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CBS journalist Maria Mercader dies at 54 of coronavirus

CBS journalist Maria Mercader dies at 54 of coronavirus

CBS News producer and talent executive Maria Mercader died of Covid-19 in New York Sunday, CBS said. She was 54. Mercader worked at CBS for three decades, getting her start in the network’s page program, CBS said in a release. She most recently worked as a director of talent strategy. She had been on medical…MORE

Florida coronavirus checkpoints screen for motorists from hardest-hit areas

Florida coronavirus checkpoints screen for motorists from hardest-hit areas

Florida has opened highway checkpoints to screen for motorists entering the state from areas experiencing substantial community spread of coronavirus. Motorists from Connecticut, Louisiana, New Jersey and New York will be required to isolate for 14 days upon entry to Florida or for the duration of their visit, whichever is shorter, the Florida Department of…MORE

Country music star Joe Diffie dies of complications from coronavirus

Country music star Joe Diffie dies of complications from coronavirus

Joe Diffie, a country music singer known for his lighthearted odes to country life that reached mainstream success in the 1990s, died Sunday from complications of coronavirus, his publicist said in a news release. Diffie, a 61-year-old native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, made 13 albums and had more than 20 Top 10 hits to his credit,…MORE

Nordstrom is sewing more than 100,000 face masks for health care workers

Nordstrom is sewing more than 100,000 face masks for health care workers

A department store known for designer brands is shifting gears and producing medical masks to help healthcare workers battling the coronavirus. Nordstrom, an American luxury retailer based in Seattle, is sewing more than 100,000 masks that will be sanitized before being distributed to healthcare workers across the country. “Everyone across the globe is feeling the…MORE

America’s largest single site jail is home to a new coronavirus cluster

America’s largest single site jail is home to a new coronavirus cluster

Chicago’s Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart stepped in front of news cameras and reporters and said 38 of their detainees in Cook County jail had now tested positive for the novel coronavirus with over 120 still left to be tested on Friday. “We knew this was coming,” said Dart. “We knew, between people being asymptomatic…MORE

Quarantine Together is a dating app for these times

Quarantine Together is a dating app for these times

If there has ever been a weird time to date, this is it. But even as millions of Americans stay at home due to the coronavirus pandemic, nothing is stopping them from dating online. Daniel Ahmadizadeh and Christopher Smeder designed Quarantine Together, a dating app for exactly this moment. “People need to stay home and…MORE

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