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Senator Bernie Sanders, who galvanized grassroots supporters, said his message of income inequality and criminal reform dovetails quite well with that of the slain civil rights leader. The December poll found him trailing Clinton, 47% to 40%, among that group. O'Malley seems to struggle for relevance but says the three candidates "actually believe in science".
  • Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Court Black Voters in South Carolina

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    Sanders highlighted his own rise in opinion polls and showed a new level of fight at the most contentious of the four debates in the race to find a Democratic presidential nominee. " Class="glossaryLink cmtt_Politicians" Bernie Sanders campaign has always been ridiculed by the political establishment and even by some fellow progressives".
  • Florida, Illinois report travel-related Zika cases

    Florida, Illinois report travel-related Zika cases

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    Officials there are urging women - who can wait - to hold off on becoming pregnant until the crisis is under control. Microcephaly is a neurological disorder that results in babies being born with abnormally small heads, causing severe developmental issues and sometimes death.
  • Pregnant women told to avoid countries with Zika outbreaks

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    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said . Zika infection in pregnant women is associated with a rare condition called microcephaly, in which the head is smaller than normal and the brain doesn't develop properly. For a long time it was an obscure disease with only occasional infections in humans, according to an essay in the New England Journal of Medicine this week.
  • China shares steady, ears pricked for stimulus chatter

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    Yen moved higher against the dollar with falling oil undermining market sentiment. Energy stocks continued to fall on concerns about reduced worldwide demand. The S&P 500 closed a point higher at 1,881.36. Hong Kong shares slumped almost 4 per cent, knocked down by energy shares, which tumbled on renewed declines in oil prices amid supply glut fears.
  • 3 in Florida test positive for Zika virus

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    A positive finding for the virus should be reported to the appropriate local or state health department, CDC said. For most people diagnosed with Zika virus disease, diagnosis is based on their symptoms and recent history (e.g. The ministry urged Jamaican women, in a press release , to delay getting pregnant for about six months to one year. The virus typically causes relatively mild symptoms - fever, headache, skin rash, red eyes and muscle aches, according to the CDC .
  • Confirms first case of Zika in the state

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    Shah, M.D., J.D. The Zika virus has little if any chance of spreading in the USA, the CDC said, largely thanks to the Aedes mosquito's distaste of cold weather and air-conditioning. It's not entirely clear if Zika virus actually does cause birth defects but there's some strong evidence that it might. In Brazil, there's mounting evidence linking the infection to a birth defect in which the head is smaller than normal and the brain has not developed properly.
  • Iran Says New US Sanctions Have 'No Legal or Moral Legitimacy'

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    Iran drew condemnation from the USA and other Western powers for two ballistic missile tests late past year they said violated UN Security Council resolutions. In his first comments since most European Union sanctions were lifted along with many important United States embargoes, Iran's highest authority made it clear that Washington should be treated with suspicion.
  • Iran's Khamenei welcomes sanctions lift, warns of USA 'deceit'

    Iran's Khamenei welcomes sanctions lift, warns of USA 'deceit'

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    The United States announced on Sunday new sanctions relating to Iran's ballistic missile program, a day after the Obama administration lifted sanctions on Iran's nuclear program. It drew a line under a standoff dating back to 2002 marked by failed diplomatic initiatives, ever-tighter sanctions , defiant nuclear expansion by Iran and threats of military action.
  • Sanders seeks to build on his momentum in Iowa

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    Clinton has received donations from people who work at banks, and Goldman Sachs paid the former secretary of state $675,000 for three speeches, according to her financial disclosures. There hasn't been much empirical evidence either way for the simple reason that very little polling has been done in the mostly southern and heavily African-American states that will begin weighing in once the cheering's over in New Hampshire (there's one state, Nevada, with significant Latino as well as ...
  • U.S. imposes sanctions linked to Iran's ballistic missile

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    Iran's supreme leader welcomed Tuesday the removal of worldwide sanctions under a nuclear pact, but sharply dimmed hopes of further outreach with the United States after a separate deal that included Tehran's release of prisoners including a Washington Post journalist.
  • Making A Murderer team were ready for series to create a stir

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    People were watching it and telling their friends who also had time to watch it during the holiday break". "He had recently lost a motion and was working on his own appeal of that motion". No. I know you're asking for me to say that we're doing something or not, and we don't know yet. The filmmakers said during the TCA press tour that, "I think what we're seeing now is actually history repeating itself".
  • Freed US prisoner popped champagne on leaving Iranian air space

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    Hekmati said he was concerned the Iranians could make last-minute demands that would thwart the deal for their release. "Even the Iranian officials, our captors essentially, were amazed", he said. sailors detained after two small U.S. Navy riverine boats strayed into Iran's territorial waters in the Persian Gulf. "And I just really feel proud to be an American".
  • IL pregnant women test positive for Zika virus

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    The South American nation has been scrambling to contain the spread of Zika, which has been linked to a recent surge in birth defects including microcephaly , a rare condition in which newborns have smaller than normal heads and their brains do not develop properly.
  • What US reporter freed from Iran wants to do next

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    Hekmati did not elaborate on his four-and-a-half years in prison, but when asked how he was feeling, he responded, "I am well, and I'm only going to get better, I hope". As for his treatment in prison, he said, "Well, it wasn't good". "This is all so surreal and we're just soaking it all in right now", Hekmati said, adding his release had come as a surprise.
  • Sean Penn lied about 'El Chapo' trafficking claim - lawyer

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    He replied: "I'm more excited about you than the story ". Meanwhile, one of El Chapo's lawyers said Wednesday that Penn lied when he wrote in Rolling Stone that El Chapo had boasted of being the world's biggest drug dealer. "I'll tell you, I am more excited about you than the (movie) script", Guzman wrote to Del Castillo . Del Castillo responds in kind. Twitter has been fascinated by the relationship between Trump and Guzman since at least July, when the presidential hopeful ...
  • Ben Carson cancels Tuesday events after Iowa crash involving staffers

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    Carson says our youngest generation faces a future, more grim than ever before. Ben has chosen to suspend his campaign for two days so that he can travel from South Carolina to Omaha to be with Braden's family. Larry Ross, another spokesman for the campaign, said Carson's team would only share information "we know to be true, and will provide additional details as available and appropriate".
  • USA gov't warns pregnant women against travel to countries with Zika virus

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    Hawaii State Epidemiologist Dr. Sarah Park told The Huffington Post the mother had alerted doctors to her bout of Zika, which she recovered from before relocating to Hawaii. There is no vaccine for the Zika virus , so if you do travel to the areas of concern, doctors say insect repellent is the best defense, especially repellent with DEET.
  • American Freed in Iran Prisoner Swap Feels 'Born Again'

    American Freed in Iran Prisoner Swap Feels 'Born Again'

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    Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Flint Township, met with reporters in Germany on Tuesday. Dan Kildee of Michigan, Robert Pittenger of North Carolina and Jared Huffman of California. At first, Hekmati said, the prisoners were told that they would be leaving in two hours, but their departure on a private plane didn't occur until nearly two and half days later.
  • Haiti Reports Cases Of Mosquito-Borne Zika Virus

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    The Zika virus causes a painful fever in about 20 percent of those infected, which lasts up to a week. Hawaiian health officials say that the baby's infection did not originate in the state, but rather, the pregnant woman traveled from Brazil likely already infected with the disease, according to the release.
  • Tributes pour in after death of Eagles' Glenn Frey

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    Frey , who co-founded the Eagles and with Henley became one of the history' most successful songwriting teams with such hits as " Hotel California " and " Life in the Fast Lane ", has died at age 67. Check out RJ's thoughts on what made FREY and the EAGLES such a special part of life, and our format, here, and feel free to leave your own comments and tributes there, as well.
  • Country musicians mourn loss of Eagles bandleader Glenn Frey

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    Frey , who was 67, passed away on January 18 after complications from several chronic illnesses including rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia, according to the Eagles Facebook page. "Got insane, got drunk, got high, had girls, played music and made money", he said. He also met Henley , and the two of them toured with Ronstadt's band.
  • Actress Who Met With 'El Chapo,' Kate del Castillo, Speaks Out

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    The actress who set up Sean Penn's interview with Mexico's most-wanted drug lord says people are lying about the case. It came as text messages were released that suggested Guzman had been keen to meet Kate del Castillo , the Mexican actress, but had never heard of Penn.
  • Somalia: Four Kenya escapee soldiers killed near El Adde

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    The military camp which the attacker attacked is located about 550 km from the Kenyan border in Mogadishu's south-west Ceel Cedo district. She said on Sunday, when several injured soldiers arrived, that the Kenya Defence Forces set up counselling centres in Eldoret, Gilgil and at the Armed Forces Memorial Hospital in Nairobi.
  • China Tells Taiwan to Abandon Independence

    China Tells Taiwan to Abandon Independence "Hallucination"

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    During the first DPP administration under Chen Shui-bian (陳水扁), who was president from 2000 to 2008, China cut off negotiations with Taiwan and tensions often flared up in the Taiwan Strait. Addressing a crowd of a few hundred supporters at his campaign headquarters, the Nationalists' Chu said: "We failed". Tsai will face daunting tasks not only in placating China, which claims Taiwan as its sovereign territory, but battling declining morale in the military ranks and addressing ...
  • Saeed Abedini released from Iranian prison

    Saeed Abedini released from Iranian prison

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    Abedini is now being examined and treated at U.S. Army's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany. Abedini's wife rejoiced on her Facebook page shortly after news reports came in: "It is confirmed: Saeed is released!" Iran's holding of Pastor Abedini was outrageous and it was far past time for him to be released.
  • Ex-boyfriend stabbed SUNY Geneseo students to death

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    Police believe Colin Kingston is responsible. Colin Kingston , 24, of Geneseo was distraught because his girlfriend of three years, Kelsey Annese , had recently broken up with him, Geneseo Police Spokesman Jeffrey Szczesniak said at a press conference .
  • Actress Kate del Castillo Breaks Silence on El Chapo

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    It is not clear when the interview will take place or when it will air on TV. The report also suggests del Castillo had been under surveillance ever since she met Guzman's lawyers in Guadalajara in June (15). That was in part why Penn's relationship to the Mexican actor was of interest to law enforcement, official said. Del Castillo is a Mexican-American who played a drug kingpin in the television series Weeds who El Chapo , 58, was infatuated with and wanted to plan a wine and ...
  • Oil prices may fall further this year, the IEA says

    Oil prices may fall further this year, the IEA says

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    Iran said it could increase oil output by 500,000 bpd and issued an order to start the ramp-up on Monday. The International Energy Agency, which advises industrialised countries on energy policy, said the global oil glut was set to last until at least late 2016 due to unseasonably warm weather and rising supply.