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Former Rep. Duncan Hunter Gets 11 Months In Prison For Misusing Campaign Funds

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 16:04

Former Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter of California resigned from Congress earlier this year. He and his wife were accused of misusing more than $250,000 in campaign funds.

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New Analysis Suggests Months of Social Distancing May Be Needed To Stop Virus

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 16:03

Modelers of epidemics at Imperial College of London now say months of strict social distancing may be needed to prevent overwhelming the U.S. health care system with COVID-19 cases.

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Social Distancing Leads To Blood Shortage

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 15:56

Coronavirus concerns and social distancing guidelines have prompted organizers to cancel thousands of blood drives around the country. Now officials warn there's a shortage for hospitals.

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Internet Traffic Surges As Companies And Schools Send People Home

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 15:54

People are turning to video streaming and online gaming, while companies scramble to make sure their systems can handle remote workers.

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China Pulls Credentials From Journalists At 3 Major U.S. Publications

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 15:24

Beijing ordered certain staff at The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal to halt reporting inside China, in retaliation for a State Department move against Chinese outlets.

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The Classist History Behind Bad Bunny's 'Bichiyal'

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 15:02

When Bad Bunny released YHLQMDLG, he coined a new term: "bichiyal." It fuses two Puerto Rican slang words—"bicha" and "yal"—and illustrates reggaeton's complicated relationship with class and women.

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It's Time To Get Serious About Social Distancing. Here's How

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 14:20

We're all trying to do the right thing. But how does this work exactly? Can we visit grandma? Have a playdate? Have friends for dinner? We check in with experts for answers.

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Uber, Lyft Halt Shared Carpool Service In U.S. And Canada

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 14:09

The San Francisco-based transportation firms say they are acting in line with public health efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Both are still operating their regular ride-hailing services.

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Citing Security, Feds Drop Case Against Russians Linked To Election Interference

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 14:09

The Justice Department said the Russian companies in a case from the Mueller investigation were exploiting the U.S. legal system without being bound by it.

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Are U.S. Hospitals Ready?

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 13:47

Here's what it will take for medical facilities to handle the coming surge of COVID-19 patients.

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As Coronavirus Shuts Down Theaters, Universal Shifts Some Films To On-Demand

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 12:58

Trolls World Tour in April will be Comcast NBCUniversal's first film available at home on the same day as its global release. The company said some films in theaters will begin streaming Friday.

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PHOTOS: Public Life Is Surreal In A Pandemic

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 12:03

A virus first identified in December has altered daily life and public spaces around the globe. These images capture scenes from this unnerving era.

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Poll: Nearly 1 In 5 Households Have Lost Work Because Of Pandemic

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 12:00

Nearly 20% of U.S. households have experienced either a layoff or a reduction in work hours because of the coronavirus, according to a new NPR/PBS Newshour/Marist poll.

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U.K. Steps Up Coronavirus Prevention, But Its Health System Is Already Struggling

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 10:28

The virus pandemic comes at a vulnerable time for the Britain's overburdened public health care system.

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Coronavirus: 'Radical Change' To Life As COVID-19 Reaches 152 Countries

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 10:15

Millions of people's lives "are undergoing radical change. There is quite simply a new reality," the WHO's Dr. Hans Henri P. Kluge said on Tuesday.

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Tom Brady Bids Farewell To New England Patriots, Says He's Ready For 'New Stage'

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 10:06

The quarterback, who spent two decades and won six Super Bowls in a Patriots jersey, said goodbye in statements posted Tuesday. But Brady, 42, has said it's "unlikely" he'll be hanging up his cleats.

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U.S. Stock Markets Tick Up After Steepest Drop Since 1987

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 09:35

A day after dropping nearly 3,000 points, the Dow Jones Industrial Average opened up about 400 points. Markets have been gyrating for weeks on increasing fears over the coronavirus pandemic.

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White House Expected To Provide Updates On Coronavirus Response

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 09:04

The White House is also asking Congress for $850 billion in tax cuts to help the economy, which has ground to a near standstill, according to a person familiar with the plan.

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Florida, Illinois And Arizona Vote Tuesday. Here's A State-By-State Guide

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 08:18

Coronavirus is dominating. Three of four crucial states are going ahead with elections Tuesday that could determine the Democratic presidential nominee.

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Museum's Collection Of Purported Dead Sea Scroll Fragments Are Fakes, Experts Say

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 06:29

Using advanced techniques such as scanning electron microscopes, a team of researchers concluded that all 16 scroll fragments at the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., are modern forgeries.

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