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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin steps out of a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, as the Senate works to pass a coronavirus relief bill. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on unprecedented emergency legislation to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pauses as she makes a statement ahead of a planned late-night vote on the coronavirus aid package deal at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, March 13, 2020. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House speaker Nancy Pelosi beat a retreat Tuesday from the massive coronavirus wish list of Green New Deal projects, immigration measures and other non-virus changes she and fellow Democrats had proposed just hours earlier.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., arrives to speak outside her office on Capitol Hill, Monday, March 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday that lawmakers are close to finalizing a deal on a $2 trillion phase three coronavirus economic stimulus plan.

In this Feb. 29, 2019, file photo, Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla. speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Sen. Rick Scott, Florida Republican, condemned Democrats for holding up the $2 trillion coronavirus aid package over unrelated wish-list items on climate change, corporate diversity and voter registration, saying that they “don’t care.”

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence leave at the end of a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Monday, March 23, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Trump called on Congress Tuesday to reject Democrats’ “nonsense” and approve a $1.8 trillion package proposed by Senate Republicans to provide relief for workers and businesses from the impact of the coronavirus outbreak.

Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks to reporters as he arrives for a meeting to discuss the coronavirus relief bill on Capitol Hill, Friday, March 20, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Senate Democrats again blocked a $1.8 trillion economic rescue package for the coronavirus pandemic on Monday, as the White House negotiated furiously behind closed doors on the package and House Democrats rolled out a rival $2.5 trillion proposal containing partisan “wish-list” items such as same-day voter registration.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California speaks outside her office on Capitol Hill, Monday, March 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool)

House Republicans on Monday night offered a detailed critique of what they called House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s “socialist wish list” in House Democrats’ $2.5 trillion proposal for responding to the coronavirus outbreak.

In this Feb. 1, 2020, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, gets a kiss from husband John Bessler, upon arriving at a rally in Sioux City, Iowa. Sen. Klobuchar announced Monday, March 23, that her husband has tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar File)

Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota on Tuesday said her husband John Bessler is on oxygen after testing positive for COVID-19, saying that he is “very healthy” and they’re not sure how he contracted the virus.

Environmental activist Bill McKibben speaks to the House Natural Resources and Energy Committee at the Statehouse in Montpelier, Vt., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012. For years McKibben has been an outspoken advocate for environmental causes. Most recently he's has spoken against a now-delayed plan to build an oil pipeline from Canada to refineries along the Gulf of Mexico..(AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Not only did China see its greenhouse-gas emissions drop as its economy shuttered, but Democrats held up Monday nearly $2 trillion in pandemic relief to squeeze in items from their climate wish list.

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FILE - In this March 13, 2020, file photo Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, adjusts the microphone to speak during a news conference on the coronavirus with President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

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The State Department has advised against all international travel because of the coronavirus, but that didn’t stop Secretary of State Mike Pompeo from flying to Afghanistan this week.

Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak speaks during a news conference at the Sawyer State Building in Las Vegas,Tuesday, March 17, 2020. Sisolak ordered a monthlong closure of casinos and other non-essential businesses in order to stem the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19). (Steve Marcus/Las Vegas Sun via AP)

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Nevada’s governor has signed an emergency order barring the use of anti-malaria drugs for someone who has the coronavirus. Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak’s order Tuesday restricting chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine comes after President Donald Trump touted the medication as a treatment for the virus.

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence listen during a briefing about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Markets surged Tuesday, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average posting its biggest point gain in history, as investors cheered the nearing agreement on a $2 trillion economic rescue package in Congress and President Trump’s statement that an economy stalled by coronavirus could be revved up again by Easter.

In this Sunday, March 15, 2020, photograph, a long row of unsold 2020 Model S sedans sit at a Tesla dealership in Littleton, Colo. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

It is the latest skirmish in decades of free speech struggles between Americans and DMVs across the country, which have included battles over “QUEER” vanity plates and Sons of Confederate Veterans specialty plates.

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Briefing Room, Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Most Americans say the coronavirus crisis could last for months, but they also view President Trump’s handling of the pandemic favorably, according to a new CBS News poll released Tuesday.

CORRECTS TO CULVER CITY, INSTEAD OF LOS ANGELES Guns are advertised for sale at a gun shop Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in Culver City, Calif. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said he would like to see gun shops shut down. "We will be closing them, they are not an essential function," Villanueva said. Adding guns to households where more people are at home during a crisis increases the risk that someone will be shot, he said. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

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The Los Angeles County sheriff reversed his own decision Tuesday to order deputies to make sure gun shops were closed during the coronavirus crisis after the county’s top lawyer said the shops could be open.

An electronic sign board urging citizens to stay home and stop the spread of the coronavirus is seen displayed above a road in the foreground of One World Trade Center in New York, on Sunday, March 22, 2020. New York City's mayor prepared Sunday to order his city behind closed doors in an attempt to slow a pandemic that has swept across the globe and threatened to make the city of 8.5 million one of the world's biggest coronavirus hot spots. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

White House officials on Tuesday told people fleeing the coronavirus in New York City to isolate themselves so they don’t spread the disease to other parts of the country.

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With nearly 40 million people stuck at home because of the coronavirus, California’s governor on Tuesday warned state agencies to prepare for less money from the government that will likely postpone many of the state’s ambitious spending plans.

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A major U.N. conference to review the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, considered the cornerstone of global efforts to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, is “likely to be postponed” because of the coronavirus pandemic, a U.N. official said Tuesday.

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Unidentified gunmen shot to death a lawyer and activist who defended a rural tract against development near the Mexican city of Cuernavaca, Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission said Tuesday.

FILE - This Jan. 24, 2020 file photo shows co-directors Jim LeBrecht, left, and Nicole Newnham, center, from the documentary "Crip Camp" with film subject Judith Heumann during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

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It wasn’t Judith Heumann’s first standing ovation, but it might have been her loudest.

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A private developer has closed a deal with the city of Cheyenne to purchase an inn that closed in 2009 amid financial trouble.

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Clay County violated a Missouri transparency law by denying a reporter their request to inspect government records, a judge ruled Monday.

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, reacts as he finishes a day of testimony to the House Oversight and Reform Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Michael Cohen is again turning to Congress as part of a new bid to reduce his prison sentence. President Donald Trump's former attorney and fixer asked the heads of three Congressional committees last month to intervene on his behalf. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

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U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III said it seemed Michael Cohen’s request for release to home confinement after serving 10 months in prison “appears to be just another effort to inject himself into the news cycle.”

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