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Coronavirus sweeps across New York, California fears it could be next

NEW YORK/ LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – New York state suffered another quick and brutal rise in the number of COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, staggering hospitals at the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus epidemic, as California said it could be facing the next major wave of the disease. In New York City, the densely packed home […]

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NASA and private sector have big plans for space travel — and they’re recruiting

Amid all the coronavirus worries, here’s a positive development: NASA this month began taking applications for new astronauts. You probably won’t qualify: Candidates must have STEM backgrounds, and the odds of being accepted in the last round were 50 times worse than those for Harvard applicants. Plus NASA’s at least four years away from getting […]

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Indian Wells tennis tournament canceled over coronavirus concerns

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – The Indian Wells tennis tournament, the most prestigious event outside the Grand Slams and tour finals, was canceled on Sunday, over concerns about the spread of a coronavirus in Southern California. “There is too great a risk, at this time, to the public health of the Riverside County area in holding […]

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Twitter tests labels, community moderation for lies by public figures

(Reuters) – Twitter Inc said on Thursday that it was testing a new community moderation approach that would enable users to identify misleading information posted by politicians and public figures and add brightly colored labels under those tweets. FILE PHOTO: The Twitter logo and binary cyber codes are seen in this illustration taken November 26, […]

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U.S. Census Bureau launches once-a-decade head count in rural Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The U.S. Census Bureau was due to launch its latest once-in-a decade head count of Americans on Tuesday in one of the most remote corners of the country: a tiny, rural Alaska Native settlement on the Bering Sea coast. FILE PHOTO: Gabe Layman, chair of the Alaska Census, speaks at the […]

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Rod Stewart, son face charges over New Year’s Eve fracas in Florida

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Europa League – Group Stage – Group B – Celtic v Rosenborg – Celtic Park, Glasgow, Britain – September 20, 2018 Rod Stewart reacts in the stands during the match Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith (Reuters) – The British rock singer Rod Stewart and his eldest son, Sean, are facing […]

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U.S. vaping-related deaths rise to 54, hospitalizations to 2,506

FILE PHOTO: A man uses a Juul vaporizer in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., September 26, 2019. Picture taken September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Elijah Nouvelage (Reuters) – U.S. health officials said on Thursday two more deaths occurred since last week from a mysterious respiratory illness tied to vaping, taking the total toll to 54. The Centers for Disease […]

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WWII allies, ex-enemy Germany mark 75th Battle of the Bulge

Allies and former enemy Germany together marked the 75th anniversary of one of the most important battles in World War II By RAF CASERT and MARK CARLSON Associated Press December 16, 2019, 11:36 AM 4 min read BASTOGNE, Belgium — Side by side, the Allies and former enemy Germany together marked the 75th anniversary of […]

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Trump impeachment looms as U.S. House committee approves charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday took Republican President Donald Trump to the brink of impeachment by approving two charges against him over his efforts to pressure Ukraine to investigate Democratic political rival Joe Biden. A divided House Judiciary Committee voted 23-17 along party lines to approve articles of […]

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