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Top Story: Japan’s health ministry says 2 passengers aboard the cruise ship are the first confirmed deaths among those on the vessel.
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Accessed on 20 February 2020, 1425 UTC, Post 20300.
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These are the first confirmed deaths among the people on the cruise ship. Read more
The report came as South Korea is struggling to cope with the outbreak and its economic fallout. Read more
The discovery of a body on Hawaii island this morning has led to an arrest and a murder investigation. Read more
Six Democratic presidential hopefuls met on the debate stage in Las Vegas, but it was the newcomer, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who received the most attention, and none of it positive. Here are some key takeaways from the debate. Read more
MGM Resorts International, the casino and hotel giant, acknowledged today that it was the victim of a data breach last year, the latest company to have the personal information of its customers exposed. Read more
The endorsement gives a substantial boost to a campaign that already appeared to be quickly gaining momentum. Read more
Trump administration offered Julian Assange a pardon if he cleared Russia in email hack, lawyer alleges
Responding to the the lawyer’s claims, White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said, “This is absolutely and completely false.” Read more
Eight people were killed in shootings in the German city of Hanau, officials said. A local broadcaster said the attacks took place at two hookah lounges. Read more
The Trump administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to reject an appeal by Alphabet Inc.’s Google, boosting Oracle Corp.’s bid to collect more than $8 billion in royalties for Google’s use of copyrighted programming code in the Android operating system. Read more
The Trump administration’s delay in releasing the aid to Ukraine was central to the president’s impeachment by the House on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. Read more
BYU’s revisions to what the college calls its honor code don’t change the faith’s opposition to same-sex relationships or gay marriage. The changes were discovered by media outlets today. Read more
Two 14-year-old boys pleaded not guilty today to murder in the death of a Barnard College student who was fatally stabbed during a robbery in a park. Read more
“We are devastated by the unexpected and tragic loss of Pop Smoke,” Republic Records said in a statement. “Our prayers and thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans, as we mourn this loss together.” Read more
The quarantine’s flop was underlined as authorities announced 79 more cases, bringing the total on the ship to 621. Read more
Revenue officers across the country will increase face-to-face visits with taxpayers who had income of more than $100,000 during a tax year and did not file a return in 2018 or prior years. Read more
No Hawaii residents found to have extended, close contact with Japanese couple infected with coronavirus
Health officials said there are no confirmed cases of coronavirus in the islands, but the state does not have the ability to test for the virus locally. Read more
A motive for the shooting remains unknown at this time. Read more
To hear the fighters talk, the heavyweight title fight Saturday night between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury is so big it took two TV networks to make it happen. Read more
If adopted, new criteria would go into effect for the 2020-21 academic year and be a boon for athletes in high-profile sports such as football and men’s and women’s basketball. Read more
The creation of a “Housing Central Command” marks an overhaul of how agencies work together in addressing the growing number of people living on the street, according to the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority. Read more
Bong’s dark comic thriller about two families on the opposite ends of South Korea’s social spectrum is a history-making film. Read more
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