Women's Rights Pioneers Monument: First statue depicting real-life women in park's 167-year history

There are no Central Park statues honoring real-life women. An all-volunteer group Monumental Women and sculptor Meredith Bergmann are going to change that.

  • Trump offers competing coronavirus messaging, warning of death but lamenting lockdown
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    Trump offers competing coronavirus messaging, warning of death but lamenting lockdown

    President Trump appeared frustrated that the country would not emerge from its coronavirus lockdown in the near future even as he and other officials warned of a rising death toll and a continuance of restrictive measures for weeks and maybe months to come. There will be death,” Trump warned flatly at one point during Saturday's briefing of the White House coronavirus task force. More than 8,000 people in the United States have died from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

  • Why does the coronavirus affect people differently? Yahoo News Explains
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    Why does the coronavirus affect people differently? Yahoo News Explains

    Coronavirus patients are showing a wide range of symptoms and the exact reason why is still a mystery — but we do have some clues as to what factors can influence the severity of the disease. While the most common symptoms are fever, cough and shortness of breath, there are numerous reports of coronavirus patients experiencing nonrespiratory symptoms. A study of 204 patients in Huabie, China, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology found that just over half of patients experienced gastrointestinal symptoms such as loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.

  • Biden says removal of Navy captain who sounded alarm on coronavirus 'close to criminal'
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    Biden says removal of Navy captain who sounded alarm on coronavirus 'close to criminal'

    Former Vice President Joe Biden said Sunday that the Navy's decision to remove the captain who sounded the alarm on coronavirus cases aboard his ship is "close to criminal." "I think it's close to criminal the way they're dealing with this guy," Biden said on ABC News' "This Week." The Navy announced Thursday that it had relieved Capt. Brett Crozier of his post commanding the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier with a crew of nearly 5,000.

  • Philippine police reportedly shot a man dead under Duterte's orders to kill any lockdown troublemakers
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    Philippine police reportedly shot a man dead under Duterte's orders to kill any lockdown troublemakers

    Lisa Marie David/NurPhoto / Getty Philippine police reportedly killed a man for disobeying President Rodrigo Duterte's strict quarantine rules. The man, 63, threatened local officials with a scythe after they told him to wear a face mask, a local police report said, according to Al Jazeera. This appears to be the first reported case of someone being shot dead in the Philippines for disobeying lockdown rules.

  • 3 countries have started to slow the coronavirus with total lockdowns. Here's how long they took to work.
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    3 countries have started to slow the coronavirus with total lockdowns. Here's how long they took to work.

    It has taken between three and four weeks since the countries ordered lockdowns for daily new infections and deaths to begin to decline. On Sunday, each country had recorded at least a two-day consecutive decline in deaths from the virus, and new recorded cases also appear to be dropping, according to figures on Worldometer. The numbers from China, however, suggest it may take more like a month for the impact on coronavirus deaths to really be felt.

  • 'Who gets the kids?' I took an oath to serve my patients. My family didn't, but we're all in this together.
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    'Who gets the kids?' I took an oath to serve my patients. My family didn't, but we're all in this together.

    In Italy, new data show that 20 percent of health care workers tested positive for COVID-19. In the U.S., people in my age group, 20 to 44, who test positive for coronavirus have a one in five chance of requiring hospitalization, and about a fifth of those end up in an intensive care unit. If I get infected, my chance of dying is one in 500.

  • Spain and EU commissioners call for common European debt instruments: newspaper
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    Spain and EU commissioners call for common European debt instruments: newspaper

    Europe needs debt mutualisation and a common "Marshall Plan" to recover from the coronavirus pandemic, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, even as Germany dismissed calls for the debt-pooling idea. EU leaders have tasked policymakers with finding a new way to finance a recovery from the COVID-19 outbreak, after Germany and the Netherlands ruled out calls from France, Italy and Spain to create a common debt instrument. Germany, among other nations, has long been opposed to issuing common debt with other European nations, arguing that it would stop individual countries from pursuing structural reforms and balancing their budgets.

  • Blame the Chinese Communist Party for the coronavirus crisis
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    Blame the Chinese Communist Party for the coronavirus crisis

    As the coronavirus pandemic sweeps the globe, one fact is increasingly clear: The Chinese Communist Party caused this crisis. From the moment the coronavirus emerged in central China, Beijing has acted in a way that made a pandemic possible and then inevitable. At every stage, the Chinese Communist Party has lied.

  • Coronavirus: Australia launches criminal investigation into Ruby Princess
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    Coronavirus: Australia launches criminal investigation into Ruby Princess

    A criminal investigation has been launched in Australia into how cruise ship passengers were allowed to disembark in Sydney despite some exhibiting flu-like symptoms. More than 600 people on board the Ruby Princess later tested positive for coronavirus and 10 have since died. The ship remains off the coast with nearly 200 sick crew members on board.

  • Is Trump leading a 'war' against the coronavirus?
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    Is Trump leading a 'war' against the coronavirus?

    Regular viewers of the White House coronavirus task force briefings have probably noticed certain recurring themes in President Trump's remarks: congratulating himself for acting swiftly to cut entry to the U.S. from China; praise for “the incredible people” on the podium with him and working behind the scenes; and an almost palpable yearning for a quick end to the pandemic and a resumption of “the greatest economy the world has ever seen.” Waging war on a disease is such a familiar trope it passes almost without notice: the “fight” against AIDS; the “struggle” to “conquer” smallpox, malaria, tuberculosis; health care workers on the “front lines” against Ebola, Zika, coronavirus.

  • No Probe on Trump’s Early Virus Response, House Democrat Says
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    No Probe on Trump’s Early Virus Response, House Democrat Says

    House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said it's unlikely a congressional panel overseeing coronavirus relief will investigate the Trump administration's initial response to the pandemic that's claimed thousands of American lives. This committee will be forward-looking,” Clyburn told CNN's Jake Tapper on “State of the Union. We're not going to be looking back on what the president may or may not have done back before this crisis hit.

  • U.S. coronavirus deaths near 10,000 as medical officials warn worst is yet to come
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    U.S. coronavirus deaths near 10,000 as medical officials warn worst is yet to come

    With the number of people killed by the coronavirus in the United States nearing 10,000 on Monday, the country's top medical officials warned the worst was yet to come. The number of cases has ballooned to 337,752 — nearly three times higher than the second-worst hit country, Spain — with 9,619 people killed as of 5:10 am ET, according to NBC News' tracker. At the epicenter of the outbreak in the U.S., New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said critical medical supplies and staff have been secured but warned the magnitude of the crisis equals that of the Spanish flu and Great Depression.

  • The billionaire owner of the Brooklyn Nets donated millions of masks and ventilators to New York's struggling hospitals
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    The billionaire owner of the Brooklyn Nets donated millions of masks and ventilators to New York's struggling hospitals

    Bruce Bennett/GettyImages Joe Tsai, the co-founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba and owner of the Brooklyn Nets basketball team, and his wife Clara Wu Tsai, have donated millions of masks, protective goggles, and ventilators to New York as the state grapples with the novel coronavirus outbreak. The couple donated 2.6 million masks, 170,000 protective goggles, and 2000 ventilators as part of several big-name donations aimed at easing the pressure on New York's strained healthcare systems and workers. The state, which is the US epicenter of the outbreak, marked a grim record over the weekend as it recorded the most deaths in one day so far.

  • Boris Johnson's government reportedly believes the coronavirus may have accidentally leaked from a Chinese laboratory
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    Boris Johnson's government reportedly believes the coronavirus may have accidentally leaked from a Chinese laboratory

    The UK government reportedly believes the coronavirus outbreak may have started in a Chinese laboratory. Most experts believe the outbreak began when animals passed COVID-19 onto humans in China. UK officials are not ruling out the possibility that a laboratory close to Wuhan accidentally leaked the virus.

  • Malaysia detains boatload of 202 presumed Rohingya refugees
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    Malaysia detains boatload of 202 presumed Rohingya refugees

    Malaysian authorities said they have arrested a boatload of 202 people believed to be minority Muslim Rohingya refugees after their boat was found adrift Sunday morning near the northern resort island of Langkawi. A Northern District maritime official, Capt. Zulinda Ramly, said the refugees included 152 men, 45 women and five children. She said some of the migrants told officials that the boat's skipper and two others, believed to be behind the smuggling syndicate, had escaped while they were at sea.

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    U.S. Forces Japan declares health emergency for bases in Kanto region

    The U.S. Forces Japan commander declared on Monday a public health emergency for its military bases in eastern Japan's Kanto region including Tokyo, which has seen a jump in the number of new coronavirus infections. "Due to the steady increase in COVID-19 cases in the Tokyo area, I have implemented a Public Health Emergency for the Kanto Plains region," Lt. Gen. Kevin Schneider, U.S. Forces Japan commander said in a statement. "This order covers all Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine installations and facilities in the area."

  • Trump: U.S. approaching period ‘that is going to be very horrendous’
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    Trump: U.S. approaching period ‘that is going to be very horrendous’

    President Trump on Saturday said that the United States is approaching a time that will be “very horrendous” for the nation amid the growing coronavirus outbreak across the country.

  • Italy's virus deaths plunge to lowest since March 19
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    Italy's virus deaths plunge to lowest since March 19

    Italian officials said Sunday they may soon have to consider easing restrictions after seeing the daily coronavirus death toll plunge to its lowest in over two weeks. The 525 official COVID-19 fatalities reported by the civil protection service were the Mediterranean country's lowest since 427 deaths were registered on March 19. "The curve has started its descent and the number of deaths has started to drop," Italy's ISS national health institute director Silvio Brusaferro told reporters.

  • Face masks: How the Trump administration went from 'no need' to 'put one on' to fight coronavirus
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    Face masks: How the Trump administration went from 'no need' to 'put one on' to fight coronavirus

    Testifying on Capitol Hill on Feb. 28, Dr. Robert Redfield could not be more clear. “There is no need for these masks in the community,” Dr. Redfield said of the N95 masks that were then becoming the subject of intense focus, with the coronavirus outbreak having arrived on the West Coast of the United States. Coming from the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, this pronouncement had the weight of an official directive.

  • Fired intelligence community watchdog breaks silence
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    Fired intelligence community watchdog breaks silence

    Michael Atkinson, the intelligence community watchdog who handled the whistleblower complaint that led to President Trump's impeachment, issued a two-page statement on his removal from the role Sunday night. In the statement, Atkinson said he had "faithfully discharged" his duties as inspector general and spent his nearly two-decade career serving "without regard to partisan favor or political fear." Mr. Trump announced less than 48 hours earlier that he had relieved Atkinson, whom the president had appointed to serve as Intelligence Community Inspector General in 2018, of his duties because Mr. Trump "no longer" had confidence in him.

  • Americans play the 'waiting game' after last passenger plane from Moscow canceled
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    Americans play the 'waiting game' after last passenger plane from Moscow canceled

    A teacher whose father is suffering from cancer is one of scores of American citizens trapped in Russia after the last passenger flight to the U.S. was canceled amid the coronavirus pandemic. Grace Mitchell, 26, told NBC News that she had had no plans to leave her home in Rostov-on-Don in southern Russia until she got a phone call from her mother saying her father's cancer had taken a turn for the worse. "All we could do, really, was try to get the last flight out of Russia, because if I don't get a flight soon, then I probably won't see my dad ever again," Mitchell said.

  • Whale sharks: Atomic tests solve age puzzle of world's largest fish
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    Whale sharks: Atomic tests solve age puzzle of world's largest fish

    Data from atomic bomb tests conducted during the Cold War have helped scientists accurately age the world's biggest fish. Whale sharks are large, slow moving and docile creatures that mainly inhabit tropical waters. They are long-lived but scientists have struggled to work out the exact ages of these endangered creatures.

  • Boris Johnson has received oxygen treatment after being admitted to hospital for 'persistent symptoms of coronavirus'
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    Boris Johnson has received oxygen treatment after being admitted to hospital for 'persistent symptoms of coronavirus'

    Getty UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson will remain in hospital "as long as necessary" on Monday after being admitted on Sunday for "persistent symptoms of coronavirus." Johnson tested positive for the coronavirus 10 days ago and continues to experience a high temperature and a cough. He was reportedly treated with oxygen after arriving at St Thomas' Hospital in London on Sunday night.

  • Supreme Court rejects church challenge to ban on bus ads
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    Supreme Court rejects church challenge to ban on bus ads

    The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal from a Catholic church in Washington, D.C., that sought to place religious-themed ads on public buses. The justices are leaving in place a federal appeals court ruling that found no fault with the Washington transit agency policy that banned all issue-oriented advertisements on the region's rail and bus system. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington sought to place an ad on the outside of public buses in the fall of 2017.

  • Scots' medical chief resigns after flouting own coronavirus rules
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    Scots' medical chief resigns after flouting own coronavirus rules

    Scotland's Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood resigned on Sunday after she broke her own advice to stay at home to help slow the spread of the coronavirus by visiting her second home this weekend and last. Calderwood said that during discussions with Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday evening they agreed her actions risked distracting from the "hugely important job that government and the medical profession has to do in getting the country through this coronavirus pandemic". Police had earlier issued a warning to Calderwood about her behaviour and Sturgeon had removed her as the public face of the campaign to tackle the coronavirus.