President of Guatemala Tests Positive For COVID-19

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Alejandro Giammettei says he is showing typical symptoms of high fever and body aches, "resting and isolating myself from all public activity."

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Wanted in Israel: More Shofar Blowers For Socially Distanced Jewish New Year

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The shofar is a hallmark of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. The pandemic means there will be more and smaller prayer gatherings this year, so some cities have offered free shofar-blowing courses.

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Nursing Homes Given Federal Go-Ahead To Allow More Visitors

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Nursing homes visitors have been banned since March because of COVID-19. Now the federal agency that regulates the facilities has outlined terms for resuming visits immediately.

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Governor Says Most Of Texas Can Loosen Limits On Businesses, But Bars Must Stay Shut

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Gov. Greg Abbott is relaxing restrictions on hospitals, nursing homes and certain industries in much of the state, citing an improvement in COVID-19 metrics.

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Child Who Was Positive For COVID-19 Was Sent To School Anyway. Others Isolated Now

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Nearly 30 Massachusetts high school students are self-isolating after parents sent their child to school, despite receiving a positive diagnosis days before.

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India Is On Track To Surpass U.S. As The Country Worst Affected By COVID-19

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With more than 5 million cases of coronavirus infection and the world's highest daily tally of new cases, India is expected to become the world's worst-affected country within weeks.

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NCAA Says College Basketball Season Can Start The Day Before Thanksgiving

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The NCAA Division I Council voted to push the start date back two weeks from Nov. 10, saying most of its schools will have ended in-person classes for the fall semester by then, reducing exposures.

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New York City Mayor Announces A Furlough Week As City Faces Shortfall

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he and other staff will take an unpaid furlough week. He faults the federal and state governments for not doing more to ease the financial burden.

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As Economic Recovery Slows, Fed Pledges Full Support At Least Until 2023

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The Federal Reserve left interest rates near zero Wednesday and pledged it was ready to use all of its available tools to support an economic recovery that appears to be weakening.

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CDC Director Says COVID Vaccine Likely Won't Be Widely Available Until Next Year

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Emphasizing the continued importance of masks, Robert Redfield said that while first responders may have early access to a vaccine, broader access is not likely for six to nine months after approval.

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