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EU To Shut Borders As France, Germany Tighten Restrictions To Control Coronavirus

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 05:34

The European Union's extraordinary measure would reverse an earlier reluctance by member states and follow suit with the U.S., which has banned non-citizens from EU countries.

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Poll: Americans Don't Trust What They're Hearing From Trump On Coronavirus

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 05:02

After the White House downplayed the threat of coronavirus in the last month, the number of Republicans saying it's been blown out of proportion jumped, according to an NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

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Poll: As Coronavirus Spreads, Fewer Americans See Pandemic As A Real Threat

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 05:01

Less than half are making the recommended changes like eating from home more often or canceling plans to avoid large crowds, according to a new NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll.

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Congress Weighs New, Massive Wave Of Emergency Funding To Address Coronavirus

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 05:00

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is proposing a new $750 billion aid package to help families and the healthcare industry combat coronavirus impacts.

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Ships, Planes And Other Spots Are Getting A 'Deep Clean.' What's That Mean?

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 05:00

There is no universal protocol defining "deep clean" as industries work to eradicate the coronavirus. Instead they are tailoring sanitation efforts in accordance with what makes sense for them.

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How To Be Alone, But Not Lonely, Despite The Coronavirus

Tue, 03/17/2020 - 05:00

As "social distancing" becomes common practice because of the new coronavirus, people are finding ways to stay connected and fight isolation.

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Insurers Cover Fewer Drugs, Leaving Some Patients Struggling To Get Needed Treatments

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 19:12

A new report finds insurers are becoming more selective about which medications they'll cover. Patients and doctors have to work harder to get treatments approved.

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America Closed: Thousands Of Stores, Resorts, Theaters Shut Down

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 18:51

Retailers, bars, restaurants, gyms, ski resorts and many other firms are closing their doors. Millions of small businesses could be in trouble as they run out of cash. See a list of what's closed.

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Amazon To Hire 100,000 Workers To Meet 'Surge In Demand'

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 18:08

Amazon plans to add full- and part-time U.S. workers for warehouses and delivery as more customers turn to online shopping for supplies because they're isolated at home.

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Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Coronavirus In The U.S.

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 18:01

Cases of COVID-19 have appeared throughout the country but certain areas are hit harder than others. Find out how many cases and deaths have been reported in each state.

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A Broadway Star And #SunshineSongs Bring High School Musical Theater To Small Screens

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 17:26

High school musicals are canceled around the country over coronavirus concerns. Broadway star Laura Benanti asked disappointed high school singers for the next best thing: performance videos.

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What 10 Students Learned From Having To Say Their Worst Thoughts On Race Out Loud

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 16:37

In 1973, five black students and five white students were told to go around the room and say what they really thought about people of the other race. It bonded them in ways they never expected.

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'We Don't Know Where To Hide': The Day-To-Day Struggles For Civilians In Idlib

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 15:58

"It is a very, very sad thing when my son says to me, 'Mum, I don't want to die,'" says Etab Hadithi, a 41-year-old mother of two. "We are all suffering ... from a dangerous life."

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Ohio And Kentucky Move To Postpone Primaries Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 15:32

"People should not have to choose between their rights and their health," said Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.

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Federal Courts Scramble To Adapt To Disruptions From Coronavirus Pandemic

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 14:23

From delaying trials to relying more on videoconferencing, courts are attempting to carry on their work amidst the national response to the outbreak.

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COVID-19 Has Caused A Shortage Of Face Masks. But They're Surprisingly Hard To Make

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 14:23

China makes millions of masks. But ramping up production is tricky. "Making masks is not as easy as you imagine," a pharmaceutical executive in China says.

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Quarantine? Self-Isolation? Social Distancing? What They Mean And When To Do Them

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 13:30

If someone tells you, "I'd love to go to dinner, but I'm socially distancing," don't be offended. It's likely they are trying to do their part for public health.

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Social Distancing Or Quarantined: How Are You Spending Your Time?

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 13:05

As you're working from home or under quarantine, what are you doing to cope and entertain yourself or your family?

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'I Always, Always Fight': Octavia Spencer On Demanding More From Hollywood

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 13:03

Spencer plays businesswoman Madam C.J. Walker in a new Netflix series Self Made. Walker was born on a plantation in 1867 and built an empire selling hair and makeup products designed for black women.

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Coronavirus: U.S. Enters 'Quarantine Life' As Many Schools And Businesses Close

Mon, 03/16/2020 - 12:04

The United States is embarking on a new normal, as widespread school closures and other measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 take effect.

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