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A Student From Italy Staying in an Empty Dorm Has Gone Viral For Trying to Make the Best of His Situation
Luca Petrogalli is stuck on the empty University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus with a lot of free time
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time.com
Facebook funds coronavirus coverage with grants to 400 local news outlets
Facebook on Tuesday announced 400 local news organizations that are receiving grants to bolster their coverage of the coronavirus pandemic. The Facebook Journalism Project, launched in January 2017 to bolster the industry, chose local outlets in North America for this round of $5,000 grants. The grants amount to $2 million total and are part of...
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nypost.com
China finally changes status of dogs from 'livestock' to 'pets'
In light of the coronavirus pandemic, China has drawn up new guidelines to reclassify dogs as pets rather than livestock.
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foxnews.com
Effectiveness of homemade masks is inconclusive, scientific committee says
The limited lab testing that exists so far shows homemade masks are far less effective than medical-grade masks.
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cbsnews.com
Coronavirus-infected New York City doctor talks battle with COVID-19: ‘It was more severe than I anticipated’
A New York City doctor speaks to his personal experience battling COVID-19.
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foxnews.com
Cleveland Plain Dealer takes aim at union by moving print reporters to suburbs
After hacking jobs, the Cleveland Plain Dealer has sidelined its remaining print reporters. The paper, founded in 1842, hacked 22 editorial jobs last week, reducing the number of reporters in the newsroom to only 14. Now, survivors say they are being yanked off their beats covering the city proper — a job that has been...
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nypost.com
Americans trapped by South Africa's coronavirus lockdown return home
Dozens of American citizens who have been trapped by South Africa’s coronavirus travel restrictions applauded U.S. Ambassador Lana Marks on Thursday as she waved them onto an evacuation flight out of Johannesburg’s international airport.
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foxnews.com
Biden co-chair: He 'wants to earn' Sanders voters
Christiane speaks with Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester, co-chair of Joe Biden's presidential campaign, about how Biden will campaign during a pandemic.
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edition.cnn.com
Why Is Taiwan Fighting With the WHO and Why Does Trump Care?
A long-running geopolitical dispute has turned into a fight over racist trolling
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slate.com
5 router settings you must change to protect your network
While the world is focused on the coronavirus, malicious hackers, cybercriminals and scammers are pushing out their own form of malware. IBM’s X-Force reports that COVID-19 related spam is up a whopping 14,000% over the last few weeks. Fake coronavirus cures, phony stimulus checks and convincing robocallers are competing for your money.
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foxnews.com
Off-duty Triborough Bridge and Tunnel cop shot dead on Staten Island
The man fatally shot on a quiet Staten Island street Wednesday night was an off-duty Triborough Bridge and Tunnel cop killed just steps from home, police sources said Thursday. The 48-year-old victim, whose name is being withheld pending family notification, was shot on Bradley Avenue in the Meiers Corners section of the borough at around 10:30...
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How ‘West Side Story’ cast stays connected online during coronavirus lockdown
When you’re a Jet, you’re a Jet all the way.
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nypost.com
Exclusive: Michael Cohen, Trump’s former lawyer, in solitary confinement
Michael Cohen, U.S. President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, has been placed in solitary confinement at a federal prison in New York state where he is serving time for violating campaign finance laws, according to his lawyer and two sources familiar with the matter.
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reuters.com
Billy Porter wants to see your ‘fiercest runway walk’
The "Pose" star is urging his fans to get creative during quarantine.
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nypost.com
Here’s what 5 sci-fi movies set in 2020 envisioned for this year
What did film envision for us in 2020, specifically?
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nypost.com
Wall Street rises on latest Fed rescue program
Wall Street rose for the third time in four days on Thursday as the U.S. Federal Reserve unleashed its latest program designed to buttress local governments and businesses crushed by moves to slow the coronavirus outbreak.
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One of the earliest known uses of the F-word found in manuscript from 16th-century plague lockdown
Centuries before the coronavirus pandemic, almost 500 years ago people were isolating themselves in an attempt to escape the ravages of the plague.
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Scary simulation reveals jogging dangers during coronavirus pandemic
A frightening new simulation seems to indicate that current social distancing protocols may not be enough to protect joggers from coronavirus -- even if they follow the new rules.
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foxnews.com
Kansas lawmakers overturn governor’s limit on church services ahead of Easter
A panel of lawmakers in Kansas has overturned an executive order by Democratic Gov. Laura Kelly that banned religious services of more than 10 people during the coronavirus outbreak. The move on Wednesday came after House and Senate Republicans in the state blasted Kelly’s order as an unconstitutional overreach, the Wichita Eagle reports. Senate President...
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Leaves The ICU Amid Treatment For COVID-19
"He is in extremely good spirits," his office said. Johnson's emergence from intensive care is good news for the leader, who remains in the hospital after testing positive for the coronavirus.
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UCLA lands a high-profile transfer in Kentucky guard Johnny Juzang
Guard Johnny Juzang adored UCLA while attending Studio City Harvard-Westlake High, but opted for Kentucky. A year later, he is thrilled to transfer to UCLA.
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latimes.com
This business owner received one of the first SBA loans
Amy Wright, co-founder of Bitty and Beau's Coffee, has some advice: "Share your story with any bank that will listen."
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cbsnews.com
Florida teacher goes out of her way to help struggling student during coronavirus lockdown
A first-grade teacher in Florida went above and beyond last week to cheer up one of her students who appeared to be having a hard time with the coronavirus lockdown.
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foxnews.com
Cuomo: NY coronavirus hospital admissions at lowest level since shutdown
The number of newly hospitalized coronavirus patients has dipped to its lowest level since New York state was all but shut down last month — but residents can’t “relax” yet, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday. “We had 200 net increases in hospitalizations which is, as we see, the lowest number we’ve had since this nightmare...
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Angelina Jolie urges outreach to vulnerable children amid coronavirus pandemic
Angelina Jolie penned an essay noting that even though children may not be at risk for coronavirus, they are at risk for domestic violence.        
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usatoday.com
Heartless crook swipes $150 from 75-year-old man in Manhattan
A heartless crook knocked a 75-year-old man to the ground and swiped $150 from him inside a Manhattan bank, cops said Thursday. The septuagenarian was withdrawing cash inside a Citibank on Park Avenue South and 25th Street at 9:45 a.m. on Saturday, when the thief came up behind him, brandished an unknown object and demanded...
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Colton Haynes’ sister loses battle with cancer
"I just feel absolutely gutted that our family can’t be together to hold one another …"
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nypost.com
A coronavirus patient makes videos for her daughters. She hopes they won't need them
Mireya Pérez González, 32, was not expecting her COVID-19 diagnosis. Now she's preparing for the worst by making videos for her young girls.
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latimes.com
Nick Saban does email now thanks to coronavirus
Nick Saban is almost entirely consumed by football. In November 2016, the Alabama coach claimed Election Day passed without his knowledge. Still, Saban’s bubble is even smaller than we imagined. With nowhere to go during the COVID-19 pandemic, the 68-year-old, six-time national champion finally began using an email account for the first time. “I’ve come...
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nypost.com
An ICU nurse sketches the heroes and fighters inside a coronavirus isolation ward
In his off time, medical ICU nurse Oh Young-jun sketches scenes from his job within a coronavirus isolation ward in South Korea.
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latimes.com
Progressives resist quickly unifying with Biden
Once flying high with two strong contenders to secure the Democratic nomination in Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, activist progressives now must cope with pragmatic centrist Joe Biden as their party’s standard bearer in November
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abcnews.go.com
Coronavirus lockdowns shouldn’t end until there’s a vaccine, study says
Countries should be cautious about completely ending coronavirus lockdowns for their citizens until there is a vaccine against the deadly bug, according to a new study based on China’s experience. China’s strict public health interventions brought the first wave of COVID-19 in the country to an end — but authorities need to be proactive to...
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GOP senator calls for WHO chief to testify over coronavirus failings
Sen Todd Young on Thursday called for the head of the World Health Organization to testify to Congress over the agency’s handling of the coronavirus crisis -- the latest move by Republicans to put pressure on the embattled U.N. body.
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Alarm bells sound over historic deficit spending, as coronavirus bills could near $5T
The U.S. government is poised to spend an unprecedented sum of money on its response to the coronavirus crisis, with a potential final price tag of nearly $5 trillion if lawmakers get the full extent of what they're seeking in as many as five separate bills.  
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Pete Hegseth rips WHO chief as a 'globalist spewing Chinese propaganda'
"Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Pete Hegseth blasted World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus Thursday as a "globalist propagandist."
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General says coronavirus may affect more Navy ships
WASHINGTON — Pentagon leaders anticipate that the coronavirus may strike more Navy ships at sea after an outbreak aboard an aircraft carrier in the Pacific infected more than 400 sailors, a top general said Thursday. Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said one member of the crew of the USS...
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nypost.com
Gupta's moving goodbye to child who changed his mind on CBD
Charlotte Figi, a child with a catastrophic type of epilepsy who went on to inspire a CBD movement, has passed away at age 13. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta reflects on her life.
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Ryan Strome’s likely Rangers contract outcome after Artemi Panarin success
Part 19 in a series analyzing the Rangers. This is where you must begin with a Ryan Strome overview: He was acquired from Edmonton on Nov. 16, 2018 in a one-for-one trade for Ryan Spooner. It was a bait-and-switch deal, that’s what it pretty much turned out to be, when general manager Jeff Gorton was...
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nypost.com
'You can't relax': Vigilance urged as New York sees signs of coronavirus flattening
Americans must persevere with social distancing now that their efforts are showing signs of slowing the spread of coronavirus, U.S. medical and state officials said on Thursday, as New York hospitalizations ebbed while the state's death toll spiked again.
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reuters.com
Socialite stranded in hotel by coronavirus crisis laments lack of amenities
She's eating Subway sandwiches.
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nypost.com
Keith Dinwiddie, Fidelis Okereke named co-City players of the year in basketball
All-City boys' basketball team topped by Keith Dinwiddie of Fairfax and Fidelis Okereke of King-Drew; Jane Nwaba of Palisades is girls' MVP
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latimes.com
Managing the outbreak: Hundreds of infected, quarantined in prisons and jails challenging officials
Officials have moved past trying to limit an outbreak and are now trying to manage hundreds of sick and isolated inmates, plus an exposed workforce.        
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usatoday.com
Trump enters the 2020 general with key demographics moving away from him
Since the 2016 election, Trump's support has faded.
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washingtonpost.com
Ask a book critic: What should I read when I can’t get any work done?
Amanda Northrop / Vox Vox recommends books for your very specific moods. Welcome to the latest installment of Vox’s Ask a Book Critic, in which I, Vox book critic Constance Grady, provide book recommendations to suit your very specific mood: either how you’re feeling right now, or how you’d like to be feeling instead. Personally, I am currently in the mood to read something quiet and restful by someone completely in control of their prose, so I just finished up with Robin McKinley’s Chalice. I grew up on McKinley, who came up in the ’70s as one of the first fantasy writers to let girls have adventures, and her exquisitely balanced sentences influenced my ear for prose more than probably any other writer. Chalice came out in 2009, so it’s a late book for McKinley, and like many of her most recent works it’s quiet and reserved to the point of chilliness. It takes place in a fantasy realm that was ruled by a bad king for seven years, and now a new leadership team, inexperienced and denied the education that was their due, is trying to find a way to heal the shattered country. Also there’s a lot about honey. It’s exactly what I want to read. It’s probably not exactly what you want to read, though, which is why this column exists. So let me help you find something that will take you where you want to go. The recommendation requests below, submitted to me via email and on Twitter, have been edited for length and clarity. I’m looking for a book about dysfunctional families. Quarantine has forced me to live with my own. This question I have seen a fair amount of! I have two go-tos. The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson is a warm and funny satire about two adults forced to move back in with their performance artist parents. It will make you think, “Hey, at least my parents never forced me to narc on them to the mall security guard while they stole jelly beans from a candy store as a commentary on capitalism on my sixth birthday.” (Unless that did happen to you, in which case I am very sorry.) I’m also a big advocate, in general, for well-written children’s literature in times of stress, and children’s literature is very good in particular on the subject of being trapped in your terrible gross house with your terrible gross family who will not stop annoying you, ugh. Lately I’ve been thinking about Nancy Bond’s A String in the Harp, about an American family doing a semester abroad in a little town in Wales. The house is tiny and weird and the family can’t figure out how to heat it or cook good food in it, and they’re all mad at each other and grieving a recent death, so they’re prickly and constantlygetting on each other’s nerves. But over time they adapt, adjust, and work together tobuild a deeply cozy home for themselves. (There is also magic, but oddly that is maybe the weakest part of this book? I always skip it in rereads and focus on the sections where the teenage daughter learns to bake bread and the family goes out for fish and chips.) Looking for nonfiction. I want to feel smarter, but not have to concentrate too hard. Something that will teach me about a world I’m not familiar with. Try Susan Orlean’s The Library Book, about the LA Public Library fire of 1986. It’s so tense and gripping that it reads like a novel, and it explores the past and future of America’s libraries in really smart and thoughtful ways. Just ended an 11-year relationship right before sheltering in place. Feeling sick of romance and love, and seeking a bit of non-romantic faith that things will be okay. Now might be a good time for Nancy Mitford! She wrote very clear-eyed and unromantic but hopeful fiction during some very dark times. Pigeon Pie might be the book of hers to begin with. It was written during the ramp-up to World War II, and it’s about a British aristocrat who gets bored volunteering at the Red Cross and decides to become a beautiful female spy. I want to escape my living room by reading a book that transports me to a new place and takes me on an adventure through jungles or deserts or frozen tundra. If you want something intense and a little challenging, the move would be Black Leopard Red Wolf by Marlon James. It’s literary fantasy set in a world inspired by African folklore, and the landscape is incredibly rich and immersive and will absolutely take you away. This book is deliberately designed to resist easy reading, though, and the reception has been polarizing. (I found it a little bit of a slog, although I know others adored it. And even skeptics like me can’t deny the setting is amazing!) So I’ll also throw out as an option East of the Sun by Julia Gregson. It’s about three young British women traveling to India in 1928, and it’s extremely charming and fun. I’m constantly finding myself procrastinating. Could you recommend a self-help book about time management? So for general organizing stuff, I like Julie Morgenstern, who wrote Time Management from the Inside Out: She’s good at creating strategies to help you adapt the way you think about an issue rather than imposing rules on you from above. But I also think that during a global catastrophe like the one we are in right now, it is very normal and reasonable to find yourself having trouble doing work! As Neil Webb put it in a widely shared tweet, we are not working from home right now. We are in our homes during a crisis and trying to do work. If you find it difficult to be productive right now, don’t beat yourself up about it. It’s enough just to get through the day. Jenny Odell explores some ideas related to this issue very beautifully in her book How To Do Nothing. If you’d like me to recommend something to you, email me at constance.grady@vox.com with the subject line “Ask a Book Critic.” The more specific your mood, the better!
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vox.com
The Relief of Uncertainty, Muses One New Yorker
In these pestilent days of being a New York City denizen, one travel writer muses on what we can learn from the uncertainty of reality.
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newsweek.com
CNN's 'straight news' anchors using coronavirus to 'flaunt their utter disdain' for Trump, critics say
CNN's most prominent anchors and reporters have ratcheted up their attacks against President Trump during the coronavirus outbreak as the liberal network continues to blur the lines between straight news and opinion journalism. 
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foxnews.com
Joe Torre: My fear for many children during the Covid-19 pandemic
Joe Torre, thinking back to the presence of domestic violence in his home growing up, writes that he often found solace at school or playing outside, but with the Covid-19 pandemic, many students -- including those that his organization, Joe Torre Safe at Home Foundation, serves -- are forced to stay home in violent situations.
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edition.cnn.com
Oil slumps on disappointment with OPEC supply deal
Oil prices slumped on Thursday, giving back an earlier 10% surge as investors reacted negatively to the emerging supply-cut agreement between members of OPEC and its allies in response to the global fuel demand collapse due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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