Merrit Kennedy

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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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New York Will Waive Mortgage Payments For 90 Days Based On Financial Hardship

Thursday, March 19, 2020

"That will be a real-life economic benefit," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. He also ordered that only 25 percent of workers could be in the office, except for essential services.

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New York Will Waive Mortgage Payments For 90 Days Based On Financial Hardship

Thursday, March 19, 2020

"That will be a real-life economic benefit," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. He also ordered that only 25 percent of workers could be in the office, except for essential services.

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States Begin Widespread School Closures To Fight Coronavirus

Thursday, March 12, 2020

The closures come after many school districts and dozens of colleges and universities have temporarily closed or switched to virtual classes because of the disease.

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Brazilian Official Who Met Trump Last Weekend Tests Positive For Coronavirus

Thursday, March 12, 2020

During a trip to Florida, Fábio Wajngarten posted a photo of himself on social media standing directly next to President Trump and wearing a hat that says "Make Brazil Great Again."

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Princess Cruises To Pause Trips For The Next Two Months Due To Pandemic

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Two Princess cruises have faced high-profile problems because of the spread of the coronavirus. The company's president described this as "perhaps the most difficult decision in our history."

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Trump Administration Poised To Start Collecting DNA From Immigration Detainees

Friday, March 06, 2020

The Trump Administration says the policy change will help law enforcement apprehend criminal suspects. Rights advocates describe it as a serious breach of privacy against vulnerable populations.

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International Criminal Court Allows Investigation Of U.S. Actions In Afghanistan

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo blasted the decision, calling it a "breathtaking action by an unaccountable political institution." Human rights groups are applauding the move.

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'There's Nothing Left': Satellite Images Show Razed Villages In Idlib, Syria

Wednesday, March 04, 2020

New images show the scale of the destruction in the rebel stronghold of Idlib, where the United Nations says nearly a million people have been displaced in the last three months.

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Thailand's Constitutional Court Dissolves Major Opposition Party

Friday, February 21, 2020

The court said the party's leader violated election law because he gave the new party about $6 million – far more than Thai law allows for political donations. He insists the money was a loan.

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Why Are Swarms Of Locusts Wreaking Havoc In East Africa?

Friday, February 21, 2020

Clouds of the insects can stretch for miles, devouring vegetation and destroying crops. Locust experts say time is running out to get the swarms under control because they multiply so quickly.

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Forever 21 Filed For Bankruptcy But Will Live On With New Owners

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Three companies have announced that they are acquiring the retailer aimed at teens and young people, and plan to continue to operate its U.S. and international stores.

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