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Residents of Jongno-Gu wearing face masks spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. South Korea and China each reported hundreds more virus cases Thursday as the new illness persists in the worst-hit areas and spreads beyond borders. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. CORONAVIRUS CASES CONTINUE TO SPIKE IN ASIA As the worst-hit areas in China and South Korea continue to struggle with the viral epidemic, worries about infection and containment spread across the globe.

2. SAUDIS HALT PILGRIMAGES OVER VIRUS The kingdom halts travel to the holiest sites in Islam over fears about a viral epidemic just months ahead of the annual hajj pilgrimage as confirmed cases spike to over 240 in the Middle East.

3. ‘WE DO EXPECT MORE CASES’ U.S. health officials stress that schools, businesses and individuals need to get ready as the new coronavirus threat comes to America.

4. GUNMAN KILLS 5 AT MILWAUKEE BREWERY A 51-year-old employee of Molson Coors opens fire at one of the nation’s largest breweries, killing five co-workers before taking his own life, police say.

5. WHAT HAS CONGRESSIONAL DEMOCRATS NERVOUS Moderates in the party worry about Bernie Sanders and the damage they feel the presidential front-runner could do to their prospects of retaining House control.

6. SYRIAN OPPOSITION FIGHTERS RETAKE KEY TOWN Just days after President Bashar Assad’s government reopened a key highway linking Damascus with the north, Turkish-backed opposition fighters retake the northwestern town of Saraqeb.

7. WHERE BIG LABOR IS PUTTING ITS MONEY Boasting nearly 2 million members, the Service Employees International Union unveils plans to invest $150 million in a nationwide campaign to help defeat Trump.

8. ‘I’M HAPPY TO GET IT’ More than 3,000 people in Guam are expecting to get long-awaited compensation from the U.S. government for their suffering at the hands of imperial Japan during World War II.

9. AMERICANS GETTING FATTER About 4 in 10 U.S. adults are obese, and nearly 1 in 10 is severely so, government researchers say.

10. FAKE MEAT AND A LATTE Starbucks in Canada will soon start selling a sandwich featuring a meat-free patty from Beyond Meat.

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