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Congress Awaits GOP Relief Plan as First Lawmakers Test Positive For Coronavirus

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 11:09

Reps. Ben McAdams, D-Utah, and Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., have both tested positive for COVID-19, and others are in self-quarantine. At this time, neither chamber allows members to vote remotely.

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Hawaii Rep. Gabbard Suspends Her Presidential Campaign And Backs Biden

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 11:01

The Iraq war veteran, who has stirred controversy within her own party, failed to take off in the Democratic presidential primary.

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Australia, New Zealand Closing Borders To Foreigners In Bid To Contain Coronavirus

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 10:11

Both travel bans will be implemented before the weekend. With few exceptions, all but citizens and residents of the two countries will be turned away at their respective borders.

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Stock Market In Flux As Investors Weigh Latest Coronavirus Impacts

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 09:45

U.S. stock indexes fluctuated Thursday as investors tried to absorb the latest financial impacts of the coronavirus. The Dow and other indexes quickly went from being down, to up, then down again.

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WATCH: FDA Seeks To Expand Treatment Options For Coronavirus

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 09:26

President Trump spoke about the effort to expedite the Food and Drug Administration's work during a briefing at the White House. Watch live.

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Confirmed Coronavirus Cases In The U.S. Near 10,000

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 09:16

The country closes in on that marker days after all 50 states reported cases of COVID-19 disease. Jobless claims across the country have also spiked amid desperate attempts to keep the virus at bay.

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Filings For Unemployment Benefits Rise As Coronavirus Hits Job Market

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 08:43

New claims for jobless benefits climbed 70,000 to 281,000 last week as the coronavirus pandemic shuttered businesses and left people out of work. It was the highest level since September 2017.

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China Reports No New Domestic Cases, But Battles Coronavirus Imported From Abroad

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 05:34

The milestone for a country that saw 14,000 new cases in a single day last month was tempered by the new cases imported from abroad — 34 in mainland China and another 25 in Hong Kong.

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China Reports No New Domestic Cases, But Battles Coronavirus Imported From Abroad

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 05:34

The milestone for a country that saw 14,000 new cases in a single day last month was tempered by the new cases imported from abroad — 34 in mainland China and another 25 in Hong Kong.

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Tribal Programs That Prepare For Public Health Crises Readying For Coronavirus

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 05:22

Native health services are preparing for the eventual arrival of the coronavirus on reservations and in Native communities, but the system is already strained.

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Amazon Employee At New York Warehouse Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 05:21

The infection at a delivery station is the first at a U.S.-based warehouse. Amazon says the facility in Queens has been temporarily shut down for cleaning.

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Amazon Employee At New York Warehouse Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 05:21

The infection at a delivery station is the first at a U.S.-based warehouse. Amazon says the facility in Queens has been temporarily shut down for cleaning.

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'They're Feeling Invincible': White House Steps Up Warnings To Young Adults

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 05:19

President Trump and top officials are giving younger citizens increasingly dire warnings about their ability to easily spread the coronavirus and fall seriously ill.

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Federal Emergency Management Agency Steps Up Incident Level As Coronavirus Needs Grow

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 05:00

The agency is best known for coordinating aid after natural disasters such as hurricanes and tornadoes. But responding to the coronavirus pandemic is a very different job.

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What Some People Are Doing To Fill The Social Distancing Space

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 05:00

Social distancing is strongly encouraged as the coronavirus spreads throughout the U.S., but many are making the best out of staying home.

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There May Not Be Enough Well-Trained Workers To Clean Up Where Coronavirus Has Been

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 05:00

Industry experts are asking whether there are enough trained workers in the cleaning business who can help stop the coronavirus from spreading.

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Spring Starts Today All Over America, Which Is Weird

Thu, 03/19/2020 - 03:07

Spring begins at 11:50 p.m. ET on March 19 this year. It is the earliest nationwide vernal equinox since 1896. Why, you ask? Get ready for orbital mechanics and a lot of information about calendars.

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ICE Halts Most Arrests Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 21:00

As more and more cities are on lockdown, officials say agents will "delay enforcement actions until after the crisis or utilize alternatives to detention."

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ICE Halts Most Arrests Amid Coronavirus Crisis

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 21:00

As more and more cities are on lockdown, officials say agents will "delay enforcement actions until after the crisis or utilize alternatives to detention."

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Advice From France To Avoid Ibuprofen For COVID-19 Leaves Experts Baffled

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 20:47

A weekend tweet by France's health minister suggesting ibuprofen might exacerbate COVID-19 doesn't have strong evidence behind it, say the WHO and other infectious disease doctors and researchers.

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