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New York City’s Latinx Residents Hit Hardest By Coronavirus Deaths

Preliminary data released Wednesday showed that Latinos represent 33% of the deaths in the country’s coronavirus epicenter. The virus’ impact ...
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4 In 10 U.S. Teens Say They Haven’t Done Online Learning Since Schools Closed

A new national survey also suggests most teens are following coronavirus news closely — and they’re worried. (Image credit: LA ...
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Lawmakers Defy Warnings, Continue To Meet In Capitals Across The Country

Many state legislative sessions were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now lawmakers, itching to complete state business, are ...
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After Deaths At Home Spike In NYC, Officials Plan To Count Many As COVID-19

Officials say a sudden upsurge in deaths at home is likely due to COVID-19 and they are planning to add ...
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California Courts Temporarily Change Rules To Ease Stress On System

Bail, evictions and more will undergo temporary changes adopted by the California Judicial Council. (Image credit: Rich Pedroncelli/AP) Read full ...
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Gov. Newsom On How California Is Preparing For A Spike In Coronavirus Cases

The state is building makeshift hospitals in anticipation of a surge in cases, following weeks of moderate growth, Gov. Gavin ...
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In Another Pushback Against Oversight, Trump Removes Pandemic Inspector General

President Trump removed the head of a group charged with overseeing the Coronavirus package passed by Congress. Trump has bristled ...
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Airlines Want To Cancel Rule Requiring Them To Refund Fares For Canceled Flights

An industry group says airlines around the world are burning through cash and can’t afford to pay refunds to customers ...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Reports ‘Largest Single-Day’ Increase In Deaths

Cuomo says 731 people died on Monday. “Behind every one of those numbers is an individual, is a family, is ...
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Surgeon General Says ‘Over 90% Of The Country’ Is Doing Right Thing To Fight Virus

“The American people have the power to change the trajectory of this epidemic if we come together like we have ...
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White House Press Secretary Grisham Moves Back To First Lady’s Office

Stephanie Grisham, Trump’s third press secretary, did not hold a press briefing during her tenure. She is moving back to ...
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‘They’re All Really Afraid’: Coronavirus Spreads In Federal Prisons

One of the hardest-hit facilities is in Oakdale, La. “They feel like they’re sitting ducks,” says Arjeane Thompson, whose boyfriend ...
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Passover Celebrations Take Shape Differently To Work Around The Coronavirus

Social distancing is preventing families from gathering for the traditional Seder, so this year Passover will be different. Many Jews ...
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Boeing And Airbus Halt Production; Future Of Airplane Manufacturing Uncertain

Airbus and Boeing halt production of its jets because of the coronavirus. Orders for new planes have fallen as air ...
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Arkansas Gov. Hutchinson Says State Has A ‘Targeted Response’ To Coronavirus

Gov. Asa Hutchinson is one of the few governors who hasn’t issued a statewide stay-at-home order. He tells All Things ...
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Business

Twine aims to end social isolation with its video chat app for deep conversations

A new startup called twine wants to help people feel less isolated and alone. Though the project has been in the works for around six ...
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France is officially working on ‘Stop Covid’ contact-tracing app

France’s health minister Olivier Véran and digital minister Cédric O have officially announced that the French government is working on a smartphone app to slow ...
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Daily Crunch: Jack Dorsey announces $1B relief fund

The CEO of Twitter and Square makes a major commitment to COVID-19 relief, Tesla shuts down its U.S. factories until May and PlayStation unveils its ...
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