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 2020-04-02 19:13 

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Happiness, where are you?...

What makes us feel happy can be very different: ice cream, a word of praise, the sunrise or the birth of a child. All sorts of things have the potential to make us happy. However, happiness is a disguise artist, so we often overlook it. Whoever finds it i...

 2020-04-02 19:13 

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Coronavirus: China hid scale of outbreak — US intelligence report...

China has covered up the extent of the country's coronavirus outbreak, US intelligence officials conclude in a classified report for the Trump administration. Bloomberg News cited three US officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, who said China&...

 2020-04-02 19:13 

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Arizona justices uphold Phoenix airport's Uber, Lyft fees...

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's high court on Thursday upheld a $4 pickup and drop-off fee that led Uber and Lyft to threaten to stop serving the Phoenix airport, one of the busiest in the nation. The Arizona Supreme Court unanimously rejected a challe...

 2020-04-02 19:13 

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Coronavirus drugs: Can antibodies from survivors help?...

About 80,000 people worldwide have survived a Covid-19 infection. Their immune systems will have produced antibodies, which will help their bodies recognize and fight a repeat attack by the coronavirus. It's a natural defense mechanism. But while we w...

 2020-04-02 19:12 

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Dr. Fauci's face will soon be on a bobblehead...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The United States' top infectious disease specialist is getting his own bobblehead. The creation from the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum in Milwaukee features Dr. Anthony Fauci wearing a suit as he makes a motion sh...

 2020-04-02 19:12 

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Coronavirus: How do ventilators work?...

In 20% of those infected in the current pandemic, the SARS CoV-2 viruses are lodged deep in the lungs, since COVID-19 mainly affects the lower respiratory tract. Then the illness quickly becomes critical, and the most severe cases must be immediately conn...

 2020-04-02 19:12 

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Solidarity: How the coronavirus makes us more willing to help...

Lena was inspired by the desire to help while out shopping. She saw an elderly man standing in front of an empty shelf that once held canned food. He stood there for a while, only to leave without finishing his grocery shopping. "This man probably had...

 2020-04-02 18:43 

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Australia begins coronavirus vaccine tests...

Australian government scientists have begun the first stages of testing for a potential vaccine against the SARS CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19. Australia's national science agency CSIRO said Thursday that testing at a biosecurit...

 2020-04-02 18:43 

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Central European states 'broke EU law' by refusing refugees...

Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic acted illegally by refusing to accept refugees in 2015, the European Court of Justice ruled on Thursday. The Central European states refused to accept a plan by EU interior ministers in September 2015 to redistribute...

 2020-04-02 18:43 

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Lufthansa and British Airways announce massive reduction in workforce...

More than 100,000 workers may be furloughed after British Airways and Lufthansa announced plans on Thursday to survive the global travel shutdown. British Airways said it was in talks with its union to suspend around 32,000 staff, Reuters reported. It has...

 2020-04-02 18:43 

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Coronavirus: US unemployment surges by 6.6 million in one week...

The unemployment rate in the US surged to a new record high on Thursday, with the US Labor Department reporting that 6.6 million people filed unemployment claims just last week alone. The latest figures doubled the previous week's record of 3.3 millio...

 2020-04-02 18:42 

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EU pledges 100 billion scheme for workers facing pay cuts...

On Thursday, the European Union announced a funding plan to help member states subsidize workers' wages during the coronavirus health emergency. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the Support to Mitigate Unemployment Risks in an E...

 2020-04-02 18:42 

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Coronavirus in Mexico: Street vendors agonize over health or livelihood...

Alfonso Ramirez boasts 50 years working as a street vendor in Mexico City. He has sold all manner of wares, all over the city, and these days, he hawks DVDs of television series on Avenida Independencia, in the heart of downtown. Ramirez has seen business...

 2020-04-02 18:42 

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Is Iran using the coronavirus crisis to bolster its nuclear program?...

Iran is currently facing two crises. Sanctions have cut the country off from global markets, which has brought the economy to its knees. Iran is also dealing with an acute public health catastrophe as the coronavirus epidemic in the country continues to s...

 2020-04-02 18:42 

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Journalists under threat: April's 10 most urgent cases...

1. Mohammad Mosaed (Iran) Journalist, who warned about pandemic, banned from work and social media. Freelance economic reporter Mohammad Mosaed awaits a court date, after intelligence agents of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) arrested and int...

 2020-04-02 18:42 

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Tough times ahead for climate protesters during corona pandemic...

Every Friday since the youth climate movement Fridays for Future began in 2018, students have been taking to the streets to protest for a greener future. Now, in times of the COVID-19 virus, such demonstrations have ground to a halt. "Currently we can...

 2020-04-02 18:42 

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Netflix's Tiger King: The isolated world's new obsession...

One thing has to be said upfront: If you want to understand the hype surrounding the Netflix documentary series Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, you can't get around watching all seven episodes. The world that is revealed in the series is unfat...

 2020-04-02 18:42 

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African entrepreneurs hard hit by Germany's COVID-19 crisis...

On any normal day at the market on Winterfeldplatz in Berlin, customers will flock to Jaspa Anchang's food truck. The 44-year-old Cameroonian sells barbecue chicken, yam and fried plantains at the open-air market. But in spite of a clear blue sky and ...

 2020-04-02 18:42 

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The tourism sector will bounce back...

The low spring sun makes the Brandenburg Gate appear even more imposing. Perhaps Berlin's landmark is also so impressive these days because there are hardly any people on the Pariser Platz in front of it. Locals on their way to work or for an early mo...

 2020-04-02 18:42 

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7 things I had never seen before I came to Germany...

Rachel moved from the UK to Germany in 2016. As a relative newcomer she casts a fresh eye over German clichs and shares her experiences of settling into German life. Every two weeks she explores a new topic for Meet the Germans from saunas to asparagus or...

 2020-04-02 18:42 

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Coronavirus fuels domestic violence in the Middle East...

For many women in the Middle East and North Africa, physical violence is a part of everyday life. In countries such as Yemen, Morocco and Egypt, at least a quarter of all married women say their husbands have physically abused them, according to a Princet...

 2020-04-02 18:42 

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Covid-19: Relief promises for Africa's small businesses...

Africa is overwhelmingly a continent of small businesses, petty traders and micro-firms, with an estimated 95% of enterprises falling into this category. These are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Few have the savings to co...

 2020-04-02 18:42 

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What do futurists imagine for the post-coronavirus-pandemic world?...

Predicting the future is a fool's game, they say. It takes the finest, bravest minds to dare. Even now, when we're seeing massive, rapid change in most walks of life — inspired by a push in science or technology, or nudged by a freak, global...

 2020-04-02 18:12 

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AP-NORC poll: About half of workers lose income due to virus...

WASHINGTON (AP) — About half of all working Americans report some kind of income loss affecting themselves or a member of their household due to the coronavirus pandemic, with low-income Americans and those without college degrees especially likely ...

 2020-04-02 18:12 

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AP-NORC poll: Widespread support for virus relief package...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that positive views of the nation's economy are down dramatically just since January, with 60% of Americans now saying the economy is "poor&...

 2020-04-02 18:01 

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AP-NORC poll: Half of working Americans say they or a household member have lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic...

WASHINGTON (AP) — AP-NORC poll: Half of working Americans say they or a household member have lost income due to the coronavirus pandemic. AP-NORC poll: Half of working Americans say they or a household member have lost income due to the coronavirus...

 2020-04-02 17:42 

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Wisconsin doctor, husband targeted and killed, police say...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin-Madison police investigators were working Thursday to determine why a respected physician and her husband were targeted and killed. The bodies of Dr. Beth Potter, 52 and her husband, Robin Carre, 57, were...

 2020-04-02 17:42 

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'Top Gun Maverick' postponed to December due to coronavirus...

NEW YORK (AP) — Hollywood's summer movie season is all but finished. "Top Gun Maverick" became the latest would-be blockbuster to be rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Paramount Pictures on Thursday announced that sequel to the...

 2020-04-02 17:42 

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Stimulus aid for 'small business' will go to some big chains...

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — As the federal government prepares to launch a $349 billion loan program meant to help small businesses survive the coronavirus pandemic, critics have growing concerns that some mom-and-pop shops might get squeezed out. The Pa...

 2020-04-02 17:41 

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Fire officials save cold kitten that was stuck on a roof...

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A kitten stuck on a roof in the cold was saved by firefighters in Georgia. The 6-week-old kitten was nursed back to health Wednesday after her rescue, Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services said in a post on Facebook. The femal...

 2020-04-02 17:11 

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South African cops storm Cape Town church to expel migrants...

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African police wearing riot gear forced their way into a church in central Cape Town on Thursday to remove hundreds of foreign migrants who had been sheltering there for months. The operation at the Central Metho...

 2020-04-02 16:41 

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Andrew Lloyd Webber shares musicals online; actor diagnosed...

From finding ways to help others cope to sheltering in place to canceling events, here's a look at some of the ways the entertainment industry is reacting to the spread of the coronavirus, which most people recover from but can cause severe illness in...

 2020-04-02 16:41 

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What virus? Belarus rejects strict measures against pandemic...

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — When Belarus' president last made a public appearance he wore protective gear, but it wasn't for the coronavirus. Alexander Lukashenko, who derides global concerns over COVID-19 as "mass psychosis," donned a hel...

 2020-04-02 15:40 

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Feds seek breakup of Altria-Juul deal on antitrust grounds...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business regulators are suing to break up the multibillion-dollar deal between tobacco giant Altria and e-cigarette startup Juul Labs, saying their partnership amounted to an agreement not to compete in the U.S. vaping market....

 2020-04-02 15:40 

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Trump says he expects Russia, Saudis to cut oil production...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he expects Saudi Arabia and Russia will end an oil war and dramatically cut production. The global gut in production, coupled with a slowing economy from the coronavirus pandemic, has sent ...

 2020-04-02 15:40 

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Outbreak: bankruptcies, layoffs, quiet skies and empty rails...

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ____________ ZOOM: At the end of last year,...

 2020-04-02 15:40 

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Nissan recalls over 250K vehicles to replace Takata air bags...

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan is recalling more than a quarter-million SUVs, trucks and vans worldwide to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. The vehicles have air bags with volatile ammonium nitrate that can explode with too much force ...

 2020-04-02 15:10 

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'Lost Children' author: Writers must 'document' pandemic...

NEW YORK (AP) — Cooped up at her Bronx home with her daughter and a niece because of the coronavirus pandemic, Mexican writer Valeria Luiselli says she has lowered the "volume and speed" of her life. She is arranging books in alphabetical or...

 2020-04-02 15:10 

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What to do when the coronavirus crisis delays your wedding...

Couples are often told to prepare for anything when it comes to their wedding, but a global pandemic isn't typically something to consider. Now that most Americans have been ordered to stay at home and avoid nonessential travel to slow the spread of t...

 2020-04-02 15:03 

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Virus masks, apps: The race is on to avoid hidden carriers...

PARIS (AP) — The worldwide race to protect people against being infected by unwitting coronavirus carriers intensified Thursday, pitting governments against each other as they buy protective gear and prompting new questions about who should wear mas...

 2020-04-02 14:40 

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As business vaporizes, Europe focuses on avoiding layoffs...

BRUSSELS (AP) — As the new coronavirus spreads across Europe, ravaging economies and killing thousands, governments and the European Union are focusing much of their economic rescue efforts on containing a boom in joblessness, particularly by helpin...

 2020-04-02 14:40 

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AP Week in Pictures, Middle East...

This photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published by Associated Press photographers in the Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan Region between March 26 April 1, 2020. This week's selection includes scenes across the reg...

 2020-04-02 14:40 

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Russia's Putin orders month of non-work to curb coronavirus...

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin has ordered most Russians to stay off work until the end of the month to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Speaking in a televised address to the nation on Thursday, Putin said he was extending the non-workin...

 2020-04-02 14:40 

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More evidence indicates healthy people can spread virus...

Scientists offered more evidence Wednesday that the coronavirus is spread by seemingly healthy people who show no clear symptoms, and the federal government issued new guidance warning that anyone exposed to the disease can be considered a carrier. A stud...

 2020-04-02 14:37 

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South African cops storm Cape Town church to expel migrants...

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — South African police wearing riot gear forced their way into a church in central Cape Town on Thursday to remove hundreds of foreign migrants who had been sheltering there for months. The operation at the Central Metho...

 2020-04-02 14:09 

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Outbreak: bankruptcies, layoffs and quiet skies...

The outbreak of the coronavirus has dealt a shock to the global economy with unprecedented speed. Following are developments on Thursday related to the global economy, the work place and the spread of the virus. ____________ ZOOM: At the end of last year,...

 2020-04-02 13:38 

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Top court rules 3 anti-migrant quota countries broke EU law...

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top court ruled Thursday that the Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland broke EU law by refusing to comply with a refugee quota program launched after well over a million migrants entered the bloc, most fleeing ...

 2020-04-02 13:38 

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Africa faces an 'existential threat' as virus cases spread...

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April, health officials projected Thursday, as the continent least equipped to treat serious infections has an "enormous gap" in the number...

 2020-04-02 13:38 

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Survey: Athletic directors bracing for financial crisis...

Athletic directors at the nation's biggest schools are bracing for a potential financial crisis related to the coronavirus pandemic. According to a survey conducted by LEAD1, an association of athletic directors from 130 major college football schools...

 2020-04-02 13:38 

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US trade gap falls to $39.9 in February, lowest since 2016...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit tumbled in February to the lowest level since 2016 as exports fell and imports fell more. The politically sensitive gap in the trade of goods with China narrowed in February when the world's No. 2 economy...

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