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VIRUS OUTBREAK-WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is warning Americans to brace for a “hell of a bad two weeks” ahead as the White House is releasing new projections that there could be 100,000 to 240,000 deaths in the U.S. from the coronavirus pandemic even if current social distancing guidelines are maintained. By Aamer Madhani, Kevin Freking and Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar. SENT: 1,070 words, photos, video. With VIRUS OUTBREAK-TRUMP-FACT CHECK — Trump's misfires on virus death rates, tests.
VIRUS OUTBREAK — As the number of coronavirus deaths continues to surge in the U.S., officials are warning the disease could kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans, even if people continue to stay home and limit their contact with others. Experts made the prediction at a media briefing with President Donald Trump. But they said they hope the figure won't soar that high if everyone does their part to prevent the virus from spreading. By Nick Perry and Karen Matthews. SENT: 990 words, photos. With VIRUS-OUTBREAK-THE-LATEST.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-MEXICO — Mexico has started taking tougher measures against the coronavirus after weeks of its president hugging followers and saying religious medals would protect him. By María Verza and Christopher Sherman. SENT: 970 words, photos.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-RUSSIA-FAKE NEWS — Russian authorities have declared war on what they are calling “fake news” about the coronavirus. The crusade began about a month ago, when Russia was reporting only a few cases, prompting speculation from some critics that authorities might be underreporting the scale of the outbreak. Now lawmakers have approved fines of up to $25,000 and prison terms of up to five years for individuals who spread what is deemed to be false information. By Daria Litvinova. SENT: 1,060 words, photos. Also see MORE ON VIRUS OUTBREAK below.
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ELECTION 2020-TRUMP-WHITMER — Trump's allies are trying to contain a dangerous election-year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to navigate presidential politics in the midst of a global pandemic. Michigan has emerged as one of a handful of elite presidential battlegrounds that will control Trump's fate. By Steve Peoples and David Eggert. SENT: 1,130 words, photo.
2020 CENSUS — Census Day — the date used to reference where a person lives for the once-a-decade count — arrives with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus. But census officials vow the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. By Mike Schneider. SENT: 830 words, photo.
MORE ON VIRUS OUTBREAK
VIRUS-OUTBREAK-CALIFORNIA — A Southern California nursing home has been hit hard by the coronavirus, with more than 50 residents infected — a troubling development amid cautious optimism that cases in the state may peak more slowly than expected. SENT: 960 words, photos. With VIRUS OUTBREAK-SUSPENDING TRANSPARENCY — California cities want transparency rules waived in pandemic.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-MIDEAST — A senior Saudi official urges more than 1 million Muslims intending to perform the hajj to delay making plans this year in comments suggesting the pilgrimage could be cancelled due to the new coronavirus pandemic. SENT: 480 words, photos.
VIRUS-OUTBREAK-UN-RIVAL RESOLUTIONS — The U.N. General Assembly and its 193 member states have been sent two rival resolutions on how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. SENT: 690 words, photo. With VIRUS-OUTBREAK-UN-AFGHANISTAN — U.N. Security Council urges cease-fire in Afghanistan.
AP’s coronavirus podcast, “Ground Game: Inside the Outbreak,” today looks at how health care officials are reviewing guidelines on how to ration limited resources as hospitals brace for a surge in patients. Listen to the podcast after 3 p.m. at https://appodcasts.com/category/ground-game/. Embed code is available on AP Coverage Plan.
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WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT
VIRUS OUTBREAK-INDIAN MIGRANT WORKERS-PHOTO GALLERY — Indian migrants walk hundreds of miles to go home. SENT: 420 words, photos.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-PERU-SUMMER-PHOTO GALLERY — Birds claim Peru beach emptied by virus outbreak. SENT: 220 words, photos.
REPORTER-RAIDED — San Francisco will pay $369,000 to raided reporter. SENT: 330 words.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-CONGRESS — The bipartisan partnership that propelled a $2.2 trillion economic rescue package through Congress just days ago is already showing signs of strain. SENT: 1,010 words, photos.
TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-SURVEILLANCE — The Justice Department inspector general finds additional failures in the FBI's handling of a secretive surveillance program that came under scrutiny after the Russia investigation, identifying problems with dozens of applications for wiretaps in national security investigations. SENT: 970 words, photo.
IDAHO EARTHQUAKE — A magnitude 6.5 earthquake strikes north of Boise, Idaho, with people across a large area reporting shaking. SENT: 630 words, photos.
SOMALIA-US AIRSTRIKES' TOLL — The U.S. military is facing more allegations of killing civilians with airstrikes in Somalia, and now says it will address the issue more fully in upcoming public reports. SENT: 440 words.
CHINA-FOREST FIRE DEATHS — Chinese officials say dry conditions, high temperatures and a sudden change in wind direction all contributed to the deaths of 19 people in a forest fire in mountainous southwestern China. SENT: 210 words, photos.
FINANCIAL-MARKETS — Asian shares mostly fell, on continuing worries about the economic fallout from the pandemic as reports of coronavirus cases keep surging in various regions. By Business Writer Yuri Kageyama. SENT: 920 words, photos. With VIRUS-OUTBREAK-BUSINESS-FALLOUT — Trump, Putin discuss oil, Japan stops some postal services.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-CHRIS CUOMO — A bleary-eyed Chris Cuomo, saying he wanted to be a cautionary tale for his audience, anchors his CNN show from his basement after testing positive for the coronavirus. By Media Writer David Bauder. SENT: 560 words, photo.
GAMES OF 1919 — A century ago, the Inter-Allied Games would bring together nations weary of war and a flu pandemic in some traditional — and not so traditional — sports. By Sports Writer Tim Dahlberg. SENT: 1,000 words, photos.
VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL ADJUSTS — NFL teams are having to adjust to a new normal as they prepare for the draft in three weeks without being able to visit prospects for in-person evaluations and interviews. By Pro Football Writer Arnie Stapleton. SENT: 1,060 words, photos.
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