Trump says social distancing guidelines will stay through April

The president backed off of his hope that the country will be “opened up and raring to go” by Easter. A top medical adviser and governors had said they could not envision easing the measures anytime soon.
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“Staying six feet apart from my mom is hard,” says Julian. “I like to go up and hug her all the time.” (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
“Staying six feet apart from my mom is hard,” says Julian. “I like to go up and hug her all the time.” (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Elisa looks out the window of her home in Sterling, Va., as her son, Julian, heads to his car. Keeping him home has been difficult. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Elisa looks out the window of her home in Sterling, Va., as her son, Julian, heads to his car. Keeping him home has been difficult. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Elisa, who is immune-compromised, puts notes around their house in Sterling, Va., to remind her son, Julian, to wash his hands. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Elisa, who is immune-compromised, puts notes around their house in Sterling, Va., to remind her son, Julian, to wash his hands. (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Julian, left, and his friend Collin, haul bags of gravel to the fort they’ve built in the woods, which they call “Coronavirus Outpost.” (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)
Julian, left, and his friend Collin, haul bags of gravel to the fort they’ve built in the woods, which they call “Coronavirus Outpost.” (Michael S. Williamson/The Post)

He’s 18 and wants to hang with ‘his boys.’ His mom hasn’t been able to stop him.

Parents are struggling to keep teens inside and away from their friends during a pandemic.

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Some party leaders are increasingly worried about a repeat of the bitter divisions that many Democrats blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss.
U.S.-backed Kurdish forces said the prison was brought under control after militants seized parts of the facility.
U.S. and British news media reported that the royal couple fled Canada this month to take up residence in Los Angeles. The Sussexes have not confirmed the move, but a spokeswoman said the family has not asked for help.
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