Politics 2020-03-30T02:11:10Z
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House on March 29.

Trump claims masks needed for coronavirus are 'going out the backdoor' of NYC hospitals by the thousands

Trump said this a day after the number of coronavirus deaths in the US passed 2,000, and as he extended social distancing until April 30.
Politics 2020-03-30T01:06:28Z
U.S. President Donald Trump talks arrives to participate in a Fox News "virtual town hall" event with members of the coronavirus task force in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 24, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Trump accuses hospitals of hoarding ventilators as the US faces shortages

Trump did not specify which hospitals were hoarding ventilators nor did he provide evidence to back up his claims.
News 2020-03-28T10:48:00Z
hubei province after coronavirus china

Hubei, the center of China's coronavirus outbreak, has emerged from a months-long coronavirus lockdown. Photos show the province slowly coming back to life.

Experts, and people who live in Hubei, are still fearful that the loosening of restrictions will help the coronavirus reappear.
News 2020-03-27T18:13:00Z

Tekashi 6ix9ine, Michael Cohen, and other high-profile convicts are asking for early release because of coronavirus fears

COVID-19 has infected at least 500,000 people worldwide and is currently spreading in prisons and jails across the US.
Culture 2020-03-27T14:51:45Z

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo thanked Rihanna for donating equipment to fight COVID-19

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo thanked Rihanna on Twitter for donating equipment to the state, which has become the epicenter of US COVID-19 cases.
Politics 2020-03-27T05:59:11Z

Belgian hikers emerged from the bush in New Zealand to find they were in coronavirus lockdown with almost no route home and few possessions

What was meant to be a few days hiking in the bush ended up with two Belgian tourists being stranded in New Zealand with nothing but their backpacks.
News 2020-03-26T18:03:58Z

At least 70 percent of Texas residents are living in lockdown as the governor continues to resist a statewide shelter-in-place

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is resisting a statewide stay-at-home order. Mayors of the seven most populous cities came together to issue their own.
Culture 2020-03-26T15:16:53Z

Parkland activist David Hogg calls for people to 'cancel TikTok,' citing privacy concerns and the app's Chinese ownership

March For Our Lives co-founder David Hogg called on Wednesday for people to "cancel TikTok" over censorship allegations and privacy concerns.
Politics 2020-03-26T06:03:26Z

Before-and-after photos show how deserted California has become since going on lockdown

Here's what California's popular spots, like the Santa Monica Pier and Carlsbad's flower fields, look like during coronavirus lockdown.
Politics 2020-03-26T05:38:59Z

Egypt is disinfecting its pyramid sites to stop the coronavirus from spreading

Masked cleaners are sanitizing entrances and ticket stations at the Egyptian pyramids in the country's latest effort to halt the coronavirus.
Culture 2020-03-25T21:23:45Z

People around the world are trying to organize a large-scale rent strike through social platforms amid mass coronavirus layoffs

Tenants struggling to pay their rent amid the coronavirus pandemic are mobilizing on Telegram, Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram.
Culture 2020-03-24T15:53:22Z

Comedian Jaboukie was suspended from Twitter after impersonating CNN in a tweet about Joe Biden's sex life

Jaboukie Young-White impersonated CNN in a tweet about Joe Biden's recent campaign absence; Twitter un-verified him and then suspended his account.
News 2020-03-20T18:06:48Z

Kansas official says coronavirus isn't a problem because there aren't many Chinese people there

The coronavirus pandemic and related racist rhetoric have sparked hate crimes toward Asian Americans.
Politics 2020-03-19T16:08:12Z

Italy's coronavirus lockdown is so severe that you need a form to prove you have a good enough reason to be outside

Italy is on a nationwide lockdown. Anyone who needs to leave the house must carry a form explaining why, or they could be fined.
Culture 2020-03-18T20:07:17Z

A QAnon conspiracy theory about Oprah Winfrey went so viral that it provoked her to respond, showing the scope of coronavirus misinformation

Some QAnon believers think the coronavirus pandemic has to do with their 'Great Awakening' theory, and the Oprah Winfrey arrest hoax went viral.
Culture 2020-03-18T18:01:14Z

Bernie Sanders' grandson seemingly made a TikTok showing the Democratic candidate being an adorable grandfather, pretending to be a monster coming down the stairs

After Tuesday's Democratic primaries, a TikTok seemingly from Bernie Sanders' grandson in which Bernie pretends to be a sleepy monster resurfaced.
News 2020-03-17T21:38:16Z

A Kentucky man with coronavirus refused orders to quarantine himself. Now sheriff deputies are stationed outside his door.

The man tested positive for COVID-19, left a hospital against medical advice, refused to self-quarantine, and now has armed officers outside his home.
News 2020-03-15T18:32:44Z

The largest school district in the US won't cancel classes even as students and parents test positive for COVID-19, prompting teachers to threaten a 'mass sickout'

Members of New York City's teachers' union are threatening to "take action" if Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn't shut down the school system.
Military & Defense 2020-03-15T10:53:00Z

Israel's elite Mossad unit set up a luxury diving resort in the 1980s as a front to smuggle Ethiopian Jews out of Sudan. Here's what it was like.

Mossad agents posed as hotel staff and diving instructors at the Arous beach resort by day, and evacuated refugees out of the continent by night.
News 2020-03-15T05:03:09Z

Hoboken has become the first city in the US to implement a widespread curfew due to coronavirus fears, and will limit restaurants to takeout and delivery

Hoboken residents will have to remain in their homes unless there's an emergency or they're need to work at night, according to Mayor Ravinder Bhalla.
News 2020-03-15T04:01:25Z

Throngs of travelers arriving back in the US are jam-packed in airports after Trump's coronavirus travel ban

Trump's coronavirus travel ban just created "a perfect storm for creating massive case clusters," one expert said.
News 2020-03-13T12:24:25Z

A US woman went to a small house party on February 22. 3 days later, she had a 103-degree fever and later tested positive for the coronavirus.

Elizabeth Schneider, from Seattle, described what it was like to have COVID-19, which she thinks she got at a party where no one displayed symptoms.
Politics 2020-03-12T22:07:00Z

WHERE ARE THEY NOW: Candidates who lost presidential elections

What did candidates like Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, and Walter Mondale do after losing their bids for the White House?
News 2020-03-11T20:26:27Z

The head of the TSA said it was a 'good decision' to not provide healthcare to part-time employees

TSA Administrator David Pekoske spoke at a congressional hearing after 3 officers tested positive for COVID-19 in San Jose, California.
News 2020-03-11T14:34:29Z

A Muslim congressional candidate was the target of 'deeply hurtful' racist tweets from a constituent. He responded by helping pay his medical debt.

Oz Dillon sent Qasim Rashid, Democrat for US Congress, racist tweets. Rashid made a donation towards the man's medical debt and others followed suit.
Lifestyle 2020-03-11T11:17:00Z

Prince Harry was prank-called by 2 YouTubers pretending to be Greta Thunberg, and they got him to open up about 'Megxit,' Trump, and Prince Andrew

"Trump will want to meet you to make him look better, but he won't want to have a discussion about climate change with you because you will outsmart him."
News 2020-03-09T20:57:08Z

A GOP congressman's tweet about quarantining himself from the 'Wuhan coronavirus' sparks debate about racism surrounding the disease

After Rep. Paul Gosar announced his self-quarantine from the "Wuhan coronavirus," people were torn about whether the term is inherently racist.
News 2020-03-09T18:06:42Z

Members of Congress are increasingly concerned about their personal health as the coronavirus outbreak reaches Washington, DC

What does a country do when it's facing a public-health crisis so severe that federal lawmakers need to take a break from work to avoid falling ill?
Entertainment 2020-03-09T13:59:00Z

A British politician quoted Taylor Swift's 'The Man' during an International Women's Day debate in Parliament

The Minister for Women and Equalities, Liz Truss, called Swift "brilliant" and recited her lyrics after discussing gender inequality in the workforce.

Kamala Harris endorses Joe Biden for president

Harris, who ended her presidential campaign in December, made the announcement in a tweet Sunday morning.
Culture 2020-03-06T16:42:47Z

After former Republican congressman Aaron Schock came out as gay, the LGBTQ+ internet said it wasn't enough to forgive his anti-gay voting record

In particular, many took issue with Schock's failure to apologize for making life more difficult for queer Americans during his political career.
News 2020-03-06T16:06:00Z

Alabama executed Nathaniel Woods for killing 3 cops — even though his co-defendant confessed to shooting them

Nathaniel Woods' co-defendant who admitted to killing the police said Woods didn't have a gun on him and had run away when shots rang out.
News 2020-03-05T22:25:24Z

A 94-year-old former Nazi camp guard who's living in Tennessee is going to be deported to Germany

Friedrich Karl Berger served as an armed guard at a sub-camp of Neuengamme near Meppen, Germany, during World War II.
News 2020-03-05T22:01:56Z

Government workers say they warned that Trump's family separations traumatized children but were dismissed as 'a broken record'

Under President Donald Trump's zero-tolerance policy, thousands of migrant children were separated from their parents and scattered around the country.
News 2020-03-05T17:21:10Z

A white woman demanded a nonblack server at Olive Garden. A manager fulfilled her 'disgusting' request and was fired for it.

The 16-year-old hostess said the woman asked her if she was "even black" and added that she "should work at a strip club instead."

From Joe Rogan to Trisha Paytas, these 16 internet celebrities have endorsed presidential candidates

Timmy Thick endorsed Bernie Sanders ahead of Super Tuesday. He joined a crew of other influencers who have been vocal about their politics.
Entertainment 2020-03-04T13:27:00Z

One of the few actors to publicly support Trump in 2016 said the president's election ended his Hollywood career: 'I had to sell everything'

After appearing in acclaimed TV shows such as "Melrose Place" and "General Hospital," Antonio Sabato Jr. lives in Florida and works in construction.
News 2020-03-03T07:44:05Z

Israel's prime minister — who has been in power for over a decade and was recently indicted on corruption charges — narrowly wins his third election in less than a year

While Netanyahu is projected to be the winner of this election, it's unclear if he can form a coalition government before his March 17 criminal trial.

Black voters shouldn't be 'pragmatic' in 2020

Moderate candidates have banked on the black voter for decades, and yet black people have seen little to no benefit from it.
News 2020-03-02T16:02:15Z
Lifestyle 2020-03-01T11:47:00Z

25 wedding photos show the very first LGBT couples to marry in their countries and the stories behind them

LGBT couples have tried legal loopholes, going across borders, to cross-dressing to ensure they could get hitched.
News 2020-03-01T09:13:32Z

Trump hinted at shutting the US border with Mexico over coronavirus but backtracked 10 minutes later

Mexico has confirmed three coronavirus cases, while the US reported its first death.
News 2020-02-29T19:57:25Z

Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds are engaged and expecting a baby

Symonds wrote in a private Instagram post that she and Johnson got engaged at the end of 2019, the BBC reports. This will be Johnson's third marriage.
Lifestyle 2020-02-29T15:51:47Z

Lush will sell house-shaped 'Mi Casa Es Tu Casa' soaps to support US immigrants

Proceeds from Lush's new $6.95 soaps will benefit organizations that support US migrant justice. The vegan, handmade products go on sale March 2.
Politics 2020-02-29T15:44:12Z

A TikTok of a teen getting an abortion went viral and sparked a massive debate

The video sparked harsh comments from some conservative heavyweights, who slammed it as an inappropriate account of the procedure.
Opinion 2020-02-28T18:13:42Z

Millennials and Gen Z: Tell your parents to ignore Fox News and take coronavirus precautions. As this chart shows, older people have the highest risk of death

Fox News is telling their viewers the threat of the coronavirus is being played up by Democrats to attack Trump. That is dangerous for Fox's older viewers.
Politics 2020-02-28T01:31:42Z

The shooting at the Molson Coors brewery that left six dead appears to have little impact on Wisconsin's stance on gun laws

Trump called the shooting a "terrible thing," but he and other Republicans, including in Wisconsin, did not advocate for any changes to gun laws.
News 2020-02-26T16:53:07Z

Grandmother says James Bacon, college senior and newly anointed White House official, is 'not some dumb kid Trump put in there'

The Trump administration appointed a 23-year-old college senior to a top White House role. He got his start as an intern for a Democratic congressman.
Entertainment 2020-02-26T10:56:21Z

Meet Saudi Arabia's first female DJ, a TV host and former dentist riding the country's uneven wave of social change

Cosmicat hosts her own TV show on the Middle East's biggest TV network. She DJs to crowds of thousands, and grew up in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
News 2020-02-25T22:21:39Z

The worst communal violence in decades over a controversial Indian citizenship law has lead to the deaths of 22 people in New Delhi, casting a shadow over Trump's first official visit

More than two days after angry mobs took to the streets, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, "Peace and harmony are central to our ethos."
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