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Maryland lawmakers urge release of racial data on virus

Mar. 31, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland lawmakers have joined politicians nationwide in asking for the release of data on coronavirus cases by race in order to address potential disparities in the response to the pandemic. Maryland Del. Nick Mosby called for such racial data to be made available in a series of social...

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2020, file photo, Rep. Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., and other House Democrats arrive to meet with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., on Capitol Hill in Washington. Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to monitor and address disparities in the national response to the coronavirus outbreak. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley say in a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar dated Friday, March 27, 2020, that comprehensive demographic data on people who are tested or treated for the coronavirus does not exist. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Democratic lawmakers call for racial data in virus testing

Mar. 30, 2020 7:14 PM EDT

Democratic lawmakers are calling out an apparent lack of racial data that they say is needed to monitor and address disparities in the national response to the coronavirus outbreak. In a letter sent Friday to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Rep. Ayanna Pressley, both from...

A woman wearing a surgical mask and gloves during the coronavirus outbreak walks past a mural in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Boston, Friday, March 27, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Visitors told to quarantine; health commish tests positive

Mar. 27, 2020 11:16 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — All visitors arriving in Massachusetts are being asked to self-quarantine for 14 days as the state tightens its efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Charlie Baker said Friday. The Republican governor said travelers coming into Massachusetts through the state’s airports...

A woman is reflected in a window of a building along the waterfront in the Seaport District of Boston, Thursday, March 26, 2020. Many people are working from home while many businesses have closed indefinitely because of the coronavirus, leaving portions of the city nearly empty. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Number of COVID-19 deaths in Massachusetts jumps to 25

Mar. 26, 2020 5:04 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The number of people in Massachusetts who have died from COVID-19 jumped by 10 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 25 since the start of the outbreak. One of those who died was a man in his 50's with preexisting conditions. The others were in their 70s or 80s except for one man in his...

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...

Democratic presidential candidate U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., waves as she finishes speaking during a campaign event Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Warren thanks Nevada for keeping her in fight

Feb. 23, 2020 12:57 AM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 7:55 p.m. Elizabeth Warren is thanking Nevada voters for keeping her campaign in the fight. She was addressing over 2,000 people at a campaign event in Seattle. She told the crowd at the Seattle Center Armory she believes...

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer delivers her State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at the Michigan State Capitol in Lansing, Mich. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)

The Latest: Michigan Gov. Whitmer delivers response to Trump

Feb. 4, 2020 11:50 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the president's State of the Union speech (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has used Democrats' response to President Donald Trump's State of the Union address to swivel from impeachment to working-class voters' worries, saying her party is...

Rep. Ayanna Pressley boycotting Trump's State of the Union

Feb. 4, 2020 5:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley is planning to boycott President Donald Trump's State of the Union address. The Massachusetts Democrat said she decided to skip Tuesday's speech in part because Trump stokes fear in people of color, women, healthcare providers, the LGBTQ community, low-income...