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Navajo Families Without Internet Struggle To Homeschool During COVID-19 Pandemic

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 05:01

The Navajo Nation high coronavirus infection rate means schools are closed. But online learning is impossible for many who lack electricity and can't access the internet.

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Homeless Families Face High Hurdles Homeschooling Their Kids

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 05:00

Millions of children are taking classes online due to the coronavirus pandemic. But for families who live in homeless shelters, homeschooling is more than just inconvenient. It's overwhelming.

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Death Toll Increases To 22 From Weekend Shooting Rampage In Nova Scotia, Police Say

Wed, 04/22/2020 - 03:42

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police originally reported at least 16 dead after Saturday's attacks, in which the assailant shot victims at multiple locations and then set fire to the crime scenes.

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NY Governor Andrew Cuomo Says President Trump Promised Help With Coronavirus Testing

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 21:49

Cuomo said at their White House meeting Trump committed to procure more testing supplies from China and other overseas manufacturers. He said they agreed the Navy ship Comfort could leave New York.

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Answering Your Coronavirus Questions: Economy, Health Care Workers And Mental Health

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 20:51

On this broadcast of The National Conversation, a philosopher tackles your questions about the pandemic's effect on ethical frameworks. We also answer questions about the economy and mental health.

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Why You May Get An Email About COVID-19 From The Census Bureau

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 20:48

The Census Bureau is trying to measure how the pandemic is affecting jobs, spending, housing, education and health in the U.S., so it's asking close to 14 million people to fill out an online survey.

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Chamber Of Commerce Head Welcomes New Coronavirus Bill, Gradual Reopening Of Economy

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 19:16

Suzanne Clark, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, tells All Things Considered that reopening the economy "will be phased in." She also says businesses will need more help to survive.

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National Security Adviser O'Brien Alleges WHO Is 'Propaganda Tool For The Chinese'

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 19:06

Robert O'Brien said the White House doesn't know if money from China influenced the organization's decision-making, "but there are very few explanations for the way the WHO has conducted itself."

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S.C. Beaches Reopen — Or Not — Reflecting A Divide Over Coronavirus Shutdown

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 17:22

Some of the state's most popular beaches opted to stay closed and others reopened, creating a hopscotch pattern of differing polices.

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Missouri Sues China, Communist Party Over The Coronavirus Pandemic

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 17:14

Missouri's attorney general alleges that China "engaged in misrepresentations, concealment, and retaliation to conceal the gravity and seriousness of the COVID-19 outbreak from the rest of the world."

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Philadelphia Hospital Official Says 'We're Not There' In Testing Capacity

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:53

Bruce Meyer, the president of Jefferson Health, which runs 14 hospitals in the Philadelphia area, says chemicals needed to do coronavirus testing are regulated by the government and hard to get.

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CDC To Fund 650 Health Experts To Help States Trace, Stop COVID-19

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:51

CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield says the agency will double the current number of positions to aid local health departments in quashing new outbreaks. They will focus on testing and contact tracing.

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Watch: White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefs As Political Wars Simmer

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:30

The White House's coronavirus task force has convened a news conference at 5:30 p.m. ET as the administration and the states grapple with how to move forward following the disaster.

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Secret Recording Reveals NRA's Legal Troubles Have Cost The Organization $100 Million

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:23

The CEO of the National Rifle Association says legal troubles have cost the powerful gun rights group $100 million, according to a recording of the group's board meeting obtained by NPR.

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NIH Panel Recommends Against Drug Combination Trump Has Promoted For COVID-19

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:15

A panel convened by the agency run by Dr. Anthony Fauci is recommending against doctors using a combination of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin because of potential toxicities.

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After The ICU, Many COVID-19 Survivors Face A Long Recovery

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:15

David Williams, 54, spent eight days on a ventilator after he got COVID-19. Weeks after being discharged from the hospital, he still needs an oxygen tube and a walker.

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Japan, IOC Jostle Over Who Will Pay Billions To Delay 2020 Olympics Over Coronavirus

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 16:02

The cost of moving the summer games to 2021 is expected to be massive. The International Olympic Committee said on Tuesday Japan would pay. Japanese officials said they didn't agree to foot the bill.

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In Greece, 148 Asylum Seekers Test Positive For COVID-19 At Shelter

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 15:57

At least 150 people in a shelter have tested positive for COVID-19, says the International Organization for Migration. Most are from Cameroon and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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The Population Living In Acute Hunger May Double This Year Due To Coronavirus

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 15:54

Some 135 million people globally lived on the edge of starvation last year. The World Food Program fears the effects of the virus could balloon that number to a staggering 265 million this year.

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Data Of Nearly 8,000 Small Businesses May Have Been Exposed, SBA Says

Tue, 04/21/2020 - 15:40

"Personal identifiable information" was potentially exposed to other businesses via an online lending application portal, a spokesperson for the Small Business Administration told NPR.

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