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Suddenly, even globalists are big on borders
When President Trump ­announced a restriction on travel from Europe in a mid-March Oval Office ­address, European Union officials erupted in outrage. The president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, issued a joint statement with the president of the European Council thundering, “The coronavirus is a global crisis, not limited to any continent,...
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EMTs and paramedics: front line risks
EMTs and paramedics face front line risks, treating and transporting patients with coronavirus symptoms. Many have become ill themselves.
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State corrections union says first coronavirus-positive member has died
A 62-year-old security officer at a state psychiatric facility who had coronavirus has died, marking the first COVID-19-linked death among members of the union for state corrections and police officers. William Plantt, a Brooklyn resident who worked at the Kirby Forensic Psychiatric Center in Manhattan, died on Thursday night, according to a release from the...
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Wisconsin governor, in abrupt reversal, urges delay of Tuesday’s primary
The governor calls a special legislative session to consider canceling in-person voting and extend the period for mail-in ballots.
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Stuck in your home? What if it's a mobile one?
People who live in vans and RVs are facing hardships during the coronavirus pandemic, but they've also got some advantages. Read more here.
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Rangers’ K’Andre Miller chat zoombombed by racist trolls
The Rangers’ Zoom Q&A with newly signed prospect K’Andre Miller went horribly wrong Friday when the chat was hacked and a racial slur was written hundreds of times. Miller, the Rangers’ 22nd-overall pick in 2018, was participating in the team’s “Future Fridays” series on Twitter that invited the first 500 fans who clicked on the...
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Barr to speed releases at federal prisons hard hit by virus
Attorney general exercises new authority to move inmates to home confinement due to emergency
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politico.com
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s despicable baiting of Samaritan’s Purse
Gotham’s chief executive this week might have accepted with some grace an offer of assistance from a crisis-tested, and devoutly Christian, emergency-relief organization Samaritan’s Purse — but he gave it the fisheye instead.
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Covid-19: A Look Back From 2025
In which the coronavirus has changed almost everything.
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3-D printed face shields aid health workers
The owner of a 3-D print and design firm in Washington state has developed a medical visor and face shield that's easy to make. The design of the visor has been approved by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. (April 3)       
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Plaschke: Ballpark music is what helps Dieter Ruehle get through the coronavirus shutdown
Dieter Ruehle, the organist for the Dodgers and Kings, is having a tough time living through the sports famine, but he has a secret coping mechanism.
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latimes.com
CDC says you should wear a mask. Trump explains why he won't.
The CDC issued guidance that all Americans should wear masks to prevent infecting others with the coronavirus. President Trump explains why he doesn't want to wear one.
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JPMorgan sees surge in coronavirus cases after pressuring traders to go to work: report
JPMorgan pressured its traders to come into work despite a coronavirus outbreak on its Midtown trading floor, a new report alleges — and now nearly two dozen traders are sick and another 65 are in quarantine. In just three weeks some 20 employees on one floor in the investment bank’s Madison Avenue headquarters have tested...
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In California: 7,000 hotel rooms ready for homeless as COVID-19 cases surge
Plus, how to detect coronavirus scams like a pro, a federal judge rules that gun stores don't have to be considered "essential" and stay open, and more.       
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Coronavirus is making couples sick — of each other: Lawyers see divorces surge
Cooped-up New Yorkers are flooding lawyer phone lines with divorce inquiries — with an avalanche of filings expected once the courts re-open. “People are realizing that they can’t stand each other,” said Manhattan lawyer Suzanne Kimberly Bracker, who like many in her field has already seen a coronavirus divorce uptick. “In the middle of the...
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A day in the life of my quarantine: Read Jameela Jamil's diary
"The Good Place" star Jameela Jamil shares a day in the life of her quarantine, from stress-eating and podcasting to shows she's streaming to cope.        
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“We’re gonna find out”: Amid coronavirus crisis, Trump admits New York may not have ventilators it needs
Trump speaks during the White House briefing on Friday. | Win McNamee/Getty Images “We have a lot of states that have to be taken care of. Some much more so than others.” President Donald Trump acknowledged on Friday that in the days to come New York may not have enough ventilators to treat all the coronavirus patients who need them. Asked by ABC’s Jon Karl during the White House press briefing if he can assure New Yorkers that they’ll have all the ventilators they need, Trump flatly replied “no.” “They should’ve had more ventilators at the time. They should’ve had more ventilators,” Trump said. “They were totally under-serviced. We are trying to do — we are doing our best for New York. You know, we have, ah, we have states, we have a lot of states — we have territories too — but we have a lot of states that have to be taken care of. Some much more so than others.” “We happen to think that [Cuomo’s] well-served with ventilators. We’re gonna find out,” continued Trump. .@jonkarl: Cuomo says NY may be days away from running out of ventilators. Can you assure NY that they will have the ventilators they need?TRUMP: "No. They should've had more ventilators at the time. They should've had more ventilators." pic.twitter.com/j2I94iiXas— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 3, 2020 Nearly 3,000 people have already died from Covid-19 (the disease caused by the novel coronavirus) in New York, and more than 136,000 in the tri-state area have the virus. Sadly, the worst is likely yet to come, Both Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill Di Blasio said on Friday that if current trends hold, New York City will run out of ventilators next week. That will likely cause coronavirus deaths to spike as patients are unable to get the care they need to stay alive. Cuomo on Friday tried to address the situation by authorizing the National Guard to take ventilators from hospitals outside the New York City area that don’t need them to places that do, but he’s previously indicated that federal help is necessary for him to meet the demand. CUOMO: "How can we be in a position where you can have New Yorkers possibly dying because they can't get a ventilator, but a federal agency saying 'I'm going to leave the ventilators in a stockpile.' I mean, have we really come to that point?" pic.twitter.com/8XqAh99Bka— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 24, 2020 Trump, however, has been reluctant to pull out all the stops. Last week, he told Sean Hannity he had “a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being in said in some areas are just bigger than they’re going to be. I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators.” Since then, Trump has repeatedly attacked state officials in New York and elsewhere for not doing more on their own to acquire ventilators. But while Trump thinks the states should’ve done more to prepare for a pandemic, he apparently doesn’t feel his administration had the same obligation. Asked on Friday about why he didn’t do more to acquire the necessary medical gear, Trump absurdly tried to shift blame to “previous administrations,” ignoring that he was president for three full years before the coronavirus hit. ACOSTA: Why don't we have enough masks or equipment?TRUMP: "Previous administrations gave us very little ammunition for the military and very little shelf space."(Trump was president for 3 years before the coronavirus hit.) pic.twitter.com/vuugvWItYR— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 3, 2020 The federal government reportedly has a stockpile of roughly 8,000 functional ventilators, but the Trump administration doesn’t seem keen to deploy them to New York. Asked Friday by CBS’s Weijia Jiang to explain comments Jared Kushner made the day before about how the federal stockpile is purportedly “not supposed to be states’ stockpiles,” Trump unloaded on Jiang (“you oughta be ashamed of yourself”) and then argued he has an obligation to save some of them for other states that could face crises on the level of New York in the future. “Frankly, many of the states were totally unprepared for this,” Trump said, adding: “We have a stockpile. It is a federal stockpile. We can use it for states, or we can use it for ourselves. We do use it for the federal government. We have a very big federal government.”‏ Wow. Trump unloads on a reporter who dared to ask him about Kushner saying on Thursday that the federal ventilator stockpile is "our" stockpile & not the states'. "When he says 'our,' he's talking about our country ... it's such a basic, simple question. You oughta be ashamed." pic.twitter.com/HWWkTWs00e— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 3, 2020 Trump’s comments likely won’t come as a surprise to Gov. Cuomo, who said on Thursday that “I don’t think the federal government is in a position to provide ventilators to the extent the nation may need them ... our attitude here is that we are on our own.” Still, it’s jarring to hear the President of the United States basically admit he’s leaving the state hardest-hit by the worst pandemic the country has experienced in a century to fend for itself — especially in a circumstances where the federal government is in possession of resources that could save American lives. Trump, however, seems to think the best course of action is to save them for a future circumstance where other states (perhaps ones more crucial to his reelection hopes) are in need. The news moves fast. To stay updated, follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter, and read more of Vox’s policy and politics coverage.
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Trump says HHS secretary meant the 'concept' of a pandemic kept him up at night in 2019 comment
President Donald Trump said Friday evening that he thought Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar was referring to the "concept" of pandemics after it was reported Azar said last year the threat of a pandemic kept him up at night.
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Northwell memo calls for rationing ventilators to 'patients most likely to benefit'
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Finding love during the coronavirus outbreak
A Brooklyn man sent out a drone with his number to a girl dancing on the roof. They found love during the coronavirus pandemic. Steve Hartman is "On the Road."
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Here's what America's oil CEOs discussed with Trump
America's leading oil CEOs urged President Donald Trump on Friday to grant the embattled industry access to government programs aimed at helping companies harmed by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Alabama And Missouri Issue Stay-At-Home Orders
Govs. Kay Ivey and Mike Parson had previously resisted calls by medical and health experts who have been urging lawmakers to take immediate action.
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Hamptons search for Peter Beard tapers off with no luck
“Peter has always been a wanderer, and his closest friends are holding out the hope that he has just gone on another joyride..."
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Do DIY face masks work? All your coronavirus mask questions answered
After over a month of being told face masks did little to prevent the coronavirus from spreading, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has changed its tune. Now, the White House — as well as Mayor Bill de Blasio and other officials — has advised civilians to don some kind of face-covering in public...
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This is how we're getting extra doctors and nurses to fight coronavirus
The COVID-19 pandemic creates a logistical puzzle for the health care workforce
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Food bank teams up with online marketplace to provide jobs and feed families
In many places, there aren't enough helping hands to keep up with demand. But CBS News learned about a program that's hiring laid-off workers to help feed families in Washington D.C., and across the state of Texas. Mireya Villarreal reports.
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Trump Organization has laid off about 1,500 employees as pandemic hits business
Most of the Trump Organization’s properties have closed. It is inquiring about rent relief in Florida.
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Trump rips CBS reporter over question on Kushner stockpile remarks: 'You ought to be ashamed of yourself'
President Trump had a tense exchange with CBS News White House correspondent Weijia Jiang during Friday's White House coronavirus task force briefing over a question regarding remarks made Thursday by White House senior adviser Jared Kushner.
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Trump assures U.S. oil companies will get federal help to offset pandemic effects on oil prices
“We’re going to make sure that they stay in good shape,” Trump said; Energy Department plans to expand Strategic Petroleum Reserve.
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Donald Trump: 'I Think a Lot of People Cheat with Mail-in Voting'
"I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting," Trump said. "I think people should vote with ID, with Voter ID."
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FEMA slow-walking $325M in aid for NYC’s public hospitals, Schumer says
Federal authorities are slow-walking $325 million in desperately needed aid for city public hospitals to cover coronavirus expenses, Sen. Chuck Schumer charges in a letter obtained by The Post. “New York City has followed the steps outlined by FEMA, Congress has more than doubled the size of the Disaster Relief Fund, and yet the City...
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Report: Doctors Believe Iraq Has ‘Thousands’ of Uncounted Coronavirus Cases
Three doctors “closely involved in the testing process” told Reuters on Thursday that Iraq has “thousands” of confirmed coronavirus cases, far more than the 772 infections reported by the government.
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Clay Helton says USC would need four weeks to ramp up before fall camp
The COVID-19 pandemic has scrambled plans for college football. USC coach Clay Helton said the Trojans would need about four weeks of preparation before the start of fall camp.
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latimes.com
Sailors cheer for ousted aircraft carrier captain
Sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt cheered and chanted the name of Captain Brett Crozier as he left the ship for the last time. It was an emotional show of support for the man whose pleas on their behalf ultimately cost him his command. David Martin reports.
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De Blasio thanks Trump, Kushner and the New England Patriots for N95 masks
Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a special thanks Friday to President Trump and the commander-in-chief’s senior adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, for making good on a promise to get 200,000 N95 masks to city hospitals amid the coronavirus pandemic. De Blasio, speaking during a press briefing on COVID-19, said that he was on a phone...
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CNN reporter debunks Trump's claim about virus
CNN's Dan Dale debunks Trump's false claim that he never said the coronavirus would go away by April.
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Coronavirus Supply Czar Jared Kushner Demonstrates He Has No Grasp on Coronavirus Supply Situation
There’s nothing behind the facade, but the facade itself isn’t that impressive either.
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Coronavirus may lead to increase in domestic violence: WHO
Speaking to reporters Friday about the coronavirus pandemic, the WHO Director General called on countries to include services for addressing domestic violence in their COVID-19 response.
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cbsnews.com
Struggling city food pantries want de Blasio to match Cuomo’s pledged emergency funds
Big Apple food pantry providers are calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to match the $25 million in emergency funds that Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to include for them in the new state budget, saying they’re facing unprecedented demands because of the coronavirus pandemic and also need the city’s help. “There’s no time to waste,”...
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Child rapist ordered released to keep him safe from coronavirus
A Massachusetts man convicted of repeatedly raping a 12-year-old boy was ordered released from jail Friday — because he suffers from health conditions that can make him vulnerable to coronavirus, according to new reports. Glenn Christie, 54, who uses a wheelchair, was ordered released from the Massachusetts Treatment Center by Superior Court Judge Heidi Brieger,...
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Homemade mask sellers have get creative as the CDC sets new guidelines
Mask makers are seeing an increased demand in home made face masks as the CDC advises all Americans to wear non-medical masks.       
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Hobby Lobby to Close All Stores, Furlough Employees With No Pay After Claiming To Be 'Essential Business'
"We encourage furloughed employees to file their claims with their State's unemployment commissions as soon as possible," read a statement by Hobby Lobby on Friday.
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90% of Americans are under stay-at-home orders
More than 90% of the U.S. population is under stay-at-home orders, but governors in some states are not implementing that order because it would create more job losses for Americans. Janet Shamlian reports.
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cbsnews.com
Why I Vote: South Carolina teacher works two jobs to stay afloat
For the second installment of our series, CBS News visits an elementary school teacher in South Carolina who works two jobs just to get by.
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cbsnews.com
Stop Using Toilet Paper
Why are we hoarding it when experts agree that rinsing with water is more sanitary and environmentally sound?
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nytimes.com
'No problem whatsoever': Trump downplays Fauci absence at coronavirus briefing
Fauci is a regular presence at the briefings, but has raised questions about administration policy.
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politico.com
U.S. airlines apply for U.S. payroll help but terms still unclear
Major U.S. airlines applied on Friday for payroll grants from the U.S. Treasury meant to keep workers employed during a sharp downturn from the coronavirus, though the terms of any aid were still unclear and some warned that funds would not be enough to help them through their toughest crisis ever.
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Meet 4 budding designers making face masks for NYC first responders
On Thursday, New York City announced that residents should wear some kind of face covering when out in public. These crafty locals, however, have been far ahead of the curve — and are determined to flatten it. They’ve not only sewn masks for themselves and their loved ones, but have donated hundreds of masks to...
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