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More military bases increase health protections due to virus

WASHINGTON The U.S. military has increased health protection requirements in at least 21 bases in recent weeks, particularly across Texas and Florida, as the COVID-19 rate continues to spike among service members, more than doubling in the last month. The escalating numbers mirror the increase in coronavirus cases in the general public across the country, […]

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Trump preparing order targeting social media protections

President Donald Trump is preparing to sign an executive order Thursday aimed at curbing liability protections for social media companies, two days after he lashed out at Twitter for applying fact checks to two of his tweets. Trump had threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering on Wednesday, lashing out at the […]


Coronavirus Live Updates: As Renter Protections End, Worry Over an ‘Avalanche of Evictions’

Renters entered the pandemic at a disadvantage, and now laws safeguarding them are expiring. The United States, already wrestling with an economic collapse not seen in a generation, is on the precipice of a compounding crisis of evictions, as protections and payments extended to millions of people out of work begin to run out. Many […]

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As Europe reopens, key coronavirus protections are still elusive

Italy’s virus reopening was supposed to be accompanied by a series of measures to limit infections in the one-time epicenter of Europe’s pandemic: the distribution of millions of inexpensive surgical masks to pharmacies nationwide, a pilot project of 150,000 antibody tests and, eventually, the roll-out of a contact-tracing app. None of these is in place […]