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Businesses Try To Navigate The World's Coronavirus Cargo Pileup

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| There was a rush of commerce after China reopened. But then demand in the West for many goods dropped, with businesses closing and consumers staying home as the pandemic spread.

To Figure Out Who's A Citizen, Trump Administration Is Using These Records


After failing to get the now-blocked citizenship question onto 2020 census forms, the Trump administration is turning to IRS tax forms, Medicaid data and Interior Department law enforcement records.

Florida Ousts Top COVID-19 Data Scientist


Florida's top COVID-19 data scientist has been dismissed. Rebekah Jones says she's been fired for refusing to manipulate the data that would have drummed up support for the state to reopen.

California Gov. Newsom: Federal Government Has Responsibility To Help States Recover


California led the nation in issuing a statewide stay-at-home order. And it's paying an economic price: a $54 billion deficit. As the state reopens, it seeks to balance the economy and public health.


Pennsylvania Health Secretary Defends 'Universal' Nursing Home Testing Plan


Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine responded to critics who say there are holes in the state's plan to test all residents and staff at nursing homes: "The plan is an evolution."

U.S., Canada Agree To Keep Border Partly Closed For Another 30 Days


By a mutual decision in March, both countries banned nonessential travel across their shared border. Two months later, Canada and the U.S. have agreed for a second time to extend the partial ban.

U.S. Authorities Say Hobby Lobby's Gilgamesh Tablet Is 'Stolen,' Must Go Back To Iraq


U.S. federal prosecutors are seeking the return of the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet, purchased by Hobby Lobby for display in the Museum of the Bible, which authorities say cooperated with the investigation.

California Loosens Counties' Reopening Requirements


Currently 24 counties have entered a stage that allows dine-in restaurants, destination retail, community centers and schools to reopen with modifications.

FBI: New iPhone Evidence Shows Pensacola Shooter Had Ties To Al-Qaida


Justice Department officials say Apple hampered their investigation by refusing to unlock the gunman's iPhones. The case is part of a longstanding debate over national security interests and privacy.