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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing claims for unemployment benefits likely shot to a record high for a second week in a row as more jurisdictions enforced stay-at-home measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic, which economists say has pushed the economy into recession. FILE PHOTO: An empty restaurant is seen in Manhattan borough
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Americans abroad still lack a sense of urgency to get back home even though the coronavirus pandemic has intensified, a senior State Department official said on Wednesday, urging them to return now unless they are prepared to remain overseas indefinitely. FILE PHOTO: Women and children walks past personnel in protective clothing after
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FILE PHOTO: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks during a news conference at the Javits Center, which will be partially converted into a temporary hospital during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in New York City, New York, U.S., March 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jeenah Moon (Reuters) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Wednesday
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FILE PHOTO: Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Bernie Sanders speaks about coronavirus in Burlington, Vermont, U.S. March 12, 2020. REUTERS/Caleb Kenna/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Wednesday called on Wisconsin to postpone its April 7 primary, citing the risk from the novel coronavirus. “People should not be forced to put their
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A mobile phone showing the time at noon, is displayed for a photo in front of an almost empty road with low traffic, during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Wuhan, Hubei province, China, March 31, 2020. REUTERS/Aly Song (Reuters) – Lockdowns to halt the spread of the coronavirus have brought an uncanny silence to
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday allowed Texas to enforce limits at least temporarily on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the state’s policy requiring the postponement of non-urgent medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic. FILE PHOTO: An exam room at the Planned Parenthood South Austin Health Center
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