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With another record surge announced Thursday of unemployment claims, more than 181,000 people now are seeking jobless benefits from the state after COVID-19 cost them work over the past three weeks.

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The Chinese government says it is using tracking apps to try and keep the spread of Covid-19 in check while the country moves toward lifting the lockdown. CNN's David Culver explains how they do it.

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Not sure how to make, wear or clean your own masks at home? CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta demonstrates the proper methods using materials at home so health care workers can have the N95 masks they need at work.

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Two separate research projects suggest that the novel coronavirus may have been circulating in New York City earlier than thought and the earliest cases likely originated with travelers coming from Europe and other parts of the United States, not Asia.

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DES MOINES — Members of the Legislative Council on Thursday officially suspended the 2020 session until April 30, but conceded little else is known about what tax collections, policies or even timetables may await them once the curve of COVID-19 cases is flattened and they are able to reconvene.

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With another record surge announced Thursday of unemployment claims, more than 181,000 people now are seeking jobless benefits from the state after COVID-19 cost them work over the past three weeks. 

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Gov. Kim Reynolds’ call for Holy Week prayers to comfort Iowans caught in the fearful grip of a global pandemic provoked dismay among groups who believe such a message from a government official violates the constitutional separation of church and state.

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The US government not only failed to use hundreds of laboratories across the United States for emergency testing, it actually blocked non-government labs from assisting. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.

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SPRINGFIELD — Gov. JB Pritzker said Thursday that the rate of increase in COVID-19 cases in Illinois was beginning to ease, although the virus still is spreading and more deaths are being recorded each day.

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The U.S. labor market is poised to quickly surpass the highest unemployment rate seen during the Great Recession, which peaked out at 10 percent in October 2009. Based on new initial unemployment claims data from the Department of Labor, 50 Economy’s real-time unemployment estimate is 14.7 percent through the week ending April 4.

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President Trump's comments about the coronavirus have evolved since the first confirmed US case on January 22. CNN's tally of cases is based on records from the CDC, as well as local and state agencies. Watch the latest videos on Covid-19. 

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been praised nationwide for his leadership tackling the coronavirus pandemic devastating his state. So much so, many have said he should consider a run for President. Chris Cillizza explains why this may, or may not happen.

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Deere & Co. is in the process of making 25,000 protective face shields, with supplies being ordered for the production of an additional 200,000 to be made at its Moline Seeding Group, the company announced Thursday morning.