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Wisconsin moves forward with election despite virus concerns

  • Apr 07, 2020

MADISON, Wis.  — Voters in Wisconsin will face a choice Tuesday of participating in a presidential primary election or heeding warnings from public health officials to stay away from large crowds during the coronavirus pandemic. Hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers issued an order postponing the

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Navy leader calls fired carrier captain ‘naive’ or ‘stupid’

  • Apr 07, 2020

WASHINGTON  — In an extraordinary broadside punctuated with profanity, the Navy’s top leader accused the fired commander of the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt of being “too naive or too stupid” to be in charge of an aircraft carrier. He delivered the criticism to sailors who

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California lends 500 ventilators to 4 states, 2 territories

  • Apr 07, 2020

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The White House said Monday that 500 ventilators on loan from California will be shipped to Nevada, Maryland, Delaware, the District of Columbia, the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam as the nation faces a crush of coronavirus-related hospitalizations. California Gov. Gavin Newsom

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What to know about malaria drug and coronavirus treatment

  • Apr 07, 2020

Some politicians and doctors are sparring over whether to use hydroxychloroquine against the new coronavirus, with many scientists saying the evidence is too thin to recommend it now. HOW IS IT BEING USED? The drug can help t

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White House pushes unproven drug for virus, but doctors wary

  • Apr 07, 2020

WASHINGTON  — President Donald Trump and his administration kept up their out-sized promotion Monday of an anti-malaria drug not yet officially approved for fighting the new coronavirus, even though scientists say more testing is needed before it’s proven safe and effective against COVID-19.

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Virus deaths slow in places, but British premier gets worse

  • Apr 07, 2020

NEW YORK  — The steep rise in coronavirus deaths appeared to be leveling off Monday in hard-hit New York, echoing a trend underway in Italy and Spain, while the crisis escalated alarmingly in Britain, where Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to intensive care after his condition deteriorated.

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Taliban warn peace deal with US near breaking point

  • Apr 06, 2020

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan  — The Taliban said their peace deal with the United States was nearing a breaking point, accusing Washington of violations that included drone attacks on civilians, while also chastising the Afghan government for delaying the release of 5,000 Taliban prisoners promised in the agreemen

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Japan’s PM to declare state of emergency as early as Tuesday

  • Apr 06, 2020

 Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he will declare a state of emergency for Tokyo and six other prefectures as early as Tuesday to bolster measures to fight the coronavirus, but that there will be no hard lockdowns. Abe also told reporters Monday that his government will launch a 108 trillion

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US company poised to start COVID-19 vaccine safety test

  • Apr 06, 2020

A second U.S. company is poised to begin a small safety test of a vaccine against the new coronavirus. Inovio Pharmaceuticals said Monday that it has Food and Drug Administration permission for the study in 40 healthy volunteers in Philadelphia and Kansas City, Missouri. The study is a first step to

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