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R. Kelly denied request to leave jail amid coronavirus pandemic
The 53-year-old R&B icon filed requests to spring him from Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center, arguing that both his age and his recent hernia surgery put him at high risk.
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin Says Donald Trump Is Looking at Areas of U.S. Where Economy Can Be Reopened
Mnuchin also said he hopes the shutdown does not go on longer than eight weeks.
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newsweek.com
Easy Potato Gnocchi With Browned Butter and Sage
Soft, pillowy potato gnocchi are easy to make and classic tossed with sage-infused browned butter.
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latimes.com
Verizon customers complain they can’t get help with internet service for months
The company advised customers Tuesday on its site that at-home service would be limited to "critical needs" in order to prevent the spread of the virus.
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Why black Americans are at higher risk for coronavirus
Black Americans have more existing medical issues, less access to health care, and are more likely to work in unstable jobs -- all factors that have made the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately hurt blacks more.
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The risk to Native American nations from Covid-19
The long-woefully-underfunded Indian Health Service is encountering yet another major challenge: Covid-19 -- or as the Navajo call it Dikos Ntsaaígíí, writes Kent Sepkowitz. The American Indian population has high rates of health problems, like diabetes and heart disease, that are strongly associated with greater risk for Covid-19, and indeed the Navajo Nation has seen a sharp rise in cases.
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What unprecedented NFL Draft 2020 will look like in ESPN’s hands
The NFL Draft 2020 is expected to begin with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell from his home or office introducing the first pick. From ESPN’s Bristol studios, host Trey Wingo will set up his analysts. The network’s top draft commentators, Mel Kiper, Booger McFarland and Louis Riddick will give their takes on presumptive first pick, Joe...
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Coronavirus outbreak at Indiana nursing home kills 11 residents
The coronavirus has swept through a central Indiana nursing home, killing 11 residents.
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foxnews.com
How to listen alone in a lockdown
Our nightlife has gone dark, but our relationship to music can still grow in isolation.
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washingtonpost.com
Possible coronavirus treatment leaves lupus patients with new challenges: 'There are backorders'
How shortages of the possible coronavirus treatment drug hydroxychloroquine are affecting lupus patients.
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Trump threatens World Health Organization funding
"The W.H.O. really blew it. For some reason, funded largely by the United States, yet very China centric. We will be giving that a good look," Trump wrote on Twitter.
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politico.com
NYC health officials clash on use of anti-malarial drug to treat coronavirus
Two of the city’s leading doctors gave opposing views on the controversial use of an anti-malarial drug to treat patients in local hospitals. President Donald Trump has trumpeted hydroxychloroquine as a potential life-saver, although there is no scientific proof showing it helps fight COVID-19. The Post reported Sunday that as many as 4,000 seriously ill...
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Streaming service Quibi off to a strong start, topping Disney and Netflix in app downloads
Quibi launched on Monday and performed well based on initial app downloads, according to San Francisco analytics firm App Annie. The new subscription streaming service, led by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman, made it in the top five most downloaded entertainment apps for iPhones from 3 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Monday, App Annie said.
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Jersey City councilman dies from coronavirus
Jersey City Councilman Michael Yun, a longtime civic and business leader in the community, has died from complications of the coronavirus, according to his chief of staff, Vernon Richardson.
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Chick-fil-A to add handwashing stations to drive-thrus, curbside pick-up areas
Chick-fil-A has committed itself to installing outdoor handwashing stations at all drive-thru and curbside locations by April 11, the company said.
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Trump Removes Inspector General Tasked With Overseeing Spending of $2 Trillion Stimulus Package
President Donald Trump on Tuesday removed the head of a federal watchdog panel who was tasked with overseeing how the $2 trillion in stimulus money is spent.
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newsweek.com
Wisconsin voters are waiting in 5-hour lines in the middle of a deadly pandemic
A woman checks in to cast her ballot during a Democratic presidential primary election at the Kenosha Bible Church gym in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on April 7, 2020. | KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Images The state has been under a shelter-in-place order since March 25. Polls opened at 7 am in Wisconsin despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, despite the Democratic governor’s attempts to delay the election because of said epidemic, and despite calls from public-health experts to stay home. The result by mid-morning was what critics feared: Voters were queued up in long lines, waiting for hours to vote in crowded and understaffed polling stations. Experts fear the prolonged public gatherings could undermine efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus. Take this line of scores of voters waiting at one city’s singular polling location, which a journalist with the local ABC affiliate tweeted: Polls open in minutes. Here’s a look at the line in Waukesha, the city’s only polling location pic.twitter.com/Uqg08gannt— Matt Smith (@mattsmith_news) April 7, 2020 The state has been under a shelter-in-place order since March 25, but Republican officials in the state fought to ensure the election would proceed as originally scheduled, and the state’s and nation’s highest courts ruled in their favor on key logistical outlets. The highest-profile race at stake Tuesday is the Democratic presidential primary, which Joe Biden is expected to win, according to recent polls. But given the state of the Democratic primary, the state Supreme Court seat also on the line today could be far more consequential. (There are alsoseveral other key state and local elections on the ballot today.) As of Monday afternoon, there have been 2,440 confirmed cases of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, in the state, along with 77 deaths, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Here’s what we know about thechaos seen in Wisconsin and what itcould meanfor the November general election throughout the country. What we know Voters are waitingin what are expected to be hours-long lines to vote at several polling locationsin Milwaukee, according to videos tweeted by CNN correspondent Omar Jimenez and Nick Corasaniti of the New York Times. In the middle of the coronavirus pandemic, THIS is the line for in person voting as the polls open for Election Day in Wisconsin. #COVID19 #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/WplsSHy9RF— Omar Jimenez (@OmarJimenez) April 7, 2020 A voter just sent me this video of the line outside a polling location at Riverside High School in Milwaukee pic.twitter.com/osT7mQtUQx— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) April 7, 2020 Fearing contracting Covid-19, most poll workers in the state have refused to work the polls Tuesday, meaning the state has had to drastically cut back on polling locations. In Milwaukee, which is heavily Democratic and 40 percent black, the state only has enough staff to open five polling locations, when there are typically 180 in the city,according to Molly Beck of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers announced he was calling in the National Guard on April 1to staff polling locations, given the shortage of poll workers. The pandemic has created new challenges to meeting existing voting requirements. For example, voters must have a witness sign an absentee ballot in order for it to be valid. That has becomea problem for at least one voter who had contracted Covid-19 and had no one present to witness their ballot, according to a tweet by a member of the Fair Elections Project. A voter contacted a campaign in Milwaukee, and said “I need a witness for my absentee ballot, and I have coronavirus.” We are literally sitting here trying to figure out how to find somebody who had it, so they can go witness the signature, and get the ballot. This is insane.— Sachin Chheda (@skchheda) April 7, 2020 Voters are having to overcome several barriers to voting on top of those related to the pandemic, including multiple reports of registration issues, confusion over polling locations and never receiving an absentee ballot (which reportedly also still requires a witness signature). The deed is done. #8 at my polling place this morning. -requested an absentee ballot, never got it -found out the reason why I never got it was because the city accidentally de-registered me after I voted in the Feb. election -the ROAD to my polling place was closed lol— Madeline Heim (@madeline_heim) April 7, 2020 Why this is happening Simply put, there aren’t enough election workers to run a free and fair election in Wisconsin on Tuesday. Poll workers in the state have refused to staff the polls for fear of catching the virus. As a result, while the city of Milwaukee usually has 180 polling locations for a given election, there’s now only enough staff for five. More than 100 municipalities reported that they didn’t have enough poll workers to open a single polling place. In response, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called in the National Guard in order to work the polls. While other states simply delayed their elections, Wisconsin was initially reluctant to do so because of the general elections for the state and local offices. When Evers did begin attempting to delay the election, the state’s Republican-controlled legislature declined to take any action to move Election Day. As recounted by Vox’s Ian Millhiser: The Supreme Court’s decision in Republican is the capstone of a weeks-long effort by the Republican Party to make it difficult for voters to actually cast a ballot in Wisconsin. Last week, Gov. Evers called the state legislature into session and asked it to delay the election. But the Republican-controlled legislature ended that session just seconds after it was convened. After Evers acted on his own authority to delay the election, the state’s Supreme Court voted along partisan lines to rescind Evers’s order. Republicans also rejected Evers’s proposal to automatically mail ballots to every voter in the state. That set off a series of legal challenges that all broke along party lines and culminated in a Monday US Supreme Court decision with the court’s five conservatives deciding that absentee ballots must be postmarked by Election Day. (That overturns a previous court’s ruling that allowed ballots to be postmarked later, as long as they arrived by April 13.) The actions in Wisconsin could potentially have repercussions in this fall’s general election, Millhiser explained: The background is that Republicans hope to hold onto a seat on the state Supreme Court, which is up for grabs in Tuesday’s election. As law professor and election law expert Rick Hasen recently noted, “only 38% of voters who had requested an absentee ballot in heavily Democratic Milwaukee County had returned one, compared with over 56% of absentee voters in nearby Republican-leaning Waukesha County.” So there’s at least some evidence that, if additional voters are unable to return their ballots, Republicans will be overrepresented in the ballots that are counted. It’s also worth noting that, if Wisconsin had free and fair elections to choose its state lawmakers, Evers would most likely have been able to work with a Democratic legislature to ensure that Tuesday’s election would be conducted fairly. In 2018, 54 percent of voters chose a Democratic candidate for the state Assembly. But Republicans have so completely gerrymandered the state that they prevailed in 63 of the state’s 99 Assembly races. There is far more at stake in Wisconsin, moreover, than one state Supreme Court seat. Wisconsin could be the pivotal swing state that decides the 2020 presidential election. The question of whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden occupies the White House next year could easily be determined by which man receives Wisconsin’s electoral votes. And the Court’s decision in Republican suggests that the Supreme Court will give the GOP broad leeway in how US elections should be conducted. Voters, for their part, have tried to make do with voting in a safe manner. As of last Wednesday, 1,053,556 absentee ballots had been requested from the state. However, it’s unclear how many of those absentee ballots will end up counting, after the Supreme Court decision. The legal maneuvering and the pandemic’s inherent risk have created a perfect storm to produce long — and life-threatening — lines for voting.
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Singapore aims to ensure safe elections during coronavirus outbreak
SINGAPORE – The Singapore government tabled a bill in parliament on Tuesday that sought to ensure that a general election could be held safely if called during the COVID-19 pandemic. The city-state, which entered the first day of a month-long partial lockdown on Tuesday to try and curb sharply rising coronavirus cases, has said it...
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Singer Duffy recounts harrowing four-week abduction, rape
Welsh singer Duffy recounted a harrowing four-week kidnapping and rape ordeal that caused her to withdraw from the public eye for a decade.
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R Kelly's request for early release due to coronavirus concerns denied by judge
A Brooklyn judge on Tuesday denied R. Kelly’s request for release due to the coronavirus pandemic, finding that he is not among the inmates most endangered by the disease.
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Advice from coach Lou Holtz: Turn negative quarantine experience into a positive
Hall of Fame football coach Lou Holtz shared some advice with his fellow Americans, as he and his wife hunker down amid the coronavirus pandemic.  
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Domino’s to donate 10 million slices of pizza across US
Mama mia, that’s a lot of pizza. Domino’s recently announced that it plans on giving away 10 million slices of pizza to help keep communities across the United States fed during the coronavirus outbreak. The company is also teaming up with its franchises across the nation to help operationalize the plan. In a news release...
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Louisiana family said final goodbye to Air Force vet on FaceTime
An Air Force veteran in Louisiana who died from the coronavirus had to say his final goodbyes to relatives on FaceTime, according to a report. Dennis Richard, a 79-year-old retired detective from Folsom, died alone in an isolation room on March 24 at a hospital in Covington, where his daughter and wife of 56 years...
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Never mind the rumors of a baby boom. Here's why it may be dangerous to conceive in quarantine.
As much of the world settles into a new routine of social distancing, couples are likely to have a lot more free time at home together. But there could be a number of risks in trying to get pregnant right now.
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Old Navy takes up to 60 percent off sitewide for spring sale
Updating your wardrobe will be effortless once you take a look through Old Navy’s latest sitewide sale. The retailer is taking 60% off everything for the event, so you can get your hands on trendy apparel, shoes and accessories at low prices. Represent the Big Apple in a New York graphic tee or stock up...
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'Apex Legends' Update 1.33 Adds Permanent Duos & Old Ways Event - Patch Notes
"Apex Legends" version 1.33 is officially live to start the Old Ways Lore Event. Read the full patch notes for the update here.
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newsweek.com
Giants NFL Mock Draft 2.0: Why Tristan Wirfs overtook Isaiah Simmons
What has changed in a week as far as projecting the entire seven-round NFL Draft for the Giants? Well, nothing really, but each passing day offers more intrigue, speculation and conjecture. And so, here we go. In our first mock draft, we concentrated on defense early, fortifying a unit in need of repair. This time...
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Oprah's Book Club Names Robert Kolker's 'Hidden Valley Road' the New Pick For April
Robert Kolker's new book was released on Tuesday.
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newsweek.com
More Aid Coming For Small Businesses, Senate Majority Leader McConnell Says
The $350 billion small business program created in the massive coronavirus relief package is popular, and multiple senators say more money is needed to keep it afloat.
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Join Charles Blow to talk about race and the coronavirus
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nytimes.com
All L.A. County residents can now get coronavirus tests. Here's how it works
Los Angeles County is expanding coronavirus testing to more people. Here's how to get in line.
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latimes.com
Khloé Kardashian says she may ‘never date again’
"I'm focused on myself and True," she said in a "KUWTK" sneak peek.
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How Jim Gaffigan and his wife bring joy to NY hospitals
Comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife Jeannie share the unique ways they are giving back to the health workers during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Olympic flame removed from public view amid postponed Tokyo Games
The Olympic flame is removed from public view as the coronavirus prompts a state of emergency in Japan after the postponement of the Tokyo Games.
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latimes.com
Trump slams HHS watchdog for report on hospital shortages, rips WHO
President Donald Trump on Tuesday again lashed out at the Department of Health and Human Services inspector general, accusing her of political bias after she compiled a report about serious shortages of supplies and equipment at many US hospitals. “Why didn’t the I.G., who spent 8 years with the Obama Administration (Did she Report on...
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Nissan, Honda to furlough US workers as demand for cars sputters
Nissan and Honda on Tuesday said they had furloughed thousands of workers at their US operations as the coronavirus pandemic slashes demand for cars in the country.
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nypost.com
Best shot at fighting 'a virus that knows no boundaries'? Stay inside
Statewide, officials are pushing the public to boost social distancing efforts and adhere to stay-at-home orders.
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latimes.com
Baby of mom with COVID-19 dies after premature birth
"Had [the mother] not been COVID-19 positive... likely she would not have gone into preterm labor and there would have been a different outcome," an official said
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cbsnews.com
This deep-sea ‘giant’ is actually made up of millions of ‘clones’
Just in case you didn’t think the ocean wasn’t alien enough, researchers off Western Australia have filmed an otherworldly underwater creature comprised of millions of interconnected “clones.” Ecstatic scientists are calling the specimen the largest ever discovered. “Check out this beautiful *giant* siphonophore Apolemia recorded on #NingalooCanyons expedition,” read a Monday Twitter post by the...
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Vanuatu hit by worst cyclone in years
Vanuatu has been hit by cyclone Harold, one of the strongest recorded storms to ever hit the tiny Pacific nation.
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Third cougar captured amid city's coronavirus lockdown
A third cougar has been captured in the Chilean capital Santiago amid the city’s coronavirus lockdown.
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foxnews.com
Trump sidelines watchdog tapped for virus rescue oversight
President Donald Trump has sidelined the inspector general who was tapped to chair a special oversight board of the $2.2 trillion rescue package for businesses and individuals affected by the coronavirus
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abcnews.go.com
Tom Basile: WHO-China coronavirus failures — time for US to do this at the United Nations
The WHO becomes the latest in a long list of United Nations-related organizations to trust an authoritarian power at the expense of the safety and security of the world.
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foxnews.com
The Coronavirus Is Turning the States Against Each Other
What Ron DeSantis’s “Floridian nationalism” tells us about our political future.
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slate.com
Myles Powell adds to college basketball accolades with Jerry West Award
The novel coronavirus pandemic took away Myles Powell’s postseason, but he’s not headed to the professional ranks empty-handed. The Seton Hall superstar guard from Trenton will be leaving the New Jersey school with plenty of hardware. Powell’s latest honor was the Jerry West Award, given to the nation’s top shooting guard, it was announced Tuesday...
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World Health Day honors nurses on the frontlines. Meet the heroes dealing with coronavirus
April 7 is World Health Day, an annual recognition of nurses and midwives. The observance started in 1948. But this year it could easily pass unnoticed; the nurses are just too busy.
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Queen Elizabeth II Wishes Boris Johnson a 'Speedy Recovery' as U.K. Prime Minister Remains in Intensive Care
Three generations of the royal family have sent best wishes to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, with messages from Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Charles and Prince William.
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newsweek.com
NBA explores 'diabetes-like' coronavirus testing with rapid results: report
The NBA is stepping up measures to create a situation where the season could resume play in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and this includes exploring the use of a multiple blood-testing device that would provide rapid test results, reports say.
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