Paid to quit? Backlash builds against unemployment benefits on ‘steroids’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. An additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits has started going out as part of the coronavirus relief bill passed in March — but the new payments, combined with state unemployment benefits, already are causing concern that some workers could be in a position to actually make more money by leaving their jobs. For an economy already fractured by social distancing policies meant to curb the spread

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The Killer Flu of 1918: A Philadelphia Story

People like Ms. Williams, who remembers those Sunday dinners of the 1940s, when she and other children would swarm around their plump grandmother Sarah Jane Anderson, who had had a hard life and who loved to play Chinese checkers, begging her to tell the story again. It always began with: The baby was very sick, and the baby died. As if her grief were stipulated. The baby’s twin, Eleanor, lived to be 83. She married, volunteered at a hospital thrift

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Coronavirus live updates: cases top 930,000 globally

As the number of novel coronavirus cases in California approaches 10,000, doctors at a Los Angeles hospital say they are seeing an increase in patients showing Covid-19 symptoms, causing a reduction in capacity and the rationing of protective equipment for medical workers. “We know every day that we are likely to come in contact with someone with the virus,” said Dr. Broderick Franklin, an emergency room physician in Los Angeles. Franklin, who works at Centinela Hospital Medical Center and two

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Michigan churches mourn coronavirus’ deaths of bishop, pastor and elder

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Several beloved church leaders in Flint, Mich., have died from the coronavirus. Three religious leaders in the area died in the past few days as Michigan becomes one of the top states with over 5,000 cases, just behind New York, New Jersey and California. CHURCHES HOLD CROWDED SERVICES IN DEFIANCE OF GOVERNMENT CORONAVIRUS GUIDANCE Bishop Robert Earl Smith Sr., 82, Pastor Kevelin Jones, 72, of Bountiful Love Ministries, and

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Opinion | Will Our Most Important Industry Survive the Coronavirus?

Alphabet’s Google search service and YouTube video unit — also subject to the vicissitudes of the advertising market — have seen surges in use, while may of the company’s other products and its cloud services are doing well. And that trend will persist: More Americans are using these services more intensely and becoming accustomed to their efficacy. Amazon will be one of the main beneficiaries of the crisis as more consumers use its delivery and entertainment services, and as more

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Coronavirus live updates: Cases top 300,000 as countries warn citizens to stay home

The government of Italy has made a direct appeal to Defense Secretary Mark Esper for US military aid in combating coronavirus, according to a US defense official. Specifically, Italy’s defense minister has asked Esper for critical medical equipment like masks and ventilators as Italy has nearly 60,000 confirmed cases and has had more than 5,000 deaths. The Italian government has requested that US military personnel stationed in Italy assist Italian authorities by providing medical personnel and field hospitals in support

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Tom Brady officially signs with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, starts ‘new football journey’

Tom Brady officially signed his contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Friday. Brady posted a photo of himself to Instagram going through the contract in what appeared to be his kitchen, announcing he was excited to start his “new football journey” with the Buccaneers. PATRIOTS OWNER ROBERT KRAFT OFFERS SINCERE GESTURE TO TOM BRADY: ‘THE GREATEST OF ALL TIME!’ “Excited, humble and hungry …if there is one thing I have learned about football, it’s that nobody cares what you did

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