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With California nearing another drought, Anderson Reservoir near San Jose has been ordered to be drained. Here's why
Federal regulators have mandated that a water reservoir in Silicon Valley be drained because its dam may fail in an earthquake; local officials balk.        
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In California: YIMBY sues city for blocking a nursing home
Housing advocacy group YIMBY (Yes In My Back Yard) and a developer sue Simi Valley after it denies an assisted-living complex, testing a new state law designed to spur the creation of homes. And more people make their way out of the Golden State, blaming homelessness and crime.        
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Democrat presidential candidates debate in South Carolina
Seven Democratic hopefuls took the stage Tuesday night ahead of the South Carolina primary on Saturday.        
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Democratic debate kicks off with questions of who Russia wants for president - updates
The Democratic debate got started with Michael Bloomberg referencing reports that Russia is working to help Bernie Sanders get elected.      
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Jimmy John's removes sprouts from restaurants after FDA warning letter about E. coli outbreaks
The FDA has sent Jimmy John's a warning letter over E. coli outbreaks tied to the sandwich chain. The chain has removed sprouts until further notice.       
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Two longstanding abortion measures fail in the US Senate
Two longstanding abortion measures failed to advance in the Senate Tuesday after being helmed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.       
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OnPolitics: How will Bloomberg fight back?
Elizabeth Warren went for Bloomberg during last week's debate and has shown no signs of letting up. What will happen tonight?        
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Opinion: Joe Burrow could have bucked NFL draft system, but LSU QB isn't taking issue with Bengals
Joe Burrow threw water on any notion that he would force a trade from the Bengals, making it clear he'd be happy to be the No. 1 pick.      
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Clinical trial to evaluate COVID-19 drug treatment
The University of Nebraska Medical Center is enrolling adults diagnosed with the coronavirus for a new clinical drug trial to treat the disease (Feb. 25).      
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South Carolina's black voters are a powerful bloc. And some just want Trump gone.
Black voters will cast up to two-thirds of the ballots in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary on Feb. 29.       
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Tyra Banks recalls first meeting Kobe Bryant and collaborating on a song later in life
Tyra Banks talks to USA TODAY about mentoring a then-17-year-old Kobe Bryant and later collaborating on a song with him.       
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"But I beat him anyway": Warren continues onslaught against Bloomberg ahead of debate - updates
The debate in Charleston, S.C. will be the last one before Saturday's primary in South Carolina and those in the 14 Super Tuesday states three days later.       
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New Orleans celebrates end of Mardi Gras
The party is on in New Orleans where thousands of people are in the streets, reaching for beads, shimmying to the music of marching bands, and celebrating the end of a Carnival season. (Feb. 25)       
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AG Barr names new federal prison director in continuing leadership make-over after Jeffrey Epstein suicide
AG Barr names new federal prison director in continuing agency make-over following Jeffrey Epstein suicide        
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Titans coach Mike Vrabel, GM Jon Robinson mum on Tom Brady rumors
Tom Brady won't officially be a free agent until March 18, but Titans coach Mike Vrabel and GM Jon Robinson still faced a deluge of questions.        
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GOP, Dems disagree on WH handling of new virus
Senate GOP and Democratic leaders voiced opposite views Tuesday on whether the White House is prepared for a possible coronavirus outbreak in the United States. (Feb. 25)       
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Florida lawsuit: Don't count Bernie Sanders' primary votes, he's 'clearly not a Democrat'
A lawsuit challenging Bernie Sanders asserts there is no basis in Florida law for an independent candidate to run in the Democratic primary.       
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Video: Joseph Benavidez puts Ryan Seacrest in guillotine on 'Live with Kelly and Ryan'
On "Live with Kelly and Ryan," Joe Benavidez put Ryan Seacrest in a guillotine choke just tight enough to let him know.        Related StoriesDeiveson Figueiredo surprised to be fighting for undisputed title at UFC on ESPN+ 27Video: See Dan Hardy's list of top 10 UFC fights of the decadeSpinning Back Clique: What's the biggest fallout from Dan Hooker's win over Paul Felder? 
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Disney CEO Bob Iger steps down; chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences, Products steps up
Disney CEO Bob Iger is stepping down, and the chairman of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products Bob Chapek is taking his place effective immediately.       
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Home Chef is offering the best discount yet on their award-winning meal kits
Home Chef is the top meal kit delivery service in the game, and right now you can snag the biggest discount they've ever offered on their best-selling meal kits.       
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Madison Bumgarner's secret rodeo identity spurs minor league promotion
San Jose Giants minor league team announces Mason Saunders Night, a hat tip to former Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner's alter ego.       
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A $237M cancer care center offering proton-beam therapy is coming to Illinois
A comprehensive cancer care center offering the second proton-beam therapy location in Illinois was approved by a state health board Tuesday.        
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US markets plunge on virus fears
Stocks slumped again on Wall Street Tuesday, piling on losses a day after the market's biggest drop in two years as fears spread that the growing virus outbreak will put the brakes on the global economy. (Feb. 25)       
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U.S. officials: Four more Diamond Princess passengers have coronavirus; U.S. cases at 57
Four more passengers from the Diamond Princess have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of Americans infected to 40.       
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CDC: Not 'if' but 'when' coronavirus spreads in US
Health officials are delivering mixed messages about the likelihood of a serious coronavirus outbreak within the U.S. The CDC's Anne Schuchat says it's not a matter of "if" but "when," while HHS Secretary Alex Azar says the virus is contained. (Feb. 25)       
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Opinion: During week of uncertainty at combine, Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is rolling with the challenges
As he's faced with questions about his hip injury that he can't yet answer, Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa finds himself in a tough spot.        
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Airport workers: We need better protection from coronavirus at Newark, JFK and La Guardia
More than 10,000 workers at Newark, Kennedy and La Guardia airports have not been properly trained and outfitted, union officials say.       
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Police body cam shows 6-year-old being arrested
A police officer's body camera shows a 6-year-old Florida girl crying and begging officers not to her arrest her at a charter school as zip ties are placed around her wrists. (Feb. 25)       
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Emergency goalie Ayres adjusts to newfound fame
Emergency goaltender David Ayres is adjusting to newfound fame after earning an unlikely road win for the Hurricanes after the team's top two goalies were lost to injuries. (Feb. 25)       
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Why people are delivering jars of gummy bears to fight mass incarceration across the USA
More than 200 people flooded the Illinois State Capitol Tuesday afternoon to demand an end to the use of money bail.       
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