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Coronavirus comes for spring break: Locals close Florida beaches after governor refuses to | NBC News

Local officials in Florida towns and cities are taking it upon themselves to close beaches amid the coronavirus outbreak after Gov. Ron DeSantis refused to, even as spring breakers and others crowd the shores. At the height of the college break rush, DeSantis on Tuesday said he would not order the beaches closed, but he did …

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Coronavirus updates: China reports no new domestic cases | NBC News

For the first time since the global coronavirus outbreak began, China has reported no new domestic cases of the illness. Only eight deaths were reported for Wednesday, all of which occurred in Hubei province, which includes the city of Wuhan where the pandemic started. Globally, the number of coronavirus cases has topped 200,000, according to Johns …

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Who gets a ventilator? Hospitals facing coronavirus surge are preparing for life-or-death decisions | NBC News

Amid growing fears that the United States could face a shortage of ventilators for coronavirus patients, state officials and hospitals are quietly preparing to make excruciating decisions about how they would ration lifesaving care. The plans may not be necessary, as officials are scrambling to secure more ventilators, which can make the difference between life and death for coronavirus …

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Senate passes House’s coronavirus response bill, sends to Trump

The Senate on Wednesday passed the House’s coronavirus legislation to provide sick leave, unemployment help and free testing to Americans, sending the second COVID-19 relief bill to President Trump. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., had criticized the legislation negotiated by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as having “real shortcomings”, but urged his members to …

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Americans would get two checks under Treasury Department proposal – NBC News

Source: NBC News The Treasury Department will be asking Congress for $500 billion in direct payouts for taxpayers as part of a $1 trillion stimulus package to combat the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, according to a proposal obtained by NBC News. The two rounds of direct payments to taxpayers, each a total of $250 …

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US trading resumes after market slide wipes out Trump-era gains

U.S. markets resumed trading Wednesday after a 15-minute halt triggered when the S&P 500 tumbled more than 7 percent. The benchmark index’s slide to 2,351 marked the second time trading was halted this week as investors react to a coronavirus pandemic that has slowed the economies of the U.S. and some European nations almost to a standstill. …

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Trump calls himself a ‘wartime president’ over coronavirus as he invokes Defense Production Act | Fox News

Source: Fox News President Trump on Wednesday announced that he is invoking the Defense Production Act as part of the administration’s efforts to tackle the coronavirus pandemic — and also described himself as being a “wartime president.” “It can do a lot of good things if we need it,” he said at a White House press …

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Trump careful to safeguard freedom amid coronavirus response, says Trump campaign legal advisor

A senior legal adviser to President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign said that the president is being careful to safeguard the rights of Americans, even as state and local governments around the country impose increasingly restrictive measures on their citizens, in the name of slowing the coronavirus outbreak. On Fox Nation’s “Deep Dive,” Fox News and Fox Nation host Steve Hilton observed that some Americans are growing increasing …

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Houston Pastor Pleads Guilty in $3.5M Bond Fraud Scheme Targeting Elderly

Kirbyjon Caldwell has led the UMC’s biggest African American megachurch for decades. Kirbyjon Caldwell, the Houston entrepreneur-turned-pastor who leads one of the largest United Methodist congregations in the country, faces a prison sentence and punishment from his denomination after pleading guilty to a multimillion-dollar fraud scheme. As a part of a plea deal in US …

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Coronavirus social distancing guidance applies to religious gatherings, says Matt Hancock

UK health secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed that the Government’s new social distancing guidelines apply to places of worship. The Government rolled out updated guidance on Monday telling people to “avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs”. It also advises that people avoid gatherings with …

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Trump: Next 15 days vital, but coronavirus response could last until middle of summer, even later

The White House Monday issued new COVID-19 guidelines for Americans to follow over a crucial 15-days period, as President Donald Trump said that ongoing efforts to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus could continue on until the middle of summer or even longer. The post Trump: Next 15 days vital, but coronavirus response could …

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Dow drops nearly 3,000 points, as coronavirus collapse continues; worst day since ’87

Stocks fell sharply Monday — with the Dow suffering its worst day since the ‘Black Monday’ market crash in 1987 and its third-worst day ever — even after the Federal Reserve embarked on a massive monetary stimulus campaign to curb slower economic growth amid the coronavirus outbreak. The post Dow drops nearly 3,000 points, as …

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