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March 25, 2020 - 6:00 am
(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed nearly 19,000 people around the world. There are more than 425,000 diagnosed cases of the new respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, spanning every continent except Antartica, according to data compiled by the Center for...
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March 25, 2020 - 5:30 am
(NEW YORK) -- While government officials and health experts are advising the public to "stay home" and "stay inside" as the novel coronavirus has spread, that is not an option for the nation's vast homeless population. "Social distance is a luxury that the homeless can't afford," said Shirley...
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March 25, 2020 - 5:16 am
(WASHINGTON) -- A Department of Homeland Security memo sent to law enforcement officials around the country warns that violent extremists could seek to take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic by carrying out attacks against the U.S. "Violent extremists probably are seeking to exploit public fears...
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FILE - In this March 23, 2020, file photo, a U.S. National Guard member stands beside crates of medical supplies at the Jacob Javits Center, in New York. The use of National Guard units around the country to help with the response to the coronavirus pandemic is prompting rumors of a national lockdown or even martial law. Guard units are now helping to transport medical supplies, distribute food and even help direct traffic at drive-through testing sites. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)
The Associated Press
March 24, 2020 - 11:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of Americans have been ordered to stay home. Businesses and schools are shuttered. And National Guard units have been activated in more than half the states. Yet despite what you may have read in a text message or on social media, there are currently no plans for a national...
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March 24, 2020 - 4:29 pm
(NEW YORK) -- U.S. Navy sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt -- currently in the Philippine Sea -- have tested positive for novel coronavirus. This is the first time that U.S. sailors have tested positive aboard a Navy ship while at sea. The three sailors have been flown to an...
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March 24, 2020 - 3:36 pm
(NEW YORK) -- At least 21 states have enacted policies to close non-essential businesses in an effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus in the United States. While guidance varies from state to state, recreational spaces like museums, movie theaters, gyms, day cares, music venues and malls,...
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March 24, 2020 - 2:00 pm
(FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis said the negligence of a Broward County assisted living facility in handling the novel coronavirus pandemic "cost . . . residents their lives" and "could be" considered criminal. DeSantis said in a press conference Monday that three residents have...
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Yakima County Sheriff’s Office via Facebook
March 24, 2020 - 11:21 am
(YAKIMA, Wash.) -- A manhunt is on in the state of Washington for six of 14 inmates who escaped from a county jail amid a coronavirus stay-at-home order from the governor, officials said. The inmates broke out of the Yakima County Jail on Monday evening by using a table to break down an exit door...
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President Donald Trump gestures as he asks a question to Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
The Associated Press
March 24, 2020 - 5:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As cases of coronavirus rise, President Donald Trump said that he wants to reopen the country for business in weeks, not months, and claimed, without evidence, that continued closures could result in more deaths than the pandemic itself. "We can’t have the cure be worse than the...
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March 24, 2020 - 5:29 am
(NEW YORK) -- Over 1.5 billion people across the globe -- more than one-fifth of the world's population -- have been ordered or urged to stay home amid a deadly pandemic of the novel coronavirus, which the World Health Organization has warned "is accelerating." The new respiratory virus, known...
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