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  • [National Security: National Security, Pentagon & Defense Department News - The Washington Post] More than 50,000 Americans overseas are seeking help getting home: The State Department has stepped up its efforts to repatriate U.S. citizens stranded in countries where commercial flights have been suspended. It plans at least 66 charter flights over the next nine days.
  • [Reuters: Environment] Global coal plant development fell for fourth year running in 2019: research: Global coal power plant development declined for the fourth year running in 2019, while a total of 13 gigawatts (GW) of capacity construction has been delayed so far this year due to the coronavirus, research by environmental organizations shows.
  • [Reuters: Health News] Argentina coronavirus cases top 500 with biggest daily rise: Argentina reported 117 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, its biggest one-day leap yet, bringing its total cases to 502.
  • [Reuters: Health News] UK deaths from coronavirus outbreak rise to 463 as of March 25: Government: The number of coronavirus deaths in the UK has risen to 463 as of Wednesday from 422 on Tuesday, the British government said, adding that more than 9,500 COVID-19 cases have now been reported in the country.
  • [Reuters: Company News] Home-bound users fume as video apps do not sync with TVs: Kat Volpe laid out an exercise mat and tried to sync her iPhone with her big screen TV for a fitness class webcast on Instagram last week during New York's coronavirus lockdown.
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  • [The Economist: The world this week] KAL?s cartoon
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  • [Hacker News] 5,000-year-old sword discovered by archaeology student at a Venetian monastery: Comments
  • [Alaska Airlines Blog] We?re making significant changes to our schedule during these unprecedented times: We?ve made the difficult decision to decrease our flying by approximately 70% systemwide for April and May. We will keep cargo moving and fly those who need critical travel.
  • [Reuters: Company News] Aeromexico to ground half of its fleet by April because of coronavirus: internal memo: Mexican airline Aeromexico will ground at least half of its fleet by April after the fast-spreading coronavirus reduced demand for flights, the carrier said on Wednesday in an internal memo seen by Reuters.
  • [Reuters: Company News] MEDIA-Citi, Truist among banks said to offer $1.3 bln of risky loans to unwind swaps - Bloomberg News: -- Note: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy
  • [Reuters: Health News] Bolsonaro calls coronavirus lockdown in Brazil's major cities a 'crime': President Jair Bolsonaro on Wednesday blasted as criminals the governors and mayors of Brazil's largest states and cities for imposing lockdowns to slow the coronavirus outbreak, as tensions with his health minister simmered.
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  • [National Security: National Security, Pentagon & Defense Department News - The Washington Post] Robert Levinson, a retired FBI agent who vanished in 2007, died in Iranian custody, his family says: It was unclear how or when Levinson died, but it was before the coronavirus outbreak, a statement says.
  • [Reuters: Sports News] IOC criticized after Turkish boxers get coronavirus: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has been accused of irresponsibility after two Turkish boxers and a trainer caught the coronavirus during a qualifying event in London this month.
  • [Reuters: Company News] Airlines turn to cargo for revenue as U.S. Senate nears industry aid vote: Delta Air Lines Inc and Air New Zealand Ltd said they would offer cargo charter services on passenger planes to boost revenue as the U.S. Senate neared a vote on a bill to give its carriers $58 billion in aid, including payroll support.
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  • [Reuters: Sports News] Motor racing: Self isolation makes training easier for Ricciardo: Australian Daniel Ricciardo reckons self-isolation makes for a perfect training camp -- although it helps to be on the family farm in western Australia with a swimming pool and some machinery to play with.
  • [Hacker News] Story Just Won?t Write (2013): Comments
  • [Reuters: U.S.] Trump says doesn't accept Levinson dead, but 'not looking great': U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had not been told that former FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared in Iran in 2007, is dead but said things did not look good.
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  • [Reuters: Health News] No more tummy tucks: U.S. plastic surgeons idled by coronavirus offer help: Park Avenue plastic surgeon Dr. Douglas Senderoff usually performs tummy tucks and liposuction for well-heeled New Yorkers.
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