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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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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 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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Death toll at Virginia long-term care center now at 20
A Virginia long-term care facility says three more of its residents with COVID-19 have died, bringing the death toll there to 20
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Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai donates ventilators to New York amid coronavirus pandemic
Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai is the latest to pitch in amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Italy starts to look ahead to ‘phase two’ as COVID-19 death toll slows
MILAN – Italy reported its lowest daily COVID-19 death toll for more than two weeks on Sunday as authorities began to look ahead to a second phase of the battle against the new coronavirus once the lockdown imposed almost a month ago is eventually eased. The toll from the world’s deadliest outbreak reached 15,887, almost...
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Bride, groom demand that guests pay for rebooking fees after canceling wedding over coronavirus, brother says
Guests typically don’t pay for the wedding.
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Woman flying to see her dying mother is plane's sole passenger, gets first-class treatment
Sheryl Pardo was forced to fly to Boston during the coronavirus to visit her dying mom. The sole passenger, the flight turned into something positive.      
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NFL Draft 2020: Ranking the top 10 defensive linemen
The Post’s Ryan Dunleavy gives his top 10 defensive linemen in the 2020 NFL Draft: 1. Derrick Brown, Auburn, 6-5, 326 Rare combination of size, strength and athleticism. More than just a run-stopper. Bearing down in the face of fearful QBs. 2. Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina, 6-5, 324 Played up to competition and down to...
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Trump has nominated one of his lawyers to oversee coronavirus relief funds
President Donald Trump arrives at a White House coronavirus press briefing on April 3. | Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images White House lawyer Brian Miller has been selected for oversight of a $500 billion bailout fund. On Friday evening, President Donald Trump announced that he had picked White House lawyer Brian Miller to oversee how billions of dollars in coronavirus-related relief money is spent. Though Miller has a long history of serving as an agency watchdog and was celebrated as Trump’s pick by some transparency experts, Democrats have pushed back on the decision. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others said over the weekend that Miller’s current work within the administration means he will be insufficiently neutral as special inspector general over a $500 billion corporate bailout fund, part of a $2 trillion stimulus package passed by Congress to offset some of the economic damage caused by the spread of Covid-19. In negotiations for the third coronavirus relief package, passed on March 25, Democrats pushed for transparency measures over the half-trillion-dollar fund, which was set aside for large industries. The final bill created the office of a Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR) within the Treasury Department to audit and investigate usage of that fund. Miller is currently a special assistant to the president and serves as senior associate counsel in the Office of White House Counsel, so he was involved in the president’s defense during his impeachment trial. For that reason, Democrats have criticized the pick, saying Miller is not sufficiently neutral. “This oversight position, which will be responsible for overseeing hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars, requires complete independence from the president and any other interested party to assure the American people that all decisions are made without fear or favor,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement Saturday. “To nominate a member of the president’s own staff is exactly the wrong type of person to choose for this position.” Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut likened the pick to putting the “fox in charge of the henhouse.” Prior to working for the Trump administration, however, Miller worked as an inspector general for the General Services Administration, which operates federal properties, from 2005 until 2014. In that position, he investigated scandals within both the Obama and second Bush administrations. “He was a very serious IG at GSA,” an expert on inspectors general, Danielle Brian of the Project on Government Oversight, told the Washington Post, using an acronym for the position. “The best specific example is he went toe to toe with the GSA administrator and was largely responsible for [George W.] Bush firing GSA Administrator Lurita Doan. He wasn’t afraid of taking direct action.” Doan was a GSA administrator who resigned from office in 2008 after being accused of using her office to help Republicans. Miller also investigated allegations that GSA officials had spent thousands of dollars partying in Las Vegas in 2010. “He is a quality pick. You couldn’t do better. He combines loyalty to the administration with the independence you need in an IG,” agreed Keith Ashdown, former staff director for the Senate Homeland Security Committee, which has oversight over inspectors general, according to the same Post article. Not all transparency advocates lauded the choice, however. Noah Bookbinder, who serves as the executive director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, an advocacy group for ethics, criticized Miller’s nomination on Twitter. The same night, he nominated a White House lawyer to be special inspector general for the stimulus program--an important oversight position that should be going to an independent expert, not a loyalist. 3/7https://t.co/tlTnYzeQwb— Noah Bookbinder (@NoahBookbinder) April 4, 2020 Miller must still be approved by the Senate, at which point he would also sit on a council of watchdogs from other agencies, forming a broader oversight group. It is unclear when that confirmation would take place, however, because the Senate is out of session until at least late April.
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Holland America cruise passenger raises red flags about disembarking process in Florida during coronavirus
A New Jersey man who was aboard the Rotterdam cruise ship with his wife told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday that the day they got off the ship “turned out to be the most difficult of all.”
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Doc at Brooklyn hospital where body bags line hallway: ‘Patients dying every moment’
A doctor at a Brooklyn hospital where body bags were seen lining the hallway described “catastrophic” conditions at the facility, saying he’s seeing coronavirus patients die daily and is terrified of infecting his family. The pandemic hit home even harder for Dr. Tarik Naser, an attending physician at Wyckoff Medical Center, last week when his...
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City teacher whose family fought for potential lifesaving therapy dies from coronavirus
City schoolteacher David Behrbom, whose family was battling red tape to get him pioneering therapy in his battle against COVID-19, died Sunday — just hours before a potential key breakthrough, his kin said. Behrbom, a 47-year-old teacher at PS 55 in the Bronx, was expected to finally get donated plasma late Sunday for last-ditch convalescent...
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Canadian actress and activist Shirley Douglas dies at age 86
Shirley Douglas, the impassioned Canadian activist and veteran actress who was mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of medicare founder Tommy Douglas, has died at age 86
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Fran Drescher Calls 'The Nanny' Cast's Virtual Table Read Reunion a 'Gift' to Fans
Drescher teased the sitcom's April 6 read-through in a new interview with 'Entertainment Weekly.'
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UK PM Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital for tests, Downing Street said Sunday.
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Boris Johnson Hospitalized For Testing After Coronavirus Diagnosis
The prime minister tested positive for the coronavirus on March 27. He was admitted to a hospital Sunday as a "precautionary step," his office said.
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From the 60 Minutes archives: Survivors of Josef Mengele’s twin experiments
In 1992, Lesley Stahl reported on the Nazi officer’s brutal experiments at Auschwitz. This week, she re-interviews one of his victims in an innovative new way.
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Texas to hire Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer
Vic Schaefer's successful eight-year tenure as Mississippi State's women's basketball coach came to a sudden end Sunday.       
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Juan Adams happy to find new home with ARES FC: 'They're paying me more than what the UFC was'
While Juan Adams is disappointed with his first stint in the UFC, perks have come with his recent ARES FC signing.        Related StoriesRafael dos Anjos reveals how infrared sauna caused body to overheat during recent weight cutUFC 249 free fight: Jessica Andrade slams Rose Namajunas on her head, wins strawweight titleRay Longo wants UFC to cancel upcoming events: Fighters 'not getting near a normal training camp' 
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Earthquake: 3.5 quake near Palm Springs
A magnitude-3.5 earthquake was reported at 2:07 p.m. Sunday about eight miles from Palm Springs.
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'Hardest, saddest' days ahead in coronavirus outbreak, surgeon general warns
Week ahead will be worst yet for coronavirus deaths, Surgeon General Jerome Adams warns. Outbreak not under control, task force's Fauci says.
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Sarah Ferguson responds to Queen Elizabeth's coronavirus address
Sarah Ferguson has offered praise to Queen Elizabeth following her address to the UK regarding the coronavirus outbreak.
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Family takes Easter Bunny through neighborhoods to spread hope
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Many turn to small grocery stores to avoid crowds
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Canceled vacation leads to virtual cruise from home
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City to issue notice after crowd inside Chipotle
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Couple celebrates scheduled wedding day with parade
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Ex florist gives away palm leaves for Palm Sunday
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Authorities begin screening travelers at state line
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Neighborhood comes together to save baby bald eagle
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What to watch for during night two of WWE's first spectator-free WrestleMania
Wrestlemania 36, which underwent changes due to the coronavirus pandemic, comes to an end Sunday night.
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Michelle Money asks for prayers amid daughter Brielle’s hospitalization
Money posted the video Sunday on Instagram.
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PM Update: Isolated showers tonight; lovely spring weather for Monday
A few showers will threaten to dampen the evening hours.
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Javon Kinlaw’s journey from homelessness to coveted NFL Draft prospect
Javon Kinlaw looked around at the NFL Scouting Combine in February and reflected. “With the position I was put in, I shouldn’t even be here right now,” Kinlaw said. “I take it serious. I never take it for granted being here. I’m soaking it all in. Looking around. I can’t believe I’m really here because...
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Special Passover delivery for homebound Brooklyn Holocaust survivors
Even the coronavirus can’t stop Passover in Brooklyn. Uber and the nonprofit Met Council are joining forces to deliver 500 Passover meals to homebound Holocaust survivors who will be isolated at home during the upcoming Jewish holiday, the groups told The Post on Sunday. “It’s a tragedy that these elderly survivors will be all alone...
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Start your Monday smart: OPEC, primaries, Holy Week, Passover, supermoon, Quibi, ISS
Coronavirus ... Holy Week ... Passover ... primaries ... OPEC ... supermoon ... ISS ... Quibi ... Here's what the next six days will bring.
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Phoenix nonprofit holds coronavirus drive-thru Easter basket distribution
Instead of a big gathering, a Phoenix nonprofit conducted a coronavirus drive-thru event to distribute Easter baskets to families in need.
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Bronx councilman wants to ban paper bag fee over coronavirus fears
A Bronx pol plans to introduce legislation to temporarily eliminate the city’s new 5-cent paper-bag fee — because he believes reusable bags are a breeding grounds for germs amid the coronavirus pandemic. Councilman Mark Gjonaj (D-Bronx) told The Post his bill would suspend the controversial 5-cent fee through the end of 2022. Mayor Bill de...
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Mets might be MLB’s biggest loser in the coronavirus era
There are 30 losers. Some lose less, some lose a lot more when it comes to major league teams during the coronavirus pandemic. The Orioles lose less. They were going to have trouble drawing spectators this year. They get to run time off the horrible contracts of Alex Cobb and, especially, Chris Davis without paying...
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Hospitalized Over 'Persistent' Coronavirus Symptoms 'On Advice of His Doctor'
"The Prime Minister has tonight been admitted to hospital for tests," a spokesperson from 10 Downing Street said.
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Queen Elizabeth II draws praise online following coronavirus address
Queen Elizabeth II has addressed the UK for only the fourth time in her nearly-seven decades as monarch, and her subjects seem to be pleased.
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson hospitalized with COVID-19
Boris Johnson had been quarantined in his Downing Street residence since being diagnosed with COVID-19 on March 26.
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Delta extending SkyMiles benefits as coronavirus forces drastic reduction in flights
As part of its customer service changes related to the coronavirus pandemic, Delta Air Lines is automatically extending some of its SkyMiles benefits.       
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