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Coronavirus: Cruise Ship In Limbo Off California After Former Passenger Died

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| At least 21 people are showing symptoms of COVID-19 after traveling on the same ship as a passenger who died from the respiratory disease this week. The ship is now returning from Hawaii.

10 Census Facts That Bust Common Myths About The 2020 U.S. Head Count

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It happens only once a decade, so it can be hard to make sense of the census. NPR's census reporter has rounded up facts that debunk some of the most common misconceptions about the national count.

States Take The Wheel Promoting Electric Vehicles

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There are nearly 1.5 million electric vehicles in the U.S. today. E.V. boosters want more government incentives to increase that. With little federal movement states like New Jersey are taking action.

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Coronavirus: 12 New Cases In Washington State; Los Angeles Declares Emergency

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Another person has died in Washington state, raising the death toll to 10. Of the 39 coronavirus cases there, 31 are in Seattle and King County.

U.S. Launches 'Defensive Strike' At Taliban As Fragile Afghan Peace Deal Teeters

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The strike followed President Trump's call with the Taliban, during which he says they agreed "we don't want violence." Still, the group has led a wave of attacks since signing the landmark deal.

Coronavirus Fears Lead To Canceled Flights And Concerns Within The Travel Industry

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Companies are canceling employee travel and airlines are slashing hundreds of flights amid fear of the spreading coronavirus. The slump is hitting the travel industry and related businesses hard.

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Israel's Election: What Comes Next As Netanyahu Rises Just Short Of A Majority

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The country's longest-serving prime minister claimed his "biggest win," but his coalition again appears to lack enough support to form a government.

9 Coronavirus Deaths Now Reported In Washington State

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Two people who died on Feb. 26 were found to have had the coronavirus. They were residents of Life Care Center in Kirkland, Wash., which is considered to be the site of an outbreak.

Coronavirus: San Antonio Says Evacuees Will Leave Quarantine After A CDC Change

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The CDC released a woman from coronavirus quarantine at Lackland Air Force Base over the weekend; she was later found to be infected with the COVID-19 virus.