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11 vets die at Massachusetts Soldiers’ Home; 5 tested positive for COVID-19 – NBC News

The superintendent of a veterans facility in Massachusetts was placed on leave Monday, the same day it was reported that 11 residents had died, including at least five who had tested positive for the coronavirus illness COVID-19.A state official said test results are pending for five others who died at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke.…

Virus May Cut China’s Growth Rate By Half, Push 11 Million Into Poverty: World Bank – NDTV News

Coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout could cause China's growth to come to a standstill.HighlightsCoronavirus pandemic causing "an unprecedented global shock": World Bank East Asia, Pacific region, excluding China, could see growth slow: report Two-fifths of world's population under some form of lockdownWashington, United States: The coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout could cause China's growth to come to…

Amazon Worker Fired After Staging Walkout Over Company’s Handling Of Coronavirus Risk – HuffPost

Amazon fired an employee who helped organize a walkout at one of its fulfillment centers over the company’s response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on Monday. Chris Smalls, the employee who helped organize the demonstration, said he felt Amazon had failed to enact adequate measures to protect workers at the facility as many Americans turn…

2020 NFL Mock Draft – Todd McShay’s post-free agency prediction for Rounds 1 and 2 – ESPN

11:00 PM ETTodd McShayESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN College Football and NFL Draft Analyst Joined ESPN in 2006 Played quarterback in high school and was a backup QB for the University of Richmond.As of now, the show will go on. The 2020 NFL draft is just a few weeks away.It certainly has been a different…

‘Tiger King’ podcast host wants Margot Robbie to play Joe Exotic – Fox News

Margot Robbie's next gig could be a unique one if the "Tiger King" podcast host gets his way.As the success of Netflix's "Tiger King" continues, a miniseries -- which was reportedly ordered back in November by Universal Content Productions and based on the podcast "Joe Exotic: Tiger King" hosted by Robert Moor -- is getting its casting together to…

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11 vets die at Massachusetts Soldiers’ Home; 5 tested positive for COVID-19 – NBC News

The superintendent of a veterans facility in Massachusetts was placed on leave Monday, the same day it was reported that 11 residents had died, including at least five who had tested positive for the coronavirus illness COVID-19.A state official said test results are pending for five others who died at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke.…

Virus May Cut China’s Growth Rate By Half, Push 11 Million Into Poverty: World Bank – NDTV News

Coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout could cause China's growth to come to a standstill.HighlightsCoronavirus pandemic causing "an unprecedented global shock": World Bank East Asia, Pacific region, excluding China, could see growth slow: report Two-fifths of world's population under some form of lockdownWashington, United States: The coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout could cause China's growth to come to…

Amazon Worker Fired After Staging Walkout Over Company’s Handling Of Coronavirus Risk – HuffPost

Amazon fired an employee who helped organize a walkout at one of its fulfillment centers over the company’s response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on Monday. Chris Smalls, the employee who helped organize the demonstration, said he felt Amazon had failed to enact adequate measures to protect workers at the facility as many Americans turn…

2020 NFL Mock Draft – Todd McShay’s post-free agency prediction for Rounds 1 and 2 – ESPN

11:00 PM ETTodd McShayESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN College Football and NFL Draft Analyst Joined ESPN in 2006 Played quarterback in high school and was a backup QB for the University of Richmond.As of now, the show will go on. The 2020 NFL draft is just a few weeks away.It certainly has been a different…

‘Tiger King’ podcast host wants Margot Robbie to play Joe Exotic – Fox News

Margot Robbie's next gig could be a unique one if the "Tiger King" podcast host gets his way.As the success of Netflix's "Tiger King" continues, a miniseries -- which was reportedly ordered back in November by Universal Content Productions and based on the podcast "Joe Exotic: Tiger King" hosted by Robert Moor -- is getting its casting together to…

Trump brags the U.S. is sending medical aid to ITALY despite hospitals warning of shortages at home – Daily Mail

President Trump boasted that the U.S. would send $100 million in medical supplies to Italy despite American hospitals fretting about shortages at home due to the coronavirus epidemic.  'We're going to be sending approximately $100 million worth of things, of surgical and medical and hospital things to Italy,' Trump told reporters Monday in the White House…
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Coronavirus hospitalizations have doubled in California over last three days – Los Angeles Times

Hospitalizations continued to spike in California as the coronavirus spreads, officials said Monday.Between Friday and Monday, the number of California patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in intensive-care beds nearly tripled to 597 from 200.The number of hospitalizations has nearly doubled, from 746 to 1,432. Dr. Mark Ghaly, California’s secretary of health and human services, said the…

“It’s a war without bullets”: First-hand accounts from health care workers battling coronavirus – CBS News

Last Updated Mar 30, 2020 7:37 PM EDT On this National Doctors' Day, there are urgent calls for help on Monday from doctors and nurses who are risking their lives while treating coronavirus patients. President Trump said Monday that he's considering hazard pay for health care workers, but gave no details.The endless echo of sirens,…

Macy’s, Gap, Kohl’s furlough employees at closed stores during coronavirus shutdown – Chicago Tribune

Gap and Kohl’s joined Macy’s in saying they will furlough employees at stores that remain closed indefinitely during the coronavirus pandemic. Gap will temporarily stop paying nearly 80,000 out of 129,000 employees in the U.S. and Canada who had been working at stores until they closed two weeks ago. The company has 76 stores in…

Neural implants plus AI turns sentence-length thoughts to text – Ars Technica

Would've made writing this easier — The key was to think of this as a translation problem. John Timmer - Mar 30, 2020 10:41 pm UTC Enlarge / Several generations of neural implants from Neuralink.For people with limited use of their limbs, speech recognition can be critical for their ability to operate a computer. But…

Shaquille O’Neal addresses appearance on Netflix’s ‘Tiger King,’ says he ‘had no idea’ what went on behind scenes at zoo – ESPN

Shaquille O'Neal is playing some defense while the NBA season remains suspended.The Hall of Fame center attempted to clarify his brief appearance on the hit Netflix documentary "Tiger King," saying that while he loves big cats, he "had no idea" what was going on at the Oklahoma ranch owned by Joseph Maldonado-Passage, the now-imprisoned title…

Fears of Coronavirus Catastrophe at Rikers Jail – The New York Times

the potential of a public health catastrophe in the cellblocks where thousands are being held in close quarters.Public officials have been working to release hundreds of people in jail, but while that effort is moving forward, law enforcement officials concerned about public safety have urged caution. Inside the jails, meanwhile, inmates — including some of…

Hungary’s Viktor Orban gets sweeping powers under ‘coronavirus bill’ – The – The Washington Post

The Hungarian parliament on Monday handed the country's populist prime minister, Viktor Orban, the power to govern unchallenged for as long as he sees fit, a move rights groups said effectively suspends democracy in the European Union member state in the name of fighting the novel coronavirus.The “coronavirus bill,” which allows Orban to rule by…

‘Morbius,’ ‘Ghostbusters’ Sequel and More Sony Movies Pushed Back to 2021 – Variety

Sony Pictures has pushed back many of its major tentpoles — including “Morbius,” “Ghostbusters: Afterlife,” “Uncharted” and “Peter Rabbit 2” — to next year, the studio announced on Monday. Jason Reitman’s “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” has moved from July 10, 2020, to March 5, 2021; Jared Leto’s “Morbius” has been pushed back from July 31, 2020, to…

Trump’s Virus Defense Is Often an Attack, and the Target Is Often a Woman – The New York Times

March 30, 2020, 8:00 p.m. ETWASHINGTON — As he confronts a global pandemic, President Trump’s attention has also been directed at a more familiar foe: those he feels are challenging him, and particularly women.“Always a mess with Mary B.,” Mr. Trump tweeted last week, attacking the female chief executive of General Motors, Mary T. Barra,…

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11 vets die at Massachusetts Soldiers’ Home; 5 tested positive for COVID-19 – NBC News

The superintendent of a veterans facility in Massachusetts was placed on leave Monday, the same day it was reported that 11 residents had died, including at least five who had tested positive for the coronavirus illness COVID-19.A state official said test results are pending for five others who died at the Soldiers' Home in Holyoke.…

Virus May Cut China’s Growth Rate By Half, Push 11 Million Into Poverty: World Bank – NDTV News

Coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout could cause China's growth to come to a standstill.HighlightsCoronavirus pandemic causing "an unprecedented global shock": World Bank East Asia, Pacific region, excluding China, could see growth slow: report Two-fifths of world's population under some form of lockdownWashington, United States: The coronavirus pandemic's economic fallout could cause China's growth to come to…

Amazon Worker Fired After Staging Walkout Over Company’s Handling Of Coronavirus Risk – HuffPost

Amazon fired an employee who helped organize a walkout at one of its fulfillment centers over the company’s response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic on Monday. Chris Smalls, the employee who helped organize the demonstration, said he felt Amazon had failed to enact adequate measures to protect workers at the facility as many Americans turn…

2020 NFL Mock Draft – Todd McShay’s post-free agency prediction for Rounds 1 and 2 – ESPN

11:00 PM ETTodd McShayESPN Senior Writer Close ESPN College Football and NFL Draft Analyst Joined ESPN in 2006 Played quarterback in high school and was a backup QB for the University of Richmond.As of now, the show will go on. The 2020 NFL draft is just a few weeks away.It certainly has been a different…

‘Tiger King’ podcast host wants Margot Robbie to play Joe Exotic – Fox News

Margot Robbie's next gig could be a unique one if the "Tiger King" podcast host gets his way.As the success of Netflix's "Tiger King" continues, a miniseries -- which was reportedly ordered back in November by Universal Content Productions and based on the podcast "Joe Exotic: Tiger King" hosted by Robert Moor -- is getting its casting together to…