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Democrats on edge after 2020 election season’s ragged launch

  • Feb 09, 2020

CONCORD, N.H.  — For Democrats, this was supposed be a moment to begin easing three years of built-up of anxieties. Instead, the launch of the 2020 presidential primary has left the party 

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‘The Farewell,’ Adam Sandler triumph at Spirit Awards

  • Feb 09, 2020

SANTA MONICA, Calif.  — At a Film Independent Spirit Awards that often stood in stark contrast to Sunday’s Academy Awards, Lulu Wang’s family drama “The Farewell” took the top prize, while Adam Sandler and the Safdie brothers’ “Uncut Gems” also landed awards.

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Mom, 6 kids die in Mississippi house fire; dad injured

  • Feb 09, 2020

CLINTON, Miss. — A mother and her six children died when a fire destroyed their home early Saturday in central Mississippi, authorities said. The father was the lone survivor of the 12:30 a.m. blaze in Clinton, a city of about 26,500 people just outside the capital city of Jackson. He tried unsuccessfu

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In the Pink: Border collie wins Westminster agility contest

  • Feb 09, 2020

NEW YORK  — She might have looked like a black-and-blur, but this dog is pretty Pink. Pink the border collie streaked to the Westminster Kennel Club’s agility title Saturday night with determination, dazzle and a steady stream of barks. No wonder the vocals: She’s named after t

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21 dead, 31 hurt in Thai mass shooting; gunman hides in mall

  • Feb 09, 2020

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand  — A gunman described as a soldier angry over a financial dispute killed two people and then went on a far bloodier rampage Saturday in northeastern Thailand, shooting as he drove to a busy mall where shoppers fled in terror. At least 21 people were killed in all, 31 were injur

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China virus cases increase as more preventive measures taken

  • Feb 08, 2020

BEIJING  — The rate of increase in new cases of the virus in China rose again after a brief respite, as the death toll rose to 722 on the mainland and countries around the world enforced stricter measures to contain its spread. A U.S. citizen died of the virus in Wuhan, the city at the center of t

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Front-runners Buttigieg and Sanders beat back debate attacks

  • Feb 08, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H.  — Democratic presidential front-runners Bernie Sanders and Pete Buttigieg beat back a barrage of attacks during a debate as rivals raised persistent questions about their ideology and experience, hoping to sow doubts about their ability to defeat President Donald Trump. Reeling f

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Haitian president lays out terms for deal with opposition

  • Feb 08, 2020

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti  — President Jovenel Moise said Friday that he is optimistic that negotiations with a coalition of his political opponents will succeed in forging a power-sharing deal to end months of deadlock that have left Haiti without a functioning government. In an interview with The As

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More planes with quarantined China passengers arrive in US

  • Feb 08, 2020

SAN DIEGO  — Hundreds more people evacuated from the virus zone in China began arriving Friday at military bases across the U.S. to begin a two-week quarantine. There were no signs of illness among those who flew into Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, said Dr. Jennifer McQuiston, deputy dire

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