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The Latest: Trump argues against another 'blanket shutdown'


WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is arguing against another "blanket shutdown" of the economy amid a surge of coronavirus cases.

He spoke Thursday after the government reported that the pandemic sent the U.S. economy plunging by a record-shattering 32.9% annual rate last quarter.

The president says the nation has gotten a handle on the virus but "it can come roaring back when you least suspect it." Trump insists, though, that the economy should stay open.

He says a widespread shutdown like what happened in March and April "would no longer be the answer at all." He adds that "small s...

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