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Major League Baseball is considering a radical realignment plan that would scrap traditional leagues and place teams in six divisions based on spring training locations for the 2020 season, USA Today reported on Friday. Feb 14, 2020; Mesa, AZ, USA; A bucket of baseballs is seen during a spring training workout at Sloan Park. Mandatory
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FILE PHOTO: Healthcare workers wheel the bodies of deceased people from the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center during the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Brooklyn borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 4, 2020. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly/File Photo (Reuters) – U.S. coronavirus cases topped 500,000 on Friday, according to a Reuters tally,
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WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told major airlines on Friday he wants them to repay some of the $25 billion in cash grants the U.S. Congress approved last month to cover payroll costs as airlines weather an unprecedented crisis due to the coronavirus, three industry officials briefed on the matter told Reuters.
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and congressional leaders will hold bipartisan negotiations on a new coronavirus-response bill with the goal of reaching a deal by early next week, Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday. FILE PHOTO: Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin addresses the daily coronavirus response briefing as U.S. President Donald
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Britain’s Health Secretary Matt Hancock holds the Covid-19 Digital Press Conference with Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Jonathan Van Tam and Chief Nurse, Ruth May in 10 Downing Street, London, Britain April 10, 2020. Pippa Fowles/No 10 Downing Street/Handout via REUTERS LONDON (Reuters) – The British government is functioning efficiently in the absence of Prime Minister
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FILE PHOTO – U.S. President Donald Trump answers a question during the daily coronavirus task force briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S., April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Treasury Department followed proper procedures in denying the U.S. House of Representatives access to President Donald Trump’s tax returns, the inspector
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(Reuters) – A handful of holdout U.S. churches plan to hold in-person services on Easter Sunday, saying their right to worship in person outweighs public health officials’ warnings against holding large gatherings during the coronavirus outbreak. Josh Gibson, Minister to College Students at Rock Springs Baptist Church, delivers an 11 a.m. daily devotional by live
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BRASILIA (Reuters) – Deforestation in Brazil’s Amazon rainforest rose in March, government data showed on Friday, indicating that illegal loggers and land speculators have not stopped destroying the forest with the onset of the coronavirus outbreak. FILE PHOTO: Indigenous people from the Mura tribe show a deforested area in unmarked indigenous lands, inside the Amazon
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The top U.S. infectious disease expert warned on Friday that even though hard-hit spots like New York are showing positive results in the battle against the coronavirus, it is too early to relax restrictions on Americans. FILE PHOTO: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci answers a question
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FILE PHOTO: Police officers outside St Thomas’ Hospital after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a third night in intensive care after his coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms worsened on Monday, in London, Britain April 9, 2020. REUTERS/Hannah McKay LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in “very good spirits” after returning to a hospital
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FILE PHOTO: French Navy aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is moored at the port of Limassol, Cyprus, February 21, 2020. REUTERS/Stefanos Kouratzis/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Fifty crew members aboard France’s sole aircraft carrier, the Charles de Gaulle, have tested positive for the new coronavirus and parts of the ship have been put in lockdown,
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FILE PHOTO: Logo of Airbus is pictured at the aircraft builder’s headquarters of Airbus in Colomiers near Toulouse, France, September 27, 2019. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau PARIS/TOULOUSE (Reuters) – Airbus (AIR.PA) has shelved plans to create a new assembly line in Toulouse, France, for its A321 airliner as the company wrestles with the coronavirus crisis. Airbus announced
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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Americans must resist the impulse to ease social-separation measures at the first glimpse of progress now being seen in the coronavirus battle, state government and public health leaders warned on Thursday, as the U.S. death toll surpassed 16,500. Calls for heightened vigilance, countering talk from the Trump administration of reopening the
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