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Whistleblower in Michigan sex abuse case to speak
Whistleblower in Michigan sex abuse case to speak      
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Trump: US is 'very, very ready' for coronavirus
President Donald Trump says the U.S. is "very, very ready" for whatever the new coronavirus threat brings. Trump held a news conference to push back against criticism that his administration isn't doing enough to meet the virus threat. (Feb. 26)      
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Trump sends condolences for Milwaukee shooting
U.S. President Donald Trump has extended his "deepest condolences" to the victims and families in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Feb. 26)      
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Trump campaign sues New York Times in libel lawsuit involving Russia coverage
The lawsuit, filed in New York State Supreme Court, claims the newspaper intentionally published a false story in 2019 related to the Russia investigation.       
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People think these products protect against coronavirus—but do they?
Those face masks may not be as effective as you think.       
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Smithsonian makes nearly 3 million pieces of art available online and free to use
The Smithsonian released nearly 3 million images from its vast catalog to an online repository available for anyone online.       
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Joe Biden has big lead in South Carolina primary, per Clemson University's Palmetto Poll
Clemson University's Palmetto Poll shows former Vice President Joe Biden with a big lead and Tom Steyer in second place.       
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The coronavirus has not yet reached pandemic levels, health official says
According to a director at the CDC, the coronavirus epidemic has reached two of the three factors of a pandemic.       
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Clive Cussler, prolific adventure novelist and creator of Dirk Pitt, is dead at 88
Prolific adventure novelist Clive Cussler has died at 88. His books, many featuring globetrotting adventurer Dirk Pitt, sold millions of copies.       
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Salisbury University baseball slugger Justin Meekins' head shot makes viral impression
Salisbury University baseball player Justin Meekins has made his way to ESPN and MLB.com with his senior year photo shot.       
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Will Justin Timberlake's new song with SZA be another 'Trolls' hit?
Justin Timberlake and SZA released "The Other Side," a song from the upcoming animated film "Trolls World Tour" that hits theaters April 17, 2020.       
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Former student: Late U of Mich. doctor abused me
The president and CEO of one of the nation's largest marathons says a late University of Michigan doctor assaulted him during a medical examination in the 1970s. (Feb. 26)      
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Grandfather of 1-year-old who fell to her death from Royal Caribbean cruise ship to plead guilty
Salvatore 'Sam' Anello will plead guilty to negligent homicide in the July 2019 death of his 18-month-old granddaughter, Chloe Wiegand.        
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On the verge of a pandemic, can the world look to China for answers?
The COVID-19 could become a pandemic — an unsettling and often misunderstood term. New data shows a possible but challenging path to containment.       
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Way too 'Extreme': Trashy reality shows' comeback makes TV revolting again
From "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" to "The Biggest Loser" to "Supernanny," early 2000s reality TV is making a comeback that is trashier than ever.       
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Home security camera captures mountain lion jumping over fence at California home
A home security camera captured a mountain lion jumping over a fence at a San Bruno, California, home.       
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Democratic debate: It's late. Can Joe Biden make a South Carolina-Super Tuesday comeback?
Biden called Tom Steyer "Tommy come lately." But the phrase applies more to his own roller coaster performance of failure followed by belated success.       
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Maybe our social media obsession is a bigger problem than Russian election interference
Moscow is up to something, seeking to create chaos and discredit democracy. However, it isn't clear how Russia would gain from a Trump 2nd term.       
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One-year-old boy's face lights up seeing snow for the first time with dad
This one-year-old boy had the sweetest reaction to seeing snow for the first time in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.       
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Mother of missing Idaho kids to appear in court, new subpoenas filed: What we know now
Lori Vallow is to appear in court Wednesday. She is charged with two felony counts of child desertion and her kids haven't been seen in months.       
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Giant refinery fire lights up Los Angeles skyline
No injuries have been reported and no residential evacuations were deemed necessary after a fire broke out at a refinery near Los Angeles.       
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Schumer counters Trump, announces $8.5-billion proposal for emergency coronavirus funding
After President Trump's administration was criticized for requesting $2.5 billion to combat coronavirus, Schumer requested $8.5 billion.       
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Trump tries to get control of widening coronavirus concerns as Democrats propose $8.5 billion in emergency funds
Trump will speak to reporters about his efforts to address Coronavirus at 6 p.m. EST, a day after officials warned of "severe" disruptions.      
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What's next for Harvey Weinstein? He remains hospitalized, 'will be monitored closely'
Two days after his conviction on third degree rape and criminal sexual act in the first degree, Harvey Weinstein remained at Bellevue Hospital.       
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New Orleans police officer busts a move during Mardi Gras celebration
Supt. Shaun Ferguson got into the Mardi Gras spirit by busting some moves.       
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Just 'call him Harry': Prince Harry shows signs of change ahead of official royal step back
Prince Harry returned to the U.K. for a Wednesday appearance as the clock winds down on his time as a senior member of the royal family.       
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Greta Thunberg snaps heartwarming photo with her hero, education activist Malala Yousafzai
Climate change activist Greta Thunberg and women's education advocate Malala Yousafzai met at the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom.       
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NCAA faces potentially embarrassing scenario of under-investigation Kansas winning title
Pastr college basketball teams that won titles while under an NCAA cloud. But Kansas winning this year would be real embarrassment for organization.      
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2020 NCAA tournament bracketology: Duke plummets to No. 3 seed after ugly loss
As we inch closer to Selection Sunday for the NCAA tournament, our bracketology analysis breaks down which teams deserve a top seed for March Madness.      
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Mom finally tries gymnastics move after 20 years
37-year-old Nicole Clemens is a former gymnast who has been watching her daughter excel at the sport for years. This is the moment she found the courage to tumble the way she's been dreaming about since she was 14.       
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