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Trump To Sign Order Keeping Meat Processing Plants Open

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday meant to stave off a shortage of chicken, pork and other meat on American supermarket shelves because ...

Blind Justice: No Visual Cues In High Court Phone Cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — On the evening before he was to argue a case before the Supreme Court years ago, Jeffrey Fisher broke his glasses. That left the very nearsighted lawyer with an u...

Arrest Made In Fire That Damaged Missouri Islamic Center

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday announced the arrest of a Missouri man with a history of vandalizing mosques for a fire that badly damaged an Islamic center. P...

Israeli Hospital Partners With National Institutes Of Health To Study And Combat The Coronavirus

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A hospital in Israel is partnering with the National Institutes of Health to study and combat COVID-19. The Sheba Medical Center at Tel Hashomer, near Tel Aviv...

Companies Seek To Limit Legal Liability For Virus Infections

NEW YORK (AP) - As companies start planning their reopenings, business groups are pushing Congress to limit liability from potential lawsuits filed by workers and customers infecte...

Prominent New York City ER Commits Suicide After Treating COVID-19 Patients: ‘She Tried To Do Her Job And It Killed Her’

NEW YORK (VINnews) — In a tragic corollary to the effects of treating the coronavirus pandemic on medical personnel, a prominent New York ER committed suicide after weeks of treati...

Flatbush Jewish Journal Mourns Coronavirus Victims In 50 Pages Of Obituaries

NEW YORK (VINnews) —The Flatbush Jewish Journal, a weekly Orthodox publication based in Brooklyn, published no less than fifty pages of obituaries in its most recent issue, a testi...

The US Reopening Is Coming, But ‘Normal’ Is Still A Ways Off

NEW YORK (AP) — Everyone wants to know: When, oh when, will it go back to normal? As some governors across the United States begin to ease restrictions imposed to stop the sprea...

Neighbor Who Tweeted Appreciation For Jewish Public Prayers Receives A Special Gift

MONTREAL, CANADA (VINnews) — After a Montreal resident tweeted her appreciation of the public prayers taking place near her house, she was surprised and gratified to receive a lett...

CDC Compiles New Guidelines To Help Organizations Reopen

WASHINGTON (AP) — Businesses should close break rooms. Restaurants should consider disposable menus and plates. Schools should have students eat lunch in their classrooms. These...

Biden Marks Poway Synagogue Shooting Anniversary With Plan For Increased Protections For Jews And Others

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Former Vice President Joe Biden marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly shooting at a synagogue in Poway, California, with a proposal to add protections fo...

Trump Urges States To Consider Opening Schools Before Summer

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says states should “seriously consider” reopening their public schools before the end of the academic year, even though dozens already have...

Biden Already Working With Team On Transition Planning

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is already working with a team to plan for his transition in preparation for winning the White House in November, he told donors d...

Judge To Chicago Jail: Do More To Protect Inmates From Virus

CHICAGO (AP) — Cook County Jail in Chicago must do more to ensure social distancing among its 4,000 inmates to stem the spread of the coronavirus that’s already killed six detainee...

NBA Pushes Plan To Reopen Facilities Until May 8 At Earliest

MIAMI (AP) — The NBA has pushed back the possible reopening date of some team practice facilities for at least a week until May 8 at the earliest, saying Monday the extra time was ...

Boeing CEO Sees Long Road To Recovery From Virus Outbreak

CHICAGO (AP) — Boeing's CEO said Monday that it will take years for the aircraft-building business to return to levels seen before the coronavirus pandemic, which has slowed air tr...

Report: Pompeo To Argue US Still Part Of Iran Deal To Extend UN Arms Embargo On Tehran

WASHINGTON (JNS) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is expected to present a legal argument that the United States is still a “participant state” of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, ...

Trump: US Coronavirus Deaths Could Reach 70,000

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is projecting that coronavirus deaths in the United States could reach 70,000, but says original projections were much higher as he explained wh...

Pence To Visit Mayo Clinic To Learn About Testing ‘Moonshot’

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence has an appointment Tuesday at Minnesota’s Mayo Clinic to learn about a new coronavirus testing “moonshot” that has the famed clinic par...

Congress Looking At New Virus Package But Divided Over Aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is plunging ahead on a new coronavirus relief package, but deepening partisan divide and uncertainty in the schedule could stall the federal response to ...