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Tuesday March 31st, 2020 night edition

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The sheriff says up to 500 people were in attendance at Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne's Sunday services.

Sheriff Chad Chronister and State Attorney Andrew Warren on Monday announced that an arrest warrant had been issued for Pastor Howard-Browne.

The River at Tampa Bay Church held two services Sunday, Chronister said, and even offered bus transportation for those services.

Howard-Browne, 58, was taken into custody Monday afternoon in Hernando County, where he lives, and released 40 minutes later after posting a $500 bond.

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His attorney later took issue with the Hillsborough County order, claiming it allows companies like Amazon to operate while shutting down churches.

“I think it’s unfortunate that the pastor here is hiding behind the First Amendment," State Attorney Warren offered. »

Taiwan says WHO not sharing coronavirus information it provides, pressing complaints

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TAIPEI (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) has not shared with member states information Taiwan has provided on the coronavirus including details on its cases and prevention methods, Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, ratcheting up its complaints.

Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-Wen visits a non woven filter fabric factory, where the fabric is used to make surgical face masks, in Taoyuan, Taiwan, March 30, 2020.

While Taiwan can report to the WHO via its International Health Regulations framework and can access information from WHO’s internal Event Information Site, the information Taiwan provides is not shared by the WHO, Ou said. »

Nintendo has big plans for Super Mario Bros.’ 35th anniversary

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Nintendo is planning to celebrate Super Mario Bros.’ 35th anniversary this year with several major releases, new and old.

As VGC’s network partner Eurogamer reported in a follow-up to our story, these remasters will include 1997’s Super Mario 64, 2002’s Super Mario Sunshine and 2007’s Super Mario Galaxy.

Nintendo will also release several other Mario titles in 2020, including a new instalment in the Paper Mario series and a Deluxe version of 2013’s Super Mario 3D World. »

Amazon strike: Coronavirus workers deserve a living wage

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A worker squirted a dollop of sanitizer into the hands of each and every shopper entering the store.

If you’re “essential” enough to work through a coronavirus pandemic, you’re essential enough to be paid a living wage and to have access to paid sick leave and affordable healthcare.

If your work is important enough that society will collapse into chaos without you, you deserve to be paid accordingly. »