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Here's the latest for Sunday, October 25: Senate votes to advance SCOTUS nominee Barrett; Italy imposes new virus restrictions; Protesters mark one year of anti-government rallies in Iraq; Pope Francis names 13 new cardinals in surprise address.
 
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Rome bans horse-drawn carriages from its streets

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American Study Finds Signs of Coronavirus in US Before China Outbreak

The US has added to research from Italy and France that indicates the coronavirus might have been circulating among people in a number of countries before it was..
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