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COVID-19 on Cruise Ships, Trump Campaign, Iraq Protests

People quarantined at sea aboard the cruise ship Diamond Princess begin heading home. President Trump holds rallies in early voting states, though he faces little opposition from within his own party for the nomination. In Iraq, months of popular protest begin to wane.

COVID-19 on Cruise Ships, Trump Campaign, Iraq Protests

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COVID-19 Latest, Trump-Barr Tension, Munich Security Conference

Quarantined Americans to be evacuated from cruise ship in Japan, meanwhile a large number of health care workers in China test positive for coronavirus. Tension between President Trump and Attorney General Barr increases questions about independence of the Department of Justice. U.S. officials at Munich Security Conference mostly quiet on US/Taliban Peace Agreement.

COVID-19 Latest, Trump-Barr Tension, Munich Security Conference

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Barr Critiques Trump, Border Wall Funding, DARPA Coronavirus Containment

Attorney General William Barr criticizes President Trump in an interview with ABC news. The Trump Administration diverts 3.8 billion dollars in earmarked Pentagon funds to build 177 more miles of wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The Department of Defense works on new techniques to curb the spread of illnesses like coronavirus.

Barr Critiques Trump, Border Wall Funding, DARPA Coronavirus Containment

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Democrats Look Ahead, Elite Colleges Probed, CBP Chief Calls Agents 'Overzealous'

Democratic presidential hopefuls look ahead to upcoming state primaries. The Department of Education investigates mishandling of foreign money at top U.S. universities. Customs and Border Protection says that officers inappropriately detained Iranian Americans at the U.S.-Canada border.

Democrats Look Ahead, Elite Colleges Probed, CBP Chief Calls Agents 'Overzealous'

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Sanders Wins New Hampshire, Roger Stone Prosecutors Resign, Guaido Back In Venezuela

Senator Bernie Sanders wins the New Hampshire primary. All four prosecutors resign in the Roger Stone case after the Department of Justice requests a more lenient sentence. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó returns home after meeting with heads of state around the world.

Sanders Wins New Hampshire, Roger Stone Prosecutors Resign, Guaido Back In Venezuela

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New Hampshire Polls Open, Coronavirus Containment Efforts, Active Shooter Drills

Voters in New Hampshire make their choice for the Democratic presidential contender. Health officials worry about the spread of the coronavirus outside China. Two large teacher unions question the effectiveness of active shooter drills.

New Hampshire Polls Open, Coronavirus Containment Efforts, Active Shooter Drills

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Coronavirus Update, New Hampshire Primary, 'Parasite' Wins Best Picture

Coronavirus deaths reach a new record in China. As Democratic candidates prepare for the New Hampshire primary, how have their campaign strategies evolved? The film, 'Parasite,' is the first non-English language film to win best picture.

Coronavirus Update, New Hampshire Primary, 'Parasite' Wins Best Picture

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BONUS: Soleimani's Iran

When Qassem Soleimani was assassinated by the United States on January 3rd, the Iranian Revolutionary Guard commander suddenly became a household name. But in Iran, he's been a potent symbol for decades, shaping conflicts in the region and with the U.S. In this bonus episode of NPR's history podcast Throughline, the origins of the shadow commander and the complicated legacy of what he means to Iran.

BONUS: Soleimani's Iran

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Dems Debate, White House Removes Testifiers, China Mourns Doctor's Death

Seven Democratic presidential candidates met on stage in New Hampshire last night. The White House has removed the Vindman brothers and recalled Amb. Sondland. And a doctor's death is prompting Chinese people to express their anger.

Dems Debate, White House Removes Testifiers, China Mourns Doctor's Death

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New Hampshire Debate, China's Handling Of Virus Outbreak, Olympic Whistleblower

The full results from Iowa are finally in, and it's essentially a tie. What kind of pressure will Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders get from the other candidates in Friday's Democratic debate, and how will they take on each another? In China, people are grieving for a doctor who raised an early alarm about the coronavirus. And a former Olympic doctor said he was fired by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee for reporting abuse cases. Now he's filing a lawsuit against the committee.

New Hampshire Debate, China's Handling Of Virus Outbreak, Olympic Whistleblower

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