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Adam Shaw

UN chief calls for 'large-scale' coronavirus response of 10 percent of global GDP

U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres this week called for a “large-scale” and co-ordinated response to the global coronavirus crisis, consisting of 10 percent of global GDP -- and promising that the U.N. is “fully mobilized” to support such an effort.


Michael Ruiz

Trump tweets Little Leaguers 'will be playing baseball soon': In meantime, 'take care of mom and dad'

What’s on deck for benched Little Leaguers once the country pulls through the coronavirus crisis? A return to the field, President Trump tweeted Saturday.


Paulina Dedaj

NBA 'angling' alternative plans to 'shut the season down' amid coronavirus threat: report

The NBA suspended the season more than three weeks ago in the hope that play would resume over the course of the next few weeks, but as time passes by and the situation regarding the spread of COVID-19 continues to worsen, the league appears to be making plans to cancel the season altogether, according to reports.


Robert Gearty

Rhode Island's top Catholic nixes drive-thru Palm Sunday palm distribution over coronavirus

Catholic churches in Rhode Island are canceling plans to offer "drive-thru" pickup of blessed palms for Palm Sunday because of the state's coronavirus stay-at-home order, according to a report.


Andrew Keiper

Ohio inmate alleges COVID-19 outbreak in prison, lack of testing, threats of retaliation

An Ohio inmate is alleging a COVID-19 outbreak at one prison while Gov. DeWine announces 38 potential early releases.


Adam Shaw

Trump rips into fired intelligence community IG: 'Disgrace to IGs'

President Trump on Saturday ripped into fired Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson for his conduct related to the Ukraine controversy -- calling Atkinson a “disgrace to IGs.”


Michael Ruiz

Tennessee 6-year-old with cystic fibrosis beats coronavirus: ‘Thank you God,’ mom says

A 6-year-old from Tennessee who has cystic fibrosis has beaten the coronavirus, he said in a video his mother posted to Facebook.


Alex Lubben

Trump Says States Are Lying About How Many Ventilators They Need to Fight Coronavirus

President Donald Trump won’t give every state the ventilators they’ve asked for because in some cases, “they don’t need that many,” he said on Saturday.

States that have been hard hit by the coronavirus pandemic have stressed their need for the mechanical ventilators that allow critically ill patients to keep breathing. In a press briefing on Saturday afternoon, however, Trump claimed that in some cases, states asking for ventilators don’t need as many as they say.

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Carmen Paun, Ashleigh Furlong, POLITICO Europe and Judith Mischke

European authorities’ shifting advice on face masks adds to confusion in coronavirus crisis

In Europe, people wearing face masks in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic were often met with strange looks. Now the tide seems to be shifting their way.

While most western countries’ authorities didn’t initially recommend the practice for the general population, multiple governments from the Czech Republic to the U.S. now oblige or recommend everyone to cover their mouth and nose.

Differing official guidance across the EU has left citizens confused, contributing to a general...


Juan Perez Jr. and Marie J. French

‘There will be death’: Trump warns of ‘toughest week’ ahead

President Donald Trump on Saturday warned that America's "toughest week" is coming up, predicting "there will be death" as the number of Covid-19 cases surges in the days ahead.

The president said he was committed to supplying hotspots around the country with the medical supplies they need to combat the outbreak, noting that the federal government has agreed to handle infected patients at field hospitals in Dallas, New Orleans and New York.

"We will move heaven and earth to safeguard our...


Tyler McCarthy

Zac Efron admits he never wants to get in 'Baywatch' shape ever again: 'It's just stupid'

Zac Efron admitted that he has no desire to get back in the extremely good shape he was in while filming the movie “Baywatch.”


Melissa Roberto

Actress Patricia Bosworth dead at 86 due to coronavirus

Patricia Bosworth, an actress who once starred alongside Audrey Hepburn and later wrote biographies on several stars including Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, has died from complications of the coronavirus. She was 86.


Marisa Schultz

Pelosi, Schumer blast Trump pick to oversee $2T stimulus, call for 'urgent' House oversight

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer railed against President Trump's choice to nominate a White House lawyer to oversee the massive coronavirus stimulus program as a failure and re-upped up calls for more congressional oversight. 


Paulina Dedaj

Trump optimistic NFL season will start on time with hopes of fan-filled stands: report

President Trump is confident that the NFL season will begin on time despite growing concern that the spread of the coronavirus might derail the schedule early on, according to a new report.


Marisa Schultz

Trump warns of rough week ahead: 'There will be death'

President Trump on Saturday warned the nation of a deadly week ahead in the fight against the coronavirus.

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Sheri Fink

Coronavirus in Brooklyn: An I.C.U. Fights for Each Life

Nearly every patient was on a ventilator. Some were in their 80s, some in their 30s. Medical workers were falling fast and had to be resourceful — “the alternative,” one said, “is death.”


Stephanie Nolasco

Princess Margaret’s Lady-in-Waiting says wartime efforts made royals 'tough' amid the coronavirus pandemic

Anne Glenconner, Princess Margaret’s Lady-in-Waiting and close confidant to Queen Elizabeth II’s sister, believes history has prepared the British royal family to address the devastating coronavirus pandemic.


Angela Bertorelli

Essential Workers commuting to work by bike during coronavirus pandemic

Dozens of bike shop owners across the country say there's been a sharp spike in the number of bike repairs and sales, with essential workers being the primary customer. Some owners are saying dozens of families and individuals are also bringing in their old-forgotten bike for repairs way more than usual, in fact, they haven't seen business like this in years.


Greg Norman

New York family gets creative with funeral visitation during coronavirus outbreak

It was a unique funeral visitation – and one that David R. Scott hopes will inspire other grieving families across America during this difficult and uncertain time. 

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