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Under pressure to meet legal deadlines Congress has not changed despite pandemic-related delays, the Census Bureau announced a new end date after NPR reported that door knocking will be cut short.

"We need to do something different," says Dr. LouAnn Woodward, who leads the University of Mississippi Medical Center. She says the state needs a mask mandate, but knows many people won't comply.

Health officials worry the ship may have spread the coronavirus along Norway's coastline, according to reports.

Former diplomat Tianna Spears says she was pulled aside 20-plus times crossing from Mexico into the U.S. "One time, I was told not to look at the officer in the eyes when I spoke to him," she says.

Some mourners from Mexico reportedly have been unable to visit the city because of border restrictions brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

"Chicken or beef?" A leading Israeli airline food company, which is struggling with most flights grounded, is selling its meals to the public as a low-cost delivery option during the pandemic.

The storm has already dumped rain on Florida's east coast. It's expected to linger in North Carolina on Monday, traveling inland through the night before swirling up the Mid-Atlantic coast.

Vaccine candidates are in advanced clinical trials, and WHO's director-general expresses hope they will be effective. But until then, he said, the world is reliant on "the basics" of disease control.

Viral videos show dogs attacking a man in a Colin Kaepernick jersey at an event reportedly hosted by a Florida museum dedicated to Navy SEALs.

About 1,000 prisoners who escaped during the attack were later found by Afghan security forces. The attack shattered a three-day ceasefire between Afghan forces and the Taliban.

The parent company Tailored Brands earlier said it would close up to 500 stores and cut 20% of corporate jobs. It's joined in pandemic bankruptcy by rival Brooks Brothers and a growing list of others.

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