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Senate hearing on Iraq

The World's Jason Margolis reports on today's hearing on Iraq before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, as the committee heard a bleak assessment of the security situation in Iraq.

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US airstrikes on Taliban come days after peace deal; coronavirus global death rate reaches 3.4%; Biden, Sanders sweep Super Tuesday

The US launched an airstrike on Taliban fighters attacking Afghan forces Wednesday, just days after signing a peace deal outlining a possible end to the 18-year war. And, a newly conservative US Supreme Court is set to hear oral arguments in a case that could put new restrictions on access to abortion, while in Latin America, US conservative groups are exercising influence in abortion-rights cases. Also, and is South Korea's approach to containing the novel coronavirus a model for the rest of the world?

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Voters await clarity on 2020 candidates' immigration platforms

The two remaining major Democratic candidates for president — former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont — are largely sticking to similar talking points, saying they’ll start reversing on day one what the Trump administration has done. But people who’ve been working on immigration for years also want to hear what a Democratic president would do on day two — beyond reversing Trump’s policies.

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Global coronavirus cases surpass those in China; Deportations could accelarate COVID-19 spread; Living under lockdown in the Eternal City

The number of coronavirus cases outside of China has surpassed those within the country, where the epidemic originally was discovered. Also, governments around the world are taking extraordinatry steps to halt the spread of COVID-19. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in a debate Sunday overshadowed by the virus. And Dr. Anthony Fauci — the US authority on infectious disease — hasn't ruled out the necessity of a national shutdown. A freelancer in Rome shares what lockdown has been like in Italy.

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Europe, Africa cut off travel in desperate attempt to slow COVID-19; Cramped conditions heighten risk for prisoners, immigrant detainees; What does a pandemic do for the environment?

Europe is shuttering external — and internal — borders in a response to the pandemic, threatening the model of European solidarity. And, cramped conditions in detention facilities put detainees around the world at heightened risk for coronavirus. Iran has furloughed thousands. In the US, ICE is being sued to release immigrant detainees. Also, in Asia, the widespread use of face masks has given rise to a black market for them.

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