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Melba Wilson: “This is life changing. We’re grieving.”
A New York City restaurant owner says she’s concerned about the well-being of the employees she’s had to lay off as the novel coronavirus grips the region.
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“Spare a moment for sorrow” says John Dickerson about how can we mourn and respond to the coronavirus pandemic
"We see you. We feel your sorrow. You are not alone, even in this moment of deep loneliness." John Dickerson on how we can respond to those who are suffering from losses caused by COVID-19.
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Bronx Zoo tiger tests positive for coronavirus, officials say
A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York City has tested positive for the coronavirus, in what may be the first confirmed case of an animal being infected with the virus in the U.S.
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Local digest: Man shot to death in Baltimore while live-streaming
A roundup of news from around the Washington region.
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Lesson of Maurice Stokes-Jack Twyman bond resonates in these coronavirus times
The celebration was going to culminate in the 700-seat auditorium at the John F. Kennedy Student Center, tucked into the northern segment of the campus of St. Francis University in Loretto, Pa. There, Monday night, the 2,100-student school would celebrate the life of Maurice Stokes, the school’s most famous alumnus, on the 50th anniversary of...
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"CBS Weekend News" headlines for Sunday, April 5, 2020
Here's a look at the top stories making headlines on the "CBS Weekend News" anchored by Karen Leigh.
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NBA, ESPN working on televising H-O-R-S-E competition during coronavirus pandemic, report says
The NBA is working towards keeping basketball relevant during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Galaxy and LAFC donating food and supplies amid the coronavirus outbreak
LAFC and the Galaxy are donating food and supplies to Southern California hospital workers and charities amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
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New Mexico man, angered by not qualifying for coronavirus check, tried to set wife on fire, police allege
A New Mexico man tried to set his disabled wife on fire because he was angry he didn’t qualify for a coronavirus-related stimulus check, police alleged.
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Democrat Kentucky Governor Vetoes Mandatory Voter ID for 2020 Election
Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear (D) has vetoed legislation that would mandate state voters to show a photo ID before they vote in the 2020 presidential election, and every election after. 
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White House To Hold Coronavirus Briefing, As U.S. Death Toll Nears 10,000
"This is going to be the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans' lives, quite frankly," the U.S. surgeon general warned.
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Fauci Refuses Claim Coronavirus Pandemic Is 'Under Control': 'That'd Be a False Statement… We're Struggling'
"We're going to continue to see an escalation," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, a key member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.
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The controversy over a Navy captain’s firing following his warning about coronavirus, explained
Capt. Brett Crozier violated protocols with his warnings about the coronavirus aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. | Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Capt. Brett Crozier violated chain of command, but many experts and lawmakers argue it was for a forgivable reason. Defense Secretary Mark Esper has forcefully defended the Navy’s controversial decision to relieve a captain of his command after he wrote a pointed letter to his superiors about a Covid-19 outbreak aboard his aircraft carrier, which leaked to the press. “I think Acting [Navy] Secretary [Thomas] Modly made a very tough decision — a decision that I support. It was based on his view that he had lost faith and confidence in the captain based on his actions,” Esper told CNN’s Jake Tapper Sunday on State of the Union. “It was supported by Navy leadership. It’s just another example of how we hold leaders accountable for their actions.” Esper’s defense of the firing last week represents a doubling down on a decision that has received criticism from national security experts and former top military officials as a potentially politicized overreaction that could discourage other military leaders from speaking candidly about what’s needed to contain coronavirus outbreaks at military outposts, at a critical moment for global national security. When Tapper asked if it was appropriate to relieve Capt. Brett Crozier of his command before completing an investigation into his conduct, Esper said that it was not abnormal to do so. “All the services at times relieve commanders without the benefit of an investigation up front because they have lost confidence in them. It’s certainly not unique to the Navy. The Navy has a culture of swiftly and decisively removing captains if they lose confidence in them,” Esper said. Crozier, who has reportedly tested positive for Covid-19, wrote in his letter that the Navy needed to get more sailors off the carrier swiftly to protect their health amid an outbreak spreading aboard the ship. “We are not at war. Sailors do not need to die,” he wrote. President Donald Trump said during a press briefing on Saturday that the letter “looked terrible” and was “not appropriate.” He also said that he personally “didn’t make the decision.” But the Washington Post reports that Modly told a colleague the day before Crozier was removed from his post: “Breaking news: Trump wants him fired.” What happened on the USS Theodore Roosevelt Crozier sent the four-page letter to Navy officials on March 30 because he was dissatisfied with the measures the service took to protect his sailors after they started testing positive for Covid-19 on the USS Theodore Roosevelt, the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier under his command. After three sailors were medically evacuated from the carrier, which has a crew of nearly 5,000, Crozier wrote the missive that called for the Navy to act more aggressively. He asked for 90 percent of the crew to be removed so that they could be tested and quarantined properly, and so the ship could be disinfected. CNN’s Ryan Browne reports this process is now underway — half of the ship’s crew have been tested (with 155 confirmed cases as of April 5) and nearly 2,000 sailors have been taken off the carrier. In his letter, Crozier argued for such measures because he felt there was inadequate space aboard for social distancing, and that the spread of the disease was “accelerating” despite earlier evacuations. “[W]e are not at war, and therefore cannot allow a single Sailor to perish as a result of this pandemic unnecessarily,” Crozier wrote. “Decisive action is required now in order to comply with CDC and (Navy) guidance and prevent tragic outcomes.” Crozier sent the message via an unclassified email to Navy officials, copying around 20 or 30 individuals. It’s unclear who exactly was copied on the email, but eventually the letter was leaked and appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle. Initially it looked like Crozier might not be punished or fired. Statements from Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday and Modly suggested they were unhappy about the leak, but that Crozier would keep his command. “I don’t know who leaked the letter to the media — that would be something that would violate the principles of good order if he were responsible for that, but I don’t know that,” Modly said on Wednesday. “The fact that he wrote the letter of his to his chain of command to express his concerns would absolutely not result in any type of retaliation.” He also said that the letter was something “we want our commanding officers to be able to do.” But the next day, Modly said that Crozier had shown “poor judgment” by sending his letter through email which was not secure to up to 30 people, and that his immediate superior on the ship was not among them. “I could reach no other conclusion than that Capt. Crozier had allowed the complexity of his challenge with the Covid outbreak on his ship to overwhelm his ability to act professionally, when acting professionally was what was needed most at the time,” Modly told reporters on Thursday. It’s unclear if Trump’s reported desire for Crozier to be fired influenced decision making for Modly, who is a political appointee. It is certainly possible that Modly’s overall assessment of the propriety of the situation was incomplete when he initially spoke to reporters. However the decision was arrived at, when Crozier was dismissed, sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt gave him a raucous-send off with cheers and singing to show their appreciation of his efforts on their behalf. Here is Captain Crozier walking away from his ship while sailors chant his name after he was relieved from duty for blowing the whistle on a coronavirus contamination aboard the USS Roosevelt.He sacrificed himself and it sounds like everyone knows it. pic.twitter.com/hwiu7Z1MVV— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 3, 2020 Should Crozier have been dismissed? Modly’s argument for relieving Crozier of his command is that he violated the chain of command and didn’t abide by security protocols when communicating his grievances. It’s also possible that Trump — who has routinely fired people in the federal government whom he perceives as disloyal and has intervened in the military’s justice system in a manner that’s highly unusual for presidents — could have played some role behind the scenes. When the president spoke on Saturday, he implied it might be Crozier’s fault that Covid-19 broke out on the ship after it stopped over in Vietnam, even though the stop was pre-scheduled by the regional command. “I guess the captain stopped in Vietnam and people got off in Vietnam,” Trump said. “Perhaps you don’t do that in the middle of a pandemic or — or something that looked like it was going to be — you know, history would say you don’t necessarily stop and let your sailors get off.” Trump also excoriated the letter as inappropriate. “I thought it was terrible what he did to write a letter. I mean, this isn’t a class on literature,” he said. But many experts, former military officials, and top Democrats disagree with Trump’s criticisms of Crozier. According to the Washington Post, half a dozen former top Navy officials said in interviews that “Modly’s intervention was a mistake that they feared would have a chilling effect on commanders and encourage them to suppress bad news that might upset political leaders.” “I think the firing was a really bad decision, because it undermines the authority of the military commanders who are trying to take care of their troops, and significantly negatively impacts the willingness of commanders to speak truth to power,” retired Adm. Mike Mullen, the former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the Post. John Kirby, a retired rear admiral in the US Navy and security analyst for CNN, wrote that Crozier is “guilty of a process foul” in the way he failed to send out his letter over a secure network and didn’t include his immediate boss. But Kirby argued that he ultimately doesn’t consider these errors sufficient cause for being dismissed from a post. “[W]e’ve seen no evidence that others in Crozier’s chain of command were similarly bypassed or even surprised by its contents,” Kirby wrote in his analysis for CNN. “We’ve seen no evidence that he sent a “blast-out email” to everyone he knows. And we’ve seen no public evidence that Crozier leaked the email to the media or was even aware that it had been provided to the San Francisco Chronicle.” “We’ve seen none of this evidence, because either Modly would not share those details or because he does not possess them,” Kirby added. Kirby argues it would’ve been more fair to let an investigation take place before taking action, and that declining to do so is both a distraction for sailors and “sends a horrible message to other commanding officers about the degree to which they can be candid about their efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus in their units.” Top Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee agree, and released a joint statement arguing that Crozier’s chain of command offense didn’t merit a move that suggests instability or insecurity in the armed forces. “While Captain Crozier clearly went outside the chain of command, his dismissal at this critical moment – as the sailors aboard the U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt are confronted with the COVID-19 pandemic – is a destabilizing move that will likely put our service members at greater risk and jeopardize our fleet’s readiness,” the committee’s Democratic leadership said in a statement. “Captain Crozier was justifiably concerned about the health and safety of his crew, but he did not handle the immense pressure appropriately. However, relieving him of his command is an overreaction.” And Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden was even more frank about the matter. “I think it’s close to criminal the way they’re dealing with this guy,” he said on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, “I think he should have a commendation rather than be fired.”
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Holocaust survivor recalls the last thing his father said to him
Holocaust survivor Max Eisen tells 60 Minutes about the act of human kindness that saved his life and why it’s so meaningful to live forever -- virtually at least.
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First responders throw a personal parade for kids whose birthday parties were canceled due to coronavirus
With their birthday parties canceled because of the coronavirus, 5-year-old Jaxon Zawacki and his younger sister, Croix, went about their day as usual. But then they heard sirens on their street, so they raced outside and were greeted with something that made their birthday unforgettable.
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WATCH: Firemen Use Ladder to Surprise Firefighter Recovering from Coronavirus
A fireman in Miami-Dade, Florida, got the surprise of his life recently while recovering from his battle with the coronavirus.
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Patriots’ quest to replace Tom Brady could involve lesser-known James Morgan
The New England Patriots figure to select a quarterback at some point in the upcoming NFL Draft, and they aren’t just talking to big-school prospects as they move on at that position following Tom Brady’s free-agent departure. The Pats have been in contact with Florida International signal caller James Morgan, recently conducting a videoconference meeting...
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Amid coronavirus, George W. Bush's 2005 pandemic warning goes viral, may underscore slip-ups by successors
Newly resurfaced footage of then-President George W. Bush urgently warning of the risks posed by pandemics in 2005 -- "If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare," Bush said at the National Institutes of Health -- has drawn belated praise from his detractors, and raised new questions as to the state of the federal government's disaster preparedness since his administration.
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From 2007: Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer speaks with 60 Minutes
This week on 60 Minutes, Danny Meyer tells Scott Pelley how the coronavirus is impacting his restaurants and the whole industry. In 2007, he told 60 Minutes about the success of his Shake Shack chain and his "no tipping" policy.
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Can You Even Job Search Right Now?
Job hunting can be difficult at the best of times. It’s absolutely dismal right now.
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slate.com
Tiger at New York City zoo tests positive for coronavirus, officials say
The Bronx Zoo says Nadia, her sister Azul, two Amur tigers and three African lions had developed a dry cough. They are all expected to recover.
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A tiger at the Bronx Zoo tests positive for coronavirus
A tiger at the Bronx Zoo in New York has become the first tiger to test positive for the coronavirus.
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A Tiger at the Bronx Zoo Has Tested Positive for Coronavirus
The tiger was tested for the virus after several of the zoo's lions and tigers started showing signs of respiratory illness
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Sherwin-Williams to Make Hand Sanitizer, 250,000 in Personal Protective Equipment
Paint company Sherwin-Williams is doing its part to combat the coronavirus by producing hand sanitizer and donating 250,000 worth of personal protective equipment (PPE) to healthcare workers on the frontlines.
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Death toll at Virginia long-term care center now at 20
A Virginia long-term care facility says three more of its residents with COVID-19 have died, bringing the death toll there to 20
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Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai donates ventilators to New York amid coronavirus pandemic
Brooklyn Nets owner Joe Tsai is the latest to pitch in amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Italy starts to look ahead to ‘phase two’ as COVID-19 death toll slows
MILAN – Italy reported its lowest daily COVID-19 death toll for more than two weeks on Sunday as authorities began to look ahead to a second phase of the battle against the new coronavirus once the lockdown imposed almost a month ago is eventually eased. The toll from the world’s deadliest outbreak reached 15,887, almost...
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Bride, groom demand that guests pay for rebooking fees after canceling wedding over coronavirus, brother says
Guests typically don’t pay for the wedding.
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Woman flying to see her dying mother is plane's sole passenger, gets first-class treatment
Sheryl Pardo was forced to fly to Boston during the coronavirus to visit her dying mom. The sole passenger, the flight turned into something positive.      
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NFL Draft 2020: Ranking the top 10 defensive linemen
The Post’s Ryan Dunleavy gives his top 10 defensive linemen in the 2020 NFL Draft: 1. Derrick Brown, Auburn, 6-5, 326 Rare combination of size, strength and athleticism. More than just a run-stopper. Bearing down in the face of fearful QBs. 2. Javon Kinlaw, South Carolina, 6-5, 324 Played up to competition and down to...
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Trump has nominated one of his lawyers to oversee coronavirus relief funds
President Donald Trump arrives at a White House coronavirus press briefing on April 3. | Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images White House lawyer Brian Miller has been selected for oversight of a $500 billion bailout fund. On Friday evening, President Donald Trump announced that he had picked White House lawyer Brian Miller to oversee how billions of dollars in coronavirus-related relief money is spent. Though Miller has a long history of serving as an agency watchdog and was celebrated as Trump’s pick by some transparency experts, Democrats have pushed back on the decision. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and others said over the weekend that Miller’s current work within the administration means he will be insufficiently neutral as special inspector general over a $500 billion corporate bailout fund, part of a $2 trillion stimulus package passed by Congress to offset some of the economic damage caused by the spread of Covid-19. In negotiations for the third coronavirus relief package, passed on March 25, Democrats pushed for transparency measures over the half-trillion-dollar fund, which was set aside for large industries. The final bill created the office of a Special Inspector General for Pandemic Recovery (SIGPR) within the Treasury Department to audit and investigate usage of that fund. Miller is currently a special assistant to the president and serves as senior associate counsel in the Office of White House Counsel, so he was involved in the president’s defense during his impeachment trial. For that reason, Democrats have criticized the pick, saying Miller is not sufficiently neutral. “This oversight position, which will be responsible for overseeing hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars, requires complete independence from the president and any other interested party to assure the American people that all decisions are made without fear or favor,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement Saturday. “To nominate a member of the president’s own staff is exactly the wrong type of person to choose for this position.” Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut likened the pick to putting the “fox in charge of the henhouse.” Prior to working for the Trump administration, however, Miller worked as an inspector general for the General Services Administration, which operates federal properties, from 2005 until 2014. In that position, he investigated scandals within both the Obama and second Bush administrations. “He was a very serious IG at GSA,” an expert on inspectors general, Danielle Brian of the Project on Government Oversight, told the Washington Post, using an acronym for the position. “The best specific example is he went toe to toe with the GSA administrator and was largely responsible for [George W.] Bush firing GSA Administrator Lurita Doan. He wasn’t afraid of taking direct action.” Doan was a GSA administrator who resigned from office in 2008 after being accused of using her office to help Republicans. Miller also investigated allegations that GSA officials had spent thousands of dollars partying in Las Vegas in 2010. “He is a quality pick. You couldn’t do better. He combines loyalty to the administration with the independence you need in an IG,” agreed Keith Ashdown, former staff director for the Senate Homeland Security Committee, which has oversight over inspectors general, according to the same Post article. Not all transparency advocates lauded the choice, however. Noah Bookbinder, who serves as the executive director for Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, an advocacy group for ethics, criticized Miller’s nomination on Twitter. The same night, he nominated a White House lawyer to be special inspector general for the stimulus program--an important oversight position that should be going to an independent expert, not a loyalist. 3/7https://t.co/tlTnYzeQwb— Noah Bookbinder (@NoahBookbinder) April 4, 2020 Miller must still be approved by the Senate, at which point he would also sit on a council of watchdogs from other agencies, forming a broader oversight group. It is unclear when that confirmation would take place, however, because the Senate is out of session until at least late April.
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vox.com
Holland America cruise passenger raises red flags about disembarking process in Florida during coronavirus
A New Jersey man who was aboard the Rotterdam cruise ship with his wife told “Fox & Friends Weekend” on Sunday that the day they got off the ship “turned out to be the most difficult of all.”
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Doc at Brooklyn hospital where body bags line hallway: ‘Patients dying every moment’
A doctor at a Brooklyn hospital where body bags were seen lining the hallway described “catastrophic” conditions at the facility, saying he’s seeing coronavirus patients die daily and is terrified of infecting his family. The pandemic hit home even harder for Dr. Tarik Naser, an attending physician at Wyckoff Medical Center, last week when his...
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nypost.com
City teacher whose family fought for potential lifesaving therapy dies from coronavirus
City schoolteacher David Behrbom, whose family was battling red tape to get him pioneering therapy in his battle against COVID-19, died Sunday — just hours before a potential key breakthrough, his kin said. Behrbom, a 47-year-old teacher at PS 55 in the Bronx, was expected to finally get donated plasma late Sunday for last-ditch convalescent...
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Canadian actress and activist Shirley Douglas dies at age 86
Shirley Douglas, the impassioned Canadian activist and veteran actress who was mother to actor Kiefer Sutherland and daughter of medicare founder Tommy Douglas, has died at age 86
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Fran Drescher Calls 'The Nanny' Cast's Virtual Table Read Reunion a 'Gift' to Fans
Drescher teased the sitcom's April 6 read-through in a new interview with 'Entertainment Weekly.'
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UK PM Boris Johnson admitted to hospital for tests
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been admitted to the hospital for tests, Downing Street said Sunday.
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Boris Johnson Hospitalized For Testing After Coronavirus Diagnosis
The prime minister tested positive for the coronavirus on March 27. He was admitted to a hospital Sunday as a "precautionary step," his office said.
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From the 60 Minutes archives: Survivors of Josef Mengele’s twin experiments
In 1992, Lesley Stahl reported on the Nazi officer’s brutal experiments at Auschwitz. This week, she re-interviews one of his victims in an innovative new way.
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Texas to hire Mississippi State women's basketball coach Vic Schaefer
Vic Schaefer's successful eight-year tenure as Mississippi State's women's basketball coach came to a sudden end Sunday.       
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Juan Adams happy to find new home with ARES FC: 'They're paying me more than what the UFC was'
While Juan Adams is disappointed with his first stint in the UFC, perks have come with his recent ARES FC signing.        Related StoriesRafael dos Anjos reveals how infrared sauna caused body to overheat during recent weight cutUFC 249 free fight: Jessica Andrade slams Rose Namajunas on her head, wins strawweight titleRay Longo wants UFC to cancel upcoming events: Fighters 'not getting near a normal training camp' 
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Earthquake: 3.5 quake near Palm Springs
A magnitude-3.5 earthquake was reported at 2:07 p.m. Sunday about eight miles from Palm Springs.
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'Hardest, saddest' days ahead in coronavirus outbreak, surgeon general warns
Week ahead will be worst yet for coronavirus deaths, Surgeon General Jerome Adams warns. Outbreak not under control, task force's Fauci says.
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Sarah Ferguson responds to Queen Elizabeth's coronavirus address
Sarah Ferguson has offered praise to Queen Elizabeth following her address to the UK regarding the coronavirus outbreak.
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Family takes Easter Bunny through neighborhoods to spread hope
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Many turn to small grocery stores to avoid crowds
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Canceled vacation leads to virtual cruise from home
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City to issue notice after crowd inside Chipotle
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