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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2020, file photo, Minnesota Wild left wing Zach Parise (11) plays against the Detroit Red Wings in the first period of an NHL hockey game in Detroit. For all the wealth, privilege and rewards elite sports can provide its participants, few vocations require more time away from loved ones. The NHL season has been called off because of the pandemic. “My 2-year-old gets up at about 5 in the morning,” Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise said. “He naps from like 1 to 3, and that's our time to take a deep breath." Parise and his wife, Alisha, also have 6-year-old twins to look after.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
On-the-go sports stars embrace family time during shutdownFew vocations require more missed time with loved ones than big league and major college sports
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Obama Has a COVID-19 WarningFormer president Barack Obama spoke at a virtual meeting of mayors and other local leaders amid the coronavirus pandemic, and he had a warning for them: "The biggest mistake any [of] us can make in these situations is to misinform, particularly when we’re requiring people to make sacrifices and take...
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Asian shares steady after Wall St caps best week since 1974 Asian shares are steady in quiet Good Friday trading after Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years thanks to the Federal Reserve's titanic effort to support the economy
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Coronavirus Hits Family of 'Wrong Number' ThanksgivingA tragic chapter in the otherwise uplifting story of a grandma who texted the wrong teen about Thanksgiving dinner and ended up starting a sweet holiday tradition that has lasted years : Lonnie Dench, the husband of that grandma, has died of COVID-19. Jamal Hinton, who was 17 when Wanda Dench...
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In this April 5, 2020, file photo, motorcyclists and friends of Chad Edmonds, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, who is battling COVID-19, wave to hospital workers from a parking ramp on the UnityPoint St. Luke's campus in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. From California to Colorado to Georgia and New York, Americans are taking a moment each night at 8 to howl to thank the nation's health care workers and first responders for their selfless sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic. Spread by social media and word of mouth, the nightly U.S. shout-out, inspired in part by balcony applause and singing for health care workers in hard-hit Spain and Italy, has become a way for the cooped-up to howl to reduce their pain and isolation, show support for the homeless, and any other reason they choose. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette via AP, File)
The howling: Americans let it out from depths of pandemicFrom California to New York, some Americans are taking a moment each night at 8 o’clock to howl as a way of thanking the health care workers and first responders who are fighting the coronavirus pandemic
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In this Wednesday, April 8, 2020, photo, vehicles and a cyclist drive on the road passing over the bridge before the Tolt River Hill, near Carnation, Wash. One of the men who built the road was Bill Chambers, 97, who died March 14, 2020, at an adult family home where he lived with four other World War II veterans and tested positive for the new coronavirus after he died. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Lives Lost: At 97, World War II vet takes a final roadIn the final months of his life, Bill Chambers was no longer able to walk, but he found peace in motion
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A graffiti of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro wearing a protective mask in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Tuesday, April 7, 2020. Brazil is in the midst of a pitched battle over the effectiveness of isolation to avoid the spread of the new coronavirus, with Bolsonaro dismissing the virus’ severity and publicly taking aim at governors who impose shutdowns that he says could cripple the economy. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
UN urges governments to tackle recession, scrap debt paymentMore than 60 U.N. agencies and international organizations are urging governments to take immediate steps to address the unfolding global recession and financial crisis wrought by the coronavirus pandemic, especially in the world’s poorest countries
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Customers use the New York City subway system while wearing personal protective equipment due to coronavirus concerns, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
'Everybody is very scared': Struggle to keep apart on subwayPeople who must continue working during the coronavirus pandemic are performing a quiet calculus each day as they try to stay safe while commuting
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Lottie Gray, left, pulls her cart after receiving a bag of food from Houston Independent School District food distribution site Monday, April 6, 2020, in Houston. HISD relaunched their food distribution efforts throughout the district Monday, with a streamlined process that will implement increased safety measures. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
Schools struggle to safely get free meals to needy studentsSchools that feed millions of children from low-income families across the U.S. promised to keep providing meals during the coronavirus pandemic
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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres addresses his statement, during the opening of the High-Level Segment of the 43rd session of the Human Rights Council, at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
UN chief warns COVID-19 threatens global peace and securityThe United Nations secretary-general is warning that the coronavirus pandemic is threatening international peace and security
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FILE - In this March 16, 2020, file photo, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is joined by state and city officials as he gives an update on the coronavirus outbreak in San Antonio. A federal appeals court sided Tuesday, April 7, 2020, with Texas in allowing it to ban most abortions while the state is under an emergency order that limits non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Judge blocks ban on some Texas abortions during outbreakA federal judge has blocked the enforcement, in some cases, of an executive order banning abortions in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic
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Phyllis Lyon Won Her Battle to MarryPhyllis Lyon, a civil rights leader who founded the nation's first lesbian rights organization, died Thursday at age 95. Lyon, who lived in San Francisco, died of natural causes, CNN reports. "We lost a giant today," said the chairman of the California Senate's LGBTQ caucus. Along with Del Martin, Lyon...
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