Texas/World – 17 April ’20

The Latest: SKorea sees rise in second-time virus diagnoses

The Associated Press

Coronavirus in Texas: 273,000 filed for jobless benefits last week

Lori Hawkins-Austin Statesman

As job cuts climb amid the coronavirus pandemic, 273,567 Texans filed initial claims for unemployment benefits last week, the U.S. Labor Department reported Thursday. That’s a dip of 41,600 from the 315,167....

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New York Times

President Trump says he will defer to governors about lifting restrictions. At least 30,000 patients have died, and 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment in four weeks.

President Trump told the nation’s governors on Thursday that they could begin reopening businesses, restaurants and other elements of daily life by May 1 or earlier if they wanted, abandoning his threat to use what he had claimed was his absolute authority to impose his will on them.