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It is nearly impossible to get the care they need to treat, or even diagnose, the coronavirus, say residents at the crisis’ center.

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Record 6.6M Americans filed for jobless benefits last week
JOBLESS CLAIMS

More than 6.6 million Americans filed for new jobless claims last week, doubling the record amount seen the previous week, when the COVID-19 crisis was beginning to wallop the U.S. economy.

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The lessons Italy has learned about its COVID-19 outbreak could help the rest of the world
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Only epidemiological studies will bring to light exactly how and why COVID-19 took off in northern Italy with such speed. But experts say there are already lessons to be gleaned from Italy's fatal errors.

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'Wartime president' Trump isn't calling all the shots in U.S. battle against COVID-19
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Donald Trump likes to say he feels like a "wartime president" battling an "invisible enemy," as though he were in command of the fight against COVID-19 in the U.S. However, as Keith Boag explains, it's often the governors and Congress making key decisions that could decide the outcome of the crisis.

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UN climate summit postponed until 2021 because of COVID-19
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This year's United Nations global climate summit is being postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, host country Britain said Wednesday,

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Next EU budget should be 'Marshall Plan' for Europe's COVID-19 recovery, European Commission head says
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The next EU budget should take the form of a new "Marshall Plan" to stoke Europe's recovery from the coronavirus crisis, European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen said on Thursday.

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U.S. engineer, suspicious of naval ship used in COVID-19 fight, derails train: police
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A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track at the Port of Los Angeles because he was suspicious about the presence of a Navy hospital ship docked there, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

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Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl
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A Pakistani court has overturned the murder conviction of a British Pakistani man found guilty of the kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

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Canada and the U.S. are implementing the non-essential travel ban in very different ways
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An agreement to stem non-essential travel between Canada and the United States is being interpreted and applied very differently by the two countries, despite the Canadian government's assurances the restriction would be applied "consistently" on both sides of the border, CBC News has learned.

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Jazz great Ellis Marsalis Jr. dead at 85; fought coronavirus
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Ellis Marsalis Jr., jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical clan that includes famed performer sons Wynton and Branford, has died after battling pneumonia brought on by the new coronavirus, one of his sons said late Wednesday.

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New York City deaths from COVID-19 exceed 1,000, Florida governor issues stay-at-home order
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New York state's death toll has risen to 1,941 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, an increase of 391 fatalities, Gov. Andrew Cuomo tells his daily news conference. And Florida's governor has changed course, issuing a stay-at-home order.

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'No room left on my credit card': 1,300 stranded Canadians apply for emergency loans
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Global Affairs Canada says it has received more than 1,300 loan applications through its COVID-19 Emergency Loan Program for Canadians Abroad. It says it has already paid out $1.8 million to 500 recipients who either need money to get home or to cover their living expenses where they are stuck.

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Coronavirus: What's happening in Canada and around the world Wednesday
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A new month means a fresh set of bills for Canadians struggling with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, as officials warn that public health measures will likely be in place for some time. Here's a look at the latest COVID-19 developments across Canada, the U.S. and the rest of the world.

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Britain sees highest daily rise yet in coronavirus deaths
Virus Outbreak Britain

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative government was under fire Wednesday for failing to keep its promise to increase the amount of testing being done for COVID-19, even as the country saw its biggest rise yet in deaths among people with the virus, to 2,352.

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Florida governor expects decision very soon about nearby cruise ships affected by COVID-19
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The U.S. government and Florida officials were working on a plan on Wednesday to allow thousands of cruise ship passengers exposed to an on-board coronavirus outbreak to disembark, a day after President Donald Trump said the state needed to "do what's right."

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U.S. FDA moves to remove all versions of heartburn drug Zantac from market
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Ranitidine will not be available for use in the U.S. after the FDA pulls all remaining prescription and over-the-counter products containing the ingredient found in the heartburn medication Zantac.

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Spain's coronavirus cases top 100,000 as masks, sanitizer flown in
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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Spain rose beyond 100,000 as it recorded its biggest one-day death toll from the outbreak on Wednesday, as two planes packed with protective equipment arrived to restock an overloaded public health system.

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India criticized for not planning for homeless populations in coronavirus lockdown
Virus Outbreak India

The plight of India's migrant workers has garnered headlines, with thousands forced to walk miles to reach home since the lockdown began, but many aid workers say the millions of homeless in India face a bigger risk.

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Wimbledon cancelled due to public concerns over coronavirus pandemic
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Wimbledon was cancelled on Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, the first time since World War II that the oldest Grand Slam tennis tournament won't be played.

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New stats reveal massive plunge in cross-border movement between Canada and the U.S.
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Newly released statistics from the Canada Border Services Agency illustrate the spectacular plunge in cross-border movement last week after Canada and the United States agreed to limit non-essential travel between the two countries because of the widening coronavirus pandemic.

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Singapore LGBT activists go to country's top court to overturn gay sex ban
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Singaporean gay activists have turned to the country's highest court to overturn a colonial-era ban on sex between men, a lawyer said on Wednesday, after they failed in a legal challenge this week.

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Official Coronavirus Figures Don’t Reveal The True Scale of the Pandemic
The number of deaths and infections around the world, including in the U.S., are likely far higher than government tallies suggest. ... read more


Pakistan Court Overturns Conviction In Death Of Journalist Daniel Pearl
The court instead found Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh guilty of the lesser charge of kidnapping and sentenced him to seven years in prison. ... read more


Tenants Want Rent Freeze From Landlords As April 1 Looms
Over 700,000 people have signed a petition calling for rent payments to be cancelled during the COVID-19 crisis. ... read more


In Spain We’ve Been In Lockdown For Weeks – And I Promise You It Gets Easier
When I moved to Barcelona, this wasn’t the life I pictured for myself. But I’m also getting weirdly used to this one, writes Elizabeth Bennett. ... read more


Meet The Nurses Risking Their Lives At The Coronavirus Frontline In India
Running out of equipment, dealing with scared roommates, hiding the truth from their families—5 nurses on working with COVID-19 patients. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Read The Latest About The COVID-19 Outbreak
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Prince Charles Breaks Silence After Coronavirus Diagnosis With Hope-Filled Video Message
“None of us can say when this will end, but end it will,” said the Prince of Wales, who said he's now "on the other side of the illness." ... read more


Indian Migrants Walk Hundreds Of Miles To Return Home Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
An estimated half a million migrants have walked to their villages from India's big cities since India's 21-day lockdown began. The journey has been fatal for some. ... read more


Wild 'Goat Gang' Takes Over Streets Of UK Town On Coronavirus Lockdown
"I, for one, welcome our new goat overlords," tweeted a journalist in the Welsh town. ... read more


CNN's Chris Cuomo Diagnosed With Coronavirus
The host of “Cuomo Prime Time” will continue to anchor the show from home and is reportedly "feeling well." ... read more


A New Enemy In The Battle Against Coronavirus: Lockdown Fatigue
In a possible sign of what's to come in the U.S., solidarity has given way to unease and anger as Italians face a prolonged period of isolation. ... read more


Jair Bolsonaro’s Macho Coronavirus Crusade Is Going To Get A Lot Of People Killed
The failings of Brazil's president and other leaders who try to mask their incompetence with empty bravado will cause countless avoidable deaths. ... read more


Hungary's Far-Right Leader, Viktor Orban, Uses Coronavirus To Gain 'Unlimited Power'
Under a state of emergency decree, the prime minister can jail people for ‘disinformation’ and rule by decree. ... read more


Clueless New Yorkers Gather To Watch USNS Comfort Arrive, Completely Missing The Point
People in the city have been directed to stay home, yet dozens gathered beside the Hudson on Monday to watch a hospital ship sail into Pier 90. ... read more


When Will Life Return to Normal? The Answer From Europe Is Emerging
Coronavirus cases may be starting to peak in Europe, but lockdowns will likely remain in place for months, officials said. ... read more


Coronavirus Live Updates: Read The Latest About The COVID-19 Outbreak
Stay up to date as we cover the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effects across the world. ... read more


Prince Charles Is Out Of Self-Isolation And 'In Good Health' After Positive Coronavirus Test
Last week, Clarence House revealed the Prince of Wales tested positive for COVID-19. ... read more


Dutch Museum Says Van Gogh Painting Stolen In Overnight Raid
The Singer Laren museum east of Amsterdam says “Spring Garden” by the Dutch master was taken in the early hours of Monday. ... read more


2020 Olympics Now Have A New Date — In 2021
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the International Olympic Committee agreed to postpone the Summer Games in Tokyo because of the coronavirus. ... read more


North Korea Test Fires Missiles Amid Worries About Coronavirus Outbreak
The launches suggest leader Kim Jong Un is trying to strengthen domestic support as concern over the pandemic grows. ... read more


Coronavirus: Spain sees record rise in unemployment amid lockdown
The country imposed strict measures to fight the coronavirus, which has killed more than 10,000 there. ... read more


‘Deep concern’ over coronavirus emergency powers
Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban took sweeping new powers to fight the virus on Monday. ... read more


EU court rules against three states over refugees
Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic broke EU law by rejecting refugees, the top EU court says. ... read more


Will coronavirus reverse globalisation?
Could Covid-19 permanently change how the global economy works? ... read more


Coronavirus: Will jugglers and clowns harvest fruit and vegetables?
The UK is facing a shortage of fruit and vegetable pickers as harvest time nears. ... read more


Coronavirus: Moscow rolls out patient-tracking app
An effort is also under way to help European countries deploy virus-alert apps by mid-April. ... read more


Coronavirus: The snorkelling mask that can help fight Covid-19
One Italian company has created a 3D print design that can turn snorkelling masks into oxygen masks. ... read more


Coronavirus: Russians confused and wary of strict coronavirus lockdown
Russia has implemented measures in most regions, but people are wary amid a swathe of disinformation. ... read more


Coronavirus: Protecting yourself in a migrant camp
The often unsanitary conditions in refugee and migrant camps, like this one on Lesbos, pose a challenge for residents trying to avoid coronavirus. ... read more


Coronavirus: Has the virus brought borders back to Europe?
The BBC’s Gavin Lee took a road trip in Europe's Schengen area to see how free movement has changed. ... read more


Coronavirus: Spanish doctor 'scared and exhausted' by pandemic
The number of coronavirus deaths in Spain has reached well over 6,000 as the country struggles to cope with the crisis. ... read more


Pope gives prayer to empty St Peter's Square
The service usually only happens twice a year but was given as Italy's coronavirus death toll passes 9,000. ... read more


'I don't feel safe': NYC medical workers describe fears with protective equipment rationed
"You have all these things that keep changing every single day," said one resident who works at multiple public hospitals in Brooklyn. "It's very terrifying to be flying the plane at the same time you're building it." ... read more


Track America's stunning unemployment surge
Lockdowns aimed at stopping the coronavirus have brought the economy to halt. ... read more


Fauci on threats to his safety: 'I've chosen this life'
Appearing on the "TODAY" show, the top health official said he's baffled about why the coronavirus affects people in such different ways. ... read more


What about Iowa? Why the White House's coronavirus model could be too optimistic
Epidemiological models, including the ones used to create the White House estimate, rely on a certain number of assumptions and data points to reach their projections. ... read more


Mnuchin reverses course, won't force seniors to file tax return for coronavirus stimulus check
The about-face follows pressure from Senate Democrats who said the Treasury Dept. was putting a needless burden on many Americans. ... read more


Deal is done: Cruise ship with sick passengers, sister ship allowed to dock in Florida
Four people have died on Holland America's Zaandam ship, at least two of them from the coronavirus. Nine others have tested positive and 179 more have flu-like symptoms. ... read more


FedEx drivers say they're not getting coronavirus protections other delivery workers receive
While most delivery drivers can get some COVID-19 sick leave, FedEx Ground drivers, who are employed by contractors, say they’ve been left on their own. ... read more


Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' musician, dies of coronavirus at 52
An EGOT contender, Schlesinger has been nominated for Oscars, Tonys, Grammys and Emmys and won the latter two awards. ... read more


WHO concerned by 'rapid escalation' of virus, as U.S. death toll nears 5,000
"In the next few days we will reach 1 million confirmed cases, and 50 thousand deaths,” the World Health Organization's Director-General warned. ... read more


Jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dies at 85 while fighting coronavirus
Ellis Marsalis, a gifted pianist, was the father of four jazz stalwarts, including trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and saxophonist Branford Marsalis. ... read more


State Department warns Americans stranded overseas that time is running out
For U.S. citizens abroad, it's "time to seek higher ground now" in case help becomes harder to deliver, a State Department official said. ... read more


Trump just rolled back emissions standards — but critics say pandemic shows bigger risks
The coronavirus pandemic has brought into focus the vulnerability the public has to a lung infection, critics of the measure point out. ... read more


Trump campaign tells surrogates to paint Biden as 'the opposition' in coronavirus war
Officials from the president's re-election effort said on a call with allies that they can capitalize on the huge viewership of his daily briefings. ... read more


Arizona mayors slam stay-at-home order that allows hair salons, golf courses to remain open
“This is not a stay-at-home order that encourages aggressive social distancing," Phoenix's mayor said. ... read more


YouTube thrives as a window for the isolated
But creators wonder whether ad revenue will follow a surge of views to their video channels. ... read more


Foster kids who can't visit parents are struggling under coronavirus isolation, advocates say
"It's difficult to help them understand what's going on," a foster father said. "Sometimes even we don't understand." ... read more


Empty pews and couples coping: Black Americans adjust, slowly, to working from home
Less than 1 in 5 African American workers are able to work from home, despite the pandemic, according to a new study. ... read more


Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl
Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh has already spent 18 years in prison in southern Hyderabad on death row. ... read more


Georgia man pleads guilty for plotting to attack White House
Hasher Jallal Taheb, 23, of Cumming, was arrested in 2019 after he arrived to buy weapons from undercover agents. ... read more


Tekashi 6ix9ine should be considered for early release because of coronavirus, judge says
Lawyers for the rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, say he is vulnerable to the spread of the virus in jails because of his asthma. ... read more


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'I don't feel safe': NYC medical workers describe fears with protective equipment rationed
"You have all these things that keep changing every single day," said one resident who works at multiple public hospitals in Brooklyn. "It's very terrifying to be flying the plane at the same time you're building it." ... read more


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Track America's stunning unemployment surge
Lockdowns aimed at stopping the coronavirus have brought the economy to halt. ... read more


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Fauci on threats to his safety: 'I've chosen this life'
Appearing on the "TODAY" show, the top health official said he's baffled about why the coronavirus affects people in such different ways. ... read more


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What about Iowa? Why the White House's coronavirus model could be too optimistic
Epidemiological models, including the ones used to create the White House estimate, rely on a certain number of assumptions and data points to reach their projections. ... read more


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Mnuchin reverses course, won't force seniors to file tax return for coronavirus stimulus check
The about-face follows pressure from Senate Democrats who said the Treasury Dept. was putting a needless burden on many Americans. ... read more


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Deal is done: Cruise ship with sick passengers, sister ship allowed to dock in Florida
Four people have died on Holland America's Zaandam ship, at least two of them from the coronavirus. Nine others have tested positive and 179 more have flu-like symptoms. ... read more


https://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2020_14/3291786/200401-coronavirus-fedex-ground-delivery-se-1142a_9539b783a970dd69f1f366989ba6b45c.jpg
FedEx drivers say they're not getting coronavirus protections other delivery workers receive
While most delivery drivers can get some COVID-19 sick leave, FedEx Ground drivers, who are employed by contractors, say they’ve been left on their own. ... read more


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Adam Schlesinger, Fountains of Wayne and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' musician, dies of coronavirus at 52
An EGOT contender, Schlesinger has been nominated for Oscars, Tonys, Grammys and Emmys and won the latter two awards. ... read more


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WHO concerned by 'rapid escalation' of virus, as U.S. death toll nears 5,000
"In the next few days we will reach 1 million confirmed cases, and 50 thousand deaths,” the World Health Organization's Director-General warned. ... read more


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Jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dies at 85 while fighting coronavirus
Ellis Marsalis, a gifted pianist, was the father of four jazz stalwarts, including trumpeter Wynton Marsalis and saxophonist Branford Marsalis. ... read more


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State Department warns Americans stranded overseas that time is running out
For U.S. citizens abroad, it's "time to seek higher ground now" in case help becomes harder to deliver, a State Department official said. ... read more


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Trump just rolled back emissions standards — but critics say pandemic shows bigger risks
The coronavirus pandemic has brought into focus the vulnerability the public has to a lung infection, critics of the measure point out. ... read more


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Trump campaign tells surrogates to paint Biden as 'the opposition' in coronavirus war
Officials from the president's re-election effort said on a call with allies that they can capitalize on the huge viewership of his daily briefings. ... read more


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Arizona mayors slam stay-at-home order that allows hair salons, golf courses to remain open
“This is not a stay-at-home order that encourages aggressive social distancing," Phoenix's mayor said. ... read more


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YouTube thrives as a window for the isolated
But creators wonder whether ad revenue will follow a surge of views to their video channels. ... read more


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Foster kids who can't visit parents are struggling under coronavirus isolation, advocates say
"It's difficult to help them understand what's going on," a foster father said. "Sometimes even we don't understand." ... read more


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Empty pews and couples coping: Black Americans adjust, slowly, to working from home
Less than 1 in 5 African American workers are able to work from home, despite the pandemic, according to a new study. ... read more


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Pakistan court overturns conviction in death of Daniel Pearl
Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh has already spent 18 years in prison in southern Hyderabad on death row. ... read more


Georgia man pleads guilty for plotting to attack White House
Hasher Jallal Taheb, 23, of Cumming, was arrested in 2019 after he arrived to buy weapons from undercover agents. ... read more


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Tekashi 6ix9ine should be considered for early release because of coronavirus, judge says
Lawyers for the rapper, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez, say he is vulnerable to the spread of the virus in jails because of his asthma. ... read more


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