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No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

  • Feb 15, 2020

MANILA, Philippines— In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others’ hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the virus that started in China.

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New virus has infected more than 64,000 people globally

  • Feb 14, 2020

A viral outbreak that began in China has infected more than 64,000 people globally. The World Health Organization has named the illness COVID-19, referring to its origin late last year and the coronavirus that causes it. The latest figures reported by each government’s health authority as of Friday in

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Coronavirus Triggers Global Economy Slowdown

  • Feb 14, 2020

The economic side effects of the deadly coronavirus are still rolling out – this time a steep decline in the price of oil. As much of China is under quarantine with factories shutting and workers forced to stay at home, the impact of the virus on the global economy is becoming apparent. China i

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Brandon Maxwell’s models strut amid bison, moose and caribou

  • Feb 09, 2020

NEW YORK  — There’s always a crowd at a Brandon Maxwell fashion show, but the audience on Saturday night included more than the usual human fashionistas: A majestic gathering of Alaskan moose, bison, brown bears, Bighorn sheep and caribou were also enjoying the show at the American Museum of Natural

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LaQuan Smith puts on a NY Fashion Week show of sexy black

  • Feb 09, 2020

NEW YORK  — LaQuan Smith brought the sexy to New York Fashion Week in a mostly black collection of slinky evening dresses, ultra-short party wear and killer cold-weather coats of leather and fur. The Queens, New York-born luxury designer, who made a name for himself dressing Kim Kardashian, Beyonc

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CBS News head calls threats against Gayle King reprehensible

  • Feb 09, 2020

NEW YORK  — The CBS News chief called threats against journalist Gayle King “reprehensible” Saturday as backlash grew against rapper Snoop Dogg and others critical of King for an interview where she asked about a sexual assault charge against the 

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Where did they go? Millions left city before quarantine

  • Feb 09, 2020

SHANGHAI  — For weeks after the first reports of a mysterious new virus in Wuhan, millions of people poured out of the central Chinese city, cramming onto buses, trains and planes as the first wave of China’s great Lunar New Year migration broke across the nation. Some carried with them the new viru

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Soldier kills 27 in bloodiest shooting spree in Thailand

  • Feb 09, 2020

NAKHON RATCHASIMA, Thailand  — Thailand’s prime minister says 27 people are dead, including the gunman who went on the bloodiest shooting spree in the country’s history. Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters that another 57 people have been wounded in the 16-hour rampage in N

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Biden tells NH Democrats that Buttigieg ‘not a Barack Obama’

  • Feb 09, 2020

MANCHESTER, N.H.  — Scrambling to salvage his presidential campaign, Joe Biden escalated his criticism of Pete Buttigieg on Saturday, mocking Buttigieg’s experience as a small city mayor and cutting down the comparisons Buttigieg has drawn to the last Democratic president, declaring: “This guy

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