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Missouri pair use 3D printer to make face shields amid virus

A Missouri student and teacher are using 3D printing to supply health care facilities in the area with face shields amid the coronavirus pandemic. A.T. Still University recruited senior Caleb Flaim and Rich Chapman, an engineering instructor at the Kirksville ...

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Legislatures meet remotely, limit public as virus spreads

Members of the Arkansas House met in a college basketball arena, spaced out among 5,600 seats, as they voted on ways to cover a budget shortfall caused by the coronavirus punch to the economy. When South Dakota lawmakers convened Monday ...

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Instacart workers seek strike as jobs get busier, riskier

A possible strike by Instacart workers highlights the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on the grocery delivery business, where workers are worried about their safety as they try to meet a surge in demand for online groceries. A group called ...

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Trump extends virus guidelines, braces US for big death toll

Bracing the nation for a coronavirus death toll that could exceed 100,000 people, President Donald Trump extended restrictive social distancing guidelines through April, bowing to public health experts who presented him with even more dire projections for the expanding coronavirus ...

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Trump uses wartime act but GM says it’s already moving fast

Twelve days ago, General Motors put hundreds of workers on an urgent project to build breathing machines as hospitals and governors pleaded for more in response to the coronavirus pandemic. But President Donald Trump, claiming the company wasn’t moving fast ...

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Coronavirus response highlights deepening partisan divide

In Los Angeles, Mayor Eric Garcetti has instituted a shutdown on a city of nearly 4 million people and threatened uncooperative business owners with power shutoffs and arrest. In Mississippi, home to nearly 3 million people, Gov. Tate Reeves has ...

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Missouri governor mobilizes National Guard for virus fight

Missouri braced itself for a surge of coronavirus patients as the number of deaths grew to nine, with the governor mobilizing the state’s National Guard and a top St. Louis County official urging recently retired health care workers to return ...

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Restaurants, trying to stay afloat, revamp menus, operations

In the battle to keep their New York City restaurant going despite sharp restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak, the owners of Il Posto Accanto tried something Beatrice Tosti di Valminuta would have considered sacrilege in normal times. That was offering ...

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Federal prisons struggle to combat growing COVID-19 fears

When a federal correction officer geared up for duty recently at a Florida prison complex, he added an N95 mask amid coronavirus fears. He has a sister who had an organ transplant and an elderly mother at home. But a ...

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Lack of social distancing leads to closure of parks, trails

It was a sunny day, the first in about a week when temperatures had climbed past the 50-degree mark, and people in Chicago did what they always do on such a day: They flocked to the shores of Lake Michigan. ...

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Your brain evolved to hoard supplies and shame others for doing the same

The media is replete with COVID-19 stories about people clearing supermarket shelves – and the backlash against them. Have people gone mad? How can one individual be overfilling his own cart, while shaming others who are doing the same? As ...

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