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Russian voters agree to extend Putin’s rule to 2036

By VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV and DARIA LITVINOVA MOSCOW — A majority of voters approved changes to Russia’s constitution that would allow President Vladimir Putin to hold power until 2036, but the weeklong plebiscite that ended Wednesday was tarnished by widespread reports of pressure on voters and other irregularities. With most of the nation’s polls closed and 20% of precincts counted, 72% voted for the constitutional amendments, according to election officials. For the first time in Russia, polls w...
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Coronavirus death toll in California jumps, exceeds 100 for first time since early June

After weeks of declining mortality, the daily death toll from COVID-19 in California exceeded 100 on Tuesday for the sixth time of the pandemic, while new cases continued to rise at a pace not seen before this week. There were 107 fatalities from the virus reported around the state Tuesday, according to data compiled by this news organization, the state’s deadliest day since June 10 and only the second day of June with more than 100 deaths. There were also about as many new cases as Monday, whic...
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EU reopens its borders to 14 nations but not to U.S. tourists

By LORNE COOK BRUSSELS — The European Union announced Tuesday that it will reopen its borders to travelers f rom 14 countries, and possibly China soon, but most Americans have been refused entry for at least another two weeks due to soaring coronavirus infections in the U.S. Travelers from other big countries like Russia, Brazil and India will also miss out. As Europe’s economies reel from the impact of the coronavirus, southern EU countries like Greece, Italy and Spain are desperate to entice b...
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How the coronavirus is devastating Southern California’s Pacific Islanders

Pacific Islanders in Southern California are dying at a higher rate from the coronavirus than any other racial group in the region and statewide, an issue advocates say is getting swept under the radar because the population is small and tends to be lumped with other ethnic groups. While coronavirus case numbers overall are lower for Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, the death rates are disproportionately higher when the entire population is taken into account, according to the California ...
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Confirmed new virus cases hit a new high of 40,000 in U.S.

By MICHELLE R. SMITH and FRANCES D’EMILIO The number of confirmed new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. hit an all-time high of 40,000 Friday — eclipsing the mark set during one of the deadliest stretches in late April — in a resurgence that has led some governors to backtrack or at least pause the reopening of their states. While the increase is believed to reflect, in part, greatly expanded testing, experts say there is ample evidence the virus is making a comeback, including rising deaths...
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Trump administration urges end to Affordable Care Act as pandemic surges

By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and MARK SHERMAN WASHINGTON  — As coronavirus cases rise in more than half of the states, the Trump administration is urging the Supreme Court to overturn the Affordable Care Act. The administration’s high court filing Thursday came the same day the government reported that close to half a million people who lost their health insurance amid the economic shutdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 have gotten coverage through The administration’s legal brief...
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Audit: U.S. sent $1.4 billion in virus relief payments to dead people

By MARCY GORDON WASHINGTON — Nearly 1.1 million coronavirus relief payments totaling some $1.4 billion went to dead people, a government watchdog reported Thursday. More than 130 million so-called economic impact payments were sent to taxpayers as part of the $2.4 trillion coronavirus relief package enacted in March. The Government Accountability Office, Congress’ auditing arm, cited the number of erroneous payments to deceased taxpayers in its report on the government programs. While the govern...
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U.S. virus cases near an all-time high as governors backtrack

By JENNIFER PELTZ and ELAINE KURTENBACH NEW YORK — The number of new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. stood near an all-time high Thursday at more than 34,000, hovering close to the peak reached in late April during some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis. While greatly expanded testing probably accounts for some of the increase, experts say other measures indicate the virus is making a comeback. Daily deaths, hospitalizations and the percentage of tests that are coming back po...
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U.S. virus cases continue to rise at near-record rate

By JENNIFER PELTZ and ELAINE KURTENBACH NEW YORK — The number of new coronavirus cases per day in the U.S. stood near an all-time high Thursday, hovering close to the peak reached in late April during some of the darkest and deadliest days of the crisis. While greatly expanded testing probably accounts for some of the increase, experts say other measures indicate the virus is making a comeback. Daily deaths, hospitalizations and the percentage of tests that are coming back positive for the virus...
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Coronavirus: 5 bad signs California is heading the wrong direction

As more people venture out and expand their social circles, the coronavirus pandemic is sending some alarming signals to California about the effects of reopening. “Right now it’s looking like things are going in the wrong direction,” said John Swartzberg, an infectious disease expert and professor emeritus at UC Berkeley. Here are five signs why, experts say. 1. Soaring case counts This is the big one. On Monday and Tuesday, the number of confirmed new coronavirus cases in California soared to ...
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Coronavirus: Another grim milestone for California as concerning metrics continue to rise

After a third straight day of new cases exceeding anything seen before this week, California is now home to the country’s top coronavirus hotspot — by total cases, at least. Los Angeles County, population 10 million, reported another 1,228 positive tests Wednesday, pushing it past Cook County, Ill., for the most in the nation, according to Johns Hopkins University. The 89,490 confirmed cases in LA County make up nearly half of California’s 195,424 total cases, which rose Wednesday by 4,648, acco...
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Travelers to N.Y., New Jersey, Connecticut are told to isolate

NEW YORK — New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from states with high coronavirus infection rates to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival, beginning Thursday, the three governors said. “We now have to make sure the rates continue to drop,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday at a video briefing with Govs. Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Ned Lamont of Connecticut, both fellow Democrats. “We also have to make sure the virus doesn’t come on a plane again.” What was presente...
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Some states break virus records as U.S. caseload grows anew

By NOMAAN MERCHANT, NICK PERRY and KEN MORITSUGU HOUSTON — Coronavirus hospitalizations and caseloads hit new highs in over a half-dozen states as signs of the virus’ resurgence mounted, with newly confirmed infections nationwide back near their peak level of two months ago. After trending downward for six weeks, the U.S. caseload has been growing again for over a week, particularly in the South and West. Some 34,700 new cases were reported nationwide Tuesday, according to the count kept by John...
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Mourners bid farewell to Rayshard Brooks at historic church

By KATE BRUMBACK ATLANTA — Scores of mourners, some dressed all in white and others wearing Black Lives Matter shirts, gathered at the historic Atlanta church that was the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s pulpit for a funeral Tuesday for the Black man whose killing by police in a fast-food parking lot stoked protests across the U.S. against racial injustice. “We are here because individuals continue to hide behind badges and trainings and policies and procedures rather than regarding the humanity o...
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Newsom signs bill to send all California voters a mail-in ballot for November

By MICHAEL R. BLOOD Los Angeles — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill Thursday to require county officials to mail a ballot to every registered voter for the November election, cementing into law the Democratic governor’s earlier order to mail out ballots statewide in response to the coronavirus outbreak. Newsom, citing health risks from large groups gathering at polling places, announced in early May that the state will send every voter a mail-in ballot for the fall contest, but his plan has been c...
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Beijing outbreak raises virus fears for rest of the world

By KEN MORITSUGU, DAVID RISING and ROD McGUIRK BEIJING — China raised its emergency warning to its second-highest level and canceled more than 60% of the flights to Beijing on Wednesday amid a new coronavirus outbreak in the capital. It was a sharp pullback for the nation that declared victory over COVID-19 in March and a message to the rest of the world about how tenacious the virus really is. New infections spiked in India, Iran and U.S. states including Florida, Texas and Arizona as authoriti...
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First drug proves ability to improve survival from COVID-19

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE Researchers in England say they have the first evidence that a drug can improve COVID-19 survival: A cheap, widely available steroid called dexamethasone reduced deaths by up to one third in severely ill hospitalized patients. Results were announced Tuesday and researchers said they would publish them soon. The study is a large, strict test that randomly assigned 2,104 patients to get the drug and compared them with 4,321 patients getting only usual care. The drug was given...
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Hundreds of schools vulnerable to outbreaks because of vaccine reluctance, data suggests

A measles outbreak that began at Disneyland in 2014 led California lawmakers to tighten up vaccine requirements, eliminating personal and religious exemptions for school attendance.. Doses of the MMR (measles, mumps rubella) vaccine and the Tdap for whooping cough at the Health Care Agency, Orange County in Santa Ana. (File photo by Michael Goulding, Orange County Register/SCNG) That law took effect in 2016, but the state’s most recent vaccination data — from the 2018-19 school year — show t...
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Academy delays 2021 Oscars ceremony because of coronavirus

By LINDSEY BAHR For the fourth time in its history, the Oscars are being postponed. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the ABC Television Network said Monday that the 93rd Academy Awards will now be held April 25, 2021, eight weeks later than originally planned because of the pandemic’s effects on the movie industry. The Academy’s Board of Governors also decided to extend the eligibility window beyond the calendar year to Feb. 28, 2021, for feature films, and delay the opening o...
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U.S. revokes emergency use of malaria drugs vs. coronavirus

By MATTHEW PERRONE WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators on Monday revoked emergency authorization for malaria drugs promoted by President Donald Trump for treating COVID-19 amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause serious side effects. The Food and Drug Administration said the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine are unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus. Citing reports of heart complications, the FDA said the drugs’ unproven benefits “do not outweigh the known and potent...
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California to allow nail salons, tattoo parlors to reopen starting June 19

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO, Calif.  — Some Californians will again be able to get a manicure, a new tattoo or enjoy a massage starting late next week under new state guidance issued Friday. But studios and salons won’t look the same when they do open. Workers and customers must wear face masks, adopt far more intense cleaning practices for shared reusable items like tweezers, and the services will be limited — no mouth or nose tattoos or piercings for now. The guidance on nail salons has bee...
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Coronavirus: Do I have to go back to the office when it reopens?

With state and local governments allowing more businesses to re-open, employers and employees have questions about what they should — and shouldn’t — expect in the workplace. The state has issued guidelines for various types of business, but little has prepared most of us for navigating a return to work during a pandemic when missteps could kill. We contacted employment law experts and state authorities to help answer questions about the new rules, including everything from disclosing workplace ...
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When a vaccine comes along for coronavirus, how many will say ‘no thanks’?

No vaccine exists yet for COVID-19, but the war against it already is raging. Bill Gates is funding vaccine research to implant microchips in billions of people, said one assertion that went viral. Dr. Anthony Fauci owns patents on a coronavirus protein, and deliberately orchestrated COVID-19 to profit from an eventual vaccine, claimed another. “I do not consent to mandatory vaccination!!!” proclaimed protest signs at recent rallies. “COVID-19 is a false flag operation to usher in the New World ...
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Alarming rise in virus cases as states roll back lockdowns

By MIKE STOBBE NEW YORK — States are rolling back lockdowns, but the coronavirus isn’t done with the U.S. Cases are rising in nearly half the states, according to an Associated Press analysis, a worrying trend that could intensify as people return to work and venture out during the summer. In Arizona, hospitals have been told to prepare for the worst. Texas has more hospitalized COVID-19 patients than at any time before. And the governor of North Carolina said recent jumps caused him to rethink ...
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Joint Chiefs Chairman Milley says he was wrong to accompany Trump on church walk

By ROBERT BURNS WASHINGTON  — Army Gen. Mark Milley, the nation’s top military officer, said Thursday he was wrong to accompany President Donald Trump on a walk through Lafayette Square that ended in a photo op at a church. He said his presence “created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics.” “I should not have been there,” the Joint Chiefs chairman said in remarks to a National Defense University commencement ceremony. Trump’s June 1 walk through the park to pose with a Bib...
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Coronavirus: California OKs movie theaters to reopen with limited seats

By KATHLEEN RONAYNE SACRAMENTO — California movie theaters can begin opening later this week if they limit theater capacity to 25% or no more than 100 attendees, under state guidance released Monday. The guidance adds movie theaters to a long list of other businesses that can start reopening as the nation’s most populous state relaxes its stay-at-home order. Restaurants, churches, hair salons and retail stores have already reopened in many counties. Soon that reopening will expand vastly in coun...
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Hundreds line up for George Floyd’s memorial in Houston

By JUAN A. LOZANO and NOMAAN MERCHANT HOUSTON — Hundreds of mourners lined up outside a church in George Floyd’s native Houston for a final public viewing Monday as his death two weeks ago at the hands of police continued whipping protesters, leaders and cities around the world into action over demands to address racial injustice and police brutality. As the doors opened at The Fountain of Praise church in Houston, where Floyd spent most of his life, Floyd was lying in an open gold-colored caske...
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New guidelines say school year will see some California students learning from home

California education officials expect at least some students to be learning from home, at least some of the time, when the new school year begins, even as the coronavirus pandemic continues, under new guidelines released Monday, June 8. The California Department of Education’s guidelines on reopening the state’s 1,037 public school districts, “Stronger Together: A Guidebook for the Safe Reopening of California’s Public Schools,” was released on Monday, June 8, 2020. Public schools around the s...
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`Get your knee off our necks!’: Floyd mourned in Minneapolis

By AARON MORRISON and MATT SEDENSKY MINNEAPOLIS — Hollywood celebrities, musicians and political leaders gathered in front of the golden casket of George Floyd at a fiery memorial Thursday for the man whose death at the hands of police sparked global protests, with a civil rights leader declaring it is time for black people to demand, “Get your knee off our necks!” The service — the first in a series of memorials set for three cities over six days — unfolded at a sanctuary at North Central Unive...
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Floyd eulogized at Minneapolis memorial in first of 3 events

By AARON MORRISON, NOMAAN MERCHANT and MATT SEDENSKY MINNEAPOLIS — Hollywood celebrities, musicians and the politically powerful filed into a sanctuary in front of the golden casket of George Floyd for a memorial service Thursday as mourners began a three-city farewell to the man who was anonymous in life but sparked global protests for justice in death. The service was held at North Central University for the 46-year-old out-of-work bouncer, who died May 25 after a white police officer put his ...
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