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Medical workers sign up for the coronavirus fight in hotspots, but many fear they'll be needed back home
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Doctors like Josh Mugele are heeding the call to volunteer as they're not seeing as many COVID-19 cases in their home states. But other medical professionals are worried that they'll be needed at their hospital if there's a local outbreak, and they say they need more information before they relocate.

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Biologist Carl Bergstrom on coronavirus, misinformation and why we weren't prepared
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There are a lot of information gaps when it comes to the COVID-19 coronavirus virus. University of Washington professor Carl Bergstrom is one of the scientists desperately trying to fill those gaps.

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Biden proposes lowering Medicare age to 60 and more student debt forgiveness as job losses soar
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Joe Biden rolled out Medicare and student debt forgiveness plans as he kicks off his campaign against Donald Trump amid soaring job losses caused by the coronavirus.

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Free Webinar | April 16: Overcoming A Setback: Come Back Stronger
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Whatever your setback is, our experts, Danielle Sabrina and Charlie Jabaley are here to help you start planning your comeback.

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Appellate Court Drops Victim Suit Against Florida Nightclub Shooter’s Employer
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A Florida appellate court upheld a lower court’s ruling that a security firm employing the gunman responsible for a gay nightclub shooting can’t be held liable for failing to investigate complaints against the shooter, giving him firearm training and allowing …

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Coast Guard Orders Cruise Ships in Galveston to Form Medical Plans
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The U.S. Coast Guard has determined that crew members on cruise ships and vessels in Galveston, Texas, present a public health risk of spreading the new coronavirus and urged operators to form medical plans to care for sick workers. In …

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Covid Impact: Central government relaxes SDRF utilisation norms for one year
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The 15th finance commission had recommended allocation of Rs 28,983 crore to SDRF, out of which the Centre recently released its share of first instalment of Rs 11,092 crore for 2020-21. The SDRF fund can be used for cluster containment, quarantine and purchase of personal protective equipment for health, municipal, police and fire authorities.

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Iraq appoints third PM-designate, after second withdraws
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The upheaval prolongs a leadership vacuum at the helm of the government amid a severe economic crisis and viral pandemic. In December, caretaker Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi resigned under pressure from mass protests. The protests have since died down amid the coronavirus outbreak but they could still re-erupt as economic conditions worsen.

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Chandigarh: Those found without face mask at public place to be arrested
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The UT administration on Tuesday had made it mandatory for people to wear masks in public places to check the spread of coronavirus. According to the order issued on Thursday evening, anybody found violating the instructions will be punishable under Section 188 of the IPC and the police authorities are empowered to immediately arrest the […]

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