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Boston Marathon canceled for 1st time in 124-year history

BOSTON (AP) — Organizers canceled the Boston Marathon on Thursday for the first time in its history, bowing to the social distancing requirements of the coronavirus outbreak and ending a 124-year run that had persisted through two World Wars, a volcanic eruption and even another pandemic.The race, which draws a field of 30,000 and already…

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Peruvian families bury multiple members amid pandemic

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The men panted from exertion as they climbed the mist-covered hill carrying a coffin with another body in Peru’s largest cemetery, where the dead from the new coronavirus are being buried.It was the third death by COVID-19 in the Juárez family: 50-year-old Flavio. The procession was accompanied by bolero songs recorded…

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Buzz kill: Pot shops reopen, but some fear another shutdown

BOSTON (AP) — Marijuana shops in many states have enjoyed brisk business during the coronavirus pandemic. In New England? Not so much.Recreational shops reopened this week in Massachusetts with strict regulations after being ordered shut down the past two months.Now, some worry that state officials could simply shutter them again if there’s a resurgence of…

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Coronavirus News Coronavirus Pandemic Could Push 86 Million More Children into Household Poverty by End oF 2020: Report

The economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic could push up to 86 million more children around the world into household poverty by the end of 2020, a new report from UNICEF and Save the Children has warned.In an analysis released on Thursday, UNICEF and Save the Children said the number of children affected by household…

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What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

India saw another record daily jump in coronavirus cases while Russia reported a steady increase in its caseload even as it moved to swiftly ease restrictions in sync with the Kremlin’s ambitious political plans.The developments come as the United States crossed a somber landmark of 100,000 coronavirus fatalities, meaning more Americans have died from the…

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Virus, heat wave and locusts form perfect storm in India

NEW DELHI (AP) — As if the coronavirus wasn’t enough, India grappled with scorching temperatures and the worst locust invasion in decades as authorities prepared for the end of a monthslong lockdown despite recording thousands of new infections every day.This triple disaster drew biblical comparisons and forced officials to try to balance the competing demands…

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Virus deaths surpass 100,000 in US while cases rise in India

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — As the death toll from the coronavirus rose above 100,000 in the United States, there were also record numbers getting sick in India and worrying signs of a resurgence in South Korea.The once-unthinkable milestone in the U.S. means that more Americans have died from the virus than were killed in…

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‘Didn’t give a damn’: Inside a ravaged Spanish nursing home

MADRID (AP) — Zoilo Patiño was just one of more than 19,000 elderly people to die of coronavirus in Spain’s nursing homes but he has come to symbolize a system of caring for the country’s most vulnerable that critics say is desperately broken.When the Alzheimer’s-stricken 84-year-old succumbed in March on the same day 200 others…

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Victim in police encounter had started new life in Minnesota

Before he died after being pinned for minutes beneath a Minneapolis police officer’s knee, George Floyd was suffering the same fate as millions of Americans during the coronavirus pandemic: out of work and looking for a new job.Floyd moved to Minneapolis from his native Houston several years ago in hopes of finding work and starting…

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U.S. on cusp of marking at least 100K deaths from virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States was on the cusp of marking at least 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus, a once-unthinkable toll that now appears to be just the beginning of untold misery in the months ahead as Las Vegas casinos and Walt Disney World make plans to reopen, crowds of unmasked Americans swarm beaches…