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This map shows the latest spread of the coronavirus

The total number of coronavirus cases grew as of Friday, with at least 41 people dead and more than 1300 people around the world sickened.

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Voice of America
Trump's Lawyers Prepare to Mount Defense in Senate Impeachment Trial

Democrats have concluded three days of opening arguments in the Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump, setting the stage for the president’s lawyers to present their case in the days ahead. As VOA’s Michael Bowman reports, House impeachment managers painstakingly argued for Trump’s conviction and removal from office, but ...

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Voice of America
President Trump Becomes First in History to Speak at March for Life

U.S. President Donald Trump became the first president ever to attend the annual March for Life rally, which is for the opponents of abortion. The event is held annually on or near the anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized abortion. The president’s appearance before a friendly conservative crowd was ...

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Reuters
Turkey quake kills at least 22, rescuers dig for survivors

The death toll from a powerful earthquake in eastern Turkey reached 22 on Saturday, as rescuers searched for an estimated 22 more people trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings.

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Reuters
U.S. says 34 troops diagnosed with traumatic brain injury after Iran strike

The Pentagon said on Friday that 34 service members had been diagnosed with traumatic brain injury following missile strikes by Iran on a base in Iraq earlier this month, a number higher than the military had previously announced.

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Sputnik News
NPR Reporter Says Pompeo Exploded at Her, Asked if She Could Find Ukraine on Map

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly shouted at a reporter for NPR after an interview in response to being questioned about Ukraine and other issues at the center of the impeachment trial against President Trump.

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The Guardian
Trump impeachment trial: Republicans signal shortened session for Saturday

President’s lawyers will start making their case at 10amLonger, more meaningful session expected for MondayRepublican lawmakers and Donald Trump’s legal team have signaled that Saturday’s impeachment proceedings would not go all day as they prepare to launch a full-throated defense of the president. Related: The key takeaways from day three of the impeachment trial Continue reading...

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Reuters
FAA tells U.S. airlines it could approve MAX return to service before ...

Federal Aviation Administrator Steve Dickson called senior U.S. airline officials on Friday and told them the agency could approve the grounded Boeing 737 MAX's return to service before mid-year - a faster time frame than the planemaker suggested this week, people briefed on the calls said.

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NBC News
Rapper YG arrested in Los Angeles days before Grammy appearance

YG posted bail on the robbery charge, was released by Friday night, and his attorney has said he expects him to perform.

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Voice of America
New Trump Administration Rules Target 'Birth Tourism'

The Trump administration announced Thursday new visa rules to stop what is known as “birth tourism.” The new guidelines state the U.S. can deny tourist visas to pregnant women if consular officers determine that the applicant is traveling to give birth in the United States, in order to secure the child U.S. citizenship. VOA’s Ardita Dunellari has more from Washington.

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CNN
Professor called the police after a student refused to move seats

Waiting for a friend at Starbucks. Working out. Moving into a new apartment. Eating lunch. These are some of the mundane activities done by black people that ended with the police being called.

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The Hill
Parnas says he has turned over tape of Trump calling for diplomat's firing

Lev Parnas, an associate of Rudy Giuliani who is at the center of Congress' impeachment proceedings, said Friday he had given congressional Democrats a 2018 recording of President Trump discussing the dismissal of then-U....

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Reuters
Trump speaks with British PM Johnson about telecoms security: White House

U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday discussed the security of telecommunications networks with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the White House said, as Britain nears a decision on Huawei's role in the country's future 5G network.

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New York Times
Greta Thunberg Joins Climate March on Her Last Day in Davos

Ms. Thunberg, who has been rebuking world leaders for inaction on climate change, said she was not deterred by critics who called her concerns overblown.

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CNN
Ex-California doctor extradited from Israel after $50 million cosmetic surgery scam

A former Southern California doctor is back in the US from Israel to serve his sentence for a $50 million plastic surgery insurance scam, the Department of Justice said.

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CNN
What it will take to stop the Wuhan coronavirus

On this date 17 years ago, I was covering the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) virus for several months as it spread across Asia, eventually reaching 37 countries, sickening more than 8,098 people and killing 774 of them.

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CNN
Delta fined $50,000 over allegations it discriminated against Muslim ...

The US Department of Transportation ordered Delta Air Lines on Friday to pay a $50,000 fine to settle allegations it violated federal law by discriminating against Muslim passengers.

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CNN
Ex-warden of the prison where Jeffrey Epstein died has a new job

The former warden of the New York prison where Jeffrey Epstein died last year is getting a new job at another federal penitentiary as federal authorities continue investigating the multimillionaire's death, a Bureau of Prisons spokesperson told CNN.

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Forbes
Clayton Christensen, The Gentle Giant Of Innovation (1952–2020)

With Clay Christensen’s passing this past week, the world lost a luminary who leaves behind a treasure trove of writings, recordings and impactful relationships to inspire innovators and thinkers in all fields for generations to come.

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CNN
Online retailers told to do more to police counterfeit goods

Officials from the Department of Homeland Security and the White House said Friday that they are taking steps to shift more of the burden of tackling counterfeit goods to e-commerce hubs like Amazon, a response to an April 2019 presidential memo.

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Breitbart
Jerry Nadler: If You Don't Remove Trump, He Will Be a 'Dictator'

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) told the Senate during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial on Friday that if it failed to remove Trump from office, he would become a "dictator."

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The Verge
US pulls rule that would have made it harder for American companies to sell to Huawei

Illustration by Alex Castro / The Verge The US Department of Commerce has pulled a potential regulation would have made it more difficult for US companies to sell to Huawei, according to sources who spoke with the Wall Street Journal, after the Pentagon and Treasury Department protested the rule. Right now, US companies can sell chips or other electronic goods to Huawei from their overseas ...

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Forbes
Eli Manning Bids Farewell To A Career He Crafted His Way

In a moving retirement ceremony, Giants quarterback Eli Manning said goodbye to his playing days that he carefully crafted his way,

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CNBC
Senator asks Tesla to rebrand its Autopilot feature because it can confuse ...

Sen. Edward Markey said his two recommendations come after media reports that show Tesla drivers abusing the Autopilot system.

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New York Times
Shooting in Germany Leaves 6 Dead

The police said they believed the gunman, who surrendered, was related to the victims. All were killed at an inn in a small southwest German town.

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Business Insider
Google is walking back changes to its search design that blurred the lines ...

Google said it had heard users' feedback and that it would begin testing different designs for desktop search results.

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Reuters
Bulgaria expels two Russian diplomats for espionage

Bulgaria expelled two Russian diplomats who prosecutors suspect were involved in espionage and gave them 48 hours to leave the Balkan country, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

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