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Rosette Nebula Gives Birth to Stars

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 04:42
This 2010 image from the Herschel Space Observatory shows dust clouds associated with the Rosette Nebula, a stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros, or Unicorn, constellation.
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Ellis Marsalis, Patriarch Of New Orleans' Most Famous Musical Family, Has Died

Jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis has died at the age of 85, according to tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Campbell and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Ellis Marsalis, Patriarch Of New Orleans' Most Famous Musical Family, Has Died

Jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis has died at the age of 85, according to tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Campbell and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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President Trump Offers Drowning Restaurant Industry One Solution: Tax Deductions

The restaurant industry has been scrambling for solutions to save itself during the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump has floated the idea of changing a provision in the 2017 tax law.

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FACT CHECK: Trump On Not Expanding Insurance, Democrats And Health Care

In his daily coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump answered a question about the decision not to reopen the healthcare exchanges for those who are uninsured.

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FACT CHECK: Defense Chief Exaggerates Criticism Of Military In Fighting Coronavirus

In describing the steps the military is taking to confront the pandemic, Defense Secretary Mark Esper claimed some are calling for the entire U.S. military to cease operations. But that's not true.

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Answering Your Coronavirus Questions: Face Masks, Pregnancy And The 2020 Census

On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we answer your questions about the economy, face masks, pregnancy during the pandemic and the U.S. Census.

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Top Navy Brass Defend Response To Virus-Stricken Carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt

Responding to a scathing critique from the commander of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, Navy officials were on the defensive at a Pentagon news conference.

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Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger Dies At 52 After Contracting COVID-19

Schlesinger, one of the most prolific and decorated songwriters of his generation, died Wednesday.

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T-Mobile Swallows Sprint, Leaving 3 US Cellphone Giants

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 19:02
Consumer advocates fear that the deal will lead to reduced competition and higher prices. But regulators and a federal judge let it proceed.
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T-Mobile Completes Takeover of Rival Company Sprint

Mobile carrier T-Mobile has completed its merger with Sprint, creating a more formidable third rival to AT&T and Verizon. CEO John Legere stepped down as part of the merge.

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Schumer Calls For Hazard Pay For Frontline Workers In Coronavirus Fight

A next coronavirus relief package should require additional pay for workers like nurses, doctors and first responders, the Senate minority leader said.

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FDA Says Zantac Should Be Pulled From Market, Citing Cancer Risk

Major pharmacies had already pulled the popular heartburn drug and its generic equivalents due to a contaminant. Now the Food and Drug Administration says definitively they should not be sold or used.

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A Brief History of the Census—and How Covid-19 Could Change It

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 16:58
Census-taking used to spur innovation. Now, the pace of technology, and the challenge of going go door to door, could force it to adopt existing systems instead.
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Coronavirus Sent Peace Corps Volunteers Home. It Could Also Give Them A New Mission

Some 7,000 volunteers were evacuated in an unprecedented callback. Back home and jobless, they're in limbo — but there's a proposal to enlist them in the fight against COVID-19.

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Italy, Seen By White House As A U.S. Analogue, Extends Nationwide Lockdown

The White House coronavirus task force calls Italy an example of how the coronavirus could play out in the U.S. The European country's death toll is rising, despite a recent slowdown in cases.

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Israel Faces Challenges In Fighting Coronavirus In Ultra-Orthodox Communities

Ultra-Orthodox Jews make up about 12% of Israel's population — but account for many of Israel's COVID-19 cases. This week a senior rabbi finally urged his followers to obey government lockdown orders.

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Alabama's Largest City Tightens Restrictions To Stem Spread Of Coronavirus

Birmingham, Ala., is under a shelter-in-place order, as officials take a more aggressive approach than state leaders have, in order to curtail spread of the coronavirus.

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Moscow To Launch New Surveillance App To Track Residents In Coronavirus Lockdown

Muscovites will have their movements followed through a program required on their smartphones. They will also have to carry a new QR code with their personal data.

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Opinion: The Way The U.S. Beat TB Could Be A Boon In Battling Coronavirus

Tuberculosis is a dangerous infectious disease. The strategies used by wealthy countries to wipe it out within their borders in the 1950s holds lessons for the world.

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