Markets’ plunge over coronavirus fears underscores political risk for Trump

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 nonprofit group funded mostly by Hungary

Richard Grenell made his voice heard globally in the years before he became acting director of national intelligence.
Bernie Sanders, at the time the mayor of Burlington, Vt., visited the Soviet Union in 1988. (Video: Monica Akhtar/The Post; photo:

Sanders’s Cold War trips to communist countries become a problem for his campaign

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.
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo in 1982. (AP)
Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in Cairo in 1982. (AP)
Hosni Mubarak
Hosni Mubarak lived to see the demise of the 2011 revolution that overthrew him. It was at best grim satisfaction for a president who rose to power in 1981 after the assassination of President Anwar Sadat and had kept a tight grip on his country through decades of repression, corruption and cronyism, only to be deposed by a street uprising.

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Some Democrats suggested that Gov. Ralph Northam’s gun-control package, consisting of 8 bills, was going too far.
During Levi Norwood’s first court appearance on two counts of murder, the judge ordered reporters out of the courtroom.
Sen. Bernie Sanders has 24 percent, while Joe Biden and Mike Bloomberg have 18 and 16 percent, respectively, according to the Goucher College poll.
An initiative aims to educate teens about consent and how to identify emotionally and physically abusive relationships.
The convicted sniper could seek release from the state in two years, but he still faces six life sentences in Maryland.
Beal scored 55 points a night after finishing with 53, leading a frenetic rally against the NBA’s best team, only for Washington to fall, 137-134, in overtime.
It’s not just offensive, it’s a matter of health and safety: Authorities have blamed the practice for the deterioration of Brazil’s infrastructure, including a deadly 2007 stadium collapse.
The president was reacting to a dissent by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor criticizing the Trump administration and the court’s majority for leapfrogging lower courts to save Trump policies from injunctions.
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.).
Mars trembles with seismic activity and is more strongly magnetic than experts predicted, new studies show.
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Long overlooked, she became the subject of a book and hit movie in her 90s.

The anti-Greta: A conservative think tank takes on the global phenomenon

German teen Naomi Seibt is the newest face of the libertarian Heartland Institute’s effort to promote what it calls “global warming realism.”
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