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Stock market is tanking, and this is why

The stock market has fallen so hard and so fast that trading on the New York Stock Exchange has been automatically stopped for 15 minutes in a second “circuit breaker” moment this week.

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Coronavirus spreads to 4 US states

About a month ago, a new coronavirus showed up in Wuhan, China, probably from contact with an infected animal in a local market. Since then, it’s sickened an estimated 4500 people and caused about 106 deaths. It’s been confirmed in five US states.

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The slide toward war with Iran

President Trump escalates the rhetoric with Iran by tweet. “If Iran wants to fight, that will be the official end of Iran. Never threaten the United States again!”

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White nationalist shooter taken into custody in New Zealand

Facebook said it had removed 1.5 million videos of the attack that had been posted worldwide, including 1.2 million that were blocked at upload. 300,000 are unaccounted for, and thousands are still being found across Twitter and YouTube.

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US backs opposition party in Venezuela

Maduro broke off relations with the US and gave US diplomats 72 hours to leave Venezuela. Russia warned the US to stay out of Venezuela’s politics.