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U.S. death toll nears 100,000

Here are the latest coronavirus updates from around the world.
Image: A man wears a protective mask as he walks on Wall Street during the coronavirus outbreak in New York
A man wears a protective mask as he walks on Wall Street during the coronavirus outbreak in New York on March 13, 2020.Lucas Jackson / Reuters file

The number of U.S. coronavirus deaths approached 100,000, with more than 99,600 deaths recorded as of early Wednesday, according to NBC News' count. The U.S. leads the world in both deaths and confirmed cases, with 1.69 million infections.

The National Hockey League on Tuesday announced a plan to resume its suspended season by moving directly into playoffs, but details, including which "hub cities" would host the contests, remained up in the air.

Former vice president and presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden called President Donald Trump "an absolute fool to talk that way" after Trump criticized Biden for wearing a mask during a Memorial Day remembrance.

"Every leading doc in the world is saying we should wear a mask when you're in a crowd," Biden said in a CNN interview.

Trump, who did not wear a mask during Memorial Day services, retweeted Fox News commentator Brit Hume's Monday night tweet criticizing Biden. Trump denied mocking Biden at a Tuesday news conference.

Here's what to know about the coronavirus, plus a timeline of the most critical moments:

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1036d ago / 7:23 PM UTC

Virginia making face masks mandatory 'inside at a public place,' Gov. says

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In blow to DOJ, Supreme Court won't block order to move prisoners in Ohio over coronavirus concerns


1036d ago / 6:23 PM UTC

Pentagon watchdog ousted from coronavirus response resigns

1036d ago / 5:45 PM UTC

States are trying to lure the Republican National Convention away from North Carolina

1036d ago / 5:36 PM UTC

German Muslims gather in mall parking lot to celebrate Eid safely

1036d ago / 4:47 PM UTC

Photo: Drive-in theater at a New York diner

1036d ago / 4:44 PM UTC

Feds charge used car salesman and "the Mask Man" in COVID-19 schemes

1036d ago / 4:39 PM UTC

Pence's press secretary Katie Miller returns to work after recovering from coronavirus

1036d ago / 4:07 PM UTC

New Jersey authorizes professional sports teams to resume practice and competition

1036d ago / 3:53 PM UTC

Coronavirus cases and deaths in New York state continue to drop, Gov. says

1036d ago / 3:51 PM UTC

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy to allow graduation ceremonies

1036d ago / 3:48 PM UTC

Memorial Day weekend draws large crowds across the country

1036d ago / 3:37 PM UTC
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N.Y.C. Mayor confident city will bounce back because of "strength the resilience of New Yorkers"

1036d ago / 3:14 PM UTC

Ohio school bus drivers honor class of 2020

1036d ago / 3:13 PM UTC

DOJ warns Nevada's church restrictions could violate Constitution

1036d ago / 2:41 PM UTC

NYSE floor reopens with Cuomo ringing in trading day

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Famed archeological site reopens in Italy


1036d ago / 12:21 PM UTC

New Rochelle, N.Y., once a COVID-19 hot spot, will start to reopen

1036d ago / 12:20 PM UTC

New York's famed stock exchange prepares to reopen — with masks and a waiver

1036d ago / 11:59 AM UTC

Wuhan lab director praises staff, disputes 'rumors' over virus origin

1036d ago / 11:12 AM UTC

Rare snow leopards seen prowling near Kazakh city during lockdown

1036d ago / 10:40 AM UTC

Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity reopens to limited number of visitors

1036d ago / 10:23 AM UTC

Russia reports another day of record fatalities

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Australia won't open its borders 'anytime soon,' says PM

1036d ago / 9:18 AM UTC

Saudi Arabia to amend coronavirus curfew, allow domestic travel


1036d ago / 2:18 AM UTC

Saluting veterans and coronavirus frontline workers on Memorial Day

1036d ago / 1:11 AM UTC

Hair salon in North Carolina refuses service to Tyson employees

1036d ago / 12:34 AM UTC

Inside Brazil field hospital battling coronavirus

1037d ago / 11:27 PM UTC

University in Oklahoma adds 'back-up faculty' to prepare for in-person fall classes

1037d ago / 10:16 PM UTC

California releases guidance on church reopenings amid virus