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FILE - In this Jan. 22, 2020, file photo Hospital staff wash the emergency entrance of Wuhan Medical Treatment Center, where some infected with a new virus are being treated, in Wuhan, China. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)

Timeline of key events in the spread of the new coronavirus

Mar. 27, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

JAN. 3: The number of cases of a new type of viral pneumonia in central China rises to 44 in an outbreak that awakens fearful memories of the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic. Most of the cases are traced to the South China Seafood City market in the suburbs of sprawling Wuhan, where offerings are reported to include wild...

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2019, file photo people inquire about temporary positions available for the 2020 Census during a job fair designed for people fifty years or older in Miami. The U.S. Census Bureau said it has reached its goal of recruiting more than 2.6 million applicants for the once-a-decade head count that launched for most of America this week — but it has been a bumpy road getting there. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File)

Census faces challenges as it aims to hire up to 500,000

Mar. 13, 2020 6:09 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Census Bureau said it has reached its goal of recruiting more than 2.6 million applicants for the once-a-decade head count that launched for most of America this week — but it has been a bumpy road getting there and the new corona virus will likely make the path even...

This photo provided by the U.S. Census 2020, shows the homepage of the United States' Census 2020 website on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. The 2020 census is off and running for much of America now. The U.S. Census Bureau made a soft launch of the 2020 census website on Monday, March 9 making its form available online. On Thursday, March 12 the Census Bureau will begin mailing out notices far and wide. (U.S. Census via AP)

Census Bureau site goes live as counting begins in earnest

Mar. 10, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The 2020 census is off and running for much of America now. The U.S. Census Bureau made a soft launch of the 2020 census website on Monday, making its form available online. On Thursday, the Census Bureau will begin mailing out notices far and wide. For the bureau, the once-a-decade...

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., flanked by Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, left, and Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-Texas, chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, speaks to the media about the 2020 Census and the concern for getting an accurate count in minority communities on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 5, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Facebook drops Trump ads after Pelosi cites census confusion

Mar. 5, 2020 7:29 PM EST

Facebook on Thursday began taking down ads for the reelection campaign of President Donald Trump that direct people to a survey labeled a “census,” hours after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said people would confuse it with the once-a-decade head count. Facebook said in a statement that it was...

FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2020, file photo, West Virginia Governor Jim Justice delivers his annual State of the State address in the House Chambers at the state capitol in Charleston, W.Va. Gov. Justice has told people for years that they need only look at the lines at Dairy Queen to see how much the state's economy has improved since he took office. Heading into a 2020 reelection campaign, the billionaire Republican governor has been on a highlight tour where he has repeatedly told the public that the state's job numbers are the best in a decade.(AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)

W.Va. gov says economy is rosy, but doubters not buying that

Feb. 20, 2020 11:12 AM EST

ELKVIEW, W.Va. (AP) — For years, West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has told people they need only look at the lines at Dairy Queen to see how much the state's economy has improved since he took office. But for Grace Waterman, snacking on vanilla soft serve in her truck outside the DQ in tiny Elkview, that...

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, boards a plane as he departs on a multi-country trip, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, at Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/Pool via AP)

US secretary of state heads to Africa after long absence

Feb. 14, 2020 9:06 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Africa this weekend as the first U.S. cabinet official to visit in more than 18 months, and he is certain to face questions about the U.S. military's future on the continent and new U.S. visa restrictions against millions of Africans. Pompeo...