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2020 Democratic presidential primary hopefuls take aim at red Texas as Super Tuesday looms
Texas, long a reliably Republican state, is hosting Democratic presidential candidates as the state threatens to turn purple for the 2020 election.       
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 20:48:31 +0000)

Chinese President Xi knew severity of coronavirus weeks before going public; 40 Americans on cruise ship infected
President Xi Jinping published a timeline of his actions as the Communist Party worked to tamp down criticism of government handling of the crisis.       
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 21:13:17 +0000)

First Asian American sheriff in California vows to protect immigrants from Trump policies
Sheriff Paul Miyamoto wants to protect immigrants from the Trump administration. His family was once interned along with other Japanese Americans.        
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 19:12:45 +0000)

Mississippi prison crisis: 18th inmate dies since Dec. 29, second in 24 hours
An unidentified inmate died Sunday at Central Mississippi Correctional Facility, marking the 18th death at state prisons since Dec. 29.        
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 20:04:49 +0000)

Like a 'second wife': Wind energy gives American farmers a new crop to sell in tough times
In an increasingly precarious time for the nation's farmers and ranchers, some in the wind belt have a new commodity to sell — access to the wind.        
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:54:44 +0000)

Catholic parishioners sue to get back ousted priest accused of molestation
In a novel lawsuit, parishioners claim their Detroit priest was falsely accused of sex abuse, framed by church leaders, and are suing to get him back.        
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 11:00:25 +0000)

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(Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:56:23 +0000)

Major flooding threatens residents in Mississippi as reservoir nears capacity
In Jackson, Mississippi, the Pearl River is expected to crest at 38 feet by 6 p.m. on Sunday, its third highest on record.        
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 02:32:48 +0000)

Today in History for February 16th
Highlights of this day in history: The Civil War's Battle of Fort Donelson; the Georgia crematory case; John Demjanjuk goes on trial; America's first 911 call; and the NHL scraps the rest of its season. (Feb. 16)       
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 23:35:58 +0000)

AP Top Stories February 15 P
Here's the latest for Saturday, February 15th: Virus death in France; US to fly home Americans stuck on quarantined ship in Japan; UK troops help as residents brace for Storm Dennis; Historic craft of lacquer painting survives in village factory.       
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 23:06:51 +0000)

Undying love: Years after losing cancer battle, he still gets wife Valentine's Day flowers
Rich Cox made sure he bought his wife flowers for Valentine's Day 2020, even though he died in 2012.        
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 21:53:55 +0000)

Hospitals know how to protect mothers. They just aren't doing it.
Women giving birth are needlessly dying or suffering life-altering injuries because U.S. hospitals aren't following known safety measures, a USA TODAY investigation found.       
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:13:55 +0000)

The day in pictures
A look at the day's best photographs from around the world.        
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 17:32:48 +0000)

From a rumor to 1,000 deaths: How the coronavirus outbreak unfolded for Americans at the epicenter
Over six weeks since the coronavirus emerged, four Americans detail a new reality in Wuhan, the journey back to the US and life in quarantine.        
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 21:35:56 +0000)

Sanders campaigns in Texas, as he heads to Nevada
US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was on the campaign trail in Mesquite, Texas, on Friday and took aim at billionaires and the 1% of wealthy Americans.       
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 19:36:08 +0000)

Michael Avenatti, ex-attorney for Stormy Daniels, convicted of trying to extort Nike
The verdict was given after prosecutors said Avenatti attempted to extort up to $25 million from Nike with threats to otherwise harm the company.        
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 17:16:10 +0000)

A husband, father, intern on his first day: How an Illinois city is remembering workplace shooting one year on
Flags were at half-staff Saturday in Aurora, Illinois, as residents commemorated the lives of those lost in last year's mass shooting.        
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 17:40:48 +0000)

Aurora, Illinois honors victims of mass shooting one year later
A gunman opened fire in a manufacturing plant on Feb. 15, 2019. The city of Aurora, Illinois remembered the victims on its one-year anniversary.        
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 15:24:20 +0000)

Giant, car-sized turtles once roamed South America, and scientists have the fossils to prove it
The colossal, long-extinct beast lived 5 million to 10 million years ago and measured at 9 1/2 feet – roughly the size and shape of a midsized car.        
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 20:49:25 +0000)

You're probably washing your hands wrong and don't even know it, experts say
Studies show few people wash their hands correctly, which could allow diseases such as the new coronavirus COVID-19 to spread.       
(Sun, 16 Feb 2020 20:32:52 +0000)

Aurora shooting anniversary: victims of Henry Pratt Company plant shooting are remembered
One year after the Henry Pratt Company plant shooting, the people of Aurora, Illinois remember the people they lost in the tragedy.        
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 13:35:14 +0000)

Today in History for February 15th
Highlights of this day in history: The U.S. battleship Maine explodes in Havana harbor, bringing America closer to war with Spain; The Soviet Union's last troops leave Afghanistan; Astronomer Galileo and suffragist Susan B. Anthony born. (Feb. 15)       
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 13:21:00 +0000)

Bernie Sanders campaigns in Charlotte
Coming off a victory in New Hampshire, Senator Bernie Sanders makes a campaign stop in Charlotte to speak in front of a packed crowd. (Feb. 14)       
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 03:00:45 +0000)

In California: Art Laboe talks radio; candidates weigh in on Native American issues
On Valentine's Day, take a trip down memory lane with DJ Art Laboe. Plus: Democratic presidential contenders weigh in on Native American issues. And this might be a good time to get your dog vaccinated.       
(Sat, 15 Feb 2020 02:08:08 +0000)

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