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McConnell: ‘Very close’ on rescue package topping $1T
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McConnell: ‘Very close’ on rescue package topping $1T

By JONATHAN LEMIRE, LISA MASCARO and ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Top-level negotiations between Congress and the White House are pushing toward resolution on a ballooning $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package, as President Donald Trump urged a deal to steady a nation shuttered by the coronavirus pandemic. With a population on edge and financial markets...

Coronavirus rekindles oil spill memories along Gulf Coast
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Coronavirus rekindles oil spill memories along Gulf Coast

By JAY REEVES Associated Press The spring of the coronavirus feels a lot like the summer of oil to residents along the Gulf Coast. Bars and restaurants are empty in Florida because of an invisible threat nearly a decade after the BP oil spill ravaged the region from the ocean floor up, and condominium reservations have taken...

Alabama infections top 120; state backs off daycare closings
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Alabama infections top 120; state backs off daycare closings

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Confirmed cases of the new coronavirus in Alabama surpassed 120 on Saturday, while state health officials backed off a prior order that would have closed child daycare facilities statewide. The Alabama Department of Public Health said child care facilities will be allowed to open, but must keep the number of children in any...

Trump urges states to do more as hospitals sound alarms
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Trump urges states to do more as hospitals sound alarms

Insisting the federal government is not a “shipping clerk,” President Donald Trump on Thursday called on states to do more to secure their own critically needed masks, ventilators and testing supplies as the pressure mounted on hospitals struggling to cope with a rising number of coronavirus patients.