Worst-case scenario: 33,200 Coloradans could die from COVID-19

KDVR For the first time since the coronavirus crisis began, Colorado Gov. Jared Polis laid out how much life-saving equipment the state's hospitals have and how much they might need to help COVID-19 patients in a worst-case scenario. Speaking Friday afternoon at the state's Emergency Operations Center in Centennial, Polis said as many has 33,200 people in Colorado could die from the coronavirus if the virus spreads rapidly and people don't follow the state's stay-at-home executive order. ...
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Airport Ghost Town: Many Flights Canceled As California Is Told To Stay Home

CBS LOCAL In wake of the coronavirus pandemic, flights are being canceled left and right, passengers are staying away, and the immediate future of travel is very much up in the air. The red rabbit is lonely at Sacramento International Airport. This place was hardly hoppin’ for a get-a-way Friday. Lenique Glover has had four canceled flights. “I walked in looking around and I was like ‘Dang nobody’s here,'” Glover said. “It’s just crazy, it’s really crazy.” She flew in from San Die...
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Thieves party at closed Bay Area restaurant during shelter in place

La Costanera, an elegant Peruvian restaurant overlooking the water in Montara, has been closed since the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place order went into effect, but at least four people broke into the restaurant on March 21, stole cash, smashed cameras and drank sparkling wine — then lingered for 11 hours over the course of two days. That’s according to Jorge Palacios, regional manager for Altamirano Restaurant Group, which runs several Bay Area Peruvian restaurants such as Mochica and Piqueo’s in S...
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Millions of jobless seek help as 1,000 die in U.S.

CBS NEWS The U.S. coronavirus death toll has sailed past 1,000 as the closure of businesses aimed at stemming the spread of the new disease drives an unprecedented number of Americans to apply for unemployment benefits. The number of COVID-19 cases across the country is fast approaching 70,000, forcing leaders to grapple with how much to restrict Americans' lives to slow the spread. Doctors and epidemiologists say the closures and other social distancing measures work, and while President ...
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China’s Expanding New World Order

The coronavirus crisis must not make us lose sight of the importance of understanding how powerful China has become under President Xi Jinping. ACTIVIST POST China is one of the most rapidly changing countries on the planet – and is also changing the world in several key ways. Xi Jinping was Vice President from 2008-2013 when he became President. He is now considered the most important Chinese leader since Mao Zedong. Since China removed term limits for the presidency in 2018, Xi may be Pres...
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Colorado will be home to the new U.S. Space Force

Congress approved $148 million for the Consolidated Space Operations Facility. SPACE NEWS The Pentagon’s budget request for fiscal year 2021 includes $88 million to complete the construction of a Consolidated Space Operations Facility at Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado. The CSOF was requested two years ago by the U.S. Air Force Space Command and U.S. Strategic Command to meet growing demands for secure facilities for military space operators and analysts from the intelligence community...
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Russian Intelligence Recruited Mexican Man to Spy on FBI Informant in Miami, Feds Say

Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes was tasked with locating the car of an informant who provided information on Russian intelligence to the U.S. THE DAILY BEAST Russian intelligence recruited a Mexican citizen to track down the whereabouts of an FBI informant in Miami who previously provided the U.S. government with information on Russian operations “implicating national security interests of the United States.” The Mexican man, Hector Alejandro Cabrera Fuentes, was arrested on Monday after...
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Betelgeuse supernova explosion on hold as giant star stops dimming

A supergiant star has gone all space ham, suggesting it might soon go supernova, but now shows signs of mellowing. CNET The enigmatic supergiant star Betelgeuse is still on schedule to explode sometime within the next 100,000 years, but it's probably not happening tomorrow. That's according to an astronomer who has been watching the shape-shifting sun for decades. The massive red solar furnace, several hundred light years away from us, has been making headlines for months now as it has rapidl...
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Russian Propaganda Aired on Kansas City Radio Stations in January

When commuters spin the radio dial as they drive through Kansas City, Mo., these days, between the strains of classic rock and country hits they can tune in to something unexpected: Russian agitprop. In January, Radio Sputnik, a propaganda arm of the Russian government, started broadcasting on three Kansas City-area radio stations during prime drive times, even sharing one frequency with a station rooted in the city’s historic jazz district. “Who needs a ridiculous Red Dawn invasion,” a pa...
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Did coronavirus originate in Chinese government laboratory?

Beijing-sponsored South China University of Technology concludes that 'the killer coronavirus probably originated from a laboratory in Wuhan'. DAILY MAIL Chinese scientists believe the deadly coronavirus may have started life in a research facility just 300 yards from the Wuhan fish market. A new bombshell paper from the Beijing-sponsored South China University of Technology says that the Wuhan Center for Disease Control (WHCDC) could have spawned the contagion in Hubei province. 'The possib...
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Quarantined passengers to remain in isolation after returning to US soil

Hundreds of American evacuees from the quarantined Diamond Princess have been isolated on U.S. military air bases. CNBC A passenger who was among hundreds of Americans who volunteered to disembark the quarantined Diamond Princess cruise ship over the weekend, told CNBC Tuesday that the evacuees received a round of applause after making it back to U.S. soil. The repatriates arrived at one of two U.S. military air bases Monday morning via charter plane from the ship docked in Japan. “I burst ...
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Facebook is watching you, even when you’re not on the site

By simply turning off Facebook activity, you can take some of your privacy back. WFMY NEWS 2 What we do on the internet is far from anonymous. Many of the sites we visit and apps we use share our information. Ring cameras made headlines recently after hackers were able to access some of the devices and even talk through them. A new report is questioning the company's use of its customers' data. The Electronic Frontier Foundation looked at Ring's app for Android devices and found it sh...
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Youtube asks Clearview AI to Stop using its videos to gather faces for its database

It wants all existing images deleted, too. THE VERGE YouTube has sent a cease and desist letter to Clearview AI demanding that the controversial facial recognition startup stop scraping YouTube videos to gather faces for its database and delete any images it’s already collected. The demand, first reported by CBS News, says that YouTube forbids anyone from collecting data from its platform that can be used to identify people and that Clearview has admitted to violating this policy. “YouTube’s ...
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Taiwan tells WHO to not be ‘kidnapped’ by China

After Mauritius bans Taiwanese travelers, MOFA tells World Health Organization to not be 'kidnapped' by China TAIWAN NEWS After reports surfaced that Mauritius had included Taiwan in its ban on passengers arriving from China, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) spokeswoman Joanne Ou (歐江安) called on the World Health Organization (WHO) to avoid being "kidnapped" by China. On Feb. 14, the Philippines lifted a ban on travel to and from Taiwan it had imposed due to concerns over the Wuhan coronaviru...
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China revokes press credentials for 3 Wall Street Journal reporters amid coronavirus crisis

Meanwhile, the nation's death toll from the coronavirus outbreak exceeded 2,000. ABC NEWS The Chinese government has revoked the press credentials of three Beijing-based journalists from The Wall Street Journal as punishment for the headline of a recent opinion piece published by the U.S. newspaper that referred to China as "the real sick man of Asia." An official from China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced the decision during a press conference Wednesday, saying the Feb. 3 op-ed "smea...
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