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'They're All Really Afraid': Coronavirus Spreads In Federal Prisons

Federal prisons are wrestling with the rapid spread of the coronavirus at more than two dozen facilities across the country in an outbreak that has already claimed the lives of at least seven inmates and infected some 140 more as well as nearly 60 staff. One of the hardest-hit so far is the Federal Correctional Complex in Oakdale, La., located about a three-hour drive west of New Orleans. It's home to two low-security prisons as well as a minimum security camp, which all told house some 2,000...

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Wisconsin Election Held Amid Virus Fears: Here's What You Need To Know

After intense political back and forth, Wisconsin is set to hold its presidential primaries and elections for many state and local offices on Tuesday. The controversial election day comes after the Wisconsin Supreme Court overturned an executive order issued by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to delay in-person voting until June 9, followed by a U.S. Supreme Court order on Monday evening to cut off an extension for absentee voting. The state had been the subject of criticism across the country...

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Dr. Alan Chartock
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WAMC's Dr. Alan Chartock discusses the coronavirus pandemic amid reports that Congress is exploring a second aid package. 

South Korea will go ahead with its parliamentary election next week as scheduled, even as political calendars around the world are seeing disruptions over the coronavirus pandemic.

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President Trump says the federal government's procurement and distribution of vital medical supplies to fight COVID-19 is "a fine-tuned machine," but many hospitals and state governors say they're still struggling to get what they need.

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Mike Goodwin
Mike Goodwin

WAMC's David Guistina speaks with Mike Goodwin of The Times Union about reports that Google is stepping in to help New York's unemployment claims system amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Paul Caiano's Morning Forecast

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Here is NewsChannel 13 Meteorologist Paul Caiano's WAMC Regional Forecast:

A mix of sun and clouds today. Highs in the lower-to-mid 60s.

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The NBA has told teams that they may not conduct or attend any workouts with draft-eligible players during the league's coronavirus hiatus, a major change from typical procedures.

Federal prisons are wrestling with the rapid spread of the coronavirus at more than two dozen facilities across the country in an outbreak that has already claimed the lives of at least seven inmates and infected some 140 more as well as nearly 60 staff.

One of the hardest-hit so far is the Federal Correctional Complex in Oakdale, La., located about a three-hour drive west of New Orleans. It's home to two low-security prisons as well as a minimum security camp, which all told house some 2,000 inmates.

After intense political back and forth, Wisconsin is set to hold its presidential primaries and elections for many state and local offices on Tuesday.

Passover isn't just a holiday with a meal. The meal is the holiday. It's a ritual people make around the table. They gather to eat the same foods, tell the same stories, generation after generation.

"It's a moment of transmitting history, but also transmitting identity. Which is why it's so important to be with family," explains Rabbi Marisa James, director of social justice programming at Congregation Beit Simchat Torah in New York.

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