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Charles Portis, author of 'True Grit,' dies at 86

Portis died early Monday morning in a hospice in Little Rock, Arkansas.
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Duran Duran's John Taylor reveals he tested positive for coronavirus, but is 'feeling okay'
Duran Duran bassist John Taylor said he revealed his positive coronavirus test to show the virus "isn't always a killer."        
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Google searches may be useful tool in coronavirus fight, economist says
An economist and expert on big data penned an op-ed in the New York Times Sunday that said Google search terms may help health officials determine the next coronavirus hot spot.
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Bronx Zoo says tiger did not get human coronavirus test
The coronavirus test administered to the Bronx Zoo tiger that tested positive for the illness is different from ones given to humans, according to the zoo’s chief veterinarian. “The COVID-19 testing that was performed on our Malayan tiger Nadia was performed in a veterinary school laboratory and is not the same test as is used...
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Blitzer: Let's not forget, these are not just numbers
CNN's Wolf Blitzer says thank you to the doctors, nurses and essential workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
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Surfing helps kids overcome trauma
' Waves for Change' is a NGO using surf therapy to provide social and mental health services to kids from some of the country's most at risk communities i n South Africa.
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A rainy week is on tap for Southern California
A slow-moving weather system is expected to deliver April showers and mountain snow.
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ACM's 'Our Country': 8 uplifting moments from the TV special that offered viewers hope, togetherness
Keith Urban, Carrie Underwood, Eric Church and more sang to a TV audience from their homes, with songs that offered comfort and catharsis.        
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Stephen Moore on Coronavirus Impact: 'We Are Facing a Potential Great Depression Scenario'
Sunday on New York AM 970 radio's "The Cats Roundtable," economist Stephen Moore weighed in on the potential impact of the coronavirus to the United States economy.
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The Firefly Fun House Match Took John Cena on a Trip at WrestleMania 36
"The Fiend" got retribution for WrestleMania 30
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Bobby Mitchell, Hall of Famer and the Redskins’ First Black Star, Dies at 84
He played four seasons with the Cleveland Browns and seven with the Redskins, the last N.F.L. team of his time to integrate.
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Defensive line glut will put Giants’ ‘hog mollies’ love to NFL Draft test
Well, look here, a place where the Giants are not in dire need of upgrading. No one is saying the big guys up-front on defense are the second coming of the Purple People Eaters or the Fearsome Foursome, but there is some talent on the roster and it is easy to envision this being a...
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Critical Condition, Talking to the Past
Struggling in a coronavirus-ravaged economy; And, Holocaust survivors will be able to share their stories after death thanks to a new project
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With coronavirus apex still to come, some US hospitals reeling from capacity crunch
As the coronavirus crisis sweeps across the nation, hospitals administrators say their medical personnel are struggling to keep up with the flood of infected patients.
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Fired intelligence community watchdog breaks silence
Atkinson wrote that he was "legally obligated" to make sure whistleblowers had confidentially.
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Brazil's favelas are left to combat Covid-19 on their own
As Covid-19 spreads like wildfire in Brazil, those who live in densely populated hilltop slums, known as favelas, are left to fend for themselves. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.
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Islanders’ Jean-Gabriel Pageau in limbo, personally and professionally
Jean-Gabriel Pageau was in the middle of changing his life over. A native of Ottawa, Ontario, Pageau spent his entire eight-year NHL career with the Senators before he was traded to the Islanders at the trade deadline in February. Less than a month later, the NHL season was suspended indefinitely amid the coronavirus pandemic. The...
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U.S. Cut Hundreds of Millions From Public Health Budgets in Years Before Coronavirus
Between 2008 and 2017, state and local health departments lost more than 55,000 jobs — one-fifth of their workforce
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Ignoring Expert Opinion, Trump Again Promotes Use of Hydroxychloroquine
The president’s advocacy of the anti-malarial drug has created tensions in his administration, and fears among doctors that it could unnecessarily expose patients to risks.
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What's on TV Monday: The Plot Against America; Coronavirus
What's on TV Monday, April 6: The Plot Against America; Coronavirus TV Specials
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New York hospitals stretched thin as governor says state may be nearing coronavirus apex; Los Angeles woman celebrates 110th birthday amid coronavirus pandemic
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Bobby Mitchell, NFL great who broke Redskins color barrier, dead at 84
WASHINGTON — Bobby Mitchell, the speedy Hall of Famer who became the Washington Redskins’ first black player, has died. He was 84. Mitchell split his career with the Cleveland Browns and Redskins and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1983. The Hall of Fame said Sunday night that Mitchell’s family said...
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‘He had so many friends’: Family mourns beloved dad and granddad who died of coronavirus.
Sterling ‘Ruffin’ Maddox Jr., 78, died March 20 in Arlington.
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Heated disagreement breaks out in Situation Room over hydroxychloroquine
There was a heated disagreement in the Situation Room this weekend over the efficacy of the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine -- but multiple sources say it was mostly one-sided, as President Donald Trump's top trade adviser Peter Navarro feuded with other officials over the drug's unproven effectiveness to treat coronavirus.
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What Europe is (and isn’t) buying during quarantine
Supermarket data from Italy, France and UK shows it’s boom time for staples and downtime for pricey items such as Champagne.
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'Jaws' actress Lee Fierro, whose Mrs. Kintner slapped Chief Brody, dies of coronavirus at 91
Lee Fierro, the Martha's Vineyard actress who found fame in an immortal scene in 1975's "Jaws," has died at 91 of coronavirus.       
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Rikers Island inmate dies of complications from coronavirus
An inmate from Rikers Island who tested positive for the coronavirus died in a Manhattan hospital on Sunday, jail officials said. The 53-year-old man was transferred from the sprawling jail facility to Bellevue Hospital on March 26 and eventually died there, according to Department of Correction spokesperson Peter Thorne. He’d been at the lock up...
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Drew McIntyre Defeats Brock Lesnar to Win WWE Championship at WrestleMania 36
McIntyre earned this opportunity by winning the 2020 Men's Royal Rumble match.
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Quarterfinals set as NBA 2K Players Tournament heats up
The quarterfinals of the NBA 2K Players Tournament are now set following four more games staged Sunday evening.       
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From 271 to 13: American suspends most NYC flights amid coronavirus crisis; demand 'evaporating'
American, a big player in New York, usually operates more nearly 300 daily flights from New York's three major airports.      
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Jared Kushner, Facing Backlash Over His Role in the Pandemic Response, Gets Unexpected Praise From de Blasio
"I want to give a special thanks to the President and to Jared Kushner," de Blasio said during a coronavirus update.
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A healthy United States needs a healthy economy: Devine
It probably wasn’t the best time to talk about restarting the economy, as we enter a week that Surgeon General Jerome Adams says will be the “hardest and the saddest” for most Americans. But President Trump was right Saturday to say that the “cure cannot be worse than the problem itself. We got to get...
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2 Workers From Same Walmart Store Die After Contracting The Coronavirus
The Chicago-area store is open for business after passing "necessary inspections," the company said. Walmart did not disclose the workers' names or further details.
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Artemi Panarin’s debut Rangers season is the stuff of legends
Part 13 of a series analyzing the New York Rangers. An evaluation of Artemi Panarin’s first season on Broadway becomes a measurement against history. A measure against the greatest players in the 2019-20 NHL. A measure against the best offensive seasons in Rangers history. A measure against the best free-agent signee debuts in New York...
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Trump: US praying for Johnson amid hospitalization
President Donald Trump is sending well wishes to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson after news broke earlier Sunday that he had been admitted to a hospital with the new coronavirus. (April 5)       
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Michael Atkinson, intelligence community watchdog fired by Trump, says he was just doing his job
Michael Atkinson broke his silence Sunday saying he's "disappointed and saddened" at President Trump's late-night decision just a day earlier to fire him from his watchdog post in the intelligence community.
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Rob Gronkowski wins WWE 24/7 championship at WrestleMania 36
Rob Gronkowski is a WWE champion. The former New England Patriots star tight end pinned his friend Mojo Rawley on Sunday to become the 24/7 champion on the second night of a two-day WrestleMania 36 at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Fla. The event was held on a closed set with only essential personnel...
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Trump hopes virus leveling-off in hot spots; advisers take tempered view
President Donald Trump expressed hope on Sunday that the United States was seeing a “leveling-off” of the coronavirus crisis in some of the nation's hot spots, but some of his top medical advisers took a more tempered view.
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NYC restaurants feeding health workers on front lines of coronavirus fight
New York City’s restaurants may be hanging on by a thread, but they’re still feeding area health-care workers with the help of one Upper East Side mom. Gabrielle Armour, a non-practicing lawyer with three kids, was on lockdown with the rest of the city on her 50th birthday when she decided to ask her Facebook...
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Meet Rocco. He Owns a Dairy Queen. The Government’s Flawed Coronavirus Plan Might Not Save It.
Why the small-business rescue isn't going to rescue some businesses.
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World will conquer coronavirus, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leader says
Humanity will conquer the coronavirus epidemic, a high-ranking member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Sunday.
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Atkinson: Trump fired me because I handled whistleblower complaint properly
“As an Inspector General, I was legally obligated to ensure that whistleblowers had an effective and authorized means to disclose urgent matter.”
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Trump Keeps Promoting Unproven Drug for Coronavirus: “I’m Not a Doctor. But I have Common Sense.”
Anthony Fauci and Peter Navarro reportedly got into a heated argument over whether to promote the treatment for COVID-19.
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NY’s restaurants, and America’s, need to hold on until the lockdowns end
The New York City restaurant industry faces an existential threat worse than from any previous catastrophe. Eateries will survive the coronavirus nightmare — but salvation will more likely come out of good-faith bargaining between desperate owners and beleaguered landlords than from various government-relief proposals now being urged by restaurant-business advocates. The crisis is acute. Some...
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Chris Childs blasts Latrell Sprewell for being ‘pawn’ in Dolan-Oakley feud
Former Knicks point guard Chris Childs ripped ex-teammate Latrell Sprewell for being “a pawn’’ in the Charles Oakley saga. Sprewell showed up sitting next to owner James Dolan at the next home game after Oakley was ejected and arrested at the Garden in February, 2017. Sprewell had been estranged from the franchise since being traded...
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India has closed its railways for the first time in 167 years. Now trains are being turned into hospitals
Normally, Indian Railways runs more than 20,000 passenger trains a day, on long-distance and suburban routes, from 7,349 stations across India.
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India has closed its railways for the first time in 167 years. Now trains are being turned into hospitals
When Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 25, Indian Railways took the unprecedented move of suspending passenger trains across the country until April 14.
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'American Idol' recap: Most of top 20 set before coronavirus-forced delay of live shows
Sunday's "American Idol" didn't waste time revealing the fate of some contestants. Others will have to wait for the return to live shows.      
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Coronavirus Jailbreak: Soros-Funded ACLU Helps Free Illegal Alien Child Molester, Immigrant Child Abuser
A California federal judge, appointed by former President Jimmy Carter, has mandated the release from prison of six illegal aliens and legal immigrants convicted of child molestation, child abuse, drunk driving, and drug trafficking.
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