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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that China is facilitating the shipment of 1,000 ventilators to his state, as he continues to shop for more of the lifesaving devices ahead of a growing number of coronavirus patients who are expected to need them.

By Associated Press April 4, 2020
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There are the new dead. And then there are the bodies waiting in overcrowded mortuaries to be buried as cities struggle to meet demand and families wrestle with rules on social distancing that make the usual funeral rituals impossible.

By Associated Press April 4, 2020
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While Wisconsin struggles to hold its primary on Tuesday, President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot as the coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to extend into the fall, affecting the general election.

By Associated Press April 4, 2020
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The stock market’s first reaction to Friday’s stunningly bad jobs report was to take it in stride. But Wall Street slid through the day as investors looked ahead to the likelihood that even worse numbers are on the way.

By STAN CHOE, DAMIAN J. TROISE and ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writers April 4, 2020
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A federal appeals court refused Friday to block extended absentee voting deadlines for Wisconsin’s presidential primary, allowing voters to continue turning in ballots for six days beyond Tuesday’s election.

By TODD RICHMOND, Associated Press April 3, 2020
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It's a scene playing out all over the world. The empty streets, the silent playgrounds and the lone commuter. Rush hour feels more like hush hour.

By DAVID GOLDMAN Associated Press April 3, 2020
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Bill Withers, who wrote and sang a string of soulful songs in the 1970s that have stood the test of time, including " Lean on Me, " "Lovely Day" and "Ain't No Sunshine," has died from heart complications, his family said in a statement to The Associated Press. He was 81

By MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer April 3, 2020
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A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers slashed hundreds of thousands of jobs because of the viral outbreak that has all but shut down the U.S. economy. The unemployment rate jumped to 4.4% from a 50-year low of 3.5%.

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER AP Economics Write April 3, 2020
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A record-long streak of U.S. job growth ended suddenly in March after nearly a decade as employers cut 701,000 jobs because of the coronavirus pandemic that's all but shut down the U.S. economy. The unemployment rate jumped to 4.4% from a 50-year low of 3.5%.

By Associated Press April 3, 2020
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Just when Americans need it most, a U.S. newspaper industry already under stress is facing an unprecedented new challenge.

By TALI ARBEL and DAVID BAUDER Associated Press April 3, 2020
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As an uneasy March unspooled, as coronavirus dread descended upon the United States, it became commonplace — and, for public figures, quite practical — to point out how, unlike most major events in the 21st century, this was an unusually communal moment.

By TED ANTHONY, AP National Writer March 29, 2020
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Bracing the nation for a grim death toll, President Donald Trump on Sunday extended the voluntary national shutdown for a month, bowing to public-health experts who told him the coronavirus pandemic could claim over 100,000 lives in the U.S., perhaps significantly more, if not enough is done to fight it.

By ZEKE MILLER and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press March 29, 2020
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North Korea on Sunday fired two suspected ballistic missiles into the sea, South Korea and Japan said, continuing a streak of weapons launches that suggests leader Kim Jong Un is trying to strengthen domestic support amid worries about a possible coronavirus outbreak in the country.

By HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press March 28, 2020
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A new federal appellate court ruling could give the public a better idea how the Food and Drug Administration decides how and when dying people can get access to unapproved medicines.

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President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel Advisory” be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak.

By ZEKE MILLER and COLLEEN LONG, Associated Press March 28, 2020
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President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law Friday, after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coronavirus epidemic.

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ALAN FRAM and LAURIE KELLMAN AP March 27, 2020
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The White House and Senate leaders announced agreement Wednesday on an unparalleled, $2 trillion emergency bill to rush aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

By ANDREW TAYLOR and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press March 25, 2020
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The U.S. and Mexico will stop all “nonessential” border crossings after midnight Friday in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus, but goods and essential workers will still be allowed to cross, the White House announced Friday.

By Joshua Gerard Gargiulo, Cronkite News March 23, 2020
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Tensions flared Monday as Washington strained to respond to the worsening coronavirus outbreak, with Congress arguing over a nearly $2 trillion economic rescue package and an impatient President Donald Trump musing openly about letting the 15-day shutdown expire.

By LISA MASCARO, ANDREW TAYLOR and JILL COLVIN, Associated Press March 23, 2020
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No more play dates, no more picnics in the park with friends, no more pickup games of basketball.

By JIM MUSTIAN and JEFFREY COLLINS, Associated Press March 22, 2020
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Top-level negotiations between Congress and White House teetered Sunday over a nearly $1.4 trillion economic rescue package, as the coronavirus crisis deepened, the nation shut down and the first U.S. senator tested positive for the disease.

By ANDREW TAYLOR, JONATHAN LEMIRE and LISA MASCARO, Associated Press March 22, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic took an increasingly bleak toll Saturday, March 21, in the U.S. and in Europe, producing staggering caseloads in New York and Italy and setting off a desperate scramble to set up thousands of additional hospital beds as the disease notched another grim advance.

By Associated Press March 21, 2020
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Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House pushed toward resolution late Saturday on a ballooning $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package, as President Donald Trump urged a deal to steady a nation shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic.

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, LISA MASCARO and ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Press March 21, 2020
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The coronavirus pandemic took an increasingly bleak toll Saturday in the U.S. and Europe, producing staggering caseloads in New York and Italy and setting off a desperate scramble to set up thousands of additional hospital beds as the disease notched another grim advance.

By AMY FORLITI and FRANCES D'EMILIO, Associated Press March 21, 2020
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Kenny Rogers, the smooth, Grammy-winning balladeer who spanned jazz, folk, country and pop with such hits as “Lucille,” “Lady” and “Islands in the Stream” and embraced his persona as “The Gambler” on records and on TV, died Friday night. He was 81.

By KRISTIN M. HALL, AP Entertainment Writer March 21, 2020

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