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‘US wants to shift the blame’: China denies hiding coronavirus cases
The Chinese Communist Party disputed the American intelligence community’s conclusion that Beijing hid the extent of the coronavirus outbreak, saying its response was “open and transparent” and accusing the US of fumbling its handling of the pandemic, according to a report. “Some US officials just want to shift the blame,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying...
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nypost.com
Doug Collins rips Schiff's call for coronavirus response commission: He was distracted by impeachment
Now is not the time for Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., to push for an independent commission to investigate the federal government's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia Republican Congressman Doug Collins asserted Thursday. 
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foxnews.com
Zoom CEO responds after calls hacked with slurs and porn
The popular app said its number of users has ballooned to hundreds of millions with people isolated at home under coronavirus precautions.
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cbsnews.com
Healthy 30-year-old teacher dies suddenly from coronavirus
Ben Luderer, a 30-year-old New Jersey teacher and coach, passed away only days after contracting coronavirus. Brandy Luderer, his wife, shares the heartbreaking details with CNN's Alisyn Camerota.
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Out of Work: Jobless Claims Jump By 6.6 Million
More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. The record 6,648,000 claims comes after 3.3 million sought benefits two weeks ago. Claims have skyrocketed after large segments of the U.S. economy shut down in response to government
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breitbart.com
Record 6.6 million Americans file for unemployment amid coronavirus crisis
A record-smashing 6,648,000 people filed for unemployment in the week ending March 28 amid the novel coronavirus pandemic.
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abcnews.go.com
Tucker Carlson: The propaganda war with China over coronavirus has long-term consequences. We’re losing badly
The Chinese government the messaging war in the coronavirus pandemic as a battle in the struggle for control of the world.
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foxnews.com
Ford Mustang factory to build respirators for coronavirus fight, UAW says
Uses F-150 part.
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foxnews.com
Jobless claims surged to record 6.6 million last week
A flood of workers are applying for jobless aid as the coronavirus plunges the U.S. economy deeper into recession.
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cbsnews.com
A Record 6.6 Million Seek U.S. Jobless Aid as Layoffs Mount
(WASHINGTON) — More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week, far exceeding a record high set just last week, a sign that layoffs are accelerating in the midst of the coronavirus. The job cuts are mounting against the backdrop of economies in the United States and abroad that have almost certainly sunk…
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time.com
Video games could help fight coronavirus spread, WHO says
The coronavirus pandemic has upended every facet of daily life and people are looking to keep themselves entertained in ways other than watching "The Office" for the eighth time. Enter video games.
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Doctor weighs in on coronavirus face mask debate
The CDC estimates that as many as 25% of people with the coronavirus may not feel any symptoms, but could still pass it on to others. In an attempt to reduce the spread, some medical experts are re-examining whether wearing face masks could help, despite a national shortage in medical supplies. Dr. David Agus joins "CBS This Morning" to talk about the CDC's guidance and what they might say on masks.
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Jim Edmonds tests positive for coronavirus
The former MLB star confirmed the diagnosis Wednesday on social media.
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will.i.am on his self-isolation collaboration
Musician and philanthropist will.i.am speaks with Christiane about his new song, #SING4LIFE, a remote collaboration with Bono, Jennifer Hudson, and Yoshiki.
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Beluga whales can't stop staring at penguin roaming around closed aquarium
Beluga whales couldn't stop staring at a penguin at the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, which is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.       
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usatoday.com
New unemployment claims surge to record-high 6.6 million
Photo by Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty Images A completely unprecedented economic collapse. The US Department of Labor registered just over 6.6 million initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending March 28, according to data newly reported on Thursday morning. That easily surpasses the previous record, set in last Thursday’s release, which in turn absolutely shattered all previous records for initial unemployment filings. And there’s no reason to believe that next week’s reportwill be any better, with several large states including Georgia and Florida only now moving to adopt the kind of shutdown policies that began on the west coast earlier in the month. To the best of our knowledge (official unemployment numbers for March won’t come out until Friday, and they won’t properly account for the layoffs in the final week of the month) this is not yet the highest level of actual unemployment in history, with the recent Great Recession and the brief but intense recession of the early 1980s both seeing double-digit unemployment rates. But the high unemployment of those recessions reflected the accretion of months of job losses. This time around the American job market was, as recently as the second week of March, totally fine. And then it began to unravel at a shocking pace, with huge swathes of the retail, food service, hospitality, and transportation industries shutting down. The Federal Reserve responded earlier this month with a set of dramatic new policy tools designed to ensure that cheap credit is broadly available. And Congress enacted its own $2 trillion economic rescue package that includes cash grants to non-rich households, more generous unemployment benefits, and subsidized loan programs for both large and small businesses. Beyond the obvious public health questions, the big issue now is how bad the secondary and tertiary waves of economic pain will get. You can still order all kinds of durable goods online, but people who’ve recently lost their jobs likely won’t be able to afford them. And people who still have jobs may not feel taking any chances given the bleak headlines and down stock market. That pullback in spending means lost incomes for others, which could lead to further rounds of job losses in sectors that aren’t directly impacted by the virus. A separate but related issue is that with states and cities seeing sales tax revenue plummet, they are going to need to start cutting jobs and services too. Congress has taken some limited action to help states with added coronavirus-related and health care expenses, but it’s nothing close to filling the budgetary gap that’s going to hit the public sector. Policymakers currently seem to be assuming that the economy is kind of like a light switch that they’ll be able to turn back on when the virus is under control. But that’s not really an idea the world has a lot of practical experience with, and it’s far from obvious that it will work in practice. All we really know is that the country is currently experiencing an unprecedented economic free-fall and nobody can say when it will end. To stave off a prolonged spell of mass unemployment is going to require wartime-style mobilization efforts involving both enormous levels of government spending and a fully cooperative central bank.
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vox.com
US jobless claims hit 6.6 million as coronavirus layoffs continue
More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus continued to gut the US labor market, the feds said Thursday. The seasonally adjusted number of initial jobless claims reported by the US Labor Department surpassed the prior week’s record-shattering revised total of 3.3 million — another signal that the pandemic...
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Prince William and Kate Middleton Call Hospital Whose Surgeon Died With Coronavirus
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spoke to staff at Queen's Hospital Burton, where consultant Amged El-Hawrani worked before he died from coronavirus over the weekend.
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newsweek.com
As our sports venues become hospitals, there’s little to cheer but much to admire
Converting stadiums into medical facilities reminds us just how far we are from normal.
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washingtonpost.com
Southwest Airlines to seek aid from U.S. Treasury as demand craters
Southwest Airlines Co said on Thursday it intends to file an application with the U.S. Treasury department for aid to help it ride out the sharp drop in travel demand caused by the massive lockdowns because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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reuters.com
Quarantine Thirst Objects? Don’t lie: you’ve thought long and hard about this.
Chris Evans, Tessa Thompson, Walton Goggins? We asked who you would love to spend some quality quarantine time with and you had them READY.
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slate.com
Trump administration faces colossal test as it prepares to disperse trillions from stimulus
The White House and federal agencies face a colossal challenge of dispersing more than $2 trillion of stimulus money approved by Congress last week.
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edition.cnn.com
Holland America cruise ships with over 200 sick passengers and crew reaches deal to disembark in Florida
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foxnews.com
Eye Opener at 8: Over 1,000 in U.S. die of coronavirus in one day
A look at what we've been covering on "CBS This Morning."
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cbsnews.com
New England Patriots plane brings back more than 1 million N95 masks from China
The New England Patriots team plane flew to China this week to bring back 1.2 million N95 masks to help the U.S. combat the coronavirus pandemic.        
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usatoday.com
A record 6.6M Americans file for unemployment benefits as coronavirus wreaks havoc on economy
The number of Americans filing jobless claims rose to 6.6 M last week. Some economists expect tens of millions of layoffs the next couple of months.       
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Over 200,000 People Have Recovered From Coronavirus Around the World, According to Johns Hopkins University
While it may be hard to focus on the number of recoveries when the death toll continues to rise, officials have cited it as an important aspect of the pandemic to remember.
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newsweek.com
Over 10 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits in March as economy collapsed
Job losses have skyrocketed as restaurants, hotel, gyms, and travel have shut down across the nation, but layoffs are also rising in manufacturing, warehousing and transportation.
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washingtonpost.com
U.S. stock futures rally after oil prices spike ahead of jobless claims report
The Dow, S&P 500 and Nasdaq advance after days of losses despite expectations that weekly unemployment numbers will be brutal.
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washingtonpost.com
Fauci reacts to reports he needs security detail after threats
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country's top infectious disease doctor, joined "CBS This Morning" after reports that he now requires personal security detail. Fauci, the face of the national coronavirus response, has received threats to his safety amid splitting with President Trump during several task force press briefings.
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North American box office suffers $600M deficit year-over-year amid coronavirus pandemic: report
Movie theaters across the United States and Canada were forced to close their doors last month amid the ramp-up of the coronavirus pandemic and it's left a $600 million deficit in the box office, according to a new report.
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foxnews.com
6.6 Million File For Unemployment, Another Dismal Record
The staggering number of people claiming jobless benefits set a new record for the second week in a row. Much of the country has been ordered to stay at home, bringing the economy to a lurching halt.
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Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell describes being in isolation after coronavirus diagnosis
Utah Jazz star Donovan Mitchell opened up about dealing with the coronavirus at home while he didn’t show the intense symptoms the deadly illness has brought thousands of others.
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foxnews.com
Boeing offering buyouts as it projects recovery will take years
Boeing is offering employees buyouts as its CEO said it will take years for the airlines and aerospace industry to recover from the coronavirus crisis.
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One million Australian families to get free childcare as part of coronavirus response
About one million families in Australia will have access to free childcare in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the country's Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Thursday.
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FBI warns of online attacks on video conference app Zoom
The FBI is issuing a warning about Zoom, telling users that they could be victims of hacking that could come with pornographic or hateful messages. As people isolate at home amid the coronavirus pandemic, video conferencing apps like Zoom are seeing their users skyrocket into the millions. Anna Werner looks into the perils that come with the app's new popularity.
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cbsnews.com
Air Force Academy relaxes social-distancing rules after cadet suicides
The US Air Force Academy has eased coronavirus social-distancing restrictions after it reported back-to-back suicide deaths of two cadets, according to a report. Some people complained that the rules made the Colorado Springs academy prison-like for the nearly 1,000 seniors who remain on the campus while others complete the year online, according to The Gazette,...
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nypost.com
‘Healthy’ Italian family of four all killed by coronavirus in same week
A “healthy and strong” family of four all died of COVID-19 in the same Italian hospital within the same week, according to reports. Blacksmith Alfredo Bertucci, 86, was killed by the disease last Friday — with sons Daniele, 54, and Claudio, 46, also succumbing soon after, Italian daily newspaper il Fatto Quotidiano said. The family’s...
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nypost.com
The U.S.-China propaganda war is on hold, but not for long
We’re entering a new phase in the struggle over values.
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washingtonpost.com
Kim Kardashian West on coronavirus, criminal justice reform and working with Trump
Her road toward criminal justice reform is highlighted in “Kim Kardashian West: The Justice Project,” a two-hour documentary premiering Sunday on Oxygen that looks at the toll of mass incarceration in America and the people affected by it.
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washingtonpost.com
Bill Gates calls for "federal order" on social isolation policy
Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist has been warning the public about the threat of a global pandemic since 2015.
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cbsnews.com
Donald Trump Says China Coronavirus Infections, Deaths Appear to Be 'On the Light Side'
The president's national security adviser said the U.S. "was not in a position" to confirm the numbers coming out of China.
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newsweek.com
FTC sues to undo Altria’s $12.8 billion deal with Juul
Federal officials have sued to undo tobacco giant Altria's $12.8 billion investment in Juul over concerns that the two companies illegally quashed competition in the e-cigarette industry.
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nypost.com
Eagle-eyed 'Little Women' fans spot modern drinks bottles in scene background
The editing of any feature movie can be a painstaking process. But that doesn't mean those in charge always spot every little detail, as one self-confessed "very big fan" of "Little Women" discovered while rewatching the 2019 adaptation directed by Greta Gerwig.
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edition.cnn.com
R&A says no decision made on British Open postponement
After reports that the British Open at Royal St. George's would be canceled, R&A denied any decision regarding the major championship has been made.        
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usatoday.com
Extended interview: Bill Gates on coronavirus pandemic
Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates talks with “CBS This Morning” co-host Anthony Mason about why we need “strong isolation measures on a countrywide basis” to deal with the coronavirus outbreak, how it could be “years” before the U.S. economy gets back to where it was before and why he thinks “for the next one, we will be far more ready than we were for this one.”
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cbsnews.com
The next big battle in Congress
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politico.com
Coronavirus epicenter could shift back to East Asia, expert warns
The epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak may return back to its starting point in East Asia, a Singaporean public health expert said Thursday. Although the US is now considered the epicenter of the pandemic — with more than 200,000 cases — “in a month’s time, the epicenter will shift,” Teo Yik Ying, dean of the...
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