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Chelsea Manning Tries to Kill Herself in Jail, Lawyers Say

Chelsea Manning Tries to Kill Herself in Jail, Lawyers Say

Chelsea Manning, the former Army intelligence analyst who was jailed last year for refusing to testify before a grand jury that is investigating WikiLeaks, has been hospitalized after she attempted suicide on Wednesday, according to her lawyers. Ms. Manning, 32, is currently recovering, according to her lawyers, who did not …

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Dow futures drop 800 points as Trump speech disappoints investors

Dow futures drop 800 points as Trump speech disappoints investors

Traders work before the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on February 28, 2020. Johannes Eisele | AFP | Getty Images Futures contracts tied to the major U.S. stock indexes fell on Wednesday night after an address from President Donald Trump failed to quell concerns over the …

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Rocket Attack Kills Three U.S. Coalition Members in Iraq

Rocket Attack Kills Three U.S. Coalition Members in Iraq

BAGHDAD — A volley of rockets struck a sprawling military base north of Baghdad Wednesday evening, killing three service members, two of them Americans and one British, according to a United States official and an Iraqi military officer, both in Iraq. The attack came less than three months after a …

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Astronomers discover an exoplanet where it rains iron

Astronomers discover an exoplanet where it rains iron

When it is raining hard on Earth, English speakers say it is raining cats and dogs. But on exoplanet WASP-76b, cats and dogs does not come close to describing its metallic precipitation.  “One could say that this planet gets rainy in the evening, except it rains iron,” David Ehrenreich, a professor at the …

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States and White House consider disaster declaration to deal with coronavirus outbreak

Pandemic, COVID-19 and all the coronavirus terms you need to know

As of Wednesday afternoon, no governors from the states most affected by the coronavirus appear to have made a request. But Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, in conjunction with Sens. Patty Murray, a Democrat from Washington state, and Gary Peters of Michigan, sent a letter asking Trump to “immediately” consider …

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Deep into crisis, Trump demands ‘something big’ on coronavirus

Trump's stock market gains have been cut in half by the coronavirus sell-off

On Wednesday morning, he began pushing for an Oval Office address, though aides working on the coronavirus response hadn’t had one on their radar. Advisers debated the wisdom of doing so, believing it could lend urgency and weight to one of the most precarious moments of Trump’s presidency. Even as …

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Supreme Court lets Trump continue returning asylum seekers to Mexico

Supreme Court lets Trump continue returning asylum seekers to Mexico

The stay will remain in place until the Supreme Court considers whether to add the case to its docket. Such review is likely and is virtually certain to allow Trump to continue the policy — often called “remain in Mexico” but formally dubbed the “Migrant Protection Protocols” — through the …

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2 Americans and 1 British national killed in rocket attack on base in Iraq

Pentagon identifies Marines killed in 'intense' clash with ISIS fighters in Iraq

US Central Command spokesman Capt. William Urban confirmed that two US service members and one coalition service member were killed in the Katyusha rocket attack. The US will go after the perpetrators inside Iraq, a second defense official told CNN, adding that based on weapons and tactics used, there is …

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2020 NCAA Tournament games to be played without fans in attendance due to threat of coronavirus

2020 NCAA Tournament games to be played without fans in attendance due to threat of coronavirus

In response to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, the NCAA announced Wednesday that fans will not be able to attend its championships including the 2020 men’s and women’s NCAA Tournaments. “I have made the decision to conduct our upcoming championship events, including the Division I men’s and women’s basketball …

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Stegosaurus footprints found on Isle of Skye | Science

Grapefruit-sized depressions found in rocks on the Isle of Skye have revealed that a type of stegosaurus once wandered the landscape, researchers say. The newly discovered tracks form a single line, a few metres long, with a right-left pattern and two different-sized prints – as would be expected for an …

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