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Yellowstone, Grand Teton, Great Smoky Mountains Close Over Coronavirus Fears

| Park officials said a crush of visitors moving through the trails was beginning to run afoul of social distancing.

NRA Plans Layoffs, 20% Cut In Pay For Employees Due To Coronavirus' Economic Hit


The belt-tightening in response to the virus outbreak includes "the elimination of certain positions." The group had already canceled its annual meeting because of the virus outbreak.

Concerns In Philippines After Duterte Given Emergency Powers To Fight COVID-19 Spread


Congress granted President Rodrigo Duterte special temporary powers early Tuesday to manage the COVID-19 crisis. To date, there are 552 confirmed cases, and 35 deaths.

Health Checks Await Travelers Entering China, As It Tries To Block COVID-19 Rebound


The government has put in place a strict regime of health checks, monitoring and quarantine in the hope that it can catch inbound cases before infections spread. A British traveler shares her story.

Postal Workers Say They Lack Supplies, Training To Protect Themselves From Virus


The USPS says that employee safety is its highest priority. But some workers still fear becoming carriers of another kind — catching and spreading the virus themselves.

Anti-Abortion Rights Groups Ask HHS To Urge End To Abortion During Pandemic


Groups opposed to abortion rights have signed a letter asking federal health officials to urge abortion providers to "cease operations" in an effort to preserve medical equipment.

Spanish Military Finds Dead Bodies And Seniors 'Completely Abandoned' In Care Homes


The Spanish military found residents of some care homes "completely abandoned" and "dead in their beds," Spain's defense minister announced Monday. Spain has more than 39,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

Climate Change Push Fuels Split On Coronavirus Stimulus


Clean energy groups have their own wish list for the massive coronavirus stimulus bill. They say the country's ability to tackle climate change is at stake.

Woody Allen's Book Published Amid #MeToo Backlash


Arcade has put out hardcover and e-book editions of the memoir. It had been dropped earlier by Hachette Publishing after company employees, along with author and Allen's son Ronan Farrow, protested.