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A woman wearing a face mask walks across a bridge in Wuhan in central China's Hubei province, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The virus-hit Chinese city of Wuhan, already on lockdown, banned most vehicle use downtown and Hong Kong said it would close schools for two weeks as authorities scrambled Saturday to stop the spread of an illness that is known to have infected more than 1,200 people and killed 41, according to officials. . (Chinatopix via AP)
Virus death toll in China rises as US prepares evacuationThe new virus has accelerated its spread in China with 56 deaths so far, and the U.S. Consulate in the epicenter of the outbreak, the central city of Wuhan, announced Sunday it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight
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Defense Department: Soldier dies in accident in SyriaThe Defense Department says a 22-year-old soldier from North Carolina has died in a rollover accident in Syria
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Gen. Frank McKenzie, center front, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East, walks as he visits a military outpost in Syria, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. McKenzie made the unannounced visit to Syria, traveling to five different military outposts to meet with troops, hear from commanders and talk with the leader of the Syrian Democratic Forces. (AP Photo/Lolita Baldor)
General: US committed to Syria fight; Missions up against ISThe top U.S. commander for the Middle Ease is offering reassurances that the U.S. remains committed to its mission in Syria
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Senate Trial Is 'the Saddest Thing Ever'Hoping the impeachment trial will sway Republicans or spark angry calls to Capitol Hill? Maureen Dowd's column is a cold splash in the face. The New York Times writer describes bored senators, GOP staffers celebrating at night, and Democratic office phones sitting in silence. "Nobody cares," a Dem staffer tells...
Newser9 hours ago
NH GOP committeeman loses reelection effort A prominent member of the New Hampshire GOP has lost his national post
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In Tijuana, the Mexican side of a cross-border garden, is located in a popular recreational area on the Pacific Ocean, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. The U.S. Border Patrol, reacting to a breach it discovered in a steel-pole border wall believed to be used by smugglers, gave activists no warning this month when it bulldozed the U.S. side of the cross-border garden on an iconic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. On Saturday, after a public apology for "the unintentional destruction," the agency allowed the activists in a highly restricted area to resurrect the garden. (AP Photo/Elliot Spagat)
Border Patrol allows replanting after bulldozing gardenReacting to an opening in a border wall, the Border Patrol gave activists no warning when it bulldozed the U.S. side of a cross-border garden that they had tended to since 2007 on an iconic bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean
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In recording Trump asks how long Ukraine can resist RussiansPresident Donald Trump inquired how long Ukraine would be able to resist Russian aggression without U.S. assistance during a 2018 meeting with donors that included the indicted associates of his personal attorney Rudy Giuliani
The Associated Press10 hours ago
In this image from video, White House deputy counsel Patrick Philbin speaks during the impeachment trial against Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)
Trial highlights: Transcript talk, handshakes for defensePresident Donald Trump’s lawyers on Saturday argued a robust version of one of the president’s favorite phrases to tweet: “read the transcript!” It was the first day of defense arguments in Trump’s impeachment trial, and the Senate gathered for two quick hours in a rare Saturday session
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Iowa Has a New Front-RunnerWith only nine days to go in Iowa, a New York Times /Siena College poll of likely caucusgoers has a new frontrunner—and he's no moderate. The survey of 1,689 registered Iowa voters puts Bernie Sanders in the lead at 25%, ahead of center-left hopefuls and a high-profile liberal....
Newser11 hours ago
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