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Two Deaths Tied to California Cruise Ship, With Few Tested

SAN FRANCISCO — Two men who traveled on a coronavirus-stricken cruise ship stalled for days off the California coast have died, federal officials said Thursday, and they confirmed that fewer than half the ship’s passengers were tested for the virus despite ass...
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Flatter or Fight? Governors Seeking Help Must Navigate Trump.

SACRAMENTO — At first, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker tried to play nice. He limited criticisms of the federal government's handling of the coronavirus pandemic and asked for medical supplies through official channels. But nothing came, so he went on televisio...
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Newsom Says Virus Likely to Curb State Spending

SACRAMENTO — With nearly 40 million people stuck at home because of the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Tuesday warned state agencies to prepare for less money from the government that will likely postpone many of the state's ambitious spending plans. Cit...
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Newsom Cautious on Earlier Release of Inmates

SACRAMENTO — Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday ruled out releasing violent inmates in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but left the door open to other relief that he said needs to be carefully weighed to avoid worsening the state's homelessness crisis. “I ha...