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Gap ditches plan to spin off Old Navy

The Gap apparel conglomerate has ditched plans to spin off Old Navy into a separate company following the surprise departure of its CEO. Gap’s board determined splitting off the budget brand would be too costly and complex to make sense, particularly in light of “softer business performance,” interim chief executive Robert Fisher said. “We have...
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4 universities cancel study abroad programs in Italy because of coronavirus
NYU students will continue classes online after a confirmed case in Florence.
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'Star Wars Battlefront 2' Update 1.47 Adds Ewok Hunter & Rebellion DLC - Patch Notes
"Star Wars Battlefront 2" update 1.47 adds a huge amount of free Age of Rebellion DLC. Read the full patch notes here.
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US and South Korean militaries on high alert due to coronavirus
South Korea now has more than 1,260 cases of the novel coronavirus, including a US soldier stationed in the country. The death toll from the virus is over 2,700 worldwide, with the vast majority in mainland China. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.
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Defense secretary faces grilling from Congress for diverting funding to border wall
Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is likely to face a grilling from lawmakers Wednesday on Capitol Hill for his decision to divert military funding to pay for the US border wall as he testifies before the House Armed Services Committee.
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New Front in Trump’s Clashes With New York
The administration is becoming a roadblock to some of the state's most ambitious projects.
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Federal Report Says Women In Prison Receive Harsher Punishments Than Men
Prisons often give disproportionately harsher punishments for minor offenses to women than to men, according to a new federal report that backs up the findings of an earlier NPR investigation.
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Coronavirus-infected Korean Air cabin crew worker may have been on flights to Los Angeles: report
A Korean Air cabin crew worker who the airline said tested positive for the coronavirus may have worked last week on flights between Seoul and Los Angeles, according to a report Wednesday.
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Harriet Tubman debit card from OneUnited raises the question: How do you market an icon?
The Harriet Tubman debit card from OneUnited was a nod to love not Wakanda, but ensuing controversy shows potential pitfalls of marketing an icon       
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'People need to know what happened': Soldier fatally shot in domestic violence case
Angel Conner was shot six times. To raise awareness about domestic violence, her family had an open casket at her funeral.        
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Supreme Court Turns To Immigration With 2 Major Cases
The court ruled that the parents of a Mexican boy shot and killed by a border patrol agent cannot sue the officer. It also heard arguments in a free-speech case involving immigration.
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In Maine, Residents Slice Through Thick Ice To Keep A Tradition From Melting Away
It was a vibrant industry in the late 1800s and while ice harvesting is no longer commercially viable, the tradition is being kept alive in the small town of South Bristol, Maine.
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Who Needs A Realtor? iBuyers Pay Instant Cash For Your House
iBuyers — companies such as Opendoor, RedfinNow and Zillow — will pay you cash for your house and buy it quickly. New numbers show these types of sales are growing very quickly, but is it a good idea?
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Getting married in 2020? Experts share to-do list for National Weddings Month
Experts from Etsy, The Knot and WeddingWire share their secrets.
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America has a 'gruesome' history of lynching, but it's not a federal crime. A House vote could change that
The House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bipartisan bill that would make lynching a federal crime, a move supporters say is long overdue.       
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'Bachelor' and 'Bachelorette' franchise couples who are still together
Finding love on a reality TV show? What are the chances?
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4 Takeaways From The South Carolina Democratic Debate
Former Vice President Joe Biden fought to save his campaign, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders took fire from all sides - and more takeaways from the Democratic debate in South Carolina.
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Woman drops 112 pounds, wins beauty pageant after fiancé dumped her for being too fat
A young woman once dumped by her fiancé for being “too fat” has got the ultimate revenge - by being crowned Britain's most beautiful woman.
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‘Matlock’ star Nancy Stafford on making faith films in Hollywood: ‘God has completely changed my life’
Nancy Stafford isn’t afraid to say no in Hollywood.
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Joseph Betz: Bernie Sanders and his democratic socialist vision for America have my support
Ordinary Americans -- please listen to what Bernie wants for those like you, and listen to how he would achieve it for you.
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Seabird-eating 'monster' crabs are chatty during sex
Coconut crabs, Earth's biggest land crabs, are internet famous from images in which they dwarf trash bins and tear birds limb from limb.
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D.C.-area forecast: Mild this afternoon after morning fog and drizzle; gusty storms possible tonight
Isolated damaging winds are possible with storms this evening, and then we’re colder and breezy tomorrow into the weekend.
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Column: Will Super Tuesday see a super turnout of young, Latino and Asian American voters?
Mindy Romero is expecting that turnout among California Latinos and Asian Americans could be as big as it was in the 2016 primary.
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The Toxic Combo Behind Colorado’s Police Shootings
Meth use, gun possession, and car thefts are part of the problem.
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Pentagon Plan Calls for a $9 Billion Surge in Nuclear Spending by 2025
It reflects a major boost to an effort started under President Barack Obama to replace aging nuclear systems
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Coronavirus spreads to Europe as France reports death of first national
South Korea now has more than 1,140 coronavirus cases, including a US soldier stationed in the country. Follow here for live updates.
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Nineteen dead, 139 infected with coronavirus in Iran: health ministry spokesman
Nineteen people have died and 139 people have been infected by coronavirus in Iran, health ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said on Wednesday in an announcement on state TV.
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Kuwait says six more coronavirus cases confirmed, tally now 18: KUNA
Kuwait's health ministry said on Wednesday that the number of people diagnosed with coronavirus in the country rose to 18 after six more cases were confirmed, the state news agency reported.
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Coronavirus Lockdown in Chinese City Led Young Boy to Stay Home With Dead Grandfather
Almost 3,000 people have died of the disease, now named COVID-19.
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GLOBAL MARKETS-World shares slump for 5th day, bets grow on interest rate cuts to counter damage
World stocks tumbled for the fifth straight day on Wednesday, while safe-haven gold rose back towards seven-year highs and U.S. bond yields held near record lows after governments and health authorities warned of a possible coronavirus pandemic.
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Los Angeles Firefighters Respond to Massive Refinery Fire After Explosion
An explosion went off before the fire began burning in a cooling tower at the refinery, the fire department said
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Florida Woman Charged With Murder After Zipping Boyfriend Inside Suitcase For Hours
Sarah Boone, 42, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 42-year-old Jorges Torres Jr., the Orange County Sheriff's Office said.
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France reports second coronavirus death: health official
A second person infected with the coronavirus has died in France, the country's health authorities said on Wednesday.
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Trump Tweets 'Russia Wants Him to Win' About Bernie Sanders
Reports published last week indicated that Russia is seeking to boost both Sanders and Trump in this year's race for the White House.
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Colbert remixes Sanders' debate line with '90s rap
Late-night TV host Stephen Colbert had live instant reaction to the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina. CNN's Laura Jarrett reports he nailed his impression of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
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2020 Democrats batter Sanders on communism, government spending at SC debate ahead of pivotal primaries
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California refinery explosion sparks massive fire, temporarily closes 405 freeway near Los Angeles
At least two explosions rocked a California oil refinery Tuesday night, sparking a massive fire that was visible for miles, according to reports.
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Meditating under an ice-cold Tokyo waterfall
Taki-gyo, or waterfall meditation, is a centuries-old practice. Tourists can experience it at the Ayahiro waterfall in the Tokyo woodlands of Mount Mitake.
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World's best vegan restaurant?
We pay a visit to Tokyo's Saido restaurant, the world's highest-rated vegan eatery according to online database Happycow.
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LeBron James Says There's 'Never Going to Be a Closure' Over Kobe Bryant's Death
"We continue to live on his legacy and continue to have our hearts heavy," the Los Angeles Lakers star told reporters on Tuesday.
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Tokyo 'micro hotel' designed to feel like home
Tokyo's Trunk (House), a one-bedroom micro hotel, sits inside an old Geisha household and incorporates historic design with modern touches.
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Taking a dip in a Tokyo bathhouse
Tokyo bathhouse Mikokuyu, first built in 1947, offers a modern take on an age old tradition.
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A digital detox in Tokyo's 'book town'
Tokyo's Jimbocho district, also known as 'book town,' is home to more than 150 bookshops selling everything from cheap paperbacks to first edition antiques.
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Donald Trump Is Furious About Coronavirus-related Stock Market Drops, Blames CDC for Spooking Investors: Report
The president has informed his advisers not to make dire predictions about the financial impact of the virus, The Washington Post reported.
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The CDC has thoughts about soul patches and mutton chops. And they have to do with preventing coronavirus
When it comes to novel coronavirus safety, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has some suggestions about facial hair.
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Nature makes children happier, science shows
A connection to nature may make children happier and more eco-conscious, a recent study shows.
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UPDATE 2-Thailand reports three new virus cases, urges disclosure of travel history
Thailand reported three new cases of a coronavirus on Wednesday, taking total infections to 40, health ministry officials said, criticizing patients for not disclosing their travel history.
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Adam Goodman: Presidential debates matter – ads alone won’t get someone elected
There is a school of thought that suggests presidential candidate debates have become more relics than relevant – that they have run their course and that spending big dollars on ads and campaign workers will overwhelm anything that happens on a live stage. Don't believe it.
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