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VOA: US Democrats Delay National Convention

The U.S. Democratic Party postponed its national presidential nominating convention from July to August on Thursday because of the uncertainty created by the ravaging coronavirus pandemic. ...

CNN: FBI sees spike in gun sale background checks amid coronavirus pandemic

The FBI reported a 41% surge in background checks by individuals attempting to purchase firearms in the United States last month, according...

BBC: Coronavirus: US ‘considers cloth face masks for public’

US health authorities are debating whether to recommend face coverings for everyone when they go out in public. One...

AP: `A battlefield behind your home’: Deaths mount in New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York authorities rushed to bring in an army of medical volunteers Wednesday as the statewide death toll...

CNN: Second pastor charged with violating public orders says church doors will still be open on Sunday

For the second time in two days, police have charged a pastor with defying public orders against large gatherings by holding church services...

CNN: Before a Washington mother died of coronavirus, her six children used a walkie-talkie to say goodbye

Just weeks ago, Sundee Rutter was told she was beating breast cancer. But suddenly she was dying of a different disease,...

AP: Sprint and T-Mobile merge, creating new wireless giant

Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed the takeover of smaller rival Sprint, creating a new wireless giant that rivals AT&T and Verizon in...

VOA: Census Day Arrives With US Almost Paralyzed by Coronavirus

Census Day — the date used to reference where a person lives for the once-a-decade count — arrived Wednesday with a...

CNN: Coronavirus is dividing blue cities from their red states

The struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic is opening a new front in the long-running conflict between blue cities and red states.

CNN: California doctors ‘cautiously hopeful’ early shelter at home measures are working

Two weeks after San Francisco issued the country's first shelter-in-place order for residents to prevent spread of the novel coronavirus, hospital emergency rooms throughout...

BBC: Coronavirus: LA county gun shops to reopen as ‘essential’ business

Los Angeles County is reopening gun shops to the public after a federal memo listed them as "essential" businesses.

AP: The Latest: Trump to speak to Florida governor about ships

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people...

Anouncement

Krannert Center COVID-19 Operations Update and Performance Cancellations

Urbana, IL—On March 11, the University of Illinois communicated new guidelines for university operations, enacted to safeguard health during current COVID-19 conditions.

Urbana-Champaign COVID-19 message to students, faculty members, staff

The message below was distributed Wednesday evening to University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty members and staff.Dear Members of the University...

Urbana Park District cancels programs, events and rentals and closes buildings through April 12

The Urbana Park District has been closely following the Center for Disease Control guidelines on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and has implemented several...

[Illinois] 2020 Roger Ebert’s Film Festival canceled

The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert, announced today that the 2020 event has been...