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Lin-Manuel Miranda Sends New York Hospital Staff Special Message
The NewYork-Presbyterian hospital system is one of the best in the country and is currently treating hundreds of COVID-19 patients. 'Hamilton' writer Lin-Manuel Miranda addressed the hospital workers as they confront the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
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newsweek.com
Victor Cruz shows off his giant collection of sneakers
The retired Giants wide receiver is kicking quarantine boredom to the curb by cleaning out his cavernous closet.
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nypost.com
Lady Gaga announces virtual concert with Elton John, Lizzo and more
"We want to celebrate and encourage the power of the human spirit."
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Washington state sending 400 ventilators to other states
"Every state in America is united in the fight to save the lives of our people," Governor Jay Inslee said
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'More Data Is Needed' on Hydroxychloroquine's Impact on Coronavirus Patients, Infectious Diseases Institute Says
NIAID is in the "planning stages" of a large randomized, controlled clinical trial on hydroxychloroquine.
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newsweek.com
430,000 people traveled from US to China during coronavirus outbreak
At least 430,000 people have arrived in the US from China since the Chinese Communist Party declared its coronavirus outbreak on Dec. 31.
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Pennsylvania adds not-so-welcome sign to state border
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Tiger in NYC zoo tests positive for COVID-19
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Musical couple holds concert from their driveway
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Pastor and volunteers deliver meals to students
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'Keep back 6 feet' shirt seen on runner
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Senior makes family video 'walking' at graduation
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Cashier sprayed in eyes with Lysol by mad customer
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North Carolina church finds ways to reach out
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James Clyburn: House coronavirus panel will focus on stimulus, not Trump
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) said the newly-formed House panel set up to oversee the federal coronavirus response will not focus on President Trump’s handling of the crisis, pledging it will simply oversee the distribution of the $2.2 trillion relief package. “My understanding is that this committee will be forward looking, we are not...
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'Animal Crossing: New Horizons' Resident Services Guide: How to Upgrade and Move Your Home
Upgrading Resident Services will unlock bridges and inclines.
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Israel to produce fitted masks for men with religious beards
JERUSALEM – Israelis who have beards for religious reasons will get the option of custom-made face masks to protect them from the coronavirus rather than being told to shave, a government official said on Monday. As part of measures to combat the epidemic, Israeli authorities last week told people to cover their mouths and noses...
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George Soros-Funded Group Pushes Nationwide Drop Boxes for Voting
The Brennan Center for Justice, which is heavily financed by George Soros, is advocating the use of drop boxes to deposit ballots on voting day this November as part of a suggested overhaul of the U.S. voting system due to the Chinese coronavirus pandemic.
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Patriots fooling themselves with Jarrett Stidham: ESPN’s Todd McShay
Perhaps the biggest question of this offseason remains unanswered: Who will fill Tom Brady’s shoes in New England? The Patriots’ options are not all that appealing. The current frontrunner for the job is second-year signal-caller Jarrett Stidham, but many remain unsure of the inexperienced 2019 fourth-round pick’s ability to take over at the helm. “He...
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Easter Bunny and tooth fairy are 'essential workers,' New Zealand prime minister says
New Zealand has been under country-wide lockdown since late March, but the prime minister confirmed the Easter Bunny and tooth fairy are "essential."      
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Cuomo suggests coronavirus deaths in New York could be hitting apex
Just under 600 more New Yorkers have died of the coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday — a grim tally, but one that further suggests that contagion may have reached its apex in the state. The contagion has now claimed 4,758 state residents, with 599 additional fatalities reported Monday, after 594 losses were logged Sunday...
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‘Today’ co-host Sheinelle Jones ‘found peace’ after vocal cord surgery
She called into the show from home.
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JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon Expects ‘A Bad Recession’ and 2008 Level Financial Stress
“At a minimum, we assume that it will include a bad recession combined with some kind of financial stress similar to the global financial crisis of 2008,” Dimon said Monday. 
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Some of Bobby Mitchell’s greatest performances came against the Redskins
Mitchell ran for 232 yards on only 14 carries against Washington in 1959.
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Coronavirus: Louisiana Coroner Says 1-Day-Old Infant Died from Illness
A coroner in Louisiana's Eastern Baton Rouge Parish revealed Monday that a one-day-old infant has died as a result of the Chinese coronavirus, according to local station WAFB 9. 
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YouTube tries to limit false 5G claims
YouTube and other social media platforms are taking steps to limit the spread of conspiracy theories falsely connecting 5G networks and the coronavirus pandemic after a string of attacks on cellphone towers.
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New Yorkers continue to face the fear: The Post’s week in photos
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Nearly 3,000 new NYC coronavirus cases overnight, total approaches 68,000
Nearly 3,000 more New Yorkers were diagnosed with the coronavirus overnight Sunday into Monday, with an additional three succumbing to the contagion, City Hall statistics show. As of 9:30 a.m. Monday, there were 67,820 confirmed cases in the five boroughs, with 2,475 now dead, as compared to 64,955 and 2,472, respectively, on Sunday evening. The...
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In Los Angeles, friendly waves help fill the empty spaces of social distancing
After the sun sets beyond the California coast, the iconic Ferris wheel on the Santa Monica Pier still lights up -- its dancing colors mimicked on the surface of the Pacific Ocean below. It's an eerie reminder of what life should be like in Los Angeles right now. But despite the light show, the pier is blocked off and silent -- no games, no vendors, no rides. No tourists posing for selfies. This is California at war with the coronavirus.
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Governor Cuomo says New York may be approaching apex of coronavirus cases
At his daily briefing Monday, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said the number of new cases of coronavirus in the state has leveled off the last two days, but remains at a crisis level for the health care system. Watch his remarks.
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Dimon mulls suspending JPMorgan dividend if unemployment hits 14 percent
JPMorgan Chase top boss Jamie Dimon on Monday said he sees a “bad recession” in 2020, and that the largest US bank could suspend its dividend if the coronavirus crisis deepens. Dimon, widely regarded as the face of the US banking sector, is the most prominent voice on Wall Street so far to project that...
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How do you reopen the economy after coronavirus? German experts have a plan
How do you restart an economy that's been shut down by a pandemic? The answer is: very, very carefully.
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Colton Underwood says erections common while filming ‘The Bachelor’
Erections pop up frequently while filming "The Bachelor" says contestant Colton Underwood.
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New York City prepares for temporary burials of coronavirus victims
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UK needs to know lockdown is working before next steps discussed: government adviser
Britain needs to know how well its current lockdown measures are working in tackling the coronavirus outbreak before it can discuss what happens next, the government's deputy chief scientific adviser Angela McLean said on Monday.
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Entertain your kids with discounted toys from ShopDisney's sitewide sale
Bring the "happiest place on earth" to your home during ShopDisney's Pixie Perfect Sitewide Savings Event, where you can take 25% off orders of $100 or more, 20% off orders of $75 or more, 15% off orders pf $50 or more, plus free shipping on orders of $75 or more.
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Supreme Court says federal workers are entitled to a personnel process untainted by age discrimination
But workers would have to prove that age was a deciding factor in an adverse employment action to receive monetary damages or reinstatement.
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A Pandemic Is Upon Us. Time to Shoot Your Shot?
A little more than a month ago, Kesse, 29, traveled to visit a dear friend of his, and as they hung out together, he realized that he had developed feelings for her. At the time, he decided to keep his feelings a secret. But after they parted and he went home to Germany, she informed him that she’d come down with COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus that has rapidly infected more than 1 million people across the globe. Kesse immediately became “incredibly worried for her life and safety”—and then he, too, began to feel unwell. He has been recovering for the past two weeks from an illness he believes to be COVID-19, though he says he’s been unable to get a test.Kesse eventually went to the emergency room, and “seeing so many people [there] in pain, some of them dying, had an impact on me,” he told me. He’d lost loved ones before, and began to worry that if he succumbed to the virus, his friend would never know how much she meant to him. “Being ill and seeing people in a worse state than myself made me decide I didn’t want to waste time pretending not to have the feelings I have.” The next day, he told her he liked her.As the COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly, dramatically altered daily life all over the globe, this has been one of the more surprising effects: Thanks to a potent mixture of anxiety, boredom, loneliness, and cabin fever–induced recklessness, people are revealing their feelings to the objects of their affection—“shooting their shot,” so to speak. In some cases, this is because social-distancing measures have forced most interactions to take place remotely or virtually, lowering the stakes considerably; in other cases, like Kesse’s, it’s because the stakes are now higher than ever. In just about every case, though, it’s safe to say that either the coronavirus pandemic or the protocols that have come with it have changed the trajectory of the relationship between the two people in question.None of this surprises Sandra Langeslag, who studies the neuroscience of emotion and motivation at the University of Missouri at St. Louis. Of course people’s romantic impulses are going somewhat haywire under the circumstances. For one thing, people who are suddenly cooped up at home without anywhere to go or anyone to see “may just have more time to think about another person, and are then more likely to act on it,” she told me.Some people have come to the conclusion that confessing their feelings will be easier when the object of those feelings is far away—and out of range of any awkward encounters if things go badly. Marin, a 19-year-old college student, had been eyeing a classmate of hers all semester, and in mid-March, when it was announced that students would all be dismissed from campus for the rest of the year because of coronavirus concerns, she texted her crush to ask if he’d like to hang out and get to know each other better. If he said yes, they could get together in the next 48 hours, before everyone went home—and if he said no, she reasoned, they didn’t have the same major, so she’d probably never have to see the guy again.Initially, Marin told me, her crush opened the text and didn’t respond. (Marin, like most people I interviewed for this story, requested to be referred to by just her first name, for fear of being forever linked online to an embarrassing story. As she put it, “Nobody wants their last name included in a story about them getting left on read!”) Hours later, he texted back: Who is this? “It was pretty rough,” she said. Still, she told me, she’s glad she said something. Although her tale of bravery came to a pretty humbling denouement, if she hadn’t spoken up, she might still be hung up on what might have been.Others have been inspired to profess their feelings not because quarantine is keeping them safe from any uncomfortable run-ins, but because of the deadly threat of the coronavirus itself. “Because this is an emergency situation, people may think about what really matters to them in life,” Langeslag said.Savanah, 20, told me that she first contemplated telling her crush she liked him when it came up as a joke: Offhandedly, she’d remarked to a friend that maybe it was time to tell her crush that she liked him—so that if, God forbid, the virus took her or her crush, “at least I’d had the nerve to tell him.” As she thought about it, though, the idea became less and less ridiculous. Savanah and this guy were good friends, and because she’d traveled a few states away to shelter in place with her family, he was far away now. She missed him. She had no way of knowing when she would see him again. Why not now? She composed a text—“Okay so before the coronavirus possibly wipes us out, I guess I’ll tell you that I may or may not have this little crush on you or whatever, lol”—and sent it.The emotional side effects of the coronavirus pandemic can, it’s worth noting, create ideal conditions for something researchers like Langeslag call “misattribution of arousal.” Misattribution of arousal, she explained, is when people mistake emotional or physical stimulation for sexual or romantic stimulation. “Being in an emergency situation, or any situation that makes you very emotional, could lead you to then attribute that resulting arousal to someone else, leading you to find that person more attractive,” Langeslag said. For instance, feeling anxious or frightened because a pandemic is raging across the globe could lead someone to mistake their heightened feelings about the chaos unfolding outside for heightened feelings toward someone they like—and then feel the need to confess them.While absence and worry seem to make the heart grow fonder, so do close quarters: Adam, 30, quite literally can’t escape his feelings for his roommate, with whom he’s quarantined in a two-man apartment.Adam, who chatted with me on Google Hangouts so that his roommate wouldn’t overhear a phone conversation, said he’d started having fond feelings a few months ago, but things had really escalated since both his and his roommate’s offices had closed. “Once you start spending 8 to 12 hours a day together, it kinda forces you to confront the things you can put off with work,” he wrote. Once they were housebound, Adam said, they quickly fell into an everyday routine—working in close quarters, checking in on each other during breaks, taking walks together. This felt so much like a relationship that Adam found himself accidentally describing himself and his roommate as though they were already an item. “I’ve definitely slipped the ‘we’ word [into conversation] a few times,” he told me.[Read: The strange, unique intimacy of the roommate relationship]When we spoke, Adam hadn’t yet confessed his feelings to his roommate, but said he was leaning toward telling him. Still, he didn’t want to throw a functional and happy roommate situation—already difficult to come by, especially under the current stressful conditions—into jeopardy. “It’s very emotionally confusing,” he said.Indeed, every big leap of faith these days will mean new realities to face once everyone emerges on the other side. Adam could come out of self-isolation weeks or months from now in a new relationship—or in need of a new roommate. Kesse, who told me his friend has recovered fully but has been somewhat distant since he confessed his feelings, may need to figure out where his long-standing friendship will go from here. Marin, when she returns to school, will have one new person to avoid on campus, but a pretty good story for anybody who wants to hear one.And Savanah—who told me her friend seemed appreciative of her just-in-case declaration when he responded, “You never know”—could emerge from all of this with a friendship that’s about to become something more. For the many people who have chosen the chaotic present moment to make their feelings known, that thin, shining strand of hope might be enough to pull them through.
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Some Swedish Hospitals Have Stopped Using Chloroquine to Treat COVID-19 After Reports of Severe Side Effects
Side effects reported include cramps, vision loss and a headache that felt like stepping into "a high voltage plant," one patient reported.
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Trump has some flattening ideas all his own
Sickening.
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Man faces $50K fine for escaping quarantine to visit girlfriend
An Australian man blew off his coronavirus self-quarantine to visit his girlfriend — and even used public transportation to get there — and could now be fined up to $50,000, according a report. The 35-year-old man, whose name was not released, was busted Sunday, West Australian Police announced on Facebook. The man arrived in West...
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U.S. death toll from coronavirus tops 10,000: Reuters tally
The U.S. death toll from the novel coronavirus topped 10,000 on Monday, according to a Reuters tally.
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S&P 500 set to recoup $1 trillion in value as virus deaths slow
The S&P 500 was on track to recoup about $1 trillion in market value in a frantic rally on Monday after New York, the biggest U.S. coronavirus hot spot, reported a fall in daily deaths, raising hopes that the pandemic could level-off soon.
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With Britain in crisis, Queen Elizabeth breaks her usual silence
Leadership lessons from a 93-year-old Queen.
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washingtonpost.com
Texas college students who tested positive for coronavirus visited Mexico for spring break a week later than reported, airline claims
Students from the University of Texas at Austin traveled to Los Cabos, Mexico, last month via Viva Aerobus.
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foxnews.com
New guidance on masks in public: Dr. Sanjay Gupta's coronavirus podcast for April 6
Up until last week, official guidance suggested that presumptively healthy people didn't need to be wearing masks. Now, that has changed. In this episode, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the new recommendations.
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Dairy farms dump milk as coronavirus crisis spoils demand
Dairy farmers are dumping giant loads of milk down the drain as the coronavirus crisis spoils demand for products like butter and cheese.
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Footballer Kyle Walker sorry for hosting party 'with two sex workers' while urging fans to stay at home during coronavirus lockdown
England and Manchester City footballer Kyle Walker has apologized for reportedly hosting a party with two sex workers while urging fans to stay at home and respect the United Kingdom government's coronavirus lockdown.
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