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Ben Carson tests positive after Trump election party

November 9, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was supposed to be a scene of celebration. Instead, the Trump campaign’s election night watch party in the White House East Room — with few masks and no social distancing — is being eyed as a potential coronavirus super-spreading event and yet another symbol of President Donald Trump’s cavalier attitude toward…

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Much at stake as Supreme Court weighs future of ‘Obamacare,’ COVID19 could become pre-existing condition if overturned

November 9, 2020

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Supreme Court weighs the fate of “Obamacare” on Tuesday, arguments will revolve around arcane points of law like severability — whether the justices can surgically snip out part of the law and leave the rest. But what’s at stake has real-world consequences for just about every American,…

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Biden selects coronavirus advisory board members, includes Philadelphia based doctor Ezekial Emanuel

November 9, 2020

BOSTON (AP) —Biden announced Monday that former Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy, former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. David Kessler and Yale University associate professor and associate dean Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith will serve as co-chairs of a coronavirus advisory board. According to 6abc, Philadelphia-based doctor Ezekiel Emanuel, who previously served on Biden’s Public Health…

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For Biden, how to help mangled economy is next obstacle

November 9, 2020

By JOSH BOAK BALTIMORE (AP) — Joe Biden will inherit a mangled U.S. economy — one that never fully healed from the coronavirus and could suffer again as new infections are climbing. The once robust recovery has shown signs of gasping after federal aid lapsed. Ten million remain jobless and more layoffs are becoming permanent….

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Biden, Harris win White House, vowing new direction for divided US

November 7, 2020

By JONATHAN LEMIRE and ZEKE MILLER WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden defeated President Donald Trump to become the 46th president of the United States on Saturday, positioning himself to lead a nation gripped by historic pandemic and a confluence of economic and social turmoil. His victory came after more than three days of uncertainty…

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Surge in virus threatens to reverse global economic rebounds

November 6, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: People wearing masks walk by Century 21 department store, Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan) By Martin Crutsinger ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — The resurgence of coronavirus cases engulfing the United States and Europe is imperiling economic recoveries on both sides of the Atlantic as millions…

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Stressed freshmen missing quintessential college experience

October 30, 2020

ABOVE PHOTO: In this Sept. 30, 2020, photo provided by Victoria Ujunwa, Miracle Okoro poses on the University of North Carolina Asheville campus in Asheville, N.C. Some classes are being held in person at the university, but on many days the campus looks like a ghost town, said Okoro. “It’s not easy to be able…

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NJ governor executive order extends COVID19 public health emergency after 874 people hospitalized

October 25, 2020

Photo: Screenshot image from www.state.nj.us/governor website, Covid-19 press conference 3/21/2020 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy has once again signed an executive order to extend New Jersey’s public health emergency, citing a steep increase in coronavirus cases in recent days. The extension was announced Saturday as the state’s 7-day rolling average of daily new…

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US sets coronavirus infection record; deaths near 224,000

October 24, 2020

By REBECCA BOONE and DAVID CRARY BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The U.S. coronavirus caseload has reached record heights with more than 83,000 infections reported in a single day, the latest ominous sign of the disease’s grip on the nation, as states from Connecticut to the Rocky Mountain West reel under the surge. The U.S. death…

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Wolf offers $20 million relief plan for bars and restaurants

October 24, 2020

Photo: The Office of Governor Tom Wolf/Flickr Governor Tom Wolf By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Pennsylvania plans to offer $20 million in relief to the state’s beleaguered hospitality industry, the governor announced Thursday, an amount trade groups called woefully inadequate for helping bars and restaurants survive the pandemic. The state intends to waive liquor license fees in…

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