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He walked every block of New York City and died of coronavirus

William Helmreich, a prominent sociologist perhaps best known for walking nearly every block of New York City, died Saturday morning of coronavirus, his family said. He was 74. Helmreich wrote nearly 20 books, including “The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City,” which chronicled his walks through New York City talking to…MORE

Children’s author and illustrator Tomie dePaola has died

Tomie dePaola, a children’s author and illustrator known for his book “Strega Nona,” died Monday. The 85-year-old author died from complications from surgery after he fell in his barn which served as a studio, according to a statement from his literary agent, Doug Whiteman. Whiteman said dePaola died alone at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon,…MORE

Illinois governor says feds sent wrong type of protective medical masks

Illinois governor says feds sent wrong type of protective medical masks

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Monday that the federal government sent the wrong type of medical masks in a shipment that his state recently received. Pritzker, a Democrat, said at a news conference that the White House told him the state would receive 300,000 N95 masks from the federal government. The N95 respirator mask is…MORE

Trump says he could see recommending all Americans wear masks

Trump says he could see recommending all Americans wear masks

President Donald Trump said Monday he could foresee a scenario where all Americans are recommended to wear masks in public to prevent the spread of coronavirus. The idea, which was raised in a road map on combating coronavirus authored by his former Food and Drug Administration head, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, runs counter to the current…MORE