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U.S. charges Venezuela’s president with drug trafficking

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Signs of hope and healing emerge amid grim health news across America

This month is unlike any other in our country's history. Parents, teachers and grandparents have lived through a lot of shocks – including terrorism and war – but they've never before experience the national health emergency that keeps you and t...

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Trump to Pence: Don't call governors who don't treat you right

President Donald Trump told reporters during a daily White House coronavirus briefing that Vice President Mike Pence is calling Democratic governors such as Washington Gov. Jay Inslee and Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, despite President Trump saying...

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This week's word in the news: ESSENTIAL


Necessary. Very important; of high importance.

What exactly is an “essential” store that can stay open over the next two weeks during Minnesota’s stay-at-home order?
The Minneapolis Star Tribune -- 03/30/2020

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Should people die for the economy?

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