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Workers wearing personal protective equipment bury bodies in a trench on Hart Island, Thursday, April 9, 2020, in the Bronx borough of New York. On Thursday, New York City’s medical examiner confirmed that the city has shortened the amount of time it will hold on to remains to 14 days from 30 days before they will be transferred for temporary internment at a City Cemetery. Earlier in the week, Mayor Bill DeBlasio said that officials have explored the possibility of temporary burials on Hart Island, a strip of land in Long Island Sound that has long served as the city’s potter’s field. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
AP
April 09, 2020 - 7:21 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A staggering 16.8 million Americans lost their jobs in just three weeks, a measure of how fast the coronavirus has brought world economies to their knees. Meanwhile, religious leaders worldwide Thursday urged people to celebrate Good Friday and Easter from the safety of their homes...
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Marty Rosenbaum
April 07, 2020 - 8:40 pm
John Prine has died at the age of 73, after battling complications from COVID-19. Prine was considered one of the most influential songwriters of his generation. He was given a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy in 2020.
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FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks during a news conference at a drive-through coronavirus testing site in front of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
AP
April 05, 2020 - 11:57 pm
Across America, as families stuck in their homes anxious and isolated by the new coronavirus, a new daily ritual is taking shape: tuning into the governor’s afternoon press briefing.
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Michael Cerio
April 03, 2020 - 9:21 am
GRAMMY-winning singer Bill Withers has died at the age of 81. The “Just the Two of Us” star passed away on Monday in Los Angeles, according to a statement released from his family.
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