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Texas’ lieutenant governor says U.S. should get ‘back to work’

March 24, 2020, 9:09am Nation & World

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ lieutenant governor said Monday night that the U.S. should get back to work in the face of the global pandemic and that people over the age of 70, who the Centers for Disease Control says are at higher risk for the coronavirus, will “take care of ourselves.” Read story

U.S. shames Afghan leaders’ obstinance as pandemic looms

March 24, 2020, 8:45am Nation & World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Washington’s unprecedented threat to cut $1 billion in Afghanistan funding — a response to the refusal of rivals in Kabul to work together to advance peace — comes at a time when the impoverished nation risks being overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic. Read story

Analysis: Trump struggles to adjust to crisis presidency

March 23, 2020, 6:38pm Politics

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has never been known for his patience or long attention span. Read story

Virus frauds spread, preying on Medicare recipients

March 23, 2020, 6:35pm Politics

WASHINGTON — Scam artists are preying on older people’s fears by peddling fake tests for the coronavirus to Medicare recipients, a federal law enforcement agency warned on Monday. Read story

Lt. Gov. Habib says emotional, spiritual low point led to Jesuit decision

March 23, 2020, 6:31pm Northwest

OLYMPIA — The illness and subsequent death of his father. His own memories of having cancer as a child. A political culture he saw becoming increasingly toxic. Read story

Supreme Court: States can bar insanity defense

March 23, 2020, 6:28pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can prevent criminal defendants from pleading insanity without violating their constitutional rights. The decision could prompt states across the country to toughen standards for defendants who wish to plead not guilty by reason of insanity. Read story

Sen. Rand Paul tests positive for virus

March 23, 2020, 6:27pm Nation & World

WASHINGTON — Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul says he was tested a week ago for the novel coronavirus, but continued working at the Capitol because he had no symptoms of the illness and believed it was “highly unlikely” he was sick. Paul also said he did not have direct contact with anyone who tested positive for the virus or was sick. Read story

Inslee issues two-week stay-at-home order

March 23, 2020, 5:43pm Editor's Choice

OLYMPIA — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Monday ordered non-essential businesses to close and the state’s more than 7 million residents to stay home unless necessary in order to slow the spread of COVID-19. Read story

Herrera Beutler supports ‘as much wage relief as possible’ in federal package

March 23, 2020, 5:03pm Clark County News

A $1.8 trillion COVID-19 package was at a stalemate in Washington, D.C., Monday afternoon, with lawmakers in the Senate struggling to come to an agreement on what would ultimately shape the biggest economic aid legislation in modern history. Read story

2020 Watch: Can President Donald Trump reclaim control?

March 23, 2020, 4:30pm Politics

ATLANTA — The coronavirus outbreak has grounded the 2020 presidential race — but not ended it. What we’re watching heading into a new week of what we used to call the campaign trail: Read story