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George Washington sought honest British workers over ’slovenly’ Americans  12h33 22 février
George Washington, the first president of the United States, praised the honesty of British farmers and sought to entice some to his estates because local tenants were so slovenly , according to a handwritten letter he wrote in 1796.
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Sanders puts Democratic front-runner status on the line in Nevada’s caucuses  11h30 22 février
Bernie Sanders faces a test of his front-runner status in the Democratic White House race on Saturday in Nevada, where voters will consider an unsettled field of candidates as they search for a challenger to take on President Donald Trump.
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Nevada caucuses present new test to Democrats after chaotic Iowa contest  11h24 22 février
Nevada Democrats will host hundreds of caucuses on Saturday, the third contest in the state-by-state presidential nominating process, almost three weeks after the Iowa caucuses caused mayhem when a technical meltdown delayed results.
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Despite horror stories, California cruise passengers won’t let coronavirus spoil their fun  11h19 22 février
With a white captain’s hat perched on his head, Calvin Ballard seemed relaxed as he waited to depart on his first-ever cruise to Mexico, unfazed by the possibility of being trapped on a ship under siege by an outbreak of coronavirus.
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Twitter suspends group of pro-Bloomberg accounts over ’platform manipulation’  11h01 22 février
Twitter Inc on Friday said it had started suspending and restricting dozens of accounts posting content promoting U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.
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Not good enough,’ Warren says of Bloomberg’s non-disclosure agreement pledg  11h01 22 février
Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg said on Friday that his company has identified three women bound by non-disclosure agreements regarding his past conduct and that they would be released from their accords if they choose.
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Weinstein jury deadlocked on most serious sexual assault charges  10h56 22 février
The jury in Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault trial in New York said on Friday they were deadlocked on the most serious criminal charges and suggested they were unanimous on the others leveled against the former Hollywood mogul.
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Sanders blasts Russia for reportedly trying to boost his presidential campaign  10h44 22 février
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders warned Russia on Friday to stay out of 2020 White House elections after U.S. officials had told him Moscow was trying to aid his campaign.
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Bloomberg campaign builds out digital arm Hawkfish ahead of 2020 election  10h13 22 février
U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg’s campaign has pumped 25.7 million into his little-known tech company Hawkfish since the billionaire entered the race last November, according to disclosures to the Federal Election Commission.
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Pilot in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash counseled by FAA after 2015 incident  06h53 22 février
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) faulted the pilot of the helicopter that crashed in January killing basketball great Kobe Bryant and eight others for violating flight rules in a 2015 incident.
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Trump’s son gets permit allowing him to hunt Alaska grizzly bear  05h56 22 février
Donald Trump Jr. has been granted the right to hunt a grizzly bear in northwestern Alaska near the Bering Sea town of Nome, a state official said on Friday.
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U.S. charges ex-DEA agent with laundering millions in drug funds  01h28 22 février
U.S. authorities arrested a former Drug Enforcement Administration agent on Friday on charges he conspired with Colombian drug traffickers to steal millions of dollars the U.S. government had seized from suspected dealers.
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California rejects Trump effort to cut off federal funds over abortion  01h28 22 février
California on Friday fought back against a Trump administration threat to withhold federal funds for some health programs unless it stopped requiring health insurers to cover abortions, saying it would undermine the state’s authority to protect women’s reproductive rights.
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U.S. officials tell Democrat Sanders Russia is trying to help his campaign: Washington Post  22h38 21 février
U.S. officials have told Democratic presidential contender Bernie Sanders that Russia is trying to help his campaign, the Washington Post reported on Friday.
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As Florida, Georgia battle over water, panhandle oystermen struggle to survive  22h07 21 février
Standing in his boat in Florida’s Apalachicola Bay, Michael Dasher lowered a long pair of tongs into the water, pulling up a muddy mass of oysters that his son sorted, keeping those big enough to sell and tossing the rest back into the brackish bay.