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New Banksy Art Unveiled at Hospital to Thank Doctors, Nurses

LONDON — A new work by the elusive street artist Banksy, honoring health workers, has been unveiled at a British hospital. The artist left a note for hospital workers, saying: “Thanks for all you’re doing. I hope this brightens the place up a bit, even if (...

California’s Billion-Dollar Mask Deal Hits Snag

SACRAMENTO — Millions of protective masks that were to arrive in California this week as part of the state's nearly $1 billion deal with a Chinese company have been delayed, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday. ...
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UK Scientist Who Warned Over Virus Quits for Lockdown Breach

LONDON — Britain’s health secretary said Wednesday that national lockdown rules were “for everyone,” after one of the government’s key scientific advisers quit for receiving secret visits from his girlfriend amid the coronavirus pandemic. Imperial College e...
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DHS Report: China Hid Virus’ Severity to Hoard Supplies

WASHINGTON — U.S. officials believe China covered up the extent of the coronavirus outbreak — and how contagious the disease is — to stock up on medical supplies needed to respond to it, intelligence documents show. Chinese leaders “intentionally concealed ...
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