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March 27, 2020 - 8:31 am
(NEW YORK) -- Federal law enforcement is warning of an increase in hate crimes against Asian Americans as the coronavirus crisis continues to grow, according to a new FBI analysis obtained by ABC News. "The FBI assesses hate crime incidents against Asian Americans likely will surge across the...
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March 27, 2020 - 7:32 am
(NEW YORK) -- A major storm system will move out of the Rockies into the Plains and the Midwest Friday and into Saturday with a threat for strong tornadoes, huge hail and damaging winds. This storm already brought up to 35 inches of snow just north of Salt Lake City. Near Rapid City, South Dakota,...
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March 27, 2020 - 6:01 am
(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than half a million people around the world since the first cases were detected in China back in December. There are more than 533,000 diagnosed cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by the new respiratory virus, and over 24,...
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March 27, 2020 - 6:00 am
(NEW YORK) -- Immigrations and Customs Enforcement detainees must be immediately released from county jails where cases of novel coronavirus have been confirmed, a federal judge in New York ordered Thursday night. The 10 detainees asked for their release "because of the public health crisis posed...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:35 am
(NEW YORK) -- As officials at the nation's nursing homes began to realize their facilities and elderly populations were deeply vulnerable targets for the spread of novel coronavirus, the medical director at one of the largest chains realized he needed a new playbook to take on an outbreak this...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:31 am
(NEW YORK) -- By 8 a.m. on Wednesday, the line outside St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church in New York City stretched around the block. But this wasn't any ordinary morning. Fixed-income residents like 66-year-old Patricia Sylvester faced an agonizing choice -- weighing the risk of...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:30 am
(NEW YORK) -- "What if black women, it turned out, really always have been at the forefront of the struggles over American women’s voting rights, and what if we as a nation are just catching up to that?" That is the question posed by Martha S. Jones, one of the many historians now rewriting the...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:18 am
(NEW YORK) -- After a push from states and advocates, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has waived a requirement that children have to be physically present with their parents to pick up meals at closed schools around the country. But in at least one state, schools were still turning away parents...
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, shows Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah. Zion National Park announced Monday, Marc h 23, 2020, it is closing its campgrounds and part of a popular trail called Angel's Landing that is often crowded with people. The top part of the hike that is being closed is bordered by steep drops and ascends some 1,500 feet (457 meters) above the southern Utah park's red-rock cliffs, offering sweeping views.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
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March 27, 2020 - 4:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is sticking with its crowd-friendly waiver of entrance fees at national parks during the coronavirus pandemic, as managers at some parks try and fail to keep visitors a safe distance apart and communities appeal for a shutdown at other parks that are still...
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March 26, 2020 - 3:40 pm
(KANSAS CITY) -- The suspected white supremacist who plotted to bomb a hospital facing the coronavirus crisis was in touch with a then-active U.S. Army soldier who wanted to launch his own attack on a major American news network and discussed targeting a Democratic presidential candidate, according...
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