Jan 22, 2017

Why they marched on Washington (photos)

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What we're watching: The marchers were brought to Washington by many different causes, all of them in opposition to the agenda of the new administration and Republican-controlled Congress. Now, we're looking less for politicians' responses to the one-time event than whether the protests continue over time, which is usually how something like today's march becomes effective.

  • Laurie Wright, 60, a small business owner from Charlottesville, VA: "Being 60, I don't want to go back to where I was when I was a little girl... Equality needs to be the top thing, for everyone. For women, for LGBTQ, and for minorities, black lives matter — every life matters. I want the politicians to understand we're not the 1%. We're the working class."
  • Ben Schweitzer, 31, a roofer from Pennsylvania: "Most jobs are going the way of the dinosaurs...Nobody's talking about that except me and some other people...This guy's talking about building a wall. I guess that'll bring some jobs for a little while, but no, automation."
  • Lily Buyer, 12, from NYC: "I'm a big soccer player and I really know about the women's soccer team are getting paid less than the men...I thought it was really important to come not only to support the women's soccer team, but all women in all jobs."
  • Clyde Lloyd, 54, from Atlanta: "As a black man, an attack on anybody is an attack on everybody. To single out a single race, for Mexicans, it's the same thing that happened to us as African Americans. We were singled out too."
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World coronavirus updates

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New Zealand has only eight active novel coronavirus cases and no COVID-19 patients in hospital after another day of zero new infections. However, the death toll rose to 22.

Zoom in: A top health official told a briefing a 96-year-old woman "was regarded to having recovered from COVID-19 at the time of her death, and COVID-19 is not recorded as the primary cause of her death on her death certificate." But it was decided to include her in the overall tally of deaths related to the virus.

Coronavirus dashboard

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 5,690,951 — Total deaths: 355,575 — Total recoveries — 2,350,071Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10 p.m. ET: 1,699,073 — Total deaths: 100,396 — Total recoveries: 391,508 — Total tested: 15,192,481Map.
  3. Public health: CDC issues guidelines for reopening officesFauci says data is "really quite evident" against hydroxychloroquine.
  4. States: California hospitals strained by patients in MexicoTexas Supreme Court blocks mail-in expansion to state voters.
  5. Business: MGM plans to reopen major Las Vegas resorts in June — African American business owners have seen less relief from PPP, Goldman Sachs says.
  6. Tech: AI will help in the pandemic — but it might not be in time for this one.
  7. World: EU proposes a massive pandemic rescue package.
  8. 1 🎶 thing: Local music venues get rocked by coronavirus.
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  10. What should I do? When you can be around others after contracting the coronavirus — Traveling, asthma, dishes, disinfectants and being contagiousMasks, lending books and self-isolatingExercise, laundry, what counts as soap — Pets, moving and personal healthAnswers about the virus from Axios expertsWhat to know about social distancingHow to minimize your risk.
  11. Other resources: CDC on how to avoid the virus, what to do if you get it, the right mask to wear.

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