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Travel grinds to a halt, plants close, as virus takes hold

The number of confirmed cases of the new coronavirus worldwide surpassed 200,000 for the first time Wednesday and the damage being seeded in the global economy is growing more clear. Furloughs and job cuts, from dog walkers, to oilfield workers, have begun. Governments around the world are pushing drastic countermeasures to help workers, particularly those who live paycheck to paycheck.

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Opponents fault Trump proposal to cut environmental reviews

A sign stands on Jan. 9 to mark the presence of a buried oil pipeline under a corn field in rural Milford, Nebraska. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

Describing windows rattled by industrial blasts and windowsills covered in toxic ash, a black resident of Texas' oil hub joined Democratic lawmakers, state officials and others Tuesday in urging the Trump administration to drop a proposed rollback that they said would silence disadvantaged people battling big polluters.

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