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Stunting charge laid after vehicle clocked at 60 km/h over speed limit in Dartmouth

The fine in Nova Scotia for stunting is $2,422.50 and six points are assigned to the driver’s record.
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New York Times hit for publishing op-ed by Taliban leader linked to ‘ruthless attacks’
Readers "appalled" over New York Times op-ed written by the deputy leader of the Taliban.
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Russia, Nevada, Afghanistan: Your Friday Briefing
Here's what you need to know.
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China's changed how it counts virus cases three times now. Here's why
Weeks after the novel coronavirus crisis began in December, there is still widespread confusion over the exact number of cases reported in China and whether the epidemic is finally stabilizing at the outbreak's epicenter of Hubei province.
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Lesotho Prime Minister fails to show up in court to face murder charge
Lesotho's Prime Minister Thomas Thabane failed to show up in court Friday where he was due to be charged with murdering his former wife, police said.
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How to Pre-Order Hasbro Baby Yoda Animatronic Toy and When It's On Sale
The must-have gift of 2020 for fans of "The Mandalorian" is coming.
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Video of Female Medics in China Having Their Heads Shaved Sparks Backlash Over Propaganda in the Coronavirus Fight
The video was to the Twitter-like Chinese social media platform Weibo by Gansu Daily
time.com
The new polling giving both parties hope
And new reporting ties Joseph Maguire’s departure as acting DNI to his candor about Russian election interference.
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Op-Ed: How to protect democracy from lawless presidents like Trump
We need a firewall between the White House and the Department of Justice
latimes.com
How to watch the Nevada caucuses on Saturday
The caucuses are a critical contest for candidates who faltered in Iowa and New Hampshire
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‘Tamales for Tío Bernie’: Sanders’ outreach to Latino voters pays off
Violeta Alvarez is so passionate about Bernie Sanders that she becomes emotional talking about the white, 78-year-old senator from Vermont, a state 3,000 miles from this sun-drenched California enclave.
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The Field: An Anti-Endorsement in Nevada
The state’s largest labor union has fought hard for health care. And now it’s fighting Bernie Sanders.
nytimes.com
Carla Hayden discusses being first woman, African-American serving as Librarian of Congress
CBS News' Major Garrett spoke to Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, for this week's episode of "The Takeout"
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A Studio At Your Fingertips: 5 Apps Teachers Are Using To Make Student Podcasts
We checked in with educators to see what tools their students are using to create entries for NPR's Student Podcast Challenge.
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Op-Ed: More than 90% of U.S. plastic waste is never recycled. Here's how we can change that
A new bill in Congress would put the onus on plastic manufacturers to solve the plastic pollution crisis, making them design and run waste and recycling programs.
latimes.com
Yes, Buttigieg is ‘gay enough,’ Richie Jackson says
The LGBTQ community is engaging in a rather insane conversation.
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Trump bemoans South Korean film’s historic Oscars win: ‘Can we get Gone With the Wind back?’
“And the winner is a movie from South Korea, what the hell was that all about?” Trump asked about "Parasite," the first foreign language film to win best picture at the Oscars.
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Letters to the Editor: The new Prop. 13 doesn't deserve to pass, even if schools need more money
California is spending $81 billion on schools; it should find additional funds in its $215-billion budget rather than ask for a bond issue.
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This comedian says Border Patrol pulled him off a bus. Now he's suing the government
A comedian from Libya, granted U.S. asylum, accuses Customs and Border Protection agents of racially profiling him and holding him without cause. He says the incident gave him nightmares and that his federal suit is serious — but he's worked it into his stand-up act.
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Editorial: Despite complaints about bias, the University of California shouldn't dump the SAT and ACT
The University of California is under pressure to drop the SAT and the ACT as an admission requirement. A new report suggests that would be a mistake.
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Editorial: California's mountain lions are already under threat. Stop killing more of them
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife issued a permit to kill mountain lion P-56 last month after he had killed a dozen sheep. It should be the last time.
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He dressed up at Comic-Con. He preached to chickens. He's the John Lewis you never knew
Congressman John Lewis is turning 80. His place in history has been so thoroughly documented that it's hard to find anything new to say about him -- unless you talk to some people who have known him the longest
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Endorsement: The Times' recommendations for Superior Court judge in Los Angeles County
Who are the judges on the ballot on March 3, and who should you vote for? Here are The Times' endorsements.
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Watchdog: Trump administration lacks strategy to fight Afghanistan's dangerous heroin trade
Afghanistan is the source for 90 percent of the world's heroin, and the drug trade fuels a deadly insurgency against American troops.       
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Nicaragua's last newspaper dared to criticize the government. Then it lost its ink and paper
Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega has carried out a war on the press, jailing journalists and closing news outlets. In a blow to the storied La Prensa newspaper, he barred delivery of newsprint and ink.
latimes.com
How America developed two sign languages — one white, one black
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Avi Loeb: What's causing mysterious radio bursts in space? Don’t rule out any options yet, including aliens
As scientists, we should be humble and not be guided by prejudice but by evidence. After all, if we expect the future to resemble the past we will never discover something new.
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'If I get killed it won't be an accident': Progressive Vermont family faces threats
Abusive posts and vandalism have made Quinn Doner, who is transgender, and their family fear for their lives. Police say there's not much they can do.       
usatoday.com
Op-Ed: Trump's 2021 budget explains Jeff Bezos' monster house deal and L.A.'s homeless crisis
The most draconian cuts in Trump's proposed 2021 budget represent a White House intent on fueling American inequality.
latimes.com
Letters to the Editor: Boy Scouts of America, another institution sued into honesty about sexual abuse
Two major institutions, the Boy Scouts of America and the Catholic Church, talk a lot about morality but were honest only because of litigation.
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Letters to the Editor: CSU's quantitative reasoning proposal is not as scary as it's made out to be
The Cal State University chancellor responds to Sandy Banks' column expressing skepticism about a new proposed math requirement for incoming freshmen.
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As he transforms neglected corners of New Orleans, artist Brandan Odums can add 'alchemist' to his resume
The winter sun is already going down on Mid-City and its crosshatch of shotgun houses, the porch-sitters eyeing passing bicyclists and stray cats.
latimes.com
Nondisclosure Agreements Have a Valid Purpose, But They Can Also be Misused, Experts Say
On live television, Senator Elizabeth Warren challenged Michael Bloomberg directly to release any number of women who might be restricted by an NDA.
newsweek.com
WGC-Mexico 2020: Leaderboard, Friday Tee times and How to Watch Championship Online
Rory McIlroy leads the WGC-Mexico Championship with a two-shot margin over Bubba Watson and Justin Thomas.
newsweek.com
Inside Facebook’s Supreme Court
For the last year, the social network has tried to find global consensus on how to moderate controversial content. It hasn’t been easy.
slate.com
Dear Care and Feeding: My Husband Eagerly Got a Vasectomy, but I’m Aching for More Kids. What Should We Do?
Parenting advice on family size debates, birth control dishonesty, and formal title preference.
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Trump’s immigration policies are straight out of dystopian fiction
But the lives they affect are very real.
washingtonpost.com
Mike Pompeo criticized China for not respecting its neighbors’ territorial integrity. What’s the story?
Here’s how Beijing has resolved territorial disputes.
washingtonpost.com
A buoyant Trump out West, cheerful about his acquittal and eager to mock his Democratic opponents
President Trump’s post-impeachment, four-day swing through as many states — three of which Hillary Clinton won in 2016 — was the physical and geographic manifestation of Trump emboldened.
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‘It’s going to take a rich guy to beat Trump’: Why some Democrats back Bloomberg
Despite attacks by other candidates, many voters say they believe backing a billionaire may be the only way to ensure that Trump is defeated in November.
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Antarctica is becoming easier to visit. Here’s how to get to the bottom of the world.
New ships are amping up the luxury and amenities; you can even drive by the continent.
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Police: Man allegedly killed wife, sons before killing himself
A US Customs and Border Protection employee allegedly shot and killed his wife and two sons in Florida before killing himself, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Affilate WKMG reports.
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Germany reopens hate speech, gun law debates after shisha bar killings
Germany's government faced calls to toughen gun ownership laws and step up efforts to track far-right sympathizers, after the suspect in one of its worst mass shootings since World War Two was found to have published a racist manifesto.
reuters.com
Boys accused of starting deadly fire can’t be tried as adults, California DA says. The town is outraged.
“Even with the most serious charges of murder, 13-year-olds in California can’t be tried as adults,” Tulare County District Attorney Tim Ward said. “I’m certain this information may be met with outrage.” He was right.
washingtonpost.com
Tyson Fury says he's going to knock out Deontay Wilder
Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury says he's going to knock out WBC world heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in their rematch of their controversial draw.
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Iran confirms 13 more coronavirus cases, two deaths - Health Ministry
Iran confirmed 13 more new coronavirus cases and two deaths among the group of new cases, Health Ministry spokesman Kianush Jahanpur said in a tweet on Friday.
reuters.com
Sigourney Weaver opens Berlin International Film Festival
Sigourney Weaver is joined by co-stars Douglas Booth and Margaret Qualley on the red carpet, as their movie "My Salinger Year" opens the Berlin International n Film Festival. (Feb. 21)      
usatoday.com
Colorado squatters leave behind underwear, a snake and sex toys
A Colorado condominium owner said this week she had to spend hundreds of dollars and lost about two months’ worth of rent, in an effort to evict squatters who left behind underwear, dirty dishes, a snake and sex toys.
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Baltimore School District Defends 'Misunderstood' History Class Slide Showing Trump Alongside Swastika and Hammer and Sickle
The image was used in a classroom at the Loch Raven High School on Wednesday.
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