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Why Some People Think Michael Bloomberg's Donations Have Undercut Democracy in Local Races

Why Some People Think Michael Bloomberg's Donations Have Undercut Democracy in Local Races

2 hours ago   |   Time

School board elections are usually local affairs, with candidates soliciting money from neighbors at pizza parties and dragging along friends to knock on doors and ask for...
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Conservatives at CPAC are obsessed with Bernie Sanders, calling him a 'Marxist' who 'could win' the election

Conservatives at CPAC are obsessed with Bernie Sanders, calling him a 'Marxist' who 'could win' the election

8 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Bernie Sanders has begun to break away from the rest of the Democratic primary field. He is leading in an average of national polls, and currently tops the delegate count. At...
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Boris Johnson will wait another 3 days before holding his first 'emergency' meeting on the coronavirus crisis

Boris Johnson will wait another 3 days before holding his first 'emergency' meeting on the coronavirus crisis

12 hours ago   |   Business Insider

Boris Johnson labeled a "part-time prime minister" after delaying holdin an "emergency" meeting on the coronavirus crisis until next week. The UK prime minister has come under...
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CPAC staged a play based on ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page's anti-Trump texts

CPAC staged a play based on ex-FBI agent Peter Strzok and ex-FBI lawyer Lisa Page's anti-Trump texts

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

"FBI Lovebirds," a play based on the texts between former FBI agent Peter Strzok and former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, opened CPAC on Thursday. During the 2016 election, Strzok and...
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Why fears of a Bernie Sanders nomination obliterating Democrats' control of the House are overblown

Why fears of a Bernie Sanders nomination obliterating Democrats' control of the House are overblown

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

With Sen. Bernie Sanders gainining momentum in the race to win the Democratic nomination for president, some Democrats fear his unprecedented candidacy could end up hurting...
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Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says the company just isn't 'capable' of fact-checking political ads

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg says the company just isn't 'capable' of fact-checking political ads

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Following the 2016 US Presidential election, Facebook has faced persistent scrutiny from users and lawmakers over how it handles politics. The most recent controversy involves...
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New IBM research suggests that state and local governments are not getting trained to address the ransomware that is crippling cities and that threatens the 2020 elections

New IBM research suggests that state and local governments are not getting trained to address the ransomware that is crippling cities and that threatens the 2020 elections

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

IBM-sponsored research shows that while 73% of U.S. state and local government employees are worried about ransomware, just 38% say they have been trained to handle it. A...
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Trump and his economic officials are scrambling to downplay the coronavirus in an attempt to boost the stock market

Trump and his economic officials are scrambling to downplay the coronavirus in an attempt to boost the stock market

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

Mounting fears of the coronavirus's spread in the US triggered one of the sharpest market sell-offs in recent years. The deep stock losses sparked alarm within the Trump...
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Diplomacy stalled a year after Trump-Kim Summit collapse

1 day ago   |   Al Jazeera

Little indication talks will revive as leaders turn attention to economy, the coronavirus outbreak and US elections.
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Photos of iconic tourist destinations in China, Italy, and Thailand reveal empty festivals, vacant water parks, and trapped people as the coronavirus slows travel

Photos of iconic tourist destinations in China, Italy, and Thailand reveal empty festivals, vacant water parks, and trapped people as the coronavirus slows travel

1 day ago   |   Business Insider

International tourism is taking a hit as the coronavirus outbreak - and fear about it - spreads across the world . National governments are warning would-be travelers to stay...
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Stock market continues its historic slide, capping one of the worst weeks...

Stock market continues its historic slide, capping one of the worst weeks since financial crisis

U.S. stocks tumbled once again on Friday, as coronavirus fears continue to mount. Read more ...

S&P 500 posts worst week since the financial crisis as coronavirus fears flare

S&P 500 posts worst week since the financial crisis as coronavirus fears flare

All major US indices tanked on Friday, pushing stock prices further into correction territory as coronavirus fears continued to roil investors. The S&P 500 fell as much as 4.1%... Read more ...

210 people have reportedly died from coronavirus in Iran, but the government...

210 people have reportedly died from coronavirus in Iran, but the government is saying the death toll is only 34

The death toll in Iran from coronavirus could be far higher than the government is letting on. BBC News reported that 210 people have died, per hospital sources, while the... Read more ...

Global stocks fall on virus fears after Wall Street plunge

Global stocks fall on virus fears after Wall Street plunge

Global stock markets plunged further Friday on spreading virus fears, deepening a global rout after Wall Street endured its biggest one-day drop in nine years. Read more ...

Joe Biden admits he wasn't actually arrested in apartheid South Africa...

Joe Biden admits he wasn't actually arrested in apartheid South Africa, contradicting a story he's told for weeks

Presidential candidate Joe Biden has spent the last several weeks telling campaign audiences he was arrested in apartheid South Africa while trying to meet with Nelson... Read more ...

United just slashed its flights to Japan and other parts of Asia, showing...

United just slashed its flights to Japan and other parts of Asia, showing how quickly coronavirus fears are hurting new airline and travel markets outside of China

United Airlines said it will significantly reduce its capacity to Japan, Singapore, and South Korea due to the novel coronavirus outbreak . Japan has, over just a few days... Read more ...

Dow sinks more than 1,000 points, S&P 500 plunges as the coronavirus...

Dow sinks more than 1,000 points, S&P 500 plunges as the coronavirus sell-off rages on

All major US indices tanked Friday morning, pushing stock prices further into correction territory as coronavirus fears continued to roil investors. The S&P 500 fell as much as... Read more ...

US stores start running low on masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and more amid...

US stores start running low on masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and more amid growing fears of coronavirus

US consumers appear to be stocking up on food and medical supplies. US sales of hand sanitizer soared 428% in the week ending January 25, compared to the same period last year... Read more ...

Wall Street is certain the Fed will slash interest rates next month. But a...

Wall Street is certain the Fed will slash interest rates next month. But a key official says that will only happen if the coronavirus becomes a pandemic

St. Louis Federal Reserve President James Bullard said Friday that interest rates would be cut only if the coronavirus worsened. The comments were the latest sign the central... Read more ...

The FDA just announced the first drug shortage caused by the coronavirus...

The FDA just announced the first drug shortage caused by the coronavirus, but wouldn't identify the drug

The coronavirus has caused the first drug shortage in the US. The US Food and Drug Administration announced the shortage in a statement released Thursday night. The agency... Read more ...