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Coronavirus live updates: New York’s 1st death confirmed, over 500 cases in state

Several hours after President Donald Trump declared the novel coronavirus pandemic a national emergency, the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan aid package to help ease the economic pain of COVID-19. There are at least 2,174 confirmed cases in the U.S. and 49 coronavirus-related deaths, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science …

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House passes aid package after Trump declares national emergency

Every aspect of modern life is being hit as sweeping measures are rolled out in an effort to stem the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump declared a national emergency Friday “to unleash the full power of the federal government.” “No resource will be spared, nothing whatsoever,” the president said as stocks rose sharply, regaining some of their …

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Six feet of social distance? For hairdressers, that may not be possible.

Except for doctors, maybe no one comes as physically close to their clients as hairdressers and makeup artists. They literally get in your space. Now amid the coronavirus pandemic, how can personal groomers and stylists abide by one of the most fundamental means of protection — social distancing? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention …

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The Masters used one word that comforted the golf world

The first domino fell at about 10 p.m. Thursday when PGA Tour announced it was canceling the final three rounds of The Players Championship and the next three tournaments over concern about the spread of coronavirus. Twelve hours later, at about 10 a.m. Friday, the mother-lode domino tumbled when Augusta National Golf Club ended its …

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Justice in a time of coronavirus: Scared jurors, delayed trials, court closures

On the 15th floor of the criminal courthouse in downtown Los Angeles, it was the final day of an attempted murder trial Friday when a request came from the jury: Could they all sit apart? The request was granted. As the panel heard evidence against a homeless woman accused of lighting another transient on fire, …

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Judge Blocks Rule That Would Have Kicked 700,000 People Off SNAP : The Salt : NPR

A federal judge has issued a preliminary injunction against a rule change by the Trump administration that would have imposed stricter work requirements on some people who receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also known as food stamps. Portland Press Herald/Portland Press Herald via Getty hide caption toggle caption Portland Press Herald/Portland Press …

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Trump declares national emergency in latest bid to combat coronavirus

In addition to his executive actions, Trump has pressed Congress for an economic stimulus package that could amount to hundreds of billions of dollars. Late Friday, Pelosi announced that she had clinched a deal with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on a package meant to provide paid leave for workers, expand food aid and support widespread …

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Thousands of U.S. schools suspend classes as Trump declares coronavirus emergency

CHICAGO (Reuters) – As President Donald Trump declared a national emergency, the coronavirus pandemic pushed Los Angeles and Chicago to suspend classes, delayed two of the country’s best-known sporting events and triggered a run on food supplies at some grocery stores. Trump’s declaration would “unleash the full power of the federal government” to bear on …

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Mining lead bullets, and coronavirus in the Arctic

Welcome to Climate Point, your weekly guide to climate, energy and environment news from across the Golden State and the country. From Palm Springs, Calif., I’m Mark Olalde. It’s Friday the 13th, so let’s start with some spooky news. The coronavirus partially stalled China’s economy, leading to a decrease in the demand for fuel. At …

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‘Bloodshot’ star Vin Diesel talks film’s potential amid coronavirus outbreak: ‘How can you not’ worry?

LOS ANGELES – Vin Diesel is weighing in on the coronavirus (COVID-19) — which has prompted millions of people worldwide to hunker down and try to keep safe in the midst of the virus that has now been upgraded to a global pandemic — and its effect on the entertainment industry. The “Fast and Furious” franchise star recently told Fox News at …

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