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Walz urges against complacency with virus

Two deaths and 53 new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday as the the state completed its fourth day of "stay-at-home" restrictions aiming to slow or delay the worst here.

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Blood donated at Allina Commons on March 19.
An area of the mall has been designated as spacious enough "to allow the necessary social distancing practices."
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President Donald Trump warned Americans to brace for a "hell of a bad two weeks" ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.
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Kids under threat: Virus hitting juvenile detention centers

For the tens of thousands of kids locked up in juvenile detention centers and other correctional facilities across America, experts have issued a gloomy warning: The coronavirus is coming.
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Experts say virus could kill up to 240,000 Americans

As the number of coronavirus deaths continues to surge in the U.S., officials are warning the disease could kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans, even if people continue to stay home and limit their contact with others.
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California cities want transparency rules waived in pandemic

Citing the unprecedented challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic, city officials across California are asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to suspend or delay numerous state laws, saying they can't comply with everything from environmental regulations to public records laws that give people a window into how the government is spending public money.
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More than 50 infected with virus at California nursing home

A Southern California nursing home has been hit hard by the coronavirus, with more than 50 residents infected — a troubling development amid cautious optimism that cases in the state may peak more slowly than expected.
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Census Day arrives with US almost paralyzed by coronavirus

Census Day — the date used to reference where a person lives for the once-a-decade count — arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus. But census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline.
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AP FACT CHECK: Trump's misfires on virus death rates, tests

Facing a grim reality of surging coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump is making premature assertions about relatively low death rates in the U.S. and revising history about how seriously he viewed the threat, including the need for ventilators.
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Early divisions as Congress weighs next help for economy

The bipartisan partnership that propelled a $2.2 trillion economic rescue package through Congress just days ago is already showing signs of strain, raising questions about how quickly calls for massive followup legislation may bear fruit.
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Trump allies warn against feud with swing-state governor

President Donald Trump's allies are trying to contain a politically risky election-year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to balance presidential politics with a global pandemic in one of the nation's most important swing states.
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Help heads to NYC as experts predict over 100,000 US deaths

With refrigerated morgue trucks parked on New York City's streets to collect the surging number of dead, public health officials projected Tuesday that the coronavirus could ultimately kill more than 100,000 people across the U.S. Some states that have become hot spots warn they're running low on ventilators, while two cruise ships pleaded for Florida to allow them to dock to carry off the sick and dead.
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Trump: Social distancing 'a matter of life and death' in U.S.

President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned Americans to brace for a "hell of a bad two weeks" ahead as the White House projected there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained.
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COVID-19 deaths climb in NY; Chris Cuomo tests positive

New York City's coronavirus death toll surpassed 1,000 on Tuesday as an overwhelmed health system embraced the arrival of hundreds of additional paramedics, EMTs and ambulances.
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Strict social distancing slowing infections, data show

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A thank you to health care workers

Bachman's Floral, Home & Garden donated 1,500 flowering plants to Abbott Northwestern Hospital in appreciation of the efforts of health care workers responding to the Coronavirus pandemic Tuesday, March 31, 2020 in Minneapolis.
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Calls mounted Tuesday for the federal government to close Grand Canyon National Park after the popular tourist destination saw its first case of the coronavirus in a hospitality worker.
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The Latest: Evers: Wisconsin receives 2nd PPE shipment

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Some Wisconsin sites lack the workers for in-person voting

Wisconsin clerks are down nearly 7,000 poll workers and scores of municipalities are so short-staffed because of the coronavirus pandemic that they won't be able to offer any in-person voting on Election Day, according to a survey that state election officials released Tuesday.