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Midwestern United States: One of the four census regions of the United States of America
The Midwestern United States, often referred to simply as the Midwest, is one of four census regions of the United States Census Bureau. It occupies the northern central part of the United States. It was officially named the North Central Region by the Census Bureau until 1984. It is located between the Northeastern United States and the Western United States, with Canada to its north and the Southern United States to its south.


U.S. hospitals strained amid COVID-19 surge [Video]

U.S. hospitals strained amid COVID-19 surge

Several U.S. states, many of them in the Midwest, reported record single-day increases in COVID-19 infections on Thursday, further evidence that the pandemic is accelerating anew as cooler weather..

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The US Faces 3rd And Deadliest Wave Of COVID Yet [Video]

The US Faces 3rd And Deadliest Wave Of COVID Yet

The US has entered its third wave of coronavirus infections. New cases are spiking in the Midwest, according to reports from Business Insider. Public-health experts worry this wave could be the..

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COVID-19 cases rise to record highs in Midwest [Video]

COVID-19 cases rise to record highs in Midwest

[NFA] Wisconsin and other states in the U.S. Midwest are battling a surge in COVID-19 cases, with new infections and hospitalizations rising to record levels - a sign of a nationwide resurgence as..

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COVID-19 Cases Surging In The Midwest, Western States [Video]

COVID-19 Cases Surging In The Midwest, Western States

COVID-19 cases are on the rise again in the US, according to Business Insider. This is especially true in Midwestern and western states. Experts predict this is the start of a second wave of the..

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U.S. records over 7 million COVID-19 cases [Video]

U.S. records over 7 million COVID-19 cases

The number of novel coronavirus cases in the United States topped 7 million - more than 20% of the world's total - as Midwest states reported spikes in COVID-19 infections in September, according to a..

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U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 190,000 [Video]

U.S. COVID-19 deaths near 190,000

Cases are surging in Iowa and South Dakota, and the top U.S. infectious disease expert warned "we need to be doing much better." This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

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Beachgoers seek relief as heat wave bakes California [Video]

Beachgoers seek relief as heat wave bakes California

A dangerous heat wave was baking swaths of the western United States through the weekend, and many locations in California registered record-high temperatures on Sunday. Libby Hogan reports.

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Trump making Kenosha trip to 'increase love' [Video]

Trump making Kenosha trip to 'increase love'

[NFA] GRAPHIC WARNING: Despite calls from local officials to reconsider the visit to the Midwestern city as emotions are still running high in the wake of Jacob Blake's death, President Donald Trump on..

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U.S. coronavirus cases top 6 million [Video]

U.S. coronavirus cases top 6 million

U.S. cases of the novel coronavirus surpassed 6 million on Sunday as many states in the Midwest reported increasing infections, according to a Reuters tally. This report produced by Yahaira Jacquez.

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Report shows Biden gaining ground in Midwest states

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In Final Stretch, Biden Defends Lead Against Trump’s Onslaught

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Swift Storm Left Iowa in Tatters

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Extreme heat wave hits West Coast as Midwest cleans up from derecho storm

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Democrats call on Midwest voters to unite for win

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Michigan Governor Whitmer on her DNC speech, Democratic nominee Biden's chances in the Midwest

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Nasty winter storm slams Midwest, heads east

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