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It looks like we better get used to social distancing.

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The governor of California, Gavin Newsom, has ordered that state's nearly 40 million people to stay at home indefinitely.

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One trillion dollars.

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Worries about the coronavirus are hitting the global economy hard.

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After days of floating at sea, the Grand Princess cruise ship is set to dock today in California.

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U.S. and Taliban officials announced a major peace deal on Saturday, but today that agreement already seems to be in jeopardy. A Taliban spokesman said today that the group could resume attacks on targets in Afghanistan immediately.

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The message from the Trump administration on coronavirus is twofold - things will get worse here in the United States, but also it will be under control.

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South Carolina's primary is on Saturday. And then three days later, it's Super Tuesday. And people in 14 states will vote.

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Markets are opening this morning after the Dow fell over a thousand points yesterday over concerns about the coronavirus.

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Mike Bloomberg stepped onto the debate stage last night for the very first time, and his Democratic rivals wasted no time trying to take him down.

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No time at all. This is Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich is waking up a free man four years before he was eligible to get out of prison.

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China's National Health Commission says there are currently 58,106 active cases of the coronavirus in China.

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OK. So some of the passengers who have been trapped on a cruise ship because of coronavirus are finally off.

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OK. So New Hampshire, unlike Iowa, quickly had a clear winner.

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We have reached the point where the New Hampshire primary is a round-the-clock affair.

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Ninety-seven people died from the coronavirus in China yesterday - just yesterday. This is a single-day record since this virus was discovered in December.

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We are in Des Moines, Iowa, broadcasting live from Smokey Row, a fabulous coffee shop. We are in front of a live audience of brave souls...

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We're going to stay in Iowa a little longer to hear more voices ahead of tomorrow's caucuses. Morning Edition host David Greene is in Iowa right now, and he's here to share with us what he's seeing there.

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Glenn Hurst didn't grow up dreaming of becoming a doctor. But eventually, he made his way into health care, taking a job placing doctors in small towns. Traveling farm country, he says, the work moved him in ways he didn't expect.

"To see the physicians in those communities helping those people stay in their fields, helping those people's families be safe ... I decided that I wanted to be part of something rural and I wanted to be part of health care," he says.

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We are just a few days away from Monday's caucuses.

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We got this reminder that even in these bitter partisan times, there are still very human relationships.

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We are just days away from the actual real - I promise you - start of the 2020 presidential election. Monday is the Iowa caucuses, the first step in nominating a Democratic primary candidate.

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We're heading into the second day of opening statements in President Trump's impeachment trial. Yesterday, Democratic House managers began walking senators through their arguments.

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We're about to bring you live remarks from President Trump, who is at an Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. We'll bring those remarks to you live, and, actually, we're hearing from the president right now, so let's go to him.

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Today, the Senate will hear opening statements in President Trump's impeachment trial. The House Democrats are up first. They're going to be making their case over the next three days.

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So was President Trump in the know about all that was unfolding in Ukraine? Lev Parnas says yes. The Soviet-born businessman is a key figure in the impeachment case against the president.

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It was handwritten on a piece of hotel stationery from the Ritz-Carlton in Vienna. It said get Zelenskiy to announce that the Biden case will be investigated.

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After nearly a month of waiting, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is ending her hold on the articles of impeachment.

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