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Ex-NYU hospital employee who refused flu vaccine sues over his firing

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 7:44pm
A former employee at NYU Langone Medical Center sued the New York City hospital on Friday, claiming it illegally fired him because he refused on religious grounds to obtain a mandatory flu vaccination.
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Trump invokes Defense Production Act to stop export of masks

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 7:43pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed an order directing his administration to stop N-95 face masks and other personal protective equipment needed in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic from being exported to other countries.
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New York in 'race against time' as death tolls jump in U.S. virus hot spots

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 6:53pm
Two of the main U.S. coronavirus hot spots on Friday reported their biggest jumps yet in COVID-19 deaths, with the number of fatalities so far in New York state alone comparable to the loss of life in the United States in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.
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3D printers forge face shields for fight against the coronavirus

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 6:52pm
Oscar Valera likes to use 3D printers to build an assortment of crafts, but he is now turning his hobby toward the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
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New York reports deadliest day from coronavirus, makes plea for help

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 6:45pm
New York suffered its deadliest single day from the novel coronavirus, with 562 additional deaths in the last 24 hours for a total of 2,935 fatalities, by far the most of any U.S. state, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday.
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U.S. doctors on coronavirus frontline seek protection from malpractice suits

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 5:39pm
U.S. medical professionals on the front line of the coronavirus pandemic are lobbying policymakers for protection from potential malpractice lawsuits as hospitals triage care and physicians take on roles outside their specialties.
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Kennedy granddaughter, great-grandson missing in Chesapeake Bay

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 5:19pm
The granddaughter of the late Robert F. Kennedy and her young son were missing on Friday after drifting out into the Chesapeake Bay on a canoe, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan said.
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Texas 'fully prepared' for coronavirus, does not see New York situation: governor

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 5:07pm
Texas is fully prepared to meet hospital needs during the coronavirus pandemic and does not expect the kind of capacity problems facing New York, Governor Greg Abbott said on Friday.
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Scared, tired New York doctor: 'It's going to get tougher'

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 5:00pm
A doctor at a New York City hospital had to make a difficult decision last weekend to send his wife and 17-month-old daughter away while he remained on the front lines of the U.S. coronavirus crisis.
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Trump taps Kavanaugh ally for seat on influential appeals court

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 4:58pm
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday announced plans to nominate a vocal ally of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to an influential federal appeals court in Washington.
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Connecticut coronavirus cases spike, governor calls it a hot spot

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 4:56pm
A total of 64 percent of the people tested for the novel coronavirus in Connecticut in the past 24 hours came back positive, a spike that underscored the state's status as a hot spot for the disease, Governor Ned Lamont said on Friday.
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'Crazy amounts of chicken' and masks - a small Washington grocer's typical day

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 4:50pm
A tall, surgical mask-wearing young man stands at the entrance as customers line up outside. A sign at the door - illustrated with stick figures drawn by the co-owner's 6-year-old daughter - warns clients they can only come in three at a time.
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Defense Secretary Esper backed firing of carrier captain Crozier

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 4:21pm
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper backed the Navy's firing of the commander of a coronavirus-striken aircraft carrier, the Pentagon said on Friday, amid a backlash from Democrats in Congress as well as the crew of the vessel, who hailed their captain as a hero.
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Anyone near Trump or Pence will be given rapid coronavirus test: White House

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 3:42pm
With the coronavirus contagion spreading, the White House said on Friday that anyone expected to be near President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence will be given a rapid COVID-19 test out of an abundance of caution.
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New England Patriots' truck delivers masks to New York to help coronavirus effort

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 3:29pm
A truck emblazoned with the colors of the New England Patriots football team was out on the streets of New York on Friday, delivering 300,000 N95 masks to a makeshift hospital set up in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.
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U.S. Army Corps views over 650 sites for possible retooling for coronavirus fight

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 3:16pm
The Army Corps of Engineers has looked at more than 650 sites around the United States that could possibly be converted into facilities to handle coronavirus patients or otherwise be used to deal with the growing epidemic.
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Senators urge formal probe of Navy carrier commander's firing over coronavirus plea

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 2:36pm
A group of prominent Democratic senators formally requested on Friday that the Pentagon's independent Inspector General investigate the Navy's firing of the commander of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, who called for stronger measures to halt a coronavirus outbreak on board.
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New York braces for COVID-19 onslaught as state's dead nears 9/11 toll

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:26am
New York state has recorded nearly 500 coronavirus-related deaths in a single day, bringing the statewide total to nearly 3,000, or about the same number killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday.
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Exclusive: Hailed by his crew, fired U.S. carrier captain to be reassigned during probe

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:16am
Even as he is hailed as a hero by his crew, the fired commander of a coronavirus-stricken U.S. aircraft carrier is being reassigned while investigators consider whether he should face disciplinary action, acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told Reuters on Friday.
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U.S. expected to cover hospital costs of uninsured coronavirus patients: WSJ

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:16am
The Trump administration is expected to use coronavirus relief funds to pay hospitals that treat uninsured patients with the novel coronavirus as long as they do not bill them or issue unexpected charges, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
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