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Bloomberg takes heat from primary rivals on Sunday political talk shows

Mike Bloomberg was in the crosshairs of other Democratic presidential candidates on Sunday — with his rivals going on TV to slam his big-budget national ad blitz, past policies and controversial remarks. “The point is that $60 billion can buy you a lot of advertising, but it can’t erase your record,” former Vice President Joe...
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Best star snaps of the week: Reese Witherspoon, Jared Leto and more
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California chief justice uses new powers to revise courtroom rules during pandemic
With state's courts largely shut down, 1st Amendment groups worry the public won't have access to documents and proceedings conducted electronically.
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Biden holds 9-point lead on Trump in new Fox News Poll
The findings — outside the Fox News poll's margin of error — show Trump's numbers against Biden virtually unchanged from January.
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Young Medical Graduates Find Themselves on the Front Lines of Italy’s Coronavirus Fight
On the morning of March 8, Francesca Tamburelli was in her apartment in Heidelberg, Germany, when she learned that part of Italy was entering lockdown due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. Upon hearing the news the 25-year-old, who graduated from medical school just last summer, quickly boarded a bus to her hometown of…
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Trump raises idea of quarantines for northeast US
US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he was considering a type of enforceable quarantine to prevent people in New York and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut from traveling. (March 28)       
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New York presidential primary moved to June 23, Cuomo announces
New York is the hardest-hit state in the nation, with over 52,000 reported cases of the total 110,000 confirmed cases in the country as of Saturday.
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Coronavirus shutdown won’t hurt economy in long run, Fed study says
Shutting down schools and workplaces when a pandemic strikes doesn’t hurt the economy — and actually could get things back to normal faster when the threat tapers off, according to a new study by Federal Reserve researchers. The closures, quarantines and restricted business hours — what the Fed researchers call “nonpharmaceutical interventions” — lessen economic...
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Trump Considering Enforceable Quarantine on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut
Trump said he spoke with state governors, but Gov. Cuomo denies hearing about a quarantine
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Coronavirus-panicked dad locks son out of house after spring break trip
A father bans his son from his house, after the kid was away on a germy Spring Break.
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New York may be weeks from a peak in coronavirus cases. Now other states are preparing for surges
Several states are reporting spikes in coronavirus cases, raising fears more hot spots will emerge in the US beyond New York as soon as next week.
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Lady Gaga’s dad slammed for asking for donations to pay restaurant staff
Joe Germanotta created a GoFundMe account asking the public to donate $50,000 to cover his staff's wages amid the coronavirus shutdown.
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Rhode Island Police Hunt Down Travelers From New York to Force Quarantine
The governor issued a stay-at-home order and said anyone who arrives from out of state must self-quarantine for 14 days.
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Trump Says He May Quarantine New York, Connecticut, New Jersey: 'It's A Hot Spot'
The president's comments Saturday came as news to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. "I don't even know what that means," Cuomo said at a briefing.
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Anna Koiman shares at-home workouts for coronavirus lockdown
Americans can no longer use lack of proper equipment as an excuse for not working out during the coronavirus pandemic, certified women's fitness specialist and former "Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Anna Kooiman said Friday.
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Woman murdered by same person who murdered her mother 23 years ago: Police
The daughter was killed in the same house where her mother was killed.
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Is ‘Epicenter’ the Wrong Word for New York?
Some worry that the go-to headline word actually hurts our ability to fight the disease.
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National Parks Service modifying park operations in greater Washington D.C. area
NPS has tried to emphasize the importance of social distancing – both while visiting parks, and just when going outdoors.
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17-year-old dies of coronavirus, was turned away for lacking insurance
A Los Angeles teen — who tested positive for the coronavirus — died of septic shock after being turned away from an urgent care facility because he didn’t have health insurance. While the 17-year old’s positive COVID-19 test didn’t arrive until after his death, residents of the LA neighborhood of Lancaster are outraged. Lancaster Mayor...
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86 UN staffers have tested positive for COVID-19 worldwide
Most of the cases are in Europe, but others also are popping up in the United States, Asia and Africa, U.N. spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
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Spain's Princess Maria Teresa becomes first royal to die from coronavirus
Spain's Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma has become the first royal to die from the novel coronavirus, her family announced on social media.
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Buccaneers' Tom Brady offers tips to stay healthy amid coronavirus threat: 'We're going to get through this'
Tom Brady, fresh off the heels of his departure from the New England Patriots, took to social media on Friday to offer tips on how to stay healthy in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. 
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AOC demands another coronavirus stimulus bill, urges Congress to return
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says the $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill passed by Congress this week is not enough and the federal government should reconvene to pass even more far-reaching measures. “I will be frank — I believe working families deserve far more. I am urging Congress to return to D.C. as soon as possible to...
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Principal surprises valedictorian at job in drive-thru
Amidst the coronavirus pandemic, a Michigan high school principal wanted to keep with tradition and notify the valedictorian and salutatorian in person.
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New York to move presidential primary election to June 23
New York joins several other states that have decided to push their elections back over coronaviurs fears.
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49ers star Richard Sherman on gaming and Twitch Stream Aid
San Francisco 49ers cornerback Richard Sherman tells Coy Wire why he's so into gaming and why his participation in Twitch Stream Aid for coronavirus charity is so important.
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Researchers studying monkeys for a coronavirus vaccine facing challenges
Dr. Skip Bohm hopes his research at the Tulane National Primate Research Center will help save thousands from COVID-19.
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Black marketeers cash in on the coronavirus crisis
Unseasonably warm weather, Champions League football and other major events, homes on the beach and the café culture: just a few of the factors that may have helped carry an insidious virus across southern Europe -- from country to country and city to city, from Italy to Spain and Portugal.
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They used to make MLB uniforms. Now they're making medical masks and gowns
Major League Baseball is teaming up with a sports apparel retailer to help with a national shortage of personal protective equipment for health care workers.
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Firefighter, six others injured in Brooklyn basement blaze
The blaze broke out at about 4 a.m. inside a two-story house on Legion Street near Sutter Avenue in Brownsville, Brooklyn.
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Krispy Kreme is giving out a free dozen doughnuts to healthcare workers
Mondays may have just gotten a little sweeter, particularly for healthcare workers battling the ongoing coronavirus epidemic.
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Cuomo says New York concerned CDC coronavirus crisis guidelines for PPE are not adequate
These comments come after the governor went out of his way Friday to emphasize his state's need for tens of thousands of ventilators after President Trump questioned the number that New York would need to deal with its coronavirus patients.
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Canada to ban passengers with Covid-19 symptoms from domestic flights, trains
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Canadians "need to continue to do what is necessary to prevent the spread of Covid-19.”
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Watch Live: Trump Speaks at Naval Station Norfolk Send Off for USNS Comfort
President Donald Trump is traveling to Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday to say bon voyage to USNS Comfort, the U.S. navy hospital ship departing for New York City to aid in the city's response to the coronavirus.
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Trump rips 'unappreciative' governors as Michigan governor gives plea for more supplies
President Trump told reporters that certain governors are not appreciative enough of his administration's response to the coronavirus pandemic.        
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How schools are (and aren’t) providing meals to children during coronavirus
Siblings Alexander Francisco, 6, and Jovani Francisco, 8, pick up meals in Reading, Pennsylvania, on March 26, 2020. | Lauren A. Little/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images Parents rely on schools for children’s meals. Coronavirus has exposed the vulnerabilities of these programs. In an effort to keep children safe from the coronavirus pandemic, schools in the United States have shut down. Teachers have had to adapt by going online with classes to keep kids on schedule with their education, and other forms of distance learning — teachers holding office hours by phone, the distribution of learning packets, etc. — are being implemented. Essentially, educators are finding ways to ensure kids don’t need to go to a physical building to get schooled. But there’s at least one big problem this presents. Many students around the country rely on schools to provide free or low-cost meals.These meals — which speak to the country’s larger problem of income inequality — are a necessary staple for many families across the country. On a typical school day, the National School Lunch Program provides low-cost or free lunches to 29.7 million children. In New York City, the Department of Education offers free breakfast, lunch, and after-school meals to public school students during the school year. These low-cost and free options are even more imperative considering the record-shattering unemployment spike in the US. With the shutdown of physical school, that option is gone and the US is scrambling to address this problem, on top of all the other problems the coronavirus pandemic presents. During this pandemic, the White House has signaled that states need to take care of themselves without relying on the federal government when it comes to vital medical equipment, with Trump picking fights with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and saying New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is exaggerating his state’s need for ventilators. On Friday, his administration signaled that state and local officials may, similarly, need to handle the issue of school meals themselves. “The truth is, many underprivileged kids would not be getting school meals, apart from the fact that, as we stand here today, our administration has approved waivers for all 50 states to give them flexibilities to work with local partners to get meals to children that are in need, and also a nationwide waiver to allow parents to pick up meals,” Vice President Mike Pence said at the briefing. Pence was at Friday’s presidential briefing, joined by Sonny Perdue, the US secretary of agriculture, and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. “The federal government can’t do it all, but we got great partners out there in the food supply chain, as well as our food nutrition services, and our partners in our school nutrition services doing a great job to continue to get these meals to kids there,” Perdue said. Perdue specifically addressed getting meals to kids. He cited a program with McLane Global, the Baylor Collaborative on Poverty and Hunger, and Pepsi that would “pack a million meals a week to deliver to our rural kids who might not get to town.” According to the Baylor Collaborative, the meal delivery system will “contain five days of shelf-stable, nutritious, individually packaged foods that meet USDA’s summer food requirements.” Perdue also introduced an initiative between Panera Bread and the Children’s Hunger Alliance to deliver meals in Columbus, Ohio. That collaboration is expected to go into effect on April 6. While these programs sound great in theory, it is important to keep in mind that this administration has overpromised and underdelivered on a number of initiatives — particularly those involving corporate partnerships — during the coronavirus pandemic, including promoting a Google virus testing website that Google itself did not seem to be aware of and announcing testing centers at big-box retailers, something that has yet to come to fruition in any meaningful way. Food pickup and delivery is a stopgap solution — but it’s all that’s available at the moment The country’s focus on meal delivery highlights the bigger problem, which is schools providing meals via a grab-and-go process. In New York City, meals are available at public schools to go. The same goes for Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta, and major metropolitan public school systems. The issue therein is that the farther you get from these areas, the fewer options become available — hence the US involvement in promoting delivery programs. There also might be an unforeseen problem in the current grab-and-go method: parents not being able to go to these meal stations at all. According to the City, an independent nonprofit news agency covering New York City, the number of parents taking advantage of free meals has dropped: The program peaked at 199,483 meals distributed on March 19. Then it dropped to 159,635 last Friday, before hitting a low of 81,050 on Monday, when it rained. The figure rose to 111,887 Tuesday and 115,865 on Wednesday. In perspective, around 600,000 meals are distributed daily when school is in session. The lack of demand might not be that parents feel their children don’t need these meals, but that they are opting to social distance and keep their kids safe. Depending on the school district, some grab-and-go stations in the country require that a child be present or paperwork be required to obtain a meal. These free meal stations and deliveries also put those who come in, make the food, and possibly deliver it at risk for exposure. In Fayette County in Kentucky, a public school employee involved in delivering meals recently tested positive for Covid-19 — an example of how fragile these solutions are.
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NYPD detective becomes first NYC office to die from coronavirus
The first death of a NYPD officer from the coronavirus was reported Saturday.
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Beware stimulus check scams
The federal government hasn't issued a single stimulus check yet, but scammers are already trying to steal the money from Americans.
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NY coronavirus death toll jumps as Cuomo delays presidential primary
The statewide coronavirus death toll jumped by 209 Saturday, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who announced the presidential primary will be moved to June 23 amid the worsening crisis. New York’s death count reached 728, up from 519 on Friday, the governor said. And the number of infected jolted to 52,318, an increase from the...
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American among four dead on coronavirus-stricken cruise in Panama
An American, a Swede and people from the UK and Netherlands are among the four who have died on the coronavirus-stricken Holland America cruise stuck off the coast of Panama, according to a new report. A spokesman for the cruise company confirmed the nationalities of the deceased passengers Friday, as it sought port in Florida....
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728 people have died from coronavirus in New York state, governor says
He has repeatedly stressed a need for more hospital beds and ventilators to treat an expected rising number of patients.
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Trump says he is considering a quarantine of the N.Y. metro area
New York state has the most cases of coronavirus in the country.
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The President said Saturday he's considering a short-term quarantine of New York, New Jersey and parts of Connecticut, as coronavirus cases rise
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Stunning visual as Pope Francis delivers prayer to empty St. Peter's Square
As Easter approaches, Pope Francis spoke to an empty Vatican, which, along with surrounding Italy, has been afflicted by coronavirus.       
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Trump to send off 'stocked up' Navy hospital ship to New York for coronavirus response
President Trump traveled to Norfolk, Va. Saturday for a send-off ceremony for the U.S. Navy hospital ship as it leaves for New York to aid in the coronavirus emergency response.
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Public health experts blast Boris Johnson for ‘slow’ coronavirus response
The three men leading the United Kingdom’s response to the coronavirus pandemic — Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Health Secretary Matt Hancock and the chief medical officer, Chris Whitty — are doing so from quarantine after coming down with COVID-19 symptoms, and receiving strong criticism for not better protecting themselves from the disease. As cases continue...
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James Dolan sets up fund to pay MSG employees until May
Madison Square Garden has established a relief fund to provide financial assistance to employees while also committing to paying qualified venue employees through at least May 3, per correspondence sent out Friday night, The Post has confirmed. The MSG Relief Fund was established with a $1 million donation from the Madison Square Garden company that...
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News Analysis: The new U.S. hope for replacing the president of Venezuela: Coronavirus
Venezuela is woefully unprepared for coronavirus. The Trump administration sees that as another chance to remove President Nicolas Maduro.
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Instacart shoppers plan strike over treatment during pandemic
Some Instacart shoppers are planning to strike on Monday, accusing the company of not providing them enough protections during the coronavirus pandemic.
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