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Police officers patrol in central Budapest, Hungary, Thursday, April 09, 2020. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a lockdown is in force until 11 April. The police are tasked to ensure compliance with the lockdown rules. (Zoltan Balogh/MTI via AP)
The Latest: Russia to use virus treatment in pneumonia casesRussia's health minister says doctors will start treating all patients with pneumonia for the new coronavirus without waiting for test results to confirm the diagnosis
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Obama Has a COVID-19 WarningFormer president Barack Obama spoke at a virtual meeting of mayors and other local leaders amid the coronavirus pandemic, and he had a warning for them: "The biggest mistake any [of] us can make in these situations is to misinform, particularly when we’re requiring people to make sacrifices and take...
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In this April 5, 2020, file photo, motorcyclists and friends of Chad Edmonds, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who is battling COVID-19, wave to hospital workers from a parking ramp on the UnityPoint St. Luke's campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. From California to Colorado to Georgia and New York, Americans are taking a moment each night at 8 to howl to thank the nation's health care workers and first responders for their selfless sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic. Spread by social media and word of mouth, the nightly U.S. shout-out, inspired in part by balcony applause and singing for health care workers in hard-hit Spain and Italy, has become a way for the cooped-up to howl to reduce their pain and isolation, show support for the homeless, and any other reason they choose. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)
The howling: Americans let it out from depths of pandemicFrom California to New York, some Americans are taking a moment each night at 8 o’clock to howl as a way of thanking the health care workers and first responders who are fighting the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., center, speaks with reporters outside the Senate chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 9, 2020. Senate Democrats on Thursday stalled President Donald Trump's request for $250 billion to supplement a "paycheck protection" program for businesses crippled by the coronavirus outbreak, demanding protections for minority-owned businesses and money for health care providers and state and local governments. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Senators block new virus aid, Pelosi decries 'stunt'President Donald Trump’s new coronavirus aid request has gotten tied up in congressional politics
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FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Del. Biden expects to name a vice presidential vetting committee next week. That's according to three Democrats with knowledge of the situation who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity to discuss internal plans. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Biden's next big decision: Choosing a running matePresumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden expects to name a vice presidential vetting committee next week
The Associated Press4 hours ago
For McConnell, virus carries echo of his boyhood polioAs the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flashes back to an earlier crisis that gripped the nation, and his own life, when he was a boy
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FILE - In this Nov. 1, 2016, file photo, mail-in ballots for the 2016 General Election are shown at the elections ballot center at the Salt Lake County Government Center, in Salt Lake City. As President Donald Trump rails against voting by mail, many members of his own political party are embracing it to keep their voters safe during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
As Trump rails against mail voting, some allies embrace itAs President Donald Trump rails against voting by mail, many members of his own political party are embracing it to keep their voters safe during the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press4 hours ago
President Donald Trump listens as Attorney General William Barr speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Barr says Russia probe was started 'without basis' Attorney General William Barr believes the Russia investigation that shadowed President Donald Trump for nearly two years was started without any basis and was intended to “sabotage the presidency.”
The Associated Press6 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Washington, as Vice President Mike Pence and Labor Secretary Eugene Scalia listen. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
White House says no 'surprise' bills for COVID-19 patientsThe White House says hospitals taking money from the $2 trillion stimulus bill will have to agree not to send “surprise” medical bills to patients treated for COVID-19
The Associated Press7 hours ago
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses his statement, during the opening of the High-Level Segment of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
UN chief warns COVID-19 threatens global peace and securityThe United Nations secretary-general is warning that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening international peace and security
The Associated Press8 hours ago
FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is joined by state and city officials as he gives an update on the coronavirus outbreak in San Antonio. A federal appeals court sided Tuesday, April 7, 2020, with Texas in allowing it to ban most abortions while the state is under an emergency order that limits non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Judge blocks ban on some Texas abortions during outbreakA federal judge has blocked the enforcement, in some cases, of an executive order banning abortions in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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