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Report: Federal Agency Shipped Face Masks Overseas as Veterans Affairs Hospital Rationed Them

A federal agency reportedly shipped face masks overseas from a Miami warehouse even as a nearby Veterans Affairs hospital was rationing them due to the coronavirus outbreak.The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) had a warehouse of face masks sitting unused in Miami while a Veterans Affairs hospital in the city was telling its health care workers to use the same face mask for an entire week, Fox News reported.Later, USAID exported the masks overseas. Since then, however, t...
Tags: New York, News, Ebay, Miami, Fox News, States, Usaid, Cuomo, Trump, National Guard


New York City politicians are endorsing the use of deposit insurance to stave off evictions. Here are 5 startups that could benefit.

The nation's housing crisis has been amplified by the coronavirus, as millions of out-of-work Americans are still on the hook for rent. Eviction moratoriums across 27 states may have extended the deadline for payment until the pandemic passes, but renters will still owe the full balance. "Renter's Choice" laws, which require landlords of a certain size to provide alternatives to security deposits, are being retooled to fit the crisis after seeing some legislative success earlier this year. N...
Tags: California, New York City, US, Trends, Chicago, Brooklyn, Peter Thiel, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Silicon Valley, States, Andrew Cuomo, New York State, De Blasio, Khosla Ventures, Rhino


Millions of out-of-work Americans are still on the hook for rent. Here are 5 startups that help them stave off evictions.

The nation's housing crisis has been amplified by the coronavirus, as millions of out-of-work Americans are still on the hook for rent. Eviction moratoriums across 27 states may have extended the deadline for payment until the pandemic passes, but renters will still owe the full balance. "Renter's Choice" laws, which require landlords of a certain size to provide alternatives to security deposits, are being retooled to fit the crisis after seeing some legislative success earlier this year. N...
Tags: California, New York City, US, Trends, Chicago, Brooklyn, Peter Thiel, Manhattan, Bill De Blasio, Silicon Valley, States, Andrew Cuomo, New York State, De Blasio, Khosla Ventures, Rhino


'There's nothing about it that will feel right': Hospitals are gearing up to choose which patients to save if they run low on crucial equipment

Ethicists are working around the clock to draft guidance for hospitals about how to ration scarce resources like ventilators if they run short because of the coronavirus. Governors are making sure healthcare workers won't be held liable for the tough decisions ahead, like taking away one patient's ventilator and giving it to someone else with a better shot at surviving.  Experts at Johns Hopkins and the American Medical Association are fielding lots of calls from hospitals,  doctors and publi...
Tags: New York, Maryland, US, Trends, Wyoming, New Jersey, States, Seattle, Andrew Cuomo, Johns Hopkins, Kahn, University Of Colorado, Ama, American Medical Association, HHS, KAO


Center directs states to set up portal for information on COVID-19

The Central government yesterday directed all state governments to create a portal with information about COVID-19 “where people can verify facts and unverified news promptly”. A similar portal is being created by the Central government, as per Supreme Court directions. States have to submit an action taken report to the Home Ministry before the next […] ...
Tags: Travel, News, Supreme Court, States, Ministry of Home Affairs


Delaying 'nonessential' abortions during coronavirus crisis endangers women's health and financial future

Several U.S. states are blocking health clinics from providing abortions, declaring the procedure to be “nonessential” during coronavirus business closures. Other services deemed medically unnecessary during the crisis include dental exams, colonoscopies and cataract surgeries. The inclusion of abortion on this list is controversial and legally contested. Judges in recent days struck down such abortion bans in Texas, Ohio and Alabama, allowing abortions to continue. However, on March 31, a Texas...
Tags: Texas, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Kentucky, US, Alabama, Missouri, New Jersey, Food And Drug Administration, Ohio, Michigan, States, Roe V Wade, Trump, Midland


Around Paris

Another mix of photos as I showed family around Paris. I saw these dramatic clouds which led to a hard rain storm. Notre Dame under reconstruction. An old shutter on an old window in the Latin Quarter. This corner is often seen on Instagram. The area around the Seine is starting to flood. I think this was etched glass and thought it was so pretty. Saint Severin Church with its famous columns. The Abby Bookstore. The marvellous tapestry...
Tags: Travel, Photos, Netflix, Paris, Flooding, States, Notre Dame, Montmartre, Seine, Latin Quarter, Heb, Cluny Museum, Saint Severin Church, The Lady and the Unicorn


Who’s going to pay for Hollywood’s coronavirus shutdown?

Hollywood studios and other major entertainment media entities are making efforts to treat the people who work for and with them decently at this point in the coronavirus crisis. Late last week, WarnerMedia committed to contributing $100 million to a fund to help production workers sit out Warner Bros.’ many idled shows. It was also reported that Netflix will be paying actors from their curtailed series their minimum guaranteed fees for episodes that won’t go into production until the all-clear ...
Tags: Hollywood, Disney, Sport, Tom Hanks, Netflix, Soccer, Dolly Parton, James Bond, Brad Pitt, States, Warner Bros, Disneyland, Paramount Pictures, Elvis, Paramount, Ucla


Onyeka Okongwu reflects on USC career, next steps ahead of NBA Draft

Onyeka Okongwu’s USC career came to its expected conclusion last week. The freshman center from Chino Hills High declared for the NBA Draft, ending his time as a Trojan after earning All-Pac-12 first-team honors in his lone collegiate campaign. He led USC in scoring, rebounding and blocks, but is off to pursue his professional dream. Okongwu spoke with the Southern California News Group about his time at USC and his next steps now that he’s declared for the draft: So how does it feel to be takin...
Tags: Europe, Sports, Sport, Barcelona, Soccer, Nba, Kansas, College sports, Ncaa, States, Oregon State, Usc, Southern California News Group, Chino Hills High, USC USC, Onyeka Okongwu


This is War. No Really.

Like many of you I’ve struggled to make sense of the so many ways our world has changed, been upended over the last month. Beyond the personal, the emotional and the professional, a key question is how our society gets through the coming months. I don’t mainly mean the clinical or public health dimensions of the crisis. That’s largely the domain of science and public health. I mean the broader question of how our society maintains itself while we are grappling with that public health crisis. Ame...
Tags: UK, New York, News, US, United States, United Kingdom, States, Nancy Pelosi, Josh Marshall, Editors' Blog


Khabib locked down in Russia, UFC 249 could feature Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje

UFC president Dana White is dead set on making UFC 249 happen on April 18, but it appears that his hopes of keeping the lightweight championship between titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov and challenger Tony Ferguson intact have all but vanished.White has insisted that he has several locations as options for the April 18 affair, but Russia's recent decision to close its borders as a means to help contain the spread of covid-19 all but ensures that Nurmagomedov will be unable to fight Ferguson ...
Tags: Usa, News, Russia, Sports, Atlantic, Ireland, Emirates, Ferguson, Ufc, Espn, States, White, Conor Mcgregor, Tony, Dana White, Dagestan


Khabib locked down in Russia, UFC 249 could featured Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje

UFC president Dana White is dead set on making UFC 249 happen on April 18, but it appears that his hopes of keeping the lightweight championship between titleholder Khabib Nurmagomedov and challenger Tony Ferguson intact have all but vanished.White has insisted that he has several locations as options for the April 18 affair, but Russia's recent decision to close its borders as a means to help contain the spread of covid-19 all but ensures that Nurmagomedov will be unable to fight Ferguson ...
Tags: Usa, News, Russia, Sports, Atlantic, Ireland, Emirates, Ferguson, Ufc, Espn, States, White, Conor Mcgregor, Tony, Dana White, Dagestan


"We Can Safely Restart the Economy in June... Get tough now. Test widely to isolate those infected, and slowly revive businesses with workers and customers who have developed immunity."

Writes Ezekiel J. Emanuel in the NYT. Excerpt:President Trump’s wish to open up the country by Easter and avoid a nationwide shelter-at-home policy is understandable. After all, a Covid-19-induced recession will cause its own serious health problems — depression; suicides; the damage stress will cause to those with heart disease, diabetes and other conditions, not to mention the effects of growing poverty....A nationwide shelter-in-place or quarantine should take place for the next eight to 10 w...
Tags: Law, States, Easter, Trump, Ezekiel J Emanuel, Ezekiel Emanuel, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus


Home in a Bowl of Granola

Normally baking a batch of granola makes me think of home. This week thinking of home made me bake a batch of granola.  You ask how can granola have anything to do with “home”?   Where do you call home anyway? For me I have two homes. Home is here in France now. Home is back in the States then. Mentally there is room for both. The other day when it became apparent that we had to cancel our trip to visit with family in Virginia and Florida I consoled myself...
Tags: Travel, Florida, France, Virginia, Iowa, States, Vermont, Highlands, Ben, Kathy, Jerry, Wells, Anne Marie, Bourdeilles, Marj, Mike Another


Coronavirus Relief Bill Shortchanges D.C., Gives It Less Money Than The States

The nation's capital gets shafted once more by Congress.
Tags: News, States


NAR Webinar: REALTORS and The Tax Cuts & Job Act-2020

Charlotte, NC – March 25, 2020 (PRNewswire) LendingTree®, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, released its latest report on the recent growth in refinance applications compared to the same time period in 2019. The economic effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic have led to unprecedented volatility in mortgage interest rates and an overwhelming surge of borrower demand. LendingTree data shows that refinance mortgage applications through LendingTree’s marketplace tripled from a yea...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, California, Montana, Washington, Virginia, Alabama, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Radio, North Dakota, Alaska, San Diego, Nebraska


LendingTree Report: Refinance Applications Triple in the U.S.

Charlotte, NC – March 25, 2020 (PRNewswire) LendingTree®, the nation’s leading online loan marketplace, released its latest report on the recent growth in refinance applications compared to the same time period in 2019. The economic effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic have led to unprecedented volatility in mortgage interest rates and an overwhelming surge of borrower demand. LendingTree data shows that refinance mortgage applications through LendingTree’s marketplace tripled from a yea...
Tags: Real Estate, News, Minnesota, Minneapolis, California, Montana, Washington, Virginia, Alabama, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Radio, North Dakota, Alaska, San Diego, Nebraska


Meet a Visiting Cartoonist: Spain's Tomás Serrano

by Mike Rhode Tomás Serrano visited Washington recently just as the city was shutting down from the coronavirus. We were still able to meet and chat about his work with local cartoonists Matt Wuerker and Mike Jenkins, although this interview was done by email later. Tomás is temporarily living in America and cartooning via long distance. What type of comic work or cartooning do you do? Several types. At 25, I got my paid to start doing caricatures for a local newspap...
Tags: Comics, Interview, Abc, Washington, White House, US, America, Spain, Capitol Hill, University Of Chicago, States, Dc, Caricature, Woody Allen, Smith, Charles Chaplin


Biden’s Odious Remarks on Curtailing 2nd Amendment Rights

U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Can anyone talk to Mr. Joe Biden? Here is a man who tends to yackety-yack a streak even when he has nothing to say—which is all the time, or nearly all the time. You would think a person running for President of the United States would have something intelligent to say, and that he would be willing, able, and capable of orating intelligently, eloquently, and solicitously to the American public. That, though, isn’t Joe Biden. Biden is a windbag filled up with ill-conce...
Tags: Guns, Court, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, Chicago, Hillary Clinton, United States, Leahy, Michigan, States, Biden, Vox, Detroit, Vermont, Clinton, Joe


Gabby Williams discusses life under lockdown in France

Gabby Williams is an American-French basketball player who plays for both the Chicago Sky of the WNBA and the Basket Lattes Montpellier Agglomération club in France, whose season was recently suspended due to the coronavirus. Williams, who remains in France under a government-mandated lockdown, won two NCAA championships while playing at UConn. She spoke to Just Women’s Sports about life in quarantine, the financial realities of playing overseas, and what makes UConn so good. To receive the Jus...
Tags: Europe, France, Russia, US, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Williams, Paris, Italy, Sydney, Ncaa, States, Kia, UConn


Phone data on social distancing

In a world where just about everything is traceable, it does not come as a surprise that Americans’ cell phones are now a great way to track who is self-isolating and social distancing. Unacast, a company that collects and analyzes phone GPS location data, just revealed its “Social Distancing Scoreboard” that shows which residents around the country are actually abiding by the behavior encouraged by health officials. Unacast compared current location data to data collected on a typical pre-p...
Tags: Travel, Maps, Wyoming, Washington Dc, States, All, Unacast, Social Distancing, Alaska Nevada New Jersey Rhode Island, Oregon New Mexico Idaho Montana


Guernsey: A Deposit Protection Scheme In The Pipeline For Guernsey? - Collas Crill

The Committee for the Environment & Infrastructure has published a policy letter which asks the States to approve a single legislative framework that will seek to regulate conditions...
Tags: News, States, Guernsey, Collas Crill, Committee for the Environment Infrastructure


I Quit My Friend’s Wedding Party Because Of COVID-19 & Our Friendship Is Over

Being a bridesmaid in a close friend’s wedding can be an exciting (if sometimes drama-filled) rite of passage. Being a bridesmaid during the COVID-19 outbreak — not so much. Here, the awkward and kind of unbelievable story about a young woman who dropped out of her friend’s wedding because she was worried about her safety, and the friendship that won’t be repairing itself any time soon. When my friend Carrie* asked me to be her bridesmaid, I was excited. We met 10 years ago when we were still in...
Tags: Asia, Hong Kong, Florida, Cdc, Sex, China, Canada, States, Trudeau, Carrie, COVID, Courtney Shea


SCT: States can Keep Infringing Copyright With Immunity/Impunity

By Dennis Crouch This case is welcome news to state-employed teachers infringing copyrights like crazy as they post materials online.  Allen v. Cooper (Supreme Court 2020) Justice Kagan offered the US Supreme Court’s opinion siding with the State of North Carolina (Cooper) in a Copyright federalism question — holding that US Congress does not have the authority to abrogate State immunity from copyright infringement lawsuits. The 11th Amendment (1795) provides that: The Judicial power of the ...
Tags: Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, US, United States, Maine, States, Louisiana, US Congress, North Carolina, Patent, Citizens, US supreme court, Ginsberg


In the search for more LA-area coronavirus testing, eyes look abroad

With the coronavirus pandemic intensifying, Los Angeles-area city and county officials have tapped a South Korean firm to help ramp up testing, an international breakthrough that officials say could help in a fierce battle to contain the disease’s spead in the region. Through an agreement with South Korean firm Seegene, L.A. City Councilman David Ryu, in conjunction with Supervisors Kathryn Barger, Hilda Solis and City Councilwoman Nury Martinez, said they’ve secured 20,000 new tests for the res...
Tags: South Korea, Business, Hollywood, News, La, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, European Union, Soccer, United States, Harvard University, Fda, States, Riverside County, Ucla


Opinion analysis: Majority upholds Kansas scheme for mentally ill defendants

Until 1979, every jurisdiction in the United States allowed mentally ill defendants to assert what was traditionally regarded as an insanity defense – that is, to argue that because they did not understand that their actions were wrong, they cannot be held criminally responsible for those actions. Since then, five states, including Kansas, have abolished that defense. Today, by a vote of 6-3, the Supreme Court  ruled  that a state’s failure to allow a mentally ill defendant to raise such a defe...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Kansas, States, District Of Columbia, Kansas Supreme Court, Howe, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Merits Cases, Justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kahler


Kudlow: We’ll Have to Make ‘Difficult Tradeoffs’ on Coronavirus and Economy

The day after President Donald Trump blasted off an all-caps tweet hinting that he’d soon pivot away from social distancing to combat the coronavirus pandemic in order to jumpstart the economy, his chief economic adviser said “the president is right” and we may need to make “difficult tradeoffs.”With the economy cratering amid the coronavirus crisis—as Americans are being told to stay at home to stem the spread of the virus—the president and senior White House officials have reportedly begun to ...
Tags: News, Cdc, White House, America, Fox News, States, Donald Trump, Larry Kudlow, Ed Henry, Kudlow, Trump 's Fox News, Newsroom Trump


Ruling 6-3, SCOTUS holds that Due Process does not compel a state to provide a traditional insanity defense in its criminal laws

The Supreme Court this morning handed down its opinion in the fascinating case of Kahler v. Kansas, No. 18-6135 (S. Ct. March 23, 2020) (available here). Justice Kagan authored the opinion of the Court, which starts this way: This case is about Kansas’s treatment of a criminal defendant’s insanity claim.   In Kansas, a defendant can invoke mental illness to show that he lacked the requisite mens rea (intent) for a crime. He can also raise mental illness after conviction to justify either a reduc...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Oregon, Massachusetts, Court, Kansas, States, Miller, State, Snyder, Ginsburg, Lockett, Sotomayor, Breyer, Kagan


What is an Essential Business?

You’ve likely heard the terms “essential business” and “non-essential business” mentioned on the news quite a bit lately. But these are technically not new concepts. So what is an essential business and nonessential business? And what do these terms mean to small companies today? Currently, concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic have caused cities and states around the country to order the closure of various nonessential businesses in the interest of maintaining public health through soc...
Tags: Food, Sales, San Francisco, Ohio, Philadelphia, States, What Is, Small Business News, Coronavirus Biz Advice, California Washington New York Pennsylvania, Pharmacies Medical


Fed ramps up lending, bond buying to calm financial markets

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve moved with unprecedented force and speed Friday to pump huge amounts of cash into the financial system to ease disruptions that have escalated since the viral outbreak.The New York Federal Reserve Bank said it will offer $1 trillion of overnight loans a day through the end of this month to large banks. That is in addition to $1 trillion in 14-day loans it is offering every week. Banks, so far, have not borrowed nearly as much as the New York Fed is offering, and ...
Tags: Business, News, Congress, Washington, House, Treasury, States, Nancy Pelosi, Federal Reserve, Fed, The Fed, Friedman, Goldberg, Steven Friedman, Mackay Shields, Treasuries