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‘I lost not one but three jobs because of the coronavirus’
Brooklynite Hannah Kaplan, 29, was working three jobs to make ends meet — and she's lost all of them during the coronavirus shutdown.
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Cops bust boozy Bronx party ignoring coronavirus social distancing rules
More than a dozen partygoers were busted when cops broke up a boozy Bronx shindig that was flouting social distancing rules, police and sources said Saturday. Police were called to a loud party at Mango Jamaican Cuisine restaurant in Wakefield at about 7 p.m. Friday, where several dozen people were drinking and celebrating, ignoring coronavirus...
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Airbnb host went from making $3,800 a month to $0 amid coronavirus
Lee Thomas, a 60-year-old retiree, charges $85 a night via Airbnb to rent out a one-bedroom apartment in his Ozone Park home. But now he is living solely on his pension as bookings have dried up. Because I’m so close to the airport, people from all over the country and the world stay at my...
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Staten Island car dealer still has to pay $500K in interest while lot closed
Marcello Sciarrino, 48, lives on Staten Island and co-owns 21 automobile dealerships in the New York area. A principal of Island Auto Group, he told The Post the coronavirus is bringing his inventory-heavy enterprise to the edge of ruin and forcing him to lay off hundreds of employees. On March 16, I locked our dealerships’...
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Caterer spent $20,000 on expanding business — then coronavirus hit
New Yorker Kinyarda Wright is the owner of Around the Clock Craft Services, which provides catering for TV shows that film in the city. But she's losing money as there are no sets to cater to during the coronavirus.
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Dog walker asks clients to pay him half-salary during coronavirus
Manhattan dog walker Jim Olmstead has seen his business plummet by 80 percent since the Coronavirus outbreak.
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Cuomo says China and Oregon will be sending ventilators to New York
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that as the state faces what could be the peak of the coronavirus crisis, China and Oregon have both said they will send ventilators. Watch his remarks.
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NYC church has a unique way of lifting the city’s spirits
It’s music to anxious New Yorkers’ ears. Although St. George’s Episcopal in Gramercy Park closed its doors three weeks ago in the wake of the coronavirus, the church is still lifting the spirits of the neighborhood with pealing chimes. “Church bells are historically rung to call people to prayer, in times of celebration, and in...
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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot urges people to 'Stay Home, Save Lives' in humorous Twitter video
Lori Lightfoot is a lot more than the mayor of Chicago.
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The real ‘Molly’s Game’: Inside Tobey Maguire’s high-stakes underground poker ring
In a new book about the infamous 'Molly's Game' poker games he co-founded with Tobey Maguire, Houston Curtis says that the 'Spider-Man' star used famous pals like Leo Di Caprio as bait to lure in wealthy opponents sure to lose.
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Coronavirus patients mistakingly taken to USNS Comfort, report says
Several patients infected with COVID-19 were mistakenly brought to the hospital ship USNS Comfort, according to a new report on Saturday, “Less than five” infected patients were transferred to the vessel sometime on Friday, an official told Fox News. The 1,000-bed US Navy ship, which docked at Pier 90 on Manhattan’s West Side after its...
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Bristol Motor Speedway iRace may be most difficult for NASCAR drivers
Sunday's NASCAR iRacing event at virtual Bristol Motor Speedway will be a challenge for drivers because of the close quarters.       
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Palm Sunday and the pandemic: sanitized fronds, clergy in protective garb and live streams
The coronavirus pandemic has challenged Christian churches to find socially distant ways to launch Holy Week on Palm Sunday.
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Opinion: Kobe Bryant deserved to give what would have been a memorable Hall of Fame speech
Kobe Bryant was supposed to deliver a speech that fully matched his complex personality, full of epic stories about his life and love for basketball.      
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'This Is A Big Deal': New York Hails Ventilator Deliveries From China And Oregon
Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., is still waiting on its order from federal authorities. But others have stepped in with some 1,140 ventilators.
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Pelosi, Schumer blast Trump pick to oversee $2T stimulus, call for 'urgent' House oversight
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer railed against President Trump's choice to nominate a White House lawyer to oversee the massive coronavirus stimulus program as a failure and re-upped up calls for more congressional oversight. 
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Grassley demands 'explanation' for firing of intel community watchdog
Also on Saturday, Thomas Monheim was tapped to be acting inspector general.
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politico.com
Most of us are under stay-at-home orders. So why are 6 out of 10 still on the road?
Rush-hour backups are gone, but there’s more traffic out there than you might think.
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washingtonpost.com
The Post ranks the best 18 golf holes on public courses in NY metro area
The demands have been heard, and The Post has responded! After such terrific feedback from our flawless list of “The Best 18 Holes in the metro area” from this past Sunday, quite a few readers eloquently described their frustration with so many of those holes being on private courses. Hey, yo, they said, how ’bout...
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Trump put American lives in China's hands
The Trump administration needs to do what it takes to save lives right now in the Covid-19 pandemic. But it should be aware that the reliance on China comes at great cost, writes Samantha Vinograd.
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edition.cnn.com
Until 1970, it was illegal to fly a kite in Washington. Hippies got the law changed.
Fifty years ago, protesters flew kites on the Mall — and were promptly arrested.
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Sean McVay is finally watching ‘Game of Thrones’ while under quarantine
LA Rams coach Sean McVay is binge-watching “Game of Thrones” while staying home during the coronavirus crisis.
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New York reels as 630 die in a day, the state's bleakest toll yet
Coronavirus-related illnesses killed 630 people in the last day in New York state, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday, in the grimmest 24 hours yet for the U.S. state hit hardest by the pandemic.
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AOC Calls U.S. 'Brutal Society' in Video While Making Margarita, Conservative Critics Mock Coronavirus Message
Conservative critics of the New York congresswoman brushed off her criticisms of the federal government's coronavirus response, noting instead she made a margarita while urging Americans to push fellow lawmakers into action.
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newsweek.com
Patricia Bosworth, actor turned celebrity biographer, dies of coronavirus
Patricia Bosworth, an actor who went on to chronicle lives including Jane Fonda's, Marlon Brando's and her own, died from coronavirus. She was 86.
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latimes.com
PM Update: Cloudy overnight; warmer on Sunday
Not much sunshine to speak this weekend, but it will still end up on the mild side.
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Trump says NFL season should start on time amid coronavirus crisis
President Trump believes the NFL season should start on time in September. Trump said as much in a conference call with the commissioners of the major sports leagues on Saturday, and also said he hoped to have fans back in stadiums by August and September, according to ESPN, citing sources familiar with the call. The NFL...
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nypost.com
Pandemic exposes low pay and scant protections for nursing assistants and home-care aides
Home health aides and certified nursing assistants, the largest category of healthcare workers, lack the equipment and job security nurses have.
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latimes.com
Shop towels filter better than T-shirts for DIY coronavirus masks
After President Trump said Friday Americans can wear face masks (if they want to) — and experts now say they can help stop the coronavirus — people are going DIY, making their own face protectors in droves. But a small clothing manufacturer in Los Angeles says not to use T-shirt material, as the government suggested, but...
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Actress Patricia Bosworth dead at 86 due to coronavirus
Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died from complications of the coronavirus. She was 86.
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foxnews.com
When is Amazon Prime Day 2020? It'll likely be delayed due to coronavirus demands, reports say
When is Prime Day 2020? Expect Amazon's Black Friday in July, to be postponed "at least until August" because of the coronavirus.      
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usatoday.com
'Look toward Jesus': Hairdresser draws Jesus mural in driveway
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3rd MN hotel taking in homeless people
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Childbirth during a pandemic means new challenges
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Local gown store looking to host prom for teens
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President Donald Trump speaks with sports league commissioners, discusses coronavirus response
President Donald Trump had a conference call with many major sports league commissioners Saturday, including the NFL and NBA, to discuss coronavirus.       
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Floyd Mayweather’s daughter arrested
Iyanna, 19, was busted on charges of felony aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
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Wild video shows Brooklyn teens ignoring social distancing in rowdy brawl
Wild video posted online shows a group of teens throwing coronavirus caution — and any thought of social distancing — to the wind during a brawl in Brooklyn. The two-minute footage posted to Facebook shows the young mob in the midst of a melee outside a building on Mother Gaston Blvd. near Eastern Parkway in...
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Director Eric Rivas already working on film about coronavirus pandemic
“It’s sort of a stand against xenophobia, and also about people’s desperation during this time,” said Rivas.
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Virus infects more crew on U.S. warship after captain fired
The number of USS Theodore Roosevelt crewmembers who have tested positive for the coronavirus has risen to 155, the Navy says.
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How to Watch Louis C.K.'s New Standup Special 'Sincerely Louis C.K.'
The comedian released his first special since sexual misconduct allegations were made public in 2017.
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newsweek.com
German, French Officials Accuse U.S. Of Diverting Supplies
Officials in France and Germany have accused the U.S. of intercepting medical supplies as President Trump ordered an American company to stop exports. Governors complain of a "wild west" in bidding.
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Police: Maryland officers go on leave after armed man shot
Police officers in a Maryland city will be on administrative leave after their department says they fired at and wounded a man who was armed with a rifle
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Zac Efron admits he never wants to get in 'Baywatch' shape ever again: 'It's just stupid'
Zac Efron admitted that he has no desire to get back in the extremely good shape he was in while filming the movie “Baywatch.”
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Report: Disney Executives Protest Pay Cuts as Company Set to Furlough Park Employees
Senior Disney executives are reportedly bashing plans to reduce their salaries between 20 and 30 percent amid the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, with no firm date as to when the cuts would end.
breitbart.com
Who Do We Expect to Sacrifice?
This country has deposited its massive, collapsing weight on a small, utterly unsupported group.
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How to keep your coronavirus face mask clean
Face coverings and masks may help to stem the spread of the coronavirus. But how to keep them clean?
latimes.com
New York is in dire need of ventilators. China just donated 1,000.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo at the Javits Center in New York City on March 30. | Albin Lohr-Jones/Pacific Press/LightRocket/Getty Images After Trump couldn’t assure New York the federal government would send ventilators, China sent a supply. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) announced on Saturday that the Chinese government is helping “facilitate a donation” of 1,000 ventilators to his state, and said they would arrive at JFK Airport later in the day. “We finally got some good news today,” the governor tweeted as he made the announcement. New York is the US state hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic, with 113,704 cases and over 3,560 deaths confirmed as of April 4. It’s also facing a serious shortage of necessary equipment to protect Covid-19 patients and health care workers alike. The donation comes two days after Cuomo announced New York had just six days left of ventilators in their state stockpile, and was coordinated by the Chinese government and businessmen Jack Ma and Joe Tsai, according to Cuomo’s tweet. Soon after sharing news of the donated machines, Cuomo tweeted Oregon Gov. Kate Brown (D) is also sending a shipment of 140 ventilators to New York. The announced shipments come one day after President Donald Trump said he couldn’t assure New York that they would get the ventilators they badly need, saying the federal government has more states to worry about. “No. They should’ve had more ventilators at the time. They should’ve had more ventilators, they were totally under-serviced,” Trump said Friday in response to a question from ABC’s Jon Karl. “We happen to think [Cuomo’s] well-served with ventilators, we’re going to find out. But we have other states to take care of.” .@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 Cuomo, on the other hand, does not think Trump and the federal government are doing enough to help New York as their protective and health care equipment shortage has gotten increasingly dire. After FEMA sent 400 ventilators to New York last month, Cuomo said it was not enough at a March 24 press conference. “What am I going to do with 400 ventilators when I need 30,000?” Cuomo said. “You pick the 26,000 people who are going to die because you only sent 400 ventilators.” More recently, Cuomo had adopted the position that New York is essentially on its own — and that it will ensure it doesn’t just rely on the federal government for assistance. Cuomo added he did not think the federal government would deny New York ventilators if it had them stockpiled, but he is concerned there’s not enough equipment to go around for all the states. “I don’t think the federal government is in a position to provide ventilators to the extent the nation may need them,” Cuomo said on Thursday. “I know that the ventilator ability is just a problem for everyone — you have 50 states competing for it, you have the federal government trying to buy it. Our attitude here is we’re on our own; I will ask the federal government if we get to that point. I’ll do whatever I have to do to get ventilators from the federal government, but that’s why we’re also taking all those extraordinary measures ourselves.” The state’s ventilator stockpile is shrinking, and Cuomo signed an executive order on Friday that would allow New York state officials to seize ventilators from health care facilities that aren’t using them and give them to hospitals. He also called on New York companies to start manufacturing other basic protective equipment for doctors and nurses on the front lines of the coronavirus fight, and said the state would help companies pay for manufacturing costs. So far, however,New York appears to be finding more luck working with the Chinese government and other individual states to procure ventilators than it has with Trump and the federal government.
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