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Though falling in China, new coronavirus infections are up elsewhere as the outbreak continues its global spread. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of Democratic voters will hit caucus sites across Nevada today in the first presidential contest out West.
U.S. lawmakers were reportedly warned last week by a top intelli- gence official that Moscow’s already meddling in the 2020 election in order to re- elect President Donald Trump. Meanwhile, South Korean Prime Minister Chung Se-kyun says his country has “entered an emergency phase” as more than 100 new infections cropped up since Wednesday.
Billionaire presidential contender Michael Bloomberg and Sen. Bernie Sanders were on the receiving end of fiery attacks during yesterday’s Democratic debate in Las Vegas. Meanwhile, federal authorities say they’ve taken over an investigation into an overnight rampage at two hookah bars in the German city of Hanau that left at least nine people dead and four injured.
President Donald Trump either pardoned or commuted the sentences of 11 people yesterday, most of them wealthy White men convicted of corruption, lying or fraud over the past few decades. Meanwhile, new coronavirus infections in mainland China fell for the second straight day.
Although the number of new coronavirus infections fell below 2,000 for the first time since January, the head of a Wuhan hospital died today. Meanwhile, facing hundreds of lawsuits spanning decades of alleged sexual abuse, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection today.
Reportedly flying with 44 infected passengers tented away from fellow travelers, some 400 U.S. citizens wearing sophisticated respirator masks were flown out of Japan this morning on two repurposed cargo planes. Meanwhile, more than 1,100 former Justice Department official say Attorney General William Barr should resign.
The virus officially called COVID-19, which has killed 1,526 and infected 67,097, is sparking remarkable moves by governments, including a U.S. evacuation of quarantined Americans aboard a cruise ship in Japan, Meanwhile, Iran is gearing up for elections.
The coronavirus death toll is now approaching 1,400 as Chinese health officials counted another 5,090 new cases. Meanwhile, the White House shrugged off an explosive claim by Attorney General William Barr that President Donald Trump’s constant tweeting makes it “impossible” to work.
Chinese authorities clocked 15,152 new coronavirus cases and recorded another 254 deaths on the outbreak’s deadliest day yet. Meanwhile, just one week after President Donald Trump’s acquittal in the Senate’s impeachment trial, critics worry he’s roaring back against his perceived foes with a vengeance.
With around 26 percent of the vote, Sen. Bernie Sanders has walked away the winner of New Hampshire’s Democratic primary. Meanwhile, for the second day in a row, Chinese officials reported a drop in new coronavirus infections, though the death toll has now reached 1,113.
Chinese officials notched another grim record Tuesday as single-day deaths from the coronavirus outbreak reached triple digits. Meanwhile, Democratic presidential hopefuls duked it out in New Hampshire ahead of today’s primary, showcasing their range of ideological differences.
The current coronavirus epidemic has surpassed the 774 killed by SARS in 2002-2003 — and Sunday was its deadliest day yet, with 97 deaths. Meanwhile, The heaviest rains in 30 years drenched Sydney and surrounding New South Wales state, bringing blessed relief from bushfires that have devastated the region.
It’s been President Donald Trump’s best week ever, some say, with an impeachment acquittal, but Friday he cleaned house, firing two men who’d testified against him in Congress. Meanwhile, an American in Wuhan becomes the first non-Chinese patient to die from coronavirus.
Facing what they call “wartime conditions,” Chinese officials are doubling down on their battle against the outbreak. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump celebrated his Wednesday acquittal in the Senate by lashing out at the people who allegedly conspired to sink his presidency.
In a widely expected move, the U.S. Senate acquitted President Donald Trump of both articles of impeachment yesterday. Meanwhile, China logged 73 new coronavirus fatalities Thursday to reach a death toll of 563.
In last night’s State of the Union address, President Donald Trump hailed what he described as unbridled economic progress. Meanwhile, partial figures from Iowa’s caucuses showed Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders in the lead.
Iowa Democratic Party leaders say “quality checks” and inconsistencies are to blame for a delay in releasing the hotly anticipated results of the high-profile caucus. Meanwhile, as the coronavirus outbreak continues, Beijing has offered an uncharacteristically honest assessment of how it’s handled the crisis.
Having infected 17,000 people in some 25 nations, China’s ongoing coronavirus outbreak is “almost certainly” becoming a global pandemic, top infectious disease experts believe., Meanwhile, groups of Democrats will meet in public halls today to choose which candidate they want to face President Donald Trump in November.
As of the stroke of 11 last night, the United Kingdom ended its 47 years as a European Union member, ending a struggle that polarized the nation, which marked the moment with celebrations and candlelight vigils. Meanwhile Senate Republicans voted 51-49 against allowing witnesses or new documents in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial.
President Donald Trump appears poised for a swift acquittal in the Senate as Democrats have all but lost the battle for witness testimony. Meanwhile, after nearly 9,700 confirmed cases and 213 fatalities, the World Health Organization has finally raised the global red flag over the coronavirus outbreak.
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