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Pelosi unveils $3T virus bill, warns inaction costs more

WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a more than $3 trillion coronavirus aid package Tuesday, providing nearly $1 trillion for states and cities, "hazard pay" for essential workers and a new round of cash payments to … more

S.C. Legislature passes resolution to let state keep spending

COLUMBIA - The South Carolina General Assembly finally passed a resolution Tuesday to allow state government to keep spending after the fiscal year ends as lawmakers try to get a handle on the damage to the economy done by the … more

Counterfeit masks reaching frontline health workers in U.S.

EDITOR'S NOTE -- This story is part of an ongoing investigation by The Associated Press, the PBS series FRONTLINE and the Global Reporting Centre that examines the deadly consequences of the … more

WHO warns about lack of virus tracing as countries restart

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Trump faces virus risk at White House amid push to 'reopen' nation

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Prosecutors weigh hate crime charges in Arbery death

SAVANNAH, Ga. - The Justice Department said Monday that federal prosecutors are weighing possible hate crime charges in the slaying of Ahmaud Arbery, a black man gunned down after being pursued by two armed white men in a Georgia … more

Gyms, barbers to reopen; 1,800 contact tracers hired

COLUMBIA (AP) - South Carolina moved closer to fully reopening its economy on Monday as restaurants reopened with restrictions and the state's governor announced that public pools as well as gyms, salons, barbershops and other close-contact … more

Putin lifts Russia's shutdown, but keeps many restrictions

President Vladimir Putin on Monday declared an end to a partial economic shutdown across Russia due to the coronavirus pandemic, but he said that many restrictions will remain in place.In a televised … more

Twitter to label disputed COVID-19 tweets

CHICAGO (AP) — Twitter announced Monday it will warn users when a tweet contains disputed or misleading information about the coronavirus. The new rule is the latest in a wave of stricter … more

Study: Virus death toll in NYC worse than official tally

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's death toll from the coronavirus may be thousands of fatalities worse than the tally kept by the city and state, according to an analysis released Monday by the … more

Edmunds: How to manage your lease during the pandemic

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Thai elephants, out of work due to coronavirus, trudge home

BANGKOK (AP) — The millions of unemployed in Thailand due to the coronavirus include elephants dependent on tourists to feed their voracious appetites. With scant numbers of foreign visitors, … more

Why are some planes crowded even with air travel down?

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Poll: Most in U.S. back curbing in-person worship amid virus

WASHINGTON (AP) - While the White House looks ahead to reopening houses of worship, most Americans think in-person religious services should be barred or allowed only with limits during the coronavirus pandemic - and only about a third say that … more

Homicide charges filed against Indian factory after gas leak kills 12

HYDERABAD, India - Indian police on Friday filed charges of culpable homicide, including negligence in handling toxic substances, against a South Korean-owned chemical factory where a gas leak killed 12 … more

'We just did our bit:' WWII vets recall war 75 years later

LONDON (AP) — Seventy-five years after World War II ended in Europe, The Associated Press spoke to veterans who endured mortal danger, oppression and fear. As they mark Victory in Europe Day on … more

New Mexico town near vast U.S. reservation shuts everyone out

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Some blame meatpacking workers, not plants, for virus spread

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Video leads to white men's arrest in black runner's death

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — More than two months after a black man was shot to death while jogging on a Sunday afternoon, Georgia investigators conceded that the facts show enough evidence to jail a … more

Governors disregarding White House guidelines on reopening for business

Many governors across the U.S. are disregarding or creatively interpreting White House guidelines in easing their states' lockdowns and letting businesses reopen, an Associated Press analysis found. The AP determined that 17 states do not appear … more
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