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Biden says he will pick a woman running mate, Sanders likely to do same

Joe Biden said for the first time during Sunday’s debate that he will “pick a woman to be my vice president” if he’s the Democratic nominee. “If I’m elected president, my Cabinet, my administration will look like the country, and I committed that I will pick a woman to be my vice president,” Biden said …

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NY lawmakers will pass a state budget this week

It now looks like the Legislature will pass some state budget this week, then go into recess for a while to see how the coronavirus epidemic plays out. Fair enough — if lawmakers stick to what’s absolutely necessary, and don’t add to the damage. As E.J. McMahon notes (and warned weeks ago, as the stock market started …

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Coronavirus: California faces restrictions; LAX cop tests positive

Gov. Gavin Newsom on Sunday significantly ramped up California’s response to the coronavirus, calling for the closure of all bars, nightclubs, wineries and brewpubs, and urging people 65 and older and those with chronic health conditions to stay indoors in an effort to slow the virus’ spread. The governor also called on much greater social …

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White House Asks Federal Workers To Halt Most Travel Amid Coronavirus Outbreak : Shots

The White House Office of Management and Budget issued new guidance Saturday telling federal workers that “only mission-critical travel is recommended at this time.” Above, the rotunda at the U.S. Capitol stands empty after the visitor center suspended all public tours amid the coronavirus outbreak. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Alex Wong/Getty Images …

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Terminal crush: Air passengers caught in Trump’s travel ban

— The administration also dramatically narrowed the number of places where air travelers returning from Europe could enter the U.S. — currently just 13 airports. At the same time, Customs and Border Protection and health officials on Friday began doing “enhanced screening” for those passengers, consisting of temperature checks and questions about travel history and …

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U.S. travelers asked for patience amid chaos, long lines at airports

NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. officials appealed for patience on Sunday as travelers returning to the United States over the weekend were met by long lines and massive delays at major airports so they could be screened for the coronavirus. “I understand this is very stressful,” Chad Wolf, acting secretary of the Department of Homeland …

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Trump said Obama team botched H1N1 swine flu response, but is it true?

President Trump blamed the Obama Administration Friday for completely botching its response to the 2009 outbreak of H1N1, known as swine flu. “For decades the @CDCgov looked at, and studied, its testing system, but did nothing about it,” the president tweeted. “It would always be inadequate and slow for a large scale pandemic, but a …

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Netanyahu’s corruption trial postponed due to coronavirus outbreak

A Jerusalem district court announced on Sunday that it was postponing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s criminal trial for two months because of restrictions arising from the outbreak of the coronavirus. Netanyahu was scheduled to appear in court Tuesday to face charges of fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in connection to a series …

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Australia Imposes 14-Day Self-Isolation On All International Travelers

SYDNEY (Reuters) ― Australia will impose 14-day self-isolation on international travelers arriving from midnight Sunday and ban cruise ships from foreign ports for 30 days, mirroring restrictions in nearby New Zealand aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the new measures after a meeting with a newly formed …

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Coronavirus Live Updates: U.S. Airport Screenings Cause Long Waits; Trump Tests Negative

Spain and France announced drastic, countrywide restrictions on Saturday to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Spain ordered all citizens to confine themselves to their homes — and to leave only to buy food, go to work, seek medical care or assist the elderly and others in need. Officials in Spain reported 1,500 new cases, …

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