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Grandfather will plead guilty in girl’s cruise ship death

The Indiana man whose 18-month-old granddaughter Chloe Wiegand fell to her death from the window of a cruise ship in Puerto Rico last year will plead guilty to negligent homicide.
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Americans are warned coronavirus spread is not a matter of if, but when

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday it expects coronavirus to spread in the United States and asked Americans to prepare. 
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Mom of missing toddler accused of filing false police report

The teen mother of a 15-month-old Tennessee girl who is the subject of an Amber Alert is now in jail on a charge of filing a false police report.
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‘Time is everything’: World braces for spread of new virus

Now, as the world teeters on the brink of a pandemic of the new virus, hospitals are counting boxes of masks and gloves. Authorities are asking for cooperation from schools, churches and businesses.
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White House requesting $1.25B as part of $2.5B plan to fight coronavirus

The White House is requesting $1.25 billion in emergency funding from Congress as part of a total commitment of $2.5 billion to fight the novel coronavirus, according to a congressional official.

Dozens of HIV-positive S. African women forcibly sterilized

A scathing new report reveals that dozens of HIV-positive women were forced or coerced into sterilization after giving birth at public hospitals in South Africa.

Harvey Weinstein convicted of rape and sexual assault

Jurors have found disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein guilty of rape in the third degree and criminal sexual assault Monday, but cleared him of more serious charges of predatory sexual assault.
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How to watch the Kobe Bryant memorial

Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna will be remembered at a memorial at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday at 10 a.m. PT (or 1 p.m. ET).
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Newman suffered head injury, no internal injuries in crash

Ryan Newman says he suffered a head injury in his crash on the last lap of the Daytona 500 but didn't disclose details. 

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