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US seeks health staff from across the globe

As the US overtook China as the country with the largest number of Covid-19 cases, the US department of state put out a call for medical professionals seeking to work in the US on a work or exchange visitor visa, particularly those working to treat or mitigate the effects of the corona epidemic. It added that foreign medical professional already ...

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Bob Dylan releases first song in 8 years, 17-min track on JFK

Bob Dylan has released a surprise track — his first original song in eight years —about the 1963 assassination of former US President John F Kennedy. Little detail was given about the surprise track, which runs for more than 17 minutes, except for a brief statement from Dylan himself: “Greetings to my fans and followers with gratitude for all your ...

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Coronavirus USA: Why the US is leading the world in confirmed coronavirus cases | World News

WASHINGTON: From the first known patient in late January to now over 100,000 infected, the United States has earned the unwanted distinction of leading the world in confirmed coronavirus cases. Close to 1,500 people have succumbed to the COVID-19 illness — though for now the death rate remains far lower than Italy and several European countries. How did we get ...

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How Coronavirus Has Transformed Elections Across the U.S.

From the White House to the county courthouse, the coronavirus pandemic has drastically upended the 2020 elections. Many Democratic leaders now doubt their national party convention will take place as planned in July, while President Trump’s determination to hold the Republican convention could collide with life-and-death realities. Both Mr. Trump and former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. are wary ...

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‘Choppy waters’ await US Navy as virus strikes aircraft carrier

WASHINGTON: The Navy, the military service hit hardest by the coronavirus, scrambled to contain its first at-sea outbreak, with at least two dozen infected aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt, one of 11 active aircraft carriers whose mission is central to the Pentagon’s strategy for deterring war with China and Iran. The Roosevelt and its contingent of warplanes may be sidelined ...

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Locking down doesn’t mean drinking up

NEW YORK: Alcohol is an “unhelpful coping strategy” for the possible stress and isolation of coronavirus lockdown, a World Health Organisation (WHO) expert has warned. The UN agency acknowledged that many turn to drugs and alcohol in times of crisis, as a new survey suggested the pandemic has caused nearly two thirds of adults in the UK to feel anxious ...

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