U.S. deaths surge past 4,600 as officials compare struggle with Italy’s outbreak

Sobering predictions about the future of the in the United States show that each day will bring more suffering than the last.

Treasury changes rules on eligibility for stimulus payments

After facing sharp criticism for forcing seniors who don't usually file tax returns to do so to get coronavirus relief payments, the Trump administration announced late Wednesday that Social Security recipients wouldn't have to do so.

Fauci’s security is stepped up as doctor and face of U.S. virus response receives threats

Government officials have grown concerned about his safety as well as communications from fervent admirers.
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Social distancing works. The earlier the better, California and Washington data show.

Two weeks into mandatory stay-at-home orders in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington state, there’s evidence the curve of infections is flattening compared to other U.S. metro areas.

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In a tweet, the president provided no specifics. U.S. officials have been wrestling with how to respond to stepped-up hostilities directed at American military personnel.
Geologist Glenn Thackray warned Idaho a decade ago that it was vulnerable near where Tuesday’s tremor hit.
Adam Schlesinger
1967 – 2020
His band’s biggest hit, “Stacy’s Mom,” earned a Grammy nomination in 2003 for duo/group pop vocal and helped land the band in the best new artist category.

Simone Biles wept when she heard the Olympics were postponed

The champion gymnast expressed every confidence that she’ll be in shape and ready to compete when the Games open next summer.

Golden puff pastry turns a quick quiche into a weeknight showpiece

If you've got puff pastry in your freezer and fresh or frozen broccoli on hand, you can turn out this quiche in no time.
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Rep. Karen Bass on what concerns her most about coronavirus in Los Angeles
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As coronavirus tears through rural Georgia, a small city asks: 'Why here? Why us?'
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Israeli security forces crackdown on ultra-Orthodox community defying stay-at-home orders
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