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Missouri Sues China, Communist Party Over The Coronavirus Pandemic

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| Missouri's attorney general alleges that China "engaged in misrepresentations, concealment, and retaliation to conceal the gravity and seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak from the rest of the world."

In Greece, 148 Asylum Seekers Test Positive For COVID-19 At Shelter


At least 150 people in a shelter have tested positive for COVID-19, says the International Organization for Migration. Most are from Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

New Report Notes Rise In Coronavirus-Linked Anti-Semitic Hate Speech


The report, released Monday by researchers at Tel Aviv University, notes an 18% increase in anti-Semitic violence in 2019 and recent accusations blaming Jews for causing and spreading the coronavirus.

Scripps National Spelling Bee Finals Are Canceled Due To Coronavirus


Organizers say they considered several ways to hold the national finals in a "virtual" environment, before deciding it wasn't feasible.

Airlines Offer Vouchers, Credits For Canceled Flights. Customers Want Cash


A new survey suggests nearly 60 million Americans are losing money because of canceled plans. And would-be travelers are getting the runaround, even when they are legally entitled to a full refund.

VA Head Acknowledges Challenges For Health Care Workers Battling Coronavirus


Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie says his health system is not overwhelmed, but it has been forced to ration protective gear.

Virginia Juvenile Correctional Facility Overwhelmed By Coronavirus


A juvenile correctional facility in Virginia has had a rash of coronavirus case. One-eighth of the facility's population has tested positive for the deadly virus.

Brazil's Bolsonaro Joins Supporters In Protest Against Coronavirus Measures


Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been widely accused of endangering the public by greatly underestimating the threat posed by the coronavirus, which has claimed more than 2,500 Brazilian lives.

Amid Pandemic, Italian Prosecutors Warn That Mafia Groups Are Cementing Their Power


Organized crime will exploit growing desperation, warns a prosecutor: "The mafias always gravitate toward money, and they're constantly trying to improve their image in the eyes of ordinary citizens."