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U.S. planning ways to 'ease' back to normal if virus efforts work: Fauci

Domestic News from Reuters - 1 hour 11 min ago
U.S. health officials are planning ways for the country to return to normal activities if distancing and other steps to mitigate COVID-19 this month prove successful in curbing the outbreak, the top U.S. infectious disease official said on Wednesday.
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Key U.S. coronavirus death projection revised down to 60,000

Domestic News from Reuters - 1 hour 11 min ago
Some 60,000 Americans could die in the coronavirus pandemic, a university model often cited by U.S. and state policymakers projected on Wednesday, a 26% reduction in its most recent forecast death toll.
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Trump holds support of political base in virus-prone states

Domestic News from Reuters - 2 hours 40 min ago
Earl Kerr, a 57-year-old electrical contractor in Jacksonville, Florida, says he fears for his 80-year-old mother, who entered an assisted living facility just before the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States. And he says he worries that the tanking economy will sink his small business.
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Military landlord, under fire following Reuters reports, issues improvement plan

Domestic News from Reuters - 2 hours 56 min ago
Military housing landlord Balfour Beatty Communities, the focus of a Justice Department inquiry following Reuters reports it falsified maintenance logs, said it has taken steps to prevent the practice and make its homes safer for service families.
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Trump removes top coronavirus watchdog, widens attack on inspectors general

Domestic News from Reuters - 3 hours 43 min ago
President Donald Trump removed the inspector general who was to oversee the government's $2.3 trillion coronavirus response, a spokeswoman for the official's office said on Tuesday, fueling concerns in Congress about oversight of the relief package.
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Disney might check visitors' temperatures when theme parks reopen, chairman says

Domestic News from Reuters - 4 hours 22 min ago
Walt Disney Co might require theme park visitors to have their temperatures checked when they reopen after coronavirus restrictions on public gatherings are lifted, Executive Chairman Bob Iger said in an interview published on Tuesday.
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From deliveries in Arizona to fish markets in California, coronavirus changes how we buy our food

Domestic News from Reuters - 4 hours 56 min ago
Eric Cohn used to wear a respirator mask, goggles and gloves only to protect against mold and asbestos as he restored homes in Tucson, Arizona. Now he dons the same gear in his new job - shopping for quarantined customers.
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U.S. coronavirus restrictions create split among religious liberty advocates

Domestic News from Reuters - 5 hours 33 min ago
When an evangelical Christian pastor was arrested in Florida for flouting a stay-at-home order aimed at curbing the new coronavirus, a conservative religious liberty group was quick to leap to his defense.
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African-Americans dying of coronavirus at higher rates, preliminary data shows

Domestic News from Reuters - 6 hours 2 min ago
The new coronavirus is killing African-Americans at a higher rate than the U.S. population at large, according to preliminary numbers from Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois that officials say point to disparities in health and healthcare access.
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Trump says 'China-centric' WHO 'really blew it' on coronavirus

Domestic News from Reuters - 7 hours 28 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump sharply criticised the World Health Organization on Tuesday, accusing it of being too focused on China and issuing bad advice during the new coronavirus outbreak and saying he would put a hold on U.S. funding for the agency.
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'Hardest day': New York's Cuomo sees virus slowing despite record death toll

Domestic News from Reuters - 7 hours 28 min ago
Even as medical teams struggled to save an onslaught of gravely ill coronavirus patients and deaths hit new highs, the number of COVID-19 hospitalizations seemed to be leveling off in New York state, the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Tuesday.
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Aggressive restrictions notably slow coronavirus in California tech hub

Domestic News from Reuters - 13 hours 29 min ago
California's Santa Clara County, the technology hub hit hard by some of the first American cases of the coronavirus, dramatically slowed the illness with early and aggressive shelter-at-home rules, public health officer Sara Cody said on Tuesday.
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Trump says WHO is China-centric, 'really blew it' on coronavirus

Domestic News from Reuters - 13 hours 31 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump sharply criticized the World Health Organization on Tuesday, accusing it of being too focused on China and issuing bad advice during the new coronavirus outbreak and saying he would put a hold on U.S. funding for the agency.
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White House looks to bolster small business lending program

Domestic News from Reuters - 14 hours 5 min ago
The White House hopes Congress will nearly double the size of its program to support ailing small businesses by the end of the week, as some of the nation's largest lenders still sit on the sidelines and others remain unable to access the system.
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Trump administration seeks $250 billion more in aid for small U.S. businesses: Mnuchin

Domestic News from Reuters - 14 hours 5 min ago
The Trump administration on Tuesday asked Congress for an additional $250 billion in emergency economic aid for small U.S. businesses reeling from the coronavirus pandemic, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushed for passage as soon as Thursday.
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Alaska's RavnAir may face bankruptcy fight over jets grounded by coronavirus

Domestic News from Reuters - 14 hours 30 min ago
Alaska's North Slope Borough government has moved to seize the assets of RavnAir Group after it declared bankruptcy due to the coronavirus, aiming to protect its region's air service but also setting up a potential legal battle with the airline's lender.
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U.S. appeals court allows abortion curbs in Texas during coronavirus outbreak

Domestic News from Reuters - 15 hours 18 min ago
A U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Texas could enforce limits on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the state's policy requiring postponement of non-urgent medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.
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'I own it:' U.S. Navy secretary resigns over handling of coronavirus-hit carrier

Domestic News from Reuters - 15 hours 36 min ago
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday after he faced mounting backlash for firing and ridiculing the commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier who pleaded for help stemming a coronavirus outbreak onboard.
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U.S. immigration officials evaluate vulnerable detainees for possible release amid pandemic

Domestic News from Reuters - 15 hours 40 min ago
U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus infection as detainees and workers have tested positive for the resulting COVID-19 illness.
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At-home COVID-19 deaths may be significantly undercounted in New York City

Domestic News from Reuters - 15 hours 48 min ago
The daily tally of New York City residents who died at home with coronavirus-like symptoms exploded from 45 on March 20 to 241 on April 5, according to Fire Department of New York data - suggesting the city may be significantly undercounting COVID-19 deaths.
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