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Monday May 4th, 2020 morning edition

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Michigan has the highest death rate in the US from those getting coronavirus — as the state continues to be divided by bitter protests over strict stay-at-home orders, data shows.

While it has far fewer overall cases than either New York or New Jersey, the Wolverine state had seen more than 4,000 deaths as of Saturday — a fatality rate of 9.13 percent, according to WWMT.

That puts it a full percentage point higher than the second-worst state — Connecticut — and far worse than most of the rest of the US, where the fatality rate for those infected is 5.88 percent, the site said.

Most of the fatal cases appear to be centered in poverty-stricken areas of Detroit, according to the data — with surrounding counties accounting for at least 70% of cases, and 81% of deaths, according to the data.

The startling figures come as the state continues to be divided by some of the most bitter protests against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s lockdown after declaring a state of emergency.

Last week, hundreds of angry demonstrators — some armed with rifles — stormed the State House, terrifying lawmakers who wore bulletproof vests to protect themselves. »

World's oldest yarn fragment shows Neanderthals were smarter than we thought

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Photos: Ancient finds Archeologists have found the oldest string of yarn at a prehistoric site in southern France.

Photos: Ancient finds This is the first depiction of what mysterious ancient humans called Denisovans, a sister group to Neanderthals, looked like.

The ladder shape of red horizontal and vertical lines is more than 64,000 years old and was made by Neanderthals. »

The Little-Known Legend of Jesus in Japan

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He fell in love with a farmer’s daughter named Miyuko, fathered three kids and died at the ripe old age of 106.

According to amusing local folklore, that was his kid brother, Isukiri, whose severed ear was interred in an adjacent burial mound in Japan.

Every year 20,000 or so pilgrims and pagans visit the site, which is maintained by a nearby yogurt factory. »

‘Parks and Recreation’ Reunion Special Raises $2.8 Million for Coronavirus Relief

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The “Parks and Recreation” reunion episode on Thursday night has raised $2.8 million for Feeding America’s COVID-19 Response Fund.

The episode also offered fans a glimpse at how characters have been living since the series concluded with its seventh season in 2015.

The special concluded by directing viewers to the Feeding America website, as well as The National Institute of Mental Health. »