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Trump tests negative for coronavirus, his doctor says


March 15, 2020

President Donald Trump has tested negative for coronavirus, according to his doctor. Trump initially said he would not be tested, even after spending time in one of his Florida resorts where some guests produced positive test results for coronavirus, including members of a Brazilian political delegation. “One week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation at Mar-a-Lago, the president remains …

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Travelers returning home from overseas waiting for hours at DFW Airport due to enhanced screening procedures


March 15, 2020

Thousands of international travelers returning to North Texas reported long lines and cramped conditions in the Customs line at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport on Saturday as staff took extra precautions to guard against coronavirus. Airport officials urged patience as people had to fill out questionnaires from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as part of a travel ban the …

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What’s closed, postponed or canceled in Frisco because of coronavirus, and other updates


March 15, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has reached Frisco and is spreading across North Texas. School districts have transitioned to online learning, sports leagues have been postponed and major events are being canceled. Here’s information about the impact the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has had on Frisco. three-year-old child upon his return. Three other children in the house did not test positive …

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What you need to know about coronavirus


March 15, 2020

Health authorities are closely watching an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a new strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19. Here are the answers to key questions about the outbreak: What is the new virus? Scientists have identified the virus as a novel, or new, coronavirus. The name comes from the Latin word for crowns or halos, which coronaviruses resemble …

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We knew coronavirus would pop up in more places, and we all also know what to do


March 15, 2020

With news breaking seemingly by the hour of a new cancellation, a new emergency declaration, or a new confirmed case of the coronavirus, it’s important to remember three things about this pandemic that will determine how the next several months play out for our community, our state and our country. The first thing to remember is that we knew this …

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As coronavirus creeps in, let us lean on the wisdom of a 94-year-old Dallas retiree and our other elders


March 15, 2020

Social distancing and 94-year-old John Gould do not go together. Despite the coronavirus creeping all around us, the World War II Marine-turned-piano-tuner graciously invited me to visit with him Saturday morning inside his retirement-community apartment on the edge of White Rock Lake. As much as I wanted to see his family photos and hear him play his trumpet, I knew …

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Cooler, breezy and continued rain in the forecast


March 15, 2020

On the backside of a cold front that pushed through North Texas Saturday, we can expect light mist and drizzle for most of today. Temperatures will be noticeably cooler and breezier with winds out of the North 5-15 mph. Overnight Sunday into Monday morning our next wave of rain will bring ½ to ¾ of an inch of additional rain. …

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How Dallas went from observing the coronavirus pandemic to living it


March 15, 2020

At first, Gaby Gonzalez didn’t take her friend seriously when he began canceling plans because of the new coronavirus. For a while, the 24-year-old even considered meeting up with other friends Saturday in the Lower Greenville neighborhood to drink green beer, despite Dallas’ St. Patrick’s Day parade being canceled. Then elected officials across North Texas, the rest of the state and …

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State officials push for STAAR testing cancellation


March 15, 2020

As cases of COVID-19 in Texas continue to rise, large gatherings and events are continuing to cancel for fear of spreading the highly contagious virus. One Texas lawmaker shared his concerns via Twitter, saying he strongly believes Governor Greg Abbott should consider canceling the annual STAAR test.   Based on the feedback of countless parents and educators in my District, …

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