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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Says China Is Doing a ‘Very Good Job’ Handling Outbreak

HSBC, one of the most important banks in Hong Kong, said it planned to cut 35,000 jobs and $4.5 billion in costs as it faces headwinds that include the outbreak and months of political strife in Hong Kong. The bank, based in London, has come to depend increas…

Trump’s pardon spree deepens crisis gripping American justice

President Donald Trump just appointed himself America's judge and jury, casting even deeper doubts on whether the nation's impartial justice system can withstand his expanding political assault.

Klobuchar gets second chance to name Mexico’s president

Buttigieg seized on Klobuchars gaffe Sunday, telling supporters in Nevada that there is more to being prepared than how many years you spent in Washington. Klobuchar told CNNs Anderson Cooper on Tuesday that she had been in the Senate all day on the day she …

US attorney general ‘considers resignation’ over Trump tweets

United States Attorney General William Barr has told people close to him he was considering quitting his post after President Donald Trump ignored his warning about posting on social media about Justice Department cases, an administration official told The As…

5 takeaways from CNN’s town halls with Sanders, Buttigieg and Klobuchar

Las Vegas, Nevada (CNN)On the eve of their next presidential primary debate, three Democratic contenders grappled with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's presence on the stage for the first time. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders previewed an attack o…

Blagojevich thanks president for setting him free: ‘I’m a Trump-ocrat’

Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, freed from prison Tuesday, heaped "profound and everlasting gratitude" on President Donald Trump for commuting his sentence. "President Trump is the one who did this, and I'm ... profoundly grateful," Blagojevich, who wa…

Mike Bloomberg referred to trans women as ‘some guy in a dress’

A newly unearthed video shows 2020 presidential hopeful Mike Bloomberg referring to transgender women for a second time as some guy in a dress. After a new campaign ad touted the former mayor as incredibly sensitive to the LGBTQ community, a video resurfaced…

Boy Scouts bankruptcy bid prompts other sex abuse victims to step forward

As word came that the Boy Scouts of America had filed for bankruptcy protection, one alleged abuse survivor was moved to come forward with a story of being abused and threatened that he says hed been living with for six decades. The man told NBC News he was …

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Ja’Net DuBois dead: Good Times star dies at 74

Actress and singer Ja’Net DuBois has died at her Glendale, Calif. home. She was 74. According to the Associated Press, police responded to a call at her home Monday night; she appears to have died in her sleep overnight of natural causes. DuBois most famously portrayed the sexy and sassy Willona Woods on the popular…
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Ben Affleck was warned against doing The Batman for health reasons

In a revealing new interview with The New York Times, Ben Affleck opens up about how his struggle with sobriety has impacted his work in film, including his high-profile departure as the current DC movie universe’s Batman. “I drank relatively normally for a long time,” Affleck says in the interview. “What happened was that I…

Scientists design innovative mechanical controller for robot-assisted surgery -Medical.net

Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology designed a new type of controller for the robotic arm used in robotic surgery. Their controller combines the two distinct types of gripping used in commercially available robotic systems to leverage the advantages of both, reducing the efforts of the surgeon and providing good precision. Robotics has weaved its…

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Sports reporter, who was daughter-in-law of an LSU coach, among 5 killed in plane crash

The Lafayette Fire Department confirmed that McCord was one of the victims. McCords husband is Steven Ensminger Jr.; Ensmingers father, Steve Ensminger, is the offensive coordinator for LSU. The elder Ensminger still coached in the Peach Bowl, and LSU head c…

Camilla Duchess of Cornwall’s hectic Royal Christmas day revealed

As per tradition, the Royal Family spent their Christmas Day at the Sandringham Estate in Norfolk. Most senior members of the family turned up for the day as part of a “regimented” celebration, in which they attended church and exchanged gifts. However, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, had a bit of a mad day as she…
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New York Times editorial board endorses Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for Democratic nomination

The New York Times editorial board on Sunday endorsed Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, a potentially meaningful boost for the two female senators left in the race with less than a month before the Iowa …