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Despite FDA Caution, Trump Says He Is Taking Hydroxychloroquine As A Preventive

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 17:13

The impact of the drug on the virus is being studied, but there is not yet evidence from medical trials — and there have been some warnings about side effects from taking the medicine.

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Health Care Aide Charged After Refusing Order To Self-Isolate, Elderly Patient Dies

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 16:53

A New Jersey woman is facing criminal charges after five members a patient's household contracted COVID-19. The aide went to work a day after taking a coronavirus test and being told to stay home.

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FBI: New iPhone Evidence Shows Pensacola Shooter Had Ties To Al-Qaida

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 16:51

Justice Department officials say Apple hampered their investigation by refusing to unlock the gunman's iPhones. The case is part of a longstanding debate over national security interests and privacy.

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102-Year-Old New York Woman Recovers From Coronavirus

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 16:16

When Sophie Avouris of New York came down with COVID-19, her family did not expect her to recover. Avouris' doctor is not sure how she beat the illness.

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Ford Reopens With 'Rechoreographed' Factories

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 15:56

Almost 60,000 Ford workers were back on the job in the U.S. on Monday. Ford head Jim Hackett says the company's factories "create the distance that we're going to need for this to work well."

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Summer Camp Associations Release Detailed Field Guide For Opening Safely

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 15:53

The YMCA and the American Camp Association recommend grouping campers into small "cohorts," and operating overnight camps as a "bubble," admitting only those who test negative for the coronavirus.

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Pompeo Blasts WHO And China For Excluding Taiwan From This Week's Health Assembly

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 15:51

By not inviting Taiwan to its health assembly, the World Health Organization kept out "scientific expertise on pandemic disease" and "damaged the WHO's credibility," the secretary of state said.

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The Serbian President's 'Very Dystopian And Creepy' Political Rally

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 15:41

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic faced a wall of screens and launched into a campaign speech as people on the screens applauded and whooped. The virtual rally drew comparisons to Black Mirror.

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Azar Accuses WHO Of Failure That 'Cost Many Lives' In COVID-19 Pandemic

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 15:16

"There was a failure by this organization to obtain the information that the world needed, and that failure cost many lives," Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar says.

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Barr Doesn't Expect Russia Probe To Lead To Criminal Investigation Of Obama Or Biden

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 15:06

The attorney general tells reporters that U.S. Attorney John Durham's inquiry on "potential criminality is focused on others."

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Businesses Are Reopening, But Customers May Not Be Ready To Go Back

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 14:26

Governors around the country have begun slowly allowing stores, restaurants and malls to serve customers again. But it won't count for much if people are afraid to venture out.

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Coronavirus Cases Surge in Texas Panhandle As State Continues To Reopen

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 13:38

Amarillo reported over 700 new cases on Saturday. Moore County, just north of Amarillo, has the highest per-capita number of cases in the state. One in every 39 people there have tested positive.

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Uber Cuts 3,000 More Jobs As Pandemic Squeezes Ride-Hailing

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 13:15

The company is slimming down to focus on rides and food delivery while cutting $1 billion in costs this year.

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New Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate Shows Promise In Early, Limited Trial

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 12:46

Cambridge, Mass.-based Moderna, Inc., is reporting preliminary data suggesting its COVID-19 vaccine is safe, and appears to be triggering an immune response in test subjects.

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Russian Speakers Imitate Art In A Time Of Coronavirus Confinement On Facebook

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 11:55

An art project to shake the lockdown blues has become an online sensation as pent-up Russian speakers from across the globe reenact classic artwork to pass the time amid the pandemic.

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Xi Defends China's COVID-19 Actions, Backs 'Impartial' Review Of Pandemic Response

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 11:07

President Xi Jinping did not specifically refer to any of President Trump's criticisms. But he said the pandemic has exposed "weaknesses and deficiencies" in the global health system.

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Fed's Powell Says Sharp Downturn Won't Last

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 10:48

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell warns it could be another year and a half before the U.S. recovers from the economic fallout of the pandemic. But he says this will not be another Great Depression.

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Changes In Opioid Supply Create New Risks As Stay-At-Home Rules Ease

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 09:28

The disruption in the illegal opioid trade had varying impacts around the country. As stay-at-home orders lift, that creates different risks of overdose that public health is trying to manage.

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Germans Protest Shutdown Even After Easing Of Coronavirus Restrictions

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 09:08

A mix of protesters, including citizens against restrictions, extremists and anti-vaccination groups, have taken to the streets in cities across Germany.

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'Rodham' Asks: Who Is Hillary Without Bill?

Mon, 05/18/2020 - 07:00

In Curtis Sittenfeld's new novel, Hillary Rodham dumps Bill Clinton and goes on to forge a life of her own, in law and then politics. It's an uncomfortable, moving, technically brilliant book.

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