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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot speaks to reporters Sunday, March 15, 2020, at O'Hare International Airport. 
Harsh criticism rained on the Trump administration from state and local officials over long lines of returning international passengers at some U.S. airports that could have turned them into coronavirus carriers as they tried to get home. Mayor Lightfoot lambasted the administration for allowing about 3,000 Americans returning from Europe to be stuck for hours inside the customs area at O'Hare International Airport on Saturday, violating federal recommendations that people practice “social distance." (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)

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US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears
March 15, 2020 9:04 p.m.

US moves nearer to shutdown amid coronavirus fears

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials across the country curtailed many elements of American life to fight the coronavirus outbreak on Sunday, with health officials recommending that groups of 50 or more don't get together and a government expert saying a 14-day national shutdown may be needed.