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Seattle: City in Washington, United States
Seattle is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington. Seattle is the largest city in both the state of Washington and the Pacific Northwest region of North America. According to U.S. Census data released in 2018, the Seattle metropolitan area's population stands at 3.98 million, and ranks as the 15th-largest in the United States. In July 2013, it was the fastest-growing major city in the United States and remained in the top 5 in May 2015 with an annual growth rate of 2.1%. In July 2016, Seattle was again the fastest-growing major U.S. city, with a 3.1% annual growth rate. Seattle is the northernmost large city in the United States.

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The FDA ordered an at-home coronavirus testing program funded by Bill Gates to stop testing until the agency gives approval [Video]

The FDA ordered an at-home coronavirus testing program funded by Bill Gates to stop testing until the agency gives approval

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration ordered a coronavirus testing program in Seattle to stop working. The FDA said the Bill Gates-backed program must wait for additional approval from them. According..

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Free milk and potatoes in the U.S. to avoid waste [Video]

Free milk and potatoes in the U.S. to avoid waste

In Washington State and Boston, two initiatives are helping prevent potatoes from being thrown out and milk from being poured down the drain. Gavino Garay has more.

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Free milk and potatoes in the U.S. to avoid waist [Video]

Free milk and potatoes in the U.S. to avoid waist

In Washington State and Boston, two initiatives are helping prevent potatoes from being thrown out and milk from being poured down the drain. Gavino Garay has more.

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Carnival Cruise Line Will Begin Limited Cruise Schedule In August [Video]

Carnival Cruise Line Will Begin Limited Cruise Schedule In August

Carnival cruises will resume a limited number of cruises in August. According to Business Insider, the cruise giant made the announcement on Monday. Carnival will prioritize ports located in areas that..

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13-Year-Old 'Just Felt Like' Shooting A Stranger In The Head [Video]

13-Year-Old 'Just Felt Like' Shooting A Stranger In The Head

A 13-year-old murder suspect in a Seattle, Washington, suburb told detectives he "just felt like" killing a stranger. Police say the teen followed 35-year-old Hassan Ali Hassan along a street in Burien..

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Amazon fires two employees critical of working conditions [Video]

Amazon fires two employees critical of working conditions

Amazon said on Tuesday it terminated two employees, who criticized the working conditions at the e-commerce giant's warehouses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, for "repeatedly violating..

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Seattle bus driver survives COVID-19 [Video]

Seattle bus driver survives COVID-19

Chris Watt, a bus driver in King County, Washington, says he feels very lucky to have survived COVID-19 while other transit workers across the country unfortunately have not. Colette Luke has more.

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Boris Johnson spends second night in the intensive care unit [Video]

Boris Johnson spends second night in the intensive care unit

Johnson has received oxygen but hasn't required invasive respiratory support.

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Introverts May Be Better Prepared For Stay-At-Home Orders [Video]

Introverts May Be Better Prepared For Stay-At-Home Orders

While many people are being forced to stay at home because of COVID-19, introverts don’t feel a big difference. According to Reuters, the number of calls to psychiatrists have gone up with people..

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Amazon in talks with coronavirus test makers [Video]

Amazon in talks with coronavirus test makers

Amazon.com has been in touch with two coronavirus test makers as it considers how to screen its staff and reduce infection risks at its warehouses, Reuters has learned. Fred Katayama reports.

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Why COVID-19 Patients In New Orleans Are Dying At Twice The Rate Of New Yorkers [Video]

Why COVID-19 Patients In New Orleans Are Dying At Twice The Rate Of New Yorkers

The coronavirus has been a far deadlier threat in New Orleans than the rest of the United States. In fact, the per-capita death rate is twice that of New York City, and four times that of Seattle...

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Gates-backed at-home COVID tests await approval as FDA OKs separate kit

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F.D.A. Halts Coronavirus Testing Program Backed by Bill Gates

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A rescue crew has cut a fishing net that had entangled a gray whale on Friday. The whale was in the Strait of San Juan de Fuca near Port Angeles, Washington, northwest of Seattle. (April 24)  
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Entire nursing home tested to check virus spread

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Doctors start giving second round of shots to volunteers in Seattle COVID-19 vaccine trial

The volunteers who got shots in the first trial of a possible coronavirus vaccine are getting the second shot — an indicator the trial is going well.
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Seattle-area nursing home hit with wrongful death lawsuit over coronavirus death

A woman whose mother died of the coronavirus at a Seattle-area nursing home that was ravaged by the COVID-19 outbreak filed a wrongful death lawsuit on Friday against the company that owns the..
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Hospital group allows workers greater use of masks

UW Medicine, which runs hospitals and clinics around Seattle, announced changes to its mask policy after employees objected to directives that disallowed or discouraged workers from using masks when..
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Army soldiers set up military hospital in Seattle

Army soldiers are setting up a military hospital at Seattle's CenturyLink Field and it will include 250 beds for non-coronavirus patients. (April 2)  
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U.S. Army rolls into Seattle with field hospital built for combat

Army Specialist Jordan Acosta thinks his family would have been more comfortable seeing him deploy to Iraq than this field hospital in the U.S. city of Seattle, one of the hardest-hit by the..
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Coronavirus Empties Seattle's Pike Place Market

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No Crowds. No Flying Fish. Coronavirus Empties Pike Place Market.

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Coronavirus Slowdown in Seattle Suggests Restrictions Are Working

Officials in Washington State worry that their gains are precarious, but they see evidence that containment strategies have lowered the rate of virus transmission.
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A survivor of Seattle-area nursing home outbreak heads home

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A daughter learns in voicemails that coronavirus has killed her mother

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U.S. states, cities desperate for coronavirus help, military prepares

U.S. governors and mayors on Monday became more desperate in their pleas for help from the federal government to fight coronavirus as the military prepared to set up field hospitals in New York and..
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U.S. military to send field hospitals to New York, Seattle

The U.S. military is preparing to deploy field hospitals to New York and Seattle, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said on Monday, as he acknowledged for the first time that the global coronavirus pandemic..
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Boeing worker at Everett plant dies from coronavirus: Seattle Times

A worker at Boeing Co's Everett factory outside Seattle who had the coronavirus has died, the Seattle Times reported on Sunday, citing co-workers, a union official and a Facebook post by the man's..
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Target Apologizes for Selling N95 Masks in Seattle

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Seattle, Washington and Coronavirus: Who Gets Care as Hospitals Fill Up?

Fearing a critical shortage of lifesaving resources as the coronavirus spreads, Washington State is engaged in grim discussions to determine which dying patients would get priority.
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Will 1,000-bed hospital ship sail for Seattle or Los Angeles?

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Faced with a shortage of face masks, some U.S. doctors make their own

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Major drop in passenger traffic at Seattle airport

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America's cleaners: fighting on the coronavirus front line

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Hospitals in coronavirus hot spots like Seattle and New York are postponing elective surgeries, hoping to conserve their resources as the outbreak escalates.
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Drive-through coronavirus tests: coming to a store near you

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A homeless person being tested for the coronavirus wandered out of a new isolation housing facility south of Seattle, prompting alarm from neighbors who wish their town hadn’t been chosen.
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Meet the New Drive-Through: A Coronavirus Clinic Serving Up Swabs

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Schools ordered to close in three Seattle-area counties

Washington state Governor Jay Inslee on Thursday ordered schools to close in three Seattle-area counties to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus in a state battling the nation's deadliest outbreak.
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Coronavirus disrupts U.S. schools, sports, late-night television

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Mariners discuss virus outbreak in Seattle

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Coronavirus updates: Seattle to implement event ban; Michigan reports first cases as US death toll hits 28

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Chicago State, UMKC cancel basketball games against Seattle U as precaution against coronavirus

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An Amazon employee in Seattle has tested positive for the coronavirus and is in quarantine, the online giant confirmed.
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Coronavirus claims three more lives in Seattle-area as outbreak goes cross-country

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