Avy Villaraza, Darnell Thompson

Avy Villaraza and Darnell Xavier Thompson are to be married March 1 at Saddle Creek, an events space in Dripping Springs, Texas. Jonathan C. Clatt, who is the lead pastor at Harvest City Church in San Antonio, is to officiate. The bride, 26, will take her husband’s name. She is a marketing coordinator for Builder…

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Thomas Schultz, Robert Blalock

Thomas McIntyre Schultz and Robert Scot Blalock were married Feb. 28 at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. Zuleima Astol, a member of the New York City clerk’s office, officiated. Mr. Schultz (left), 29, works in corporate communications at Volvo Car USA in Rockleigh, N.J. He graduated from N.Y.U. He is a son of Lisa M. Schultz…

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Expands Iran Travel Restrictions

Here’s what you need to know: ImagePresident Trump held a news conference on Saturday to discuss the U.S. deal with the Taliban, and address the country’s first coronavirus death.Credit…Doug Mills/The New York Times Trump aims to calm public by announcing new travel restrictions. President Trump sought on Saturday to more aggressively address the…

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How Prepared Is the U.S. for a Coronavirus Outbreak?

In 2005, the federal government sought to assess how a respiratory-related pandemic might play out in the United States. Its report estimated that a severe influenza pandemic would require mechanical ventilators for 740,000 critically ill people. Today, as the country faces the possibility of a widespread outbreak of a new respiratory infection caused…

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Surgeon General Urges the Public to Stop Buying Face Masks

The surgeon general on Saturday urged the public to stop buying masks, warning that it won’t help against the spread of the coronavirus but will take away important resources from health care professionals. “Seriously people — STOP BUYING MASKS!” the surgeon general, Jerome M. Adams, said in a tweet on Saturday morning. “They…

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F.D.A. Expands Coronavirus Testing in the United States

The Food and Drug Administration announced Saturday that testing for the coronavirus would be greatly expanded in the United States, giving laboratories and hospitals around the country the go-ahead to conduct tests that had until now been severely limited to those analyzed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The decision should…

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Kept at the Hospital on Coronavirus Fears, Now Facing Large Medical Bills

ImageFrank Wucinski and his daughter Annabel in Marine Corps Station Miramar, where they were quarantined after arriving from Wuhan, China.Credit…Courtesy Frank Wucinski Frank Wucinski and his 3-year-old daughter, Annabel, are among the dozens of Americans the government has flown back to the country from Wuhan, China, and put under quarantine to check for…

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Who’s on the U.S. Coronavirus Task Force

President Trump formed a coronavirus task force in late January, and members have been meeting regularly. But as the virus began to spread around the globe and infections were confirmed in the United States, Mr. Trump named Vice President Mike Pence as his point person at the end of February, and more administration…

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Joe Coulombe, Who Founded Trader Joe’s, Dies at 89

Joseph Coulombe, who in 1967 parsed a few cultural trends, added his retail instincts and created Trader Joe’s, the popular grocery chain known for unusual foods, a generous wine selection and a laid-back atmosphere, died on Friday at his home in Pasadena, Calif.. He was 89. The death was confirmed by his son, Joseph. In…

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‘Where Do I Find Your Hand Sanitizer?’ Sorry, We Have None.

CEDAR KNOLLS, N.J. — Many shoppers at the local Walmart had the same question on Friday morning: “Where do I find your hand sanitizer?” The answer: Nowhere. Employees at the Cedar Knolls store showed shopper after shopper shelves devoid of any hand sanitizer. When an employee found a lone small box of travel…

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