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 2020-03-29 02:28 

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Texts, Not Door-Knocks: US Census Outreach Shifts Amid Virus...

In tiny Munfordville, Kentucky, the closure of the public library has cut people off from a computer used only for filling out census forms online. In Minneapolis, a concert promoting the once-a-decade count is now virtual. In Orlando, Florida, advocates ...

 2020-03-29 01:37 

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New York's Cuomo Postpones Primary as Coronavirus Cases Keep Growing...

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday he was postponing the state's April 28 presidential primary to June 23 as its number of coronavirus cases climbed to 53,339 and deaths to 728."We have been behind this virus from day one. We are wait...

 2020-03-29 01:32 

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N. Korea Has Record Month for Missile Launches, With Global Focus on Coronavirus...

North Korea has conducted another missile test, sending a fresh signal it will not stop developing weapons even amid a coronavirus pandemic.The North launched two short-range ballistic missiles toward the sea off its east coast early Sunday, according to ...

 2020-03-29 00:45 

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In China, Officials Exclude Asymptomatic COVID-19 Carriers From Data...

Around the world, if someone tests positive for COVID-19, it is a confirmed case. But that is not always how it works in China.Official documents show that China does not count asymptomatic carriers of the virus in its tally of confirmed cases....

 2020-03-29 00:13 

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Rosneft Hands Venezuelan Oil Business to Russian State Firm...

Russia's Rosneft oil company said Saturday that it's halting operations in Venezuela and selling its assets there to a company fully owned by the Russian government, a move apparently intended to protect Russia's largest oil producer from U.S....

 2020-03-28 22:06 

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3 More US National Parks Close to Prevent Coronavirus Spread...

Three more of America's most popular national parks have closed their gates as pressure mounts on superintendents to prevent crowded trails that could lead to more spread of the coronavirus, even as the Trump administration sticks to its decision to w...

 2020-03-28 21:36 

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Vietnam Considers Resuming Rice Shipments Amid Virus-driven Stockpiling...

Vietnam is now considering when it will resume exporting rice amid the coronavirus pandemic, after first saying Tuesday it was suspending the signing of any new rice contracts....

 2020-03-28 21:20 

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Syrian Refugees Face Obstacles as Coronavirus Threat Looms...

The lives of Syrian refugees across the Middle East have become increasingly difficult as families are forced to address the potential spread of coronavirus to overcrowded camps in Lebanon, Jordan, Idlib and Turkey.Abou Mohammed, who lives in a tent camp ...

 2020-03-28 20:57 

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Taliban Rejects Afghan Team for Peace Talks...

The Taliban have refused to engage in talks with a team of negotiators announced by the Afghan government, saying the move violates the insurgent group's peace-building pact with the United States.The insurgent refusal came on a day when Taliban fight...

 2020-03-28 20:48 

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Trump Raises Idea of Quarantines Affecting New York, New Jersey, Connecticut...

President Donald Trump floated the idea of a short-term quarantine as early as Saturday affecting residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to stop the spread of coronavirus from reaching states with fewer infections.Trump told reporters at the Wh...

 2020-03-28 19:45 

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Trump Gives Sendoff to Hospital Ship in Coronavirus Fight...

U.S. President Donald Trump sent off a Navy hospital ship from Norfolk, Virginia to New York Saturday to help ease the burden on the city's health care system that is being overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. During remarks in Virginia, Trump sai...

 2020-03-28 19:06 

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US Journalists Expelled From China Invited to Taiwan...

Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu invited three U.S. journalists whose credentials were revoked by China to work from the island....

 2020-03-28 17:47 

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Trump to Dispatch Hospital Ship to New York to Help Coronavirus Fight...

TU.S. President Donald Trump sends off a Navy hospital ship from Norfolk, Virginia, to New York Saturday to help ease the burden on the city's health care system that is being overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. With nearly 26,700 confirmed cases...

 2020-03-28 12:02 

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Experts: $1 Billion Cut in US Aid to Afghanistan Will Have Serious Implications...

While the government of President Ashraf Ghani downplays the repercussions of a potential $1 billion cut in U.S. aid to Afghanistan, ordinary Afghans and experts warn the country is not in a position to withstand such a financial blow as it struggles with...

 2020-03-28 11:30 

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UN Chief: World Must Work Cooperatively Against Coronavirus...

The U.N. Secretary General says the world's nations must work cooperatively in the fight against COVID-19, "or else we will be defeated by the virus." Antonio Guterres said in an interview Friday on the PBS News Hour he is "worried" th...

 2020-03-28 07:35 

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COVID-19 Started in China. To Change the Narrative, China Started to Tweet...

Jeff Kao is a ProPublica reporter who analyzed thousands of fake and hijacked Twitter accounts to see how China spreads propaganda online.He told VOA Mandarin he started tracking the tweets in August during the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong after no...

 2020-03-28 05:45 

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Congressman Raises Concerns Over Trump Administration Tactics on Kosovo...

A prominent member of the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday issued a highly critical statement on U.S. policy toward Kosovo.Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008. Since than the country has been recognized by more than 110 countries, ...

 2020-03-28 02:01 

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Trump Uses Presidential Powers, Forces GM to Make Ventilators...

U.S. President Donald Trump signed a $2.2 trillion stimulus bill Friday to bolster the economy while he also used government powers to compel General Motors to manufacture ventilators to help COVID-19 patients as the United States became the first country...

 2020-03-28 01:23 

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Presidential Sendoff as Hospital Ship Heads to NYC...

President Donald Trump plans to go to Norfolk, Virginia, Saturday to send off a U.S. Navy hospital shipto New YorkHarbor to help relieve local hospitals overrun with coronavirus patients. The USNS Comfort is expected to arrive in New York on Monday, New Y...

 2020-03-27 21:52 

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NY Continues Search for Ventilators; Trump Questions Call for 30,000...

New York's governor said Friday that he was continuing to shop "around the globe" to purchase 30,000 ventilators, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's statement that he thought the figure was overblown. "Maybe you don't need 30,00...

 2020-03-27 21:34 

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Trump Signs Into Law $2T Coronavirus Relief Package...

Within hours of the U.S....

 2020-03-27 19:42 

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3 Migrant Children in US Custody Test Positive for Virus...

Three immigrant children in U.S. government custody at a New York facility have tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Thursday. The Office of Refugee Resettlement, which is part of the Department of Health and Human Services, said it has sus...

 2020-03-27 19:33 

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Italy Becomes Second Country to Pass Chinese Virus Case Total...

Italy on Friday became the second country to overtake China in coronavirus infections, reaching 86,498 cases on the same day it recorded its single biggest leap in coronavirus deaths, with 969 more victims.The gruesome milestones nevertheless came on the ...

 2020-03-27 18:28 

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US House Passes $2T Coronavirus Rescue Package, Rushes It to Trump...

The largest relief package in U.S. history is expected to be soon signed into law by President Trump, after the $2 trillion coronavirus aid legislation passed a last-minute hurdle in the U.S. House of Representatives....

 2020-03-27 18:08 

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US House Passes $2T Coronavirus Relief Package, Rushes it to Trump...

Acting swiftly in an extraordinary time, the House rushed President Donald Trump a $2.2 trillion rescue package Friday, tossing a life preserver to a U.S. economy and health care system left flailing by the coronavirus pandemic.The House approved the swee...

 2020-03-27 17:26 

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Army of Volunteers Mobilizes to Battle Coronavirus...

More than half a million people in Britain signed up to help the National Health Service cope with the coronavirus epidemic in just 24 hours, following a government call for volunteers Wednesday, as fears grow that the country's outbreak is following ...

 2020-03-27 16:13 

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Russia Proposes Grain Export Quota in Response to Coronavirus...

Russia's Agriculture Ministry has proposed to limit grain exports for three months, it said on Friday, prompting concern among traders that the measures by the world's largest wheat exporter could be extended. In fellow Black Sea exporter Ukraine,...

 2020-03-27 15:18 

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When COVID-19 Attacks, Patient's Cells Turn into Virus Factories...

When the COVID-19 virus attacks, it turns the patient's own cells into virus factories. It starts at the surface of the cell, when the virus latches on to a protein that normally helps regulate the patient's blood pressure. The cell unwittingly br...

 2020-03-27 14:50 

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'Mr No' - Meet US Congressman Who Might Delay Coronavirus Bill...

U.S. Representative Thomas Massie enraged President Donald Trump on Friday as he has leaders of Congress worried he will delay a planned Friday voice vote on a $2.2 trillion coronavirus economic rescue plan, drawing calls from the White House to throw him...

 2020-03-27 13:34 

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Virus Test Results in Minutes? Scientists Question Accuracy...

Some political leaders are hailing a potential breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19: simple pin-prick blood tests or nasal swabs that can determine within minutes if someone has, or previously had, the virus.The tests could reveal the true extent of...

 2020-03-27 13:07 

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Italy Hopes Virus Is Easing But Fears New Onslaught in South...

Doctors and nurses in Italy's overwhelmed northern hospitals have welcomed a slight stabilizing in the number of coronavirus infections but fear the virus is still silently spreading in the south two weeks into the West's most extreme nationwide s...

 2020-03-27 12:20 

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China's President Offers Trump Support in Coronavirus Fight...

China's president told his U.S. counterpart Friday in a telephone conversation that China is willing to offer its support to the U.S. in the battle against COVID-19. China was once the epicenter of the outbreak, but the U.S. holds that status now.Earl...

 2020-03-27 11:54 

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Trump Administration Readies Coronavirus Guidelines for States...

On the day the United States surpassed China with the most COVID-19 cases of any country and unemployment filings reached a record high, President Donald Trump remained publicly upbeat about the course of the pandemic and the havoc it is wreaking....

 2020-03-27 11:22 

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In Iran, False Belief a Poison Fights Virus Kills Hundreds...

Standing over the still body of an intubated 5-year-old boy wearing nothing but a plastic diaper, an Iranian health care worker in a hazmat suit and mask begged the public for just one thing: Stop drinking industrial alcohol over fears about the new coron...

 2020-03-27 10:48 

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US Now Leads World in Confirmed Coronavirus Cases...

U.S. President Donald Trump posted on Twitter early Friday: "Just finished a very good conversation with President Xi of China. Discussed in great detail the Coronavirus that is ravaging large parts of our Planet. China has been through much & has dev...

 2020-03-27 08:45 

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Venezuelan Official Confirms 1st Coronavirus Death...

The grim reality of the coronavirus has arrived in Venezuela, where Vice President Delcy Rodriguez confirmed the country's first death from the disease.Rodriquez said the victim was a 47-year-old male field worker who had a...

 2020-03-27 08:28 

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Trump Cites Conversation with Xi as US Leads the World in Coronavirus Cases...

U.S. President Donald Trump posted on Twitter early Friday: "Just finished a very good conversation with President Xi of China. Discussed in great detail the CoronaVirus that is ravaging large parts of our Planet. China has been through much & has dev...

 2020-03-27 04:16 

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How the Lethal COVID-19 Virus Hijacks Patients' Cells...

When the COVID-19 virus attacks, it turns the patient's own cells into virus factories. It starts at the surface of the cell, when the virus latches on to a protein that normally helps regulate the patient's blood pressure. The cell unwittingly br...

 2020-03-27 02:30 

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Yemen Analysts Do Not See End to Conflict...

Yemen marks five years of brutal civil war that has transformed the poorest Arab nation at the tip of the Arabian Peninsula into the world's worst humanitarian crisis....

 2020-03-27 01:42 

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US: Robert Levinson, American Missing in Iran Since '07, May Have Died...

The White House has tried to clarify President Donald Trump's stated belief that an American who went missing in Iran in 2007 is still alive, saying it believes Robert Levinson...

 2020-03-27 01:08 

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Trump Administration Readying Guidelines for States to Decide Direction to Contain Coronavirus...

On the day the United States surpassed China with the most COVID-19 cases of any country and unemployment filings reached a record high, President Donald Trump remained publicly upbeat about the course of the pandemic and the havoc it is wreaking....

 2020-03-27 00:16 

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US Justice Department: Don't Treat Trans Athletes as Girls...

The U.S....

 2020-03-26 23:32 

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Struggling to Save Peace Talks, Afghanistan Now Must Deal With Refugee Return...

With peace talks between the government and the Taliban teetering, and a dispute between President Ashraf Ghani and his rival, Abdullah Abdullah, causing a political impasse, Afghanistan is bracing for yet another dilemma: the return of tens of thousands ...

 2020-03-26 22:40 

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Global Army of Volunteers Mobilizes to Battle Coronavirus...

More than half a million people in Britain signed up to help the National Health Service cope with the coronavirus epidemic in just 24 hours, following a government call for volunteers Wednesday, as fears grow that the country's outbreak is following ...

 2020-03-26 21:54 

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US Markets Surge Again on Senate Rescue Package Passage...

U.S. stocks surged again Thursday after the Senate passed the $2 trillion coronavirus relief bill, with the House likely to follow.The Dow Jones industrial average shot up 1,352 points, a 6% gain. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite Index also climbed 6% eac...

 2020-03-26 20:57 

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US Announces Narcoterrorism Charges Against Venezuela's Maduro...

The U.S....

 2020-03-26 20:49 

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Group of 20 Nations Vow to Collaborate in Global Fight Against Coronavirus...

The Group of 20 nations promised to collaborate Thursday in the global fight to address the coronavirus pandemic as it faces mounting criticism for not doing more to limit the spread of the virus and contain the damage to world economies.After holding an ...

 2020-03-26 20:06 

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US Increases 'Maximum Pressure' on Iran...

The United States is turning up its...

 2020-03-26 19:23 

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Next Up: US House to Consider Coronavirus Rescue Package...

Passage of the $2 trillion U.S. coronavirus rescue package is nearing the finish line, with the House of Representatives set to act Friday, followed quickly by President Donald Trump signing it into law....

 2020-03-26 19:10 

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Vietnamese Restaurant Offers Chance to Take a Bite Out of Coronavirus...

A restaurant in Vietnam has created a way for its customers to "take a bite" out of the coronavirus that has disrupted much of the world — by serving burgers designed to look like the actual virus.Hanoi pizza shop owner and chef Hoang Tung s...

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