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Registered Nurse Elizabeth Schafer, 36, of South St. Paul, Minn., stands for a portrait before entering Beth Israel Mount Sinai Hospital for her second day volunteering to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, Wednesday, April 1, 2020, in New York. Schafer left her home in the Midwest to volunteer in New York where she says the situation inside the hospital is grim. "I took an oath as a nurse to do no harm and just go where I was needed," Schafer said. "I told my students, you step up to the plate when you're needed as a nurse, all the time, no matter what. And so right now, you either go to the West Coast or the East Coast as a nurse. And so here I am." (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Call for virus volunteers yields army of health care workersAn army of health care workers has heeded New York’s call for help reinforcing hospitals overwhelmed by the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 31, 2020 file photo, neighbors line up for free food staples outside Santa Ana primary school in Asuncion, Paraguay, part of an already existing food program through the Education Ministry, as people stay home from work amid the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. According to research released on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, more evidence is emerging that coronavirus infections are being spread by people who have no clear symptoms, complicating efforts to gain control of the pandemic. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)
Healthy-looking people spread coronavirus, more studies sayMore evidence is emerging that coronavirus infections are being spread by people who have no clear symptoms, complicating efforts to gain control of the pandemic
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
In this Nov. 7, 2019, photo Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in her formal office at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. For Reynolds, her drunken driving conviction nearly 20 years ago marked a turning point. Now, after becoming the state's first female governor, the Republican is using her experience as motivation for a stubborn campaign to restore the vote to felons that has divided her from many in her own party.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
Iowa governor got 2nd chance; she thinks felons should, tooFor Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, a drunken driving conviction nearly 20 years ago marked a turning point
The Associated Press48 minutes ago
In this March 25, 2020 photo, Courtney Keith poses for a photo in the Glendale Garden Café in Toledo, Ohio. Keith, who has spent four years in drug and alcohol addiction recovery, lost her job as a waitress there when Ohio banned sit-down dining to combat the coronavirus. She's concerned that others could relapse because of the heightened anxiety over the outbreak. (AP Photo/John Seewer)
Virus outbreak creates new challenges for addiction recoveryThe coronavirus pandemic is testing the resilience of millions who struggle with drug and alcohol addiction
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - This Sept. 30, 2019 file photo shows a box of Zantac tablets at a pharmacy in Miami Beach, Fla. On Wednesday, April 1, 2020, U.S. health regulators are telling drugmakers to immediately pull their popular heartburn drugs off the market after determining that a contamination issue with the medications poses a greater risk than previously thought. The warning applies to all prescription and over-the-counter versions of ranitidine, best known by the brand name Zantac. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
FDA wants heartburn meds off the market due to contaminationThe U.S. Food and Drug Administration is telling drugmakers to immediately pull a type of heartburn drug off the market due to contamination with a chemical that may cause cancer
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Emiliano Moscoso, second from left, talks to Venezuelan and Colombian people in a boarding house in Bogota, Colombia, Monday, March 30, 2020. Moscoso recently launched a program called Solidarity Menu to feed people in need during the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara)
A 'Solidarity Menu' for poor Colombians, migrant VenezuelansColombian restaurateur Emiliano Moscoso recently launched a program called “Solidarity Menu” to feed people in need during the coronavirus outbreak
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Laundromat owner Jesus Vazquez pauses before closing his shop to comply with the government's curfew aimed at curbing the spread of the new coronavirus, which is shuttering all non-essential businesses for two weeks in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Friday, March 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)
Puerto Rico shutters police stations amid COVID-19 curfewPuerto Rico has closed its fifth police station in a week as officers accuse the government of exposing one of the largest police departments in a U.S. jurisdiction to COVID-19
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Two cruise ships are anchored offshore past a lifeguard tower, Tuesday, March 31, 2020, in Miami Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Coast Guard: Cruise ships must stay at sea with sick onboardThe U.S. Coast Guard has directed all cruise ships to prepare to treat any sick passengers and crew on board while being sequestered “indefinitely" offshore during the coronavirus pandemic
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this Monday, March 30, 2020, photo, Neal Miller poses for a portrait near where he is living during the COVID-19 outbreak in Chicago. Miller said his last stable job was as an adjunct professor at Loyola University in Chicago, sharing a house with four others to save money on rent. Now, all but one of the housemates are now out of work and decided this month to tell their own landlord that they couldn't pay on April 1. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
April 1, rent's due: Many struggle to pay in virus outbreak It's the first of the month, and rent is due for millions of Americans for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak turned the economy upside down
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this March 19, 2020, photo, Fairmont Regional Medical Center employees Carrin Powell, left, embraces Michele Myers-Stone, during a vigil at the hospital’s closing in Fairmont, W.Va. The coronavirus pandemic couldn't come at a worse time for communities trying to cope after a wave of hospital shutdowns across the rural United States. (Tammy Shriver/Times-West Virginian via AP)
Rural areas fear spread of virus as more hospitals closeThe coronavirus pandemic couldn't come at a worse time for rural communities across the U.S. that have lost their hospitals
The Associated Press6 hours ago
FILE - This March 16, 2020, file photo shows the Oculus at the World Trade Center's transportation hub in New York. Census Day, the April 1 reference day for the once-a-decade effort to count everyone in the U.S., arrived Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus, but census officials vowed the job would be completed by its year-end deadline. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Census Day arrives with US almost paralyzed by coronavirusCensus Day arrives Wednesday with a nation almost paralyzed by the spread of the novel coronavirus
The Associated Press13 hours ago
In a pool photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, Mich., Monday, March 30, 2020. (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool)
Trump allies warn against feud with swing state governorPresident Donald Trump's allies are trying to contain a politically risky election year fight with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer as he struggles to navigate presidential politics during a global pandemic
The Associated Press13 hours ago
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