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GOP Lawmakers Urge Wisconsin Governor to Reopen Golf Courses Which Were Closed Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Course owners in the state are also urging Gov. Tony Evers to allow them to be reopened, fearing their business will not survive until the safer-at-home restrictions are lifted.
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Dubai's virtual museums offer a cultural escape
With coronavirus forcing people to stay at home, virtual tourists can view Dubai's most famous landmarks and museums through an online city tour.
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NBA Coronavirus Update: Commissioner Adam Silver Says Decision on Season Won't Be Made Before Next Month
The league was suspended on March 11 and Silver admitted setting a return date would be fanciful at the moment.
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China to release tourist 'blacklist' after Great Wall vandalized on re-opening day
A visitor to the Great Wall of China was reportedly caught on camera defacing the historic site with a key. Officials hope the threat of public shaming will prevent cases of vandalism from happening again.
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An asthma sufferer, sprinter Noah Lyles is taking extra precautions amid pandemic
Breath and breathing seem to have taken on added significance for the world as it grapples with the coronavirus pandemic -- even more so if you're are asthmatic.
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Cook County Jail reports first detainee death from coronavirus
A 59-year-old man is the first detainee from an Illinois jail where 220 people have tested positive for coronavirus to die from suspected complications of Covid-19.
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'They're All Really Afraid': Coronavirus Spreads In Federal Prisons
One of the hardest-hit facilities is in Oakdale, La. "They feel like they're sitting ducks," says Arjeane Thompson, whose boyfriend is an inmate. And staff are working overtime under the strain.
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Disney Parks shares churro recipe, encourages fans to recreate snack at home amid coronavirus outbreak
Take your tastebuds on a trip to Disneyland.
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New York has been crushed by COVID-19. Will other US cities be spared?
As the number of coronavirus cases in New York City continues to skyrocket, the city's health care system is overwhelmed and seems on the verge of collapse. Other U.S. cities may soon follow, especially if residents don't stay committed to firm mitigation measures. 
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D.C. area forecast: Late-day thunderstorms could be strong to severe
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As coronavirus rages, nursing homes have ventilators that hospitals desperately need
Coronavirus: Should doctors take people off life support in order to save COVID-19 patients who might recover?
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Wisconsin Election Held Amid Virus Fears: Here's What You Need To Know
Gov. Tony Evers tried to postpone voting and extend the absentee deadline, but he was blocked by courts. Results for Tuesday's contests may not appear for days.
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Passover Celebrations Take Shape Differently To Work Around The Coronavirus
Social distancing is preventing families from gathering for the traditional Seder, so this year Passover will be different. Many Jews are planning virtual celebrations.
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Sally Pipes: Coronavirus deregulating health care — this should continue after pandemic is beaten
Not much good can come from a pandemic. A less regulated, more effective health care workforce may be one of the few positives.
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Couple creates art gallery for gerbils during quarantine, complete with rodent-inspired paintings
An art gallery fit for a gerbil.
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Photographer takes funny snaps of squirrel 'panic buying' nuts, toilet paper
Despite admitting that a lot of the shots are down to “luck,” the photographer was happy with his striking pictures.
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The Fight Over Wisconsin’s Election
The Wisconsin election is an unmitigated disaster.
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Hinge Introduces 'Date From Home' Feature So Users Can Date and Social Distance With Ease
Now that COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into everyone's love lives, the dating app designed to be deleted has introduced a new feature so people can "meet" people from their own living rooms.
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No President Has Used the Bully Pulpit Like Trump
When she finishes her 12-hour shift in the intensive-care unit at Riverside Community Hospital, Katherine Montanino stuffs her clothes into a dirty-linen bag and swaps out her soiled shoes for a fresh pair. Arriving home, she takes a shower before she hugs her family. Then she might flip on the television to see what President Donald Trump is saying about the virus she’s straining to avoid.The 44-year-old nurse from Riverside, California, voted for Trump and might do it again. Yet with her colleagues rationing masks and the number of COVID-19 cases growing, Trump’s digressions into partisan politics leave her cold. “It’s one of the things I wish he would just stop,” she told me. “I understand he’s trying to build for the presidential campaign coming up. But it’s not the time right now. It’s not about him. Honestly, it’s about life and death.”A president commands a formidable platform when the nation is under threat. As the pandemic worsens, Trump has been inescapable. His daily press briefings draw millions of viewers. He’s cultivated public fights with Democratic governors over scarce supplies. And he’s ignited cultural clashes by calling the novel coronavirus the “Chinese virus.” As the briefings stretch into their second hour, the wartime president morphs into the aggrieved candidate, who has created a spectacle that a captive audience can’t ignore.One timeline in play is how long it will take before infections subside. Another is the political calendar. The two are entwined. In this new era of social distancing, Trump can’t hold rallies as a way to mobilize his base and diminish his rivals. But he’s embraced the bully pulpit, and in his hands—and at this jarring moment in the nation’s history—it’s potentially more valuable than routine campaigning. As the election approaches, he may be more and more tempted to use it for his own purposes. His prospects now hinge, after all, on his handling of the outbreak. His focus in the coming months will be to convince voters that he led a dauntless effort to keep Americans alive.[Read: What will happen when red states need help?]“Trump’s opponent really is the coronavirus,” Senator Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina and a friend of the president’s, told me. “If he’s seen to have handled this well and done a good job in the eyes of the public, he’d be almost impossible to beat. If he’s viewed as having fallen short, he’d be in trouble.”Trump quickly found a substitute for the raucous rallies he’s had to forgo amid the crisis, which his pollster John McLaughlin described as “like the September 11 attack and the 2008 financial crisis combined.” Two days after he canceled his last rally, on March 11, Trump showed up in the Rose Garden for the first of 24 straight news conferences and press gaggles. He’s revived a tradition that he’d previously done away with: the daily White House press briefings, only with himself as emcee. He doesn’t skip a day, whether he has anything new to say or not.“From a purely political standpoint, he can be seen as the commander in chief for up to two hours a day, leading the country through this crisis,” Sean Spicer, the president’s former press secretary, told me. “In this case,” Joe Biden, Trump’s presumptive general-election opponent, “is left on the sidelines.”No president has used the bully pulpit quite like Trump in this moment. Before the Great Pandemic came the Great Depression. At the time, Franklin D. Roosevelt used his fireside chats to reassure the country, preparing carefully with his speechwriters, Doris Kearns Goodwin, the presidential biographer, told me. “He wanted to make sure he had the right language, the right message, and the right data coming forward.” Trump’s news conferences, by contrast, spin off in all directions: ungrateful governors and Facebook followers, impeachment and Biden—lots of Biden.But imagery could work in his favor. Trump stands behind a lectern adorned with the presidential seal. He holds news conferences in the iconic Rose Garden. Flanking him most days is Anthony Fauci, a public-health expert so admired that his face is now imprinted on bobblehead dolls, and whose mere presence lends authority to a president whom many Americans don’t trust to speak truthfully about the threat. (Twitter lights up in alarm whenever Fauci doesn’t appear alongside Trump, though a White House aide told me the absences are only because the doctor needs time to rest or work.)Biden, meantime, is hunkered down in the basement of his Delaware home, sending podcasts into the ether. “Voters in times of crisis want to rally around their leader,” Brian Fallon, a Hillary Clinton spokesperson in the 2016 campaign, told me. “To the extent that Trump is out there and on TV every day with all the trappings of the office, he’s playing the part. It gets him some of the benefit of the doubt that voters want to confer on their leaders.” Even Biden has acknowledged the tough position he’s in. “You can’t compete with a president,” he said at a virtual fundraising event last week. “That’s the ultimate bully pulpit.”A disciplined use of that perch would look very different from what the president is doing. Trump could make a brief appearance to rally the country and then exit, leaving the rest to the public-health experts. He could set a time limit. He could decline to take questions unless they deal with life and safety, citing the gravity of the threat.As chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff during the Gulf War, Colin Powell also gave press briefings under difficult circumstances. One of his rules was to keep them short, Powell told me, declining to discuss Trump specifically. “My experience was, you don’t need more than 30 minutes to make your point,” he said. “If you go more than 30 minutes, you start to talk over yourself; you start to open up your flanks. You get attacked.”Brevity may not serve Trump’s purposes. The longer he talks, the more openings he gets to distract from the messy government response or to skewer his foes.He has repeatedly brought up Biden without ever being asked. On Saturday, after one health expert gave a technical answer about tracking the virus’s spread, Trump followed up with a non sequitur: Biden, he told viewers, had praised his January 31 decision to ban travel from China. Something similar happened on March 26. When a reporter asked Trump about his message that Asian Americans shouldn’t be blamed for the virus, he veered into a complaint about “Sleepy Joe Biden” and Chinese trade deals. Asked about his credibility during another briefing the week before, Trump again didn’t answer. Instead, he said he was beating “Sleepy Joe Biden by a lot in Florida.” (In his opening remarks at yesterday’s briefing, Trump mentioned that he and Biden had talked amicably about the crisis in a 15-minute phone call earlier in the day.)[Read: Trump is on a collision course]Incentives to further politicize the stage will only grow. As the general-election race begins in earnest, Trump may be more brash about slipping in the talking points he can no longer deliver to thousands of cheering MAGA supporters. “The purpose of these should be to provide factual, important information to people in a crisis—information they can trust,” says David Lapan, a former Trump-administration spokesperson at the Department of Homeland Security. “That gets diluted when they turn these into mini rallies.”Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, told me that Trump “thinks it’s very important to be the face of this in terms of comforting the country, telling the country what we’re doing, and trying to be as transparent as possible.”People’s patience may be waning. After early poll numbers showed that a majority of Americans approved of Trump’s response to the outbreak, his ratings have started to slip. An ABC News/Ipsos poll showed only 47 percent approved of his efforts, with 52 percent disapproving.By contrast, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who also has been holding televised daily news conferences during the crisis, enjoys 87 percent approval. That’s the sort of rating leaders normally get at the early points of a national crisis—a level Trump has not been able to match.Trump isn’t about to stop talking; the cable networks won’t stop filming. One person who will be watching is Montanino. She told me that a friend’s husband recently died from the disease and that she’s seen more people getting sick. There’s something she’d like to hear Trump say, an unadorned message free of any politics: “I don’t have this under control, but we as a nation will get through this,” and then, perhaps, step aside for the experts to give life-and-death answers.
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Liverpool reverses plan to furlough staff after backlash
Apologizing to its own fans, Liverpool on Monday reversed a decision to apply its furloughed non-playing staff for the British government's job retention scheme during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus updates: COVID-19 symptoms keep U.K. leader in intensive care
Boris Johnson is the first major world leader to be side-lined by the new virus, as evidence mounts that dramatic lockdowns are helping to flatten the curve.
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Tennis tours coordinating possible post-virus rescheduling
The men’s and women’s professional tennis tours are examining contingency plans for post-coronavirus rescheduling, including the possibility of pushing back the end of the 2020 season.
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200m world champion Noah Lyles on keeping fit in the quarantine
2019 200m world champion Noah Lyles talks to CNN about keeping fit in the coronavirus quarantine, having asthma and competing, and what he thinks about Tokyo 2020 being postponed.
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Officials warn deadliest week of coronavirus still to come
While the number of infections appear to be flattening in New York, officials warn this could be the deadliest week of the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Nick Watt reports.
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New coach using NHL stoppage to study up on his Predators
John Hynes has only been head coach of the Nashville Predators since early January, so he's trying to make up for some lost time with the NHL paused for the coronavirus pandemic and also make sure they're ready whenever hockey resumes.
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Japan declares coronavirus emergency, prepares near $1 trillion stimulus
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday declared a state of emergency to fight new coronavirus infections in major population centres and unveiled a stimulus package he described as among the world's biggest to soften the economic blow.
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Coronavirus live updates: China reports no new deaths for 1st time since January
Worldwide, more than 1.3 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and over 74,000 of them have died since the virus emerged in China back in December.
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What is Archewell? Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Launch New Charity and Well-Being Website
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex release the first details of their new non-profit organization and vowed "to do something of meaning, to do something that matters."
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Surgical and Cotton Face Masks Ineffective at Blocking SARS-CoV-2 Particles When COVID-19 Patients Cough, Study Finds
The study comes as health officials consider the pros and cons of wearing masks amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Woman Sprays Walmart Cashier In The Eyes With Lysol After Being Told About Purchase Limit, Police Say
Police in Leicester, Massachusetts issued an appeal to the public for help identifying a woman who allegedly assaulted the cashier, who needed medical assistance after the incident.
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Pregnant women with coronavirus don't experience more severe illness than others as they do with SARS and flu, study says
A majority of pregnant women who are diagnosed with coronavirus don't experience more severe illness than the general population, according to a new study.
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Google Doodle Thanks Coronavirus Helpers and Celebrates Doctors, Nurses, and Medical Workers
The doodle is the second in a series Google has launched to celebrate those on the frontline of the coronavirus outbreak.
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'Manifest' Season 2 Ending Explained: What Happened at the End and What It Means for the Next Season
"Manifest" Season 2 ended with one character coming back to life, another seemingly dying for good, and a massive surprise being fished out of the ocean on the NBC show.
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Boris Johnson moved to intensive care unit, given oxygen in coronavirus scare: report
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was moved to a London hospital's intensive care unit Tuesday after his coronavirus symptoms took a turn for the worse, a report said. 
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Coronavirus shortage: Looking for a Logitech? Webcams hard to find as we all work from home
Stand-alone webcams have better resolution and picture quality than the ones in laptops. What to do when you can't find one to buy? Use your phone.       
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Colleges suffering huge financial blows from pandemic
As the situation grows more dire, many are eyeing layoffs and some are on the brink of collapse.
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Before the White House, Trump called NIH 'terrible,' questioned vaccines
Trump's earlier views shed further light on the specific challenges – and criticisms – he now faces years later, as coronavirus continues to spread inside the U.S.
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UK PM Johnson in intensive care, needed oxygen after COVID-19 symptoms worsened
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was in intensive care on Tuesday after receiving oxygen support for serious COVID-19 complications, leaving his foreign minister to lead the government's response to the accelerating outbreak.
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Sen. Lindsey Graham Calls for World to 'Send China a Bill' for the Coronavirus Pandemic
The South Carolina lawmaker also hinted that U.S. medical supply chains with the country should be cut in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
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India's Modi Set to Supply Hydroxychloroquine to U.S. After Trump Threatens 'Retaliation'
Trump has repeatedly touted the anti-malarial drug as a treatment for COVID-19 coronavirus patients, despite experts warning there is insufficient evidence to support its use.
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India Partially Lifts Export Ban on Potential Coronavirus Treatment After Trump Call
Normally used to treat malaria, hydroxychloroquine yielded promising yet inconclusive results in a small coronavirus trial
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Coronavirus symptoms: 10 key indicators and what to do
We are learning more about coronavirus symptoms every day. Here are 10 of the most common symptoms and what to do to keep you and your family safe.
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The world's most powerful passports in the age of coronavirus
Just a couple of months ago, the world was enjoying greater freedom of movement than at any time in history.
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The world's most powerful passports in the age of coronavirus
Once again, Asia leads the way in the Henley Passport Index's guide to the world's most powerful passports. But what does passport power mean in the age of coronavirus?
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Los Angeles crime plunges during the coronavirus stay at home order
Los Angeles has seen a 23% drop in crime in the past month as California has been under a stay at home order to fight the spread of coronavirus, the city's police chief said.
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After Cardinal Pell acquitted, pope decries "unjust sentences"
Pope Francis, speaking just a few hours after Australia's highest court acquitted Cardinal George Pell of sexual abuse, on Tuesday offered his morning Mass for those who suffer today from unjust sentences.
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What Is Ivermectin? Head Lice Drug Appears to Stop Coronavirus—Here's What You Need to Know
There is no evidence to suggest it can be used to treat COVID-19 in humans and people should not go out and buy the drug "just in case."
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