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South African cops storm Cape Town church to expel migrants

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South African police wearing riot gear have forced their way into a church in central Cape Town to remove hundreds of migrants who had been sheltering there for months
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As business vaporizes, Europe focuses on avoiding layoffs

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As both COVID-19 cases and unemployment rise across Europe, governments and the European Union are trying to cushion the violence of the economic shock with schemes to avoid...
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Africa faces an 'existential threat' as virus cases spread

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Health officials say some African countries will have more than 10,000 coronavirus cases by the end of April
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Emerging-Market Petrostates Are About to Melt Down

1 hour ago   |   Foreign Affairs

In normal times, the global economy hums on oil. But as more and more countries issue shelter-in-place orders in response to the novel coronavirus, the demand for oil is...
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U.S. delivers 128 anti-tank Javelin missiles to Estonia

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The United States has delivered 128 anti-tank Javelin missiles to Estonia as part of a larger contract with the Baltic NATO member and the U.S. Department of Defense
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UK vows to 'massively' increase virus testing amid criticism

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Political opponents, scientists and even usually supportive newspapers are lambasting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over his government's broken promises on testing for...
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Coronavirus in check: World chess champion fights sports shutdown with $250k online 'Magnus Carlsen Invitational'

Coronavirus in check: World chess champion fights sports shutdown with $250k online 'Magnus Carlsen Invitational'

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Magnus Carlsen, the World Chess Champion, is fighting back against the shutdown of sports worldwide forced by Coronavirus by staging his own $250,000 super-Grandmaster...
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Pittsburgh Pickle's bloody Mary slays 'em at Drunken Tomato awards

Pittsburgh Pickle's bloody Mary slays 'em at Drunken Tomato awards

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Pittsburgh Pickle Co.'s Briney Mary bloody Mary mix wins in two categories at the international Drunken Tomato Awards.
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Women Dominate Booker International Prize Shortlist

3 hours ago   |   NY Times

Yoko Ogawa of Japan, Marieke Lucas Rijneveld of the Netherlands and Fernanda Melchor of Mexico are among the authors in the running for the prestigious translated literature award.
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Coronavirus Chicago: American Airlines donates more than 63K breakfast bags to Greater Chicago Food Depository for families in need

3 hours ago   |   ABC

The Greater Chicago Food Depository will distribute the breakfast bags through their partner agencies that are currently open and feeding those in need.
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US jobless claims surge to record 6.6 MILLION amid coronavirus lockdown

US jobless claims surge to record 6.6 MILLION amid coronavirus lockdown

Over 6.6 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits for the week ending March 28. The number of claims has grown by over 3.3 million since the previous week. DETAILS TO... Read more ...

National coronavirus updates: US death toll tops 5,000, including more than...

National coronavirus updates: US death toll tops 5,000, including more than 2,000 in New York state

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday cited a model that showed as many as 16,000 New Yorkers could die from the virus. Read more ...

New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dead at 85

New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis dead at 85

NEW ORLEANS - Ellis Marsalis, the jazz pianist, teacher and patriarch of a New Orleans musical family that includes famed musician sons Wynton and Branford, has died. He was... Read more ...

Officials reverse decision, say social security recipients will...

Officials reverse decision, say social security recipients will automatically receive stimulus check

Social Security recipients will not have to file a tax return to receive a stimulus check, the Treasure Department announced Wednesday. Read more ...

A record 6.6 million seek U.S. jobless aid as layoffs mount

A record 6.6 million seek U.S. jobless aid as layoffs mount

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Biden campaign says it will arrange call with President Trump about coronavirus

Biden campaign says it will arrange call with President Trump about coronavirus

A phone call between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is in the works to discuss the coronavirus. Read more ...

Dolly Parton donates $1 million to Vanderbilt for COVID-19 research

Dolly Parton donates $1 million to Vanderbilt for COVID-19 research

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Dolly Parton announced on social media Wednesday that she is donating $1 million to Vanderbilt for research on a cure for the coronavirus. According to her... Read more ...

Man intentionally derails train near US Navy hospital ship, prosecutors say

Man intentionally derails train near US Navy hospital ship, prosecutors say

A train engineer intentionally drove a speeding locomotive off a track because he was suspicious of a Navy hospital ship docked there amid the coronovirus pandemic Read more ...

Bobblehead that honors Dr. Fauci will help raise funds for 100 Million Mask...

Bobblehead that honors Dr. Fauci will help raise funds for 100 Million Mask Challenge

The museum says they will donate $5 from every Dr. Fauci Bobblehead sold to the American Hospital Association in support of the 100 Million Mask Challenge. Read more ...

US jobless claims hit 6.6 million as coronavirus layoffs continue

US jobless claims hit 6.6 million as coronavirus layoffs continue

More than 6.6 million Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week as the coronavirus continued to gut the US labor market, the feds said Thursday. The seasonally... Read more ...