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Law
Free Speech Advocates Request Transparency While Courts Are Closed
2020-04-07 15:28:06
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON - Free speech advocates are expressing concern that criminal proceedings being held by closed circuit video during the coronavirus pandemic threaten to cut off the people’s right to know what’s happening in federal and state courts. A federal judiciary... Read More

Mental Health

Therapists Offer Help in Dealing With Stress During the Pandemic
Mental Health
Therapists Offer Help in Dealing With Stress During the Pandemic
2020-04-06 17:49:19
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON - Fear. Anxiety. Grief. Helplessness. Depression. There are many ways Americans are feeling about the health and economic crisis that surrounds us as the coronavirus pandemic sweeps through the nation.  Many are turning to friends and family for comfort.... Read More

Congress

No Probe on Trump’s Early Virus Response, House Democrat Says
Congress
No Probe on Trump’s Early Virus Response, House Democrat Says
2020-04-06 14:10:12
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House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn said it’s unlikely a congressional panel overseeing coronavirus relief will investigate the Trump administration’s initial response to the pandemic that’s claimed thousands of American lives. “This committee will be forward-looking,” Clyburn told CNN’s Jake Tapper... Read More

Military

Defense Secretary Defends Firing of Navy Captain Who Warned of Coronavirus Spread
Military
Defense Secretary Defends Firing of Navy Captain Who Warned of Coronavirus Spread
2020-04-06 14:04:04
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Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Sunday that he supported acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly’s decision to fire the Navy captain who wrote a letter to his superiors about his concerns of the coronavirus pandemic aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. “I... Read More

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Democrats Urge Mnuchin to Avoid ‘Unreasonable’ Terms on Airlines
Economy
Democrats Urge Mnuchin to Avoid ‘Unreasonable’ Terms on Airlines
2020-04-06 13:58:21
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WASHINGTON — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer urged the Treasury Department to move more quickly to help airlines to save industry jobs and refrain from imposing “unreasonable conditions” that might spur some carriers to decline... Read More

Bronx Zoo Tiger is First U.S. Animal to Test Positive for Coronavirus
In The News
Bronx Zoo Tiger is First U.S. Animal to Test Positive for Coronavirus
2020-04-06 13:53:46
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NEW YORK — A tiger at the Bronx Zoo is the first animal to test positive for coronavirus in the U.S., officials said Sunday. Nadia, a 4-year-old female Malayan tiger, was tested “out of an abundance of caution” after coming... Read More

Biden Suggests DNC Consider Virtual 2020 Nominating Convention
2020 Elections
Biden Suggests DNC Consider Virtual 2020 Nominating Convention
2020-04-06 13:50:22
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said the party should consider a virtual nominating convention this summer because the coronavirus has led to limits on public gatherings. “We’re going to have to do a convention, we may have to do a... Read More

‘Hardest, Saddest’ Days Ahead in COVID-19 Outbreak, Surgeon General Warns
Health
‘Hardest, Saddest’ Days Ahead in COVID-19 Outbreak, Surgeon General Warns
2020-04-06 13:47:20
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WASHINGTON — As the U.S. coronavirus death toll neared 10,000 on Sunday, Surgeon Gen. Jerome Adams said the coming week would be “the hardest and saddest of most Americans’ lives,” likening the projected loss of life to “our Pearl Harbor... Read More

Still Think Ponce de Leon Discovered Florida? More Evidence That You Are Wrong
In The News
Still Think Ponce de Leon Discovered Florida? More Evidence That You Are Wrong
2020-04-03 21:04:04
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MIAMI — Of all the outlandish myths about Florida’s outlandish history, one of the most stubborn holds that Ponce de Leon discovered it in 1513 when he was searching for the Fountain of Youth. But evidence compiled by a Florida... Read More

Supreme Court Postpones April Argument Session Due to Pandemic
Supreme Court
Supreme Court Postpones April Argument Session Due to Pandemic
2020-04-03 20:52:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Friday said it would postpone oral arguments scheduled for its April session due to the coronavirus pandemic, making it increasingly unlikely they will be able to hear every case they planned to before their... Read More

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