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Washington, DC: The Latest To Be Put Under Stay-At-Home Order

The mayor of Washington, D.C., joining a growing number of leaders across the country, issued a stay-at-home order for the entire city amid the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Muriel Bowser on Monday afternoon issued a stay-at-home order for the District of Columbia, reinforcing a previous direction for residents to only leave their home for essential activities. The order came the same ...

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Trump Administration Includes Unaccompanied Minors In Border Closure Order

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Customs and Border Protection (CBP) confirmed that underage minors who unlawfully enter the U.S. without any parents or guardians are now subject to immediate deportation, the latest action in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The Trump administration, under orders from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), earlier this month declared that both the northern and southern borders would be sealed off ...

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Mexican President Sparks Outrage After Shaking Hands With El Chapo’s Mother

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador is attracting widespread criticism for visiting the hometown of one of the country’s most notorious drug lords and shaking hands with his mother. López Obrador — a populist leftist leader who has faced attacks by political opponents for his purportedly soft approach to drug crime — visited the town of Badiraguato, Sinaloa on Sunday to supervise ...

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Pro-Trump Super PAC Files FEC Complaint Alleging Bloomberg’s $18 Million DNC Donation Was Illegal

A political action committee  supporting President Donald Trump filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission saying former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s donation to the Democratic Party was illegal. Bloomberg’s $18 million donation to the Democratic National Committee is an attempt to circumvent contribution limits and violate campaign finance laws, Great America PAC said in the March 26 complaint. The ...

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FACT CHECK: Is Donald Trump A Stockholder In Thermo Fisher Scientific?

A post shared on Facebook claims President Donald Trump owns shares of Thermo Fisher Scientific, one of the companies manufacturing equipment for COVID-19 testing. Verdict: False Financial disclosures show that Trump does not currently own stock in Thermo Fisher Scientific and hasn’t since before he took office in 2017. Fact Check: In a move not usual for countries with adequate ...

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Liberty University Accuses NYT Of Misleading Public Over Liberty Coronavirus Cases

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The president of Liberty University accused the New York Times of misleading the public over the amount of coronavirus cases at the university. Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. said Sunday that the New York Times had lied about the university, emphasizing that “there have been no cases of any on-campus student testing positive for coronavirus.” Falwell referred to a ...

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DOJ Is Probing Sen Richard Burr’s Stock Trades

The Justice Department is probing a series of stock trades that Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr made in the weeks after receiving briefings about the coronavirus pandemic, CNN reported. The Justice Department is coordinating with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the matter, and the FBI has contacted Burr, a North Carolina Republican, according to CNN, which cited two ...

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The Coronavirus Stimulus Bill Is Intended To Save Small Business – But Will It Work?

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President Donald Trump on Friday signed a relief package for Americans financially hurting under the coronavirus lockdown, including a stimulus package for small business owners.  The $2.2 trillion bill makes available $10 million for each small business, including $1 million that would be made immediately available.  These funds will go from the treasury to a cadre of local banks affiliated ...

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Study Raises Hope That Blood Plasma Can Treat Coronavirus Patients

A preliminary study released Friday found that blood serum from people who recovered from coronavirus was effective at treating critically-ill patients, raising hopes that the technique will curtail a pandemic that has already killed more than 30,000 people around the globe. The new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, looked at only five patients, and the ...

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Rhode Island Governor Orders Police, National Guard To Track Down New Yorkers

The National Guard in Rhode Island will begin going door-to-door on Saturday to enforce an executive order requiring visitors from New York to go into self-quarantine for 14 days in order to limit the spread of coronavirus. Gov. Gina Raimondo, who signed the order on Thursday, also authorized police to make traffic stops of vehicles with license plates from the ...

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Navy Hospital Ships Have History of Answering Nation’s Call

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The Navy hospital ships USNS Mercy and USNS Comfort are deploying to New York and Los Angeles to serve as referral centers for non-COVID-19 patients during the global pandemic. As the longest-serving hospital ships in continuous operation in U.S. history, the Mercy and the Comfort have long captured the public’s imagination due to their vast medical capabilities as floating hospitals. ...

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