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Coronavirus Pandemic Fears, Democrats Debate In South Carolina, Trade Talks In India

The World Health Organization is not yet declaring coronavirus a pandemic, despite fears over the virus spreading in new countries. Democratic presidential candidates take the debate stage in South Carolina tonight ahead of primaries in that state on Saturday. President Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi are meeting in New Delhi to discuss trade, amid deadly protests in the Indian capital.

Coronavirus Pandemic Fears, Democrats Debate In South Carolina, Trade Talks In India

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Global Coronavirus Fears, Democrats Head To South Carolina, Trump In India

While there are signs that the coronavirus epidemic in China is slowing down, outbreaks in other parts of the world including Iran, Italy, and South Korea are raising alarm. After Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders' decisive victory in the Nevada Democratic caucuses, Democratic presidential candidates are looking ahead to South Carolina's primary. President Trump visits India and appears at a rally in the Indian state of Gujarat.

Global Coronavirus Fears, Democrats Head To South Carolina, Trump In India

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Sanders Told Of Russian Interference, COVID-19 in South Korea, Elections In Iran

U.S. officials have warned Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is trying to help him win the Democratic nomination. Officials have also said that Russia favors President Trump's re-election. In South Korea, a growing number of COVID-19 infections, about half linked to a controversial church. And in Iran, low voter turnout in the country's parliamentary elections now means that conservatives have virtually no opposition.

Sanders Told Of Russian Interference, COVID-19 in South Korea, Elections In Iran

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Russia Wants Trump To Win Reelection, Nevada Tries To Avoid Iowa Fiasco, Syria Crisis

Russia wants to help President Donald Trump win a second term in office. That's what a top intelligence officer reportedly told lawmakers last week. Nevada will hold its Democratic presidential primary on Saturday. State party leaders will use new technology to count the votes. But after the fiasco in Iowa, many observers are concerned. As the nine-year war in Syria continues, Idlib is in the middle of a humanitarian crisis.

Russia Wants Trump To Win Reelection, Nevada Tries To Avoid Iowa Fiasco, Syria Crisis

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Democrats Attack Michael Bloomberg, Roger Stone Sentencing, Mass Shooting In Germany

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn't exactly get a warm welcome from his rivals on the debate stage. Political operative Roger Stone will be sentenced on Thursday. Will the presiding judge stick with the original sentence? Eleven people are dead after a gunman opened fire in the German town of Hanau. The suspected shooter reportedly left a written confession expressing far-right views.

Democrats Attack Michael Bloomberg, Roger Stone Sentencing, Mass Shooting In Germany

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Trump Clemency, Democrats Debate, Afghanistan Election Results

President Trump grants clemency to eleven people, including former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. The ninth debate of the Democratic presidential primary takes place in Nevada tonight. Five months after voting took place, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani wins reelection.

Trump Clemency, Democrats Debate, Afghanistan Election Results

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Coronavirus Lockdown, Democratic Caucuses and Primaries Ahead, Weinstein Trial

The Chinese government has kept 760 million people under lockdown to stop the spread of the new coronavirus. The Democratic presidential primary enters a new phase with primary contests in more diverse states. Jury deliberations begin in the New York trial of Harvey Weinstein.

Coronavirus Lockdown, Democratic Caucuses and Primaries Ahead, Weinstein Trial

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COVID-19 on Cruise Ships, Trump Campaign, Iraq Protests

People quarantined at sea aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess begin heading home. President Trump holds rallies in early voting states, though he faces little opposition from within his own party for the nomination. In Iraq, months of popular protest begin to wane.

COVID-19 on Cruise Ships, Trump Campaign, Iraq Protests

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COVID-19 Latest, Trump-Barr Tension, Munich Security Conference

Quarantined Americans to be evacuated from cruise ship in Japan, meanwhile a large number of health care workers in China test positive for coronavirus. Tension between President Trump and Attorney General Barr increases questions about independence of the Department of Justice. U.S. officials at Munich Security Conference mostly quiet on US/Taliban Peace Agreement.

COVID-19 Latest, Trump-Barr Tension, Munich Security Conference

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Barr Critiques Trump, Border Wall Funding, DARPA Coronavirus Containment

Attorney General William Barr criticizes President Trump in an interview with ABC news. The Trump Administration diverts 3.8 billion dollars in earmarked Pentagon funds to build 177 more miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Defense works on new techniques to curb the spread of illnesses like coronavirus.

Barr Critiques Trump, Border Wall Funding, DARPA Coronavirus Containment

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