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Virus locks down Italy amid global push to contain outbreak

Virus locks down Italy amid global push to contain outbreak

ROME — The boisterous hum of Rome dwindled to a whisper and police patrols kept people apart in cafes as Italy enforced an extraordinary, sweeping lockdown in hopes of not becoming the next epicenter of the spreading coronavirus epidemic now that lif
Biden wins hard-fought Michigan, deals major blow to Sanders

Biden wins hard-fought Michigan, deals major blow to Sanders

WASHINGTON — Joe Biden decisively won Michigan’s Democratic presidential primary on Tuesday, seizing a key battleground state that helped propel Bernie Sanders’ insurgent candidacy four years ago.
Arsenal-City game called off with players in self-isolation

Arsenal-City game called off with players in self-isolation

LONDON — Members of Arsenal's playing squad went into self-isolation in a coronavirus precautionary move, forcing the postponement of the Premier League game at Manchester City later Wednesday.
Coachella festival postponed as concerts grapple with virus

Coachella festival postponed as concerts grapple with virus

The uber-popular Coachella music festival has been postponed from its usual two-weekend-run in April to October due to concerns about the growing coronavirus.
Sanders, Biden cancel Ohio rallies over coronavirus concerns

Sanders, Biden cancel Ohio rallies over coronavirus concerns

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden abruptly cancelled election-night rallies Tuesday night in Cleveland amid concerns over the spread of the new coronavirus — as public health fears began transforming the 202
On virus response, Trump pitches tax relief to wary Congress

On virus response, Trump pitches tax relief to wary Congress

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's proposed payroll tax break met with bipartisan resistance Tuesday on Capitol Hill as pressure mounts on the administration and Congress to work more vigorously to contain the coronavirus outbreak and respond to t
'Dr. Phil' talk show will tape without audiences

'Dr. Phil' talk show will tape without audiences

LOS ANGELES — The “Dr. Phil” daytime talk show will tape without a studio audience for roughly two weeks as a precaution against the new coronavirus. The show typically tapes with an audience of about 300 people at Paramount Studios in Los Angeles.
Israeli court rejects Netanyahu request to delay trial

Israeli court rejects Netanyahu request to delay trial

JERUSALEM — An Israeli court on Tuesday rejected Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request to delay the start of his corruption trial, clearing the way for proceedings to begin as planned next week.
First lady urges PTA to teach positive behaviour to children

First lady urges PTA to teach positive behaviour to children

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Iran to call dead medical staff 'martrys' as virus kills 291

Iran to call dead medical staff 'martrys' as virus kills 291

TEHRAN, Iran — Iran will recognize doctors and nurses who die combating the new coronavirus as “martyrs” like slain soldiers, the country's supreme leader announced Tuesday as the outbreak killed 54 more people and pushed the nation's death toll to 2
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