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White House requests $45.8 billion in emergency funding due to coronavirus

(CNN) The White House Office of Management and Budget submitted an emergency funding request to Congress late Tuesday for an additional $45.8 billion -- a sweeping request for new funds and statutory authority across the federal government to address the growing coronavirus pandemic.…

The Latest: Sanders camp says he'll 'assess his campaign'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Democratic presidential primaries (all times local):8:30 a.m.The manager of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign says his candidate “is going to be having conversations with supporters to assess his campaign." But he also…

Ohio health chief to order polls closed amid coronavirus

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s top health official will order the polls closed over concerns about the coronavirus, hours before voters were supposed begin casting ballots in the state’s presidential primary, the governor said late Monday. Gov. Mike DeWine announced…

Biden wins Washington state Primary

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden won the statewide vote in Washington’s vote-by-mail Democratic presidential primary, maintaining the narrow lead he’s held over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders since last week as additional results were counted Monday. Biden’s…

Oregon plans for children stuck at home due to COVID-19

Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that the state will help find childcare for the children of frontline medical workers and first responders as schools statewide are closed for two weeks to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. Oregon also…

Sanders, Biden neck-and-neck in Washington state

The first round of results is in for the Washington Democratic Presidential Primary. Ballot boxes closed at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 10. As of 9:30 p.m., Sen. Bernie Sanders has a very slim statewide lead over Sen. Joe Biden: Bernie…

Juul Labs sought to court AGs as teen vaping surged

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's largest electronic-cigarette company, Juul Labs, donated tens of thousands of dollars to the campaigns of state attorneys general. The donations were part of an effort to build relationships with these powerful officials and potentially head…

Takeaways from Super Tuesday: Joe Biden’s big bounce

DENVER (AP) — Super Tuesday is the biggest day on the primary calendar, and the results seem very likely to reshape the Democratic presidential race in ways few people could have predicted a couple of weeks ago. Here are some…

Lawmakers close in on $7.5B measure to battle coronavirus

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers are finalizing a $7.5 billion emergency bill to fund the government's response to the coronavirus outbreak, even as fear is growing that the rapid spread of the virus is a shock to the economy and will lead to significant disruption in people's everyday lives.

Trump says he spoke to Taliban leader, had 'good talk'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said he spoke Tuesday with the leader of the Taliban, days after the United States and the Taliban signed an agreement that calls for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan after more than 18 years.

High court debates presidential power on Super Tuesday

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court wrestled Tuesday with how much power the president should have to fire the head of an independent agency, a question important to future presidents of both parties.

Virus spread prompts Fed to slash rates in surprise move

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a surprise move, the Federal Reserve cut its benchmark interest rate by a sizable half-percentage point Tuesday in an effort to support the economy in the face of the spreading coronavirus.

US senators: Budget proposal stifles contamination cleanup

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Trump administration's proposed budget for the U.S. Energy Department drew criticism Tuesday as Democratic senators voiced concerns that spending to clean up sites contaminated by decades of nuclear research and bomb-making was being cut in order to fund modernization of the nation's nuclear arsenal.