Government and politics

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with his wife Jane, speaks at his campaign event at Los Angeles Convention Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Associated Press
March 02, 2020 - 12:54 pm
DENVER (AP) — Tuesday is the biggest day of the primary calendar, when 14 states from the Atlantic to the Pacific vote on the Democratic presidential nominee. The roster includes the nation's two most populous states, California and Texas, and nearly one-third of all the delegates at July's...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., visits with attendees after speaking at a campaign event in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Klobuchar ended her Democratic presidential campaign on Monday, March 2, and endorsed rival Joe Biden in an effort to unify moderate voters behind the former vice president's White House bid. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Associated Press
March 02, 2020 - 12:51 pm
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar ended her Democratic presidential campaign on Monday and plans to endorse rival Joe Biden in an effort to unify moderate voters behind the former vice president's White House bid. She is flying to Dallas and plans to join Biden at his rally Monday night, according to...
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In this photo released by Xinhua News Agency, Chinese President Xi Jinping, second right, wearing a protective face mask, talks to a medical staff members during his visit to the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing, Monday, March 2, 2020. The number of new virus infections rose worldwide along with fears of a weakening global economy, even as cases in China dropped to their lowest level in six weeks on Monday and hundreds of patients at the outbreak's epicenter were released from hospitals. (Ju Peng/Xinhua via AP)
Associated Press
March 02, 2020 - 9:59 am
PARIS (AP) — The new virus is entering new territories, from megacities to seaside villages, and casting a fast-growing shadow over the world economy. Here’s a look at some of the latest developments: MERKEL SNUBBED Fear of the coronavirus is changing habits in Germany, where it's common for people...
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Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg walks across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., Sunday, March 1, 2020, to commemorate the 55th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," when white police attacked black marchers in Selma. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
Associated Press
March 02, 2020 - 6:07 am
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — Moments before Mike Bloomberg stood in the pulpit of Brown Chapel AME Church, the pastor noted that the former New York mayor initially declined an invitation to speak at the church where, 55 years ago, civil rights activists prepared for the historic march to Montgomery. The...
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Travelers wear protective mask as they walk through in terminal 5 at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
Associated Press
March 01, 2020 - 10:11 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Health officials in Washington state said Sunday night that a second person had died from the coronavirus — a man in his 70s from a nursing facility near Seattle where dozens of people were sick and had been tested for the virus. Researchers said earlier the virus may have been...
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President Donald Trump speaks during Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2020, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
Associated Press
March 01, 2020 - 9:31 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign is planning to fly a blimp over swing states to get its message out — and to collect reams of data. The blimp with Trump logos is set to fly between May and July, and will encourage Trump supporters to text the campaign, a move aimed at helping to...
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Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at a primary night election rally in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Associated Press
March 01, 2020 - 8:50 pm
SELMA, Ala. (AP) — An emboldened Joe Biden tried to cast himself as the clear moderate alternative to progressive Bernie Sanders on Sunday as the Democrats' shrinking presidential field raced toward Super Tuesday. One of Biden's leading moderate rivals, former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete...
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CORRECTS THE MONTH - Democratic presidential candidate and former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a speech to supporters on Sunday, March 1, 2020, in South Bend, Ind. Buttigieg, who rose from being the Indiana mayor to a barrier-breaking, top-tier candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, ended his campaign on Sunday. (Santiago Flores/South Bend Tribune via AP)
Associated Press
March 01, 2020 - 8:49 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Pete Buttigieg, who rose from relative obscurity as an Indiana mayor to a barrier-breaking, top-tier candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, ended his campaign on Sunday. The decision by the first openly gay candidate to seriously contend for the presidency — and...
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Tourists stand outside the Louvre museum, in Paris, France, Sunday, March 1, 2020. The spreading coronavirus epidemic shut down France's Louvre Museum on Sunday, with workers who guard its trove of artworks fearful of being contaminated by the museum's flow of visitors from around the world. (AP Photo/Rafael Yaghobzadeh)
Associated Press
March 01, 2020 - 4:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — The spreading coronavirus epidemic shut down France's Louvre Museum on Sunday, with workers who guard its famous trove of artworks fearful of being contaminated by the museum's flow of tourists from around the world. Almost three-quarters of the Louvre's 9.6 million visitors last year...
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Three officials of the Oregon Health Authority testified on Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, before a committee of the Oregon Legislature in Salem, on preparations for a possible outbreak of coronavirus in Oregon. Appearing before the House Committee on Health Care were, from left, OHA Director Patrick Allen, Dean Sidelinger, state health officer and state epidemiologist, and Akiko Saito, section manager of health security, preparedness and response. (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky)
Associated Press
February 28, 2020 - 9:04 pm
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's first corinavirus case emerged on Friday, and the infected person worked at an elementary school in the Portland area, which will be temporarily closed, authorities said. The Lake Oswego School District sent a robocall to parents saying that Forest Hills Elementary will...
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