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 2020-04-01 21:54 

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Gun background checks smash records amid coronavirus fears...

Gun background checks have spiked to record numbers in the past month amid concerns about safety during the coronavirus crisis...

 2020-04-01 21:48 

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Trump tries to come to grips with the future, rewrite history: ANALYSIS...

At his Tuesday briefing, President Trump made an effort to come to grips with the future, but also tried to rewrite history....

 2020-04-01 21:36 

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El Salvador homicides drop; experts point to virus lock-down...

El Salvador's once-startling homicide numbers have fallen again, and some experts say the lock-down for the coronavirus pandemic may be playing a role...

 2020-04-01 21:20 

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Democrats proposing commission to study US pandemic response...

House Democrats are drafting legislation that would create a bipartisan commission to study the U.S. government's response to the coronavirus pandemic...

 2020-04-01 20:50 

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Migrant dies in Mexico detention center riot over virus fear...

A Guatemalan migrant is dead following a riot at an immigration detention center in Mexico where detainees burned mattresses to protest conditions that they say could expose them to the new coronavirus...

 2020-04-01 20:48 

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Twitter meme shows what March did to all of us...

Lenin once wrote there are...

 2020-04-01 20:44 

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UN climate summit postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19...

The United Nations' global climate summit is being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic...

 2020-04-01 20:27 

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Federal inmates to be locked in cells for 14 days amid virus...

The federal Bureau of Prisons is locking inmates in their cells at all its facilities for 14 days in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus...

 2020-04-01 20:26 

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Mexico allows 49 British passengers to leave cruise ship...

Mexico has allowed 49 British citizens to disembark from a cruise ship off its Caribbean coast and fly home...

 2020-04-01 20:25 

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Venezuelan crown jewel rum distillery takes on coronavirus...

The Santa Teresa distillery in Venezuela has lifted spirits for generations with its amber-red rum, famous around the world for being slowly sipped over ice or mixed into cocktails like the Cuba Libre...

 2020-04-01 20:06 

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Nearly 3,000 sailors to leave carrier amid virus outbreak...

U.S. Navy officials say nearly 3,000 sailors aboard a U.S. aircraft carrier where the coronavirus has spread will be taken off the ship by Friday as military leaders struggle to quarantine crew members in the face of an outbreak...

 2020-04-01 20:04 

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Judge dismisses pharmacies' lawsuit against physicians...

A federal judge in Cleveland has dismissed an effort by pharmacy chains to shift their liability for the opioid crisis to unnamed Ohio physicians and practitioners who wrote the painkiller prescriptions pharmacists filled...

 2020-04-01 20:00 

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Kids under threat: Virus hitting juvenile detention centers...

For the tens of thousands of kids locked up in juvenile detention centers and other correctional facilities across America, the coronavirus is on its way...

 2020-04-01 19:06 

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Guy Fieri launches relief fund for restaurant industry workers impacted by coronavirus...

Celebrity chef and restaurateur Guy Fieri partnered with the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation to get money to food industry workers....

 2020-04-01 19:02 

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Vice President Mike Pence asks Americans not to attend church services of more than 10 people...

Vice President Mike Pence told...

 2020-04-01 18:49 

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93 sailors have coronavirus on carrier, Navy will remove 2,700 sailors from ship...

93 sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt have tested positive for the coronavirus as the Navy moves most of the crew off the ship....

 2020-04-01 18:27 

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If concerned about 'false negative' coronavirus test, self-quarantine anyway: Experts...

Medical experts say all evidence suggest the coronavirus tests becoming steadily more available are reliable. But false negatives are possible....

 2020-04-01 18:23 

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Palestinians: Man dies of wounds in clash with Israel forces...

Palestinian officials say a 22-year-old man has died from wounds he sustained in a confrontation with Israeli forces last month...

 2020-04-01 18:23 

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Virus lockdown changes how Hindus celebrate holy period...

Rukmani Sharma, 71, fears getting sick from the coronavirus but as a devout Hindu, she also fears for her soul because she won't be allowed to go to temple in Lucknow, India April 2 to celebrate the birthday of the Hindu god Ram...

 2020-04-01 18:17 

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AP-NORC poll: Less than half back Trump's pandemic response...

Americans give high marks to state and local governments for their handling of the fast-moving coronavirus pandemic that has swiftly remade everyday life...

 2020-04-01 18:16 

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AP-NORC poll: Broad support for efforts to control outbreak...

A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds overwhelming support among Americans for actions aimed at limiting the spread of the coronavirus...

 2020-04-01 17:36 

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Coronavirus government response updates: New death projections raise pressure on Trump to call for nationwide restrictions...

President Donald Trump and top health officials project that even with strict social distancing measures 100,000 to 240,000 Americans will likely die from COVID-19...

 2020-04-01 17:33 

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, under pressure, abandons partial measures and issues statewide stay-at-home order...

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, under pressure, abandons partial measures and issues statewide stay-at-home order...

 2020-04-01 17:21 

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Correction: Brazilian churches bristle at virus quarantines...

In a story March 31 about Brazilian churches bristling at quarantine measures, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Presbyterian choir members in the U.S. were infected by the new coronavirus...

 2020-04-01 17:19 

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Fifth Guajajara tribesman killed in Brazil in five months...

A member of the Brazilian indigenous group known for its forest guardians who fight illegal deforestation in their territory has been slain...

 2020-04-01 17:17 

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Why health experts aren't warning about coronavirus in food...

Health experts say there's no evidence the new coronavirus is spread through food...

 2020-04-01 17:06 

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Virus outbreak creates new challenges for addiction recovery...

The coronavirus pandemic is testing the resilience of millions who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction...

 2020-04-01 16:53 

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West Virginia governor reschedules state's May 12 primary election for June 9 over fears about the coronavirus...

West Virginia governor reschedules state's May 12 primary election for June 9 over fears about the coronavirus...

 2020-04-01 16:50 

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FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contamination...

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is telling drugmakers to immediately pull a type of heartburn drug off the market due to contamination with a chemical that may cause cancer...

 2020-04-01 16:06 

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Highlighting Medicare for All, Sen. Bernie Sanders says people shouldn't 'have to worry' about health care amid coronavirus...

Sen. Bernie Sanders joined ABC's...

 2020-04-01 16:02 

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3 people fatally shot at convenience store...

Police say three people were killed and one was wounded in a shooting at a convenience store in central Oklahoma...

 2020-04-01 15:59 

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US opposes Kosovo's 'new barriers' to Serbian goods...

The decision of Kosovo's government to phase out the country's 100% tariff on imports from Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina isn't easing international pressure on the tiny Western Balkans country...

 2020-04-01 15:50 

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Trump backs Americans covering faces as task force debates mask guidelines...

President Trump has informally backed the idea of Americans covering their faces as his task force debates whether to officially recommend they wear masks....

 2020-04-01 15:45 

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Reporting for duty: Airline crew sign up to help hospitals...

Airlines are looking to retrain laid-off cabin crew staff as medical workers to help in hospitals currently overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic...

 2020-04-01 15:38 

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Not so funny: Edinburgh festivals canceled for first time...

The wildly popular festivals the Scottish capital of Edinburgh hosts every August have been canceled for this year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic...

 2020-04-01 15:19 

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Iran general visits Baghdad, tries to forge political unity...

Iraqi officials say a top Iranian general has arrived in Baghdad this week to try and unify Iraq's fractured political leaders as stiff opposition by one major bloc thwarts the chances the country's latest prime minister-designate can form a gover...

 2020-04-01 15:10 

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Puerto Rico shutters police stations amid COVID-19 curfew...

Puerto Rico has closed its fifth police station in a week as officers accuse the government of exposing one of the largest police departments in a U.S. jurisdiction to COVID-19...

 2020-04-01 14:57 

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UK's Johnson under fire for low number of COVID-19 tests...

When Prime Minister Boris Johnson developed a cough and fever, he got a test for the new coronavirus...

 2020-04-01 14:42 

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Hezbollah shifts attention from Syria fight to battle virus...

Lebanon's Hezbollah group has mobilized the organizational might it once deployed to fight Israel or in Syria's civil war to battle the spread of the novel coronavirus in the country...

 2020-04-01 14:20 

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LGBT community raided in Uganda over social distancing...

A gay rights leader in Uganda says 20 members of the local LGBT community have been detained after police raided their shelter and accused them of violating coronavirus-related social distancing measures...

 2020-04-01 12:54 

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Virus cases in NYC top 1,000 as city prepares for worse...

Deaths from the coronavirus topped 1,000 in New York City as officials warned that the worst of the virus' toll is yet to come...

 2020-04-01 12:44 

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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak...

Distressing images of morgue trucks taking away those dead from the coronavirus in New York City underscore the latest grim projections for the entire country...

 2020-04-01 12:41 

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US businesses cut 27K jobs before virus hit in March...

U.S. companies shed 27,000 jobs in March, according to a private survey, a figure that mostly reflected the economy as it stood before the full impact of the viral outbreak...

 2020-04-01 12:39 

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Syrian ex-VP, foreign minister dies of heart attack in Paris...

Arab media reports say Abdul-Halim Khaddam, Syria's former vice president and foreign minister who was one of the most influential figures in the country before he defected in 2005 to France, has died of a heart attack in Paris...

 2020-04-01 12:32 

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Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard...

The U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to remain at sea where they may be sequestered "indefinitely4; and be prepared to send any ill passengers to the countries where the vessels are registered due to the coronavirus outbreak...

 2020-04-01 12:14 

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April 1, rent's due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak...

It's the first of the month, and rent is due for millions of Americans for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak turned the economy upside down...

 2020-04-01 11:59 

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Hospital closures complicate coronavirus care in rural areas...

The coronavirus pandemic couldn't come at a worse time for rural communities across the U.S. that have lost their hospitals...

 2020-04-01 11:53 

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[ International ]

Virus gives asylum-seekers chance to thank Dutch villagers...

Raffat Altekrete is battling the coronavirus one shopping cart at a time...

 2020-04-01 11:41 

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Tornadoes hit South as new storm moves through West with heavy snow...

There were 10 reported tornadoes yesterday across four states, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida....

 2020-04-01 11:25 

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UN chief says COVID-19 is worst crisis since World War II...

U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that the world faces the most challenging crisis since World War II...

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