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5 things to know for March 5: Coronavirus, stimulus, immigration, Hong Kong, Ethiopia

Italy invoked European Union powers to block the export of 250,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses to Australia in a dramatic escalation of a dispute between the EU and drug giant AstraZeneca. CNN's Melissa Bell reports.

5 things to know for March 5: Coronavirus, stimulus, immigration, Hong Kong, Ethiopia

A taste of spring for the Southeast while two separate systems provide chances of rain for the Pacific Northwest and the South-Central US. CNN Meteorologist Derek Van Dam has the details.

5 things to know for March 5: Coronavirus, stimulus, immigration, Hong Kong, Ethiopia

China is set to tighten its grip on Hong Kong even further as the country's top political gathering -- the People's National Congress -- announced a plan to reform Hong Kong's electoral system. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.

'It's too soon for it': Small business owners react to Texas dropping mask mandate

Texas business owners are trying to figure out whether they're going to continue requiring masks in their stores and restaurants after Gov. Greg Abbott lifted the mask mandate and allowed businesses to reopen at 100 percent capacity. CNN's Ed Lavandera reports.

When Maine's seals are in trouble, she gets the call

When Maine's seals are in trouble, Lynda Doughty and her team get the call. Her nonprofit, Marine Mammals of Maine, provides care with the ultimate goal of releasing the animals back to the wild. This story was originally published in 2020 and updated in 2021.

5 things to know for March 5: Coronavirus, stimulus, immigration, Hong Kong, Ethiopia

Square, the payments company founded and run by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, announced it has agreed to acquire a majority stake in Jay-Z's music streaming service, Tidal. CNN's Brian Stelter reports.

At a vaccination site in Miami, some wonder whether to choose newly approved Johnson & Johnson vaccine or Pfizer one

CNN's Gary Tuchman looks at one Missouri pharmacy in a predominately black city about which vaccine, between the Moderna and the single-dose Johnson and Johnson, the residents prefer.

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Sports

Surfer Billy Kemper says he glimpsed at death after a wave broke his pelvis in half

It was supposed to be a guys' surf trip in search of the ultimate wave, but it turned into a nightmare when Big Wave champion Billy Kemper sustained life-threatening injuries.

'Boiling up': Former NBA star Jeremy Lin says Covid-19 has sparked anti-Asian violence in the US

Last week, NBA veteran Jeremy Lin posted on Facebook that he has been called "coronavirus" on the court. Lin, who currently plays for the Santa Cruz Warriors, the G League affiliate for NBA's Golden State Warriors, spoke to CNN's Don Lemon on Tuesday.

Mikaela Shiffrin doesn't want to have to choose between 'morality versus being able to do your job' at the 2022 Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics in Beijing are under growing calls for a boycott because of China's policy on the Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in the western region of Xinjiang, policy that the US government has deemed "genocide." Beijing has vehemently denied such accusations and lashed out at what it calls the politicization of sports. Now one of America's most prominent Olympians, skier Mikaela Shiffrin, tells CNN she should not have to choose between her morals and her job.

Jasmine Harrison delights in Atlantic Ocean world record row

On February 20, Jasmine Harrison became the youngest woman to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. The 21-year-old sailed from the Canary Islands to Antigua in 70 days, three hours and 48 minutes.

Former NBA star Pau Gasol is determined to help others after retiring from the game

Former NBA star and new Barcelona player Pau Gasol is determined to help people through his foundation.

'They get a free shot': England rugby coach Eddie Jones on the pitfalls of social media

England rugby coach Eddie Jones explains how his love for coaching has kept him in the game for so long and identifies coaches from other sports that he admires.

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving calls for the NBA to incorporate Kobe Bryant on its logo

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving tells a press conference that Kobe Bryant should be the new NBA logo, replacing fellow Lakers legend Jerry West. Irving told the assembled media, "He was the standard for our generation."

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Entertainment

'Boogie' tells a basketball story, but Eddie Huang's debut misses its shot

A Chinese-American teen with dreams of NBA stardom is torn between allegiances in the new movie. David Daniel talks with the writer/director and stars.

Dr. Oz helped save a man who collapsed at a New York City-area airport

TV host and heart surgeon, Dr. Mehmet Oz, helped save a man having a heart attack in a New jersey airport. The doctor used a defibrillator on the man, and performed CPR until an ambulance arrived. Melissa Knowles has the story.

Britney Spears' father says he would 'love nothing more than to see Britney not need a conservatorship'

CNN's Chloe Melas speaks with Jamie Spears' attorney Vivian Thoreen about his ongoing legal issues with daughter Britney Spears.

Jason Sudeikis and nominees who nailed the whole virtual Golden Globes thing

The 78th Golden Globe Awards started with technical glitches but ended with powerful speeches from Cecil B. DeMille Award winner Jane Fonda and Taylor Simone Ledward, Chadwick Boseman's widow.

Lady Gaga's two French bulldogs have been returned safely, LAPD says

The two French bulldogs violently stolen from Lady Gaga's dog walker have been returned safely after a woman, who wasn't named, met the entertainer's staff and detectives at the Olympic Community Police Station with the animals, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' lets Andra Day deliver its high notes

Andra Day stars in director Lee Daniels' drama about the legendary singer targeted by the government for her activism. David Daniel has a look.

New surveillance video shows the horrific attack on Lady Gaga's dog walker

Lady Gaga's French bulldogs were returned home safely days after they were stolen by two individuals who shot her dog walker. The dog walker is currently in stable condition.

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Business-Consumer

Stocks fall despite solid jobs report

The leisure and hospitality industry added the most jobs in February with 355,000 new positions as some restrictions to stop the spread of Covid-19 were rolled back. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

Oil prices surge as OPEC and its allies extend production cuts

OPEC and allied producers agreed to extend production cuts through the month of April, choosing to limit supply until the global economic recovery is more firmly established. CNN's John Defterios reports.

The US added 379,000 jobs in February, signaling the recovery is finally gaining steam

US stocks tumble after Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell says the US economy is far from a full recovery. CNN's Richard Quest and CEO of Cantor Fitzgerald Howard Lutnick discuss Powell's prediction.

One year into the pandemic, America is still down nearly 10 million jobs

Nearly one year into the pandemic, the nation is still down nearly 10 million jobs. Another 745,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits on a seasonally adjusted basis last week. CNN's Christine Romans reports.

Inflation fears continue to rattle global stocks

Magnetic Managing Director William Quigley joins the show to talk cryptocurrency. Plus, FanDuel CEO Matt King on the sports betting and fantasy sports landscapes. And UBS Global Wealth Management's Laura Kane offers her strategy as inflation concerns bring volatility to markets.

US stocks are mixed as bond yields rise again

William Quigley, managing director of Magnetic, explains why he believes that bitcoin's value can still rise dramatically into 2022.

These Texas chains will still require masks once the state's mandate is lifted

Texas and Mississippi's governors announced they are lifting mask mandates and allowing businesses to open at full capacity, a move which worries health experts amid the Covid-19 pandemic. CNN's Lucy Kafanov has the latest.

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US Politics

Top Pentagon policy official resigns at Trump's request

The Pentagon's top policy official is expected to depart his post soon, according to two sources familiar with the matter. John Rood, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy at the Pentagon, lost support among senior national security leadership and has been asked for his resignation, one of the sources said.

Sanders spokeswoman says she misspoke after distorting Bloomberg's health record

Bernie Sanders' national press secretary Briahna Joy Gray said the questioning of the 78-year-old Democratic presidential candidate's health and requests for further medical records "were reminiscent of a smear campaign."

5 takeaways from CNN's town halls with Bernie Sanders, Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) addressed the need for gun reform and spoke about her "saddest day in Washington."

Buttigieg slams Trump: My marriage never involved sending 'hush money to a porn star'

During a CNN town hall in Nevada, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg discusses conservative radio personality Rush Limbaugh's attack on Buttigieg's sexuality.

Buttigieg recalls time he tried to use three languages to help a family at a protest

Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg shared a story at the CNN Town Hall in Nevada about how he tried to use his foreign language skills to help a family caught in the middle of a protest.

Donald Trump and his pardon triangle

CNN's Jake Tapper reports.

Trump's pardon spree deepens crisis gripping American justice

President Trump issued a series of pardons and commutations that included former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, former San Francisco 49ers owner Eddie DeBartolo Jr., former New York City police chief Bernie Kerik and junk bond king Michael Milken. CNN's Kaitlan Collins reports.

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Health

Detroit mayor declines Johnson & Johnson allotment, saying the other vaccines are better

Dr. William Schaffner, professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, says that the Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan needs to speak with his health commissioner about the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine. Dr. Schaffner tells CNN's Jim Sciutto that all 3 approved vaccines are "in the same ballpark."

Mask mandates and restaurant restrictions tied to fewer Covid-19 illnesses and deaths, CDC study says

Many states are beginning to roll back coronavirus safety measures as cases continue to rise across the US. CNN's Lucy Kafanov reports.

One Arizona county has so many vaccine doses, it's now able to offer them to anyone over 18

CNN's Kyung Lah reports on how Gila County in Arizona has been able to vaccinate everyone over the age of 18.

Alabama governor says she won't extend mask mandate past April 9

Gov. Kay Ivey (R-AL) says she will end the state's mask mandate on April 9th despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Fauci calls loosening Covid-19 restrictions inexplicable as variants threaten another surge

CNN's Erin Burnett and Dr. Anthony Fauci discuss the governors of Texas and Mississippi deciding to ease their coronavirus restrictions, even completely lifting mask mandates, amid the pandemic.

Experts are warning of a potential Covid-19 surge while several governors are loosening restrictions

President Joe Biden announced the US will have enough Covid-19 vaccine doses for every US adult by the end of May, accelerating the timeline by two months.

'The impossible is not impossible': The push to make Covid-19 vaccines at record speed

CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta speaks to Sean Kirk, an executive at Emergent Biosolutions, about the manufacturing process of Johnson & Johnson's Covid-19 vaccine.

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Social Media-Technology

SpaceX Mars prototype rocket nails landing for the first time, but explodes on pad

SpaceX's Starship prototype, the SN10, successfully landed for the first time during a test flight. Minutes later the rocket exploded on its landing pad.

Biden throws support behind Amazon workers holding milestone union vote

Hear President Biden's message for US workers looking to unionize ahead of a union vote by Amazon workers in Bessemer, Alabama.

Facebook will restore news in Australia after talks with the government

Facebook will restore news pages in Australia after the government agreed to changes to a planned media code that the company said would allow it to retain greater control over what appears on its platform.

This 29-year-old cancer survivor is set to be the youngest American ever in space

Hayley Arceneaux, a pediatric cancer survivor, has been selected to travel to space on the world's first all-civilian mission. CNN Business asks her about her journey from cancer patient to future astronaut.

Facebook knew a key ad metric was 'inflated and misleading' for years, lawsuit alleges

Facebook has banned people and publishers in Australia from sharing and viewing news from local and international outlets. The announcement comes in response to proposed legislation in Australia that would force tech platforms to pay news publishers for content. Journalist Angus Watson reports.

Why families stuck inside together just text each other all day

A Hong Kong company has developed facial expression-reading AI that monitors students' emotions as they study. They say the technology could make the virtual classroom as good as — or better than — the real thing.

Parler comes back online one month after going dark

Parler, the social network favored by conservatives, came back online with a redesigned website one month after it was suspended by Amazon Web Services and effectively driven offline.

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New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1670716

Reported Deaths: 48049
CountyCasesDeaths
Queens2149058858
Kings2143669200
Suffolk1645393105
Nassau1505382935
Bronx1465595920
Westchester1090382116
New York1054913954
Erie660591610
Richmond578951590
Monroe52990993
Rockland39149895
Orange37631730
Onondaga32606634
Dutchess22678410
Albany21030333
Oneida19829480
Niagara15404312
Broome15169336
Saratoga12095145
Schenectady10946178
Ulster10206229
Rensselaer9124132
Putnam846086
Chautauqua7379123
Chemung6454130
Oswego606089
Ontario585889
St. Lawrence562289
Steuben5545138
Cayuga540689
Jefferson485263
Sullivan482260
Herkimer4578107
Wayne451065
Cattaraugus445876
Genesee4450118
Madison386985
Clinton370426
Livingston357656
Tompkins348942
Columbia342596
Fulton338984
Montgomery3219107
Cortland319260
Allegany291381
Warren287255
Wyoming285349
Tioga282656
Greene268271
Orleans246381
Chenango246170
Otsego240243
Washington236652
Franklin212012
Lewis208030
Seneca163253
Delaware154333
Essex135626
Schoharie122913
Yates101726
Schuyler87012
Hamilton2852
Unassigned182118
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