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With USS Theodore Roosevelt Crew Member in Intensive Care, General Says Coronavirus Outbreaks Likely to Strike More Navy Ships
416 USS Theodore Roosevelt crew members are now infected with COVID-19 while 1,164 others are awaiting results
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Scientists successfully reversed stroke damage in rodent tests
Over the years, doctors and healthcare professionals have learned a lot about what increases the risk of a person having a stroke. Things like high blood pressure, smoking and heart disease can all play a major role in whether or not a person will suffer a stroke during their lifetime, but treatment after a person...
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Tom Brady explains why he left the Patriots for Tampa Bay
SportsPulse: USA TODAY Sports Nancy Armour analyzes a recent interview between Tom Brady and Howard Stern where the pair discussed the quarterbacks departure from New England.        
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Pink details her ‘terrifying’ experience with coronavirus
"At one point I was crying, praying ... I thought they told us our kids were going to be ok."
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Tyler Perry pays grocery bill for thousands of high-risk shoppers
Hollywood star Tyler Perry footed the grocery bill for thousands of senior citizens and other high-risk shoppers while the coronavirus pandemic stretches peoples’ wallets thin. Shoppers at dozens of Kroger’s and Wynn Dixie stores in Atlanta and New Orleans were delighted and relieved to hear their bill was taken care of when they were checking out. Perry also tipped $21,000 to the out-of-work employees of his favorite Atlanta restaurant.
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Donald Trump's secret theory about Barack Obama's endorsement
President Donald Trump is, at heart, a provocateur. One of his favorite tools to stir up trouble is by embracing of conspiracy theories -- and sometimes even starting ones of his own.
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Lockdowns shouldn't be fully lifted until vaccine found, study warns
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Snake party busted for not social distancing
“It looks like more than a party of 10,” a park manager joked after stumbling upon more than a dozen snakes huddled together in North Sioux City, South Dakota. The self-proclaimed nature lover, Jody Hartnett, couldn’t help but notice the garter snakes, which are mostly harmless, weren’t “social distancing,” as the rest of the world...
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How to Make a DIY Face Mask for Coronavirus
Amid a shortage of medical-grade face masks, such as surgical masks (loose-fitting, disposable masks that block large droplets but don’t filter small particles) and N95 respirators (tight-fitting face coverings that filter out small particles), the U.S. federal government recently changed its recommendations, suggesting now that all residents wear homemade facial coverings when they have to…
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Self-Isolating 97-Year-Old Veteran Plays Harmonica to Wife Through Glass Door
Lou serenaded his wife Jackie while they were separated because of social distancing. They have been married for 38 years and reside at the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home in Erie.
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Nevada man stole hundreds of masks from VA facility: feds
An ex-Marine from Nevada is accused of stealing about 200 surgical masks from a Veteran Administration hospital, federal prosecutors said. Peter Lucas, 35, appeared in court Wednesday after allegedly ripping off at least four boxes containing 50 masks apiece from the Ioannis A. Lougaris VA Medical Center in Reno over a five-day span late last...
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These doctors work for free on coronavirus front line: 'You step up to the plate'
A non-profit doctors' group is going above and beyond to help frontline first responders, who are being drowned by an unprecedented volume of 911 calls, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Booker, Graham call on WHO to ban 'wet markets' globally amid coronavirus
Sens. Cory Booker, Lindsey Graham and more than 60 congressional lawmakers urged the World Health Organization on Thursday to ban and permanently close all wet markets globally amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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Axelrod: Sanders must make 'active case' for Biden
Christiane speaks with David Axelrod, former Senior Adviser to President Obama, about Bernie Sanders dropping out of the race for the Democratic nomination.
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Coronavirus: We're in this together
Stories connect us and heal us. These powerful, human stories offer some good news: our families, friends and neighbors are moving forward amid coronavirus.       
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U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Health 'Continues to Improve' After Third Night in Intensive Care
Johnson, who tested positive for COVID-19, is "in good spirits" after spending a third night in intensive care at a London hospital.
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From symptom trackers to games, these apps will help you get through the pandemic
James Bareham for Recode/Vox How to stay informed and entertained during the Covid-19 crisis. So the coronavirus pandemic has you sitting around your house with very little to do and few places you’re allowed to go. It’s not the best setup, but it doesn’t have to be the worst, either. As a wise woman once said, you can spend this time “looking at apps.” That Kim Kardashian tweet was later deleted, but the point stands: Apps can be your friend during this pandemic. There are Covid-specific apps that allow you to help scientists and researchers stay up to date on the latest coronavirus news, and to check your symptoms and recommend if you should be tested for the virus or not. Some apps that have been around longer than the pandemic can also improve your mind and body. So here’s a guide to help you get started looking at apps. Coronavirus information Several apps have sprung up to keep the public informed about the pandemic. Apple recently debuted its coronavirus information clearinghouse, which it developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the White House coronavirus task force. The app is a pretty simple screening tool, allowing you to enter your symptoms and then recommending if you should seek medical care based on them. It also has guides for things like social distancing. Apple also worked with Stanford University to build an app just for first responders in California’s Santa Clara and San Mateo counties, which has information and a symptom checker, the goal being that the user will get tested at Stanford Health Care. Google has an educational website about the virus, though it’s not quite what President Trump advertised a few weeks back. There is no accompanying app as of yet, but Google’s wide reach into seemingly every facet of our lives means its website has everything from basic information about the virus to YouTube video guides for exercising and cooking in your home. The CDC and the World Health Organization have apps, too. They’re not coronavirus-specific (although the WHO is currently working on one), but they do, obviously, have information about the virus and the latest guidelines. The CDC’s app also gives you its latest stats on cases in the country. What’s more useful is the Healthynked Covid-19 tracker, which has coronavirus newsfeed and uses WHO data to map out cases (you can also report your own case to be included on the map). There’s also a chat feature for “real-time chat,” which might come in handy if you’re especially lonely. And don’t forget to check out your insurance company or care provider’s mobile apps — many have added coronavirus information and symptom checker sections. Symptom trackers Several companies and researchers are hoping that crowdsourcing will help them gain insights about the virus, how it spreads, whether preventive measures such as social distancing are effective, and how it affects different demographics. These apps typically ask users to check in every day to report how they feel and if they have any symptoms. Be sure to read each app’s privacy policies before you download or use them, especially since some of them ask for a good amount of personal data. The most popular of these is COVID Symptom Tracker, which initially launched in the United Kingdom and recently came to the United States. It’s currently one of the top medical apps in Apple’s App Store and boasts more than 500,000 installs on Google Play. The How We Feel Project is similar but less popular. Other health organizations have symptom tracker websites, such as Boston Children’s Hospital’s COVID Near You and regional efforts like Stop COVID NYC from Mount Sinai and the University of Alabama Birmingham’s HelpBeatCOVID19. There’s also the Kinsa smart thermometer’s app, which wasn’t designed to track coronavirus cases but has become a predictor of where the virus might break out next — according to Kinsa, anyway — based on the atypically high number of fevers that suddenly appear. You don’t need to own a Kinsa thermometer to use the app, which also gives general health advice and recommendations for when you should see a doctor. Telehealth solutions If you can’t see a doctor in person, there are a variety of telemedicine apps available. The Department of Health and Human Services has temporarily relaxed HIPAA laws to allow apps such as FaceTime and Skype to be used for virtual doctor appointments. That said, you’re best off using a dedicated, HIPAA-compliant app like Amwell, Teledoc, or Doctor on Demand. Your doctor’s office or health insurance provider may have its own telehealth apps (speaking of health insurance, make sure yours covers telehealth services before you use them). Still have questions? Check out our guide to teleheath as well as this Vox guide to finding a virtual therapist. Physical and mental health It’s easy to feel down and anxious when you’re stuck inside during a pandemic. We’ve already covered some of the mental health apps and digital tools, from chatbots to crisis lines to apps that say they will connect you with a licensed therapist who offers virtual sessions. None of these tools are meant to be a substitute for in-person therapy sessions, but finding one of those right now is next to impossible depending on where you live. Meditation is a great stress reliever, too. There are a ton of meditation apps out there, including Calm and Headspace, which recently introduced a dedicated section just for New Yorkers (though it’s probably fine to use no matter where you live). Many of these also offer sounds and songs to help lull you to sleep. You can also try dedicated sleep sound apps like Relax Melodies and Slumber. White noise apps are great to either drown out your loud neighbors who are always home now or help you snooze (or both). While you may not be able to go to your real gym, a place that’s a big source of anxiety relief for many, there are apps that will mimic the experience while you try to sweat it out in your living room. Vox has a good roundup of those here. Yoga apps like Glo, Daily Yoga, and Yoga Studio bridge the gap between mindfulness and working out. If you’re allowed to get outside to exercise, apps like Fitbit (which is temporarily offering some of its premium features for free) are a good way to remind you to take a walk and keep track of your steps, so you can play catch-up at the end of the day if you haven’t met your daily goal. And there are running apps from Map My Run to Zombies, Run! that will help you get moving. Finally, there is no better stress relief than fun. For some people, having fun is not an option right now. But if it is for you, there are the very timely and popular Pandemic: The Board Game, Dominion, and group chats and activities (you might want to read this before you use Zoom). So there you have it: apps for you to not only look at but also use and hopefully benefit from. You may be largely restricted to your home’s four walls, but that small device in the palm of your hand can make your world seem a little bigger. Open Sourced is made possible by Omidyar Network. 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Senate Democrats block $250 billion for coronavirus small business loans
Senate Democrats on Thursday blocked legislation to add $250 billion to a small-business loan program designed to prevent layoffs during the coronavirus outbreak. The move means that Congress won’t pass an expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program, which is running out of money, until next week at the earliest. The Senate adjourned until Monday after...
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Facebook group "RVs for MDs" lets health care workers self-quarantine safely
A North Texas woman got a helping hand when she turned to the internet in a desperate bid to help her husband, an ER doctor, find somewhere to rest without the risk of exposing his family to the coronavirus. She turned her experience into a movement called "RVs for MDs," a Facebook group which connects people in the medical profession needing to quarantine with nearby volunteers who are willing to lend their campers to them. Mireya Villarreal speaks to group founder Emily Phillips and several people who benefited from her initiative for our series A More Perfect Union.
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Former NFL player delivers help, and a thank-you, to those fighting coronavirus
Ex-Penn State and NFL lineman Brandon Noble was saved by health care workers a few times. Now, he gives back in his way during the COVID-19 crisis.       
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'Fortnite' Shadow & Ghost Ollie Locations Week 8 Challenge Guide
'Fortnite' Skey's Adventure Challenges want skilled players to find Shadow or Ghost Ollie once all the main challenges are done. In this guide, we'll tell you where to find them.
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Viral story of teen accidentally invited to wrong Thanksgiving by 'grandma' text takes a sad twist
Wanda Dench and Jamal Hinton have had Thanksgiving together for four years after an accidental text. Lonnie Dench died Sunday.      
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Lonnie Hench, husband of woman who mistakenly invited stranger to Thanksgiving, dies
Lonnie Hench, the husband of the woman who mistakenly invited a stranger to Thanksgiving, died after battling coronavirus.        
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Gwyneth Paltrow celebrates son’s 14th birthday with ‘socially distanced’ parade
The teen's pals pulled up to his home with decorated cars and a bag full of candy.
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France is building a 'Stop Covid' app, but privacy concerns could derail it
A number of different apps from countries and companies around the world have been created in an effort to stop the coronavirus pandemic, including ones from big tech companies such as Apple. Now, France is throwing its hat into the ring. 
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Tyler Perry pays grocery bills for elderly shoppers
"You hear about these things, but you never expect for it to happen to you," one shopper said.
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Who Will Benefit From Federal Reserve's $2.3 Trillion Main Street Loans Program?
"Our country's highest priority must be to address this public health crisis, providing care for the ill and limiting the further spread of the virus," Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said in a statement.
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Review: 'The Mindfulness Movement' offers an important message if you can only tune out the noise
'The Mindfulness Movement,' executive produced by Deepak Chopra and Jewel, details the ways mindfulness can combat anxiety, distraction and depression.
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TSA screens fewer than 100K travelers for 2 days in a row, hits 'record low' as coronavirus outbreak continues
The Transportation Security Administration screened fewer than 100,000 travelers two days in a row this week.
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Children Seem to Be Less Vulnerable to the Coronavirus. Here’s How the Pandemic May Still Put Them at Risk
Of the many ways that the pandemic is making us rethink our humanity, none is more important, or urgent, than the overall protection of children. They may not be as susceptible to the virus as other groups, but they are especially vulnerable to so many of the secondary impacts of the pandemic on society. The…
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The Final Fantasy VII Remake Shouldn’t Exist — But I’m So Glad it Does
Remaking 'Final Fantasy VII' is like remaking 'Casablanca,' but developer Square Enix pulled it off
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Woman takes third job at assisted living facility to spend time with quarantined mother
Janie Kasse already had full-time and part-time jobs, but after her mother's assisted living facility closed its doors to visitors amid the Covid-19 pandemic, she knew she needed a third job.
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All the Countries That Are Flattening The Coronavirus Curve
While the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the globe, a number of different countries have begun to flatten the curve.
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24 Hours: The Fight for New York
Before the pandemic swept in, New York City lived up to its own hype. Then the coronavirus all but shut it down. Now the hush, is broken mostly by the wail of ambulances. Over 24 hours, New Yorkers of all stripes join the battle for their city. (April 9)       
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17 NYC patients on ventilators transferred from hospital in Queens
Seventeen ventilated patients have been transferred from Jamaica Hospital Medical Center in Queens – including 10 to the Navy ship USNS Comfort – as a “preventative measure” amid a high demand for oxygen, officials said Thursday. In addition to the group sent to the ship, five patients were sent to a hospital in Albany and...
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nypost.com
Coronavirus can infect cats, study finds
Heads up, cat lovers: Your feline friend may be susceptible to the novel coronavirus after all. 
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Connecticut Teen Arrested for Allegedly 'Zoom Bombing' Virtual High School Lessons and Using 'Obscene Language and Gestures'
The boy, who is not being named due to his age, is facing multiple criminal charges after being accused of repeatedly hijacking virtual classroom sessions and using "obscene language and gestures."
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Review: Five new movies to watch at home (or not), ranked from must-see to skip it
New movies to watch at home include 'Sea Fever,' 'Stray Dolls,' 'We Summon the Darkness,' 'The Lost Husband' and 'Close Encounters of the Fifth Kind.'
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Lockdowns mean millions of women can’t reach birth control
JOHANNESBURG — The callers were in tears. One by one, women in homes across rural Zimbabwe had a pleading question: When would family planning services return? Lockdowns imposed to curb the coronavirus’ spread have put millions of women in Africa, Asia and elsewhere out of reach of birth control and other sexual and reproductive health...
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From their coronavirus quarantine, Michael Imperioli and Steve Schirripa talk 'Sopranos' with you
Coronavirus has them quarantined on opposite coasts, but "The Sopranos" stars Michael Imperioli (a.k.a. Christopher Moltisanti) and Steve Schirripa (Bobby "Baccalà" Baccalieri) launched a new podcast. Oh, the stories they tell.
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How Trump vs. Biden Match Up in Key Swing States of Pennsylvania, Michigan, Florida and More, According to the Polls
Trump narrowly beat Hillary Clinton in several battleground states that Obama had won in 2008 and 2012. Democrats aim to win back these states in 2020.
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Coronavirus spurs police to deploy 'talking' drones in Florida, New Jersey to enforce social distancing
Police departments in Florida and New Jersey have recently deployed drones with pre-recorded warnings that will be deployed if crowds not following COVID-19 guidelines are discovered. 
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Violent crime drops in District amid the coronavirus, stay-at-home order
While robberies have dropped, assaults and thefts are up.
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Score unlimited access to 1,500+ yoga and fitness classes for only $29
If you are one of these people who are interested in staying active while physical distancing, then you probably already know that there are a plethora of options on the web, from full-body routines on Youtube to Barre classes via Zoom. If you want to become both physically stronger as well as feel calm and...
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Spain could be seeing start of coronavirus decline, mulls easing restrictions: PM
Spaniards might be seeing the beginning of the decline of the coronavirus pandemic after new reported infections and deaths have gone down after a two-day uptick.
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Ithaca hospital buses dozens of employees to NYC to fight coronavirus
Big-hearted hospital workers from a small city in central New York are headed to the Big Apple on a 200-plus-mile road trip to help out at a hotspot in the coronavirus pandemic, officials said. Cayuga Health in Ithaca sent doctors, nurses and other staff members aboard two buses provided by the nearby Cornell University on...
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Dr. Fauci Says U.S. Coronavirus Deaths Could Be Far Less Than Predicted, But Cautions Against Loosening Social Distancing Restrictions
Dr. Anthony Fauci shared his thoughts on an adjusted projection model for U.S. coronavirus deaths during a Thursday interview with NBC.
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Anthony Gordon: 5 things to know about the 2020 NFL Draft prospect
Anthony Gordon is a quarterback who is looking to make the jump from college to the pros.
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