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Knives come out for Bloomberg as billionaire former mayor rises in the polls

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 14:15 | Yahoo News

Knives come out for Bloomberg as billionaire former mayor rises in the pollsDemocratic candidates and President Trump took fresh aim this week at the former New York City mayor who has staked his personal fortune on winning the White House.



What is CHS? Marijuana advocates warn of a little-known condition affecting heavy users

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 06:00 | Yahoo News

What is CHS? Marijuana advocates warn of a little-known condition affecting heavy usersCannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS, causes severe abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting among some heavy marijuana users — symptoms that, strangely, can be eased by taking very hot showers.



Five inmates escape from Ohio correctional facility

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 20:40 | NBC News

Five inmates escape from Ohio correctional facilityThey broke out of a first-floor window and ran away sometime Monday night or Tuesday, according to a police report.



Step Inside the Artist's Home

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 08:00 | Architectural Digest

Sherpas upset by plan to collect trash – and bodies – on Everest

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 23:13 | CBS News

Sherpas upset by plan to collect trash – and bodies – on EverestNepal's government plans to have the army clean up 77,000 pounds of waste on Mount Everest, BBC Nepali reports.



South Carolina lawmakers suggest Biden may be taking black voters in the state for granted

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 11:21 | The Week

South Carolina lawmakers suggest Biden may be taking black voters in the state for grantedIt's safe to say former Vice President Joe Biden's performances in the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary did not go as planned.Fourth- and fifth-place finishes don't look very good when you were once considered the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, but the Biden campaign has been waiting for South Carolina to vote later this month. Biden has traditionally dominated in polls there, and he's still the favorite. But it no longer seems like a lock, Politico reports.Part of that is because he's apparently losing some steam with the state's black voters. Biden's support among African-American voters has been a major focus of his campaign, but some people believe the vice president has been a little too sure of himself. "I think some people feel like because he had such a wide lead and we have such a long history with him that maybe there was some sort of taking for granted that the support would remain," said Tameika Isaac-Devine, a councilwoman in Columbia, South, Carolina, who hasn't endorsed any contender yet.South Carolina State Rep. John King said he's backing billionaire Tom Steyer instead of Biden in part because, while the latter may believe he has the state's African-American vote, "he has not spent time in South Carolina and [Steyer's] people are on the ground." Read more at Politico.More stories from theweek.com Everyone would fall for a Trump deepfake The sidelining of Elizabeth Warren The arguments for and against Bloomberg's stance on the origins of the 2008 financial crisis



Threat of historic flooding forces evacuations in Jackson, Mississippi

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 18:46 | USA TODAY

Threat of historic flooding forces evacuations in Jackson, MississippiThe Pearl River in Jackson, Mississippi, is expected to rise to historic levels this weekend, forcing the evacuation of hundreds of homes.



Venezuelan president says arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaidó 'will come'

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 15:58 | Yahoo News Video

Venezuelan president says arrest of opposition leader Juan Guaidó 'will come'Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said Friday that authorities haven't detained opposition leader Juan Guaidó because the courts haven’t ordered it, but he warned: “It will come.”



Are Turkey and Syria Close to Starting a War?

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 20:00 | The National Interest

Are Turkey and Syria Close to Starting a War?For now Turkish and Syrian ground forces appear bound on a collision course.



Trump and Bloomberg wage a New York-style schoolyard fight for America's future

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 11:52 | Yahoo News Opinion

Trump and Bloomberg wage a New York-style schoolyard fight for America's futureIf overt belligerence is an unbridled expression of Donald Trump’s personality, for Michael Bloomberg it is transparently a campaign strategy.



Baby with heart condition dies from mould exposure at hospital after open heart surgery

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 20:22 | The Independent

Baby with heart condition dies from mould exposure at hospital after open heart surgeryA baby with a serious heart condition has died after she received an infection from mould in a Seattle hospital's operating room, her mother says.Elizabeth Hutt was born with a heart condition that she battled for the entirety of her six-month-long life. The young child underwent three open heart surgeries, and after the third one is when it's believed she contracted an Aspergillus mould infection in the hospital's operating room.



Gang kills four police in operation to free leader

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 09:25 | AFP

Gang kills four police in operation to free leaderArmed men killed four police officers and wounded another four as they freed a leader of the notorious MS-13 gang from a court in Honduras, authorities said. Around 20 gang members opened fire Thursday outside a court in El Progreso, around 140 kilometers (87 miles) north of the capital Tegucigalpa, the security ministry said in a statement released later that day. During the attack, Alexander Mendoza, known by his alias "Porkys," was able to escape.



Swarms of up to 80 Million Locusts Decimating Crops In East Africa, Threatening Food Security For 13 Million People

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 12:45 | Time

Swarms of up to 80 Million Locusts Decimating Crops In East Africa, Threatening Food Security For 13 Million PeopleThe United Nations (UN) has called on the international community to provide nearly $76 million to finance aerial spraying of pesticides in East Africa, where…



Classmates rally, help release woman from immigration detention

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 16:03 | NBC News

Classmates rally, help release woman from immigration detentionMeidy Guzman’s release means returning to school, and possibly graduating with her classmates, while also seeking asylum and battling possible deportation.







Today's Horoscope

Aries Horoscope for Sunday, February 16, 2020

You won`t feel like socialising, just temporarily, but there will be other activities which will attract your attention. Anything secret or mystical will tune you into deeper levels of awareness. You will want to be helpful where close companions are concerned. Though an intense encounter or discussion which throws up differences of opinion will challenge your beliefs. But that is no bad thing if you are willing to be tolerant and flexible.
Taurus
Don`t make up your mind instantly about one plan until you`ve had a chance to discuss it with everyone around. Too much advice can make you bewildered and a bit confused. But not enough input and you make reach the wrong decisions. Money especially is a tricky subject at the moment. You will need to be absolutely straightforward in your dealings and avoid any connections with unreliable people.
Gemini

You will be more emotional in public than usual, which may feel strange, but it will let work mates see the more human side of you. Though there may be one sticky situation which crops up along the way. Pluto is forcing you to examine below the surface, to find the relationships at home and at work which are really strong and lasting. Try not to fight for control, since it will not get you where you want to be.
Cancer
An attack of wandering feet will make it tricky to settle down to anything requiring concentration. But why should you? Let your imagination soar. At work especially, you do want to upgrade, regenerate or rebuild your working life so that it brings you more fulfilment in the days ahead. Just don`t go about it in a bullish fashion. Since it will stoke up the flames of resentment again. Stick to your guns but do it with a gentle smile.
Leo

The day may be making you possessive about material things or about things from the past. Be sentimental but don`t hang on too tightly, or dig your heels in too much. Stand firm until you find the answers you are looking for. Then let go. If loved ones or children get under your skin at one point, try to lighten up. Watch a tendency to become obsessed, or to try to maintain too tight control.
Virgo
Don`t go leaping into a situation too emotionally and then find you don`t really want to see it through to the end. Aim towards happy, reassuring mates. At home or with family members, you are digging deep to find the answers to unresolved problems from the past. Pluto the planet of slow but steady transformation is helping you gain an entirely new perspective on all your close relationships at the moment which can only be to the good.
Libra

Put aside your own need for frivolity and indulgence just to make sure that everyone else is getting what they want today. Polish your halo and console yourself with the thought that you will get your rewards in a couple of days time. One encounter through the day may carry a more significant tone than usual. But don`t be provoked into a hasty response. Watch a tendency to sound stubborn.
Scorpio
Maybe you do feel clutching and clinging a little more than usual, but it won`t be wise. Have your entertainment and enjoyment without pinning close mates down, otherwise they may want to skip off elsewhere. Turn your mind to your finances. You are keen to prove just how resourceful you can be in building up your security. Whether it is in schemes to earn more or re-organise what you already possess, you need to draw on your ingenuity.
Sagittarius

When you get the chance to have a private moment in peace and quiet, you can think about personal matters which have been tucked into the background, maybe mull over the past. If you let things come to the surface in your mind you can really sort them out. Self understanding and personal development are really your priority at the moment. Through certain pressures you are coming grow as a human being in ways you could not have imagined before.
Capricorn
If you can speak to companions in a cooler rational way, they`re likely to connect a little bit better. But you will be whizzing around at high speed here and there, doing all sorts of things in a very lively kind of way. Slow down and think things through. In the quiet times, you will find through deeper reflection, that you are a good deal more resilient and a stronger personality than you had imagined. You are growing enormously in self-awareness so do not get edgy about being on your own.
Aquarius

Your need for security may be pushing you one way, and your desire for extravagances is pulling you the other. Just try to find a better balance. Certainly don`t let a pushy friend provoke or tempt you into spending more than you really want. Pluto is still emphasised which can give rise to awkward tensions in your more detached relationships. But the true bonds in your life will become stronger.
Pisces
There could be one point where you get yourself all stewed up about something that basically isn`t quite as important as you`re making it out to be. See the whole picture if you can. At work, you are on a questioning path at the moment, looking for a career or life`s direction which will bring you a deeper sense of purpose. If certain avenues are now closed, try to see what is opening up elsewhere.