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Study: Hydroxychloroquine Still Problematic Drug

Large Study Concludes Hydroxychloroquine Treatments Linked To Risk Of Death, Heart Arrhythmia

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DC Could Re-Open Next Week

The announcement came during a news conference that released some of the findings of the Reopen DC Advisory Group.

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Could 25% of Maryland Restaurants Close?

One In Four Restaurants May Permanently Closure Due To Pandemic

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Oprah Gives Grants To ‘Home’ Cities During Pandemic

She announced Wednesday that her Oprah Winfrey Charitable Foundation will donate money to organizations dedicated to helping underserved communities in Chicago; Baltimore; Nashville, Tennessee; Milwaukee; and Kosciusko, Mississippi, where she was born.

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Your Rent and Mortgage During the Pandemic Shutdown

We discuss rent and mortgage payments during the COVID-19 shutdown.

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Michelle Obama Joined By Barack For Online Reading Series

Michelle Obama has been reading midday Monday for the past several weeks in support of families with small children at home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Re-Opening America During the Pandemic? Yes or No?

Are you supporting the re-opening or closing of America during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Countdown to Re-opening in Maryland

Hogan urges caution as the “safer-at-home-order” kicks in.

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Common’s #WeMatterToo Push Urges Jail Releases Amid Virus

“It’s a troubling time for them,” Common said, “because they are the people who usually are overlooked.”

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Consumers, Lawmakers Rip Airlines For Withholding Refunds

The senators have previously estimated that airlines are holding back more than $10 billion by refusing to pay cash refunds.

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Government Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

How would you grade the government response and what needs to be done… if anything… to improve it?

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DC to Stay Closed Until Early June

Bowser has the authority to extend the stay-at-home order beyond June 8th or to shorten it between now and then.

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Maryland To Announce Phase-One Reopening

Under phase-one, hard-hit areas like Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties will be able to delay reopening at their discretion.

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Cubicle Comeback? Pandemic Will Reshape Office Life For Good

Changes will begin with the commute as workers arrive in staggered shifts to avoid rush hour crowds. Staff might take turns working alternate days in the office to reduce crowding.

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Telethon Raises $115M For New Yorkers Impacted By COVID-19

Robin Hood said all the donations will provide support for food, shelter, cash assistance, mental health, legal services and education.

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Fauci Warns About Early Re-Opening

The infectious disease expert made the comments during testimony before a U.S. Senate panel.

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Fauci Warns Of Serious Consequences If US Reopens Too Soon

“There is no doubt, even under the best of circumstances, when you pull back on mitigation you will see some cases appear,” Fauci said.

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Diabetes, COVID-19 and Safer, Healthier Living During the Pandemic

How are diabetics impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Community Transmission Ongoing in DC

The Washington Convention Center will treat patients with mild to moderate symptoms.

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Mental Health and Self Care for Mothers

We’re shouting out mothers, offering self-care advice and words of encouragement as we move into mother’s day weekend.

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Frontier Airlines Will Drop Fees For Empty Middle Seat

We recognize the concerns raised that we are profiting from safety and this was never our intent,” Frontier CEO Barry Biffle said.

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Disney World Restaurant, Entertainment Complex To Reopen

Measures include increased cleaning procedures, the use of appropriate face coverings by both cast members and guests, limited-contact guest services and additional safety training for cast members.

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U.S. Unemployment at Record Numbers

Jobless rate spikes to 14.7%, highest since Great Depression.

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The COVID-19 Pandemic and Saluting Teachers

How are teachers working and coping amid the COVID-19 pandemic?

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Ben’s Chili Bowl and Kia Motors Serve Up Smiles at HUH

Howard University Hospital workers get special recognition just in time for National Nurses Week

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Can COVID-19 Survive On My Phone?

To clean your phone, first turn it off and unplug it from cables. Tech companies say you’ll want to avoid getting moisture inside the phone so don’t put it into cleaning solutions or spray it directly.

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Valet To President Trump Tests Positive For Coronavirus

A member of the U.S. Navy that acts as personal valet to the president has been confirmed. 

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In Clamor To Reopen, Many Black People Feel Overlooked

Many African Americans say the fact that protesters are advocating a riskier path reveals a privileged position — as does their ability to flout social-distancing rules and even brandish weapons.

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Barack Obama Will Headline Televised Prime-Time Commencement

Obama will reflect on the COVID-19 pandemic’s disruption of school life, especially for seniors who have missed out on their milestone rites of passage.

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COVID-19, Howard University and the Future of The Mecca

What are the plans for Howard University’s 2020 graduating class?

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Virginia Could Start Phase One Opening on May 15th

Governor Northam extends business closures another week

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New Testing Site Open in Prince George’s County

FedEx site closed last week

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Legal Drama ‘All Rise’ Adapts To Pandemic For Season Finale

The legal drama “All Rise” has become the first U.S. scripted television series to adapt the the pandemic by producing an episode remotely.

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COVID-19 and Your Romantic Relationship

Survival skills for your romantic relationship during the coronavirus shutdown.

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Consumer Law and the Coronavirus: Conversation with DC Atty. Gen. Karl Racine

COVID-19 consumer information from the Office of the DC Attorney General

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COVID-19 Drug Shows Promise In Federal Drug Trial

Drug Could Get Fast-Track Approval For Coronavirus Treatment

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Your Vote And The COVID-19 Pandemic

Election information about the upcoming June 2nd primary.

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COVID-19 and the Reporters’ Roundtable

Reporters and analysts dissect the top stories of the week.

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Education, Children on the Autism Spectrum and the COVID-19 Pandemic

April is Autism Awareness Month

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North Carolina Governor OKs NASCAR To Race At Charlotte

NASCAR on Monday gave teams its latest revised schedule, which shows racing resuming May 17 at Darlington Raceway in South Carolina, followed by a second race at that track on May 20.

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Oprah To Headline Facebook, Instagram Graduation Event

Miley Cyrus will sing her hit, “The Climb.” More special guests are expected.

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U.S. Surpasses One Million COVID-19 Cases

Medical experts believe the number of those who have succumb to the disease is much higher.

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Firefighters, Police Join Huge Birthday Parade For Young Boy

“It really just touched my soul,” the single mother of six said in a video conference. “It goes to show the kindness that’s still in people’s hearts as far as just making that day happy for him, making that day memorable for him.”

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White House Scraps Today’s Briefing Of Coronavirus Task Force

The President may hold a news conference this evening to address testing for COVID-19

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Tye Tribbett Sends Positive Vibes With Song Amid Virus

Tribbett, 44, said he’s hoping to offer some light to the world during a time of darkness.

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DC’s High School ‘Makers’ Fire Up 3D Printers To Create PPE

He tapped into the online community of “makers” — 3D printer enthusiasts — and found an open-source design for a welder’s mask-style face shield he could print at home.

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Fairfax County Assistant Superintendent Steps Down

The move comes after several technological issues surfaced with distance learning due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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As People Stay Home, Earth Turns Wilder And Cleaner

“It is giving us this quite extraordinary insight into just how much of a mess we humans are making of our beautiful planet,” says conservation scientist Stuart Pimm of Duke University.

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Less Driving, Fewer Crashes Should Bring Cheaper Insurance

As a result, most auto insurance companies are cutting rates, sending checks or offering credits on monthly bills.

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Pandemic And Chill: Netflix Adds A Cool 16M Subscribers

It was the biggest three-month gain in the 13-year history of Netflix’s streaming service.

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