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1st deadlines for laid-off workers to get health insurance
Many laid-off workers who lost health insurance in the coronavirus shutdown soon face the first deadlines to qualify for fallback coverage under the Affordable Care Act.
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‘Disheartened and sad’: Businesses at the Jersey Shore lament slow Memorial Day weekend
Gray skies and temperatures in the 50s and 60s made for a disappointing Memorial Day weekend for some Jersey Shore business owners.
1 hour ago
WHO halts hydroxychloroquine trial over safety concerns
The move comes after the medical journal The Lancet reported on Friday that patients getting hydroxychloroquine were dying at higher rates than other coronavirus patients.
2 hours ago
#CovidBenFranklin challenge: Revise a Benjamin Franklin quote for coronavirus times
What would the Founding Father say about the pandemic?
3 hours ago
Pandemic disrupts illegal drug trade, upending both product and profits
One researcher says small-scale disruptions are common in the illegal drug trade, but the chaos seen in recent months is nearly unprecedented.
5 hours ago
Philly runner traces Ocean City outline for a perfect Jersey Shore marathon
Who knew it took 26.2 miles to encircle the island?
Biden makes 1st in-person appearance in more than 2 months
Biden and his wife, Jill, laid a wreath of white flowers tied with a white bow, and bowed their heads in silence at the park. He saluted and said "Never forget."
7 hours ago
Memorial Day honor flights canceled because of coronavirus crisis
For all their disappointment this year, veterans know something about the common good, says one Vietnam veteran.
Memorial Day in Philadelphia: 8 city landmarks that commemorate fallen heroes
From the Civil War to Beirut, a virtual tribute to those who've served.
8 hours ago
UN virus therapy trial pauses hydroxychloroquine testing
The WHO will pause the hydroxychloroquine arm of its clinical trial after a published paper showed people taking the drug were at higher risk of death and heart problems.
Coronavirus update: Carney ready to reopen Delaware’s economy gradually
Gov. Carney said Delaware will reopen different sectors gradually in the next few days, to allow people to go back to work safely and to plan for the 4th of July weekend.
White House restricts travel from Brazil, where coronavirus cases near 350,000
Brazil has the world's second-highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections, behind only the United States, according to tracking by Johns Hopkins University.
9 hours ago
They’re back: Millions of cicadas expected to emerge this year
In parts of Virginia, West Virginia and North Carolina, cicadas will climb out of the ground for their once-in-17-year mating cycle.
Memorial Day even more poignant as veterans die from coronavirus
Memorial Day is meant to pay tribute to veterans who have perished. This year will be even more poignant because of the number of veterans who have died from coronavirus.
11 hours ago
Outdoor tips, meal site schedules, city services: What you need to know this Memorial Day in Philly
The good news is that the city’s parks and trails will be open this weekend, with social distancing still in place.
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