Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers shuts down Tuesday’s election because of coronavirus surges

MADISON – In a historic move less than 24 hours before polls were set to open, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers shut down Tuesday’s election to avoid causing more illness and deaths in Wisconsin as the number of coronavirus infections surges.  Evers issued an executive order […]
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Trump’s White House wrestles with clashes, drama as he battles coronavirus pandemic

WASHINGTON – The coronavirus has shut down entire sectors of the economy, closed schools and forced millions of Americans to work from home. One thing the pandemic hasn’t changed: discord within President Donald Trump’s inner circle. From a battle over the president’s enthusiasm for an unproven drug regimen […]
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Prisoners sue for release from troubled federal prison where coronavirus has killed 5 inmates

Six chronically-ill inmates at a troubled federal prison in Louisiana are suing for their release, claiming that authorities have been unable to manage a coronavirus outbreak that is “ravaging the facility” where five prisoners have died. The lawsuit, filed Monday on the inmates’ behalf by […]
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Families, children with autism ‘struggling’ with isolation amid COVID-19 outbreak with fewer supports, service

In addition to all the worry and uncertainty in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vanessa Coens is concerned about her two boys with autism regressing during this period of self-isolation. Normally, 12-year-old Owen and 10-year-old Ben would be in school, which Coens said is critically […]
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Ontario has only 1 week supply of ‘critical’ protective equipment left, premier says

Ontario currently has just one week’s worth of critical personal protective equipment for front-line health-care workers stockpiled, Premier Doug Ford said Monday. Ford said around three million masks ordered from the U.S. were held up by American officials, but 500,000 masks are being released today. Those 500,000 masks “will buy us […]