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Sanders gets hit early and often at Democratic presidential debate
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 21:03:21 -0500

Sanders gets hit early and often at Democratic presidential debateAt the start of Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina, frontrunner Bernie Sanders came under fire from his rivals.


Trump official says coronavirus death rate same as flu – despite it being 100 times worse
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 17:34:53 -0500

Trump official says coronavirus death rate same as flu – despite it being 100 times worseIn congressional testimony today, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf claimed that the mortality rate for coronavirus is similar to the flu, both at about 2 per cent.In response, Republican Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana asks: “Are you sure of that?”


26 airlines have canceled flights beyond China amid fears coronavirus is spreading globally — here's the full list
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 10:45:00 -0500

26 airlines have canceled flights beyond China amid fears coronavirus is spreading globally — here's the full listAs coronavirus spreads across the globe, airlines are cutting services on routes that don't even touch Chinese territory.


Italian hikers rescued in Alaska after visiting infamous bus
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 18:04:59 -0500

Italian hikers rescued in Alaska after visiting infamous busAn Italian man suffering from frostbite and four other tourists were rescued in the Alaska wilderness after visiting an abandoned bus that has become a lure for adventurers since it was featured in the “Into the Wild” book and movie. Alaska State Troopers say the five Italians were rescued Saturday from a camp they set up after visiting the dilapidated bus on the Stampede Trail near the interior town of Healy. The hikers were found 13 miles from the trailhead, Trooper spokesman Tim DeSpain said.


Firefighter who found brother in rubble dies of 9/11-linked cancer
Mon, 24 Feb 2020 22:09:11 -0500

Firefighter who found brother in rubble dies of 9/11-linked cancerDaniel Foley, who helped find the remains of his firefighter brother in the rubble of the World Trade Center, died at the age of 46 after a battle with pancreatic cancer, officials said.


A Florida woman is being accused of zipping her boyfriend into a suitcase and leaving him to die
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:21:20 -0500

A Florida woman is being accused of zipping her boyfriend into a suitcase and leaving him to dieSarah Boone, 42, claimed it was just an accident. But police saw troubling videos of her taunting him as he struggled to get out of the luggage.


Supreme Court rules Mexican parents can't sue Border Patrol agent who killed their son
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 12:05:00 -0500

Supreme Court rules Mexican parents can't sue Border Patrol agent who killed their sonThe ruling was a defeat for the parents of Sergio Hernandez Guereca, who was on the Mexico side when he was shot in 2010 by a Border Patrol agent who fired from the U.S. side.


‘I’m Coming for You’: Biden Threatens Gun Makers at South Carolina Rally
Tue, 25 Feb 2020 09:41:29 -0500

‘I’m Coming for You’: Biden Threatens Gun Makers at South Carolina RallyJoe Biden warned gun manufacturers during a speech in South Carolina on Monday night that “I’m coming for you, and I’m taking you down.”Biden has cast himself as a relative moderate in recent months on gun-control. His campaign’s gun control plan, which was released in October, proposed reinstating an “assault-weapons ban" and universal background checks, but would not force the current owners of semiautomatic rifles to sell the guns to government, as a number of his opponents proposed.While he's avoided aggressively targeting gun owners, Biden has previously emphasized his commitment to holding gun manufacturers liable when one of their products is used in the commission of a crime.“A guy has 12 assault weapons with bump stocks, which means you can fire it faster. You can pull the trigger faster,” Biden said last week during a CNN town hall, referencing the Las Vegas hotel shooting. “Why in God’s name should anyone, anyone, anyone, anyone be able to own that? It’s just wrong, and we’ve got to — and I promise you, as president, I am going to get these guys.”> I promise you that if I am elected president, we will hold gun manufacturers accountable for the carnage they have caused. pic.twitter.com/b1HLGdFyeF> > -- Joe Biden (Text Join to 30330) (@JoeBiden) February 24, 2020As Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) has risen in the polls, Biden has taken to criticizing the Vermont lawmaker's early career record on gun control, pointing out that Sanders, who was endorsed by the NRA in his 1990 congressional race, voted against gun control legislation on a number of occasions as a young House member.“It's just flat-out immoral, it's just flat-out immoral," Biden said Thursday at a meeting with members of the anti-gun group Moms Demand Action in Nevada. "You know, committed Republicans and some Democrats — like Bernie Sanders — voted five times, five times against background checks and waiting periods; notwithstanding the fact that millions of people were denied having access to weapons of destruction because they didn't qualify."