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Israel's Netanyahu Wins Bid To Remain As Prime Minister In Deal With Election Rival

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 14:59

The right-wing leader would stay in office until October 2021, when the role would pass to centrist Benny Gantz. The agreement is set to break the deadlock Israel has faced over three elections.

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'Slowing Its Spread': Russia's Putin Conveys Cautious COVID-19 Optimism

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 14:04

The Russian president says his country is making progress in its battle against the novel coronavirus, even as the number of Russians infected continues to rise.

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U.S. And Mexico Extend Coronavirus Border Restrictions For Another Month

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 13:55

Officials from both countries say the temporary closure to nonessential travel is critical to slowing the spread of the coronavirus. The U.S. has reached a similar agreement with Canada.

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'Illegal To Essential': How The Coronavirus Is Boosting The Legal Cannabis Industry

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 13:37

More than 20 states designated marijuana businesses essential during the coronavirus shutdown. Cannabis activists say it's a remarkable development, given that it remains illegal under federal law.

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White House: Data On COVID-19 And Race Still Weeks Away

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 13:36

After promising on April 7 that data on how COVID-19 is affecting people of different races would be available in a few days, the Trump administration now says it won't happen until early May.

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Singapore Sees Surge in COVID-19 Cases, Now Has Highest Number In Southeast Asia

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 12:59

Singapore reported 1,426 new cases on Monday and now has the highest number of reported cases in Southeast Asia. Most of those recently infected are foreign workers staying in cramped dormitories.

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Frustration Mounts With Stay-At-Home Orders As Weeks Turn To Months

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 11:46

Frustrated protesters have been rallying, demanding that governors reopen state economies. Health officials worry that a premature opening could make economic and health problems even worse.

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Free-Falling: Oil Prices Keep Diving As Demand Disappears

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 11:21

At one point on Monday morning, West Texas Intermediate hit $10.34 a barrel — the lowest price in 34 years. At the start of 2020, that same barrel cost around $60.

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Shake Shack Returns $10 Million Loan To U.S. Program For Small Businesses

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 09:58

The burger chain and other large businesses were able to get the money because the program covers any company with less than 500 workers in a single location.

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Coronavirus Crisis Spurs Access To Online Treatment For Opioid Addiction

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 08:30

The federal government has waived a law that required an in-person doctor's visit before patients could be prescribed drugs that quell withdrawal symptoms. That's a boon for patients, counselors say.

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After Inmate Deaths, Mississippi Faces Pressure To Reform Its Prisons

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 07:01

The state of Mississippi is the subject of lawsuits and a federal investigation following the deaths of more than 30 inmates in its prison system since late last year.

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School Counselors Have A Message For Kids: 'It's OK To Not Be OK'

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 07:00

School counselors say the coronavirus pandemic has so destabilized kids' lives that the result is genuinely traumatic. And closed schools make it harder for counselors to help.

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'Where The Land Used To Be,' Photos Show Louisiana Coast 10 Years After BP Oil Spill

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 07:00

Photographer Tyrone Turner documented the life and changes on Cat Island in the southeastern coastal area of the state before it disappeared.

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In Boston, April's Marathon Monday Is Moved To September

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 06:00

For the first time since 1897, there will be no April marathon in Boston. Because of the coronavirus outbreak, it's been postponed until Sept. 14.

Trump Often Picks Fights With Governors, But Americans Like Them More

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 05:00

President Trump is passing the buck on testing and plans to "reopen" states, and many of governors don't like it.

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10 Years After Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill, Industry Says It's Better Prepared

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 05:00

The offshore drilling industry now has equipment on standby to respond to a similar emergency. But critics says stronger regulation is still needed to prevent another massive oil spill.

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Discharging COVID-19 Patients To Nursing Homes Called A 'Recipe For Disaster'

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 05:00

New York and New Jersey want nursing homes to accept recovering hospital patients, regardless of their COVID-19 status, to free up space in hospitals. What's to keep the virus from spreading?

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Nursing Home COVID-19 Reporting Rules To Be Strengthened

Mon, 04/20/2020 - 03:24

The federal government "will require nursing homes to inform residents, their families and their representatives of COVID-19 cases in their facilities." Notification must be given within 12 hours.

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