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'This is our Pearl Harbor': US facing hardest week of fight against coronavirus, says Surgeon-General Jerome Adams
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'This is our Pearl Harbor': US facing hardest week of fight against coronavirus, says Surgeon-General Jerome Adams

New York, the epicenter of the US coronavirus outbreak, reported on Sunday that for the first time in a week, deaths had fallen slightly from the day before. But there were still nearly 600 new fatalities and more than 7,300 new cases in the state.

New York, epicentre of COVID-19 in US with over 1,13,700 positive cases, gets 1,100 ventilators from China and Oregon
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New York, epicentre of COVID-19 in US with over 1,13,700 positive cases, gets 1,100 ventilators from China and Oregon

New York secured a planeload of ventilators from China, and Oregon was sending a shipment of its own to battle the coronavirus pandemic at its US core

‘There will be death’: Donald Trump warns toughest weeks to come as US coronavirus toll climbs to 8,100
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‘There will be death’: Donald Trump warns toughest weeks to come as US coronavirus toll climbs to 8,100

Donald Trump warned that the country could be headed into its toughest weeks yet as the coronavirus death toll mounts, but also expressed growing impatience with social distancing guidelines

Democratic candidates lack enthusiasm, says Donald Trump while addressing election rally in North Carolina
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Democratic candidates lack enthusiasm, says Donald Trump while addressing election rally in North Carolina

Donald Trump alleged that two Democratic presidential aspirants Senator Amy Klobuchar and former Mayor Pete Buttigieg by endorsing Biden had traded administration position

US confirms first coronavirus death in Washington; cases along West Coast rise despite no contact with infected persons
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US confirms first coronavirus death in Washington; cases along West Coast rise despite no contact with infected persons

The governor of Washington declared a state of emergency Saturday after a man died there of COVID-19, the first such reported death in the United States

Priya Balasubramanian's debut The Alchemy of Secrets unravels a family's long-nurtured secrets
Life

Priya Balasubramanian's debut The Alchemy of Secrets unravels a family's long-nurtured secrets

Priya Balasubramanian’s novel is a story about how prejudices can sometimes lead to catastrophic consequences that threaten to destroy the peace within a family. It also highlights the effect mistrust and lies can have on the peace within a family, especially on the minds of innocent but keenly perceptive children.

Coronavirus outbreak: Total number of infected in United States rises to 13 with another case confirmed in California
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Coronavirus outbreak: Total number of infected in United States rises to 13 with another case confirmed in California

The individual was taken to the University of California San Diego Medical Center for observation and isolation

Coronavirus outbreak: US declares public health emergency, bars foreign nationals who visited China from entering country
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Coronavirus outbreak: US declares public health emergency, bars foreign nationals who visited China from entering country

US citizens who have travelled within past two weeks to China's Hubei will be subject to mandatory quarantine of 14 days

Washington Post clears writer who shared story about rape allegations against Kobe Bryant on social media, says tweet ‘not in direct violation of social media policy’
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Washington Post clears writer who shared story about rape allegations against Kobe Bryant on social media, says tweet ‘not in direct violation of social media policy’

A Washington Post reporter who had been placed on administrative leave after she tweeted a link to a story about a 2003 rape allegation against Kobe Bryant has been cleared to return to work

Republicans block subpoenas for new proof as US Senate debates norms of trial on Day One; moderates force last-minute reversal in pro-Trump rules
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Republicans block subpoenas for new proof as US Senate debates norms of trial on Day One; moderates force last-minute reversal in pro-Trump rules

A divided Senate began the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump on Tuesday in utter acrimony, as Republicans blocked Democrats’ efforts to subpoena witnesses and documents related to Ukraine

California wanted to protect Uber drivers; now it has passed a law that may hurt freelancers
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California wanted to protect Uber drivers; now it has passed a law that may hurt freelancers

The idea behind the law, signed in September, is that many workers are misclassified as contractors so companies can save money.

Infosys to pay California $800,000 to settle allegations of misclassification of foreign workers, tax fraud
Business

Infosys to pay California $800,000 to settle allegations of misclassification of foreign workers, tax fraud

Indian IT major Infosys has agreed to pay $800,000 (nearly Rs 5.6 crore) to settle allegations of misclassification of foreign workers and tax fraud, officials said on Tuesday

Kamala Harris ends campaign for 2020 presidential race citing financial restraints; wavering views on nation’s healthcare problems spelt doom for Democrat's bid
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Kamala Harris ends campaign for 2020 presidential race citing financial restraints; wavering views on nation’s healthcare problems spelt doom for Democrat's bid

US Senator Kamala Harris ended her 2020 presidential bid on Tuesday, abandoning a campaign that began with promise for a rising Democratic Party star but faltered as she struggled to raise money and make a compelling case for her candidacy

Four killed, six injured after gunmen open fire at a backyard party in California's Fresno; police say all victims Asian men
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Four killed, six injured after gunmen open fire at a backyard party in California's Fresno; police say all victims Asian men

Ten people were shot and four of them were killed Sunday at a party in Fresno when suspects sneaked into a backyard filled with people and fired into the crowd, police said

California high school shooting: 16-year old gunman dies in hospital day after shooting himself in the head; police hunt for motive behind attack
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California high school shooting: 16-year old gunman dies in hospital day after shooting himself in the head; police hunt for motive behind attack

The teenager who gunned down classmates at a California high school before shooting himself died Friday, leaving detectives baffled over the motive of a Boy Scout with no obvious alarm bells in his background

California high school shooting: 16-yr-old Santa Clarita student kills two teens, injures three others before turning gun on self
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California high school shooting: 16-yr-old Santa Clarita student kills two teens, injures three others before turning gun on self

The sheriff said a biography on an Instagram account believed to belong to the teen in California school attack contained the post, 'Saugus, have fun at school tomorrow'.

US Women's National Team granted class status in equal pay lawsuit against country's football federation
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US Women's National Team granted class status in equal pay lawsuit against country's football federation

The US Women's national team won a key court ruling in its equal pay lawsuit against the US Soccer Federation when a California court granted class certification to players.

Donald Trump threatens to withhold federal aid from fire-hit California; US president blames governor for 'terrible management'
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Donald Trump threatens to withhold federal aid from fire-hit California; US president blames governor for 'terrible management'

US President Donald Trump threatened once again Sunday to withhold federal aid from California after its Democratic governor criticized his environmental policies

Airbnb bans parties at rental homes days after deadly Halloween shooting in California that killed five people
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Airbnb bans parties at rental homes days after deadly Halloween shooting in California that killed five people

Five people died after a Thursday night shooting that sent some 100 terrified partygoers running for their lives in the San Francisco suburb of Orinda

Four killed, several injured in northern California shooting on Halloween night, says Sheriff's Office
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Four killed, several injured in northern California shooting on Halloween night, says Sheriff's Office

Four people were killed and several others wounded in a shooting in northern California on Halloween night.