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Disney Is Donating 100,000 N95 Masks to Covid-19 Relief

Wired Top Stories - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 07:00
Meanwhile, J.K. Rowling has some new treats for Potterheads stuck quarantining at home. 
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Pandemic Delays International Climate Change Negotiations

Many countries were expected to release ambitious new climate plans at a conference this fall, but United Nations officials say governments are focusing on the coronavirus crisis.

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Exclusive: California Company Under Scrutiny For 'At-Home' Coronavirus Test Claims

The Wellness Matrix Group has offered customers an "at-home kit" for coronavirus testing that is "FDA Approved." But the agency has not approved any such tests, and customers say they feel scammed.

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A President Is Not Able To Order A National Quarantine, Experts Say

President Trump floated ordering a quarantine in the Northeast, and there are calls for a national stay-at-home order. But the president's powers are limited.

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Grocery Workers Keep America Fed, While Fearing For Their Own Safety

Many low-wage workers with essential jobs — like grocery store cashiers and stockers — can't stay home to protect themselves and their families. The protections they receive vary widely.

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With Rallies Off The Table, Trump's Reelection Moves To Virtual Campaigning

Rallies where President Trump would tout a booming economy were to be central to his 2020 reelection campaign. The coronavirus has changed everything.

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Doctors Say Hospitals Are Stopping Them From Wearing Masks

Healthcare workers say some hospitals are punishing them for wearing personal protective gear in the halls or that they brought from home.

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Social Distancing Means Mourners Must Find New Ways To Cope And Connect

With limits on social gatherings, Americans have to mourn their dead through online memorials and virtual funerals.

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Rosette Nebula Gives Birth to Stars

NASA Image of the Day - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 04:42
This 2010 image from the Herschel Space Observatory shows dust clouds associated with the Rosette Nebula, a stellar nursery about 5,000 light-years from Earth in the Monoceros, or Unicorn, constellation.
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Ellis Marsalis, Patriarch Of New Orleans' Most Famous Musical Family, Has Died

Jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis has died at the age of 85, according to tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Campbell and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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Ellis Marsalis, Patriarch Of New Orleans' Most Famous Musical Family, Has Died

Jazz pianist and educator Ellis Marsalis has died at the age of 85, according to tweets from New Orleans Mayor LaToya Campbell and Jazz at Lincoln Center.

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President Trump Offers Drowning Restaurant Industry One Solution: Tax Deductions

The restaurant industry has been scrambling for solutions to save itself during the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump has floated the idea of changing a provision in the 2017 tax law.

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FACT CHECK: Trump On Not Expanding Insurance, Democrats And Health Care

In his daily coronavirus task force briefing, President Trump answered a question about the decision not to reopen the healthcare exchanges for those who are uninsured.

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FACT CHECK: Defense Chief Exaggerates Criticism Of Military In Fighting Coronavirus

In describing the steps the military is taking to confront the pandemic, Defense Secretary Mark Esper claimed some are calling for the entire U.S. military to cease operations. But that's not true.

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Answering Your Coronavirus Questions: Face Masks, Pregnancy And The 2020 Census

On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we answer your questions about the economy, face masks, pregnancy during the pandemic and the U.S. Census.

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Virtual Dives – An immersive 360 view of your national marine sanctuaries

NOAA: “Immerse yourself in the ocean and your national marine sanctuaries without getting wet! These virtual reality voyages use 360-degree images to highlight the amazing habitats, animals, and cultural resources you can find in each national marine sanctuary. Select which sanctuary you want to visit, scroll through the gallery, and click on a panorama to start your dive!…”

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Top Navy Brass Defend Response To Virus-Stricken Carrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt

Responding to a scathing critique from the commander of the coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, Navy officials were on the defensive at a Pentagon news conference.

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Fountains Of Wayne's Adam Schlesinger Dies At 52 After Contracting COVID-19

Schlesinger, one of the most prolific and decorated songwriters of his generation, died Wednesday.

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T-Mobile Swallows Sprint, Leaving 3 US Cellphone Giants

Wired Top Stories - Wed, 04/01/2020 - 19:02
Consumer advocates fear that the deal will lead to reduced competition and higher prices. But regulators and a federal judge let it proceed.
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COVID-19 Ventilator Projects and Resources and FAQ

GitHub – “An analyzed list of projects to make emergency ventilators in response to COVID-19, focusing on free-libre open source. PLEASE make pull requests or submit issues too add any project missing from this list. The comments are entirely my own (possibly not well-informed) opinions and are meant to be helpful to those looking for quick information, not to disparage any project…”

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