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John Prine's Songs Saw The Whole Of Us

4 hours 46 min ago

When I heard that John Prine was dead, and would never be going to Arnold's Country Kitchen again to nab the last piece of banana cream pie; and that I'd never stand in a packed room full of old hippies and young hipsters

John Prine, Hero Of 'New' Nashville, Dies After Developing COVID-19 Symptoms

5 hours 10 min ago

John Prine, a wry and perceptive writer whose songs often resembled vivid short stories, died Tuesday in Nashville from complications related to COVID-19. His death was confirmed by his publicist, on behalf of his family. He was 73 years old.

Federal Appeals Court Panel Clears Path To Executions, Throwing Out Lower Court Order

5 hours 28 min ago

Two judges appointed by President Trump to the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals prevailed Tuesday in a ruling that clears the way for the executions of four inmates.

Fenway Park's Organist Gives Fans That Ballpark Sound At Home — And He Takes Requests

5 hours 48 min ago

This springtime, there is no crack of the bat, no late-inning homers. But there is still the sound of the organ, playing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame."

Fact Check: Is Mail Ballot Fraud As Rampant As President Trump Says It Is?

6 hours 3 min ago

Voting rights groups and many Democrats are ratcheting up pressure to make mail voting more available nationwide in response to the coronavirus pandemic, but President Trump is standing in opposition.

Trump Tells The Story Of A 'Miracle' Cure For COVID-19. But Was It?

6 hours 15 min ago

How do you know when an experimental drug is working? For scientists, that answer only comes from carefully controlled clinical trials.

For President Trump, such trials aren't something he wants to wait on before promoting such a drug.

The 'Schitt's Creek' Finale Gave David A Happy Ending

6 hours 17 min ago

Note: This review discusses events depicted in the final season, and final episode, of Schitt's Creek.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren Calls For National Voting Overhaul

6 hours 22 min ago

Now less than seven months away from a general election that could be held under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic, Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled a plan to radically reshape voting to respond to the emergency.

Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak

6 hours 31 min ago

This page is updated regularly.

Since the new coronavirus was first reported in Wuhan, China, in December, the infectious respiratory disease COVID-19 has spread rapidly within China and to neighboring countries and beyond.

Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Coronavirus In The U.S.

6 hours 33 min ago

This page is updated regularly.

Airlines Want To Cancel Rule Requiring Them To Refund Fares For Canceled Flights

Tue, 2020-04-07 20:35

Airlines are again pleading for government assistance, only this time, they want a break from some federal regulations instead of financial aid.

Modly Reportedly Submits Resignation As Acting Navy Chief Over Warship Skipper Firing

Tue, 2020-04-07 20:21

Five days after firing the commander of a coronavirus-crippled U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and a day after apologizing for calling that skipper naive and stupid in heated remarks to that warship's crew, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly is said to be calling it quits.

Andrea Bocelli To Perform In An Empty Duomo Cathedral On Easter Sunday

Tue, 2020-04-07 20:15

Andrea Bocelli, the superstar tenor, will live stream an Easter Sunday concert from Milan's famed Duomo cathedral.

Walmart Faces Lawsuit Over Worker's Death From Coronavirus Complications

Tue, 2020-04-07 20:12

Walmart faces a wrongful-death lawsuit from the family of a worker who died of coronavirus complications, one of two such deaths reported at the same Chicago-area store.

White House Task Force To Hold Briefing After Day Of Staffing Turmoil

Tue, 2020-04-07 20:07

With more than 383,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the United more than, and over 12,000 deaths, President Trump is continuing to ask Americans to maintain social distancing t

The Enduring Afterglow Of Ravi Shankar's Life In Music

Tue, 2020-04-07 20:06

Indian Sun is a new authoritative biography of the Indian musician Ravi Shankar's life, published to coincide with this year's centenary of his birth.

Louisiana Sen. Cassidy Addresses Racial Disparities In Coronavirus Deaths

Tue, 2020-04-07 20:02

Louisiana has been hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak, with deaths in the state topping 500.

Aid Groups Say They've Never Faced A Challenge Like The Novel Coronavirus

Tue, 2020-04-07 19:12

Humanitarian groups say they've never had to face a challenge like the novel coronavirus.

'We Should Reward Them': Senate Democrats To Push For Frontline Worker Hazard Pay

Tue, 2020-04-07 19:09

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says Democrats will push to include a new hazard pay program for frontline workers in the coronavirus pandemic in the next legislative vehicle that passes Congress in response to the crisis.

Many Struggling Homeowners Not Getting The Mortgage Relief U.S. Promised

Tue, 2020-04-07 19:09

Updated at 3:28 p.m. ET