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Illinois mayor’s wife busted at bar after hubby’s crackdown on gatherings
A mayor of a small Illinois city threatened arrests for violators of the state’s state-at-home order during the coronavirus outbreak — only for his wife to be busted at a bar the following night. Brant Walker, mayor of Alton, Illinois, said in a briefing on Friday: “These are very serious times and I’m begging you...
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nypost.com
TV anchors, on-air guests go pantsless during broadcasts from home
"I do have pants on. You're just going to have to take my word on that because I'm not standing up."
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nypost.com
How the coronavirus pandemic has upended politics
I’ve been telecommuting for decades, so for me sheltering in place isn’t remotely the burden it is for a lot of Americans. But it does make the job of following politics more difficult for two reasons. First, to a certain degree, politics are on lockdown, too. To the extent that the Democratic primaries are in...
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Relive the ‘Miracle’ of America’s greatest sports triumph
During the coronavirus shutdown, each day we will bring you a recommendation from The Post’s Peter Botte for a sports movie, TV show or book that perhaps was before your time or somehow slipped between the cracks of your viewing/reading history. “Do You Believe in Miracles?: The Story of the 1980 U.S. Hockey Team,” HBO...
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China lifts 76-day lockdown on Wuhan, as city reemerges from coronavirus crisis
China has ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the original epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, as the city reemerges from a deadly outbreak that is now raging across the globe.
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Cindy Crawford recalls being 'intimidated' while meeting Princess Diana
Meeting Princess Diana was quite the experience for Cindy Crawford.
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foxnews.com
Navarro memos reveal White House war over coronavirus response: Bannon
Leaked memos from White House trade adviser Peter Navarro warning of mass coronavirus death in the US were written in a desperate bid to get President Trump’s attention as officials concerned of a fallout with China tried to block Navarro’s efforts, The Post has learned. The two memos — one dated Jan. 29 and circulated...
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nypost.com
You're not imagining it: We're all having intense coronavirus dreams
Many people are reporting more vivid dreams while self-quarantining, taking to social media to comment on the phenomenon.
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latimes.com
Beloved comic Vic Henley dead at 57
Alabama native Henley received tributes from Larry the Cable Guy, Dave Attell and Jim Gaffigan.
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Pittsburgh Steelers GM Kevin Colbert proposes more rounds for 2020 NFL Draft: report
Kevin Colbert offered a unique proposal behind closed doors regarding the upcoming NFL Draft.
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foxnews.com
Margaret Burbidge, who explored the universe’s distant reaches, dies at 100
A “trailblazer for gender equality” in a male-dominated field, she helped explain how humans are made of stardust.
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washingtonpost.com
What you miss when teaching online
In the enforced solitude of stay-at-home orders to fight the coronavirus, we sense the absence of things we’ve taken for granted — a colleague’s handshake, a smile from a stranger. Back then, we thought little of this, but now that it’s been taken away, there’s a hole in our hearts, a hole not filled by...
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'The Nanny' cast reunites for virtual table read of pilot episode during quarantine
The entire cast of the CBS sitcom "The Nanny" reunited on Monday for a virtual table read of the pilot episode that aired 27 years ago. 
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Wisconsin voting mess sends a message for November
You shouldn't have to risk your life, or wait hours in line, to exercise your constitutional rights: Our view        
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usatoday.com
Players, managers intrigued by MLB's all-Arizona option: report
Putting all 30 teams in the Phoenix area this season and playing in empty ballparks was among the ideas discussed Monday during a call among five top officials from MLB and the players’ association that was led by Commissioner Rob Manfred, people familiar with the discussion told The Associated Press.
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2020 Daily Trail Markers: Wisconsin voters go to the polls amid coronavirus
Cities around the state consolidated voting locations, and the most crowded sites have been in Milwaukee.
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cbsnews.com
Covid-19 death rate rises in counties with high air pollution, study says
A new study maps long-term air pollution levels with death rates from Covid-19 and finds those of us who live in highly polluted areas are more likely to die from the disease.
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Lakers mulling salary deferments for top executives in hopes of retaining employees
Amid coronavirus stoppage, Lakers plan on asking some of their top executives to defer as much as 20% of salary in hopes of keeping all employees.        
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usatoday.com
Appeals court leaves in place Texas executive order restricting abortion during pandemic
A dissenting judge said the decision is based not on law but the “subject matter of this case.”
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washingtonpost.com
European Union science chief resigns, slamming bloc’s coronavirus response
Mauro Ferrari cites “internal political thunderstorm” in response to his proposals.
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politico.com
Boris Johnson: 5 things to know about the British prime minister
Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been the leader of the Conservative Party since 2019. Here are five things to know about him.
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Bronx Assemblywoman returns to nursing on frontlines of coronavirus battle
A Bronx Assemblywoman who used to work as a nurse has ditched her business attire for a pair of scrubs to help healthcare workers on the frontlines of the coronavirus battle.  “When you become a nurse you take an oath to help people. How can I not help at a time like this?” Assemblywoman Karines...
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nypost.com
With Todd Gurley gone, Jared Goff must deliver under pressure for Rams
The Rams' decision to part ways with Todd Gurley means Jared Goff must deliver for the Rams in 2020 after receiving a mammoth contract extension last year.
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latimes.com
WrestleMania Still Happened Last Weekend. Without Fans. It Was Weird.
Without a live audience, this typically crowd-heavy show did best when it went way out there.
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slate.com
Redskins weigh drafting Chase Young vs. trading No. 2 pick
It has long seemed like a virtual certainty that the Redskins will take Chase Young with the second pick in the NFL draft.
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foxnews.com
400,000 cases later, Trump defends his February claim that the coronavirus was going away on its own
Trump enters the White House briefing room on April 7. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images “Well, the cases really didn’t build up for a while.” On February 23, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro addressed a memo to President Donald Trump warning that as many as 2 million Americans could die from the coronavirus. Trump wants you to believe it was never brought to his attention. That memo and another similarly dire memo Navarro authored in January were published on Monday by Axios. Asked about them during the latest White House coronavirus task force briefing, Trump played dumb. “I didn’t see ’em, but I heard some memos talking about pandemic [sic],” Trump said on Tuesday. “I didn’t see ’em, I didn’t look for ’em either. But that was about the same time as I felt that we should do it, that was about the same time that we closed it down.” Asked about whether it was a good idea to urge people to go vote today in Wisconsin amid a deadly pandemic, Trump dodges the question and mentions that he won Wisconsin in 2016. pic.twitter.com/17MbvUJ1NG— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 7, 2020 It’s true that by February 23, Trump had restricted travel from China. But the virus was already spreading within the United States. And Trump’s public statements belie the revisionist history he’s now offering about how he took the coronavirus seriously from the beginning. For instance, during a news conference on February 26, Trump said, “when you have 15 [coronavirus cases], and the 15 within a couple of days is going to be down to close to zero, that’s a pretty good job we’ve done.” But instead of going down “close to zero,” the United States now has nearly 400,000 cases less than two months out from Trump uttering those words. During Tuesday’s briefing, a reporter pressed him on this point. “When Peter Navarro did circulate those memos, you were still downplaying the threat of coronavirus in the US,” the reporter said. “You were saying things like, ‘I think it’s a problem that is going to go away within a couple of days —’” “Which I’m right about,” Trump interjected. The reporter continued: “You said ‘within a couple of days the cases will be down to zero.’” Given the current magnitude of coronavirus cases in the US, you might think Trump’s comment about coronavirus going away on its own would be too much even for him to try and defend. You’d be wrong. “Well, the cases really didn’t build up for a while,” Trump replied. Asked about whether it was a good idea to urge people to go vote today in Wisconsin amid a deadly pandemic, Trump dodges the question and mentions that he won Wisconsin in 2016. pic.twitter.com/17MbvUJ1NG— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 7, 2020 Trump later claimed that even if he had read the memo, it wouldn’t have made any difference because “I basically did what the memo said.” But he didn’t. Navarro’s memo recommended significant immediate federal investment in personal protection equipment (PPE) for health care workers. But federal agencies largely held off on such expenditures until mid-March, when the crisis was already spinning out of control. Trump’s line on that point has been that states should’ve done more to help themselves. If Trump really didn’t learn of Navarro’s memo until media reports about it in recent days, it’s an indictment of his administration — after all, you’d expect a top official’s conclusion that as many as 2 million Americans could die from a deadly disease would be worth bringing to his attention. But if he did see it and not only didn’t act but told the public that the coronavirus would go away “like a miracle” as he did on February 27, then in some ways that’s even worse. What we do know is that, for whatever reason, Trump was indulging in wishful thinking during a critical period in which more proactive measures could’ve saved lives. And as a result, the goalposts have now moved to a point where Trump is preparing to tout as many as 100,000 American deaths as a win. The news moves fast. To stay updated, follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter, and read more of Vox’s policy and politics coverage.
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Single Cherry Tree Can Offset 20 Pounds of Carbon Emissions Each Year, New Study Says
The carbon emissions produced by a single car over the course of a year could be offset by about 250 cherry trees, according to South Korean researchers.
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newsweek.com
The Supreme Court is tipping the scales toward Trump's reelection
Make no mistake -- the conservative justices on the US Supreme Court are making decisions now that could influence the outcome of the November election. And the ongoing public health crisis consuming the lives of most Americans is just the cover they need.
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'Terrified of dying': Immigrants beg to be released from immigration detention as coronavirus spreads
More than 34,000 people are being detained by ICE, but the agency has ignored calls to release migrants most vulnerable to the coronavirus.        
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usatoday.com
Japan now under COVID-19 state of emergency
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has declared a state of emergency across Japan and is asking some 35 million people to stay at home. Under Japan's constitution, all he can do is ask. CBS News correspondent Ramy Inocencio has more on the COVID-19 crisis in Japan and how the government hopes to prevent it from spiraling out of control.
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cbsnews.com
Judge: Maryland beach town can ban women from going topless
A federal judge says a popular Maryland beach town can ban women from going topless in public
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washingtonpost.com
Trump says he would not have asked Navy secretary to resign
Crozier warned last week that COVID-19 was spreading among his 5,000-man crew. Modly removed him from command, telling his former crew he was "too naive or too stupid" if he believed the email would not leak.
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nypost.com
Trump needs a get-America-back-to-work team
President Trump is hinting at a second task force responsible for getting Americans back to work. Appoint it now, Mr. President. Don’t wait until the coronavirus peaks. This task force should prepare the country to re-open, with new tools to fight the virus. The president’s top epidemiologist, the esteemed Dr. Anthony Fauci, insists “the best...
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Mega Millions Drawing For 04/07/20: Tuesday Jackpot is $127 Million
The Mega Millions jackpot for 04/07/20 is $127 million, with a cash option of $103.0 million. The drawing will be held at 11 p.m. ET on Tuesday.
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NFL Draft 2020: Zack Baun slated to be high pick after position change
Leading up to the 2020 NFL Draft, The Post is breaking down the draft class by position in an 11-part series. Tomorrow: cornerbacks. Wisconsin was playing the role of Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire.” Zack Baun was Renee Zellweger. The Badgers recruited Baun with the idea of him switching positions, following in their tradition of...
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Ex-MLB player finishes medical school, primes to fight coronavirus
If he wanted, Mark Hamilton could show off his World Series ring at work. But the fill-in first baseman for the 2011 champion St. Louis Cardinals prefers to keep that prize safe at home.
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Chicago theater brings viewers into virtual experience right from their couch
Theaters have gone dark as the world stays home to stop the spread of coronavirus. However, the curtain still goes up every night for those who remember the words of the Bard: "the play's the thing." Dean Reynolds reports.
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cbsnews.com
Danielle Steel is not handling the coronavirus pandemic well
"Life this way is unacceptable. Nights kill me. So nervous I’ve lost 10 pounds in four weeks."
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nypost.com
Coronavirus Hospitalizations in Washington State May Have Already Peaked, New Study Says
"If social distancing measures are relaxed or not implemented, the U.S. will see greater death tolls," Dr. Christopher Murray said.
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newsweek.com
New York’s coronavirus death toll now greater than several countries — including China
The number of coronavirus deaths and infections in New York has now eclipsed those in each of China, Iran and Germany, new statistics show. There were 5,489 deaths and 138,863 infections from COVID-19 in the Empire State as of Tuesday evening, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. In China, 3,335 fatalities have been reported...
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Netflix's 'Unorthodox' went to remarkable lengths to get Hasidic Jewish customs right
Netflix's "Unorthodox" recreates the customs of the Hasidic Jewish community in painstaking detail. We went behind the scenes to find out how they did it.
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latimes.com
He was the life of the dance floor, until coronavirus took him down
Scott Blanks, 34, of Whittier, had outgrown childhood asthma but couldn't overcome COVID-19.
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latimes.com
Column: Staging fights amid coronavirus outbreak is a risk, but you have to understand UFC culture
Understanding why UFC is refusing to shut down in the middle of a global pandemic requires familiarity with the organization, columnist Dylan Hernandez writes.
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Japan declares ‘state of emergency’ as coronavirus cases start to soar
Japan declared a state of emergency Tuesday as the number of coronavirus cases surge in the country. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe signed the one-month order for Tokyo and six other districts, requesting —  though not mandating — residents there to stay at home. “The most important thing is for each one of us to change...
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US stock futures fall after markets finished down Tuesday
US stock futures were down after-hours Tuesday, following a day when US stocks lost steam into the close and finished lower after a hot start to the trading day.
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A top pick in NFL draft? Ohio State corner Jeff Okudah has it covered
Ohio State's Jeff Okudah could be one of those rare cornerbacks to be selected at the top of the NFL draft.
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latimes.com
Tom Brady’s Buccaneers get a Super Bowl-worthy uniform
What’s old is new again for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. And that goes for more than just Tom Brady. The Buccaneers will be welcoming the six-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback with a new uniform that throws back to their own championship past. Tampa Bay is ditching its bold uniforms — featuring bright orange alarm clock-style numbers,...
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Marc Thiessen: Democrats' Filibuster of Relief Bill Cost Millions of Jobs
Conservative Marc Thiessen has published a column arguing that Democrats' week-long delay of the coronavirus emergency relief bill cost the U.S. economy millions of jobs.
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