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Still climbing: Covid-19 death toll reaches 100,000 worldwide – AFP - rt

Still climbing: Covid-19 death toll reaches 100,000 worldwide – AFP

The number of deaths from the novel coronavirus has reached 100,000 globally, according to figures compiled by the AFP news agency, while the number of confirmed cases is rising toward the two million mark.
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Cuomo Won

Cuomo Won't Open New York Until Millions of People Are Tested for Coronavirus

“Testing on a scale that we have not done before.”
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‘Much-loved’ science teacher, 35, dies after catching coronavirus - metro

‘Much-loved’ science teacher, 35, dies after catching coronavirus

Emma Clarke, 35, was said to be 'very popular with her pupils' in Ormiston Bolingbroke Academy in Runcorn.
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Family given 80-year-old woman’s body instead of 21-year-old man - metro

Family given 80-year-old woman’s body instead of 21-year-old man

A hospital in China has apologised after its morgue mixed up two bodies belonging to different families.
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Coronavirus fraudsters have already made £2,000,000 out of crisis - metro

Coronavirus fraudsters have already made £2,000,000 out of crisis

Action Fraud said it had received reports of various scams related to the pandemic across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Sick and dying need you to stay home over Easter, Matt Hancock says - metro

Sick and dying need you to stay home over Easter, Matt Hancock says

Don't be tempted to go to the park or beach this weekend.
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Face masks for a coronavirus-hit US prison became 70% pricier overnight - quartz

Face masks for a coronavirus-hit US prison became 70% pricier overnight

Prices skyrocketed for a correctional facility dealing with a Covid-19 outbreak.
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EU’s pandemic ‘rescue’ deal will just make bloc’s debt problem worse – Max Keiser - rt

EU’s pandemic ‘rescue’ deal will just make bloc’s debt problem worse – Max Keiser

The European Union's coronavirus “rescue” deal is really just a €500 billion increase in debt which could ultimately “make the problem worse,” former Wall Street stockbroker Max Keiser told RT.
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Coronavirus Is Crashing America

Coronavirus Is Crashing America's Joke of an Unemployment System

In the last week of March, Florida answered just 1 percent of the phone calls it received from newly-unemployed people desperate to file claims.
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Walled-in world: RT documentary (remotely) visits people bringing optimism to those in lockdown - rt

Walled-in world: RT documentary (remotely) visits people bringing optimism to those in lockdown

A new RT documentary looks at the every-day side of the Covid-19 lockdown, by gauging the experience of those whose main contribution to the fight against the disease is staying home while trying to stay sane.
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What Doctors in Coronavirus Hotspots Want You to Understand About This Pandemic - vice

What Doctors in Coronavirus Hotspots Want You to Understand About This Pandemic

We talked to hospital doctors to hear what they're experiencing on the front lines, and what they want us to keep doing.
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US ‘cynically exploits’ Covid-19 to discredit Syrian government & bring UN aid to its armed proxies – Russian & Syrian MoD - rt

US ‘cynically exploits’ Covid-19 to discredit Syrian government & bring UN aid to its armed proxies – Russian & Syrian MoD

The US has weaponized the coronavirus pandemic to blast Damascus' efforts and to supply its friendly armed groups with UN aid, instead of helping refugees, the Russian and Syrian militaries say.
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New OPEC+ compromise a positive development that will prevent market chaos - Kremlin - rt

New OPEC+ compromise a positive development that will prevent market chaos - Kremlin

The deal reached by oil-producing nations to cut production will save the global economy from descending into chaos, a spokesman for the Kremlin said. Russia considers it a positive development.
rt - 4 hours ago
Hong Kong Gamers Protested Inside ‘Animal Crossing.’ Now China Wants to Ban It. - vice

Hong Kong Gamers Protested Inside ‘Animal Crossing.’ Now China Wants to Ban It.

Now that they can't protest in the streets, people are doing it inside the hit social simulation game.
vice - 4 hours ago
What are the best groceries to buy for the coronavirus shutdown? Help us find out. - quartz

What are the best groceries to buy for the coronavirus shutdown? Help us find out.

Surely there are some items that you always buy and now you're stocking up. There are also items you usually avoid but now feel the need to have on hand.
quartz - 5 hours ago
New business applications in the US are down more than 40% - quartz

New business applications in the US are down more than 40%

The sharp drop in the last week of March is larger than any other decline for the same week from 2007 and 2020.
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‘The real test is yet to come’ on Covid-19, PM Orban says as Hungary sees biggest daily rise in cases - rt

‘The real test is yet to come’ on Covid-19, PM Orban says as Hungary sees biggest daily rise in cases

Hungary is bracing for a big surge in Covid-19 cases, with Prime Minister Viktor Orban warning that the “real test” was imminent as the country saw its biggest daily jump in confirmed infections.
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50 cases of Covid-19 aboard France’s ONLY aircraft carrier, Defense Ministry confirms - rt

50 cases of Covid-19 aboard France’s ONLY aircraft carrier, Defense Ministry confirms

The coronavirus outbreak on board France's only aircraft carrier has infected 50 crew members, the French Defense Ministry has confirmed. The Navy flagship is on its way to Toulon after cutting short its Mediterranean mission.
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Drone Footage Shows Mass Coronavirus Graves On Hart Island In New York - vice

Drone Footage Shows Mass Coronavirus Graves On Hart Island In New York

On Thursday the state reported another 10,000 coronavirus infections, and there are now more cases there than in any country in the world.
vice - 6 hours ago
No Cannes do! French police turn away would-be holidaymakers fleeing London lockdown in private jet - rt

No Cannes do! French police turn away would-be holidaymakers fleeing London lockdown in private jet

A group of 10 would-be holidaymakers who rented a private jet to flee London for the sunny shores of the Cote-d'Azur in France were turned back by furious border police at Marseille-Provence airport.
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The Weinstein Jury Might Be Deadlocked on His Most Serious Charges

The Weinstein Jury Might Be Deadlocked on His Most Serious Charges

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The jury in Harvey Weinstein’s criminal case appears to have come to a verdict on some of the charges facing the disgraced producer — but its members remain deadlocked on the most serious charges, which could land him behind bars for life.

On Friday afternoon, the jury of seven men and five women sent a note to Judge James Burke indicating they were hung on the two “predatory sexual assault charges,” against Weinstein, who’s facing a total of five charges. A charge of predactory sexual assault requires prosecutors to demonstrate that Weinstein committed serious sexual assaults against at least two people, according to USA Today. The jury wanted to know what to do.

“We the jury request to understand if we can be hung on [charges] 1 and/or 3 and unanimous on the other charges,” the jury asked in the note, according to Variety.

Burke instructed them to continue deliberating, because any verdict must be uanimous.

In their note, the jury indicated that they had reached a unanimous conclusion on the three other charges facing Weinstein: first- and third-degree rape and another criminal sexual act charge. Those involve Jessica Mann, who says that Weinstein raped her in 2013, and Miriam Haley, who says the producer forced oral sex on her in 2006.

It’s unclear what the jury’s conclusion is.

Both of the predatory sexual assault charges involve “Sopranos” actress Annabella Sciorra, who testified that Weinstein raped her in the early 1990s. Sciorra’s account was deemed too old to be tried as a separate charge, and prosecutors needed to tie her allegations to those of Mann and Haley.

Cover image: Harvey Weinstein arrives at a Manhattan court as jury deliberations continue in his rape trial, Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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