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February 17, 2020 - 5:10 am
(LONDON) -- More than 300 Americans who were passengers aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, which was quarantined at sea in Japan over the coronavirus outbreak, have evacuated the country on two flights chartered by the U.S. government, officials said. The flights departed from Tokyo...
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February 17, 2020 - 5:08 am
(NEW YORK) -- An Oscars screening, tons of movies, the internet and workout classes. Some would say this sounds like a great vacation -- but it isn’t the kind of vacation guests on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship were expecting. Officials have found more than 200 cases of the novel...
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In this image from a video taken on Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, Paul Molesky, right, and Cheryl Molesky, who evacuated off the quarantined cruise ship the Diamond Princess, film selfie video aboard a Kalitta Air plane bound for the U.S., at Haneda airport in Tokyo.(Cheryl and Paul Molesky via AP)
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February 17, 2020 - 1:37 am
TOKYO (AP) — Americans Cheryl and Paul Molesky decided to trade one coronavirus quarantine for another. The couple from Syracuse, New York, cut short a 14-day quarantine on the Diamond Princess cruise ship in a Japanese port to fly back to the United States. But leaving the ship meant they had to...
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February 16, 2020 - 12:44 pm
Fourteen years after Colombia's landmark decision to legalize abortions in some cases, the country is once more bracing itself for a historic vote. The Colombian Constitutional Court has until Feb. 19th to decide whether it will legalize abortion for pregnancies up to 12 weeks. The current law...
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February 14, 2020 - 11:03 am
(WASHINGTON) -- The United States and Taliban reached an agreement on Friday to reduce violence, which could open the door to the two sides finalizing the larger deal reached last year, per a senior State Department official. That larger deal would require U.S. forces to begin to withdraw, in...
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February 14, 2020 - 8:46 am
(LONDON) -- Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, plan to close their Buckingham Palace office as they step back from their roles as working members of the royal family, a royal source told ABC News. The source confirmed the closing of office means some members of Harry and...
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, boards a plane as he departs on a multi-country trip, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)
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February 14, 2020 - 8:05 am
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Africa this weekend as the first U.S. cabinet official to visit in more than 18 months, and he is certain to face questions about the U.S. military's future on the continent and new U.S. visa restrictions against millions of Africans...
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February 14, 2020 - 6:07 am
(BEIJING) -- Chinese health officials have revealed for the first time the number of frontline workers who have been infected by the novel coronavirus. Zeng Yixin, vice minister of China's National Health Commission, told reporters Friday that so far, 1,716 medical workers have tested positive for...
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February 14, 2020 - 6:07 am
(WASHINGTON) -- After nearly 22 months in office, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will make his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa on Saturday, in a bid to reassert the U.S. as the leading partner to the world's youngest and likely to be most populous continent amid strong Chinese influence and a...
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February 14, 2020 - 5:24 am
(WASHINGTON) -- As the Trump administration ramps up the country’s nuclear capabilities in the latest Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal, the clock is ticking on the only remaining arms control treaty that keeps the world’s two leading nuclear powers -- Russia and the United States -- in check. In a...
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