Former NBA Player Jim Farmer to Plead Not Guilty to Human Trafficking Charge

The charges include attempted solicitation of a minor and attempted patronizing of a prostitute
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Massive refinery fire temporarily shuts down major highway
A major refinery fire in Carson, California, temporarily shut down the 405 Freeway in both directions late Tuesday night.
Your questions on the novel coronavirus answered
CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta answers viewers' questions on the coronavirus as the CDC says they expect to see the novel coronavirus spread in the United States. Watch "Full Circle" weeknights at 5p.m.ET.
Bernie Sanders Leads Among Democratic Voters on Who Can Best Unify the Party: Poll
A majority of polled Democrats said the Vermont senator was best-placed to be the candidate to unify the party, despite suggestions that he would be divisive.
Behind-the-scenes Yankees moment captures Gerrit Cole’s incredible detail
Gerrit Cole stood near Gary Sanchez’s locker Tuesday following a workout at Steinbrenner Field and spoke animatedly to the catcher for more than 20 minutes Tuesday. Marlon Abreu, the Yankees’ Spanish interpreter, provided translation when necessary. Aroldis Chapman stopped by briefly. It seemed like quite the meeting. Except Cole described it as “very standard” for...
Second person with coronavirus sent to Nebraska medical center
Another American transported to Nebraska medical center after testing positive for coronavirus at military base
What Giants’ Joe Judge isn’t looking for in NFL free agency
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Austria quarantines a dozen people after first coronavirus cases
Austria has quarantined 12 people who were in close contact with a couple who were the country's first coronavirus cases, one of whom works as a hotel receptionist, the local government in the province of Tyrol said on Wednesday.
TikTok ‘Skullbreaker’ challenge injures New Jersey teen: report
Doctors are reportedly warning parents about another viral challenge that involves two people getting a third to leap into the air, and then doing their best to kick the person’s feet out from under them.
Joe Biden might need same 'cognitive test' that Trump 'aced,' former WH doctor Ronny Jackson says
Following his latest gaffe on the campaign trail, former Vice President Joe Biden might need to take a "cognitive test," a former White House physician said Tuesday.
Death toll rises to 20 from riots in Indian capital; hundreds badly injured
At least 20 people have been killed in the Indian capital during violent clashes between Hindu and Muslim groups over a new citizenship law, a hospital official told Reuters, even as an eerie calm descended in riot-torn areas on Wednesday.
Violent clashes erupt in New Delhi as Trump and Modi meet
More than a dozen people have been killed in violent clashes in New Delhi, India, over a new law that excludes Muslim minorities from a fast-track to Indian citizenship. The unrest coincided with US President Donald Trump's visit. CNN's Sam Kiley reports.
Democratic presidential debate fallout, Ash Wednesday, winter storm: 5 things to know Wednesday
Four Democratic candidates take on a CNN town hall next, Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent for Christians and more news to start your Wednesday.
Malaysia's Anwar seeks to become PM amid turmoil
Anwar Ibrahim's name has been put forward for Malaysian prime minister by his supporters after the shock resignation of his alliance partner and on-off rival, Mahathir Mohamad, members of Anwar's party said on Wednesday.
Egypt to bury former president Mubarak in military funeral
Egypt will on Wednesday bury its former president Hosni Mubarak, who died at the age of 91, in a military funeral in Cairo.
Brendan Smith’s play allays Rangers’ Brady Skjei trade sorrow
The Rangers weren’t drained of talent at Monday’s trade deadline the way they were the past two seasons, but their one trade still hurt a day later. Coach David Quinn said it was a “sad day” trading Brady Skjei to the Hurricanes, though his blue-line replacement, Brendan Smith, had a strong game Tuesday in the...
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Trump breaks through media static by whacking Sotomayor, Ginsburg, CNN
The Democratic freakout over Bernie Sanders may be dominating the news, along with the coronavirus and the stock market plunge, but Donald Trump always finds a way to break through.
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Election 2020: How Trump, Democratic candidates could impact college debt, family finances
Trump, Sanders, Warren and others have a variety of proposals and policies that can impact student loan debt, a major burden for many Americans.        
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Factbox: Malaysian parties by the numbers amid political turmoil
As Malaysian parties try to secure a parliamentary majority to form the next government after Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad abruptly resigned on Monday, here are how the parties and factions stack up currently.
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UPDATE 1-Five more Chinese regions lower emergency response level as virus threat recedes
Five Chinese regions have downgraded their emergency response level after assessing that health risks from the coronavirus outbreak have receded, state media and government authorities reported.
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Parents' lawsuit accuses Japan of double standard on child 'abductions'
A group of parents fighting against child "abductions" by their partners accused Japan in a lawsuit on Wednesday of having a double standard in how it treats domestic instances of such incidents, compared to international ones.
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New Delhi is world's most polluted capital for second straight year: study
New Delhi was the world's most polluted capital city for the second straight year in 2019, according to a Swiss-based group that gathers air-quality data globally.
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Bernie Sanders 'rattled' by debate crowd's pushback on his praise for Cuba, Frank Luntz says
Democratic front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., was clearly "rattled' when members of the Charleston, S.C., presidential debate audience vocally pushed back on his praise of communist Cuba's education system, pollster Frank Luntz said Tuesday night.
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We're getting closer to pandemic, say health officials
Public health officials warned Wednesday that the spread of the novel coronavirus is inching closer toward meeting the definition of a global pandemic, as the number of cases outside mainland China continues to grow, including in South Korea where a US soldier has tested positive for the virus.
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Mother of missing 15-month-old arrested for giving investigators 'false reports,' police say
The mother of a Tennessee toddler missing for two months was arrested on Tuesday after giving investigators false information, police say.
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Bloomberg on allegations of sexist behavior: I was 'probably wrong to make the jokes'
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said Tuesday that he was "probably wrong to make the jokes," referencing allegations of sexist and misogynistic behavior made against him.
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An Obscure Rule Snaps One of the World’s Hottest Rallies
Beijing is trying to help firms raise cash as the coronavirus outbreak worsens. But changing refinancing regulations could spark a selloff. 
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David Bossie: Trump wins debate as Democrats fight among themselves, focusing attacks on Sanders and Bloomberg
A Democratic primary riddled with chaos is a dream come true for President Trump. The president stands as the leader of a unified Republican Party and can take credit for policies that have created a booming economy and record-low unemployment rates.
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Chaotic Democratic debate's biggest moments
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Undecided Democrats react to South Carolina debate
CNN's Gary Tuchman talks to 12 Democrats, 11 of who are undecided, in South Carolina following the Democratic presidential debate in Charleston.
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Cory Booker, Bernie Sanders missed most votes in Congress last year: report
Sen. Cory Booker's run for the presidency didn't turn out the way he planned -- but it appears he won a dubious honor: member of Congress who missed more votes than any other lawmaker.
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Winners and losers from the 10th presidential debate
The 10th Democratic debate -- this one in Charleston, South Carolina -- is in the books.
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Super Bowl halftime show prompts more than 1,300 FCC complaints: ‘Like a porno show’
The Super Bowl LIV halftime show starring Jennifer Lopez and Shakira reportedly spurred more than 1,300 Federal Communications Commission complaints — with some comparing the performance to a “porno show” or “strip club act.” The complaints, which were obtained by WFAA, were filed from viewers in 49 states, most of whom didn’t approve of the...
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Hundreds of cops attend Queens memorial for slain officer Edward Bryne
Hundreds of police officers gathered on a street corner in Queens early Wednesday morning to remember a rookie cop who was killed there exactly 32 years earlier while doing his job. “We stand here tonight really as a testament to proving that Eddie did not die in vain,” Commissioner Dermot Shea said at the South...
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NFL player reps vote to send proposed collective bargaining agreement to full union membership for approval
A simple majority vote of NFL players is needed for the owners' proposal for a new collective bargaining agreement to pass.       
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'Panic,' ex-Obama official Rahm Emanuel sounds the alarm
Former Vice President Joe Biden fired back at Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) during the South Carolina Democratic presidential debate hosted by CBS, after Sanders claimed that Barack Obama made similar comments praising Cuba's education system.
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Organizers Press Ahead With Tokyo Olympics Despite Threat of Coronavirus
Organizers face a three-month window to decide the fate of the games
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The Double-Act That Wants to Take Over Germany
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CBS News Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina: Watch in full
Seven Democratic candidates for president took the stage in Charleston, South Carolina, in a debate hosted by CBS News. Watch the debate in its entirety here.
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A man allegedly stabbed a woman in a grocery store with a syringe and is now facing charges
A man is in custody after a woman reported being assaulted with a syringe in a Maryland grocery store, police said.
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A TV reporter unknowingly gave the snow report with googly eyes after he accidentally turned on Facebook's face filters
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Ilhan Omar’s GOP challenger tweets ‘I am an American’ after Omar describes herself 6 other ways
A Republican candidate aiming to unseat U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., gave a brief reply this week after Omar posted six ways that she identifies herself.
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Korean Air flight attendant who flew to LA diagnosed with coronavirus
A flight attendant for Korean Air was diagnosed with coronavirus following a trip to Los Angeles, a report said Tuesday. The employee was working on a flight from Incheon, South Korea to Los Angeles and may have spent some time in the city of Los Angeles before boarding a flight back to Korea, according to...
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NFL moves closer to labor peace after key hurdle cleared
The NFL moved closer to labor peace for another decade early Wednesday when player representatives voted to send a new deal already approved by the owners to the full union membership. A simple majority of some 2,000 players must accept the agreement for it to go into effect this year. After nearly four hours of...
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Michael Hertz, who helped design New York City's subway map, dies at 87
Michael Hertz, whose design firm produced the New York City subway map, has died, his son Eugene Hertz confirmed to CNN. He was 87.
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Florida woman charged after cops say boyfriend left to die inside suitcase: report
A Florida woman was charged with second-degree murder after police said her boyfriend died after he was zipped up in a suitcase and left to die, a report said.
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Mary Anne Marsh: In Democratic debate, 3 winners and 4 losers in a two-hour street fight
The only way to view this final debate before the South Carolina primary Saturday and Super Tuesday March 3 is whether it changed the race for the Democratic presidential nomination. The answer that it did not.
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Fact-checking the Democratic debate in South Carolina
Here's how the facts match up to what the candidates are saying on stage.
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A 'messy, chaotic and embarrassing' night
CNN Opinion commentators weigh in on the highs and lows of the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina. The views expressed in these commentaries are their own. View more opinion on CNN.
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