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Mississippi delays a GOP primary runoff amid pandemic

Mississippi delays a GOP primary runoff amid pandemic

JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves announced Friday that he is postponing the March 31 Republican primary runoff in the state's 2nd Congressional District because of the coronavirus. The new date is June 23.
US home sales jumped to 13-year high before viral outbreak

US home sales jumped to 13-year high before viral outbreak

WASHINGTON — U.S. home sales jumped in February to their highest level in 13 years, a trend that will almost certainly be reversed as people stop showing their property out of fear of infection in the coronavirus outbreak.
Virus: Graceland shuts, music festival postponed in Memphis

Virus: Graceland shuts, music festival postponed in Memphis

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Elvis Presley's Graceland is temporarily closing in response to the new coronavirus outbreak. The Memphis, Tennessee-based tourist attraction said Friday that tours of Presley's former home-turned-museum have been called off.
Netflix establishes $100 million virus relief fund

Netflix establishes $100 million virus relief fund

LOS ANGELES — Netflix said Friday it is establishing a $100 million relief fund for workers in the worldwide creative community affected by the coronavirus-caused halt of most film and television production.
Fed to boost lending to $1 trillion a day to ease credit

Fed to boost lending to $1 trillion a day to ease credit

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve moved with unprecedented force and speed Friday to pump huge amounts of cash into the financial system to ease disruptions that have escalated since the viral outbreak.
Illinois governor imposes stay-at-home order to curb virus

Illinois governor imposes stay-at-home order to curb virus

CHICAGO — Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday ordered all state residents to remain in their homes except for essentials, joining similar dramatic efforts in California and New York to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
1st Ohio coronavirus death; 11 nursing home cases suspected

1st Ohio coronavirus death; 11 nursing home cases suspected

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine confirmed the state's first death from the coronavirus was a 76-year-old attorney from the Toledo area who recently travelled to California.
Placido Domingo resigns from opera union, donates $500,000

Placido Domingo resigns from opera union, donates $500,000

SAN FRANCISCO — Superstar Plácido Domingo has resigned from the U.S. union that represents opera singers and will contribute $500,000 to sexual harassment eradication programs and a fund that helps opera employees in crisis, the union said Friday.
USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

USA Swimming urges USOPC to ask for delay of Tokyo Games

DENVER — The head of USA Swimming urged the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee to push for a 12-month postponement of the Tokyo Games, signalling the first fissure between powerful American factions attempting to manoeuvr the U.S.
Indiana's May 5 primary postponed due to coronavirus threat

Indiana's May 5 primary postponed due to coronavirus threat

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana’s political leaders announced Friday that they agreed to push back the state primary by nearly a month, to June 2, and to allow all voters to cast mail-in ballots due to the coronavirus pandemic. Republican Gov.