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COVID-19 vaccine candidates: 6 front-runners

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Vaccines are especially needed by health care workers on the front lines.
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WH task force to reveal sobering data that drove decision to extend restrictions

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The administration is also considering whether everyone should wear a face mask.
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Infants and COVID-19: How susceptible are they to the virus?

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A baby under the age of one died in Illinois, according to state health officials.
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New York City launches coronavirus portal to assist infected residents

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New York City has created an online engagement portal for any resident who is infected with coronavirus or experiencing symptoms.
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Virus disrupts pregnancy plans, raises anxiety and questions

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It’s likely mothers can transmit the virus during or after birth, not pregnancy.
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McConnell says Trump impeachment trial 'diverted the attention' of the government as coronavirus entered US

  • News source: Ronn Blitzer
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., argued Tuesday the federal government was distracted by the Democratic-led impeachment trial of President Trump when the coronavirus outbreak began.

McConnell gave credit to Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., for paying attention to the severity of the outbreak at a time when the Senate as a whole was occupied.

MCCONNELL ADMONISHES PELOSI OVER CORONAVIRUS AID BILL: 'I WISH SHE'D TURN OFF THOSE POLITICAL TALKING POINTS'...
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Watchdog argues Michigan Dem violated House ethics rules by fundraising off controversial floor speech photo

  • News source: Sam Dorman
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A government watchdog group argued Tuesday that Rep. Haley Stevens, D-Mich., violated congressional ethics rules by trying to fundraise off a photo showing her speaking from the House floor in a now-viral address that included pink gloves and shouting about the coronavirus response.

The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) filed an official complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE), arguing that she inappropriately used...
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Coronavirus mandates: These states are threatening fines, jail time and restrictions for people who ignore self-isolation orders

  • News source: Brooke Singman
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A number of states and localities have warned residents of punishments for those ignoring the state and federal-imposed rules to social distance in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

The punishments range from fines to jail time.

NYPD TO HAND OUT FINES FOR VIOLATING SOCIAL-DISTANCING RULES AMID CORONAVIRUS

Here are some examples of what states and localities are threatening:

Alaska

Alaska is threatening up to 1 year in jail and a...
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Coronavirus strikes homeless in Los Angeles and Seattle as local officials grapple with outbreak

  • News source: Andrew O'Reilly
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The first cases of COVID-19 have been reported among the homeless in Los Angeles and Seattle – adding to the already heightened concerns of local officials that the contagion could spread like wildfire through an extremely vulnerable segment of the population.

Los Angeles County Public Health Director Dr. Barbara Ferrer announced on Monday that two homeless individuals in the county had tested positive for the coronavirus along with a staff member working...
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AOC hits Cuomo on coronavirus response that gives 'preferential treatment' to wealthy

  • News source: Marisa Schultz
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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez accused Gov. Andrew Cuomo of exacerbating racial and class divides by suspending mortgage payments during the coronavirus pandemic but not extending the same moratorium to renters.

“If you called for a suspension or moratorium on mortgage payments, then we should also call for that same treatment on rent payments," Ocasio-Cortez said Tuesday on WNYC's "The Brian Lehrer Show."

"We’re kind of creating a class and race issue...
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Americans in class-action suit against China speak out on how coronavirus has upended their lives

  • News source: Tyler Olson
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EXCLUSIVE: The American plaintiffs in a class-action lawsuit filed this month against China say the coronavirus outbreak has injected fear into their everyday lives, kept them home from work and taken away their beloved family members as the pandemic has swept across the United States — and they lay the blame squarely at China's feet.

The suit, which seeks to take advantage of limited exceptions in U.S. law that allow Americans to sue other governments...
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Trump seeks another $2 trillion

  • News source: Chris Stirewalt
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**Want FOX News Halftime Report in your inbox every day? Sign up here.**On the roster: Trump seeks another $2 trillion - Widespread abuses in secret federal warrants - Hungary’s strongman uses virus to suspend rights - Voters’ virus fears rise, election officials scramble - ‘At this point I ran out of magnets’TRUMP SEEKS ANOTHER $2 TRILLION Fox News: “President Trump on Tuesday called for a $2 trillion infrastructure bill to serve as ‘Phase 4’ of the federal government’s coronavirus response efforts, just days after Congress approved a massive...
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