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Top Story: Joe Biden wins the South Carolina Primary Election.
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Accessed on 01 March 2020, 0240 UTC, Post 20349.
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Biden hopes the South Carolina victory will be enough to establish him as the clear alternative to Sanders as the race quickly shifts nationwide. Read more
Officials in Washington state say a person has died of COVID-19, the first such death in the United States. Read more
Three Hawaii pitchers combined on a six-hitter in the Rainbow Warriors’ 3-1 baseball upset of second-ranked Vanderbilt today at Hawkins Field on the Nashville, Tenn., campus. Read more
The Hawaii beach volleyball team went 2-0 today, the opening day of the Bay Area Classic at Stanford, Calif. Read more
Police were investigating a stabbing that left a 57-year-old man with serious injuries today in Aiea. Read more
Under the agreement, the U.S. would draw its forces down to 8,600 from 13,000 in the next 3-4 months, with the remaining U.S. forces withdrawing in 14 months. Read more
The girls wrote the message in an attempt to avoid going to the last class of the day, police said. Read more
The crash occurred about 7:40 a.m. when a man driving the motorcycle lost control while speeding. Read more
A 43-year-old man was arrested Friday after he assaulted his girlfriend with a jacket in Honolulu, police said. Read more
The victim told police Wednesday that her ex-boyfriend threatened to kill her and her family. Read more
Expect northeast to east winds of 20 to 35 mph, with gusts over 45, through Monday morning. Read more
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that sending asylum seekers to wait in Mexico is illegal nationwide. Read more
Vice President Mike Pence announced the new restrictions and warnings as President Donald Trump said 22 people in the U.S. have been stricken by the new coronavirus and that additional cases are “likely.” Read more
Mexico’s assistant health secretary announced Friday that the country now has confirmed cases of the COVID-19 virus. Read more
The Nagaoka Fireworks Show was scheduled for the evening of March 8 over Waikiki Beach. Read more
The Dominican Republic turned back the Braemar because some on board showed potential symptoms of the new coronavirus COVID-19. Read more
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said at a news conference that Japan is at critical juncture to determine whether the country can keep the outbreak under control ahead of the Tokyo summer Olympics. Read more
Authorities in Italy decided to re-open schools and museums in some of the areas less hard-hit by the coronavirus outbreak in the country which has the most cases outside of Asia, as Italians on Friday yearned for a return to normal life even amid fears that the outbreak could plunge the country’s economy into recession. Read more
The cancellation of large gatherings in confined spaces was announced by Health Minister Olivier Veran after special government meetings today that focused on responses to the epidemic. Read more
The president said Democrats want him to fail and argued that steps he’s taken so far have kept cases to a minimum and prevented virus deaths in the U.S. Read more
The Lake Oswego School District sent a robocall to parents saying that Forest Hills Elementary will be closed until Wednesday so it can be deep-cleaned by maintenance workers. Read more