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  • Virus crisis ebbs in China, spreads fear across the West
    PARIS – The coronavirus epidemic shifted increasingly westward toward the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. on Tuesday, with governments taking emergency steps to ease shortages of masks and other supplies for front-line doctors and nurses. “We are concerned that countries’ abilities to respond are being compromised by the severe and increasing disruption to the global supply of personal protective equipment, caused by rising demand, hoarding and misuse,” said World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. More
  • Virus spread prompts Fed to slash rates
    WASHINGTON – In a surprise move, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate by a sizable half-percentage point Tuesday in an effort to support the economy in the face of the spreading coronavirus. Chairman Jerome Powell said at a news conference that the virus “will surely weigh on economic activity both here and abroad for some time.” It was the Fed’s first move since last year, when it reduced its key short-term rate three times. More
  • Sanders wins top prize, California; rival Biden surges nationwide
    WASHINGTON – Bernie Sanders seized victory in Super Tuesday’s biggest prize, California, while a resurgent Joe Biden scored wins in the upper Midwest and African American strongholds in the South, in a dramatic offensive. The two Democrats, lifelong politicians with starkly different visions for America’s future, were battling for delegates as 14 states and one U.S. More
  • Thousands of migrants look for way around shut Greek border
    KASTANIES, Greece – Thousands of migrants and refugees searched for ways to cross Greece’s border with Turkey on Tuesday, as Athens ramped up its diplomatic efforts for help from the European Union to seal off its eastern land and sea frontiers. Turkey has made good on a threat to open its borders for those seeking to cross into Europe. More
  • Elgin restaurant closes abruptly with weddings, events still booked
    Gifford's Kitchen & Social in Elgin closed abruptly this week, leaving in a lurch customers who booked parties, fundraisers and weddings. A steady stream of unhappy people stopped by the restaurant at 2300 Bushwood Drive on Tuesday afternoon after news spread on social media. More
  • Social-distance skating, kid governor, virtual toy drive: News from around our 50 states
    While a statewide switch to virtual learning is off the table, the state superintendent said individual schools could switch to all virtual learning as a last resort. Two school systems – in Hoover ...
    11/22/2020 - 5:57 pm | View Link
  • Coronavirus in Illinois updates: Here’s what happened Nov. 17 with COVID-19 in the Chicago area
    Seven other COVID-positive detainees have died in custody, but all of those were in the spring, as the jail was dealing with a coronavirus spike it has since taken measures to con ...
    11/19/2020 - 12:09 pm | View Link
  • Coronavirus: US states to get vaccines within 24 hours of approval — as it happened
    New York City to close public schools as testing positivity rises. Danish agriculture minister becomes first to quit in mink scandal. Vaccine deal agreed by Malaysia and China.
    11/18/2020 - 11:25 pm | View Link
  • Tucker Carlson: 'This show is not going anywhere, it's getting bigger'
    Good evening, and welcome to TUCKER CARLSON TONIGHT. By this point, you probably heard about problems with voting machines in various states on Election Day. You've heard claims of massive fraud, ...
    11/18/2020 - 3:46 am | View Link
  • Malliotakis: GOP's 'red wave' a referendum on socialist agenda
    I mean, you know, I think a lot of people would see those as far left ideas, almost socialist ideas. I mean, he's a Democratic socialist. There's a big disconnect here between your party and his party ...
    11/18/2020 - 3:46 am | View Link
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