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Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:25:02 GMT
Bernie Sanders suspends presidential campaign

The decision clears the way for Joe Biden to become the Democratic nominee who faces Donald Trump.
Coronavirus: 'Drop in global trade to be worse than 2008 crisis'
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:36:34 GMT
Coronavirus: 'Drop in global trade to be worse than 2008 crisis'

The World Trade Organization (WTO) predicts a contraction of between 13% and 32% this year.
Syria war: Syrian air force behind 2017 chemical attacks, OPCW finds
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:39:48 GMT
Syria war: Syrian air force behind 2017 chemical attacks, OPCW finds

The chemical weapons watchdog says Sarin and chlorine were used to attack Latamina in March 2017.
Italy bridge collapse: Two drivers survive
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:24:11 GMT
Italy bridge collapse: Two drivers survive

The bridge would normally have been busy but lockdown measures meant there was little traffic.
Ronaldinho and brother under house arrest in Paraguay
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:58:49 GMT
Ronaldinho and brother under house arrest in Paraguay

Former Brazil forward Ronaldinho is released from prison and placed under house arrest in Paraguay.
Coronavirus: Marathon talks over EU virus rescue package stall
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:50:29 GMT
Coronavirus: Marathon talks over EU virus rescue package stall

EU finance ministers suspend talks on a recovery fund after 16 hours, amid deep divisions.
Poland must suspend judge discipline panel – ECJ
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:34:39 GMT
Poland must suspend judge discipline panel – ECJ

The EU has repeatedly criticised the judicial reforms introduced by Poland’s Law and Justice Party.
Coronavirus: EU top scientist forced out in political row
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:59:35 GMT
Coronavirus: EU top scientist forced out in political row

Mauro Ferrari says he lost faith in the system, but EU science officials say he was asked to leave.
Coronavirus: Covid-19 detecting apps face teething problems
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:13:01 GMT
Coronavirus: Covid-19 detecting apps face teething problems

Researchers at two leading universities take different approaches to creating cough-analysing tools.
Nigeria visa firm owned by man on fraud charges
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 06:51:40 GMT
Nigeria visa firm owned by man on fraud charges

Mahmood Ahmadu was allegedly involved in a fake recruitment drive, which saw 16 die in a stampede.
Coronavirus: Trump attacks 'China-centric' WHO over global pandemic
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:20:04 GMT
Coronavirus: Trump attacks 'China-centric' WHO over global pandemic

The president says the US may withdraw funding to the World Health Organization for "calling it wrong".
Coronavirus: Financial crisis 'on steroids' looms for EU leaders
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:22:53 GMT
Coronavirus: Financial crisis 'on steroids' looms for EU leaders

After 16 hours, EU finance ministers still could not reach a deal on how to react to coronavirus.
Coronavirus: Exploiting nature 'drives outbreaks of new diseases'
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 09:33:57 GMT
Coronavirus: Exploiting nature 'drives outbreaks of new diseases'

New evidence has emerged of a link between our impact on nature and pandemics sweeping the world.
Coronavirus: Wuhan emerges from the harshest of lockdowns
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 04:46:28 GMT
Coronavirus: Wuhan emerges from the harshest of lockdowns

As Wuhan lifts its severe lockdown, there is anger, relief and even defiance from some residents.
Pink Moon: Europe illuminated by lunar light show
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:27:15 GMT
Pink Moon: Europe illuminated by lunar light show

Breathtaking images capture the spectacular lunar event in the skies above Europe.
Nasa’s all-female team of 'aquanauts'
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:34:17 GMT
Nasa’s all-female team of 'aquanauts'

The story of the first women ever to take an active role in a Nasa mission.
Life with a Russian billionaire: money and death threats
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:00:54 GMT
Life with a Russian billionaire: money and death threats

They had a fairy tale romance and unimaginable wealth, but their lives became a nightmare when they fell out of favour with the Russian state.
Coronavirus: Why more rats are being spotted during quarantine
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 21:51:43 GMT
Coronavirus: Why more rats are being spotted during quarantine

Hungry rats unable to feed off restaurant leftovers are coming on to the streets and nearer homes.
Rwanda genocide: Treating the trauma 26 years on
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 23:37:26 GMT
Rwanda genocide: Treating the trauma 26 years on

Photojournalist Chrystal Ding documented the treatment of survivors of the genocide in Rwanda.
Coronavirus: Nigeria's mega churches adjust to empty auditoriums
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 01:49:23 GMT
Coronavirus: Nigeria's mega churches adjust to empty auditoriums

With worshippers banned from congregating, pastors are adapting to coronavirus restrictions.
Coronavirus: The Italians struggling to feed their families
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:30:46 GMT
Coronavirus: The Italians struggling to feed their families

A month into Italy's strict lockdown, some people are so short of money they can no longer afford food.
Coronavirus: 'Please learn from Wuhan's mistakes'
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:06:13 GMT
Coronavirus: 'Please learn from Wuhan's mistakes'

As the Chinese city lifts its quarantine, residents share lessons learnt from the outbreak.
Coronavirus: Discarded disposable gloves on the street
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:33:35 GMT
Coronavirus: Discarded disposable gloves on the street

Photographer Dan Giannopoulos on the discarded disposable gloves he has been finding on his daily walk.
Coronavirus: India home quarantine families face discrimination
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:50:46 GMT
Coronavirus: India home quarantine families face discrimination

Indians following government advice have found themselves shamed and ostracised.
Hydroxychloroquine: The unproven 'corona drug' Trump is threatening India for
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 04:49:04 GMT
Hydroxychloroquine: The unproven 'corona drug' Trump is threatening India for

India may 'reconsider' a ban on exporting hydroxychloroquine after a call from the US President.
Coronavirus: Why are football teams in Belarus still playing?
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:04:16 GMT
Coronavirus: Why are football teams in Belarus still playing?

Football and life, continue (almost) as normal in Belarus, but anxiety about coronavirus is growing.
How coronavirus inspired a gangland truce in South Africa
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:19:47 GMT
How coronavirus inspired a gangland truce in South Africa

A truce has broken out in the notorious, gang-infested townships around South Africa's Cape Town.
Coronavirus in Nigeria: The engineers fixing ventilators for free
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:16:04 GMT
Coronavirus in Nigeria: The engineers fixing ventilators for free

The pair discovered the faulty machines at a hospital in Nigeria and taught themselves to fix them.
Pink supermoon seen around the world
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:31:58 GMT
Pink supermoon seen around the world

Stargazers have been out to watch the progress of the lunar light show.
Boris Johnson: Trump asks drug companies to assist PM's recovery
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 00:26:00 GMT
Boris Johnson: Trump asks drug companies to assist PM's recovery

The president said Johnson was a "fantastic person" who "fought like hell for his country".
Coronavirus: Israel’s ultra-Orthodox lockdown challenge
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 05:19:46 GMT
Coronavirus: Israel’s ultra-Orthodox lockdown challenge

Coronavirus has hit Israel’s ultra-Orthodox Jews disproportionately, but implementing lockdown in those communities has been challenging.
Officials moved quickly in the fight against coronavirus. This is what the state is doing right in its response.
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:41:25 GMT
Officials moved quickly in the fight against coronavirus. This is what the state is doing right in its response.

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Looking ahead: Future projections are better than expected
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:43:10 GMT
Looking ahead: Future projections are better than expected

The US war against coronavirus took a devastating turn this week. But with more people taking social distancing seriously, new modeling predicts the coming months won't be as dire as initially feared.
Report: US intel warned of China's spreading virus in November
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:41:44 GMT
Report: US intel warned of China's spreading virus in November

US intelligence officials were warning as far back as late November that the novel coronavirus was spreading through China's Wuhan region and posing a threat to its people and daily life, according to ABC News.
Fauci's prediction: When will kids return to school?
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:01:21 GMT
Fauci's prediction: When will kids return to school?

Dr. Anthony Fauci responds to a question about when parents can expect children to return to school.
'She coded in my arms': Mother recalls 27-year-old daughter's last moments
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:41:29 GMT
'She coded in my arms': Mother recalls 27-year-old daughter's last moments

Zenobia Shepherd remembers her 27-year-old daughter, Leilani, who kept working her job at a grocery store because she wanted to help people, but ultimately died after contracting Covid-19.
Opinion: Trump's real goal in demoting stimulus watchdog
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:48:52 GMT
Opinion: Trump's real goal in demoting stimulus watchdog

President Donald Trump has royally screwed up the federal government's coronavirus response, and he knows it. And he's doing what he always does: Instead of fixing any of the many problems he's caused, he's trying to weasel his way out of blame and doing all he can to dodge oversight and responsibility.
Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 race
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:17:59 GMT
Bernie Sanders drops out of the 2020 race

Sen. Bernie Sanders ended his presidential campaign on Wednesday, clearing Joe Biden's path to the Democratic nomination and a showdown with President Donald Trump in November.
Sanders had multiple conversations with Obama ahead of decision to end campaign
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:37:40 GMT
Sanders had multiple conversations with Obama ahead of decision to end campaign

Former President Barack Obama played an active, albeit private, role in the Democratic presidential primary that effectively ended on Wednesday when Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders dropped out of the race.
Analysis: What Sanders proved by running for president (and what he didn't)
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:39:05 GMT
Analysis: What Sanders proved by running for president (and what he didn't)

Bernie Sanders bowed to the inevitable, and math, on Wednesday as he announced the end of his 2020 Democratic presidential campaign.
Opinion: Now that Sanders is out, Democrats should cancel convention
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:44:14 GMT
Opinion: Now that Sanders is out, Democrats should cancel convention

With the coronavirus still wreaking havoc across the country, the Democrats have made the difficult decision to delay the party convention until August. But with Bernie Sanders' decision to suspend his campaign on Wednesday and presumptive Democratic nominee former Vice President Joe Biden noting that a virtual convention may be required, a live, in-person convention is no longer necessary.
Analysis: 24 irresponsible lines from Trump's latest interview with Sean Hannity
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:21:02 GMT
Analysis: 24 irresponsible lines from Trump's latest interview with Sean Hannity

Even as his administration -- and the country -- continue to battle the coronavirus, President Donald Trump keeps finding time to call into Fox News' host Sean Hannity's show.
See new press secretary's most shocking and false claims about Trump
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:11:31 GMT
See new press secretary's most shocking and false claims about Trump

Kayleigh McEnany, the new White House press secretary, has consistently defended President Trump's false statements and attacked the press
WHO defends coronavirus response after Trump criticism
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:31:15 GMT
WHO defends coronavirus response after Trump criticism

The head of the World Health Organization on Wednesday defended the organization's response to the coronavirus pandemic, at one point directly responding to criticisms leveled by President Donald Trump.
Aides hope to give Trump his economic 'big bang' starting in May
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:25:04 GMT
Aides hope to give Trump his economic 'big bang' starting in May

President Donald Trump's aides have begun intensive discussions on a plan to reopen the US economy as soon as the start of May, according to people familiar with the deliberations, setting up what some officials predict could be another showdown between the President's heath and economic advisers.
Democrats and GOP on collision course over new emergency relief package
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:27:37 GMT
Democrats and GOP on collision course over new emergency relief package

Democratic leaders are on a collision course with top Republicans over the next round of emergency funding to help the struggling economy, with the two sides at odds over the scope of a package that GOP leaders are pushing to immediately approve in the Senate.
Cuomo: Covid symptoms are 'depressing'
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:09:38 GMT
Cuomo: Covid symptoms are 'depressing'

CNN's Chris Cuomo speaks to Dr. Sanjay Gupta about his recent coronavirus symptoms and how he's been managing his illness at home.
Grocery clerk who had kept working to help seniors dies
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:39:15 GMT
Grocery clerk who had kept working to help seniors dies

As the coronavirus pandemic intensified, Leilani Jordan insisted on going to her job as a clerk at a Maryland grocery so she could help seniors, her mother said.
US model predicts higher Covid-19 death toll in UK. But British scientists are skeptical
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:28:25 GMT
US model predicts higher Covid-19 death toll in UK. But British scientists are skeptical

British scientists have pushed back against an influential new coronavirus model that predicts the UK will be the worst-hit European country, with a death toll from Covid-19 possibly much higher than previously thought.
W. Kamau Bell: People can't trust the federal government on Covid-19
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:24:14 GMT
W. Kamau Bell: People can't trust the federal government on Covid-19

W. Kamau Bell and Pastor Mike McBride team up to raise money for humanitarian efforts in the black community as an alarming rate of Black Americans die from coronavirus.
Wanted urgently: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:35:46 GMT
Wanted urgently: People who know a half century-old computer language so states can process unemployment claims

On top of ventilators, face masks and health care workers, you can now add COBOL programmers to the list of what several states urgently need as they battle the coronavirus pandemic.
A truck driver stabs four women, killing three, at a Tennessee truck stop, officers say
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:33:57 GMT
A truck driver stabs four women, killing three, at a Tennessee truck stop, officers say

Officers fatally shot a truck driver suspected of stabbing four women at a Tennessee truck stop.
After major Dow rally fizzles, stocks try to gain again
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:25:38 GMT
Early data shows this group is dying at disproportionate rate from coronavirus
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:15:41 GMT
Early data shows this group is dying at disproportionate rate from coronavirus

The US Surgeon General says African Americans face a higher risk of coronavirus. CNN's Ed Lavandera spoke to a New Orleans physician to help better understand that racial disparity.
Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care fighting coronavirus
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:14:19 GMT
Boris Johnson spends second night in intensive care fighting coronavirus

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has spent a second night in intensive care at a London hospital, suffering from coronavirus.
Pope says coronavirus pandemic could be nature's response to climate crisis
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:52:32 GMT
Pope says coronavirus pandemic could be nature's response to climate crisis

Pope Francis has said the coronavirus pandemic is one of "nature's responses" to humans ignoring the current ecological crisis.
They were on the Diamond Princess cruise. They are still receiving threats weeks later
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:28:34 GMT
They were on the Diamond Princess cruise. They are still receiving threats weeks later

Carl Goldman and his wife, Jeri, were still aboard the Diamond Princess when the threats began.
What coronavirus means for elite airplane passengers
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:44:19 GMT
What coronavirus means for elite airplane passengers

Coronavirus is impacting everyone's travel plans. One of the top questions frequent fliers have for travel industry executives is: "What's going to happen to my elite status?"
A mayor ordered police to crack down on social gatherings. They found his wife at a bar
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 17:50:18 GMT
A mayor ordered police to crack down on social gatherings. They found his wife at a bar

A mayor in Illinois pleaded with residents last week to follow the state's stay at home order. After officers reported that people were continuing to defy the rules, the mayor said he had directed the city's police department to use its discretion in issuing citations and arrests.
Living in these areas of the US raises your risk of death from coronavirus, study says
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:36:19 GMT
Living in these areas of the US raises your risk of death from coronavirus, study says

You are more likely to die from Covid-19 if you live in a county in the United States with higher levels of long-term air pollution, according to new research released Tuesday by Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.
Keep your cat indoors if you're self-isolating, vets say
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:33:53 GMT
Keep your cat indoors if you're self-isolating, vets say

Cat owners who are self-isolating or have Covid-19 symptoms should consider keeping their pets indoors to stop them carrying the virus on their fur, a veterinary body has advised.
Opinion: What Shakespeare can -- and can't -- teach us about Covid-19
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:29:25 GMT
Opinion: What Shakespeare can -- and can't -- teach us about Covid-19

The wisdom of Twitter tells us that now is a time for writing masterpieces. Confined to our barracks of self-isolation, as if newfound responsibilities to home-schooling, elder care, and 24-hour self-sanitizing weren't enough, last week a widely shared tweet lectured us: "when Shakespeare was quarantined because of the plague, he wrote King Lear."
You can cut the line at Costco if you are a first responder
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:10:21 GMT
You can cut the line at Costco if you are a first responder

Costco is giving first responders and healthcare workers priority admittance into their warehouses.
ER nurses told to leave after refusing to work without more help
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 13:33:06 GMT
ER nurses told to leave after refusing to work without more help

Emergency room nursing staff at a Detroit hospital were told to leave Sunday night after they refused to work and demanded more nurses be brought into their overrun emergency room, health care workers there told CNN.
Small business owners need cash now. But they don't know when it will come
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 14:43:34 GMT
Small business owners need cash now. But they don't know when it will come

Small business owners feel they're in a race for their livelihoods. When they learned $349 billion in forgivable loans would be paid out on a first-come, first-served basis, they made a mad dash to apply the day the program opened.
Four famous stores that may not survive coronavirus
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:50:20 GMT
Four famous stores that may not survive coronavirus

They were once the giants of American retail, strong enough to survive wars, the Great Depression, the Great Recession and the rise of online shopping. But Sears, JCPenney and others may not be able to survive the coronavirus crisis.
Masks for the People seeks to raise $1 million for coronavirus relief
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:12:54 GMT
Masks for the People seeks to raise $1 million for coronavirus relief

Coronavirus is infecting and killing African Americans at a disproportionately high rate in the US.
Millions of low-income Americans are at risk of missing out on stimulus payments
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 15:10:56 GMT
Millions of low-income Americans are at risk of missing out on stimulus payments

There are as many as 10 million low-income, childless adults in the United States who are eligible for the federal government's stimulus payment program, but are at risk of missing out on the money, according to tax experts.
What the bailout means for your bank account
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:18:19 GMT
What the bailout means for your bank account

From that $1,200 check to student loans, here's everything you need to know about the federal stimulus package. CNN Chief Business Correspondent Christine Romans explains. Watch the latest videos on Covid-19
Lady Gaga apologizes to Jimmy Fallon after awkward interview
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:44:24 GMT
Lady Gaga apologizes to Jimmy Fallon after awkward interview

Lady Gaga has finally explained her incredibly awkward interview with Jimmy Fallon last week.
Watch Matthew McConaughey call virtual bingo
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:42:59 GMT
Watch Matthew McConaughey call virtual bingo

Bingo night got a little more interesting at a senior living facility outside Austin, Texas, when actor Matthew McConaughey virtually hosted the game for all the residents.
Longtime 'SNL' staffer and music producer dies
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 02:21:32 GMT
Longtime 'SNL' staffer and music producer dies

Generations of "Saturday Night Live" talent are paying tribute to Hal Willner, a longtime staff member of the show who is being remembered for his lovable weirdness as much as his musical genius.
Ancient underwater forest may lead to new drug discoveries
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 22:55:38 GMT
Ancient underwater forest may lead to new drug discoveries

Researchers are testing new bacteria discovered in a 60,000-year-old submarine forest in hopes that one day it will lead to new drug treatments.
New fossil named after 'Lord of the Rings' character is related to mysterious reptiles
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:00:26 GMT
New fossil named after 'Lord of the Rings' character is related to mysterious reptiles

Across Earth's five known mass extinction events, intriguing life has occasionally reappeared and thrived in the wake of disaster. Now, researchers have discovered the fossils of a previously unknown reptile from the Early Triassic Period that did exactly that. And fans of J.R.R. Tolkien may recognize the name of this "Strider," which lived between 247 to 251 million years ago.
See the hilarious way this news station is reminding people what day it is
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:13:14 GMT
See the hilarious way this news station is reminding people what day it is

Fox 8 Cleveland anchor Todd Meany is reminding viewers working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic what day it is.
I was stolen from, beaten up and swindled -- it was the best trip ever
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:01:40 GMT
I was stolen from, beaten up and swindled -- it was the best trip ever

It takes a special kind of idiot to attempt to travel overland to Morocco from the north of England with barely $100 in their pocket.
How 'The Bachelor's' Peter Weber ended up quarantined with contestant Kelley Flanagan
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:57:04 GMT
How 'The Bachelor's' Peter Weber ended up quarantined with contestant Kelley Flanagan

Peter Weber didn't choose Kelley Flanagan on "The Bachelor," but that hasn't stopped them from getting close.
Scientists find 'silly string' creature in deep sea
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:40:51 GMT
Scientists find 'silly string' creature in deep sea

Scientists at the Schmidt Ocean Institute captured footage of a massive siphonophore in the Indian Ocean.
Rob Lowe teases 'Tiger King'-inspired project with Ryan Murphy
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:17:31 GMT
Fed (temporarily) takes the shackles off Wells Fargo, freeing it to help small businesses
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:42:53 GMT
Fed (temporarily) takes the shackles off Wells Fargo, freeing it to help small businesses

The Federal Reserve is temporarily letting Wells Fargo out of the penalty box, freeing the troubled bank to aggressively lend to small businesses struggling to survive the coronavirus crisis.
People can't stop drinking orange juice during the pandemic
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 16:00:26 GMT
People can't stop drinking orange juice during the pandemic

American consumers have been stocking up on staples as the coronavirus pandemic spreads, giving one struggling beverage a much-needed boost: orange juice.
They used to sell food to top chefs. Now you're their best customer
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:10:00 GMT
They used to sell food to top chefs. Now you're their best customer

Millions of restaurants have been shuttered as the novel coronavirus rips around the world, leaving their suppliers with a huge challenge: find new customers, or close up shop.
What to know before you 'break the glass' on your 401(k)
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:12:14 GMT
What to know before you 'break the glass' on your 401(k)

With millions of jobs lost because of the coronavirus pandemic, people are looking for ways to cover expenses in the short term.
Wisconsin GOP made a cruel voting decision
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:01:49 GMT
Wisconsin GOP made a cruel voting decision

Upon hearing that the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided in-person voting for the spring election would proceed, I was filled with outrage.
The Queen's master class in compassion
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:49:56 GMT
The Queen's master class in compassion

On Sunday, Queen Elizabeth gave a rare address, broadcast on the BBC, in light of the coronavirus pandemic. The British monarch drew on what she called the "fellow feeling" which an empathetic approach to dealing with a common struggle can foster. She praised "heartwarming" stories of care from around the world, and expressed a hope that "in the years to come, everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge."
Trump targeted the WHO when we need it most
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:44:25 GMT
Trump targeted the WHO when we need it most

Tuesday was a lousy day for the agency leading the fight against the deadly Covid-19 pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO).
SCOTUS tips scales toward Trump's reelection
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 23:46:28 GMT
SCOTUS tips scales toward Trump's reelection

Make no mistake -- the conservative justices on the US Supreme Court are making decisions now that could influence the outcome of the November election. And the ongoing public health crisis consuming the lives of most Americans is just the cover they need.
Covid-19 is removing crucial voices from patients
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 10:05:52 GMT
Covid-19 is removing crucial voices from patients

When you are sick in the hospital, no one advocates or cares for you more than your own family. And research suggests that having families at the bedside actually improves outcomes for patients. For us health care workers, families are key players in our ability to make medical decisions. Yes, we use medical expertise and data to provide excellent medical care, but guidance from families is critical in helping us to make the right decisions for each patient.
What Covid-19 shows about the South
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 21:32:53 GMT
What Covid-19 shows about the South

My 15-year-old daughter Lyric noted how flimsy she thought the barriers blocking public beach access seemed. The aluminum barriers stood just a few feet high and could be felled by a brisk wind gust. It would be easy for just about anyone to climb over or walk around.
Worst recession in decades piles pressure on EU to agree new relief package
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:56:31 GMT
Worst recession in decades piles pressure on EU to agree new relief package

Europe's top two economies are contracting at their fastest pace in decades, according to forecasts published Wednesday, underscoring the urgent need for EU officials to agree new measures to support workers and businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Ecuador distributes cardboard coffins to cope with Covid-19
Tue, 07 Apr 2020 12:23:31 GMT
Ecuador distributes cardboard coffins to cope with Covid-19

The city of Guayaquil, Ecuador is struggling with the rate of Covid-19 deaths. The government is having to distribute cardboard coffins to meet demands. CNN's Matt Rivers reports.
A centuries-old tradition has come to a grinding halt
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:24:13 GMT
A centuries-old tradition has come to a grinding halt

Funerals are a big deal in Ghana and it is not uncommon, in some parts, for a ceremony to last up to seven days, drawing thousands of crowds adorned in flowing red and black robes and gold jewelry.
Why black Americans are at higher risk for coronavirus
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 00:16:40 GMT
Why black Americans are at higher risk for coronavirus

Black Americans have more existing medical issues, less access to health care, and are more likely to work in unstable jobs -- all factors that have made the coronavirus pandemic disproportionately hurt blacks more.
Cultural historian died of coronavirus, but his family only found out on the day of funeral
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 05:26:57 GMT
Cultural historian died of coronavirus, but his family only found out on the day of funeral

When a man like Ronald Lewis dies there's supposed to be brass bands marching the streets, sharply dressed members of the New Orleans social clubs falling in behind the musicians, and Mardi Gras Indians dancing alongside them in their elaborately beaded suits.
Nearly 52M at risk for severe weather today
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:22:58 GMT
Nearly 52M at risk for severe weather today

A clash of record-breaking heat in the South and more seasonable weather to the North will lead to severe storms across 16 states Wednesday, putting 52 million people at risk.
Woman arrested for threatening to spread virus, police say
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 05:35:38 GMT
Woman arrested for threatening to spread virus, police say

An 18-year-old Texas woman was arrested Tuesday after she claimed to be "willfully spreading" coronavirus in a series of Snapchat videos, Carrollton police said.
White Castle offering free food to health care workers during coronavirus pandemic
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:46:28 GMT
White Castle offering free food to health care workers during coronavirus pandemic

"Here’s to our heroes, who put it all on the line to serve us. Now let us serve you."
Trump camp runs ad saying Sanders and Biden are 'more alike than you think'
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:45:58 GMT
Trump camp runs ad saying Sanders and Biden are 'more alike than you think'

President Trump’s 2020 reelection campaign quickly released a new ad comparing former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders shortly after Sanders announced he was suspending his bid for the Democratic nomination.
Boston grocery store workers stand 6 feet apart to protest lack of masks, wages amid coronavirus outbreak
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:45:23 GMT
Boston grocery store workers stand 6 feet apart to protest lack of masks, wages amid coronavirus outbreak

Many Massachusetts grocery store employees claimed they were forced to report to work during the coronavirus public health crisis without personal protective equipment (PPE).
Michelle Money shares photo of daughter's brain fluid after skateboarding accident
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:37:08 GMT
Michelle Money shares photo of daughter's brain fluid after skateboarding accident

Michelle Money is updating fans about the status of her daughter Brielle's health as she remains in a medically-induced coma after a terrible skateboarding accident.
Google takes heat about coronavirus data from Democratic senators
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:36:51 GMT
Google takes heat about coronavirus data from Democratic senators

Two prominent Democratic senators called on Google to prioritize privacy in its decision to use anonymized location data to track peoples' movements in an effort to help battle the coronavirus pandemic.
Vets say cats from COVID-19 households shouldn't be let outside
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:36:46 GMT
Vets say cats from COVID-19 households shouldn't be let outside

Hey cool cats and kittens… stay inside!
Do countries with high rates of malaria have fewer coronavirus deaths?
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:35:38 GMT
Do countries with high rates of malaria have fewer coronavirus deaths?

Is there a correlation between countries where hydroxychloroquine is routinely administered due to high malaria rates and lower cases of COVID-19?
Tom Brady discusses indulgences as high schooler and reason why he stopped partying
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:35:04 GMT
Tom Brady discusses indulgences as high schooler and reason why he stopped partying

Tom Brady dove into his adolescent indulgences during a wide-ranging interview on “The Howard Stern Show” on Wednesday and admitted to smoking weed while in high school.
Army Field Band soldier creates 'Do-Re-Mi' singalong with 18 kids in adorable video
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:32:31 GMT
Army Field Band soldier creates 'Do-Re-Mi' singalong with 18 kids in adorable video

One soldier singing "Do-Re-Mi" from The Sound of Music with a group of 18 kids, ages four to 12, is bringing much-needed joy needed amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Wuhan may be celebrating, but another Chinese city has gone into lockdown over coronavirus
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 18:32:09 GMT
Wuhan may be celebrating, but another Chinese city has gone into lockdown over coronavirus

The coronavirus lockdown may be over in Wuhan, but in another part of China, it appears to be just getting started. 
'Disco' tardigrade parties under microscope, wins international photo prize - Livescience.com
Wed, 08 Apr 2020 12:11:00 GMT
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