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Reuters:"Wall Street's main indexes fell on Friday as the longest period of employment growth on record in the United States came to an abrupt end, with data showing that hundreds of thousands of people lost their jobs last month due to the coronavirus. The Labor Department's report confirmed that a recession was underway as business activity came to a standstill, but investors fear it did not reflect the full extent of the economic pain..."
CNN: "...The novel coronavirus has infected more than 1,030,000 people and killed over 54,000 worldwide, according to a Johns Hopkins University tally...The US has reported 261,000 cases, with over 6,000 deaths...6.6 million people in the US filed for unemployment last week—the highest number of initial claims in history...Dr. Anthony Fauci has called for a federal stay-at-home order...Officials in Wuhan...say residents should only go outside when necessary..."
CNN :"President Donald Trump said Friday his administration was now recommending Americans wear 'non-medical cloth' face coverings, a reversal of previous guidance that suggested masks were unnecessary for people who weren't sick....The debate over masks has come to encapsulate a federal effort marked by repeated reversals, conflicting recommendations, low stockpiles and competing internal interests that often lead to muddled messaging..."
hubble legacy field crop Hubblesite.org: "This Hubble Space Telescope image represents a portion of the Hubble Legacy Field, one of the widest views of the universe ever made. The image is a combination of thousands of snapshots represents 16 years' worth of observations...This cropped image mosaic contains roughly 200,000 galaxies..."
Reuters:"At least 54,494 people globally have died from COVID-19 and 1,034,315 have been infected by the novel coronavirus that causes it, following an outbreak that started in Wuhan, China, in early December. The World Health Organization referred to it as a pandemic on March 11, 2020... "
The Queen and TrumpCNN: "The streaks of light in NASA's latest image look like air traffic routes, but it's a different way of looking at the entire sky. The arcs are actually tracing X-rays, recorded by the Neutron star Interior Composition Explorer, known as NICER. NICER acts as a detector of cosmic sources from the International Space Station..."
CNN: "About 30 million light-years from Earth, two galaxies came together in an epic collision, and the beautiful fallout was captured by the Hubble Space Telescope. The collision was more like an accidental hit and run between two neighboring galaxies..."
Tim Berners LeeCNN Business: "Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the world wide web, has warned of a 'digital dystopia' if the world fails to tackle threats such as disinformation and invasion of privacy. Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist...has reiterated his call for a Contract for the Web..."
Alan Naiman CNN:"Nearly 25 years ago, when Gary Larson retired from drawing his iconic single-panel cartoon that ran daily in newspapers from 1980 to 1995, he didn't think much about what the budding internet might have to do with his work..."