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Cher blasts Donald Turmp's suggestion that coronavirus medical workers are stealing supplies
Cher took to Twitter to once again criticize President Donald Trump for his handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 
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foxnews.com
NYC paramedics overwhelmed by virus cases: "9/11-type calls for eight days"
"I've never seen anything like this before in my career, or my lifetime, to be honest," Lilian Bonsignore, chief EMS operator for the city's fire department said.
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cbsnews.com
Why the next coronavirus bill won’t come so easy
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politico.com
NYC paramedics stretched thin on front lines of coronavirus outbreak
A video taken outside of NYU Langone Hospital in Lower Manhattan shows nine ambulances backed up in front of the emergency room, all filled with sick patients. With coronavirus cases in New York City soaring, the city's first responders are also facing massive casualties with over 260 reported cases in the FDNY, including ambulance mechanic James Villecco who died from his infection on Sunday. David Begnaud speaks to some on the front lines of the city's outbreak.
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cbsnews.com
Watch live: New York Governor Cuomo gives coronavirus update
More than 66,000 people in New York have been infected with COVID-19.
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cbsnews.com
Plastic Wars: Three Takeaways From The Fight Over The Future Of Plastics
A investigation from NPR and the PBS show Frontline found oil and gas companies had serious doubts that plastic recycling was viable, but promoted it to keep profits high and plastic bans at bay.
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npr.org
Column: No coronavirus refund but credit for a future cruise? Are you kidding?
Like airlines, cruise operators make refunds difficult for passengers who are rethinking travel plans because of the coronavirus.
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latimes.com
Rick McDaniel: Stuck at home during coronavirus? Here's what you can do
What mindset are you adopting toward this current situation? Don’t waste the wait. Come out better on the other side.
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foxnews.com
Laying out the coronavirus scenarios for the economy
Consumer confidence today — Big companies might not be eligible for bailouts
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politico.com
Jim Ross opens up about WWE roller-coaster in emotional new book
It was a struggle for Jim Ross to read his own words. The legendary wrestling announcer’s new book, “Under the Black Hat: My Life in the WWE and Beyond,” provides a detailed and emotional look inside the latter portion of his time with World Wrestling Entertainment. It picks up where his previous book, “Slobberknocker: My...
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This day in sports: John Wooden goes out on top as UCLA's coach in 1975
UCLA defeats Kentucky 92-85 on March 31, 1975, giving John Wooden his 10th national title with the Bruins in his final game as their coach.
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latimes.com
Editorial: California's wildfires aren't going to stay quarantined for coronavirus
What's worse than power shutoffs during the coronavirus quarantine? An unplanned outage that sparks a wildfire.
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latimes.com
Gov. Gavin Newsom sticks to pressure, not force, in California's coronavirus shutdown
Coronavirus: Gov. Newsom has been steadfast in contending that his stay-at-home order should be enforced through persuasion, not punishment
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latimes.com
What Happens to Heroes After They Save the World? Divergent Author Veronica Roth Has Some Ideas
The 'Divergent' author is back with her first adult novel
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Julia Sweeney and 'Jagged Little Pill' star lead Geffen Playhouse watch-at-home series
The L.A. theater company will offer a short show every Wednesday for home viewing. The initial lineup also includes Jefferson Mays and Rory O'Malley.
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latimes.com
Social distancing may have helped California slow the virus and avoid New York's fate
Coronavirus: Social distancing may be helping California
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latimes.com
The best $193 I ever spent: A mountain of detective fiction when my wife was pregnant
Dana Rodriguez for Vox How a series of hard-boiled detective novels helped me navigate an exciting, uncertain time. When my wife was pregnant last year, I found myself reading all the wrong things. In preparation for the momentous journey that we were undertaking together, she threw herself into proper research mode. Her bedside table was stacked with memoirs, evidence-based birth tomes, and graphic novels about pregnancy, from Like a Mother to Kid Gloves to What No One Tells You — that last one with a sinister title that could double as a lost work by Gillian Flynn or Patricia Highsmith. Meanwhile, my own reading list was a little ... different. Around the third trimester, I had stumbled into a fugue state courtesy of Michael Connelly and his Bosch novels — a popular, 22-book-long-and-counting series of detective fiction that debuted in 1992. The timing, in retrospect, seems suspicious. For most of my 38 years, I’ve been an unrepentant literary snob. So why, as I hurtled toward the beauty and chaos of my son’s impending birth, did I suddenly find myself hopelessly obsessed with this hard-living, I-don’t-need-no-stinkin’-rules cop? What was Bosch to me? Could it simply be that the road to fatherhood is paved with mass-market paperbacks? Growing up, I kindled my own ambitions of writing a novel. It would, of course, be something Big and Serious, more Infinite Jest than Da Vinci Code. Almost no one would read it, but those who did would be changed in subtle and irrevocable ways. My father was a fan of the bestselling white dudes beloved by dads the world over, dad-lit icons like Dean Koontz and Ken Follett. Maybe, he would gently suggest, I could write something likethat — populist, commercial, entertaining! — in order to grease the wheels for the real literature that might follow. The thought was disgusting to my teenage self. To sully craft and passion with something so base! He might as well have suggested I start selling crystal meth in order to fund a few years in the Peace Corps. My dad meant well, but he clearly didn’t understand artistic integrity. If success meant selling out, I’d rather starve. Could it simply be that the road to fatherhood is paved with mass-market paperbacks? Fast-forward a few decades: I’ve still yet to write a novel, though I’ve read enough of them to fill several small storage units. My dad passed away 10 years ago. My tastes have changed along the way, and I’d like to think I take myself a bit less seriously. I see no problem if Zadie Smith shares a shelf with Harlan Coben, Big Little Lies with Remembrance of Things Past (which I’ve never read and, who am I kidding, probably never will). It’s possible, of course, to enjoy both Chipotle and filet mignon, although I tried to keep my highs and lows balanced. And yet the second I met Bosch last November I knew I was a goner. I gave in, gave up. I found myself buying the series in order, one by one, via Amazon Prime, with the self-deception of someone scoring loose cigarettes at the bodega. A new $7.99 mass-market paperback fell into my cart every few days, when I really should have just ordered the whole bunch together. If I finished a Bosch before the next arrived in the mail, I got cranky, fidgeted. I didn’t know what to do with my hands. Daily life was a ball of stress. My wife and I — worriers both, if not full-blown catastrophists — had so many new fears to discover. It doesn’t help that the internet is basically a giant machine designed to breed anxiety for prospective parents. Weird sonogram shadows resolved, replaced by the waiting game of genetic tests. I was emailing neighborhood pre-K programs, inquiring about the future enrollment of my son who wasn’t quite born yet. Throughout, Michael Connelly’s “methodical, traditional, superstitious” detective was an anchor. Over the course of several months, I devoured a Bosch novel every 72 hours or so. A small stack grew in my living room. The satisfying thing about mass-market paperbacks is that, once finished, their spines shattered, they look more obliterated than read. A friend of ours in her late 20s came over one afternoon and noticed the wobbly tower of beat-up books. “Ah, Michael Connelly,” she said. My heart leaped: Had I found an unexpected fellow traveler? “Nah,” she admitted. “I think my dad likes him ...” So what the hell had happened to me? Why do dads love books like these? Why do I? From my present perch — proud papa of what is objectively the most adorable and intelligent 2-month-old in existence — I feel somewhat ready to psychoanalyze my own mania. Part of the appeal of Bosch is, to be sure, the sense of a sane world where decency prevails by the bullet-riddled third act. It’s the same reason why so many people (not just dads) adore Law & Order: SVU. (No less than Hannah Gadsby and Roxanne Gay are superfans.) “Like most procedurals, SVU is beholden to a narrative formula,” Laura Barcella wrote in Rolling Stone, surveying the “soothingly formulaic rhythms” of the never-ending show. “In fact, part of the reason it feels so eerily comforting is because it serves as a sort of parallel universe where victims of unspeakable crimes are believed and often find justice.” But forget about plot for a second. I’d venture that there’s something about Michael Connelly’s very prose that lends itself to a new parent’s internal clock. Readers get long stretches of boredom and repetition, of waiting around and dead-end interviews and paperwork and meals, punctuated by blasts of action that make your eyeballs shake — and that isn’t so far off from the lived experience of parenthood. Though some of the Bosch novels were adapted into a popular Amazon TV franchise, that show lacks this unique flavor. Connelly’s books are pure police procedural, loosely defined as a type of writing that, obviously, focuses on the procedures that cops use to solve crimes. And yet Connelly’s plodding, almost brutal insistence on cataloging the mundane along with the dramatic makes his work something closer to a life procedural. A truly faithful cinematic adaptation of these books would be maddening. Entire episodes would pass with Bosch reading through old files until 4 am, drinking beer and listening to Art Pepper. Half the season would be spent sitting in traffic. I’m not saying that Connelly is a boring writer, or that dads like to be bored as an antidote to the daily chaos of parenting. (Although: maybe.) But the surplus of details — the wild and implausible next to the insignificant — does have an undeniably pleasant effect. I may not know how to soothe my infant’s monstrous gas, but I have a basic understanding of how a detective’s murder book is organized Beyond this, reading Bosch provides an illusion of semi-pro mastery that might otherwise be lacking in a dad’s life. I may not know how to soothe my infant’s monstrous gas, but I have a basic understanding of how a detective’s murder book is organized. I could probably bullshit my way through a summer barbecue conversation that inexplicably turned to ballistics analysis. I’m no longer just listening in to the baby monitor — I’m “monitoring our freeks,” because we armchair cops swim in a sea of jargon, slang, and acronyms. Our kid isn’t noisily breastfeeding, he’s taking a code 7. I’m not the only one prone to such weird cosplay; there’s a mini empire of brands out there that cater to dads who want to pretend that fatherhood is just like war, and they’re on the front lines. Another, less comfortable theory I’ve been trying on for size: Bosch as substitute father figure. While the detective is played on television by the clean-shaven, handsomely battered Titus Welliver, Connelly’s Bosch — much like my own late father — sports curly hair and a mustache. By the most recent novel, 2019’s The Night Fire, the aging detective is hobbling due to knee replacement surgery. He’s also suffering from Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia, courtesy of radioactive material he was exposed to back in 2007’s The Overlook. Substitute “chronic” for “acute” and that’s what killed my dad. The scene where Bosch shares the diagnosis with his daughter Maddie in the middle of a crowded coffee shop is the only time Michael Connelly has made me cry. I’m still convinced, after years of Google-based sleuthing, that my father’s AML was kickstarted, not by rogue cesium, but by an underground oil tank that exploded in our suburban backyard. It’s a truism that you can’t understand your own parents until you have a kid yourself, but my own compass had gone haywire. Here I was triangulating between memory and fiction, between Hieronymous “Harry” Bosch and Peter Bergen Indrisek. Maybe dad lit is just a blank canvas on which to project all our hopes and fears, our sappy nostalgia and our hazy vision of the future. Maybe — more likely — it’s just me. If my father were still alive, I’d cherish this chance to bond over Michael Connelly’s hard-boiled cop hero. Instead, I’ve plowed through the series alone, much to my wife’s chagrin. “Bosch has been kidnapped!” I yelp, while her glare withers. Reading them as quickly as I did, the stories have all bled together. In my mind, Bosch is doing everything at once: searching for his daughter in Hong Kong; shooting a serial killer; going undercover as an opioid junkie; falling in, and out, of love, again. In another life, I might have saved this stack of books for my own son to read when he’s older. “Someday,” I’d whisper, “all this shall be yours!” Instead, Bosch feels like a phase I’ve passed through, a case that will remain open but inactive. I posted my paperback bounty on Craigslist’s free section, and a stranger named Kenneth came to take them away. Am I done with dad lit? It’s hard to say. There’s a good chance I’ll dabble in the rest of Michael Connelly’s back catalog, now that a global pandemic has us all hibernating indoors for the foreseeable future. But these past months, so full of anxious wonder, will be forever linked to Bosch. The LA detective’s motto, repeated whenever he has a chance? “Everybody counts, or nobody counts.” Thanks, Dad. Scott Indrisek is a writer and editor living in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
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vox.com
Pirelli CEO: There is solidarity in working remotely
Marco Tronchetti Provera, CEO of Milan-based tire maker Pirelli, talks to CNN's Richard Quest about his company's efforts during the coronavirus pandemic.
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edition.cnn.com
Dr. Sanjay Gupta remembers neurosurgeon Dr. James Goodrich
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta looks back on the life of his friend and colleague Dr. James Goodrich, the renowned neurosurgeon best known for separating conjoined twins.
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Can't see him at UFC Portland? Watch Alistair Overeem take out Aleksei Oleinik, instead
You won't be watching Alistair Overeem headline UFC Portland in a couple weeks, so relive his TKO of Aleksei Oleinik, instead.       Related StoriesIan Heinisch moves gyms, signs new four-fight UFC dealDaniel Cormier takes no joy in Jon Jones arrest, expects same until 'the people around him change'Kamaru Usman willing to 'risk it all' with UFC 249 title defense; Jorge Masvidal's manager calls foul 
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usatoday.com
Trump adviser: Politics has no place in this crisis
David Urban, senior adviser to the Trump 2020 campaign, discusses the President's leadership during the coronavirus crisis
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12-year-old Belgian girl becomes Europe’s youngest known coronavirus death
A 12-year-old girl has died in Belgium after testing positive for COVID-19 — making her Europe’s youngest known victim, officials announced Tuesday. The girl — who was not identified — died Monday, Belgium’s crisis-center coronavirus spokesman Emmanuel Andre revealed, saying the loss “shook us.” Andre called it “an emotionally difficult moment, because it involves a...
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nypost.com
Southwest Airlines shares heartwarming photo of 'selfless' health care workers headed to NY
News about the coronavirus pandemic continues to be grim. Southwest Airlines' latest Instagram post is here to make you smile when you need it most.        
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usatoday.com
Here's why Bob Weir sung the national anthem for the virtual Texas NASCAR race
Helping out a friend.
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foxnews.com
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles salary employees get pay deferment during coronavirus
Fiat Chrysler's salaried workers will have 20% of their salaries deferred over the next several months in the fallout from the coronavirus.       
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usatoday.com
U.S. calls for power-sharing transition in Venezuela, lays out proposal for sanctions relief
The Trump administration on Tuesday called for a power-sharing transitional government in Venezuela made up of the opposition and some members of President Nicolas Maduro's Socialist Party, and laid out for the first time how U.S. sanctions might be lifted, including on the vital oil sector.
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reuters.com
"Transformative" coronavirus test could produce result in five minutes
The FDA has authorized a coronavirus test that can produce a positive result in five minutes, and a negative result in 13 minutes. To deal with the soaring number of cases, President Trump also said the FDA has approved a process to sterilize the N-95 masks that many hospitals are currently lacking. Dr. David Agus weighs in on both new developments during an appearance on "CBS This Morning."
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cbsnews.com
US Open tennis site to be turned into temporary hospital amid coronavirus outbreak
Part of the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens will turn into a 350-bed temporary hospital beginning Tuesday.
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foxnews.com
Defense Department watchdog to oversee $2 trillion coronavirus rescue bill - live updates
Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer said he hopes Fine holds "President Trump and his administration accountable to the letter and spirit of the law."        
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usatoday.com
Cuomo says ‘no’ when grilled by brother about possible presidential run
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, whose approval rating is near 90 percent as he leads the state’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, shot down having any thoughts of running for president during an interview with his brother, CNN’s Chris Cuomo. “With all of this adulation you’re getting for doing job, are you thinking about running for president?”...
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nypost.com
Trump boasts about U.S. virus response while governors complain of testing delays
President Trump suggested surgical masks were being stolen by health care workers during a Monday press conference while also claiming the country's governors were thanking him for the federal assistance they have received in fighting the coronavirus pandemic. A record of the call seems to refute Mr. Trump's claim, where Montana Governor Steve Bullock warned him that testing delays could soon overwhelm hospitals in rural areas. Weijia Jiang reports on what else the president covered during the task force press briefing.
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cbsnews.com
Fox News analyst Cathy Areu recovers from coronavirus: It's like the virus 'knows your weaknesses'
When Fox News analyst Cathy Areu contracted COVID-19, she didn't experience any of the top symptoms most commonly described. 
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foxnews.com
India cracks down on Muslim group emerging as coronavirus cluster
India sealed off the headquarters of a Muslim missionary group on Tuesday and ordered an investigation into accusations it held religious meetings that officials fear may have infected dozens of people with the coronavirus.
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reuters.com
ShowBiz Minute: Prine, Ghostbusters, Royals
Singer John Prine is in stable condition, his wife says; "Ghostbusters," "Morbius" postponed to 2021 due to virus; Harry and Meghan post to Sussex Royal Instagram account for final time. (March 31)       
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usatoday.com
Coronavirus Update, Map, As Global Cases Pass 780,000, Over 165,000 Have Recovered From Infection
The global pandemic continues, as Spain becomes the third country with more confirmed cases than China, while Moscow and Lagos impose lockdown measures.
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newsweek.com
Ford, GE Healthcare team up to produce 50,000 ventilators in Michigan
A new simple ventilator design, to be made by GE Healthcare and Ford Motor, operates on air pressure without the need for electricity.       
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usatoday.com
Sweden has few coronavirus restrictions. Here's why
Sweden has some of the fewest limits on social movement in any European country. Its containment of the novel coronavirus is largely based on voluntary action. CNN's Bianca Nobilo reports.
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edition.cnn.com
Twelve-year-old girl dies from coronavirus in Belgium
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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis refuses to let Zaandam cruise ship dock
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has had a limited response to the coronavirus pandemic, despite his state reporting the fifth highest number of cases in the U.S. A handful of counties have been ordered to shelter at home, while in others, beaches continue to be open for visitors. DeSantis has also so far refused to allow a cruise ship with four coronavirus fatalities to dock in Fort Lauderdale. Manuel Bojorquez speaks to one passenger who wants the ship to dock and sick passengers to be admitted to area hospitals.
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cbsnews.com
What is coronavirus and Covid-19? An explainer
Basic facts about coronaviruses and how they cause diseases such as Covid-19.
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edition.cnn.com
The coronavirus pandemic could push 11 million people in Asia into poverty, World Bank warns
The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could drive an additional 11 million people into poverty in East Asia and the Pacific unless "urgent action" is taken, the World Bank warned in a report released Monday.
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edition.cnn.com
Ford delays manufacturing restart indefinitely, but will build ventilators for coronavirus fight
UAW approves the move.
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foxnews.com
Masa Son's global tech empire is being rocked by the pandemic. Don't count him out just yet
Japanese billionaire Masa Son cast himself as a bold, visionary investor betting on the future. Now he's playing defense as the coronavirus pandemic threatens large swathes of his global tech portfolio and savages SoftBank's share price.
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The Dow has spiked nearly 4,000 points in a week. That doesn't mean the crisis is over
The US stock market is racing back to life.
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Struggling to pay the bills, restaurants, other small businesses find a friend in banks
Banks are being proactive to avoid massive defaults as temporary shutdowns across the economy take place to stem the tide of COVID-19.      
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usatoday.com
Goldman Sachs now expects US unemployment to hit 15%
After a dismal winter, China's economy is showing signs of life. But a recovery in Asia won't paper over problems in the United States and Europe as the world sinks into recession.
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edition.cnn.com
Empire State Building Siren Light Evokes a City Under Siege
The flashing light display is a tribute to emergency workers battling the coronavirus.
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slate.com
Man Charged After Allegedly Coughing on Packets of Noodles Refused Due to Coronavirus Purchase Limits
The suspect, a 34-year-old man from the suburb of Kooringal, tried to ignore the restrictions put in place as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak by purchasing four packets of noodles, police said.
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newsweek.com