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(Reuters) – Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: FILE PHOTO: People wearing protective face masks stand by cashes during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Vienna, Austria April 1, 2020. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo Europeans learn to love the mask The ambivalence of some Western countries towards masks is being challenged
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FILE PHOTO: Joseph Lowery waves after his speech at the Lincoln Memorial during 50th anniversary ceremonies of the 1963 March on Washington in Washington August 28, 2013. AREUTERS/Gary Cameron (Reuters) – The Reverend Joseph Lowery, a key ally of Martin Luther King in the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1960s, died on Friday at
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Armed with hand sanitizer and discouraged from using elevators, members of the U.S. House of Representatives aimed to quickly pass a sweeping $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill on Friday, though it was unclear if they would be forced to delay a day. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
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(Reuters) – Optician Ali Nelson sent the final few orders of eyeglasses to clients last week before her Washington D.C.-based store closed to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. FILE PHOTO: People gather at the entrance for the New York State Department of Labor offices, which closed to the public due to the coronavirus
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A far-reaching coronavirus economic stimulus package remained stalled in the U.S. Senate on Monday as lawmakers haggled over its provisions, but the U.S. Treasury secretary voiced confidence a deal would be reached soon. Democrats said the $2 trillion measure contained too little money for states and hospitals and not enough restrictions on
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate’s drive to pass a $1-trillion-plus coronavirus response bill remained stymied late on Sunday, as Democrats held out for more money to help state and local governments and hospitals, while Republicans urged quick action to give financial markets a sign of encouragement. Earlier on Sunday, the Senate failed to get
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Saturday scrambled to complete a deal on a $1 trillion-plus bill aimed at stemming the coronavirus pandemic’s economic fallout for workers, industries and small businesses. But after a second day of marathon closed-door negotiations, there was no sign of an overarching deal between negotiators,
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LOS ANGELES/WASHINGTON, (Reuters) – California issued a statewide ‘stay at home” order on Thursday for its 40 million residents and Washington warned Americans to return home or stay abroad indefinitely, with the number of coronavirus deaths in the country hitting 200. Governor Gavin Newsom said modeling has shown that 56 percent of California residents were
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WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – On St. Patrick’s Day last year, Amy and Chris Hillyard marked the 30th anniversary of Farley’s, their pair of cafes in San Francisco and Oakland, California, with live bagpipes and noisy crowds. Amy, owner of Farley’s East cafe that closed due to the financial crisis caused by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19),
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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who heads the government’s coronavirus task force, speaks during a press conference at the Pierce County Readiness Center at Camp Murray near Tacoma, Washington, U.S. March 5, 2020. REUTERS/David Ryder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday said thousands more coronavirus cases are expected in the
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