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US Lawmakers Pass $2.2 Trillion Relief Bill To Help Blunt The Economic Impact Of COVID-19 Shutdowns

US Lawmakers Pass $2.2 Trillion Relief Bill To Help Blunt The Economic Impact Of COVID-19 Shutdowns

With over three-quarters of the country under mandatory shutdown orders, and more joining daily, the COVID-19 pandemic has forced hundreds of businesses to shutter and led to widespread layoffs. To mitigate the coronavirus outbreak's economic impact, US lawmakers have passed a $2.2 trillion emergency relief bill, the largest economic rescue package in the nation's history. Signed into law by President Trump on March 27, 2020, the sweeping legislation aims to help American workers, small businesses, and industries that are struggling to survive during this unprecedented crisis.

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Wednesday Is April Fools' Day!

Wednesday Is April Fools' Day!

Looking for a fun idea to pass time during this COVID-19 pandemic hiatus? Then you will be thrilled to know that Wednesday is April Fools' Day, which means that you can play a light-hearted prank, or two, without getting into trouble!

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Drones That Can Play Dodgeball? Sweet!

Drones That Can Play Dodgeball? Sweet!

Drones have come a long way since their first iteration, which was unsteerable and lifted a mere two feet off the ground during its first flight, was unveiled by French inventor brothers Jacques and Louis Bréguet in 1907. Modern-day quadcopters can be programmed to fly autonomously at high altitudes for long distances, swim underwater, and now, thanks to some University of Zurich researchers, even play dodgeball!

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The World's Smallest-Known Dinosaur Measured Less Than 2.25 Inches!

The World's Smallest-Known Dinosaur Measured Less Than 2.25 Inches!

Over the years, researchers have unearthed fossils of many of the estimated 2,468 dinosaur species that roamed Earth during the Mesozoic era, which spanned from between 252 million years ago to about 66 million years ago. However, few can compare to the discovery of Oculudentavis khaungraae, the smallest dinosaur ever known to live on the planet.

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Random Acts of Kindness Bring Joy During Coronavirus Outbreak

Random Acts of Kindness Bring Joy During Coronavirus Outbreak

With schools and businesses closed and many cities and towns under mandatory shelter-in-place orders, the novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has drastically changed lives globally within a matter of weeks. To bring joy, optimism, and strength during this difficult period, people and organizations worldwide are performing random acts of kindness for total strangers. Here are a few heartwarming deeds that will bring a smile to your face during these unprecedented times.

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Let's Go Green: It's Saint Patrick's Day!

Let's Go Green: It's Saint Patrick's Day!

Saint Patrick's Day, which is celebrated annually on March 17, is a global favorite. And rightfully so, given the holiday's fun traditions, which include pinching people not wearing green and chasing after elusive leprechauns to snare pots of gold. How did the death anniversary of this once-unknown saint become so popular? Read on:

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