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The Latest: UK supermarkets impose limits amid panic buying

  • Mar 20, 2020

TOP OF THE HOUR: — EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has tested positive for coronavirus. — Cruise carrying 1,400 people docks in French port city of Marseille. — Italy is on track to surpass China in the number of coronavirus-related deaths. — The 

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Virus redefines respecting personal space

  • Mar 20, 2020

Social distancing could qualify as an oxymoron in Italy, were walking arm-in-arm with friends, kissing neighbors in greeting and patting the heads of babies are part of the demonstrative culture. But a new virus has rap

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Wuhan offers hope on virus front; Italy nears stark warning

  • Mar 20, 2020

BEIJING  —Thursday was a day of contrasts on the front lines of the battle against the new coronavirus. In a sign of hope, the Chinese city of Wuhan reported no new homegrown infections, but in a stark warning for the world, Italy appeared set to surpass China’s death toll from the virus. Th

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Federal Reserve launches 3rd emergency lending program

  • Mar 20, 2020

Washington  — The Federal Reserve announced late Wednesday that it will establish an emergency lending facility to help unclog a short-term credit market that has been disrupted by the viral outbreak. The Fed said it will lend money to banks that purchase financial assets from money market mutual

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Automakers shut North American plants over coronavirus fears

  • Mar 20, 2020

DETROIT  — Concerns about the spreading coronavirus forced most of North America’s auto plants to close, at least temporarily. Ford, General Motors, Fiat Chrysler, Honda, and Toyota said they would shut down all factories in the region, citing concerns for employees who work in close quarter

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National parks are open — with some changes — amid virus

  • Mar 20, 2020

SALT LAKE CITY  — Most national parks are open as a refuge for Americans tired of being stuck at home during a global pandemic, but despite now being free to visit, people may find it more difficult than normal to enjoy them as parks close visitor centers, shuttles, lodges and restaurants to fight the spr

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Wuhan reports no new virus cases, offering hope to world

  • Mar 20, 2020

BEIJING  — Last month, Wuhan was overwhelmed with thousands of new cases of coronavirus each day, but in a dramatic development that underscores just how much the outbreak has pivoted toward Europe and the United States, Chinese authorities said Thursday that the city and it’s surrounding province h

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Amid virus, Congress’ leaders resist call for remote voting

  • Mar 19, 2020

WASHINGTON  — Congressional leaders are resisting calls to let lawmakers vote remotely, a dispute pitting the scourge of the coronavirus against two centuries of tradition that underscores Washington’s struggle to adapt to recommendations that

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Ravaged by war, Middle Eastern countries face a new scourge

  • Mar 19, 2020

CAIRO  — When Dr. Ismail al-Mansouri goes to work in Yemen’s capital, he puts on one of the hospital’s few pairs of medical gloves. Then he enters a cramped clinic teeming with listless patients, many malnourished, some vomiting, others with diarrhea. Al-Mansouri, a pediatrician, has b

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