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Aaron Boone not running away from Yankees’ title aspirations

TAMPA — Entering his third season as Yankees manager, Aaron Boone didn’t shy away from what was at stake as his team worked out for the first time this spring on Thursday. “It’s an exciting day,’’ Boone said. “We have, obviously, big expectations and we embrace those expectations. We look forward to the long process...
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Inter Milan beat Ludogorets in front of an empty stadium amid coronavirus outbreak
Italian soccer team Inter Milan may have booked its place in the next round of the Europa League on Thursday but none of its fans were in the San Siro stadium to witness it.
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Woman dies after drinking single sip of wine laced with MDMA
A woman has died after taking a single sip of wine laced with the drug MDMA, prosecutors in Antwerp, Belgium, have said.
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Democratic donors struggle for a solution as Bernie Sanders hurtles toward a potential nomination
The Vermont senator's rapid rise has moderates scrambling for ways to halt his candidacy ahead of Super Tuesday's coast-to-coast contests. But it's not clear they can.
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Black Lives Matter Activist Hawk Newsome on the current state of America
Newsome is the Chairman of Black Lives Matter of Greater New York, and has spent his adult life advancing the cause of what he calls the "Second Civil Rights Movement."
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'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 12 Streaming: How To Watch New Season Online
"RuPaul's Drag Race" Season 12 is coming very soon to VH1 in the U.S., but the channel is not the only place to watch the show online.
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Markets Are Pricing in a Coronavirus Recession
The deluge of business warnings around the coronavirus is alarming and a correction was overdue anyway. But is the world really headed for recession?
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Op-Ed: How my Korean immigrant parents taught me to pursue my own version of the American dream
While working as night janitors, my Korean immigrant parents taught me that no matter who you are, you can attain your deepest dreams.
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Letters to the Editor: Obsessing over a New York Times article on hugging in Los Angeles is so L.A.
In shooting down a stereotype about Los Angeles, an L.A. Times columnist just feeds a stereotype about New Yorkers.
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Letters to the Editor: Judge Stephen Reinhardt's defenders actually show why misconduct reporting must change
A retired 9th Circuit executive's reflexive defense of the late Judge Stephen Reinhardt shows why misconduct reporting must be reformed.
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How IBM, Goldman Sachs, PwC and others are responding to the coronavirus threat to the global workplace
IBM is asking workers in coronavirus-affected regions to ‘work at home wherever possible’
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Editorial: America is facing a deadly coronavirus pandemic. Stop playing politics and protect us
Congress and the White House owe it to Americans to rise above their usual partisan sniping and show unified leadership in the face of coronavirus.
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Letters to the Editor: 'Geezers' will help defeat Trump too. Insulting them is counterproductive
A column that puts down certain Democratic candidates because of their age rips a page from Donald Trump's divide-and-conquer playbook.
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Coronavirus testing is under scrutiny after delays and questions over its effectiveness
Coronavirus testing under scrutiny after delays, questions over effectiveness
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Op-Ed: Forget freedom and justice. Cruelty is the thing that drives the Supreme Court
The jurisprudence of cruelty goes back a half-century, with the court giving legal cover to government officials who inflict pain on the defenseless.
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Editorial: California housing prices are too damn high. Cities can help change that if they want to
Hefty development fees not only raise the cost of a new home in California, but they can also make it so that certain projects don't get built.
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Is El Salvador's millennial president a reformer or an autocrat?
More than half the population in El Salvador was born after the civil war.
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Sissy Goff: Coronavirus anxiety — here’s how to talk to your kids about the outbreak
Your child is stronger than this fear – he or she just may need your help remembering that in the face of the coronavirus.
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Bernie Sanders holds 2-1 lead in California, poll shows
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‘Love Is Blind’ duo Lauren and Cameron tell us what it was really like inside those pods
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'Help me get it.' Pete Buttigieg's black surrogates face a skeptical audience for the candidate in South Carolina
Buttigieg has turned to a handful of black surrogates to help garner support with African American voters ahead of the South Carolina primary and in several Super Tuesday states.        
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Mike Bloomberg's presidential run could cost taxpayers billions
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How Whitney Houston Broke Chart Records and Changed the Game for Black Female Crossover
No black female vocalist—and few pop stars period—achieved what Houston did in her first four years: Beatles-level, Elton-level, Springsteen-level success.
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Did Money Corrupt an A.I. Utopia?
OpenAI had an idealistic vision for the future of artificial intelligence. Then it realized it needed money.
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Dear Care and Feeding: Should We Be Honest With Our Worry-Prone Child About the Risk of the Coronavirus?
Parenting advice on the coronavirus, day care biting, and noisy neighbors.
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Who Is Maximum Security? Everything You Need to Know About Saudi Cup Favorite
The American thoroughbred was disqualified after winning the Kentucky Derby last year, but enters the Saudi Cup as the bookmakers' favorite.
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Conservative pundits blame a grab bag of supposed villains amid the coronavirus outbreak
Laura Ingraham, Rush Limbaugh and others have less to say about the spread of the virus than concern for how the news coverage of it affects President Trump.
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Tom Steyer wants to ‘save the world.’ First he’ll have to save his campaign.
The billionaire climate activist looks to the South Carolina primary to pop him into the top tier of Democratic presidential candidates.
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Georgia’s Sea Islands: A destination worth the paddle
A kayak excursion to the state’s history-rich barrier islands, many of which are reachable only by water.
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Penn State basketball finally has March in its sights — and a brighter future beyond
Coach Patrick Chambers finally has the Nittany Lions as a lock for the NCAA tournament, but he has loftier goals.
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How groups are 'pulling out all the stops' to accurately count people of color for Census 2020
Across the country, community groups are hosting block parties, speaking at churches and knocking on doors to get people to participate in the Census.        
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Azerbaijan reports first case of coronavirus - Ifax
Azerbaijan's coronavirus crisis center said on Friday a Russian national traveling from Iran had tested positive for coronavirus, the South Caucasus nation's first confirmed case of the virus, the Interfax news agency reported.
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Switzerland bans all events over 1,000 people due to coronavirus, 15 confirmed cases in country
Switzerland immediately banned all large scale events involving more than 1,000 people on Friday, as the country attempts to protect its population from the new coronavirus.
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How can Trump stem the bleeding?
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Almost 60 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany: Health Ministry spokeswoman
There are almost 60 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany, a spokeswoman for the Health Ministry said on Friday, adding that number included people who were now healthy again.
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Think You’re Smarter Than a Slate Audience Development Editor? Find Out With This Week’s News Quiz.
Test your knowledge of this week’s big stories.
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What ‘Medicare for All’ Means for U.S. Health Care: QuickTake
Through Medicare, the U.S. health-insurance program created in 1965 to help older Americans afford their medical bills, the government helps one in five citizens pay for doctor visits, blood tests, prescription drugs, stays in hospitals or nursing facilities, and hospice care. Why not offer those benefits to everybody? “Medicare for All” has emerged as a rallying cry among so-called progressive Democrats and has split the field of prospective challengers to President Donald Trump’s re-election,
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Turkey to allow Syrian refugees free access to Europe after troop attack
Turkey said Friday that it ordered troops stationed along the Syrian border to stand down and allow refugees to cross into the European Union after a Syrian government airstrike killed 33 Turkish troops in what was seen as a major escalation in the conflict, a  report said.
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Washington Newspaper Delivery Woman Allegedly Shot for Driving Too Slow
Detectives asking Summit area residents to check security cameras for evidence after the 61-year-old woman was shot in her car.
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Yankees’ Clarke Schmidt draws scout’s praise after spring outing
TAMPA — Clarke Schmidt has 27 minor league games in his first two professional seasons, because he had Tommy John surgery a month before being taken by the Yankees in the first round of the 2017 draft out of South Carolina. In those 27 games, the right-hander has worked 114 total innings and has placed...
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Can Bernie Put This Thing to Bed on Tuesday?
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French cinema faces moral reckoning as Roman Polanski's new film up for 12 César awards
French cinema is gearing up for a watershed moment on Friday when "An Officer and a Spy," the latest movie from Roman Polanski, competes for 12 César awards. The results will be seen as a verdict on how far the industry -- and the country -- has come in the #MeToo era.
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Trump 'Cares About the Stock Market' Rather Than Combating Coronavirus, Says Psychiatrist: 'This Man Is About Himself'
Lance Dodes, ex-assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School told MSNBC the president poses a danger to the public with his handling of coronavirus.
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Smartphone sales are collapsing in China. They could plunge 40% in Q1
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Shanghai Fashion Week to go ahead online as virus disrupts events
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There is something curiously and unexpectedly satisfying about Alastair Philip Wiper's images of factories, laboratories and industrial facilities.
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Woman accused of zipping boyfriend in suitcase
A Florida woman is charged with second-degree murder after she called 911 and said her boyfriend got trapped in a suitcase and died during a game of hide-and-seek. CNN affiliate WESH's Alex Villareal reports.
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WRAPUP 6-Turkey opens frontier for Syrian refugees to enter Europe after strike kills troops
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South Korea coronavirus cases surge to 2,337; BTS cancels gigs
South Korea reported 571 new coronavirus cases on Friday, its biggest daily increase in infections that takes its total to 2,337, the largest outbreak outside China where the epidemic began late last year.
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