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Twitter boss Jack Dorsey pledges $1bn to fight coronavirus pandemic

Twitter founder and boss Jack Dorsey has set aside $1bn (£812m) in stock to help fund relief efforts related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Posted 2020/04/08 07:00:00

African-Americans dying of coronavirus at higher rates, preliminary data shows

The new coronavirus is killing African-Americans at a higher rate than the U.S. population at large, according to preliminary numbers from Louisiana, Michigan and Illinois that officials say point to disparities in health and healthcare access.


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Posted 2020/04/08 02:32:15

Impossible dilemma? World watches Italy as businesses plead to return to work

Many Italian companies and academics are pressing the government to reopen factories to prevent an economic catastrophe, as the world watches how the first Western country to impose a lockdown can extricate itself from the unprecedented measures.


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Posted 2020/04/08 02:04:04

Long lines and frustration as Wisconsinites vote during coronavirus pandemic

Despite a last-minute court battle and a stay-at-home order, thousands of Wisconsin voters on Tuesday braved the coronavirus outbreak to wait 6 feet (1.8 m) apart in lines for hours and cast ballots in the state's presidential primary and local elections.


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Posted 2020/04/08 01:26:28

Asian shares step back, oil rebounds in volatile trade

Asian stocks stepped back on Wednesday after two sessions of sharp gains as investors turned wary on getting too optimistic about the coronavirus while death tolls were still mounting across the globe.


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Posted 2020/04/08 01:21:24

U.S. appeals court allows abortion curbs in Texas during coronavirus outbreak

A U.S. appeals court ruled on Tuesday that Texas could enforce limits on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the state's policy requiring postponement of non-urgent medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Posted 2020/04/08 00:31:51

U.S. immigration officials evaluate vulnerable detainees for possible release amid pandemic

U.S. immigration officials said on Tuesday they are considering releasing some detainees at high risk for coronavirus infection as detainees and workers have tested positive for the resulting COVID-19 illness.


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Posted 2020/04/08 00:10:27

At-home COVID-19 deaths may be significantly undercounted in New York City

The daily tally of New York City residents who died at home with coronavirus-like symptoms exploded from 45 on March 20 to 241 on April 5, according to Fire Department of New York data - suggesting the city may be significantly undercounting COVID-19 deaths.


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Posted 2020/04/08 00:01:44

Ex-Vatican treasurer Cardinal Pell acquitted of sex offences, leaves jail

Australia's highest court acquitted former Vatican treasurer George Pell on Tuesday of sexually assaulting two teenaged choirboys in the 1990s, freeing the 78-year-old cardinal after 404 days in jail.


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Posted 2020/04/07 23:11:33

Most Americans, unlike Trump, want mail-in ballots for November if coronavirus threatens: Reuters/Ipsos poll

Most Americans, including a majority of Republicans, want the government to require mail-in ballots for the Nov. 3 presidential election if the coronavirus outbreak still threatens the public this autumn, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found.


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Posted 2020/04/07 22:52:39

U.S. appeals court allows abortion curbs in Texas during coronavirus outbreak

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Texas can enforce limits on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the state's policy requiring postponement of non-urgent medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Posted 2020/04/07 22:04:47

CDC removes unusual guidance to doctors about drug favored by Trump

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has removed from its website highly unusual guidance informing doctors on how to prescribe hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, drugs recommended by President Donald Trump to treat the coronavirus.


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Posted 2020/04/07 21:59:58

Pink supermoon offers much-needed respite from COVID-19 lockdown

People across the UK have briefly emerged from quarantine to gaze at the spectacle of a pink supermoon looming over the country.
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Posted 2020/04/07 21:50:00

Pink supermoon offers much-needed respite from COVID-19 lockdown

People across the UK have briefly emerged from quarantine to gaze at the spectacle of a pink supermoon.
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Posted 2020/04/07 21:50:00

Acting U.S. Navy secretary resigns after ridiculing commander of coronavirus-hit ship

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned on Tuesday after he faced mounting backlash for firing and ridiculing the commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier who pleaded for help stemming a coronavirus outbreak onboard.


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Posted 2020/04/07 21:42:10

Long lines and frustration as Wisconsinites brave voting amid pandemic

Despite a last-minute court battle and a stay-at-home order, thousands of Wisconsin voters on Tuesday braved the coronavirus outbreak to wait six feet apart in lines for hours and cast ballots in the state's presidential primary and local elections.


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Posted 2020/04/07 21:20:54

Oil drop saps gains as Wall Street fades late

Wall Street fell on Tuesday, as a drop in oil prices steepened in the latter stages of the session and erased early gains built on tentative signs that coronavirus outbreaks in some of the biggest U.S. hot spots may be leveling.


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Posted 2020/04/07 20:44:48

Jobless Americans to see extra payments as soon as this week

Americans who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak will start getting enhanced jobless benefits as soon as this week as states deploy hundreds of billions of dollars in federal aid, state officials said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2020/04/07 20:28:23

U.S. appeals court allows abortion curbs in Texas during coronavirus

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday ruled that Texas can enforce limits on the ability of women to obtain abortions as part of the state's policy requiring the postponement of non-urgent medical procedures during the coronavirus pandemic.


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Posted 2020/04/07 20:22:36

Long lines and drive-through voting as Wisconsinites brave polls amid coronavirus

Wisconsin voters faced long lines at limited polling locations on Tuesday, as the Midwestern state's presidential primary and local elections moved ahead despite mounting fears about the coronavirus outbreak.


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Posted 2020/04/07 20:21:33