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Millions of homeowners have put their mortgage payments on pause amid the coronavirus crisis. "A lot of people are in distress," says Michael Fratantoni, chief economist at the Mortgage Bankers Association.

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Congress ordered lenders to let homeowners who've been hurt financially in the crisis to skip mortgage payments. Many are getting that help, but others say their lenders aren't playing by the rules.

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A number of governors have outwardly disagreed with the Trump administration's timeline to re-open state economies, pointing to insufficient COVID-19 testing capabilities.

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Organized crime will exploit growing desperation, warns a prosecutor: "The mafias always gravitate toward money, and they're constantly trying to improve their image in the eyes of ordinary citizens."

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No other state has reported as many cases of COVID-19 behind bars as Ohio, in large part because no other state has tested as many inmates.

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The Sweet Farm animal sanctuary near San Francisco is offering up a new service to liven up video calls: guest appearances by llamas, cows and other animals through its new service, Goat 2 Meeting.

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The right-wing leader would stay in office until October 2021, when the role would pass to centrist Benny Gantz. The agreement is set to break the deadlock Israel has faced over three elections.

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The Russian president says his country is making progress in its battle against the novel coronavirus, even as the number of Russians infected continues to rise.

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Over 20 states have designated marijuana businesses essential during the coronavirus shutdown. Cannabis activists say it's a remarkable development, given that pot remains illegal under federal law.

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