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Judge Lets Goodfellas Mobster Go Free

Goodfellas wiseguy Vinny Asaro got a break Friday when he was released from prison over concerns about the coronavirus, the New York Post reports. The thinking: He’s 85 and suffered a stroke just last year. “If Asaro were to contract COVID-19, given his age and current state, it

Now, the Easing Begins

A tentative easing around the world of coronavirus lockdowns gathered pace Saturday with the reopening in India of neighborhood stores that many of the country’s 1.3 billion people rely on for everything from cold drinks to mobile phone data cards, the AP reports. In the US, the

Boris Johnson ‘Raring to Go’

 British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is returning to work at 10 Downing St. on Monday after recovering from the coronavirus that put him in intensive care, with his government facing growing criticism over the deaths and disruption it has caused. Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab, who

Coronavirus, Caused by a ‘Lab Accident’? Hmmm.

The coronavirus pandemic was almost certainly not triggered by a lab accident, scientists tell NPR—despite concerns to the contrary floating around Washington. “Every time we get a new virus emerging, we have people that say, ‘This could have come from a lab,’” says Peter Daszak, who