Ford: The world needs leaders who 'believe in science'

Ford: The world needs leaders who 'believe in science'

Harrison Ford says the fact that more people are addressing climate change is "very gratifying," although he believes countries need to elect leaders who "believe in science."
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3-D printed face shields aid health workers

The owner of a 3-D print and design firm in Washington state has developed a medical visor and face shield that's easy to make. The design of the visor has been approved by the U.S. National Institutes of Health.
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Louisiana resident pays tribute to Ellis Marsalis

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Cruise passengers board flights home amid outbreak

Cruise passengers board flights home amid outbreak

Passengers from an ill-fated cruise were finally allowed to touch dry land for the first time in weeks. They disembarked in Fort Lauderdale Friday and buses took people healthy enough to travel directly to the airport to board chartered flights home.
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Face masks recommended, Trump says he won't wear

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President Donald Trump says his administration is encouraging many Americans to wear face masks in public, though he stresses that the recommendation is optional and is conceding that he will not be complying with it.
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NYC police cleared to seize unused ventilators

NYC police cleared to seize unused ventilators

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Calif. to aid small businesses impacted by virus

Calif. to aid small businesses impacted by virus

California is trying to aid small businesses affected by a statewide lockdown prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Small businesses will have a year to give the state up to $50,000 in sales taxes they collect from customers.
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NYC reacts to mixed messages on face mask use

NYC reacts to mixed messages on face mask use

New Yorkers have reacted with differing views on the use of protective face masks to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Mixed messages about whether people should be wearing protective face masks has left many confused and frustrated.
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AP photo essay: Life interrupted from coronavirus

AP photo essay: Life interrupted from coronavirus

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Army Corps of Engineers adding more hospital beds

Army Corps of Engineers adding more hospital beds

Lt. Gen. Todd Semonite, commanding general of the Army Corps of Engineers, said Friday his organization is assigning eight contracts to add about 10,000 temporary patient beds.
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Family celebrates birthday outside of nursing home

Family celebrates birthday outside of nursing home

A family in West Virginia took their 6-year daughter's birthday party on the road to celebrate outside of her grandmother's nursing home while it was on lockdown due to positive cases of COVID-19.
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AP Top Stories April 3

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California seeking 15,000 hotel rooms for homeless

California seeking 15,000 hotel rooms for homeless

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says the state is seeking 15,000 hotel rooms for the homeless during the coronavirus crisis. The state has already obtained nearly 7,000 hotel rooms and is working with local agencies to get the homeless into them.
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Funeral services different during virus outbreak

Funeral services different during virus outbreak

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Stay-at-home order leaves DC streets mostly empty

Stay-at-home order leaves DC streets mostly empty

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MD Gov. confirms Kennedy family members missing

MD Gov. confirms Kennedy family members missing

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says that rescuers are searching for two missing boaters - the daughter and grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend - after their canoe was found in Chesapeake Bay.
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Louisiana gov.: Lack of ventilators is main issue

Louisiana gov.: Lack of ventilators is main issue

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says the biggest issue for the the state right now is getting enough ventilators during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Louisiana confirmed a 42% spike in coronavirus cases Thursday.
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Face masks transported by Patriots arrives in NYC

Face masks transported by Patriots arrives in NYC

A truck owned by the New England Patriots delivered a shipment of 300,000 N95 face masks to the Javits Center in New York on Friday to help medical personnel there.
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Detroit health system to study virus treatment

Detroit health system to study virus treatment

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Cuomo to sign order to redeploy ventilators

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With coronavirus deaths climbing rapidly in New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Friday he will sign an executive order to take ventilators and protective gear from private hospitals and companies that aren't using them.
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Dems demand unemployment benefits in 2 weeks

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Lean On Me, Lovely Day singer Bill Withers dies at 81

Lean On Me, Lovely Day singer Bill Withers dies at 81

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On This Day: 3 April 2007

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Halle Berry received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.