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California Gov. Newsom Says More Tests Coming; State Asks Public For Medical Supplies





More than 12,000 Californians have tested positive for the coronavirus. On Saturday, Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged to improve the state's testing capacity and asked the public for help obtaining supplies.

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Kobe Bryant Elected To Hall Of Fame In Posthumous 'Peak Of His Career'





The Los Angeles Laker legend, who died shockingly more than two months ago, headlined a star-studded 2020 Basketball Hall of Fame class on Saturday that also includes Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett.

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Coronavirus Has Now Killed More New Jersey Residents Than 9/11 Attacks





In a press conference Saturday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced 200 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the state's death toll to 846.

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'This Is A Big Deal': New York Hails Ventilator Deliveries From China And Oregon





Gov. Andrew Cuomo said New York, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., is still waiting on its order from federal authorities. But others have stepped in with some 1,140 ventilators.

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German, French Officials Accuse U.S. Of Diverting Supplies





Officials in France and Germany have accused the U.S. of intercepting medical supplies as President Trump ordered an American company to stop exports. Governors complain of a "wild west" in bidding.

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CDC Unveils 1st National Coronavirus Pandemic Tracking System


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The federal agency will start producing a weekly update based on testing and reports from doctors and hospitals around the country of people being getting pneumonia and diagnosed with COVID-19.

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U.K. Cellphone Towers Ablaze As Conspiracy Theories Link 5G Networks To COVID-19





Unsubstantiated claims drawing links between the pandemic and the communications technology are troubling British telecom authorities. At least three fires have been reported amid these rumors.

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Federal Government Implements Relief As Nation Reels From Coronavirus Pandemic





With record unemployment, the federal government is beginning to implement loan and direct payment policies to help bolster American families and businesses.

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In The 1930s, Works Program Spelled HOPE For Millions Of Jobless Americans





Few episodes in American government have left as permanent an imprint on the national memory. And perhaps none has left so much of a visible legacy on the American landscape.

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Windows PCs Exposed to Attacks by Critical HP Support Assistant Bugs


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As Coronavirus Cases Rise, Navajo Nation Tries To Get Ahead Of Pandemic


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The Navajo Nation has seen a significant spike in coronavirus cases. Tribal leaders say they desperately need more supplies, but the biggest problem may be the reservation's lack of running water.

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Setting The Record Straight In Another Week Of Trump And Coronavirus





There are lots of questions about the novel coronavirus that we try to answer, including whether we should wear masks, if the U.S. is testing enough and if there's a drug that can treat COVID-19.

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Heads Bow And Sirens Wail As China Observes Day Of Mourning Amid Pandemic





More than 3,300 people have died of COVID-19 in China since the coronavirus surfaced there late last year. On Saturday, residents expressed their grief for the neighbors they've lost so far.

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Supreme Court Delays Oral Arguments, Hinting Some May Be Decided Next Term





But other cases may have to be decided sooner, among them those involving subpoenas for Donald Trump's financial records, and cases involving the Electoral College.

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A Funeral Director's Lessons For The Living





Because we can not hug or stand close, the coronavirus has changed how we mourn those we've lost. Funeral director Norman J. Williams of Unity Funeral Parlors offers his thoughts about the living.

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Ben Gibbard: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert





The Death Cab For Cutie frontman performs a new song and pays tribute to Fountains of Wayne songwriter Adam Schlesinger in this quarantine concert.

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'The Wuhan I Know': A Comic About The City Behind The Coronavirus Headlines





Laura Gao is a native of Wuhan, China — where the cordonavirus outbreak began. As the virus spread, Wuhan captured the world's attention. Her comic offers a personal look at the city she loves.

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COMIC: Grocery Workers Are Essential, And Feeling The Strain





"I feel happy to have a job that is important," says a clerk in Portland, Ore. "But safe? No way!" A graphic artist relays the worries, pleas and pride from key workers on the pandemic's front line.

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U.S. May Get More Ventilators But Run Out Of Medicine For COVID-19 Patients





There have been dramatic spikes in demand for sedatives, pain medications, paralytics, and other drugs that are crucial for patients who are on ventilators.

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Jared Kushner's Role In Coronavirus Response Draws Scrutiny, Criticism





The president's son-in-law and senior adviser has emerged as a key figure in the Trump administration's response to the outbreak.

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'We'll Get Through This': Living In New York City During The Coronavirus Pandemic





Politicians give speeches and scary headlines fill the news, but somehow life pushes on for New Yorkers.

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Shoppers In Mexico Are Panic-Buying Beer During The Coronavirus Crisis





To the shock of many, alcoholic beverage production was listed as a nonessential business during the shutdown to aid social distancing. Then came the beer hoarding.

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Airlines Apply For Relief Payments Amid Coronavirus Slowdown





In return for a share of billions of dollars, the companies must say how they expect to pay it back and not lay off workers through Sept. 30, among other restrictions.

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Washington State Group Is 1st to Sue Fox News for Calling Coronavirus a ‘Hoax’


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“It’s like the theater thing,” he said. “Up to the point where you get up in the theater and yell ‘Fire!’ you can say whatever you want. But when you get to the point where you are endangering the community — that transcends the limits of the First Amendment.”

“Many thousands of Americans will die because they relied on the misinformation broadcast by Fox News,” said Goldman, a board member of the Public Participation Project, working to pass federal anti-SLAPP legislation in Congress. “Historians will harshly condemn Fox News’ irresponsibility and gaslighting on COVID-19 (and many other subjects).”

“We’re not doing this to make a million dollars,” he said. “We’re doing this because we seriously believe that Fox’s coverage was outrageous and intolerable and interfered with an effective response to the coronavirus.”
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Washington State Group Is 1st to Sue Fox News for Calling Coronavirus a ‘Hoax’
 

FACT CHECK: Premature — Trump Continues To Claim Drug Can Treat Coronavirus





Lab studies have shown hydroxychloroquine has blocked the coronavirus from entering cells, but scientists have not reported results yet of whether it can work as a treatment.

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A New 'The Office' Comedy For The COVID-19 Era?





The executive producers of The Office say they plan to begin work on a new remote workplace comedy, inspired by the "new normal" of the COVID-19 crisis.

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Laid-Off Flight Attendants Find New Work Fighting COVID-19





Some airlines largely idled by the coronavirus crisis are beginning to retrain some of their flight crews to assist in hospitals and nursing homes.

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Answering Your Coronavirus Questions: Giving Back, Online Dating And Mexico





On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we answer your questions about ways to can give back, the latest from Mexico and online dating, and an epidemiologist tackles all aspects of the virus.

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Medicare For All Coronavirus Patients? But Who Exactly Qualifies?





The Trump administration decided against opening special window for Affordable Care Act sign ups. "It's like they're twisting themselves into pretzels to avoid anything" Obamacare, said one.

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Alabama And Missouri Issue Stay-At-Home Orders


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Govs. Kay Ivey and Mike Parson had previously resisted calls by medical and health experts who have been urging lawmakers to take immediate action.

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China Enters The Next Phase of Its COVID-19 Outbreak: Suppression





Researchers are looking at how China emerges from one of the largest lockdowns in human history — and whether the dropoff in new cases continues.

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Coronavirus FAQs: Is A Homemade Mask Effective? And What's The Best Way To Wear One?





The Centers for Disease Control is now recommending cloth face-coverings for the general public. If you have questions, we have answers.

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Senator: Zoom Deceived Users Over Its Security Claims





Lawmakers and state attorneys general are scrutinizing the popular video conferencing company for potential violations, after users reported harassment and researchers uncovered security flaws.

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Walmart To Limit Number Of People Shopping At One Time Because Of Coronavirus





Walmart and other retailers are counting visitors as one way to enforce social distancing and reduce the spread of the virus.

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One More Coronavirus Problem: Accurate Weather Forecasts





Weather forecast models rely on commercial airplanes for massive amounts of real-time data. With widespread flight cancellations, meteorologists are concerned.

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President Trump Says CDC Now Recommends Americans Consider Cloth Masks In Public





The president emphasized wearing a mask in public is voluntary, and that medical-grade masks are not necessary.

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Discord Turned Into an Account Stealer by Updated Malware


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In Russia, Health Services Struggle As Exasperation Grows Over Coronavirus Aid Abroad





Some Russians are miffed at seeing high-profile deliveries of lifesaving gear to other countries when they know their own health services are under-equipped to handle the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Children May Miss Meals As School Food Service Workers Fall Ill





After schools shut their doors in response to the coronavirus, districts raced to continue getting meals to students. Now, those efforts may be faltering.

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Whaddaya Knead? Yeast And Baking Powder Top America's Shopping Lists





As stay-at-home orders set in across the country, Americans are still buying more staple foods than normal, but the spikes in purchases are slightly calmer than a few weeks ago.

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After Outcry Over Navy Captain Relieved Of Command, Assurances He Won't Be Expelled





A highly critical letter from Capt. Brett Crozier that was leaked to the media cost him his command of the coronavirus-infected USS Roosevelt. Now the man who fired him says he's not being discharged.

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'We Are Swamped': Coronavirus Propels Interest In Raising Backyard Chickens For Eggs





"We've never seen anything like this and I've been here since 1964," the owner of one hatchery says. For anyone looking to start their own flock, an expert has advice on breeds.

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White House Stresses Payments Will Come Soon, As Unemployment Soars





The Trump administration has promised that the first direct payments to taxpayers will arrive in two weeks. The White House has scheduled a briefing on its coronavirus response for 5 p.m. ET.

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Pandemic Claims Doctors In The Philippines At Startling Rates





At least 136 people have died of COVID-19 in the Philippines. At least 14 of them, maybe more, were doctors.

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'Take This Serious': Bus Driver Dies Of COVID-19 After Calling Out Coughing Rider





"I feel violated," Jason Hargrove said, in a widely shared video complaining of selfish behavior during the coronavirus pandemic. Nearly two weeks later, the Detroit driver is dead of the disease.

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Scientists Probe How Coronavirus Might Travel Through The Air





Simply talking could produce tiny particles of mucus and saliva that might carry the coronavirus, experts say. How much these airborne particles matter for the spread of this disease is controversial.

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A Comedian Coughed — And Came Up With 'Coronavirus Rhapsody'





A cough on his couch led comedian Dana Jay Bein to write the parody song "Coronavirus Rhapsody." Then he tweeted it — and the Internet took it from there.

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