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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In 2016, Trump won voters who disliked both candidates. In 2020, Biden has that (dubious) advantage.
At least for now.
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People are now wearing their bedding as fashion amid coronavirus pandemic
Who needs streetwear when you've got sheetwear?
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‘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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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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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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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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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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The surprising music and design that inspired ‘Trolls World Tour’
It’s a jukebox of cute.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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‘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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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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California releases limited racial breakdown of coronavirus patients and deaths
Coronavirus: California releases limited racial breakdown of patients and deaths.
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latimes.com
Loretta Lynn’s bond with Patsy Cline remains strong
Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn’s friendship in the early ‘60s created an unbreakable bond between the two country music trailblazers
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Volcano emissions released during ancient mass extinction offer us a warning, scientists say
Volcanic eruptions that played a role in triggering a mass extinction 200 million years ago offer a sober warning for us today amid our warming climate.
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foxnews.com
The most promising coronavirus breakthroughs so far, from vaccines to treatments
Researchers from around the world are all racing to find a vaccine for COVID-19. And they’re close — a number of approaches are about to start human trials — from Band-Aid-like microneedle stickers to traditional shots in the arm. Still, experts say, widespread vaccine use could be at least a couple of years away. “If...
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Exclusive — FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn: Coronavirus Antibodies Testing Ramping Up, Plasma-Based Treatments on the Way
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) administrator Dr. Stephen Hahn told Breitbart News exclusively on Wednesday that his agency is working with private industry leaders to bring more antibody testing and promising potential plasma-based treatments for the coronavirus to the American public.
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Group Nine Media, owner of The Dodo, Popsugar and Thrillist, slashing 7 percent of staff
Group Nine Media, which owns The Dodo, Thrillist and PopSugar, is eliminating 7 percent of its workforce, or just over 50 people, in the latest cuts by a digital news organization in the wake of the coronavirus. The company, one of nations five biggest digital publishers, currently has more 700 employees, sources said. It’s the...
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CDC considers relaxing coronavirus guidelines, letting some Americans return to work
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is considering relaxing coronavirus guidelines as early as Wednesday, allowing Americans who have been exposed to COVID-19 but are asymptomatic to return to work.
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WHO fires back after Trump threatened to pull US funding
The head of the World Health Organization defended the organization's response to the coronavirus pandemic, at one point directly responding to criticisms leveled by President Donald Trump.
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New York City's medical examiner goes on a mortuary hiring spree
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Body of 8-year-old boy recovered in Chesapeake Bay, ending search for Kennedy family members who went missing
Gideon McKean and his mother, Maeve Kennedy Townsend McKean, died after they were swept out of a canoe last week. Gideon is the grandson of former Md. lieutenant governor Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
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Beating the Coronavirus Requires an Entrepreneur's Approach | Opinion
The government is taking two actions. First is shutting down the economy; second is following protocols and testing that seek answers with 100 percent certainty. Both realities can't simultaneously exist.
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newsweek.com
National Guard increasing troops to combat virus
The National Guard is expected to increase the number of its troops by more than 10,000 in the next week or two in the fight against the coronavirus, the commander of National Guard Bureau said Wednesday. (April 8)       
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Some coronavirus patients on ventilators may not need them, report says
Some top doctors on the front lines treating COVID-19 patients say that many of them could be effectively treated with less invasive respiratory support than that provided by ventilators, a new report said Wednesday. If they are right, putting patients on ventilators could offer little help to many and could even be harmful to some...
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