Report: Pentagon Knew Of Possible Coronavirus Threat For Years

The Pentagon was aware of the likelihood of a pandemic brought on by a novel coronavirus years ago, predicting with startling accuracy shortages of masks, hospital beds and ventilators that could occur in an outbreak, according to a 2017 internal document reported by The Nation . The 103-page document, which the magazine describes as an update to an earlier Defense Department pandemic influenza response plan, cites a novel respiratory illness as the "most likely and significant threat" in a...

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Three people have been charged in the death of a woman whose body was found Saturday in Charlotte’s NoDa neighborhood.

As the United States tumbles into a coronavirus recession, the Federal Reserve is using its nearly unlimited power to generate cash to cushion the fall.

"The Fed is doing everything they can to keep financial markets functioning and credit available to households and firms," former Fed Chair Janet Yellen said during a forum organized by the Brookings Institution.

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Coronavirus Pandemic Disrupts Appalachian Trail Dreams

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COSBY, Tenn. — When Alexandra Eagle first mentioned plans to hike the entire Appalachian Trail alongside her new husband, her sister told her they'd either be divorced in five months or married forever.

Former Vice President Joe Biden says the Democratic National Convention may need take place virtually as a result of the deepening coronavirus outbreak.

On Thursday the party delayed the presidential nominating convention from mid-July to mid-August over pandemic fears, but Biden on Sunday raised the specter of Democrats choosing their White House nominee online for the first time.

The United States remains the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with confirmed cases now at more than 300,000 and deaths climbing toward 9,000.

In Europe, another global hot spot, Spain has surpassed Italy for the leading number of cases, with Germany and France not too far behind. Worldwide, there are over 1.2 million cases and nearly 66,000 deaths.

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Last month, Brit Drozda had to cancel her show scheduled for Amos’ Southend. The singer-songwriter was sick – not COVID-19, don’t worry – and she says it was the first time she’s ever had to back out of a show for health reasons.

She rescheduled for the end of March. But, as you undoubtedly know, the world sort of fell apart before that show could happen. 

So Drozda had an idea.

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Police issued a dozen citations and made eight arrests outside a women’s clinic in southeast Charlotte Saturday after they say protestors were violating North Carolina's statewide order banning mass gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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A 16-year-old has been charged with murder in the shooting death of another teenager in the parking lot of a convenience store in North Carolina’s largest city, police said.

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The coronavirus pandemic has hit many of North Carolina's small businesses hard — especially those in the service industry. With dine-in service banned and most customers staying at home, some restaurants are finding creative ways to stay afloat.

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