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Missing woman bangs on door in nothing but a towel
Police in Medford, Oregon, are searching for the distressed, half-naked woman seen banging on a stranger’s door in the middle of the night on April 7. The doorbell video has been viewed more than 100,000 times in less than 24 hours. “The woman in yesterday’s post has still not been positively identified or located. We...
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nypost.com
Amid reports of shooter, police rush to Fountain Valley medical center
Social media indicated that people inside the hospital had been warned of a possible shooter, while an employee categorized it as a replica gun.
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latimes.com
Ram Rampage is the muscle truck of daydreams
Now this is how you put the Ram in Rampage.
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foxnews.com
A Look into Trump’s Mind During the Coronavirus Crisis
Trump’s pathologies give us better clues to his actions.
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slate.com
Coronavirus is Upending the Plot of My Novel
My characters now do totally unrealistic things, like hang out with each other.
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slate.com
White House To Hold Briefing As Economic Relief Debate Escalates
President Trump and congressional Democrats are haggling over the size of the next bill designed to help Americans through the crisis The White House has scheduled a briefing for 5 p.m. ET.
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Joe Biden leads Donald Trump by 8 points in new poll; majority believe US is in a recession
The poll found Biden is the top choice among 49% of registered voters and Trump the top choice of 41%. Biden is boosted by self-identified independent voters.        
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usatoday.com
Gigantic hole opens in ozone layer over the Arctic
A rare and very large hole has opened up in the ozone layer over the Arctic.
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foxnews.com
Diamond and Silk’s Twitter account locked for breaking coronavirus misinformation rules
The account later appeared to be unlocked, indicating the violating tweet had been deleted.
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politico.com
Tyler Perry buys groceries for elderly shoppers at 73 stores
Perry picked two Southern chains, Kroger's and Winn-Dixie, that both had reserved hours for elderly shoppers.
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nypost.com
Saudi-led coalition announces a ceasefire of two weeks in Yemen: SPA
The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Iran-aligned Houthi group in Yemen announced on Wednesday a nationwide ceasefire for two weeks starting on Thursday at noon, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
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The Knicks’ most loyal fan dies of coronavirus
Fred Klein, the longest-tenured Knicks season-ticket holder dating to 1959, died Saturday of coronavirus, his wife Terry told The Post. Klein, who lived in Manhattan his entire life, was 85. Klein caught the coronavirus in a nursing home, though originally it was deemed just pneumonia, his wife said. Long before there was Spike Lee, Klein...
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Neb. childcare providers hit hard by restrictions
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NYC funeral homes overwhelmed by COVID-19 death toll
One Brooklyn funeral director said there are currently 60 bodies in her facility, another in Queens said he's out of body bags and has to wait until April 19 for an opening at the local crematorium -- while a third said she's keeping a waiting list for the first time ever.
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nypost.com
Letters to the Editor: Republicans' voter suppression takes a dark, dangerous turn in Wisconsin
The brazen act of voter suppression during a pandemic in Wisconsin shows how far Republicans will go to stay in power.
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latimes.com
Here's what needs to happen for America to return to "normal"
The U.S. — and the world — has a long way to go before life begins to resemble the pre-coronavirus era.
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cbsnews.com
Senators urge UN to suspend China appointment to key human rights panel
A group of Republican senators has written to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urging him to suspend the appointment of a Chinese official to a key panel on the Human Rights Council and to condemn the appointment of an official from a regime with a record of human rights abuses.
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foxnews.com
‘Substantial’ severe weather event possible over Deep South, Southeast this weekend
Damaging winds and large hail are likely, with tornadoes also possible.
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washingtonpost.com
With Boris Johnson in the ICU, who's leading the UK?
As U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains in the ICU battling COVID-19, a plan for emergency leadership succession is murky.
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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St climbs on hopeful coronavirus signs, healthcare lift
U.S. stock markets surged on Wednesday as investors were encouraged by hopeful signs about the coronavirus outbreak in the United States, with health insurers getting an additional boost from the announcement that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders was suspending his campaign.
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reuters.com
Norwegian PM: Defunding WHO the 'wrong decision'
Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg tells Amanpour how her country turned the tide on Coronavirus and why the WHO needs to be "built up" following this crisis.
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edition.cnn.com
Broadway theaters extend coronavirus shutdown until early June
Broadway will remain dark until June 7.
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Girl who sparked marijuana reform dies after getting unspecified virus
Charlotte Figi's success with CBD as a treatment for childhood seizures led to medical marijuana reform.
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cbsnews.com
Why exactly is President Trump lashing out at the World Health Organization?
Do his complaints have any merit, or is this another attempting to find a scapegoat?
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washingtonpost.com
Starting to run out of time to build facilities to assist coronavirus efforts: Army Corps
The Army Corps of Engineers said on Wednesday that time was running out to build new facilities to help in efforts to combat the coronavirus around the United States.
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reuters.com
London bus drivers are dying from coronavirus. Demands to protect them better are growing
Nine London bus drivers have died from the coronavirus along with five other transport workers, as demands grow for better personal protection for transport employees in the UK capital.
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edition.cnn.com
CNN Poll: Views of economy plummet as financial hardship from coronavirus hits half of Americans
Six in 10 Americans now say the economy is in poor shape, up 30 points since last month, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.
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WNBA players 'have no idea if they will even be paid,' Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes says
WNBA legend and Hall of Famer Sheryl Swoopes is concerned for female athletes after the threat of coronavirus postponed the start of the season, saying that some players “have no idea if they will even be paid.” 
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Our ancestor Homo erectus is older than we thought, researchers discover
An international team of researchers in South Africa has discovered that our ancestor Homo erectus is older than we thought.
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foxnews.com
They are deaf and blind, and social distancing has now taken their ability to touch
Members of the DeafBlind community, many of whom rely on touch to communicate, describe feeling increasingly isolated, losing interpreter services and fearing what will happen if they end up in the hospital.
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washingtonpost.com
Democrats want $500B more in crisis relief, setting up Senate showdown
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are calling for half a trillion dollars in additional aid to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
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abcnews.go.com
Car company designs ventilator using windshield wiper motor for COVID-19 treatment
Spanish automaker SEAT has quickly developed a ventilator for the coronavirus fight that uses car parts and is being built on one of its automotive assembly lines near Barcelona. Working from an open-source design, The VW-owned company’s engineers repurposed a windshield wiper motor to operate the device’s pump. SEAT said it went through 13 prototype...
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nypost.com
Lizzo’s sultry snaps keep on coming
Lizzo is still sizzling while isolating at home.
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nypost.com
Rob Pelinka says Lakers passed all tests, hopes for Finals exam
Rob Pelinka, the Lakers' general manager and top basketball executive, discusses the uncertain future of the NBA and potential title chase for the team.
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latimes.com
Coronavirus prompts changes to funeral industry amid concerns of 'unprecedented' situation
As the Coronavirus Pandemic continues, the funeral industry is making changes to the way they conduct services.
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foxnews.com
Saudi-led coalition to begin Yemen ceasefire on Thursday: Saudi officials
The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi movement in Yemen will begin a two-week ceasefire on Thursday, senior Saudi officials said on Wednesday.
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reuters.com
Storytime with Dana: 'Goldilicious'
Today, I'll be reading a very fun fantasy-themed story: "Goldilicious" by Victoria Kann.
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foxnews.com
Kentucky doctor charged after fight with teens over social distancing, police say
A Kentucky physician was arrested Tuesday after getting into a fight with teens for not adhering to social distancing rules. 
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foxnews.com
Over 7 Million Americans to Lose Health Insurance During Coronavirus Pandemic, 1.5 Million Have Already Lost Coverage, New Study Predicts
"The COVID-19 epidemic highlights the folly of tying health coverage to jobs," a co-author of the analysis told Newsweek.
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newsweek.com
Sanders had multiple discussions with Obama before ending campaign
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edition.cnn.com
Coronavirus prompts some states to close liquor stores, while others allow cocktail deliveries
If there ever was a time when America collectively could use a drink, now would be it.
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Hospitals are cutting staff just when America needs them most
One nurse told Vox of being furloughed during the coronavirus pandemic: “You’re a hero, but also we don’t value you enough to prepare or pay you.” | Win McNamee/Getty Images One nurse characterized the situation as: “You’re a hero, but also we don’t value you enough to prepare or pay you.” The American health care workforce is being squeezed from two sides: by the coronavirus itself and a shortage of protective gear but also by the economic crisis, which is driving physician practices and now some hospitals to furlough or lay off staff at the very moment they are most needed. My colleagues and I sounded the alarm about the first problem in this piece a couple of weeks ago. But the second is only beginning to fully reveal itself. Altarum, a nonprofit research and consulting firm, reported last Friday that 43,000 health care workers had been laid off in the first month of the Covid-19 outbreak. That is a historical aberration: Health care has usually been cushioned from deep job cuts during economic crises, as this chart shows: Altarum As you can see, there is nothing in the past 30 years that compares to the long red line on the right, representing those 43,000 lost jobs. Most of the initial losses were in ambulatory services, according to Altarum: physician offices, dental practices, and other practitioners. Hospital staffing stayed mostly flat through the first month of the crisis. But that is beginning to change already, with a slew of hospitals announcing furloughs or layoffs in recent days. Here is a collection of news reports I found, just by spending some time searching Google News: Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston is laying off 900 people from its 17,000-person staff and asking full-time salaried employees to take a 15 percent pay cut, according to the Post & Courier; the hospital says it’s not laying off front-line workers at this time. Essentia Health, a major medical system of clinics and hospitals in Duluth, Minnesota, is laying off 500 workers, per KBJR. The Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Clarksville, Tennessee, will be furloughing 400 of its 2,400-person staff, and a few hundred others will see a cut in their hours, Fox 17 Nashville reports. Boston Medical Center is furloughing 10 percent of its staff, about 700 people, according to the Boston Globe. Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic, which runs five hospitals in the Philadelphia area and employs 125,000 people there, will furlough an unspecific percentage of its staff, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center in Lima, Ohio, is temporarily laying off 700 workers. Two hospital systems in West Virginia are furloughing upward of 1,000 employees combined, Metro News reports. The largest hospital system in eastern Kentucky is laying off 500 workers, according to the Lexington Herald-Leader. I’m sure there are many more stories like these. But you get the idea. Hospitals have typically said in these announcements that they are starting with nonmedical staff for furloughs and reduced hours, which is no solace to those workers but softens the impact on our medical capacity. But it’s not clear how long medical systems can avoid cutting doctors and nurses as well, and some of them clearly cannot. I heard from a nurse in Texas, who asked that neither she nor her hospital be named for fear of professional repercussions, who has been furloughed because of the ongoing economic crisis. She said how constrained she felt by the news. If she wanted to help with the coronavirus response by taking a job with a travel nursing service offering temporary postings in Covid-19 hot spots, for example, she would lose her old job and her health insurance. ”It really is frustrating to hear that you’re a hero but also we don’t value you enough to prepare or pay you,” she said. “I would be happy to temporarily relocate, work in a hot spot, and make the same wages as I normally would. I can’t afford to work for free, exactly, but it’s frustrating if I can’t work at all.” Hospitals have taken huge revenue losses as they postpone elective surgeries and other routine care so they can make more staff and space available for the Covid-19 response. Some hospitals expect to lose half their income, and the top industry trade groups have warned that hundreds of hospitals could close after this crisis. Congress pumped $100 billion into US hospitals as part of its first stimulus package, and Democratic leaders are already calling for another $100 billion in the next stimulus bill they hope Congress will pass. But that may still not be enough, in the end. When one in four rural hospitals were already vulnerable to closure before the coronavirus struck, the current pandemic is almost certainly going to leave some hospitals with no choice but to close, no matter how much money the federal government provides. ”Even with all of that, there are going to be hospitals that close because of this,” Susan Dentzer, senior policy fellow at Duke University’s Margolis Center for Health Policy, told me recently. Although today the need for increased health care capacity — for workers and facilities — is more apparent than ever, a grim future may await. And the fewer nurses and doctors we can keep employed in the meantime, the more difficult it will be to get the coronavirus under control in the first place. This story appears in VoxCare, a newsletter from Vox on the latest twists and turns in America’s health care debate. Sign up to get VoxCare in your inboxalong with more health care stats and news. Join the conversation Are you interested in more discussions around health care policy? Join our Facebook community for conversation and updates.
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De Blasio heckled at Bronx hospital by bystanders demanding tests, treatment
Three livid bystanders heckled Mayor Bill de Blasio — demanding coronavirus tests and better healthcare — as he tried to speak to medical personnel outside Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx Wednesday. “Yo, de Blasio; I need a test, de Blasio!,” shouted a young man from behind a fence outside Lincoln Hospital, about 40 feet from...
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nypost.com
Use this locator to find a coronavirus test site near you
A pair of startups from within the Georgetown University Venture Lab has launched a new web tool called the COVID-19 Testing Locator that lets users know how far away they are from testing locations and where they can find the closest site that will test them for the COVID-19 coronavirus. Anyone in the US can...
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nypost.com
Police confront nudist sunbathers over not wearing face masks amid coronavirus outbreak
Face masks are apparently more important than pants.
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foxnews.com
Sen. Michael F. Bennet endorses Biden for president
The Colorado Democrat made his announcement hours after Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) announced that he was leaving the Democratic race.
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washingtonpost.com
How Did Poop Get Cute?
Emoji, unicorns, and slime, combined.
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slate.com