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Can anyone catch up to Bernie Sanders now?
Election 2020 Bernie Sanders

In the race for the Democratic nomination, Bernie Sanders will be looking for his first big win in the Nevada caucuses today — while Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren will be looking for renewed signs of life.


Sanders tests Democratic front-runner status as Nevada caucuses kick off
Election 2020 Bernie Sanders

Nevada Democrats will host hundreds of caucuses on Saturday, the third contest in the state-by-state U.S. presidential nominating process, and nomination candidate Bernie Sanders will face a major test of his front-runner status.


Number of global coronavirus cases climbs despite drop in China
South Korea Virus Outbreak

South Korea reported an eight-fold jump in infections Saturday with more than 400 cases mostly linked to a church and a hospital, while the death toll in Iran climbed to six and a dozen towns in Italy effectively went into lockdown as health officials around the world battle the novel coronavirus.


How the 2020 Democratic presidential nominee will be chosen
Election 2020 California Primary Voting

Here’s a look at the differences between primaries and caucuses, the role of delegates and how Democrats will choose a candidate to square off against U.S. President Donald Trump in November’s presidential election.


Trump's son gets permit allowing him to hunt Alaska grizzly bear
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The son of U.S. President Donald Trump was one of three people who applied for 27 spots for non-resident hunters targeting grizzlies in a designated region of northwestern Alaska's Seward Peninsula.


'Window of opportunity' to contain coronavirus is now, health officials say
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As cases rise in Iran and South Korea, both Canada's chief public health officer and the World Health Organization emphaxxxxd on Friday that containing the spread of coronavirus is a global priority that extends far beyond China.


Iran's hardliners take early lead in Tehran in parliamentary vote
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Iranian state TV has announced the first partial results from the country's parliamentary elections, indicating a strong showing by hardliners in the capital Tehran.


South Sudan's rival leaders form coalition government
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South Sudan opened a new chapter in its fragile emergence from civil war Saturday as rival leaders formed a coalition government that many observers prayed would last this time around.


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More Than 10,000 Civilians Injured Or Killed In Afghanistan Last Year, U.N. Says
For the sixth year in a row, more than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in armed conflict in Afghanistan, according to the United Nations. Total casualties in the past decade topped 100,000.
South Sudan Forges Unity Government, Renewing Fragile Hope For Peace
President Salva Kiir swore in his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as vice president on Saturday. The landmark deal could spell an end to years of violence, but it's not their first attempt.
Coronavirus Cases Triple In South Korea; WHO Keeps Eye On Africa, Iran
The tally of new cases is declining in China, the heart of the outbreak. But rising numbers beyond its borders have officials worried, including for regions that have scarcely seen the virus so far.
Listen: The Sound Of The Hagia Sophia, More Than 500 Years Ago
Two scholars at Stanford have joined forces to recreate what a Christian choir might have sounded like inside Istanbul's Hagia Sophia before it became a mosque in the 1400s.
Latin American Leaders Open The Doors For Armed Forces To Reenter Politics
For decades, many Latin American countries had military dictators. In recent years, democratically elected civilians took control. Now, those civilian governments are bringing back the army.
Millions Flee To Syria's Border As Government's Offensive Intensifies
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with a young mother on the Syrian-Turkish border about the situation there.
What COVID-19 Cases Look Like In South Korea
The new coronavirus has spread to South Korea. NPR's Anthony Kuhn discusses the situation in that country.
Porpoises On The Brink Of Extinction Face Daunting Odds For Survival
Efforts to save the few surviving vaquita porpoises in the Gulf of California are being hampered by illegal fishing nets, poaching and drug cartels.
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Germany's far right shows its true strength: feeding political chaos
It only took one vote in one state parliament for Germany's populist far right to break a decades-long political taboo, topple Chancellor Angela Merkel's chosen successor and trigger a political crisis whose implications reach eve
US and Taliban agree on deal to reduce violence
A deal negotiated between the US and the Taliban to reduce violence begins in Afghanistan. CNN's Nic Robertson reports.
Mexican man charged with acting as a Russian agent ordered to remain behind bars
The Mexican national accused of being a Russian agent in the United States was ordered to remain in custody by a federal judge during a hearing Friday in Miami.
Burger King advertises moldy Whoppers
Burger King is re-"molding" the image of its signature Whopper in a nauseating new ad campaign that promotes efforts to eliminate artificial preservatives and other additives from the company's menu.
Europe unveils a new plan to compete with Silicon Valley
Europe knows it fell behind the United States and China on the technologies that dominated the past decade. Now it has a plan to catch up.
The UK just gave the car industry 15 years to ditch fossil fuels
Britain will ban sales of new gasoline and diesel cars from 2035 — five years earlier than planned — heaping pressure on an auto industry that is already struggling to cope with a global sales slump and the fallout from Brexit.
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Now to end 'long suffering': South Sudan's former rebel leader sworn in as first vice president
Former rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as South Sudan's first vice president on Saturday as part of a unity government with his former adversary President Salva Kiir, a tentative step toward peace after years of civil war ra
Far-right torchlight parade in Sofia hit by court ban
Fewer than 200 far-right activists gathered in downtown Sofia on Saturday after the country's top court upheld the city mayor's ban on their annual torchlight procession honoring a Bulgarian general who led a pro-Nazi organization
L'Arche: Investigation reveals abuses committed by founder Vanier
Jean Vanier, the now deceased founder of L'Arche, a not-for-profit organization which helps people with learning difficulties, sexually abused six women in France, the body said on Saturday, citing the conclusions of an investigat
New coronavirus cases fall in China, but WHO concerned by global spread
China reported a sharp fall in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday, but world health officials warned it was too early to make predictions about the outbreak as new infections continued to rise in other countries.
Factbox: Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyond
China reported a sharp decrease in new deaths and cases of the coronavirus on Saturday but a doubling of infections in South Korea and 10 new cases in Iran added to unease about its rapid spread and global reach.
Ten new cases of coronavirus in Iran, two dead: officials
Authorities in Iran on Saturday announced the detection of at least 10 new cases of coronavirus and two more deaths, deepening a sense of public unease over the handling of the spread of the disease.
Roger Waters of Pink Floyd joins Assange supporters in London protest march
Hundreds of people including Roger Waters, co-founder of the Pink Floyd rock group, and designer Vivienne Westwood, marched through central London on Saturday demanding that jailed Wikileaks founder Julian Assange be released.
Despite horror stories, California cruise passengers won't let coronavirus spoil their fun
With a white captain's hat perched on his head, Calvin Ballard seemed relaxed as he waited to depart on his first-ever cruise to Mexico, unfazed by the possibility of being trapped on a ship under siege by an outbreak of coronavir
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Coronavirus: South Korea confirms huge rise in cases
The PM describes the situation as grave as the total number of confirmed infections rises to 433.
L'Arche founder Jean Vanier sexually abused women - internal report
A report by L'Arche finds that Jean Vanier, who died last year, abused women for decades.
Nevada caucuses: What to expect in the next step to take on Trump
The Democratic race to decide who will take on Donald Trump in November's election resumes.
Quaden Bayles: Bullied Australian boy leads out all-star rugby team
Crowds cheer as the nine-year-old indigenous Australian takes centre-stage in the Queensland match.
Friends to reunite for one-off special on HBO Max
The cast of Friends is to reunite for a one-off special, more than 15 years after the show ended.
Elderly wild bear roams California town
The elderly female was spotted roaming a residential area in Monrovia, west of Los Angeles.
Saudi rapper faces arrest for Mecca Girl music video
The governor of Mecca says Asayel Slay's music video is an "insult to the customs" of the city.
US mother arrested in bizarre missing children case
Lori Daybell, who is allegedly linked to a cult-like group, was detained in Hawaii.
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Goodnight, and good luck
A valedictory note from Al Jazeera America on what we tried to bring to the online news landscape

A long road to reintegration for Rwandan ex-combatants
Despite programs aimed at helping former fighters recover and rebuild, many struggle to find their place in society

The Cabula 12: Brazils police war against the black community
Brazil's anti-police movement continues to fight for the soul of Cabula, even as death threats intensify

Nevada governor says he doesn't want Supreme Court consideration
Republican Brian Sandoval, reportedly under consideration by Obama for the nation's top court, says he's not interested

Elegy for a website where Native voices mattered
AJAM reported on tribal communities and offered coverage on Indian Country that few could match

As thousands enter Europe, EU flails in anti-smuggling efforts
Why did Frontex, the EU border agency, abruptly cancel a successful anti-smuggling pilot program in Greece?

New Orleanians see tourism bias in post-Katrina public transport
While 62 percent of transportation has been restored, locals say bus service has been left behind

The cancer cluster of Piketon, Ohio
How the legacy of the Cold War poisons people still

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More Than 10,000 Civilians Injured Or Killed In Afghanistan Last Year, U.N. Says
For the sixth year in a row, more than 10,000 civilians were killed or injured in armed conflict in Afghanistan, according to the United Nations. Total casualties in the past decade topped 100,000.
South Sudan Forges Unity Government, Renewing Fragile Hope For Peace
President Salva Kiir swore in his rival, rebel leader Riek Machar, as vice president on Saturday. The landmark deal could spell an end to years of violence, but it's not their first attempt.
Coronavirus Cases Triple In South Korea; WHO Keeps Eye On Africa, Iran
The tally of new cases is declining in China, the heart of the outbreak. But rising numbers beyond its borders have officials worried, including for regions that have scarcely seen the virus so far.
Listen: The Sound Of The Hagia Sophia, More Than 500 Years Ago
Two scholars at Stanford have joined forces to recreate what a Christian choir might have sounded like inside Istanbul's Hagia Sophia before it became a mosque in the 1400s.
Latin American Leaders Open The Doors For Armed Forces To Reenter Politics
For decades, many Latin American countries had military dictators. In recent years, democratically elected civilians took control. Now, those civilian governments are bringing back the army.
Millions Flee To Syria's Border As Government's Offensive Intensifies
NPR's Scott Simon speaks with a young mother on the Syrian-Turkish border about the situation there.
What COVID-19 Cases Look Like In South Korea
The new coronavirus has spread to South Korea. NPR's Anthony Kuhn discusses the situation in that country.
Porpoises On The Brink Of Extinction Face Daunting Odds For Survival
Efforts to save the few surviving vaquita porpoises in the Gulf of California are being hampered by illegal fishing nets, poaching and drug cartels.
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China says it's taking care of Taiwanese stranded by coronavirus. Taiwanese aren't sure

After nearly a month, Taiwanese citizens quarantined in China's coronavirus epicenter are chafing. Geopolitics is adding to the tension.


Trump heads to India for a giant rally, but little else

President Trump makes a two-day visit to the world's biggest democracy, which is greeting him with a campaign-style rally on Monday that could draw a vast crowd.


By decoding the coronavirus genome, scientists seek the upper hand against COVID-19

Today, when a deadly virus explodes out of nowhere, geneticists are indispensable players in the international game of whodunit. Here's how they help.


China's coronavirus conundrum: Stay home, don't get sick, get back to work!

China faces a conundrum: Call people back to work and risk a new explosion of infections, or keep them at home and watch businesses crash.


Beverly Cassirer, whose family demanded return of $30-million painting looted by Nazis, dies waiting

The painting of a Parisian street scene by Impressionist master Camille Pissarro hangs in a Madrid museum and is the focus of an ongoing legal battle.


Nevada is a land of diversity and reinvention. Will it reshape the presidential race?

In rapidly urbanizing Nevada, the Democratic caucuses will be the first test of a truly diverse electorate in the presidential nominating contests.


Nein for five: Facing a housing crunch, Berlin bans rent increases for 60 months

A controversial ban on rent increases takes effect as Berlin takes steps to address a worsening housing crisis.


A secretive 'cult' is at the center of a surge of coronavirus cases in South Korea

More than 100 of the new infections were among those who attended services or were affiliated with a branch of the Shincheonji Church of Jesus in the city of Daegu.


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Bullied boy hailed 'young warrior' as he leads out all-star rugby team
A nine-year-old boy who was left suicidal after being bullied because of his dwarfism has had "the best day of his life" as he led out an all-star rugby league team in Australia.

Italy reports second coronavirus death as infections worldwide pass 77,000
Two people have died of the coronavirus in Italy in the space of 24 hours.

Ryanair boss accused of racism for saying terrorists are 'generally Muslim men'
Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary has sparked outrage for suggesting would-be plane bombers are more likely to be Muslim men - and airport security should focus on "where the threat is coming from".

Giorgio Armani accuses fashion industry of 'raping' women
Giorgio Armani has been criticised for remarks in which he accused the fashion industry of "raping" women.

Sanders tells Putin to 'stay out' of election after 'Russian help'
Bernie Sanders has told Russian leader Vladimir Putin to "stay out of American elections".

Bloomberg vows to free three women from non-disclosure agreements
Michael Bloomberg has promised to free three women from agreements that prevent them from speaking publicly about law suits filed against him.

The one where they all get back together: Friends cast to reunite for unscripted special
The cast of Friends have finally confirmed they are reuniting for a special episode of the show, 15 years after it ended.

Truce in Afghanistan goes into effect but will a deal bring peace?
A temporary truce between the US and the Taliban has taken effect in Afghanistan, amid hopes that the 18-year war could be close to an end.

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Nevada caucuses too early to call, Sanders has significant lead in voters' initial preference
A new early-voting system, high turnout and a never-before-used digital tool have contributed to fears of Iowa-like chaos.
Sanders drives toward Super Tuesday delegate haul
Analysis: The national front-runner left Nevada for California because he has the luxury of trying to build a lead while rivals battle to be the one to take him on.
Nevada canceled its Republican caucus to help Trump re-election bid
Republican parties in Nevada, and at least three other states, canceled their nominating contests as part an effort to make the path smoother for Trump.
NBC entrance poll: Nevada's Democratic electorate the most diverse yet
The early NBC News Entrance Poll found the Vermont senator with a significant lead in the initial preference vote, fueled by young voters, liberals and Hispanics.
Some Nevada caucus sites facing volunteer shortages
A spokeswoman for state Democrats said the staffing issues were not causing voting problems.
Police told a mother her DNA would identify a dead relative. They arrested her son instead.
A murder case raises the question: Is it OK for police to lie to get an innocent person's DNA?
The coronavirus cruise ship quarantine was always doomed. Here's why.
No one would argue that medicine today is the same as medicine in the 14th century, and very few people are looking for 14th century treatments in the 21st century.
For Weinstein accusers, an interminable wait for a verdict
"Whatever way the verdict comes down feels so important — personally and for victims and survivors everywhere.”
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Jeanne Evert Dubin, sister of tennis great Chris Evert, dies at 62
A funeral Mass will be held Monday in Florida for world-class tennis player Jeanne Evert Dubin, the younger sister of superstar Chris Evert.

London protesters rally against Julian Assange extradition
Hundreds of supporters of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gathered in London's Parliament Square on Saturday to protest his potential extradition to the United States.

Coronavirus: Iran death toll hits 5, the highest outside China
Iran confirmed five deaths from the coronavirus Saturday, the highest death toll outside of China where the figure has reached 2,345.

Conservatives expect to take majority in Iranian Parliament
Early returns from Iran's parliamentary election show conservative allies of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei gaining a sizable majority.

Twitter suspends 70 pro-Mike Bloomberg accounts for violating rules
Twitter has suspended 70 accounts belonging to paid Mike Bloomberg campaign workers for violating its platform rules.

Pope Francis clears two for sainthood
Pope Francis has cleared two people for sainthood including an Indian layman Roman Catholics consider to be a martyr and a religious founder in Italy.

BBC orders more 'Take Off with Bradley and Holly'
Bradley Walsh and Holly Willoughby are set to return for another edition of the BBC competition series "Take Off with Bradley and Holly."

Ed Helms, Randall Park to host NBC's 'True Story' comedy series
"The Office" alum Ed Helms and "Fresh Off the Boat" star Randall Park have signed on to host NBC's "True Story" comedy series.

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South Korea screens thousands of religious sect members for coronavirus

Country confirms more than 430 cases as WHO head voices concern over sixth death in Iran

Thousands of members of a secretive religious sect in South Korea are being screened for the new coronavirus after more than 430 cases were confirmed in the country by officials, one of several fresh clusters of the disease globally.

More than 78,000 people around the world have been infected by the Covid-19 virus, with most cases in mainland China, though clusters that have unclear origins have emerged in Singapore, Iran and South Korea.

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Greta Thunberg’s mother reveals teenager’s troubled childhood
Swedish opera singer Malena Ernman gives emotional account of daughter’s battles with autism and an eating disorder

Greta Thunberg’s extraordinary transformation from a near-mute 11-year-old into the world’s most powerful voice on the climate crisis is revealed today by her mother.

In an emotional account, Malena Ernman describes how her daughter came to be diagnosed with autism, and how activism helped her overcome an eating disorder.

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In Hanau’s shisha bars, migrants fear causes of the shootings run deep

Political pledges of action to deal with far-right terrorism are met with scepticism

Days after terror struck in the heart of its community, something like normality returned to the streets and cafes of Hanau yesterday. On Freigerichtstrasse on the eastern side of town, people once again gathered in one of the multifunction spaces that act as sports bars, betting shops and shisha stores, to have a smoke or a hot drink with friends.

“Am I scared? I guess it is scary,” said the Romanian woman who runs the venue. “But more importantly, would you like a cup of tea?”

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Iran elections: conservatives on brink of landslide victory

Likely outcome reflects frustration at collapsing living standards and relations with the west

Iran’s conservatives are on the brink of a landslide victory in the country’s parliamentary elections as forecasts show them taking more than two-thirds of the seats.

The reformists, the largest grouping in the outgoing parliament, have been decisively beaten, with predictions showing them taking only 17 seats in the 290-strong parliament. The principalists – or conservatives – were on course to take around 200 seats, including all 30 seats in the capital, Tehran, previously a stronghold of the reformers.

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Amazon to donate to drug charity linked to Scientology

Exclusive: experts have queried methods of Narconon, which has given talks in UK schools

Amazon has agreed to channel funds to a controversial drug rehabilitation charity linked to the Church of Scientology, the Guardian has learned.

The web giant will make donations to Narconon – which runs programmes for drug addicts based on the teachings of the Scientology founder, L Ron Hubbard – when supporters buy products through the site, with shoppers able to pledge 0.5% of purchases to selected charities under Amazon’s “Smile” feature.

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Students slam Cambridge over handling of sexual misconduct cases
Don in charge of student welfare at Trinity Hall gave evidence on behalf of male student accused of rape

Hundreds of Cambridge students have accused the university of “a complete failure” to deal with complaints of sexual misconduct after an investigation that raised concerns about a conflict of interest among academics.

In a letter signed by more than 500 current and former students, Cambridge University Students’ Union Women’s Campaign has called for colleges to be stripped of their powers to investigate sexual misconduct complaints against their own members.

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Nevada caucuses: vote count under way in crucial Democratic contest – live

Saturday’s vote could be a make-or-break moment for candidates in the first state with a diverse electorate

Caucuses disenfranchise many people, as my colleague Sam Levine reported ahead of the Iowa caucuses.

Here’s another voice against caucuses.

Carissa Bradley, 23, was one of the Warren supporters in the group. She said she was not surprised Bernie won, but thinks Nevada should stop using caucuses.

“It’s super archaic ..it’s not conducive to ppl who are introverts.. it’s not good for people who have to work weekends” pic.twitter.com/1k4HSxBGsZ

There was a fair amount of confusion at the University of Nevada, Reno about how the precincts incorporate early votes with the in-person ones.

The non-Bernie voters here are discussing if they can join together to be against Bernie, but it’s unclear if there’s anything can do given their numbers. Lots of qs + confusion about how the early votes factor into the calculation right now.

“We could all go to Yang!” one says pic.twitter.com/AsgzqrXXDg

In the group I’ve been following, it’s official: all nine delegates from this precinct going to @BernieSanders pic.twitter.com/MJoxm42sEn

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Trump reportedly calls John Bolton a 'traitor' and wants to block his book
  • President said book shouldn’t be published before election
  • Key impeachment witness Marie Yovanovitch to release memoir

John Bolton is “a traitor” and his book should not be published before the election in November, Donald Trump reportedly told aides and media figures.

The president’s views on news of a book deal for Marie Yovanovitch, another key figure in the Ukraine scandal which led to Trump’s impeachment, were not immediately clear.

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Judge Halts Plan to Move COVID-19 Patients to California City
Local officials questioned how the community would be protected from the outbreak
At Least 3 People Dead and 18 Hospitalized After Bus Rolls Off California Highway
The bus appeared to have rolled southbound off Interstate 15, to the south of Route 76
Debris Found in Fuel Tanks of 70% of Inspected Boeing 737 Max Jets
Boeing temporarily halted production last month after crashes that killed 346 people
Brazilian Police on Strike Amid Carnival Celebrations
While military police protest for higher salaries, violent crime has risen sharply in the state of Ceara
5 Hospitalized After Stung by Swarm of 40,000 Bees in California
Two firefighters, one police officer and two civilians were sent to a hospital
Italian Towns Locked Down Following 2 COVID-19 Deaths and a Surge of Cases
The growing cluster of cases have no direct links to the origin of the outbreak abroad
Twitter Has Reportedly Suspended 70 Pro-Bloomberg Accounts for Violating Its Platform Manipulation Policy
Twitter said the accounts violated its "rules against platform manipulation and spam"

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