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Wisconsin Fears Spike in COVID-19 Cases After Mid-Pandemic Election
The Republican-controlled Legislature refused to cancel in-person voting
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time.com
US prosecutors use biological warfare laws against alleged Covid-19 hoaxers
The Justice Department has turned to biological warfare laws to bring two new cases against alleged coronavirus hoaxsters this week.
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A virologist answers the coronavirus questions you are too embarrassed to ask
Is it safe to have sex with my partner or with a person I met on Tinder? Can I pick my nose at home? Do I need to disinfect my groceries? A virologist answers.
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latimes.com
Playing to the balcony: clowns entertain German seniors in isolation
BERLIN – A group of clowns who usually entertain retirees in their rooms at seniors homes has taken to performing outside instead so their audience can watch from their windows or balconies while in coronavirus-enforced isolation. The clowns were determined that the seniors not be deprived of laughter by the virus, which has meant they...
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nypost.com
Ellen DeGeneres sparks backlash after joking that self-quarantine is like 'being in jail'
One of Ellen DeGeneres' jokes backfired this week after some people called her out for comparing self-quarantining during the coronavirus pandemic to "being in jail."
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Bernie Sanders, Coronavirus, Passover: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing
Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.
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nytimes.com
Bernie Sanders' revolution is far from over and other 2020 takeaways as he exits the race
With Sanders out of the primary race, former Vice President Joe Biden is now only one candidate vying to be the Democratic nominee.        
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usatoday.com
Saudi Arabia to give $525 million for Yemen humanitarian, coronavirus response: minister
Saudi Arabia will contribute $500 million to the United Nations humanitarian response plan for Yemen in 2020 and $25 million to help combat the spread of the new coronavirus, the kingdom's vice defense minister, Prince Khalid bin Salman, said on Thursday.
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reuters.com
An All-Star Game for Opening Day and other commentary
Conservative: An All-Star Game for Opening Day If Major League Baseball does start its season as soon as next month, cheers Henry Olsen at The Washington Post, it “should swing for the fences by opening the season with the All-Star Game.” Baseball is our national pastime, but we’ve “had no pastimes for the past month,”...
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Clinic opens drive-thru coronavirus testing for Amish, Mennonites
A small coronavirus drive-through testing station has now been set up to serve Pennsylvania’s Amish and Mennonite communities. The Central Pennsylvania Clinic is overseeing the operation in Belleville because it wants to make sure rapid testing for the disease is available for everyone, including those who travel by horses and buggies, according to Vice News....
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nypost.com
Instacart delivery issues
Were's your order?      
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usatoday.com
Why now? Sanders’ abrupt dropout came ahead of more bad news likely for campaign
Why did Bernie Sanders pick Wednesday as the day to formally suspend his presidential campaign? Wisconsin’s primary may have had something to do with the timing.
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foxnews.com
Here's why there's a battle brewing over expanding voting by mail
The coronavirus pandemic has ignited a new fight over voting access, with some states looking to expand vote-by-mail options and President Donald Trump digging in against those efforts.
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CBP to seize exports of coronavirus masks, gloves, PPE, to ensure US doesn't need them
Personal protective equipment in short supply in hospitals across the country amid the coronavirus pandemic will be prevented from leaving the United States, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Wednesday. 
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Nike repurposing shoes to make PPE
Nike joins an almost wartime effort of American companies pitching in to make supplies for frontline workers.
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cbsnews.com
"An essential service": Amtrak, Greyhound continue routes despite coronavirus cases
Major transportation companies remain a critical service for medical personnel, grocery store workers and other essential employees.       
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usatoday.com
Powerball Drawing For 04/08/20: Wednesday Jackpot is $190 Million
The Powerball jackpot for 04/08/20 is worth $190 million, with a cash option of $156.0 million. The drawing will be held at 11 p.m. ET on Wednesday..
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newsweek.com
Park and pray: Pandemic sparks drive-in worship
Pastors across the U.S. are holding drive-in worship and other innovative services to bring their congregants closer together while observing social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. (April 7)       
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Volcanic activity likely changed Earth’s climate 200M years ago, study says
A new study suggests that volcanic eruptions severely altered the climate of the planet at the end of the Triassic period, at the height of the age of dinosaurs, more than 200 million years ago. The research, published in Nature Communications, highlights the “deep” levels of carbon dioxide that are believed to be responsible for...
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New projection models suggest stay-at-home orders are working
CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, reports.
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Cyclone Harold slams Tonga, third island nation hit in four days
After ravaging parts of Vanuatu and Fiji early this week, Tonga was Harold’s latest target.
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washingtonpost.com
One call at a time, he listens as an economic crisis unfolds because of the coronavirus. He can’t help.
Ted Kelly of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project has become the receptacle for a city’s pain amid mass layoffs.
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washingtonpost.com
In 2016, Trump won voters who disliked both candidates. In 2020, Biden has that (dubious) advantage.
At least for now.
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washingtonpost.com
People are now wearing their bedding as fashion amid coronavirus pandemic
Who needs streetwear when you've got sheetwear?
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nypost.com
‘Full House’ cast gives opening credits a coronavirus-twist
Whatever happened to predictability? Sweetly — if predictably — the cast of “Full House” has joined the bandwagon of celebrities reuniting and producing social distancing-themed content to bolster fans’ spirits from quarantine. Candace Cameron Bure (D.J. Tanner) posted a remake of the beloved sitcom’s intro to her Instagram on Wednesday, with actors reprising their parts...
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'Yikes!' Amanpour reacts to Fox News montage about virus
CNN's Christiane Amanpour and NYT opinion columnist Kara Swisher discuss Fox News' role in spreading misinformation about the coronavirus.
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Today’s coronavirus update: NY flattening the curve; Wuhan lifts lockdown
The coronavirus hotspot of New York State is “flattening the curve” of cases, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday — while the predicted number of overall deaths nationwide went down. The Empire State’s dramatic shutdown — which began March 20 — is beginning to pay off as the number of people flooding into hospitals slows down...
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Trump’s company, suffering from virus-related closures, makes rent payment on Florida golf club
The Trump Organization made its payment after the company had inquired about possible payment relief.
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washingtonpost.com
NHL releases prospect rankings ahead of yet-to-be-rescheduled draft
Alexis Lafreniere was ranked as the No. 1 North American skater by NHL Central Scouting in advance of the draft. Tim Stuetzle is the top international skater.
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latimes.com
Cats, dogs, Quillie the hedgehog source of comfort in crisis
Whether dog, cat, or, yes, a hedgehog named Quillie Nelson, pets are proving to be just what the doctor ordered during lockdown. (April 8)       
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usatoday.com
Bernie Sanders is out. Here's how his rivals, and supporters, are reacting
Bernie Sanders has quit the presidential race Here are reactions from Joe Biden, Elizabeth Warren, President Trump, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and others.
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latimes.com
Linda Tripp, Key Figure in Clinton Sex Scandal, Dies at 70
Tripp, who exposed the affair between Monica Lewinsky and President Bill Clinton, died at the age of 70.
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newsweek.com
Dr. Anthony Fauci, governors top new poll on coronavirus response
Dr. Anthony Fauci got the highest approval rating for his handling of the coronavirus response while governors came in second, President Trump third and Congress dead last a new poll said Wednesday. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the top doctor on the administration’s Coronavirus Task Force, won the...
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nypost.com
The surprising music and design that inspired ‘Trolls World Tour’
It’s a jukebox of cute.
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nypost.com
Doc Rivers says Clippers goals haven't changed despite COVID-19
Clippers coach Doc Rivers checks in daily with players and reminds them of their championship goal and not to use hiatus as a reason they can't win.
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latimes.com
Italy closes ports to rescue ships, targeting migrants
Non-national migrant rescue ships will no longer be able to dock in Italy, after the country declared its ports were not safe due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Tracy Morgan defends President Trump's pandemic response, praises healthcare workers
Tracy Morgan defends Donald Trump, praises police and healthcare workers and jokes wife is pregnant three times during quarantine in TODAY interview.       
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usatoday.com
In Memoriam: Linda Tripp (1949-2020), a Genuine Whistleblower
Linda Tripp spoke frequently with Breitbart News and also wrote occasional pieces for the website -- most recently an op-ed attacking the idea that the so-called "whistleblower" against President Donald Trump deserved the label she had earned.
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breitbart.com
Kentucky Republican again threatens to halt quick passage of coronavirus aid package
Rep. Thomas Massie indicated Wednesday that he will oppose any attempt to pass new funding for small business loans through the House by unanimous consent or voice vote, a threat that follows his previous objection to quick passage of a $2 trillion Covid-19 stimulus deal.
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Clemson's Dabo Swinney responds to criticism over private flight to Florida amid coronavirus pandemic
Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney recently revealed that he took a trip to Florida on his private plane this past month, and he noted that he may go again for Easter this upcoming weekend.
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foxnews.com
Review: You can watch 'Trolls World Tour' at home. Kid will like it. Adults almost will
It may test the patience of adults, but "Trolls World Tour" is likely to entertain kids stuck inside during the coronavirus outbreak.
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latimes.com
Meet the medical students joining the coronavirus fight
Corin Kinkhabwala was hoping to take it easy during his last few months of medical school. “The plan was to do a research elective, hang out, go to the gym and play music before graduation in May,” the 29-year-old tells The Post. Instead, the East Village resident is treating COVID-19 patients at Montefiore hospital in...
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nypost.com
Ready to restart sports? Medical experts say, not so fast
A nation yearns for sports, a hint of normalcy, amid the coronavirus pandemic. But infectious disease experts wonder: Is it realistic?
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latimes.com
Michigan doctor says Detroit coronavirus outbreak 'like adding fuel to fire'
Dr. Teena Chopra, a Detroit-based infectious disease specialist, warned Wednesday that the Motor City's high COVID-19 mortality rate is not yet leveling off, despite a suggestion to the contrary by the city's mayor.
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foxnews.com
Maryland police find body of missing Kennedy child after five-day search of Chesapeake Bay
Police have recovered the body of Gideon McKean, the missing 8-year-old great-grandson of Robert F. Kennedy.       
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usatoday.com
Virginia police department gets puppy in memory of officer
A Virginia police department has received the gift of a 10-month-old puppy in memory of an officer who was killed earlier this year
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washingtonpost.com
‘Celebrity Ghost Stories’ medium Kim Russo claims she channeled Elvis Presley: ‘That never happens randomly’
Kim Russo says she isn’t surprised spirits are reaching to the stars.
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foxnews.com
Publisher of hydroxychloroquine study touted by Trump says the research didn't meet its standards
President Trump has been a cheerleader for the drug hydroxychloroquine, pointing in a tweet and in person to a French study as evidence that one particular drug combination might be "one of the biggest game changers in the history of medicine."
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