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Federal Social Distancing Guidelines Extended to April 30, Trump Says
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Federal Social Distancing Guidelines Extended to April 30, Trump Says

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Sunday that federal social distancing guidelines meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus would be extended to April 30, setting aside his calls to jump-start the U.S. economy within another two weeks and... Read More

Two More Members of Congress Test Positive for Coronavirus
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Two More Members of Congress Test Positive for Coronavirus
2020-03-27 22:24:05
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Reps. Joe Cunningham, D-S.C., and Mike Kelly, R-Pa. are the latest members of Congress to test positive for the coronavirus. The representative from Charleston had already been in self-quarantine after learning from the attending physician of the House... Read More

House Passes $2.2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package, Trump Quickly Signs It
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House Passes $2.2 Trillion Economic Stimulus Package, Trump Quickly Signs It
2020-03-27 20:05:37
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The U.S. House of Representatives passed a $2.2 trillion economic stimulus package in what had to be record time on Friday, speedily sending the bill on to the White House for the president's signature. “This will deliver urgently... Read More

Trump Brags About China Travel Ban; Health Experts Say It’s Had Little Effect
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Trump Brags About China Travel Ban; Health Experts Say It’s Had Little Effect

WASHINGTON — Confronted with criticism about the lagging federal response to the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump often boasts about his Jan. 31 decision to restrict travel from China, where the outbreak began, claiming he saved thousands of American lives.... Read More

US Surpasses China, Italy in Coronavirus Cases
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US Surpasses China, Italy in Coronavirus Cases

The United States has surpassed Italy and China in having the most confirmed coronavirus cases, according to a global case tracker run by Johns Hopkins University. As of Thursday afternoon, the United States was reporting more than 82,400 cases, above... Read More

National Parks Closing After Waived Fees Led to More Visitors
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National Parks Closing After Waived Fees Led to More Visitors

WASHINGTON — A week ago, Interior Secretary David Bernhardt waived entry fees to national parks across the country to encourage people to use the outdoors as safe escapes during the COVID-19 pandemic. There were limited restrictions and warnings for people to... Read More

Trump’s Refusal to Use Wartime Powers to Direct Scarce Medical Supplies Has Left States Fighting It Out
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Trump’s Refusal to Use Wartime Powers to Direct Scarce Medical Supplies Has Left States Fighting It Out

WASHINGTON — When President Donald Trump invoked emergency war powers last week to fight the coronavirus outbreak, many were hopeful that the federal government would take charge in addressing the nation’s dire shortage of ventilators, protective masks and other critical... Read More

Senate Unanimously Passes Massive Coronavirus Aid Plan
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Senate Unanimously Passes Massive Coronavirus Aid Plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed an unparalleled $2.2 trillion economic rescue package steering aid to businesses, workers and health care systems engulfed by the coronavirus pandemic. The unanimous vote Wednesday came despite misgivings on both sides about whether it goes too far... Read More

White House, Congress Agree on $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill
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White House, Congress Agree on $2 Trillion Virus Rescue Bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Senate leaders of both major political parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic. The urgently... Read More

With Medical Safety Gear Scarce, the Public Is Stepping Up. Here’s Help on Ways to Help
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With Medical Safety Gear Scarce, the Public Is Stepping Up. Here’s Help on Ways to Help

Increasingly desperate pleas from health care workers and public authorities for donations of face masks and other protective gear are an unsettling sign of just how unprepared American hospitals are for the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Alison Cooke, assistant chief of... Read More

Senate Partisanship Boils Over as Stimulus Talks Stall
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Senate Partisanship Boils Over as Stimulus Talks Stall

WASHINGTON — Senate Republicans and Democrats grew visibly angry and emotional on the Senate floor Monday as negotiations over a financial rescue package appeared to stall, even as Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., said he and Treasury Secretary... Read More

Calls for Remote Voting Amid Coronavirus Pick Up Support
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Calls for Remote Voting Amid Coronavirus Pick Up Support

WASHINGTON — Bipartisan efforts to encourage the Senate to adopt procedures for remote voting are gaining steam, with at least two more Republicans speaking out for the need to make operational changes in the face of the coronavirus crisis and... Read More

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