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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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nypost.com
Stay out! 10 images of caution tape in places you wouldn't expect to see it
Caution tape. It's our visual prompt to stay away.
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latimes.com
The Dolphins have a ton of draft picks. They shouldn’t trade any for Tua Tagovailoa.
The Dolphins have have six picks in the top-70 and shouldn't package any of them for a high-risk trade to take a quarterback.
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The best way to make DIY face masks with fashion designer Cynthia Rowley
Time to cut up that old T-shirt. Fashion designer Cynthia Rowley shows us how to make a DIY face mask with items from your closet. For this tutorial, you’ll need a needle and thread, soft material such as a cotton shirt or leggings, a mask pattern, scissors and a Sharpie. While these stylish masks aren’t...
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How New Efforts Are Recovering the Stories of People Who Were Deleted From History
Until we recover and replace the stories of the people who were deleted from history's records, we will, even without knowing it, continue to carry forward the deliberate bigotry of the past
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time.com
Andrea Bocelli will perform live from Italy's empty Duomo cathedral on Easter
Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli will give a live solo performance Sunday inside the Duomo cathedral in Milan, which will be livestreamed on YouTube.
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latimes.com
Wisconsin is still holding an election Tuesday. Here’s when we might see results.
A woman oversees voting at a drive-up polling place in Racine, Wisconsin, on April 7, 2020. | Scott Olson/Getty Images After days of wrangling, in-person voting is underway in Wisconsin. Here’s how the election is playing out. The Wisconsin electionis moving forward despite fears about the coronavirus and days of wrangling over whether to postpone voting until the summer, as multiple other states have done. The results won’t come quite so speedily. It’s Joe Biden versus Bernie Sanders on the Democratic presidential primary ballot. Heading into Tuesday’s election, Biden held a firm lead over Sanders, according to FiveThirtyEight’s average of polls, which had the former vice president at 53 percent support and the Vermont senator at 36 percent support. But the more closely watched contest is one that could have a much larger effect on the state’s politics: A Wisconsin Supreme Court seat is also on the ballot, and the decision to hold the election Tuesday — which the US Supreme Court weighed in on — could affect whether the GOP holds on to that seat. To back up a bit as to how we got here, initially, both Republican and Democratic leaders supported keeping Wisconsin’s primary as originally scheduled, despite concerns from public health officials that in-person voting could put voters at risk. There are local contests on the ballot, including the state Supreme Court one, and there was bipartisan support for avoiding delays on deciding those. As the outbreak intensified, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to delay the primary but met heavy resistance from the state’s Republican-controlled legislature. There have been more than 2,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in the state and more than 70 deaths as of April 6. Evers issued an order postponing in-person primary voting until June and proposed automatically mailing ballots to every voter in the state. After last-second wrangling in the legislature and the courts, Evers lost. On Monday, the state’s Supreme Court ruled on a party-line vote that Wisconsin’s primary had to take place on Tuesday. The same day, the US Supreme Court ruled against an extension of absentee voting in April that would have extended the deadline for them to be counted as long as they arrived at a polling place by April 13. In order for ballots to be counted, they’ll have to be postmarked on Election Day, April 7, and received by the 13th. There are concerns that this will disenfranchise voters, perhaps especially Democrats. Sanders called the decision to go ahead with in-person voting on Tuesday “dangerous” and said his campaign wouldn’t engage in traditional get-out-the-vote activities. A spokesperson for the Biden campaign told Vox that its get-out-the-vote work in the state has been only absentee-related for weeks. The state’s Democratic Party has released information for voters to take part in curbside voting and drop off absentee ballots. Already, polling places are seeing long lines in many parts of the state. And in Milwaukee, for example, the number of voting locations was cut from 180 locations to five. The polls close at 8 pm Central time, and Vox will have live results courtesy of our partners at Decision Desk. But don’t expect results — let alone a call for any candidate — anytime soon. The state election counsel told clerks not to report results until April 13, which will allow precincts time to receive mail-in ballots (that must be postmarked by April 7). Wisconsin Democratic presidential primary live results Biden, who’s leading in the national delegate count, heads into Tuesday well-poised to win the majority of Wisconsin’s 84 pledged delegates. A victory for the former vice president would be a blow to Sanders, who won the state’s primary in 2016. We’ll have live results once clerks begin reporting them: Wisconsin Supreme Court live results Beyond the presidential primary, another race to watch is for a Wisconsin Supreme Court seat between incumbent conservative Justice Daniel Kelly and his liberal challenger, Judge Jill Karofsky. We’ll have live results once clerks begin reporting them:
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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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Dylan Howard leaves National Enquirer’s owner after slew of scandals
Dylan Howard, the National Enquirer editor who was caught in a hush-money scheme to silence women who claimed they had affairs with President Trump, has reportedly left the supermarket tabloid’s parent company, American Media Inc. Howard — an 11-year veteran at American Media who in 2014 was promoted to chief content officer, the top editorial...
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Joy Behar wants White House reporters to call Trump a liar, walk out of press briefings
"The View" co-host Joy Behar urged one of her network's top correspondents, ABC's Jon Karl, to walk out of President Trump's press briefings and call him a liar.
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Police charge two teenagers with stealing seven cars from repair lot in Northwest Washington
Youths crashed a van through a gate and drove the vehicles away, police said.
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The Google doc that is keeping Yankees pitchers connected
The Yankees are stuck at home, like most of us. So, they’re working like many of us do. With players, coaches, training and medical staff spread all around the country, the team is keeping track of its pitchers’ indefinite offseason preparations via Google Docs. “Whatever you’re doing, whatever you threw that day or whatever you...
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Catch tonight's pink moon, 2020's largest supermoon
The pink moon is viewable all over the globe, if weather permits.
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R. Kelly Judge Says No To Prison Release Despite COVID-19 Fears
The judge rejected Kelly's request to be released citing that he is not at high risk, nor has he demonstrated that he is not a flight risk.
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newsweek.com
Women and children at higher risk of violence and sexual abuse during coronavirus lockdown
As millions are mandated to remain at home to curb coronavirus, domestic violence and child abuse cases are on the rise. 
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Rand Paul recovers from coronavirus, tests negative
Sen. Rand Paul announced Tuesday that he has retested negative for COVID-19 after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and placing himself in self-quarantine last month.
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Long Lines, Masks And Plexiglas Barriers Greet Wisconsin Voters At Polls
After an 11th-hour scramble, Wisconsin forged ahead with its election, despite fears about the coronavirus outbreak and an ongoing stay-at-home order.
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Walmart sued by family of worker who died of COVID-19
Lawsuit alleges retailer failed to warn others after employee showed disease symptoms before being sent home and dying.
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NHL, players union eye North Dakota as possible location for return of season: report
The National Hockey League has joined other leagues in floating the idea of possibly resuming the season in an isolated city with officials eyeing North Dakota as a potential location, reports say.
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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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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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Michelle Money says daughter Brielle, 15, ‘doing well’ on life support
She recently underwent brain surgery.
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Brit Hume: COVID-19 pandemic is not impervious to American political division
Partisan politics during the coronavirus pandemic continue to influence America's efforts to fight the disease, Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume said Monday evening.
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Amazon is dropping prices on nearly all Echo products
If you've had your eye on any Amazon Echo, now's the time to buy. Amazon has dropped prices on nearly every Echo device. We're breaking down the discounts on this product lineup.
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McConnell: Senate to boost small business loan program with possible action on Thursday
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that the Senate will push this week for additional funds for a small business loan program to keep workers on the payroll during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Finland to begin randomized coronavirus antibody testing
HELSINKI – Finland will start tracking the spread of the new coronavirus in its population with randomized antibody tests, its public health authority said on Tuesday. The main hospitals will mail invitation letters to randomly chosen citizens of all ages to be tested for the antibodies which patients suffering from COVID-19 develop, including those who...
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NBC affiliate apologizes for ‘misjudgment’ in tweet that appeared to mock Ralph Northam’s blackface scandal
NBC’s Washington, D.C. affiliate apologized on Monday for a “misjudgment” that appeared to poke fun at Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam for his infamous blackface scandal. 
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Scientists believe they discovered the 'smoking gun' that changed Uranus forever
Uranus was hit by a mysterious space object shortly after the planet formed, causing it to tilt approximately 98 degrees, compared to the plane of the Solar System. Now, researchers believe they have discovered what impacted the ice giant.
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More Than 20,000 Coronavirus Patients in the U.S. Have Recovered From Infection
The U.S. has reportedly seen more than double the coronavirus recoveries in South Korea, which previously recorded the highest number of cases outside China.
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newsweek.com
MLB says it discussed starting the season with all games in a central location
Major League Baseball stated Tuesday that holding games in one central area is one of several ideas discussed regarding how and when to start the season.
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Retailers employ millions. But the government’s rescue could leave out some of the biggest names.
Last month, the Fed set up two programs in response to the coronavirus crisis that will support lending billions to big companies. But only firms deemed the most stable – that is, those that have at least an “investment grade” bond rating — are allowed to participate. The list of major retailers whose bond rating has fallen short of that standard includes some of the biggest names: Macy’s, Gap, JC Penney, Dillard’s, Belk, Neiman Marcus and J Crew.
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New York’s battle with coronavirus continues, Boris Johnson remains in ICU: Tuesday’s coronavirus news
A worker delivers toilet paper and tissues to the Wyckoff Heights Medical Center on April 7, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. | Angela Weiss/AFP via Getty Images Here’s what you need to to know today. In New York, officials were cautiously hopeful that the coronavirus outbreak there might be beginning to stabilize. For two days in a row, the death toll has stayed below 600. That changed Tuesday, however, with the death toll reaching a record-high 731. Still, there was a sliver of some good news, as hospitalizations may be stabilizing. Still, it is a reminder that the United States is braced for a challenging week. The number of confirmed cases in the country now exceeds 369,000 as of April 7, with a death toll around 11,000. Health care workers are on the frontlines of the crisis in the US, but so too are the grocery store and pharmacy workers who are the lifelines for people to buy food, medicine, and other vital goods. And now, they too are starting to succumb to Covid-19. According to the Washington Post, at least four workers in retail stores have died from the coronavirus across the country. The United Kingdom is on edge as the coronavirus crisis has reached the highest levels of government. Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in an intensive care unit battling coronavirus symptoms, as the UK tries to bring its outbreak under control. Here’s what you need to know today. Another look at America’s epicenter White House officialshave said the country must prepare for a very difficult week. But there are some signs of hope that social distancing measures are helping to “flatten the curve” in places that have been at the center of the outbreak, like New York City and the surrounding areas. But the city isn’t out of the worst of it yet. For two days in a row, deaths in New York have stayed below 600. Then, on Tuesday, the number of deaths in the last 24 hours reached 731. Hospitalization rates in New York are also beginning to stabilize, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that he believed New York might be reaching a plateau in hospitalization rates. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also said Tuesday that the number of patients being placed on ventilators in recent days has improved. It’s really too soon to know for sure if this is a blip, or a real sign that infections are slowing. Either way, the message from officials is clear: Social distancing is working, and we can’t stop now. “We get reckless,” Cuomo said, “you will see these numbers go up again.” Grocery workers are dying from Covid-19 The majority of states have asked nonessential businesses to shutter, but places that sell groceries or other essential goods remain open. And those workers — the cashiers, the greeters, the stockers, the janitors, the managers — are another workforce on the frontlines of the crisis. According to the Washington Post, at least four such workers have died in recent days from the coronavirus: A Trader Joe’s worker in Scarsdale, N.Y., a greeter at a Giant store in Largo, Md., and two Walmart employees from the same Chicago-area store have died of covid-19, the disease the novel coronavirus causes, in recent days, the companies confirmed Monday. This may not even capture the scale of the crisis, as workers fall ill and companies rush to hire more workers to meet the spike in demand at grocery and other stores. While companies are now offering more protections to workers such as gloves and masks, employees are still putting themselves at risk. Congress is considering adding hazard pay to another coronavirus stimulus bill, which would supplement incomes for essential workers, including grocery store clerks, postal workers, and truck drivers. The UK’s Boris Johnson is in ICU British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in the intensive care unit due to his worsening coronavirus symptoms. He is receiving oxygen, but is not on a ventilator and does not have pneumonia, a spokesperson for the prime minister said Tuesday. Johnson, the spokesperson said, was “stable.” Dominic Raab, the UK’s foreign secretary, has been deputized to take over for Johnson where needed. Raab has been leading the daily coronavirus response meetings, but Johnson’s absence has raised concerns about the government’s management of the coronavirus emergency. Michael Gove, another cabinet official who’s helping to coordinate the UK’s coronavirus response, also went into self-isolation on Tuesday, just as a precaution because a family member had shown symptoms, but he is continuing to work as normal. The UK’s stay-at-home orders are also set to expire this coming Monday, and the government hasn’t made an official announcement yet on whether it will extend them. And some good news This story is a few days old, but whatever, good news is hard to find these days. In Brooklyn, a landlord, Mario Salerno, told his tenants not to worry about April rent. He told the New York Times that meant not collecting rent from some 80 apartments, maybe 200 or 300 tenants, but his main concern was the health and safety of his tenants. While most renters can’t rely on a generous landlord, and more needs to be done to keep people in their homes, it’s always nice calling out an act of kindness and decency during these troubled times.
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Maria Bartiromo on market gains: 'Signs of optimism' as coronavirus outbreaks slow
Fox Business anchor Maria Bartiromo said on “America’s Newsroom” on Tuesday that U.S. equity markets are soaring for a second straight day because “we’ve got some signs of optimism.”
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What It's Really Like to Work For The 'Tiger King's' Carole Baskin
Volunteers donated their time at Big Cat Rescue to help exotic cats survive and return back to the wild.
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newsweek.com
New York City Coronavirus Deaths Now Outnumber 9/11 Ground Zero Toll
New York state recorded 731 new coronavirus deaths Tuesday, its biggest one-day jump yet
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time.com
How coronavirus is impacting pollution across the globe
With mass lockdowns in place across the globe, the coronavirus pandemic is having a major impact on pollution, according to experts.
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foxnews.com
From money trees to hybrid flowers here are our favorite tips for Animal Crossing New Horizons
We're big fans of Animal Crossing New Horizons and our full review is just the tip of the iceberg. As is the nature with any game, the more you play the more you discover. That's no different with New Horizons.
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Dorinda Medley says she wouldn’t want to quarantine with Tinsley Mortimer
"We just run our lives so differently, you know. We’re, we’re totally different women."
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Coronavirus exerts heavy toll on blacks in places like Chicago
The coronavirus is exerting a disproportionate toll on blacks in places like Chicago, according to new statistics.
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foxnews.com
New York suffers deadliest day in coronavirus crisis
New York has suffered its deadliest day in the novel coronavirus pandemic, with 731 fatalities in the last 24 hours, although Governor Andrew Cuomo said hospitalizations were reaching a plateau in a promising sign for the hardest-hit state.
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Firms backing anti-China suit suggest country is behind uptick in incoming cyberattacks
Berman Law Group, the class-action firm running the suit, and Lucas Compton, the lobbying firm partnered with Berman to run PR and government-relations related to the suit, said they are seeing upwards of 5,000 cyberattacks on their systems per day, and suggest the attacks may be coming from the Chinese government.
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foxnews.com
Pennsylvania's colorful 'Graffiti Highway' is being shut down for good
Pennsylvania's "Graffiti Highway," an abandoned stretch of road that's become an unofficial tourist attraction, is being covered with truckloads of dirt to discourage trespassers.
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Governor Cuomo on the deadliest day yet from coronavirus in New York
At his daily briefing Tuesday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the state recorded 731 deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, April 6 - the largest daily toll yet. But he said hospitals and overflow medical facilities like the USNS Comfort are cooperating and keeping up with demands so far. Watch his remarks.
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cbsnews.com
New York coronavirus deaths on the rise again after temporarily staying flat, Cuomo says
The number of coronavirus deaths in New York has increased by 731 overnight in what has been the largest daily leap yet, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. 
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See the hilarious way this news station is reminding people what day it is
Fox 8 Cleveland anchor Todd Meany is reminding viewers working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic what day it is.
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Dr. Oz catches Trump's attention as he pushes unproven drug to fight coronavirus
As President Donald Trump flips through the cable news channels, one doctor in particular has caught his eye: Dr. Mehmet Oz, the celebrity cardiac surgeon whose medical advice has been called into serious question in the past.
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Dr. Martin Makary: Coronavirus – For everyone's sake, organize into second- and third-string medical teams
Here's how a detailed staff inventory can help meet the COVID-19 demand safely for patients and doctors alike.
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foxnews.com
Four famous stores that may not survive because of coronavirus
They were once the giants of American retail, strong enough to survive wars, the Great Depression, the Great Recession and the rise of online shopping. But Sears, JCPenney and others may not be able to survive the coronavirus crisis.
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