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Apr 08, 2020

Keep pet cats indoors to limit spread of coronavirus, vets urge
Cats shouldn't be let outdoors if owners are self-isolating during the coronavirus pandemic, because the bug could hitch a ride on their fur, a veterinary group warned on Wednesday. The British Veterinary Association said the felines could carry the virus on their fur if an infected person pets them. "It is the case that the...

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Apr 08, 2020

Trump claims mail-in voting ‘doesn't work out well for Republicans'
President Trump reaffirmed his opposition to mail-in voting in a Wednesday morning tweet, saying the process hurts the GOP in terms of election outcomes. "Republicans should fight very hard when it comes to statewide mail-in voting. Democrats are clamoring for it. Tremendous potential for voter fraud, and for whatever reason, doesn't work out well for...

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Apr 08, 2020

Jared Kushner's team working on surveillance system to track coronavirus in US
Jared Kushner is reaching out to health technology companies about creating a national surveillance system to track the spread of the coronavirus.

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Apr 08, 2020

Man coughed on woman at laundromat, said he had coronavirus: cops
A man intentionally coughed on a woman at a laundromat in Texas while claiming to be infected with the coronavirus, police said. Jeffrey Smith, 46, was snoozing at a Fort Worth laundromat Monday when a woman confronted him and asked him to leave, police said Tuesday. Smith then "became irate" and coughed in the woman's...

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Apr 08, 2020

John Cusack is latest star to push conspiracy theory linking 5G to coronavirus
Cusack, 53, never specified the dangers he fears -- but his attack came amid a growing conspiracy linking the network with the global spread of the coronavirus.

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Apr 08, 2020

Thousands leave Wuhan hours after coronavirus lockdown lifted
Thousands of people wearing masks — some in full protective gear — scrambled to leave Wuhan as the city lifted its more than two-month-long lockdown amid the coronavirus crisis. Within hours of the lockdown ending, about 65,000 people had left the city by train and plane alone, according to local media. About 1,000 vehicles went...

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Apr 08, 2020

New York anchor says father died from coronavirus ‘with a stranger holding his hand'
The father of a New York City news anchor died from the coronavirus "with a stranger holding his hand" as relatives could only listen on the phone.

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Apr 08, 2020

California county threatens $1,000 fine for not wearing face masks in public
Residents of one California county have been ordered to wear masks in public to contain the spread of COVID-19- or face a $1,000 fine. "Failed compliance could eventually lead to a fine," said Riverside County spokesperson Brooke Frederico, according to news station KCBS. Frederico said the tough mandate, which went into effect Sunday at midnight,...

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Apr 08, 2020

Trump praises Cuomo, de Blasio for handling of coronavirus pandemic
President Trump discussed his relationships with Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio as he touted the federal government's response to the coronavirus outbreak, specifically in congested areas like New York. Speaking to Fox News' Sean Hannity Tuesday evening, the commander-in-chief was asked about his ability to work successfully with the New York governor,...

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Apr 08, 2020

Israeli nurse recounts Holocaust survivor's coronavirus death
A Jerusalem nurse who cared for 88-year-old Aryeh Even — Israel's first fatality in the coronavirus pandemic — has described the gut-wrenching moments of watching the Holocaust survivor die through closed-circuit video, according to a report. Rachel Gemara, 32, told the UK's Sun that it broke her heart to see Even alone at Shaare Zedek...

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Apr 08, 2020

Trump wants to open coronavirus-ravaged economy with ‘big bang'
President Trump said he'd like to open the economy with a "big bang" and suggested that may first happen in regions of the country where the coronavirus outbreak has begun to subside. "I'd love to open with a big bang, one beautiful country, but it's very possible," the president said Tuesday on Sean Hannity's Fox...

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Apr 08, 2020

Paris bans daytime jogging as coronavirus deaths in France top 10,000
Paris has banned daytime jogging to prevent people from flouting lockdown rules amid the coronavirus pandemic - as the death toll topped 10,000 across France.

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Apr 08, 2020

Coronavirus-stricken cruise ship passengers need nearly $10K to fly home
Dozens of passengers on a crippled cruise ship where more than half onboard have coronavirus are finally being offered a route home — at almost $10,000-a-head. The "Greg Mortimer" is stranded off the coast of Uruguay with 128 of the 132 passengers and 85 crew testing positive for COVID-19, the ship's operator, Aurora Expeditions, said...

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Apr 08, 2020

WHO denies being China centric after Trump's coronavirus criticism
A day after President Trump accused the World Health Organization of pro-China bias and said he was placing a "very powerful hold" on its funding, a top agency official said Wednesday that the acute phase of the coronavirus pandemic is not the time to hit it financially. "We are still in the acute phase of...

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Apr 08, 2020

Joe Biden details phone call about coronavirus with ‘very gracious' Trump
Presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden detailed what was discussed during his phone call with President Trump, saying his 2020 rival was "very gracious" during the talk.

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Apr 08, 2020

Novavax to start human trial for ‘ideal' coronavirus vaccine candidate
The biotech company Novavax announced Wednesday that it has identified an "ideal" coronavirus vaccine candidate — and is set to launch the first clinical human trial in mid-May. The candidate, NVX-CoV2373, proved its ability to produce immune responses and high levels of antibodies against COVID-19 in pre-clinical animal trials, the Gaithersburg, Maryland-based company announced. "This...

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Apr 08, 2020

Anna Wintour says doctor son treating coronavirus patients is ‘quite ill'
Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour has revealed that her physician son, who works at a Manhattan hospital on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic, is quite ill and under quarantine. "My son is a doctor," Wintour said on Instagram. "He is currently quite ill and self-quarantining at home, but when he is able, he will...

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Apr 08, 2020

Boris Johnson's fever eases after second night in ICU battling coronavirus
Coronavirus-stricken British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's fever started easing as he remained in intensive care Wednesday — as Queen Elizabeth II sent a message of support to his pregnant fiancée, according to reports. Johnson, 55, showed promising signs as he spent his second night in an intensive care unit, where he still did not need...

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Apr 08, 2020

Highest paid fed official — who earned $8M last year — faces big coronavirus pay cut
The highest-paid U.S. federal official earned $8.16 million last year, and he may be in line for a big pay cut as populist outrage shapes a new infrastructure package intended to put people back to work after the coronavirus outbreak. There's a bipartisan drive to cut compensation for Jeff Lyash, president of the Tennessee Valley...

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Apr 08, 2020

Highest-paid fed official — who earned $8M last year — faces big coronavirus pay cut
The highest-paid US federal official earned $8.16 million last year, and he may be in line for a big pay cut as populist outrage shapes a new infrastructure package intended to put people back to work after the coronavirus outbreak. There's a bipartisan drive to cut compensation for Jeff Lyash, president of the Tennessee Valley...

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Apr 08, 2020

Porn company offers work-from-home packages amid coronavirus lockdowns
A Los Angeles-based porn production company is reportedly offering customized packages to some adult film stars to help them to shoot from home during the coronavirus pandemic. Vixen Media Group on Monday announced the option for certain performers to receive $250,000 worth of production equipment, including cameras, toys and lingerie, according to Vice. "Vixen will...

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Apr 08, 2020

Entire Pennsylvania nursing home feared to have coronavirus
A Pennsylvania nursing home has reportedly opted to operate under the presumption that its entire resident population and whole staff may be infected with the coronavirus. Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center, in Beaver, Pa., announced its decision on Monday, explaining that the directive will help protect those who may come into contact with asymptomatic patients,...

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Apr 08, 2020

Hawaii mayor to arrested Florida man: You're a ‘Covidiot'
HONOLULU — A mayor in Hawaii has a choice word for the Florida man accused of trying to flout Hawaii's traveler quarantine: "covidiot." Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami isn't taking credit for coining the word borne out of the COVID-19 pandemic, but said, "I may be the first elected official to bust it out in public."...

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Apr 08, 2020

Wisconsin doctor, husband shot in heads as part of ‘brutal execution,' prosecutors say
A Wisconsin doctor had an underlying health condition and was worried about coronavirus, so she and her husband moved their daughter and her boyfriend to a separate residence for which the parents paid, prosecutors said Tuesday in court documents. Then in late March the boyfriend allegedly shot both parents in the head in an apparent...

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Apr 07, 2020

Feds classifying all coronavirus patient deaths as ‘COVID-19' deaths, regardless of cause
The federal government is classifying the deaths of patients infected with the coronavirus as COVID-19 deaths, regardless of any underlying health issues that could have contributed to the loss of someone's life. Dr. Deborah Birx, the response coordinator for the White House coronavirus task force, said the federal government is continuing to count the suspected...

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Apr 07, 2020

Court allows Texas to ban most abortions during coronavirus crisis
AUSTIN, Texas — A federal appeals court sided Tuesday with Texas in allowing it to ban most abortions while the state is under an emergency order that limits non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic. A panel of judges at the New Orleans-based Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a decision by a lower court that...

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Apr 07, 2020

Grocery store customers tackle man who coughed, spit on food
They don't mess around in Massachusetts. Customers at a grocery store in Kingston tackled a man who coughed and spit on produce amid the coronavirus pandemic, video shows. "Some guy at Stop and Shop in Kingston was coughing and spitting on the produce, he didn't last long," wrote Kyle Mann, who posted footage on Facebook,...

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Apr 07, 2020

Baltimore police sergeant probed after appearing to purposely cough near woman
A Baltimore police sergeant is under investigation after he was caught on camera coughing — seemingly on purpose — as he walked by a woman in a housing complex, authorities said. The footage shows the officer approach the woman who was filming from a distance, then begin coughing, without wearing a face mask or covering...

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Apr 07, 2020

Amy Klobuchar and husband open up on coronavirus battle
Sen. Amy Klobuchar and her husband on Tuesday opened up about their battle with the coronavirus, calling the experience "one of the hardest things" someone could go through. The former Democratic presidential candidate said she was stuck in Washington D.C. working on the since-passed coronavirus relief bill while her now-recovered law professor husband, John Bessler,...

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Apr 07, 2020

Anthony Fauci compares race disparities of coronavirus to AIDS epidemic
White House coronavirus task force member Anthony Fauci said Tuesday that the coronavirus outbreak's disproportionate death toll among black Americans reminds him of HIV/AIDS largely impacting gay people. "I couldn't help sitting there reflecting about sometimes when you're in the middle of a crisis, like we are now with the coronavirus, it really does… ultimately...

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Apr 07, 2020

Traveling nurses on what it's like on the NYC coronavirus front lines
A nurse who traveled from Texas to the front lines of the coronavirus battle at Elmhurst Hospital in Queens says it is "absolute chaos" — but also "inspiring" to see people join the fight from all across the nation. Charlie Adams, from Fort Worth, decided to travel to the Big Apple and volunteer to help...

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Apr 07, 2020

What does a Trump 2020 campaign look like amid coronavirus?
That's the question confounding the president's re-election campaign as it faces the new reality that their candidate is largely confined to the four walls of his home along with the rest of the nation.

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Apr 07, 2020

Illinois mayor's wife busted at bar after hubby's crackdown on gatherings
A mayor of a small Illinois city threatened arrests for violators of the state's state-at-home order during the coronavirus outbreak — only for his wife to be busted at a bar the following night. Brant Walker, mayor of Alton, Illinois, said in a briefing on Friday: "These are very serious times and I'm begging you...

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Apr 07, 2020

Navarro memos reveal White House war over coronavirus response: Bannon
Leaked memos from White House trade adviser Peter Navarro warning of mass coronavirus death in the US were written in a desperate bid to get President Trump's attention as officials concerned of a fallout with China tried to block Navarro's efforts, The Post has learned. The two memos — one dated Jan. 29 and circulated...

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Apr 07, 2020

Trump says he would not have asked Navy secretary to resign
Crozier warned last week that COVID-19 was spreading among his 5,000-man crew. Modly removed him from command, telling his former crew he was "too naive or too stupid" if he believed the email would not leak.

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Apr 07, 2020

New York's coronavirus death toll now greater than several countries — including China
The number of coronavirus deaths and infections in New York has now eclipsed those in each of China, Iran and Germany, new statistics show. There were 5,489 deaths and 138,863 infections from COVID-19 in the Empire State as of Tuesday evening, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In China, 3,335 fatalities have been reported...

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Apr 07, 2020

Japan declares ‘state of emergency' as coronavirus cases start to soar
Japan declared a state of emergency Tuesday as the number of coronavirus cases surge in the country. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed the one-month order for Tokyo and six other districts, requesting —  though not mandating — residents there to stay at home. "The most important thing is for each one of us to change...

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Apr 07, 2020

New Jersey couple die alone from coronavirus within days of each other
A New Jersey husband and wife each died alone in the same hospital within days of each other after one came down with coronavirus, according to a report. Alfredo and Susana Pabatao, who were married for 44 years, both died at Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen after falling sick about three...

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Apr 07, 2020

CBS questioned about video of nurse claiming she quit over lack of coronavirus masks
CBS News was forced to issue a clarification after promoting footage of a crying nurse who claimed she was asked by hospital managers not to wear an N95 mask when treating coronavirus patients. The broadcaster shared a video Sunday on Twitter of nurse Imaris Vera claiming she quit her job due to lack of protective...

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Apr 07, 2020

US military 3D-printing coronavirus shields and masks for health care workers
The US military is using 3D printers — and even sewing machines — to manufacture face shields, reusable plastic N95 masks and surgical masks much-needed by medical professionals during the coronavirus crisis. Navy and Marine Corps commands launched an initial production of 220 medical face shields after FEMA made the request, the Navy said in...

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Apr 07, 2020

Today's coronavirus update: NYC deaths top 9/11, panic shopping hikes prices
More people have now been felled by the coronavirus in New York City than were killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. The grim milestone was reached Tuesday, when the Big Apple saw it's biggest one-day jump in fatalities from the virus, pushing the death toll to 3,202. "Each passing day brings more tragedy...

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Apr 07, 2020

Food meant for Olympic athletes donated to Colorado food banks
The Olympics in Tokyo have been postponed until July, 2021 due to the coronavirus health crisis, causing a mass surplus of food that was meant to feed the athletes at Colorado's Olympic Training Center, KKTV reported.

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Apr 07, 2020

US trial of Japanese flu drug for coronavirus gets green light
The US Food and Drug Administration has given the green light for the country's first clinical trial of a Japanese flu drug that could be used to treat the coronavirus, according to a report. Three Massachusetts hospitals were granted approval Tuesday to launch small trials of the antiviral drug favipiravir, a doctor involved in the...

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Apr 07, 2020

New York could suffer ‘near-record levels' of pollen this year
Here's extra reason to stay inside — seasonal allergies could be historically severe this year, experts warn. With New Yorkers already suffering severe cabin fever, the next four months are "expected to see near-record levels" of tree, grass and then weed pollen, Accuweather's Jack Boston told The Post. "People who suffer allergies are not going...

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Apr 07, 2020

Louisiana newborn dies after coronavirus-positive mom gives birth prematurely
A Louisiana newborn baby died of the coronavirus this week — after the illness caused the infected mom to give birth prematurely, according to a report. The infant, who was delivered more than three months early, died Monday morning — and investigators concluded her death was a direct result of the mother's COVID-19 diagnosis, East...

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Apr 07, 2020

How Wisconsin is managing a primary vote amid coronavirus pandemic
WASHINGTON — Wisconsin voters braving serious risks to their health headed to the primary polls on Tuesday after a last-ditch effort to postpone in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic failed. Voters confronted enormous lines as early as 7 a.m. following a dramatic reduction in the number of polling locations in Milwaukee after thousands of volunteers...

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Apr 07, 2020

Rand Paul says he's recovered from coronavirus, volunteering at local hospital
Sen. Rand Paul is free to use the Senate gym again — once it reopens. Paul announced Tuesday that he has tested negative for COVID-19 just over two weeks after finding out he had been diagnosed with the virus, adding that he is now volunteering at a local hospital. "I appreciate all the best wishes...

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Apr 07, 2020

CNN's Tapper ripped for retweeting post calling Trump ‘insane'
CNN's Jake Tapper took heat Tuesday for retweeting a post from conservative lawyer George Conway — a frequent critic of President Trump and the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway — that called the commander-in-chief "100% insane." The CNN anchor on Monday retweeted Conway's post, which said Trump "is 100% insane and nobody in...

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Apr 07, 2020

Navy Secretary Modly resigns after firing captain for coronavirus warning
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has resigned after giving a profane speech defending his firing of a ship captain who warned about the coronavirus infecting his crew. Modly resigned after meeting with Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Tuesday, according to multiple reports. The Wall Street Journal reports that acting undersecretary of the Army James McPherson...

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Apr 07, 2020

Schumer calls for up to $25,000 in ‘heroes' pay for coronavirus workers
The Senate's minority leader declared the emerging proposal the "highest priority" from Democrats as congressional leaders and President Trump call for more aid for Americans.

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Apr 07, 2020

New Jersey's governor extends state's health emergency
The governor of New Jersey announced Tuesday that he's issuing an executive order extending the state's public health emergency by an additional 30 days amid the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy initially declared the public health emergency on March 9 as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. "Extending this order ensures we will continue to...

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Apr 07, 2020

Defense secretary reportedly made Navy chief apologize for ‘stupid' captain remarks
Defense Secretary Mark Esper directed acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly to apologize for his remarks after he called the fired captain of the USS Theodore Roosevelt "stupid" and "naive" in an address to those on the ship, according to reports. Esper's request was made through his staff, who communicated to Modly that he must apologize...

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Apr 07, 2020

Senate should boost coronavirus small business loans to halt layoffs: McConnell
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate should quickly approve more funds for small-business loans to prevent layoffs due to the coronavirus outbreak. McConnell (R-Ky.) said he would seek to pass additional funds Thursday without calling senators back to Washington for a recorded vote. There's been intense demand for the $350 billion Paycheck Protection...

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Apr 07, 2020

Coronavirus task force unit working from home after positive test
An email sent by Federal Emergency Management Agency officials Monday evening, and obtained by NBC News, told staff members of the Supply Chain Resilience task force that they were "required to telework" as a result of the positive test.

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Apr 07, 2020

Voters flock to Wisconsin polls despite coronavirus, video shows
One video clip taken taken at Milwaukee's Riverside High School shortly before 7 a.m. shows masked-up voters waiting in a line that stretched around several blocks.

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Apr 07, 2020

New Zealand's health minister demoted for breaking coronavirus lockdown
New Zealand's health minister has been officially demoted for breaking the country's strict coronavirus lockdown rules by taking his family to the beach — and even branded himself an "idiot" for the breach. "At a time when we are asking New Zealanders to make historic sacrifices I've let the team down," Dr. David Clark said...

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Apr 07, 2020

Trump dismisses Glenn Fine as chairman of coronavirus bailout committee
WASHINGTON — President Trump on Monday dismissed the independent chairman of a committee tasked with overseeing the roll-out of the $2 trillion coronavirus bailout package, The Post has learned. Glenn Fine, the acting inspector general for the Pentagon, was demoted and replaced at the Department of Justice — the move also effectively pulling him from...

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Apr 07, 2020

Boris Johnson ‘stable' amid coronavirus battle in ICU, UK Foreign Minister says
Raab, whom Johnson deputized to partially fill in for him on some roles while he is hospitalized, said Johnson was "receiving the very best care from the excellent medical team."

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Apr 07, 2020

China officially ends 10-week coronavirus lockdown in Wuhan
China has reportedly ended its more than 10-week-long lockdown of Wuhan, the city where COVID-19 is believed to have originated, and spread to 184 countries across the globe. The shutdown ended Wednesday local time, a day after officials reported no new deaths on the mainland for the first time since January, the New York Times...

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Apr 07, 2020

Louisiana family said final goodbye to Air Force vet on FaceTime
An Air Force veteran in Louisiana who died from the coronavirus had to say his final goodbyes to relatives on FaceTime, according to a report. Dennis Richard, a 79-year-old retired detective from Folsom, died alone in an isolation room on March 24 at a hospital in Covington, where his daughter and wife of 56 years...

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Apr 07, 2020

Trump slams HHS watchdog for report on hospital shortages, rips WHO
President Trump on Tuesday again lashed out at the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general, accusing her of political bias after she compiled a report about serious shortages of supplies and equipment at many US hospitals. "Why didn't the I.G., who spent 8 years with the Obama Administration (Did she Report on the...

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Apr 07, 2020

Attorney Generals urge Trump to increase production of coronavirus safety gear
More than a dozen attorneys general from across the country are urging President Trump to order more companies to ramp up production of protective gear and testing supplies — as he has done with with face masks and ventilators. The group, including New York AG Letitia James, asked the president in a letter to invoke...

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Apr 07, 2020

Attorneys general urge Trump to increase production of coronavirus safety gear
More than a dozen attorneys general from across the country are urging President Trump to order more companies to ramp up production of protective gear and testing supplies — as he has done with face masks and ventilators. The group, including New York AG Letitia James, asked the president in a letter to invoke the...

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Apr 07, 2020

Pastor who criticized coronavirus ‘mass hysteria' dies from illness
A Virginia pastor who criticized the "mass hysteria" surrounding the coronavirus pandemic has died of the illness, according to new reports. Landon Spradlin, of Gretna — a small town halfway between Lynchburg and Danville — started to feel sick while in New Orleans, where he went to preach to the crowds gathered for Mardi Gras...

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Apr 07, 2020

Actress who fronted coronavirus PSAs busted for throwing wild house party
A Nigerian actress who fronted a national campaign about social distancing during the coronavirus lockdown has been arrested — for throwing a wild party packed with revelers, according to police. Funke Akindele-Bello, 42, fronted a campaign for the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) in which she filmed PSA's urging people to remain apart, saying,...

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Apr 07, 2020

Surgeon General warns African Americans at greater risk for coronavirus
US Surgeon General Jerome Adams had good and bad news Tuesday on the coronavirus pandemic, saying that initial death estimates could be too high but that African Americans were at greater risk of contracting the potentially deadly illness. "I represent that legacy of growing up poor and black in America," Adams said on CBS "This...

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Apr 07, 2020

Surgeon General warns African-Americans at greater risk for coronavirus
US Surgeon General Jerome Adams had good and bad news Tuesday on the coronavirus pandemic, saying that initial death estimates could be too high but that African-Americans were at greater risk of contracting the potentially deadly illness. "I represent that legacy of growing up poor and black in America," Adams said on CBS "This Morning."...

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Apr 07, 2020

Couple married for over 50 years die of coronavirus holding hands
An elderly Mississippi couple died from the coronavirus just minutes apart while holding hands — after they contracted the deadly illness on a cruise ship, their pastor said. Jerry Austin Williamson and his wife, Frances Jewel Bond Williamson, both 72, died hand-in-hand on Wednesday just six minutes apart, North Long Beach Baptist Church Pastor Rick...

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Apr 07, 2020

Plasma infusions from coronavirus survivors may help ill recover: study
Doctors in China say they have preliminary but promising evidence that blood plasma taken from recovered coronavirus patients can be injected into those who are more seriously ill — and aid remarkably in their recovery. The pilot studies involved two small sets of severely ailing coronavirus patients in different hospitals, the Guardian reported. In one...

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Apr 07, 2020

Researchers work on test to identify patients with worst cases of coronavirus
Australian researchers say they could soon have a blood test that will predict which coronavirus patients are going to need the most intensive care — so front-line doctors can make faster, more accurate decisions about who should get desperately needed resources. "It's not enough just to know that they are infected. We need to know...

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Apr 07, 2020

Pandas finally mate in Hong Kong zoo shuttered over coronavirus
The coronavirus lockdown is just what the love doctor ordered for a pair of pandas in China. The randy twosome — Ying Ying and Le Le — were caught on camera canoodling Monday in Ocean Park, a Hong Kong zoo where visitors — and their prying eyes — are now barred because of the bug,...

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Apr 07, 2020

Trump ‘may look into' case of ousted Navy Capt. Brett Crozier
President Trump "may look into" the controversy over a Naval captain being dismissed for sounding the alarm about a coronavirus outbreak on his ship, and then being ridiculed by acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly in an address to the ship's crew. "I may look into it only from the standpoint that something should be resolved...

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Apr 07, 2020

US coronavirus death toll doubles in first week of April
The US coronavirus death toll surged in April, more than doubling the nation's total tally in just the first week, grim new data reveal.

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Apr 07, 2020

51 recovered coronavirus patients test positive again in South Korea
At least 51 patients diagnosed as having fully recovered from the coronavirus in South Korea have tested positive a second time after leaving quarantine, according to officials. The patients from Daegu all tested positive in a "relatively short time" after they were given the all-clear from their initial infections, the Korea Centers for Disease Control...

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Apr 07, 2020

Bronx Zoo tiger with coronavirus shows signs of improvement
The Bronx Zoo tiger infected with COVID-19 is "showing evidence of improvement every day," its chief veterinarian said this week. Nadia, a 4-year-old Malayan tiger, and at least a half dozen of the zoo's other sick big cats, are responding well to treatment, which for some includes anti-inflammatory medications and antibiotics, said Dr. Paul Calle,...

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Apr 07, 2020

Reporter at White House briefing with ties to China raises alarms for GOP
Republicans raised alarms after a reporter with links to the Chinese propaganda apparatus appeared at a White House briefing and questioned President Trump over Beijing's efforts to combat the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report. Several lawmakers feared the reporter from Hong Kong-based Phoenix TV was spreading propaganda in the White House and called for...

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Apr 07, 2020

Kayleigh McEnany will replace Stephanie Grisham as White House press secretary
Stephanie Grisham is leaving her role as White House press secretary without having ever held a single press briefing, according to a report.

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Apr 07, 2020

Stephanie Grisham leaving role as White House press secretary
Stephanie Grisham is leaving her role as White House press secretary without having ever held a single press briefing, according to a report.

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Apr 07, 2020

Federal agencies buy massive supply of hydroxychloroquine
Two federal agencies have placed orders for hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine — using taxpayer money — even as debate rages over its effectiveness in fighting the coronavirus, according to a new report. The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons have both reported purchases...

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Apr 07, 2020

Colorado county threatens tourists with fines, jail time amid coronavirus crisis
A Colorado county is closing its doors to tourists amid the coronavirus outbreak, threatening anyone who violates a new public health order with up 18 months in jail and a $5,000 fine. Gunnison County officials issued a public health order Friday barring non-residents and tourists from staying in the central Colorado community or to request...

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Apr 07, 2020

Chernobyl radiation levels skyrocket as forest fires burn in exclusion zone
Radiation levels surged 17 times higher than normal this week near the Chernobyl nuclear power station in Ukraine, as forest fires tore through the disaster area, officials said. Ukraine's emergency services said a fire covering 50 acres was under control Sunday, but two other blazes were still raging the next day at the exclusion zone,...

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Apr 07, 2020

WhatsApp limits forwarded messages to curb coronavirus misinformation
WhatsApp has put new restrictions on forwarded messages in an effort to clamp down on misinformation about the coronavirus. Users can now forward certain messages to only one conversation at a time instead of the previous limit of five, the service announced Tuesday. The rule applies to messages that have already been passed along several...

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Apr 07, 2020

China reports zero coronavirus deaths for first time since January
China reached a milestone this week, with no new coronavirus deaths reported on its mainland for the first time since January — as authorities in Wuhan get set to allow healthy residents to travel from the epicenter of the outbreak. Wuhan saw no new COVID-19-related deaths as of Monday —- joining the rest of the...

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Apr 07, 2020

Ruth Bader Ginsburg slams SCOTUS decision on Wisconsin absentee voting
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg decried a decision made by the Supreme Court's majority blocking an extension to the absentee ballot deadline in Wisconsin, where the governor unsuccessfully tried to postpone in-person voting due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Supreme Court on Monday blocked a lower court's extension of the ballot deadline in a 5-4 decision,...

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Apr 07, 2020

Trump nominates White House lawyer to oversee coronavirus stimulus plan
President Trump nominated a White House lawyer to serve as the special inspector to oversee how the $2 trillion approved by Congress to fight the coronavirus pandemic will be spent.

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Apr 07, 2020

Pregnant woman with coronavirus dies during labor in London hospital
A pregnant woman who tested positive for coronavirus has died during labor in a London hospital — with doctors managing to save her baby, according to a report. "Senior hospital workers were in tears," a source told The Sun Monday of the unidentified mother-to-be's death at Whittington Hospital. "The mother had coronavirus and the disease...

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Apr 07, 2020

Detroit news anchor has ‘survivor's guilt' after coronavirus recovery
A Detroit news anchor has fully recovered from the coronavirus, but says he's now dealing with another affliction altogether: survivor's guilt.

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Apr 07, 2020

Detroit news anchor shares experience of recovering from coronavirus
A Detroit news anchor has fully recovered from the coronavirus, but says he's now dealing with another affliction altogether: survivor's guilt.

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Apr 07, 2020

Michigan Democratic lawmaker says hydroxychloroquine saved her life
Michigan lawmaker Karen Whitsett, infected with COVID-19, is crediting the controversial anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine with saving her life.x

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Apr 07, 2020

Boris Johnson receives oxygen in ICU as he continues coronavirus battle
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was being given oxygen as he remained in intensive care Tuesday while battling the coronavirus. The 55-year-old leader — who announced on March 27 that he tested positive for COVID-19 — spent Monday night in the intensive care unit of London's St Thomas' Hospital, which directly overlooks Parliament. Johnson is...

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Apr 07, 2020

Civil rights icon John Lewis endorses Joe Biden for president
Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis is endorsing former Vice President Joe Biden in his bid to oust President Donald Trump from the White House. Lewis (D-Ga.) told reporters during a phone call, "It is my belief that we need Joe Biden now more than ever before." On Tuesday morning, Lewis and the Biden campaign...

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Apr 07, 2020

Illinois couple dead in murder-suicide after man feared they had coronavirus
An Illinois man who feared he and his girlfriend had contracted coronavirus fatally shot the woman before turning the gun on himself last Thursday night, authorities said. Patrick Jesernik, 54, and 59-year-old Cheryl Schriefer — who both eventually tested negative for the virus — were found by authorities inside their Lockport Township home, according to...

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Apr 07, 2020

Trump says dispute with 3M over protective masks ends ‘very happily'
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is touting the end of a dispute with 3M to supply millions of masks to medical professionals on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus. Trump said that the "3M saga ends very happily. We're very proud to be dealing now with 3M." The president said that the...

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Apr 06, 2020

Navy secretary apologizes for calling ousted Capt. Brett Crozier ‘stupid'
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly apologized on Monday for blasting canned aircraft carrier Capt. Brett Crozier as "too naive or too stupid" to command a ship. "Let me be clear, I do not think Captain Brett Crozier is naive nor stupid," Modly wrote. "I think, and always believed him to be the opposite." Modly's about-face...

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Apr 06, 2020

Trump blasts watchdog report claiming shortage of medical supplies
President Trump incorrectly blasted the inspector general of the Health and Human Services department as an "Obama appointee" on Monday when asked about a recent internal HHS report about a "severe" shortage of medical gear and testing supplies. "It is wrong," Trump said when asked about the findings. "So, give me the name of the...

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Apr 06, 2020

Top cardinal welcomes Australian court's dismissal of sexual abuse case
CANBERRA, Australia — Cardinal George Pell welcomed Australia's highest court clearing him of child sex crimes Tuesday and said his trial had not been a referendum on the Catholic Church's handling of the clergy abuse crisis. Pope Francis' former finance minister Pell had been the most senior Catholic found guilty of sexually abusing children and...

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Apr 06, 2020

Authorities recover body of Maeve Kennedy McKean, search for missing son continues
The body of Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean was recovered by authorities Monday after she and her son disappeared on a canoe in Maryland's Chesapeake Bay on Friday, officials said. McKean, 40, the grand-niece of President John F. Kennedy was found at about 5:30 p.m. submerged 25 feet below the bay's surface about 2.5 miles south...

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Apr 06, 2020

Kids leave hospital after eating THC candy from donation
SALT LAKE CITY — Two Utah children have been released from the hospital after ingesting THC-infused candy that was in donated bags of food, police said Monday. Dozens of families picked up the bags filled with several items Friday at a Baptist church in Roy, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) north of Salt Lake City,...

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Apr 06, 2020

Australian court dismisses top cardinal's sex abuse convictions
CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's highest court has dismissed the convictions of the most senior Catholic found guilty of child sex abuse. The High Court Chief Justice Susan Kiefel announced the decision of the seven judges on Tuesday in the appeal of Cardinal George Pell. The decision means he will be released from Barwon Prison outside...

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Apr 06, 2020

Frenchman breaks quarantine to buy cheap cigarettes, gets lost in mountains
He should be ‘ash-amed.' A Frenchman broke his quarantine in search of cheap cigarettes over the weekend — and ended up sparking a major rescue operation when he got lost in a mountain range, authorities said. The smoker attempted to cross into Spain from his home in Perpignan in southern France, but was stopped by...

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