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African Americans are at higher risk of death from coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus sweeps across the United States, it appears to be infecting and killing black Americans at a disproportionately high rate, according to a Washington Post analysis of early data from jurisdictions across the country. The emerging stark racial disparity led the surgeon general Tuesday to acknowledge in personal terms the increased risk…

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Who gets a shot at life if hospitals run short of ventilators?

But the idea makes some uncomfortable. A Maryland panel rejected the priority access, arguing those sick enough to need the life-sustaining machines would be unlikely to return to their jobs anytime soon and that defining who is and who is not a health-care worker in a crisis is too morally fraught.While President Trump and members…

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Coronavirus: California scrambles to issue extra $600 jobless payments amid economic meltdown

More than 2 million Californians have recently filed for jobless benefits, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday, and state officials are scrambling to get newly out-of-work residents the larger unemployment benefits enabled by the federal CARES Act to ease coronavirus-spawned economic devastation. Gov. Newsom estimated at a news briefing on Tuesday that about 2.3 million people…

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Acting Navy secretary offers to resign over handling of virus-stricken aircraft carrier

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly. | Alex Brandon, File/AP Photo Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday following an uproar over a profanity-laced address to the crew of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt on Sunday, Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced. Modly submitted his resignation letter to Esper on Tuesday after meeting with…

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New York coronavirus deaths jumped by 731 Monday, the biggest daily increase, Gov. Cuomo says

Coronavirus deaths in New York surged by 731 on Monday, the biggest single-day jump in COVID-19 fatalities since the outbreak began a few months ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.The jump in fatalities comes even as the number of intensive care admissions starts to decline, giving the state some needed breathing room to ramp up…

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Coronavirus live updates: MLB may play all games in Arizona to resume season, USNS Comfort crewmember tests positive

This is CNBC’s live blog covering all the latest news on the coronavirus outbreak. All times below are in Eastern time. This blog will be updated throughout the day as the news breaks. Global cases: More than 1,359,300Global deaths: At least 75,945US cases: At least 368,449US deaths: At least 10,993The data above was compiled by Johns…

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Wisconsin Primary Guide: Voting Goes On After Court Rulings

The sole polling location for Waukesha, Wis., residents was set up to comply with social distancing guidelines. Polling places were consolidated and altered to accommodate voting in the state’s presidential primaries and other local elections Tuesday. Scott Trindl/AP hide caption toggle caption Scott Trindl/AP The sole polling location for Waukesha, Wis., residents was set up…

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Spain’s Coronavirus Crisis Accelerated as Warnings Went Unheeded

The Spanish epidemic has become a painful example of the tendency of one government after another to ignore the experiences of countries where the virus has already struck.Coffins of coronavirus victims, to be buried or incinerated, were stored in an underground parking lot at an unused funeral house in Barcelona on Thursday.Credit…Samuel Aranda for The…

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Dow futures point to 600 point opening gain following Monday's sharp rebound

Stock futures pointed to a Tuesday opening jump in early morning trade, building on a steep rebound in the previous session.At around 5 a.m. ET, futures for the Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 639 points, pointing to a gain of more than 569 points at Tuesday’s open. S&P 500 futures and Nasdaq futures also pointed…

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Most cases of coronavirus in children are mild but severe cases have been reported, CDC says

(CNN)Children diagnosed with coronavirus in the United States typically have mild cases, the Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention said in a report released Monday.However, some severe cases in children are being reported and three children have died, the analysis said.Cases in children make up less than 2% of reported cases in the US, according…