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Dog Quarantined After Testing Positive for CoronavirusA dog in Hong Kong has been placed in quarantine after testing positive for COVID-19—but authorities aren't sure whether it has really been infected. Authorities say the pet dog of a 60-year-old coronavirus patient tested "weak positive" for coronavirus, Reuters reports. They say it is possible that the dog...
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Red Cross workers prepare emergency relief kits for delivery to people in self quarantine in Suwon, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Japan's schools prepared to close for almost a month and entertainers, topped by K-pop superstars BTS, canceled events as a virus epidemic extended its spread through Asia into Europe and on Friday, into sub-Saharan Africa. (Hong Ji-won/Yonhap via AP)
What's happening: Virus fears hit Africa, markets, churchesAmusement parks, sports events, religious gatherings, even school
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Experts Aren't Happy About Pence Leading Virus ResponseVice President Mike Pence is now leading the administration's response to the coronavirus outbreak—but critics say his record shows he isn't the right person for the job. Early in his career, Pence wrote an op-ed claiming "smoking doesn't kill," and, as governor of Indiana, he was strongly criticized for...
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FILE - In this July, 2015 file photo, University of Malawi's Chancellor College look on at hemp products after an industrial hemp awareness workshop in Blantyre, Malawi. Malawi has legalized the cultivation of cannabis as the country seeks an alternative to tobacco, its main earner of foreign exchange which is under pressure from anti-smoking campaigns. Parliament on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020 passed the bill to allow cultivation for medicinal and industrial uses.(AP Photo, file)
Malawi legalizes cannabis cultivation for certain usesMalawi has legalized the cultivation of cannabis
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People wearing masks, walk on street in Minsk, Belarus, Friday, Feb. 28, 2020. Belarus, Lithuania and New Zealand have reported their first cases of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
Financial pain deepens as nearly 60 countries report virus A deepening health crisis from the worldwide virus outbreak is hitting finances too
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Spokesman for Iran's Health Ministry Kianoush Jahanpour poses for a photo before an interview in Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020. The head of Iran's counter-coronavirus task force has tested positive for the virus himself, authorities announced Tuesday, showing the challenges facing the Islamic Republic amid concerns the outbreak may be far wider than officially acknowledged. The announcement comes as countries across the Mideast say they've had confirmed cases of the virus that link back to Iran, which for days denied having the virus. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)
Virus outbreak in Iran sickens hundreds, including leadersAfter facing sanctions and the risk of war amid tensions with the U.S., Iran’s Shiite theocracy now has an enemy in the new coronavirus that infiltrated its leadership in plain view of state-controlled media and despite repeated denials of any looming threat
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A large monitor displaying a map of Asia and a tally of total coronavirus cases, deaths, and recovered, is visible behind Vice President Mike Pence, center, and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, left, as they tour the Secretary's Operations Center following a coronavirus task force meeting at the Department of Health and Human Services, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Pence's handling of 2015 HIV outbreak gets new scrutiny Vice President Mike Pence's handling of a health crisis when he was governor of Indiana is getting a fresh look
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China reports 327 new cases and 44 deaths from new viral illness, continuing a sharp downward trend in the countryChina reports 327 new cases and 44 deaths from new viral illness, continuing a sharp downward trend in the country
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This Feb. 1, 2020 photo provided by the U.S. Air Force shows the Westwind Inn lodging facility at Travis Air Force Base, Calif. A government whistleblower has filed a complaint alleging that federal workers did not have the necessary protective gear or training when they were deployed to help victims of the coronavirus evacuated from China. The complaint deals with Health and Human Services Department employees sent to Travis Air Force Base in California to assist evacuees from China.  (Nicholas Pilch/U.S. Air Force via AP)
Whistleblower: Feds helping evacuees lacked virus protectionThe Department of Health and Human Services says it's “evaluating” a government whistleblower's complaint alleging federal workers did not have the necessary protective gear or training when they were deployed to help victims of the coronavirus
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FILE - In this Feb. 20, 2020, file photo Interior Secretary David Bernhardt joins President Donald Trump as he speaks at a campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Trump administration moved Thursday on a water-recycling push it says could get good use out of more of the wastewater that industries, cities and farms spew out, including the billions of barrels of watery waste generated by oil and gas fields each year. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
US considers more water recycling _ including from oilfieldsThe Trump administration is making a push on water recycling nationwide _ including looking for possible good uses for fracking wastewater
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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks at a campaign rally Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020, in Richmond, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
White House hopefuls target Trump on coronavirus responsePresident Donald Trump’s delayed response to the coronavirus outbreak is under fire from Democratic presidential candidates
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FILE- In this Jan. 3, 2018, file photo, the angel Moroni statue, silhouetted against the sky, sits atop the Salt Lake Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, at Temple Square, in Salt Lake City. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has postponed a key meeting of top global leaders scheduled for April 1-2 because of the spread of the coronavirus around the world. The faith is also discouraging members from traveling from outside the United States for a twice-yearly conference set for the weekend of April 4-5 in Salt Lake City, the religion said in a news release Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
New virus prompts Mormons to cancel key leadership eventThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is postponing a key April meeting of its top global leaders because of the spread of the new virus that originated in China
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