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Pence will control all coronavirus messaging from health officials

The White House moved on Thursday to tighten control of coronavirus messaging by government health officials and scientists, directing them to clear all statements and public appearance with the office of Vice President Mike Pence, according to several officials familiar with the new approach.

AP-NORC poll: Election security, integrity worry Americans

Americans have widespread concerns about the security and integrity of elections, with few saying they have high confidence that votes in the 2020 presidential election will be counted accurately.

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For Trump, coronavirus could be a moment of reckoning about his credibility

As the coronavirus begins to threaten the United States, President Trump could face a moment of reckoning. A calm and orderly response during an epidemic requires that the president be a reliable public messenger.

About 40% of US adults are obese, government survey finds

About 4 in 10 American adults are obese, and nearly 1 in 10 is severely so, government researchers said Thursday.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus, and how is it treated?

As public awareness of the coronavirus rises, some people might have fairly basic questions: What exactly are the symptoms of coronavirus, anyway? Is it deadly? How worried should I be? Here are some answers.

California is monitoring 8,400 travelers from Asia

California is monitoring 8,400 people for signs of exposure to the coronavirus after they traveled to Asia, Governor Gavin Newsom said, similar to other states watching for signs of infection.

Stolen hearse carrying casket recovered after freeway chase

Authorities have recovered a stolen mortuary vehicle that had a body inside it following a police pursuit on a major Los Angeles freeway, officials said.

Coronavirus patient in Calif. was not tested for days

A California coronavirus patient had to wait days to be tested because of restrictive federal criteria, despite doctors’ suggestions.