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Tuesday March 24th, 2020 morning edition

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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and two of her House colleagues announced on Monday plans to introduce a bill that would bar members of Congress from trading individual stocks.

"Members of Congress should not be allowed to buy and sell individual stock," said Ocasio-Cortez in a press release.

Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.) and Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) allegedly dumped their stocks after attending a closed-door meeting in January.

The STOCK Act officially banned members of Congress from engaging in insider trading, after being signed into law by President Barack Obama.

In addition to banning members of Congress from holding individual stocks, the same restrictions would be placed on their senior staff.

Members of Congress would be required to sell their stocks within six months of the bill becoming law, or refrain from trading the stocks while in office.

The bill was introduced to the Senate by Merkley after former New York congressman Chris Collins was indicted on insider trading charges. »

COVID-19: Trudeau to Canadians: 'Enough is enough. Go home and stay home'

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made clear Monday his government is out of patience with people ignoring advice to stay home and potentially spreading COVID-19 in the community.

This is what we all need to be doing,” Trudeau said at a press conference outside Rideau Cottage where he is self isolating.

Try refreshing your browser, or COVID-19: Trudeau to Canadians: 'Enough is enough. »

'We will send police. With flame-throwers': Italian mayors lose it at people refusing to self isolate

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As the number of coronavirus cases continues to rise, several Italian mayors have voiced their distress with those ignoring quarantine protocols.

Mayoral figures of different Italian cities took to social media and local television to make statements regarding growing fear around COVID-19 in Italy.

Italian mayors are addressing dismissers with the harsh realities that could impact them if they continue to avoid lockdown rules. »

Sikhs prepare over 30,000 free meal packets for Americans in self-isolation

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New York [USA], Mar 24 (ANI): The Sikh Center of New York prepared and packaged more than 30,000 home-cooked meals for Americans in coronavirus self-isolation.

Strict food hygiene practices were observed while the food was prepared such as maintaining social distancing and using face masks and gloves.

They are geared with free food, shelter at Gurudwara's and even delivering essentials and medicines for the homeless and needy. »