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In CA: Social distancing in a heatwave — some beaches open, but pools stay closed In CA: Social distancing in a heatwave — some beaches open, but pools stay closed
It's been the deadliest day yet for the coronavirus in the Golden State, but there are signs of optimism. And as a heatwave makes its way to parts of the state, authorities gear up to enforce social distancing. Plus, don't miss stories that remind us that faith without works is dead. It's Arlene Martínez, with news for Thursday. But first, anyone else give themselves bangs while they're soc...
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Which states in the US have the highest tax burdens? Many can be found in North, Northeast Which states in the US have the highest tax burdens? Many can be found in North, Northeast
The nationwide effort to contain the spread of COVID-19 has taken a considerable economic toll. In recent weeks, travel has all but ground to a halt, and nonessential businesses have shuttered, causing mass layoffs and a historic unemployment crisis. The crunch has arrived at a time when many Americans are already facing financial strain – tax season. Exactly how much of a financial burden taxe...
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Maryland police remind residents to wear pants to mailbox: 'This is your final warning' Maryland police remind residents to wear pants to mailbox: 'This is your final warning'
A small-town police department in Maryland has reminded residents to wear pants while checking the mail, yet another sign that many people working during stay-at-home orders are dressing casually, if they're getting dressed at all. "Please remember to put pants on before leaving the house to check your mailbox. You know who you are. This is your final warning," the Taneytown Police Department w...
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In CA: Undocumented immigrants join 2.7 Californians in getting unemployment aid In CA: Undocumented immigrants join 2.7 Californians in getting unemployment aid
The state, together with philanthropists, plans to provide $125 million to undocumented immigrants to help them weather a near-collapse of the economy, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday. California’s roughly 150,000 undocumented workers can expect to receive $500, or up to $1,000 per household, and can begin applying next month. “This is a state that steps up always to support those in need...
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Coronavirus, then tornado damage: For some South Carolina residents, there's 'nowhere to go' Coronavirus, then tornado damage: For some South Carolina residents, there's 'nowhere to go'
SENECA, S.C. – Jermaine Gaines heard the emergency alert on his phone around 3 a.m. Monday warning him of possible tornadoes. He didn’t take it too seriously at first, but then he heard the wind and debris pelting the walls of his childhood home. Not knowing what else to do, Gaines ran to the other bedroom, where he used his body to shield his 66-year-old mother as the storm passed. In the ...
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 'worst is over'; US death toll tops 23K; Worldwide cases near 2M New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 'worst is over'; US death toll tops 23K; Worldwide cases near 2M
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who leads a state that has seen almost half of all U.S. COVID-19 deaths, declared Monday that "the worst is over" – if residents continue to follow rigid behavior guidelines. The day also saw the number of worldwide confirmed coronavirus cases close in on 2 million and a sailor on the USS Theodore Roosevelt die. But there was reason for optimism, too: The U.S. death...
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The state's future is looking brighter, but only if we #StayHome The state's future is looking brighter, but only if we #StayHome
Stay in this Easter weekend, state officials plead, amid a decline in projected hospitalizations linked to coronavirus. And at one of San Francisco's biggest homeless shelters, 70 people test positive for COVID-19. It's Arlene Martínez with news to bring you into the weekend. But first, Thursday's high of 62 tied a record set April 9, 1965, for the coldest Palm Springs area day. In Los Padr...
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'Terrified of dying': Immigrants beg to be released from immigration detention as coronavirus spreads 'Terrified of dying': Immigrants beg to be released from immigration detention as coronavirus spreads
NEW ORLEANS — Gretchen Romero says there's no conceivable way for her to protect herself from contracting coronavirus. Romero, 27, a Cuban migrant who's been held in custody for eight months since requesting asylum in the U.S., said there's no room inside her dormitory at the South Louisiana ICE Processing Center to walk, eat or sleep while practicing social distancing. She said guards come i...
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As coronavirus deaths mount, New York City examines 'temporary burials' on Hart Island, official says As coronavirus deaths mount, New York City examines 'temporary burials' on Hart Island, official says
New York City is looking into ways to temporarily bury the dead because of the mounting coronavirus death toll, a spokesperson for Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. "We are exploring using Hart Island for temporary burials, if the need grows," spokesperson Freddi Goldstein said on Twitter. She issued the statement after Mark Levine, a New York City Council member, wrote on social media tha...
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Did the Obama administration deplete the federal stockpile of N95 masks? Did the Obama administration deplete the federal stockpile of N95 masks?
As the novel coronavirus pandemic strains health care systems, questions around the U.S. government's response have circulated in the media and online. On March 26, The Daily Wire published an article centering on the Obama administration’s role in using and allegedly failing to replenish the federal stockpile. “The Obama administration significantly depleted the federal stockpile of N95 re...
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