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NBA Finals seems likely to land in Los Angeles and Milwaukee

SportsPulse: The All-Star break may have just passed but Mackenzie Salmon, Jeff Zillgitt and Mark Medina aren't afraid to pull out their crystal balls and look deep into the NBA playoffs.       
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Cathedral of St. John the Divine being turned into coronavirus field hospital
They should have even more of a prayer now. Manhattan’s famed Cathedral of St. John the Divine is being turned into a field hospital amid the coronavirus pandemic, church officials say. The soaring Gothic cathedral’s nave, or main section, is expected to house about 400 beds and take in patients from the Mount Sinai Health...
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Riding out the pandemic, Rio surfers catch a wave of controversy
RIO DE JANEIRO – Despite stay-at-home orders aiming to protect people from the new coronavirus, many of Rio de Janeiro’s famous beaches have been buzzing with surfers seeking to catch the season’s first big swell. That has thrown surfers such as Guilherme Faria headlong into a public debate about the legal limits on outdoor sports...
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Bernie Sanders Says It's 'an Awkward Position' but He's Still 'in the Race' for the Democratic Nomination
"We are listening to our people and, you know, we've got to make the best decision that we can," the progressive senator from Vermont said.
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The VA and Bureau of Prisons are buying hydroxychloroquine, unproven in treating COVID-19
The VA and Bureau of Prisons are stocking up on the anti-malarial drug touted by President Trump to fight COVID-19. It's unproven against the disease.
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Love him or hate him, Brits rally around a stricken Boris Johnson
Normally a divisive figure, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is receiving support even from opponents as he battles COVID-19.
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NYC schools clear science lab shelves to donate coronavirus supplies to health care workers
City schools have joined the coronavirus fight. A group of Brooklyn principals have been compiling critical protective supplies from science and career technical classrooms and donating them to the city’s beleaguered health care workers. Schools from Cypress Hills to Park Slope have been boxing up everything from masks and gloves to sanitizer and goggles and...
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Edmonton Oilers' Colby Cave suffers brain bleed, is in medically induced coma
The Oilers said Tuesday that forward Colby Cave had a brain bleed overnight and is in the critical care unit in a medically induced coma.        
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Los Angeles has notoriously polluted air. But right now it has some of the cleanest of any major city
With the state of California under a stay-at-home order for the last several weeks because of the threat of coronavirus, Los Angeles' notoriously dirty air has dramatically improved.
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Appeals court wipes away lower court ruling blocking federal executions
A federal appeals court wiped away a lower court opinion Tuesday that blocked the federal government from executing federal inmates on death row.
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'It hits you.' Lester Holt on covering the evening news amid coronavirus crisis
'NBC Nightly News' anchor says viewers are seeking normalcy.
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latimes.com
CNN Heroes: Ryan Hreljac (2007)
Ryan Hreljac, 15, is on a mission to bring clean water to communities in need through his nonprofit, Ryan's Well Foundation -- an effort he started when he was just 6. The group has built more than 260 wells in 12 countries.
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Pompeo hails 'remarkable' State Department repatriation efforts
The State Department had repatriated more than 45,000 Americans from around the world as of Tuesday morning, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced.
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Airlines Want To Cancel Rule Requiring Them To Refund Fares For Canceled Flights
An industry group says airlines around the world are burning through cash and can't afford to pay refunds to customers for canceled flights, despite regulations requiring it.
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Trump's speculation caused some to hoard this drug
CNN's Elizabeth Cohen breaks down the recent trend of some people to hoard hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat several diseases that some speculate could potentially help treat coronavirus, though no studies have concluded. Meanwhile, many of those who rely on the drug to manage their illnesses are unable to get it.
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Author Fanny Singer and chef Alice Waters talk food and family with L.A. Times Book Club
In a virtual meet up, "Almost Home" author Fanny Singer and mother Alice Waters join book club readers April 21 for a kitchen conversation.
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Nudists warned by police to cover up — their mouths for coronavirus
Sun’s out, buns out — but cover that face. As coronavirus cases soar past 4,700 in the Czech Republic, the Eastern European nation’s nude sunbathers are being targeted by authorities for neglecting to cover up … their mouths. Around 75 people, including opportunistic nudists enjoying some fun in the sun, in Lázně Bohdaneč were found...
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HHS IG report unpacked: What hospitals are really going through versus how Trump has described the situation
On Monday, an internal government watchdog issued a sobering report on the situation inside US hospitals battling the coronavirus. Based on interviews with more than 300 hospital administrators over four days in late March, the report describes a dire situation for front-line doctors and medical staff beset by "severe" and "widespread" shortages of key medical supplies, as well as persistent problems and delays with testing.
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California's coronavirus curve 'is bending,' but tougher days are ahead, Gov. Gavin Newsom says
Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday that California's stay-at-home order and other efforts are working to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus.
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How Wisconsin is managing a primary vote amid coronavirus pandemic
WASHINGTON — Wisconsin voters braving serious risks to their health headed to the primary polls on Tuesday after a last-ditch effort to postpone in-person voting amid the coronavirus pandemic failed. Voters confronted enormous lines as early as 7 a.m. following a dramatic reduction in the number of polling locations in Milwaukee after thousands of volunteers...
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Games may not be on TV, but the sports world is making the best of the situation
16 NBA stars virtually play the NBA 2K20 video game live on TV for charity, Augusta National Golf Club donates $2 million to those impacted by Covid-19 and the New England Patriots deliver protective masks to US hospitals.
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Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic, Keep a Watchful Eye on China's Military
In the middle of this costly and frightening health crisis, ominous clouds of a different sort have been gathering in Asia.
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Newt Gingrich on controlling coronavirus: 'The earlier you can do universal testing, the better off you are'
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told "The Daily Briefing" Tuesday that the leadership of President Trump and expertise of immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci have put the United States on a much better course in the fight against the coronavirus than Italy.
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Stephen Colbert needs a haircut, too
After several weeks of abiding by the order to stay home amid the coronavirus pandemic, Stephen Colbert showed off his overgrown locks in a photo shared on Twitter.
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Opinion: Don't play games with unrealistic ideas to return sports amid pandemic
Talk of the PGA Tour, NBA and Major League Baseball returning to play in May or June is "wishful thinking," according to public-health experts.        
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Coronavirus kills Illinois inmate behind bars for boy's murder
An Illinois inmate who died from the coronavirus was serving an 80-year prison sentence for the 1980 murder of an 11-year-old boy.
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Reports: Hal Willner, longtime 'Saturday Night Live' music producer, dies of coronavirus at 64
Hal Willner, a close friend and producer for Lou Reed, died Monday of coronavirus. He coordinated music for "Saturday Night Live" since 1980.        
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Truck driver opens up on personal sacrifice for America's economy during coronavirus
Eric Fors says he and other truck drivers around the world understand how important it is for them to do their part.
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Texas' coronavirus abortion ban can continue, appeals court rules
Abortion in Texas has been unavailable for more than two weeks, the first time the procedure has not been accessible in a state since Roe v. Wade.
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Post Malone in legal battle over ‘Circles’
He's going in "Circles."
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Queen Elizabeth ‘has been updated hourly’ on Boris Johnson’s coronavirus battle, source says
Queen Elizabeth II is “being updated hourly” on British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s condition as he battles the coronavirus.
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U.S. appeals court allows abortion curbs in Texas during coronavirus
A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Texas can enforce limits on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the state's policy requiring the postponement of non-urgent medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.
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North Korea Could Be Using Fertilizer Plants to Make More Nuclear Material, Report Shows
Margaret Croy's research shows that North Korea could be extracting uranium from phosphate fertilizers, and her report comes as the country's Sunchon Phosphatic Fertilizer Factory is reportedly "on the eve of completion."
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newsweek.com
Modly Reportedly Submits Resignation As Acting Navy Chief Over Warship Skipper Firing
First it was his sacking of Capt. Brett Crozier last week, then it was a diatribe he delivered aboard the USS Roosevelt Sunday. Now reports say acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is out.
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Trump falsely claims he 'inherited' the faulty coronavirus test. It was developed this year
• Trump removes watchdog overseeing coronavirus emergency funds • Trump angrily lashes out when confronted with critiques of virus response
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NYC couple hosts 'porch parties' from balcony, blasts music, gives praise to health care workers
The Careys are just trying to find "small things that can make one's day a little brighter."
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Liberal Dem senator backs Biden, despite prior vow to stay out of primary
Ohio's senior senator -- Democrat Sherrod Brown -- backs Joe Biden for president.
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Q&A with Greg Burel, former director of the Strategic National Stockpile
Burel served as director of the Strategic National Stockpile for 12 years until his retirement in January.
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CNN Heroes: Queen Brown (2007)
After her youngest child was killed in October 2006, Queen Brown started a radio talk show to help stop the violence in her Miami community. Now, she hosts the weekly show with her three surviving children.
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Insect extinctions threaten our way of life, scientists warn
The planet's insects are facing a crisis as accelerating extinction rates have led to a worldwide decline, scientists warn.
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Kevin Garnett’s anger toward ‘snake’ Timberwolves owner is unrelenting
Kevin Garnett will soon be inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame, but the former MVP may need to wait much longer before being honored by his longtime team. Garnett, who spent his first 12 NBA seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves and became the franchise’s all-time leader in every significant statistic, doesn’t believe he’ll see...
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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall Street ends lower after volatile session
Wall Street fell on Tuesday after a volatile session and following tentative early signs that coronavirus outbreaks in some of the biggest U.S. hot spots may be plateauing.
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Watch These TV Appearances by Democratic Politicians and Guess Which One Is the Presumptive Nominee to Be President
Who still wants what they thought they wanted in June 2019?
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Peyton Manning drops in on some unexpecting U. Tennessee Students
Sports Pulse: Peyton Manning surprises a class video chat at the University of Tennessee       
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Walgreens to offer drive-thru coronavirus tests in 7 states
Drugstore chain says it'll deliver results in less than 15 minutes to as many as 3,000 people a day.
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Walmart Faces Lawsuit Over Worker's Death From Coronavirus Complications
The wrongful-death case alleges Walmart ignored symptoms and failed to safeguard workers. The legal complaint is by the family of one of two employees from the same store who died in recent weeks.
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Dr. Robi Ludwig: Coronavirus – The challenges facing those in recovery during COVID-19 pandemic
Due to the coronavirus pandemic those who battle with addiction are currently vulnerable in a myriad of ways.
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Trump vows to add more money to Payback Protection Program to aid ailing small businesses
President Trump promised on Tuesday to quickly get more money to small businesses struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic during a meeting with banking CEOs.
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Rand Paul says he’s recovered from coronavirus, volunteering at local hospital
Sen. Rand Paul is free to use the Senate gym again — once it reopens. Paul announced Tuesday that he has tested negative for COVID-19 just over two weeks after finding out he had been diagnosed with the virus, adding that he is now volunteering at a local hospital. “I appreciate all the best wishes...
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