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UN General Assembly to decide on rival COVID-19 resolutions

  • Apr 01, 2020

UNITED NATIONS  — How should the U.N. General Assembly and its 193 member states respond to the coronavirus pandemic? Members have been sent two rival resolutions for consideration — and under new voting rules instituted because the global body isn’t holding meetings, if a single country objec

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‘I heard the roar’: 6.5 earthquake hits Idaho

  • Apr 01, 2020

BOISE, Idaho  — An earthquake struck north of Boise Tuesday evening, with people across a large area reporting shaking. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the magnitude 6.5 temblor struck just before 6 p.m. It was centered 73 miles (118 kilometers) northeast of Meridian, near the rural mountain to

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Trump allies warn against feud with swing-state governor

  • Apr 01, 2020

  LANSING, Mich.  — President Donald Trump’s allies are trying to contain a politically risky election-year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to balance presidential politics with a global pandemic in one of the nation’s most important swing states.

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Those without broadband struggle in a stuck-at-home nation

  • Apr 01, 2020

NEW YORK  — In Sandwich, New Hampshire, a town of 1,200 best known as a setting for the movie “On Golden Pond,” broadband is scarce. Forget streaming Netflix, much less working or studying from home. Even the police department has trouble uploading its reports. Julie Dolan, a 65-year-o

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Trump says ‘life and death’ at stake in following guidelines

  • Apr 01, 2020

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. Public healt

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‘Please come help us’: New York begs for medical workers

  • Mar 31, 2020

NEW YORK  — New York’s governor urgently appealed for medical volunteers Monday amid a “staggering” number of coronavirus deaths, as he and health officials warned that the crisis unfolding in New York City is just a preview of what other U.S. communities could soon face. “

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Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

  • Mar 30, 2020

Bracing the nation for a death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public-health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coronavirus pandemic

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Tribes say persistent efforts pay off in massive stimulus

  • Mar 30, 2020

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.  — The sweeping bill that President Donald Trump signed will help better equip health care systems that serve Native Americans, improve the emergency response time on tribal lands, provide economic relief for tribal members, and help with food deliveries to low-income families and the eld

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Iran’s president says economy is a factor in virus response

  • Mar 30, 2020

TEHRAN, Iran  — Iran’s president on Sunday lashed out at criticism of its lagging response to the worst coronavirus outbreak in the Middle East, saying the government has to weigh economic concerns as it takes measures to contain the pandemic. Hassan Rouhani said authorities had to consider

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