Tim Stelloh9h ago / 12:52 AM UTCPresident Donald Trump on Sunday approved a major disaster declaration for California in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the White House said.The declaration provides extra federal assistance to the state, where nearly 1,500 cases of the disease have been confirmed and 27 people have died.The funding will cover virus-related crisis counseling. The White House said direct federal assistance is also available. A major disaster declaration for Washington state was declared earlier Sunday.Allan Smith, Haley Talbot, Julie Tsirkin and Josh Lederman9h ago / 12:46 AM UTCSenate fails to pass stimulus packageA vote to advance the massive coronavirus stimulus bill failed on Sunday night in the Senate, as negotiations so far had yet to produce a deal on the more than trillion-dollar aid package.Republicans, who needed 60 votes to move forward on the bill, weren’t able to win over any Democrats to proceed, meaning that no aid will flow to the economy — including checks to individuals, help for small businesses and bailouts for big corporations — until a deal is reached.Democrats said they dissatisfied with worker protections in the bill, which was written by Republicans, and say the rules on corporate bailouts are too lax.Read the


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