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A woman wearing a face mask walks across a bridge in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, already on lockdown, banned most vehicle use downtown and Hong Kong said it would close schools for two weeks as authorities scrambled Saturday to stop the spread of an illness that is known to have infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41, according to officials. . (Chinatopix via AP)
Virus death toll in China rises as Xi calls situation graveThe new virus has accelerated its spread in China with 56 deaths so far in what the country's leader called a grave situation
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Philanthropist Makes $1B PromiseGeorge Soros made a big promise Thursday, and it's gonna cost him. The wealthy philanthropist announced he'll donate $1 billion toward liberal-arts education in a worldwide network of universities, the Guardian reports. It will be "the most important and enduring project of my life," he said at the World Economic...
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KFC Sorry for Ad in Which Boys Gawk at CleavageKFC has apologized over a "sexist" ad released in Australia, showing two young boys gaping at a woman in a low-cut top. The woman is seen adjusting her top while looking at her reflection in the tinted window of a parked car, which suddenly slides down to show the boys...
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Epstein Pal's Email Was Hacked: LetterOld pals of Jeffrey Epstein, look out: Emails of his alleged madam may well have been hacked. So says a letter from Ghislaine Maxwell's lawyer about documents unsealed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Fox News reports. In the letter—written in response to a defamation case against Ghislaine...
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Members of the Chinese community dance with costumes to mark the Chinese New Year at the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Saturday Jan. 25, 2020. This year marks the "Year of the Rat" in the Chinese Lunar calendar. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
French carmaker to evacuate workers from China amid outbreakFrance and a major automaker said Saturday that they're moving to get citizens out of a locked-down Chinese city that's the epicenter of a deadly outbreak of a new virus
The Associated Press10 hours ago
FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2015, file photo, Justice Minister Peter MacKay heads from a news conference in Halifax, Canada. Former Canadian Cabinet Minister MacKay criticized Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020, as he officially announced he is running to be leader of Canada's Conservative Party. (Andrew Vaughan/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Peter MacKay begins bid to lead Canada's Conservative partyFormer Canadian Cabinet minister Peter MacKay criticized Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as he officially announced he is running to be leader of Canada's Conservative Party
The Associated Press11 hours ago
The leader of Venezuela's political opposition Juan Guaido laughs after a meeting at the Madrid regional government building during a visit to Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. Juan Guaido, the man who one year ago launched a bid to oust Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, arrived Saturday in Spain, where a thriving community of Venezuelans and a storm among Spanish political parties awaited him.(AP Photo/Paul White)
Venezuela's Guaidó visits a politically agitated Spain Juan Guaidó, the man who one year ago launched a bid to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, has paid a visit to Spain, where a thriving community of Venezuelans and a storm among Spanish political parties awaited him
The Associated Press11 hours ago
FILE - In this Sept. 26, 2019, file photo, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, left, and National Security Adviser Robert C. O'Brien walk to the White House in Washington, A blueprint the White House is rolling out to resolve the decades-long conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is as much about politics as it is about peace. President Donald Trump said he would likely release his long-awaited Mideast peace plan a little before he meets Tuesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his main political rival Benny Gantz. Kushner has been the architect for the plan for nearly three years. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
Politics weigh heavily in Trump's Mideast peace planA blueprint the White House is rolling out to resolve the decades-long conflict between the Israelis and Palestinians is as much about politics as it is about peace
The Associated Press11 hours ago
With Lawyers Gone, Holmes Phones In to Arizona CourtElizabeth Holmes is stretched thin in a couple of ways right now. The criminal case against the former head of Theranos is being heard in San Jose. A civil case—a fraud lawsuit—is proceeding in Arizona. Her lawyers handling the fraud suit have quit because they weren't being paid....
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Turns Out There's a Problem With Meghan's New TitleThe palace recently announced that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Sussex would henceforth be known as Meghan, Duchess of Sussex. One problem: Sarah Ferguson goes by Sarah, Duchess of York, and she's a divorcee—which led to concern that the change made it sound like Prince Harry's marriage had...
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Heavy rains in Brazil cause flooding, landslides; 30 killedAuthorities in Brazil say heavy rains caused flooding and landslides in the southeast part of the country, killing at least 30 people
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Coronavirus Reaches EuropeOn the same day the US confirmed its second case of the Wuhan coronavirus, France announced it has three cases—the first three to be confirmed in Europe, France24 reports. One of the patients recently returned from a trip to China during which he stopped in Wuhan. "He's in isolation...
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