See what Trump’s niece said about him in bombshell book

Seeking to prevent nothing less than the "end of American democracy," Donald Trump’s niece Mary lays out a long and twisted saga of mind games and family drama in a new book her family attempted to block. "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man" presents a damning portrait […]

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Pritzker urges bars, restaurants to follow guidelines as officials announce 18 more coronavirus-related deaths

Gov. J.B. Pritzker urged bars and restaurants Friday to continue to follow guidelines to prevent the spread of the coronavirus as the state announced an additional 868 cases ahead of the July 4 holiday. | Sun-Times file An additional 18 deaths in Illinois attributed to COVID-19 were also announced, bringing total deaths to cross 7,000 […]

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In Norway, Gymgoers Avoid Infections as Virus Recedes

Like many countries, Norway ordered all gyms to close in March to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But unlike any other nation, Norway also funded a rigorous study to determine whether the closings were really necessary. It is apparently the first and only randomized trial to test whether people who work out at gyms […]

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Baseball’s New Rules: No Spitting, No Arguing, and Lots of Testing

Coronavirus testing every other day for players and coaches. Wet rags for pitchers’ pockets to prevent them from licking their fingers. Masks in the dugout and bullpen for any non-players. And no public transportation to the stadium, communal food spreads, saunas, fighting, spitting, smokeless tobacco or sunflower seeds. Got all that? These are among the […]

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Flushing the Toilet May Fling Coronavirus Aerosols All Over

Here’s one more behavior to be hyper-aware of in order to prevent coronavirus transmission: what you do after you use the toilet. Scientists have found that in addition to clearing out whatever business you’ve left behind, flushing a toilet can generate a cloud of aerosol droplets that rises nearly three feet. Those droplets may linger […]

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Malaria drug fails to prevent COVID-19 in a rigorous study

A malaria drug President Donald Trump took to try to prevent COVID-19 proved ineffective for that in the first large, high-quality study to test it in people in close contact with someone with the disease. Results published Wednesday by the New England Journal of Medicine show that hydroxychloroquine was no better than placebo pills at […]

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Malaria Drug Promoted by Trump Did Not Prevent Covid Infections, Study Finds

The malaria drug hydroxychloroquine did not prevent Covid-19 in a rigorous study of 821 people who had been exposed to patients infected with the virus, researchers from the University of Minnesota and Canada are reporting on Wednesday. The study was the first controlled clinical trial of hydroxychloroquine, a drug that President Trump has repeatedly promoted […]

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After Floyd protests, NYC stores plundered despite curfew

An unprecedented curfew in New York City did little to prevent destruction as groups of people smashed their way into shops, including Macy’s flagship Manhattan store, grabbed merchandise and fled By The Associated Press June 2, 2020, 12:49 PM 2 min read 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NEW YORK — […]

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Macy’s hit as New York imposes curfew amid Floyd protests

NEW YORK — New York City imposed a late-night curfew Monday that failed to prevent another night of destruction, including arrests after a break-in at the iconic Macy’s store on 34th Street, following protests over George Floyd’s death. As the 11 p.m. deadline to get off the streets approached, bands of protesters marched peacefully through […]

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Lightfoot: ‘We did not stand by and let the South and West sides burn’

Red Star Liquor owner Esam Hani parked this van in front of his store to prevent looting and is also hung out on the block Sunday night to keep watch on businesses in the Logan Square neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Ald. Ray Lopez said he warned the mayor communities were at risk, and “she said […]

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Neighborhoods under siege need National Guard protection, aldermen plead

Red Star Liquor owner Esam Hani parked this van in front of his store to prevent looting and is also hung out on the block Sunday night to keep watch on businesses in the Logan Square neighborhood. | Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times Ald. Ray Lopez said he warned the mayor communities were at risk, and “she said […]

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South Korea sees 2020 economic growth grinding to virtual halt

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Women wearing masks to prevent contracting the coronavirus walks out of a shop at Dongseong-ro shopping street in central Daegu By Joori Roh and Cynthia Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea on Monday cut its economic projections for this year to growth of just 0.1%, which would be the worst performance […]

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Ryanair passengers must ask permission to go to bathroom in new safety guidelines

Ryanair passengers will have to ask permission to go to the bathroom as part of new safety measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, according to a report. The low-budget UK carrier announced that lines onboard for the toilet have been banned and travelers will have to request access from the crew, the BBC reported. […]

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UAE doing too little to stem money laundering and terrorist finance: watchdog

By Alexander Cornwell DUBAI (Reuters) – The United Arab Emirates is not doing enough to prevent money laundering despite recent progress, and causing concerns about its ability to combat financing of terrorism, the global dirty money monitoring group said on Thursday. The U.S.-allied Gulf state, which includes the region’s financial and commercial centre Dubai, will […]

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US governors grapple with relaxing virus restrictions

After a month of draconian steps to minimize deaths and prevent hospital overload from the coronavirus pandemic, governors now face a new challenge: Deciding when and how to begin easing restrictions on businesses and social gatherings. Many of the states’ chief executives say they don’t want to move too quickly and risk a public health […]

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Andrea Bocelli on Easter quarantine concert: ‘Music can become a prayer’

The coronavirus crisis may prevent you from going to church on Sunday, but you can still worship the talent of Andrea Bocelli when he brings an Easter concert directly to your home. The Italian tenor, 61, will be raising spirits with his “Music for Hope” performance — in front of empty seats — at the […]

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Georgia’s Governor Says He Just Learned About How Coronavirus Spreads. He’s Either Lying or Incompetent

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp finally announced a statewide stay-at-home order to prevent the spread of coronavirus on Wednesday. Georgia was one of twelve states that had not yet issued such an order to protect its citizens. Making the announcement, Kemp justified his decision by saying he only now was “finding out that this virus is […]

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Justin Bieber & More Forced To Cancel Shows Due To Coronavirus: What You Need To Know

As coronavirus ravages the world, cities are cracking down on public gatherings to prevent the spread of the pandemic. That means artists from Miley Cyrus to BTS are canceling shows. Even Justin Bieber put his ‘Changes Tour’ on hold. UPDATE 4/1/20: Sadly, this isn’t an April Fools’ Joke. Justin Bieber has also postponed his highly-anticipated return to […]

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Walmart to check temperatures of workers to prevent coronavirus spread

Walmart will check employees’ temperatures at the start of their shifts to prevent them from working with coronavirus, company executives said Tuesday. Walmart and Sam’s Club staffers who give a reading of at least 100 degrees will be sent home until they go three days without a fever, company officials said. Sick employees will still […]

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V.A. Criticized for Effort to Keep Some Veterans Away From Private Care During Outbreak

WASHINGTON — An effort by the Department of Veterans Affairs to prevent some veterans from seeking health care outside its centers drew heavy criticism from lawmakers and a vocal Fox News ally of the president, who suggested the department’s bureaucracy could undermine a signature program of President Trump’s term. That program, known as the Mission […]

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Layoffs and food lines: How the pandemic slams the poorest U.S. workers

3/3 © Reuters. The border town of Laredo takes measures to prevent coronavirus spread 2/3 By Brad Heath and Veronica G. Cardenas Laredo, Texas (Reuters) – Alberto Mendoza figures he can make it a couple of weeks on unemployment benefits before starting to decide which bills won’t get paid. The 26-year-old father of three lost […]

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Chimp Sanctuaries Restrict Visits Over Concerns About the Coronavirus

Chimpanzee sanctuaries are restricting human interactions with chimps to prevent passing a human coronavirus infection to the animals. Rana Smith, the president of Chimp Haven, the national chimpanzee sanctuary in Keithville, La., which houses more than 300 retired chimps, said: “We simply don’t know if chimpanzees can contract the disease, but we are assuming they […]

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South Korea says will make all-out effort to prevent credit crunch

SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s government will make an all-out effort to prevent market volatility from turning into a credit crunch as the coronavirus pandemic hammers stocks and bonds across emerging economies, its vice finance minister said on Monday. Kim Yong-beom also said a new task force within the finance ministry will hold a policy […]

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