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Coronavirus live updates: US death toll tops 6,000 as global cases cross 1 million
A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected over a million people across the globe, a quarter of whom are in the United States.
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abcnews.go.com
Twitch Usage Surges During Coronavirus Lockdowns, Surpasses Three Billion Hours Watched
The Amazon-owned website has enjoyed a surge of attention as citizens around the world have been forced to isolate, with new Q1 2020 statistics released by Streamlabs indicating significant view growth.
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newsweek.com
Brent reverses losses to rise above $30/bbl in early European trading
Benchmark Brent crude oil futures reversed losses incurred during Asian hours in early European trading on Friday to rise above $30 a barrel, with hopes of a huge global supply cut deal to support prices still alive.
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reuters.com
Martha McSally says WHO boss should resign over China coronavirus ‘cover-up’
The World Health Organization has been “covering up” for China amid the coronavirus outbreak -- so its leader needs to go, a U.S. senator said Thursday.
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The US is not issuing passports unless it's a 'life-or-death' family emergency
The US has stopped issuing passports, unless in a "life-or-death emergency,'' in an effort to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
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'Tiger King' on Netflix: Does Joe Exotic Have Coronavirus?
"Tiger King" star Joseph Maldonado-Passage (aka Joe Exotic) has been placed in coronavirus isolation in a Texas prison according to his husband.
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newsweek.com
Trump rips Democrats' new coronavirus committee: 'Witch hunt after witch hunt'
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Sen. Cory Gardner: Coronavirus spread because of Chinese Communist Party’s ineptitude and deceptions
The more we learn about COVID-19 and its origins, the clearer it becomes that much of the death and suffering could have been avoided had the Chinese Communist Party taken this threat more seriously.
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foxnews.com
Fraud follows coronavirus spread; fake vaccines, testing, investment scams are exacting a toll
Fraud follows coronavirus spread; fake vaccines, testing scams play on public's fear       
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usatoday.com
Mississippi State coach Mike Leach apologizes for tweet
Mississippi State football coach Mike Leach has apologized on social media for posting a tweet that drew criticism from Bulldogs players and an assistant professor at the school before it was deleted.
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San Francisco to house thousands of homeless in hotels amid coronavirus outbreak
Thousands from San Francisco’s growing homeless population will reportedly be housed in several of the city’s empty hotels to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, a concern that became more pressing as a local shelter reported the first homeless COVID-19 case Thursday. 
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NFL Draft 2020: Giants could add a WR for depth purposes
Adding a wide receiver in this draft is not an overwhelming priority for the Giants, but it is not a position they can ignore, either. They are adequately stocked with Sterling Shepard, Golden Tate and Darius Slayton, but this is not exactly an area teeming with depth. Lest we forget, Shepard endured a troubled 2019...
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nypost.com
Florida 'Safer at Home' order takes effect, March jobs report, HBO free streaming: 5 things to know Friday
A "Safer at Home" order takes effect in Florida, the March jobs report is out, HBO offers free streaming and more news you need to know Friday.       
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usatoday.com
Pakistan, Bangladesh try to stop Friday prayers to avert coronavirus spike
Police in Pakistan will enforce a strict lockdown to prevent people from going to mosques to offer Friday prayers and fuel a rise in coronavirus infection, officials said, after failing to prevent large congregations last week.
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reuters.com
Jazz guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli dies from coronavirus
Jazz guitarist John “Bucky” Pizzarelli, who was inducted to the New Jersey Hall of Fame, has died at the age of 94.
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CNN's Chris Cuomo says he’s lost 13 pounds in 3 days while battling coronavirus
Chris Cuomo said Thursday night that he lost 13 pounds in three days as the CNN anchor continues to share his battle with the coronavirus.
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5 steps the U.S. should take now to prepare for the next pandemic
Preparedness is not a fixed "one and done" state but a continual process, a mindset of constant readiness. We have no time to waste.       
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Coronavirus deaths piling up in Ecuador
As the coronavirus pandemic spreads across South America, Ecuador is coping with a rising death toll. CNN's Matt Rivers reports.
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Brodie Van Wagenen bullish on Mets’ rotation despite Noah Syndergaard loss
When the Mets added Michael Wacha and Rick Porcello to their rotation in December, general manager Brodie Van Wagenen made a bold proclamation: “I think we’re probably the deepest starting rotation in baseball.” Now that Noah Syndergaard is lost for whatever becomes of the 2020 season because of last week’s Tommy John surgery, the Mets...
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Pandemic politics: Trump, Biden and the virtual campaign
The presidential campaign has suddenly become an afterthought.
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This Spanish town is taking isolation to another level
Zahara de la Sierra is a small town of 1,400. In response to the novel coronavirus spread around the world, it is taking isolation very seriously.
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Questions raised over China's coronavirus transparency
As the US and much of the rest of the world locks down over the novel coronavirus pandemic, China is cautiously opening back up. CNN's David Culver reports on concerns over Beijing's transparency about the virus.
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The show can’t go on: Virus halts circus in Netherlands
Circus Renz Berlin’s fleet of blue, red and yellow trucks have had a fresh lick of paint over the winter
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Review: 'Coffee & Kareem' is one bitter cup of comedic joe
Eddie Helms and Taraji P. Henson star in "Coffee & Kareem," about a Detroit cop and his misadventures with his girlfriend's 12-year-old rapper son.
latimes.com
How much pressure did Trump put on China for access concerning the coronavirus?
Former vice president Biden claims Trump made "no effort" to get CDC staff into China to understand the coronavirus. But that's not correct.
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Coronavirus Pandemic Could Cost the World $4.1 Trillion
The cost of the coronavirus pandemic could be as high as $4.1 trillion, or almost 5% of global gross domestic product, depending on the disease’s spread through Europe, the U.S. and other major economies, the Asian Development Bank said. A shorter containment period could limit the damage to $2 trillion, or 2.3% of world output,…
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What to stream this weekend: Meghan Markle's 'Elephant' documentary, Netflix's 'Coffee & Kareem' and more
New releases are hitting streaming this weekend amid coronavirus closures, from Meghan Markle's 'Elephant' documentary to Netflix's 'Coffee & Kareem.'       
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Chris Cuomo says he’s lost 13 pounds in 3 days while battling coronavirus
Chris Cuomo said Thursday night that he lost 13 pounds in three days as the CNN anchor continues to share his battle with the coronavirus. Cuomo, who tested positive for the illness on Tuesday, gave an update on his condition during a CNN “Global Town Hall” — which aired during his show’s normal 9 p.m....
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'Demand has disappeared': Cathay Pacific slashes more flights after flying just 582 people in one day
Cathay Pacific is used to carrying about 100,000 daily passengers. At one point this week, it flew just 582 customers in a day.
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Oil, shares slip as investors doubtful over Saudi-Russia deal
Oil prices shed some of their massive gains on Friday taking stocks in Asia lower, as doubts grew over an oil price deal between Saudi Arabia and Russia that U.S. President Donald Trump said he had brokered.
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Funerals turn small town into coronavirus hotspot
A rural county in southwestern Georgia has emerged as an unlikely coronavirus hotspot. CNN's Dianne Gallagher reports that Georgia health officials believe a quarter of the state's 5,400 cases may have started at two funerals in the city of Albany.
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Why Jets may not take one of the top WRs in 2020 NFL Draft
The Jets have not drafted a wide receiver in the first round since 2001 when they took Santana Moss. Is this the year they change that? It has become the central question of the Jets’ draft — do they take the fourth-best tackle with the No. 11-overall pick or their No. 1 wide receiver? The...
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Storm system brings snow to Midwest and severe storms to Texas
A slow moving cold front is bringing snow to areas of the Midwest and severe storms to areas of Texas. Temperatures are plummeting behind this system.
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Detroit bus driver, who ranted about a coughing passenger, dies from coronavirus
DETROIT — A Detroit bus driver who had expressed anger on Facebook about a coughing passenger has died from COVID-19, officials said Thursday. Jason Hargrove felt ill about four days after posting a passionate video on social media on March 21. He died Wednesday, said Glenn Tolbert, the head of the drivers union. Hargrove, 50, posted...
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100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand can now leave as rules ease
WELLINGTON, New Zealand — About 100,000 tourists stuck in New Zealand since it began a lockdown last week were starting to fly to their home countries Friday. The initial problem for many tourists had been that they were banned from catching domestic flights during the strict monthlong lockdown, which is aimed at preventing more coronavirus...
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Number of Louisiana virus cases spikes
Tulane University helps process coronavirus tests as number of confirmed cases statewide spikes. (April 3)       
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Scientists say coronavirus can spread through ‘aerosolized feces’
Closing the toilet lid is highly recommended amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to a report, as a group of researchers have found that the bug can spread through fecal matter that escapes from the bowl during a flush. The disease caused by the coronavirus, which scientists had already warned can be spread from fecal-oral transmission,...
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nypost.com
One Good Thing: Restaurants deliver for hospitals during pandemic
Marmalade Cafe in Santa Monica is one of many restaurants preparing high-quality meals for doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. (April 2)       
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usatoday.com
Inside a New York City Funeral Home Overwhelmed With Coronavirus Deaths
“Every person there, they’re not a body,” Pat Marmo said. “They’re a father, they’re a mother, they’re a grandmother. They’re not bodies. They’re people.”
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time.com
Schumer goes on MSNBC to blast Trump for criticizing him: ‘I’m just appalled’
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was aghast Thursday night after receiving a letter in which President Trump accused him of being a “bad” senator and asserted that Schumer was vulnerable to a primary challenge from within his own party.
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foxnews.com
Michigan judge jails defendants for being late to court amid coronavirus pandemic: report
A Judge in Michigan is being criticized for throwing tardy defendants in jail amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report on Thursday.
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foxnews.com
NFL Draft 2020: Ranking the top 10 wide receivers
The Post’s Ryan Dunleavy gives his Top 10 wide receivers in this year’s 2020 NFL Draft: 1. Jerry Jeudy, Alabama, 6-1, 193 Immediate No. 1 target enters NFL with all the advanced technical finer points, much like former Alabama receiver Julio Jones in 2011. 2. CeeDee Lamb, Oklahoma, 6-2, 198 Played with three different NFL...
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nypost.com
Oklahoma newspaper apologizes for retracted April Fools' story
An Oklahoma newspaper apologized Thursday for a "poor attempt” at an April Fools' prank disguised as a coronavirus story.
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foxnews.com
Cam Fleming looking to bring Cowboys mentality to Giants
Is it not a word spoken around the Giants when referring to their offensive line. Not for nearly a decade, that is. When it comes to describing that unit with the Giants the past several years, several colorful words come to mind. “Revered’’ does not. That is how Cam Fleming, the newest Giants offensive tackle,...
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nypost.com
Former NFL great talks about battle with coronavirus, 'I don't want to die here'
Tony Boselli, a three-time All-Pro offensive lineman, recently discussed the severity of coronavirus after he spent five days in a Florida hospital and lost 20 pounds following a positive diagnosis.
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foxnews.com
The science of a storm: How a 2% tornado risk turned into seven twisters that killed 25 people and destroyed thousands of buildings
A quickly changing environment and powerful winds turned what could have been a near-miss into all-out mayhem       
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usatoday.com
EMTs in New York instructed not to bring cardiac arrest patients to hospital if no pulse is found after administering CPR
New York City Emergency Medical Service (EMS) teams who cannot find or restart a pulse while administering CPR on adult cardiac arrest patients have been instructed not to bring those patients to hospitals to mitigate the risk of Covid-19 exposure to EMS workers, according to a memo obtained by CNN and the chair of the regional emergency medical advisory committee familiar with the edict.
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Survivor: 'In my blood, there may be answers'
When Tiffany Pinckney was seriously ill with the coronavirus, all she could do was pray that she didn't give it to her two sons or her co-workers. Now that she is recovered, she's hoping there's something in her blood that will help others. (April 3)       
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