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Over 1.5 Billion Globally Asked to Stay Home to Escape Virus

PARIS — The hunt for masks, ventilators and other medical supplies consumed the U.S. and Europe, as more than 1.5 billion people — one-fifth of the world's population — were urged or ordered to stay home Monday to try to blunt the spread of the coronavirus. ...
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US Stocks Tumble Amid Global Sell-Off; Dow Falls 430

NEW YORK — U.S. stocks tumbled following a sell-off in markets in Europe and Japan Monday after China announced a sharp rise in cases of a deadly new virus that threatens to crimp global economic growth. The Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 each...
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Sailing to America: Teen to Bring Her Climate Activism to US

STOCKHOLM — Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy brand of eco-activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to skip classes and protest for faster action against climate change, said Monday she plans to take her message...
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Facebook, Google Face Widening Crackdown Over Online Content

LONDON — Social media giants like Facebook and Google came under increasing pressure in Europe on Monday when countries proposed stricter rules to force them to block extreme material such as terrorist propaganda and child porn. "We are forcing these firms ...