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In this photo taken Wednesday, March 18, 2020, a person takes a selfie as she walks along the Walk of Fame on Hollywood Boulevard in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The coronavirus is hitting California's most famous tourist sites hard. From Disneyland to Yosemite National Park, the Golden State's iconic destinations are closed or shuttering amenities to prevent the spread of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)
March 22, 2020 - 3:51 pm
SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — California has sold itself to the world with images of endless sunshine, the splendor of its natural beauty and iconic attractions. No sales pitch, though, is a match for the coronavirus pandemic. Even before Gov. Gavin Newsom ordered all the nearly 40 million residents...
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Mike Rustici, left, and Linda Scruggs exit customs after arriving on a flight from Lima, Peru, Saturday, March 21, 2020, at Miami International Airport in Miami. The pair's plight illustrates the desperation people stuck abroad experienced as the COVID-19 pandemic spread. Peru confirmed its first case of the virus on March 6. By the time Scruggs and Rustici arrived a week later, it was spreading. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
March 21, 2020 - 7:50 pm
After being confined to a hotel room in Peru and watching “heavily armed guards” patrolling the streets, Linda Scruggs was awash with emotions Saturday when she glimpsed out the airplane window at the Florida Everglades below. Scruggs and her traveling companion, Mike Rustici, were among dozens of...
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Danielle Kiechler, left, and Cathi Gouveia snowshoe above Paradise at Mount Rainier National Park, Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Washington state. Most national parks are remaining open during the outbreak of the new coronavirus, but many are closing visitor centers, shuttles, lodges and restaurants in hopes of containing its spread. Both women work at schools in Puyallup, Wash., that are currently closed due to the virus outbreak. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
March 19, 2020 - 1:42 pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Most national parks are open as a refuge for Americans tired of being stuck at home during a pandemic, but despite now being free to visit, people may find it more difficult to enjoy them as parks close visitor centers, shuttles, lodges and restaurants to fight the spread of...
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Tony Berastegui, left, and his sister Giselle, age 12 and nine respectively, do their school work at home on the dining room table as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic forced schools to close Monday, March 16, 2020, in Laveen, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
March 16, 2020 - 8:00 pm
Millions of Americans holed up at home against the coronavirus Monday, with many of them thrown out of work until further notice, as authorities tightened the epic clampdown and the list of businesses forced to close across the U.S. extended to restaurants, bars, gyms and casinos. With the U.S...
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FILE - In this May 6, 2019 file photo, Vogue editor Anna Wintour attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the "Camp: Notes on Fashion" exhibition in New York. The Met Gala, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. Wintour, the annual event host, dropped the news into the bottom of a post she wrote on Vogue.com endorsing Joe Biden for president. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
March 16, 2020 - 4:22 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — One of fashion's biggest nights, the Met Gala, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak, host Anna Wintour said Monday on Vogue's website. The magazine's editor-in-chief dropped the news into the bottom of a post she wrote endorsing Joe Biden for the Democratic...
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FILE- In this Feb. 1, 2019, file photo, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum stands in Cooperstown, N.Y. On Saturday, March 14, 2020, the hall said it will close to the public beginning Sunday at 5 p.m. due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
March 16, 2020 - 1:37 pm
The Latest on the coronavirus outbreak's effect on sports around the world (all times local): 2:35 p.m. The Baseball Hall of Fame has canceled Hall of Fame Classic weekend because of the spread of the new coronavirus. The Hall of Fame said advance purchases for the May 22-24 event in Cooperstown,...
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A parking lot attendant walks through a typically full parking lot now largely empty over people staying home due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Monday, March 16, 2020. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
March 16, 2020 - 1:36 pm
Global markets and businesses big and small opened the week to a landscape seemingly altered by the coronavirus pandemic. National retail chains have closed all stores. Banks are taking steps to keep cash on hand, lots of it. Markets in Asia, Europe and the U.S. are plunging. Following is a quick...
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A sign announcing the suspension of all Broadway shows is posted on a door at the Minskoff Theatre, where "The Lion King" had been playing, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in New York. Gov. Andrew Cuomo banned gatherings of more than 500 people. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 16, 2020 - 11:01 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Overheard as the entertainment world stalled in response to the coronavirus outbreak: “What are we gonna do now, read books?” That's exactly what Pamela Milam will be doing, and lots of them. Milam is a selection reader for the Women's National Book Association, a nonprofit...
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A Caltrans freeway sign reads: "Wash your hands, Stay healthy, Avoid COVID-19" in the San Fernando Valley section of Los Angeles. California Gov. Gavin Newsom is calling for all bars, wineries, nightclubs and brewpubs to close in the nation's most populous state. Also Sunday, he urged seniors and people with chronic health conditions to isolate themselves at home in a bid to contain the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/John Antczak)
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March 15, 2020 - 11:04 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Officials across the country curtailed many elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more don't get together and a government expert saying a 14-day national shutdown may be needed. Governors and...
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FILE - This Wednesday, April 19, 1995 file photo shows the north side of the Alfred Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City after the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history. (AP Photo)
March 14, 2020 - 7:50 am
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City honors victims of the 1995 bombing that shocked the nation in what remains the deadliest act of domestic terrorism in U.S. history through a memorial and museum, annual remembrance ceremonies and a marathon. This year for the 25th anniversary of the April 19, 1995...
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