Trump moves on invoking powers to spur virus supplies

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JILL COLVIN and JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has invoked the Defense Production Act to get needed medical supplies on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak and the private sector mobilized against it. Trump had said earlier in the week he would tap the act as needed. He said Friday he has put that "in gear." Trump also announced an effective closure of the U.S. border with Mexico, prohibiting most travel except for trade. That brings it in line with the restriction on the Canadian border earlier this week. The U.S. is also suspending interest on student loans to help young people cope with job losses and the financial crunch. More than 200 people have died from COVID-19 in the U.S. and sickness from the disease is on the rise, with
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