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The US had a chance to learn from anthrax, SARS, H1N1 and Ebola. So why is the federal coronavirus response so messy?

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 8:15am

For more than 20 years, Robert Kadlec has warned that the U.S. is not just vulnerable to a pandemic, but doomed by dysfunction if one were to strike.

      
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CVS to hire 50,000 workers, gives bonuses to employees amid coronavirus pandemic

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 8:10am

CVS Health is hiring 50,000 workers and delivering bonuses to employees who are required to work on-site during the coronavirus pandemic.

      
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Belarusian Premier League keeps playing soccer: 'It's like no one cares' about coronavirus

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 8:07am

As the sports world is on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Belarusian Premier League is "the only place in Europe you can play football."

      
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Seniors locked down in care facility play human Hungry Hungry Hippo game

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 7:55am

A care home in Wales is locked down due to the coronavirus, so to lift spirits, the residents played a game of human Hungry Hungry Hippos.

      
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Couple still celebrates 32nd wedding anniversary in quarantine

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 7:44am

Ed and Susan Grifenhagen celebrated their 32nd wedding anniversary by dancing it out during self-quarantine at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

      
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Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson 'feel better,' offer hope in update about coronavirus

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 7:27am

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are improving after two weeks of struggling with coronavirus symptoms, sharing updates about their health.

      
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Man stole thousands of N95 masks, police say. They were recovered and are now being donated.

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 7:05am

Portland Police Bureau said 20 to 25 cases of N95 respirators, each with 400 masks, were stolen amid the coronavirus pandemic.

      
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All 175 of Florida's state parks close indefinitely to reduce spread of COVID-19

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 6:40am

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is shutting the state's 175 parks to reduce the potential spreading of the coronavirus.

      
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Democrats, please don't waste the coronavirus crisis. Hold out for what Americans need.

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 6:20am

Democrats should leverage Republican desperation to ensure any coronavirus bailout protects workers, elections and health care. Not CEOs or the GOP.

      
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'Now's not the time': Joshua Tree National Park closed to campers and cars, but crowds keep coming

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 6:14am

While Joshua Tree National Park closed campgrounds and roads to vehicles Saturday, crowds of bikers and campers kept coming.

      
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Can Dallas Cowboys recover from free agency losses? How Mike McCarthy could handle attrition

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 5:33am

The Dallas Cowboys watched as several key contributors, including four defensive starters, walked away from the team in free agency.

      
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Jimmy Fallon, Betty White and more celebs read books to kids with online story time

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 5:00am

Working from home and the kids need a story? Actors, comics and authors including Jimmy Fallon and Betty White are here to help

      
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Coronavirus live updates: Congress can't agree on stimulus package; US deaths surpass 470

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 4:27am

The U.S. had more than 35,200 confirmed cases and 471 deaths across 34 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam as of early Monday.

      
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Coronavirus stimulus relief plea from self-employed to Washington: 'We need help now'

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 4:04am

The 57 million self-employed – contractors, gig workers, temporary and part-time workers – say they need COVID-19 government relief efforts, too.

      
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Coronavirus stimulus package, Olympics, stocks poised to extend losses: 5 things to know Monday

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 2:36am

The Senate is to hold a procedural vote on a $1 trillion-plus coronavirus stimulus package, stocks poised to extend losses and more news you need to know Monday.

      
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Distancing failures, equipment roadblocks, testing limits: News from around our 50 states

USA Today - March 23, 2020 - 2:36am

How the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting every state

      
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