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Exclusive: U.S. mulls using sweeping powers to ramp up production of coronavirus protective gear

   U.S. President Donald Trump talks about preparedness to confront the coronavirus outbreak during a meeting with African-American leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis 

   President Donald Trump's administration is considering invoking special powers through a law called the Defense Production Act to rapidly expand domestic manufacturing of protective masks and clothing to combat the coronavirus in the United States, two U.S. officials told Reuters.
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California monitoring 8,400 people for possible coronavirus

   FILE PHOTO: California governor Gavin Newsom reacts after signing SB 113, which will enable the transfer of $331million in state funds to the National Mortgage Special Deposit Fund in San Diego, California, U.S. October 9, 2019. REUTERS/ Mike Blake/File Photo 

   California is monitoring more than 8,400 people who arrived on commercial flights for coronavirus symptoms from "points of concern," but the state lacks test kits and has been held back by federal testing rules, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Thursday.
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   Business News3 hours ago

Stocks plunge on coronavirus fears even as U.S. ramps up fight against spread

   Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 

   U.S. stocks plummeted on Thursday as fears about the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on economic growth flared even as U.S. officials pledged that they were stepping up efforts to safeguard Americans from the virus' spread.
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   Healthcare & Pharma6 hours ago

Mixed messages, test delays hamper U.S. coronavirus response

   FILE PHOTO: A standard dust & particle mask, and an N95 medical respirator mask (bottom), that are part of personal protection and survival equipment kits ordered by customers preparing against novel coronavirus, are seen at Nitro-Pak in Midway, Utah, U.S. February 27, 2020. REUTERS/George Frey 

   Even as U.S. officials warn of an inevitable outbreak of coronavirus in the United States, and are alerting Americans to take precautions, some health agencies charged with protecting the public appear unprepared to deal with the threat.
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   Politics5 hours ago

How the Democratic nominating battle could end in a messy 'brokered convention'

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S., February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   Seemingly every four years, political pundits speculate about a "brokered" U.S. presidential convention - only to see a nominee selected with little or no drama. But that may not be the case in 2020.
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   U.S. News3 hours ago

Police identify victims, shooter in Milwaukee brewery shooting rampage

   FILE PHOTO: Police investigate a shooting at the Molson Coors headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Sara Stathas 

   Police in Milwaukee on Thursday identified the five brewery employees shot and killed by a co-worker who later took his own life in the latest spasm of gun violence plaguing U.S. workplaces and schools.
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   Sports News6 hours ago

Kobe Bryant handprints among Beverly Hills auction items

   Test prints of Kobe Bryant's hands, made in 2011 when the late basketball player became the first athlete to leave his prints in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, are pictured in an undated photo before going up for auction Beverly Hills, California, U.S. released February 27, 2020. Courtesy of Julien's Auction/Handout via REUTERS 

   A copy of Kobe Bryant's handprints, cast in cement outside Hollywood's famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre, are going up for auction in April along with other memorabilia of the basketball legend who died in January.
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Baltimore ex-mayor sentenced to three years in prison in children's book fraud scheme

   FILE PHOTO: Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh departs the U.S. District Court after she was charged with wire fraud and tax evasion related to sales of a self-published children's book, in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy 

   Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh was sentenced on Thursday to three years in federal prison for fraud and tax evasion schemes involving bogus sales of her children's book series.
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   World News7 hours ago

House Democrats to introduce bill clawing back border wall funds

   A section of border fence is pictured by the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley near Hidalgo, Texas, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott 

   Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are working on new legislation that would "claw back" funds the White House took from the Pentagon's budget to fund construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the chairman of the House Armed Services committee said on Thursday.
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'I could fall to my death:' tightrope walker Wallenda readies to cross active volcano

   FILE PHOTO: Aerialist Nik Wallenda holds a sample of a wire while he speaks with media as he prepares for a highwire walk over Times Square in New York, U.S., June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo 

   Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda fears the worst-possible outcome as he prepares for his latest high wire act - trekking across a live volcano in Nicaragua on Wednesday. "I could fall to my death."
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   U.S. Legal News3 hours ago

Court calls NYC 'deeply segregated' but dismisses lawsuit over unfair tax burdens

   A New York appeals court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit saying that New York City's property tax system discriminates against low-income and minority homeowners, even as it called the system unfair and acknowledged that the city is "deeply segregated."
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   Business News3 hours ago

Texas prosecutors accuse Arkema, executives of failures over chemical fire

   FILE PHOTO: A fire burns at the flooded plant of French chemical maker Arkema SA after Tropical Storm Harvey passed in Crosby, Texas, U.S. August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif 

   Jurors in the criminal case against the U.S. arm of a French company on Thursday heard it routinely stored combustible chemicals where floodwaters could reach them and failed to alert emergency workers as toxic fires erupted.
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   Politics3 hours ago

U.S. judge mulls holding Russian firm linked to election meddling in contempt

   FILE PHOTO: Russian businessman Evgeny Prigozhin looks on before a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with representatives of civic organisations, business and media communities at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool/File Photo 

   A federal judge is weighing civil contempt charges against a Russian company accused of funding a Russian troll farm's interference in the 2016 U.S. election to boost President Donald Trump's candidacy after prosecutors accused the St. Petersburg-based firm of defying subpoenas to hand over documents.
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   Politics4 hours ago

On the trail: Democrats slam Trump's coronavirus response

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S. February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   Democratic presidential hopefuls spread out across South Carolina on Thursday as the clock ticked down to the state's Saturday primary, the first big test of their appeal with African-American voters.
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   Politics4 hours ago

Republicans’ ‘Operation Chaos’ seeks to undermine South Carolina's Democratic primary

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   Republican activists in South Carolina are urging party voters to do the seemingly unthinkable: support U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' bid for the White House in the state's Democratic primary on Saturday.
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   Business News4 hours ago

Coronavirus risk to Americans low, but that can change: U.S. health secretary

   The risk to American people from coronavirus is low, but that could change, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Thursday.
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   World News5 hours ago

Tanker plane that crashed in Australia hit ground after low fire retardant drop: preliminary report

   A C-130 tanker plane that crashed and killed all three Americans on board while fighting fires in Australia last month hit the ground shortly after making a two-second fire retardant drop at an altitude of 200 feet, investigators said on Friday.
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   Business News5 hours ago

U.S. CDC aggressively evaluating whether coronavirus survives on surfaces: agency chief

   U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield told the U.S. Congress on Thursday that his agency is aggressively evaluating how long coronavirus can survive and be infectious on surfaces.
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   Entertainment News6 hours ago

Actress Lori Loughlin among parents to face U.S. college scam trial in October

   FILE PHOTO: Actress Lori Loughlin, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli leave the federal courthouse after a hearing on charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Josh Reynolds 

   A federal judge on Thursday said actress Lori Loughlin in October will be among eight parents accused of participating in a vast U.S. college admissions bribery and fraud scheme to face the first trial to result from the scandal.
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   Business News7 hours ago

U.S. CDC chief says all suspected coronavirus cases should be tested

   The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday revised its criteria for who should be tested for the coronavirus and is shipping more test kits out to states including California, the agency's director told lawmakers.
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   World News5 hours ago

Exclusive: U.S. mulls using sweeping powers to ramp up production of coronavirus protective gear

   U.S. President Donald Trump talks about preparedness to confront the coronavirus outbreak during a meeting with African-American leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Leah Millis 

   President Donald Trump's administration is considering invoking special powers through a law called the Defense Production Act to rapidly expand domestic manufacturing of protective masks and clothing to combat the coronavirus in the United States, two U.S. officials told Reuters.
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   World News3 hours ago

California monitoring 8,400 people for possible coronavirus

   FILE PHOTO: California governor Gavin Newsom reacts after signing SB 113, which will enable the transfer of $331million in state funds to the National Mortgage Special Deposit Fund in San Diego, California, U.S. October 9, 2019. REUTERS/ Mike Blake/File Photo 

   California is monitoring more than 8,400 people who arrived on commercial flights for coronavirus symptoms from "points of concern," but the state lacks test kits and has been held back by federal testing rules, Governor Gavin Newsom said on Thursday.
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   Business News3 hours ago

Stocks plunge on coronavirus fears even as U.S. ramps up fight against spread

   Traders work on the floor at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid 

   U.S. stocks plummeted on Thursday as fears about the effect of the coronavirus outbreak on economic growth flared even as U.S. officials pledged that they were stepping up efforts to safeguard Americans from the virus' spread.
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   Healthcare & Pharma6 hours ago

Mixed messages, test delays hamper U.S. coronavirus response

   FILE PHOTO: A standard dust & particle mask, and an N95 medical respirator mask (bottom), that are part of personal protection and survival equipment kits ordered by customers preparing against novel coronavirus, are seen at Nitro-Pak in Midway, Utah, U.S. February 27, 2020. REUTERS/George Frey 

   Even as U.S. officials warn of an inevitable outbreak of coronavirus in the United States, and are alerting Americans to take precautions, some health agencies charged with protecting the public appear unprepared to deal with the threat.
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   Politics5 hours ago

How the Democratic nominating battle could end in a messy 'brokered convention'

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S., February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   Seemingly every four years, political pundits speculate about a "brokered" U.S. presidential convention - only to see a nominee selected with little or no drama. But that may not be the case in 2020.
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   U.S. News3 hours ago

Police identify victims, shooter in Milwaukee brewery shooting rampage

   FILE PHOTO: Police investigate a shooting at the Molson Coors headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S. February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Sara Stathas 

   Police in Milwaukee on Thursday identified the five brewery employees shot and killed by a co-worker who later took his own life in the latest spasm of gun violence plaguing U.S. workplaces and schools.
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   Sports News6 hours ago

Kobe Bryant handprints among Beverly Hills auction items

   Test prints of Kobe Bryant's hands, made in 2011 when the late basketball player became the first athlete to leave his prints in cement outside Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, are pictured in an undated photo before going up for auction Beverly Hills, California, U.S. released February 27, 2020. Courtesy of Julien's Auction/Handout via REUTERS 

   A copy of Kobe Bryant's handprints, cast in cement outside Hollywood's famed Grauman's Chinese Theatre, are going up for auction in April along with other memorabilia of the basketball legend who died in January.
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   U.S. News6 hours ago

Baltimore ex-mayor sentenced to three years in prison in children's book fraud scheme

   FILE PHOTO: Former Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh departs the U.S. District Court after she was charged with wire fraud and tax evasion related to sales of a self-published children's book, in Baltimore, Maryland, U.S. November 21, 2019. REUTERS/Michael A. McCoy 

   Former Baltimore mayor Catherine Pugh was sentenced on Thursday to three years in federal prison for fraud and tax evasion schemes involving bogus sales of her children's book series.
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   World News7 hours ago

House Democrats to introduce bill clawing back border wall funds

   A section of border fence is pictured by the U.S.-Mexico border in the Rio Grande Valley near Hidalgo, Texas, U.S., October 7, 2019. REUTERS/Loren Elliott 

   Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives are working on new legislation that would "claw back" funds the White House took from the Pentagon's budget to fund construction of a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the chairman of the House Armed Services committee said on Thursday.
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   World News3 hours ago

'I could fall to my death:' tightrope walker Wallenda readies to cross active volcano

   FILE PHOTO: Aerialist Nik Wallenda holds a sample of a wire while he speaks with media as he prepares for a highwire walk over Times Square in New York, U.S., June 20, 2019. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo 

   Tightrope walker Nik Wallenda fears the worst-possible outcome as he prepares for his latest high wire act - trekking across a live volcano in Nicaragua on Wednesday. "I could fall to my death."
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   U.S. Legal News3 hours ago

Court calls NYC 'deeply segregated' but dismisses lawsuit over unfair tax burdens

   A New York appeals court on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit saying that New York City's property tax system discriminates against low-income and minority homeowners, even as it called the system unfair and acknowledged that the city is "deeply segregated."
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   Business News3 hours ago

Texas prosecutors accuse Arkema, executives of failures over chemical fire

   FILE PHOTO: A fire burns at the flooded plant of French chemical maker Arkema SA after Tropical Storm Harvey passed in Crosby, Texas, U.S. August 31, 2017. REUTERS/Adrees Latif 

   Jurors in the criminal case against the U.S. arm of a French company on Thursday heard it routinely stored combustible chemicals where floodwaters could reach them and failed to alert emergency workers as toxic fires erupted.
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   Politics3 hours ago

U.S. judge mulls holding Russian firm linked to election meddling in contempt

   FILE PHOTO: Russian businessman Evgeny Prigozhin looks on before a meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping with representatives of civic organisations, business and media communities at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia July 4, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool/File Photo 

   A federal judge is weighing civil contempt charges against a Russian company accused of funding a Russian troll farm's interference in the 2016 U.S. election to boost President Donald Trump's candidacy after prosecutors accused the St. Petersburg-based firm of defying subpoenas to hand over documents.
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   Politics4 hours ago

On the trail: Democrats slam Trump's coronavirus response

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders rallies with supporters at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S. February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   Democratic presidential hopefuls spread out across South Carolina on Thursday as the clock ticked down to the state's Saturday primary, the first big test of their appeal with African-American voters.
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   Politics4 hours ago

Republicans’ ‘Operation Chaos’ seeks to undermine South Carolina's Democratic primary

   Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally in North Charleston, South Carolina, U.S. February 26, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst 

   Republican activists in South Carolina are urging party voters to do the seemingly unthinkable: support U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders' bid for the White House in the state's Democratic primary on Saturday.
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   Business News4 hours ago

Coronavirus risk to Americans low, but that can change: U.S. health secretary

   The risk to American people from coronavirus is low, but that could change, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said on Thursday.
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   World News5 hours ago

Tanker plane that crashed in Australia hit ground after low fire retardant drop: preliminary report

   A C-130 tanker plane that crashed and killed all three Americans on board while fighting fires in Australia last month hit the ground shortly after making a two-second fire retardant drop at an altitude of 200 feet, investigators said on Friday.
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U.S. CDC aggressively evaluating whether coronavirus survives on surfaces: agency chief

   U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Robert Redfield told the U.S. Congress on Thursday that his agency is aggressively evaluating how long coronavirus can survive and be infectious on surfaces.
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Actress Lori Loughlin among parents to face U.S. college scam trial in October

   FILE PHOTO: Actress Lori Loughlin, and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli leave the federal courthouse after a hearing on charges in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Josh Reynolds 

   A federal judge on Thursday said actress Lori Loughlin in October will be among eight parents accused of participating in a vast U.S. college admissions bribery and fraud scheme to face the first trial to result from the scandal.
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   Business News7 hours ago

U.S. CDC chief says all suspected coronavirus cases should be tested

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