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    Trump Names Pence as Coronavirus Chief

    President Donald Trump has put Vice President Mike Pence in charge of America's coronavirus response after facing criticism for not taking the threat seriously enough. The risk to Americans remains low, Trump said Wednesday, "because of all we've done." Meanwhile, Democratic lawmakers pushed for more than $8 billion to fight the contagion, arguing that the White House proposal of $2.5 billion was inadequate.

    How bad have things gotten? As China's death toll reached 2,744, Northern California authorities identified the first infected U.S. patient without known ties to the worst-hit countries.

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