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More Americans evacuated from China as CDC confirms 12th U.S. case of coronavirus

The State Department continues to evacuate U.S. citizens from Wuhan, China, the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak that has now sickened more than 24,000 people. The first airplane with repatriated U.S. citizens landed last week at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County, California. All of the passengers are under federal quarantine orders for […]

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Attorneys worry over increased secrecy for Customs and Border Protection officers

Human rights activists and immigration lawyers are concerned over a new policy allowing Customs and Border Protection to withhold certain agency-related information from the public. The Nation first reported on Tuesday that CBP was granted a “security agency” designation Jan. 31. The new policy grants CBP an additional layer of secrecy by keeping the names […]

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Parents of missing Colorado Springs boy plead for public’s help to find their son

The parents of a missing Colorado boy made an emotional plea to the public on Wednesday, asking any potential witness to come forward and “imagine how afraid” their son must be. Landen Hiott and Al Stauch, the mother and father of missing 11-year-old Gannon Stauch, said witnesses will be crucial to find their Colorado Springs […]

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Campaigns ramp up Asian American Pacific Islander voter outreach during Lunar New Year

Sundae Yomes is frustrated with the Democratic presidential candidates — she feels they want her vote but are failing to talk to Asian American Pacific Islanders like her about issues affecting their communities. Yomes, 48, who was born and raised in Hawaii, rang in the Lunar New Year last week at a campaign event in […]

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Over 140 companies tell Tennessee its anti-gay bills are bad for business

A total of 142 businesses signed a letter Wednesday announcing their opposition to Tennessee’s recent slew of anti-LGBTQ laws, which has been dubbed the slate of hate by activist groups. The collective, known as the Tennessee Businesses Against Discrimination, included major companies such as Amazon, Nike, Dell, Lyft, Marriott and American Airlines, as well as […]

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Conoravirus case confirmed in Wisconsin, the 12th case in the U.S.

Public health officials in Wisconsin have confirmed a case of the new coronavirus in that state, bringing the national total to 12. The patient had come into contact with an individual with the virus while traveling in China. The patient’s illness is reported to be mild. Health authorities said the person is in isolation at […]

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Kirk Douglas became an unlikely spokesman for stroke awareness

Three years ago, Hollywood legend Kirk Douglas said he never expected to reach 100 years old. On Wednesday, he died at 103. In addition to starring in iconic roles in movies like “Spartacus” and “Lust for Life,” the beloved leading man was known for something else entirely: having survived a stroke. He fought his way […]