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Apple updates MacBook Pro laptops, including new keyboard design

Responding to customer complaints, Apple makes changes to the butterfly switch keyboard in its laptops — including new 2019 MacBook Pro models
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SoftBank spends $2.5 billion to get second Vision Fund off the ground: sources
SoftBank Group Corp has pumped $2.5 billion of its own cash into new investments since October, people familiar with the matter said, hoping to restore its money-making credentials as it courts investors for a successor to its Vision Fund.
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Shades of Detroit? Germany's auto heartlands in peril as 'golden age' fades
When Kristin and Thomas Schmitt took out a mortgage and bought a house last summer, the German couple's dream looked as if it was coming true. Two months later, they learned that the tire factory where both work would be shut down early next year.
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Wuhan Hospital Director Dies of Coronavirus, State Media Reports
Liu Zhiming was the director of Wuhan Wuchang Hospital
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Police: Man dead after slip and fall at Maryland state park
A hiker has slipped and fallen to his death at a state park in Maryland
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The EU Can’t Widen and Deepen at the Same Time
Starting accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania is better than spurning them. But enlargement presents a problem we should talk about honestly.
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John Bolton criticizes White House 'censorship' ahead of his planned book release
Former national security adviser John Bolton spoke out Monday for the first time since the conclusion of President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.
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Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy amid rash of sex abuse claims, declining membership
The Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday in an effort to keep operating while thousands of claims of sexual abuse by former members against the national youth group are litigated. The organization filed for bankruptcy in Delaware early Tuesday, according to court documents. As a result, all civil suits...
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Stocks under pressure as Apple sounds warning on coronavirus
Asian shares fell and Wall Street was poised to retreat from record highs on Tuesday after Apple Inc said it would miss its March quarter revenue guidance as the coronavirus slowed production and weakened demand in China.
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Boy Scouts of America files bankruptcy in wake of abuse lawsuits
The Boy Scouts of America said on Tuesday it had filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid a flood of lawsuits over allegations of child sexual abuse stretching back decades.
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Boy Scouts file for bankruptcy due to sex abuse lawsuits
Programs will continue but the Chapter 11 filing sets off what could be one of the biggest, most complex bankruptcies ever seen and could lead to compensation fund topping $1 billion
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Colorado skier dies from asphyxiation by his coat on a chair lift
A skier in Colorado died after his coat became wrapped around his head and neck on the chair lift, according to the company that operates the chair lift.
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WRAPUP 3-Coronavirus infections slow in China as global economic impact spreads
The number of new coronavirus cases in mainland China fell below 2,000 on Tuesday for the first time since January but the virus remains far from contained, as its economic impact spreads globally with South Korea announcing an economic emergency.
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Coronavirus Live Updates: Disease Is Roughly 20 Times Deadlier Than Seasonal Flu
Official figures from China suggest that the disease caused by the coronavirus has a fatality rate of at least 2.3 percent. In contrast, the flu’s fatality rate in the United States is 0.1 percent.
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Elderly woman critically injured in fire in Northeast, D.C. fire department says
The blaze on 10th Street was reported shortly before midnight.
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Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits
The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, according to a court document filed in Delaware bankruptcy court early Tuesday.
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Boy Scouts Of America Files For Bankruptcy
The Boy Scouts of America have $1.4 billion in assets. The national organization may hope that its bankruptcy filing will shield the even larger assets of its local councils.
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Return of squeegee men a sign of the decline of de Blasio’s New York
What goes around, comes around — including that venerable symbol of pre-Giuliani municipal disorder, the squeegee man. So what’s next, trashed autos in West Side Highway pull-off alcoves, no wheels, sitting on cinder blocks and waiting endlessly for a city tow truck? Hey, why not? When French tourists can be slashed randomly in Harlem, when...
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What to watch on Tuesday: ‘Chopped’ season finale on Food Network
Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2020 | ‘Hot OnesL The Game Show’ premieres on truTV.
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HSBC unveils an overhaul of its global business as profits drop 33%
HSBC on Tuesday announced plans to cut costs and overhaul its business worldwide after reporting a 33% profit plunge in 2019.
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Boy Scouts File for Bankruptcy Following Sex Abuse Lawsuits
It could be one of the biggest, most complex bankruptcies ever seen
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Facing a Wave of Sex-Abuse Claims, Boy Scouts of America Files for Bankruptcy
The nonprofit group, which counts more than two million youth participants, follows Catholic dioceses and U.S.A. Gymnastics in seeking bankruptcy protection amid sex-abuse cases.
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Quality of life summonses in NYC dropped by half since 2017 reforms, report says
No wonder there’s squeegee men and graffiti everywhere. Summonses for quality of life infractions like public urinating, littering and open containers were cut nearly in half since they were decriminalized in 2017, a new report has found. The Big Apple has seen a 48-percent drop in such citations under the Criminal Reform Act, according to...
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Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid wave of potential lawsuits
The chapter 11 bankruptcy filing will allow the Boy Scouts to keep operating as it handles claims from victims of alleged abuse.
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Justice Department storm intensifies with new attacks on Barr's credibility
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Reporter's Notebook: How the war-powers fight has stretched back decades
Let’s start with Operation Ajax. It was 1953. The United States, working with British intelligence, overthrew democratically-elected Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh in favor of Mohammad Reza Pahlavi, the “Shah of Iran.”
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Coronavirus Has Reduced China’s Aviation Market to Smaller Than Portugal’s
China's aviation market has fallen from third to 25th, behind Portugal
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Bloomberg, 2011: Young Black, Latino Men 'Don't Know How to Behave in the Workplace'
Democratic presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg once claimed during a television appearance that an "enormous cohort" of young black and Latino males "don't know how to behave in the workplace." 
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Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy under wave of new sex abuse lawsuits
The move comes after the deadline for filing childhood sexual assault claims was extended in California and other states.
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New Jersey NICU nurse who treated baby also treated his father decades ago, mom says
A New Jersey nurse reunited with a man she cared for years ago when he was born prematurely in the same hospital where she is now watching over his son. 
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Man with ‘CRIME PAYS’ tattoo on forehead arrested after police chase
He may have to go into retirement. For the second time since December, an Indiana man with the words “Crime Pays” tattooed on his forehead was arrested after leading cops on a car chase, according to WTWO. Donald Murray, 38, was busted Monday after leading officers from the Terre Haute Police Department on a short...
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DOJ officials slam Bolton's reason for not testifying
Former National Security adviser John Bolton was asked, during a public appearance at Duke University, why he didn't speak out about President Donald Trump's July 2019 phone call with Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky at the heart of his impeachment.
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Bloomberg: Elite Immigrants Can Save Americans from a High-Tech Economy
Immigrants are needed to rescue Americans who cannot keep pace with the high-tech economy, Mike Bloomberg told an elite audience at Oxford University.
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Olivia Culpo sizzles in tiny bikini on vacation: 'Let's go to the beach!'
Olivia Culpo is enjoying some R&R. 
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China to grant tariff exemptions on additional U.S. goods
China said on Tuesday it would accept applications for new tariff exemptions for 696 products imported from the United States including key agricultural and energy products such as pork, beef, soybeans, liquefied natural gas and crude oil.
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Billionaire Robert Durst back in spotlight as he faces murder charges in best friend's killing
After alluding authorities for decades, eccentric New York real estate heir Robert Durst will finally stand trial for the murder of his best friend in California nearly 20 years ago. 
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Taylor Swift’s father scuffles with would-be burglar inside Florida penthouse
Taylor Swift’s dad really shook this guy off. The pop superstar’s father, Scott Swift, had a tussle with a burglar inside his $4 million Florida penthouse, the Tampa Bay Times reported Monday. Swift came home around 10 p.m. on Jan. 17 to find 30-year-old Terrence Hoover rustling through his pad, according to police records cited by...
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An Uber driver fired at passengers after an argument, New Orleans police say
An Uber driver was arrested after he fired shots at passengers following an altercation, New Orleans police said Monday.
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Hurricane Harvey Was Most Extreme Weather Event to Strike U.S. Last Decade, Report Finds
"Every year that goes by seems to bring a new round of record-breaking weather events, many with devastating consequences," researcher Douglas Le Comte said.
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Ingraham: Michael Bloomberg just another figure in Democrats' 'party of snobs'
In her "Ingraham Angle" monologue Monday, Laura Ingraham pointed to former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as an example of the "snobs" among the Democrats.
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Turkey to arrest 228 for links to cleric in probe of military, ministry: Anadolu
Turkish prosecutors investigating the military and justice ministry on Tuesday ordered the arrest of 228 people over suspected links to the network that Ankara says was behind a 2016 coup attempt, state-owned Anadolu news agency reported.
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Justice Department storm intensifies with new attacks on Barr's credibility
A credibility crisis rocking President Donald Trump's Justice Department significantly deepened over the long holiday weekend amid rising calls for Attorney General Bill Barr to quit over claims he has politicized of highly sensitive cases.
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'From bad to worse' - Dashed hopes may deter many Iranians from polls
Confrontation with America, economic hardship and an airline tragedy have battered Iranians' confidence in their leaders, posing a potential problem for the authorities in a parliamentary election this week.
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Bolton jabs Trump but avoids Ukraine as book battle rages on
President Donald Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton on Monday needled his former boss over foreign policy but -- remarkably -- largely avoided the Ukraine scandal in favor of issuing a plea that the White House allows his book to be released as-is.
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Henry Cejudo chided by ESPN reporter for calling Aljamain Sterling 'Aljamima'
ESPN reporter Karyn Bryant was not going to let UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo's racially tinged Twitter remark slide.        Related StoriesUFC on ESPN+ 25 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social mediaKazula Vargas embarrassed by UFC Rio Rancho DQ loss to Brok Weaver: 'I'm not a dirty fighter'Merab Dvalishvili credits Aljamain Sterling for development after UFC Rio Rancho win 
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A later bedtime linked with obesity for children under 6, study says
Putting your child to bed after 9 p.m. is linked to an increase in weight, a new study says, but science is still pondering all the reasons why.
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A later bedtime linked with obesity for children under 6, study says
A new study has linked a later bedtime with an increased risk of obesity for kids -- although the researchers say parents shouldn't rush to put their preschoolers to sleep earlier as a result.
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Houston Texans' JJ Watt marries soccer player Kealia Ohai: 'Best day of my life'
J.J. Watt, NFL superstar defensive end for the Houston Texans, and Kealia Ohai, professional soccer player, got married Saturday night in front of family and friends in the Bahamas, according to reports.
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National Drink Wine Day 2020: Deals, Discounts on Red, White, and Rosé Wine
Celebrate National Drink Wine Day with deals, discounts and promo codes on wine varieties at online retailers.
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