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  • Bloomberg to make his debut on Democratic presidential debate stage in Nevada

    Michael Bloomberg will make a high-risk debut on the Democratic debate stage in Nevada on Wednesday, joining five presidential rivals who have been eagerly awaiting their chance to confront the free-spending and fast-rising billionaire.

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  • Canada to evacuate citizens from virus-hit cruise ship Thursday

    The Canadian government will begin evacuating its citizens from a virus-hit cruise ship quarantined off Yokohama, Japan, on Thursday evening, Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne said on Wednesday.

    U.S.
  • House passes gun waiting period bill

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire House has again passed legislation to impose a waiting period between the purchase and delivery of a gun. The bill sent to the Senate Wednesday differs from one Republican Gov. Chris Sununu vetoed last year. Instead of a seven-day waiting period, it would

    The Washington Times
  • Mike Bloomberg has a rocky history with unions – here's how it could affect the Democratic primary campaign

    Even as Mike Bloomberg rises in the polls, he remains a divisive figure among a group historically important to Democrats — labor unions.

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  • California to make state buildings available to house homeless

    California will provide nearly 300 state properties for use as homeless shelters and should change its laws to make it easier for local officials to get the mentally ill off the streets, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Wednesday.

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  • Oddsmaker: Sanders 2020 Dem favorite, Bloomberg up, Biden and Warren sink

    The political oddsmakers have good news for former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and more bad news for former Vice President Joseph R. Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts in their latest analysis of who has the best shot at capturing the Democratic presidential nomination. The handicappers with

    The Washington Times
  • Charles Richard: China nuclear buildup troubling

    The commander of U.S. Strategic Command told Congress recently that China is engaged in a troubling buildup of nuclear forces that could be used to wage regional conflict or to coerce nations in Asia. "Competitors, such as China and Russia, are developing advanced capabilities to directly challenge our strengths across

    The Washington Times
  • Tunisia names new government, avoids risk of early election

    Tunisia’s designated Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh‮ ‬on Wednedsay named a new coalition government‮ ‬after reaching an agreement with Ennahda moderate Islamist Party, the biggest power in Parliament, ending an ongoing political crisis of four months.

    U.S.
  • Editorial Roundup: US

    Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad: ___ Feb. 19 The Bergen Record in New Jersey on Michael Bloomberg's Democratic Presidential nominee bid: So-called moderate Democrats in New Jersey and New York are flocking to the self-funded candidacy of billionaire Michael Bloomberg, pausing hardly at all, it

    The Washington Times
  • Tunisia names new government, avoids risk of early election

    Tunisia’s designated Prime Minister Elyes Fakhfakh‮ ‬on Wednesday named a new coalition government‮ ‬after reaching an agreement with Ennahda moderate Islamist Party, the biggest power in Parliament, ending an ongoing political crisis of four months.

    IN
  • After impeachment, Manchin comes home to warm welcome in WV

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Some West Virginians have a message for Sen. Joe Manchin regarding his vote to impeach the president: Thanks. The Democrat was met with a warm reception at a town hall in his home state Wednesday, defying a narrative that locals in the deep red state

    The Washington Times
  • Long-time Trump adviser Stone to be sentenced by judge he antagonized

    Since his January 2019 arrest, President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone has repeatedly tested the patience of the federal judge who presided over his trial. On Thursday, that judge will tell the self-described "dirty trickster" how long he will serve in prison.

    U.S.
  • Explainer: Who is Roger Stone and why does he face prison?

    A federal judge on Thursday is scheduled to sentence Roger Stone, a long-time adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, in a criminal case that has roiled the Justice Department and drawn the Republican president's ire.

    U.S.
  • Huawei lawsuit over government contracts thrown out by U.S. judge

    A court ruled Tuesday that the ban isn’t punitive and that the federal government has the right to take its business elsewhere.

    Global News
  • Editorial Roundup: New York

    Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New York's newspapers: The President Takes a Campaign Donation From the Pentagon Wall Street Journal Feb. 14 That “big, beautiful wall” President Trump never tires of carrying on about is becoming one of the most expensive campaign stunts ever. It is a

    The Washington Times
  • Revolutionary squads guard Sudan's bakeries to battle corruption

    As bakers in flour-stained clothes knead dough and slide trays of loaves into ovens in Sudan's capital, a cluster of yellow-vested volunteers keep watch.

    U.S.
  • Revolutionary squads guard Sudan's bakeries to battle corruption

    As bakers in flour-stained clothes knead dough and slide trays of loaves into ovens in Sudan's capital, a cluster of yellow-vested volunteers keep watch.

    IN
  • US judge sides with migrants in case against Border Patrol

    PHOENIX (AP) - Conditions at most Border Patrol facilities in Arizona are punitive and unconstitutional, a U.S. judge in Arizona said Wednesday while ruling in favor of migrants who have long-complained about inhumane and unsanitary conditions in holding cells. The ruling came weeks after the conclusion of a seven-day

    The Washington Times