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What is (and isn’t) in the economic aid bill

Congress | Congress’ answer to the COVID-19 economic crisis offers relief to many and pork to others
by Harvest Prude
Posted 3/27/20, 11:31 am

By voice vote Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the CARES Act, Congress’ third legislative answer to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Senate unanimously passed it 96-0 late Wednesday.

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Boris Johnson tests positive

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 3/27/20, 11:17 am

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson will continue to lead his nation’s fight against COVID-19 while in self-isolation for the disease. He tweeted Friday he had developed “a temperature and persistent cough” over the past 24 hours. British Health Secretary Matt Hancock also tested positive for the new coronavirus.

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U.S. has most coronavirus infections

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 3/27/20, 11:12 am

In New York City, 13 people died of COVID-19 at one Queens hospital in a single day. Some hospitals have so many dying patients the city brought in refrigerated truck trailers to hold bodies as a precaution, while EMT workers responded to nearly 5,800 calls on Thursday alone. Mardi Gras took place a month ago, before most gathering bans took effect, making New Orleans a hot spot for the disease. Now, more than 2,300 people have tested positive in Louisiana. “In the last two weeks our growth rate has been faster than any state or country in the world,” Gov. John Bel Edwards said.

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