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Live updates: Trump issues order to bring former troops to active duty for coronavirus response; Italy surpasses China in total infections

(Ted S. Warren/AP)
(Ted S. Warren/AP)
President Trump issued an order late Friday night that permits the Pentagon to bring former U.S. troops.

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Trump admitted he told Vice President Pence not to call governors who had been critical of him and that GM's closure of a plant factored into his decision to force it to make ventilators.
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"The Twilight Zone" delved into how human behavior changes in times of crisis.
With states having closed down businesses and advised against big gatherings, large-scale film and television production has come to halt, leaving purveyors of entertainment to find fresh ways both to create and distribute their work.
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While the four retailers have a combined 26,400 U.S. stores, this vision of a proliferation of coronavirus testing sites hasn’t materialized.
The United States leads the world in confirmed coronavirus cases after surpassing China’s reported total.
Since the coronavirus outbreak began in China, new cases have been confirmed in more than 100 countries, with thousands of cases reported in South Korea, Italy and Iran and hundreds in the United States.
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Officials urged residents to stay home and avoid gatherings as the capital region’s death toll rose to 29.
The Utah Department of Health declared all Jazz players and staff clear of covid-19 after two weeks in isolation.
In a White House signing statement, Trump called “unreasonable” the broad investigative authority given to a new inspector general office.
The modern liberal movement was reborn out of anger over the 2008 bailout. This time, liberals find little choice but to swallow Congress’s massive rescue plan.
See the latest developments on the coronavirus Friday in the District, Virginia and Maryland.
The new law amounts to the largest emergency spending measure in U.S. history.
It’s not just morgue capacity that faces a crisis. The entire apparatus of post-mortem care — or deathcare — has been upended.
Government and school officials are stepping up efforts to contain the spread of the virus.
USA Curling confirmed Friday that multiple participants have tested positive for covid-19 after taking part in the Club National Championships in Laurel earlier this month.
As the coronavirus spreads, the federal bureaucracy has been slow to act to protect the health of many in its workforce, according to employees, managers and contractors.
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In West Virginia, one doctor’s fight to get her town coronavirus tests
When a physician in Beckley, W.Va., learned that covid-19 had made it to her state, she decided to start testing patients in her parking lot.
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