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U.S. Has Most Coronavirus Deaths In The World

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| More than 20,600 people have died from the virus as of early Sunday morning, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

NYC Mayor Says Schools Are Closed For Academic Year — But Governor Overrules Him

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Mayor Bill de Blasio said Saturday that the nation's largest school district would not reopen until September. Shortly afterward, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the decision was not up to him.

Turkey Imposes 48-Hour Coronavirus Curfew In Major Cities With Little Warning

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The order was announced shortly before it took effect midnight Friday, drawing crowds of last-minute shoppers in cities such as Istanbul. Turkey has reported over 47,000 confirmed cases of the virus.

Market And Business Ties Often Determine Where COVID-19 Supplies Go

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Under a collaboration between the Trump administration and major corporations, the marketplace and business ties often shape decisions about who gets life-saving equipment, and who has to wait.

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D.C. Tourism Group Pledges $18 Million To Help City's Hospitality Workers, Industry

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The funds aim to help tourism workers pay their rent and buy food, among other things.

In New York, Number Of COVID-19 Patients In ICU Drops For First Time

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Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's cautiously optimistic that the COVID-19 infection rate is slowing in New York. He called for federal help to ramp up mass scale testing as a step to ease the shutdown.

Detroit's King Of Corned Beef Dies From Coronavirus Complications

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Otis Knapp Lee made cakes for Bill Clinton's inaugurations and gave away thousands of turkeys every Thanksgiving. But the Detroit deli owner was best known for his heaping corned-beef sandwiches.

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In Zimbabwe Under Lockdown, 'Find That Resolve To Carry On No Matter What'

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"I would say to the rest of the world that there is one thing that we have left when we are in trouble, and that is the hope that we will see tomorrow," Evan Mawarire, a Zimbabwean pastor, tells NPR.

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Internal Emails Show VA Hospitals Are Rationing Protective Gear

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Seven Veterans Affairs staffers have died from the virus, and unions for VA workers have been sounding the alarm about shortages of protective gear and insufficient staffing.