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7 People Killed by Powerful Tornado in US South

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A powerful tornado struck the southeastern U.S. city of Nashville, Tennessee and surrounding areas early Tuesday morning, killing at least seven people and causing extensive damage. Video captured the tornado moving through downtown accompanied by occasional flashes of lightning, turning buildings to rubble. Emergency officials say they responded to reports of at least 40 structure […]

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Indonesia’s Mount Merapi Volcano Erupts

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Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupted Tuesday, sending a massive cloud of ash high into the air over Java island and shut down a nearby airport. The country’s volcano agency has issued a warning for residents to stay out of a 3.5 kilometer exclusion zone around Mount Merapi. The massive cloud caused by the eruption reached […]

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US Voters Warned of Foreign Influence Operations

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U.S. security and intelligence officials are warning voters to expect foreign actors to try to sway their views as they prepare to go to the polls in a series of key presidential primaries. The warning, issued on the eve of Super Tuesday votes in 14 states and one territory, comes as a series of intelligence […]

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Students Returning from COVID-19 Areas

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The obvious question about students on study abroad and the coronavirus lurked in the background of many parent chat groups before it was finally dropped. Will students returning from Italy be coming back and living on campus? Will they be tested and quarantined till the results are obtained? American parents — mostly on Facebook — […]

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Kurds Determined to Try IS Foreign Fighters in Syria

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Syrian Kurdish officials seem firm on moving ahead with their plans to put captured Islamic State (IS) foreign fighters on trial in Syria, despite little international support. Nearly one year after declaring the physical defeat of IS’s so-called caliphate in eastern Syria, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a Kurdish-led military alliance backed by the U.S., says […]

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Racial Lines Still Divides US Higher Education

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Higher education continues to see racial divides, including in the earning power of graduates of different races and ethnicities. When researchers looked at the earnings of white, black and Latino Americans who had earned a bachelor’s degree between 1991 and 2016, they saw that whites earned about $10,000 more a year than blacks and Latinos […]

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Half of World’s Sandy Beaches at Risk from Climate Change

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Scientists say that half of the world’s sandy beaches could disappear by the end of the century if climate change continues unchecked. Researchers at the European Union’s Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy, used satellite images to track the way beaches have changed over the past 30 years and simulated how global warming might affect […]

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Coronavirus Spreads, Although China Outbreak Slows

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The deadly coronavirus spread to new countries Monday, even as the number of new cases at the epicenter of the illness in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks and hundreds of patients were released from hospitals. The World Health Organization reported nearly nine times more cases outside China than inside the country, […]

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China Using Visas for Foreign Reporters as a Weapon, Group Says

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The Chinese government has “weaponized” visas as part of a stepped-up campaign of pressure on foreign journalists operating in the country, the Foreign Correspondents Club of China said in a report on Monday. China last month revoked the visas of three Wall Street Journal reporters in Beijing after the newspaper declined to apologize for a […]

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What is Super Tuesday?

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Sorry, but your browser cannot support embedded video of this type, you can This map shows the states holding 2020 primaries on Super Tuesday What is at stake? On Super Tuesday, 1,357 delegates will be awarded, a significant chunk of the 3,979 pledged delegates at stake in the nominating race. In order for candidates to […]

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Milwaukee Brewery Employees Return to Work After Shooting

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Molson Coors employees were returning to work Monday at the Milwaukee brewery where a worker last week fatally shot five co-workers and then himself. Employees will find heightened security measures, including additional guards, both armed and unarmed, according to a company email. Bag checks will take place at Molson Coors campuses nationwide, including the complex […]

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Inside the Final Month of Buttigieg’s Historic Campaign

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He opened February by sharing victory with one of the Democratic Party’s best-known figures and ended it with a humbling defeat at the hands of another. Yet Pete Buttigieg’s unlikely path over the last 30 days exceeded virtually everyone’s expectations of his presidential ambitions, except perhaps his own. The former mayor of Indiana’s fourth largest […]

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Virus Kills Member of Council Advising Iran’s Supreme Leader

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A member of a council that advises Iran’s supreme leader died Monday after falling sick from the new coronavirus, state radio reported, becoming the first top official to succumb to the illness that is affecting members of the Islamic Republic’s leadership. The death of Expediency Council member Mohammad Mirmohammadi came as Iran announced the virus […]

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Tractor Giant Sows Uber High-Tech Seeds in Africa

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In the near future, farmers in Africa could boldly go where no farmers have gone before. Major manufacturers look to launch the industry into the 21st Century by tying tractors to cell phones. With a high-tech device, can follow a tractor’s movement and productivity. VOA’s Arash Arabasadi ploughs through this story. read more >>> Source:: […]