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The NBA star who played for the Los Angeles Lakers for 20 years was killed Sunday morning in southern California, along with four others on board.

The 45-year-old tech entrepreneur is the seventh candidate to qualify for the Feb. 7 debate in Manchester, N.H., which is just four days ahead of the primary there.

The 62-year-old man was cited last week for disguising a dummy skeleton wearing a bucket hat as a passenger so he could drive in the carpool lane.

Both involve patients who had traveled to Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the outbreak.

The Northwest is getting into the lucrative maple syrup industry. Farmers and researchers in Washington state are beginning to tap the sweet potential of the much-maligned bigleaf maple tree.

In the 2018 recording, the president can be heard ordering the firing of his top envoy to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch. "Get rid of her," he says.

The secretary of state issued an angry salvo on Saturday against Mary Louise Kelly, co-host of <em>All Things Considered</em>. NPR stands by her reporting.

The security forces fired live bullets and tear gas and set ablaze tents where demonstrators have been living. At least one protester was killed and dozens wounded.

The number of infections continue to grow in an outbreak spreading throughout China. Cases have been confirmed in the U.S., Europe and Australia as well. Here are the latest updates on the illness.

Two astronauts aboard the International Space Station made their fourth foray outside the spacecraft to prolong the lifespan of a cosmic ray detector.

Dozens of Indians, most of them Muslim, have been killed by police in weeks of nationwide protests against a new citizenship law. Their families believe they were singled out because of their faith.

European Union officials will be closely monitoring results of the local votes on Sunday that are seen as a bellwether for the fate of the national government.

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