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2 dead from coronavirus, 45 ill after March choir rehearsal

Two people have died from Covid-19 and 45 people are ill after a March 10 choir practice in Washington state, health officials said. Of the some 60 people who attended the Skagit Valley Chorale rehearsal in Mount Vernon, 28 members have confirmed cases of the virus, according to Kayla Schott-Bresler of Skagit County Public Health.…MORE

Officials keep calling the coronavirus pandemic a ‘war.’ Here’s why

Officials keep calling the coronavirus pandemic a ‘war.’ Here’s why

Donald Trump has called himself a “wartime president” and said coronavirus is an “invisible enemy.” The former CDC director has warned of a “long war ahead.” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has called on the public to support our “troops,” otherwise known as health care workers. The now-common metaphors comparing the efforts to stop coronavirus…MORE

Coronavirus has police everywhere scrambling to respond as their forces are reduced

Coronavirus has police everywhere scrambling to respond as their forces are reduced

Serving and trying to protect against a threat we can’t see, law enforcement officials around the country are grappling with policing during the coronavirus pandemic. Big departments such as in New York or Detroit are shifting resources and people around to ensure essential work gets done as their workforces are reduced by the virus. Sheriffs’…MORE

Cruise ships with hundreds of sick passengers to arrive off Florida coast early Thursday

Cruise ships with hundreds of sick passengers to arrive off Florida coast early Thursday

A pair of cruise ships carrying more than 200 guests and crew with flu-like symptoms, including eight passengers who tested positive for Covid-19, were expected off Florida’s coast early Thursday. But whether passengers will be allowed to disembark remained unclear. Calling the plight of those on board a “humanitarian situation,” Holland America ON Wednesday evening…MORE

More than 12,000 people want to be part of NASA’s next class of astronauts

More than 12,000 people want to be part of NASA’s next class of astronauts

NASA received an out-of-this-world number of applicants in this last month for its new class of astronauts. More than 12,000 people from every corner of the US, including its four territories, have applied to be NASA’s next class of astronauts. That’s the second-highest number of applicants NASA has ever received, according to a news release.…MORE

Almost $30 million in drugs seized in nearly half-mile-long tunnel linking US and Mexico

Almost $30 million in drugs seized in nearly half-mile-long tunnel linking US and Mexico

Federal agents in San Diego seized about 4,400 pounds of drugs from a sophisticated smuggling tunnel that stretched into Tijuana, Mexico, authorities in California announced Tuesday. The three-foot-wide tunnel is more than 2,000 feet long and has reinforced walls, ventilation, lighting and a rail system, according to a statement from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.…MORE