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Co-directors Jim LeBrecht, left, and Nicole Newnham join one of the subjects, Judith Heumann, from the documentary "Crip Camp" to pose for a portrait during the 2020 Sundance Film Festival on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Disability-rights movement takes spotlight at SundanceA documentary about the disability-rights movement is a hit at the Sundance Film Festival
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People wearing face masks walk under a canopy decorated with spinning colored fans for a canceled Lunar New Year temple fair at Longtan Park in Beijing, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. China's most festive holiday began in the shadow of a worrying new virus Saturday as the death toll surpassed 40, an unprecedented lockdown kept 36 million people from traveling and authorities canceled a host of Lunar New Year events. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Outbreak casts pall over China new year as deaths surpass 40China's most festive holiday has begun in the shadow of a worrying new virus as the death toll surpassed 40 and authorities canceled a host of Lunar New Year events
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China reports number of cases of new virus has increased to 1,287 and the death toll has risen to 41China reports number of cases of new virus has increased to 1,287 and the death toll has risen to 41
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Dr. Allison Arwady, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Public Health, speaks at a news conference, Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, in Chicago. A Chicago woman has become the second U.S. patient diagnosed with the dangerous new virus from China, health officials said. The patient is doing well and remains hospitalized "primarily for infection control," said Dr. Arwady said. (Tyler LaRiviere/Chicago Sun-Times via AP)
For businesses, virus in China fans fear and uncertaintyChina’s worst health crisis in years has sparked fear and uncertainty for businesses from North America to Asia that depend on trade in the affected region
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Opioid victims can begin filing claims against Purdue PharmaThe federal judge overseeing the bankruptcy case of OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma set a June 30 deadline to file claims against the company
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, file photo, a staff member moves bio-waste containers past the entrance of the Wuhan Medical Treatment Center in Wuhan, China, where some people infected with a new virus are being treated. The new virus comes from a large family of coronaviruses, some causing nothing worse than a cold. Others named SARS and MERS have killed hundreds in separate outbreaks. (AP Photo/Dake Kang, File)
Too soon to tell if new virus as dangerous as SARS cousin The new virus from China has the world on edge because it’s a close cousin to viruses that killed hundreds in separate outbreaks
The Associated Press11 hours ago
US Has Its 2nd Coronavirus CaseThe US has its second confirmed case of coronavirus. A Chicago woman in her 60s tested positive for the virus after visiting Wuhan, China, where the virus originated, health officials reported Friday. The woman, who developed symptoms a few days after returning to the US last week, is doing well...
Newser15 hours ago
Can't Pay for Surgery? This Doctor Has a Creative Solution"Who are my heroes? Who are the people I look at and say, 'That's who I want to be'?" For Demetrio Aguila, a Nebraska surgeon specializing in nerve pain, the answer to his own question is his father, also a physician—and one who loved helping people so much he...
Newser16 hours ago
In this Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 photo, Robin Addison, a nurse at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, Wash., demonstrates how she wears a respirator helmet with a face shield. It is similar to the one she used when she helped treat a man, currently in isolation at the hospital, who is believed to be the first person in the U.S. to have contacted a dangerous new virus that originated in China. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Chicago woman is 2nd US patient with new virus from ChinaThe second U.S. patient sick with the new virus from China is a Chicago woman in her 60s
The Associated Press16 hours ago
President Donald Trump boards Air Force One for a trip to Miami to attend the Republican National Committee winter meetings, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Andrews Air Force Base, Md. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)
California defies threat of fund loss over abortion coverageCalifornia’s Democratic leaders were defiant Friday after the Trump administration threatened to cut federal health care funding to the nation’s most populous state over its requirement that insurance plans cover abortions
The Associated Press16 hours ago
China Will Build New Hospital in Just 6 DaysWith coronavirus cases mounting daily—along with the number of cities where transport has been locked down—China plans to build a new hospital in just six days. Work began Thursday night on a 1,000-bed facility in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, reports the Guardian . China shut down...
Newser19 hours ago
Map highlights provinces with cases of the new coronavirus in China;
What's new in the China virus outbreakHere's what's new in the outbreak linked to an emerging virus in China
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