• (AP Photo/John Froschauer, File). FILE - In this March 10, 2020, file photo wearing gloves, a King County Election worker collect ballots from a drop box in the Washington State primary, in Seattle. But the 2020 presidential election is creeping ever c...

    Trump, Dems clash on boosting mail-in voting during pandemic

    President Donald Trump and Democrats are bickering over how to provide voters with safe and secure access to a ballot, as coronavirus pandemic rages in the U.S. and threatens to extend into the fall and affect the general election.
  • (AP Photo/Morry Gash). A worker helps voter outside the Frank P. Zeidler Municipal Building Monday March 30, 2020, in Milwaukee. The city is now allowing drive up early voting for the state's April 7 election.

    Wisconsin GOP appeals to Supreme Court on extended voting

    Wisconsin Republicans say they're asking the U.S. Supreme Court to block extended absentee voting in Tuesday's primary.
  • Trump admin tries to narrow stockpile's role for states

    The Trump administration abruptly changed its description of the Strategic National Stockpile, the federal government’s repository of life-saving medicines and supplies, to conform with President Donald Trump’s insistence that it is only a short-term backup for states, not a commitment to ensure supplies get quickly to those who need them most during an emergency.
  • (AP Photo/Alex Brandon). President Donald Trump listens during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Friday, April 3, 2020, in Washington.

    Trump suggests firing watchdog was payback for impeachment

    President Donald Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that triggered his impeachment.
  • (U.S. Army via AP). In this image provided by the U.S. Army, recent Army basic combat training graduates have their temperatures taken as they arrive at Fort Lee, Va, on March 31, 2020, after being transported using sterilized buses from Fort Jackson, ...

    Military recruiting struggles as enlistment stations close

    America's armed services are finding it harder to bring in new recruits as the worsening coronavirus forces families and communities to hunker down, even as the country turns increasingly to the military for help.
  • (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara). FILE - This Monday, March 30, 2020 file photo shows The River Church in Tampa, Fla. Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne was arrested Monday, March 30, 2020, for violating a county order by hosting a large number of congregants at the ...

    New coronavirus limits bring new religious freedom tension

    Despite state and local limits on public gatherings, some houses of worship have persisted in holding in-person services -- a matter of religious freedom, they say, as the nation approached its fourth Sunday battling the coronavirus pandemic.
  • Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won't wear one

    The Trump administration’s expected new guidance that many people in the United States should start wearing face coverings when in public is raising concern that it could lead to a sudden run on masks.
  • (AP Photo/John Minchillo). A body wrapped in plastic is prepared to be loaded onto a refrigerated container truck used as a temporary morgue by medical workers due to COVID-19 concerns, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, at Brooklyn Hospital Center in the Brookl...

    Where will the bodies go? Morgues plan as virus grows

    Authorities are clamoring to secure additional body storage wherever possible as U.S. officials estimate the death toll from the coronavirus could reach as high as 240,000.
  • (Scott Wendler/LifeBridge Health via AP). This undated image provided by LifeBridge Health shows masks being made in Baltimore. LifeBridge converted a building completed a year ago in the Baltimore suburbs into a factory to produce masks, with some of ...

    Hunt for medical supplies creates marketplace of desperation

    Intense global demand to get protective equipment for doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus battle is prompting states and hospitals to compete against themselves in a shady marketplace where prices are soaring.
  • (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky). President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Washington. From left, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious D...

    Trump says 'toughest' weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads

    President Donald Trump says the United States is heading into what he's says could be the its “toughest” weeks as coronavirus cases swell nationwide.
  • (AP Photo/Marshall Ritzell). Tiffany Pinckney poses for a portrait in the Harlem neighborhood of New York on April 1, 2020. After a period of quarantine at home separated from her children, she has recovered from COVID-19. Pinckney became one of the na...

    Coronavirus survivor: 'In my blood, there may be answers'

    As more and more people survive the new coronavirus, hospitals want them to line up to donate some blood.
  • (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File). FILE - In this March 17, 2020, file photo, medical personnel wait for a driver to pull up at a drive-thru COVID-19 testing station for University of Washington Medicine patients in Seattle. Experts and health officials...

    States lack key data on virus cases among medical workers

    Experts and health officials who are trying to plan a response to the coronavirus outbreak are missing a critical piece of information – the number of health care workers who have tested positive for the disease.
  • (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan). People and policemen bow their heads during a national moment of mourning for victims of coronavirus in Wuhan in central China's Hubei Province, Saturday, April 4, 2020. With air raid sirens wailing and flags at half-staff, Chin...

    New York gets Chinese ventilators; Trump wants more thanks

    Scarce supplies of medical equipment are leading to growing competition within the U_S_ and among nations, in what one French politician called a “worldwide treasure hunt.”.
  • (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer). A medic of the Elmhurst Hospital Center medical team reacts after stepping outside of the emergency room, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for mos...

    The week that was: Stories from the coronavirus saga

    This past week, New York got worse.
  • (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services via AP, File). FILE - This screen grab from the website HealthCare.gov shows the extended deadline for signing up for health care coverage for 2020.

    Insurance marketplaces offer help with coronavirus job cuts

    More than a million people could swamp the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance marketplaces in the coming months as employers lay off staff during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • (AP Photo/Emily Leshner). In this Sunday, March 29, 2020 photo, Rev. Steven Paulikas decorates an altar with palm fronds for Palm Sunday, which will be commemorated virtually this year, at All Saints' Episcopal Church in the Brooklyn borough of New Yor...

    Virus alters Holy Week celebration worldwide, not the spirit

    For Pope Francis at the Vatican, and for Christians around the world, this will be an Easter like none other.
  • (AP Photo/Seth Wenig). In this March 16, 2020 file photo, a woman walks through a lightly trafficked Times Square in New York, March 16, 2020. As of Sunday, nearly 2,000 people with the virus have been hospitalized in the state of New York and 114 have...

    A gentler Gotham? NYers anxiously wait out coronavirus

    New Yorkers are taking a more tentative tack now that the city has become a hot zone for the coronavirus pandemic.
  • (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). In this March 31, 2020, photo, Kyle Navarro poses in San Francisco. The school nurse was recently unlocking his bicycle when an older white man called him a racial slur and spat at him. Asian Americans are using social media to or...

    Asian Americans use social media to mobilize against attacks

    Asian Americans are using social media to organize and fight back against racially motivated attacks during the coronavirus pandemic.
  • (AP Photo/Mariuxi Orellana). In this March 26, 2020, photo, relatives of Bella Lamilla the first person to be diagnosed with coronavirus in Ecuador, maintain quarantine in their home in Babahoyo, Ecuador. The spreading global pandemic has tested the co...

    Hidden suffering of coronavirus: Stigma, blaming, shaming

    Even as Ecuador's coronavirus “patient zero” agonized in intensive care, strangers began tearing her reputation apart online.
  • (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic). In this photo made on, April 2, 2020, nurse anesthetist Jessica Poole checks for updates on the coronavirus pandemic in her home office in Greensburg, Pa. Poole, until a couple weeks ago, worked for a private anesthesia pract...

    A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs

    Tens of thousands of U.S. medical workers are suddenly out of work as casualties of measures to prioritize coronavirus patients at hospitals and of the economic troubles the crisis is creating.
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