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Morning Brief: The top news and buzzy moments you need to know

Morning Brief: The top news and buzzy moments you need to knowWelcome to the Morning Brief where we give you a rundown of everything you may



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Brief panic in Germany as satire site claims Merkel coalition demise

Brief panic in Germany as satire site claims Merkel coalition demiseGermany lurched into a brief panic Friday as several media outlets fell for a satirical tweet that claimed Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition had collapsed in a bitter row over immigration. The fake news that rebellious Interior Minister Horst Seehofer would end his Bavarian CSU party’s seven-decade partnership with Merkel’s CDU was described as a “bombshell” by the apparently verified Twitter account. Merkel’s spokesman Steffen Seibert, receiving live updates during a press conference, was able to quickly shoot down the claim — but not before it had been cited as breaking news on the website of top-selling Bild tabloid and other media.



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Why Stephen Hawking's ‘A Brief History of Time’ Catapulted Him to Celebrity

Why Stephen Hawking's ‘A Brief History of Time’ Catapulted Him to CelebrityWho wouldn't want to understand the universe?



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Stephen Hawking: a brief history of genius

Stephen Hawking: a brief history of geniusStephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, was Britain’s most famous modern day scientist, a genius who dedicated his life to unlocking the secrets of the Universe. Born on January 8, 1942 — 300 years to the day after the death of the father of modern science, Galileo Galilei — he believed science was his destiny. Most of his life was spent in a wheelchair crippled by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a form of motor neurone disease that attacks the nerves controlling voluntary movement.



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Parkland Students Disappointed In Betsy DeVos' Brief Visit To Their School

Parkland Students Disappointed In Betsy DeVos' Brief Visit To Their SchoolStudents at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School weren’t pleased with Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ visit to the Parkland, Florida, school on Wednesday. The brief visit, which was closed to reporters, came three weeks after the mass shooting that killed 17 students and staff members there. DeVos took only a handful of questions at a news conference afterward, not getting into specific details about the visit or what policy proposals she would consider to curb gun violence.



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Brief leave from Iran jail for Iranian-American over health

Brief leave from Iran jail for Iranian-American over healthDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian-American dual national held in Tehran was granted a brief leave from prison over health concerns, his Washington-based lawyer said Sunday.



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Magnitude-7.9 quake off Alaska sparks brief West Coast tsunami fears

Magnitude-7.9 quake off Alaska sparks brief West Coast tsunami fearsBy Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE (Reuters) – Tsunami alerts were lifted on Tuesday for the U.S. West Coast and western Canada after a magnitude-7.9 earthquake struck in the Gulf of Alaska, sending the state’s coastal residents inland to seek shelter from possible tidal waves. In Alaska, people packed into high schools and other evacuation centers after the quake hit shortly after midnight local time (0900 GMT). Officials had warned residents as far south as San Francisco to be ready to evacuate coastal areas but by 5:15 a.m. PST (1315 GMT) the U.S. National Weather Service had lifted all tsunami advisories, watches and warnings for California, Oregon Washington and Alaska.



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A brief history of Manafort’s relationship with Trump

A brief history of Manafort’s relationship with TrumpThe White House has been distancing itself from Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort ever since his ties to Ukraine became front-page news. But Manafort’s numerous connections to Trump and his associates are well known.



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The Morning Brief: North Korea’s Guam Plans, Paul Manafort and Taylor Swift

The Morning Brief: North Korea’s Guam Plans, Paul Manafort and Taylor SwiftHere's what's going on in the news Thursday



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