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20m Coronavirus: Britons returning from Italy told to self-isolate
Anyone returning from north of Pisa is being asked to self-isolate if they have flu-like symptoms.
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Divisiveness Among 2020 Democratic Hopefuls Hits New Low30m Divisiveness Among 2020 Democratic Hopefuls Hits New Low
As the primary race becomes a battle of all against all, and the field suddenly seems to be constricting, the divisiveness and negative attacks are rising.
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1h 1m After spectacle, Trump and Modi turn to business
Spectacle will turn to substance Tuesday as President Donald Trump sits for talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in India.
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1h 21m Updated US wants new nuclear weapons to counter Russia but says there is no arms race
During a visit to US Strategic Command last week, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper oversaw a "table top" war game exercise where Russian military forces used a "tactical" nuclear weapon against NATO territory during a conflict in Europe, prompting the US to launch a retaliatory nuclear strike.
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Trump Demands Two Liberal Justices Recuse Themselves From His Cases2h Trump Demands Two Liberal Justices Recuse Themselves From His Cases
The president ratcheted up a fight with a judicial system he sees as biased against him.
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2h The 1 thing that might slow down Bernie Sanders is a very, very long shot
The 48 hours since Bernie Sanders rolled to an across-the-board victory in the Nevada caucuses have been filled with skittish Democratic establishment types coming to this realization: Not only is stopping the Vermont democratic socialist going to be very difficult, the time may have already passed when it was even possible.
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Bernie Sanders Outlines Funding for His Plans, but It May Not All Add Up3h Updated Bernie Sanders Outlines Funding for His Plans, but It May Not All Add Up
After months of resistance to discussing how he would pay for his plans like “Medicare for all” and canceling student debt, Mr. Sanders announced the explanation at a CNN event on Monday.
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3h Analysis: The Sanders effect will touch every race on the 2020 ballot
The Democratic establishment is dealing with the rise of Bernie Sanders in a variety of ways.
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3h Updated White House submits $1.25 billion emergency request as part of $2.5 billion coronavirus effort
The White House has requested $1.25 billion in emergency funding to address the novel coronavirus, part of an effort to direct as much as $2.5 billion in total funds to bolster its response to the growing global crisis, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
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White House Asks Congress for Billions to Fight Coronavirus4h White House Asks Congress for Billions to Fight Coronavirus
The request arrived at the same time the Trump administration is proposing cuts to health programs across the government and as health officials across the nation struggle to keep up with costs.
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4h Virginia lawmakers pass bill to swap holiday honoring Confederate generals for Election Day
State lawmakers in Virginia have passed a bill that would strike a day honoring Confederate generals from its list of state holidays, replacing it with one marking Election Day, instead.
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White House Asks Congress for $2.5 Billion to Fight Coronavirus5h Updated White House Asks Congress for $2.5 Billion to Fight Coronavirus
The request arrived at the same time the Trump administration is proposing cuts to health programs across the government and as health officials across the nation struggle to keep up with costs.
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5h Brexit: EU set to agree UK trade talks mandate
Ministers from the EU will meet in Brussels later to finalise their red lines for talks with the UK.
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Chris Matthews Apologizes to Bernie Sanders for Remarks on Nevada Win6h Chris Matthews Apologizes to Bernie Sanders for Remarks on Nevada Win
An on-air comparison to Nazis angered Sanders aides, who privately complained to executives at MSNBC.
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Trump Administration Considers Punishing Chinese News Organizations6h Updated Trump Administration Considers Punishing Chinese News Organizations
U.S. officials said they were looking at ways to retaliate for China’s expulsion of three Wall Street Journal reporters, including evicting Chinese journalists who file intelligence reports.
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6h Updated Nevada Democratic Party says caucus results are fully reported
The Nevada Democratic Party has reported 100% of precincts from Saturday's caucuses in the state.
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6h Updated Poll: Biden and Sanders lead Democratic field in South Carolina
Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont top the Democratic presidential candidates in South Carolina, according to a new poll from NBC/Marist released Monday.
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Why Amy Klobuchar Voted for Many of Trump’s Judicial Nominees7h Why Amy Klobuchar Voted for Many of Trump’s Judicial Nominees
The Minnesota senator is running for president on her bipartisan record. But some Democrats and civil rights groups say she went too far in supporting judges chosen by the current administration.
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7h Biden campaign slams Sanders in digital ad ahead of South Carolina primary
Former Vice President Joe Biden has released a new digital ad in South Carolina slamming Sen. Bernie Sanders, accusing his opponent of attempting to undercut President Barack Obama's reelection campaign in 2012.
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Putin’s Ultimate Goal7h Putin’s Ultimate Goal
The Russians don’t have to help President Trump or Bernie Sanders. They may already be winning.
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Tom Steyer Stirs More Debate Over Payments in South Carolina7h Updated Tom Steyer Stirs More Debate Over Payments in South Carolina
Mr. Steyer, a billionaire running for president, rents his campaign headquarters in South Carolina from a daughter of the state’s most powerful Democrat, Representative James Clyburn.
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As Pressure Mounts, White House Will Ask for Emergency Coronavirus Funds7h As Pressure Mounts, White House Will Ask for Emergency Coronavirus Funds
The request will arrive at the same time the Trump administration is proposing cuts to health programs across the government and as health officials across the nation struggle to keep up with costs.
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McConnell, Looking to Energize Social Conservatives, Forces Votes on Abortion8h McConnell, Looking to Energize Social Conservatives, Forces Votes on Abortion
After months of legislative inactivity, Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has scheduled votes on two abortion-related bills. Democrats argue they are attacks on women’s reproductive rights.
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As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Starting to Plunge8h Updated As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Starting to Plunge
President Trump’s border wall is beginning to rise, but a thick curtain of policy changes is more responsible for suppressing the flow of immigrants into the country.
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8h Updated Fact check: Bloomberg falsely claims NYPD only entered mosques when invited in
Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg was challenged late last year about the New York Police Department's widespread surveillance of Muslims when he was mayor of New York City.
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9h Emergency terror law clears parliamentary hurdles
The bill blocking automatic release of convicted terror offenders is approved by the House of Lords.
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9h Updated Virginia Senate panel advances Northam gun restrictions
A group of seven measures to restrict gun rights in Virginia was advanced by a state Senate committee on Monday.
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Trump’s Doctor Thought He Had a Ticket to Congress. It Hasn’t Been So Easy.9h Trump’s Doctor Thought He Had a Ticket to Congress. It Hasn’t Been So Easy.
Ronny Jackson is one of 15 candidates in a crowded Republican primary. And the White House hasn’t gone out of its way to help.
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9h Updated House to vote on legislation making lynching a federal crime
Lawmakers in the House of Representatives are set to cast a historic vote this week to designate lynching as a federal crime.
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As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Beginning to Plunge10h Updated As Trump Barricades the Border, Legal Immigration Is Beginning to Plunge
President Trump’s border wall is beginning to rise, but a thick curtain of policy changes is more responsible for suppressing the flow of immigrants into the country.
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10h Updated Federal appeals court allows abortion-referral restriction to go into effect
A block on clinics in the federally-funded Title X family planning program from referring patients to abortion providers will take effect as challenges play out in the lower courts, a federal appeals court ruled on Monday in a win for the Trump administration.
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11h On the Trail of America’s First Women to Vote
From 1776 to 1807, women in New Jersey had equal voting rights. Newly surfaced documents illuminate how that happened — and the origins of the messy, imperfect democracy we have today.
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Appeal of Lee Malvo, the Sniper Who Terrorized D.C., May Be Dismissed11h Appeal of Lee Malvo, the Sniper Who Terrorized D.C., May Be Dismissed
Virginia prosecutors and lawyers for Mr. Malvo asked the Supreme Court to drop his appeal in light of a new state law giving juvenile offenders the right to seek parole.
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Yorkshire Tea reveals how boycott calls brewed thanks to chancellor12h Yorkshire Tea reveals how boycott calls brewed thanks to chancellor
Yorkshire Tea has urged social media users to "try to be kind" after unwittingly being put at the centre of a "political mudfight" by new Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
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13h Updated Extremist neo-Nazi group to be banned under terror laws
Anyone found to be a member of the far-right group Sonnenkrieg Division could face a 10 year jail sentence.
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White House Will Ask Congress for Emergency Coronavirus Funds13h White House Will Ask Congress for Emergency Coronavirus Funds
The request will arrive at the same time the Trump administration is proposing cuts to health programs across the government and as health officials across the nation struggle to keep up with costs.
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‘America Loves India,’ Trump Declares at Rally With Modi14h Updated ‘America Loves India,’ Trump Declares at Rally With Modi
President Trump was feted with music, dancers and more than 100,000 cheering attendees — if not the 10 million he says he was promised.
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Julian Assange Faces Hearing on Extradition to the U.S.14h Updated Julian Assange Faces Hearing on Extradition to the U.S.
The WikiLeaks founder appeared in a London court to fight attempts by the American authorities to make him answer charges of espionage.
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14h New watchdog will have power to ban rogue builders
The body will award compensation to people stuck in 'shoddy' new-builds, the government has promised.
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15h Updated Super PAC spending more than $1 million backing Democratic challenger to Ernst
A Democratic Super PAC will air its first ad on Tuesday to boost the campaign of Theresa Greenfield in her race against Iowa GOP Sen. Joni Ernst, introducing her to voters as a businesswoman who grew up on a family farm, worked part-time jobs to get through college and raised two boys as a single mom.
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Legal Immigration Is Down 11%. Trump’s Wall Isn’t the Reason15h Legal Immigration Is Down 11%. Trump’s Wall Isn’t the Reason
President Trump’s border wall is beginning to rise, but a thick curtain of policy changes is more responsible for suppressing the flow of immigrants into the country.
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15h The Point: The 1 thing that might slow down Bernie Sanders is a very, very long shot
The 48 hours since Bernie Sanders rolled to an across-the-board victory in the Nevada caucuses have been filled with skittish Democratic establishment types coming to this realization: Not only is stopping the Vermont democratic socialist going to be very difficult, the time may have already passed when it was even possible.
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15h Updated Supreme Court takes up religious liberty dispute on foster care and same-sex marriage
The Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear an appeal by a Catholic foster agency that argues it's in danger of losing its government contract because it refuses to recruit or certify same sex couples as potential foster parents.
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D.C. Prosecutors’ Tensions With Justice Dept. Began Long Before Stone Sentencing16h Updated D.C. Prosecutors’ Tensions With Justice Dept. Began Long Before Stone Sentencing
Months of strain date back to the investigation into the former F.B.I. official Andrew McCabe and growing fears of political interference.
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16h Trumps cherish an iconic moment -- touring the Taj Mahal
It's the most popular tourist attraction in India, but for a few moments on Monday evening, all was still while the first couple of the United States took a romantic, sunset stroll outside the Taj Mahal.
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For a President Who Loves Crowd Size, India Aims to Deliver17h Updated For a President Who Loves Crowd Size, India Aims to Deliver
When President Trump comes to visit, world leaders face the challenge of finding ways to entertain and impress a leader who relishes spectacle.
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17h Speaker welcomes new chaplain to Commons
Reverend Canon Patricia Hillas becomes the 80th Speaker's chaplain.
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17h Trump wants fewer people on his team -- but more loyalists
President Donald Trump has told aides he wants fewer people working for him in the White House and only loyalists installed in key administration positions, several people familiar with the matter say.
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On the Trail of America’s First Women Voters18h Updated On the Trail of America’s First Women Voters
From 1776 to 1807, women in New Jersey had equal voting rights. Newly surfaced documents illuminate how that happened — and the origins of the messy, imperfect democracy we have today.
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19h What did the first woman in Parliament have to say?
Nancy Astor's maiden speech 100 years ago called for women MPs not to be regarded as "a fanatic or a lunatic".
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19h Updated Trump lands in India ready to feel the love
President Donald Trump touched down in India on Monday ready to feel the love.
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19h Updated Sotomayor issues scathing dissent in Supreme Court order that could reshape legal immigration
Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a scathing dissent late Friday night, castigating the government for repeatedly asking the Supreme Court on an emergency basis to allow controversial policies to go into effect and charging her conservative colleagues on the court with being too eager to side with the Trump administration on such requests.
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19h Updated A shady Russian spy tale that is splintering US democracy
The new Russia drama is a shady tale of secret briefings, compromised trust, mysterious intelligence, improbable characters with hidden agendas and purges of American spy chiefs. But most importantly, this dark new revival of a saga that has ravaged US politics for four years is making it impossible to know what's true anymore.
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20h Updated 9 days that could rock the Democratic race for president
The next nine days will determine whether Bernie Sanders can bring the Democratic presidential race to a quick and decisive end -- or if it's time for the party to brace for a months-long and potentially divisive battle for the nomination.
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21h This is a big week for the wall Trump is building. But it has nothing to do with the border
There's another wall President Trump is building -- without spending a single cent on concrete or steel.
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21h The heavy toll on American families campaigning to free their loved ones imprisoned abroad
Elizabeth Whelan had a packed three-day schedule for her visit to Washington, DC. But it wasn't a pleasure trip. Whelan's journey to the nation's capital -- her second this year -- had a very serious purpose: to bring attention -- and hopefully spur action -- to free her brother, Paul, from the Russian prison where he has been detained for over a year.
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21h Updated Finance Ministers Grapple Over Economic Threat of Climate Change
The United States, under pressure from Europe, agreed to include a climate reference in an official G20 statement.
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23h Analysis: With Sanders, Democrats choose revolution over resistance
Democrats are on the cusp of making a very important decision after Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' decisive win in Saturday's Nevada caucuses. Faced with a choice between moderates promising a way back to the pre-Donald Trump era -- the resistance -- and Sanders' revolutionary vision for a radically different America, voters are choosing revolution.
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23h Updated Labour leadership: Members voting in three-way contest
Sir Keir Starmer, Lisa Nandy and Rebecca Long-Bailey remain in the race to succeed Jeremy Corbyn.
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Whitehall looking for HR chief amid No 10 tensions23h Whitehall looking for HR chief amid No 10 tensions
The Cabinet Office is looking for a civil servant to oversee HR policy for ministers' advisers, amid reported concerns about their treatment from Number 10.
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