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Spain’s coronavirus death toll doubles overnight as country goes into lockdown
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Spain’s coronavirus death toll doubles overnight as country goes into lockdown

Spain’s death toll from coronavirus doubled to 288 on Sunday after the country dramatically restricted its 47 million residents’ movement, according to a report. The fatalities were up from the 136 reported on Saturday with nearly 8,000 cases, making it the hardest-hit European country after Italy, Sky News reported. The climbing number of infections come after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez announced a partial lockdown Saturday as part of a 15-day state of emergency. All citizens must stay home except to buy food, go to the pharmacy, to the hospital, to work or for emergencies. “We will (eventually) return to the routine of our jobs and again visit our friends and loved ones,” Sanchez said in a nationally televised address. He continued, “Until that time comes, let’s not
CUNY considering selling off properties
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CUNY considering selling off properties

CUNY’s for sale! The City University of New York is considering selling some of its 300 buildings to generate millions of dollars of additional revenues for its academic programs, The Post has learned. The CUNY board of trustees’ Facilities Planning and Management Committee last week unanimously approved a $750,000 contract with Real Estate Solutions Group (RESG) to conduct a first-ever sweeping review to assess the value of all the university’s 300 buildings across the five boroughs for potential revenue opportunities. Some of its properties are prime Manhattan real estate that could fetch a fortune. CUNY officials for years have discussed unloading John Jay College’s unused four-story building on Amsterdam Avenue at 59th Street near Lincoln Center, which was once a sho
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Bernie Sanders refuses to withdraw praise of Fidel Castro in Democratic debate

Bernie Sanders refused to back down on his controversial support for Cuba’s late Communist dictator Fidel Castro during Sunday’s Democratic presidential debate. When asked why Cuban Americans should vote for him after he praised Castro’s literacy program despite his human rights abuses, Sanders pivoted to another Communist country: China. “I think you can make the same point about China. China is undoubtedly an authoritarian society,” Sanders said. “Okay, but would anybody deny, would any economists deny, that extreme poverty in China today is much less than what it was 40 or 50 years ago? That’s a fact,” he added. “I think we condemn authoritarianism whether it’s in China, Russia, Cuba or anyplace else, but to simply say t...
Trump watched church service livestream on National Day of Prayer
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Trump watched church service livestream on National Day of Prayer

President Trump on Sunday said he watched a livestream of a Georgia pastor’s church service after houses of worship across the country opted to go online to protect parishioners as the coronavirus continues to spread. “I am watching a great and beautiful service by Pastor Jentezen Franklin. Thank you! @Jentezen,” the president said in a tweet. The president on Friday declared that he would designate Sunday as a National Day of Prayer “as we continue to face the unique challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.” “Millions of Americans are unable to gather in their churches, temples, synagogues, mosques, and other houses of worship. But in this time we must not cease asking God for added wisdom, comfort, and strength, and we must especially pray ...
Washington state orders all restaurants and bars to close over coronavirus
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Washington state orders all restaurants and bars to close over coronavirus

OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Sunday night that he would order all bars, restaurants, entertainment and recreation facilities to temporarily close to fight the spread of coronavirus in the state with by far the most deaths in the U.S. from the disease. In a statement Inslee said the ban, to be issued via emergency proclamation Monday, wouldn’t apply to grocery stores and pharmacies and that restaurants statewide could continue take-out and delivery services. King County announced Sunday night it would take these actions immediately. No time frame was given on how long the restrictions will last. Inslee also revised his ban on events to prohibit gatherings of 50 or more people. Previously the size limit was more than 250. “These are very difficult decisions,