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As The Coronavirus Rips Through Pakistan, Volunteers Rush Out To Help

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 10:05

One Pakistani entrepreneur is making protective gear. A Pakistani lawyer raised thousands of dollars and converted his office into a food storehouse for people in need.

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New Law Gives Sweeping Powers To Hungary's Orban, Alarming Rights Advocates

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:55

Hungary's nationalist government Monday granted sweeping emergency powers that Prime Minister Viktor Orban says are necessary to fight the coronavirus pandemic. Critics say he's simply grabbing power.

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Trump To Speak With Putin About Russia's Oil Price War With Saudi Arabia

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 09:54

Russia and Saudi Arabia have been engaged in a price war that has driven world oil prices down dramatically.

Amazon, Instacart Grocery Delivery Workers Strike For Coronavirus Protection And Pay

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 08:47

Amazon workers in New York and Instacart workers nationwide plan to walk off their jobs Monday. They want more access to paid sick leave as well as protective gear and other safety measures.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Have A New Start Date: July Of 2021

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 08:18

Despite the rescheduling, the next Olympics will still be known as the Tokyo 2020 games, the International Olympic Committee says.

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Facebook Pledges $100 Million To Aid News Outlets Hit Hard By Pandemic

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 06:00

Facebook says it will give $25 million to aid U.S. and Canadian local newspapers and sites. It promises to spend $75 million in ads to pour money into newsrooms ailing financially from Coronavirus.

A Supreme Court Justice Visits: A Look Behind The Scenes

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 05:00

Supreme Court justices make a big effort to visit public universities. State public records shine a light on these visits, and what they cost the public.

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Cybersecurity Lawyer Who Flagged The WHO Hack Warns Of 'Massive' Remote Work Risks

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 05:00

A large number of the workforce is staying home during the coronavirus. Alexander Urbelis, hacker-turned-information-security attorney, says the remote working environment is a hacker's paradise.

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How 15 Days Became 45: Trump Extends Guidelines To Slow Coronavirus

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 05:00

After two weeks of wavering on guidelines that put normal American life on hold, President Trump extended until April 30 measures aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus.

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FACT CHECK: U.S. Still Lags Behind On Testing, Despite Trump's Claims

Mon, 03/30/2020 - 00:39

The president repeated his claim that the U.S. is surpassing all other countries in coronavirus testing. But measured on a per capita basis, the U.S. is far behind other hard-hit countries.

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4-Year-Old Alabama Girl Found Alive In Woods After 2 Days With Her Dog

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 16:55

Evelyn Sides, who goes by Vadie, wandered off into the woods near Loachapoka, Ala., Wednesday afternoon. Hundreds of people searched and found her, unharmed, not far from where she was last seen.

Coronavirus Cases Soar Across The U.S., And Officials Say Worse Is Yet To Come

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 16:04

Dr. Anthony Fauci warned that COVID-19, the disease brought on by the novel coronavirus, may claim up to 200,000 American lives.

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Krzysztof Penderecki, Boundary-Breaking Polish Composer, Dies At 86

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 15:42

Known early on for his avant-garde works, the composer's challenging music nevertheless found fans far beyond traditional classical music circles.

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'Project Airbridge' To Expedite Arrival Of Needed Supplies, White House Says

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 14:46

Sunday's planeload comes as the Trump administration faces criticism over its distribution of medical supplies that are in short supply across the country.

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Fauci Estimates That 100,000 To 200,000 Americans Could Die From The Coronavirus

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 14:17

Fauci's comments underscore just how far away from the projected peak of the outbreak. As of early Sunday afternoon, there were 125,000 cases in America and nearly 2,200 deaths.

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Tornado Strikes Arkansas City; Officials Say Pandemic Closures Kept People Safe

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 14:09

The tornado injured at least 22 people and caused extensive damage to many properties. Officials attribute the relatively low number of casualties in part to social distancing and business shutdowns.

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University Grad Students Step Up To Fill U.S. Coronavirus Testing Void

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 11:51

Universities around the country are revamping research labs to help process the backlog of coronavirus tests, thanks to help from student volunteers.

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U.S. Sees Exponential Growth In Coronavirus Death Toll

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 10:33

In just two days, the number of coronavirus deaths in the country has doubled from 1,000 fatalities over the course of a month to more than 2,000. Over 124,000 people in the U.S. are infected.

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Opinion: An Appeal To Youth To Face Coronavirus With Self-Sacrifice, Not Selfishness

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 08:19

The reaction of those in their teens and 20s can have an impact on the spread of the disease — and on their own moral character, the author says.

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Animal Shelters Urge Humans Confined To Home By Coronavirus Outbreak To Adopt

Sun, 03/29/2020 - 07:01

As states issue stay-at-home orders, animal shelters have had to close their doors. They're coming up with new ways to find homes as they brace for an onslaught of puppies and kittens.

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