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Trump quietly shuts down asylum at US borders to fight virus

Maria Verza, Elliot Spagat and Astrid Galvan, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 11:04pm

A U.S. Border Patrol agent wouldn't let Jackeline Reyes explain why she and her 15-year-old daughter needed asylum, pointing to the coronavirus. That confrontation in Texas came just days after the Trump administration quietly shut down the nation's asylum system for the first time in decades in the name of public health.

DC activists team up to feed the needy under lockdown

Ashraf Khalil and Jacquelyn Martin, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 10:29pm

A line begins forming as a van pulls into the parking lot of a senior living center in Southeast Washington. By the time the half-dozen masked volunteers set up the folding table and start pulling out plastic bags filled with fruits, vegetables and canned goods, about 15 people stretch down the block.

Ex-Ranger Hamilton indicted, accused of beating daughter, 14

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 7:54pm

Former Texas Rangers star Josh Hamilton has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child after his teenage daughter accused him of beating her.

Trump to open more wildlife refuge land to hunting, fishing

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 5:08pm

The Trump administration plans to open 2.3 million acres of land for hunting and fishing at more than 100 national wildlife refuges and fish hatcheries under a proposal unveiled Wednesday that is aimed at giving Americans more recreational access on public lands.

Kobe Bryant's latest book to debut atop best-seller list

Tim Reynolds, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 4:15pm

the prequel to this best-seller.

Irene Hirano Inouye, widow of US senator from Hawaii, dies

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 3:49pm

Irene Hirano Inouye, the widow of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye of Hawaii and the founding CEO of the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles, has died. She was 71.

Linda Tripp, whose tapes exposed Clinton scandal, dies at 70

Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 3:39pm

Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with White House intern Monica Lewinsky led to the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died Wednesday at age 70.

US charges 2 with terror crimes over threats to spread virus

Michael Balsamo, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 2:45pm

The Justice Department charged two people with federal terrorism offenses on Wednesday for allegedly claiming they were intentionally trying to spread the coronavirus.

Wisconsin worried about spike in virus cases due to election

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 2:39pm

The decision to forge ahead with Wisconsin's election amid a pandemic has stirred fears about a possible spike in the state's coronavirus cases in the face of stay-at-home orders and efforts to limit contact with others.

It’s Alan Yang’s story, but ‘Tigertail’ was personal for all

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 2:34pm

Four years ago, when “Master of None” co-creator Alan Yang started writing a film loosely based on his Taiwanese father, Hollywood wasn’t exactly clamoring for Asian American stories. “Crazy Rich Asians” had not made over $200 million, “The Farewell” was only a “This American Life” episode and “Parasite” hadn’t yet swept the Oscars. It was a long shot that “Tigertail” would even get made, let alone with a partner like “Netflix,” where it will be available to stream Friday.

Police: Body of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's grandson found

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 2:28pm

Authorities recovered the body of a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend on Wednesday, two days after the body of the boy's mother was found in the water after a canoeing accident.

Wisconsin's pandemic election puts focus on state's court

Scott Bauer, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 2:27pm

Anyone needing proof of the power and significance of the Wisconsin Supreme Court can look no further than the lines of mask-wearing voters that stretched for hours in Milwaukee during an election held despite a stay-at-home order because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Orange juice sales soar during pandemic

Danielle Wiener-bronner, CNN Business  |  Posted Apr 8th - 2:15pm

American consumers have been stocking up on staples as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, giving one struggling beverage a much-needed boost: orange juice.

Doctor's death highlights limits of coronavirus death count

Jim Mustian, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 2:12pm

As the coronavirus bore down on New York, Dr. Doug Bass' family begged him to work from home. He refused, pointing to his patients at Phoenix House, a drug and alcohol treatment center where he served as medical director.

Outcry over racial data grows as virus slams black Americans

Kat Stafford, Meghan Hoyer and Aaron Morrison, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 1:54pm

As the coronavirus tightens its grip across the country, it is cutting a particularly devastating swath through an already vulnerable population — black Americans.

Flood risk remains a concern along eastern Missouri River

Josh Funk, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 1:20pm

Flooding remains a concern in several states along the Missouri River, even though the weather has been kind so far this spring, according to the National Weather Service.

Girl who inspired Charlotte's Web marijuana oil dies

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 1:17pm

A girl with a rare form of epilepsy whose recovery inspired the name of a medical marijuana oil that drew families of children with similar health problems to Colorado for treatment has died, according to the non-profit organization founded by her mother.

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is delaying the June primary elections for Congress by two weeks because of the coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 12:54pm

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is delaying the June primary elections for Congress by two weeks because of the coronavirus.

Presidential betting gets axed quickly in West Virginia

Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press  |  Posted Apr 8th - 12:47pm

For just a moment, West Virginia was the only state in the country to allow betting on the presidential election.