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April 09, 2020 - 7:10 pm
(SACRAMENTO) -- On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced the state’s plan to send 500 ventilators to the national stockpile in order to assist New York and other states that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus -- a move that caused confusion in some counties where officials have been...
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April 09, 2020 - 5:02 pm
(NEWARK, N.J.) -- A total of 329 Transportation Security Administration employees have tested positive for COVID-19 and two have died according to an internal briefing led by TSA Administrator David Pekoske, and viewed by ABC News. The reported number increased by 162 in the past week, while 13 of...
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April 09, 2020 - 4:08 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- As the coronavirus pandemic continues to shut down businesses across the country, Jennifer Knox is doing whatever it takes to keep her staff's heads above water. April usually marks the beginning of the busy season at her Tybee Island, Georgia, restaurant, The Sand Bar. But thanks...
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ABC News
April 09, 2020 - 3:59 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- Passover seders are a communal ritual, with family, friends, neighbors, pretty much everyone except Elijah coming together under one roof to commemorate the story of Exodus. As with almost everything in our world, that's been completely upended this year as the COVID-19 pandemic has...
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Jamal Hinton
April 09, 2020 - 3:44 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- The husband of a woman who became famous in 2016 for a Thanksgiving-related texting mixup has died from complications related to COVID-19. Lonnie Dench, whose wife, Wanda, sent a text presumably to her grandson but actually to Jamal Hinton four years ago, died over the weekend,...
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ABC News
April 09, 2020 - 2:11 pm
(NEW YORK) -- Jamie Edens and Ryan Ward arrived in New York City last week after a whirlwind road trip from their home in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The two intensive care-unit nurses were on their way to help fight the novel coronavirus. New York state has been hit the hardest by the virus, with more cases...
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April 09, 2020 - 2:06 pm
(BOLIVAR, Tenn.) -- The mayor of a small Tennessee town and his wife are bringing together their community amid the coronavirus pandemic by hosting virtual game nights each night live on Facebook. Julian McTizic, 32, is the mayor of Bolivar, Tennessee -- a town with a population of just over 5,000...
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April 09, 2020 - 12:56 pm
(SUFFOLK COUNTY, N.Y.) -- As New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo offers cautious optimism about a possible slowing of novel coronavirus cases in the state, a leader in Suffolk County says there's no such hope there right now. "The numbers are moving quickly,” County Executive Steve Bellone told ABC News. “...
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April 09, 2020 - 8:34 am
(NEW YORK) -- As the coronavirus continues to rip through the nation leaving behind thousands of victims in its path, black communities have been infected and their residents killed at a disproportionate rate across the country, according to several states' analysis of data. “After this virus is...
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April 09, 2020 - 7:17 am
(NEW YORK) -- As severe weather moves across the country, there were almost 400 damaging storm reports from Iowa all the way to the Carolinas. There were six tornadoes reported with these storms, three in Arkansas. In Arkansas, 31 houses were damaged Wednesday evening due to the storms, with 29 in...
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