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Trump claims he has ‘total’ authority over reopening economy

President Donald Trump claimed the “total” authority to decide how and when to reopen the economy after weeks of tough social distancing guidelines aimed at fighting the new coronavirus. But governors from both parties were quick to push back, noting ...

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Black people make up large percentage of Missouri virus deaths

The coronavirus is killing black Missourians at a disproportionate rate, especially in the two urban areas of the state, prompting some African American leaders to question if outreach is falling short. Of the 19 people in St. Louis who died ...

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US restaurants turn to grocery sales to help offset losses

Charlene Gulliford at the Gandy Dancer never figured there would come a day when the Michigan restaurant known for its steaks and seafood would sell toilet paper and cartons of eggs, but the coronavirus has restaurants in survival mode. The ...

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‘Absolute chaos’ as businesses try to tap into rescue funds

Desperate small business owners who hoped for a quick government lifeline to help them survive the coronavirus crisis are still without funds, instead battling red tape, wary banks and swamped computer systems. Thousands of owners who applied for loans under ...

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Fauci comments on US virus response seem to draw Trump’s ire

Social restrictions aimed at stopping the spread of the coronavirus could have saved lives if they’d been started earlier, and when they’re eased new cases are certain to arise, said the nation’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci, seeming ...

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Missouri doctor sharing stories to combat virus outbreak

After finding that traditional medicine was oftentimes no match against the most severe cases of COVID-19, Dr. Evan Shaw explored a new strategy to help the battle against the raging pandemic. He decided to share stories. The stories of patients ...

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Kansas governor sues in dispute over in-person services

Kansas’ Democratic governor filed a lawsuit Thursday after a Republican-dominated legislative panel overturned her executive order banning religious and funeral services of more than 10 attendees during the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Laura Kelly said “the last thing” she wants to ...

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Hurry up and wait? Why relief to small businesses has lagged

Speed is of the essence if a federal relief program for small businesses is going to be effective in combating the damage wrought by the coronavirus lockdowns. Yet, days into the program, many Main Street businesses are still waiting for ...

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Virus casts a dark cloud over once-thriving home market

When Rebeka McBride and her husband put their home in Washington state on the market in early March, the coronavirus outbreak was just taking hold in the United States. They managed to hold two open houses and a smattering of ...

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The deadly polio epidemic and why it matters for coronavirus

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) By Carl Kurlander, University of Pittsburgh, via The Associated Press The fear and uncertainty surrounding the coronavirus pandemic may feel new to many of us. But ...

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DC community volunteers provide food for locked-down needy

A line begins forming as a van pulls into the parking lot of a senior living center in Southeast Washington. By the time the half-dozen masked volunteers set up the folding table and start pulling out plastic bags filled with ...

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