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Philly cases top 3,000; ‘sick prank’ falsely reports a New Jersey officer’s death on Facebook

As the country spends another weekend indoors making homemade face masks and bracing for rising death counts, President Trump is pushing for live sports to resume soon. Meanwhile, the number of dead in New Jersey due to the coronavirus exceeds the total from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

‘This is an apocalyptic moment’: Faith leaders call pandemic a ‘test’ as more Americans turn to prayer

Pastors, rabbis, and imams say they’re seeing record numbers of views; and a new poll from Pew finds a majority of Americans have prayed on the virus.

How Philadelphia’s TV news teams are trying to keep it together while working apart
Just as it has for many viewers, the coronavirus pandemic has upended the work lives of TV news people in Philadelphia.

These ‘poverty buster’ degrees offer high incomes, low college loan debt | Does that Degree Pay?
A new Inquirer search tool makes it easy to find degrees earning more than $40,000 and with debt of less than $10,000. That’s the kind of investment that can “help boost people into the middle class,” one expert said.

Trump says ‘toughest’ weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads

A Wayne-based airline is rescuing Americans stranded by coronavirus
The global coronavirus pandemic has thrust tiny Eastern Airlines into the aviation headlines.

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Philly-based Entercom, owner of KYW, warns staff of ‘significant’ cutbacks and pay cuts

The nation’s No. 2 radio chain, which reaches 170 million listeners, also will temporarily cut employee pay by 10 to 20 percent for those earning more than $50,000. Aramark also said it would reduce top executive salaries and directors’ fees

Facebook ‘sick prank’ falsely reported New Jersey police officer has died from the coronavirus

Scrolling through Facebook after dinner Saturday, Sheri Walsh saw the post saying her husband, Craig, was dead. She took immediate action to correct the record.

Spotlight PA

Pa. banks inundated with requests for federal small business loans intended to prevent layoffs

The new program offers a lifeline, allowing small businesses to continue to make payroll despite a partial or total loss of revenue.

For Phillies, coronavirus pauses J.T. Realmuto’s contract negotations and Seranthony Dominguez’s surgery evaluation

Even if no games are played in 2020, Realmuto will become a free agent this winter. For now, there’s nothing the Phillies can do to prevent him from hitting the open market.

Philly musician Orion Sun sings songs of isolation that soothe the soul

Philadelphia songwriter Orion Sun's debut album 'Hold Space For Me' is a beautifully becalmed pop-R&B album. She talked to The Inquirer about solitude as a creative force.

Pregnant women need doctors, but want to avoid coronavirus. Penn’s using robots to keep them home more.

Penn is distributing blood-pressure cuffs to pregnant women so they can monitor their own BP, potentially eliminating three in-person trips to the hospital or doctor prior to delivery.

Opinion

Philly teacher: School District was right not to rush remote learning amid coronavirus | Opinion

What about students’ learning environments beyond the computer? At school students are provided with various supports that can't happen remotely.
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