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Tom Cotton's Virus Theory Doesn't Go Over WellSen. Tom Cotton over the weekend again floated a controversial theory about how the coronavirus came to be. On Fox , the Arkansas Republican suggested the outbreak is linked to a Chinese biochemical lab in the city of Wuhan. “We don’t have evidence that this disease originated there,” said Cotton, “but...
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Neighbors and relatives prepare for the wake of Fatima, a 7-year-old girl who was abducted from the entrance of the Enrique C. Rebsamen primary school and later murdered, at her home in Mexico City, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The girl's body was found wrapped in a bag and abandoned in a rural area on Saturday and was identified by genetic testing. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
Killing of 7-year-old girl stokes anger in MexicoThe killing of a 7-year-old girl on the southern outskirts of Mexico City has stoked rising anger over brutal slayings of women, including one found stabbed to death and skinned earlier this month
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif, prepares to address a media conference after a meeting at NATO headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is on a one day visit to Brussels to meet with leaders of the EU and NATO. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
US House speaker Pelosi warns allies against using HuaweiU.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is pleading with NATO allies to stay away from the next-generation cellular networks of the Chinese tech giant Huawei
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Protester chains himself to Russian security agency's doorsA Russian activist has chained himself to the front doors of the nation's top security agency to protest its handling of a controversial criminal case
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson waves at the media as he leaves 10 Downing Street in London.  Johnson has come under pressure to dismiss adviser Andrew Sabisky, who wrote offensive comments about race and intelligence in 2014, it has been revealed Monday Feb. 17, 2020, while a Downing Street spokesman sought to distance the government from the views expressed by advisor Sabisky. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)
UK govt adviser quits amid furor over comments on IQ, raceAn adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has resigned amid fierce criticism of his past comments linking intelligence to race and suggesting contraception should be made compulsory to avoid “a permanent underclass
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US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, right, and his wife, Susan Pompeo walk on the tarmac before leaving Angola at the Luanda International Airport in Luanda, Angola, Monday Feb. 17, 2020. Pompeo started his tour of Africa in Senegal, the first U.S. Cabinet official to visit in more than 18 months. He left Senegal Sunday to arrive in Angola and will then travel on to Ethiopia as the Trump administration tries to counter the growing interest of China, Russia and other global powers in Africa and its booming young population of more than 1.2 billion. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)
Pompeo in Africa visit praises Angola's moves against graftU.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in his latest Africa stop has praised Angola’s president for his actions against corruption
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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, background left, sits during a meeting with European Commissioner for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova, front second right, at EU headquarters in Brussels, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
Zuckerberg meets EU officials as bloc's new tech rules loomFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has met top European Union officials on a visit to Brussels
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Class Ring Lost 47 Years Ago in Maine Pops Up in FinlandShawn and Debra McKenna were high school sweethearts who were married for four decades before he died in 2017 after a long battle with cancer. Earlier this month, Debra McKenna received a sweet reminder of the man she'd loved, from the most unexpected place. The Bangor Daily News relays how...
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Pakistani police officers and rescue workers gather at the site of a suicide bombing in Quetta, Pakistan, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020. The powerful bomb killed a few people and wounded dozen others in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province local police said, when it struck an Islamist rally in the regional capital. (AP Photo/Arshad Butt)
Suicide bomber in SW Pakistan kills 8 at Islamist rallyLocal police in Pakistan's Baluchistan province say a powerful suicide bombing has killed eight people and wounded 16 others after hitting an Islamist rally in the regional capital
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US Evacuates Americans From Ship, But Some Aren't HappyThe number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the US almost doubled overnight with the arrival of two planes carrying American citizens evacuated from a cruise ship in Japan. Officials say they were notified during the evacuation process that 14 of the passengers had tested positive for COVID-19, reports CNBC . The...
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North Korea's Purebred Horses Aren't Home GrownAn odd footnote to the story of Kim Jong Un's 2019 rides up a snowy sacred mountain on a white horse: It turns out North Korea imported 12 purebred horses from Russia in October, the same month as Kim's first ride. Reuters reports that customs data shows the 12 horses...
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FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2020, file photo, Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, gives a bouquet of flowers to a passenger who disembarked from the MS Westerdam at the port of Sihanoukville, Cambodia. The feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed the cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading the deadly virus that began in China has taken a dark turn after a passenger released from the ship tested positive for the virus. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith, File)
Virus fears rise after Cambodia's acceptance of cruise shipThe feel-good story of how Cambodia allowed a cruise ship to dock after it was turned away elsewhere in Asia for fear of spreading the deadly virus that began in China has taken an unfortunate turn after a passenger released from the ship tested positive for the virus
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