Minn. mayor gives masks to crowding rioters after warning in-person worship would be ‘public health disaster’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here.  Before George Floyd died in police custody this week, triggering destructive riots as large crowds protested in Minneapolis, the city’s mayor, Jacob Frey, warned that allowing 25 percent capacity in churches would be “a recipe in Minneapolis for a […]

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Spain nursing home ravaged by coronavirus managed by company that ‘didn’t give a da–,’ nurse says

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Nursing homes have become a flashpoint in the global coronavirus pandemic, with more than a third of the U.S.’ 100,000 deaths occuring in such facilities, and higher proportions reported in such countries as Canada, Ireland and France. Spain’s more than 19,000 nursing home […]

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Sen. Tim Kaine and wife test positive for coronavirus antibodies

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Virginia Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine and his wife have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies, according to the senator’s office, a result that if accurate would indicate both the former Democratic vice presidential nominee and his spouse had the disease […]

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Mississippi businesses can reopen Monday – with restrictions, governor says

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. All businesses in the state of Mississippi can reopen Monday – provided they follow guidelines for combating the coronavirus, Gov. Tate Reeves said Wednesday. “At that time, there will be no more business closures. Everyone will be allowed to operate,” Reeves […]

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Protesters rally in Pennsylvania capital against coronavirus restrictions: ‘Decisions by fiat’

Get the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Hundreds of Pennsylvanians gathered around the state’s Capitol in Harrisburg on Friday to protest coronavirus-related restrictions 70 days after they were first implemented, criticizing Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf for what they said was an overbearing approach to handling the pandemic. […]

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Out-of-work Americans still waiting for jobless aid as states struggle to process claims

Get the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. With unemployment claims surging to unprecedented levels amid lockdown measures meant to stem the coronavirus’ spread, states are struggling to process all the claims flooding their systems — leaving many who are out of work or furloughed still without access to aid […]

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Sen. Kelly Loeffler of Georgia turns over stock documents to Justice Dept., SEC, Senate ethics panel

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Georgia, has turned over personal stock documents and other information to federal authorities amid scrutiny over transactions she allegedly made after attending a January government briefing on the coronavirus, Fox News confirmed Thursday. “Senator Loeffler […]

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Michigan Senate candidates take tough stances on China amid coronavirus

Get the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. As the coronavirus pandemic rages in the United States and worldwide, the candidates in one of the most competitive U.S. Senate races this year are jockeying to take a tough stance against China, the country where the outbreak began and which […]

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Dems’ $3T coronavirus bill includes marijuana banking protections

Get the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Democrats’ $3 trillion proposal for yet another coronavirus relief bill includes measures that would allow state-legal marijuana businesses to access financial services — a provision that has been ridiculed by some on the right but hailed by those in the marijuana industry […]

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Typhoon Vongfong rapidly intensifies as it slams into coronavirus-hit Philippines

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The first typhoon of the 2020 Western Pacific season rapidly strengthened before slamming into the eastern Philippines Thursday, forcing an evacuation of thousands that was complicated by efforts to avoid spreading coronavirus at shelters. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) said that Typhoon Vongfong was 289 miles east-southeast of Manila Wednesday and was tracking […]

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Trump says critics want him to keep economy closed until election: ‘It’s a political thing’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. President Trump, in an interview that aired Thursday morning with Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo, said he believes his political critics want a slower reopening of the economy not due to the coronavirus threat, but to hurt him politically in the […]

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President Trump to visit Pennsylvania amid battle over state’s coronavirus shutdown policies

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. President Trump plans to be in Pennsylvania on Thursday, three days after asserting on Twitter that the state’s residents have grown frustrated with their Democrat governor’s coronavirus shutdown rules. “The great people of Pennsylvania want their freedom now,” the […]

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First typhoon of 2020 forms in Western Pacific, takes aim at eastern Philippines

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The first typhoon of the 2020 Western Pacific season roared to life Wednesday, rapidly strengthening as it took aim at the eastern Philippines. The Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) said that Typhoon Vongfong was roughly 428 miles east-southeast of Manila, in the Philippines, […]

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Nigeria demolishes two hotels for breach of coronavirus lockdown rules: report

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Authorities in Nigeria demolished two hotels in its southern Rivers state on Sunday after they were accused of breaking lockdown rules meant to limit the spread of the coronavirus, according to a report. State Governor Nyesom Wike said the managers of the […]

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South Dakota Gov. Noem issues new warning to tribes regarding coronavirus checkpoints

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. The clash between South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem and tribal leaders in the state continued Tuesday over coronavirus checkpoints set up by some tribes on public roadways leading to their lands. “No one entering or traveling on a U.S. […]

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Russia examining safety of ventilator sent to US after 6 killed in fires: report

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Russia is examining the safety of a ventilator type sent to the U.S. after six people died in fires caused by the breathing machine within the past week, according to a report on Tuesday. A Russian-made ventilator that short-circuited is […]

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Michigan Gov. Whitmer cries ‘power grab’ after state GOP challenges her emergency powers

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Facing a lawsuit by state Republicans over her use of emergency powers during the coronavirus outbreak, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer fired back Tuesday, accusing the GOP of a “power grab.” “This is more than a political bluff for a […]

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Five surfers drown in the Netherlands after getting into ‘avalanche-like’ sea foam during storm

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Five experienced surfers drowned after going out for a session in stormy weather that whipped up thick sea foam off a popular Dutch beach, officials said Tuesday. Dutch authorities said a group of six surfers jumped into the sea late Monday […]

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Fauci, other top health officials testify before Senate on reopening country amid coronavirus

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Dr. Anthony Fauci, the face of the White House coronavirus task force, is expected to warn Tuesday that lifting restrictions keeping people home from school and work could pose unnecessary health risks in testimony before the Senate Health Committee. The hearing, […]

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5 coronavirus patients on ventilators die in Russian hospital fire, 150 evacuated: report

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. At least five coronavirus patients at an intensive care unit have been killed following a fire at a hospital in Russia on Tuesday, according to a report. The blaze, which has since been contained, forced roughly 150 people to be evacuated from St. George […]

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Some Americans escaped to vacation spots as coronavirus spread — but now they’re stuck

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Some Americans of privilege — financial, physical, professional, personal — got trapped outside the country during the coronavirus pandemic, but the big question is: Can they come home or do they even want to come home? Alice and Sebastian Boher, artisanal marijuana pipemakers, left […]

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Dust storm in Argentina that carried particles over 80 miles spotted from space

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A swirling dust storm over Argentina earlier this year was so striking that it was captured from space. The image was taken March 7 by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station as it was passing over South America just as the […]

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Feds spent nearly $100B on pandemic readiness, health security in decade leading up to coronavirus crisis

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Over the past decade, the U.S. government spent nearly $100 billion on preparation for major health crises including pandemics, according to a 2018 paper on such funding — though the coronavirus outbreak still had Washington and states across the country scrambling to […]

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State AGs ask Congress to hold hearings investigating China’s ‘deceit’ in coronavirus response

Get the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Attorneys general for 18 states have signed a letter asking bipartisan leaders in both the House and Senate to open hearings into China’s role in the spread of the coronavirus, accusing the nation of “layers of deceit” in a coverup of the […]

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On Mother’s Day, world leaders try optimistic tone as coronavirus spreads

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Many families around the world celebrated Mother’s Day weekend from afar, delaying or changing their normal plans. As families in the U.S. and elsewhere marked Mother’s Day in a time of social distancing and the isolation of quarantine because of the coronavirus pandemic, […]

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