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New Research: Bats Harbor Hundreds Of Coronaviruses, And Spillovers Aren't Rare

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The coronavirus outbreak in China seems like an unusual event. But scientists have found that similar viruses have been quietly jumping from bats into humans for years.

Whiteout Conditions Lead To 140-Vehicle Pileup Near Montreal

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The crash spread out over nearly two-thirds of a mile. According to police, two people were killed and 29 were injured.

Why Labeling Antonio Banderas A 'Person Of Color' Triggers Such A Backlash

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When media called him one of the only actors of color nominated for an Oscar, many Spaniards mocked the term or got angry.

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North Korea Claims Zero Coronavirus Cases, But Experts Are Skeptical

Pyongyang says it has mobilized to fight for its "national survival." Experts say North Korea's track record of fighting epidemics does not bode well for its handling of the coronavirus outbreak.

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Forever 21 Filed For Bankruptcy But Will Live On With New Owners

Three companies have announced that they are acquiring the retailer aimed at teens and young people, and plan to continue to operate its U.S. and international stores.

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Churchill's First Year As Prime Minister Is Electric In 'The Splendid And The Vile'

One of America's best storytellers does it again: Erik Larson's gripping account of Winston Churchill's leadership through Hitler's bombing campaign against England is nearly impossible to put down.

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Coronavirus: South Korea Says COVID-19 Cases Doubled In 24 Hours

The man and woman are the first Diamond Princess passengers to die during the COVID-19 outbreak. They were hospitalized last week.

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Coronavirus Is Contagious, But Kids Seem Less Vulnerable So Far

A small study from China finds infected babies have only mild symptoms. And a study of pregnant women who were infected with the virus evaluates whether it can be passed on to their babies.

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Northwest Exports Back Up As Coronavirus Quarantines Trade

Right now, all sorts of products aren’t reaching the U.S. because of the coronavirus outbreak that originated in Wuhan, China. Reciprocally, many U.S. agricultural and forestry products aren’t shipping to China and other Pacific Rim countries.

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Shootings In Germany Kill 10; Police Suspect Far-Right Extremism

The suspected gunman, who was later found dead at his apartment, reportedly opened fire at two hookah bars frequented by Kurdish customers in the city of Hanau, near Frankfurt.

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Israel Is Eager To Annex West Bank Lands, But U.S. Says To Wait

The Trump Mideast plan would recognize Israeli sovereignty of settlements and lands Palestinians want for a future state, but the administration urged Israel to hold off until after Israel's election.

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What's A 'Super-Spreading Event'? And Has It Happened With COVID-19?

At least 11 cases of the viral disease are linked to a British man's ski trip to the Alps after attending a conference in Singapore.

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The Wide-Ranging Ways In Which The Coronavirus Is Hurting Global Business

Some factories are beginning to reopen, but labor shortages continue. In a recent poll of U.S. companies by Shanghai's American Chamber of Commerce, 78% said they lack staff to resume full production.