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SARS killed hundreds and then disappeared. Could this coronavirus die out? 18.2.2020 LA Times: Health

The containment of the 2003 SARS outbreak is considered one of the biggest public health victories in recent years. Stopping the new coronavirus, known as COVID-19, will probably be much harder.

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New virus cases fall; WHO says China bought the world time 16.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
China reported 143 virus deaths and a dip in new cases Saturday while the head of the World Health Organization praised the country's efforts to contain the new disease, saying they have "bought the world time" and that other nations must make the most of it.
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Dictatorships are facing problems, too 16.2.2020 The Moderate Voice

If you think that democracies are the only systems under stress, think again. In an article written in the non-partisan magazine Foreign Affairs, Thomas Caruthers, Senior Vice President for Studies at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, notes that dictators are facing major problems as well. The problem, he writes, is a global crisis in […]

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Coronavirus outbreak spurs hoarding in Asia 13.2.2020 LA Times: Nation

Panicked shoppers formed long lines outside grocery and drugstores in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore to snatch up staples in case the coronavirus crisis worsens.

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Trump-Linked Anti-Abortion “Pregnancy Centers” Endanger Pregnant People 12.2.2020 Truthout.com
Trump-Linked Anti-Abortion “Pregnancy Centers” Endanger Pregnant People
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This California goggle maker is helping China fight coronavirus. Here's how 12.2.2020 LA Times: Business

Paulson Manufacturing is making 10,000 protective goggles and shields a day for Chinese healthcare workers.

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Wuhan coronavirus looks increasingly like a pandemic, experts say 3.2.2020 Denver Post: Local
The Wuhan coronavirus spreading from China is now likely to become a pandemic that circles the globe, according to many of the world’s leading infectious disease experts.
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The Iowa Caucuses Are a Democracy Disaster 2.2.2020 Mother Jones
A dozen years ago, I set up shop at a Des Moines middle school to cover the Iowa caucuses on a snowy January night. In a process that has since remained unchanged at heart, participants filed in and divided by neighborhoods between a classroom, the library, and the gym. In each space, they then gathered […]
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Canada’s Battle Against First Nations Shows Slide Toward Authoritarianism 1.2.2020 Truthout.com
Indigenous youth demand that Canada’s minister of energy and mining meet with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues Canada's bloody colonial legacy.
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U.S. advises no travel to China, where virus deaths top 200 31.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The U.S. advised against all travel to China as the number of cases of a worrying new virus spiked more than tenfold in a week, including the highest death toll in a 24-hour period reported Friday.
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Here are 10 things you need to know about socialism 31.1.2020 Raw Story
What do we mean when we talk about “socialism”? Here are ten things about its theory, practice, and potential that you need to know. Over the last 200 years, socialism has spread across the world. In every country, it carries the lessons and scars of its particular history there. Conversely, each country’s socialism is shaped […]
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10 Years After His Passing, Howard Zinn Remains a Threat to the Status Quo 28.1.2020 Truthout.com
10 Years After His Passing, Howard Zinn Remains a Threat to the Status Quo
Housing Discrimination Is Rising. Trump Is Attacking Protections Against It. 27.1.2020 Truthout.com
Housing Discrimination Is Rising. Trump Is Attacking Protections Against It.
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Global Protests Say “No War With Iran.” Can They Inspire a New Antiwar Movement? 25.1.2020 Truthout.com
Global Protests Say “No War With Iran.” Can They Inspire a New Antiwar Movement?
Locust swarms in Africa are worst in decades 25.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The worst outbreak of desert locusts in Kenya in 70 years has seen hundreds of millions of the bugs swarm into the East African nation from Somalia and Ethiopia. Those two countries have not had an infestation like this in a quarter-century.
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Women Perform 12.5 Billion Hours of Unpaid Labor Every Day 24.1.2020 Truthout.com
Women Perform 12.5 Billion Hours of Unpaid Labor Every Day
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The IRS decided to get tough against Microsoft. Microsoft got tougher. 22.1.2020 Raw Story
For years, the company has moved billions in profits to Puerto Rico to avoid taxes. When the IRS pushed it to pay, Microsoft protested that the agency wasn’t being nice. Then it aggressively fought back in court, lobbied Congress and changed the law. ProPublica is a nonprofit newsroom that investigates abuses of power. Sign up […]
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Martin Luther King Jr. Warned That the Poor Pay for War With Their Lives 20.1.2020 Truthout.com
Martin Luther King Jr. Warned That the Poor Pay for War With Their Lives
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Hunger Striker Nearing Death in ICE Custody: “I Just Want Freedom” 18.1.2020 Truthout.com
Advocates are demanding ICE release five asylum seekers after a months-long hunger strike in a Louisiana ...
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Q&A: Tom Steyer on crushing billionaires like himself and the lie of civility in Washington 11.1.2020 LA Times: Opinion

Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer talks with the L.A. Times editorial board about the economy, the political moment and climate change.

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