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People walk among U.S. flags with the U.S. Capitol in the background, Sunday, March 15, 2020, in Washington. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Congress has started work on a new coronavirus aid package after the one just approved by the House early Saturday. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Virus poses a test: Can fractured Washington still 'go big'?

Mar. 19, 2020 2:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The fast-moving coronavirus upending every facet of American life is testing whether Washington, a capital city fractured by years of bitter partisanship and inaction, can still do big things. Not since the Great Recession of 2008, and before that the Sept. 11 attacks of 2001, has the...

From left to right, MLB deputy commissioner Dan Halem, New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon, U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Binghamton Mayor Rich David and Rumble Ponies owner John Hughes stand outside NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton, N.Y., Monday, Feb. 24, 2010. Sen. Schumer says Major League Baseball officials agreed to work to keep Binghamton's Double-A baseball team, which is among the 42 minor league franchises targeted to lose their big league affiliation. The New York Democrat met with Halem, Wilpon and Eastern League president Joe McEachern to discuss the future of the Rumble Ponies, a New York affiliate. (AP Photo/John Kekis)

House asks comptroller general to study minor leagues

Mar. 10, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House of Representatives by voice vote approved legislation Tuesday to have the comptroller general of the U.S. study baseball's minor leagues, which are trying to fend off a contraction proposal from major league clubs. The bill calls on the comptroller general to “evaluate...