California Gov. Gavin Newsom sets 10 p.m. curfew; CDC discourages travel; 15 college football games canceled this week

The U.S. death toll from coronavirus has surpassed 250,000, including 1,700 reported Wednesday alone. Hospitalizations across the nation have exploded, with almost 80,000 Americans now receiving inpatient treatment.

COVID-19 has now killed a quarter of a million Americans



Happy Thanksgiving? Not so much.

New York canceled its massive Thanksgiving Day parade weeks ago. Houston followed suit and Detroit is planning a virtual event as well.

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Many universities are urging students not to go home for the holidays, concerned about igniting a nationwide burst of new cases. Some schools are suggesting that students that do go home not come back, fearing an outbreak of infections on campus.

a man holding a sign: With a map of the country's COVID-19 outbreak behind her, Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House's coronavirus response coordinator, speaks during a task force briefing on Thursday.

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With a map of the country’s COVID-19 outbreak behind her, Dr. Deborah Birx, the White House’s coronavirus response coordinator, speaks

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