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Take Two: Trump Re-Nominates Rep. Ratcliffe as Top Intelligence Official
Trump initially named Ratcliffe last year, but withdrew his name before the Senate formally considered him
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2nd coronavirus case of 'unknown origin' confirmed in California: CDC
A second novel coronavirus case of "unknown origin" was discovered in the state of California on Friday, after a Santa Clara County resident reportedly tested positive for the disease. 
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Where is the coronavirus?
The vast majority of confirmed coronavirus cases — nearly 94% — have occurred in mainland China. But illnesses have been confirmed on all six continents.
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At CPAC, It’s Now an All-Trump Show
At the annual gathering of conservatives, one Republican was conspicuously absent among the Trump supporters — Mitt Romney. The conference organizer said he had been disinvited.
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California reports second coronavirus case of unknown origin
Experts say there’s a strong possibility that the coronavirus is spreading within California, where the second known case of community transmission was reported Friday. The new case involves a 65-year-old resident of Santa Clara County with no history of travel to any coronavirus hot spots — or any known contact with anyone else who is...
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New coronavirus case of unknown origin in California; U.S. to push production of protective gear
The United States will invoke a federal defense law to boost production of masks, gloves, gowns and other items to protect against the new coronavirus, the Trump administration said, as a new case of unknown origin was confirmed in California on Friday.
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Mainland China reports 427 new coronavirus cases on Feb. 28, up from day earlier
Mainland China had 427 new confirmed cases of coronavirus infections on Friday, the country's National Health Commission said on Saturday, up from 327 cases a day earlier.
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Beleaguered UCLA defensive coordinator Jerry Azzinaro getting a $50,000 raise
UCLA defensive coordinator Jerry Azzinaro is getting a $50,000 raise as part of the new contract that he signed this week.
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UCLA will play Nevada in football in 2026
UCLA completed the nonconference portion of its 2026 football schedule, agreeing to a game with Nevada at the Rose Bowl on Sept. 19, 2026.
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Marc Seigel slams 'bunch of alarmists' at World Health Organization: 'They always overstate the problem’
Fox News medical correspondent Dr. Marc Seigel on Friday called the World Health Organization “alarmist” for raising their assessment of the global coronavirus risk from “high” to “very high.”
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Grand Central restaurateur and father of Lady Gaga refuses to pay rent over poor conditions
Joe Germanotta is the owner of the Art Bird & Whiskey Bar in New York City's Grand Central Terminal, but he hasn't paid more than $260,000 in rent and fees.
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Disgraced Columbia doc Robert Hadden hit with more sex abuse suits
The disgraced Columbia University gynecologist who was accused of sexually abusing former presidential hopeful Andrew Yang’s wife, Evelyn, was sued Friday by five new accusers, including two who say they were abused as minors. The women, who were not named in the suit, said they suffered verbal and physical abuse during examinations by Robert Hadden...
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CBS News' “Eye on America” takes a look at the "invisible" homeless epidemic in Texas
CBS News is shining a light on homelessness in America, including those who are often overlooked: Working-class families struggling to keep a roof over their heads. CBS News contributor Maria Elena Salinas traveled to a small town in Texas where the homeless population is exploding.
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Viral TikTok shows Jeff Bezos’ net worth in rice — and it’s a mountain
From rags to rices. A TikTok user created a shocking video that illustrates Amazon boss Jeff Bezos’ wealth using grains of rice. Humphrey Yang, a personal finance guru with 244,900 followers on the video-sharing platform, set out to show exactly how rich the richest man in the world is compared to others. By Yang’s estimations,...
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Bill would protect domestic violence victims from smarthome device spying
ALBANY — A Queens lawmaker is introducing a bill to protect domestic violence victims from abusers who harass and stalk them “Big Brother” style. The bill would allow judges to issue protective orders that bar abusive partners from using webcams, home security systems and other internet-connected gizmos to spy on their victims or harass them....
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Virtual reality puts visitors eye-to-eye with MLK
A high-tech museum exhibit puts visitors face-to-face with Martin Luther King Jr. as he delivers his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. The virtual reality exhibit opened in Chicago on Friday. (Feb. 28)      
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Polanski wins Cesar Award for best director, prompting walkout protest
Roman Polanski scooped France's Cesar Award for best directing for his film "An Officer and a Spy" on Friday, prompting a walkout by several women in the audience in protest at honoring a man facing rape accusations.
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How lung scans can play an important role in detecting coronavirus
As public health officials scramble to get testing kits out, researchers are developing a new and faster way to get a diagnosis. Dr. Jon LaPook takes a look at how these new lung scans are playing an important role in detecting coronavirus.
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New case of coronavirus in the US
An older adult woman from Californalliia might be the second case of community transmission of the novel coronavirus, health officials in Santa Clara County said Friday.
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State Department raises travel advisory for Italy amid coronavirus outbreak
The US State Department on Friday raised its travel advisory for Italy to the second-highest-level warning, Level 3: Reconsider Travel, due to the novel coronavirus.
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Sanders barnstorms Super Tuesday states in pursuit of knockout blow
"He’s now in a fortunate situation where he’s able to spread the playing field everywhere," said a former adviser.
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State officials say fines under New York’s bag ban won’t start for another month
New York statewide plastic bag ban begins this Sunday — but actual enforcement won’t start for a month, officials said Friday. State authorities agreed Thursday to delay penalizing stores violating New York’s ban of single-use plastic bags until April 1 after grocers filed a last-minute lawsuit to try and block the law. Officials announced the...
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How hard is it for the average Joe to become a goalie? Steve Hartman experiments on the ice
A former Zamboni driver took the ice last week as an emergency replacement goaltender and became an overnight sensation. The story of David Ayres, the unexpected hero, left Steve Hartman inspired to experiment on how hard it would be for him – an average Joe – to become a goalie.
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Iowa's Tristan Wirfs rewrites offensive lineman records at NFL combine
Now the rest of the football award has a pretty good idea of Iowa has known for a bit: Tristan Wirfs is a rare physical talent.      
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America Ferrera leaving 'Superstore' after 5 seasons: 'I'm so grateful'
America Ferrera is departing the NBC comedy series "Superstore" after five seasons. 
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Learn valuable data analytics skills with this 5-course bundle
Data is vital for any type of business. But if you can't analyze it and draw conclusions, that data isn't very useful — and, for this purpose, neither are you.
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Second case of unexplained coronavirus appears in California, raising fears of community infection
The nation's second case of unexplained coronavirus - in which a person emerges with the infection with no obvious indication of how the virus was transmitted - has been reported in California       
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Make big books bitesized with the BookNotes Book Summaries Lifetime Subscription
Remember reading summaries instead of the whole book for school assignments? If we thought we didn't have time to read back then, it's especially true today.
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Tax cuts, tariff relief and travel restrictions: White House hunts for options to contain virus fallout
President Donald Trump's advisers huddled on Friday to begin developing plans that would both stanch the economic effects of the spreading coronavirus outbreak and impose new restrictions on travelers from Japan and South Korea, according to people familiar with the matter.
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DC Appeals Court Rules Don McGahn Can Defy A Subpoena From Congress
The decision effectively guarantees "future presidential stonewalling," the dissenting judge wrote.
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Unlock the power of Microsoft Excel with this comprehensive bundle
Microsoft Excel may not look like much, but it's actually a very powerful data analysis machine with a vast number of formulas and tools you can use to organize, analyze and present data in a meaningful way.
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Get a crash course on programming with this 8-course bundle
With so many programming languages out there, it can be hard to know where to start. And once you decide to, then you have to find a way to learn.
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Buttigieg trudges toward low finish in South Carolina
The former mayor's black outreach never got anywhere, according to polls and interviews with state Democrats.
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Opinion: Are the elderly OK to attack? A recent column makes readers wonder
Virginia Heffernan's column on the three male candidates she labels "geezers" did not sit well with many readers.
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Idlib, Syria, is in crisis. Yesterday’s airstrike on Turkish troops may make it worse.
Syrians in Idlib perform funeral prayers for Turkish soldiers killed in a Syrian government airstrike on February 28, 2020. | ABDULAZIZ KETAZ/AFP via Getty Images The last 24 hours in Idlib, Syria, briefly explained. At least 33 Turkish soldiers were killed by a Syrian government strike on Thursday, a dangerous escalation in a conflict that is already creating a humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib, Syria. Idlib province in northwestern Syria is the last rebel-held portion of the country. Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is attempting to wrest it back by force, with the backing of Russia from the air. Turkey, which backs some of the anti-Syrian government rebels, is on the opposite side of the offensive. And Assad’s advance from the south and east toward Turkey is increasingly drawing the two sides closer to an open conflict that would have an astonishing human toll. That’s why the Syrian strike was so provocative. It puts pressure on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to respond, and also risks a confrontation not just between Turkey and Syria, but also between Turkey — a US NATO ally — and Assad’s benefactor, Russia. It would also dramatically intensify the humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib. Assad’s offensive has displaced nearly 1 million people since December 1, 2019, and the vast majority are being pushed to an ever-smaller area in Idlib province close to the Turkish border. The Turkish military has already retaliated, striking 200 Syrian regime targets according to Turkey’s state-run media. “Time is running out! The murderous regime has attacked civilians and our soldiers on the ground. We have & will continue to respond,” Fahrettin Altun, an Erdoğan spokesperson, wrote on Twitter. Later on Friday, Altun said on Twitter that Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin had agreed to meet “face to face” in the coming days to try to find a resolution. But Turkey is also desperately seeking help from its NATO allies. At Turkey’s request, NATO members met for an emergency meeting Friday. Alliance members condemned the Syrian airstrike and reiterated their support for a ceasefire. But no NATO allies are stepping forward with significant support to help Turkeydirectly or militarily. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has recently proposed having the US military institute a no-fly zone over Syria. “The world is sitting on its hands and watching the destruction of Idlib by Assad, Iran, and the Russians,” Graham, a close ally of President Donald Trump, said in a statement Thursday. “I am confident if the world, led by the United States, pushed back against Iran, Russia, and Assad that they would stand down, paving the way for political negotiations to end this war in Syria,” Graham added. But it seems unlikely that the Trump administration, which has shown little appetite for intervening in Syria beyond a narrow mission to defeat ISIS, is eager to get deeply involved. Right now, the administration is trying to get out of wars, not enter new ones. Turkey also appears to be putting pressure on Europe by threatening to open its borders and allow refugees to flee to Europe — an attempt to raise the specter of the 2015 migrant crisis to get European governments to respond. The humanitarian situation is still dire in Idlib As part of a deal in 2016, the European Union basically paid Turkey to stop the flow of migrants into the EU from Turkey. Turkey now hosts about 3.6 million Syrian refugees, even though its border with Syria has been sealed since about 2015. But now, those fleeing Assad’s violence in Idlib are boxed in by Assad’s offensive on the south and east, and a sealed Turkish border in the north. Turkey is refusing to take any more refugees, but the violence is pushing millions of displaced Syrians nearer to Turkey’s doorstep. Journalists on the ground have reported that some refugees are being encouraged to leave Turkey for Greece. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Turkish government provided some of the buses to bring these refugees, most of them Syrian refugees who were already in Turkey, to the Greek border. Turkish security officials also indicated they would no longer prevent people from trying to reach Europe by boat. Another video shows refugees bussed from Istanbul to the border area with Greece. An eyewitness told me he saw 9 buses leaving. At one point, it got super crowded and men quarrelled to get a place on the bus. @akhbar pic.twitter.com/r25IaShyiG— Jenan Moussa (@jenanmoussa) February 28, 2020 “The decision to allow people to travel by land or by sea to Europe is precisely designed to put pressure on the EU,” Hardin Lang, vice president for programs and policy at Refugees International, told me. “The Turks feel fairly isolated vis-à-vis Russia and the regime in Damascus, and they’re looking for support for a military endeavor deeper into Syria, into Idlib, from the European Union and from NATO,” Lang added. Whether Europe will hear that message is another story. So far, Greece has refused to open its border with Turkey. “Significant numbers of migrants and refugees have gathered in large groups at the Greek-Turkish land border and have attempted to enter the country illegally. I want to be clear: no illegal entries into Greece will be tolerated. We are increasing our border security,” Greece’s prime minister said in a statement on Twitter. All of this paints a truly grim portrait of the humanitarian crisis in Idlib. Refugees — who’ve been displaced from their homeland after years of civil war — are being used as political pawns to try to scare Europe into acting. And while Europe and the US and other governments are condemning the violence in Idlib, right now none look eager to rush to Turkey’s aid. And, again, Syria’s attack on Turkish troops has pushed the two sides closer to an open conflict. Turkey and Russia both want to avoid this but may recklessly stumble into it anyway as Syria and Turkey provoke each other. Hardin told me that given this, the odds of an all-out war look a lot more likely than they did 48 hours ago — even though, again, this is not the outcome either Turkey or Russia wants. Caught in the middle of it all are millions of civilians, who face even more peril if tensions increase. A million people have already been displaced, and hundreds of thousands more could be under threat if tensions escalate into open hostilities between Turkey and Syria. And those hundreds of thousands will need somewhere to go.Which means we could soon be facing not just the worst humanitarian catastrophe of the Syrian civil war, but potentially the worst crisis the world has seen this century.
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The tragic details of the killing of Amie Harwick
We can't know what precisely happened in this case, or how her ex-boyfriend, charged with her murder, may respond to the charges against him. What we do know is that the claims in the restraining orders Harwick filed against him--both expired-- bear all the hallmarks of an abusive relationship, writes psychologist Peggy Drexler.
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Trump nominates John Ratcliffe to be the new Director of National Intelligence
President Trump announced late Friday that he'll nominate Texas Congressman John Ratcliffe to be the new director of national intelligence. Ratcliffe withdrew his name from consideration for the same job last year after questions were raised about his resume and qualifications. Ratcliffe was a staunch defender of the president during the impeachment process.
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Pentagon, State Department envoy clash over sending Patriot missiles to Turkey
James Jeffrey has been pressing DoD to send additional military equipment to Turkey to help it repel the Syrian government’s assault in Idlib province. But the Pentagon is resisting.
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How hard is it to be a goalie? Steve Hartman learns the hard way
A former Zamboni driver stopped 8 out of 10 shots for the Carolina Hurricanes. That left Steve Hartman wondering, how hard could it be?
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Four Reasons Why The Coronavirus Is Such a Terrifying Economic Menace
The normal playbook for fighting recessions might not work in a global pandemic
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Tiger Woods withdraws from Arnold Palmer Invitational
Tiger Woods, who’s 44 years old and nursing a balky back, on Friday informed officials at the Arnold Palmer Invitational that he won’t be playing next week at Bay Hill in Orlando, Fla. Woods, who has undergone multiple back surgeries, has cited back stiffness as his reason to miss the tournament, which he has won...
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'The Unauthorized History of Socialism': Lenin's 'Red Terror' sweeps Soviet Russia
In October 1917, Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov became the ruler of Russia. The world would know him by his alias: Lenin.
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How the New Invisible Man Movie Departs From the Novel by H.G. Wells
Leigh Whannell turns the sci-fi classic into a tale of domestic abuse.
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Rare meteorological phenomenon called a "snow firehose" pumps 3-4 feet of snow in upstate N.Y.
An intense lake-effect blizzard hit upstate New York, and the National Weather Service warned that travel could be dangerous and impossible for the region. The police department in Waterton, New York, is advising everyone not to travel in the area this weekend. Don Dahler reports.
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Why Sanders and the Democratic Party may go head to head
Sen. Bernie Sanders is shifting his stance from requiring a super majority delegate count to win the Democratic nomination for president, to requiring only a substantial plurality. CNN's Ryan Nobles examines the change in Sanders' attitude.
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‘Modern Family’ star Jesse Tyler Ferguson dishes on David Beckham hot tub scene: It was ‘really intense’
Hot tub time machine, I think not!
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A look back at Lady Gaga's infamous outfits
In honor of Lady Gaga's new single "Stupid Love," take a look back at some of her unforgettable looks over the years.
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Trump holds rally in North Charleston on eve of Dems' South Carolina primary
President Trump was rallying supporters in North Charleston, S.C. on Friday evening, a day before the state's Democrats head to the polls to vote for their nominee to face him in November.
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