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The total demand for cannabis in the U.S. reached US$83.6 billion in 2019

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Marijuana’s popularity among American adults continues to rise due to its changing legalization status in many states. According to Gallup, 45% of Americans said they...
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10 European nations regret U.S. pulling out Open Skies Treaty

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Ten European nations on Friday issued a joint statement regretting the United States' withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty, which they consider "a crucial...
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Updates: Mexico in talks with U.S., Canada to coordinate response to COVID-19

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The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - MEXICO CITY --...
A pedestrian wearing scarf walks along a street in New York, the United States, March 16, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in United States has topped 4,600 as of Monday night, an increase of more than 1,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

U.S. death toll “almost certainly” higher than reported, says Fauci

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Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on Tuesday many experts believe more people in the United States...
People wait in line at a New York State Department of Health COVID-19 antibody testing center at Steve's 9th Street Market in Brooklyn, New York, the United States, on April 25, 2020. Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 200,000 on Saturday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. A total of 200,698 people have died of the disease as of 1:50 p.m. (1750 GMT) among 2,865,938 cases worldwide, the CSSE data showed. The United States suffered the most fatalities at 52,782 as its total cases reached 924,576. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

U.S. urged to take responsibility over COVID-19 fight – Sichone

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The global fight against COVID-19 will win if governments take full responsibility and invest in durable solutions, Zambian experts. The experts who...
People wait in line at a New York State Department of Health COVID-19 antibody testing center at Steve's 9th Street Market in Brooklyn, New York, the United States, on April 25, 2020. Global COVID-19 deaths surpassed 200,000 on Saturday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University. A total of 200,698 people have died of the disease as of 1:50 p.m. (1750 GMT) among 2,865,938 cases worldwide, the CSSE data showed. The United States suffered the most fatalities at 52,782 as its total cases reached 924,576. (Photo by Michael Nagle/Xinhua)

Updates: China, U.S. health experts agree to act together against COVID-19

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The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - SAN FRANCISCO --...

Melinda Gates gives U.S. administration “D-minus” for coronavirus response

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Melinda Gates on Thursday gave a mark of "D-minus" for the lack of national coordination when asked to grade the U.S. administration's response to...
A pedestrian wearing scarf walks along a street in New York, the United States, March 16, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in United States has topped 4,600 as of Monday night, an increase of more than 1,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Influential COVID-19 model projects 134,000 deaths in U.S. by early August

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An influential COVID-19 model produced by the University of Washington revised its projections on Monday, estimating over 134,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States...
A pedestrian wearing scarf walks along a street in New York, the United States, March 16, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in United States has topped 4,600 as of Monday night, an increase of more than 1,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Influential COVID-19 model projects over 134,000 deaths in U.S. by early August

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An influential COVID-19 model produced by the University of Washington revised its projections on Monday, estimating over 134,000 COVID-19 deaths in the United States...
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U.S. noticeably absent from EU-hosted global online pledging on coronavirus

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The United States is noticeably absent from the programme of an online pledging event on coronavirus hosted by the European Union (EU), which is...
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U.S. Deporting Migrants amid Covid-19 Pandemic

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Since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus some migrants and asylum seekers have been granted Portuguese citizenship to benefit from food security and health...
A cleaner works in San Francisco, California, the United States, March 20, 2020. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday evening a statewide stay-at-home order for the most populous U.S. state in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Newsom asked all nearly 40 million Californians to stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to head out. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

U.S. COVID-19 cases top 1.1 million

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The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States reached 1,100,197 as of 7:40 p.m. (2340 GMT) Friday, according to the Center for Systems...
Gilead Sciences headquarters sign is seen in Foster City, California on April 30, 2020. - Gilead Science's remdesivir, one of the most highly anticipated drugs being tested against the new coronavirus, showed positive results in a large-scale US government trial, the company said on April 29, 2020. (Photo by Josh Edelson / AFP)

FDA approves emergency use of remdesivir for COVID-19 patients

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for an experimental anti-viral drug remdesivir to treat COVID-19, according to...
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Why the U.S. has become the country worst hit by COVID-19

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By Zamir Ahmed Awan A negative approach, delayed actions, and incorrect policies resulted in making the U.S. the country that has been worst hit by...
Photo taken on Sept. 18, 2019 shows U.S. dollar banknotes in Washington D.C., the United States. U.S. Federal Reserve on Wednesday lowered interest rates by 25 basis points amid growing risks and uncertainties stemming from trade tensions and a global economic slowdown, following a rate cut in July that was its first in more a decade. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. small business loan program faces backlash as not-so-small businesses secure aid

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As small businesses hit by the COVID-19 outbreak scramble to apply for loans under a U.S. government program, a few not-so-small companies have already...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

COVID-19 updates: U.S. COVID-19 cases top 1 million, European countries fight to save both...

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The following are the updates on the global fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. - - - - DUBLIN -- Irish...
Photo taken on March 15, 2020 shows the U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington D.C., the United States. The U.S. Federal Reserve on Sunday cut its benchmark interest rate by a full percentage point to near zero and will increase its bond holdings by at least 700 billion U.S. dollars amid mounting fears over the COVID-19 outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. Fed officials to discuss relief loan programs amid COVID-19 fallout

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U.S. Federal Reserve officials are expected to discuss the central bank's lending programs for businesses and local governments at its policy meeting on Tuesday...
A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Nov. 4, 2019. U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 114.75 points, or 0.42 percent, to 27,462.11. The S&P 500 rallied 11.36 points, or 0.37 percent, to 3,078.27. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 46.80 points, or 0.56 percent, to 8,433.20. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Global COVID-19 cases top 3 million, U.S. economic outlook darkens

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Global COVID-19 cases crossed the 3 million mark Monday, with nearly one-third of them in the United States as business economists' outlook about the...
U.S. President Donald Trump attends a press conference in the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on Feb. 26, 2020. U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appointed Vice President Mike Pence to oversee the country's response to the novel coronavirus outbreak. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. shifting blame to China leads nowhere

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The U.S. administration has multiplied the means of scapegoating China even when it is busy fighting with the coronavirus on its own turf. It...
Photo taken on March 20, 2020 shows an empty street in San Francisco, California, the United States. California Governor Gavin Newsom announced Thursday evening a statewide stay-at-home order for the most populous U.S. state in response to the rapid spread of COVID-19. Newsom asked all nearly 40 million Californians to stay home unless it is absolutely necessary to head out. (Xinhua/Wu Xiaoling)

Experts explain major challenges in curbing sharp rise of COVID-19 cases in U.S.

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The United States continues to see a soaring number of confirmed COVID-19 cases and deaths, as over 933,000 cases and 53,000 deaths have been...
A man jogs near the White House during the outbreak of COVID-19 in Washington D.C., the United States, April 1, 2020. The United States became the first nation with more than 200,000 COVID-19 infections on Wednesday, according to a new tally from Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Liu Jie)

U.S. COVID-19 cases top 900,000, research shows hidden outbreaks likely occurred “far earlier”

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More than 900,000 people were infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) as of Saturday in the United States, with the death toll exceeding 52,000,...
A researcher of CapitalBio Corporation shows a virus nucleic acid detection kit for six respiratory pathogens on March 10. Six respiratory pathogens, including the COVID-19, can be detected simultaneously within one and a half hours, requiring samples of only respiratory droplets. (Photo by Jiang Wenjie, People’s Daily Online)

New research estimates COVID-19 “silently” spreading in U.S. “far earlier” than Americans knew

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The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) was likely to be spreading in multiple U.S. cities "far earlier" than Americans knew, said a recent report of The...
Photo taken in Brussels of Belgium on March 16, 2020 shows World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaking at a virtual press conference held in Geneva, Switzerland. More cases and deaths of COVID-19 have now been reported in the rest of the world than in China, the chief of the WHO said here on Monday, noting that a rapid escalation of the coronavirus cases has been seen in the past week. (Xinhua/Zheng Huansong)

Has WHO ever kept U.S. in dark about COVID-19?

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Nothing in the response to COVID-19 by the World Health Organization (WHO) has been "hidden from the U.S., from day one," WHO Director-General Tedros...
[Reuters]A U.S. flag fluters at the Paso del Norte International Border bridge, in Ciudad Juarez

Mexico, U.S. extend ban on non-essential cross-border travel amid pandemic

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Mexico and the United States agreed to extend a ban on non-essential travel across their shared border in a bid to contain the COVID-19...
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Iran accuses U.S. of causing insecurity in Gulf

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Iran's defense minister said here on Friday that the United States is the cause of insecurity in the Gulf, official IRNA news agency reported. ...
U S Confronts Dilemma Of Reopening Economy Amid Rising Covid Caseload

U.S. confronts dilemma of reopening economy amid rising COVID-19 caseload

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Confirmed COVID-19 cases in the United States have soared to more than 638,000 with over 30,000 fatalities as of Wednesday evening, according to Johns...
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India denies U.S. claim of religious segregation of COVID-19 patients

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India has strongly reacted to the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom's (USCIRF) claim that COVID-19 patients were being segregated at a hospital...
An electronic board showing the closing numbers of Nikkei Stock Average in Tokyo, Japan, on March 6, 2020. Tokyo stocks closed sharply lower Friday as investor sentiment was risk-averse from the outset following a global equities rout triggered by an escalation in concern over the spread of the coronavirus. (Xinhua/Du Xiaoyi)

Tokyo stocks close lower as plummeting U.S. economic data sparks concerns

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Tokyo stocks closed lower Thursday on concerns for the outlook of the U.S. economy after retail sales and industrial output data plummeted in March...
A trader works at the New York Stock Exchange in New York, the United States, on Nov. 4, 2019. U.S. stocks ended higher on Monday. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose 114.75 points, or 0.42 percent, to 27,462.11. The S&P 500 rallied 11.36 points, or 0.37 percent, to 3,078.27. The Nasdaq Composite Index was up 46.80 points, or 0.56 percent, to 8,433.20. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

Stocks are ‘on fire’: but a second coronavirus wave isn’t priced in

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U.S. stock markets might be ‘on fire’ as earnings season begins – but Wall Street has not priced in a second wave of coronavirus,...
A pedestrian wearing scarf walks along a street in New York, the United States, March 16, 2020. The number of COVID-19 cases in United States has topped 4,600 as of Monday night, an increase of more than 1,000 in the past 24 hours, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. (Xinhua/Wang Ying)

COVID-19 cases in U.S. top 550,000

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The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States topped 550,000 on Sunday afternoon, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE)...