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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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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)
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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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March 24, 2020 - 5:18 am
(NEW YORK) -- A man reportedly died after ingesting a substance used to clean fish tanks that contains chloroquine, a drug that President Donald Trump has claimed repeatedly could be a "game changer" in the fight against the novel coronavirus. The man's wife is also in critical condition, the...
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March 24, 2020 - 5:18 am
(NEW YORK) -- The rapid spread of novel coronavirus throughout America’s communities has crippled courts across the country as judges, attorneys and defendants trying to come to grips with how to achieve justice under the law while balancing public safety concerns amid ​a pandemic. In...
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March 23, 2020 - 3:19 pm
(NEW YORK) --Faced with more critically ill COVID-19 patients than equipment to treat them, New York hospitals are mapping out how they can ration care and equipment in order to save the greatest number of patients possible. In the last two days, internal memos from a chairman of surgery at New...
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March 23, 2020 - 2:13 pm
(SAN DIEGO) -- With the spring semester for many U.S. college students studying abroad cut short due the novel coronavirus pandemic, one student who has since tested positive for COVID-19 wanted to repeat an important message for others. Olivia McLaughlin, a 20-year-old student at the University of...
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