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4 In 10 U.S. Teens Say They Haven't Done Online Learning Since Schools Closed





A new national survey also suggests most teens are following coronavirus news closely — and they're worried.

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As COVID-19 Rips Through A Missouri Family, A Mom Tries To Hold Things Together





Edgar Urriola got sick around St. Patrick's Day; he's now on a ventilator. Then the kids got ill. Now his family is trying to keep life as normal as possible while hoping for his recovery.

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'Where Is This Going To Lead?': Roma People In Europe Face Coronavirus Disaster





Many in Europe's largest ethnic minority group live in poor, marginalized communities where conditions could lead to a swift outbreak, say researchers and activists.

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Borders Didn't Stop The Pandemic. But They Might Block The Trade Of Medical Goods





More countries are imposing export restrictions on essential medical materials, to try to keep domestically produced goods — like masks, gloves and ventilators — available for domestic needs.

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Women Are Losing More Jobs In Coronavirus Shutdowns





Millions of jobs have been lost as businesses keep their doors closed to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Working women have been hit hardest, accounting for nearly 60% of the early job cuts.

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Bernie Sanders Weighs The Toughest Decision Of His Campaign





One of the hardest decisions for any candidate to make is whether to drop out of a race. It's even harder for the Vermont senator, who, at 78, likely wouldn't run for president again.

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You've Got Less Mail: The Postal Service Is Suffering Amid The Coronavirus





Mail volume is way down, and the U.S. Postal Service is running out of cash. Advocates want Congress to provide additional funding in the next rescue package.

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Lawmakers Defy Warnings, Continue To Meet In Capitals Across The Country





Many state legislative sessions were cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now lawmakers, itching to complete state business, are reconvening despite heath warnings not to.

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Party On, Online: Virtual Beer Pong Becomes An Emotional Lifeline For Workers





The virtual happy hour has taken on huge importance at a time when life is otherwise in lockdown. Workers are learning a lot more about their colleagues in the process.

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U.K.'s Johnson, Suffering From COVID-19, Spends 2nd Night In ICU





Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said: "I'm confident he'll pull through." Meanwhile, the U.K. on Tuesday set a new high for COVID-19 deaths, with 786 succumbing to the disease.

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After Deaths At Home In NYC, Officials Plan To Count Many As COVID-19





Officials say a sudden upsurge in deaths at home is likely due to COVID-19 and they are planning to add many of them to New York's death toll even without confirmation by a laboratory.

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John Prine, Hero Of 'New' Nashville, Dies After Developing COVID-19 Symptoms





The beloved singer-songwriter who influenced generations of folk, country and Americana artists died Tuesday at the age of 73.

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Federal Appeals Court Panel Clears Path To Executions, Throwing Out Lower Court Order


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A three-judge panel split 2-1 in a decision vacating an injunction issued in November that had scuttling planned executions of four inmates.

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Trump Tells The Story Of A 'Miracle' Cure For COVID-19. But Was It?


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President Trump continues to promote hydroxychloroquine, a drug that has not been proved to work against coronavirus and COVID-19. He's relying on anecdotes, not science.

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Fenway Park's Organist Gives Fans That Ballpark Sound At Home — And He Takes Requests





Josh Kantor streams the music show on Facebook Live each day from his house in Cambridge, Mass. He says he'll keep going "until people get sick of it or until baseball starts up."

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Fact Check: Is Mail Ballot Fraud As Rampant As President Trump Says It Is?





Pressure is increasing to make mail voting more available nationwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but President Trump on Tuesday called it "very dangerous."

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Answering Your Coronavirus Questions: Medicine, Social Distancing And Mental Health





On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we'll answer your questions about a medication that some suggest may help patients, social distancing and how to care for your mental health.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls For National Voting Overhaul





The massive set of proposals includes $4 billion in new elections funding, 30 days of required early voting, and a mail-in-ballot to be sent to every registered voter in the country.

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Critic Of China's Coronavirus Response Is Under Investigation, Beijing Says


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Retired businessman Ren Zhiqiang, who criticized Chinese leader Xi Jinping, went missing in mid-March. The Communist Party says Ren is under "disciplinary review and supervision and investigation."

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Trump Criticizes WHO And Threatens To Pull U.S. Funding


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Trump said that the United States funds the majority of the organization's budget. The U.S. provided 14.67% of the WHO's funding in 2018-2019.

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Gov. Newsom On How California Is Preparing For A Spike In Coronavirus Cases





The state is building makeshift hospitals in anticipation of a surge in cases, following weeks of moderate growth, Gov. Gavin Newsom tells All Things Considered.

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Hal Willner, 'SNL' Staple And Acclaimed Music Producer, Has Died





The multi-faceted and musically voracious producer died one day after his 64th birthday, which was Monday, at home in New York City. He had symptoms consistent with those caused by COVID-19.

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Federal Appeals Court Panel Reaffirms Texas Abortion Ban Under Coronavirus Limits


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The decision allows the ban while litigation continues. Top state Republican officials have said abortion is an elective procedure and should be suspended to save medical supplies during the pandemic.

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In Another Pushback Against Oversight, Trump Removes Pandemic Inspector General





President Trump removed the head of a group charged with overseeing the Coronavirus package passed by Congress. Trump has bristled at the oversight actions of several inspectors general.

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Coronavirus Is Changing The Rituals Of Death For Many Religions





The virus is upending burial traditions across cultures, from the washing of the body of a loved one in Iraq to the gathering of mourners in Israel.

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Facebook Grants For Coronavirus News Coverage: 3 Questions With Campbell Brown





Campbell Brown, Facebook's head of news partnerships, describes the company's $100 million investment in local news agencies.

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New York's Coronavirus Deaths May Level Off Soon. When Might Your State's Peak?





Wondering how bad the coronavirus crisis is going to get where you live? New modeling offers state-by-state projections.

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Airlines Want To Cancel Rule Requiring Them To Refund Fares For Canceled Flights





An industry group says airlines around the world are burning through cash and can't afford to pay refunds to customers for canceled flights, despite regulations requiring it.

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Walmart Faces Lawsuit Over Worker's Death From Coronavirus Complications





The wrongful-death case alleges Walmart ignored symptoms and failed to safeguard workers. The legal complaint is by the family of one of two employees from the same store who died in recent weeks.

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Andrea Bocelli To Perform In An Empty Duomo Cathedral On Easter Sunday





The Italian star will sing songs like "Ave Maria" live from the empty halls of one the world's most famous churches.

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Louisiana Sen. Cassidy Addresses Racial Disparities In Coronavirus Deaths





Sen. Bill Cassidy, who is a medical doctor, tells Morning Edition that underlying health issues like diabetes contribute to the disproportionate number of African Americans dying of COVID-19.

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White House Task Force To Hold Briefing After Day Of Staffing Turmoil





The White House has shaken up its communications team, and President Trump demoted the inspector general who was overseeing the $2 trillion economic relief package.

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Case Against Universal Music Over Warehouse Fire Dismissed





The suit, prompted by an investigation from the Times last year, had been whittled down to just one plaintiff.

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'We Should Reward Them': Senate Democrats To Push For Frontline Worker Hazard Pay





The pay would be included in the next bill Congress could pass in response to the crisis. it would apply to health care workers, postal workers, transit workers, and airport workers and others.

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Aid Groups Say They've Never Faced A Challenge Like The Novel Coronavirus





Humanitarian organizations are used to dealing with droughts, conflict and natural disaster. But the pandemic adds unprecedented layers of difficulty to their work.

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Many Struggling Homeowners Not Getting The Mortgage Relief U.S. Promised





Millions of homeowners who've lost their incomes qualify to defer payments. But many say lenders are demanding unfair terms such as massive subsequent lump-sum payments that they can't afford.

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FEMA Employee Working On Coronavirus Response Tests Positive For COVID-19





The employee did not have prolonged contact with people on the White House coronavirus task force, the agency says.

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With Survival At Stake, Small Business Owners Frustrated By Aid Delays





The Paycheck Protection Program is meant to help small businesses keep workers on payroll. But first, businesses have to get the money — a process that has proven difficult for some.

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Honda, Nissan Furlough Workers As Auto Plant Shutdowns Are Extended





Auto assembly plants across the country continue to be closed as companies avoid spreading the coronavirus. Tens of thousands of workers are going without pay.

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China Reports Its First Day With No New COVID-19 Deaths





The milestone comes a day before the government is set to lift outbound travel restrictions on people in Wuhan, the country's hardest-hit city.

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Reports 'Largest Single-Day' Increase In Deaths





Cuomo said 731 people died on Monday. "Behind every one of those numbers is an individual, is a family, is a mother, is a father, is a brother, is a sister. So a lot of pain again today," he added.

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Meat Processing Plants Suspend Operations After Workers Fall Ill





Several processing plants in the U.S. are sitting idle this week because workers are sick with the coronavirus. Other facilities are still operating, but fewer workers are showing up.

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The Easter Bunny Is An Essential Worker, New Zealand's Ardern Says





A four-week lockdown will not keep the Easter Bunny from going about its mysterious business, the prime minister said, responding to rampant speculation by New Zealand's youngest citizens.

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More Aid Coming For Small Businesses, Senate Majority Leader McConnell Says





The $350 billion small business program created in the massive coronavirus relief package is popular, and multiple senators say more money is needed to keep it afloat.

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Surgeon General Says 'Over 90% Of The Country' Is Doing Right Thing To Fight Virus





"The American people have the power to change the trajectory of this epidemic if we come together like we have after past tragedies in this county," the U.S. Surgeon General told ABC on Tuesday.

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Long Lines, Masks And Plexiglas Barriers Greet Wisconsin Voters At Polls





After an 11th-hour scramble, Wisconsin forged ahead with its election, despite fears about the coronavirus outbreak and an ongoing stay-at-home order.

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White House Press Secretary Grisham Moves Back To First Lady's Office





Stephanie Grisham, Trump's third press secretary, did not hold a press briefing during her tenure. She is moving back to the first lady's office.

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In Naples, Pandemic 'Solidarity Baskets' Help Feed The Homeless





Drawing on a centuries-old tradition, a Naples couple has begun lowering baskets from their balcony. People are encouraged to take food they need, and others are encouraged to add food to the baskets.

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4 Of 5 Workers Are Affected By COVID-19 Worldwide, U.N. Agency Says





The COVID-19 pandemic is taking a terrible toll on the world's economy, with various lockdown measures now affecting the livelihood of almost 2.7 billion workers, according to a new report.

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