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Point of order: Congress weighs how to govern from afar

“Congress” literally means to gather together. But the coronavirus pandemic and election year politics are forcing lawmakers to consider ways of governing from afar, some for the first time in U.S. history. The continuing spread of the virus is raising ...

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As pandemic deepens, Trump cycles through targets to blame

First, it was the media that was at fault. Then, Democratic governors came under fire. China, President Barack Obama and federal watchdogs have all had a turn in the crosshairs. And now it’s the World Health Organization that’s to blame. ...

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Pandemic deals blow to plastic bag bans, plastic reduction

Just weeks ago, cities and even states across the U.S. were busy banning straws, limiting takeout containers and mandating that shoppers bring reusable bags or pay a small fee as the movement to eliminate single-use plastics took hold in mainstream ...

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Massive effort to get Los Angeles homeless into hotels

Los Angeles has embarked on a massive and unprecedented effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect the most vulnerable residents as the coronavirus continues to spread. California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced last ...

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Missouri budget chief blames sizable revenue drop on virus

As Missouri lawmakers prepare to consider emergency funding in response to the coronavirus crisis, the state’s budget director offered more evidence of the pandemic’s toll on the economy. Budget Director Dan Haug said net general revenue collections for March dropped ...

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Modeling coronavirus: ‘Uncertainty is the only certainty’

A statistical model cited by the White House generated a slightly less grim figure Monday for a first wave of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. — a projection designed to help officials plan for the worst, including ...

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Trump sees limits of presidency in avoiding blame for virus

President Donald Trump is confronting the most dangerous crisis a U.S. leader has faced this century as the coronavirus spreads and a once-vibrant economy falters. As the turmoil deepens, the choices he makes in the critical weeks ahead will shape ...

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Tiger at NYC’s Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus

A tiger at the Bronx Zoo has tested positive for the new coronavirus, in what is believed to be the first known infection in an animal in the U.S. or a tiger anywhere, federal officials and the zoo said Sunday. ...

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As thousands join, few rules for California Health Corps

As tens of thousands of retired health care workers and medical and nursing students sign up for the newly established California Health Corps, almost nothing is known about how it will operate, how much it will cost and whether taxpayers ...

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Governors plead for food stamp flexibility amid pandemic

Yvonne Knight, who has respiratory problems that make her especially vulnerable in the coronavirus pandemic, can’t buy groceries online with her food stamps — even though each trip to the store is now a risky endeavor. Going out to buy ...

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