Bernie takes Nevada
Bernie Sanders had a strong showing in the Nevada primaries indicating the possibility that the democratic socialist has a solid chance to be the nominee as the Democratic convention gets closer. Sanders captured the popular vote in Iowa and New Hampshire and is causing moderates in the democratic party to panic with fear that Sanders’ left-wing views might cause trouble in the general election versus Donald Trump. Others see his strong, grass- roots following motivating young voters to the polls. There is still plenty of time for political fortunes to change. Have you registered to vote yet? If not, do it here.
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Worldwide fear over the Covid-19 coronavirus has increased as the disease has expanded into countries other than China. New cases in Iran, Italy and South Korea have surged.
World Health Organization Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated the most ominous warning yet, “Our window of opportunity [for containing the virus] is narrowing so we need to act quickly before it closes completely.” Other experts are saying that new developments in how the disease is spreading suggest stopping the virus is no longer a realistic option and Covid-19 is will eventually become a global pandemic.
Something to keep in mind is that a disease outbreak can become a pandemic without being especially severe or fatal and so far the death toll from this the coronavirus is less than the average numbers caused by influenza.
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Trump Travels to India
President Trump received a warm and enthusiastic greeting in India at the start of a 36-hour official visit to the world's largest democracy.
Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visited the Taj Mahal and also tried their hand at the charka, or spinning wheel, which is used to spin cloth and was also seen as a form of protest against foreign-made cloth during India's struggle for self-rule.
The US is one of India's most important trade partners, with bilateral trade totaling $142.6bn in 2018.
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