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With death toll reaching 31, official saying the worst is yet to come.

By By MARINA VILLENEUVE and OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ, Associated Press March 11, 2020
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The Dow Jones Industrial Average tumbled 7.8% Monday, its steepest drop since the financial crisis of 2008, as mounting fears over the coronavirus combined with a crash in oil prices to send a shudder through world markets.

By STAN CHOE and ALEX VEIGA, AP Business Writers March 9, 2020
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Federal and state officials in California prepared to receive thousands of people Monday from a cruise ship that has been idling off the coast of San Francisco with at least 21 people aboard infected with the coronavirus.

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and CHRISTOPHER WEBER, Associated Press March 9, 2020
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Passengers on a cruise ship off the California coast were instructed to stay in their cabins as they awaited test results Friday that could show whether the coronavirus is circulating among the more than 3,500 people aboard.

By OLGA RODRIGUEZ and ADAM GELLER, Associated Press March 6, 2020
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Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders drew a sharp contrast between himself and Joe Biden on Thursday in his first major campaign rally since the Super Tuesday primaries essentially made it a two-man race.

By By JONATHAN J. COOPER and BOB CHRISTIE, Associated Press March 6, 2020
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President Donald Trump defended the administration's response to the coronavirus and his confrontational style of name-calling political opponents as he fielded questions Thursday from select members of the public in his first TV town hall of the 2020 election cycle.

By KEVIN FREKING, Associated Press March 6, 2020
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A rising number of churches across the United States are making changes in response to the coronavirus outbreak, including a decision by numerous Catholic dioceses to suspend the serving of wine during Communion.

By DAVID CRARY, AP National Writer March 5, 2020
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Amazon and other big companies are trying to keep their employees healthy by banning business trips, but they've dealt a gut punch to a travel industry already reeling from the virus outbreak.

By DAVID KOENIG and DEE-ANN DURBIN, AP Business Writers March 4, 2020
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New York billionaire Mike Bloomberg suspended his presidential campaign Wednesday and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was reassessing her candidacy, as the winnowing process in the Democrats’ 2020 nomination fight lurched forward following a consequential Super Tuesday.

By STEVE PEOPLES and WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press March 4, 2020
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Arizona Senate candidate Mark Kelly said Monday he'll vote for Joe Biden in the Democratic presidential primary, throwing his support behind the former vice president as Biden looks to solidify moderate Democrats against Bernie Sanders.

By JONATHAN J. COOPER, Associated Press March 3, 2020
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In a surprise move, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate by a sizable half-percentage point Tuesday in an effort to support the economy in the face of the spreading coronavirus.

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER, AP Economics Writer March 3, 2020
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Tornadoes ripped across Tennessee early Tuesday, shredding at least 40 buildings and killing at least 19 people.

By TRAVIS LOLLER and KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press March 3, 2020
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An emboldened Joe Biden is trying to cast himself as the clear moderate alternative to progressive Bernie Sanders as the Democrats' shrinking presidential field races toward Super Tuesday.

By STEVE PEOPLES, BILL BARROW and ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press March 2, 2020
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The number of new virus infections rose worldwide along with fears of a weakening global economy, even as cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks on Monday and hundreds of patients at the outbreak’s epicenter were released from hospitals.

By HYUNG-JIN KIM and MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press March 2, 2020
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Donald Trump Jr. was granted the permit to hunt north and east of Nome later this year, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game said.

By Associated Press February 29, 2020
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Bernie Sanders will swing through North Carolina, Virginia and Massachusetts in the coming days. Elizabeth Warren will make stops in Texas and Arkansas.

By THOMAS BEAUMONT and ALEXANDRA JAFFE, Associated Press February 28, 2020
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Residents of a Northern California community are at the epicenter of what officials are calling a turning point in the spread of the highly contagious coronavirus, as investigators try to retrace the steps of a hospitalized woman they believe to be the first in the U.S. to be infected without traveling internationally or being in close contact with anyone who had it.

By DON THOMPSON and ADAM BEAM, Associated Press February 28, 2020
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President Donald Trump declared that a widespread U.S. outbreak of the new respiratory virus sweeping the globe isn’t inevitable even as top health authorities at his side warned Americans that more infections are coming.

By LAURAN NEERGAARD, Associated Press February 27, 2020
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Crews scrubbed everything from money to buses, military bases were on high alert and quarantines were enforced Wednesday from a beachfront resort in the Atlantic to an uninhabited island in the Pacific as the world fought the spread of a new virus.

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press February 26, 2020
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Looking out over the world’s largest cricket stadium, the seats jammed with more than 100,000 people, India’s prime minister heaped praise on his American visitor.

By TIM SULLIVAN, Associated Press February 26, 2020
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A $13.5 billion settlement between victims of California's catastrophic wildfires and the utility blamed for causing them was supposed to bring some peace and hope to people still reeling from the devastation.

By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and DAISY NGUYEN, Associated Press February 26, 2020
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U.S. health officials warned Tuesday that the burgeoning coronavirus is certain to spread more widely in the country at some point, even as their counterparts in Europe and Asia scrambled to contain new outbreaks of the illness.

By ADAM GELLER, Associated Press February 25, 2020
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Democratic rivals to Bernie Sanders are preparing to try to knock him off his front-runner perch in a debate Tuesday night before a critical South Carolina primary that could dramatically reshape the race.

By STEVE PEOPLES, MEG KINNARD and BILL BARROW, Associated Press February 25, 2020
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Police manned checkpoints in quarantined towns, guests were confined to their rooms in a hotel in the Canary Islands, governments issued travel warnings and more flights were suspended Tuesday as officials desperately sought to stop the seemingly inevitable spread of a new virus.

By KIM TONG-HYUNG and MATT SEDENSKY, Associated Press February 25, 2020
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Harvey Weinstein was convicted Monday at his sexual assault trial, sealing his dizzying fall from powerful Hollywood studio boss to archvillain of the #MeToo movement.

By Associated Press February 24, 2020

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