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Rockies’ Nolan Arenado trying to stay positive amid suspended season: ‘I miss baseball every day’

Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado is like every other baseball fan: He misses the game. Arenado was coming off another 40-plus home run season and was poised to help the Rockies back to the playoffs. The coronavirus pandemic shut everything down and put a damper on what could have been a very successful season for the 29-year-old player. PIRATES TEMPORARILY SUSPEND 401K BENEFITS AMID PANDEMIC He detailed his day-to-day living in an article for ESPN on Tuesday. He wrote

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How to Create Screen-Life Balance When Life Has Shifted to Screens

If you’re like most people right now, you are spending a lot of time in front of screens. This makes sense: In a time of social distancing, screens have become our portals to the outside world. But how much screen time is too much? And is screen-life balance even possible (or relevant) right now, given how much of life is now taking place online? In short, yes, it’s possible — and creating it is more important than ever, precisely because

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Abbott Labs says its rapid tests can produce false negatives under certain conditions

Abbott Laboratories instructed health care providers last week not to use solutions known as “viral transport media” for samples tested on its ID NOW device, which runs one test at a time and can detect positive coronavirus cases in as little as five minutes and spit out negative results in 13 minutes. The company says customers should instead only place swabs with patient samples directly in the device. When that method is used, the test performs as “expected,” an Abbott

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Orthodox Easter celebrated in near-empty Jerusalem

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Orthodox Easter celebrations around the world looked starkly different than in years past, particularly in a locked-down Jerusalem. The Holy Fire ceremony marking Jesus’ resurrection was held Saturday in a near-empty Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Bells tolled as the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III emerged from the crypt where Christians believe Jesus was buried, but only clergy and a few Israeli police officers were on hand. Tens of

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Trump Leaps to Call Shots on Reopening Nation, Setting Up Standoff With Governors

The governors expressed astonishment. “You want to now say the federal government is in charge?” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York said on MSNBC. “Which by the way is a shift because the federal government didn’t close down the economy, right? They left it to the states. It was state by state, it was a whole hodgepodge, the governors had to close the economy, which was not politically easy to do, but now the federal government says it can

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IRS deposits first wave of stimulus checks

“#IRS deposited the first Economic Impact Payments into taxpayers’ bank accounts today. We know many people are anxious to get their payments; we’ll continue issuing them as fast as we can,” the IRS wrote Saturday evening on Twitter. Deposits will continue in the days ahead, starting with people who have filed tax returns for 2018 or 2019 and authorized direct deposit. Others — including people who haven’t filed returns, authorized direct deposits, or receive Social Security — will probably have

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Paid to quit? Backlash builds against unemployment benefits on ‘steroids’

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. An additional $600 per week in unemployment benefits has started going out as part of the coronavirus relief bill passed in March — but the new payments, combined with state unemployment benefits, already are causing concern that some workers could be in a position to actually make more money by leaving their jobs. For an economy already fractured by social distancing policies meant to curb the spread

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