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Outbreak On U.S. Aircraft Carrier 'Accelerating,' Commander Warns Pentagon

With more than 100 sailors reportedly infected, the commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier says the shipboard outbreak will keep spreading unless his 4,000+ crew is quarantined.

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Economy On Lockdown: Jobless Rate Could Be Highest Since WWII

As efforts to slow the coronavirus pandemic temporarily put millions of Americans out of work, forecasters are predicting a record slowdown in the U.S. economy.

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Marriott Got Hacked. Yes, Again

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 15:32
The hotel chain has suffered its second major breach in 16 months. Here's how to find out if you're affected.
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Walmart To Start Checking Workers' Temperatures

The retailer also plans to distribute masks and gloves to workers and add one-way aisles. The company continues to urge shoppers to be "prudent" in stocking up on toilet paper and other supplies.

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Coronavirus Task Force Set To Detail What Data Led To Extension Of Guidelines

President Trump and his top public health advisers are expected to detail what models and data informed the extension of federal guidelines for social distancing.

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New York, 'Still In Search Of The Apex,' Sees Another Spike In Coronavirus Cases

The state has reported more than 75,000 confirmed cases, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says the peak is still to come. On Tuesday he expressed frustration that FEMA was hindering, not helping, its efforts.

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Italy Observes Moment Of Silence For COVID-19 Victims, As Case Numbers Plateau

As the country moves into its fourth week of lockdown, the head of Italy's national institutes of health announced that the country "has reached a plateau" in its infection rate.

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Dolly Parton Will Read Bedtime Stories To Kids Online Every Week

"Dolly hopes this series of stories will provide comfort and reassurance to coping kids and families during the shelter-in-place mandates," the Imagination Library said.

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Disney+ Should Offer the Star Wars Original Cuts—All of Them

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:39
George Lucas has been retro-tweaking the saga for years. It's time to give fans every version.
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New York Mayor, Attorney General Seek Investigations Over Fired Amazon Worker

The warehouse worker helped organize a walkout to demand closure of the facility following several COVID-19 cases. Amazon fired him the same day, saying he violated quarantine and safety measures.

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Covid-19 Is Our 9/11. Who Will Be Our Rudy Giuliani?

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 14:23
The scale of the Covid-19 crisis is dwarfing the leaders confronting it.
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Tell Us About Trying To Get Tested For The Coronavirus

Experts have said that testing is essential to controlling the coronovirus pandemic. Tell us your experiences trying to access testing for the coronavirus.

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Average Gas Prices Are Below $2. A Few Stations Are Even Selling For Under $1

AAA says the national average is $1.997 per gallon and it's expected to drop further in the coming weeks. In a few places it's less than half that, but most Americans aren't driving much these days.

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Justice Department IG Finds Widespread Problems With FBI's FISA Applications

Investigators haven't been submitting sufficient evidence along with their applications to conduct surveillance in counterterrorism and counterintelligence investigations, a report shows.

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Online Credit Card Skimmers Are Thriving During the Pandemic

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 13:19
As brick and mortars close due to the novel coronavirus, thieves have increasingly targeted digital checkout. 
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LA County Sheriff Will No Longer Order Closure Of Firearms Shops

Sheriff Alex Villanueva said gun shops in Los Angeles County were nonessential during the coronavirus outbreak. Then the federal government updated its list of essential industries.

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As The Pandemic Spreads, Battles Over Abortion Play Out In Court

Republican officials in several states have sought to suspend abortions during the pandemic.

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Brooklyn Navy Yard Businesses Mobilize To Help Fight Coronavirus Pandemic

During World War II, the Brooklyn Navy Yard repaired warships. Today businesses on the same site are retooling to make medical supplies.

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NYC Hospitals Struggle To Get Virus Testing Online Amid Patient Surge

On-site testing was delayed for weeks at a hospital in Brooklyn that has been designated COVID-only. Rapid on-site testing can help hospitals prevent the virus from spreading inside their facilities.

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The Coronavirus Relief Bill Promotes Surveillance for Health

Wired Top Stories - Tue, 03/31/2020 - 12:26
The latest stimulus package includes $500 million for tracking and data collection, worrying some government watchdogs.
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