U.S. deaths surge past 4,600 as officials compare struggle with Italy’s outbreak

Sobering predictions about the future of the outbreak in the United States show that each day will bring more suffering than the last.

Treasury changes rules on eligibility for stimulus payments

After facing sharp criticism for forcing seniors who don’t usually file tax returns to do so to get coronavirus relief payments, the Trump administration announced late Wednesday that Social Security recipients wouldn’t have to do so.

Fauci’s security is stepped up as doctor and face of U.S. virus response receives threats

Government officials have grown concerned about his safety as well as communications from fervent admirers.
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Social distancing works. The earlier the better, California and Washington data show.

After restrictions in the San Francisco Bay area and Washington state, there’s evidence the curve of infections is flattening compared to other U.S. metro areas.

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More than 4,000 coronavirus cases in region with peak still weeks away

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said experts expect cases to keep surging until at least late April.

Jail officials in D.C. area scramble to reduce risk of infection

“It’s like a ticking time bomb in here,” one D.C. jail inmate said as fears of the coronavirus grow among inmates and staffers.
Enrico de Rosa stares at the empty tables of his restaurant, Tesoro. (Sergio Peçanha/The Post)
Enrico de Rosa stares at the empty tables of his restaurant, Tesoro. (Sergio Peçanha/The Post)
Uptown Market laid off 30 employees and shifted its focus to include more grocery items. (Sergio Peçanha/The Post)
Uptown Market laid off 30 employees and shifted its focus to include more grocery items. (Sergio Peçanha/The Post)
The Italian restaurant Sfoglina laid off 50 employees because of the pandemic. (Sergio Peçanha/The Post)
The Italian restaurant Sfoglina laid off 50 employees because of the pandemic. (Sergio Peçanha/The Post)
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One D.C. block, at least 140 jobs lost

A closer look at a stretch of Connecticut Avenue NW offers plenty of examples of the hardships the pandemic is imposing on businesses and workers around the country.
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A YouTube video posted by Tyshika Britten speaks to and for working parents who were struggling financially before covid-19 and are now hurting more.
The National Gallery of Art transferred ownership of a Blue Period Picasso to the Mendelssohn-Bartholdy family, who claim it was sold under Nazi duress.
Barry Freundel, sentenced in 2015 to 6½ years in prison, was one of the District's most prominent Orthodox rabbis.
Omar Saeed Sheikh’s sentence was reduced to life in prison, and three co-conspirators were freed. The decision by the Sindh High Court can still be appealed to Pakistan’s Supreme Court.
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His band’s biggest hit, “Stacy’s Mom,” earned a Grammy nomination in 2003 for duo/group pop vocal and helped land the band in the best new artist category.
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Simone Biles wept when she heard the Olympics were postponed

The champion gymnast expressed every confidence that she’ll be in shape and ready to compete when the Games open next summer.
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Golden puff pastry turns a quick quiche into a weeknight showpiece

If you've got puff pastry in your freezer and fresh or frozen broccoli on hand, you can turn out this quiche in no time.
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From cheapos to prescription lenses, a rundown of the choices.
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