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Congressional Negotiators Strike Deal on $8.3 Billion to Fight the Coronavirus
Congress
Congressional Negotiators Strike Deal on $8.3 Billion to Fight the Coronavirus
2020-03-04 21:02:06
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - Congressional negotiators have reached an agreement to provide $8.3 billion in funding to combat the growing coronavirus outbreak. The full House is scheduled to consider the funding bill, H.R. 6074 – Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act,... Read More

Roberts May Cast Deciding Vote in First Major Abortion Case of Trump Era
Supreme Court
Roberts May Cast Deciding Vote in First Major Abortion Case of Trump Era
2020-03-04 19:51:38
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — All eyes were on Chief Justice John Roberts Wednesday as the Supreme Court appeared to be sharply divided over issues raised during the first major abortion case of the Trump presidency. The case out of Louisiana could test... Read More

Medical Groups Slam Trump Medicaid Rule
Medicaid
Medical Groups Slam Trump Medicaid Rule

WASHINGTON — Hospitals, governors and medical professionals have gathered in opposition to a complex Trump administration Medicaid proposal that opponents fear would slash federal health care contributions and add administrative costs. More than 4,200 organizations or individuals have commented on... Read More

A Supreme Court Retreat From Roe vs. Wade Could Begin This Week
Supreme Court
A Supreme Court Retreat From Roe vs. Wade Could Begin This Week

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear its first abortion case since President Donald Trump’s two appointees took their seats, a dispute that could mark the first step in a gradual retreat from Roe vs. Wade. Justices will... Read More

First Coronavirus Death in U.S. Heightens Fears
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First Coronavirus Death in U.S. Heightens Fears

LOS ANGELES — The death of a man in Washington state from the new coronavirus marks a milestone in the country’s fight against a disease that has already killed thousands around the world and points to the increasing likelihood of... Read More

As Suicide Rates Climb, Crisis Centers Expand
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As Suicide Rates Climb, Crisis Centers Expand

PHOENIX — On a recent Wednesday at 9:47 a.m., two police cars pulled up to Recovery Response Center, a one-story stucco building on a main highway in Peoria, 13 miles from downtown Phoenix. A lanky, sandy-haired man compliantly walked with... Read More

Powell Says Federal Reserve Will Take Steps to Protect Economy During Virus Crisis
Economy
Powell Says Federal Reserve Will Take Steps to Protect Economy During Virus Crisis
2020-02-28 21:12:55
by Dan McCue

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell vowed Friday that the central bank will use its entire toolbox to support the economy in the face of worldwide fears over the coronavirus outbreak. "The fundamentals of the U.S. economy remain strong," Powell said. "However,... Read More

Coronavirus Crisis Seeds Chaos in Washington and on Wall Street
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Coronavirus Crisis Seeds Chaos in Washington and on Wall Street

NEW YORK — In the 24 hours after President Donald Trump assured Americans that the response to the coronavirus was well in hand, signs of disorder began to emerge from Washington to Wall Street. The Trump administration was accused of... Read More

Congress Zeroing In on $6 Billion to $8 Billion Coronavirus Aid Package
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Congress Zeroing In on $6 Billion to $8 Billion Coronavirus Aid Package

WASHINGTON — Amid growing concerns about both the economic and health impacts of the rapidly spreading coronavirus, appropriators are rushing to draft an emergency spending package that could provide upward of $6 billion in aid. House and Senate appropriators are... Read More

Economists See Growing Recession Risk as Coronavirus Spreads
Economy
Economists See Growing Recession Risk as Coronavirus Spreads

WASHINGTON — As the coronavirus outbreak enters a potentially dangerous new phase, with cases widening in Europe and expected to spread in the United States, economists have begun to raise their estimates for the risk of a global recession and... Read More

Trump Facing Growing Coronavirus Crisis Amid Market Jitters and Administration Chaos
Political News
Trump Facing Growing Coronavirus Crisis Amid Market Jitters and Administration Chaos

President Donald Trump vowed to take on coronavirus Wednesday even as a plunging stock market and chaos within his own administration laid bare a potential major global crisis that could threaten his reelection battle. Returning from a trip to India,... Read More

Coronavirus Spread in US is Inevitable, CDC Warns; It’s ‘a Question of When’
Health
Coronavirus Spread in US is Inevitable, CDC Warns; It’s ‘a Question of When’

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has advised communities to take precautions in the event that the coronavirus spreads — something officials believe to be inevitable. “Ultimately, we expect we will see coronavirus spread in this country,” CDC... Read More

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