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John Turturro probes medieval murder mystery in ‘The Name of the Rose’

“The Name of the Rose,” premiering 10 p.m. Thursday on Sundance TV, is a murder mystery set in the middle of the 14th century. That may not seem like the obvious choice for summer entertainment, but series star John Turturro thinks the Umberto Eco tale — a bestselling 1980 novel and 1986 movie starring Sean...
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Head of hospital dies in coronavirus epicenter; global economic impact spreads
The head of a leading hospital in China's central city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, died of the disease on Tuesday while South Korea announced an economic emergency and Singapore Airlines slashed flights.
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Hospital director dies in Wuhan, as death toll from coronavirus outbreak tops 1,800
The death toll from the novel coronavirus has reached 1,873, as almost half of China's 1.3 billion-strong population remain subject to varying forms of travel restrictions and other quarantine measures.
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HSBC Plans to Cut 35,000 Jobs as Challenges Mount in Asia
The London-based bank aims to cut $4.5 billion in costs as it faces the coronavirus outbreak in China and continued uncertainty in Hong Kong.
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New French health minister: 'Credible risk' of coronavirus pandemic
New French health minister Olivier Veran said on Tuesday there is a "credible risk" the coronavirus outbreak could turn unto a pandemic.
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Westerdam passenger infected with coronavirus: What we know and what we don't
The Westerdam cruise ship was supposed to have been the lucky one.
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Japan targets HIV drug trials to fight coronavirus; cruise ship evacuations continue
Japan plans to trial HIV medications to treat patients infected with coronavirus as its growing number of cases poses an increasing threat to the economy and public health, the government's top spokesman said on Tuesday.
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Robber armed with rifle hits NYC smoke shop, video shows
Two robbers — one armed with a black rifle — held up a Manhattan smoke shop on Monday and made off with $3,500, police said. The suspects walked into the N&N Delancey Smoke Shop on Delancey Street near Allen Street in the Lower East Side at about 4:20 p.m., cops said. Once inside, one of...
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'Don't be kidnapped by China': Taiwan tells WHO in bid for separate virus tally
Taiwan urged the World Health Organization on Tuesday not to be "kidnapped" by China, as more countries put travel curbs on its citizens because the health agency groups the island's coronavirus cases with China in the battle on the outbreak.
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Her son was killed in a 'stand your ground' shooting. Read her message to him on what would have been his 25th birthday
Lucy McBath celebrated her son's 25th birthday on Sunday without him.
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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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HSBC plans to cut 35,000 jobs
HSBC on Tuesday said it would cut around 35,000 jobs and dramatically overhaul its business worldwide after reporting a 33% profit plunge in 2019.
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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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Amazon's Bezos announces new climate fund
Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos will commit $10 billion to fund scientists, activists, nonprofits and other groups fighting to protect the environment and counter the effects of climate change, he announced on Monday. Ryan Brooks reports.
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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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Skier choked by his coat on 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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Kyoto launches 'empty tourism' campaign amid virus outbreak
Kyoto is usually packed with tourists from all over the world.
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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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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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