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Sen. Loeffler to sell stock holdings after…

Georgia Sen. Kelly Loeffler is selling off her stock holdings after coming under scrutiny for trades amid the coronavirus

10,000 Years Ago, Humans Created Thousands Of…

A large-scale analysis of the southwestern Amazonian rainforest revealed that, about 10,000 years ago, humans created thousands of “forest islands” in the region.

'Graffiti Highway' Is Being Buried

Pennsylvania's "Graffiti Highway" is history, apparently thanks to a stream of trespassers and worries about liability. The colorful stretch of Route 61 through Centralia, closed to traffic since 1993, is being covered with dirt by a local coal company, CNN reports. Over the decades it had been covered in graffiti...

Cats, dogs, Quillie the hedgehog source of…

Whether dog, cat, or, yes, a hedgehog named Quillie Nelson, pets are proving to be just what the doctor ordered during lockdown. (April 8)

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A path forward: NBA, NHL and MLB tinker with…

The three biggest U.S.-based sports leagues currently most affected by the coronavirus crisis are trying to figure out a path forward for if and when games resume

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Bernie Sanders Drops out of 2020 Democratic Race…

Bernie Sanders Drops out of 2020 Democratic Race for President The Vermont Senator officially announced an end to his 2020 presidential bid on Wednesday. Bernie Sanders, via announcement Bernie Sanders, via announcement Former Vice President Biden is now the presumptive 2020 Democratic presidential nominee. Sanders ran on a progressive platform as a democratic socialist. He championed a health care plan he called "Medicare for all," and free four-year higher education at public colleges. Early in the race for the Democratic nomination, Sanders was the clear frontrunner. But in South Carolina, he failed to galvanize black voter support. From there, Biden began to emerge as the likely nominee. 2020 was Senator Sanders' second bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.

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Bernie Sanders Explains His Exit

"I wish I could give you better news but I think you know the truth," Bernie Sanders told supporters Wednesday, announcing the end of his White House bid. The senator acknowledged that he is 300 delegates behind Joe Biden, making victory "virtually impossible," CNN reports. He said he did not...

Hail lines the sides of the road

Severe weather left a trail of hail along the roads of Springfield, West Virginia, on April 8.

John Prine, Country-Folk Singer, Dead at 73

John Prine, Country-Folk Singer, Dead at 73 Prine died due to complications caused by COVID-19 at Vanderbilt University Hospital in Nashville, TN. The singer and songwriter is counted as one the favorite artists by the likes of Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson. Bob Dylan, via 'The New York Times' Born in the Midwest, Prine learned to play the guitar as a child after his family had moved to Kentucky. He recorded albums for Atlantic and Asylum records, as well as under his own label, Oh Boy Records. He received Grammy awards in 1992 and 2006. In 2019, he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Prine was chosen for the lifetime achievement Grammy in 2020. John Prine, via 'The New York Times'

Wisconsin worried about spike in virus cases due…

Wisconsin’s forging ahead with an election in the middle of a pandemic has public health officials, and those who showed up at the polls, worried about whether it will result in a spike in cases of the coronavirus

National Guard increasing troops to combat virus

The National Guard is expected to increase the number of its troops by more than 10,000 in the next week or two in the fight against the coronavirus, the commander of National Guard Bureau said Wednesday. (April 8)

Doctor Called for Vaccine Trial in Africa. Now He…

A French doctor says he's sorry for suggesting Africa should be home to a trial for a coronavirus vaccine in televised comments viewed as racist. Jean-Paul Mira, the head of intensive care at Paris' Cochin Hospital, was discussing a vaccine trial in Europe and Australia during a debate on TV...

Fan sues Woods, caddie, claiming he was pushed 2…

A Florida man is suing Tiger Woods and his caddie, claiming Joe LaCava pushed him during the Valspar Championship two years ago

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Quarantine Life: Watch Celebs Exercise, Do Chores…

Check out these celebs under quarantine.

He Called China's President a 'Clown,' Then…

A prominent Communist Party member has disappeared in China after insinuating that President Xi Jinping was "a clown who had no clothes but was still determined to be emperor." Ren Zhiqiang—the son of a former deputy commerce minister and a longtime friend of Vice President Wang Qishan, per the...

Detroit bus riders given free surgical masks

Those riding Detroit’s public buses are being given a free surgical mask when they board. (April 8)

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Czech glass artist Jaroslava Brychtova dies at 95

Jaroslava Brychtova, a Czech glass artist whose sculptures and other works created together with her late husband Stanislav Libensky won international recognition, has died

COVID-19 Is Infecting and Killing Black Americans…

COVID-19 Is Infecting and Killing Black Americans at Alarming Rates in Some States New data from a number of big cities and states is shedding light on current inequalities in health care. In Illinois, North and South Carolina, Connecticut, Las Vegas and Minnesota, black Americans have been infected disproportionately to their population percentage. The number of deaths among African Americans due to COVID-19 has been described as devastating. While the information is preliminary, it is alarming and significant enough that some lawmakers have declared the crisis a "call-to-action moment for all of us." Lori Lightfoot, Chicago Mayor, via 'NYT' Health experts say the reasons have to do with systemic inequalities related in part to the percentage of black Americans who cannot work from home. Existing health conditions, the necessity of public transit and lack of insurance are also likely contributors. Initial data also points to doctors being less likely to refer black Americans for testing. Dr. Mandy Cohen, NC, via 'The New York Times'

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What Disney May Need to Do Once the Parks Reopen

If you've ever been to a Disney theme park, you know the rigmarole you have to go through to get past the security gates. Soon there may be an additional step: having your temperature taken. In a Tuesday interview with Barron's , Disney Executive Chair Bob Iger, who recently exited as...

Frequent lightning flashes over Pennsylvania

The storms early in the morning of April 8 came with frequent lightning, as these time-lapse videos from State College, Pennsylvania, show.

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Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to US Food Banks

Jeff Bezos Donates $100 Million to US Food Banks Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos is donating $100 million to food banks across the U.S. The donation will go to Feeding America, a Chicago-based network of more than 200 food banks that feed 46 million people. Feeding America is ranked the second-largest U.S. charity by revenue, according to 'Forbes.' In 2019, the nonprofit reportedly generated $2.9 billion in revenue, most of which went toward sending food to pantries. Feeding America CEO Claire Babineaux-Fontenot said Bezos's donation is the largest single gift in the organization's history. Jeff Bezos, via Instagram

Police: Body of Kathleen Kennedy Townsend's…

Authorities have recovered the body of a grandson of former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, two days after the body of the boy’s mother was found in the water after a canoeing accident

Newsom hopes to aid states with PPE, ventilators

California Gov. Gavin Newsom says he hopes to increase the state's stockpile of PPE and ventilators in the coming weeks and that he hopes they will eventually be able to aid nearby states as needs arise amid the coronavirus outbreak. (April 8)