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Mongolia Closes Border, China Extends Holiday to Fight Virus

BEIJING — China on Monday expanded its sweeping efforts to contain a deadly virus, extending the Lunar New Year holiday to keep the public at home and avoid spreading infection as the death toll rose to 81. Mongolia closed its vast border with China, and Ho...
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NBA Postpones Nets-Lakers Media Sessions in Shanghai

The NBA called off scheduled media sessions Wednesday for the Brooklyn Nets and Los Angeles Lakers in Shanghai, and it remains unclear if the teams will play in China this week as scheduled. The teams were practicing in Shanghai, where at least two other NB...