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Apr 05, 2020

Biden says it was ‘close to criminal' for Navy to oust captain who warned of coronavirus outbreak on aircraft carrier
The former vice president sharply criticized the firing of Brett Crozier, who was removed after he spoke up in a leaked letter to his superiors on conditions aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt.

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Apr 05, 2020

Biden seeks to revive fundraising momentum as coronavirus — and Trump — grab attention
Some of Biden's allies fret that the pandemic will deepen Trump's financial advantage over the former vice president.

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Apr 05, 2020

The circumstances are wildly different. Trump's response is the same.
We know how this is going to play out politically.

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Apr 05, 2020

Unafraid to call out Trump, Hogan emerges as lead GOP voice for urgent action on pandemic
The Maryland governor made an early call for social distancing, and warns the D.C. region could be the next New York.

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Apr 05, 2020

Fauci and Birx worked together at the dawn of the AIDS crisis. Thirty-seven years later, they are partners in fighting the coronavirus.
The two doctors say their careers, and their views about fighting disease, were shaped by watching hundreds of young men die from HIV/AIDS.

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Apr 04, 2020

GOP lawmakers in Wisconsin rebuff calls to cancel in-person voting in Tuesday's elections
Leaders of the Republican-controlled legislature — which has the power to reschedule Tuesday's primary — quickly denied Democratic Gov. Tony Evers's appeal after he abruptly reversed course and called for a special session on the issue.

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Apr 04, 2020

New York coronavirus deaths surpass 3,500 as Trump urges states to share ventilators
President Trump again characterized the federal stockpile as "backup" and put the onus on states to secure ventilators.

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Apr 04, 2020

America was unprepared for a major crisis. Again.
Inadequate planning, uneven leadership, lack of agility and bureaucratic inertia compound problems when disasters hit, say veterans of past national crises.

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Apr 04, 2020

Some top Sanders advisers urge him to consider withdrawing
A small group of Bernie Sanders's top aides and allies, including his campaign manager, are urging him to consider leaving the presidential race.

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump, GOP challenge efforts to make voting easier amid coronavirus pandemic
The public-health crisis has intensified a long-running partisan fight over ballot access, now an escalating battle in multiple states.

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump's choice for coronavirus inspector general wins praise from some oversight experts as Democrats slam pick
President Trump's pick as the new special inspector general overseeing the $500 billion coronavirus bailout fund won praise from some oversight experts on Saturday, but Democrats expressed immediate skepticism.

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump calls fired intelligence watchdog a ‘disgrace' as Democrats rebuke his decision
Democrats strongly condemned Trump's decision to fire the intelligence community inspector general, Michael Atkinson, as the nation grapples with the coronavirus crisis.

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Apr 04, 2020

Democrats are outraged at Trump's late night firing of intelligence community watchdog
Democrats strongly condemned Trump's decision to fire the intelligence community inspector general, Michael Atkinson, as the nation grapples with the coronavirus crisis.

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Apr 04, 2020

How Trump's attempts to win the daily news cycle feed a chaotic coronavirus response
The president approaches the global pandemic as if producing and starring in a reality television show, with each day a new episode — a successive installment to be conquered.

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Apr 04, 2020

A funeral is thought to have sparked a covid-19 outbreak in Albany, Ga. — and led to many more funerals
A southern Georgia county now has more coronavirus-related deaths than the Atlanta metro region of Fulton County.

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump fires yet another official who played a key role in investigating Trump
Trump's dismissal of Michael Atkinson is particularly -- and transparently -- self-serving

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Apr 04, 2020

Trump is trying to undermine the government's independent watchdogs — again
President Trump's plan to fire the intelligence community's inspector general is the latest example of his attacks on internal government watchdogs.

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Apr 04, 2020

A funeral is thought to have sparked a covid-19 outbreak — and led to many more funerals
A southern Georgia county now has more coronavirus-related deaths than the Atlanta metro region of Fulton County.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 03, 2020

Trump assures U.S. oil companies that they will get federal help to offset pandemic effects on oil prices
"We're going to make sure that they stay in good shape," Trump said; Energy Department plans to expand Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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Apr 03, 2020

Trump assures U.S. oil companies will get federal help to offset pandemic effects on oil prices
"We're going to make sure that they stay in good shape," Trump said; Energy Department plans to expand Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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Apr 03, 2020

Trump Organization has laid off about 1,500 employees as pandemic hits business
Most of the Trump Organization's properties have closed. It is inquiring about rent relief in Florida.

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Apr 03, 2020

Wisconsin governor, in abrupt reversal, urges delay of Tuesday's primary
The governor calls a special legislative session to consider canceling in-person voting and extend the period for mail-in ballots.

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Apr 03, 2020

New face mask guidance comes after battle between White House and CDC
Officials are additionally weighing a plan to distribute reusable cloth face coverings, starting with households in areas with high community transmission of coronavirus.

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Apr 03, 2020

The alarming rate at which people are dying of the coronavirus, visualized
A New Yorker died every three minutes on Thursday.

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Apr 03, 2020

Supreme Court cancels April arguments, unclear how it will finish term
Some cases may be rescheduled. Justices may consider "other alternatives" if arguments can't be held in the courtroom.

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Apr 03, 2020

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers asks lawmakers to cancel voting Tuesday, convert to all-mail election with May deadline
The Democrat's new position comes four days before voters were expected to go to the polls amid widespread concerns about coronavirus infection.

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Apr 03, 2020

Wisconsin's decision to hold its primary marks a worst-case scenario for elections amid a pandemic
Confused voters are told to go to the polls Tuesday despite state and national leaders disproving of the election going forward

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Apr 03, 2020

Pelosi calls Trump's criticism of Democrats ‘chicken feed' that should be ignored
The White House on Thursday released a scathing letter from Trump to Schumer in which the president said the senator should have had New York better prepared for the pandemic.

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Apr 03, 2020

The most prominent voice at coronavirus briefings is the least trusted one: Trump's
An analysis of briefings shows that the president usually does at least half the talking, despite being the least trusted source of information.

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Apr 03, 2020

As Trump faces heat on coronavirus response, Republicans try to elevate China's role in domestic political debate
GOP counters criticism of president by focusing on Beijing's early coverup of the disease and evidence that the Communist Party is underreporting the number of cases.

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Apr 03, 2020

Federal judge says results from Wisconsin primaries on Tuesday can't be released for nearly a week
The order was made following the extension of a deadline for submitting absentee ballots that came in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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Apr 03, 2020

Did Trump offer experts to China to help with the coronavirus?
Former vice president Biden claims Trump made "no effort" to get CDC staff into China to understand the coronavirus. But that's not correct.

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Apr 03, 2020

The Trump administration just changed its description of the national stockpile to jibe with Jared Kushner's controversial claim
Kushner stepped forward Thursday to offer a curious claim about the national stockpile. The next day, official language on the government's website was altered.

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Apr 03, 2020

Trump taps former Kavanaugh clerk to fill vacancy on powerful D.C. appeals court
Justin Walker, 37, has served for just over five months as a judge for the Western District of Kentucky. McConnell has actively promoted the nomination with the president.

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Apr 03, 2020

How changes in movement and spending explain the sudden, staggering loss of jobs in America
Data from Google and Bank of America show how the economy stumbled.

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Apr 03, 2020

‘I just don't understand why we're not doing that': Fauci calls for nationwide stay-at-home order, despite Trump's resistance
Trump has in recent days said he won't tell states what to do and that less hard-hit states can treat this differently. Fauci sounded a very different note Thursday night.

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Apr 03, 2020

The Technology 202: Zoom chief Eric Yuan says he was not prepared for flood of security and privacy complaints
Here's his plan to fix it.

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Apr 03, 2020

The Daily 202: Losing a job can also mean losing health coverage, adding to anxiety amid coronavirus pandemic
The unemployed have other options to get insurance, but it's expensive.

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Apr 03, 2020

The Cybersecurity 202: Researchers praise Zoom's quick pledge to fix a slew of security and privacy problems
The coronavirus crisis fueled the online meeting company's huge rise.

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Apr 03, 2020

The Health 202: Here are the stories of medical professionals being upended by coronavirus fight
Doctors and specialists described their experiences to The Health 202.

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Apr 03, 2020

The Energy 202: Trump may be ‘shooting from the hip' with oil deal tweets, industry experts say
Trump's suggestion of a truce between Russia and Saudi Arabia may be premature.

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Apr 03, 2020

The Finance 202: Banks struggle with confusing rules on small business stimulus loans
Steven Mnuchin wants them to start providing coronavirus relief starting today.

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Apr 03, 2020

Power Up: A breeding ground for coronavirus, sports games are on hold indefinitely
Simone Biles cried when she learned the Olympics were postponed. And Serena Williams is ‘Shooked.'

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Apr 03, 2020

Why voting by mail will be so hard for states to set up on the fly
"It's not a toggle-on, toggle-off" situation, said one expert.

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Apr 03, 2020

How much pressure did Trump put on China for access concerning the coronavirus?
Former vice president Biden claims Trump made "no effort" to get CDC staff into China to understand the coronavirus. But that's not correct.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Commander of confusion: Trump sows uncertainty and seeks to cast blame in coronavirus crisis
Trump's machinations have a dogged showman's quality, trying to erase memories from his two months of playing down the covid-19 threat.

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Apr 02, 2020

What you should know from Thursday's White House coronavirus briefing
President Trump, Steve Mnuchin, Jared Kushner, Vice President Pence and others answered questions at the briefing.

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Apr 02, 2020

White House expected to urge Americans to wear face coverings in public to slow spread of coronavirus
Officials have been considering whether to recommend face coverings be worn in public because of increasing evidence that infected people without symptoms can spread the infection, according to internal memos and new guidance provided to the White House by the CDC.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 02, 2020

As virus takes hold, resistance to stay-at-home orders remains widespread — exposing political and social rifts
A handful of governors announced new orders on Wednesday, leaving about a dozen states without sweeping restrictions limiting travel to essential needs.

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Apr 02, 2020

As global coronavirus cases surge past 1 million, nearly a quarter are in the U.S.
The United States makes up a smaller percentage of global coronavirus-related deaths.

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Apr 02, 2020

IRS to begin issuing $1,200 coronavirus payments April 9, but some Americans won't receive checks until September, agency plan says
The Trump administration is rushing to issue the funds, but the process for many households will be delayed.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 02, 2020

The fear and politics around expanding voting by mail
In this edition: The coming fight over postal voting, election madness in Wisconsin and West Virginia, and the first fight in a little while between the president and his most likely opponent.

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Apr 02, 2020

Nearly all Americans are under stay-at-home orders. Some may have come too late.
A look at how different states have fared under lockdown.

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Apr 02, 2020

Inside America's mask crunch: A slow government reaction and an industry wary of liability
A long-running debate about granting manufacturers legal protection when industrial masks are repurposed in a health emergency helped slow the distribution of protective gear to front-line doctors and nurses.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 02, 2020

Federal judge declines to postpone April 7 presidential primaries in Wisconsin
U.S. District Judge William M. Conley's decision came amid widespread worries that holding elections during the coronavirus pandemic could risk public health and curtail access to the polls.

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Apr 02, 2020

White House to urge Americans to wear face coverings in public to slow spread of coronavirus
Officials have been considering whether to recommend face coverings be worn in public because of increasing evidence that infected people without symptoms can spread the infection, according to internal memos and new guidance provided to the White House by the CDC.

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Apr 02, 2020

Trump campaign calls Sessions ‘delusional,' asks him to stop promoting ties to the president
A letter sent this week to the U.S. Senate candidate from Alabama took issue with the former attorney general for referring to his strong support for his former boss.

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Apr 02, 2020

Wealthy cities have more coronavirus cases — but, in New York, poorer communities are more affected
Data from New York City show how income relates to the spread of the coronavirus — including how income might affect the response.

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Apr 02, 2020

Democrats to delay Milwaukee convention from July until mid-August to increase chance party can hold an in-person gathering
The news comes from Democrats familiar with the plan. The decision to reschedule puts the Democratic gathering one week before the Republican convention in Charlotte, starting Aug. 24, which both President Trump and Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel have pledged recently will go forward. This is a developing story. It will be updated.

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Apr 02, 2020

Democrats to delay Milwaukee nominating convention until August in response to coronavirus
The new schedule means the Democratic gathering will be held one week before the Republican convention in North Carolina, rather than in July.

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Apr 02, 2020

Data on the race of coronavirus victims is inconsistent. Rep. Ayanna Pressley wants to change that.
Lawmakers fear that people of color and low-income communities could be hit worst by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Apr 02, 2020

Pelosi announces new select committee to oversee coronavirus response, setting up clash with Trump over $2 trillion law
Now that Congress has passed and President Trump has signed a $2 trillion rescue package for the coronavirus epidemic, oversight of the massive legislation emerges as an early sticking point

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Apr 02, 2020

Pelosi announces new select House committee to examine Trump administration's response to coronavirus amid criticism of its approach
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said the panel would be modeled on the World War II committee led by then-Sen. Harry Truman. It will be chaired by Rep. James E. Clyburn (D-S.C.). This is a developing story. It will be updated.

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Apr 02, 2020

The Daily 202: Trump's warning to Iran underscores risk of global instability amid coronavirus pandemic
Terrorists see opportunities. Food shortages could lead to conflict. Governments may fail.

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Apr 02, 2020

Organizing for Sanders in New York when the city's on lockdown and you can't leave your apartment
As the coronavirus pandemic continues, the senator's organizers have found themselves stuck at home.

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Apr 02, 2020

The grim death-toll projections the White House offered Monday have already been revised upward
The picture is bleaker than it was 72 hours ago.

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Apr 02, 2020

The Technology 202: State unemployment websites are crashing amid record number of claims
The websites are ill-equipped to handle the drastic economic downturn from coronavirus.

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Apr 02, 2020

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp, who resisted strict coronavirus measures, says he just learned it transmits asymptomatically
"Individuals could have been infecting people before they ever felt bad, but we didn't know that until the last 24 hours," Kemp said. That's remarkably untrue.

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Apr 02, 2020

The Health 202: Age or illness makes one-quarter of Americans more vulnerable to coronavirus complications
Cases are spiking in places where people are older and sicker.

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Apr 02, 2020

The Finance 202: Trump administration is struggling to distribute coronavirus stimulus money to people and small businesses
Turns out it's not so easy to give away $2.2 trillion.

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Apr 02, 2020

The Energy 202: Oil executives to meet Trump to discuss price crash during coronavirus pandemic
But they're divided on the role the federal government should play to stem the bleeding.

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Apr 02, 2020

The Cybersecurity 202: States plan to expand mobile voting amid coronavirus pandemic, despite security concerns
States weigh increasing access to voting during a crisis with cybersecurity risks.

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Apr 02, 2020

Power Up: Nonprofits step up as Treasury Department scrambles to deliver coronavirus stimulus payments
GiveDirectly allows donors to earmark their stimulus checks for more needy Americans.

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Apr 02, 2020

Fact-checking President Trump's marathon news conference
The president was more somber but he still played fast and loose with the facts.

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Apr 01, 2020

Secret Service signs contract this week to rent golf carts in town of Trump club
The contract does not mention President Trump but mirrors past agreements involving agents protecting him on golf outings.

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Apr 01, 2020

Anthony Fauci's security is stepped up as doctor and face of U.S. coronavirus response receives threats
Government officials have grown concerned about his safety as well as communications from fervent admirers.

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Apr 01, 2020

Amid virus outbreak, Secret Service signed contract to rent golf carts at home of Trump club
The contract does not mention President Trump but mirrors past agreements involving agents protecting him on golf outings.

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Apr 01, 2020

What you need to know from Wednesday's White House coronavirus briefing
Anthony Fauci said it's an open question if life will go back to normal by this summer.

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Apr 01, 2020

Federal judge orders postponement of presidential primaries in Wisconsin
U.S. District Judge William M. Conley's decision came amid widespread worries that holding elections during the coronavirus pandemic could risk public health and curtail access to the polls.

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Apr 01, 2020

Answering an unwelcome question about a pandemic-year presidential contest: What if?
The race will be a contest between two candidates from groups most at risk from the novel coronavirus.

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Apr 01, 2020

Trump's most belittling comments about the coronavirus
Pence says Trump never ‘belittled' the coronavirus. Here's how wrong that is.

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Apr 01, 2020

Trump claims Iran or its proxies planning a ‘sneak attack,' warns of a ‘heavy price'
In a tweet, Trump provided no specifics to back up his claim. U.S. officials have been wrestling with how to respond to stepped-up hostilities directed at American military personnel.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 01, 2020

Trump says Iran or its proxies planning a ‘sneak attack,' warns of a ‘heavy price'
In a tweet, Trump provided no specifics to back up his claim. U.S. officials have been wrestling with how to respond to stepped-up hostilities directed at American military personnel.

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Apr 01, 2020

Weeks-old realities about the pandemic sink in at the White House
Pence now acknowledges that the U.S.'s coronavirus trajectory mirrors Italy's.

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Apr 01, 2020

Which states are resisting tougher coronavirus measures?
The White House signaled Tuesday that it will continue to defer to states like Florida about things like stay-at-home orders. Meanwhile, the situations in some of these states are deteriorating.

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Apr 01, 2020

Pence says Trump never ‘belittled' the coronavirus. Here's how wrong that is.
Trump, too, has attempted to rewrite the history of his role.

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Apr 01, 2020

The eerie quiet of Austin during the coronavirus crisis
Many bars and restaurants in this once lively city have boarded up their windows.

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Apr 01, 2020

As states like Florida lag behind in coronavirus response, the White House declines to push harder
The White House signaled Tuesday that it will continue to defer to states like Florida about things like stay-at-home orders. Meanwhile, the situations in some of these states are deteriorating.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 01, 2020

A quarter of those who contract the coronavirus may not show it — meaning it may be closer than you think
The scale of the pandemic is broader than it may appear.

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Apr 01, 2020

Trump now says he knew the virus ‘could be horrible' when he was saying things like ‘it's going to disappear'
But he didn't want to tell Americans sooner because he didn't want to be "negative."

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Apr 01, 2020

Decoding the graphs that may have saved millions of American lives
On Tuesday evening, the coronavirus task force unveiled basic data revealing a grim reality.

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Apr 01, 2020

In new campaign ad, McConnell touts role in passage of ‘biggest economic rescue package in history'
The 30-second spot, in support of the Republican's reelection bid in Kentucky, underscores how dramatically the pandemic has reshaped the election season.

Washington Post Politics
Apr 01, 2020

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's repeated comments downplaying the coronavirus
While President Trump's commentary on the matter has come under a microscope, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's own comments warrant a close examination.

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Apr 01, 2020

The Energy 202: Worry spreads among national park staff after seven workers contract coronavirus
There's new pressure on the Trump administration to close the parks.

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Apr 01, 2020

The Finance 202: Mortgage lenders worry about cash flow if millions miss their payments on April 1
They want the Federal Reserve to act.

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Apr 01, 2020

The Health 202: Antibody tests to pinpoint number of U.S. coronavirus infections are key to reopening country
‘I don't know how you make policy without these numbers,' Stanford University researcher Jay Bhattacharya told me.

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Apr 01, 2020

The Technology 202: Mask scams and misinformation still present on social media despite tougher policies
Tech companies' game of whack-a-mole could get tougher as coronavirus-related fraud surges.

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Apr 01, 2020

The Daily 202: With millions of American lives on the line, Trump finally agrees with the experts
The federal response remains uneven, as the president warns April will be the cruelest month.

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Apr 01, 2020

The Cybersecurity 202: Coronavirus pandemic unleashes unprecedented number of online scams
Researchers say this reflects how the virus has upended every aspect of daily life across the globe.

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Apr 01, 2020

Wisconsin goes it alone, holding elections next week amid fears of infection and voting chaos
The state is the only one of the 11 originally scheduled to hold contests in April that has not postponed or dramatically altered voting amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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