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Coronavirus live updates: US death toll nears 13K; Los Angeles to require face masks; jubilant Wuhan, China marks end of lockdown

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Coronavirus live updates: US death toll nears 13K; Los Angeles to require face masks; jubilant Wuhan,   China marks end of lockdownCoronavirus claims beloved singer John Prine. Wuhan celebrates lockdown end. Surgeon General Jerome Powell seems more optimistic. More news Wednesday.
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News video: Harry Styles relying on mum to get him through lockdown

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Harry Styles is checking in with his mum and sister on FaceTime every day to help him cope while he is stuck in lockdown in Los Angeles due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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John Prine John Prine American country singer-songwriter

Recording Academy members cover John Prine song for charity [Video]

Recording Academy members cover John Prine song for charity

Zac Brown Band musician John Driskell Hopkins has helped to record a cover of folk legend John Prine's Angel From Montgomery to raise coronavirus relief funds.

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Los Angeles Los Angeles City in California

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Cosby Owes Millions In Legal Fees

Last year a judge ordered Bill Cosby to pay $2.75 million in legal bills to a California law firm. The law firm, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, of Los Angeles, Calif said Cosby hasn't paid the money as yet. Fox News reports that on Friday, the firm filed papers in Manhattan Supreme Court saying Cosby was delinquent in payment. The firm says because of 10 percent interest that has accrued, they are now owed $2.98 million.

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Factory Closes After 300 Test Positive, Four Workers Die Of COVID-19

CNN reports a garment manufacturer in downtown Los Angeles has been ordered closed. After the deaths of four workers, investigators discovered 300 confirmed coronavirus cases among employees of Los Angeles Apparel. The death of four dedicated garment workers is heartbreaking and tragic. Dr.

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Jerome Powell Jerome Powell American central banker, and 16th Chairman of the Federal Reserve in the United States

Fed Chair To Congress: Do These Three Things Now To Save The US Economy [Video]

Fed Chair To Congress: Do These Three Things Now To Save The US Economy

The US Federal Reserve is expected to remain apolitical and stay out of the business of Congress. Even so, President Donald Trump has repeatedly jeered at Fed Chair Jerome Powell, even going so far as to call him 'an enemy of the state.' Nevertheless, Business Powell stuck his neck out in a Congressional hearing this week, calling for more government intervention in the economy.

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Powell: strength, pace of recovery depends on virus

A full U.S. economic recovery will not occur until the American people are sure that the novel coronavirus epidemic has been brought under control, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told Congress on Tuesday. Conway G. Gittens has more of his testimony.

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Powell: U.S. entering second phase of economy reopening

Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell on Tuesday testified before the Senate Banking Committee and said that the U.S. economy appears to be entering the second phase of reopening assuming the virus remains under control.

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Layoffs in the United States are abating, but millions who lost their jobs because of COVID-19 continue to draw unemployment benefits, suggesting the labor market could take years to heal from the pandemic even as businesses resume hiring workers. Conway G. Gittens breaks down the numbers.

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Wuhan Wuhan Sub-provincial city in Hubei, People's Republic of China

WHO Team Goes To China To Investigate COVID-19's Origin Story [Video]

WHO Team Goes To China To Investigate COVID-19's Origin Story

A two-person team from the World Health Organization is traveling to China to address the origin of the COVID-19 pandemic. But according to Science Magazine, the epidemiologist and animal health expert are unlikely to come home with answers. The mystery of the virus’ origins has become a political powder keg and the subject of countless conspiracy theories. Chinese officials have reported conducting tests for SARS-CoV-2 at the Wuhan seafood market but what they found remains sketchy.

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Pittsburgh Seemed Like a Virus Success Story. Now Cases Are Surging.

Pittsburgh, a sister city to Wuhan, China, saw only modest cases for months. In the last two weeks, cases are suddenly soaring.
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Coronavirus: Wuhan lab that researches Covid-19 will not be visited by WHO investigators looking into origin of virus

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Study links abnormally high blood sugar to higher risk of death in Covid-19 patients not diagnosed with diabetes

A new research from Wuhan, China shows that in Covid-19 patients, but without a previous diagnosis of diabetes, abnormally high blood sugar is associated with..
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Trump Considers Banning TikTok [Video]

Trump Considers Banning TikTok

On Tuesday, President Trump gave an interview in which he said he was considering banning TikTok. Trump echoed earlier comments from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Trump implied a ban on TikTok would be a way of punishing China for the coronavirus. Business Insider reports that Coronavirus originated in the city of Wuhan. Trump's rationale was somewhat different from the reason given by Pompeo. Pompeo said the US was worried TikTok could be a national-security risk.

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Coronavirus Coronavirus Subfamily of viruses in the family Coronaviridae

Three Teachers Sharing A Classroom Did Everything Right. Now, One Is Dead And Two Have COVID-19 [Video]

Three Teachers Sharing A Classroom Did Everything Right. Now, One Is Dead And Two Have COVID-19

Three teachers shared a summer classroom at a school in the small town of Winkelman, Arizona, in June. Nothing unusual about that. But according to CNN, all three contracted the novel coronavirus COVID-19. One of them died from the disease. Kimberley Chavez Lopez Byrd was 61. She died June 26, less than two weeks after she tested positive. The other two teachers -- Jena Martinez and Angela Skillings -- said they're still struggling with the effects of the virus.

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Coronavirus kept them apart for 114 days. So she took a dishwashing job to see her husband

Mary Daniel got a job as a dishwasher at a memory-care center so she could be inside the locked-down facility to see her husband, a patient there.

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Coronavirus Economic Fallout Batters Zimbabwe Bird Sanctuary

A fish eagle swoops over the water to grab a fish in its talons and then flies to its nest. Nearby are a martial eagle, a black eagle, an Egyptian vulture and..
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Watch: Yamraj, Chitragupta raise Coronavirus awareness on streets of Raipur [Video]

Watch: Yamraj, Chitragupta raise Coronavirus awareness on streets of Raipur

Artists dressed up as 'Yamraj' and 'Chitragupt' to create awareness on wearing masks and maintain social-distancing in Chhattisgarh's Raipur on July 11. This initiative had been taken up by Raipur Smart City Limited, Traffic Police and Municipal Corporation.

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