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Cold-stunned iguanas falling from Florida trees

  • Jan 22, 2020

MIAMI  — The National Weather Service routinely warns people about falling rain, snow and hail, but temperatures are dropping so low in South Florida the forecasters warned residents Tuesday about falling iguanas. “This isn’t something we usually forecast, but don’t be surprised

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Greek islanders protest overcrowded refugee camps

  • Jan 22, 2020

ATHENS, Greece  — Local residents, business owners and officials have launched a day of protest on the Greek islands hardest hit by migration, demanding that the Greek government ease the severe overcrowding at refugee camps. Most stores were closed and public services were halted Wednesday on the

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Battle for India’s new citizenship law moves to top court

  • Jan 22, 2020

NEW DELHI  — India’s top court on Wednesday began hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following nationwide protests and a security crackdown that led to more than 20 deaths. The Supreme Court would not grant a stay before hearing from the g

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Battle for India’s new citizenship law moves to top court

  • Jan 22, 2020

NEW DELHI  — India’s top court on Wednesday began hearing dozens of petitions seeking the revocation of amendments to the citizenship law following nationwide protests and a security crackdown that led to more than 20 deaths. The Supreme Court would not grant a stay before hearing from the g

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Cases of viral respiratory illness rise sharply in China

  • Jan 22, 2020

BEIJING  — Chinese health authorities urged people in the city of Wuhan to avoid crowds and public gatherings after warning on Wednesday that a new viral illness infecting hundreds of people in the country and causing at least nine deaths could spread further. The number of new cases has risen sha

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In reversal, Clinton says she’d back Sanders if he’s nominee

  • Jan 22, 2020

WASHINGTON  — In an abrupt about-face, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday night that she would endorse her 2016 rival Bernie Sanders if he wins the Democratic nomination to face President Donald Trump in November. The former secretary of state had earlier refused to say whether she would endorse Sanders

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Science Says: What to know about the viral outbreak in China

  • Jan 22, 2020

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new virus that originated in China. Governments are stepping up surveillance of airline passengers from central China and taking other steps to try to control the outbreak. Here’s what you should know about the illne

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Mexico begins flying, busing migrants back to Honduras

  • Jan 22, 2020

CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico  — Hundreds of Central American migrants who entered southern Mexico in recent days have either been pushed back into Guatemala by Mexican troops, shipped to detention centers or returned to Honduras, officials said Tuesday. An unknown number slipped past Mexican authorities and con

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Washington man is 1st in US to catch new virus from China

  • Jan 22, 2020

SEATTLE  — The U.S. on Tuesday reported its first case of a new and potentially deadly virus circulating in China, saying a Washington state resident who returned last week from the outbreak’s epicenter was hospitalized near Seattle. The man, identified as a Snohomish County resident is in h

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