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Over 10,000 dead from coronavirus; virus poses 'heightened risk' to the republic; What the US can learn about free college

The global death toll of the coronavirus has surpassed 10,000 — and the most deaths worldwide have been in Italy. As the US response to the outbreak falters, the Trump administration has pushed long-sought policies under the guise of the emergency. What could the coronavirus mean for lasting government overreach? And be inspired: Museums across the world are reaching art lovers virtually during this time of quarantine.

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No new domestic coronavirus cases in China; Leaders move to stabilize economies, Trump pushes $1 trillion package; In the shadow of Franco’s legacy, Spain faces its fascist history

China has reported no new domestic cases of the novel coronavirus as the epicenter of the oubreak moves to Europe. US President Donald Trump is calling for a $1 trillion economic package, including $500 billion in direct payouts to Americans. And in Spain, reverberations from history: The legacy of former dictator, Gen. Fransisco Franco still lingers — even after being erased from the national record.

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Europe, Africa cut off travel in desperate attempt to slow COVID-19; Cramped conditions heighten risk for prisoners, immigrant detainees; What does a pandemic do for the environment?

Europe is shuttering external — and internal — borders in a response to the pandemic, threatening the model of European solidarity. And, cramped conditions in detention facilities put detainees around the world at heightened risk for coronavirus. Iran has furloughed thousands. In the US, ICE is being sued to release immigrant detainees. Also, in Asia, the widespread use of face masks has given rise to a black market for them.

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Trump appears to recognize magnitude of virus; Economic disarray, as coronavirus prompts bailouts; Nine years on, we still dream of a free Syria

US President Donald Trump appears to more clearly understand the severity of the novel coronavirus pandemic after months of downplaying the crisis. And, the economic ramifications of the pandemic are widespread — and unprecedented. How will the global economy revive itself? Also, it's been nine years since the start of the Syrian war. One doctor shares his reflections.

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Global coronavirus cases surpass those in China; Deportations could accelarate COVID-19 spread; Living under lockdown in the Eternal City

The number of coronavirus cases outside of China has surpassed those within the country, where the epidemic originally was discovered. Also, governments around the world are taking extraordinatry steps to halt the spread of COVID-19. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Vice President Joe Biden faced off in a debate Sunday overshadowed by the virus. And Dr. Anthony Fauci — the US authority on infectious disease — hasn't ruled out the necessity of a national shutdown. A freelancer in Rome shares what lockdown has been like in Italy.

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Coronavirus highlights need for rescue packages; Devastating measles epidemic overshadowed by COVID-19; US launches strikes against Kataib Hezbollah in Iraq

The COVID-19 outbreak has reached the rich and powerful. And for workers in the gig economy or tourism industry, the pandemic is having severe repercussions. And, while the coronavirus has demanded the world's sweeping attention, a devastating measles outbreak is being overlooked in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Also, are all human beings endowed by their creator with the same rights? US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked the question when he launched a Commission on Unalienable Rights last year that is now raising concerns.

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Trump announces travel restrictions; US Congress limits president's war powers against Iran; SCOTUS takes on immigration-related cases

US President Donald Trump announced travel restrictions from Europe, as the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. Also, The World is starting a new climate change solutions series, and we are looking to answer your questions. And, Living rooms filled with snowdrifts are a common sight in Vorkuta, Russia. Residents are desperate to leave the crumbling metropolis — but they are trapped in a post-Gulag city north of the Arctic Circle.

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Stepping out of coronavirus lockdown; President Putin — for life; A sanctuary for migrants in Greece burns down

After spending almost six weeks indoors on lockdown due to coronavirus, what's it like to see the sun again? One California family in China found out last week. And, changes to the Russian Constitution could let President Vladimir Putin run for office again. And in US election news, former Vice President Joe Biden made big gains in Tuesday's primaries. An activist group in Honduras is hoping to change the country's legal system with a case that challenges how the LGBTQ community is treated.

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Italy moves to lock down entire country to contain coronavirus; Saudi Arabia's oil war could see backlash; Women 'disappear' in strike protesting inequality and violence

The entire country of Italy is on lockdown in an effort to contain the novel coronavirus — a unprecedented move for a democracy. Also, Saudi Arabia's oil price wars are risky for the global economy — and Saudi itself. But that seems to be Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman's style. And diplomatic relations between the US and Iran are stalled, but Iran's government buildings in Washington, DC, hold stories of wild parties.

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Global markets reel and northern Italy shuts down amid COVID-19; Blasts in Kabul as rival inaugurations are held; Trial of MH17 downing begins in The Hague

Global markets are struggling to deal with the continued spread of COVID-19, and a cut to export oil prices adds another level of uncertainty. Meanwhile, northern Italy is on lockdown and schools have closed nationwide. Students rejoice, but parents worry. And, Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani's inauguration was disrupted by blasts Monday, and rival Abdullah Abdullah held his own swearing in ceremony. Also, the crisis at the Greece-Turkey border continues to unfold. The World is following it on the ground in Greece.

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