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The president’s strategy of publicly downplaying the threat the virus poses to the United States was undermined after markets saw heavy losses Monday.

Acting intelligence chief’s paid consulting included work for U.S. nonprofit group funded mostly by Hungary

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Video clips from the 1980s of Bernie Sanders talking about his visits to the Soviet Union, Cuba and Nicaragua are being spread online by rivals who say his views were naive — and that they make him vulnerable to GOP attacks in the general election if he is the Democratic nominee for president.
The next Democratic debate is scheduled for Tuesday in Charleston, S.C., ahead of Saturday’s primary.

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The bill, while unlikely to pass the Senate or be signed into law by President Trump, marks the first legislative effort calling for a non-binary gender marker in a federal document, said Rep. Ro Khanna (D-Calif.).
Beginning May 12, manufacturers must prove their products benefit public health. Anti-tobacco groups hail the effort, but small companies see it as a threat.
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