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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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Right-Wing Media’s Coronavirus Response: Sycophancy, Racism And Misinformation

Right-wing media outlets and pundits spent weeks dangerously minimizing the severity of the coronavirus and claiming that accurate reports on the outbreak were part of a liberal conspiracy to defame President Donald Trump.   But now that the reality of the virus as a public health crisis and economic disaster is becoming unavoidable, some partisan media …

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Wall Street Rises After Historic Plunge: Live Market Updates

Wall Street’s gains fade as investors’ jitters persist. Stock climbed Friday, rebounding from their worst day in more than 30 years, with gains that were pinned partly to signs of movement in Washington and a pledge by leaders in Germany to spend heavily to support Europe’s largest economy. But investor nervousness persisted and an early …

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Seattle coronavirus survivor Elizabeth Schneider on what it’s like to have the virus

Elizabeth Schneider, 37, believes she contracted the virus at a house party because a few days later, several friends who were at the party became ill at the same time she did. Three days after the February 22 party, Schneider says, she was at work when she started feeling unwell. She was “feeling tired, body …

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