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How do you contain the coronavirus outbreak?


In China, health officials reported more than 5,000 new cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus and 121 deaths on Friday. Those numbers are just from the last 24 hours. So, how do you contain an outbreak like this? And, officials in Egypt on Friday announced the first case of coronavirus in the country. It’s also the first confirmed case in the whole of Africa. Also, the legend of Selena Quintanilla-Pérez is the focus of a new college course at San Diego State University.


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With new diagnosis methodology, COVID-19 cases grow


Officials in China's Hubei province are using a new methodology to diagnose people with COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. That new methodology increased the estimated number of infected people to nearly 60,000, the vast majority of them in China. And, more than 700,000 Syrians have tried to flee fighting in Syria's north-west province since December...


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Penguins. They’re just like us


From The World and PRX, this is The Number in the News, Today’s number: 28. Researchers in Italy are listening more closely to penguins in an effort to understand how the flightless birds communicate. The study analyzed nearly 600 penguin “songs” from 28 adult African penguins and found that the structure of the songs closely imitates the structure of human language...


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Exposed encryption devices and what the CIA knew


For more than 50 years, the CIA used encryption devices to spy on its adversaries and allies. Just how much did the CIA know about the dirty deeds of military dictatorships in South America? And, Parents for Peace started out as a small support group for relatives of individuals who’ve joined extremist groups. Five years later, it has grown to include work on prevention. Plus, a Texas girl finds comfort in the Beatles after she moves to the US from Argentina and struggles to fit in.


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The impact of coronavirus on Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement


The coronavirus outbreak is doing what the Chinese government has not — put a stop to the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong. And, the Philippines has given notice that it intends to end the Visiting Forces Agreement, which lets the US rotate its armed forces through Philippine military bases. Plus, happy 80th birthday to the classic cartoon duo Tom and Jerry — who are still popular around the world after all these years.


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Health officials work to contain the coronavirus outbreak


World Health Organization experts are now on the ground in China, helping to track the spread of the coronavirus and assisting Chinese officials who are designing strategies for treatment. And, dozens of people who have been deported from the US and returned to El Salvador have been murdered there. The Best Picture Oscar nod to "Parasite" is a big deal. It's the first time the award has gone to a film that isn't in English.


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Outrage in China over doctor's death


The Chinese doctor who tried to sound the alarm of an outbreak, but was silenced by Chinese police, has died after contracting the virus. Li Wenliang, 34, became a hero to many for standing up to authorities and word of his death has unleashed a surge of new emotion in China. And, the number of migrants in US detention facilities under the Trump administration peaked last summer, with more than 50,000 people in the system...


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Countries in Africa raise concerns over coronavirus outbreak


The World Health Organization has identified more than a dozen countries in Africa that are at high risk of being affected by the potential spread of the coronavirus. And, US President Donald Trump is touting that more than 100 miles of new border wall have been built during his presidency. But the Trump administration has only built a barrier on one mile where none previously existed...


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The coronavirus in Hong Kong


Hong Kong has suffered its first fatality from the coronavirus outbreak — a young man who had visited Hubei Province, the epicenter of the virus, over Chinese New Year. And, Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó got a standing ovation from US lawmakers at the State of the Union Address. But are people in Venezuela cheering? Plus, a new study analyzed ecstatic display songs from 28 adult African penguins in Italian zoos...


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Feeling the impact of the coronavirus outbreak in Shanghai


Shanghai is not that close to the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, but the city is still feeling its impact. And, we debut our new series: "Every 30 Seconds." In the US, every 30 seconds, another Latino becomes eligible to vote. Up through the election, The World will profile young Latino voters across the nation, looking at issues that are resonating...


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