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How coronavirus is deepening American inequality
In March, Madonna posted (and then deleted) a video of herself in a milk bath dusted with rose petals calling the global coronavirus pandemic the "great equalizer."
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Schumer taps Warren aide for new coronavirus oversight commission
Democrats are eager to ensure transparency on the Trump administration's handling of a $500 billion fund for distressed industries.
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politico.com
"Bad recession" ahead, warns JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon
Head of the nation's largest bank says financial system stress resembles 2008 crash.
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cbsnews.com
Surprise! Lin-Manuel Miranda and 'Hamilton' cast stun a speechless 9-year-old fan
"We're bringing 'Hamilton' to you," said John Krasinski, who organized a call with Lin Manuel-Miranda for a young fan whose plans were canceled by coronavirus.
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latimes.com
‘All Rise’ on CBS plans coronavirus episode filmed using social media
After late-night and daytime talk shows one by one returned to television with remotely produced episodes amid the coronavirus outbreak, we have the first primetime scripted series to embark on virtual production to make a fresh episode reflecting the current realities while complying with the rules of social distancing. CBS drama “All Rise,” from Warner...
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nypost.com
‘Tan Mom’ Patricia Krentcil hosting benefit concert to pay for tanning bed
Quarantine won't stop "Tan Mom" Patricia Krentcil from seeing the (artificial) sun.
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nypost.com
Coronavirus may be disproportionately affecting people of color
Demographic data on those infected or killed by coronavirus indicates that, because of underlying conditions, a higher percentage of those afflicted are African Americans
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cbsnews.com
Former lawmaker believes WHO helped China conceal coronavirus cases: 'They've lost credibility'
Former Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter said on Monday that since the World Health Organization (WHO) helped China conceal the nature of the coronavirus outbreak, the United States should consider cutting off funding.
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foxnews.com
How to maintain a healthy relationship while living in self-isolation
Going from simply living together to spending every waking moment together can be taxing on a relationship. For those wishing to avoid the drama that comes with constant cohabitation, psychologists Dr. Rachel M. Allan, a chartered counseling psychologist and Ruth Cooper-Dickson, a positive psychology practitioner, are sharing their tips to keep both yourself — and...
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Call your grandparents
Jack Gray writes about the conversations he's had with his grandparents and says that with everything that's going on with Covid-19, if you're fortunate enough to have any of your grandparents still alive, give them a call.
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Airbnb hosts listing properties as 'COVID-19 retreats,' defying local laws: report
A quarantine is not supposed to be a vacation.
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Wisconsin governor delays Tuesday’s election, betting the GOP state Supreme Court will let him
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers speaks to the media following a shooting at the Molson Coors Brewing campus on February 26, 2020, in Milwaukee. | Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images Republicans have fought tooth and nail to make it hard to vote in this election. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has effectively rescheduled the election the state was planning to hold on Tuesday, handing down an order suspending in-person voting until June 9 “unless the Legislature passes and the Governor approves a different date for in-person voting” and allowing voters to request absentee ballots until five days before the new election date. Yet it is unclear that the order will stand. Republicans have fought tooth-and-nail against nearly any effort to delay the election or to make it easier for voters to cast mail-in ballots, and the state Supreme Court is dominated by Republicans. Last week, Evers called the state legislature into session and asked it to delay the election. But the Republican-controlled legislature ended that session a few seconds after it was convened. So Evers’ executive order is a test of whether he has the legal authority to delay the election without approval from the state legislature. Wisconsin now joins nearly a dozen states which have elected to postpone spring elections as most Americans remain at home to avoid spreading coronavirus. But in Wisconsin, the GOP has consistently fought efforts to ensure that the state would have an election where every eligible resident of Wisconsin could cast a ballot. Republicans rejected Evers’s proposal to automatically mail ballots to every voter in the state, and they’ve fought hard in federal court — including in the US Supreme Court — to prevent ballots from being counted after the original April 7 election date. Realistically, state election officials may not know until the very last minute whether this election is happening tomorrow or not. It is likely that the Republican Party will race to court in order to block Evers’ order, but it will likely take at least a few hours for the state courts to resolve that issue. Meanwhile, a case is still pending in the US Supreme Court asking whether the deadline for submitting absentee ballots is April 7 or April 13 — assuming that Evers’s order does not stand. Buckle up. This is going to be a wild ride. Wisconsin’s election was shaping up to be a trainwreck With the coronavirus pandemic raging, most poll workers had refused to work Tuesday’s election — leading Evers to call up the National Guard in order to staff the polls. But this stopgap measure appears to have done little to prevent mass poll closures. In Milwaukee, for example, local election officials announced that there would be only five polling locations open — instead of the typical 180. Meanwhile, about 50,000 Milwaukee residents are expected to attempt to vote in-person, or about 10,000 per voting site. That means that each of these polling sites could potentially become a vector for the spread of coronavirus. State officials were also overwhelmed by a crush of absentee ballots. In a typical spring election, no more than 250,000 voters request absentee ballots in Wisconsin. This time, over 1.1 million voters have sought such ballots, and that’s created a logistical nightmare of its own. Wisconsin has struggled to mail out these ballots fast enough for voters to actually use them, and tens of thousands of voters are not expected to receive their ballots until after the April 7 Election Day has passed. With so many voters facing disenfranchisement due to no fault of their own, a federal Judge William Conley ordered the state to extend the deadline for mailed-in ballots by six days. But it was unclear whether Conley’s order would stand. The US Supreme Court, with its Republican majority, has not decided Republican National Committee v. Democratic National Committee, where the GOP asked the justices to block Conley’s order. It is unclear whether Evers’s order delaying the election will stand This weekend, the mayors of 10 of Wisconsin’s largest cities sent a letter to the state’s health secretary, Andrea Palm, urging her to “stop the State of Wisconsin from putting hundreds of thousands of citizens at risk by requiring them to vote at the polls while this ugly pandemic spreads.” The mayors cited a state law, which gives Palm the power to “forbid public gatherings in schools, churches, and other places to control outbreaks and epidemics,” among other things. Yet, the letter also acknowledges that Palm does “not have the authority to determine the modifications necessary to conclude this election,” and that “that power lies in the Legislative branch and with the Governor.” The legislature, of course, has refused to take any action to allow this election to move forward safely during a pandemic. After Evers ordered the legislature into session this Saturday, the Republican-controlled state assembly ended that session after only 17 seconds. There is at least one precedent for a state’s executive branch pausing an election to deal with the coronavirus pandemic — Ohio state Director of Health Amy Acton delayed that state’s election until early June. But Acton also acted with the support of the state’s Republican Gov. Mike DeWine, and with the backing of a bipartisan majority on the state Supreme Court. Wisconsin’s Gov. Evers, meanwhile, is a Democrat. And he reportedly was reluctant to claim the emergency power to delay Tuesday’s election out of fear that the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Supreme Court would block such a move. Even before the coronavirus hit, Wisconsin did not hold free and fair elections for its state legislature. Indeed, the state assembly is so thoroughly gerrymandered that, in 2018, Republicans won 63 of the body’s 99 seats — despite the fact that Democratic candidates received 54 percent of the popular vote. If Wisconsin chose its legislature democratically, it is likely that Evers could have worked with a Democratic legislature to delay Tuesday’s election or to hold the election entirely through mailed-in ballots. Now, however, the fate of this election is likely to be decided by a state Supreme Court where Republicans have a 5-2 advantage. Republicans want to hold onto one of their state Supreme Court seats There is some evidence suggesting that Republicans stand to gain if much of the state is unable to vote in Tuesday’s election. Next to the presidential primary, where polls show that former Vice President Joe Biden is likely to trounce his remaining primary opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), the most important race on the ballot Tuesday is a state Supreme Court race between incumbent Justice Daniel Kelly and challenger Judge Jill Karofsky. Though Wisconsin Supreme Court races are nominally nonpartisan, Kelly is a staunch conservative appointed to the court by former Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Karofsky is broadly supported by liberal groups and is widely viewed as the Democratic alternative to Kelly. Moreover, as law professor and election law expert Rick Hasen recently noted, “only 38% of voters who had requested an absentee ballot in heavily Democratic Milwaukee County had returned one, compared with over 56% of absentee voters in nearby Republican-leaning Waukesha County.” There is at least some data, in other words, suggesting that, if voters were neither able to safely cast in-person ballots nor mail in absentee ballots if they received them late, that Kelly would be favored over Karofsky in the state Supreme Court race. By fighting to keep voters from casting a ballot, in other words, Republicans could potentially maintain their supermajority on the state Supreme Court. And now that very court is likely to decide whether this election can be postponed.
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vox.com
NYC comptroller: Trump has my mom's blood on his hands
Scott Stringer, the New York City comptroller whose mother died from coronavirus, said he is angry at the federal government's response to the pandemic.
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Peloton cancels live classes for April after employee contracts coronavirus
Peloton is suspending its live video classes for the rest of April after an employee tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
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Deneen Borelli: Coronavirus politics – Trump leads while opponents stay on attack
President Trump is doing everything in his power to ensure the health and safety of the American people during the coronavirus pandemic.
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foxnews.com
Miss England will return to work as a doctor amid coronavirus outbreak
The beauty queen who was crowned “Miss England” last year will soon be back to work as a doctor as the coronavirus outbreak spreads in the UK, a report said Monday. Bhasha Mukherjee returned to England from a charity trip to India last week and will return to her hospital in the eastern town of...
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Lady Gaga raises $35 million for coronavirus relief, helps launch 'One World: Together at Home' TV special
Lady Gaga has helped raise $35 million to help fight the coronavirus and will launch a TV special featuring fellow mega-artists Paul McCartney, Stevie Wonder, Billie Eilish and more to support pandemic relief.
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Wisconsin governor, on primary eve, moves to suspend in-person voting over coronavirus fears
Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers on Monday abruptly suspended in-person voting for the state’s scheduled Tuesday primary, setting up a new clash with the state’s GOP-controlled legislature. 
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Milken conference, already postponed by virus, is pushed to October
The conference is set for Oct. 12-15 at the Beverly Hilton with a focus on disease outbreaks and assisting business and industry in post-crisis recovery.
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latimes.com
Chicago's Coronavirus Shelter in Place Measures Haven't Slowed Shootings
The coronavirus pandemic has not slowed shootings in the greater Chicago area, with 498 shooting victims recorded in the city through March 31—and an additional 20 people shot in the first weekend of April alone.
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newsweek.com
Inside the frenzied campaign to get coronavirus supplies to California. Will it be enough?
New documents reveal the scramble to get protective coronavirus gear to California hospitals. It's a more complicated process than you would think.
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latimes.com
Dr. Paul Nassif donating masks, doing virtual consultations amid coronavirus pandemic
Dr. Paul Nassif is doing his part to stop the coronavirus from botching up the world.
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nypost.com
NY Department of Labor boosts staff to handle unemployment claims amid coronavirus
The state Department of Labor is beefing up its numbers of phone-bank workers and computer servers to accommodate a historic crush of jobless claims created by the coronavirus.
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nypost.com
German cider restaurant turns into drive-thru during coronavirus lockdown
Thomas Metzmacher had to get creative to keep his business open in Germany during the coronavirus pandemic. After toying with the idea of a delivery service, he instead turned his half-timbered restaurant in Frankfurt into a makeshift drive-thru. “The restaurant had to close, nobody was allowed to sit inside anymore, so it was either give...
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nypost.com
Governor nixes Wisconsin’s Tuesday primary
How did they screw things up?
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foxnews.com
Coronavirus outbreak at California nursing home infects more than 2 dozen
An outbreak of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, at a nursing home in Riverside, Calif., has sickened more than two dozen people, according to the county health department. 
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foxnews.com
For Those Who Can't Go Outside, Images of Spring
Warmer days and beautiful flowers have returned to the Northern Hemisphere—making home isolation even more difficult for those aching to get outside and enjoy the season. Gathered here is a virtual trip outdoors—a collection of recent images from North America, Asia, and Europe, of tulips, sunshine, and cherry blossoms.
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theatlantic.com
Florida governor: Unemployment system up to speed
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state's heavily criticized unemployment system should now be able to handle the crush of applicants it is receiving as workers lose their jobs during the coronavirus outbreak. (April 6)       
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usatoday.com
Prince William, Kate Middleton are ‘caring’ and ‘thoughtful’ as a couple, royal photographer says
One royal photographer is getting candid on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.
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foxnews.com
Coronavirus Task Force Briefing Live Stream Monday: How to Watch White House's Latest COVID-19 Announcements
Members of the Coronavirus Task Force will provide an update on the situation as the U.S. enters what Trump said will be the "toughest" week.
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newsweek.com
CBS’ ‘All Rise’ to produce coronavirus episode at a distance
CBS’ courtroom drama series “All Rise” is resuming production with an episode reflecting the coronavirus crisis in the lives of its characters
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washingtonpost.com
Amid coronavirus closures, launching online learning is 'akin to landing on the moon,' L.A. school chief says
With cornoravirus school closures, L.A. Unified races to find its digitally unconnected students. The number has dropped substantially in one week.
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latimes.com
Navy secretary rips Capt. Brett Crozier for his warning about coronavirus aboard ship
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly trashed fired aircraft carrier Capt. Brett Crozier to his former crew, saying that Crozier revealed he was either "too naive or too stupid" for command.
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nypost.com
Italian woman, 104, latest to survive coronavirus infection
A 104-year-old woman has recovered after being sickened by the coronavirus, according to a report out of Italy.
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foxnews.com
Cops hunting Texas teen who boasted about spreading coronavirus
A Texas teen who claimed to have coronavirus and boasted on Snapchat about spreading the deadly bug is now wanted by local cops, authorities said. Lorraine Maradiaga, 18, of Carollton, will be charged with making a terroristic threat in connection to the alarming social media videos, police posted to Facebook. “We have no confirmation Maradiaga...
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America Together: Broadway stars bring virtual performances to nursing homes
The Caravan of Angels, a non-profit organization that brings the theater to those who aren’t able to attend, is now bringing music from Broadway’s top stars into nursing homes across the country. 
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Bride, Groom, Pastor and All 50 Wedding Guests Arrested for Violating Coronavirus Lockdown
On Sunday, a bride, groom, pastor and 50 wedding guests were arrested in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, for violating the country's coronavirus lockdown, which includes a nationwide ban on public gatherings.
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newsweek.com
Farmers change ways to get food to customers
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Halle Berry responds to critics after posting video of her 6-year-old son in high heels
Days after letting her son wear her high heels in a video posted to Instagram, Halle Berry is responding to trolls and critics.
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foxnews.com
Domestic abuse calls up 25% in U.K. since start of coronavirus lockdown
"We know lockdowns and quarantines are essential to suppressing COVID-19, but they can trap women with abusive partners," U.N. Secretary General says.
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cbsnews.com
Honor Blackman, Avengers Actress and James Bond’s Pussy Galore, Dies at 94
Blackman's family said in a statement that she died peacefully of natural causes
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time.com
Pelosi forges ahead with 4th coronavirus relief bill despite naysayers
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is forging ahead on her plans to develop another coronavirus-related relief package to address the ongoing public health crisis.
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abcnews.go.com
Remembering UCLA's NCAA title victory in men's basketball 25 years later
Examining the UCLA men's basketball team's NCAA championship victory in 1995 with retrospective features and stories from The Times' archives.
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latimes.com
Americans Could Get More Money, Unemployment Benefits in Democrats' Next Stimulus Bill
The push for another massive stimulus for benefits that will go directly in Americans' pockets is a change in tune for Democrats, who until last week were advocating for an infrastructure-centered "Phase 4" package.
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newsweek.com
‘The Virginian’ Star James Drury Dies at 85
Drury played the mysterious, nameless title character in the beloved Western, which ran from 1962 to 1971 on NBC.
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nypost.com
Wisconsin's Democratic governor postpones Tuesday's election until June over coronavirus
Democratic Governor Tony Evers issued an executive order on Monday postponing Wisconsin's primary election from Tuesday until June 9, citing the health risks from the coronavirus pandemic.
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reuters.com
Your how-to guide to making group FaceTime calls, and how to spice them up
Group FaceTime isn't a new feature of the just-released iOS 13.4, but it's a feature that is coming in handy now more than ever. We frequently use it to connect with family and friends, but with the on-going social distancing practice, it's appropriate to call it a daily ritual.
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edition.cnn.com
Wisconsin governor orders delay of primary election until June
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday ordered a suspension of his state's primary election the day before it was scheduled to take place, in a last-minute move that is likely to be challenged in court.
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