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Trump takes Daytona 500 warmup lap in presidential limousine

Trump takes Daytona 500 warmup lap in presidential limousine

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — President Donald Trump gave an election-year embrace to NASCAR and its fans Sunday when he became the second president ever to attend the Daytona 500.
Xi's early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions

Xi's early involvement in virus outbreak raises questions

BEIJING — A recent speech by Chinese President Xi Jinping that has been published by state media indicates for the first time that he was leading the response to a new virus outbreak from early on in the crisis. The publication of the Feb.

Number of weddings in Nevada's Clark County are declining

LAS VEGAS — Officials say the number of weddings in Clark County has been declining. The county had 73,000 weddings last year — more than 40- per cent drop from 2004, when 128,000 ceremonies occurred.

Young Ugandan who featured in a Disney chess film dies at 15

KAMPALA, Uganda — A Ugandan student who played a memorable role in a 2016 Disney film about a local chess prodigy has died at the age of 15. Nikita Pearl Waligwa died on Saturday at a hospital near the Ugandan capital, Kampala.
14-year-old charged with Barnard College student death

14-year-old charged with Barnard College student death

NEW YORK — A 14-year-old has been arrested in the fatal stabbing of a Barnard College student in a park during a robbery in December, a crime that rattled New York City residents, authorities said Saturday.
Ex-'Love Island' host Caroline Flack found dead in London

Ex-'Love Island' host Caroline Flack found dead in London

LONDON — Caroline Flack, a British television presenter who hosted the controversial reality TV show “Love Island,” has died at age 40, her family said Saturday.

New leader of indigenous museum is educator, tribe member

BAR HARBOR, Maine — The new executive director of a museum dedicated to the indigenous people of Maine is a professional educator and member of the Passamaquoddy Tribe.

Mating snakes prompt closure of part of Florida park

LAKELAND, Fla. — A Florida city shut down a section of a lake Thursday after receiving reports of swarming snakes. Turns out, the slithery creatures were just celebrating Valentine's Day a little early.
Lynn Cohen, who played Magda in 'Sex and the City,' dies

Lynn Cohen, who played Magda in 'Sex and the City,' dies

NEW YORK — Lynn Cohen, an actress best known for playing the plainspoken housekeeper and nanny Magda in “Sex and the City,” has died. She was 86. Cohen died Friday in New York City, said her manager, Josh Pultz said.
New virus cases fall; WHO says China bought the world time

New virus cases fall; WHO says China bought the world time

BEIJING — China reported 143 virus deaths and a dip in new cases Saturday while the head of the World Health Organization praised the country's efforts to contain the new disease, saying they have "bought the world time" and that other nations must m