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CNN goes to ground zero of coronavirus outbreak in China

A deadly outbreak of the new coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, a city of 11 million people in December 2019. Within weeks, the virus has killed nine people, sickened hundreds and spread as far as the United States. CNN's David Culver reports.
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Prince Harry, Meghan Markle eyeing $7M Malibu mansion once owned by David Charvet
The recently completed home -- one of their properties the ex-royals are considering in the Golden State -- comes with a pool, a tennis court and five bedrooms, The Sun reported.
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Water spotted in Jupiter's atmosphere
The largest planet in the Solar System, Jupiter has a treasure trove of information for astronomers to research and observe. A new study states that the gas giant also contains water in its atmosphere.
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A road trip to Mexico's secret, surreal jungle garden
Las Pozas is a must-see destination for anyone interested in what you can do with enough cement and no permits
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Yelp's top US foodie cities of 2020 and their beloved restaurants
Yelp narrowed down the cities that had the highest restaurant ratings from out-of-towners. Scroll through to see the top foodie destinations of 2020.       
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Katy Perry appears to collapse during 'American Idol' auditions
Season 3 of "American Idol" on ABC has just started, but already there is drama.
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How the good economy is benefiting workers with disabilities
A worker assembles cabinet doors at Riverside RV in LaGrange, Indiana, on January 24, 2020. | Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images A much-debated disability benefit crisis simply eased when the economy improved. A feature of the Great Recession was a cottage industry of explanations for why people were not just out of work, but dropping out of the workforce altogether — meaning they were without a job but not counted as unemployed. Several distinguished economists seriously contemplated the possibility that advances in video game technology were responsible. Business leaders (and at times then-President Obama) touted the notion that a “skills gap” had rendered many Americans unemployable. Casey Mulligan, a University of Chicago professor who was a New York Times columnist for much of the recession, argued that the country was suffering through “a redistribution recession”: things like the Affordable Care Act had created a situation in which people didn’t want to work anymore. (Mulligan later served on Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers.) A particularly widespread and pernicious notion was that people were making bogus Social Security Disability Insurance claims to cash a check rather than working. Now lots of labor force dropouts, especially disabled ones, are getting back in the game. About a third of new hires are coming from the ranks of people previously non-employed due to disability. Nothing has fundamentally changed about SSDI availability, ACA subsidies, video games, or Americans’ skills. The labor market today is in much healthier shape than it was five years ago, and low interest rates — and once Trump took office, significant increases in the federal budget deficit — have done their work. Prime-age (25-54-year-old) employment is growing at a pace of around +750,000 a year. Almost a third of these job finders are coming from the ranks of the disabled -- the single biggest source of new worker hires. pic.twitter.com/Cr24D8VQim— Ernie Tedeschi (@ernietedeschi) February 20, 2020 Of course, on one level this seems to confirm anecdotal reporting suggesting that some recession-era SSDI recipients were not genuinely “incapable” of working, in a totalistic sense. But the fact that they’ve gone back to work with no program reforms confirms the point that these weren’t fraud cases. Instead, during the depressed economy many people — especially people with health problems that limited the range of jobs they could realistically do — simply couldn’t find work. Thanks to SSDI, they were able to survive. And thanks to an improving economy, a wider range of work is available and employers have to be more accommodating of people’s special needs in order to find workers — so they’re able to come back to the labor force. Trump’s economic success shows liberals were right about a lot One of the big background debates of the Trump era is that the president and his allies want to take credit for the improved economic situation, while Democrats prefer to emphasize the extensive continuity with the Obama-era economy. The continuity is very real, but on another level the Trump critics are being too churlish. He clearly took some specific, economically significant steps that have helped make things better. But the steps he took were precisely the kinds of Keynesian stimulus measures that progressives spent the Obama years calling for. Instead of a “grand bargain” on deficit reduction and “regulatory certainty” to improve the business climate, Trump has given us a large short-term tax cut paired with a large increase in military spending, plus a large increase in domestic discretionary spending, plus steady ongoing increases in Social Security and Medicare spending. It’s deficits as far as the eye can see, and it’s been paired with a low interest rate policy from the Fed that Trump has very much encouraged that has helped people get jobs without sparking inflation. This formula of bigger deficits plus a supportive Fed is exactly what progressives spent the years from 2011 to 2016 calling for. Trump delivered a version of it (although a progressive administration would obviously have used the money for different things) and it’s basically working. As a result, the long-term unemployed, the disabled, the discouraged, and even some early retirees are hopping back into the labor force with no need to cut anyone off from benefits.
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A wrenching video showed a bullied 9-year-old’s pain. Thousands rallied to send him to Disneyland.
“Give me a knife,” Quaden Bayles wails in a now-viral Facebook video. “I want to kill myself. I just want to die right now.”
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Missing 76-year-old Brooklyn woman found dead in Newton Creek, Queens
A 76-year-old Brooklyn woman who was missing for two weeks has been found dead in Queens, police said. Police discovered Czeslawa Konefal’s body in the water by the shoreline of Newton Creek near the Kosciuszko Bridge on Thursday at around 4:27 p.m., cops said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The Greenpoint resident was...
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Alec Baldwin bashes Democratic candidates in fiery tweets: 'Why is the bar so low?'
Alec Baldwin took to Twitter on Thursday to share his frustration at the current crop of Democratic candidates vying for the party’s nomination in 2020. 
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Coronavirus infects hundreds in China's prisons as global markets take hit
The coronavirus has infected hundreds of people in Chinese prisons, authorities said on Friday, contributing to a jump in reported cases beyond the epicentre in Hubei province, including 100 more in South Korea.
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Brigham Young University removes 'homosexual behavior' as an honor code violation, so same-sex couples might be allowed to kiss and hold hands
A section of the Mormon university's student honor code that banned "homosexual behavior" on campus was quietly deleted. University officials are keeping details of the change vague, leaving LGBTQ+ students left to wonder if public displays of affection are now permitted.
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Joe Burrow should 'pull an Eli Manning' if the Bengals select him, former top draft pick says
LSU quarterback Joe Burrow should “pull an Eli Manning” with the Cincinnati Bengals and demand the team avoid him or trade him when draft comes around, a former No. 1 pick said Monday.
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Apple gets restraining order against alleged Tim Cook stalker
A California court has reportedly ordered a man to stay away from Apple CEO Tim Cook after the company accused him of stalking the tech honcho.
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We lack the data to predict Nevada’s outcome. Be wary of pundits’ gut instincts.
Nevada exposes a key problem with the primary system — that pundits have any influence at all in the result.
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Army veteran's bone 'paint' would help treat combat wounds, promote regrowth
The sticky substance would bind to implants or other devices, minimizing the risk for future complications.
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U.S. intelligence warns Russia is meddling in 2020 election in part to help reelect Trump
U.S. intelligence officials have told Congress and the White House that Russia is once again interfering in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, in part to boost President Trump's reelection chances. Russia denies this accusation. CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid joined CBSN AM with the latest.
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Pilot temporarily blinded by this while landing
A suspect has been arrested after a pilot landing in California says he was temporarily blinded by a laser.
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Man wrongfully convicted of murder sues New York for $100 million
Christian Pacheco was released from prison last week.
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Norwegian Cruise Line cancels 'all voyages in Asia' over coronavirus concerns
In total, 40 itineraries across all three of NCL’s brands will be affected.
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Voters Really Care About Climate Change
It’s not a fluke, an error, or an outlier. In poll after poll, the results are clear: Climate change is one of the most important issues in the 2020 presidential election.A new survey, released today and provided exclusively to The Atlantic, only drives the point home: Climate is the clear number-two issue—second only to health care—for Democrats who live in one of the upcoming primary or caucus states. Among all voters, the warming planet is now one of the most salient issues in American politics. The poll was conducted by Climate Nexus, a nonpartisan nonprofit group, in partnership with researchers at Yale and George Mason University, and included nearly 2,000 registered voters.Climate change now sits alongside only four other mainstays—health care, the economy and jobs, immigration policy, and Social Security—in its ability to command the electorate’s attention. And for self-described liberal Democrats, climate change is now nationally the most important issue, beating out 28 others, Anthony Leiserowitz, a senior research scientist at Yale, told me.“This is the first time in American political history where climate change is not just a top tier issue—it is the top tier issue,” ​said ​Leiserowitz, the director of the Yale Program on Climate-Change Communication, which helped conduct the new poll​.Yet while Democrats have grown ever more alarmed by climate change, self-identified Republicans remain largely unmoved. In the poll, Democrats are much more likely than Republicans to say climate change is one of their top two issues, and they support more aggressive policies. This reflects a deepening divide among Americans: Climate change, Leiserowitz said, “has become more polarized now than any other issue, including abortion.”The Climate Nexus-Yale-George Mason poll was conducted online from February 6 to February 9, among 1,934 respondents in 26 states. Each of those states—they include Nevada, South Carolina, California, and Texas—will hold a Democratic primary or caucus between now and March 17. Climate Nexus then weighted the responses from each state in line with Census Bureau estimates of local age, gender, race, education, and Hispanic demographics.The poll’s results fit into a remarkably consistent pattern: American voters are taking climate change seriously. Last March, a CNN/Des Moines Register poll found that climate change was a top-two issue for Iowa Democrats. Since then the same results have kept showing up in opinion surveys, exit polls, and Associated Press vote-cast data, Leiserowitz said.Earlier this week, the Pew Research Center announced that a majority of Americans now say that dealing with climate change should be a top priority for the president and Congress. Since 2016, that number has increased by 14 percentage points. And nearly as many Americans (64 percent) now rank protecting the environment as highly as they do strengthening the economy, the Pew report found.Some of this effect may reflect President Trump’s broad rejection of climate policy and embrace of fossil fuels. It is common for public polling to swing in the opposite direction of the president’s policy views, a phenomenon that political scientists call “thermostatic public opinion.”And while the polling shows that concern about climate change is growing, it is also divided by party. “Over the past five years, public concern about climate change has soared, particularly among Democrats. It’s also gone up substantially among independents, but it’s stayed relatively flat among Republicans,” Leiserowitz said.The new poll shows some signs of that disconnect. Nearly seventy percent of respondents said they were very worried or somewhat worried about climate change. This is a larger group than said the United States is on the wrong track (52 percent) or approved of Donald Trump’s performance as president (45 percent).This worry ran parallel with a desire for new policy, the poll found. Among all voters, seven out of 10 said the government should do more about climate change. Fifty-nine percent of respondents went further, saying they would strongly or moderately support a Green New Deal. Only 25 percent of respondents said they strongly or somewhat opposed such an aggressive measure.More moderate policies were more popular. Nearly three-quarters of all voters said they wanted a candidate who would set stronger pollution standards, and 70 percent said they wanted the next president to strengthen federal fuel-economy standards. (As I reported earlier this month, the Trump administration has fought for years to weaken them.) And nearly four in five voters, from all parties, support providing “assistance, job training or guaranteed wages” to workers from the oil, gas, and coal industries who have lost their jobs.Not every climate policy commanded a majority. Roughly the same percentage of voters (42 percent) support opening up new federal lands for oil and gas drilling as oppose it (41 percent), the poll found.Perhaps the most intriguing finding: large majorities of voters want most future energy infrastructure to come from renewable sources, such as wind and solar. More than 70 percent of voters said they would support requiring 100 percent of electricity in their state to come from wind and solar plants by the year 2050. Most respondents said such a policy would boost the economy, lower electricity costs, and help rural and farming communities in their state. Most also said it would have either a positive effect, or no effect at all, on worker’s wages and the unemployment rate. It’s a commonplace in climate politics that Americans love solar and wind energy, but this has not, so far, translated into market power for the technologies.The poll also asked about a series of head-to-head matchups between Donald Trump and one of the Democratic candidates.Michael Bloomberg fared the best here: 47 percent of respondents supported the former mayor, 40 percent supported Trump, and 13 percent said they weren’t sure. In the Sanders-Trump matchup, 47 percent supported Sanders. But fewer voters (11 percent) were unsure in this scenario; 43 percent supported Trump. In the Buttigieg-Trump matchup, 45 percent supported Buttigieg, 41 percent supported Trump, and 14 percent of respondents said they weren’t sure. Joe Biden did nearly as well as Buttigieg, winning 45 percent to Trump’s 42 percent. Elizabeth Warren tied Trump in the head-to-head matchup, and Amy Klobuchar lost by one point. In every case, the number of undecided voters was larger than winner’s margin.The full list of states polled were—take a deep breath—Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, and Washington.It’s not as if candidates are ignorant of this shift in voter priorities. Every Democratic candidate has announced a climate plan and talks about it on the stump. (Even Trump alluded to a tree-planting plan in his State of the Union address.) In televised debates, such as the one earlier this week in Nevada, Democratic candidates hurried to bring up climate change before any questions about it were asked. The discussion hasn’t always been satisfying, Leiserowitz admitted, but “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that they’re all elbowing each other to talk about it,” he said. “There’s a climate vote for the first time.”
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US and Taliban to sign peace agreement at end of month, Pompeo claims
Afghan, international and Taliban forces will observe the reduced violence period beginning at midnight (1930 GMT), an Afghan official and Taliban leaders said earlier.
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Tim Scott Predicts Black Support for Donald Trump to Increase by 50 Percent in 2020
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) predicted Thursday that black support for President Donald Trump would jump in 2020, as a result of the president's success in office.
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Katy Perry collapses from 'American Idol' gas leak during auditions
This Sunday's episode of "American Idol" apparently keeps the judges on their toes more than ever before.
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Kansas coach Bill Self calls No. 1 Baylor 'the best team we have played' in Big 12
Ahead of the showdown between No. 1 Baylor and No. 3 Kansas, Jayahawks coach Bill Self coach calls the Bears the best Big 12 team his team has faced.       
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Mike Fiers getting death threats after exposing Astros cheating
Fears of retribution for Mike Fiers have gone beyond the field. The former Astros starter, who exposed the team’s 2017 cheating in an interview with The Athletic, said on Thursday that he has received death threats from fans. Fiers, now with the Athletics, shrugged off his personal well-being, but noted that he is concerned for...
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Drew Carey's ex Amie Harwick was strangled before fatal balcony fall, coroner says
Drew Carey's ex-fiancee Amie Harwick was strangled before she was thrown off a third-floor balcony to her death, according to a new update from the Los Angeles County Coroner's office.
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Border protection officer, family found dead in Florida home in apparent murder-suicide, police say
A U.S. Customs and Border Protection officer was found dead in his Florida home Thursday afternoon alongside his wife and two children in what police are calling an apparent murder-suicide. 
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Tokyo Olympics face questions over coronavirus
Concern has grown ahead of the summer Olympics in Japan as the number of global cases of coronavirus has climbed to over 76,000. CBS News foreign correspondent Debora Patta joined CBSN AM from Tokyo with how the outbreak might affect the Olympic Games.
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Cheryl Hines talks filming 'Curb Your Enthusiasm's' most cringeworthy moment: 'What kind of job is this?'
Cheryl Hines sat down with Fox News to dish all things "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in honor of the show's 10th season premiere.
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Republican revenge: Record GOP field forms, on 2020 mission to take down ‘socialists’
EXCLUSIVE: A record number of candidates have filed to run for office in the House and Senate, breaking last cycle’s history-making numbers from the same point in time. But unlike 2018, the surge is on the GOP side.
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Doug Collins denies interest in national intelligence post after Trump names him as option
A day after tapping Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell as acting director of national intelligence, President Trump said he was considering naming Rep. Doug Collins as the nominee.
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Perez under pressure: the DNC chairman is in the hot seat as Nevada caucuses loom
As Iowa Democratic Party officials struggled with an epic meltdown on the night of February 3, unable to tally the results of their first in the nation caucuses with their new app, Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez was a thousand miles away at his Washington headquarters on Capitol Hill.
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Trump complains "Parasite" won best picture Oscar
During his rally in Colorado Springs Thursday night, President Trump criticized the Academy Awards for giving the best picture Oscar to the South Korean film "Parasite."
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The NFL's schedule, playoff proposal is awesome -- or is it?
Week 3 of the XFL kicks off this weekend and then the NFL combine takes over next week in prime time. But for now, the talk is about the potentially expanded schedule and playoffs. Let's dive in:       
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McConnell-aligned Super PAC behind ads supporting liberal candidate in North Carolina Senate race
A mysterious PAC that emerged earlier this year in the US Senate race in North Carolina and propped up insurgent Democratic State Sen. Erica Smith in the Democratic primary was backed by a group aligned with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Federal Election Commission filing reveals.
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Trump's top trade adviser 'hunting' for anonymous op-ed author
President Donald Trump's top trade adviser Peter Navarro said Friday he has been "hunting" for the author of the anonymous New York Times op-ed and the book, "A Warning," but avoided the question when pressed about who, specifically, he believes to be the author.
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Bernie Sanders confident he will have Barack Obama's backing despite reported opposition
In an interview with CNN on Thursday, Democratic presidential primary frontrunner Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said that despite past reports of friction, he believes his candidacy would have the support of former president Barack Obama if he is chosen as the party's nominee.
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New book promises unprecedented look inside Facebook
New book, “Facebook: The Inside Story,” promises an unprecedented look at the world’s largest social media company. Author Steven Levy interviewed more than 300 people, including nine interviews with founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg. He joins “CBS This Morning” to discuss what he learned.
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Beyond slavery and civil rights: What parents need to know about Black History Month
For many black parents, February has become a time of increased stress as we have to support our children (and each other) through guffaws and fails that often do more to harm black children than to lift up black culture.
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Need to earthquake retrofit your house? California reopens applications for $3,000 grants
California is reopening applications for grants of up to $3,000 to fund seismic strengthening of some older homes that can slide off their foundations.
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Jollof rice is the ultimate one-pot chicken dinner
Jollof rice is a West African dish common in Nigeria, Senegal and Ghana. This Ghanian version adds chicken and peppers to the tomato rice for a one-pot meal.
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In Oaxaca, Mexico, love blooms again and again
Oaxaca would wrap itself around my life for years to come.
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Kobe Bryant is gone; the Mamba lives forever in heart of Los Angeles
Los Angeles says goodbye to Kobe Bryant on Monday, but his competitive spirit will forever live in the hearts and minds of the people who watched him grow up and flourish.
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Lakers' first game after Kobe Bryant's death captured hearts everywhere
A Lakers game against the Clippers already had been postponed because of the death of Kobe Bryant, but their first game was an emotional affair that captured hearts everywhere.
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Column: Uber and Lyft increase traffic and pollution. Why do cities let it happen?
Uber and Lyft bring plenty of drawbacks to cities, but solutions aren't easy to find.
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Harmeet Dhillon: California Democrats can’t end homeless crisis – they keep pushing failed policies
Democrats have no real solution for California’s homeless crisis, which finds an estimated 150,000 people living on the streets on any given night – enough people to create the 39th largest city in the state if they all gathered in one place.
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David Limbaugh: Democrats need to figure out what they have to offer 2020 voters
With Democrats always having a built-in electoral vote advantage, Republicans should never be smug about an upcoming election. But we should be optimistic.
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Death of prominent Hollywood therapist raises questions about domestic violence, stalking laws
New details about the death of prominent Hollywood therapist Amie Harwick has raised questions about domestic violence and stalking. Harwick, 38, was killed Saturday at her Hollywood Hills home. Her former boyfriend has been charged with murder. Erin Moriarty reports for “48 Hours.”
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