GM starts white-collar layoffs this week

GM starts white-collar layoffs this week

General Motors begins laying off about 4,300 white-collar workers worldwide this week.
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Today in History for April 7th

Today in History for April 7th

Highlights of this day in history: Civil war erupts in Rwanda; NY audience previews long-distance television; Auto pioneer Henry Ford dies in Dearborn, Mich.;Singer Billie Holiday, known as "Lady Day" is born in Philadelphia.
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Zoo cams surge in popularity during virus crisis

Zoo cams surge in popularity during virus crisis

With Americans sheltering in place amid the coronavirus outbreak, zoos and aquariums across the nation have expanded their offerings of live webcams, providing people with "online safaris" to help entertain, educate and even ease the angst.
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Domestic violence surges during virus shutdowns

Domestic violence surges during virus shutdowns

Reports of domestic violence are surging worldwide as couples and families are stuck at home together for long periods because governments are ordering residents to shelter-in-place to stop the spread of coronavirus, according to advocates for abused
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Trump says he had 'warm' conversation with Biden

Trump says he had 'warm' conversation with Biden

President Donald Trump said he had a "really wonderful, warm" conversation with former Vice President Joe Biden that lasted approximately 15 minutes.
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Work nearly finished on Detroit field hospital

Work nearly finished on Detroit field hospital

Work is almost done on the week-long effort to transform a convention center in Detroit into a 1,000-bed field hospital used to treat coronavirus patients.
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Convention center begins accepting virus patients

Convention center begins accepting virus patients

Coronavirus patients are arriving at the convention center in New Orleans, which has been converted into a support medical facility to ease pressure on area hospitals.
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Texas troopers check drivers coming from Louisiana

Texas troopers check drivers coming from Louisiana

At the state line on Interstate 10, Texas state troopers now actively check drivers coming from Louisiana, where the coronavirus has hit hard.
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California lends ventilators to US virus fight

California lends ventilators to US virus fight

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday the state would loan 500 ventilators to the national stockpile for use by New York and other states experiencing a crush of coronavirus-related hospitalizations.
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Stocks rise on upbeat virus news

Stocks rise on upbeat virus news

A worldwide rally gained steam on Wall Street Monday, propelling major indexes up more than 7%.
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Wisconsin governor moves to delay election

Wisconsin governor moves to delay election

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has moved to postpone the state's presidential primary for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting a court challenge and adding to confusion about whether voters will be able to head to the polls on Tues...
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CVS launches drive-thru rapid testing in Georgia

CVS launches drive-thru rapid testing in Georgia

CVS sets up mass site for drive-thru testing for COVID-19 in Atlanta. Hundreds file in during first day in operation, pressing their IDs and cellphones against closed car windows to identify themsleves.
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The Last Responder: A day with an NYC undertaker

The Last Responder: A day with an NYC undertaker

The Associated Press spent a day on the road with a Brooklyn funeral director overwhelmed by demand due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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AP Top Stories April 6

AP Top Stories April 6

Here's the latest for Monday April 6th: NY Governor says steep rise in coronavirus deaths leveling off; European countries continue to grapple with outbreak; UK outbreak worsening, PM Boris Johnson in hospital; Zoo-cams surge in popularity.
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NY zoo vet on confirmed cases of COVID in animals

NY zoo vet on confirmed cases of COVID in animals

The tiger that tested positive for the new coronavirus is the "first well-documented example of a person infecting an animal and an animal getting sick", said Dr. Paul Calle of the Bronx Zoo in New York.
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Cuomo extends stay-at-home order, doubles fines

Cuomo extends stay-at-home order, doubles fines

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo extended stay-at-home restrictions through the month and increased fines on violators to up to $1,000, citing fresh evidence Monday that the outbreak-fighting rules could be helping fight a worst-case catastrophe.
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Florida governor: Unemployment system up to speed

Florida governor: Unemployment system up to speed

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis says the state’s heavily criticized unemployment system should now be able to handle the crush of applicants it is receiving as workers lose their jobs during the coronavirus outbreak.
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Kudlow: Gives relief program an 'A' amid glitches

Kudlow: Gives relief program an 'A' amid glitches

Director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow says he would give the Trump administration's relief program an "A" amid glitches that have slowed Americans getting money financially affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Michigan State using oven to decontaminate masks

Michigan State using oven to decontaminate masks

Michigan State University is using a commercial oven to re-sterilize N95 masks.
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Virus leaves Venice's iconic canals eerily empty

Virus leaves Venice's iconic canals eerily empty

Canals in Venice are almost empty as Italy's fight against the coronavirus pandemic continues. Since the country went into lockdown on March 9, hotels, restaurants, cafés and most businesses have been shut.
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Birdsong, blaring sirens: A pandemic in sound

Birdsong, blaring sirens: A pandemic in sound

In the grind of the coronavirus pandemic, sound has become one of our shared experiences.
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Pakistan-based designer joins PPE effort

Pakistan-based designer joins PPE effort

Pakistan-based fashion designer Muhammad Asim Jofa is currently making full-body suits to be used as personal protective equipment
Dancing seniors stay active during virus outbreak

Dancing seniors stay active during virus outbreak

Seniors dance in their homes, getting the exercise that is so important to maintaining their health and mobility amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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'Downton' writer takes us back in time for 'Belgravia'

'Downton' writer takes us back in time for 'Belgravia'

"Downton Abbey" writer Julian Fellowes talks about the enduring themes of his new period drama, "Belgravia."
ShowBiz Minute: Faithfull, Royals, ACM

ShowBiz Minute: Faithfull, Royals, ACM

Marianne Faithfull in hospital with coronavirus and "stable"; Queen: History will remember your actions in virus crisis; Instead of attending the Academy of Country Music Awards, music stars played on, in their homes.