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Trump removes inspector general overseeing $2.3 trillion coronavirus response

By Lisa Lambert and Makini Brice WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has removed the inspector general tasked with overseeing the government's coronavirus response, including $2.3

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Long lines and drive-through voting as Wisconsinites brave polls amid coronavirus

By Daniel Acker and Nicholas Pfosi BELOIT, Wis./SOMERSET, Wis. (Reuters) - Wisconsin voters faced long lines at limited polling locations on Tuesday, as the Midwestern state's presidential primary and

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Pelosi says U.S. administration wants more funds for coronavirus relief: CNN

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin called her to ask Congress for more money to help small businesses hobbled by the coronavirus pandemic,

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White House spokeswoman Grisham switches to first lady staff

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham announced plans on Tuesday to become chief of staff to first lady Melania Trump and an administration official

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U.S. lawmakers seek probe of trade in products needed for pandemic fight

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Citing concerns about severe supply disruptions, senior U.S. lawmakers on Monday called for an expedited investigation by the U.S.

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Biden says coronavirus may force Democrats to hold 'virtual' presidential convention

(Reuters) - Former Vice President Joe Biden, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, said on Sunday the party may be forced to host a "virtual" nominating convention in August due

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Heartland Institute accuses 'climate alarmists' of exploiting COVID-19 pandemic to advance agenda

The conservative Heartland Institute released a report on Tuesday in which it criticized leading politicians, activists, and media outlets of using the coronavirus to push their environmental agenda.

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New York City stockpiled ventilators for a pandemic, only to later auction them off: report

The New York City planned to buy thousands of ventilators, but only purchased 500 before eventually auctioning them off.

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Senate Dems call for 'hazard pay' fund in 4th round of coronavirus spending

Senate Democrats on Tuesday unveiled plans to create a giant new fund to boost the pay of health care staff, first responders and essential workers -- and made clear they'll demand their hazard pay proposal in any fourth round of coronavirus spending.

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Biden wants Sanders to be 'part of the journey' in 2020 campaign

The all-but-certain Democratic presidential nominee insisted in an interview on NBC’s “Today” show that he wants primary rival Sen. Bernie Sanders “to be part of the journey” going forward.

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Rand Paul recovers from coronavirus, tests negative

Sen. Rand Paul announced Tuesday that he has retested negative for COVID-19 after being diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and placing himself in self-quarantine last month.

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Firms backing anti-China suit suggest country is behind uptick in incoming cyberattacks

Berman Law Group, the class-action firm running the suit, and Lucas Compton, the lobbying firm partnered with Berman to run PR and government-relations related to the suit, said they are seeing upwards of 5,000 cyberattacks on their systems per day, and suggest the attacks may be coming from the Chinese government.

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Trump shakes up press team as White House deals with virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump shook up his communications team on Tuesday, replacing his press secretary and adding new staffers as he grapples with the coronavirus pandemic.

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AP FACT CHECK: Trump myths on airport virus tests, HHS audit

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defending his administration’s response to the coronavirus, President Donald Trump falsely asserted that travelers at U.S.

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Trump gets win in executions case, but more litigation ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — An appeals court sided with the Trump administration Tuesday in its effort to resume executions of federal death row prisoners but sent a legal challenge by inmates back to a lower court for further review.

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McConnell sets Senate showdown on virus aid payroll rescue

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rare move, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he will attempt to swiftly pass additional funds for small businesses to keep making payroll as Congress rushes to provide more aid during the coronavirus crisis.

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Financial hits pile up for colleges as some fight to survive

Colleges across the nation are scrambling to close deep budget holes and some have been pushed to the brink of collapse after the coronavirus outbreak triggered financial losses that could total more than $100 million at some institutions.

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White House pushes unproven drug for virus, but doctors wary

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his administration are promoting an anti-malaria drug not officially approved for fighting the new coronavirus, even though scientists say more testing is needed before it’s proven safe and effective against COVID-19.

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HHS Found a Supply Shortage. 'It's Wrong,' Trump Says

The nonpartisan inspector general's office in the Department of Health and Human Services called 323 hospitals to see if they have enough supplies to care for their COVID-19 patients. They don't, says the report, which lists severe shortages. Asked about the report in his press briefing Monday, President Trump said,...

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Trump, Biden Talk About Pandemic in Phone Call

After days of back and forth—"I'd love to speak to him" and "I’m happy to hear he’ll take my call"—President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden talked by phone Monday about the pandemic. The brief conversation was pronounced "a good call" by a Biden aide, Politico reports....

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Governors Plead for Urgent Changes to Food Aid

Going out to buy food terrifies Yvonne Knight, a 38-year-old woman with cerebral palsy, but she is one of millions of people who receive food aid through the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program that can't be used in flexible ways. "Every time I go out, I put myself at risk—...

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Navarro: Yes, I'm Qualified to Disagree With Fauci

"Doctors disagree about things all the time." So explains the heated discussion between Dr. Anthony Fauci and Peter Navarro, PhD. The White House trade adviser said that and more when asked by CNN on Monday about a tense White House Situation Room meeting Saturday in which Fauci and Navarro reportedly...

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As Trump Pushes Drug for Virus, Friction in White House

President Trump over the weekend continued his strong push for the use of the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment. "What do you have to lose?" Trump asked both Saturday and Sunday, per the New York Times . He cited "very strong, powerful signs" of its effectiveness, adding, "We don’t...

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Here's What Ousted Intelligence Official Has to Say About Trump

The ousted inspector general of the intelligence community says he is “disappointed and saddened” that President Trump fired him, but he also encouraged other inspectors general to continue to speak out when they are aware of wrongdoing, the AP reports. Trump notified Congress late Friday that he intended to fire...

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