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Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and former Vice President Joe Biden, right, participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

10 Things to Know for Today

Feb. 26, 2020 6:45 AM EST

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. BERNIE SANDERS TAKES HITS AS FRONT-RUNNER Democrats unleash a roaring assault against the Vermont senator, but moderates did little to draw separation among themselves, a dynamic that has so far only...

Passengers ride on public transport in Caracas, Venezuela, Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020. The debate over fresh U.S. sanctions aimed at forcing out Venezuela's Nicolás Maduro played out Wednesday across the crisis-stricken South American nation. Families have been split up with at least 4.5 million Venezuelans fleeing crumbling public services. (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos)

Many asylum seekers arrive in Europe legally, EU agency says

Feb. 26, 2020 5:16 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Increasing numbers of people applying for asylum in the European Union are arriving from countries with visa-free travel agreements with the bloc, notably from Latin America, rather than entering without permission, the EU’s asylum agency said Wednesday. More than 714,000 people...

This Feb. 13, 2020 photo shows a memorial for Juan Carlos Medina Serrano in his family's living room, the day his remains were buried, in Irapuato, Guanajuato state, Mexico. Armed men took the 32-year-old from his house on Dec. 3. A few days later, authorities found 19 rotting bodies buried in a backyard in a nearby town, but it took two months for them to notify his wife that her husband was one of the bodies. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

Violence, industry co-exist in conservative Mexican state

Feb. 26, 2020 12:01 AM EST

IRAPUATO, Mexico (AP) — Mexico’s drug war has long played out in dusty northern border cities or the poppy fields of its southern mountains, but now the killings have moved to the conservative industrial heartland state of Guanajuato, creating a strange duality: shiny new auto plants and booming...

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg participates in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

The Latest: Buttigieg sick, cancels several Florida events

Feb. 25, 2020 11:46 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 Democratic primary contest (all times local): 11:45 p.m. Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg has cancelled four events in south Florida set for Wednesday because of illness. Buttigieg campaign spokesman Chris Meagher says the former mayor is sick...

Democratic presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., left, and former Vice President Joe Biden, right, participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at the Gaillard Center, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Charleston, S.C., co-hosted by CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Democrats band together to knock Sanders during debate clash

Feb. 25, 2020 11:28 PM EST

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Democrats unleashed a roaring assault against Bernie Sanders and seized on Mike Bloomberg’s past with women in the workplace during a contentious debate Tuesday night that tested the strength of the two men at the center of the party’s presidential nomination fight. ...

FILE - In this March 2, 2014, file photo, Peter Nygard attends the 24th Night of 100 Stars Oscars Viewing Gala at The Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Federal authorities on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard amid claims that he sexually assaulted and trafficked dozens of teenage girls and young women.    (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP, File)

FBI raids Canadian fashion mogul following sex abuse claims

Feb. 25, 2020 10:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities raided the Manhattan headquarters of the Canadian fashion mogul Peter Nygard, a search that came amid claims he trafficked and sexually assaulted dozens of teenage girls and women. The FBI searched the designer's Times Square offices Tuesday less than two weeks after 10...

FILE - In this Jan. 24, 2019 file photo, the Supreme Court is seen at sunset in Washington. The Supreme Court is ruling 5-4 to close the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. The court's five conservative justices ruled Tuesday that the parents could not sue Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa Jr., who killed their unarmed 15-year-old son in 2010.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Court closes courthouse door on slain Mexican teen's family

Feb. 25, 2020 9:18 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Tuesday to close the courthouse door on the parents of a Mexican teenager who was shot dead over the border by an American agent. The court's five conservative justices held that the parents could not use American courts to sue Border Patrol Agent Jesus Mesa...

Another Indian activist killed amid Costa Rica land disputes

Feb. 25, 2020 7:03 PM EST

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Indigenous groups and Costa Rica's president on Tuesday mourned the killing of yet another indigenous activist,amid continuing land disputes in the Central American country. The National Front of Indigenous Peoples said Jhery Rivera of the Broran Indian community was slain...

3 killed in small town in Puerto Rico; 1 suspect arrested

Feb. 25, 2020 6:25 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Three people were shot to death in a small town near Puerto Rico's northern coast, police said Tuesday. The unidentified bodies of two women and one man were found along a road in the municipality of Toa Alta. Authorities said one person had been arrested, but did not yet have...

Patrick Reed of the United States gives the thumbs up after winning the WGC-Mexico Championship golf tournament, at the Chapultepec Golf Club in Mexico City, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Column: A noisy West Coast swing not all about the golf

Feb. 25, 2020 6:16 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The PGA Tour delivered plenty of drama during the West Coast swing. Most of it was outside the ropes. After two months that went from rain in Hawaii to sunshine at Pebble Beach to the high altitude of Mexico City, about the only conclusions to draw were that Rory McIlroy is playing good...