Feb. 11, 2020

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Democratic presidential hopefuls hit the streets of New Hampshire on Tuesday in their last chance to persuade the state's voters that they were the party's best bet to take on President Donald Trump in November.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's plan for an orderly succession is in ruins and the chances of an early election in Germany have risen after her conservative protégée, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, gave up her ambitions for the top job.

The coronavirus outbreak in China may be over by April, its senior medical adviser said on Tuesday, but deaths passed 1,000 and the World Health Organization feared a "very grave" global threat.

A growing number of countries around the world are evacuating or planning to evacuate diplomatic staff and citizens from parts of China hit by the new coronavirus.

The World Bank is offering technical assistance to China to help battle the coronavirus epidemic but no new health loans, the development lender's president, David Malpass, said on Monday.

A federal judge on Tuesday approved wireless carrier T-Mobile US Inc's takeover of Sprint Corp, rejecting a claim by a group of states that said the deal would violate antitrust laws and raise prices.

Tens of thousands of Iranians poured into the streets of Tehran and other cities on Tuesday morning to commemorate the 41st anniversary of the Islamic revolution, against a backdrop of escalating tensions with the United States.

U.S. companies installed fewer robots in 2019 than they did the year before, the first cut back since 2015, as a downturn in manufacturing fueled by trade wars and weaker demand dampened appetite for the machines.

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The Trump administration's war on so-called sanctuary cities and states is being taken to a new level, with a court battle looming in New York over a rule that may keep hundreds of thousands of residents from enrolling in a program meant to speed reentry in the country from abroad. In some parts of the country, local law enforcement officials are being pressured, or even threatened, to defy laws meant to protect immigrants.

Russian spacecraft are trailing a US satellite used to spy on other countries, according to the commander of the US Space Force. ""This is unusual and disturbing behavior and has the potential to create a dangerous situation in space," Gen. John Raymond, the Space Force chief of space operations, "The United States finds these recent activities to be concerning and do not reflect the behavior of a responsible spacefaring nation."

The toll from China's deadly coronavirus outbreak passed 1,000 on Tuesday after President Xi Jinping called for more "decisive" measures to tackle the outbreak in a rare visit to a frontline hospital.

The Black News Channel, the first 24-hour news channel aimed specifically at an African American audience, is set to launch on Feb. 10 to coincide with Black History Month.

As Princess Cruises grapples with concerns of coronavirus onboard a ship in Japan, another one of its ships, the Caribbean Princess, was forced to turn around due to a norovirus outbreak. At least 299 passengers and 22 crew members onboard the ship operated by California-based Princess Cruise Lines Ltd. have become sick

President Donald Trump released his annual budget Monday, proposing deep cuts to social programs but increases in defense and entitlement spending that would push the gross federal debt above $30 trillion over the next decade.

The Department of the Navy revealed in its latest budget request that it wants to reduce the overall active-duty end strength of the Marine Corps by 2,300 Marines.

Yellowstone's famous caldera, which last erupted more than 640,000 years ago, can lay claim as North America's most well-known supervolcano. But it isn't the continent's largest. A more ancient, Wah Wah Springs', found near the small southwestern Utah town of Enterprise was about 30 times bigger.

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A 22-year-old man has pleaded guilty to intentionally setting fire to three African-American churches in the US state of Louisiana.

Heavy rains in New South Wales in recent days have led to hopes that all the bushfires in the Australian state could be out by the end of the week.

The Guinness World Records entry for largest aerial firework has been broken in Colorado United States. The successful attempt weighed 2,800lbs and measured 62in across.

The World Health Organization says the official name for the new coronavirus will be Covid-2019.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has said the EU is "all set" for trade talks with the UK and seeks a unique and unprecedented deal. "We will enter these negotiations with the highest ambition because good old friends like the UK and us shouldn't settle for less," she told MEPs.

WND

It's not only former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter who have been accused of have nefarious connections to Ukraine. Former Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, Bill and Hillary Clinton, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and left-wing billionaire activist George Soros also have been named in investigative reporting, points out the Gateway Pundit's Joe Hoft.

An Illinois law is discriminating illegally against the residents of 45 other states, contends a brief filed with the U.S. Supreme Court by 18 state attorneys general. The AGs are backing the Second Amendment Foundation's lawsuit against Illinois' refusal to allow residents of states deemed to be weak on gun control to obtain conceal-carry permits.

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