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U.K.'s Johnson, Suffering From COVID-19, Spends 2nd Night In ICU

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson spent a second night in intensive care at a hospital in London, where he is being treated for COVID-19 after testing positive for the novel coronavirus last month.

Meanwhile on Tuesday, the United Kingdom recorded its highest single-day death toll to date from the disease — 786.

U.K. Cabinet Minister Michael Gove also said Tuesday that he would begin self-isolating after a family member experienced COVID-19 symptoms.


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After Deaths At Home Spike In NYC, Officials Plan To Count Many As COVID-19

New York City officials will begin to count suspected COVID-19 deaths in addition to cases confirmed by a laboratory following a WNYC/Gothamist report revealing a staggering increase in the number of people dying at home but not included in the official tally because they hadn't been tested for the novel coronavirus.


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John Prine, Hero Of 'New' Nashville, Dies After Developing COVID-19 Symptoms

John Prine, a wry and perceptive writer whose songs often resembled vivid short stories, died Tuesday in Nashville from complications related to COVID-19. His death was confirmed by his publicist, on behalf of his family. He was 73 years old.


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Fenway Park's Organist Gives Fans That Ballpark Sound At Home — And He Takes Requests

This springtime, there is no crack of the bat, no late-inning homers. But there is still the sound of the organ, playing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame."

That's thanks to Josh Kantor, the Fenway Park organist. Each day at 3 p.m., he plays 30 minutes of songs on the organ, live from a room in his home in Cambridge, Mass.


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Answering Your Coronavirus Questions: Medicine, Social Distancing And Mental Health

On this broadcast of The National Conversation, we'll answer your questions about a medication some are suggesting could help coronavirus patients, social distancing and how to care for your mental health right now.

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Fact Check: Is Mail Ballot Fraud As Rampant As President Trump Says It Is?

Voting rights groups and many Democrats are ratcheting up pressure to make mail voting more available nationwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but President Trump is standing in opposition.

"Mail ballots are a very dangerous thing for this country, because they're cheaters" said Trump, during Tuesday's daily White House briefing. "They're fraudulent in many cases." He was responding to a question about Wisconsin, which proceeded with in-person voting Tuesday despite objections that the election should move to all mail-in ballots.


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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls For National Voting Overhaul

Now less than seven months away from a general election that could be held under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled a plan to radically reshape voting to respond to the emergency.

It's a massive set of proposals that shows where the more liberal section of the Democratic Party wants to take Democracy, even if Republican lawmakers in the Senate and the White House have made it clear that such changes are political non-starters.


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Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak

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Since the new coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December, the infectious respiratory disease COVID-19 has spread rapidly within China and to neighboring countries and beyond.


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Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Coronavirus In The U.S.

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Since the first U.S. case of the coronavirus was identified in Washington state on Jan. 21, health officials have identified nearly 400,000 cases across the United States and more than 12,000 deaths. By March 17, the virus had expanded its presence from several isolated clusters in Washington, New York and California to all 50 states and the District of Columbia.


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Trump Criticizes WHO And Threatens To Pull U.S. Funding

President Trump assailed the World Health Organization on Tuesday, and indicated that he will consider putting a hold on funding it.

In a media briefing at the White House, Trump twice stated that the United States funds the majority of the organization's budget. According to the WHO, the United States provided 14.67% of its funding in 2018-2019.

The WHO has been the most prominent global organization leading the strategy to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.


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