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What California is doing right in responding to the coronavirus pandemic

The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus continued to reach grim milestones, with more than 800 fatalities reported in New York City, according to city health officials. CNN's Nick Watt has the latest.

5 things to know for April 8: Coronavirus, White House, health, Navy, stimulus bill

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly resigned a day after leaked audio revealed he called the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt "stupid" in an address to the ship's crew.

5 things to know for April 8: Coronavirus, White House, health, Navy, stimulus bill

It will feel more like August than April for parts of Texas through to the Ohio Valley. Heat records could fall as well as hail from the severe storms that will push through the region on Wednesday into Thursday morning. CNN Meteorologist Karen Maginnis has the forecast.

New Orleans convened a death care task force and released guidelines on handling coronavirus victims

The US Surgeon General says African Americans face a higher risk of coronavirus. CNN's Ed Lavandera spoke to a New Orleans physician to help better understand that racial disparity.

Scientists uncover a 60,000-year-old forest underwater and think its preserved trees may help pioneer new medicines

Researchers are testing new bacteria discovered in a 60,000-year-old submarine forest in hopes that one day it will lead to new drug treatments.

Why some people of color say they won't wear homemade masks

After saying masks were only for the sick or those tending the sick, the CDC now recommends that everyone voluntarily use a face covering. Here's why.

5 things to know for April 7: Coronavirus, elections, health, terrorism, Pell case

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers ordered a suspension of Ohio state's primary election just one day before it was scheduled to take place.

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Billie Jean King 'thrilled' tennis center being used as emergency hospital in fight against coronavirus

The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center has launched into service in the fight against Covid-19. King tells CNN's Christiane Amanpour she is "thrilled" the center is being used for coronavirus relief.

With play suspended, sports broadcaster turns to life commentary

With virtually all sport on hiatus amid the coronavirus outbreak, one of the world's great connecting "distractions" is simply, gone. But some of the best voices of sport have taken to adding a bit of magic to the mundane and lifting spirits in the process.

With play suspended, sports broadcaster turns to life commentary

2016 Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic speaks to Christina Macfarlane about #tennisathome, his favorite quarantine recipe and the cancellation of Wimbledon 2020.

English Premier League players 'thrown under a PR bus' by clubs, says Gary Lineker

Former Leicester City, Tottenham and Barcelona striker Gary Lineker talks to Richard Quest about the Premier League pay cut debate in the UK.

New England Patriots fly 1.2 million protective masks from China after 'challenging' operation

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft speaks with Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta and NY Governor Andrew Cuomo about his move in bringing 1.2M N95 masks from China to the US using the Patriots plane.

New England Patriots fly 1.2 million protective masks from China after 'challenging' operation

Former New York Knicks star Stephon Marbury is working with a company in China to sell 10 million masks to his hometown at cost instead of a profit. He tells Anderson Cooper why it was important for him to do so.

The breast cancer survivor determined to make her fifth Olympic Games in 2021

Chaunté Lowe is a four-time Olympian and American-record holder in the women's indoor and outdoor high jump. Two years ago, she discovered a rice-sized lump in her breast that changed her life forever.

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Entertainment

John Prine, influential singer-songwriter, dies at 73

Singer-songwriter John Prine died on April 7th due to complications related to Covid-19. These are some of the songs that were loved by fans and influenced a number of other artists.

Jim Gaffigan and his wife are trying to feed New York's front line

Comedian Jim Gaffigan and his wife Jeannie share the unique ways they are giving back to the health workers during the coronavirus pandemic.

Pink shares more about her experience with coronavirus: 'It got really, really scary'

After CNN's Chris Cuomo tested positive for the coronavirus, he shared his chest X-rays with Dr. Sanjay Gupta to demonstrate how the virus impacts the lungs.

Lionel Richie remembers his friend Kenny Rogers in ACM concert

The Academy of Country Music Awards are delayed until September due to the coronavirus pandemic, but music stars still came together for fans online for the "ACM Presents: Our Country" special.

Bill Withers, 'Lean On Me' and 'Lovely Day' singer, has died at 81

R&B legend Bill Withers died on March 30th from heart complications at the age of 81. These are the memorable songs he left behind.

'Tiger King': 'Doc' Antle and Jeff Lowe speak out against docuseries

Netflix's bizarre new series follows eccentric private zoo owner Joe Exotic and his menagerie of big cats. Here's how it became a massive hit.

Elliot Stabler is back in a 'Law & Order: SVU' spin-off

Actor Christopher Meloni will reprise his role as Detective Elliot Stabler in an upcoming "Law & Order: SVU" spinoff.

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Business-Consumer

Five Barnes & Noble workers were diagnosed with coronavirus in New Jersey

Footwear brand Crocs donates 10,000 shoes a day, medical apparel retailer Figs gives away 30,000 scrubs and a DC restaurant hands out free pizza to healthcare workers.

Dow set to soar 700 points: April 7, 2020

OPEC and Russia postponed a meeting that could end a price war and reduce a supply glut that has driven oil futures to their lowest in decades. CNN's Julia Chatterley reports on the turmoil in energy markets.

'What Day Is It?' and other ways media companies are getting creative amid the pandemic

John Krasinski and Emily Blunt surprise a 9-year-old girl who had tickets to see "Hamilton" before it was canceled with Lin-Manuel Miranda and had the cast sing her favorite song on a Zoom call.

Stelter: Federal response to pandemic is a 9/11-level failure

CNN's Brian Stelter pushes back on multiple claims made by President Trump during his coronavirus task force briefings.

Here's what America's oil CEOs discussed with Trump

OPEC will meet with Russia and other oil producers in the hope of agreeing to production cuts and ending a brutal price war. CNN's John Defterios reports.

The US economy lost 701,000 jobs in March — worst report since 2009

The US economy lost 701,000 jobs in March. That doesn't reflect the past two weeks of layoffs. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

Even in the coronavirus pandemic, the Japanese won't work from home until Shinzo Abe makes them

The infection control specialist who sounded the alarm about failures on the Diamond Princess cruise ship warns Tokyo could become "the next New York" if the Japanese capital does not make drastic changes to its coronavirus strategy. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

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US Politics

Top Pentagon policy official resigns at Trump's request

The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.

Sanders spokeswoman says she misspoke after distorting Bloomberg's health record

Bernie Sanders' national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray said the questioning of the 78-year-old Democratic presidential candidate's health and requests for further medical records "were reminiscent of a smear campaign."

5 takeaways from CNN's town halls with Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) addressed the need for gun reform and spoke about her "saddest day in Washington."

Buttigieg slams Trump: My marriage never involved sending 'hush money to a porn star'

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg discusses conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh's attack on Buttigieg's sexuality.

Buttigieg recalls time he tried to use three languages to help a family at a protest

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shared a story at the CNN Town Hall in Nevada about how he tried to use his foreign language skills to help a family caught in the middle of a protest.

Donald Trump and his pardon triangle

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

Trump's pardon spree deepens crisis gripping American justice

President Trump issued a series of pardons and commutations that included former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former New York City police chief Bernie Kerik and junk bond king Michael Milken. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

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Health

US states race to fight the nearly 400,000 coronavirus cases with long-awaited medical shipments

Dr. Chris Murray, director of the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, explains the drop in predicted deaths in their coronavirus model.

After Trump's statements about hydroxychloroquine, lupus and arthritis patients face drug shortage

CNN's Elizabeth Cohen breaks down the recent trend of some people to hoard hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat several diseases that some speculate could potentially help treat coronavirus, though no studies have concluded. Meanwhile, many of those who rely on the drug to manage their illnesses are unable to get it.

Coronavirus symptoms: 10 key indicators and what to do

CNN's Chris Cuomo talks about advice given to him by a pulmonary expert on how to fight Covid-19.

Adjusted coronavirus model predicts fewer people in US will need hospitals, but 82,000 will still die by August

CNN's Martin Savidge profiles the experiences of Americans who are facing added difficulties to their daily lives due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

New York City reports a record 800-plus coronavirus deaths in one day

While the number of infections appear to be flattening in New York, officials warn this could be the deadliest week of the coronavirus pandemic. CNN's Nick Watt reports.

A 6-year-old boy got a new heart after 4 years on the transplant list

6-year-old Carlos Rolon got a new heart after four years of waiting on the transplant list. He was born with an abnormality in his heart called unbalanced atrioventricular canal defect.

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Social Media-Technology

Jack Dorsey sets aside $1 billion for charity. His initial focus: coronavirus relief efforts

Illinois state comptroller Susana Mendoza described her state's race to get medical supplies during the coronavirus pandemic, comparing it to the "wild-wild west."

Amazon fires warehouse worker who led Staten Island warehouse walkout

Amazon has terminated an employee based in the company's Staten Island, New York, warehouse after he participated in a worker walkout protesting the company's response to the novel coronavirus. CNN's Christine Romans reports the employee, Christian Smalls, was supposed to be under quarantine.

This company wants to turn your windows into solar panels

In the United States, buildings consume approximately 70% of the country's electricity. But a breakthrough in solar glass could offset that demand by converting the windows of every building into solar panels.

Amazon workers to stage a walkout Monday, demanding closure of Staten Island facility

Amazon's top spokesman Jay Carney tells Brian Stelter about how the company is addressing the coronavirus pandemic. Amid complaints from some warehouse employees, Carney says safety is the company's "first and primary concern." He also describes a daily meeting with CEO Jeff Bezos "brainstorming about what else we can do" to respond to the crisis.

Google is donating $800 million to help with the coronavirus crisis

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) responds to a tweet by President Trump in which he claims that there are thousands of federal government ventilators found in a New York storage facility.

From the brink of bankruptcy to a 1,300% stock gain: How this CEO turned around her company.

About six years ago, AMD was bleeding cash and drowning in debt. Then Lisa Su stepped in. She became the chipmaker's first female CEO and was tasked with turning the company around.

Facebook's official Twitter and Instagram accounts were hacked

In 2017, credit-reporting company Equifax disclosed it had experienced a major data breach, affecting up to 143 million people. The company joined Yahoo, Myspace, Target, LinkedIn and more on the list of largest data breaches in history.​

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