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Churches scramble to set up online giving, worship
In this time of coronavirus, churches are having to rethink their Easter celebrations by offering ways to donate and worship online. It's a troubling transition for some congregations who lack technology and digital experience. (April 10)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 18:55:32 +0000)

Unemployed, underemployed at NJ food bank
Food and groceries are being distributed to deprived people at several schools in New Jersey.(April 10)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 18:51:17 +0000)

For McConnell, virus carries echo of boyhood polio
As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flashes back to an earlier crisis that gripped the nation, and his own life, when he was a boy. (April 10)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 18:50:22 +0000)

Virus slams black Americans, exposes inequities
Data on coronavirus deaths in the US shows a disturbing trend: The virus is killing black Americans at a higher rate. Activists working to level out racial disparities in healthcare, food access and safety are urging systemic change. (April 10)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 18:43:38 +0000)

Coronavirus live updates: World reaches 100,000 deaths; US has 'not reached the peak,' Dr. Birx says
Surgeon General says we must get past the next 30 days, travelers are cautioned to stay home Easter weekend, and more COVID-19 news Friday.       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 18:33:05 +0000)

Virus deaths rise in NY amid hopeful hospital news
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says coronavirus deaths in New York jumped by 777 in one day as the number of people hospitalized stayed relatively flat. (April 10)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 18:05:44 +0000)

Virus slams black Americans, exposes inequities
Data on coronavirus deaths in the US shows a disturbing trend: The virus is killing black Americans at a higher rate. Activists working to level out racial disparities in healthcare, food access and safety are urging systemic change. (April 10)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 18:01:21 +0000)

Veterans video chat with dolphins during outbreak
This year, the Wounded Warrior Project introduced veterans to dolphins at the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon, Florida via video conference, in accordance with social distancing guidelines aimed at minimizing the spread of the coronavirus. (April 10)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 18:01:16 +0000)

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(Fri, 04 Jan 2019 17:56:23 +0000)

Nearly empty elevated trains circle Chicago Loop
Chicago's usually bustling downtown remains a virtual ghost town amid the coronavirus pandemic, with elevated subway trains that circle the city's Loop nearly riderless. (April 10)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:55:45 +0000)

Trump sends out Easter message amid virus
President Donald Trump sent out an Easter message from the Oval Office Friday as Christians around the world are encouraged not to gather for the holiday amid the coronavirus pandemic. (April 10)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:50:59 +0000)

Health care workers thanked with chorus of howls
From California to Colorado to Georgia and New York, Americans are taking a moment each night at 8 to howl to thank the nation's health care  workers and first responders for their selfless sacrifices during the coronavirus pandemic. (Apiril 10)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 16:36:03 +0000)

DC Mayor Bowser leads city in moment of silence
The Mayor of Washington DC led the District in a moment of silence Friday at Gonzaga College High School to honor those who have died in the coronavirus pandemic. (April 10)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 16:11:36 +0000)

Hospitals know how to protect mothers. They just aren't doing it.
Women giving birth are needlessly dying or suffering life-altering injuries because U.S. hospitals aren't following known safety measures, a USA TODAY investigation found.       
(Thu, 14 Nov 2019 19:13:55 +0000)

The day in pictures
A look at the day's best photographs from around the world.        
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 14:03:11 +0000)

Virginia Gov. Northam signs host of gun control bills into law months after Richmond rally
The host of gun control measures Northam signed included increased background checks, limits to handgun purchases and a so-called "red flag" law.       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:44:40 +0000)

Stark aerial images show new graves being dug on Hart Island as New York coronavirus deaths surge
New York City's potter's field on Hart Island is seeing more burials as the state continues to report record-breaking coronavirus deaths.        
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 15:47:38 +0000)

Before coronavirus, he chose a veterans home for his Eagle Scout project. Now he plays taps outside.
Alex Saldana said he plans on playing taps outside of the New Jersey Veterans Home every night to honor veterans.        
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 15:39:04 +0000)

AP Top Stories April 10 A
Here's the latest for Friday, April 10th: President Donald Trump predicts 'sunny skies' ahead for US economy; Italy reports drop in intensive care cases; OPEC oil production proposal awaits Mexican; Easter masses go online amid coronavirus outbreak.       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 14:51:03 +0000)

NYC commuters face social distancing challenge
Many New York City residents have no other choice than to ride the subway. And with social distancing recommended amid concerns of COVID-19 infection, there is a lot of anxiety surrounding this usually typical New York commute. (April 10)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 14:05:54 +0000)

US international aid groups sending help home
International charities that normally send supplies and personnel to disasters and war zones in other countries are now working here in the U.S. Experts say this underscores the government's inadequate response to the coronavirus pandemic. (April 10)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 13:51:23 +0000)

'Social distance powwows' attract thousands online
Spring marks a time when tribal citizens from across the U.S. and Canada start attending powwows. At their essence, they are meant to uplift people during difficult times. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, they are taking on a new form online. (April 9)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 13:31:01 +0000)

Easter weekend could bring severe storms and possible tornadoes from Texas to Virginia
Easter weekend may bring severe thunderstorms from Texas to Virginia, and possibly tornadoes. Here's the forecast.        
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 15:47:34 +0000)

Today in History for April 10th
Highlights of this day in history: Peace talks conclude in Northern Ireland with Good Friday agreement; the Titanic sets sail; F. Scott Fitzgerald's 'The Great Gatsby' published; Comedian Sam Kinison killed.       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:55:55 +0000)

Buildings "Light It Blue" in tribute to frontline healthcare workers
Landmarks and buildings across the nation are displaying blue lights to show support for healthcare workers and first responders on the front lines against the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.        
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:52:58 +0000)

On This Day: 10 April 2014
Superhero sequel "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" had its world premiere in London. (April 10)        
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:55:20 +0000)

ShowBiz Minute: Rihanna, Loughlin, BTS
ShowBiz Minute: Rihanna, Loughlin, BTS        
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:54:33 +0000)

Thunderstorms, lightning and snow: Severe storm system sweeps across southern US, takes aim at Northeast
Nearly 300,000 customers were without power on Thursday night, primarily in Maine, Texas and Louisiana.        
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 03:56:59 +0000)

Coronavirus live updates: 16,000 people in the US have now died from COVID-19; Britain's Boris Johnson out of ICU; Stocks close strong week
In the past two days, there have been nearly 2,000 deaths a day from the coronavirus in the U.S. More news Thursday        
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 15:31:48 +0000)

'Social distance powwows' attract thousands online
Spring marks a time when tribal citizens from across the U.S. and Canada start attending powwows. At their essence, they are meant to uplift people during difficult times. Amid the coronavirus pandemic, they are taking on a new form online. (April 9)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 01:56:08 +0000)

In California: 'So now what do our hospitals do?'
Gov. Gavin Newsom sends ventilators out of state to the dismay of locals who have been asking for hundreds of them. And a meeting to talk fishing's fate in a time of coronavirus erupts into chaos. Plus: Stick around for stories that show us what can happen if we wait for the miracle.       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 16:41:03 +0000)

Trump: US 'at the top of the hill' of infections
President Donald Trump says the United States is "at the top of the hill" of coronavirus-related infections. Trump made the comments during a White House briefing Thursday. (April 9)       
(Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:36:03 +0000)

Florida Gov. meets school officials amid pandemic
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis held an education meeting in Tallahassee on Thursday to discuss if online learning was working amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (April 9)       
(Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:15:53 +0000)

US jobless aid claims reach new record amid virus
With 6.6 million people seeking jobless benefits last week, the United States has reached a grim landmark: Roughly one in 10 workers have lost their jobs in just the past three weeks. (April 9)       
(Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:05:34 +0000)

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