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New York public defenders say unable to reach inmates in federal jails

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:11am
Lawyers representing inmates in New York federal jails said on Friday they had been largely cut off from their clients since in-person visits were halted last month due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Two U.S. state attorneys general seek info on Zoom's privacy practices

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 11:00am
At least two U.S. state attorneys have sought information from Zoom Video Communications Inc following multiple reports that questioned the privacy and security of the videoconferencing app.
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New York reports deadliest day from virus, makes plea for help

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 10:42am
New York suffered its deadliest single day from the novel coronavirus, with 562 additional deaths across the state for a total of 2,935 fatalities, Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Friday.
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Dismissed U.S. carrier captain gets hero's ovation from crew

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 10:23am
The captain of a U.S. aircraft carrier relieved of his command after seeking stronger measures in response to a coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship was given a hero's ovation by his crew when he left the vessel, video posted on Twitter showed.
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Exclusive: Dismissed U.S. carrier captain to be reassigned during probe - acting Navy secretary

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 9:49am
The fired commander of a U.S. aircraft carrier that suffered a coronavirus outbreak will not be thrown out of the Navy but rather reassigned, acting U.S. Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told Reuters on Friday, adding that an investigation would determine if he should face disciplinary action.
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New York mayor begs for more U.S. aid as jobs data confirms economic carnage

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 9:41am
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded with the U.S. government for more help in expectation of a surge in COVID-19 cases next week, as new statistics emerged confirming that hundreds of thousands of people across the country have lost their jobs.
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Two young American doctors spend honeymoon fighting coronavirus

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 9:11am
She'd picked her dress, they'd booked their honeymoon and the wedding was set for the end of March. Then, the coronavirus pandemic hit.
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Americans should cover faces and also keep distance: Dr. Fauci

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 8:36am
Americans should cover their face if they have to go in public, but they should still stay isolated as much as possible, the nation's top infectious disease official said on Friday as the Trump administration readies its recommendation on such coverings.
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Do social distancing better, White House doctor tells Americans. Trump objects

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 8:34am
Dr. Deborah Birx, the coordinator of the White House task force on the coronavirus, had a message for Americans on Thursday: do better at social distancing. President Donald Trump didn't like the message.
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Coronavirus forces San Francisco to put homeless into hotels

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 6:16am
By Nathan Frandino, Shannon Stapleton, Katie Paul and Stephen Nellis
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As pandemic rages, U.S. immigrants detained in areas with few hospitals

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 5:51am
U.S. immigration officials say they have a plan if detention centers get hit with coronavirus outbreaks: They will transfer detainees with serious symptoms to hospitals with "expertise in high risk care."
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Americans urged to wear masks outside as coronavirus pandemic worsens

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 4:59am
The Trump administration on Thursday looked set to join local officials in advising Americans to wear masks when venturing out during the still-exploding coronavirus pandemic, as the U.S. death toll rose by 1,000 in a single day for the first time.
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U.S. Navy relieves aircraft carrier commander who wrote letter urging coronavirus action

Domestic News from Reuters - Fri, 04/03/2020 - 1:38am
The U.S. Navy relieved the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt's captain of his command on Thursday, punishing him for the leak of a scathing letter he sent to superiors that sought stronger measures for curbing a coronavirus outbreak aboard the ship.
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Two cruise ships dock in Florida after coronavirus ordeal

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 10:02pm
An ocean liner forced by a deadly onboard coronavirus outbreak to languish at sea since mid-March pulled into a South Florida port on Thursday, after authorities settled plans for the vessel and its sister ship to dock and most passengers to come ashore.
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Biden: Trump administration showed 'poor judgment' in removing warship commander

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 9:22pm
Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden said on Thursday that the Trump administration showed "poor judgment" in relieving the commander of an aircraft carrier who sought stronger measures to control a coronavirus outbreak onboard.
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Uber to start shipping car disinfectants to drivers

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 8:44pm
Uber Technologies Inc will begin shipping disinfecting car spray to selected drivers in areas most affected by the coronavirus outbreak, an executive said on Thursday.
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Rikers Island jail officers union sues New York City over coronavirus

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 8:42pm
A union representing about 9,000 corrections officers at New York City's Rikers Island jail sued the city on Thursday, demanding better protections from coronavirus after dozens of infections at the complex.
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Chipotle under pressure in New York over coronavirus sick leave

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 8:41pm
Less than two months after settling with New York City regulators over paid sick leave, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc is under pressure for its policies amid the coronavirus pandemic.
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U.S. gig workers seeking coronavirus jobless benefits hit bureaucratic wall

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 8:40pm
Uber and Lyft drivers are hitting a wall in their efforts to apply for the coronavirus jobless benefits promised by Congress as state agencies say they are not ready to handle a class of workers who are totally new to the U.S. unemployment system.
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Judge rejects delay of Wisconsin's presidential primary despite coronavirus fears

Domestic News from Reuters - Thu, 04/02/2020 - 8:40pm
A federal judge refused on Thursday to postpone next week's U.S. presidential primary in Wisconsin, but extended the time for absentee voting amid widespread worries about health risks from the coronavirus pandemic.
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