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Sunday was a rare day, a palindrome

Sunday was a rare day, a palindrome

Unfortunately, if you missed it, this is the only time such a date will occur this century with the next palindrome date happening on 12/12/2121. At just after 2 a.m., it was 02:02:20 on 02/02/2020....

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6 passengers shot on a Greyhound bus in California

6 passengers shot on a Greyhound bus in California

One passenger on the bus, a 51-year-old woman from Colombia, has died. The bus had departed Los Angeles around an hour before the gunfire began. CHP has also confirmed the shooter was a passenger on...

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Sen. Joni Ernst says impeaching Joe Biden was 'just a hypothetical'

Sen. Joni Ernst says impeaching Joe Biden was 'just a hypothetical'

Ernst offered her clarification during a break from closing arguments in President Trump's impeachment trial, which was sparked by Trump asking Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son Hunter. "Th...

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Ukraine's Zelensky Unhappy With Small Amount Iran Offered After Shooting Down Plane

Ukraine's Zelensky Unhappy With Small Amount Iran Offered After Shooting Down Plane

The pilot, flying for Aseman, an Iranian airline, apparently in the air at the time, can be heard saying: "Is this an active area?" For days, Iran claimed that was the case, reportedly going to "gre...

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Virus fears wipe $400 bln off China's stock market

Virus fears wipe $400 bln off China's stock market

Stocks enjoy a buy-the-dip open after Friday's steep selloff in reaction to coronavirus fears; Dow +0.7%, S&P 500 +0.9%, Nasdaq +1.1%. Other countries have told their nationals to avoid travel t...

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Rashida Tlaib Apologizes for Encouraging Bernie Rally to Boo Hillary Clinton

Rashida Tlaib Apologizes for Encouraging Bernie Rally to Boo Hillary Clinton

Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he didn't do anything, "says Clinton's documentary". John TrumpSenate Democrats exaggerates the Republicans, but the GOP Cash Edge Comey believes th...

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Trump impeachment trial to resume for final arguments

Trump impeachment trial to resume for final arguments

Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) said there is nothing Democrats could have done differently in the impeachment process. Trump aides and allies had long hoped for the trial to be over and the President to ...

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Nissan to 'concentrate on UK' in event of hard Brexit

The details are to be worked out during a transition period lasting until the end of 2020, in which relations stay essentially unchanged. In their divorce agreement, Britain and the European Union ...

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Driver accused after 4 children killed on the Sydney sidewalk

Driver accused after 4 children killed on the Sydney sidewalk

Daniel Abdallah's children Antony, 13, Angelina, 12 and Sienna, 9, were killed in the crash. He is in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Police allege the driver had been drinking at home w...

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2 dead, 1 injured in shooting at Texas A&M-Commerce residence hall

2 dead, 1 injured in shooting at Texas A&M-Commerce residence hall

The third gunshot victim was taken to the hospital, and there are officers stationed throughout campus, the university said. The precautionary shelter in place recommendations have now been lifted. ...

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Rush Limbaugh announces he has ‘advanced lung cancer’

Rush Limbaugh announces he has ‘advanced lung cancer’

Hannity said he has known Limbaugh and his family for decades and that they are all "incredibly brave" people. "Everybody that knows what you've done - how you've taken a lot of hits over the years...

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Allegedly drunken driver charged after 4 children killed on Sydney sidewalk

He said his cousin had also lost an 11-year-old child in the tragedy, Veronique Sakr. "I don't know what to say, I'm numb", he said. "I'm numb, probably that's how I feel at the moment", he said. ...

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As acquittal nears, Trump claims poll numbers up

As acquittal nears, Trump claims poll numbers up

The Tennessee Republican Lamar Alexander , who will retire this year and who last week briefly wavered on whether Trump's former national security adviser John Bolton should provide potentially damni...

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1st coronavirus-related death outside of China reported

1st coronavirus-related death outside of China reported

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identifies a seafood market believed to be at the centre of the outbreak. The other case, from IL, was reported last week and was the first ...

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Scotland votes to keep European Union flag flying

Scotland votes to keep European Union flag flying

Lawmakers in the Edinburgh-based legislature voted 64-54 to call for holding a referendum "so that the people of Scotland can decide whether they wish it to become an independent country". But it stat...

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Worried Ontario father wants young daughter out of virus zone

Worried Ontario father wants young daughter out of virus zone

Fabic says he worries his daughter might become infected by the respiratory illness and, if there's no assistance to return the tot to Canada, he and his wife aren't sure when they might be reunited w...

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BC continues to have only one confirmed case of novel coronavirus

BC continues to have only one confirmed case of novel coronavirus

The steps mark an extraordinary escalation of the administration's response to the outbreak of a novel coronavirus that has sickened almost 10,000 people around the world, mostly in China, and killed ...

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Sunday is the first global palindrome date in 909 years

What this means is that the date will read the same both forward and backwards when written out in eight digits. Unlike other palindromic dates, such as 10/02/2001, 2 February, 2020 is considered a ...

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Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck predict early spring

Punxsutawney Phil and Staten Island Chuck predict early spring

In the two months following Groundhog Day , local school children will keep track and record the temperature to determine how many days are above or below 40 degrees. According to legend, that means ...

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Tanzania: 20 killed, several injured in stampede during church service

Tanzania: 20 killed, several injured in stampede during church service

The victims died in a stampede that occurred while they were scrambling for anointing with "blessed oil" from Pastor Boniface Mwamposa in a stadium in Moshi town, near the slopes of Mt. Simbachawene s...

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Qantas suspends China flights from Feb 9 due to coronavirus

Qantas suspends China flights from Feb 9 due to coronavirus

A spokeswoman from the Department said previous information on testing had been a "courtesy" to West Australians and that the parameters on what constituted a suspected case were evolving. On Saturday...

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Lamar Alexander: Trump Shouldn't Mention Impeachment In SOTU Address

Lamar Alexander: Trump Shouldn't Mention Impeachment In SOTU Address

Moving forward, Alexander was confident the Senate will acquit the president in their final vote this week. According to The New York Times , former national security advisor John Bolton said Trump...

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Groundhog Day results 2020: No shadow! Phil predicts early spring is coming

Groundhog Day results 2020: No shadow! Phil predicts early spring is coming

While all eyes turn to a rodent "forecaster" stationed in west-central Pennsylvania, human forecasters across the nation are also monitoring the weather conditions for the next several days, as well a...

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Death toll rises to 304 in China's coronavirus outbreak

Death toll rises to 304 in China's coronavirus outbreak

The Philippines on Sunday announced the first reported death outside mainland China , a 44-year-old Chinese man who had flown into the country from Wuhan . Chinese authorities also delayed the r...

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IN lawmakers react to impeachment trial, vote against witnesses

IN lawmakers react to impeachment trial, vote against witnesses

Romney's communications director, Liz Johnson, confirmed the senator's position on Twitter . Just two Republicans - Susan Collins of ME, and Mitt Romney of Utah - voted in favor of hearing new test...

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Chief Justice Roberts says he won't break ties during impeachment trial

Chief Justice Roberts says he won't break ties during impeachment trial

Also in the discussion was the prospect of Senator Bernie Sanders winning the Democratic Party's nomination for the White House, and what that may mean for the GOP in November's general election. "The...

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"Bipartisan majority" Trump will take over in the Senate

He said in the history of this country, "We've had great presidents, we've had scoundrels in office, we've never removed one, and that's a very serious thing, it's different". On December 18, Presiden...

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Bloomberg donated more than $200 million to his presidential bid in 2019

Bloomberg donated more than $200 million to his presidential bid in 2019

The Democratic National Committee has dropped grassroots fundraising for the party's February 19 debate prior to the Nevada caucuses, opening the likelihood that billionaire Michael Bloomberg could...

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Family kicked off flight over ‘body odor’ sues American Airlines for discrimination

Family kicked off flight over ‘body odor’ sues American Airlines for discrimination

When the MI couple told airline staff that they had showered before their flight that morning, the "defendant's agent made disparaging and derogatory statements telling the Adlers that he knew Orthodo...

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FM for early conclusion of US-Taliban peace deal

FM for early conclusion of US-Taliban peace deal

Khalilzad's trip to Afghanistan came a day after the envoy travelled to Pakistan where he met a host of officials, including the country's foreign minister and army chief. Khalilzad also shared detail...

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House Votes 'No War Against Iran,' In Rebuke To Trump

House Votes 'No War Against Iran,' In Rebuke To Trump

In recent years, lawmakers from both parties have occasionally expressed unease that the White House continues to use laws passed almost two decades ago as a justification for continued military actio...

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House Democrats call for $760 bln in infrastructure spending over five years

House Democrats call for $760 bln in infrastructure spending over five years

House Committees released a framework for a five-year, $760 billion investment in infrastructure that would address some of the country's most urgent infrastructure needs, from addressing the massiv...

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First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus Reportedly Registered in Philippines

First Confirmed Case of Coronavirus Reportedly Registered in Philippines

The Philippines has confirmed its first case of a new virus that has infected thousands in China. The Xinhua news agency reported him as saying yesterday that the patient arrived in the Philipp...

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Pompeo pledges continued USA support for Ukraine, United States News & Top Stories

Pompeo pledges continued USA support for Ukraine, United States News & Top Stories

The backdrop in Kyiv could hardly have been more awkward. Pompeo's trip to Kyiv came as the impeachment trial of President Trump in Washington appeared to near its climax. KIM: Well, this meeting in...

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Crowd Sings Auld Lang Syne Outside Scottish Parliament Ahead of Brexit

The prospect of an independent Scotland has received a boost after a survey showed a lead for a "Yes" vote for the first time in five years. Unison members have backed calls for another independen...

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