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March 27, 2020 - 5:35 am
(NEW YORK) -- As officials at the nation's nursing homes began to realize their facilities and elderly populations were deeply vulnerable targets for the spread of novel coronavirus, the medical director at one of the largest chains realized he needed a new playbook to take on an outbreak this...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:31 am
(NEW YORK) -- By 8 a.m. on Wednesday, the line outside St. Paul and St. Andrew United Methodist Church in New York City stretched around the block. But this wasn't any ordinary morning. Fixed-income residents like 66-year-old Patricia Sylvester faced an agonizing choice -- weighing the risk of...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:30 am
(NEW YORK) -- "What if black women, it turned out, really always have been at the forefront of the struggles over American women’s voting rights, and what if we as a nation are just catching up to that?" That is the question posed by Martha S. Jones, one of the many historians now rewriting the...
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March 27, 2020 - 5:18 am
(NEW YORK) -- After a push from states and advocates, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has waived a requirement that children have to be physically present with their parents to pick up meals at closed schools around the country. But in at least one state, schools were still turning away parents...
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FILE - This Sept. 15, 2015, file photo, shows Zion National Park near Springdale, Utah. Zion National Park announced Monday, Marc h 23, 2020, it is closing its campgrounds and part of a popular trail called Angel's Landing that is often crowded with people. The top part of the hike that is being closed is bordered by steep drops and ascends some 1,500 feet (457 meters) above the southern Utah park's red-rock cliffs, offering sweeping views.(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
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March 27, 2020 - 4:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is sticking with its crowd-friendly waiver of entrance fees at national parks during the coronavirus pandemic, as managers at some parks try and fail to keep visitors a safe distance apart and communities appeal for a shutdown at other parks that are still...
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March 26, 2020 - 3:40 pm
(KANSAS CITY) -- The suspected white supremacist who plotted to bomb a hospital facing the coronavirus crisis was in touch with a then-active U.S. Army soldier who wanted to launch his own attack on a major American news network and discussed targeting a Democratic presidential candidate, according...
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March 26, 2020 - 11:00 am
(ATLANTA) -- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to issue new guidelines on Thursday aiming at preventing parks from becoming viral hotspots as the novel coronavirus continues to spread and Americans seek time outside as a break from staying home. The National Park Service,...
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March 26, 2020 - 6:32 am
(NEW YORK) -- A storm continues to move east as heavy snow falls in the west and hail falls in the Bay area. Up to a foot of snow fell from California to Wyoming and Montana as parts of I-80 had to be shut down overnight due to heavy snow. The complex storm system stretches from the Rockies into...
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March 26, 2020 - 6:06 am
(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 21,000 people around the world, including at least 1,000 in the United States. Spain's death toll has eclipsed that of China where cases of the illness caused by the new respiratory virus, known officially as COVID-19, were...
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March 26, 2020 - 5:54 am
(LOS ANGELES) -- A California man was arrested by the FBI on fraud charges Wednesday for allegedly soliciting investments for a phony coronavirus cure. Officials said the man, 53-year-old Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, claimed his company would use the investments to market pills that would prevent...
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