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More than 1,000 in US die in aThe U.S. passed 1,000 coronavirus deaths in a single day Wednesday, a daily death toll more than double lung cancer and the flu.       
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President Trump wrote it is "vital" that he have the "fullest confidence" in the Inspector General, and said "that is no longer the case."
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Schumer says he's 'appalled'President Trump sent Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) a letter on Thursday so harsh that Schumer's office said he apologized for it before the missive was even delivered. Earlier in the... day, Schumer wrote his own letter to Trump regarding shortages of ventilators and personal protection equipment at hospitals treating coronavirus patients. Schumer asked Trump to choose someone with a military background to oversee production of medical equipment under the Defense Production Act, adding, "America cannot rely on a patchwork of uncoordinated voluntary efforts to combat the awful magnitude of this pandemic. The existing federal leadership void has left America with an ugly spectacle in which states and cities are literally fending for themselves, often in conflict and competition...
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Trump rails against 'witchTrump did not name Pelosi or the new committee specifically, but did say, "Endless partisan investigations - here we go again."       
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Megan Pfeiffer, a veteran paramedic, shared a video diary of what she calls "battlefield triage" at the country's epicenter in New York City.
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Dr. Fauci: Research showingThe nation's top infectious disease expert said recently published research that suggests the coronavirus can travel 27 feet and linger airborne for hours is "terribly misleading." "I'm sorry, but I... was disturbed by that report because that's misleading," Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House task force, said Tuesday of jarring headlines stemming...
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People in Australia's most populous state of New South Wales, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Australia, could be heavily fined or jailed for leaving their home without a good reason from... Tuesday under sweeping new powers designed to slow infection rates.
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WARMINGTON: Disturbing videoThe beating is savage. The restraint by the police officer on the receiving end of it is remarkable. The graphic and disturbing video of it all is very difficult to watch. But the gutless, ambush of... York Regional Police Const. Andrew Varao in the parking lot of Richmond Hill's Hillcrest Mall Friday illustrates just how […]
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Coronavirus live updates:New research has prompted authorities to change their position Friday on the widespread use of non-medical masks in public.       
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Dr. Fauci says it'sWhite House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday that all ofChina‘s wet markets should be shut down immediately in light of the pandemic ravaging much of the world. "It... boggles my mind how, when we have so many diseases that emanate out of that unusual human-animal interface, that we just don’t...
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'Nasty': Trump rails againstCBS News' Weijia Jiang pressed Trump to clarify adviser Jared Kushner's comments. "You ought to be ashamed of yourself," Trump said at one point.       
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ISIS, al-Qaida commandeerTerrorist groups have given deadly COVID-19 a new name: “Soldier of Allah.” And ISIS and al-Qaida claim that the virus and ensuing global pandemic are retribution on the wicked West courtesy of... God. In typical, flowery al-Qaida style, the death cult released a statement. "Allah, the Creator, has revealed the brittleness and vulnerability of your […]
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Massive toilet paper shipmentThis load of toilet paper got wiped out. A tractor-trailer hauling a shipment of the hot coronavirus commodity crashed near Dallas early on Wednesday and caught fire, singeing thousands of rolls and... spilling the rest all over an interstate, officials said. The load of commercial toilet paper, typically used in stores, restaurants and other businesses,...
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Trump considers cancelingWASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he was considering a plan to halt domestic flights to coronavirus hot spots inside the United States as the country struggles to contain a... pandemic projected to kill at least 100,000 people. "We're certainly looking at it, but once you do that you really are clamping down...
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Prince Charles says the coronavirus pandemic is an "anxious time in all our lives" and the work of "truly wonderful neighbours" and volunteers are caring for those most at risk.
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Trump tells governors heDuring a conference call with governors on Monday, President Trump expressed surprise that there were shortages of coronavirus test kits in the United States. The New York Times obtained an audio... recording of the phone call, in which Montana Gov. Steve Bullock (D) is heard saying his state doesn't have adequate tests. "Literally, we are one day away, if we don't get test kits from the CDC, that we wouldn't be able to do testing in Montana," he said. There are reports out of all states that people with COVID-19 symptoms are not able to get tested due to a lack of kits, but Trump told the governors he hasn't "heard about testing in weeks. We've tested more now than any nation in the world. We've got these great tests and we're coming out with a faster one this week." He added, "I haven't...
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Behind Trump's Reversal onAn estimate of the number of possible deaths and polling that showed a cautious public changed, for now, the president's approach to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Brooklyn man arrested forA Brooklyn man claiming to be infected with the coronavirus coughed on FBI agents who were investigating him for hoarding medical supplies, the US Attorney’s Office said Monday. Baruch Feldheim, 43,... is facing charges of assault and making false statements to the feds on Sunday outside his Borough Park home where he allegedly peddled and...
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Fauci anticipates another USThe nation's top infectious disease expert said Monday that he anticipates the US will endure another coronavirus outbreak in the fall — but by then he said, the country will be better equipped to... fight the illness. Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, shared the outlook at a Rose...
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Maryland man arrested forA Maryland man was arrested on Friday night for violating a state coronavirus order when he hosted a massive bonfire party, authorities said. Shawn Marshall Myers, 41, was busted after refusing... multiple orders to disperse the crowd of 60 people at his Hughesville home, according to the Charles County Sheriff's Office. Myers was charged with...
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Trump says keeping US Covid-19President extends social distancing rules to 30 April, saying open for Easter plans were only 'aspirational' Donald Trump has extended America's national shutdown for a month, bowing to public health... experts, and scientific reality, and warning that the worst of the coronavirus pandemic is yet to come. Speaking in the White House Rose Garden, the US president claimed that, if his administration keeps the death toll to 100,000, it will have done "a very good job" - a startling shift from his optimistic predictions of a few days ago when he said he hoped to restart the economy by Easter.
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Italian man, 33, recountsA 33-year-old Italian man tested positive for the coronavirus despite being in top physical shape and maintaining a strict workout routine.
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Maura Lewinger says her husband, Joe, wrote her love letters every morning and left them in her lunch box.
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Radio host 'The Money Doctor'DALLAS --- A Texas radio host and financial consultant who admitted to conning elderly listeners out of millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme was sentenced to 25 years in prison. The sentence was... imposed as part of a plea deal that William Neil "Doc" Gallagher, 79, agreed to on Friday with Dallas County prosecutors,...
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France's coronavirus death toll has risen by more than 1,000 to around 6,500 - as another 160,000 police officers were deployed to enforce the country's strict confinement laws.
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