Today in History for February 22nd

Today in History for February 22nd

Highlights of this day in history: George Washington, America's first president, is born; Iraqi insurgents destroy a Shiite shrine's golden dome; the 'Miracle on Ice' during the 1980 Winter Olympics; Pop artist Andy Warhol dies.
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Los Angeles mayor tells 4 million to wear masks

Los Angeles mayor tells 4 million to wear masks

The mayor of Los Angeles urged 4 million residents to wear masks to combat the coronavirus when they walk out in public. Mayor Eric Garcetti reminded people to practice safe social distancing as he donned a black cloth mask to make his point.
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Son: NJ nursing home deaths 'nerve racking'

Son: NJ nursing home deaths 'nerve racking'

A nursing home in New Jersey has had eight deaths due to COVID-19, according to a letter posted on the official website of the town. The son of one of the residents said he only found out about the deaths by scrolling through Facebook.
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Virus Journals: Anxiety, loneliness, hope

Virus Journals: Anxiety, loneliness, hope

The Associated Press asked young people across the globe to talk about their lives amid the coronavirus pandemic. Using mobile phones, they provided all the footage and photos. AP Video produced by Martha Irvine.
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Tornado survivor loses job due to coronavirus

Tornado survivor loses job due to coronavirus

When the walls of his house collapsed around his family during a tornado, Jose Cojom thought it was a bad dream. But that was just the beginning. A few weeks later, the restaurant where he cooks closed its doors because of the coronavirus.
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Today in History for April 2nd

Today in History for April 2nd

Highlights of Today in History: Pope John Paul II Dies at 84; President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war on Germany; Juan Ponce de Leon lands in Florida; Falkland Islands seized from Britain; Hans Christian Andersen Born.
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Energy company pivots to make ventilators

Energy company pivots to make ventilators

While several automakers are now shifting their production lines to manufacturer life saving ventilators during the coronavirus pandemic, a Silicon Valley fuel cell maker is pivoting to refurbish old ventilators.
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Workers building field hospital in Detroit center

Workers building field hospital in Detroit center

Military personnel and civilians are working together to quickly transform a Detroit convention center into a 1,000-bed field hospital in response to the coronavirus.
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US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

US to deploy anti-drug Navy ships near Venezuela

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that Navy ships are being moved toward Venezuela as his administration beefs up counter-narcotics operations in the Caribbean following a U.S. drug indictment against Nicolas Maduro.
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Trump says federal PPE stockpile nearly depleted

Trump says federal PPE stockpile nearly depleted

President Donald Trump is acknowledging that the federal stockpile is nearly depleted of personal protective equipment used by doctors and nurses to protect themselves from the new coronavirus.
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Cruise passengers call for US help amid outbreak

Cruise passengers call for US help amid outbreak

Orlando residents Laura Gabaroni and Juan Huergo are asking U.S. and Florida officials to show compassion and allow Carnival's Holland America cruise ships to dock at Port Everglades. They've been stuck onboard for more than two weeks.
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"A battlefield behind your home": life in empty NY

"A battlefield behind your home": life in empty NY

The wail of ambulances as been the one constant in the otherwise eerily quiet streets of New York City. Residents say the conornavirus pandemic has dramatically altered life, causing feelings of worry and uncertainty.
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AP Top Stories April 1

AP Top Stories April 1

Here's the latest for Wednesday April 1st: New York deaths double in 3 days, with worst to come; Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboard; Europe facing extraoridinary demand for ICU beds and doctors; Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for...
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65K hospital beds needed in NY by end of April

65K hospital beds needed in NY by end of April

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Wednesday the city needs an additional 65,000 hospital beds to help in the fight against the coronavirus. New York had a "tremendous start" with some 20,000 beds already in operation according to the mayor.
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Chicago hospital workers call for 'hazard pay'

Chicago hospital workers call for 'hazard pay'

Lower-paid health care workers in Chicago on the front lines of the coronavirus fight are demanding higher pay and better working conditions. The members of the Service Employees International Union
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Florida governor issues stay-at-home order

Florida governor issues stay-at-home order

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis issued a statewide stay-at-home order on Wednesday, limiting Floridians' movements and interactions outside the home to only essential activites.
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Rep. McAdams on virus: The sickest I've ever been

Rep. McAdams on virus: The sickest I've ever been

Rep. Ben McAdams who has recovered from the coronavirus after testing positive said it's the sickest he's ever been. As Congress considers whether to take up another relief bill, McAdams said more still needs to be done.
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Cuomo: Virus testing is up in NY state

Cuomo: Virus testing is up in NY state

Cuomo: Virus testing is up in NY state
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Crew offloaded from USS Roosevelt as virus spreads

Crew offloaded from USS Roosevelt as virus spreads

Acting-Secretary of the US Navy confirms that 1,000 of the USS Theodore Roosevelt's crew have been removed from the aircraft carrier, docked in Guam, amid a coronavirus outbreak.
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Caylee Hammack's band starts landscaping after gigs postponed

Caylee Hammack's band starts landscaping after gigs postponed

Country singer Caylee Hammack lost all her gigs for two months due to the spreading coronavirus, so her bandmates decided to start a side business doing lawncare to make money in the meantime.
Virus isolation booths to protect health workers

Virus isolation booths to protect health workers

Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston has designed a freestanding coronavirus testing isolation booth they hope will protect medical workers examining new patients and reduce the use of scarce disposable personal protective equipment.
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Pence tours Va. Walmart warehouse, thanks workers

Pence tours Va. Walmart warehouse, thanks workers

Vice President Mike Pence visited the Walmart Distribution Center in Gordonsville, Virginia Wednesday to tour the facility and encourage the workers who operate and manage the supply chain operation.
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Coronavirus fuels attacks against Asian Americans

Coronavirus fuels attacks against Asian Americans

The coronavirus pandemic, which originated in China, is fueling attacks against Asian Americans, with more than 1,000 reports of hate incidents ranging from racial slurs to spitting to physical assaults over the past two weeks, advocates say.
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Virus isolation booths to protect health workers

Virus isolation booths to protect health workers

Boston hospital designs freestanding coronavirus testing isolation booths they hope will protect medical workers examining new patients and reduce the use of scarce disposable personal protective equipment
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Congresswoman: Mileage rollback wrong thing to do

Congresswoman: Mileage rollback wrong thing to do

A Michigan congresswoman whose district is home to Ford’s headquarters is unhappy with the White House’s decision to roll back Obama-era vehicle mileage standards.
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