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U.S. stockpile almost out of medical workers' protection equipment
Federal officials say national reserve's cupboard almost bare of masks, gowns and other supplies desperately needed to protect medical workers treating coronavirus patients.
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Woman who punched Bronx cop should be freed as an ‘essential’ worker, lawyer says
The woman arrested for slugging a Bronx cop should be let free without bail because she’s delivering medicine to sick people during the coronavirus pandemic, her lawyer said. Brandee Isom, 25, is an “essential worker” who got into a melee during the arrest of a robbery suspect in University Heights, her lawyer argued in court...
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PM Johnson 'getting better' in intensive care as UK extends overdraft
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was getting better on Thursday in intensive care where he is battling COVID-19 as his government extended its overdraft facility and reviewed the most stringent shut down in peacetime history.
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Inside a Hong Kong isolation center
When CNN producer Tara Mulholland was exposed to the novel coronavirus, authorities in Hong Kong determined she needed to spend two weeks in a government isolation center.
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Coronavirus stimulus checks, unemployment claims, astronauts launch to ISS: 5 things to know Thursday
Americans could receive coronavirus stimulus checks, economists anxiously await jobless claims figure, and more things to start your Thursday.       
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The nurses risking it all on the frontline of Britain's coronavirus outbreak
It gets really, really hot inside the protective gear Sean White has to wear most of the time. His skin is sore from the tight-fitting face mask and two pairs of gloves worn almost non-stop for 12 hours at a time.
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Rockets hit U.S. air base in Afghanistan; no casualties
Five rockets hit a U.S. air base in Afghanistan on Thursday, but there were no casualties, two senior security officials said, and no militant group immediately claimed responsibility.
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Cardinal Pell's acquittal stirs abuse survivor memories in Ballarat hometown
A thick line of black tape obscures Cardinal George Pell's name on a board lauding ordained alumni of St Patrick's College in the Australian town of Ballarat as coloured ribbons flutter on doors and mailboxes.
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With coronavirus on their minds, California voters probably aren't in the mood to raise taxes
The coronavirus pandemic and the state of the economy would seem to doom any November ballot proposition that seeks to raise taxes — or squeeze money out of anybody.
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Trump’s IG firings: How ‘loyal’ should investigators be?
President Trump is in a firing mood these days, and that is rekindling the same debate over politics and corruption as unfolded back in 1981.
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Afraid of Zoombombing? Try Microsoft Teams, Google Meet, WebEx for virtual classes
Companies have ditched pricing for EDU during COVID-19 crisis. Google Hangouts Meet most complicated; WebEx most like Zoom, but with better security       
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#StayHomeFilmChallenge: What Story Could You Tell In 60 Seconds?
Hello all you filmmakers, animators, illustrators, camera-phone owners—we want to put your creative chops to the test. The goal: make a short 60 second film, in ANY genre, from the safety and comfort of your home. You can use a cell phone or a professional camera, it can be a stop motion piece, a live-action comedy, an animated short, a horror film—wherever your imagination takes you! You do NOT have to be a filmmaker by trade to get in on this fun. We want to see everyone’s creativity using the hashtag #StayHomeFilmChallenge. Tag us in all your masterpieces @greatbigstory on Instagram, and use the hashtag #StayHomeFilmChallenge. We’ll post some of our favorites on Instagram and Facebook (and maybe even YouTube). Be as creative as possible. Happy filmmaking!!
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Thomas Modly’s trip to USS Theodore Roosevelt cost taxpayers $243G: report
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly’s trip to the coronavirus-stricken USS Theodore Roosevelt last weekend cost him his job, a two-week quarantine — and the American taxpayer a reported $243,000.
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Fauci on US after coronavirus: No shaking hands ‘ever again’
Americans would be smart to carry some lessons with them into the future after the nation’s coronavirus crisis is over, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci.
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CDC eases some return-to-work guidelines for essential workers
In a first, small step toward reopening the country, the agency revised guidelines on when essential workers who've been exposed to COVID-19 can get back to work.
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Coronavirus: Stephen King is sorry people feel 'like we're living in a Stephen King story'
Author Stephen King says he believes a pandemic like the coronavirus was "bound to happen" eventually.
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NFL Draft 2020: When Jets could make a run at a cornerback
The Jets’ needs on offense — namely offensive line and wide receiver — have gotten most of the attention in the lead-up to the draft, but cornerback is just as big of a hole. The Jets cut both of their Week 1 starting cornerbacks last month when they said goodbye to Trumaine Johnson and Darryl...
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Coronavirus fallout prodding firms to cut new hiring: BOJ official
The coronavirus pandemic is prodding some companies in western Japan to hold off on new hiring and curb non-essential capital expenditure, a senior central bank official said on Thursday.
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Australian police seize black box from cruise ship linked to coronavirus outbreak
Australian police boarded the Ruby Princess cruise ship Wednesday night to gather evidence for an investigation into how thousands of passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney last month resulting in a spike of coronavirus cases.
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WHO chief claims he was racially targeted by Taiwan
The head of the World Health Organization said “racist slurs” were used against him that originated in Taiwan, prompting leaders in Taipei to deny the claim and accuse the health body of its own “unfair treatment.”
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Britain's William and wife Kate surprise school children with video call
Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate surprised children at a school with a video-call to offer thanks to their parents who are key workers keeping the country running during the coronavirus pandemic.
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NFL Draft 2020: Ranking the top 10 cornerbacks
The Post’s Ryan Dunleavy gives his top 10 cornerbacks in the 2020 NFL Draft: 1. Jeff Okudah, Ohio State, 6-1, 205 Finding flaws here feels like nitpicking. Future All-Pro will shut down receivers on the perimeter and drop his shoulder to stop the run. 2. CJ Henderson, Florida, 6-1, 204 Scheme-versatile cover corner who will...
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Shanghai set to reopen schools after coronavirus closures
Local schools in Shanghai that have been closed in an effort to contain the spread of the new coronavirus will reopen starting April 27, the director of the city's education commission said on Thursday.
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LSU puts up new fence to protect 'Mike the Tiger' from the coronavirus
Louisiana State University is doing its part to ensure humans don't expose its beloved tiger mascot to Covid-19.
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Ohio governor: Postponing primary wasn't an easy decision
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) explains to CNN's Chris Cuomo how he came to the decision, at an early stage in the US coronavirus outbreak, to postpone the state's primary election.
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Head of Japan junior coalition partner wants to consider more economic steps
The head of Japan's Komeito party, the junior partner in the coalition government, said he wants to consider additional economic steps after the imposition of a state of emergency and the postponement of the Summer Olympics amid the coronavirus woes, Kyodo news agency said.
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What it's like inside a Hong Kong coronavirus quarantine camp
In Hong Kong, government-run quarantine facilities house people who may have been exposed to Covid-19 -- even if they show no symptoms
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What it's like inside a Hong Kong coronavirus quarantine camp
If you'd asked me a month ago what I thought I'd be up to on my 30th birthday, being confined to a government quarantine center in Hong Kong wasn't near the top of the list.
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Mumbai, New Delhi make face masks mandatory
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Man allegedly stabs woman to death in NYC liquor store, threatens to jump off roof
A 64-year-old woman was fatally stabbed inside a Manhattan liquor store Wednesday night by a man who later threatened to jump from a nearby rooftop, law enforcement sources said. The woman’s attacker stabbed her multiple times in the chest inside the store on 3rd Avenue near East 25th Street in Kips Bay at about 10:20...
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Dick’s Sporting Goods furloughs 40,000 employees amid coronavirus pandemic
Another business has been hit by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On Wednesday, Dick’s Sporting Goods announced that keeping its doors open has proven difficult while there are no sports or any physical activity going on during the lockdown. Beginning Sunday, the retail giant will furlough almost 40,000 employees and keep only a “small number” of...
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NY governor says he faces criticism for being 'too prepared'
CNN's Chris Cuomo pushed back at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo when he claimed that some might say New York was "too prepared" for the coronavirus pandemic.
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LeBron James hoping Lakers will get ‘closure’ to this NBA season
LOS ANGELES — Instead of preparing for a playoff run, LeBron James is mostly spending the spring playing hoops with his teenage sons and enjoying tea time with his young daughter. And when he isn’t binge-watching “Tiger King” with his wife, he is scanning the news for information on whether the coronavirus pandemic will allow...
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Wife of Edmonton Oilers' Colby Cave gives update on medically-induced coma
The wife of Edmonton Oilers forward Colby Cave Wednesday shared an emotional update a day after he was placed in a medically-induced coma and underwent emergency surgery for a brain bleed.
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CNN fact-checker says Trump is lying about voter fraud
CNN's Daniel Dale says President Donald Trump is lying about the extent of voter fraud and efforts to combat it.
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Body of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s 8-year-old grandson found after five-day search
The body of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend’s missing grandson was recovered by authorities in the Chesapeake Bay on Thursday, police said. Gideon Joseph Kennedy McKean, 8, was found at about 1:30 p.m. roughly 2,000 feet away from where his mother, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, was recovered Monday, according to Maryland Natural Resources...
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Earthquake: 3.4 quake reported near Palm Springs
A magnitude 3.4 earthquake was reported at 10:14 p.m.
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BOJ cuts economic view for all of Japan's nine regions
The Bank of Japan cut its economic assessment for all of the country's nine regions in a quarterly report released on Thursday, underscoring the broadening fallout from the coronavirus pandemic.
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Man shot dead on quiet Staten Island street
A 48-year-old man was fatally shot on a quiet Staten Island street Wednesday night, cops said. The man was shot in front of a home on Bradley Avenue in the Meiers Corners section of the borough at around 10:30 p.m., according to police. Cops responded to a 911 call from the location and discovered the...
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Fed's Powell to update on economy and coronavirus crisis response
Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell - one of the key architects of the unprecedented effort underway to shield the U.S. economy from the coronavirus outbreak - may shed more light on the Fed's assessment of the still-unfolding crisis in a live webcast on Thursday morning.
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Sanders Says Biden Must 'Start Moving in a Different Direction' to Win Over Supporters
Sanders said on Wednesday that Joe Biden is "going to have to bring new people into his political world" in order to win over Sanders' supporters.
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Body of RFK granddaughter’s son, 8, recovered after Chesapeake Bay accident
The body of 8-year-old Gideon McKean was recovered Wednesday afternoon, two days after search crews found the body of his mother, a granddaughter of the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
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Coronavirus fears may free Ghost Ship fire defendant from jail
A man charged with manslaughter in the Ghost Ship blaze that killed 36 partygoers at an Oakland warehouse may be released from jail because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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latimes.com
Coronavirus, Bernie Sanders, European Union: Your Thursday Briefing
Here’s what you need to know.
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nytimes.com
NFL Draft 2020: Jeff Okudah has potential to be ‘home-run pick’
Leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft, The Post is breaking down the draft class by position in an 11-part series. Tomorrow: safeties. The Ohio State defense gathered away from football for a relaxing movie night, but Jeff Okudah would not let his coordinator watch the screen. “We literally sat there for two hours and...
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Federal government stockpile of protective gear nearly drained
The federal government’s stockpile of desperately needed personal protective equipment is almost completely depleted as the coronavirus outbreak continues to intensify in the United States. About 90 percent of the gear —  N95 masks, surgical masks, face shields, gowns and gloves —  in the Strategic National Stockpile has been shipped out to states fighting the...
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What to watch on Thursday: ‘The Good Fight’ returns on CBS All Access
Thursday, April 9, 2020 | “Shaq Life” premieres on TNT.
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Hundreds of inmates at Washington state correctional facility reportedly threaten to start fires, take hostages
Authorities in Washington state responded late Wednesday to reports that hundreds of inmates at the Monroe Correctional Facility were creating a disturbance and threatening to start fires and take correctional officers hostage, reports said.
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