Coronavirus updates: Patriots will play Broncos; Saban, Alabama get their game in; Trump urges beleaguered Wisconsin to open up

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The NFL hopes to play all its scheduled games today. President Trump wants Wisconsin, Michigan to open up despite surge in cases. Latest COVID news.

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COVID-19 cases rise to record highs in Midwest
[NFA] Wisconsin and other states in the U.S. Midwest are battling a surge in COVID-19 cases, with new infections and hospitalizations rising to record levels - a sign of a nationwide resurgence as temperatures get colder. But Trump insists he will not allow a nationwide shutdown as a means of slowing the spread. This report produced by Jillian Kitchener.

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New England Patriots

National Football League franchise in Foxborough, Massachusetts
The New England Patriots canceled Friday's practice.
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National Football League

Professional American football league
Linebacker Matt Blair, who starred for the Vikings for 12 seasons and was a six-time NFL Pro Bowler, died Thursday at the age of 70.
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The NFL plans to hold Super Bowl LV on Feb. 7 in Tampa, just as it has for some time. But what happens if COVID-19 forces more schedule changes?
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Three-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield played 11 years in the NFL for San Francisco, Washington and Oakland.
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It's rare for two 5-0 teams to meet this late in season, but there might be more than a perfect start at stake for Pittsburgh and Tennessee.
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Donald Trump

45th president of the United States
A long-predicted surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths has begun in the United States, but Americans aren't changing their behaviors. Latest COVID news.
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There are now just 10 days until the election and the Trump and Biden campaigns are in overdrive to get out the vote. Former Vice President Joe Biden will make..
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President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden are back on the campaign trail with 10 days left until the election. Also, coronavirus cases spike..
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State in the upper Midwest region of the United States
Making his first college start, Graham Mertz completed 20-of-21 passes for five touchdowns as Wisconsin rolled Illinois in the Big Ten's opener.
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A Wisconsin couple found the wooden boat buried on a remote beach – 27 years after it was launched by teachers in Minnesota.
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Millions across the U.S. have lost work. What toll has that taken on people’s lives in places like Owensboro, Ky., and Eau Claire, Wis.? The National desk..
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Utah officials issued urgent pleas and said they were planning to open a field hospital, which Wisconsin has already done. At least 14 states have a record..
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Nick Saban

American football coach
University of Alabama football coach Nick Saban was back in the game Saturday when his team trounced the University of Georgia ... and the team celebrated the..
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Alabama coach Nick Saban tested positive for coronavirus Wednesday, according to outside lab results but was cleared Saturday, will coach vs. Georgia.
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Alabama coach Nick Saban tested positive for COVID-19 this week but might still be able to coach on the sideline when the Crimson Tide play Georgia.
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State in the northern United States
A federal court has ruled in favor of Michigan's GOP-led legislature, upholding the state's ban on hiring transportation to bring voters to the polls.
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Vice President Mike Pence touted the administration's USMCA trade agreement with Canada and Mexico as a "win for Michigan and a win for America" during a..
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Coronavirus disease 2019

Infectious respiratory disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2
Under MedAdvantage plans, the major insurer is sending packages including Tamiflu and coronavirus tests to those considered especially vulnerable to Covid and..
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