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Coronavirus update as 4 US states confirm cases

We get coronaviruses all the time, including the common cold and even the flu, which are generally more annoying than dangerous.
But three times in recent history, coronaviruses have become deadly.

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Heading for #ww3

The MQ-9 Reaper was used in the airstrike on General Soleimani outside Baghdad International Airport.

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#RightToBreathe

India’s air quality is so bad, breathing in New Delhi is like smoking two packs of cigarettes a day.

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Trump announces ISIS leader killed

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi took a ragtag insurgency and turned it into a global terrorist network that drew tens of thousands of recruits from 100 countries.

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Masked protestors defy ban in Hong Kong

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam prohibited masks at public gatherings, so that protestors could not hide their faces from surveillance cameras. It didn’t work.

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The attack on Saudi oil fields: three things you gotta know

The US pulled out of the Iran Nuclear deal and applied “maximum pressure” on the Iranians, including re-imposing economic sanctions and cutting off Iranian access to oil exports (and the money they generate). Since then, aggressiveness from Iran has increased.

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Things are getting dicey with Iran

We sent military aircraft and bombers into the area. And, there are unconfirmed reports of missiles being loaded into ships in Iran ports.

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No deal to denuclearize North Korea

For decades, the US has dropped the same deal on the table for North Korea: give up your nukes, and we’ll lift our sanctions. And, for decades, North Korea’s response was: lift all sanctions FIRST, and then we’ll give up our nukes.

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What are our biggest threats? Intelligence provides a report.

China and Russia are competing more intensely with the United States and its traditional allies and partners in technology and military superiority. They are also more aligned than at any point since the mid-1950s and their relationship is likely to strengthen.