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Coronavirus

Trump donors among early recipients of coronavirus loans

By BRIAN SLODYSKO and ANGELIKI KASTANIS The Associated Press WASHINGTON — As much as $273 million in federal coronavirus aid was awarded to more than 100 companies that are owned or operated by major donors to President Donald Trump’s election efforts, according to an Associated ...

Keymark closes down amid virus outbreak

FONDA — Keymark Corporation, the facility that makes aluminum, has closed down after dozens of its employees tested positive for COVID-19. Keymark recently shut down temporarily after about 77 of its employees tested positive with COVID-19, and out of those 77 employees, eight are ...

The Re-opening

The inability to attend church each week has been one of the most affecting consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to social distancing guidelines, it’s been nearly impossible for congregations around the country to gather in ways they were accustomed to prior to the COVID-19 ...

Death Cafes help ease grief, loss in the time of coronavirus

By LEANNE ITALIE and EMILY LESHNER The Associated Press NEW YORK — Panic attacks, trouble breathing, relapses that have sent her to bed for 14 hours at a time: At 35, Marissa Oliver has been forced to deal with the specter of death on COVID-19’s terms, yet conversations about her ...

Cornell says in-person learning is best for the public’s health

By MARY ESCH Associated Press As colleges around the country grapple with how to reopen in the fall, Cornell University’s president on Tuesday announced that it will welcome students back to campus — an option she said is best not only for their education, but also public health. The ...

NYC delays resumption of indoor dining at restaurants

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he was delaying the planned resumption of indoor dining at restaurants in the city out of fear it would cause a spike in coronavirus infections. The mayor, a Democrat, said he was concerned that if the city welcomed ...