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Sanders and Bloomberg exchange blows as Democratic race heats upThe gloves continue to come off in the race for the Democratic nomination, with Bernie Sanders attacking the billionaire former New York City mayor’s record on race, and Bloomberg taking a swipe at the Vermont senator and his fervent supporters.


2/17/2020 9:35:10 AM

North Korea imported purebred horses from Russia as Kim Jong Un took snowy rideMOSCOW/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea, whose leader Kim Jong Un was filmed riding through the snow on a white stallion last year, has spent tens of thousands of dollars on 12 purebred horses from Russia, according to Russian customs data. Accompanied by senior North Korean figures, Kim took two well-publicized rides on the snowy slopes of the sacred Paektu Mountain in October and December. State media heralded the jaunts as important displays of strength in the face of international pressure and the photos of Kim astride a galloping white steed were seen around the world.


2/17/2020 5:12:41 AM

China reports 1,886 new virus cases, death toll up by 98China reported 1,886 new virus cases and 98 more deaths in its update Tuesday on a disease outbreak that has caused mild illness in most people, an assessment that promoted guarded optimism from global health authorities. The update raised the number of deaths in mainland China to 1,868 and the total confirmed cases to 72,436. On Monday, the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention published a study of earlier cases of the disease, finding that more than 80% of people infected had mild illness and the number of new infections seems to be falling since early this month.


2/17/2020 8:44:15 PM

'Historic, unprecedented' flooding swamps southern USA; Mississippi and Tennessee hardest hitWeeks of heavy rain have inundated a large portion of the southern USA, bringing near-record flooding to Mississippi and Tennessee


2/17/2020 3:26:49 PM

German far right arrests reveal 'shocking' mosque attack plotMembers of a German extreme right group arrested last week were believed to have been plotting "shocking" large-scale attacks on mosques similar to the ones carried out in New Zealand last year, a government spokesman said Monday. Officials said that investigations into 12 men detained in police raids across Germany Friday had indicated they planned major attacks, following media reports over the weekend the group aimed to launch several simultaneous mass-casualty assaults on Muslims during prayers. "It's shocking what has been revealed here, that there are cells here that appear to have become radicalised in such a short space of time," interior ministry spokesman Bjoern Gruenewaelder told reporters at a Berlin press conference.


2/17/2020 5:57:56 AM

Hitler's Submarines Almost Launched A Missile Attack On AmericaIn March, the Allies intercepted a message from German Admiral Godt dispatching seven Type IX long-range submarines to “attack targets in American coastal zone” as part of an attack group awesomely codenamed Seewolf.


2/16/2020 6:00:00 AM

New Mexico woman who was pregnant with third child still missing three years laterElizabeth Brooks Hernandez, 29, was last seen by her boyfriend, Miguel Martinez, who told police he dropped her off at a welfare office in Albuquerque, New Mexico on November 16, 2017. Police suspect foul play, but no arrests have been made. The Albuquerque Police Department is investigating.


2/17/2020 1:20:00 PM

Why Xi's 'defensive' coronavirus speech could backfireChinese state media published an internal speech delivered by President Xi Jinping on Saturday in which he describes taking action on the coronavirus outbreak as early as Jan. 7.In the speech, which was given Feb. 3, Xi said he had "issued demands about the efforts to prevent and control" the virus during a meeting of the Communist Party's highest council, the Politburo Standing Committee, last month, and that he personally authorized the lockdown of the epicenter, Wuhan, beginning on Jan. 23. "I have at every moment monitored the spread of the epidemic and progress in efforts to curtail it," he said.Publishing the speech is viewed as an attempt to show Xi has been involved from the start since he's been criticized for remaining in the shadows. "The overall tone of the speech of appears to be defensive," Minxin Pei, a professor of government at Claremont McKenna College, told The New York Times. "He wants to change the narrative, which until this point has been very unfavorable to the top leadership."But some analysts think it could backfire and lead to even more criticism about how the government kept the public in the dark for too long. "It seems like he's trying to indicate that 'we weren't asleep at the wheel,'" Jude Blanchette, the Freeman Chair in China Studies at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told the Times. "But it comes off like 'we knew this was a problem, but we weren't sounding the alarm.'" Read more at The New York Times.More stories from theweek.com Federal judges association holding emergency meeting over DOJ interference in Stone case Why Bloomberg would be the cynical choice for Democrats The sidelining of Elizabeth Warren


2/16/2020 6:30:00 AM

Buttigieg: I won't 'take lectures on family values' from Rush LimbaughPete Buttigieg had a simple response on Sunday when asked about talk show host Rush Limbaugh's questioning whether Americans are ready to back a gay candidate for president.


2/16/2020 9:59:56 AM

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2/17/2020 10:10:00 AM

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2/17/2020 10:00:00 AM

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2/17/2020 9:00:00 AM

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2/17/2020 8:00:00 AM

To build an NSX for racing, Acura had to "dumb down" its model by omitting its smartest part: the electric motor.

2/17/2020 7:00:00 AM

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2/17/2020 7:00:00 AM

Stories about climate disaster have entertained us for years. Now, they’re getting more unforgiving and dire.

2/17/2020 6:00:00 AM

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2/17/2020 6:00:00 AM

The conspiracy movement lost its online home when 8chan was shut down. Followers migrated to other sites—and have set their sights on the presidential race.

2/17/2020 6:00:00 AM

People used to think the crowdsourced encyclopedia represented all that was wrong with the web. Now it's a beacon of so much that's right.

2/17/2020 5:00:00 AM