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Elmo, Cookie Monster enlisted to teach kids about hand washing

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The Sesame Street Muppets are featured in new public service announcements to teach kids how to be safe during the coronavirus pandemic.Read more

The Latest: Italy holds minute of silence for virus victims

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially...Read more

Administration to release final rule on mileage rollback

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is poised to roll back ambitious Obama-era vehicle mileage standards and raise the ceiling on...Read more


How dire projections, grim images dashed Trump's Easter plan

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The two doctors spread out their charts on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. The projections...Read more

White House turns to statistical models for virus forecast

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Like forecasters tracking a megastorm, White House officials are relying on statistical models to help predict the...Read more

Indiana coronavirus updates: WHO warns COVID-19 'far from over' in Asia and Pacific

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Tuesday's latest updates on the coronavirus pandemic.Read more

Dismantling democracy? Virus used as excuse to quell dissent

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Soldiers patrol the streets with their fingers on machine gun triggers. The army guards an exhibition center-...Read more

US nears China's virus death toll as New York calls for help

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NEW YORK (AP) — The mounting death toll from the virus outbreak in the United States had it poised Tuesday to overtake China's grim...Read more


The Latest: WHO warns `far from over' in Asia and Pacific

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially...Read more

LA County sheriff abandons effort to close gun stores

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva, who was sued by gun-rights groups after trying to shut down firearms...Read more

Judges slow abortion bans in Texas, Ohio, Alabama amid virus

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Federal judges on Monday temporarily blocked efforts in Texas and Alabama to ban abortions during the...Read more

Michigan lawmaker killed by virus hailed as cheerful battler

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State Rep. Isaac Robinson was devoted to politics and Detroit, battling for decades on behalf of the city's underdogs until succumbing...Read more