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Live updates: Trump says quarantine for New York area ‘will not be necessary’; U.S. coronavirus-related deaths double in two days

(Ted S. Warren/AP)
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More than 600,000 people have been infected and at least 28,000 killed worldwide. The United States leads the world in infections; Italy has recorded the most deaths.

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As the virus spreads across the country, there are growing questions about how far the president’s authorities extend and how much he plans to use them.
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Broadcasters for whom live sports are a major draw for both viewers and advertisers are facing the potential loss of millions as professional and college sports games are cancelled or postponed.
Demand for some kinds of freight has surged, but finding places to get clean and rest has become harder for drivers.
Those who are recalled will include people "with high demand medical capabilities whose call-up would not adversely affect their civilian communities," a Pentagon spokesman said.
In a White House signing statement, Trump questioned the constitutionality of the law’s requirement that a new Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery notify Congress immediately if the administration “unreasonably” withholds information requested by investigators.
Bauer has received interest in more than 1 million medical shields. It has accepted orders totaling 300,000 units — its current maximum capacity.
A record-long expansion and years of ultra-low interest rates could make it harder to recover from a recession, economists said.
The Games had been been canceled during world wars but never delayed. The path to get there was both slow and fast.
Officers in more than a dozen cities have contracted the novel virus, which has killed at least six police officers and employees nationwide.
Maryland reported its largest single-day increase in confirmed coronavirus cases on Saturday morning.
Uncertainties remain about the true nature of risks, but taking health precautions are fundamental for those 60 and older, medical experts say.
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To avoid coronavirus, Americans have been heading to second homes, rural cabins and family homesteads.
U.S. officials say the measures allow exceptions for humanitarian and medical aid, and that the targeted governments have a track record of diverting assistance to enrich the ruling elites.
The orchestra’s 96 musicians will receive their last paychecks on April 3.
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California's 'shelter in place' rule forces construction workers to make tough choices
California's "shelter in place" exempts construction, but places workers in a difficult position: work and potentially be exposed, or lose income.
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