Nation’s streets calmest in days; police credit curfews

The nation’s streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off sometimes violent demonstrations over police brutality and injustice against African Americans. Earlier curfews and efforts by protesters to contain the lawlessness were credited Wednesday morning with preventing more widespread damage to businesses in New York and […]

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Live Updates on George Floyd Protests: Impassioned Rallies Continue Across U.S.

Here’s what you need to know: Combat troops are deployed to the nation’s capital and placed on standby. ImageRiding past National Guard Humvees a few hours before Washington’s mandatory curfew went into effect on Tuesday.Credit…Jason Andrew for The New York Times Less than two hours before Washington’s 7 p.m. curfew went into effect on Tuesday, […]

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Nation’s streets calmest in days, protests largely peaceful

Protests were largely peaceful and the nation’s streets were calmer than they have been in days since the killing of George Floyd set off demonstrations that at times brought violence and destruction along with pleas to stop police brutality and injustice against African Americans. There were scattered reports of looting in New York City overnight, […]

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G7 finance leaders to hold virus telecon on Weds, Japan’s Jiji says

TOKYO (Reuters) – Finance leaders of the Group of Seven nations will hold a teleconference on Wednesday to discuss measures to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Japan’s Jiji news agency said. It will be the latest of several teleconferences held by G7 finance leaders since the spread of the pandemic that has pushed the global economy […]

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Democratic governors reject Trump’s call to send in military

Democratic governors of some of the nation’s most populous states on Monday pushed back against President Donald Trump’s threat to deploy the U.S. military unless they dispatch National Guard units to “dominate the streets” in reaction to the violence that has erupted across the country. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said he doesn’t believe the federal […]

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USC reels in another top quarterback recruit in Miller Moss of Alemany High

One of the nation’s most highly recruited quarterbacks is on his way to USC, where he’ll join another top quarterback as a centerpiece of a Trojans class that’s quickly emerging as one of the nation’s best. Mission Hills Alemany High quarterback Miller Moss chose the Trojans over UCLA, LSU and Alabama on Monday, marking another […]

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NYC mayor eyeing curfew after violence flares amid protests

New York’s mayor says he is considering putting the nation’s biggest city under curfew after nights of destruction followed three days of largely peaceful protests over George Floyd’s death By The Associated Press June 1, 2020, 4:19 PM 4 min read 4 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — New […]

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UN announces first 2 deaths of UN peacekeepers from COVID-19

The United Nations secretary-general has announced the deaths of the first two U.N. peacekeepers from COVID-19 By The Associated Press May 30, 2020, 1:50 AM 2 min read 2 min read UNITED NATIONS — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday announced the deaths of the first two U.N. peacekeepers from COVID-19. He made the announcement at […]

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Washington DC begins reopening in fits and starts

As the nation’s capital took the first tiny steps toward reopening Friday, the continued threat of coronavirus was ever present. Showing IDs was not enough at the Dacha Beer Garden in Washington’s Shaw neighborhood. Would-be customers had to answer a series of questions about any possible exposure to the COVID-19 and whether they themselves had […]

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Washington DC starts to reopen, but not everyone is ready

The nation’s capital began its phased-in reopening Friday in fits and starts, with not everyone ready for even a limited return to pre-pandemic normality after a three-month-old stay-at-home order was lifted. Barbers and hair salons now can welcome back clients grown haggard from months of self-maintenance. Nonessential businesses, shuttered since late March, can start offering […]

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Coronavirus crisis crippling debt-heavy Serta Simmons

May 28, 2020 | 9:51pm The nation’s biggest mattress maker is in danger of becoming a coronavirus casualty this summer — and it’s the company’s private-equity owners that have made it vulnerable. Serta Simmons — a 150-year-old manufacturer that controls nearly 40 percent of the US mattress market — is facing a liquidity crunch as […]

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UN forecasts pandemic to shrink world economy by 3.2 percent

The United Nations is forecasting that the coronavirus pandemic will shrink the world economy by 3.2 percent this year, the sharpest contraction since the Great Depression in the 1930s By The Associated Press May 13, 2020, 5:10 PM 1 min read 1 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article UNITED NATIONS — The […]

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Poll shows a partisan split over virus-era religious freedom

NEW YORK — As the nation’s houses of worship weigh how and when to resume in-person gatherings while coronavirus stay-at-home orders ease in some areas, a new poll points to a partisan divide over whether restricting those services violates religious freedom. Questions about whether states and localities could restrict religious gatherings to protect public health […]

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Intelligence Chief Declassifies List of Obama-Era Names in Unusual Step

WASHINGTON — The nation’s intelligence chief has declassified an Obama-era document related to President Trump’s former national security adviser Michael T. Flynn, according to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, in a highly unusual move that prompted accusations that he was trying to discredit the Justice Department’s Trump-Russia investigation. Richard Grenell, the acting […]

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‘Needless Suffering and Death’: Fauci to Warn Senate About Danger of Reopening Country

Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert who has stood aside President Trump throughout much of the administration’s response to the coronavirus, will tell the Senate Tuesday that Americans will experience “needless suffering and death” if the country opens prematurely. “If we skip over the checkpoints in the guidelines to ‘Open America Again,’ […]

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Fauci warns of ‘suffering and death’ if U.S. reopens too soon

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and LAURAN NEERGAARD WASHINGTON  — Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, is warning Congress that if the country reopens too soon during the coronavirus pandemic, it will result in “needless suffering and death.” Fauci is among the health experts testifying to a Senate panel. His testimony comes as President […]

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Simon to reopen half of its malls within a week as states begin to reopen

The nation’s biggest mall owner plans to reopen roughly half of its shopping centers within a week, according to its CEO. Simon Property Group had already reopened 77 US retail properties as of Monday with coronavirus safeguards in place such as social distancing, increased sanitizing and health screenings for employees, David Simon said. The company […]

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Nebraska holds 1st in-person election in weeks amid pandemic

Nebraska on Tuesday will hold the nation’s first in-person primary since a heavily criticized election in Wisconsin five weeks ago in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic. Election officials have repeatedly urged voters to cast early, mail-in ballots, but Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts and Secretary of State Bob Evnen both pledged to forge ahead with […]

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Fauci Plans to Use Hearing to Warn of ‘Needless Suffering and Death’

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert and a central figure in the government’s response to the coronavirus, plans to deliver a stark warning to the Senate on Tuesday: Americans would experience “needless suffering and death” if the country opens up prematurely. Dr. Fauci, who has emerged as the perhaps […]

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Economic devastation from coronavirus could eventually kill more than virus, report says

The United Nations has reportedly predicted that the worldwide coronavirus outbreak may end up killing more people than the actual disease itself, a report said Monday. CLICK FOR THE LATEST ON THE CORONAVIRUS The virus’ outbreak has decimated the world economy and threatens the lives of millions around the globe who had been emerging from poverty. The Los […]

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White House recommends tests for all nursing home residents

With deaths mounting at the nation’s nursing homes, the White House strongly recommended to governors Monday that all residents and staff at such facilities be tested for the coronavirus in the next two weeks. Why the government is not ordering testing at the the nation’s more than 15,000 nursing homes was unclear. Nor was it […]

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Europe’s Battle-Hardened Nations Show Resilience in Virus Fight

BRUSSELS — As the coronavirus has hopscotched the world, a paradox has emerged: Rich nations are not necessarily better at fighting the crisis than poorer ones. Wealthier countries, traditionally able to deploy resources quickly and fortified by well-funded state mechanisms intended to weather crises, have generally not managed the coronavirus pandemic well. In Europe, the […]

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Biden argues Trump’s policies fueled coronavirus ‘economic disaster’

Joe Biden launched a blistering attack at President Trump on Friday, hours after the nation’s jobless rate skyrocketed to levels not seen since the Great Depression nearly a century ago. And the former vice president charged that the sharp economic downturn — caused by the shuttering of much of the nation’s economy in order to […]

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UN chief says pandemic is unleashing a `tsunami of hate’

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres says the coronavirus pandemic keeps unleashing “a tsunami of hate and xenophobia, scapegoating and scare-mongering.” By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press May 8, 2020, 5:05 AM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Friday the coronavirus […]

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F.D.A. Paves Way for Home Testing of Coronavirus

In a move that could significantly expand the nation’s testing capacity, the Food and Drug Administration has posted new guidelines that could pave the way for millions of people to test themselves for the coronavirus at home. The guidelines allow companies to develop and market testing kits with the tools to swab their noses and […]

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Trump Admin Buries CDC Reopening Guide: It ‘Will Never See the Light of Day’

New coronavirus guidelines from the nation’s top scientists, meant to help the numerous states and cities who are in the process of reopening, have been put on ice by the Trump administration. According to a report by the AP on Thursday, a new guide “created by the nation’s top disease investigators” from the Centers for […]

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