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Coronavirus school closings: Ohio, Maryland, Michigan become first states to shut all K-12 schools Coronavirus school closings: Ohio, Maryland, Michigan become first states to shut all K-12 schools
Ohio, Maryland, Michigan and the large urban school districts of Seattle and San Francisco are shutting down all K-12 schools as part of a sweeping attempt to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The actions are the first wave of widespread school closures in the U.S., and they stand to upend school and family routines for millions of children. Such closures will also throw into sharp rel...
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Tax season 2020: Trump extending April 15 tax filing deadline for some as coronavirus spreads Tax season 2020: Trump extending April 15 tax filing deadline for some as coronavirus spreads
WASHINGTON – Some taxpayers won’t have to file their taxes by April 15 as part of the Trump administration’s efforts to lessen the economic effects of the coronavirus, the president announced Wednesday. “I will be instructing the Treasury Department to defer tax payments without interest or penalties for certain individuals and businesses negatively impacted,” President Donald Trump said in an ...
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Joe Biden projected winner of Democratic presidential primary in Idaho – updates Joe Biden projected winner of Democratic presidential primary in Idaho – updates
Joe Biden projected winner of Democratic primary in Idaho Former Vice President Joe Biden is projected to win the Idaho primary, according to Associated Press voter surveys, where 20 pledged delegates are at stake. This is Biden’s fourth win of the night, after winning Mississippi, Missouri and Michigan. Sanders won Idaho in 2016 against Hillary Clinton when the state still had caucuses. D...
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Donald Trump floats payroll tax cut, other financial relief for businesses and workers as coronavirus spreads Donald Trump floats payroll tax cut, other financial relief for businesses and workers as coronavirus spreads
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump said Monday he will seek financial relief for workers and businesses hurt by coronavirus, as new cases were reported across the country and U.S. stocks suffered their worst drop since 2008. Trump said he would be proposing "very major" and "very dramatic" measures but did not say specifically what they would be. He said his administration will meet Tuesday wi...
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State Department: US citizens 'should not travel by cruise ship' amid coronavirus outbreak State Department: US citizens 'should not travel by cruise ship' amid coronavirus outbreak
The U.S. Department of State on Sunday advised U.S. citizens against traveling by cruise ship as cases of the novel coronavirus continue to spread across the world. "U.S. citizens, particularly travelers with underlying health conditions, should not travel by cruise ship," the State Department wrote in its warning. The warning comes with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and ...
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With her 'Klomentum' gone, Amy Klobuchar ends her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination With her 'Klomentum' gone, Amy Klobuchar ends her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination
Sen. Amy Klobuchar, who pitched herself as a moderate with Midwestern appeal and the political "grit" to beat President Donald Trump, will end her presidential bid Monday, her campaign said in a statement. Klobuchar will endorse former Vice President Joe Biden at at rally Wednesday night in Dallas, her campaign said. Klobuchar enjoyed a brief boomlet after the New Hampshire primary, where a...
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US postpones ASEAN summit with Southeast Asia leaders amid coronavirus fears US postpones ASEAN summit with Southeast Asia leaders amid coronavirus fears
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's administration has postponed a major summit of Asian leaders next month as coronavirus fears grow, a senior administration official told USA TODAY. A special summit of ASEAN, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, was supposed to be held in Las Vegas on March 14th. "As the international community works together to defeat the novel coronavirus, the...
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Two longstanding abortion measures fail in the US Senate Two longstanding abortion measures fail in the US Senate
WASHINGTON – Two longstanding abortion measures failed to advance on the Senate floor Tuesday after being introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Although he has been previously against "show votes" on measures that have little chance of passing, McConnell made his colleagues vote on the bills related to abortion, a divisive issue that Republicans are focusing on ahead of the 2020...
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White House requests $2.5 billion for coronavirus, Dems say that's 'woefully insufficient' White House requests $2.5 billion for coronavirus, Dems say that's 'woefully insufficient'
WASHINGTON – The White House requested $2.5 billion in emergency funding late Monday to deal with the global coronavirus outbreak, but congressional Democrats quickly slammed the request as "woefully insufficient" to address the epidemic. President Donald Trump's administration told congressional leaders it needs $1.25 billion in funding at the Department of Homeland Security and that it hopes...
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Election 2020: How the Democratic candidates could shape college costs, family finances Election 2020: How the Democratic candidates could shape college costs, family finances
This story is the second in a series that looks at how the presidential candidates could shape your family's finances. Many Americans see college as a necessity if they want a career that allows them to buy a home, support a family and acquire other trappings of what's been defined as the American Dream. But higher education doesn't come cheap. For students attending a public four-year co...
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