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Rams study draft prospects with little cap space left to sign free agents

Rams have star players signed to megacontracts and not much cap space remaining to sign contributors who could leave via free agency.


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Disney executives furious over ‘temporary’ coronavirus pay cuts
Disney execs are angry about having to sign new “temporary” contracts reducing their pay up to 30 percent with no end date — even though company chairman Bob Iger is passing up his entire salary and the CEO is taking a 50 percent cut himself. Vice-presidents at Disney usually earn between $150,000 and $200,000 in...
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Ranking the best late-round MLB Draft picks as drastic cutback looms
Some members of MLB management pushed to kill a draft in 2020. They wanted to allocate bonuses that would have been distributed to amateur players instead to current players and team employees to better weather the financial plight caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Ultimately, the Players Association and enough members of management thought eliminating an...
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Coral Princess cruise ship with at least a dozen coronavirus cases will dock in Miami
A Princess Cruises ship carrying at least a dozen people on board who have tested positive for COVID-19 will be docking at Port Miami Saturday.        
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Coronavirus Cases In California By County
Saturday: A special edition of California Today.
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Outbreaks in prisons could spread to the community
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Ilhan Omar blasts Trump for downplaying coronavirus pandemic
Rep. Ilhan Omar is accusing President Donald Trump of downplaying the coronavirus pandemic, which she predicts could kill “hundreds of thousands” of Americans. “I think with each day that goes by, it becomes clearer and clearer how badly this administration has completely failed the American people,” Omar, a Minnesota Democrat, said in an interview on...
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Most people recover from Covid-19. Here's why it's hard to pinpoint exactly how many
It's a question that many want answered: Exactly how many people recover from Covid-19?
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Amazon Tried to Work With Coronavirus Test-Makers to Screen Employees But They Were Too Busy With Government Orders
The move, which comes as the shopping giant is scrambling to ensure its U.S. warehouses can remain operational, does not appear to be moving forward as the firms were already at capacity.
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Iowa Governor Defends Not Ordering Shelter-in-Place: Maybe Dr. Fauci 'Doesn't Have All the Information'
Governor Kim Reynolds argued that perhaps federal health care officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci "can't just look at a map" and make such demands.
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Trump Says He’s ‘Choosing Not’ to Cover His Face After Announcing Guidelines Encouraging Americans to Wear Face Coverings
New CDC guidance encourages people use T-shirts, bandannas and non-medical masks to cover their faces while outdoors
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Police Impersonators 'Up to No Good' as Quarantine Rules Are Used to Defraud and Harass
Traffic stops have been reported in California and Georgia, with a spate of incidents recorded in Colorado.
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Kandi Burruss reveals ‘RHOA’ reunion to be filmed online
She also spilled the tea on their current group chat drama.
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‘American Animal’ sent to prison for stealing library book turns over a new leaf
When he was 19 in 2004, Eric Borsuk and three of his friends pulled off a bizarre heist: They stole a rare original copy of Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” from a college library in Kentucky and assaulted an elderly female librarian in the process. As a result, Borsuk’s life went from regular college...
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Trump fires intelligence inspector general who helped set impeachment in motion
The president said he fired the intelligence agencies' inspector general, who gave Congress a whistleblower complaint about Trump's Ukraine dealings.
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Inside junior college star's historic decision between Louisville basketball and the NBA
He could become a primary scorer at Louisville, or a historic NBA draft pick. What is it that makes Jay Scrubb so special?       
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I’m disabled and need a ventilator to live. Am I expendable during this pandemic?
The author, Alice Wong. | Courtesy of Eddie Hernandez Photography As medical rationing becomes a reality, “quality of life” measures threaten disabled people like me. It is a strange time to be alive as an Asian American disabled person who uses a ventilator. The coronavirus pandemic in the United States has disrupted and destabilized individual lives and institutions. For many disabled, sick, and immunocompromised people like myself, we have always lived with uncertainty and are skilled in adapting to hostile circumstances in a world that was never designed for us in the first place. Want to avoid touching door handles by hitting the automatic door opener with your elbow? You can thank the Americans with Disabilities Act and the disabled people who made it happen. Technology, accessibility, and a hardcore will to live shaped me into a cyborg oracle ready to spill some hot truths. I am tethered to and embedded with a number of things that keep me alive: a power wheelchair, a non-invasive ventilator that is connected to my chair’s battery, a mask that goes over my nose attached to a tube, metal rods fused to my spine. How I sound, move, and look elicits pity and discomfort by many in public. This is the norm. My family and I have been sheltering in place for over three weeks in San Francisco. As news warnings of overcrowding in hospitals and scarce resources push hospitals to consider rationing care, I’m deeply concerned. Already, disability rights groups have filed complaints that some states, such as Alabama and Washington, are making triage recommendations that discriminate against people with disabilities. While the federal health department’s Office of Civil Rights released a bulletin on non-discrimination during the pandemic, I’m still worried. The ethical frameworks for rationing often put people like me at the bottom of the list. Bioethicists and philosophers like Peter Singer, a utilitarian philosopher infamous in the disability community as someone who advocates for our erasure, have applied cool, rational, elegant arguments and thought exercises on who should live and die during crises like this. But where are the disabled doctors, bioethicists, and philosophers in this global conversation? They actually exist and need to be heard and involved, like Dr. Joseph A. Stramondo from San Diego State University, who wrote a blog post for The American Journal of Bioethics about triage and the coronavirus: ...there is a significant body of empirical evidence showing that there is a substantial gap between a disabled person’s self-assessment and how their quality of life is judged by folks that have never experienced their disability. Some prominent bioethicists even refer to this as the “disability paradox.” To me, there is little paradoxical about disabled people valuing their own life more than it is valued by non-disabled people making judgments based on stereotype and stigma. To conceptualize it as paradoxical is to wrongly assume that disability inevitably diminishes well-being. Eugenics isn’t a relic from World War II; it’s alive today, embedded in our culture, policies, and practices. It is imperative that experts and decision-makers include and collaborate with communities disproportionately impacted by systemic medical racism, ageism, and ableism, among other biases. The debates on health care rationing unveil how our society devalues vulnerable populations. Draft guidelines from various states and health systems identified people with dementia, cancer, intellectual disabilities, and many other pre-existing conditions as those who will not benefit from treatment compared to younger, healthier, non-disabled people. Dr. James Keany, an ER physician at Providence Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, California, was quoted recently in the Los Angeles Times: “As it stands in the US, if your family member is adamant that you would want everything done and you’re 90 years old, wearing a diaper, severely demented, you would get put on a ventilator ... Most countries consider that malpractice because what are you saving that person for?” Everything is personal and political for me. I know people with cognitive and developmental disabilities. I use disposable briefs when needed and require total assistance with my personal care such as eating, dressing, and bathing. Were I to contract coronavirus, I imagine a doctor might read my chart, look at me, and think I’m a waste of their efforts and precious resources that never should have been in shortage to begin with. He might even take my ventilator for other patients who have a better shot at survival than me. All of these hard choices doctors have to make primarily hurt those hit hardest, not the people who present as worthy investments of scarce resources. Who gets to make these hard choices and who bears the brunt of them is a matter of inequality and discrimination toward protected classes. Even the notion of “quality of life” as a measurable standard is based on assumptions that a “good” healthy life is one without disability, pain, and suffering. I live with all three intimately and I feel more vital than ever at this point in time, because of my experiences and relationships. Vulnerable “high-risk” people are some of the strongest, most interdependent, and most resilient people around. We may still face significant disparities in political power, which results in being left out of policymaking, but we know how to show up for each other. Disabled communities, queer communities, and communities of color have been hustling and providing mutual aid since time began. Many of us know the safety net has gaping holes and the state will not save us, so we’re going to save ourselves with abundance, wisdom, joy, and love. Disabled people are not acceptable collateral damage in this pandemic. I want to believe that the future is not just mine, but ours. When one of us falls through the cracks, we all suffer and lose something. Time and ventilators are scarce, but we have the creativity, moral courage, and collective power to shape a world that has space for all of us. Alice Wong is a disabled activist and editor of Disability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century by Vintage Books coming out on June 30, 2020.
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Zibby Owens is keeping influential book club alive with online salons 
Zibby Owens of the popular podcast “Moms Don’t Have Time To Read Books” normally enjoys hosting monthly book events at her New York City apartment, where a mix of authors and readers meet, mingle and discuss books and life. But these aren’t really meet-and-mingle times, so when New Yorkers started sheltering in place, Owens decided...
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Could small business insurance cover Coronavirus?
Famed restauranteur Thomas Keller wants to set the legal precedent that businesses forced to shutter for the virus should be covered by their 'interruption insurance.'
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Heads Bow And Sirens Wail As China Observes Day Of Mourning Amid Pandemic
More than 3,300 people have died of COVID-19 in China since the coronavirus surfaced there late last year. On Saturday, residents expressed their grief for the neighbors they've lost so far.
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Coronavirus spread in prison won't stay behind bars
What happens to the prison and jail populations in the midst of a pandemic - both prisoners and workers - likely won't remain confined inside the prison walls.
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RFK granddaughter took family to Maryland to escape coronavirus, husband says
The granddaughter of Robert F. Kennedy had taken her family to Maryland and was staying at her mother’s house to escape the coronavirus, her grieving husband said.
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Global economy screeches to a halt as coronavirus job losses take toll
The shock of the coronavirus is hitting the economy like another Great Depression — and Americans aren’t alone in their misery. A tsunami of job losses and welfare claims in Britain, the European Union and Asia in the last two weeks parallel the 10 million unemployment claims in the US as businesses around the world...
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Trump Fires Intelligence Watchdog Who First Told Congress of Whistleblower Complaint
The president informed Congress of the move late on Friday night in the middle of the coronavirus crisis.
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Coronavirus pandemic causing massive increase in hungry families, Feeding America CEO says
The growing coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a significant rise in demand from the charitable food system in America, as the nations faces rising unemployment, school closures and rising poverty due to quarantine and stay-at-home orders -- but Feeding American is trying to make sure that nobody goes hungry during the crisis. 
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Lives to remember: People we lost to coronavirus
Here are just some of the coronavirus pandemic's many victims: who they were, and the lives they touched.
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Mark Cuban flirting with 2020 presidential bid in post-coronavirus 'America 2.0'
The billionaire entrepreneur has had some interesting ideas about America's future, and they might include president.
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Live updates: 93,000 could become infected in D.C., mayor says, as cases in DMV rise to 5,535
See the latest coronavirus news and developments Saturday in the Washington, D.C., region.
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Los Angeles prosecutors charge ‘non-essential’ shops for staying open
Los Angeles prosecutors hit four shops with criminal charges for refusing to close during the shutdown orders imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to a report. The move marks the first time the city has filed charges against stores for violating the “Safer at Home” order requiring “non-essential” businesses to close during...
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Walmart to limit customers in stores to encourage social distancing
Walmart will begin limiting the number of customers inside stores Saturday to encourage social distancing amid the coronavirus pandemic. Only five customers per 1,000 feet will be allowed in, and workers will be tasked with admitting them one-by-one into the store, according to Reuters. “While many of our customers have been following the advice of...
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Knifeman in Southern France Kills 2, Injures Others in Attack
French officials said they are evaluating whether the attack was motivated by terrorism
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Coronavirus in NY: Businesses board up windows with no end to lockdown in sight
Plywood covers the windows of Dylan Murphy’s, an Upper East Side bar. “We are all in this together,” reads the spraypainted message. “Stay home. Save lives.” The watering hole isn’t the only New York business barricading itself to try to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus since Gov. Andrew Cuomo put a lockdown in...
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Trump is trying to undermine the government’s independent watchdogs — again
President Trump’s plan to fire the intelligence community’s inspector general is the latest example of his attacks on internal government watchdogs.
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Power ranking methods that will get you thinking like oddsmakers
LAS VEGAS — An annual meeting scheduled for Chris Andrews’ office March 15 was called off. Selection Sunday never happened this year, so Andrews had no need to huddle with his inner circle of oddsmakers to post opening lines for the NCAA Tournament. Andrews, the South Point sportsbook director, holds a similar meeting before opening...
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Is Zoom the video game platform for life during coronavirus? USC game students say 'yes'
Zoom, once primarily used for business meetings, is increasingly utilized as a means to facilitate socializing. But it could also be a video game platform. Students of the USC Game School have been leading the way in creating games for the platform.
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The Check-In: USC's McClain brothers find some good during coronavirus shutdown
Abdul-Malik and Munir McClain, who play football at USC, are living a new normal during the coronavirus pandemic. It's virtual classrooms and virtual lessons from coaches.
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Cost overruns, delays, now coronavirus. Academy Museum chief Bill Kramer isn't fazed
In his first in-depth interview as Academy Museum director, Bill Kramer talks budget, construction time lines and, most important, what you'll see inside.
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L.A. Affairs: Being single is bad enough. Will I spend this apocalypse alone?
There was only one way to avoid my coronavirus spiral, which had me thinking again and again about the end of "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World," about waiting for an asteroid to destroy the planet.
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Dr. Kent Ingle: Coronavirus demands parents talk with their kids about education and careers
You must acknowledge and equip your children to make the most of their education at this time, because it is what will prepare them for the days to come beyond this pandemic.
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As USC forces pay cuts amid pandemic, its president gets a new Santa Monica home
As the global coronavirus pandemic has forced austerity measures at the University of Southern California, the private college has purchased an $8.6-million Santa Monica home for its president
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Coronavirus kills some people and hardly affects others: How is that possible?
How can the new coronavirus affect people so differently — killing some while leaving others blissfully unaware that they have been infected at all?
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Two Tricks to Help Your Family Get Along Better
Decentralize power, write a mission statement, and hold family meetings.
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Coronavirus has people howling at the moon
In Mill Valley, people howl to express support for front-line workers -- and for emotional release
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Twins in India named Corona and Covid after the deadly virus
Meet Corona and Covid, newborn twins in India named after the deadly novel coronavirus spreading around the globe. The siblings, a boy and a girl, were born on March 27 to Preeti and Vinay Verma in the Indian state of Chhattisgarh, according to Sky News. “The delivery happened after facing several difficulties and therefore, my...
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Early coronavirus job losses hitting minorities, women, teens particularly hard
As the economy continues to hemorrhage jobs, it's becoming apparent that some groups are more at risk of unemployment than others.
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MI grandfather who walks miles to see granddaughter through glass says it's about 'making a difference'
The coronavirus isn't stopping one Michigan grandfather from walking miles to see his son and newborn granddaughter Elliana through a glass door. 
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Does the U.S. need a national Coronavirus registry?
Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy - who is also a doctor - says there should be a government registry of who has had the Coronavirus, as is done with vaccines.
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'We are both still alive': Woman details nightmare on Holland America cruise ship with coronavirus
Two Ohio residents were stuck on a Holland America cruise ship, confined to their room for more than a week. Now they're finally headed home.        
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