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Sweden Bans Groups Larger Than 50 In Its First Major Coronavirus Crackdown

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| The previous ban was for groups of 500. Unlike its neighbors, Sweden has kept schools, restaurants, bars and businesses open. Reports of massive after-ski parties have shocked other Scandinavians.

Relief Package Includes Billions For Boeing And Airlines

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Air travel has rapidly decreased, Congress has stepped up with assistance: more than $60 billion in aid for airlines as well as Boeing and some of its critical suppliers.

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New Orleans Officials Point To Increasing Spread Of COVID-19 Cases

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Officials fear that the growing number of COVID-19 cases could exceed the city's hospital capacity. As of noon Thursday, New Orleans had seen 11.8 deaths per 100,000 residents.

In Unprecedented Times, Governors Have Unprecedented Power

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The coronavirus is forcing governors to ask how to balance public safety with the financial welfare of their states. We spent the day with Colorado Gov. Jared Polis as the pandemic tested his mettle.

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Supporters Of Brazil's Bolsonaro Call For Protests Against Coronavirus Lockdown

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Followers of President Jair Bolsonaro demand that the country returns to work and ends closures imposed to reduce the spread of COVID-19, which has killed 77 in Brazil.

House Aims To Send $2 Trillion Rescue Package To President To Stem Coronavirus Crisis

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Under the shadow of new, strict social distancing rules, House lawmakers will take up the $2 trillion plan on Friday. The president is expected to sign the historic measure into law.

The Senate Relief Bill Provides Economic Relief — But Not To Some Immigrants

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Immigrant advocates are unhappy that the Senate bill excludes undocumented and mixed-status families from one-time cash payments and access to health care.

Iran Needs Help To Fight Coronavirus, But Delivering Aid Is A Challenge

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Iran is dealing with one of the worst outbreaks of the coronavirus in the world. But getting help into the country is hindered both by a truculent Iranian leadership and strong U.S. sanctions.

France Transfers Coronavirus Patients On High-Speed Train With Mobile Emergency Room

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Twenty patients were transported from the hard-hit eastern region of France, where hospitals are operating at overcapacity, to the western Loire Valley, where facilities still have plenty of beds.