now he and their parents are facing criminal charges. The girl gave birth to a boy in a bathtub in St. Charles, Missouri, according to a probable cause statement. Her biological brother, who is 17, was charged last week with incest, statutory rape and statutory sodomy of a person younger than 12, while her parents were charged with child endangerment.

  • 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
    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.

  • ‘It’s Unfair to Say Everything Was Bad’: Sanders Defends Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro
    National Review

    ‘It’s Unfair to Say Everything Was Bad’: Sanders Defends Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro

    Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt. praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro in an interview with CBS's 60 Minutes aired on Sunday. We're very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba but you know, it's unfair to simply say everything is bad.

  • 'Miracle' rescue: California couple found alive after disappearing on Valentine's Day hike
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    'Miracle' rescue: California couple found alive after disappearing on Valentine's Day hike

    The rescue of a married couple in their 70s who had been lost in the woods for more than a week is being hailed as a miracle by authorities in Northern California, who had given up hope of finding them alive. Carol Kiparsky, 77, and her husband, Ian Irwin, 72, were located in a densely forested area near a bay about 30 miles north of San Francisco on Saturday, two days after the Marin County Sheriff's Office had switched from search mode into a recovery mission. The Palo Alto couple had been missing since leaving their vacation cottage and getting lost on a Valentine's Day hike.

  • Buttigieg questions 3rd place finish in Nevada, cites errors
    Associated Press

    Buttigieg questions 3rd place finish in Nevada, cites errors

    Pete Buttigieg's campaign has questioned his third-place finish in Nevada's caucuses and called for the state's Democratic party to release a more detailed breakdown of votes and address reports of more than 200 problems allocating votes in Saturday's caucuses. But the Nevada State Democratic Party is suggesting that Buttigieg's campaign seek a recount if it wants to challenge results. In a letter sent to the state party Saturday night and provided to The Associated Press on Sunday, the Buttigieg campaign said the process of integrating four days of early voting into in-person caucuses held Saturday was “plagued with errors and inconsistencies.

  • 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
    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.

  • New global coronavirus infections spark more travel bans
    AFP

    New global coronavirus infections spark more travel bans

    Fears of a global coronavirus pandemic deepened on Monday as new deaths and infections in Europe, the Middle East and Asia triggered more drastic efforts to stop people travelling. The number of fatalities in China -- where the virus emerged last year -- also continued to soar, with 150 more deaths taking the official toll to nearly 2,600. Chinese authorities insist they are containing the virus, citing slowing infection rates, thanks to unprecedented lockdowns and quarantines in or near the outbreak's epicentre.

  • 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.

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

  • 'Frankly it's bulls***': CNN anchor boils over in interview with corrupt politician pardoned by Trump
    The Independent

    'Frankly it's bulls***': CNN anchor boils over in interview with corrupt politician pardoned by Trump

    In a fiery CNN segment, host Anderson Cooper called out an unrepentant Rod Blagojevich, on his third day out of prison following the commutation of his sentence by Donald Trump. Mr Blagojevich, the former Democratic governor of Illinois, imprisoned in late 2011 following convictions in 17 out of 20 corruption charges, claimed that he was a “political prisoner” not dissimilar to Nelson Mandela and made excuses as to why he should not have been in prison. Responding to his protestations and refusal to acknowledge established facts, Mr Cooper said: You got out.