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FILE - In this March 15, 2020, file photo former Vice President Joe Biden, left, and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, participate in a Democratic presidential primary debate at CNN Studios in Washington. U.S. elections have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic. At least 13 states have postponed voting and more delays are possible as health officials warn that social distancing and other measures to contain the virus might be in place for weeks, if not months. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Virus bill sends $400 million to help states with elections

Mar. 25, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — States could receive $400 million in federal funds to help them navigate the significant disruption to U.S. elections caused by the coronavirus outbreak, which has prompted officials in at least 20 states to push back some voting as large portions of the population have been told to stay...

Tourists visit the Capitol Visitors Center on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, March 12, 2020. Congress is shutting the Capitol to the public until April in reaction to the spread of the coronavirus, officials announced Thursday, a rare step that underscores the growing gravity with which the government is reacting to the viral outbreak. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

No visitors: Congress hunkers down against coronavirus

Mar. 12, 2020 7:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The notes started popping up on Congress’ office doors this week. Elbow greetings only. A six-foot radius. And that’s for lawmakers who are taking visitors at all. “No offense,” read one, posted outside the office of North Carolina Rep. David Price, D-N.C....