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Fire at West Virginia chemical plant prompts 2-mile radius shelter-in-place order and school closures

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A fire at a chemical plant in Belle, West Virginia, prompted a 2-mile radius shelter-in-place order, a county official told CNN. The fire has left at least two people hurt, Kanawha County Commission President Kent ...

Key West will require everyone to wear a mask and can fine anyone who doesn’t up to $500

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All residents of Key West must wear masks any time they leave their homes -- even when they're able to keep a safe distance from others. The most populous city in the Florida Keys issued the tough new mask requirem...

Pompeo’s West Bank trip would be unthinkable for any other US Secretary of State. But not him

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Jerusalem Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's visit to Psagot on Thursday marked the first time a top American diplomat has visited a settlement in the West Bank, considered illegal under international law. For any othe...

‘West Wing’ actor Richard Schiff and wife Sheila Kelley test positive for coronavirus

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Richard Schiff and his wife Sheila Kelley have both tested positive for Covid-19, the actor revealed on Twitter. "On Election Day I tested positive for Covid-19. This has been the most bizarre week of our lives," S...

An early winter storm will blast through the West this weekend

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Much needed rain is finally coming to fire-ravaged western states, but it will come at a cost, with very strong winds leading the big weather system that will bring rain and snow. Parts of California, Nevada, Arizon...

UN and EU slam Israel after West Bank demolition leaves 73 Palestinians homeless

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Jerusalem The United Nations and the European Union have criticized the demolition by the Israeli military of a large portion of a Palestinian community in the West Bank that left 73 people, including 41 children, ho...

Task force warns of ‘unrelenting, broad community spread’ in the Midwest and West

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The White House coronavirus task force's weekly state reports released to states on Tuesday and obtained by CNN show maps of critically, startlingly high numbers of new cases in the center of the United States, with...

For the first time since 1943, the Army-Navy football game will be played at West Point

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A relocated football game is now making history. But it's not just any game. The 121st Army-Navy football game, which was originally supposed to be played in Philadelphia in December, will now take place at Michie ...

At least 18 West Virginia Covid-19 outbreaks linked to church services, governor says

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West Virginia Governor Jim Justice said on Monday that at least 18 active Covid-19 outbreaks were traced to church services in the state. The outbreaks were reported in 13 counties: Berkeley, Doddridge, Harrison, Lo...

Kanye West responds to Issa Rae’s ‘SNL’ joke: ‘I’m praying for her’

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Kanye West is speaking out after being mentioned in Issa Rae's "Saturday Night Live" skit. The "Insecure" actress played a lawyer for the NAACP appearing on Kenan Thompson's made-up morning talk show, "Your Voice C...

A boiling summer is now a scorching fall in the West

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Scorching. Blistering. Burning. There are only so many ways to describe how hot it's been in the West this year. The desert Southwest is a hot place to live, but imagine spending over half of the year with high temp...

‘The West Wing’ reunion shows us a world very, very far away

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Jeff Yang is a frequent contributor to CNN Opinion, a featured writer for Quartz and other publications, and the co-host of the podcast "They Call Us Bruce." He co-wrote Jackie Chan's best-selling autobiography, "I A...

‘The West Wing’ enlists big names for its When We All Vote reunion special

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"The West Wing" enlisted a lot of big names to augment its reunion special on behalf of When We All Vote, but nothing really matched the kick of seeing the old band back together again, as Bradley Whitford put it du...

The West is being left behind as it squanders Covid-19 lessons from Asia-Pacific

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London While the Asia-Pacific region treads water until a coronavirus vaccine is found, the West's biggest economies are drowning as a second wave firmly establishes itself in Europe. Europe is now reporting more d...

US and West need to stand solid behind Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia’s only democracy

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Kadyr Toktogulov is a former Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan to the US and Canada, who also worked as a correspondent for the Associated Press and Dow Jones Newswires. The opinions expressed in this commentary are those of ...

Virgin Hyperloop selects West Virginia as the future home of its new high-tech certification center

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Virgin Hyperloop is investing $ 500 million to build what could one day be the future of high-speed transportation. West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice held a news conference on Friday along with Virgin Airlines founder...