Merrit Kennedy

Merrit Kennedy appears in the following:

California Governor Outlines How The State Will Decide To Open Again

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

"There's no light switch here. It's more like a dimmer," Gavin Newsom said Tuesday. "That dimmer is this toggling back and forth between more restrictive and less restrictive measures."

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World Bank: Coronavirus Is Pushing Sub-Saharan Africa To First Recession In 25 Years

Thursday, April 09, 2020

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies. But the World Bank projects its economies could pull back as much as 5.1% this year, driven by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Gov. Cuomo Says N.Y. Cases Are Increasing, But At A Slower Rate

Friday, March 27, 2020

The number of coronavirus cases in New York is doubling every four days — a marked decrease from early on in the outbreak, when it was doubling every 2 1/2 days.

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Harlem Globetrotters Great Fred 'Curly' Neal Has Died At 77

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The team remembers him as "one of the truly magical dribblers and shooters in basketball history." Neal played 22 seasons for the Globetrotters.

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In Israel, An Unexpected Political Twist Could Keep Netanyahu In Power

Thursday, March 26, 2020

After three inconclusive elections, Netanyahu and his rival Benny Gantz are reportedly close to a deal to rotate as prime minister, with Netanyahu taking the first turn.

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Tougher ID Requirements For Domestic Flights Postponed To 2021

Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Dept. of Homeland Security has pushed back the enforcement deadline for REAL ID from Oct. 1, 2020 to Oct. 1, 2021 in light of the coronavirus pandemic.

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China Temporarily Closes Its Borders To Foreign Nationals

Thursday, March 26, 2020

It's not clear how long the measures, which affect foreigners holding valid visas and residence permits, will remain in place. Exemptions will be made for diplomats and plane crews.

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Judge Orders Environmental Review Of Controversial Dakota Access Pipeline

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

It is a major victory for the Native American tribes and environmental groups fighting against the project. The judge has not decided whether oil can still flow in the meantime.

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Putin Delays Vote That Could Help Keep Him In Power

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Russian leader says he's pushing back a constitutional referendum that could pave the way for him to remain in power until 2036.

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U.N. Calls For Countries To Reduce Prison Populations

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

The U.N. human rights chief says authorities should look for ways to release people in detention who are especially vulnerable to the disease, such as those who are elderly or who have health issues.

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U.K. Prime Minister Tells Brits To Stay Home, Threatens Fines

Monday, March 23, 2020

Boris Johnson has ordered that people stay in their homes, aside from four exemptions. Only essential businesses will be allowed to stay open and the police will be empowered to enforce the measures.

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U.S. Olympics Officials Say 2020 Games Should Be Postponed Because Of Coronavirus

Monday, March 23, 2020

The top leaders of the U.S. organization say postponement from the planned July 24 opening is best, and international officials should ensure that conditions are safe and fair for all competitors.

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State Department Offers Repatriation Flights For Americans Stranded In Morocco

Friday, March 20, 2020

The department expects about 1,000 U.S. citizens and permanent residents to leave Morocco using the chartered flights. The country had imposed sudden, sweeping restrictions on travel.

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Italy Calls In Army To Hardest-Hit Region As Coronavirus Deaths Spike

Friday, March 20, 2020

Officials say there are simply too many people still on the streets with no justification. The country just registered its largest death toll in a single day since the start of the outbreak.

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Trump Administration Says U.S. Border With Mexico To Close To Nonessential Travel

Friday, March 20, 2020

The agreement is similar to one announced earlier this week to partially close the U.S. border with Canada. Both will go into effect on Saturday, Trump administration officials said.

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Tax Deadline Extended To July 15 Over Coronavirus Pandemic

Friday, March 20, 2020

"All taxpayers and businesses will have this additional time to file and make payments without interest or penalties," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday.

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Brazil's Christ The Redeemer Lit Up With Flags Of Countries Battling Coronavirus

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The giant statue of Jesus Christ, which stands nearly 100 feet tall and overlooks the city of Rio de Janeiro, also showed images of the words "pray together" in many languages.

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Head Of National Guard Says Tens Of Thousands Could Be Called Up

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Right now just over 2,000 members of the National Guard are assisting governors in 27 states, but the head of the National Guard Bureau said that number could double by this weekend.

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State Department Tells U.S. Citizens Not To Travel Abroad

Thursday, March 19, 2020

The State Department is also warning Americans to "arrange for immediate return to the United States" or prepare for an indefinite period overseas.

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Italy Surpasses China's Coronavirus Death Toll

Thursday, March 19, 2020

As of Thursday afternoon, the number of deaths in Italy from the coronavirus disease COVID-19 exceeds 3,400 — passing China's tally of more than 3,200 deaths.

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