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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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Facebook, Twitter bar video of Brazilian president endorsing unproven antiviral drug – NBC News

Facebook and Twitter said Monday that they had ordered the removal of a video in which Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said falsely that a drug was working everywhere against the coronavirus.It is rare for tech companies to take down a post from a head of state, but the coronavirus pandemic has led the companies to…

Johnson & Johnson partners with BARDA to fund $1 billion in COVID-19 vaccine research – TechCrunch

Pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson is partnering with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to fund over $1 billion in COVID-19 vaccine and antiviral treatment research and development, the company said on Monday. The partnership is an expansion of an existing agreement between BARDA and…

Coronavirus: The grim crisis in Europe’s care homes

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sixteen people have died at the Rothschild care home in Paris Deaths can be invisible, coffins are hard to hide.Outside the Rothschild care home in Paris, a delivery van pulls up to unload its pale wooden cargo, still wrapped in factory plastic.A delivery man tells one waiting journalist, it is…

Furloughs at Macy’s, Gannett and Gap signal mounting economic distress – The Washington Post

Major companies signaled a new wave of economic distress Monday, sending hundreds of thousands of workers home without pay, as the Trump administration scrambled to get stimulus money to Americans already feeling the weight of unpaid bills.Macy’s announced it will furlough most of its 125,000 workers as sales evaporated with the shuttering of 775 stores.…

Cardi B Not Allowed to Start GoFundMe for Joe Exotic, Violates Rules – TMZ

Cardi B & 'Tiger King' Her Joe Exotic Support Shot Down ... GoFundMe Says No-Go 3/30/2020 5:06 PM PT Exclusive 5:04 PM PT -- Cardi just responded to our story, and it seems like she wasn't serious about raising money for Joe's defense. Still, Cardi's a big fan of the 'Tiger King' star. She says…

Next 100 days: Ford, GE Healthcare will team up to produce 50,000 ventilators in Michigan – Detroit Free Press

Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press Published 4:56 p.m. ET March 30, 2020 | Updated 7:42 p.m. ET March 30, 2020CLOSEFord Motor Co. and GE Healthcare announced on Monday plans to produce 50,000 ventilators in the next 100 days with the support of 500 UAW members in Michigan to help in the battle against the novel coronavirus.A new…

NCAA grants waiver for all spring-sports athletes to receive extra year of eligibility – USA TODAY

Steve Berkowitz, USA TODAY Published 7:11 p.m. ET March 30, 2020 | Updated 10:09 p.m. ET March 30, 2020CLOSE USA TODAY Sports' Mark Medina discusses NBA star Stephen Curry's interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. USA TODAYAll NCAA Division I athletes in spring sports will be given an extra season of…

Pelosi aims to move fast on next rescue package – POLITICO

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. | Andrew Harnik/AP Photo House Democrats are moving rapidly on ambitious plans for a fourth coronavirus relief package, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi eager to put her imprint on legislation that she says could be ready for a vote in the coming weeks. Pelosi told reporters Monday that Democrats are in the…

Facebook Could Help Journalism by Making News Easier to Find

Facebook announced on Monday that it was going to spend $100 million to help local news outlets during the coronavirus crisis. “It’s a moment where getting accurate news about the coronavirus is vital for all us,” says Campbell Brown, the former television news anchor and Facebook’s vice president of global news partnerships. This urgent need…

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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…