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U.S. virus death toll hits 11; feds investigate nursing home

Federal authorities announced an investigation of the Seattle-area nursing home at the center of an outbreak of the new coronavirus as the U.S. death toll climbed to 11, including the first fatality outside Washington state. Officials in California’s Placer County, ...

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China-made phones, tablets tainted by coerced Uighur labor

In a lively Muslim quarter of Nanchang city, a sprawling Chinese factory turns out computer screens, cameras and fingerprint scanners for a supplier to international tech giants such as Apple and Lenovo. Throughout the neighborhood, women in headscarves stroll through ...

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Court blocks ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy on part of US border

In the latest twist on a key Trump administration immigration policy, a federal appeals court said it will prevent the government from making asylum-seekers wait in Mexico for U.S. court hearings starting next week unless the Supreme Court steps in ...

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AP VoteCast: Late deciders aid Biden, young loyal to Sanders

Joe Biden’s surprise victories on Super Tuesday were powered by Democratic voters who broke his way just days before casting their ballots — a wave of late momentum that scrambled the race in a matter of hours. The late deciders ...

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Virus hammers business travel as wary companies nix trips

Amazon and other big companies are trying to keep their employees healthy by banning business trips, but they’ve dealt a gut punch to a travel industry already reeling from the virus outbreak. The Seattle-based online retail giant has told its ...

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Fed’s Powell faces a puzzling crisis with no simple solution

Jerome Powell is confronting his stiffest test yet as head of the Federal Reserve in an atmosphere vastly altered from what his predecessors faced. It makes an uncertain situation even more challenging. This week, Powell announced a surprise half-point interest ...

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U.S. businesses add 183K jobs in sign of pre-virus health

U.S. businesses added 183,000 jobs last month, a solid gain that shows the economy was largely healthy when the coronavirus outbreak spread further around the globe. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that February’s hiring was down from 209,000 in the ...

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County restricts immigration agents after courthouse arrest

A Pennsylvania county imposed restrictions on U.S. immigration agents this week after a federal officer arrested a man at the courthouse, sparking a heated confrontation that was captured on video. Franklin Urrutia-Cordon, 32, went to the Northampton County Courthouse for ...

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Medication fog can mimic or worsen dementia in the elderly

Prescription pills, dementia

Claire Dinneen’s daughters thought that worsening dementia was causing her growing confusion, but her doctor suspected something else. Dr. Pei Chen asked them to round up medicines in the 89-year-old woman’s home and they returned with a huge haul. There ...

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