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National

Truck Hauling Toilet Paper Catches Fire on Texas InterstateHamodia

A tractor-trailer hauling toilet paper crashed and caught fire near Dallas early Wednesday, spilling the hot commodity all over an interstate. The fire shut down westbound lanes of Interstate 20…

Protective Gear in National Stockpile is Nearly Depleted, DHS Officials SayHamodia

The government’s emergency stockpile of respirator masks, gloves and other medical supplies is running low and is nearly exhausted due to the coronavirus outbreak, leaving the Trump administration and the…

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World

Trump: U.S. to Deploy Anti-Drug Navy Ships Near VenezuelaHamodia

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Navy ships are being moved toward Venezuela as his administration beefs up counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment against Nicolás…

Reporting for Duty: Airline Crew Sign Up to Help HospitalsHamodia

Filip Palmgren had wanted to work on planes since he was a child. Now, after just two years as a flight attendant, the 21-year-old has lost his job because of…

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Regional

New Jersey Pushing Tax Deadline to July 15Hamodia

New Jersey’s income-tax deadline will move from April 15 to July 15 and the state budget deadline will move from June 30 to September 30 in response to the coronavirus…

Virus Deaths in NYC Top 1,100 as City Prepares for WorseHamodia

Deaths from the coronavirus topped 1,100 in New York City as officials warned that the worst of the virus’ toll is yet to come. The city’s Health Department reported Wednedsay…

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Politics

Democrats Proposing Commission to Study U.S. Pandemic ResponseHamodia

House Democrats are drafting legislation that would create a bipartisan commission to study the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, modeled on one that examined the 9/11 attacks. The…

House May Cancel Recesses, Extend Legislative Weeks for Days Lost to PandemicHamodia

As the House loses time in legislative session due to the coronavirus pandemic, House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer warned members Tuesday that he may make up for days lost…

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Business

Business Briefs – April 2, 2020Hamodia

Some Employers to Laid-Off Staffers: Let’s Stay in Touch WASHINGTON (AP) – As job cuts tear through the U.S. economy, a faint glimmer of light has emerged: Hoping that a…

Stocks Skid as Physical, Economic Toll of Virus WorsensHamodia

NEW YORK (AP) – Wall Street and markets around the world fell sharply Wednesday as the economic and physical toll caused by the coronavirus outbreak mounts — and as experts…

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Health, Science & Technology

FDA Wants Heartburn Meds Off the Market Due to ContaminationHamodia

U.S. health regulators are telling drugmakers to immediately pull their popular heartburn drugs off the market after determining that a contamination issue with the medications poses a greater risk than…

1.5 Million Israelis Using Voluntary Coronavirus Monitoring SoftwareHamodia

Around 1.5 million Israelis have downloaded a mobile app in the past week that alerts users who have crossed paths with a coronavirus patient, according to the Health Ministry, helping…

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