State officials say virus found in 3 more communities on the West Coast

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Trump administration tries to play down coronavirus risks

Administration officials blamed Democrats and the media for hyping the virus crisis.
In Qala, Malta, three of the past four mayors include current mayor Paul Buttigieg, left, and Vince Buttigieg. (Joanna Demarco for The Post)
In Qala, Malta, three of the past four mayors include current mayor Paul Buttigieg, left, and Vince Buttigieg. (Joanna Demarco for The Post)
A bust of Anton Buttigieg, Malta’s second president, rests in the San Gejtanu band club in Hamrun, Malta. (Joanna Demarco for The Post)
A bust of Anton Buttigieg, Malta’s second president, rests in the San Gejtanu band club in Hamrun, Malta. (Joanna Demarco for The Post)
A kiosk welcomes visitors to Hondoq Bay, a beach near the village of Qala. (Joanna Demarco for The Post)
A kiosk welcomes visitors to Hondoq Bay, a beach near the village of Qala. (Joanna Demarco for The Post)

In Malta, a land of 2,850 Buttigiegs, they’re rooting for Mayor Pete

For people in this Mediterranean nation, Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s surprise push through the Democratic primaries has stirred a kind of sporting pride — a sense that any Buttigieg beyond Maltese borders deserves support.

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Ratcliffe (R-Tex.) was put up for the same job last summer but withdrew amid questions about his qualifications and whether he had padded his résumé.
The ruling, if it stands, means the president’s former lawyer cannot be forced to appear on Capitol Hill. The White House had claimed top advisers such as McGahn are “absolutely immune from compelled congressional testimony.”
The company cut a key test short and used faulty software, setbacks that led to a flawed mission.
The agreement would let the United States keep a foothold in Afghanistan depending on the conditions on the ground, and carry out strikes against the Islamic State, which is also fighting the Taliban.
The entertainment giant has lived a charmed life for the past 10 years. But trouble could land in the form of coronavirus, accelerated cord-cutting, customer churn and rising costs of content, among other things.
In many Olympic sports, only the best of the best reach this stage. But the marathon trials allow top amateurs, including working parents and dedicated recreational runners, to run alongside the country’s fastest long-distance runners.
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Operators cater to travelers who want to rediscover America by water (and avoid long flights to Europe).
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