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Thousands of NY COVID patients are being treated with anti-malarial drug
As many as 4,000 seriously ill coronavirus patients in New York are being treated with the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine, state health officials say. President Trump has touted hydroxychloroquine as a potential life-saver, although there is no widespread scientific evidence to date showing it helps battle COVID-19. But Gov. Andrew Cuomo last month said healthcare providers...
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A Holocaust survivor's motivation for recording memories
Max Eisen is one of the participants in a project that will let future generations engage in real-time conversations with Holocaust survivors, even after their deaths. Producer Shari Finkelstein writes about meeting Eisen and watching him tell his story.
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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay donates 10,000 masks during coronavirus fight
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay announced Sunday on Twitter that he acquired over 10,000 N95 masks and plans on distributing them to some of the medical workers who need them most amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Speaking with Holocaust survivors who've died
Survivors of the Holocaust now have the chance to preserve their stories in a way that allows them to directly answer future generations' questions about their experiences.
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Miley Cyrus, Cody Simpson offer taco meals to health-care workers amid coronavirus pandemic
Miley Cyrus and Cody Simpson delivered 120 taco meals to health-care workers at a hospital to offer them thanks for their hard work during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Struggling in a coronavirus-ravaged economy
Americans who never thought they would need it are seeking unemployment benefits because of coronavirus-related layoffs. They're finding an overwhelmed system that may not meet their needs in time. Meanwhile, business owners are trying to find solutions.
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2020 Democrats adapt campaigns to coronavirus pandemic
The coronavirus pandemic has thrown a wrench in the campaign plans for 2020 Democrats. But candidates and their campaign staff are still working on ways to get their messages across at a time where large social gatherings are banned. Ed O'Keefe reports.
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NJ gives local governments power to limit short-term rentals
TRENTON, N.J. — New powers for New Jersey’s local and county governments to restrict short-term rentals are taking effect Sunday night, part of the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 as the number of cases in the state passed 37,000 and the number of deaths exceeded 900. The state’s emergency management director, state police...
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This Is What Happens When a Narcissist Runs a Crisis
Trump’s catastrophic performance has as much to do with psychology as ideology.
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Scapegoating New York for the Coronavirus Ignores Its Desperate Need
Blaming the city for coronavirus is a way of letting the federal government off the hook.
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One Restaurant’s Struggle to Weather the Pandemic
Thamee opened in 2019 to great acclaim. Then the coronavirus hit.
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Texans Begin Hoarding Chickens During Coronavirus Pandemic
Eggs have become a scarce item on grocery shelves during the COVID-19 pandemic, so San Antonio residents have decided to stockpile chickens. That still doesn't solve the age-old question of which came first.
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson admitted to hospital
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital for tests, Downing Street said, after days of coronavirus symptoms. CNN's Max Foster has more.
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Bronx Zoo tiger becomes first of its kind to test positive for coronavirus, officials say
Federal officials confirmed a tiger at the Bronx Zoo tested positive for COVID-19 after multiple animals developed virus symptoms.       
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Pentagon mandates all workers wear face coverings to protect against coronavirus
The Pentagon mandated Sunday that everyone at Defense Department facilities cover their faces in an effort to stop the spread of coronavirus. 
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NYC coronavirus death toll now over 2,400 with almost 65K cases
Another 218 peopled died of the coronavirus in the city overnight, bringing the Big Apple’s death toll to more than 2,400, officials said Sunday. The number of confirmed cases of the contagion is now near 65,000, or 4,105 more than the previous 24 hours, they added. Of that total, 14,205 patients are in hospital intensive-care units....
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WWE WrestleMania 36 Night 2 Results: Drew McIntyre and Brock Lesnar Square Off Tonight
John Cena will enter the Firefly Fun House to take on "The Fiend" at WrestleMania.
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Queen Elizabeth gives rare public address about coronavirus
Queen Elizabeth gave a rare public address on Sunday as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic. The queen's speech urged unity and gratitude in these trying times. Elizabeth Palmer reports.
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized due to coronavirus
The 55-year-old had tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by coronavirus, late last month.
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Tamika Catchings' Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame selection 'a storybook ending'
Few basketball players have a résumé as complete as Tamika Catchings, the former Indiana Fever, Tennessee and Olympic star.       
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Trump and public health officials warn the worst is yet to come
With the U.S. coronavirus death count at more than 9,000, President Trump and top officials are warning that the toughest week is still ahead. Health officials are also pleading to the public to take social distancing measures even more seriously than now. Nikole Killion reports.
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Real Coronavirus Death Toll in U.S. Is Higher Than Official Number
Lots of people who died in their houses or nursing homes were never tested, leading to an undercounting of COVID-19 deaths.
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Shirley Douglas, Canadian activist-actress, dies at 86
Shirley Douglas, the Canadian activist and actress, mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of Canada medicare founder Tommy Douglas, died Sunday. She was 86.
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Trump admin weighs legal action over alleged Chinese hoarding of PPE
Leading US manufacturers of medical safety gear told the White House that China prohibited them from exporting their products from the country as the coronavirus pandemic mounted — even as Beijing was trying to “corner the world market” in personal protective equipment, The Post has learned. Now, the Trump administration is weighing legal action against...
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Melba Wilson: “This is life changing. We’re grieving.”
A New York City restaurant owner says she’s concerned about the well-being of the employees she’s had to lay off as the novel coronavirus grips the region.
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“Spare a moment for sorrow” says John Dickerson about how can we mourn and respond to the coronavirus pandemic
"We see you. We feel your sorrow. You are not alone, even in this moment of deep loneliness." John Dickerson on how we can respond to those who are suffering from losses caused by COVID-19.
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Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus, officials say
A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the coronavirus, in what may be the first confirmed case of an animal being infected with the virus in the U.S.
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Local digest: Man shot to death in Baltimore while live-streaming
A roundup of news from around the Washington region.
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Lesson of Maurice Stokes-Jack Twyman bond resonates in these coronavirus times
The celebration was going to culminate in the 700-seat auditorium at the John F. Kennedy Student Center, tucked into the northern segment of the campus of St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. There, Monday night, the 2,100-student school would celebrate the life of Maurice Stokes, the school’s most famous alumnus, on the 50th anniversary of...
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"CBS Weekend News" headlines for Sunday, April 5, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Weekend News" anchored by Karen Leigh.
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Boeing extends closure of Washington state production facilities because of coronavirus
Boeing is extending the temporary suspension of production operations at its Puget Sound and Moses Lake facilities in Washington state because of the coronavirus pandemic, the company said Sunday.
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NBA, ESPN working on televising H-O-R-S-E competition during coronavirus pandemic, report says
The NBA is working towards keeping basketball relevant during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Galaxy and LAFC donating food and supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak
LAFC and the Galaxy are donating food and supplies to Southern California hospital workers and charities amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
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New Mexico man, angered by not qualifying for coronavirus check, tried to set wife on fire, police allege
A New Mexico man tried to set his disabled wife on fire because he was angry he didn’t qualify for a coronavirus-related stimulus check, police alleged.
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Democrat Kentucky Governor Vetoes Mandatory Voter ID for 2020 Election
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) has vetoed legislation that would mandate state voters to show a photo ID before they vote in the 2020 presidential election, and every election after. 
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White House To Hold Coronavirus Briefing, As U.S. Death Toll Nears 10,000
"This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans' lives, quite frankly," the U.S. surgeon general warned.
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Fauci Refuses Claim Coronavirus Pandemic Is 'Under Control': 'That'd Be a False Statement… We're Struggling'
"We're going to continue to see an escalation," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
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The controversy over a Navy captain’s firing following his warning about coronavirus, explained
Capt. Brett Crozier violated protocols with his warnings about the coronavirus aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Capt. Brett Crozier violated chain of command, but many experts and lawmakers argue it was for a forgivable reason. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has forcefully defended the Navy’s controversial decision to relieve a captain of his command after he wrote a pointed letter to his superiors about a Covid-19 outbreak aboard his aircraft carrier, which leaked to the press. “I think Acting [Navy] Secretary [Thomas] Modly made a very tough decision — a decision that I support. It was based on his view that he had lost faith and confidence in the captain based on his actions,” Esper told CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday on State of the Union. “It was supported by Navy leadership. It’s just another example of how we hold leaders accountable for their actions.” Esper’s defense of the firing last week represents a doubling down on a decision that has received criticism from national security experts and former top military officials as a potentially politicized overreaction that could discourage other military leaders from speaking candidly about what’s needed to contain coronavirus outbreaks at military outposts, at a critical moment for global national security. When Tapper asked if it was appropriate to relieve Capt. Brett Crozier of his command before completing an investigation into his conduct, Esper said that it was not abnormal to do so. “All the services at times relieve commanders without the benefit of an investigation up front because they have lost confidence in them. It’s certainly not unique to the Navy. The Navy has a culture of swiftly and decisively removing captains if they lose confidence in them,” Esper said. Crozier, who has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19, wrote in his letter that the Navy needed to get more sailors off the carrier swiftly to protect their health amid an outbreak spreading aboard the ship. “We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die,” he wrote. President Donald Trump said during a press briefing on Saturday that the letter “looked terrible” and was “not appropriate.” He also said that he personally “didn’t make the decision.” But the Washington Post reports that Modly told a colleague the day before Crozier was removed from his post: “Breaking news: Trump wants him fired.” What happened on the USS Theodore Roosevelt Crozier sent the four-page letter to Navy officials on March 30 because he was dissatisfied with the measures the service took to protect his sailors after they started testing positive for Covid-19 on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier under his command. After three sailors were medically evacuated from the carrier, which has a crew of nearly 5,000, Crozier wrote the missive that called for the Navy to act more aggressively. He asked for 90 percent of the crew to be removed so that they could be tested and quarantined properly, and so the ship could be disinfected. CNN’s Ryan Browne reports this process is now underway — half of the ship’s crew have been tested (with 155 confirmed cases as of April 5) and nearly 2,000 sailors have been taken off the carrier. In his letter, Crozier argued for such measures because he felt there was inadequate space aboard for social distancing, and that the spread of the disease was “accelerating” despite earlier evacuations. “[W]e are not at war, and therefore cannot allow a single Sailor to perish as a result of this pandemic unnecessarily,” Crozier wrote. “Decisive action is required now in order to comply with CDC and (Navy) guidance and prevent tragic outcomes.” Crozier sent the message via an unclassified email to Navy officials, copying around 20 or 30 individuals. It’s unclear who exactly was copied on the email, but eventually the letter was leaked and appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. Initially it looked like Crozier might not be punished or fired. Statements from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday and Modly suggested they were unhappy about the leak, but that Crozier would keep his command. “I don’t know who leaked the letter to the media — that would be something that would violate the principles of good order if he were responsible for that, but I don’t know that,” Modly said on Wednesday. “The fact that he wrote the letter of his to his chain of command to express his concerns would absolutely not result in any type of retaliation.” He also said that the letter was something “we want our commanding officers to be able to do.” But the next day, Modly said that Crozier had shown “poor judgment” by sending his letter through email which was not secure to up to 30 people, and that his immediate superior on the ship was not among them. “I could reach no other conclusion than that Capt. Crozier had allowed the complexity of his challenge with the Covid outbreak on his ship to overwhelm his ability to act professionally, when acting professionally was what was needed most at the time,” Modly told reporters on Thursday. It’s unclear if Trump’s reported desire for Crozier to be fired influenced decision making for Modly, who is a political appointee. It is certainly possible that Modly’s overall assessment of the propriety of the situation was incomplete when he initially spoke to reporters. However the decision was arrived at, when Crozier was dismissed, sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt gave him a raucous-send off with cheers and singing to show their appreciation of his efforts on their behalf. Here is Captain Crozier walking away from his ship while sailors chant his name after he was relieved from duty for blowing the whistle on a coronavirus contamination aboard the USS Roosevelt.He sacrificed himself and it sounds like everyone knows it. pic.twitter.com/hwiu7Z1MVV— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 3, 2020 Should Crozier have been dismissed? Modly’s argument for relieving Crozier of his command is that he violated the chain of command and didn’t abide by security protocols when communicating his grievances. It’s also possible that Trump — who has routinely fired people in the federal government whom he perceives as disloyal and has intervened in the military’s justice system in a manner that’s highly unusual for presidents — could have played some role behind the scenes. When the president spoke on Saturday, he implied it might be Crozier’s fault that Covid-19 broke out on the ship after it stopped over in Vietnam, even though the stop was pre-scheduled by the regional command. “I guess the captain stopped in Vietnam and people got off in Vietnam,” Trump said. “Perhaps you don’t do that in the middle of a pandemic or — or something that looked like it was going to be — you know, history would say you don’t necessarily stop and let your sailors get off.” Trump also excoriated the letter as inappropriate. “I thought it was terrible what he did to write a letter. I mean, this isn’t a class on literature,” he said. But many experts, former military officials, and top Democrats disagree with Trump’s criticisms of Crozier. According to the Washington Post, half a dozen former top Navy officials said in interviews that “Modly’s intervention was a mistake that they feared would have a chilling effect on commanders and encourage them to suppress bad news that might upset political leaders.” “I think the firing was a really bad decision, because it undermines the authority of the military commanders who are trying to take care of their troops, and significantly negatively impacts the willingness of commanders to speak truth to power,” retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Post. John Kirby, a retired rear admiral in the US Navy and security analyst for CNN, wrote that Crozier is “guilty of a process foul” in the way he failed to send out his letter over a secure network and didn’t include his immediate boss. But Kirby argued that he ultimately doesn’t consider these errors sufficient cause for being dismissed from a post. “[W]e’ve seen no evidence that others in Crozier’s chain of command were similarly bypassed or even surprised by its contents,” Kirby wrote in his analysis for CNN. “We’ve seen no evidence that he sent a “blast-out email” to everyone he knows. And we’ve seen no public evidence that Crozier leaked the email to the media or was even aware that it had been provided to the San Francisco Chronicle.” “We’ve seen none of this evidence, because either Modly would not share those details or because he does not possess them,” Kirby added. Kirby argues it would’ve been more fair to let an investigation take place before taking action, and that declining to do so is both a distraction for sailors and “sends a horrible message to other commanding officers about the degree to which they can be candid about their efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus in their units.” Top Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee agree, and released a joint statement arguing that Crozier’s chain of command offense didn’t merit a move that suggests instability or insecurity in the armed forces. “While Captain Crozier clearly went outside the chain of command, his dismissal at this critical moment – as the sailors aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt are confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic – is a destabilizing move that will likely put our service members at greater risk and jeopardize our fleet’s readiness,” the committee’s Democratic leadership said in a statement. “Captain Crozier was justifiably concerned about the health and safety of his crew, but he did not handle the immense pressure appropriately. However, relieving him of his command is an overreaction.” And Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was even more frank about the matter. “I think it’s close to criminal the way they’re dealing with this guy,” he said on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, “I think he should have a commendation rather than be fired.”
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Holocaust survivor recalls the last thing his father said to him
Holocaust survivor Max Eisen tells 60 Minutes about the act of human kindness that saved his life and why it’s so meaningful to live forever -- virtually at least.
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First responders throw a personal parade for kids whose birthday parties were canceled due to coronavirus
With their birthday parties canceled because of the coronavirus, 5-year-old Jaxon Zawacki and his younger sister, Croix, went about their day as usual. But then they heard sirens on their street, so they raced outside and were greeted with something that made their birthday unforgettable.
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WATCH: Firemen Use Ladder to Surprise Firefighter Recovering from Coronavirus
A fireman in Miami-Dade, Florida, got the surprise of his life recently while recovering from his battle with the coronavirus.
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Patriots’ quest to replace Tom Brady could involve lesser-known James Morgan
The New England Patriots figure to select a quarterback at some point in the upcoming NFL Draft, and they aren’t just talking to big-school prospects as they move on at that position following Tom Brady’s free-agent departure. The Pats have been in contact with Florida International signal caller James Morgan, recently conducting a videoconference meeting...
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Amid coronavirus, George W. Bush's 2005 pandemic warning goes viral, may underscore slip-ups by successors
Newly resurfaced footage of then-President George W. Bush urgently warning of the risks posed by pandemics in 2005 -- "If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare," Bush said at the National Institutes of Health -- has drawn belated praise from his detractors, and raised new questions as to the state of the federal government's disaster preparedness since his administration.
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From 2007: Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer speaks with 60 Minutes
This week on 60 Minutes, Danny Meyer tells Scott Pelley how the coronavirus is impacting his restaurants and the whole industry. In 2007, he told 60 Minutes about the success of his Shake Shack chain and his "no tipping" policy.
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Can You Even Job Search Right Now?
Job hunting can be difficult at the best of times. It’s absolutely dismal right now.
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Tiger at New York City zoo tests positive for coronavirus, officials say
The Bronx Zoo says Nadia, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions had developed a dry cough. They are all expected to recover.
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A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus
Nadia, a tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York, has become the first of her kind to test positive for the coronavirus.
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A Tiger at the Bronx Zoo Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus
The tiger was tested for the virus after several of the zoo's lions and tigers started showing signs of respiratory illness
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