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Brazilian who met Trump has virus; no plans to test Trump

Brazilian who met Trump has virus; no plans to test Trump

WASHINGTON — A senior Brazilian official who attended weekend events with President Donald Trump in Florida has tested positive for the coronavirus, marking the first time that someone known to have the virus was in close proximity to the president.

Book critics give fiction prize to Edwidge Danticat

NEW YORK — Edwidge Danticat's story collection “Everything Inside” has won the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction.
As central banks intervene to calm markets, few see solution

As central banks intervene to calm markets, few see solution

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank moved Thursday to try to calm financial markets and restore some degree of confidence. It didn't quite work.

Broadway shuts its doors over ongoing coronavirus concerns

New York's governor ordered all Broadway theatres to shut their doors in the face of ongoing coronavirus concerns, plunging into darkness one of the city's most popular tourist attractions and causing turmoil in the run-up to the Tony Awards. Gov.
Broadway shuts its doors over ongoing coronavirus concerns

Broadway shuts its doors over ongoing coronavirus concerns

New York's governor ordered all Broadway theatres to shut their doors in the face of ongoing coronavirus concerns, plunging into darkness one of the city's most popular tourist attractions and causing turmoil in the run-up to the Tony Awards. Gov.
Coronavirus brings entertainment world to a standstill

Coronavirus brings entertainment world to a standstill

NEW YORK — The entertainment industry prepared Thursday for an unprecedented shutdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, cancelling upcoming movies, suspending all Broadway performances and scuttling concert tours until it's safe to welcome crowd
Israel's Netanyahu calls for emergency government with rival

Israel's Netanyahu calls for emergency government with rival

JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called for the formation of an emergency government to confront a growing crisis over the coronavirus, offering a potential way out of the deadlock that has paralyzed the political sys
Most coronavirus patients recover, still anxiety, fear loom

Most coronavirus patients recover, still anxiety, fear loom

SEATTLE — Amid all the fears, quarantines and stockpiling of food, it has been easy to ignore the fact that more than 60,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus spreading around the globe.
International traveller is 1st case of new virus in Maine

International traveller is 1st case of new virus in Maine

AUGUSTA, Maine — A woman in her 50s who travelled internationally is the first person in Maine to test positive for the coronavirus after voluntarily isolating herself and reporting to a hospital emergency room for testing, officials said Thursday.
Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall cancel performances

Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall cancel performances

NEW YORK — The Metropolitan Opera has cancelled performances and rehearsals through March 31 because of the coronavirus. The move was announced Thursday, one day after U.S. President Donald Trump announced a suspension of travel to the U.S.