Mar 25, 2019

Larry Hogan: Can we "just get back to being Americans?"

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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan is set to deliver the keynote address at Monday night's Toner Prize Celebration — in memory of Robin Toner, the first woman to serve as national political correspondent of The New York Times.

What he'll say: "Our nation would be so much better off without all the bitter and angry politics. And if we could all just get back to being Americans once again."

  • "For our elected officials, that means putting the people’s priorities ahead of partisan interests."
  • "For members of the media, that means being a little more like Robin Toner and never losing sight of how your work affects people’s everyday lives."
  • "Now more than ever, it means not being beholden to headlines or ratings, and instead just practicing the tenets of good journalism — following a lead, gathering the facts, and shedding light on the truth."

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Mass shooting in Milwaukee: What we know

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in 2012. Photo: John Gress/Corbis via Getty Images

Six people died in a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing Company in Milwaukee on Wednesday, including the gunman, Mayor Tom Barrett told reporters at a Wednesday evening press conference with local police.

Details: All of the victims worked at the brewery complex, as did the shooter who died of "an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," police confirmed in a statement late Wednesday.

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Coronavirus updates: South Korea case count tops 2,000

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

33 people in California have tested positive for the coronavirus, and health officials are monitoring 8,400 people who have recently returned from "points of concern," Gov. Gavin Newsom said Thursday.

The big picture: COVID-19 has killed more than 2,850 people and infected over 83,000 others in some 50 countries and territories. The novel coronavirus is now affecting every continent but Antarctica, and the WHO said Wednesday the number of new cases reported outside China has exceeded those inside the country for the first time.

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Syria's darkest chapter

Family room without a family, in Idlib. Photo: Muhammed Said/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

The worst humanitarian crisis of Syria’s brutal civil war is colliding today with what could be the war’s most dangerous geopolitical showdown, after at least 29 Turkish troops were killed in an airstrike.

The big picture: The fighting is taking place in Idlib in northwest Syria, where a ferocious Syrian and Russian offensive has displaced 1 million civilians and infuriated Turkey, which borders the region.

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