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HAVANA (AP) — The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping through the leadership of Latin America, with two more presidents and powerful officials testing positive this week for the new coronavirus, adding a destabilizing new element to the region’s public health and economic crises.

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WEST MEAD TOWNSHIP — The Crawford County Fairgrounds is readying to host two weekends of youth 4-H and FFA events in late August.

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WEST MEAD TOWNSHIP — Though there's no Crawford County Fair this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, country superstar Brad Paisley will perform at the 2021 edition of the popular event.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Packed elevators and crowded committee rooms. Legislators sitting shoulder-to-shoulder on the House and Senate floor. People standing close to each other and talking, sometimes leaning in to whisper, without a mask in sight.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks slumped on Wall Street Thursday amid worries that recent improvements in the economy may be set to stall as coronavirus cases continue to climb. The S&P 500 lost nearly all of Wednesday’s gains, with the sharpest drops hitting oil producers and other stocks whose f…

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Despite Louisiana's surging coronavirus outbreak, Gov. John Bel Edwards and a majority of state House members oppose a state senator's call for the cancellation of public school athletics this fall.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday extended a statewide moratorium on foreclosures and evictions until Aug. 31, saying renters need more breathing room in the midst of the pandemic.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Donald Trump's sharp criticism, federal guidelines for reopening schools are not being revised, the head of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 1.3 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, a historically high pace that shows that many employers are still laying people off in the face of a resurgent coronavirus.

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HARRISBURG -- Both federal and state databases on coronavirus outbreaks in nursing homes include inaccurate and misleading information at a time when the public is trying to desperately understand whether the state is making headway to contain the spread of the disease among the vulnerable elderly population, industry lobbyists and an advocate for the elderly say.

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Crawford County commissioners have backed a grant application for law enforcement and court-related entities to reimburse them for expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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ATLANTA — Atlanta’s mayor says she will sign an executive order mandating masks in Georgia’s largest city, defying Gov. Brian Kemp’s decision to encourage voluntary masking.

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CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s prime minister said a shutdown of the nation’s second-largest city is necessary and promised continuing financial support for businesses that fear they won’t survive a second lockdown.

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro says he is confident that he will swiftly recover from the new coronavirus thanks to treatment with hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug that has not been proven effective against COVID-19.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The paths of two New York City churches diverged this week — one reopened and one stayed closed. But they have shared a tragic fate, together losing at least 134 members of their mostly Hispanic congregations to the coronavirus.

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HARRISBURG — Renters and homeowners in Pennsylvania who have been financially impacted by the economic slowdown related to the coronavirus pandemic now may submit applications for rent and mortgage assistance.

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PENNCREST School Board is mulling over a safety measure plan for athletics and extracurricular events for the next school year which aims to reduce the risk of students being infected with COVID-19.

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — At least eight Mississippi lawmakers have tested positive for the coronavirus after working for weeks in a Capitol where many people stood or sat close together and did not wear masks.

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Banks and companies that rely on consumer spending led stocks broadly lower on Wall Street Tuesday, as the market gave back some of the big gains it made the past couple of weeks. The S&P 500 fell 1.1%, snapping a five-day winning streak. Stocks sank more across the Atlantic after the Eu…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The job market took a big step toward healing in May, though plenty of damage remains, as a record level of hiring followed record layoffs in March and April.

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The personal protective gear that was in dangerously short supply during the early weeks of the coronavirus crisis in the U.S. is running low again as the virus resumes its rapid spread and the number of hospitalized patients climbs.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The defending World Series champion Nationals canceled their workout Monday because of COVID-19 testing delays that general manager Mike Rizzo worried could endanger the baseball season.

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NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — There will be nobody screaming in the face of 18-year-old Ellie Hiigel when she arrives Wednesday for training in advance of her first year at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, and that has her mother a bit disappointed.

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PRAGUE (AP) — Tomas Kapler knew nothing about ventilators — he’s an online business consultant, not an engineer or a medical technician. But when he saw that shortages of the vital machines had imperiled critically ill COVID-19 patients in northern Italy, he was moved to action.

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MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australian authorities were preparing to close the border between the country's two largest states, as the country's second-largest city, Melbourne, recorded two deaths and its highest-ever daily increase in infections on Monday.

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