Trump’s Retweet of ‘China Virus’ Fuels Tensions With Beijing

(Bloomberg) -- Both U.S. President Donald Trump and China’s Xi Jinping have good reasons to deflect political blame for the coronavirus outbreak. And that has both of them zeroing in on the pathogen’s name.As the disease formally designated as COVID-19 expands across the U.S., Trump and other top Republicans have sought to highlight the outbreak’s foreign origin and even use it to justify curbs on immigration -- including a wall on the southern border with Mexico. On Tuesday, Trump retweeted sup...
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Jazz-Thunder postponed, NBA suspends season

Utah's scheduled game at Oklahoma City was postponed Wednesday night and the NBA suspended its season a few minutes later after a Jazz player tested positive for the coronavirus. The player is star center Rudy Gobert, according to a person who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the league nor the team had confirmed it publicly. The positive test result was reported shortly before the scheduled tip-off between the Jazz and Thunder.
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Sarah Palin Revealed As Giant Pink Bear On ‘Masked Singer’ Because Of Course

Amid the coronavirus chaos, let's not forget the moment we all heard the former Alaska governor sing "Baby Got Back."
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Report: NBA expects to eventually resume season with truncated schedule

The NBA suspended its season due to the coronavirus outbreak. What about the 259 previously scheduled games (15-19 per team) that haven't been played? Adrian Wojnarowski on ESPN: I do know this: There's still a feeling around the league tonight that this season will resume at some point, but clearly, it's going to be a truncated schedule.
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USA down Japan 3-1 to capture SheBelieves Cup

Megan Rapinoe and Christen Press scored early goals and the World Champion United States beat Japan 3-1 on Wednesday to win the SheBelieves Cup friendly women's football tournament. Lindsey Horan added a goal in the 83rd minute to seal the victory in Frisco, Texas, which saw Vlatko Andonovski improve to 10-0 as coach of the US women. Japan's Mana Iwabuchi scored in the 58th minute -- the first goal allowed by the United States since they conceded two to Sweden in Andonovski's debu...
Tags: Japan, Usa, News, Sweden, US, Soccer, United States, Megan Rapinoe, Lindsey Horan, Frisco Texas, Christen Press, Mana Iwabuchi, Vlatko Andonovski, Andonovski, World Champion United States

NHL expects to have update Thursday on how to proceed with season in wake of coronavirus concerns

The San Jose Sharks and Columbus Blue Jackets said Wednesday that they would bar public attendance at their games.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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6 things to know about Rudy Gobert, the NBA's first coronavirus patient

The National Basketball Association's moment of reckoning came Wednesday when Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19. The moment also made Gobert a significant figure in NBA history, and a person the world will likely learn more about in the coming days. Following a practice on Monday, Gobert reacted to news that the NBA was closing locker rooms to media amid fears of the virus by touching every reporter's recorder in jest.
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Coronavirus: NBA halts all games after Utah Jazz player tests positive

The NBA suspends the season until further notice after a Utah Jazz player tests positive for coronavirus.
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Trump cancels multiple events after giving coronavirus address highlighting risk of large crowds

President Donald Trump canceled several public events on Wednesday evening following a televised speech addressing the worsening coronavirus and reiterating experts' warnings to avoid against large crowds.
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Congressional staffer tests positive for coronavirus

An employee in Sen. Maria Cantwell's office has tested positive for the novel coronavirus in the first publicly known case of a congressional staffer with the disease.
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Q&A: What you need to know about Trump's travel ban from Europe due to coronavirus

All travel from Europe will be restricted for the next 30 days, President Donald Trump said Wednesday.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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Hughes, Syracuse roll past UNC 81-53 in ACC 2nd round

Elijah Hughes scored 27 points and Syracuse dominated the opening half to build a big lead on the way to beating North Carolina 81-53 in Wednesday's second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. Hughes had 18 points by the break, including a contested jumper in the final seconds to cap Syracuse's 15-0 run to close the half. That pushed Syracuse to a 43-22 lead, a margin that never dipped below 16 in the second half as the Orange (18-14) emphatically ended a nine-game losing...
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Donald Trump's scapegoating coronavirus speech shows he just doesn't get it

President Donald Trump delivered a unusual Oval Office address on Wednesday night designed to reassure the American public that he and his administration are doing everything possible to stamp out the coronavirus pandemic in this country.
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LIVEBLOG: Read The Latest Updates On The Outbreak

The World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic on Wednesday.
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LIVEBLOG: Read The Latest Updates On The Coronavirus Outbreak

The World Health Organization officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic on Wednesday.
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Opinion: What Trump's speech won't erase

Speaking to the nation from the Oval Office Wednesday night, President Donald Trump put on his serious face. In a televised address, the president finally seemed to acknowledge the severity of the coronavirus threat to the nation and outlined steps his administration plans to take in the weeks ahead.
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Trump's speech won't erase his bumbling response on coronavirus

Julian Zelizer writes that in President Trump's Oval Office speech on the coronavirus, he finally seemed to acknowledge the severity of the threat posed by the virus, but his words will do little to erase the fact that many citizens don't have confidence in the President after his administration's botched responses to the pandemic.
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump is wrong about insurers and coronavirus

President Donald Trump incorrectly stated in his address to the nation that the health insurance industry has agreed to waive patient co-payments for treatment of COVID-19. Instead, insurers agreed to cover the full cost of diagnostic tests to see whether people have the disease. Trump's misstatement on health insurance was one of a number of claims in his prime-time address that were at odds with the facts.
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Trump ban on travel from Europe escalates pain for airlines

President Donald Trump's decision Wednesday to impose a 30-day ban on most Europeans entering the United States is the latest stunning setback for an airline industry that is reeling from a drop in bookings and a surge in people who are canceling reservations for fear of contracting the coronavirus. In his address from the Oval Office, Trump said U.S. restrictions on people coming from China and other countries with early outbreaks of COVID-19 had held down the number of cases in the United Sta...
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Economy, stock markets look even shakier after Trump announces European travel ban and NBA suspends season

Dow futures tumbled 1,000 points late Wednesday after President Trump announced a 30-day travel ban from Europe to limit the spread of COVID-19.         [Author: USA TODAY]
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump misstates some of his virus actions

President Donald Trump misstated his administration's intended actions on the coronavirus pandemic when he spoke to the nation in his prime-time address Wednesday. TRUMP: “We will be suspending all travel from Europe, except the United Kingdom, for the next 30 days.” First, the restriction does not apply to legal permanent residents of the U.S. or their families when they are returning from Europe.
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Modell’s Sporting Goods to Close All Stores After Bankruptcy Filing

Morris A. Modell opened his first store on Cortlandt Street in Lower Manhattan in 1889.
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State Dept. Advises Americans To ‘Reconsider’ Travel Abroad Due To Coronavirus

The advisory came hours after Trump announced a ban on travel from most of Europe for 30 days due to the pandemic.
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State Dept. Advises Americans To ‘Reconsider’ Travel Abroad

The advisory came hours after Trump announced a ban on travel from most of Europe for 30 days due to the pandemic.
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State Department Advises Americans To ‘Reconsider’ Travel Abroad Due To Coronavirus

The advisory came hours after Trump announced a ban on travel from most of Europe for 30 days due to the pandemic.
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Ireland: Republic Of Labour Law – Irish HR Updates - Littler Mendelson

Welcome to our inaugural edition of the Republic of Labour Law, a monthly newsletter in which we distill the most important Irish legal and HR updates from the last month in 500 words or less.
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United States: COVID-19: FAQs On Federal Labor And Employment Laws - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart

Below are some answers to frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the latest developments on the virus and guidance from federal agencies.
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India suspends most visas to halt coronavirus spread

All visas, barring a select few categories, will be suspended for a month effective Friday.
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Pressure on NCAA after NBA suspends play

After the NBA suspended its season following a player's positive test for coronavirus, the pressure is on the NCAA to cancel its tournaments.
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