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Apr 03, 2020

Chris Cuomo shares he's dealt with constant fevers, lost 13 pounds since COVID-19 diagnosis
The CNN anchor said he also chipped a tooth from shivering so hard and had a vivid hallucination.

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Apr 03, 2020

'Recovery' search for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandson
Former Maryland lieutenant governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the eldest daughter of Robert F. Kennedy.

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Apr 03, 2020

Search resumes for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, 8-year-old grandson
Divers and boats resumed on Saturday the search in the Chesapeake Bay for the missing canoeists.

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Apr 03, 2020

Search underway for Kennedy Townsend's daughter, grandson after canoe found
Former Maryland lieutenant governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is the eldest daughter of Robert F. Kennedy.

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Apr 03, 2020

CNN's Brooke Baldwin tests positive for the coronavirus
CNN's daytime news host Brooke Baldwin says she's tested positive for the coronavirus

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Apr 03, 2020

A New Hampshire doctor came to N.Y. to save lives. The co-op board told him to get lost.
"I guess they're afraid of you bringing this virus with you," the superintendent said.

Boston.com National News
Apr 02, 2020

Some coronavirus patients show signs of brain ailments
Neurologists around the world say that a small subset of patients with COVID-19 are developing serious impairments of the brain.

Boston.com National News
Apr 01, 2020

Here's why Airbnb's CEO apologized to hosts this week
The company will pay $250 million to hosts to help cover the cost of COVID-19 cancellations.

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Apr 01, 2020

'We know we could have been better partners': Read Airbnb's letter to its hosts
The company will pay $250 million to hosts to help cover the cost of COVID-19 cancellations.

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Apr 01, 2020

New CDC data shows danger of coronavirus for those with certain chronic conditions
The new data gives the most sweeping look at the way covid-19 is causing serious illnesses among people in the U.S. who already face medical challenges.

Boston.com National News
Apr 01, 2020

Who are the voters behind Donald Trump's higher approval rating?
The president's approval ratings are as high as they have ever been, despite what most agree to be his slow performance dealing with coronavirus.

Boston.com National News
Mar 31, 2020

Infected but feeling fine: The unwitting coronavirus spreaders
As many as 25% of people infected with the new coronavirus may not show symptoms, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns — a startlingly high number that complicates efforts to predict the pandemic's course and strategies to mitigate its spread.

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Mar 31, 2020

‘Tiger King': What happened to Carole Baskin's husband, Don Lewis?
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Like much of America, Chad Chronister recently binge-watched the chronicles of an eccentric roadside zookeeper known as Joe Exotic and his archenemy, an animal activist who wanted him to stop profiting off big cats.

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Mar 31, 2020

Workers protest at Instacart, Amazon and Whole Foods, seeking health protections and hazard pay
"You're insane if you think we aren't disrupting their operations."

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Mar 31, 2020

Sanders argues he has ‘narrow path' and says he wants to push his issues
"We have a strong grassroots movement who believe that we have got to stay in, in order to continue the fight."

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Mar 31, 2020

CNN's Chris Cuomo tests positive for COVID-19
The anchor said he will continue to host his show, "Cuomo Prime Time," from his basement.

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Mar 31, 2020

CDC considering whether to advise all to wear face coverings in public
Should we all be wearing masks? That simple question is under review by officials in the U.S. government and has sparked a grass-roots pro-mask movement. But there's still no consensus on whether widespread use of facial coverings would make a significant difference, and some infectious disease experts worry that masks could lull people into a […]

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Mar 31, 2020

Restrictions are slowing coronavirus infections, new data suggest
Harsh measures, including stay-at-home orders and restaurant closures, are contributing to rapid drops in the numbers of fevers — a signal symptom of most coronavirus infections — recorded in states across the country, according to intriguing new data produced by a medical technology firm.

Boston.com National News
Mar 30, 2020

Bracing for COVID-19 surge, Charlie Baker says obtaining crucial gear has been 'difficult'
"You don't have a confirmed order until it actually shows up."

Boston.com National News
Mar 30, 2020

Age isn't the only risk for a severe case of COVID-19. Here are the other factors involved.
The majority of people who get COVID-19 have mild or moderate symptoms. But majority doesn't mean all.

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Mar 30, 2020

How would overwhelmed hospitals decide who to treat first?
"I pray for their good judgment and their capacity as they make very difficult choices."

Boston.com National News
Mar 29, 2020

The U.S. tried to build a new fleet of ventilators. The mission failed.
Thirteen years ago, a group of U.S. public health officials came up with a plan to address what they regarded as one of the medical system's crucial vulnerabilities: a shortage of ventilators.

Boston.com National News
Mar 28, 2020

The lost month: How a failure to test blinded the U.S. to COVID-19
The absence of robust screening until it was "far too late" revealed failures across government, say experts.

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Mar 28, 2020

Ed Davis on police and COVID-19: 'We're in unprecedented territory here'
The coronavirus pandemic is raising questions about how police departments will hold up.

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Mar 27, 2020

John Kerry says Kentucky congressman has 'given new meaning' to the term Masshole
"He's given new meaning to the term #Masshole."

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Mar 26, 2020

New Orleans faces a virus nightmare, and Mardi Gras may be why
Louisiana may be experiencing the world's fastest growth in new cases. Medical experts said Mardi Gras might have accelerated the crisis.

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Mar 26, 2020

Charlie Baker calls competition with Trump administration for medical supplies 'enormously frustrating'
"I stand here as someone who has had confirmed orders for millions of pieces of gear evaporate in front of us, and I can't tell you how frustrating it is."

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Mar 26, 2020

' I can't tell you how frustrating it is': Charlie Baker vents about effort to secure medical supplies
"I stand here as someone who has had confirmed orders for millions of pieces of gear evaporate in front of us, and I can't tell you how frustrating it is."

Boston.com National News
Mar 26, 2020

Joe Kennedy calls for a national shelter-in-place order
"We are past the point of half-measures or patchwork response efforts."

Boston.com National News
Mar 26, 2020

What we've learned about the coronavirus — and what we still need to know
This story originally appeared on STAT, a health and medicine website that provides ambitious coverage of the coronavirus. Go here for more stories on the virus. Try STAT Plus for exclusive analysis of biotech, pharma, and the life sciences.   As we approach the three-month mark since we all learned about a new virus triggering serious respiratory infections in China, the […]

Boston.com National News
Mar 26, 2020

Elizabeth Warren explains why she voted for 'insufficient' coronavirus bill
"This is not the bill I wanted, but its immediate investments are vital."

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Mar 26, 2020

Surging traffic is slowing down our internet
"This is totally unprecedented."

Boston.com National News
Mar 26, 2020

Senate approves $2 trillion stimulus after bipartisan deal
Trump: "A lot of this money goes to jobs, jobs, jobs — and families, families, families."

Boston.com National News
Mar 25, 2020

Can you become immune to the coronavirus?
As the number of people infected with the coronavirus surpasses 450,000 worldwide, and more than 1 billion are locked in their homes, scientists are wrestling with one of the most pressing questions of the pandemic: Do people who survive the infection become immune to the virus?

Boston.com National News
Mar 25, 2020

'I am so happy I can barely speak': Donald Trump reacts to Mitt Romney's negative COVID-19 test
"I am so happy I can barely speak."

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Mar 25, 2020

Michael Dukakis hospitalized with pneumonia, tests negative for COVID-19
"He's only upset that he doesn't have a copy of any newspaper."

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Mar 25, 2020

Inside American Airlines' scramble as coronavirus grounds jets by hundreds
On Monday morning, American Airlines Flight 1 departed John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City, bound for Los Angeles.

Boston.com National News
Mar 24, 2020

Women should have to register for military draft too, commission tells congress
"If the threat is to our very existence, wouldn't you want women as part of that group?"

Boston.com National News
Mar 24, 2020

Are grandparents willing to risk dying so people can go back to work during pandemic?
"Those of us who are 70-plus, we'll take care of ourselves."

Boston.com National News
Mar 24, 2020

When might experimental drugs to treat COVID-19 be ready? A forecast.
This story originally appeared on STAT, a health and medicine website that provides ambitious coverage of the coronavirus. Go here for more stories on the virus. Try STAT Plus for exclusive analysis of biotech, pharma, and the life sciences. There is a desperate need for new medicines to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that has shut down […]

Boston.com National News
Mar 23, 2020

The coronavirus isn't alive. That's why it's so hard to kill.
Viruses have spent billions of years perfecting the art of surviving without living - a frighteningly effective strategy that makes them a potent threat in today's world. That's especially true of the deadly new coronavirus that has brought global society to a screeching halt. It's little more than a packet of genetic material surrounded by […]

Boston.com National News
Mar 23, 2020

Here's what we know about warmer weather and the coronavirus
"Wherever the temperatures were colder, the number of the cases started increasing quickly."

Boston.com National News
Mar 23, 2020

Wipes snarling the pipes: A reminder of what not to flush as we tackle COVID-19
Plumbers and public officials alike are asking Americans to think before they flush.

Boston.com National News
Mar 23, 2020

Harsh steps are needed to stop the coronavirus, experts say
Terrifying though the coronavirus may be, it can be turned back. China, South Korea, Singapore and Taiwan have demonstrated that, with furious efforts, the contagion can be brought to heel.

Boston.com National News
Mar 23, 2020

Lost sense of smell may be peculiar clue to coronavirus infection
A mother who was infected with the coronavirus couldn't smell her baby's full diaper. Cooks who can usually name every spice in a restaurant dish can't smell curry or garlic, and food tastes bland.

Boston.com National News
Mar 20, 2020

At-home tests for coronavirus are here. Should you take them?
Over the next week, at least four startups are launching the first at-home tests for Covid-19.

Boston.com National News
Mar 20, 2020

The coronavirus is killing far more men than women. But why?
With more than 200,000 coronavirus cases worldwide and thousands of deaths, a striking pattern is appearing in the hardest-hit countries: More men are dying than women. No where is this trend more pronounced than in Italy. Men make up nearly 60% of people with confirmed cases of the virus and more than 70% of those […]

Boston.com National News
Mar 20, 2020

Elizabeth Warren and Ayanna Pressley urge Trump to reduce prison population amid coronavirus
"People in prisons, jails, and detention facilities must not be overlooked during this crisis."

Boston.com National News
Mar 20, 2020

Charlie Baker told Trump that Mass. tried to buy COVID-19 supplies and 'lost to the feds'
"I got to tell you, on three big orders, we lost to the feds."

Boston.com National News
Mar 20, 2020

Understanding what works: How some countries are beating back the coronavirus
This story originally appeared on STAT, a health and medicine website that provides ambitious coverage of the coronavirus. Go here for more stories on the virus. Try STAT Plus for exclusive analysis of biotech, pharma, and the life sciences.   With Europe and the United States locked in deadly battle with the coronavirus that causes Covid-19, a number of countries that […]

Boston.com National News
Mar 20, 2020

Senators sold stock before steep market losses from virus
Stock sales by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr and Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler are under scrutiny.

Boston.com National News
Mar 19, 2020

What does a shelter-in-place order actually look like?
Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says it could be a future option. In the Bay Area, it's already been in effect.

Boston.com National News
Mar 19, 2020

Report: Radical restrictions for 12-18 months could be 'the only viable strategy'
"Flattening the curve" will inevitably stretch it out over a longer period of time, say experts.

Boston.com National News
Mar 19, 2020

What does the coronavirus do to the body?
As cases of coronavirus infection proliferate around the world and governments take extraordinary measures to limit the spread, there is still a lot of confusion about what exactly the virus does to people's bodies.

Boston.com National News
Mar 19, 2020

1 family. 7 coronavirus cases. 3 deaths.
Grace Fusco, 73, died Wednesday, hours after her son died from the virus and five days after her daughter's death.

Boston.com National News
Mar 18, 2020

Younger adults comprise a big portion of the coronavirus hospitalizations in the U.S.
"I think everyone should be paying attention to this."

Boston.com National News
Mar 18, 2020

Trump defends calling the coronavirus the ‘Chinese Virus'
"It's not racist at all," the president said. But experts warned that the term could result in xenophobia.

Boston.com National News
Mar 18, 2020

Two members of Congress test positive for coronavirus
Two members of Congress said Wednesday they had tested positive for the coronavirus - the first lawmakers to contract the deadly disease — forcing other lawmakers who came into contact with them to announce they were self-quarantining. Reps. Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla., and Ben McAdams, D-Utah, said they began developing symptoms on Saturday evening, less than […]

Boston.com National News
Mar 18, 2020

Joe Kennedy wants to send at least $4,000 in coronavirus relief to most adults
"We can — and should — strengthen critical safety net programs, but only working families will know where their needs are greatest."

Boston.com National News
Mar 18, 2020

Grocery stores are implementing 'senior-only' hours. Are they safer?
Stop & Shop, Whole Foods, and Market Basket have all made the move.

Boston.com National News
Mar 18, 2020

Children and coronavirus: Research finds some become seriously ill
The coronavirus raging around the globe has tended to tread gently with children, who account for the smallest percentage of the tens of thousands of infections identified so far.

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Mar 18, 2020

Trump now claims he always knew the coronavirus would be a pandemic
WASHINGTON — For weeks, President Donald Trump has minimized the coronavirus, mocked concern about it and treated the risk from it cavalierly. On Tuesday he took to the White House lectern and made a remarkable assertion: He knew it was a pandemic all along.

Boston.com National News
Mar 17, 2020

‘Go big' on coronavirus stimulus, Trump says, pitching checks for Americans
"We're looking at sending checks to Americans immediately," Treasury secretary Steven Mnuchin said at the White House.

Boston.com National News
Mar 17, 2020

First opinion: A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data.
This story originally appeared on STAT, a health and medicine website that provides ambitious coverage of the coronavirus. Go here for more stories on the virus. Try STAT Plus for exclusive analysis of biotech, pharma, and the life sciences.   The current coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco. At a […]

Boston.com National News
Mar 17, 2020

On Fox News, suddenly a very different tune about the coronavirus
For weeks, some of Fox News' most popular hosts downplayed the threat of the coronavirus, characterizing it as a conspiracy by media organizations and Democrats to undermine President Donald Trump. Fox News personalities such as Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham accused the news media of whipping up "mass hysteria" and being "panic pushers." Fox Business […]

Boston.com National News
Mar 17, 2020

'If we have 3,500 confirmed cases in the U.S., you might be looking at 35,000 in reality'
"If we have 3,500 confirmed cases in the U.S., you might be looking at 35,000 in reality."

Boston.com National News
Mar 16, 2020

How to tell the difference between coronavirus, seasonal allergy symptoms
Here's the difference between allergy symptoms and those of the coronavirus.

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Mar 16, 2020

From flattening the curve to social distancing: A coronavirus glossary
A guide to the words and phrases you need to know to keep informed of the latest developments.

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Mar 16, 2020

Trump releases national guidelines to control the coronavirus
Trump also said that the crisis may last until July or August.

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Mar 16, 2020

Amazon seeks to hire 100,000 to keep up with surge in orders
Amazon said Monday that it needs to hire 100,000 people across the U.S. to keep up with a crush of orders as the coronavirus spreads and keeps more people at home, shopping online

Boston.com National News
Mar 16, 2020

Ed Markey, MGH President Peter Slavin say coronavirus requires wartime-like response
"We wouldn't want to send soldiers into war without helmets and armor."

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Mar 16, 2020

Mitt Romney proposes sending everyone a $1,000 check as part of coronavirus response
"I will be pushing these measures as Senate discussions continue about an additional relief package."

Boston.com National News
Mar 16, 2020

For some buyers with virus fears, the priority isn't toilet paper. It's guns.
Some ammunition suppliers said they also have seen a sharp jump in sales.

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Mar 16, 2020

Joe Biden says he would choose a woman as his running mate. But who?
Fresh off a string of resounding primary victories, Joe Biden is now well ahead of Sen. Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination — and curiosity about Biden's preferences on a running mate is intensifying.

Boston.com National News
Mar 16, 2020

The new coronavirus can likely remain airborne for some time. That doesn't mean we're doomed.
This story originally appeared on STAT, a health and medicine website that provides ambitious coverage of the coronavirus. Go here for more stories on the virus. Try STAT Plus for exclusive analysis of biotech, pharma, and the life sciences.   When a new virus blasts out of the animals that harbored it and into people, experts can usually say, thank goodness […]

Boston.com National News
Mar 16, 2020

DEBATE TAKEAWAYS: Biden tries to draw in Sanders supporters
Joe Biden committed to a woman running mate during the debate, which focused early and often on the current national health emergency.

Boston.com National News
Mar 15, 2020

Spiking U.S. coronavirus cases could force rationing decisions similar to those made in Italy, China
"It is only a matter of time before ICU beds are full."

Boston.com National News
Mar 15, 2020

Coronavirus vaccine trial starts Monday, government official says
Public health officials say it will take a year to 18 months to fully validate any potential vaccine.

Boston.com National News
Mar 15, 2020

'Not only do I have no money coming in, I'm kind of hemorrhaging cash in terms of refunds for everyone'
A week ago, Mark Canlis' restaurant in Seattle was offering a $135 tasting menu to a bustling dining room every night. Eileen Hornor's inn on the Maine coast was booking rooms for the busy spring graduation season.

Boston.com National News
Mar 15, 2020

Coronavirus screening causes massive bottlenecks at O'Hare and other U.S. airports
Airports around the country were thrown into chaos Saturday night as workers scrambled to roll out the Trump administration's hastily arranged health screenings for travelers returning from Europe. Scores of anxious passengers said they encountered jam-packed terminals, long lines and hours of delays as they waited to be questioned by health authorities at some of […]

Boston.com National News
Mar 15, 2020

9 common questions about the coronavirus, answered
The medical impact of the new coronavirus is coming into sharper focus as it continues its spread in what is now officially recognized as a pandemic

Boston.com National News
Mar 14, 2020

Doctor says Trump tests negative for coronavirus
President Donald Trump's doctor says the president has tested negative for the new coronavirus

Boston.com National News
Mar 14, 2020

Trump says he's been tested, extends travel ban to Britain and Ireland
Three Mar-a-Lago visitors have tested positive for COVID-19 so far.

Boston.com National News
Mar 14, 2020

How to clean the bundle of germs that is your phone
Cleaning your phone improperly can damage it.

Boston.com National News
Mar 14, 2020

This is the coronavirus math that has experts so worried
For weeks now, America's leaders and its public have been obsessed with one set of numbers: How many people have died? How many confirmed cases? And in what states? But to understand why experts are so alarmed and what may be coming next, the public needs to start paying attention to a whole other set […]

Boston.com National News
Mar 14, 2020

This is the coronavirus math that has experts so worried: Ventilators and hospital beds
For weeks now, America's leaders and its public have been obsessed with one set of numbers: How many people have died? How many confirmed cases? And in what states? But to understand why experts are so alarmed and what may be coming next, the public needs to start paying attention to a whole other set […]

Boston.com National News
Mar 13, 2020

Coronavirus can stay infectious for days on surfaces
Scientists studying the novel coronavirus are quickly uncovering features that allow it to infect and sicken human beings. Every virus has a signature way of interacting with the world, and this one - SARS-CoV-2, which causes the disease covid-19 - is well equipped to create a historic pandemic. The coronavirus can be shed by people […]

Boston.com National News
Mar 13, 2020

Your nose itches. You wonder: Is it the coronavirus?
With the spread of the coronavirus comes another ailment: anxiety about every single symptom. Is your nose feeling itchy because you're trying not to touch your face, because you picked up the flu — or is it, just maybe, the coronavirus?

Boston.com National News
Mar 13, 2020

Read Airbnb's updated 'extenuating circumstances' policy applicable to bookings in the U.S.
Guests can cancel eligible reservations without charge.

Boston.com National News
Mar 13, 2020

The worst-case estimate for U.S. coronavirus deaths
"Communities that pull the fire extinguisher early are much more effective."

Boston.com National News
Mar 13, 2020

Efforts to control coronavirus could get even more extreme
"The kind of plans that keep you up at night."

Boston.com National News
Mar 12, 2020

Disneyland closing in response to coronavirus
Refunds will be given for hotel bookings during the closure period.

Boston.com National News
Mar 12, 2020

Airlines cancel flights and lay off workers as stocks plummet
Airlines now stand to lose millions of dollars in revenue from a dramatic decline in trans-Atlantic flights, which account for a big chunk of their business.

Boston.com National News
Mar 12, 2020

Trump and Pence won't be tested after meeting with infected Brazilian official
The White House press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, played down Trump's level of exposure.

Boston.com National News
Mar 12, 2020

CDC head pledges to cover coronavirus costs for uninsured, after pressure from Ayanna Pressley and Joe Kennedy
"We must hold them accountable and ensure that statement remains true for all patients."

Boston.com National News
Mar 12, 2020

Joe Biden rebukes Trump and issues virus plan: 'We will lead by science'
"Unfortunately, this virus laid bare the severe shortcomings of the current administration."

Boston.com National News
Mar 11, 2020

Trump restricts travel from Europe to U.S. for 30 days
President Donald Trump says he is suspending all travel from Europe to the U.S. for 30 days beginning Friday as he seeks to combat a viral pandemic

Boston.com National News
Mar 11, 2020

Watch live: President Trump addresses the nation on coronavirus


Boston.com National News
Mar 11, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is now a 'pandemic.' Here's what that means.
The World Health Organization made the declaration Wednesday.

Boston.com National News
Mar 11, 2020

NCAA: Only essential staff, limited family attendance at championships including March Madness
NCAA President Emmert: Only essential staff, limited family attendance at championships including basketball tournaments

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