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 2020-04-03 17:19 

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Cuomo Orders Upstate Hospitals To Give Spare Ventilators To Overwhelmed Downstate Health Centers...

On the highest single day increase in coronavirus deaths and new hospitalizations in New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo is mandating that upstate hospitals share their spare ventilators with downstate hospitals that are overwhelmed with dealing with COVID-19...

 2020-04-03 16:50 

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Cuomo Says New York Has Seen 'Highest Single Increase' In Deaths From Coronavirus...

New York state had it deadliest day yet stemming from the coronavirus, with more than 500 fatalities, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday . The death toll has gone up from 2,373 to 2,935 in the last 24 hours, Cuomo told reporters during a late morning press con...

 2020-04-03 16:38 

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Peru, Panama Limit Movement By Gender In Bid To Slow The Coronavirus...

Across the world, officials have been desperately adopting sweeping measures in a bid to keep people separated and the coronavirus at bay. But even among the wide range tried so far, one attempted solution in Peru and Panama has proven unusual: Officials ...

 2020-04-03 16:37 

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Some Undocumented Domestic Workers Slip Through Holes In Coronavirus Safety Net...

Even before the coronavirus pandemic began, the millions of mostly women of color, mostly immigrant and often undocumented domestic workers in the U.S. had little job security. But now the current health crisis has this workforce reeling. The U.S. Senate ...

 2020-04-03 16:15 

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Coronavirus Drives Away Volunteers Just As They're Needed Most...

Social service providers that rely on volunteers are having to scale back operations, just as more Americans are coming to them for help. Julio Alonso, executive director and CEO of the Hoosier Hills Food Bank in Bloomington, Ind., says students from near...

 2020-04-03 15:40 

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Slammed By Trump, 3M Says N95 Mask Exports From U.S. Should Continue...

3M, a key maker of N95 respirator masks, is arguing against a Trump administration request to keep U.S.-made masks in the domestic market, saying the policy could backfire by triggering retaliation. Trump signed a Defense Production Act order Thursday spe...

 2020-04-03 14:58 

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New York State Budget Includes Bail Reform Rollback...

Lawmakers in New York approved a $177 billion state budget on Thursday afternoon, two days after it was due....

 2020-04-03 13:58 

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East Hampton Sand Mine Expansion Receives State Approval...

New York regulators will allow the expansion of a long-dormant sand and gravel mine in East Hampton....

 2020-04-03 13:50 

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After Fleeing Crisis, Venezuelan Migrants Now Struggle In Coronavirus Lockdown...

lvaro Callama is struggling to survive an economic double whammy. A Venezuelan electrician, he fled his homeland two years ago amid a devastating economic crisis that left him too poor to buy food. He moved to neighboring Colombia, where Callama — n...

 2020-04-03 13:46 

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Paramedics Instructed To Aid Non-COVID Patients At Scene, Not To Bring To ER...

A medical advisory committee in Nassau County has directed emergency service technicians to leave unresponsive adults who cannot be revived at the scene, and not to transport them to the hospital....

 2020-04-03 13:26 

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Rainy Day Fund Will Help Ease Impact Of Coronavirus On State Budget, Lamont Says...

Connecticut's $2.7 billion rainy day fund will help the state weather the COVID-19 economic storm, according to Governor Ned Lamont....

 2020-04-03 13:00 

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Coronavirus Reset: How To Get Health Insurance Now...

In normal times, when you choose your health insurance plan — usually during a fall "open enrollment period" — you try to guess at what the next year and your health will be like. You look at your budget and compare monthly premium cos...

 2020-04-03 12:46 

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Companies Tied To W.Va. Governor To Pay $5 Million In Mining Violations...

Coal mining companies owned by West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice and his family have agreed to pay the government more than $5 million in delinquent mine safety fines, the Justice Department says. A 2014 joint investigation by NPR and Mine Safety and Health ...

 2020-04-03 12:20 

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Ventilator Shortage Dire In New York, Stockpile Nearly Depleted...

Governor Andrew Cuomo says 350 people a day are walking into New York hospitals in need of a ventilator. At this rate, state officials say the state stockpile of machines will be exhausted before reaching the peak of coronavirus patients. Officials aren&#...

 2020-04-03 12:00 

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Cuomo Thanks Out-Of-State Volunteers, Says 'New Yorkers Will Return The Favor'...

Here's the latest on the COVID-19 outbreak in the region: More than 21,000 healthcare workers from out of state have volunteered to help New York, the global epicenter of the pandemic....

 2020-04-03 11:45 

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N.J. State Police Authorized To Collect Masks, Ventilators From Private Firms...

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 2020-04-03 11:40 

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Be(a)man...

Cesar Beman marched and fought with black and white soldiers during the Revolutionary War up and down the Hudson River. But he wasn't supposed to be there. "He fought in place of the man who enslaved him," says Jesse Nasta, a visiting professo...

 2020-04-03 11:33 

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Homecare Workers Find Themselves Unemployed Because Of COIVID-19...

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 2020-04-03 11:30 

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Faster Coronavirus Testing May Help To Ease Results Backlog...

One of the nation's biggest medical testing companies acknowledged a backlog of at least 115,000 coronavirus tests, illustrating how the nation is struggling to test effectively during the pandemic....

 2020-04-03 11:24 

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The U.S. Currently Has An Abundance Of Chicken Wings...

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 2020-04-03 09:25 

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The Coronavirus Small Business Loan Program: What You Need To Know...

Starting today, small businesses can apply for the nearly $350 billion in loans available through the economic rescue plan from Congress. The loan program, known as the Paycheck Protection Program, is intended to support businesses so they can ride out th...

 2020-04-03 09:21 

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In Southeast Asia, Governments Exploit Coronavirus Fears To Tighten Grip...

Three Southeast Asian nations — Thailand, Cambodia and Myanmar — are using fears over the coronavirus to double down on repressive measures aimed at silencing critics or opponents. In Thailand, general-turned-prime minister Prayuth Chan-ocha d...

 2020-04-03 09:04 

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A Must For Millions, Zoom Has A Dark Side — And An FBI Warning...

Dennis Johnson fell victim last week to a new form of harassment known as "Zoombombing,4; in which intruders hijack video calls and post hate speech and offensive images such as pornography. It's a phenomenon so alarming that the FBI has issued...

 2020-04-03 09:04 

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Encore: Remembering Her Grandmother, A Best Friend And Mentor...

This episode of StoryCorps originally aired in 2015 . Chloe Longfellow, 32, remembers her close relationship with her grandmother, Doris Louise Rolison, who taught her to cook in a kitchen that also served as a classroom for Rolison's life lessons. &#...

 2020-04-03 09:04 

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Trump Reelection Team Aims To Use COVID-19 To Rewrite Narrative...
 2020-04-03 09:04 

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Ecuador's COVID-19 Outbreak Is One Of South America's Biggest...
 2020-04-03 09:00 

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Ventilator Shortages Loom As States Ponder Rules For Rationing...

Medical rationing is not something Americans are accustomed to, but COVID-19 may soon change that. The specter of rationing is most imminent in New York City, where the virus is spreading rapidly and overwhelming hospitals with patients. According to New ...

 2020-04-03 09:00 

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'Mike Borrowed My Credibility And Abused It': Fired Bloomberg Campaign Workers Speak...

When Amol Jethwani interviewed for a job on Mike Bloomberg's presidential campaign in December, the benefits were unlike anything he had heard of for political campaign field workers. "They offered an incredible benefits package, which is unheard ...

 2020-04-03 09:00 

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Many Who Need Testing For COVID-19 Fail To Get Access...

For the past two weeks, Nathan Tetreault of Lillian, Ala., has suffered through likely COVID-19 symptoms: dry cough, fever, waking up in the middle of the night struggling to breathe. "I don't know if I have it. However, chances are pretty darn li...

 2020-04-03 06:53 

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A Coronavirus Plus: Wide-Open Highways In Los Angeles...

The traffic jams of Los Angeles are legendary , with cars often inching along for miles, bumper to bumper. But you can add L.A. gridlock to the long list of things that the coronavirus pandemic has changed. L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti said on Thursday there ...

 2020-04-03 05:00 

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Classical Music Highlight: Paganini Learns A New Instrument...

One of the common suggestions for how to pass the time in social isolation is to learn a new instrument, which is exactly what Paganini did at a villa in Tuscany. We'll enjoy one of the pieces he wrote for his new instrument, the guitar, today....

 2020-04-03 04:01 

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Jobs Data Will Be From Way Back When Things Were Normal: 3 Weeks Ago...

Job losses for the first time in nearly a decade. A slightly higher unemployment rate. Bad news, yes. But the Labor Department report coming out Friday will be just a hint of the economic misery that's hitting Americans as the U.S. shuts down to fight...

 2020-04-03 01:50 

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Listener Questions About COVID-19 Testing...

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 2020-04-03 00:35 

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How To Play Sports Safely During The Coronavirus Outbreak...

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 2020-04-03 00:35 

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What Happened Today: Another Unprecedented Jump In Unemployment...

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 2020-04-03 00:35 

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Listener Questions About Adapting K-12 Education During The Epidemic...

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 2020-04-02 22:16 

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Stimulus Cash Payments May Take Up To 20 Weeks To Reach Some Americans...

People who do not have direct deposit information on file with the Internal Revenue Service may have to wait up to 20 weeks to receive cash payments included in the $2 trillion coronavirus relief legislation, according to a memo drafted by House Democrats...

 2020-04-02 22:16 

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Want To See What Your City's Pandemic Plan Says? Good Luck....

The response to the growing threat of the coronavirus has varied widely in cities and counties across the country. Some are sheltering in place ; others aren't. Some have closed public parks entirely , while others have opted to keep parks open but cl...

 2020-04-02 22:13 

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Len Fasano, Longtime Conn. Senate Leader, Not Seeking Re-Election...

Earlier this week Connecticut Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano informed supporters and members of his caucus that he would not seek re-election. It brings to end an 18-year career in the Senate for Fasano, who was first elected to the chamber in 2002 a...

 2020-04-02 22:04 

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UConn Grad Co-Founds Medical Supply Clearinghouse...

Hospitals all over the country are in desperate need of personal protective gear. Many private citizens have stepped in with ideas to help. Nadav Ullman is one of those citizens. He's a web developer and University of Connecticut alumnus, who co-found...

 2020-04-02 22:02 

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Connecticut Service Plaza Workers Call For Coronavirus Protections...

Food service workers at Connecticut's travel plazas say their employers aren't protecting them from COVID-19 and in turn, they're putting residents in danger....

 2020-04-02 22:01 

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Long Island Struggles To Increase Hospital Capacity As Virus Spreads...

Long Island continues to try to find ways to increase hospital capacity as the region becomes a global hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic....

 2020-04-02 21:40 

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Get Money Out To The Economy Quickly, Ex-Treasury Secretary Says...

Updated at 5:36 p.m. ET Hank Paulson says the world and America are "facing a health and economic crisis unlike anything in our modern history." Paulson knows a thing or two about a financial crisis. In 2008, as Treasury secretary, he helped steer...

 2020-04-02 21:33 

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Tennessee Orders Residents To Remain Home...

Amid mounting pressure from medical professionals and local leaders, Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee has ordered residents to stay home unless it's essential. Lee said during a coronavirus press briefing Thursday afternoon that he decided to issue a new execu...

 2020-04-02 21:12 

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U.K. Health Workers Decry Low Rate Of Coronavirus Tests For Medical Staff...

The British government is under fire for only testing a tiny percentage of National Health Service staff as deaths from COVID-19 in the United Kingdom rapidly rise to nearly 3,000. "Shambles!" reads the headline in the Daily Mirror . "550,000 ...

 2020-04-02 21:10 

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Cruise Ships With Sick People Dock In Florida...

Carrying passengers and crew sick with COVID-19, the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam docked in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. today. It and its sister ship the Rotterdam were allowed to dock and begin disembarking passengers after officials reached an agreement...

 2020-04-02 20:51 

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WATCH: Coronavirus Task Force Holds Briefing Amid Record Unemployment Numbers...

Just two days after the White House coronavirus task force warned Americans to brace for more than 100,000 deaths in the coming weeks as a result of the coronavirus crisis, the task force is briefing again amid a massive surge in the unemployment rolls. N...

 2020-04-02 20:50 

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Report: Trump Organization Seeks Financial Help During Coronavirus Outbreak...

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 2020-04-02 20:50 

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Fans Turn To Marble Racing For A Spectator Sports Fix...

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 2020-04-02 20:50 

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Chicago Rapper G Herbo Pivots To Vulnerability — And Scores A Hit...

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