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The State of the Virus This Week

The State of the Virus This Week Mitch SmithReporting on the coronavirus The New York Times And the situation on the U.S.-Mexico border remains precarious. I’m especially worried about Nogales, Ariz., and the Big Bend region in Texas, which is in perhaps the worst shape of anywhere in the country.

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Tribune Publishing Closes Hartford Courant Newsroom

The Hartford Courant, the Connecticut newspaper that has been in print since 1764, when it chronicled the locals’ dissatisfaction with British rule, is the latest daily that will try to cover the news without a newsroom. Tribune Publishing, the company that owns the paper, told employees on Friday that it …

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Jobs, C.D.C., Hanukkah: Your Friday Evening Briefing

(Want to get this newsletter in your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest. And on Capitol Hill, Speaker Nancy Pelosi flashed fresh optimism on Friday that the House and Senate could soon reach a bipartisan deal on an elusive pandemic stimulus plan as part of an enormous …

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Strong return to racing at Katanning track

Racing returned to the dirt at the Katanning Speedway Club for the first meeting of the 2020-21 season and attracted a strong field last month. The V8 Dirt Modifieds made their first appearance at the venue and they were one of six divisions to hit the track on the opening …

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Ten minutes now could save your life this summer

As WA’s bushfire season officially started this week, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services launched its $1 million How Fireproof is Your Plan? campaign. The plan involves a My Bushfire Plan mobile phone app and website designed to help West Australians be better prepared in the case of a …

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