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New coalition needed to lead global post-coronavirus plan of action

April 8 (UPI) -- Planning rather than the plan counts more. The process of matching aims, means and ends often has different inputs. However, any serious activity, particularly government, would be derelict without strong planning, especially in ...

Mysterious Mexican Batman Urges People to Fight Pandemic by Staying Home

The Covid-19 pandemic is a problem that even Batman would have a tough time solving, but this Mexican version of the caped crusader is doing his best to help. Authorities in the Mexican city of Monterrey have received assistance from a very ...

26 states, territories plan primary elections around coronavirus crisis

April 8 (UPI) -- Nearly half of the United States have still yet to vote in their 2020 presidential primaries -- major electoral events that occur every four years, but the coronavirus emergency has interrupted this year's contests in a way that's ...

Wuhan lockdown lifted; Asian politicians warn of power grabs

April 8 (UPI) -- Chinese officials ended the nearly 80-day lockdown on the former COVID-19 epicenter of Wuhan on Wednesday as leaders in Asia warn against nations adopting authoritarian rules to combat the pandemic. With the lifting of the lockdown, ...

Testing shortages complicate decisions on COVID-19 recovery

April 8 (UPI) -- Shortages in testing kits for COVID-19 have not only led to confusion about who has the virus, but who has recovered from it, experts say. The lack of tests adds complication to decisions on releasing people from the hospital or ...

White House: African Americans disproportionately affected by COVID-19

April 8 (UPI) -- Officials in the White House said data indicates that African Americans are disproportionally suffering from the coronavirus. During a White House briefing on the coronavirus on Tuesday, White House officials, including President ...

Nutrition experts fear “dirty dozen” list will chase consumers from fresh produce

EVANSVILLE, Ind., April 8 (UPI) -- Nutrition scientists fear that this year's list of the "dirty dozen" produce items -- those most highly treated with pesticides -- will scare people away from eating fruits and vegetables at a time when healthy ...

Supreme Court tackles whether teachers at religious schools are ‘ministers’

April 8 (UPI) -- A pair of cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court involving discrimination claims by teachers fired by Catholic schools could have such a significant impact on religious institutions and their employees that several hundred ...

New test to identify sea turtles’ sex boosts conservation efforts

ORLANDO, Fla., April 8 (UPI) -- Scientists in Florida have developed a new way to identify the sex of sea turtle hatchlings, which they said is a crucial step in assessing the impact of climate change on the species, most of which face possible ...

‘Modern Family’ stars hope they paved the way for future shows

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Modern Family has been a staple of ABC's programming for 11 years. After the sitcom airs its final episode Wednesday, the cast hopes future TV shows build off of its foundation. Sofia Vergara thought her Colombian ...

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