House Republicans escalate proxy-voting fight with bill to deny pay to lawmakers who participate

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A group of House Republican lawmakers introduced a bill Thursday that would withhold pay for members of Congress who vote by proxy, as the battle over how measures are voted on amid the coronavirus pandemic continues to intensify. The proposed legislation, […]

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Canadian official says risk of death from other factors higher than coronavirus

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A top official in Canada says most people have a better chance of dying from “other pathogens, accidents, and traffic fatalities” than from coronavirus. Alberta Premier Jason Kenney made the comments this week as he argued wholesale shutdowns of the economy are no […]

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American FedEx pilot sentenced to 4 weeks in Singapore jail for breaking hotel quarantine

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A FedEx pilot from Alaska was sentenced to four weeks in jail in Singapore Wednesday for leaving his hotel room to get medical supplies during a required coronavirus quarantine. Brian Yeargan, 44, became the first foreigner to be jailed […]

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Hungary’s Orban cites ‘fake news’ about coronavirus for detentions

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A recent change in Hungary’s criminal code allows authorities to jail people for up to five years for spreading fake news about the coronavirus pandemic, a move pro-democracy advocates claim is a means for Prime Minister Viktor Orban to silence […]

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American man poses as janitor to sneak into Germany and visit girlfriend, authorities say

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A love-struck American posed as a janitor in an ill-fated attempt to skirt coronavirus travel restrictions and sneak into Germany to see his girlfriend, German investigators said Tuesday. The 20-year-old American flew out of Washington and landed at Frankfurt airport on Sunday, […]

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American Christian missionary dies in plane crash delivering coronavirus aid in Indonesia

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A 40-year-old missionary from Maryland was killed Tuesday while delivering much-needed coronavirus test kits to a remote village in Indonesia, according to officials. Joyce Lin, a Kodiak pilot and IT specialist for Idaho-based Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), reported an emergency minutes after taking off from Sentani International […]

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Sumo wrestler, 28, dies of coronavirus, group announces

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A 28-year-old Japanese sumo wrestler died from complications from the coronavirus Wednesday, officials with the country’s sumo association said. Kiyotaka Suetake, who competed as Shobushi, died of multiple organ failure and is believed to be the first person in their 20s […]

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French preschoolers seen isolating inside chalk squares as coronavirus restrictions ease

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A photo from a French school showed young children playing within the confines of boxes drawn with chalk in an effort to maintain social distancing on the first day of classes for preschools and elementary schools across the country. A French reporter tweeted a […]

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Ousted HHS official Rick Bright, in written testimony, says officials were ‘dismissive’ of his coronavirus warnings

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A former government scientist who filed a whistleblower complaint claiming he was removed from his post for disagreeing with the Trump administration’s response to coronavirus said that officials at the Department of Health and Human Services were “dismissive” of […]

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CDC document includes advice from infection control experts on how to safely reopen amid coronavirus

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A preliminary document authored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention includes advice from infection control experts on how to safely reopen amid coronavirus — and is more detailed than the plan released by the White House, Fox […]

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Spanish woman, 113, beats coronavirus, got ‘bored’ in isolation, report says

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A 113-year-old woman in Spain has reportedly made a full recovery after getting infected with the coronavirus in April. Maria Branyas is “doing fine” and was “bored” while isolating in her room, according to her nursing home. Branyas’ daughter […]

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Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov hospitalized with coronavirus: reports

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. A spokesman and close adviser for Russian President Vladimir Putin has been hospitalized with the coronavirus, according to Russian media reports. Dmitry Peskov, 52, who has been Putin’s spokesman since 2008, but started working with him in the early 2000s, […]

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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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Pence spokesperson denies vice president is ‘in quarantine’ amid reports of self-isolating over coronavirus

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A spokesperson for Vice President Pence denied reports that he’s in “quarantine” just days after a member of his team tested positive for the coronavirus. “Vice President Pence will continue to follow the advice of the White House Medical Unit and is […]

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US spars with China over pro-WHO language in UN Security Council ceasefire resolution

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A Chinese push to include support for the World Health Organization in a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a global ceasefire has drawn strong U.S. opposition. The U.S. and China have been at loggerheads for weeks over the text […]

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Judge pushes back start of prison setence for ex-Rep. Duncan Hunter to January 2021

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A federal judge on Thursday delayed the start of former Rep. Duncan Hunter’s 11-month prison sentence on campaign finance violations following a request by prosecutors and his lawyer amid the coronavirus pandemic. Judge Thomas Whelan of the U.S. District Court […]

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Global crackdown on stolen art nets thousands of artifacts, more than 100 arrests

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A crackdown on stolen art last autumn — spanning multiple continents — netted around 19,000 artifacts and more than 100 arrests, authorities revealed on Thursday. The two multinational operations involved officers from Interpol, Europol, the World Customs Organization and many national […]

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Mexico City’s coronavirus cases spike, as concerns grow over jam-packed city

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A spike of coronavirus cases in Mexico City is raising concerns that the jam-packed capital of some 20 million people living in close quarters could be the world’s next hot spot. In the city, there are more than 7,500 […]

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Finland’s universal basic income brings happiness but is ‘unsustainable,’ study finds

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A study into universal basic income in Finland found that while the left-wing solution raised happiness levels, it didn’t boost the job market and was found to be “unsustainable” — just as the radical idea has picked up steam in the […]

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Group targets Army chaplain for sharing ‘Coronavirus and Christ’ book

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A senior U.S. military chaplain in South Korea is under fire for an email he sent last month to 35 other chaplains under his command at Camp Humphreys, mentioning Christian author John Piper’s book, “Coronavirus and Christ.” Critics argue […]

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India declares major victory after killing top Kashmiri rebel commander

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A top rebel commander and his aide were killed by Indian forces in Kashmir on Wednesday, sparking protests in a region already riddled by violence. Riyaz Naikoo, 35, was the chief of operations of the region’s largest indigenous rebel […]

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Massive dust storm engulfs capital city of Niger, residents describe ‘terrifying’ sight

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A massive wall of dust and sand that engulfed the capital of the West African nation of Niger  Monday turned the sky red and terrified residents. Footage filmed by Doulaye Bonkano showed the towering wall of sand overtaking the city of Niamey. One Twitter […]

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UK scientist who pushed coronavirus restrictions resigns after reportedly meeting married lover

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A British scientist who worked with the government on its coronavirus response resigned from his advisory role Tuesday after a media report said he defied lockdown measures by letting a woman visit him on two occasions. Neil Ferguson, a professor […]

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Judicial Watch sues California’s Newsom in push to stop coronavirus stimulus from going to illegal immigrants

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A conservative legal group announced Tuesday that it is suing California Gov. Gavin Newsom over plans to pay $75 million in cash payments to aid illegal immigrants amid the coronavirus crisis. Judicial Watch said it filed a petition for a temporary […]

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Ousted HHS official Rick Bright files whistleblower complaint

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A former government scientist who claims he was removed from his post for disagreeing with the Trump administration’s response to coronavirus filed a whistleblower complaint on Tuesday, saying he was reassigned to a lesser role because he resisted political pressure to […]

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UN group calls for countries to stop immigration detention in response to coronavirus pandemic

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. A top U.N. group is calling for a moratorium on immigration detention as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic — while citing a controversial migration agreement the U.S. and a number of other countries refused to sign amid fears […]

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