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A Heavy Lift For The Fitness World As Home Workouts Replace The Gym

Swimmers, runners, weight-lifters are getting creative with home exercises. Out-of-work fitness instructors are doing tricky math: whether to offer their hard-earned skills on the Internet for free.

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NYC Could Need Up To 45,000 Additional Medical Workers This Month, Mayor Says

In what he calls a "worst-case" scenario, Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city will be unable to meet the demand for medical workers without help from the federal government.

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Short on Cash? Here's Some Advice For Families Stretching Their Budgets

Many people who have lost jobs during the pandemic still await their unemployment checks and are figuring out which of their bills to prioritize. Experts share unusual advice for these unusual times.

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How to Make a CDC-Approved Cloth Face Mask (and Rules to Follow)

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 14:00
A fabric face covering won't protect you from getting Covid-19, but might help prevent you from spreading the virus if you must leave the house.
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Can You Use an Infrared Camera to Detect a Fever?

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 13:58
These devices are fun to play around with, but they’re also really useful—if you know the science behind them.
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NYC Mayor And NY Governor Say Social Distancing Is Working, Warn Not To Let Up

Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo both point to signs of good news in the coronavirus data, but say that restrictions on nonessential workers and businesses must continue.

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After Reverse On Hydroxychloroquine Export Ban, India Says 'Only Meeting The Demand'

After President Trump complained, India reversed its export ban on the anti-malaria drug, which Trump has touted as a coronavirus treatment. There's no clinical evidence it works against COVID-19.

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World Bank: Coronavirus Is Pushing Sub-Saharan Africa To First Recession In 25 Years

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to some of the world's fastest-growing economies. But the World Bank projects its economies could pull back as much as 5.1% this year, driven by the coronavirus pandemic.

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How San Francisco's D.A. Is Decreasing The Jail Population Amid COVID-19

Chesa Boudin's radical leftist parents were imprisoned when he was a toddler. Now he's working to reduce the inmate population in San Francisco — and worrying about his dad, who remains in prison.

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'This Is Not Humanity's First Plague,' Pope Francis Says Of Coronavirus

The pope says the COVID-19 pandemic is exposing hypocrisy and misplaced priorities in the modern world, as he calls on people to remember their shared humanity.

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Senate Democrats Block GOP Effort To Boost Small-Business Aid

Democrats want to funnel the extra funding through community-based financial institutions, which they say help businesses owned by minorities, veterans and rural Americans across the country.

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Zoombombing City Hall: Online Harassment Surges As Public Meetings Go Virtual

Racist and pornographic attacks on video conferences are a problem for anyone holding online meetings, but especially for governments and organizations that must make their meetings public.

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Fauci Says U.S. Coronavirus Deaths May Be 'More Like 60,000'; Antibody Tests On Way

The predicted death toll has fallen, Dr. Anthony Fauci says, because of Americans' embrace of physical separation and other restrictions.

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Psychiatrists Lean Hard On Teletherapy To Reach Isolated Patients In Emotional Pain

Remote mental health treatment isn't the same as in-person visits with a psychiatrist, but faced with a pandemic, many people have been forced to make do. Regulators are making that access easier.

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Lies About Covid-19 Might Be Deadly, But They're Not Unique

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 10:38
When this is over, a return to “normal” for content moderation would be a huge mistake. 
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'She'll Fit Right In': Combative TV Pundit's Meteoric Rise To Trump White House

The White House's new chief spokeswoman Kayleigh McEnany has a flair for confrontational and sometimes untrue assertions on cable news — much like her boss, the president.

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The Rise and Spread of a 5G Coronavirus Conspiracy Theory

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 10:00
From an interview with an obscure Belgian doctor to apparent arson attacks in the UK, the unfounded claim that the pandemic is linked to 5G has spread unlike any other.
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'Boulangeries Are Helping Us Make It Through': In France, Bakeries Remain Essential

In a country that consumes 10 billion baguettes every year, "If the bakeries started closing, people would be unnerved," says Paris baker Tony Doré. His boulangerie now stays open seven days a week.

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Mission Critical To Save The Economy: Fed Goes Even Bigger With Massive Loan Help

In its latest salvo, the Federal Reserve announced $2.3 trillion in new lending programs in an effort to keep businesses and local governments afloat during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Launching the Next Crew to the Space Station

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 04/09/2020 - 09:17
The Soyuz MS-16 lifts off from Site 31 at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday, April 9, 2020.
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