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Giant hole in the Martian atmosphere is venting all its water into space

There's a hole in the Martian atmosphere that opens once every two years, venting the planet's limited water supply into space — and dumping the rest of the water at the planet's poles.
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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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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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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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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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Yankees’ Miguel Andujar outfield experiment succeeding so far
VENICE, Fla. — Miguel Andujar played left field Friday against the Braves and will repeat that exercise on Saturday when the Yankees face the Red Sox in a split-squad game. In what was his second game in left, Andujar handled two chances flawlessly despite batting a high sky and wind Friday. According to Aaron Boone,...
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Need a team to root for to beat the hated Astros? Try the Angels
TEMPE, Ariz. — I offer you the Los Angeles Angels. Just in case you are looking for a team to support. Or eyeing a backup plan because you are a little uneasy about your club. Or just because you like baseball. At this point, enough playoff games have been contested without Mike Trout. And October...
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Sprague Grayden brings her sister act to ‘A Million Little Things’
As the final four episodes of Season 2 of “A Million Little Things” get under way this Thursday, the arrival of Eddie Saville’s (David Giuntoli) older sister Lindsay (Sprague Grayden) kicks off a new story that will stretch into the next fall’s episodes. “There’s a lot there to unpack,” says Grayden, 39. “They were very...
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Second Case of Coronavirus Confirmed in Northern California
Officials confirmed another coronavirus case a day after the first example of possible community spread was announced
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How the Coronavirus is Affecting the U.S. Economy, From Cancelled Conferences to Historic Stock Market Lows
Financial markets have suffered historic losses and major companies have cancelled or withdrawn from key events and restricted travel for employees due to coronavirus fears.
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Authorities don't know how this woman got the coronavirus
CNN correspondents from around the world report on how communities are handling the novel coronavirus. Watch "Full Circle" weeknights at 5 p.m. ET.
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Coronavirus fears cost the world’s 5 richest people $36 billion this week 
Forget Bernie Sanders — billionaires’ biggest enemy right now is the coronavirus. The world’s five richest people finished their worst week ever in terms of dollars lost on Friday, hemorrhaging a combined $36.5 billion as the spread of the epidemic punished stocks and stoked worries about a global recession. That’s a sum that dwarfs the...
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In California: It's four days from Election Day. Are we ready?
As Tuesday nears, concerns grow over new voting systems across the state. Also, Asian-run businesses are struggling under the coronavirus. And is that a hipster cafe or a 7-Eleven?        
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In last South Carolina push, Democrats lash out against Trump over coronavirus crisis
Even as health officials scramble to contain its spread, the debate over the coronavirus is spilling over onto the campaign trail. Democrats spent the day before the South Carolina primary lashing out at President Trump for his handling of the crisis, while Mr. Trump traveled to Charleston Friday night for a rally with supporters. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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"CBS Evening News" headlines for Friday, February 28, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell."
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New cases of coronaviruses spreading faster outside of China
New cases of coronavirus are spreading faster in the rest of the world other than in China. United Airlines suspended some flights to some parts of Asia, and the U.S. State Department is advising Americans to reconsider traveling to Italy. Charlie D’Agata reports.
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Man named Thomas Stemen allegedly stabs woman with syringe full of semen
A Maryland woman was stabbed with a syringe filled with semen, cops said Friday. Thomas Byron Stemen, 51, was arrested by Anne Arundel Police on Tuesday after a woman reported that she was assaulted while grocery shopping on Feb. 18, cops said in a press release. Surveillance video shows Stemen pretending to bump into the...
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R. Kelly files to get New York racketeering charges tossed out
Prosecutors allege that R. Kelly worked with his managers, drivers, members of his entourage and others in his orbit in a criminal enterprise.
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Coronavirus fears lead to worst week on Wall Street since 2008
Coronavirus fears caused stocks to fall for the seventh straight day. Traders blamed the lack of consistent message from the Trump administration. Nikki Battiste reports.
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White House Wins Don McGahn Appeal, Destroying Democrats' Impeachment Argument
The White House won its appeal Friday against a lower court ruling that would have allowed the Democrat-run the U.S. House of Representatives to compel the testimony of former White House counsel Don McGahn.
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Alabama safety Xavier McKinney on NFL draft meeting with Patriots: 'A little tough, a little awkward'
Xavier McKinney is projected to be a first-round pick in the NFL draft, but the Alabama DB left his meeting with the Patriots feeling a bit off.       
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Restaurant Hires Special Needs Employees
A New Jersey restaurant is serving up a slice of empowerment by hiring adults with special needs. The No Limits Cafe provides jobs and training to help people living with intellectual disabilities succeed as individuals while making a positive impact in their community.
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Geraldo Rivera blasts 'scumbag' critics for 'exacerbating' coronavirus fear
Geraldo Rivera slammed Democrats and members of the media for using the coronavirus outbreak to promote "fear" and hurt President Trump, calling those people "scumbags."
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The assessment isn't trying to alarm or scare people but it reflects what's actually happening around the world, WHO official says
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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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Biotechnology trade group taps former Biogen CEO as its coronavirus czar
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), the biotechnology industry's largest trade association, told Reuters on Friday that former Biogen Inc CEO George Scangos would coordinate its response to the global coronavirus outbreak.
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Maryland schools superintendent gets raise to $315,000
Jack Smith, leader of the Montgomery County school system, signs for next four years.
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Chris Matthews accused of ‘inappropriately flirting’ with female guest
"I was afraid to name him at the time for fear of retaliation from the network; I’m not anymore."
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UFC on ESPN+ 27 ceremonial weigh-in highlights, photo gallery: Final faceoffs in Norfolk
Fight week activities for UFC on ESPN+ 27 are officially a wrap following Friday's ceremonial weigh-ins.        Related StoriesSpike Carlyle ready to show why he's a terrible matchup for Aalon Cruz at UFC on ESPN+ 27Joseph Benavidez on Deiveson Figueiredo weight miss: 'He wasn't going to ever win the belt, anyway'Felicia Spencer knows Zarah Fairn has a lot to offer but is ready to dominate at UFC on ESPN+ 27 
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Letters: Vanessa Bryant stands tall at memorial service
Letters to the executive sports editor for Feb. 29
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UPDATE 1-USTR vows to push for trade deals with Britain, EU; seeks broader reset at WTO
The Trump administration on Friday said it would focus on concluding new trade agreements with Britain, the European Union and Kenya over the coming year, while strictly enforcing trade laws and pushing for reforms of the World Trade Organization.
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Trump announces his pick for director of national intelligence
• Trump says he will nominate current US Ambassador to Norway to be next Navy Secretary
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