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Apr 05, 2020

US reports highest single-day coronavirus death toll since outbreak
The US on Saturday reported more than 1,300 coronavirus deaths — the largest daily spike in the country since the health crisis began, according to a report. The grim milestone brought the country's death toll up to 8,503, with more than 312,000 Americans now confirmed with the virus, according to a CNN report, which cited...

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Apr 05, 2020

Pope Francis holds Palm Sunday Mass in near-empty St. Peter's Basilica
Pope Francis held Palm Sunday Mass behind closed doors in a near-empty Vatican church — instead live-streaming the service as he called for a heroic response to the coronavirus pandemic. The 83-year-old pontiff — who has twice tested negative for the deadly contagion — kicked off the Holy Week events that lead to Easter in...

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Apr 05, 2020

Joe Biden says Democratic National Convention might be ‘virtual' event
Joe Biden said Sunday the already rescheduled Democratic National Convention may have to be a "virtual" event because of social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic. "Well, we're going to have to do a convention, may have to do a virtual convention," the former vice president and 2020 Democratic presidential frontrunner said on ABC News'...

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Apr 05, 2020

Surgeon general predicts ‘hardest and saddest' week due to coronavirus
The US surgeon general on Sunday warned Americans that the coming week will be the "hardest and the saddest" in most people's lives due to the coronavirus pandemic — comparing it to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. "It's tragically fitting that we're talking at the beginning of Holy Week because this is going to be the...

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Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus death rate for New Orleans is double that of New York City
New Orleans has emerged as one of the country's coronavirus hotspots, with a death rate per-capita double that of New York City, according to a troubling new report. Gary Wagner, an economics professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, said the parish of Orleans, which encompasses the Big Easy, saw a coronavirus death rate...

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Apr 05, 2020

Over a thousand doctors, nurses heading to New York City to fight coronavirus: Esper
Defense Secretary Mark Esper confirmed that more than a thousand additional doctors and nurses will be sent to New York to help the city as it struggles to contain the coronavirus outbreak. "What we plan on doing now is to point over 1,100 additional doctors and nurses and other medical professionals to New York. The...

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Apr 05, 2020

Economist Stephen Moore warns US could be headed toward a Great Depression
Economist Stephen Moore warned that the US is barrelling headlong toward a Great Depression if the economy isn't revived by next month because of the damage caused by the coronavirus pandemic. "At some point soon, we're going to have to make some real decisions about what kind of a calamity we are causing through the...

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Apr 05, 2020

White House: Americans should avoid grocery shopping as coronavirus hits apex
The White House coronavirus task force is now warning against even going out to buy groceries or medication as the pandemic is expected to hit a deadly apex in the coming two weeks. "The next two weeks are extraordinarily important," White House coronavirus response coordinator Deborah Birx warned at a press conference late Saturday. "This...

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Apr 05, 2020

TV writer says doctors have ‘no doubt' he had coronavirus despite negative tests
A British TV writer says his doctors have "no doubt" that he had coronavirus despite two tests coming back negative, according to a report. Dominic Minghella — who created the UK show "Doc Martin — wrote in a blog post for Deadline that although none of his tests were positive, all of his symptoms were...

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Apr 05, 2020

Chinese rights lawyer reportedly released after 4 years in prison
BEIJING — Wang Quanzhang, a well-known Chinese rights lawyer, was released from prison Sunday after being held for more than four years, his wife said. It was unclear whether he would be allowed to return to Beijing, where he practiced and lived with his wife and young son. Police took him to his house in...

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Apr 05, 2020

Two knifed to death in France in what police are investigating as terror attack
Two people were knifed to death and five more were injured in a French town Saturday in what officials are investigating as a terror attack. The knife-wielding assailant was apprehended near the scene of the attack in Romans-sur-Isère, south of Lyon, as he was kneeling on the ground and praying in Arabic, according to France's...

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Apr 05, 2020

Defiant pastors vow to host Palm Sunday mass during coronavirus pandemic
Defiant Christian megachurches across the country have vowed to flout social distancing guidelines and host Palm Sunday mass — with one Texas pastor complaining that "Satan's trying to keep us apart." While most churches will host online-only services for the holiday, a few renegade pastors in Ohio, Texas, Louisiana, Florida and California have made it...

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Apr 05, 2020

Coronavirus death toll slows in Italy as number of ICU patients declines
The number of coronavirus patients in intensive care dropped for the first time in Italy on Saturday, as the country also welcomed its lowest daily increase in deaths in two weeks. Officials in one of the worst-hit countries credited its strict lockdown, ongoing for nearly a month, for the hopeful trends and stressed the need...

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Apr 04, 2020

Wisconsin voters still expected to head to polls Tuesday despite coronavirus
As COVID-19 sweeps the nation, Wisconsin Democratic voters are preparing to head to the polls Tuesday. The Badger State's 2020 presidential primary remains on the calendar even as other states such as Georgia, Wyoming, Louisiana and Hawaii have canceled or postponed theirs. Wisconsin is rumbling on because the state's Democratic Gov. Tony Evers and the...

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Apr 04, 2020

Mount Sinai seeks donations to fight coronavirus
They're still looking for gowns — and just about everything else. The Mount Sinai hospital system, where nurses infamously resorted to wearing Hefty bags due to what they called a dangerous rationing of gowns — is launching an emergency fundraising appeal seeking donations to buy more ventilators, gowns and masks, The Post has learned. Funds...

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump wants Cuomo to be more ‘gracious' amid coronavirus aid
President Trump blasted Gov. Andrew Cuomo for not being gracious enough while offering surprising praise for Mayor Bill de Blasio. Trump is hurt that Cuomo, while grappling with the nation's worst coronavirus hotspots, has been lacking in the gratitude department. "We have given the governor of New York more than anybody has ever been given...

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Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus ‘apex' yet to come despite record deaths — and we aren't ready, says Cuomo
Coronavirus killed more people across New York in a single day than ever before — and the worst is yet to come, Gov. Andrew Cuomo warned Saturday. The state's death count surged past 3,500 — including nearly 2,000 in New York City — "an all-time increase" of 630 lives lost in a 24-hour span, Cuomo...

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Apr 04, 2020

Mobsters, killers, rapists seeking prison release because of coronavirus
Thousands of local, state and federal inmates are pushing to get out from behind bars, calling the jails and prisons "petri dishes" for the coronavirus. Everyone from killers, drug traffickers and gang members to mobsters, fraudsters and accused rapists are making a bid to get out of the clink. They are aided by defense lawyers...

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Apr 04, 2020

Boris Johnson's pregnant fiancée recovering from coronavirus symptoms
Carrie Symonds said she spent the past week in bed with coronavirus symptoms. UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was diagnosed March 27.

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Apr 04, 2020

Oil prices hit an 18-year low amid coronavirus lockdown
With the coronavirus lockdown keeping many New York drivers off the road, they might not have noticed how cheap gas is.

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump blasts ex-Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, agrees ‘100%' with ousting
"It looked terrible what he did," President Trump said during his daily coronavirus press conference.

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump blasts ex-Navy captain Brett Crozier, agrees ‘100%' with ousting
"It looked terrible what he did," President Trump said during his daily coronavirus press conference.

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Apr 04, 2020

City crematories have 10-plus day backup as coronavirus deaths surge
The backup means families may wait 10 days or more before being able to say goodbye to their loved ones.

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Apr 04, 2020

Famed hip-hop photographer Chi Modu sues Notorious B.I.G. estate over pic dispute
A famed hip-hop photographer who used his iconic image of Biggie Smalls to sell snowboards claims the rapper's estate has been trying to ruin his business after a payment dispute. Chi Modu, known for his shots of legends like Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dog, the Notorious B.I.G. and others, is suing the company that manages Biggie's...

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Apr 04, 2020

More young people are dying of coronavirus, WHO warns
More young people are dying of the coronavirus, according to a new warning issued by the World Health Organization. "What we are seeing in some countries is that there are individuals in their 30s, who are in their 40s and 50s who are in the ICU and who have died," said Maria Van Kerkhove, head...

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Apr 04, 2020

Two kids hospitalized after eating pot gummies from Utah food bank
Two children have been hospitalized after eating marijuana gummies they got at a food bank. "An 11-year-old and a 5-year-old were taken to a hospital Friday night after consuming ‘Medicated Nerds Rope' candy given to their families as part of a food distribution effort from a church working with the Utah Food Bank," according to...

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Apr 04, 2020

Researchers may have found coronavirus' Achilles heel
The research shows a specific area of the virus could be "targeted with drugs and other therapies, a finding that also could help with the development of a vaccine," according to the San Diego Tribune.

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Apr 04, 2020

Researchers may have found coronavirus' Achilles' heel
The research shows a specific area of the virus could be "targeted with drugs and other therapies, a finding that also could help with the development of a vaccine," according to the San Diego Tribune.

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Apr 04, 2020

Civil rights icon Joseph Lowery honored at private funeral
Family members of the Rev. Joseph Lowery gathered Saturday in Atlanta for a small but moving funeral for the civil rights icon who worked alongside Martin Luther King Jr. Men in black suits and top hats attended a horse-drawn caisson carrying Lowery's casket, the Associated Press reported. The black wagon, with the driver holding reins...

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Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus patients mistakingly taken to USNS Comfort, report says
Several patients infected with COVID-19 were mistakenly brought to the hospital ship USNS Comfort, according to a new report on Saturday, "Less than five" infected patients were transferred to the vessel sometime on Friday, an official told Fox News. The 1,000-bed US Navy ship, which docked at Pier 90 on Manhattan's West Side after its...

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump says NFL season should start on time amid coronavirus crisis
President Trump believes the NFL season should start on time in September. Trump said as much in a conference call with the commissioners of the major sports leagues on Saturday, and also said he hoped to have fans back in stadiums by August and September, according to ESPN, citing sources familiar with the call. The NFL...

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Apr 04, 2020

Shop towels filter better than T-shirts for DIY coronavirus masks
After President Trump said Friday Americans can wear face masks (if they want to) — and experts now say they can help stop the coronavirus — people are going DIY, making their own face protectors in droves. But a small clothing manufacturer in Los Angeles says not to use T-shirt material, as the government suggested, but...

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Apr 04, 2020

Spain's coronavirus deaths slow for second day in row
Coronavirus deaths and infections in Spain slowed for the second day in a row, but the country is expected to extend its three-week lockdown as healthcare workers struggle without protective gear. Spain has now logged a total 11,744 deaths from COVID-19, second in the world only to Italy, which has tallied 14,681 deaths. There were...

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Apr 04, 2020

Why it will be ‘months' before Joe Biden can meet Hunter's new baby
Hunter Biden's baby boy is a week old, but it may be months before his grandfather Joe Biden gets to meet him. Hunter's wife, Melissa Cohen — who he wed last May, after knowing her for six days — gave birth to a "beautiful and healthy" son on March 28, according to her brother, Garyn...

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Apr 04, 2020

Cuomo mourns niece of ex-wife Kerry Kennedy, her son
"The most difficult level is the human level, it is for me, anyway," Cuomo said. "My daughters' cousins have a tragedy. They can't hug each other, they can't be with each other to grieve together."

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Apr 04, 2020

Russia halts international flights to stop spread of coronavirus
Russian nationals hoping to get back before the country halts flights may be too late. Officials stopped all incoming and outbound international flights starting at midnight on Friday to slow the spread of the coronavirus, widening the international flight restrictions implemented on March 27. Citizens seeking to re-enter were the exception under the previous limitations....

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Apr 04, 2020

Large section of the Berlin Wall demolished for luxury condos
Historians and locals in Berlin are furious after a 196-foot chunk of the Berlin Wall disappeared almost overnight to make way for luxury condominiums. According to the German newspaper Der Tagesspiegel, "developers tore down a section of the historic structure in Pankow, a borough in northeastern Berlin," with no one bothering to alert the Berlin Wall...

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Apr 04, 2020

Disaster-hero general rips Jared Kushner over coronavirus stockpile
The retired US Army general who led federal relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina has joined a chorus of critics slamming President Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner for his take on tapping the national stockpile of medical equipment during the coronavirus crisis. "He has no idea what the hell he's talking about," Lt. Gen....

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Apr 04, 2020

Bermuda announces two-week lockdown amid coronavirus pandemic
Most of the country's 32 COVID-19 patients have been linked to tourists, but the tax haven for foreign companies is finding the origin of an increasing number of cases there "not as clear," said Premier David Burt.

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump pledges more money for small businesses to weather coronavirus storm
President Donald Trump is promising to pump more cash into a program aimed at keeping small businesses afloat through their coronavirus shutdowns. "I will immediately ask Congress for more money to support small businesses under the #PPPloan if the allocated money runs out," Trump tweeted Saturday. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), part of the $2.2...

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Apr 04, 2020

Most Americans will stay home this month even if lockdown lifted: poll
A majority of Americans are hunkering down and say they will continue to social distance or stay at home even if lockdown orders are lifted, according to a new poll. While 87% of the American public is staying home — regardless of whether or not it's mandated by state or local municipalities — most plan...

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Apr 04, 2020

Military turns to social media as coronavirus closes enlistment stations
Uncle Sam needs you to help fight the coronavirus — but good luck in finding an enlistment station where you can sign up. The deadly, fast-moving infection has closed many enlistment stations nationwide, making it tougher for recruiters to beef up the ranks. They've turned to social media, but that isn't working so well because...

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Apr 04, 2020

Lung-draining ‘turning teams' may be the next evolution in COVID-19 care
The eight-member squad at Huntington Hospital — including nurses, doctors and orderlies — works to turn critically ill patients in the throes of COVID-19 on their stomachs to allow gravity to remove mucus buildup in their lungs.

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Apr 04, 2020

UK coronavirus deaths up 20% in one day, lockdown expected through May
The UK's coronavirus lockdown could stretch until the end of May, a government adviser warned Saturday. "We want to move to a situation where at least by the end of May we're able to substitute some less intensive measures, more based on technology and testing, for the complete lockdown we have now," the adviser, Neil...

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Apr 04, 2020

Bernie Sanders asks New Yorkers to phone bank during coronavirus crisis
The Bernie Sanders revolution still needs you, even during a pandemic. The Vermont senator's presidential campaign has continued to press on despite COVID-19 and the near certainty that Joe Biden will become the ultimate Democratic nominee. On Thursday, "Team Bernie" emailed comrades in New York to hit the phones for the 78-year-old socialist — even...

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Apr 04, 2020

Queen to rally UK in coronavirus fight with rare televised speech
"We are in this together - and we will all get through it together, too," she is expected to say in her first speech about the pandemic, the Daily Mail reported.

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Apr 04, 2020

Mexican airline clashes with tourism board over spring breakers' coronavirus outbreak
A Mexican airline is disputing a tourism board's claim of when a group of coronavirus-infected Texas college students was in the resort town of Los Cabos for spring break. The timeline of the Los Cabos Tourism Board makes it appear the roughly 200 University of Austin students were symptomatic before arriving in Mexico on March...

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Apr 04, 2020

Coach K calls Anthony Fauci ‘America's point guard' in coronavirus fight
Dr. Anthony Fauci has been anointed as "America's point guard" in the coronavirus crisis, by none other than the legendary Coach K. Duke University's Mike Krzyzewski, who has five NCAA Championships to his name, chatted with Fauci on his radio show Friday, getting the lowdown on the pandemic in hoops terms — with the nation's...

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump Organization lays off 1,500 employees amid coronavirus shutdown
The Trump Organization has been forced to layoff around 1,500 employees as it struggles to deal with COVID-19-related closures of its properties around the United States. Like other groups in the hotels and hospitality field facing state-mandated shutdowns, the Trump Organization has responded by cost-cutting, trimming staff from hotels and clubs in New York, Washington...

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Apr 04, 2020

Coronavirus taking toll on nurses, doctors around the globe
The coronavirus is taking a serious toll on the doctors and nurses risking their lives while treating the disease. Carlo Palermo, head of Italy's hospital doctors' union was almost in tears when he told reporters in Rome that two nurses had committed suicide as a result of the emotional trauma, the Associated Press reported. "I...

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Apr 04, 2020

US accused of ‘piracy' after mask shipment is diverted from Germany
About 200,000 N95 masks were "confiscated" in Bangkok as they were being transferred between planes in Thailand, Berlin authorities told the BBC.

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Apr 04, 2020

Kennedy family remembers Maeve McKean, son as search is suspended
Kennedy family members memorialized Maeve Kennedy McKean on Saturday as a dedicated mom with an infectious laugh and boundless energy hours after the search for her and her 8-year-old son was suspended. "It has been more than 24 hours, and the chances they have survived are impossibly small," her husband, David McKean, wrote on Facebook...

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Apr 04, 2020

Ilhan Omar blasts Trump for downplaying coronavirus pandemic
Rep. Ilhan Omar is accusing President Donald Trump of downplaying the coronavirus pandemic, which she predicts could kill "hundreds of thousands" of Americans. "I think with each day that goes by, it becomes clearer and clearer how badly this administration has completely failed the American people," Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, said in an interview on...

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Apr 04, 2020

Global economy screeches to a halt as coronavirus job losses take toll
The shock of the coronavirus is hitting the economy like another Great Depression — and Americans aren't alone in their misery. A tsunami of job losses and welfare claims in Britain, the European Union and Asia in the last two weeks parallel the 10 million unemployment claims in the US as businesses around the world...

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Apr 04, 2020

Los Angeles prosecutors charge ‘non-essential' shops for staying open
Los Angeles prosecutors hit four shops with criminal charges for refusing to close during the shutdown orders imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to a report. The move marks the first time the city has filed charges against stores for violating the "Safer at Home" order requiring "non-essential" businesses to close during...

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Apr 04, 2020

Twins in India named Corona and Covid after the deadly virus
Meet Corona and Covid, newborn twins in India named after the deadly novel coronavirus spreading around the globe. The siblings, a boy and a girl, were born on March 27 to Preeti and Vinay Verma in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, according to Sky News. "The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, my...

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Apr 04, 2020

Bookies offer desperate gamblers bizarre options in world without sports
With coronavirus shutting down pro sports and shuttering casinos, desperate gamblers are betting on the weather. A Rockland County bookmaker told The Post that this week he's offering customers an under/over proposition: the climate in Paris at exactly 2 p.m. on Saturday. In fact, it was a client's idea. "Just bringing yourself to bet on...

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Apr 04, 2020

China holds national day of mourning for coronavirus ‘martyrs'
China observed a rare national day of mourning for its coronavirus "martyrs" Saturday, a somber day that coincided with the nation's annual Ching Ming, or tomb-sweeping, festival. The day traditionally involves Chinese people paying their respects to their ancestors and lost loved ones by visiting their graves to remove weeds and brush away dirt, burn...

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Apr 04, 2020

Africa faces ‘imminent surge' of coronavirus cases, WHO says
Africa will face an "imminent surge" of COVID-19 cases, the head of the World Health Organization told several of the continent's top leaders. WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus delivered his blunt advisory in a teleconference with the African heads of state. Ghebreyesus also urged the government officials to free up humanitarian corridors to ease the...

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Apr 04, 2020

HIV drug leronlimab, which successfully treats coronavirus, moving to phase 2 trials
An experimental HIV drug that has been used to successfully treat COVID-19 patients is in its second phase of testing with the Food and Drug Administration, its manufacturer says. Leronlimab, made by the biotech company CytoDyn, was used to treat a handful of severely ill patients in New York City hospitals; a couple were able...

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Apr 04, 2020

Wisconsin officials urge voters to skip primary over coronavirus fears
Don't go to the polls. That's the plea from a growing number of Wisconsin public officials and voting rights advocates who are worried the coronavirus will spread like wildfire among residents who come out for the state's presidential primary and local elections Tuesday. Gov. Tony Evers has ordered residents to stay inside and avoid public...

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Apr 04, 2020

Andrew Cuomo supporters quietly angling him for 2020 vice president gig
Could Joe Biden benefit from a little Cuomentum? People close to Gov. Andrew Cuomo certainly think so and are engaging in a furious behind-the-scenes campaign to tout his leadership during the COVID-19 outbreak and appeal to Team Biden, insiders say. "Biden bundlers have told me that they are feeling pressure from Cuomo's orbit to, at...

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Apr 04, 2020

Florida couple, married 51 years, die of coronavirus six minutes apart
A retired Florida couple described as inseparable during their 51-year marriage was also inseparable in death — dying of COVID-19 on Sunday just six minutes apart. Stuart Baker, 74, and Adrian Baker, 72, of Boynton Beach, were had been healthy before contracting the coronavirus in mid-March, CNN reported. Stuart was hit harder by the virus...

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Apr 04, 2020

Some states receive masks with dry rot, broken ventilators
MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Some states and cities that have been shipped masks, gloves, ventilators and other essential equipment from the nation's medical stockpile to fight the coronavirus have gotten an unwelcome surprise: the material is unusable. Nearly 6,000 medical masks sent to Alabama had dry rot and a 2010 expiration date. More than 150 ventilators...

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Apr 03, 2020

Trump fires watchdog who handled Ukraine complaint
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has fired Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that triggered Trump's impeachment. Trump informed the Senate intelligence committee Friday of his decision to fire Atkinson, according to a letter obtained by The Associated Press. Trump said in the letter that it is...

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Apr 03, 2020

Dr. Fauci says it's ‘mind-boggling' that any of China's wet markets are still operating
White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Friday that all of China‘s wet markets should be shut down immediately in light of the pandemic ravaging much of the world. "It boggles my mind how, when we have so many diseases that emanate out of that unusual human-animal interface, that we just don't...

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Apr 03, 2020

Radio host ‘The Money Doctor' gets 25 years for Ponzi scheme targeting show listeners
DALLAS -— A Texas radio host and financial consultant who admitted to conning elderly listeners out of millions of dollars in a Ponzi scheme was sentenced to 25 years in prison. The sentence was imposed as part of a plea deal that William Neil "Doc" Gallagher, 79, agreed to on Friday with Dallas County prosecutors,...

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Apr 03, 2020

Researchers able to test if blood plasma of coronavirus survivors can protect health care workers
Researchers at Johns Hopkins University now have federal approval to test if blood plasma from recovered COVID-19 patients can help protect the heroes on the front line of the battle against the coronavirus. The hope is that transfusions of blood plasma would boost the immune systems of health care providers, first responders and others at...

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Apr 03, 2020

Child rapist ordered released to keep him safe from coronavirus
A Massachusetts man convicted of repeatedly raping a 12-year-old boy was ordered released from jail Friday — because he suffers from health conditions that can make him vulnerable to coronavirus, according to new reports. Glenn Christie, 54, who uses a wheelchair, was ordered released from the Massachusetts Treatment Center by Superior Court Judge Heidi Brieger,...

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Apr 03, 2020

Government will pay for uninsured Americans' coronavirus treatment: Trump
WASHINGTON — Uninsured Americans will be able to seek coronavirus treatment for free, with the federal government agreeing to cover hospitals' expenses, President Trump announced Friday. The provision will be covered by a $100 billion fund for healthcare providers that was part of a historic enormous $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package passed by Congress last...

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Apr 03, 2020

Trump: Americans can wear face coverings amid coronavirus outbreak — if they want to
President Trump on Friday announced that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention  had issued new guidelines urging Americans on a voluntary basis to wear face coverings — but stopped short of recommending that they use the masks to protect themselves from the worsening coronavirus pandemic. "The CDC is advising the use of non-medical cloth...

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Apr 03, 2020

Trump bans US companies from exporting needed medical supplies
President Trump on Friday said that he had ordered US companies to stop exporting crucial medical supplies and equipment to ensure that hospitals and health care facilities have the life-saving supplies they need to battle the coronavirus pandemic. "I‘m signing a directive invoking the Defense Production Act to prohibit export of scarce health and medical...

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Apr 03, 2020

Today's coronavirus update: NY has record day, distancing appears lax
New York State reported its largest single-day increase in coronavirus deaths on Friday as confirmed cases soared past 100,000 and nearly 3,000 New Yorkers have perished. Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced he'll sign an executive order allowing the state to take ventilators from hospitals and redistribute them where they're most needed. "I'm not going to be...

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Apr 03, 2020

French doctors blasted for saying coronavirus vaccines should be tested in Africa
Two French doctors have been blasted for racism after one of them suggested trialing a tuberculosis vaccine in Africa to determine whether it could combat the coronavirus, according to a new report. The comments came during a debate on the French TV channel LCI, the BBC reported. Camille Locht, head of research at the Inserm...

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Apr 03, 2020

Scared UPS workers desperately hunt for safety supplies amid coronavirus
Anxious UPS workers in New York City are scouring the boroughs themselves for desperately needed protective equipment and supplies — as more and more co-workers fall ill with the coronavirus and the company clambers to keep up with the growing pandemic. Warehouse employees across the city have been plagued with shortages of cleaning supplies, masks...

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Apr 03, 2020

Navy Secretary says ousted ship Capt. Brett Crozier put sailors ‘at risk' with coronavirus alarm
The fired aircraft carrier commander who raised alarm about a coronavirus outbreak placed his 5,000-man crew "at risk" of attack, acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly said Friday. Modly slammed Navy Capt. Brett Crozier as videos emerged of sailors cheering wildly for the departing leader, who was fired Thursday. "Loose lips sink ships, and that's what...

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Apr 03, 2020

People meeting Trump or Pence must now take rapid coronavirus test
WASHINGTON — Anyone meeting President Trump or Vice President Pence will now be subjected to rapid COVID-19 tests to prevent the leaders from becoming infected with the virus, the White House said Friday. Starting immediately, people expected to be in close approximately with either Trump or Pence will be given a the test to "to...

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Apr 03, 2020

Kentucky orders quarantine-breakers to wear ankle monitors
Authorities have ordered Louisville residents who have been exposed to the potentially deadly virus but won't self-quarantine to wear a tracking device to ensure they don't leave the house, CNN affiliate WDRB reports.

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Apr 03, 2020

Cats can infect each other with coronavirus, study finds
Hold on to your cats! The rapidly-spreading coronavirus can be transmitted between your feline pets, according to a new Chinese study. Researchers at Harbin Veterinary Research Institute found that cats are not only susceptible to contracting COVID-19 but can pass it on to their furry friends as well. But other animals — such as dogs,...

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Apr 03, 2020

Chaos erupts on plane when Moscow-to-NYC flight is suddenly canceled
Fliers desperate to escape Russia erupted in a near-riot Friday when officials canceled Aeroflot's last Moscow-to-New York flight — even though the plane had already begun taxiing on the runway. "People are starting to panic and go crazy," one passenger, Montana-born ballet star Julian Mackay, 22, said in a cell-phone video he recorded from his...

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Apr 03, 2020

Google data show New Yorkers doing less social distancing than people in Italy, Spain
The release follows Trump administration coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx saying Thursday that she could tell by the US increase in new infections that people were not universally abiding by requests that they stay home.

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Apr 03, 2020

Google data shows New Yorkers doing less social distancing than people in Italy, Spain
The release follows Trump administration coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx saying Thursday that she could tell by the US increase in new infections that people were not universally abiding by requests that they stay home.

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Apr 03, 2020

John F. Kennedy's grand-niece and her son, 8, drowned after boating accident, officials say
A grand-niece of President John F. Kennedy and her son drowned after rowing into the rough Chesapeake Bay in Maryland to recover a soccer ball, authorities and witnesses said Friday. Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, the granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, and her 8-year-old son, Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean, got into the canoe around 4 p.m....

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Apr 03, 2020

John F. Kennedy's grand-niece and her son, 8, missing after boating accident: report
A grand-niece of President John F. Kennedy and her son disappeared off the coast of Maryland — and search crews have been scrambling to find them for nearly 24 hours, according to a report Friday. Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, the granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, was at her mother's home in Shady Side overlooking the...

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Apr 03, 2020

Search for JFK's grand-niece and son, 8, turns to recovery, mom says
A grand-niece of President John F. Kennedy and her son were feared dead after rowing into the rough Chesapeake Bay in Maryland to recover a soccer ball — and disappearing under the choppy waters, authorities and witnesses said Friday. Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, the granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy, and her 8-year-old son, Gideon Joseph...

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Apr 03, 2020

Joe Biden rejects Medicare for all, says it wouldn't have slowed coronavirus spread
Joe Biden has again declared that he does not back Medicare for all — and said that it would not have made a difference in dealing with the escalating coronavirus pandemic.

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Apr 03, 2020

AOC wants coronavirus ‘reparations' for minority communities
WASHINGTON — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has called for coronavirus reparations for minorities, claiming higher numbers of COVID-19 fatalities in low-income communities stems from underlying inequality. "COVID deaths are disproportionately spiking in Black Brown communities," Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) tweeted to her 6 million followers on Friday morning. "Why? Because the chronic toll of redlining, environmental racism,...

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Apr 03, 2020

Mount Sinai nurses pushing for extra supplies on coronavirus front line
Nurses battling on the front line of the coronavirus crisis begged Friday for desperately needed supplies outside Mount Sinai Hospital on the Upper East Side, where they say their pleas have mostly fallen on deaf ears. The dozen or so nurses held up signs saying, "We Will Not Be Your Body Bags" along with photos...

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Apr 03, 2020

Trump talks with Macron about coronavirus meeting with other world leaders
President Trump on Friday spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron about convening the leaders of countries that are permanent members of the UN Security Council to brainstorm ways of fighting the worsening coronavirus pandemic. "President Trump conveyed that the United States stands with the French people and expressed condolences for those who have lost their...

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Apr 03, 2020

Nearly 9 out of 10 Americans fear getting coronavirus, poll finds
And 91 percent said that they had changed their daily routines as a result of their concerns about the outbreak.

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Apr 03, 2020

Chicago cop's coronavirus death will be deemed on-duty fatality
The death of a Chicago police officer from coronavirus will be classified as an on-duty fatality, police officials said Friday. Interim Chicago Police Superintendent Charlie Beck announced the decision regarding Officer Marco DiFranco - a 21-year department veteran who died Thursday from COVID-19 - at an event honoring donors to the department, the Chicago Tribune...

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Apr 03, 2020

Malibu paddleboarder arrested for violating stay-at-home order
A Southern California paddleboarder was arrested Thursday for allegedly violating the statewide "Safer at Home" coronavirus order, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Lifeguards near the Malibu Pier flagged down county deputies from the Lost Hills station after they said the unidentified man ignored their orders to get out of the water, the department...

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Apr 03, 2020

Ousted Navy captain Brett Crozier, who raised coronavirus alarm, gets dramatic send-off
Hundreds of service members ignored social distancing protocol and packed the hangar deck of the Roosevelt to pay tribute to their erstwhile leader, a day after he was ousted by top Navy brass.

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Apr 03, 2020

3M pushes back after Trump orders company to stop exporting N95 masks
WASHINGTON — Manufacturing giant 3M pushed backed against President Trump in a statement on Friday that suggested it would not comply with a White House order to stop exporting masks to Canada and Latin America. The Trump administration on Thursday invoked the Defense Production Act, compelling 3M to prioritize orders for desperately needed N95 respiratory...

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Apr 03, 2020

US coronavirus death projections in doubt as officials question China's numbers
Members of the White House coronavirus task force unveiled the bleak projection Tuesday, anticipating a peak of US deaths in mid-April that tapers off in early June. Trump administration coronavirus coordinator Deborah Birx emphasized factors could influence the trajectory.

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Apr 03, 2020

Feds say Russian rapper laundered money, flaunted wealth online
Maksim Boiko, 29, allegedly worked with the transnational money-laundering operation QQAAZZ after arriving in the United States in January, according to a criminal complaint unsealed on Monday by federal prosecutors in Pennsylvania.

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Apr 03, 2020

Israel seals off ultra-Orthodox town hit by coronavirus
BNEI BRAK, Israel - Israel put up roadblocks on Friday to seal off an ultra-Orthodox Jewish town badly affected by the coronavirus but ordered in soldiers to support the residents. Emergency regulations approved by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet late on Thursday declared Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, a "restricted zone" due to its high...

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Apr 03, 2020

Mike Bloomberg didn't tell campaign staffers he was ending 2020 bid
About 80 plaintiffs have joined a proposed class-action suit alleging that Bloomberg reneged on a promise to maintain their jobs through November.

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Apr 03, 2020

Man kills himself after being ‘pushed over the edge' by coronavirus loneliness
A 34-year-old British man killed himself because he was "pushed over the edge" by loneliness during the coronavirus lockdown, his heartbroken sister said. Daniel Furniss of Crookhorn, England, struggled with bipolar disorder before the social distancing precaution sent him spiraling into a deep depression, his younger sister Chelsea, 28, told the Portsmouth News. "One of...

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Apr 03, 2020

Colorado cop impostors taking advantage of coronavirus crisis: experts
Cops in Colorado have identified at least six instances of people posing as police officers pulling cars over in the last two weeks, with incidents reported from Aurora to Fort Collins to Greeley, the Denver Post reports.

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