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5-year-old Alaska girl is serious about keeping people safe

Nova Knight is 5, and very serious about keeping others safe during the coronavirus outbreak. She said so in a video, the Fairbanks, Alaska, resident made that’s been viewed more than 18,000 times and drawn the praise of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
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Virus-hit Wuhan cautiously revives amid thicket of controls

WUHAN, China – Released from their apartments after a 2 1/2-month quarantine, residents of the city where the coronavirus pandemic began are cautiously returning to shopping and strolling in the streets. But they say they still go out little and keep their children home while waiting for schools to reopen. Wuhan’s 11 million people still face a thicket of controls after curbs that kept most of them from leaving the sprawling city ended this week. Office buildings require visitors to show a smartphone app that tracks their health. A salesman said he has to report details of trips across the city to authorities.
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UK braces for more virus deaths; Johnson reported stable

UPDATES: Updates with Johnson continuing to improve in intensive care, quotes from doctor and other details. With AP Photos. Britons are bracing for several more weeks in lockdown as Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains stable in a London hospital after three nights in intensive care for treatment of his coronavirus infection

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Wiped out of toilet paper? Here’s why

What does toilet paper have to do with the global coronavirus pandemic? Nothing. Yet millions of people have been panicking about their household supply. Store shelves have been emptied. Amazon is often out of stock. And social media is bursting with jokes and pleas for a roll or two.
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Khamenei: Mass Ramadan events in Iran may stop over virus

Iran’s supreme leader suggested Thursday that mass gatherings may be barred through the holy Muslim fasting month of Ramadan amid the coronavirus pandemic, as Amnesty International said it believed at least 35 Iranian prisoners were killed by security forces amid rioting over the virus.

Game On: Virtual reality finally has its ‘killer app’

Is virtual reality the future of gaming? If you had asked me even a month ago, I would’ve told you “no.” It’s impossible to deny that traversing a virtual three-dimensional space with physical limb gestures is a compelling concept – there just hadn’t been a single game to really pull it off.
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Coronavirus forces new approaches to fighting wildfires

UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2020

They are two disasters that require opposite responses: To save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, people are being told to remain isolated. But in a wildfire, thousands of firefighters must work in close quarters for weeks at a time.
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Senators block new virus aid, Pelosi decries ‘stunt’

UPDATED: Thu., April 9, 2020

Senators torpedoed quick passage of a new coronavirus aid package Thursday, with Democrats rejecting a Trump administration request for $250 billion to boost a small business payroll fund and Republicans refusing Democrats’ demand for another $250 billion for hospitals and states.


Motorhomes with messaging

Let's talk about life on the road BC, before COVID-19 was a full-blown global crisis. One trend we'd been seeing while traveling was the RVers putting their social media handles ...

This week’s free game: Drawful 2

Are you a gamer? Do you like free things? Of course you do! We here at the Tech Deck are just like you: poor gamers looking for cheap entertainment. And ...

Beautiful Garden of Versailles a real steal

VERSAILLES, France - The historic Garden of Versailles, adjacent to the royal palace, is absolutely stunning as well as a testament to the unbridled opulence of the French monarchy. The ...

Asking the right questions of your CBD company

Bluegrass Hemp Oil in Spokane Valley offers a variety of products that can be very effective for helping with some health conditions. (Courtesy BHO)

If you are like most CBD (cannabidiol) curious consumers, you’ve heard CBD can help with many ailments.