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College basketball wrestling with multiple hurdles caused by COVID-19 as conference tournaments loom

  | USA TODAYShow CaptionHide CaptionThree teams making noise in latest Ferris Mowers Men’s College Basketball PollWhile Gonzaga and Baylor continue to sit firmly at the top of the poll, USA TODAY Sports’ Scott Gleeson breaks down three teams that could be nipping at their heels.USA TODAYThirty-two men’s college basketball games have been postponed since Sunday…

‘The end is not yet in sight’: Coronavirus danger remains even as some metrics improve, L.A. County says

Despite some promising signs that the worst wave of the COVID-19 pandemic may finally be receding, a top Los Angeles County health official warned Wednesday that the situation remains precarious, with thousands more people becoming infected every day and an unsustainable number of patients requiring hospital treatment.“The end is not yet in sight,” county Public…

West’s view of Iran’s ‘balancing’ role now obsolete

Khaled Abou ZahrJanuary 21, 2021 22:29Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during an Islamic Revolution Guards Corps meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 18, 2016. (Getty Images)Short Urlhttps://arab.news/5kykuThere seems to be an undeclared Western foreign policy rule of avoiding direct confrontation or war with Iran. No matter the Iranian regime’s destabilizing actions in the Middle East,…