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Coronavirus stimulus checks, unemployment claims, astronauts launch to ISS: 5 things to know Thursday

USA Today - 1 hour 56 min ago

Americans could receive coronavirus stimulus checks, economists anxiously await jobless claims figure, and more things to start your Thursday.

      
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'God sent his angels around me': Ohio woman's coronavirus story began with an earache and ended in a full recovery

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 11:22pm

She was given antibiotics for an ear infection and a long-running fever. She thought her condition would improve in a day or so. It didn't.

      
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Opinion: Lakers' LeBron James keeping right perspective during coronavirus pandemic

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 10:23pm

A promising Lakers season has come to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, but LeBron James is keeping it all in perspective.

      
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Former Nebraska running back pivots to new career in National Guard

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 9:43pm

Former Nebraska Cornhuskers running back Terrell Newby gives up one passion to pursue another with military career.

      
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'Modern Family' finale recap: How the families move on but stay together (Hint: Hugging helps)

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 9:41pm

Spoiler alert: We recap the finale of 'Modern Family,' the hit comedy that ended Wednesday after 11 seasons, 250 episodes and five best-comedy Emmys.

      
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Coronavirus 'is the Big One … I hope never to see bigger': Harvard epidemiologist

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 9:41pm

When will social distancing and self-isolation end? Will opening society contribute to second wave of disease? Scientist Marc Lipsitch tells us.

      
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Quarantine Diary: How Hasan Minhaj is balancing a newborn, a toddler and his 'Patriot Act' Netflix show in limbo

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 9:22pm

With Netflix's "Patriot Act" on hold, host Hasan Minhaj shares his life in quarantine, which revolves around a newborn son and 2-year-old daughter.

      
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Almost all of the federal stockpile of personal protective equipment is depleted, new documents show

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 9:02pm

Only 11.7 million N95 respirator masks and 7,920 ventilators have been distributed — both small fractions of the estimated amount needed.

      
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You're not 'too busy' to stay active during coronavirus quarantine: Health experts worry about blood clots, weight gain and more

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 8:22pm

Researchers have continuously found that sitting for long periods is bad for your health, increasing the risk of heart disease, diabetes and more.

      
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A Kanga-rude awakening: 'The Masked Singer' sends hopping hopeful home

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 8:19pm

The gloves were on, and one more mask came off following Face-offs on "The Masked Singer."

      
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The president was right to fire Atkinson

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 8:14pm

'Presidents, like other executives, are responsible for the actions and decisions of the personnel they hire': Opposing view

      
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Fact Check: Yes, Texas' governor has deemed religious services essential amid pandemic

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 8:12pm

On March 31, Texas' governor issued an executive order adding religious worship to the state's list of essential services amid the virus pandemic.

      
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More than 50,000 Americans flown home to US as the coronavirus pandemic rages around globe

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 8:09pm

Pompeo said the US government has flown more than 50,000 Americans home from countries around the world.

      
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Donald Trump's relentless war on accountability

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 8:02pm

Trump fires one inspector general, demotes another and smears a third. Why doesn't he want anyone keeping an eye on him and his cronies?: Our view

      
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'There will never be another gambler like Kenny Rogers': Stars pay tribute in all-star CMT special

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 8:00pm

The late Kenny Rogers was honored with a "CMT Giants" tribute special that doubled as a fundraising effort for MusicCares' COVID-19 relief fund.

      
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Tyler Perry pays for groceries during 'senior hours' in New Orleans, Atlanta

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 7:36pm

Tyler Perry paid the bill for all the groceries during "senior hours" at Kroger in Atlanta and Winn Dixie in New Orleans in a random act of kindness.

      
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Linda Tripp, whose tapes exposed Clinton scandal, dies at 70

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 7:32pm

Linda Tripp, whose secretly recorded conversations with Monica Lewinsky led to the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton, died at age 70.

      
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Fake cops are stopping drivers for violating coronavirus stay-at-home orders

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 7:22pm

Authorities nationally say police impersonators are taking advantage of coronavirus travel restrictions to illegally stop drivers.

      
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'I'll take a look': Trump jokingly responds to question about pardoning 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 6:41pm

President Donald Trump gives his thoughts on pardoning "Tiger King" star Joe Exotic, who is serving a 22-year prison sentence.

      
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Cost of Navy secretary's trip to Guam? $243,000, his job and isolation after coronavirus exposure

USA Today - April 8, 2020 - 6:40pm

Acting Navy chief Thomas Modly's Guam trip to see sailors on the stricken USS Roosevelt cost $243,000. He's now in coronavirus isolation, out of a job.

      
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