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African Americans are at higher risk of death from coronavirus

As the novel coronavirus sweeps across the United States, it appears to be infecting and killing black Americans at a disproportionately high rate, according to a Washington Post analysis of early data from jurisdictions across the country. The emerging stark racial disparity led the surgeon general Tuesday to acknowledge in personal terms the increased risk…

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Australian startup SafetyCulture nabs $800 million valuation on $35.5 million round

SafetyCulture, the Australian enterprise software company that manages security and compliance checks at companies around the world, has raised $35.5 million at an $800 million valuation in its latest round of funding. Nearly half of the new money was meant to provide liquidity to employee shareholders who had been with the company over three years,…

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Silicon Valley Bank only started processing stimulus loan applications today

In a sign of just how broken the process is for startups looking to receive stimulus dollars, Silicon Valley Bank, the bank that claims “more innovative startups bank with us than any other bank,” only just began processing claims today. “Since the CARES Act and the PPP were announced, we have been hard at work…

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US records highest Covid-19 deaths in single day

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The US has the highest number of recorded coronavirus cases in the world The US recorded the most coronavirus deaths in a single day with 1,736 fatalities reported on Tuesday. It brings the total number of deaths in the country to 12,722, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.…

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Cardinal Pell accuser: 'This does not define me'

Image copyright EPA Image caption Cardinal George Pell has been acquitted of child sexual abuse The Australian man who accused Cardinal George Pell of child sexual abuse says he accepts a court’s decision to overturn the cleric’s conviction.Cardinal Pell was freed from jail on Tuesday after Australia’s top court ruled he had not been proven…

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Fact check: Trump makes more false claims about the coronavirus at Tuesday briefing

(CNN)President Donald Trump on Tuesday made inaccurate claims about the World Health Organization and delivered more of the false statements that have become a signature trait of his daily coronavirus briefings.At CNN, we start with the facts. Visit CNN’s home for Facts First.We are still reviewing some of Trump’s comments at the daily White House…

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Coronavirus: 'Keep cats indoors', vets recommend

Image copyright Victoria Gill Veterinary scientists have recommended cat owners keep their pets indoors to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus. But the British Veterinary Association said “owners should not worry” about any risk of infection from their pets. “There isn’t a single case of a pet dog or cat infecting a human with…

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How to see Tuesday's pink supermoon, the largest full moon of 2020

Tonight’s pink moon must have not gotten the memo about social distancing; the moon will be the closest to Earth today than any other day of the year, making it the largest full moon of 2020.Granted, the moon is more than the prerequisite 6 feet (1.8 meters) away from the closest (celestial) body during the…

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Who gets a shot at life if hospitals run short of ventilators?

But the idea makes some uncomfortable. A Maryland panel rejected the priority access, arguing those sick enough to need the life-sustaining machines would be unlikely to return to their jobs anytime soon and that defining who is and who is not a health-care worker in a crisis is too morally fraught.While President Trump and members…

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China lifts lockdown on Wuhan as city reemerges from coronavirus crisis

(CNN)China has ended its lockdown of Wuhan, the original epicenter of the coronavirus crisis, as the city reemerges from a deadly outbreak that is now raging across the globe.But even as Wuhan reopens its borders after 76 days, some restrictions within the city will remain in place, and officials warn that the threat of further…