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FILE - In this April 21, 2020, file photo Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks with reporters after the Senate approved a nearly $500 billion coronavirus aid bill on Capitol Hill in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shelved a proposal for proxy voting this week after Republicans objected. In the Senate, McConnell rejected a GOP remote vote proposal. He expects Congress to return May 4, as planned. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
AP News
April 27, 2020 - 8:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is plunging ahead on a new coronavirus relief package, but deepening partisan divide and uncertainty in the schedule could stall the federal response to the health crisis and deteriorating U.S. economy. Leaders of both parties announced the House and Senate will return...
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People wearing protective face mask as a precaution against the spread of the new coronavirus jog at Chalputepec park in Mexico City, Sunday, April 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
AP News
April 27, 2020 - 8:27 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's government continued its tug of war with businesses on Monday, pledging to reopen factories vital to the U.S. economy while shaming others that refuse to close under lockdown measures decreed to fight the spread of the coronavirus. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador...
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Tarrah Gibbons
April 27, 2020 - 11:03 am
As the first of the month approaches with bills due soon, many people are still waiting to get their $1,200 stimulus check. Social Security recipients will starting receiving their checks this week.
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President Donald Trump listens as Vice President Mike Pence speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, April 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Associated Press
April 26, 2020 - 10:40 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's raising of unproven, even far-fetched ideas for fighting COVID-19 -- including his latest musing about injecting disinfectants into people -- triggered an outcry from health officials everywhere. It also highlighted his unconventional approach to the...
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Barber and owner of Chris Edwards, left, wears a mask and cuts the hair of customer at Peachtree Battle Barber Shop in Atlanta on Friday, April 24, 2020. The first phase of Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp's plan to reopen Georgia during the coronavirus pandemic included haircut shops and gyms, though not all chose to open their doors. (John Spink/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP)
AP News
April 24, 2020 - 7:59 pm
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Even as the confirmed U.S. death toll from the coronavirus soared past 50,000, Georgia, Oklahoma and Alaska began loosening lockdown orders Friday on their pandemic-wounded businesses, despite warnings from health experts that the gradual steps toward normalcy might be...
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A woman wears a mask to protect against coronavirus, waits in line for a mobile food pantry at Barclays Center Friday, April 24, 2020, in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
AP News
April 24, 2020 - 7:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's daily coronavirus death toll dropped slightly, state leaders braced for a $13.3 billion budget hit, and residents will be receiving applications for mail-in ballots. Details on developments in the coronavirus outbreak in New York: ___ THE NUMBERS New York reported its...
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Maria Boynton
April 23, 2020 - 6:00 pm
It’s times such as these when the best and worst in people can be on display.
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FILE - This Aug. 22, 2018 file photo shows Joe Diffie performing at the 12th annual ACM Honors in Nashville, Tenn. A publicist for Diffie says the country singer has tested positive for COVID-19. Diffie is under the care of medical professionals and is receiving treatment. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP, File)
Associated Press
April 23, 2020 - 4:44 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Conspiracy theorists are twisting facts online about country singer Joe Diffie's death from COVID-19 complications in an effort to promote their claims that health officials are exaggerating the threat of the coronavirus pandemic. Diffie, who topped the charts in the 1990s with honky...
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Associated Press
April 22, 2020 - 6:23 pm
Americans remain overwhelmingly in favor of stay-at-home orders and other efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus
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Peter Tschentscher, behind the speaker's desk, first Mayor of Hamburg, speaks at a government declaration on the topic "Current Coronalage - First Steps into a Normal Life" at a meeting of the Hamburg Parliament in the city hall in Hamburg, Germany, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. To avoid contagion among the members of parliament, the citizens' meeting will take place in the Great Festival Hall of the City Hall, spectators are not allowed. (Christian Charisius/dpa via AP)
AP News
April 22, 2020 - 2:43 pm
The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments Wednesday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ________________________ THE HEALTH BIZ: In this era of dire medical need, hospitals and...
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