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Trump Suspends US Funding for World Health Organization
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Trump Suspends US Funding for World Health Organization

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he is suspending U.S. funding for the World Health Organization pending an administration review of its early response to the coronavirus outbreak in China. The suspension threatens to undermine the WHO, the... Read More

The South May See the Largest Share of Coronavirus Misery
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The South May See the Largest Share of Coronavirus Misery

It looks increasingly likely the South will endure more death and economic loss from COVID-19 than any other region in the country — and not just because Southern governors were slow to shut down businesses and order people to stay... Read More

What Happened to the CDC? Storied Disease Agency Takes a Back Seat in Coronavirus Pandemic
Health
What Happened to the CDC? Storied Disease Agency Takes a Back Seat in Coronavirus Pandemic

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has become a focal point for criticism of the American government’s coronavirus response, blamed for botching tests that would have helped track the illness in its early days, and then receding from... Read More

Western States Forge Pact to Manage Restart of Economy
State News
Western States Forge Pact to Manage Restart of Economy
2020-04-14 13:23:46
by Dan McCue

The governors of California, Oregon and Washington announced Monday that they've come to an agreement on a shared vision for reopening their economies and controlling COVID-19 in the future. In a joint statement, Govs. Gavin Newsom, Kate Brown and Jay... Read More

Members of Congress Learn to Work from Home During Crisis
Congress
Members of Congress Learn to Work from Home During Crisis

WASHINGTON — Up until about four weeks ago, Rep. Lou Correa wouldn’t have hesitated to hug a tearful constituent as the woman described a problem she wanted his office to investigate. But a month into the COVID-19 pandemic, the California... Read More

Northeast’s Governors Partner to Plan Reopening
Economy
Northeast’s Governors Partner to Plan Reopening

WASHINGTON — The governors of Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island are forming a regional working group to determine when it will be safe to begin reopening their economies, and how they will do so, they... Read More

German Ambassador Details Her Country’s Response to Coronavirus
Health
German Ambassador Details Her Country’s Response to Coronavirus
2020-04-13 19:29:36
by Kate Michael

WASHINGTON - H.E. Emily Haber, Ambassador of Germany to the U.S. claimed the German response to confronting the coronavirus epidemic on the health front was not that different from other European Union countries, but that Germany was able to better... Read More

Health Officials Caution Against Talk of Quickly Reopening Businesses
Health
Health Officials Caution Against Talk of Quickly Reopening Businesses

WASHINGTON — Senior U.S. health officials and some governors on Sunday warned against a too-rapid easing of restrictions put in place to combat the coronavirus, while President Trump’s wished-for Easter date for reopening the economy passed with most Americans remaining... Read More

Coronavirus Can Travel as Much as 13 Feet: CDC Study
Health
Coronavirus Can Travel as Much as 13 Feet: CDC Study

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, new research of air samples of hospitals with coronavirus patients found the virus can travel up to 13 feet. The researchers, from the Academy of Military Medical Sciences in Beijing,... Read More

Trump Team Grapples With an Upended Campaign
2020 Elections
Trump Team Grapples With an Upended Campaign

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s campaign is adapting its messaging and fundraising tools for the era of social distancing. But adjusting the core argument of his reelection bid — that the economy is stronger than it was four years ago... Read More

Hoyer Presses States to Collect Data on Racial Disparities and COVID-19
Civil Rights
Hoyer Presses States to Collect Data on Racial Disparities and COVID-19
2020-04-10 19:05:47
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urged the National Governors Association Friday to direct its members to collect demographic data on racial disparities and the coronavirus outbreak. Hoyer's request, directed to Govs. Larry Hogan, of Maryland, and Andrew Cuomo,... Read More

How The Private Sector Is Fighting The COVID-19 Pandemic
In The News
How The Private Sector Is Fighting The COVID-19 Pandemic
2020-04-10 18:33:41
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - To no one's surprise, the coronavirus outbreak -- once it breached our shores -- became all anyone was talking about. Fears over the pandemic and the grim death toll projections dominated the early narrative, to be surpassed later... Read More

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