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Census Field Operations Further Delayed Until April 15 By COVID-19 Pandemic

| The Census Bureau says it's suspending for two more weeks the hiring of temporary workers and in-person visits in remote communities and areas recovering from natural disasters for the 2020 count.

Life On The U.S.-Mexico Frontier Dramatically Altered By Partial Border Shutdown


The coronavirus outbreak led President Trump to close U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico last week. At the southern border, the closure is affecting life on both the U.S. and Mexico sides.


Relief Package A Good Start, Say Advocates For The Poor. But More Help Is Needed.


The coronavirus relief package includes a number of provisions to help low-income Americans. But advocates for the poor say it's only a first step.

Governors Say They'll Force Out-Of-State Visitors To Quarantine


People fleeing COVID-19 hotspots will get a chilly reception and a forced quarantine in Florida and Rhode Island

D.C. Mayor Says Lack Of Stimulus Funds 'Infuriating' While Staffer Dies Of COVID-19


Mayor Muriel Bowser says a member of her Office of Legal Counsel died from coronavirus complications Friday. She also says she talked to the president about getting more coronavirus funding.

Pope Francis Delivers Special Prayer For End To Coronavirus Pandemic


The "Urbi et Orbi" blessing is normally delivered at Christmas and Easter. The delivered his homily against the dramatic backdrop of an empty St. Peter's Square, glistening in the rain.

State Officials Battle Over Abortion During Medical Supply Shortage


Republican officials in a growing number of states say abortion is a nonessential procedure that can be delayed during the coronavirus pandemic; Democratic attorneys general are pushing back.

A Wedding In Jordan Leads To A Coronavirus Cluster And Closure Of A Major City


The Middle Eastern kingdom says 26 people tested positive for the virus after the large gathering, reportedly including a guest who flew in from Canada.

Gov. Cuomo Says N.Y. Cases Are Increasing, But At A Slower Rate


The number of coronavirus cases in New York is doubling every four days — a marked decrease from early on in the outbreak, when it was doubling every 2 1/2 days.