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Trump calls for cash injection for ailing U.S. drilling industry

Reuters US News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 10:29
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he has asked his government to come up with a way to inject cash into the ailing U.S. drilling industry to help it survive a historic collapse in global crude oil prices.
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Schumer predicts passage of U.S. coronavirus funding bill

Reuters US News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 09:42
The U.S. Congress moved toward a fourth coronavirus relief bill expected to top $450 billion, as Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said all major provisions were agreed, and that the Trump administration has signed off on a national testing strategy.
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U.S. coronavirus response deepens divide as Trump suspends immigration

Reuters US News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 09:27
U.S. President Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus took an even sharper political turn on Tuesday after he seized upon the crisis in a controversial move to suspend immigration, and as he planned to meet with the governor of New York, the hardest hit state.
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America's hip-hop community takes on coronavirus

Reuters US News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 09:11
The U.S. hip-hop community is using its bullhorn to bring awareness and money to the battle against the coronavirus as data shows that African-Americans are dying at a disproportionately high rate.
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Schumer says he sees U.S. Senate deal on coronavirus funding bill

Reuters US News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 08:53
U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Tuesday he thinks Republicans and Democrats have agreed on a fourth coronavirus spending bill, and that the Trump administration has also agreed to a national testing strategy.
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Dealing with the dead: the female undertakers of Harlem

Reuters US News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 08:24
There are 48 bodies in the basement of the funeral home in Harlem. Forty are in cardboard boxes, ready for cremation. The other eight are in the refrigerator, to be embalmed and buried. It will be weeks or months before they get either.
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Coronavirus shelter-at-home rules upend U.S. child abuse prevention system

Reuters US News - Tue, 04/21/2020 - 08:09
A California case worker hears screaming as she tries to conduct a telephone session for a child abuse prevention agency; an Oregon doctor sees signs of abuse a teacher might have spotted days earlier.
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