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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.

Mayor says virus has hit black, Hispanic New Yorkers hard

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says the city’s death toll from the coronavirus has been disproportionately high in black and Hispanic communities

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Hawaii mayor: Florida man flouting quarantine was 'Covidiot'

A mayor in Hawaii is calling a Florida man accused of trying to flout Hawaii’s traveler quarantine a covidiot

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Celeb chefs unite to feed hungry, help bleeding restaurants

Chef Jose Andres' organization has served more than 750,000 meals across America since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

UN health agency on defensive after Trump slams it on virus

The World Health Organization has been put on the defensive after U.S. President Donald Trump blasted the U.N. health agency over its recommendations on the coronavirus and threatened to strip it of hundreds of millions of dollars

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

John Prine's wife remembers late singer, praises caregivers

The wife of celebrated singer-songwriter John Prine says she was able to sit with her husband in the last hours of his life

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

UK truck driver pleads guilty in deaths of 39 Vietnamese

A truck driver accused in the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found inside a refrigerated container in England has pleaded guilty to manslaughter

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Cats, dogs, Quillie the hedgehog source of comfort in crisis

Whether dog, cat or, yes, a hedgehog named Quillie Nelson, pets are proving themselves to be just what the doctor ordered in lockdown

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Coronavirus claims an unexpected victim: Florida vegetables

Thousands of acres of fruits and vegetables grown in Florida are being plowed over or left to rot because farmers can't sell to restaurants, theme parks or schools nationwide that have closed because of the coronavirus

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Massive effort to get Los Angeles homeless into hotels

Los Angeles has embarked on an unprecedented effort to bring thousands of homeless people off the streets and into hotels to protect the most vulnerable as the coronavirus continues to spread

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Watchdog: Syrian air force responsible for chemical attacks

The global chemical weapons watchdog has issued a report blaming the Syrian air force for a series of chemical attacks in late March 2017 on the central town of Ltamenah

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

French aircraft carrier ends mission amid possible outbreak

France’s defense ministry says the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle is heading back to port amid a possible on-board outbreak of the new coronavirus

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

Afghanistan frees 100 Taliban, but group hasn't verified

An Afghan official says the country has released 100 Taliban prisoners, claiming they are part of 5,000 detainees who are to be freed under a deal between insurgents and U.S. But the Taliban says they have yet to verify those released were on the list they had handed over to Washington during negotiations

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Associated Press

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