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Archive for March 25th, 2020
Commercial fishermen are fighting to stay afloat while restaurants and global markets are shutting down to contain the spread of the virus.
New York alone could need nearly 90,000 more beds to deal with coronavirus patients, but in an interview with NPR, Mark Esper cautioned the Pentagon can only offer "a few thousand beds ... at most."
Judge W. Shane Cohen, a U.S. Air Force colonel who arrived at Guantánamo nine months ago, is retiring from active duty. A new judge will need to get up to speed on nearly a decade of legal filings.
They're seeking help as countries close borders and flights are canceled to try to control the spread of the virus.
On this broadcast of The National Conversation, NPR reporters answer your questions about the economy, free entertainment and an update on the situation in New York City.
Trump said he doesn't think testing needs to happen in entire states in the Midwest. But there are cases in all 50 states, and to stop the spread, testing needs to take place.
Only men are currently obliged to register with the Selective Service System for possible military conscription. Now a blue ribbon panel says that obligation should extend to women.
It is a major victory for the Native American tribes and environmental groups fighting against the project. The judge has not decided whether oil can still flow in the meantime.
More than one million residents have filed for unemployment insurance since March 13, Gov. Gavin Newsom says, as businesses shut down to slow the spread of the disease.
Pluto and her human, Nancie Wight, have been churning out viral videos with lifestyle tips from their home in Montreal.
President Jair Bolsonaro labeled regional leaders who have imposed restrictions as "criminals" who are "destroying Brazil." His position has brought him into conflict with them and medical experts.
An NPR analysis of the nation's 100,000 ICU beds finds some communities can accommodate far more critically ill patients than others, signaling potential disparities in care in the COVID-19 pandemic.
The top state law enforcement officials also told Craigslist, eBay and Facebook that they have "an ethical obligation" to root out spiking prices on hand sanitizers and other high-demand products.
Congress has announced agreement on a $2 trillion economic relief package for the effects of COVID-19. Most households will get a stimulus check, and unemployment insurance has been greatly expanded.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says he's secured a provision in the $2 trillion rescue bill that would prohibit the president and others from receiving Treasury loans or investments.
By renouncing the special status, Gilead Sciences lets go of tax breaks, fee waivers and 7 years without generic competition for remdesivir, its experimental COVID-19 treatment.
Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Russian leader says he's pushing back a constitutional referendum that could pave the way for him to remain in power until 2036.
Medical device manufacturers are asking the Trump administration to centralize decisions about how to prioritize which orders from states, local governments and hospitals should be filled first.
It's one of the most aggressive moves yet by companies that are boosting pay to retain, attract and motivate employees.
The money is far less than the $4 billion some Democrats had wanted. It would allow states to expand mail-in and early voting, online voter registration and help secure in-person voting sites.
As the virus makes copies of itself, errors may creep in, changing its genetic makeup. Researchers are trying to determine if the changes are significant.
Teams from Russia, China and Cuba have arrived in recent days to help Italy. There's gratitude — along with anger that the U.S., Italy's traditional ally, is absent.
The U.N. human rights chief says authorities should look for ways to release people in detention who are especially vulnerable to the disease, such as those who are elderly or who have health issues.
The Middle Eastern kingdom has forced most people to stay indoors, banned driving and even temporarily shut down grocery stores and pharmacies.
Italy's fatality rate hovers around 10%. France's is at around 5%. Yet Germany's fatality rate from COVID-19 is just 0.5%. As of March 25, there were 175 deaths and 34,055 cases.
Those who have defaulted on their federal student loans will get a temporary reprieve from having their wages, Social Security benefits and tax refunds garnished by the federal government.
The charges could bring more than six years in state prison and thousands of dollars in fines for George Falcone. He has denied the accusations.
Congressional leaders announced an agreement to fund cash payments to Americans, bailouts for key industries and aid to the health care industry.
Prince Charles, 71, is now in isolation in Scotland, according to a statement. He and his wife, Duchess of Cornwall, 72, are currently living at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
To stop COVID-19, retired doctors are signing up to take clinical shifts. Specialists, including dentists, could move to front line care. And med students are fielding calls in overwhelmed clinics.
Often overshadowed online by his rivals, Joe Biden is holding virtual town halls and fundraisers. He's also trying to compete for TV airtime as the country is consumed by a historic crisis.
The deal means Congress could be close to passing a deal and it comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Republicans and Democrats had closed the gap on their differences.
There were no blog entries published on this date.
Sheriff Villanueva has said that he’ll put a pause on gun store closure efforts until further clarification from the Governor.
Maybe you thought it could never be possible: actually missing your coworkers. In the times of a coronavirus pandemic, a lot of folks are realizing there’s so much we take for granted, including our colleagues. We’re feeling it here at AirTalk too. Several of us producers haven’t seen Larry Mantle in person in over a week, and it’s killing us!
There’s always a risk of consumer scams, suspicious emails and phishing attempts, but the coronavirus pandemic means people are even more vulnerable to these types of attacks.
The White House and Senate leaders of both parties announced agreement early Wednesday on an unprecedented $2 trillion emergency bill to rush sweeping aid to businesses, workers and a health care system slammed by the coronavirus pandemic.
As COVID-19 continues to rapidly spread in many countries, including the United States, cases worldwide now top 436,000. Since last weekend, the U.S. has had the third-highest total confirmed cases in the world. The number of confirmed cases here now stands at 55,238, as of 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.