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US economy plunged 31.7% year-on-year in second quarter

BALTIMORE (AP) – The U.S. economy shrank in April-June with an alarming annual rate of 31.7% as it struggled under the weight of the viral pandemic, the government estimated Thursday. It was the sharpest four-year drop on record. The Department of Commerce downgraded its previous estimate of U.S. gross domestic …

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CDC defends controversial new guidance for coronavirus testing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is defending its controversial new guidance on coronavirus testing after writing from various medical groups and accusations of political intervention. Earlier this week, the CDC quickly revised its guidance on coronavirus testing, dropping its previous recommendation to test anyone who came in close …

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