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House Follows Senate In Passing Extension Of COVID-19 Business Loans

House Follows Senate In Passing Extension Of COVID-19 Business Loans

House Follows Senate In Passing Extension Of COVID-19 Business Loans : Coronavirus Live Updates The Paycheck Protection Program, part of the $3 trillion pandemic response package passed by Congress in March, has been extended to Aug. 8.House members unanimously passed an extension of the $660 billion Paycheck Protection Program, aimed at helping small businesses weather the COVID-19 pandemic. The voice vote came a day after the Senate approved the measure.The PPP had expired Tuesday at midnight. If President Trump signs the extension, the program will operate through Aug. 8.The program was...

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Pence Urges Americans To Wear Masks To Stop Spread Of COVID-19

Pence Urges Americans To Wear Masks To Stop Spread Of COVID-19

Pence Urges Americans To Wear Masks To Stop Spread Of COVID-19 : Coronavirus Live Updates The vice president wore a mask during an appearance in Rockville, Md. Despite a surge in new cases, Pence insisted the country was "in a much better place than four months ago, even two months ago."Vice President Pence wore a face mask to a public briefing on Tuesday where the message from the surgeon general and others was clear: Americans should to do the same while in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Pence appeared at the U.S. Health Service Commission Corps headquarters in Rockville, Md.,...

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Arizona Issues New Shutdown Order As Coronavirus Cases Spike

Arizona Issues New Shutdown Order As Coronavirus Cases Spike

Arizona Issues New Shutdown Order As Coronavirus Cases Spike : Coronavirus Live Updates Gov. Doug Ducey, citing thousands of new cases in the state, issued an order shutting down bars, theaters, gyms and water parks for at least 30 days.In an about-face, Arizona's Gov. Doug Ducey has ordered the state's bars, gyms, movie theaters and water parks to shut down for at least 30 days amid thousands of new coronavirus cases in the state. Ducey issued the order Monday to go into effect from 8 p.m. local time, citing concern over a recent spike in new cases — including a one-day record of more than...

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Federal Court In Wisconsin Upholds Voting Restrictions Favored By Republicans

Federal Court In Wisconsin Upholds Voting Restrictions Favored By Republicans

Federal Court In Wisconsin Upholds Voting Restrictions Favored By Republicans An appeals court found in favor of limits on early voting and restored a requirement that residents must live in a district for 28 days, instead of 10 days, to be eligible to vote there.Just months ahead of the November election, a federal appeals court in Wisconsin has reaffirmed voting restrictions favored by Republicans in a state that's one of the keys in the presidential race. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit found in favor of restrictions on early voting and restored a...

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WHO Chief On COVID-19 Pandemic: 'The Worst Is Yet To Come'

WHO Chief On COVID-19 Pandemic: 'The Worst Is Yet To Come'

WHO Chief On COVID-19 Pandemic: 'The Worst Is Yet To Come' : Coronavirus Live Updates Speaking at a briefing in Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: "We all want this to be over. We all want to get on with our lives. But the hard reality is this is not even close to being over."The head of the World Health Organization is warning that the COVID-19 pandemic is actually speeding up and he criticized governments that have failed to establish reliable contact tracing to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking at a briefing in Geneva, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: "We all want this...

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Tentative Trial Date Set For Ex-Minneapolis Officers Accused In George Floyd Death

Tentative Trial Date Set For Ex-Minneapolis Officers Accused In George Floyd Death

Tentative Trial Date Set For Ex-Minneapolis Officers Accused In George Floyd Death : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said the trial date assumed that the former officers would be tried together, but that he expected motions to be filed for separate trials.A judge in Minnesota has set a March 8 trial date for the four former police officers accused in the death of George Floyd. At an omnibus hearing Monday, Hennepin County Judge Peter Cahill said the trial date assumed that the former Minneapolis Police Department officers — Derek Chauvin, 44, who...

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Top Executives At VOA Resign As Trump Ally Prepares To Take Over

Top Executives At VOA Resign As Trump Ally Prepares To Take Over

Top Executives At VOA Resign As Trump Ally Prepares To Take Over Voice of America Director Amanda Bennett and her deputy are stepping down after Senate confirmation of conservative filmmaker Michael Pack to lead the international broadcaster's parent agency.The Voice of America's two top executives stepped down Monday following Senate confirmation of President Trump's pick to run the agency that oversees the international broadcaster. The resignation of Director and Deputy Director was announced as Michael Pack, a conservative filmmaker and supporter of the president, was set to take over...

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Brazil Reports Big Surge In Coronavirus Infections

Brazil Reports Big Surge In Coronavirus Infections

Brazil Reports Big Surge In Coronavirus Infections : Coronavirus Live Updates The country's health ministry added a record of nearly 35,000 new cases and almost 1,300 deaths over a 24-hour period reported Monday.Brazil on Tuesday reported a national record of nearly 35,000 new coronavirus cases in a 24-hour period, even as the government has insisted that the outbreak is under control. The health ministry added 34,918 new cases, but Brazilian media, in collaboration with state health departments, said the figure was probably undercounted by a few thousand. The ministry also announced 1,282...

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Protester In Albuquerque Wounded During Shooting At Rally Over Removal Of Statue

Protester In Albuquerque Wounded During Shooting At Rally Over Removal Of Statue

Protester In Albuquerque Wounded During Shooting At Rally Over Removal Of Statue : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice Police say the person was shot and critically wounded during a protest aimed at removing the statue of a Spanish conquistador. Some protesters blame members of a local militia for the shooting.One person was shot and seriously wounded in Albuquerque, N.M., as protesters sought to topple a statue of Spanish conquistador . The protest, held near the city's Tiguex Park, called for the removal of the statue that stands outside the Albuquerque Museum. Neither the shooter...

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France Announces Further Reopening Amid Declining Number Of Coronavirus Cases

France Announces Further Reopening Amid Declining Number Of Coronavirus Cases

France Announces Further Reopening Amid Declining Number Of Coronavirus Cases : Coronavirus Live Updates In a national address, French President Emmanuel Macron said beginning Monday restaurants and cafes would be allowed to fully reopen and people could resume visiting family in nursing homes.France's President Emmanuel Macron announced Sunday a further easing of restrictions imposed after the COVID-19 outbreak, beginning with the full reopening of cafes and restaurants and the lifting of bans on travel from European countries. France, which has been among the countries in Europe...

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American Paul Whelan, Held In Russia On Spy Charges, Is Sentenced To 16 Years

American Paul Whelan, Held In Russia On Spy Charges, Is Sentenced To 16 Years

American Paul Whelan, Held In Russia On Spy Charges, Is Sentenced To 16 Years Whelan was arrested in 2018 at a hotel in Moscow. Russian officials say he was in possession of classified information, but the former U.S. Marine says he was set up.Paul Whelan, a U.S. citizen who was arrested in Moscow in 2018 on charges of espionage, has been found guilty in a closed trial and sentenced to 16 years in prison in a case that has strained relations between the two countries. The verdict was read in a Moscow court on Monday as Whelan stood in the defendant's cage holding a sign that read "Sham...

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Virginia Judge Blocks Plan To Remove Statue Of Robert E. Lee

Virginia Judge Blocks Plan To Remove Statue Of Robert E. Lee

Virginia Judge Blocks Plan To Remove Statue Of Robert E. Lee : Live Updates: Protests For Racial Justice Judge Bradley B. Cavedo issued a temporary injunction prompted by a lawsuit that claims the state promised to protect the statue when the land it is located on was annexed in 1890.A judge in Richmond, Va., has issued a temporary injunction blocking removal of a massive statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee until a lawsuit seeking to halt the removal can be heard. Amid nationwide protests calling for an end to police brutality against African Americans following the killing of George...

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Medical Examiner's Autopsy Reveals George Floyd Had Positive Test For Coronavirus

Medical Examiner's Autopsy Reveals George Floyd Had Positive Test For Coronavirus

Medical Examiner's Autopsy Reveals George Floyd Had Positive Test For Coronavirus The 20-page report released Wednesday shows that Floyd tested positive for the virus in early April. It also confirmed fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system at the time of death.A full autopsy report on George Floyd, the man who died after being restrained by Minneapolis police last month, reveals that he was positive for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The 20-page report also indicates that Floyd had fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death, although the drugs are...

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Former Defense Secretary Mattis Issues Stunning Rebuke Of Trump

Former Defense Secretary Mattis Issues Stunning Rebuke Of Trump

Former Defense Secretary Mattis Issues Stunning Rebuke Of Trump Jim Mattis, who resigned as Trump's defense secretary nearly a year-and-a-half ago, accuses the president of dividing the nation and warns against "militarizing our response" to protests.Mark KatkovRetired Marine Gen. Jim Mattis, who resigned as President Trump's defense secretary nearly a year-and-a-half ago over policy differences, has issued an extraordinary critique of the White House's handling of nationwide unrest, saying Trump has sought to divide Americans, and warning against "militarizing our response" to the...

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Seen 'Plandemic'? We Take A Close Look At The Viral Conspiracy Video's Claims

Seen 'Plandemic'? We Take A Close Look At The Viral Conspiracy Video's Claims

Seen 'Plandemic'? We Take A Close Look At The Viral Conspiracy Video's Claims The video has been viewed millions of times on YouTube via links that are replaced as quickly as the video-sharing service can remove hem for violating its policy against "COVID-19 misinformation."A slickly produced 26-minute video called Plandemic has exploded on social media in recent days, claiming to present a view of COVID-19 that differs from the "official" narrative. The video has been viewed millions of times on YouTube via links that are replaced as quickly as the video-sharing service for violating its...

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South Korea Reports No New Domestic Coronavirus Cases

South Korea Reports No New Domestic Coronavirus Cases

South Korea Reports No New Domestic Coronavirus Cases : Coronavirus Live Updates The country, which saw infections ramp up quickly in February, has seen them trend down for weeks. In a milestone on Thursday, officials reported just four new cases, all imported.South Korea, which waged an early battle against COVID-19 after the disease emerged from China, said on Thursday that it had no new domestic cases for the first time since a surge nearly 10 weeks ago. The country experienced its first case on Jan. 20, but didn't see until mid-February. They peaked on Feb. 29 with 909 daily cases and...

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No Tokyo Olympics Next Year Unless COVID-19 Can Be Contained, Japan's Abe Says

No Tokyo Olympics Next Year Unless COVID-19 Can Be Contained, Japan's Abe Says

No Tokyo Olympics Next Year Unless COVID-19 Can Be Contained, Japan's Abe Says : Coronavirus Live Updates Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said it would be "impossible" to hold the already delayed Summer Olympics and Paralympics in 2021 if the disease is not brought under control.The Tokyo Olympics, already delayed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, might not be held at all unless COVID-19 can be contained, Japan's prime minister said Wednesday. Shinzo Abe's remarks came as the country's prefectural governors urged him to extend a nationwide state of emergency aimed at combating the...

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Chinese Song Expressing Friendship During Pandemic Backfires With Wary Filipinos

Chinese Song Expressing Friendship During Pandemic Backfires With Wary Filipinos

Chinese Song Expressing Friendship During Pandemic Backfires With Wary Filipinos : Coronavirus Live Updates A video for "One Sea" was posted by the Chinese Embassy in Manila in an effort to foster solidarity in the fight against COVID-19. But many Filipinos saw it as Beijing pressing territorial claims.An effort by China to express solidarity with an Asian neighbor that is also battling the deadly coronavirus pandemic has not gone exactly to plan. Last week, the Chinese Embassy in Manila posted a music video titled Iisang Dagat, or "One Sea" in Tagalog, the language commonly spoken in the...

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CDC Adds 6 Symptoms To Its COVID-19 List

CDC Adds 6 Symptoms To Its COVID-19 List

CDC Adds 6 Symptoms To Its COVID-19 List : Coronavirus Live Updates The Centers for Disease Control now recognizes chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat and new loss of taste or smell as symptoms of the disease.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has added several new symptoms to its existing list of symptoms for COVID-19. The CDC has long said said that fever, cough and shortness of breath are indications that someone might have the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. It has now added conditions that may come with the disease: chills,...

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Britain's Johnson Back At Work After COVID-19, Counseling Patience During Lockdown

Britain's Johnson Back At Work After COVID-19, Counseling Patience During Lockdown

Britain's Johnson Back At Work After COVID-19, Counseling Patience During Lockdown : Coronavirus Live Updates The prime minister, who spent three days in intensive care and another two weeks recovering from the disease, warned that any letup in efforts to halt it risked "a new wave of death and disease."After spending weeks recovering from COVID-19, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was back on the job Monday, praising his country for its "grit and guts" in the face of the pandemic, but warning that any letup in efforts to halt the spread of the novel coronavirus risked "a new wave of...

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Muslims Around The World Face A Different Kind Of Ramadan Amid Coronavirus

Muslims Around The World Face A Different Kind Of Ramadan Amid Coronavirus

Muslims Around The World Face A Different Kind Of Ramadan Amid Coronavirus : Coronavirus Live Updates Observance of the Muslim holy month of fasting, prayer and festivities is being curtailed in many parts of the world due to COVID-19. But in some countries, the pandemic hasn't dissuaded the faithful.As the world's 1.8 billion Muslims begin observing the holy month of Ramadan, traditionally a time of dawn-to-dusk fasting, festivities and communal prayer, an unprecedented global pandemic is changing the celebration this year in equally unprecedented ways. Mosques usually brimming with the...

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Putin Warns That Russia's COVID-19 Pandemic Is Getting Worse

Putin Warns That Russia's COVID-19 Pandemic Is Getting Worse

Putin Warns That Russia's COVID-19 Pandemic Is Getting Worse : Coronavirus Live Updates A month ago, Vladimir Putin said the outbreak in Russia was "under control," but in a teleconference with health officials on Monday he acknowledged the situation was changing "not for the better."After insisting less than a month ago that COVID-19 in Russia was President Vladimir Putin on Monday squarely acknowledged the opposite, with the largest day-to-day increase in cases to date and the head of the coronavirus task force warning that the country is "nowhere near" peak infections. "We see that the...

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Emergency Declared In Japanese Prefecture Hit By 2nd Wave Of Coronavirus Infections

Emergency Declared In Japanese Prefecture Hit By 2nd Wave Of Coronavirus Infections

Emergency Declared In Japanese Prefecture Hit By 2nd Wave Of Coronavirus Infections : Coronavirus Live Updates Hokkaido, which saw the country's highest incidence of coronavirus as the pandemic first swept through Asia, had been returning to normal until a sudden recent spike in cases.Japan's Hokkaido prefecture, which accounted for the country's highest number of coronavirus infections as the pandemic initially swept through Asia, has seen a sudden uptick in cases, causing government officials there to declare a state of emergency less than a month after lifting a similar order. The...

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China Reports 169 New Coronavirus Cases — Highest In 5 Weeks

China Reports 169 New Coronavirus Cases — Highest In 5 Weeks

China Reports 169 New Coronavirus Cases — Highest In 5 Weeks : Coronavirus Live Updates Officials said Monday that mainland China had 169 new confirmed cases, 98 of which were described as "imported." It was the largest increase since March 6.China is reporting its highest number of new coronavirus cases in more than five weeks, saying most of them originated abroad. Officials said Monday that mainland China had 169 new confirmed cases of infection, with 61 of them described as "asymptomatic" COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus. The government said 98 of the cases were "imported" by...

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French Aircraft Carrier Returns To Port After Suspected COVID-19 Cases Found Aboard

French Aircraft Carrier Returns To Port After Suspected COVID-19 Cases Found Aboard

French Aircraft Carrier Returns To Port After Suspected COVID-19 Cases Found Aboard : Coronavirus Live Updates France's armed services ministry said in a statment that about 40 sailors aboard the nuclear-powered Charles de Gaulle were under "close medical observation" after showing symptoms.The French navy's flagship, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle, is returning to home port after dozens of crew members showed signs of COVID-19, the armed services ministry announced Wednesday. In a statement, the ministry said "around forty sailors are today under close medical...

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