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NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak could kill 100,000 to 200,000 Americans, the U.S. government's top infectious-disease expert warned on Sunday as smoldering hotspots in nursing homes and a growing list of stricken cities heightened the sense of dread across the country.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump looks for ways to restore normalcy in parts of the U.S., his foremost infection disease expert says the country could experience more than 100,000 deaths and millions of infections from the coronavirus pandemic.

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The billions of tax dollars headed for hospitals and states as part of the $2.2 trillion coronavirus response bill won't fix the problem facing doctors and nurses: a critical shortage of protective gowns, gloves and masks.

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The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel Advisory” be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak.

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NEW YORK (AP) — As coronavirus cases rose in the national epicenter of New York, President Donald Trump surprised governors of the state and neighboring New Jersey and Connecticut by saying Saturday that he might impose a quarantine on their residents before tweeting later in the day that a …

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President Donald Trump has backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing Saturday night that a “strong Travel Advisory” be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak.

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — In tiny Munfordville, Kentucky, the closure of the public library has cut people off from a computer used only for filling out census forms online. In Minneapolis, a concert promoting the once-a-decade count is now virtual. In Orlando, Florida, advocates called off knock…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Child welfare agencies across the U.S., often beleaguered in the best of times, are scrambling to confront new challenges that the coronavirus is posing for caseworkers, kids and parents.

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Missouri on Saturday reported 838 cases of COVID-19 and 10 deaths, according to the latest data from the Department of Health and Senior Services.

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The world changed remarkably this past week — yet again, just as it did the week before, as the coronavirus marched across the world. No corner of the planet was safe, it seemed: If the virus itself wasn't upending lives, it was the isolation that spread as the world locked down or the econo…

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O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The death of a person in St. Charles County from the coronavirus is the 10th in Missouri, and as the number of confirmed cases escalates, some of the state's biggest hospitals are being forced to “examine what all our options are” to maintain enough protective equipment.

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The coronavirus pandemic has upended the lives and finances of millions. A federal relief package aiming to provide payments to distressed consumers passed Friday — but that money is not likely to land for a number of weeks.

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Salvador Calzadillas isn't worried about catching the coronavirus when he's picking mandarin oranges in the trees in central California. But he said the mere act of getting to the groves each day puts him and his wife, also a farmworker, at risk, and there’s nothing…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A flu pandemic was ravaging the world, killing indiscriminately in almost every country, including more than 600,000 deaths in the United States. The states were in a panic, but there was almost no call for broad federal assistance — at least, not one heeded by the president.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — After days of desperate pleas from the nation’s governors, President Donald Trump took a round of steps to expand the federal government’s role in helping produce critically needed supplies to fight the coronavirus pandemic even as he warned the leaders of hard-hit states n…

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WEST BLOOMFIELD, Mich. (AP) — More than a fifth of Detroit's police force is quarantined; two officers have died from coronavirus and at least 39 have tested positive, including the chief of police.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an unprecedented $2.2 trillion economic rescue package into law after swift and near-unanimous action by Congress to support businesses, rush resources to overburdened health care providers and help struggling families during the deepening coro…

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans rushed to build a makeshift hospital in its convention center Friday as troubling new outbreaks bubbled in the United States, deaths surged in Italy and Spain and the world warily trudged through the pandemic that has sickened more than a half-million people.

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Sheriffs in Southwest Missouri are not sensing a need as yet to heed calls for the release of inmates from jails to save lives during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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America's coronavirus infections have surged to the most in the world, reaching 100,000 cases Friday with New York still the worst hit in the country. Troubling new outbreaks are bubbling in other cities including Chicago, Detroit and New Orleans, which is rushing to build a makeshift hospit…

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Joplin hospitals reported no new cases of COVID-19 by late Friday afternoon in the immediate Joplin area, though some test results were still out.

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WEBB CITY, Mo. — Even though summer is still more than two months away, the Webb City Farmers Market launched its summer feeding program early to help bridge the hunger gap in the community while school is out because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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From storytime resources online to yoga videos, a webpage called the "Virtual Recreation Center" has been launched by the Joplin Parks and Recreation Department to help families find things to do while people are staying home to stop the spread of the COVID-19 virus.

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ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri braced for a surge of coronavirus patients as the number of deaths grew to nine, with the governor mobilizing the state's National Guard and a top St. Louis County official urging recently retired health care workers to return to work.

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The Newton County Health Department announced on Friday its fourth case of COVID-19, according to a post on its Facebook page. 

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas health officials reported more than 200 confirmed coronavirus cases and a fourth death Friday, and the state's health director said he doesn't expect the spread of the virus to peak until mid- to late April.

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A stay-at-home order has been issued for Crawford County residents, effective at 8 a.m. Saturday. The order, made by Crawford County's Board of Health and Public Health Officer, has been issued in an effort to contain the coronavirus responsible for causing COVID-19.  

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Missouri Southern State University will offer provisional admission to students registering for the fall 2020 semester who have had their ACT test date postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Missouri on Friday reported 670 cases of the new coronavirus, with nine deaths, according to the latest data from the Department of Health and Senior Services.

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OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — It was a sunny day, the first in about a week when temperatures had climbed past the 50-degree mark, and people in Chicago did what they always do on such a day: They flocked to the shores of Lake Michigan.

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General Motors announced Friday it is bringing back 1,000 workers at two plants in Indiana to begin making ventilators for critical-care COVID-19 patients struggling to breathe and stay alive.

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Economic Security Corporation of Southwest Area will continue to work with customers whose utility services are terminated, have disconnect notices or have low/no fuel or wood.

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The Kansas Department of Health and Environment and the Kansas Department of Agriculture are encouraging land owners to voluntarily reduce the number of acres that they intend to burn this spring.

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MIAMI, Okla. — Administrators at Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College will move all previously scheduled face-to-face and hybrid courses online for the remainder of the spring semester. In addition, spring commencement and nurse pinning ceremonies are canceled.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is sticking with its crowd-friendly waiver of entrance fees at national parks during the coronavirus pandemic, as managers at some parks try and fail to keep visitors a safe distance apart and communities appeal for a shutdown at other parks that ar…

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JOPLIN, MO - Kelli M. Buzzard, 54, a former St. John's Regional Hospital, employee, passed away Wednesday, March 25, 2020. Private family graveside services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Campbell-Biddlecome Funeral Home, Seneca