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Coronavirus

Trump declares virus emergency; Pelosi announces aid deal

March 13, 2020

By ANDREW TAYLOR, ZEKE MILLER, JILL COLVIN and LISA MASCARO WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Friday declared the coronavirus pandemic a national emergency in order to free up more money and resources. But he denied any responsibility for delays in making testing available for the new virus, whose spread has roiled markets and…

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Philly schools closed for two weeks

March 13, 2020

All District and Charter schools will be closed starting Monday, March 16, 2020 through Friday, March 27, 2020. Though the School District of Philadelphia still does NOT have any suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19 (coronavirus) in schools or offices, this closure has become necessary as many SDP employees who reside in neighboring counties are being…

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Virus locks down Italy amid global push to contain outbreak

March 13, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: A worker sprays disinfectant as sanitization operations against Coronavirus are carried out in the museum hosted by the Maschio Angioino medieval castle, in Naples, Italy, Tuesday, March 10, 2020. (Alessandro Pone/LaPresse via AP) By Nicole Winfield and John Leicester ASSOCIATED PRESS  ROME— The boisterous hum of Rome dwindled to a whisper and police…

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CANCELED: Mar. 14, Enon’s “Know Your Numbers” Men’s Health Initiative

March 12, 2020

Our annual Men’s Health Initiative will take place on Saturday March 14, 2019 at Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, 2800 W. Cheltenham Avenue from 8AM-8PM. Once again, Enon will be transformed into a health and wellness center for men in the community to learn about their individual health status, through a series of screenings that are…

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DC mayor declares state of emergency as virus cases rise

March 11, 2020

By ASHRAF KHALIL WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser declared a state of emergency Wednesday as the number of identified coronavirus cases in the nation’s capital reached 10 and officials recommended gatherings of 1,000 or more people be postponed or canceled. The announcement signals a major escalation in the District of Columbia’s response…

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Recent News

Stateside

US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

December 7, 2021

By AAMER MADHANI and ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of...

Local

Mayor Kenney Issues Statement on the Resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid

December 5, 2021

PHILADELPHIA — Mayor Jim Kenney today accepted the resignation of Commerce Director Michael Rashid, effective immediately. “Today...

Diaspora

Barbados says goodbye to queen, transforms into republic

December 3, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Barbados’ new President Sandra Mason, center right, awards Prince Charles with the Order of Freedom...

Politics

Supreme Court set to take up all-or-nothing abortion fight

December 3, 2021

By Mark Sherman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Both sides are telling the Supreme Court there’s no middle...

Sports

US plans diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics

December 7, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will stage a diplomatic boycott of the upcoming Winter Olympics in Beijing t o...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff