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Emergency medical technicians suit up in protective gear outside MGH Chelsea HealthCare Center, Monday, April 13, 2020, in Chelsea, Mass. where COVID-19 testing has begun for anyone reporting symptoms. While appointments to be tested are encouraged, walk-ins won't be turned away. People looking to be tested do not need to be a patient of Mass General Hospital and don't have to have health insurance. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Massachusetts joins multistate pact on post-virus economy

Apr. 13, 2020 7:02 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts is joining six other Eastern states to coordinate strategies for reopening their economies after the coronavirus pandemic eases, Gov. Charlie Baker's office said Monday. An aide to Baker confirmed that the Republican governor will participate in the compact along with Democratic...

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2010, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals' Mark Hamilton bats during a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies in St. Louis. On Friday, April 10, 2020, under an accelerated schedule prompted by dire circumstances, the former big leaguer is set to graduate a month early from medical school on Long Island. Next stop for the rookie doc, most likely, the first-hand fight against the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson, File)

Ex-MLB player finishes medical school, primes to fight virus

Apr. 7, 2020 2:20 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — If he wanted, Mark Hamilton could show off his World Series ring at work. But the fill-in first baseman for the 2011 champion St. Louis Cardinals prefers to keep that prize safe at home. “The surgical scrub tub, not the most conducive place to wear it,” Hamilton said. On...