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Day: March 20, 2020

2020 campaigns go digital amid fears of coronavirus spread

WASHINGTON — No more rallies. No more door-knocking. And no more in-person fundraisers, raking in dollars from dozens of millionaires at once. The coronavirus has disrupted American life, and the 2020 presidential campaign is no exception. Amid calls for social distancing to stop the pandemic’s spread, President Donald Trump and Democrats Joe Biden […]

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Trump’s team, senators to negotiate $1T economic rescue deal

WASHINGTON — Members of President Donald Trump’s economic team convene Friday on Capitol Hill to launch negotiations with Senate Republicans and Democrats racing to draft a $1 trillion-plus economic rescue package amid the coronavirus outbreak. It’s the biggest effort yet to shore up households and the U.S. economy as […]

In pandemic, word definitions shift and new lexicon emerges

PHILADELPHIA — Newscasts bring word of “hot zones” and “lockdowns.” Conversations are littered with talk of “quarantines” and “isolation.” Leaders urge “social distancing” and “sheltering in place” and “flattening the curve.” In an instant, our vocabulary has changed — just like everything else. It seems like just days […]

Maharashtra to close shops, offices in Mumbai to curb spread of coronavirus

BENGALURU – Maharashtra on Friday decided to close all shops and offices except those providing essential services in India’s financial capital Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur until March 31 in an attempt to restrict the spread of coronavirus, the chief minister of the state said. The state, which has […]

SC pre-dawn hearing brings curtain down on Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case

New Delhi, Mar 20:  In an unprecedented pre-dawn hearing, hours before a Nirbhaya case death row convict Pawan Kumar Gupta was to be sent to gallows, the Supreme Court Friday midnight opened its door to dismiss his last plea challenging rejection of second mercy petition by the President. […]

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